SAP EWM Material Flow System

The SAP EWM Material Flow System (SAP EWM MFS) enables you to connect automatic warehouses without the need for an additional warehouse control unit. 
In automatic warehouses, various technologies are used, e.g.:

  • Conveyors for containers, boxes, pallets, wire mesh containers (belts, chain conveyors, roller conveyors)
  • Storage and retrieval machines (SRM) for driverless access to storage spaces
  • Distribution vehicles for the lateral movement of handling units (HU) on various route segments via buffer positions
  • Scanners, sensors for contour inspection, weighing scales, etc.

Automatic warehouses are mapped in SAP EWM MFS (SAP EWM Material Flow System) with:

Communication points

Points where the EWM and PLC exchange information, e.g. an identification point where handling units are scanned

Conveyor segments

Leg between two communication points


In the material flow environment, e.g. storage and retrieval machines and distribution vehicles 

The programmable logic controller (PLC) communicates via telegram with SAP EWM MFS. With exchange of telegrams, the movements of the handling units from communication point to communication point can be controlled. The control decisions on how the handling units move through the material flow system are mapped in the SAP EWM material flow system using layout-oriented storage control.

As of SAP EWM 9.4, you can establish an immediate connection from SAP EWM MFS to the PLC using TCP/IP connection. With older releases, an RFC connection is first established from SAP MFS to SAP Plant Connectivity (SAP PCo), and then a TCP/IP connection.

SAP EWM MFS also enables various exception handling, such as blocking of an operating resource. In the warehouse management monitor, processes can be monitored, evaluated and influenced.

Triacos offers SAP EWM MFS (SAP EWM Material Flow System)

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 EWM MFS and SAP ECC. Our committed goal is to provide your company with SAP EWM MFS 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 EWM MFS 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 EWM MFS.

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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