Handling Thousands of Characteristics and Variants
Mill industries such as wood, metals, paper, textiles, and plastic film, have specific-complex business process in producing its product to satisfy customer requirements.
These industry segments differ from others primarily in that the materials used have a large number of characteristics and variants. To cater for the particularities of these industry segments, SAP Mill Products features processes and functions that cover the entire supply-chain cycle – from product design and configuration, through planning, order processing, capacity planning and production, to final delivery. It’s also integrated to Quality Management, Financial Accounting and Controlling
As a mill products manufacturer, you must forcefully address a broad range of issues that confront your business each and every day. Whether it’s rising service expectations, new global competitors, aging and underutilized assets, increasing transportation costs, or evolving regulatory constraints, these challenges send even the best business searching for ways to further increase profitability. They all exist because of the specific nature of mills industry: broad variants in a single product, highly customized order, complex pricing, and complicated supply chain.
Your tactical and quick respond to those challenges will help you to be outstanding and separate yourself from the competition. Some key points here hopefully will give you some insights.
The increasingly global nature of the mill products business has substantially increased the complexity of your supply chain. You need a better way to manage your complex supply and distribution networks, to take advantage of sourcing opportunities and new markets around the world.
This feature is really powerful to cater the requirement of any combination for a mill product.
The product configurator improves information exchange between sales, engineering, and production. It also helps the customer or salesperson to put together specifications for the product and ensure that the product can be produced from these specifications. It also ensures that production costs do not overstep the mark. The variant configuration concept can also do the simulation of COGM (Cost of Good Manufactured) of a product variant as well as COGS (Cost of Goods Sold).
When you take an order from a customer, all those attributes must be captured. Customers need to know how much the order will cost and you need to know if you can fulfill it. Advanced Pricing solution is required to provide a simple process for creating pricing strategies and defining and categorizing pricing rules, no matter how many attributes are in the mix.
Once orders are captured in the system, it should be streamlined with fulfillment by accurately feeding the data to your manufacturing and supply chain applications.
Fast entry characteristic in Purchase Order, Production Order, during Goods Receipt, etc. is a user-friendly screen from where you can create all the documents efficiently
Using Stock Overview and Object Search by Characteristics, stock of a mill product that has characteristics such as length, for example steel pipe, can be monitored easily how much stock available to deliver to customer
Customers are now requiring mill products manufacturers to provide highly configured, made-to-order products with more specialized features than ever before. Rapid product proliferation and shrinking product lifecycles are also forcing you not only to innovate across product portfolios but also to find new approaches for bringing products to market.
Implemented on the basis of the HUM (Handling Unit Management) packing function of the SAP standard system, this function will help you to manage outbound delivery.
There are few industries in which transportation is more complex—or where it constitutes a greater percentage of product costs—than in the mill products industry. Integration with transportation and logistics is essential because it allows you to rapidly adjust to changes in the market and to customer demand.
With SAP Logistics and Transportation Management, you plan, manage, and control the flow and storage of goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption. The result: you meet customer requirements at the lowest possible cost.
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SAP Mill Industry Solution is in a reaching hand. SOLTIUS has some real experience in this industry and together with SAP we provide a powerful, all-encompassing solution that synchronizes supply and demand, optimizes transportation and logistics, and vastly improves your manufacturing and trading activities. With the help of SAP for mill products, you can keep pace with customer demand, streamline operations, maximize return on investment (ROI), and transform the way you do business
Our 15+ year experience provides priceless experience working with various industries. This collection of knowledge, we return it to our existing and our future customers as a solid and powerful industry solution.
Our industry solution, delivered by our experienced consultants will help our customers to quickly address their business needs. It is a constellation of knowledge, preconfigured solution and the use of a state of the art technology solution.