Many companies in the process industry have challenges around supply chain management. Process industry supply chains, involving manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and distributors, are striving to improve efficiency and responsiveness.
For “world class” performance, both the network and the individual components must be designed appropriately, and the allocation of resources over the resulting infrastructure must be performed effectively. The process industries have been hampered in this quest by both intrinsic factors (e.g. the need to influence processes at the molecular level, and wide distributions of asset ages) and technological factors (e.g. availability of tools for supply chain analysis).
There are a number of reasons for this, many of which relate to details of process and plant design, and to the prevailing economic orthodoxies when key decisions were taken. It is often difficult to effect large improvements simply by changing logistics and transactional processes—fundamental changes at the process and plant level and at the interfaces between the different constituents of the value-chain from product discovery to manufacture and distribution are often required. The process industries will face new challenges in the future.
SAP’s process industry specific solutions cover manufacturing, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Plant Maintenance (PM), Financial Management (FM), Enterprise Performance Management (ERP) and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC).
Our implementation/support experience in this industry segment is as follows:
► Implementation of Capital Project Management - Streamline and standardize the systems, process, organization, policies and technology used to support delivery of capital projects. A streamlined and standardized process for project management Better use of technology to help with planning, estimating and execution. Integrated Project Management, Procurement, Financial and Human Resource processes & systems leading to complete visibility to project deliverables & status.
► Implemented a workflow based on a centralized requisition and order management system in SAP Materials Management and supporting the complete request-for-material process to placement of purchase order. This procurement workflow was developed considering Segregation of Duties and Delegation of Authorities of different stakeholders in the organization.
► Implementation of SCM 7.0 for Demand Planning module.
► Implementation of PS, BW, Workflow, HR, Offshore ABAP on ECC 6.0 and Portal.
► SAP Support Services covering SAP Financials, PPM, PLM, SD, MM, PP, BW and ABAP.