Comprehensive transformation along the digital supply chain

Markus Schneider

March 14, 2023

Comprehensive transformation along the digital supply chain

Successful companies are keeping their finger on the pulse of the times. This allows them to detect trends and customer desires quickly, inspire customers with innovations, and make forward-looking decisions. In order to remain fit for the future in an environment characterized by change, they rely on intelligence, speed, and the willingness to change. The prerequisite for this is consistent digitalization and comprehensive transformation along the digital supply chain: Business processes networked end-to-end along the entire value chain based on an IT infrastructure that can be adapted flexibly to new situations.  

Fit for the future with RISE with SAP  

The journey to the cloud offers the opportunity to focus more on core business. As system operations, support, and application management are outsourced, internal IT professionals have more time for strategic tasks – a real advantage in times of tight labor markets.  

Moving to the cloud as easily as possible is an attractive option for companies. With RISE with SAP, they can move everything, and at their own pace. The transformation package includes everything that companies can do to increase efficiency and flexibility, as well as to foster networking and innovation. The core component is SAP S/4HANA Cloud ERP software as the heart of the entire business. This includes credits for the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), which supplies tools, services and business content for all digitalization tasks and thus provides the necessary flexibility even for complex SAP environments. Business Process Intelligence (BPI) is also included in RISE with SAP. The starter pack of the BPI solution Signavio helps optimize process landscapes and establish more efficient business processes. In addition, the SAP Business Network entry-level package makes it easier to network with suppliers, logistics and service providers, plant operators, and maintenance companies, and to collaborate with these partners in real time. At valantic, we help companies make optimal use of the possibilities that RISE with SAP offers and position themselves so that they will be fit for the future right from the first digitalization step. 

Intelligently networked digital supply chain

Digitalizing a company’s critical processes in its value chain end-to-end provides further competitive advantages: Greater resilience to be successful even in demanding market situations and a robust supply chain. valantic offers comprehensive advice in this regard. Our team assists customers with technology and business expertise in seamlessly linking SAP S/4HANA and SAP solutions for the digital supply chain (DSC) and in designing processes throughout.  

In many transformation projects, a “logistics first” approach for SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) with an incremental template has proven its worth. In addition, if projects focus on manufacturing in addition to logistics, stable intermediate architectures from SAP EWM, SAP ME/MII, and the SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud (SAP DMC) play a decisive role. 

Our demo cases, which we have designed for machine and plant construction among other sectors, show what integrated end-to-end processes can look like. This includes the Configure-to-Operate scenario, which fully maps the process from the configuration of a machine or system to its operation in SAP. All process steps, from quotation to manufacturing to maintenance, repair and controlling, are seamlessly intertwined. The focus is on the interplay of various SAP Cloud solutions for configuration, quotation creation, order management, production execution, service, and monitoring. The processes are state-of-the-art and fully integrated into the applications. Harmonized user interfaces ensure as consistent an application experience as possible.

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