SAP MFS - fully automated material flow control in the warehouse in real-time
SAP MFS at a glance
SAP MFS (Material Flow System) is a module of SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management). It is used for material flow control in automated warehouse systems (high-bay warehouses, automated small-parts warehouses) as well as in complex, highly automated logistics centers. In real-time!
SAP MFS is used to comprehensively control, for example, highly dynamic, fully automated shuttle miniload warehouse systems, sorters or sequencers.
Integration as plus: communication between EWM & PLC
As part of SAP EWM, SAP MFS integrates the logistics system control into the SAP ERP system in use. SAP MFS enables direct communication between SAP EWM and a programmable logic controller (PLC) that controls the transport of handling units in the warehouse.
This enables direct connection to partially or fully automated warehouse systems. The need to integrate external middleware and subsystems such as warehouse control units or material flow computers is eliminated. This reduces operating costs and significantly increases transparency and flexibility.
Why SAP MFS?
Modern distribution centers with partially and fully automated warehouse and conveyor systems or complex logistics centers require high investment volumes. Ensuring optimum performance is essential to optimise ROI and TCO. This is possible with SAP MFS and the provided functions.
Features of SAP MFS
Basically, SAP MFS includes functions for the control, administration, coordination and monitoring of resources and transports. The control extends to all goods movements in the warehouse, from goods receipt to shipping. In addition, the material flow control system coordinates and optimises the sequence of work steps, controls order processing and issues movement commands to the PLC of machines or systems. Here is an overview of essential features:
Experts for YOUR material flow
As specialists for the integration of complex conveyor systems we will be happy to inform you about further possibilities with SAP MFS. Through intensive coordination with suppliers of plant control systems, we achieve a smooth integration and offer you the necessary support during operation.
Our experts are looking forward to supporting you. We would also be glad to visit you personally during a free PRECHECK on-site visit.