Manufacturing Execution System
MES for the process industry with SAP MII
(SAP Integration and Intelligence)

A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) supports manufacturers in increasing their production performance and in achieving consistent growth in the global market.

An MES is seen to its full advantage if is integrated into existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions. A fully integrated MES solution, which is synchronized with the upstream and downstream processes, provides real-time information on all current and subsequent processes.

In the seamless interaction with SAP ERP, an SAP MES (SAP Manufacturing Execution System) provides cross-plant transparency from the management level to the manufacturing level.

For this reason, ME systems are installed directly below the ERP Level.

SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) as SAP MES for the process industry

SAP MII acts as a vertical bridge for the exchange of information and data from the top floor to the shop floor in real time.

This enables the production processes of a company to be optimized and to become more dynamic. Due to the web-based technology of SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII), contents can be shown on the desktop and also on mobile devices.

SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) supports two primary functions

Predefined connectors based on open standards link manufacturing control computers with ERP systems and thus reduce costs, complexity, and time to value. A wide range of visualization and analysis tools supports Six Sigma initiatives and sustainably improves quality.

SAP Manufacturing Integration:

With its standard interfaces (IDoc, BAPI), SAP MII is an integration platform which serves as a vertical link between the management system SAP ERP and the production systems.

SAP Manufacturing Intelligence:

The intelligence function of SAP MII is used to create real-time analyses from the production data. With the transformation, processing, and visualization of production-related data and information, the integrated visualization tools can be used to map production key figures and alarms. A role-based user concept ensures that the information is visualized on the dashboard of the requester.

SAP communication interface SAP PCo (SAP Plant Connectivity)

With SAP PCo (SAP Plant Connectivity), SAP offers a software component that enables data exchange between an SAP system and industry-specific standard data sources from different manufacturers. These include process control systems, operational historian systems, and SPC systems.

SAP PCo is therefore a high-performance communication interface from SAP, which ensures a bidirectional data connection between the production system and the SAP system.

The data from the source system can be transferred, event-triggered, to a target system (e.g. SAP MII, SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) and can also be transferred from the target system to the source system.

Due to its partition into source system, agent instance, and target system, SAP Plant Connectivity (SAP PCo) can be configured quickly and easily.

The agent instance provides a connection between the source and target systems. Within the instance, you can create any number of notifications, which are event-controlled based on the data basis.

Possible source systems are:

  • OPC UA, OPC DA, OPC HDA, OPC A&E
  • Modbus
  • Socket
  • IP21
  • File Monitor Agent
  • OLE DB
  • GE Fanuc Proficy Historian
  • Citect

SAP MII OEE Management extends
SAP Integration and Intelligence functionality

SAP OEE Management as an add-on, extends the standard functions of SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) to include numerous additional functions.

The data required to calculate the real-time Overall Equipment Effectiveness key figure (OEE) can be obtained from the production systems either manually, semi-automatically, or automatically.

Using SAP OEE Management, the main causes of production losses at plant level and across plants can be identified, and corrective measures can be initiated and monitored.

Triacos offers SAP MII as SAP MES for the process industry

As an SAP main contractor, we offer support for the introduction of innovative SAP project solutions, from the strategic objectives through to potential/feasibility analysis, process design and implementation, up to support for ongoing operations.

We provide tailored consulting in SAP ERP, SAP MII and SAP ECC. Our committed goal is to provide your company with SAP MII and SAP ECC support, and to provide you with advice and assistance at all times. Once we have worked with you to analyze your business processes, we can move on to implementing your processes in SAP from both a logical and a business perspective.

We offer comprehensive expertise in SAP MII and have proven our competencies time and again in a wide range of customer projects. We are equally happy working with standard SAP from start to finish or providing you with a customer-specific and made-to-measure solution.

Triacos lets you see with is achievable and what is necessary, thus enabling you to take the right decisions during the introduction and optimization of SAP MII.

SAP - Digital Supply Chain by Triacos

To ensure successful project handling and a digital supply chain, we supply all services needed from a single source.

  • SAP general contractor 
  • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • SAP Manufacturing (MES)
  • SAP System integration
  • SAP eCommerce (HYBRIS)
  • SAP Basis / Installation / Development
  • SAP Authorizations

  • Project management as general contractor 
  • Consulting / Strategy consulting
  • Customizing
  • Implementation
  • System integration
  • Operations support
  • Support after go-live

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