In the course of automating production, the introduction of warehouse automation technologies and the optimization of warehouse technology is becoming more important.
Reasons for the automation of a warehouse can be, for example, the need for compact storage, high throughput, long internal transport paths, great consolidation effort, and the need for ergonomic and safe working conditions.
With SAP MFS (Material Flow System), warehouse and conveyor technology can be integrated directly into SAP and controlled in real time. SAP MFS as a completely integrated material flow system is a component of SAP EWM. Thus, the use of additional material flow control systems and other communication middleware is no longer required since SAP MFS communicates directly with subordinate programmable logic controllers (PLCs).