Manufacturing

Optimize Manufacturing Processes to Meet New Demands

Internationalization and new technologies have raised consumer expectations around the world. Greater flexibility is needed to meet increasing demands for smart, individualized products.

Digital Manufacturing Is Now a Necessity

The pace of change in manufacturing has never been so high. To meet new demands and remain competitive, you need faster responses, state-of-the-art technology, and connected processes from production planning and control to material requirements planning (MRP) and logistics. At the same time, you need to ensure full traceability and documentation to comply with strict regulations.

Individualized Products: New Opportunities to Wow Customers

Modern technologies and trends, such as 3D printing and machine-to-machine communication, give rise to new opportunities. Through mass customization and sensors, you can manufacture smart, individualized products that boost customer satisfaction. And with manufacturing execution systems, integration, and analytics, you gain greater visibility, can make predictions, and ultimately optimize manufacturing processes.

Smart Factory: The 4 Keys to Success

Implement Machine-to-Machine Communication

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is transforming traditional business models by connecting physical assets and devices with digital systems in extensive business networks. This allows for rapid exchange of data, enables connected manufacturing processes, and offers all-new opportunities for manufacturers and suppliers to offer value-added services.

Increase Visibility and Control with Analytics

Production facilities generate huge volumes of data. But to unlock the potential of big data, manufacturers require advanced analytics. With the right SAP solutions, you can gain new insights into your manufacturing operations and enhance your processes – from production planning to aftersales service. And by accurately forecasting demand, you can optimize inventory levels.

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Streamline Processes with Automation

Manufacturing automation software provides a crucial competitive edge in discrete industries. Connecting your machines to ERP and manufacturing execution systems enables you to create a smart factory. You can monitor data from your machines and production line in real time and rapidly respond to any issues such as bottlenecks.

Connect MES and Business Systems

Manufacturing execution systems are the backbone of production facilities, enabling you to track, monitor, and control your manufacturing operations. This gives you greater visibility into processes, helps improve product quality and throughput, and provides greater traceability. But by integrating your MES with other important business systems, such as ERP, you can extend these benefits and optimize manufacturing processes throughout your enterprise.

Increasing Quality through Digital Manufacturing

With the right digital manufacturing solutions, you can operate more efficiently and achieve higher standards of quality. Our experts help you gain greater visibility and control of your entire manufacturing process.

Wolfgang Möller, Global Director – Discrete Industries & Internet of Things, itelligence

Manufacturing: How We Can Support You

Implementing connected, automated manufacturing processes can have a significant impact on your enterprise; it could even change your whole business model. During such major transformation, it helps to have a partner by your side.

We support your entire digital manufacturing journey. No matter what market you are in, our consultants can help you identify the right solutions, implement best practices, and shape new business models that allow you to capitalize on the Internet of Things. Take advantage of our expertise in SAP solutions for manufacturing, our experience in diverse sectors, and our knowledge of pioneering technologies.

Are You Facing Challenges in Manufacturing?

Focus on customer centricity

Rethink manufacturing from the customer’s perspective, and provide outstanding services to exceed expectations and differentiate your business.

Manufacture individualized products

Serve the segment of one: Realize mass customization to tailor your products to your customers and meet individual requirements with engineer-to-order processes.

Leverage smart products

Utilize the latest technology to become a trendsetter in your market with continuous product innovation.

Ensure a collaborative, integrated supply chain

Optimize production planning & control and integrate your supply chain so you can react to changes in demand immediately.

Enable new business models

Leverage insights gleaned from data to enhance your aftersales services and grow your business based on a servitization model.

How Our Customers Benefit from Us

Bühler Motor Group – itelligence Application Management Service and Managed Cloud

Requirements in the digital age are changing in such a way that applications are enhanced across the entire lifecycle as well as being operated by IT providers. In this case, Bühler Motor relies on the Application Management and Managed Cloud Service by itelligence.

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PINTSCH BUBENZER GmbH – itelligence Application Management Service

Secure system operation in the itelligence data center and fast response times to SAP requests are just some of the many benefits. In addition to the usual core business, the further development of SAP applications outside of day-to-day business is also sought.

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Weir Minerals – Streamlining Global Business Processes with Managed Cloud Services

Weir Minerals has 14,000 employees operating in 35 countries and is a global leader in the mineral, oil and gas, and power industries. The company provides manufacturing equipment for slurry transportation and dewatering systems as well as spare parts and services for niche industries.

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Aspen Pumps

itelligence demonstrated a solid understanding of our business requirements and recommended a compelling SAP Cloud solution. With SAP Business ByDesign, we have a comprehensive ERP solution with strong financial management and enhanced reporting. Jonathan Phillips, Group Business Systems Manager

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Moventas Gears Oy, Jyväskylä, Finland

To meet all objectives, Moventas decided to implement SAP Business ByDesign. This cloud-based system clearly fulfilled Moventas’s requirements as an international mid-sized company.

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Kommunekemi, Nyborg, Denmark

Kommunekemi has done a comprehensive automation and streamlining of workflows through an integrated and standardized IT solution. At the same time, they have chosen to use some of the unique itelligence solutions, such as it.approval, which in the long run will automate the invoice handling process.

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Nilfisk-Advance, Brøndby, Denmark

The Application Management Services (AMS) agreement with itelligence gives Nilfisk-Advance access to global resources for development work in the Group’s SAP environment.

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VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S, Esbjerg, Denmark

Before the company had to get all the information from the SAP system and eight employees in the shipping department entered the data manually into the transporters IT systems. Now the data transfer to UPS, Fedex and Danish Freighters is almost fully automated.

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Mechan Groep, Achterveld, The Netherlands

An incoming invoice has to pass through many hands. From the moment it lands in the finance department’s inbox to the moment it is created in the system, approved and paid. That is, if the process is manual.

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Tieman Trading B.V., Gilze, Netherlands

Tieman Trading B.V. is a Dutch wholesaler of electric cables and construction supplies for retailers and additionally offers services for repairs and spare parts.

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From Top-Floor to Shop-Floor

At last – a fully integrated production process thanks to SAP Connected Manufacturing. Orchestrate highly automated production processes and create product variants with a lot size of one.

Variants and production sequences can be changed automatically, quickly and easily. The solution also offers real-time transparency of production operations and KPIs plus complete traceability based on as-built records.

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Wolfgang Möller
Your contact: Wolfgang Möller Global Director Discrete Industries & Internet of Things

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