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Project Examples

MC-Progress Tracking for scheduling and monitoring of material in the engineering process

Initial situation:

  • A large MS Excel list with manual data collection was used for the material tracking system.
  • MS Excel does not fit the requirements regarding data, data security and accessibility by many users.
  • Tracking of material procurement regarding of quality, transportation, manufacturing in foreign manufacturing facilities and assembly needs to be improved.


Objective:

  • Integration of material tracking data with project data into the SAP® system
  • List view of project data and administration of event data in a uniform interface referring to the existing excel list with central data storage  and with a multi-user capability
  • Migration of all existing material components and automatic integration of all new material components of the projects
  • Automatic derivation of project and purchase order data from the SAP® system to all material components
  • Extensive analysis capabilities to identify critical material situations


Solution:

  • When storing the network plans or purchase order it will be checked if the material participates in the Progress Tracking. If the conditions are met, the Progress Tracking is saved automatically.
  • Real time scheduling and updating of the Progress Tracking events.
  • Evaluations: The deadline dates are displayed as ALV (ABAP List Viewer) list in Web Dynpro (ABAP)
  • Evaluations: Various filter, sort, graph, print and download options are available as standard
  • Web-based application

Capacity planning in the machinery and plant engineering with the MC Capacity Planning

Objective:

  • Simulation, planning and mix of material and capacity requirements of the machines exclusively via SAP®
  • Manual post-processing of the data should be dropped
  • Use of modern graphics user interface


Solution:

  • Capacity reports based on SAP Web Dynpro ABAP and SAP® Business Graphics
  • Web-enabled Gantt chart for networks and production orders
  • Simulation of new projects and capacity requirements
  • Portrayal of various views (deadlines, capacity, material)
  • Performance-optimized evaluations via "shared memory"

Resource Management in the Engineering Process with the MC Resource Management

Initial situation:

  • Manual capacity planning via excel lists in various divisions


Objective:

  • Simple simulation, planning and comparison of capacity requirements on role and resource level in a centralized system
  • Usage of differentiated available capacity (internal, external) at the role level


Solution:

  • Planning of capacity requirements on role and resource level via SAP cProjects
  • Capacity reports based on SAP Web Dynpro ABAP and SAP Business Graphics
  • Web-enabled Gantt Chart for SAP cProjects projects, roles and resources
  • Simulation of new projects and capacity requirements
  • Use of standard SAP functionality with differentiated available capacities (eg internal / external) per role / workplace and HR Integration

MC-Bill of Material Processing in the Engineering Process

Initial situation:

  • Project-related BOM processing via Access in connection with SAP® transactions, CAD applications and custom developments.
  • Access doesn´t fit the requirements referring data volume, data security and accessibility by many users.


Objective:

  • Improving data quality and process reliability by leveraging an integrated SAP® product data solution for the creation/maintenance of BOMs
  • Simplifying the process by consistency checks, automatic data derivation and mass change functions


Solution:

  • Use of SAP® project BOM, SAP® classification and SAP® configuration.
  • Interactive interface for creation / processing of SAP® - BOM data
  • Simplification of adding new BOM items through automatic data derivation and use of reference material
  • Dynamic structure of the input fields for each BOM item depending on the type of material.
  • Personal favorites can be set by the user
  • Web-based application

MC Deadline Inheritance cProjects/PS in the machinery and plant engineering

Initial situation:

  • Project Management via SAP ®-cProjects
  • Operative project management via SAP ® Project System (PS)
  • Sophisticated, manual link between SAP ®-cProjects and SAP ®-PS
  • Lack of automatic link between SAP ® cProjects and SAP ® Project System regarding the appointment scheduling
  • No overall schedule
  • Lack of a common user interface for project management and operational project management


Objective:

  • Automated, policy-based integration between SAP ®-cProjects and SAP ® -PS
  • Common User Interface


Solution:

  • Common SAP ®-cProjects and SAP ®-PS dashboard via Milliarum Cockpit with extensive integration capabilities
  • Mapping of the overall project schedule from project management perspective in SAP ® cProjects
  • Mapping of integrative / logistical aspects of the time scheduling with the SAP ®-PS
  • Mapping of the integrative and detailed deadline expediting on material level with the SAP ®-Progress Tracking

 


MC-Cost Planning in the medical division of a multinational company

Initial situation:

  • Elaborate cost calculation in Excel
  • Missing automatic link between Excel and SAP®
  • Low transparency of the material costs in the development process
  • Product costs are only stressable at the end of the project
  • Cost drivers are identified too late
  • Cost-effective measures are often not possible without being a risk for the launch date

 
Objective:

  • Early identification of cost drivers and the expected production costs/ optimization of future manufacturing
  • SAP®- ERP based monitoring of future production costs during the development process of an instrument


Solution:

  • Calculation with/ without a quantity structure for pre-series and series
  • Access to SAP® material costing and SAP® master data
  • Image by functional decomposition and structure
  • Reporting to evaluate the quality costing (Estimation, bid prices and series)
  • Differences list (Bill of materials compared with PSP structure)
  • Web-based application