Fully automated material flow control in the warehouse in real-time

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.


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

Would you like to get more information about the SAP MFS functions? Then just contact us.

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.

Our SAP MFS services

Would you like to connect your storage and conveyor technology with high-bay, automated small parts or tray storage systems, with picking workstations, AGVs, shuttles or industrial lifts (e.g. from Kardex)?

Then you are exactly right with us. We are the experts for the targeted integration of SAP MFS.

Consulting processes & system landscape

Conception & design

Coordination of external service providers


7×24 support and on-call service after the go-live

Success Stories SAP MFS

Success story
SPAR Group Switzerland: Meat picking by voice - Pick-by-Voice in SAP LES
Success story
KraussMaffei runs SAP EWM
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Metabo runs SAP EWM on Hana
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SAP LES implementation at Class to optimise production supplies
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SAP EWM Go-Live at Duni in only 3 months

Further SAP EWM topics

Rapid Deployment Solution LP PoweredEWM

Implementation of a fully fledged SAP EWM system in record speed! Our Rapid Deployment Solution offers predefined processes and extensions. These lead to a significantly shortened implementation phase. Thanks to these time savings, a significant cost reduction is possible.

SAP EWM on Demand for temporary warehouses

With the all-inclusive SAP EWM carefree package, you receive all services from a single source – from implementation, licenses, maintenance, and hardware procurement to hosting, support, and application management. You even can rent all this instead of buying it and get predictable, manageable operational costs.

You plan to optimise your logistics processes?

Contact our logistics experts now and arrange a PRECHECK with on-site visit.