SAP University Alliances - e4s - Production
Overview: Production is a key process for maximizing productivity in manufacturing. The key objective is to meet (or exheed) customer demands and management expectations.
The SAP-system can enable a model which helps: support production tasks when releasing a production order; ensure scalabilty as the business grows; reduce costs by improving visibility; and help avoid missed promise dates and product misallocations.
Three key process elements includes:
- Master Data Controlling and Production Process
- SAP University Alliances - e4s - Production: Production Process
View the Production Scenario Overview / Structure.
This part of the scenario is only a demonstration. It will show you the base knowledge of a production process. Many texts are extracts of the original version.
Production Scenario Background
Read the following demonstration to have a basic knowledge of a production process. This will provide background as you walk through the scenario.
Your role is to be an intern learning about the production in a company. A staff member from production will provide the following explanation:
Our company produces a table. Four colleagues work on it daily. Threse are in charge of the store/stocks, fill up the supplies at the machines and transport the manufactured goods to the store/stocks. One man works at the machine and produces the table. Another colleague works in stocks. The production process of that table is as follows:
- A member of staff gets the material from stocks and supplies all the work places.
- Another employee clamps the wooden plate for the table. Then the tubular steel stand is put on it.
- Then the worker takes a total of 4 screws and with a (boring)machine he screws together the wooden plate and the tubular steel stand.
- The he pushes the table aside, takes it from the belt / the production line and staples it on a transport cart. You can always staple 6 tables on such a cart.
- Then the worker will start the same procedure again. He'll do that all day long.
- Another employee will transport all the produced tables to the stocks.
75 tables are produced in a day. To produce 1 table we need 6 minutes.
The screwing of the steel stand takes about 1 minute. But before you can do that the wooden plate and the tubular steel stand have to be brought in a position to allow screwing them together. That takes about 3 minutes. To take the produced table from the production line onto the cart takes another 2 minutes.