Reading time: 8 min Keywords: ASPROVA, Planning and Scheduling, manufacturing, supply chain Authors: Andreas Kasapleris Contents Purpose of this Blog ASPROVA AG and IT-TELESIS Partnership What is Asprova Asprova Modules Asprova Object-Oriented Model Asprova Production Scheduling Objects and GUI Asprova integration with ERPs and External systems Asprova integration with Databases ...

Reading time: 2 min Keywords: Just In Time, lean manufacturing, eliminating waste Authors: Andreas Kasapleris In this post, I will try to remind us all, the manufacturing practices which led Japan to become a World Class Manufacturer (WCM). The springboard for Japan’s success as a WCM was “Just In Time”. The...

Reading time:  2 min Keywords:  ABC/XYZ strategies in SAP, Inventory management optimization Authors: Dimitrios Megkas, Elpida Mezili Inventory management optimization can be achieved by combining the well-known ABC and XYZ strategies. For example, we could have an ABC sales/code analysis and an XYZ demand/code analysis. By combining these two, we can...

Reading Time: 4 min Keywords: SAP Data archiving, SARA Author: Pavlos Pollatos Introduction In recent years, the volume of data processed by companies has increased significantly and will continue to grow even more, so there is a need to archive or delete data that is no longer used. The key purpose...

Reading time:  3 min Keywords:  SAP Warehouse Management, S/4 HANA Author: Dimitrios Megkas S/4 HANA has become the new reality The new generation of SAP software, S/4 HANA (which is meanwhile not that new anymore, as it was released in 2015) is gradually taking its position in the market. New SAP implementations are...

Reading time: 3 min Keywords: Migration, LSMW, LTMC, S/4 HANA Author: Konstantinos Karkavillas Introduction Migration is always a current topic and part of various projects and may be well needed in various cases, such as: • implementation of new or changed business processes and transformations (e.g. new legal entity) • system...

Reading time: 3 min Keywords: Smartforms, SAP Author: Christos Athanasakis Smartforms is a SAP common-used tool to print large numbers of documents with a consistent design such as invoices or delivery notes. It includes utilities for designing forms and defining the interface to the application programs that use forms for...

Reading time:  2 min Keywords:  SAP Consulting notes Author: Petros Telelis In this article, we will refer to the rich source of knowledge that SAP offers to its entire ecosystem (SAP partners, consultants, ABAP developers, key users, and customers) in the form of documents named SAP consulting notes. For...

Reading time: 3 min Keywords: SAP,  Fiori What is SAP Fiori Fiori is a new user experience developed for SAP software and applications. Fiori provides a collection of apps, encapsulated into tiles, that address the most broadly used business functions such as self-service tasks, workflow approvals, and information...

Reading time:  3 min  Keywords:  SAP Business One, MRP, forecasting, MRP Wizard  Author: Dimitrios Megkas Introduction Today’s article is quite different from the previous ones, in the sense that we will describe functionality not offered by the main SAP product, S/4 HANA. Instead, we will present the MRP process in SAP Business One, the solution...

Reading time: 4 min Keywords: SAP, MRP, reorder point planning, forecasting, Akaike information criterion Reorder point planning in SAP constitutes a part of the so-called Consumption-Based Planning, which is itself a part of the MRP procedures. It is one of the main tools that help planners determine...

Reading time: 5 min Keywords: SPC, Statistical Process Control, Control chart, Acceptance chart, Shewart chart, Cp, Cpk, deviation notifications, SPC in SAP, trend analysis, vendor analysis Author: Elpida Mezili Statistical Process Control is the process of detecting systematic deviations from the targets maintained for a particular quality characteristic. The central tool to carry out this analysis is the Control...