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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Why Manufacturers Must Run Live

Whether you call it digitization or digitalization, the digital economy is rewriting the rules of business. In this new operating environment, companies of all sizes must conduct business differently while freeing themselves from the constraints of the past. It is a time in business when the consumer is King, and …

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Connected Manufacturing

Join Paul Lasance and Carlos Portillo, SAP at this half-day “Connected Manufacturing” workshop on 3 November in The Hague, Netherlands (part of the International SAP Conference for Manufacturing). It is crucial to understand how to enable intelligent manufacturing and to create new insights for your business by structuring, automating, and …

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Miss this year’s Hannover Fair? Take 10 Minutes to get up-to-speed on the High-Speed Digital Manufacturing Showcase

The showcase demonstrates how SAP solutions available today support the transforming Industrie 4.0 capabilities of vertical integration to cyber-physical systems (that, is machines which are inter-connected to each other as well as to the Internet), real-time data transparency, and service-oriented architecture. Get started by viewing one of these videos: One …

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Spot potential performance problem IN ADVANCE

Having more than 7 years experience at SAP resolving problems against SAP Manufacturing Execution Solution, I can tell that one of the most difficult tasks is to predict the performance yet before the go-live. You have to spot a potential performance problem in advance to not deal with it in …

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How can Manufacturers Win the Digital Race?

Ready, set, go! The digital race is underway. New technologies are transforming manufacturing at incredible speeds, and enabling industry outsiders to competitively enter existing markets. According to IDC, 33% of all industry leaders will be disrupted by digitally-enabled competitors by 2018. With new digitally-enabled entrants joining the race, existing manufacturers …

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ebm-papst is Industry 4.0 Award Winner*

Networked Production Process as Driver for SAP Manufacturing Execution RDS Business challenges ebm-papst needs a software which provides a toolkit where they can fit the software to their complex manufacturing processes Processes require flexible changing of production steps for new products in manufacturing execution system The ability to create own …

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SAP Announces New Manufacturing Suite for Connected Manufacturing

SAP Announces SAP Manufacturing Execution Suite 15.1 This suite of products compromised of SAP Manufacturing Execution (ME) 15.1, SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII) 15.1 featuring SAP Plant Connectivity (PCo) 15.1 significantly enhances SAP’s ability to offer manufacturers advanced solutions enabling Industry 4.0 and facilitating their digital transformation journey. SAP …

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Integrate additional custom fields for ME objects via PI

As an add-on to my PI Blogs Hands on SAP ME integration or how I learnt PI (XI) http://scn.sap.com/community/manufacturing/blog/2015/12/12/hands-on-sap-me-integration-or-how-i-learnt-pi-xi PRE/POST XSLT step in integration scenario via PI http://scn.sap.com/community/manufacturing/blog/2016/01/23/prepost-xslt-step-in-integration-scenario-via-pi   and based on the recent Blog from my colleague Konstantin on how to integrate custom fields for ME objects http://scn.sap.com/community/manufacturing/blog/2016/01/04/how-to-integrate-additional-custom-fields-for-me-objects   …

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PRE/POST XSLT step in integration scenario via PI

I decided to make some more advanced integration and write this separate Blog post based on the comments to the first Blog that I wrote about ME integration via PI http://scn.sap.com/community/manufacturing/blog/2015/12/12/hands-on-sap-me-integration-or-how-i-learnt-pi-xi   The main feature that I discovered since then, is that it is possible to define more than 1 …

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Identifying SAP Manufacturing Servers to Users at Logon

Hello, With the New Year comes the opportunity to create a new blog 🙂 Many customers have multiple SAP Manufacturing Execution environments within their IT infrastructure.  Whether it is the SAP Manufacturing Execution QA or the SAP Manufacturing Execution Development server, it can often be difficult for users to identify …

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Hands on SAP ME integration or how I studied PI (XI)

As it was well described by my colleague Sam http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-52940, SAP MII and SAP PI (XI) are designed with specific use-cases in mind. Obviously, in case of SAP ME integration SAP MII is preferred and therefore certified and recommended by SAP. Moreover, since ME 6 version and introduction of MEINT …

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