Manufacturing

Mass Customization Is The Future Of Manufacturing

The supply chain network has always been a tough nut to crack. It’s starting to get a lot better now, but in the past there were far too many moving parts. Certain things were a lot more difficult for businesses over the years and one of them was advanced customizations. Thankfully, mass customization of goods will become easier as time goes on. We’ll focus our attention towards intelligent manufacturing as …

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Different Output Options for MII Actions

This blog post intends to explain some recent additions to MII in order to help MII developers improve efficiency in their implementations.  These additions were made to the MII query actions, and the HTTP Post action block.  Their intent was to provide ways to get results from these actions without XML overhead, as converting large result documents into XML objects can affect performance. The HTTP Post action now has a …

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Digitization of Business requires harmonized Engineering and Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies are facing changing business dynamics, everywhere they look. Customers are not only demanding iindividualized products (market and lot sizes of 1) but they want those products delivered “yesterday”. This is driving manufacturers to have the ability and agility to adapt to variable configurations at the “drop of a hat”. These challenges are compounded by complexity of global manufacturing companies who have multiple locations with significant design and subassembly …

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Avoid custom coding in PCo by using Multiple Call Destination System

Hello SAP Community!   In the current Blog, I’d like to show you how the new features of SAP PCo 15.1 SP3 can be used for the same purposes as I described in https://blogs.sap.com/2016/05/14/spot-potential-performance-problem-in-advance/ and what additional benefits they bring. For example, how it became possible to eliminate custom coding at all.   So, let me describe the scenarioworkflow I implemented this time. I decided to make it slightly different …

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Industry 4.0 with SAP – new SAP Press book released at Hannover Fair

This blog is in English and German. Deutsche Version weiter unten.     April 24, 2017 at Hannover Fair Authors from left to right: Otto Schell, Board member of German User Group (DSAG), Veronika Schmid-Lutz, Chief Product Owner for Manufacturing at SAP SE and Volker Stockrahm, Partner at Ernst and Young, Not pictured: Professor Kai-Oliver Schocke, Professor at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and Julia Zinovieva, Product Owner for Manufacturing …

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Integration of SAP ME to Teamcenter

Before proceeding with the integration process of SAP ME to Teamcenter. It is very important to understand the basic concept of the layers where this product lies. MES => Manufacturing Execution System(MES) is a control system which is used to track all the production related data. These data can be transformed to some useful document which will be very beneficial for the ERP people which can be optimized to improve …

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Where is SAP Manufacturing Going in the Next 3 Years?

  The road ahead for SAP Digital Manufacturing: Product Roadmaps are now available for download: (new!) SAP Distributed Manufacturing Cloud Roadmap SAP Manufacturing Execution Suite 3 Year Roadmap This roadmap covers the innovations planned and envisioned for: • SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME) • SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) • SAP Plant Connectivity (SAP PCo) The SAP Manufacturing Execution Suite roadmap includes links to the online Innovation Discovery …

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SAP MII and NoSql Databases

3Vs (volume, variety and velocity) are three defining properties or dimensions of Big Data. Volume refers to the amount of data, variety refers to the number of types of data and velocity refers to the speed of data processing. Industrial data can potentially and do constitute of all three properties. Often standard SQL databases fails to meet varied requirements such as handling different formats of data – jpg, mp4, txt and so on, providing dynamic schema, inbuilt …

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Don’t miss the SAP for Manufacturing Conference 2016 – Final chance to register

There is still space available for the International SAP Conference for Manufacturing (3-4 November, The Hague, Netherlands). So if you wanted to grab this last opportunity and join the event, here is your last chance. Register > https://goo.gl/1ZXMav This conference is designed for both discrete and process manufacturing industries professionals and is a great chance to explore how intelligent manufacturing solutions from SAP enable new insights for business across the …

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How to Manage Your Profitability in Contract Manufacturing

Contract manufacturing (CM) industries are typically characterized by a combination of two critical factors: a) slim margins and b) mass productions with contracts running for several years. These characteristics are associated with significant risks that add up to the highly competitive global markets of today´s economy. If manufacturing businesses want to survive under these conditions, CEOs and CFOs need to make profitability management a top priority in their business operations. …

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