Discrete Manufacturing: An Overview
In discrete manufacturing, distinct items are produced in low volumes with high complexity or high volumes with low complexity. The production processes are not continuous and each process can be started or stopped at various production sites and at various production rates.
This strategy is used in various industries such as Automotive, High-tech, Industrial Machinery & Components, Aerospace & Defense etc. Automotive Manufacturers use this strategy to manufacture Cars, Trucks, Automotive Components etc. It is also used in Consumer Electronics to manufacture Laptops, Servers, Personal Computers, TVs, Mobiles, Washing Machines, Refrigerators etc.
Major challenges related to manufacturing, installations and services in this industry are:
As a manufacturer, you need a system which helps you in building an efficient Supply Chain while running Production and Quality processes that help you deliver quality products on promised dates to your customers. The system should help you in your research journey as well as local and international compliances related to quality, safety and environment. You should be able to monitor your business real-time and respond to any situation immediately.
Keeping these challenges and opportunities in perspective, we have designed and developed a solution on SAP ERP – CastaIndus, specifically for Discrete manufacturing, which is being used by several organizations in India.
Main features of our solution for Discrete Manufacturing
An enterprise application for Discrete manufacturing should enable organizations to produce and deliver high quality products to its customers quickly and at competitive prices, while following CGMP practices.
Our solution ‘CastaIndus’ is specifically designed to do this!
Our team of business experts with vast experience in Discrete Manufacturing have identified major requirements and developed this pre-configured solution used by various industries.
Our solution enhances the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA and helps you in managing your sales, production, quality & logistic processes specific to discrete manufacturing apart from supporting back office functions like accounting and human resources. We constantly update our solution with improved planning & scheduling processes along with latest compliance requirements and release them in the form of service packs.
Cross-Industry Functions & Features on SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA
Standard processes across functions such as Finance, Sourcing & Procurement, Sales, Supply Chain, Quality Management, Production etc. are pre-configured and available for use readily. All processes are available with local tax compliance and reporting requirements.
For example, processes such as procurement of raw material, assets, services etc. are already configured with various release strategies and Purchase Order layouts with the required tax procedures. Processes supporting Domestic Sales, Exports, Online Sales etc. along with invoice layouts are already pre-configured and available to use. Chart of Accounts that supports local and international reporting requirements are available along with the Legal & Statutory reporting templates.
Ready-made tools are available to migrate your Master data and open items. Analytical reports across various functions are readily available.
You can adapt to these pre-configured processes or customize where required and start using the solution quickly. The Baseline functions included in this solution are listed below.
Discrete Mfg. Add-On
An add-on solution for Discrete Manufacturing on SAP ECC or S/4HANA
Apart from the baselines functions, we have included below processes and features that are specific to Discrete Manufacturing.
Installation & Service
R&D / Engineering
Other SAP Applications
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In addition to the Baseline solution & Discrete Manufacturing Add-ons, you can implement additional SAP Applications listed below which are customized for Discrete Manufacturing scenarios.
Industries that can use our Solution