Wassermann successfully implements SAP for Melitta Kaffee GmbH

Streamlined APS at Melitta: Wassermann implements the SAP modules PP & MM and its own SCM solutions wayRTS & wayMES

(PresseBox) ( München, )
Within six months the Munich-based Wassermann AG has completed a streamlined APS solution for Melitta Kaffee GmbH in Bremen on time. End-to-end: From the shipping of the raw coffee in the countries of origin to the storage of the packaged roasted coffee at the premises of the logistics provider - by integrating SAP and the APS solution wayRTS (Real Time Simulation) and wayMES (Enterprise Frontend) Melitta now has full transparency about its entire supply chain.

In a comprehensive supply chain project conducted jointly with Wassermann, Melitta Kaffee - one of the leading brands in the German coffee market - has optimized its processes and IT systems for procurement, production and distribution logistics. Within the six-month timeframe for the project, Wassermann consultants modelled the material and information flow in a harmonized and streamlined IT solution on the basis of SAP and wayRTS. From the shipping of the raw coffee in containers in the country of origin via the different processes in the manufacturing of roasted coffee and the final storage of the finished product at the premises of the logistics provider: Now Melitta can profit from improved transparency and security of optimized stock levels throughout the entire value added process.

Functional extension in SAP standard with wayRTS and wayMES

It was one of the project's objectives to establish a centralized planning and scheduling of the supply chain and to equip it with the best-in-class IT tools.

Therefore Melitta and Wassermann have extended the existing SAP system which was until then mainly used for order processing and finance & controlling: using the modules SAP MM & PP and add-on wayRTS with wayMES, which have a bidirectional interface to SAP, Wassermann's SCM experts have created an integrated streamlined ERP and APS solution. The SAP modules were implemented using SAP standard. Availability and quality of data in the data-keeping SAP system were improved by the new system. The effect: Melitta could dispense with legacy systems as well as with the SAP WM module; the number of technological and organizational interfaces within the company could be reduced significantly.

In the APS system wayRTS planners achieve complete transparency and control over the purchasing, shipping and manufacturing processes related to orders and inventory as well as to the usage of the resources. Transparency is attained by graphic visualization of the entire business process and by powerful filter possibilities. With its ability to capture all supply chain processes in real-time, wayRTS supports the users effectively in quickly identifying and solving planning conflicts. wayMES provides essential PDA (Production Data Acquisition) functions and is the tool for efficient communication between Melitta's planning department and internal as well as external service providers. On the basis of confirmations collected by wayMES a batch-related and retrograde entering of the relevant components in the SAP system is executed.

Wassermann's implementation of wayRTS and wayMES has now effectively reduced the complexity of planning and scheduling.

For more information, please visit www.wassermann.com or contact Wassermann directly.

Melitta Kaffee GmbH

Melitta Kaffee Europa, next to Melitta Haushaltsprodukte Europa, is the department generating most revenue within the Melitta group. Melitta® is among the leading brands in Germany's coffee market. As one of the few full-line providers Melitta Kaffee Europa is offering its customers the right coffee for all kinds of coffee preparations as well as instant cappuccino. The company's prime market is Germany.

Melitta has been active in the coffee business since 1962. In 1966 the long-established company Ronning was taken over, which had been roasting coffee in Bremen since 1894. In 1986 Melitta concentrated all its coffee-related activities in Bremen. Export activities mainly concentrate on the Benelux Countries, Eastern Europe, Austria and Greece.
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