Metabo runs SAP EWM on HANA

Replacement of SAP LES with an innovative, future-oriented solution

Metabo runs SAP EWM on HANA with LP PoweredEWM

About Metabowerke GmbH

Metabowerke GmbH is a German manufacturer of power tools for professional users from the key target groups of the metal trade and industry as well as the building trade and renovation, founded in 1924. In addition to corded power tools and pneumatic tools, the portfolio also includes powerful cordless tools. With its LiHD technology, Metabo is the leading supplier in the rechargeable battery segment.

The headquarters of the medium-sized company is in Nürtingen, Germany, and production also takes place in Shanghai, China. The company has an international presence through 25 sales companies and more than 100 importers. Around 2,000 people work for Metabo worldwide, which generated sales of 493 million euros in the last financial year.

Industry: Electrical industry

Situation before migration from SAP LES to EWM on HANA

Continuous increases in sales and turnover and continued optimistic growth forecasts prompted Metabo to put the existing SAP LES application to the test in terms of throughput performance, optimisation potential and future market requirements and changes.

Strategic challenge

Whether SAP EWM would meet all the requirements of an innovative, future-oriented warehouse management system was examined, evaluated and verified by the customer together with us. This was done on the basis of our Rapid Deployment Solution LP PoweredEWM. By creating a prototype on our HANA servers, Metabo obtained maximum transparency – which ultimately led to the strategic decision for SAP EWM on HANA.

Project challenges

Main benefits for Metabo

Replacement of the SAP LES software, which could no longer cover current requirements, with an innovative and future-oriented solution – SAP EWM on HANA.

Project information and highlights

Solutions and services

Highlights

LP PoweredEWM from LogiPlus

SAP experience from over 20 years

With the LP PoweredEWM system LogiPlus uses a fully developed and extended SAP EWM system in the project. Our customer receives a fully defined warehouse, supplemented by field-proven enhancements of LogiPlus. These result from more than 20 years of experience with SAP-based warehouse management software.

Ready-defined workplace dialogues

Among other things, we deliver ready-defined workstation dialogues, stationary packing stations, picking stations on the conveyor system as well as ready-defined mobile processes. “Pick, pack and pass” scenarios are included as well as value-added services and cross-docking. An individually customisable LP Warehouse Control Center for controlling and monitoring the daily load is also part of our LogiPlus package.

Start together at 75%

In the implementation project we directly use the latest version of LP PoweredEWM. The scope of services also includes MFS functionality with push channels for communication with a PLC. This significantly reduces the project complexity and runtime when implementing a SAP EWM system.

LP PoweredEWM is not a sample system or sandbox. Our Rapid Deployment Solution is delivered SAP-compliant and installed in your development system as a basis. With LP PoweredEWM you can start your implementation project at 75% instead of zero.

Details about LP PoweredEWM can be found here:

Advantages of implementing LP PoweredEWM

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Duration

With LP PoweredEWM in 3-6 months to a fully functional warehouse management system.
Save up to 50% of the project duration with our Rapid Deployment Solution.

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Costs

Our pre-defined processes and extensions
significantly shorten the implementation phase.
Thanks to these time savings, a considerable reduction in costs is possible.

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Learning curve

LP PoweredEWM can be used from day one. The changeover to the new system thus takes place during the project phase and saves subsequent training.

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