LogiMAT 2020: Taking the Step to the Smarter Factory in the SAP Environment with ORBIS
At LogiMAT 2020 (March 10-12, 2020), ORBIS AG, the international software and business consulting company based in Saarbrücken, Germany, will be showcasing the ORBIS "Smarter" Factory, which is fully integrated into SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA, at Stand D43 in Hall 8. This Smarter Factory consists of much more than automated processes in production and intralogistics. It uses the data and information generated as part of digitalization so intelligently that the ideal state of a self-controlling, autonomous factory with orchestrated processes and efficient fault management is created, requiring intervention only in exceptional cases. The experts from ORBIS will demonstrate that this is not just a vision in live demonstrations at the trade fair booth.
The central instrument for controlling this smarter factory is the ORBIS Information Management System (ORBIS IMS). It monitors the control loops based on knowledge and experience of process-relevant data and initiates follow-up activities immediately based on stored deviation scenarios using "real-time data".
An important building block for a Smarter Factory under SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA is the seamless integration of intralogistics processes and the store floor, which is achieved with the help of ORBIS Logistics and the ORBIS Manufacturing Execution System (ORBIS MES).
The ORBIS Logistics solutions - the ORBIS Transport Control System (ORBIS TSS), the ORBIS Picking Cockpit and the ORBIS Packaging Cockpit - automate and optimize intralogistics processes from goods receipt to shipping and make them more dynamic. An important role is played by the intuitive, multilingual ORBIS Logistics Apps, which optimally complement the ORBIS Logistics solutions. They provide "out of the box" functions for core logistics processes, support all common mobile platforms, are easy to implement and promise a fast return on investment (RoI).
ORBIS MES links and synchronizes the data from the store floor in "real time" with the processes in SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA, thus enabling digital networking of the value chain. In this way, the SAP software becomes a virtual image of what is actually happening in the factory - the keyword here is digital twin. In all of this, end users can view all information relevant to them in ORBIS MES anywhere, at any time, and on any end device, and thus process their tasks quickly and efficiently.
The basic technology for ORBIS Logistics and the ORBIS MES is the modular ORBIS Multi-Process Suite (ORBIS MPS), which links actors - people, machines, plants, devices, systems and sensors - and SAP processes bidirectionally.
In implementing a Smarter Factory, ORBIS AG supports its customers as a reliable partner with its consulting, process and technology expertise in the SAP environment, based on more than 30 years of experience. In addition to the Smarter Factory, the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) warehouse solution in the SAP S/4HANA cloud will also be presented at the trade fair stand and it will be shown how warehouse processes can be simplified with it and with mobile apps based on the SAP Cloud Platform (SCP).
Interested parties who want to see the benefits of the Smarter Factory and SAP EWM in the cloud on site and convince themselves of the consulting expertise of the ORBIS experts can make an appointment in advance for a personal meeting. You will then receive free admission to the trade fair.
ORBIS accompanies medium-sized companies as well as international corporations in the digitalization of their business processes: from the joint development of the customer-specific Big Picture to the practical implementation in the project. The digitalization and automation of business processes across the entire value chain ensure the competitiveness of our customers. The in-depth process know-how and innovative strength of our 550 employees combined with the expertise gained from more than 30 years of successful, international project work in various industries make us a competent partner. We rely on the solutions and technologies of our partners SAP and Microsoft, whose portfolios are rounded off by ORBIS solutions. Our focus is on SAP S/4HANA, Customer Engagement and the realization of the Smart Factory. On the basis of smart cloud technologies, such as Machine Learning, Cognitive Services or IoT, we promote the innovative power of our customers in the development of innovative products, services and business models. Our expertise results from more than 2000 customer projects at more than 500 customers in the automotive supply industry, construction supply industry, electrical and electronics industry, mechanical and plant engineering, logistics, metal industry, consumer goods industry and retail. Long-standing customers include the ZF Group, Hörmann, Hager Group, Rittal, Kraftverkehr Nagel, ArcelorMittal, Montblanc, Bahlsen and Sonepar.
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