Precise traceability thanks to SAP integration
Portfolio: Automation, Digitalization
Carl Schlenk AG is a leading international manufacturer of metal powders, effect pigments and metal foils. To coincide with a new construction project, Schlenk also wanted to convert its logistics processes in its production facilities to ensure a real-time overview of material consumption & incoming materials.
HEITEC IT subsidiary HEISAB was given the task of precisely calculating material movements and providing online feedback to SAP. The goal was to make the current status of actual mixtures at any time, and also inventory levels, available to the head of production. The formulas also had to be accurately checked and documented in real time. HEISAB developed a number of mobile Fiori apps that run on a mobile hand scanner for the purpose. The employees use these scanners to post material movements directly in the SAP system. Scanning fewer bar codes makes it relatively easy for employees to post exact material volumes. There is no need to call up screens for manual data entry or even go to the office in person. Everything is done using mobile devices. Employees can now use the Fiori app to manage all scanning processes and perform all postings. The app accesses the SAP system, which gathers the relevant information via the Plant Connectivity (PCo) framework. That means old-school production orders and checklists have finally been consigned to history.
- Reliable business planning thanks to real-time production data
- High level of transparency in the production process
- Time and cost savings through simple, optimized handling
- New user experience in the production environment thanks to state-of-the-art SAP Fiori® interfaces and applications