Success Story: DAW Sweden runs SAP EWM S/4HANA Embedded

DAW, Europe's largest private manufacturer of building paints, hits the mark with SAP EWM and LogiPlus

Exploiting the full potential of a holistically integrated warehouse management system with SAP S/4HANA Embedded

DAW SE is the largest private manufacturer of building paints and thermal insulation in Europe. The group of companies is headquartered in Germany in Ober-Ramstadt in Hesse and is represented at numerous locations in around 40 countries worldwide with around 5,600 employees. DAW is the umbrella for many strong brands such as Alpina, Caparol or Alligator.

Initial situation at DAW SE

DAW had to make the strategically important decision as to which ERP system should be used in the entire group in the long term. After the choice fell on SAP S/4HANA, a global roll-out plan determined which locations were to be transformed and when.

In this context, SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) was chosen as the warehouse management system. In order to benefit from a holistically integrated system in combination with SAP S/4HANA, DAW chose SAP S/4HANA Embedded as the implementation option.

The first location in this SAP EWM rollout series was Sweden. The warehouse there is around 3,600 sqm in size and comprises almost 4,300 systemic storage locations.

About the project goals and the implementation

After the successful cooperation in the SAP EWM project at the headquarters in Ober-Ramstadt, LogiPlus was again chosen for the implementation in Sweden.

With this project DAW pursued the goal of increasing process stability by converting to a system-managed warehouse. At the same time, accuracy and efficiency in the warehouse were to be increased by switching to scanning processes. In addition, the aim of this project was to create the basis for a long-term optimisation of the warehouse processes with regard to worldwide roll-outs.

The implementation was carried out within a very short period of time with the release SAP EWM S/4HANA 1809 in the Embedded Basic version. In addition, the graphic design studio LP MobileGRAFIX developed by LogiPlus was used to optimise usability for warehouse employees.

Benefits for DAW Sweden

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Press release on the web seminar: How to rock YOUR migration!

SAP WM has been a proven solution for warehouse management for years. However, the demands of the modern supply chain have changed. Companies increasingly need more agile, integrative and data-driven solutions. SAP has therefore decided to focus on SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) to better meet the changing needs. We will show you how the change to SAP EWM can be successfully implemented in the web seminar on 28 September at 9:00 am.


Web seminar “Let’s jump from SAP WM to SAP EWM! How to rock YOUR migration!”

In our new web seminar on 28.09.2023 we will focus on the migration of SAP WM to SAP EWM. You will gain a clear understanding of how our LogiPlus migration methodology will help organisations to manage this transformation. Our experts will show how to create a customised roadmap and will compare the different SAP EWM options and migration paths. In addition, you will receive inspiring use-cases from numerous successfully implemented practical examples. Don’t miss this opportunity to leverage our expertise and ensure a secure and streamlined migration process. We look forward to your participation.


Expert Talk: “End-to-end warehouse automation with SAP EWM at DAW SE”

In the IT-Onlinemagazin Expert Talk on October 10th, Jörg Martin, Head of Finished Goods Warehouse at DAW SE, and LogiPlus CEO Thilo Matheis answer the questions of Helge Sanden and Maike Rose from IT-Onlinemagazin. The topic is the holistic automation of intralogistics at DAW. Among other things, they talk about the replacement of the existing SAP WM warehouse solution with a decentralised SAP EWM, the expansion of the inventory warehouse, the optimisation of the material flow with SAP MFS and the integration of automation solutions such as AutoStore or a forklift control system. Learn everything about the challenges of DAW, the implementation, about the go-live and the hypercare phase and about the success factors of this long-term project in the Expert Talk.