SAP ERP – Product Development and Manufacturing

With SAP ERP Operations, you can achieve manufacturing excellence by delivering superior performance across distributed global and local plant. You can streamline the entire manufacturing process – from planning and scheduling, to sequencing and execution, to analysis – by improving efficiency along the value chain. As a result, you can lower costs, deliver higher-quality products, and boost margins.

SAP ERP Operations delivers features and functions that help you manage the following business activities:

  • Production planning
    • Support a wide variety of basic strategies for production planning and execution.
    • Optimally plan, schedule, and sequence production on the factory floor to deliver promised orders.
  • Manufacturing execution
    • Support the capture of actual production information from the shop floor, providing visibility and transparency across all shop-floor processes.
    • Perform production plans by managing production processes and deploying workers and other resources on the shop floor.
    • Document, monitor, and dispatch inventory during the entire production life cycle.

SAP ERP can also help you accelerate time to market by centralizing the product development and innovation process, improve productivity through efficient collaborative processes, and ensure compliance with new regulations and industry standards through support of these processes:

  • Product development
    • Integrate people and information in a single, streamlined new product development and introduction (NPDI) process – covering product definition, requirements gathering, product development, supplier sourcing and product ramp-up.
    • Optimize inter-enterprise product development, including sourcing of complex components.
    • Monitor the flow of information through engineering, planning, and execution, and document each step of the production process.
  • Life-cycle data management
    • Centralize document management, change and configuration management – from invention to phase-out. Discrete industries can handle bills of materials and routings, and process industries can perform recipe management.
    • Manage and deliver a wide range of product information to ensure immediate access to up-to-date data as the basis for production planning and execution activities.
    • Integrate with CAD systems, geographic information systems (GIS), and many other systems.