Missing link of business and production processes limited the efficiency and manufacturing although manufacturing companies have invested increasingly economy lately in systems to the efficiency of the production processes. But thus resolves the issue of the missing integration of business and production systems not often still. This hinders the efficiency and profitability of the company processes, because data do not consistently can be provided in real time. According to the observations of the FELTEN group, but now many production companies increasingly devote the integration of ERP and production systems. Often among the main causes of under-used performance potential, that the business and manufacturing processes are not coordinated”, explains Werner Felten, Managing Director of the FELTEN group.
Ultimately, the lack of integration causes that controlling production time plan data can be accessed. As a result, changes often lead Errors, downtime, production errors, quality defects and higher consumption of material.” But also the data transfer due to a missing integration necessarily manually marked detrimental value, Felten explains. For this reason, it was all too understandable that the companies in the manufacturing industries increasingly addressing integration through a coupling of ERP solutions such as SAP with the MES-system or other production management solutions. This vertical integration, synchronously communicate both levels of system and data to provide each other promptly. This applies to all relevant information such as production orders, recipes, material requirement or consumption, completion times, machine data or metrics such as OEE. Order data are thereby promptly transferred to the Produktionsleitebene, it is then the acquisition and processing of operating and machine data, which then reported back to the ERP system to further business processing be. This fast response times can make sure and, for example, downtime can be avoided quality defects or incorrect planning”, Felten describes some of the benefits. The FELTEN group is currently conducting such integrations on the basis of its own PILOT solutions at different DAX-listed companies. The core target is typically without the systems on the shop-floor level and, for example, with the SAP system for the both sides relevant data to pair technical detours and elaborate customizing, without thereby compromising in the fine-tuning.” There is for example an optimized SAP coupling is used together with the btec-Software GmbH. The interface developed by you and certified by SAP helps ensure the technological approach of FELTEN according to the practical experience with SAP users a significantly slimmer and also more powerful ERP integration.