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Manufacturing in the digital supply chain

Manufacturing from the Cloud

Manage your manufacturing organisation in a trusted Cloud environment, fully secured and accessible anytime, anywhere of any modern device. 

Get “baked in” Manufacturing best practices, with real-time insight and alerts to manage sales, logistics and production on the spot. Go for smarter planning and sourcing decisions with automated visibility of available inventory capacity. 

Operations Management

Operations management in this evolutionary process is now fully data driven and supported by the IoT. This provides instant insight as reactive approaches to solving equipment issues that are transforming to predictive asset health for operations planning, what-if simulations, and optimized maintenance strategies, with all operational information available instantly in a digital boardroom. 

Process automation of repetitive tasks helps eliminate manual processes in the evolution, replacing them with embedded machine learning and digital assistants.

Customer Experience 

From a customer engagement perspective, the digitalization of sales processes is a key part of this evolution. Instead of in-person interactions and manual order taking, the next-generation customer experience provides digital product data in e-commerce shops, automated order taking, and a value-driven customer engagement.

Digitalization of the sales process

In the light of digitalization, the sales process for component manufacturers will transform by leveraging consumer-grade customer experiences. Product information is provided through an e-commerce store rather than in a printed format. The customer can search for related product information unassisted and place an order without involving a sales representative. A sales order is created automatically in the order fulfillment system. The sales manager continues the process with an insight-to-action-driven approach based on KPIs, managing back orders with the ability to drill down and triggering a conversation with an embedded digital assistant. The order fulfillment manager receives the notification and uses the embedded available-to-promise capabilities to reallocate available material to high-priority sales orders. 


What is inside the Manufacturing package?

Process Scope

  • Order-to-Cash
  • Plan-to-Produce
  • Procure-to-Invoice
  • Record-to-Report
  • Master Data Management


  • Standard Forms with Own Logo
  • Standard Real-time Analytics
  • Standard Best Practice Business Roles 


  • Scheer’s Process Driven SAP Implementation approach
  • Industry End-to-End Process Models for quick scope confirmation
  • Workshops for rapid SAP Best Practice adoption
  • Pre-defined Project Planning
  • Pre-defined Working instructions
  • Data Migration Tooling & Support
  • Test Procedures for Quality and Acceptance
  • Solution Management Cockpit

Solution Details

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud - Essential Version
  • Configured Best Practice End-to-End Solutions
  • Intuitive User Interface (Fiori) for Desktop and Mobile devices
  • Standard Forms
  • Standard Real-Time Reporting & KPI’s
  • Subscription-based Licenses program
  • 4 Quarterly functional upgrades per year
  • 24/7 Product Support by SAP 


  • Subscription based License costs start from € 65,- per user/per month
  • Average of 200 named users*
  • Minimum Implementation time of 16 weeks to Go Live
  • Implementation costs from 200K
  • * starting from 50 users


Core Manufacturing End-2-End Business Support

Plan to Produce

  • MRP
  • Make-to-Stock Production and Planning
  • Bill of Material management
  • Batch Management
  • Core Inventory Management
  • Available-to-Promise Processing
  • Inventory Valuation

Order to Cash

  • Sales Quotation
  • Sell from Stock and Returns
  • Free of Charge Delivery
  • 3rd Party Delivery and Returns
  • Credit Memo Processing
  • Debit Memo Processing
  • Basic Credit Management
  • Intrastat Processing

Record to Report

  • Accounting and Financial Close 
  • Asset Accounting 
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivables 
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Cost Management and Profitability Analysis 
  • Treasury Management 

Procure to Invoice

  • Purchase Contract
  • Procurement of Direct Materials
  • Consumable Purchasing
  • Procurement of Services
  • Supplier Invoice Processing
  • GR/IR Monitoring

Real-time Insights

  • Sales Order Fulfilment Monitoring
  • Analytics for Production Planning
  • Procurement Monitoring
  • Purchase Order and Spend visibility
  • Analytics for Finance
  • Analytics for Assets

General Features

  • Realtime Standard Reports & KPI’s
  • Standard Layout for Available Forms
  • Output Management
  • User Identity Management
  • Solution Management Cockpit
  • Data Migration Tools

Enable the end-to-end Digital Value Chain 

Insight to action

Embedding analytics and using digital assistants help component manufacturers generate detailed information to resolve issues, prioritize activities, and drill into specific analytics to link business transactions and collaboratively make better decisions faster.

Customer centricity

Offering a consumer-grade digital experience is critical for intelligent component manufacturing. By producing parts that fit the exact needs of the customer and engaging customers early in the buying cycle, manufacturers can leverage comprehensive insights across all sales channels to provide highly desired, on-time, and top-quality parts to their customers.

Serving the need for variability

Delivering a wide variety of high-quality innovative products and services quickly is mandatory in today’s digital economy. By capturing customer requirements effectively and driving mass customization, component manufacturers can maximize customer satisfaction,differentiate from the competition, and grow market share.

Smart factory and digital supply chain

Developing and managing intelligent business networks that integrate vertically into customer markets enables manufacturing processes to become more efficient by leveraging IoT technologies to drive efficient production operations and improve product quality.

Digital smart products

Providing innovative solutions and managing digital intellectual property (IP) effectively help component manufacturers actualize replenishment strategies and leverage new technology such as 3D printing capabilities for spare parts to keep costs down, minimize risk, and reduce downtime.

Aftermarket service

Meeting or exceeding customer expectations by providing predictive services, timely spare-parts delivery, and new business models, such as comprehensive tooling management, helps component manufacturers grow market share. Innovating with new digital value-added services that span multiple channels, distributors, and customers helps reduce costs, improve compliance, and maximize revenue. 

Discover the benefits and value changers

Your challenges with Manufacturing

  • Fast and agile sales and manufacturing processes with full financial and operational insights
  • Automate processes for supply planning, logistics and finance
  • Proactively monitor inventory levels, planning exceptions and delivery process issues and with real-time dashboards
  • Find where profitability has been lost historically and is being lost now and act directly to prompt for actions

Achievable direct  Business Benefits*

  • Increase new-product revenue 10%–20%
  • Improve on-time delivery performance 10%–20%
  • Reduce inventory levels 25%–30%
  • Boost customer satisfaction 10%–20%
  • Decrease logistics costs 10%–12%
  • Compress manufacturing cycle times 10%
  • Shrink service-level noncompliance 4%–5%
  • Cut procurement cost 15%–20%

Go for immediate SaaS benefits

Using the S/4HANA Cloud Manufacturing solution includes the following benefits:

  • Higher innovation ability versus On-premises solutions
  • Greater business agility to respond to market changes
  • Superior competitive advantage through next-generation industry processes and intelligence
  • Stronger customer engagement with a consumer-grade user experience
  • Greater employee engagement and productivity
  • Better governance and compliance
  • Faster route to becoming a connected enterprise

IT benefits and TCO*

  • Cut total cost of ownership (TCO) 20%–25%
  • Reduce development time 50%–75%
  • Easy software-as-a-service (SaaS) consumption
  • Lower testing costs
  • Simpler solution landscapes
  • Native extensibility to enable innovation with more than 650 SAP partners
  • Quarterly innovation cycles
  • Built-in business continuity

*Benefits are based on early adopters or conservative outside-in benefits due to moving from a traditional ERP to enhanced SAP S/4HANA and line-of-business or cloud capabilities. As each enterprise is at a different level of maturity, we recommend working with you to determine the value proposition for your enterprise.

Scheer performanceREADY


PerformanceREADY Manufacturing

Scheer performanceREADY for Manufacturing is a pre-packaged solution that can be implemented quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Together with our project management method and our process-driven SAP approach, your organisation runs projects based on long-standing industry practices, fully integrated with your Finance and Control compliances. 

Download the brochure to get a more detailed understanding of our package to have a

 fast, predictable, transparent, reliable and sustainable solution for your manufacturing.

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 fast, predictable, transparent, reliable and sustainable solution for your manufacturing.

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