SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME)

SAP ME delivers closed-loop manufacturing production routing, control, and traceability with native integration to equipment automation, ERP and SCM systems.  With SYSTEMA-based models and extensions for high-technology manufacturing, SAP ME will gracefully scale from low-volume single-site R&D to the high-automation, high-transaction volume and high-availability requirements for complex demand driven manufacturing environments. 

Strengths of the SAP Manufacturing Execution System

  • Provide users with real-time visibility across the entire enterprise
  • Access real-time manufacturing data to make quick and informed decisions
  • Accurately track and manage work-in-progress (WIP) to ensure the right products are being made at the right time
  • Improve quality and reduce variation through corrective action processes that prevent escape of defective productsRecognize and respond to configuration or quality changes, resulting in the production of the highest quality product at the lowest cost
  • Control manufacturing routes and process management in a centralized environment
  • Collect a complete record of serialized components and processes in a mixed-mode manufacturing environment
  • Maintain detailed product records, nonconformance information, product yields, and quality data – available in real time to the entire organization
  • Manage and track complex WIP scenarios – order splits, merges, and configuration changes
  • Visibility and management of ERP orders down to the shop floor
  • Configurable web-based GUI with standardized user and role based access and security administration
  • Incremental migration from existing MES supported through services-oriented architecture
  • Java-based architecture supports existing HW infrastructure investments
  • SDK allows customer-based extensions and customizations through web services