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Printing Giant Innovates Processes with SAP

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 Printing Giant Innovates Processes with SAP - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Functional Applications - Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
Applicable Functions
  • Discrete Manufacturing
Use Cases
  • Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling
The Challenge

Agfa Graphics wanted to gain greater insight into performance and costs, and to improve planning through far-reaching integration with shop-floor legacy systems. Agfa Graphics needed to build and integrate a system that routes finished products to clients worldwide on a just-in-time basis, taking into account urgent and rush orders.

The Customer
About The Customer
Agfa Graphics is a world leader in prepress solutions for the printing and publishing industries, producing 40% of all printed materials in the world.
The Solution

A new SAP production planning solution was implemented that integrates with the company’s global SAP template and legacy systems. The new solution was implemented primarily within the SAP R/3 environment, communicating with SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) for supply chain management. CSC was acting as a key advisor to the project.

Data Collected
Logistics Cost, Material Tracking, Operation Performance, Parts and material pricing, Supply Chain Optimization
Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    A better overview of materials usage and cycle time on the shop floor is enabled which allowed managers to align budgeted costs with actual costs more closely.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Time To Market]
    Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened by increasing the flexibility of employees and corresponding.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Asset Utilization]
    Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of pallet of printing plates improves asset and resource efficiency.

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