SAP ERP is broad enough to support all of the demand planning, scheduling and production control activities of a manufacturer and dispatches to adapt to different manufacturing modes, including make-to-order, configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-stock and mixed-mode environments. It is fully integrated with the Sales, CRM, Purchasing, Inventory and Accounting components.
SAP ERP offers a choice of production management methods—by job, order, or inventory. Technical data can be defined by price lists, cost centers, and stations as well as a production process sheet management function. SAP ERP also provides for monitoring of stock quantities, a management control function with calculation of forecast and actual costs, a finite capacity production scheduling function, a planning function incorporating a production coordination program, calculation of net requirements, and an overall production management function. Various performance indicators are available, ensuring optimum industrial production quality and traceability.