SAP Manufacturing: INDUSTRY 4.0 with the SAP software suite

On the road towards INDUSTRY 4.0, the continued improvement and more widespread use of MES functionality – and in all sectors of manufacturing – is of central importance. The familiar MES topics of transparency and traceability – plus efficient personnel management – are now being extended to include system integration and sensor data analysis while also ensuring flexibility and adaptability in production. Open systems, with service-oriented, decentralised architecture and standardised options for interfacing machinery are important preconditions here. Complementing their extensive core functions, MES systems from SAP also have these properties from the outset.

With SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME), SAP has provided a fully-featured and configurable MES system for use in discrete manufacturing.
SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) is the proven solution for the process industry. Pre-configured solutions from IGZ for bulk production, continuous flow production and filling/packaging build on this by ensuring rapid rollouts and a solid ROI.

Integration with SAP ERP (SAP Enterprise-Resource-Planning) is part of the solution! The MES modules from SAP are the only MES systems on the market that actually offer integration as standard plus a range of other integration scenarios with SAP ERP (SAP Enterprise-Resource-Planning) out-of-the-box. This ensures that ERP integration work will be compatible with later releases.

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The IGZ service portfolio not only includes strategic consulting on MES deployment and subsequent SAP implementation as well as direct SAP/system/machinery integration but also covers any and all manual or automated production facilities and shopfloor systems.

IGZ – the SAP Engineers – can look back on a wealth of experience and reference projects both within discrete manufacturing and the process industry.

Our customers' primary objective is a high degree of SAP integration and the increase in efficiency, stability, transparency and quality, as well as reductions in ongoing operating costs.


SAP ME (SAP Manufacturing Execution)

SAP ME (SAP Manufacturing Execution) is a manufacturing solution that satisfies the production requirements of discrete manufacturing businesses. As a whole, the scope of MES can be exemplified by plant and machine data collection, which are just two of the areas covered by SAP ME (SAP Manufacturing Execution).

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SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence)

As a standardised IT platform, SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) integrates data vertically into production. SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) is also web-based, and links the production cycles of process-oriented production with the SAP ERP (SAP Enterprise-Resource-Planning) system.

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