Industrial Machinery & Components

Digital world in the making.

Companies in the Industrial Machinery & Components industry are faced with challenges such as a high level of automation and the capacity to manufacture high-end products within less time. Oftentimes, these products involve complex bills of materials and need seamless integration to vendors. On top of this, customers expect to be involved in the overall supply chain through close collaboration.

In the new digital word, industrial manufacturers need to shift their focus on to digitalization. For the past decade we have been optimizing well-known IM&C businesses by applying innovative processes and technology, such as end-to-end solutions with S/4HANA, and implementing state-of-the-art SAP supply chain management solutions to ensure responsive and adaptive supply chains and enhance the total efficiency of logistics processes.

Quick wins for Windmöller & Hölscher with S/4HANA.

Like other companies that want to develop their system to be well equipped in future, Windmöller & Hölscher, the world’s leading manufacturer of machinery and systems for the production of flexible packaging, set out to further digitize and simplify its business processes by converting to SAP S/4HANA in the most efficient way. Westernacher helped them achieve this.

As a result, the company was able to reap the rewards of simplicity and enhanced functionality that S/4HANA offers. This includes faster processes and real-time visibility. The new technical platform brings more and more value to the business.

Extend your reach across the entire supply chain platform.

Westernacher will enable you to orchestrate real-time intra-company and global reach together so that you can react quickly to changing supply chain dynamics. We are able to support you with the entire SAP supply chain execution platform to meet internal and external demand, covering warehouse operations, transportation and supply chain event management.

RF UI5 and SAP EWM work together for you to get the most out of your warehouse management. Our innovative development, RF UI5, brings SAP Fiori and Android together for an unparalleled user experience in running your warehouse. This includes inbound, outbound and internal processes. Experience how the features of RF UI5 take your warehouse management to the next level.

Boost your warehouse operations with RF UI5.

TINA – a virtual assistant to take care of your invoicing.

To turn the charge and settlement process for carriers up a notch, we would like to introduce TINA – “Transportation Invoicing Assistant” – supporting you with invoice verification in SAP TM. The contract management component of SAP TM provides a comprehensive solution to ease the process of maintaining contracts or rate sheets with subcontractors in the TMS. “Ask TINA” to check the carrier invoice against your freight order in your SAP TM system.

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Transportation Management

TINA – The Transportation Invoicing Assistant.

Gain full control over your payments to your transportation partners.

Payments can be a real challenge due to the variety of fee identification, mismatching amounts, non-understandable identifications, and methods of invoice consolidation. Westernacher’s Transportation Invoicing Assistant helps you to solve this task with a high level of automation before you need to transfer your charges from SAP TM into your ERP system.

Invoice matching in the right place at the right time.

Our TINA add-on becomes part of your SAP TM system (SAP TM on S/4 HANA or as a standalone version). It is directly integrated with your charge calculation on the supplier side (freight orders and bookings) and verifies and corrects your calculated cost before your need to transfer it to SAP ERP. With TINA, transportation invoice verification becomes a part of your logistics process and is under the control of the logistics team in charge of your partner collaboration. It does not need to be done by your financial department.

Benefits of Westernacher’s Transportation Invoicing Assistant.

Error prevention

TINA offers a high level of error prevention due to its automated invoice verification.

Automatic charge matching

Consolidated invoices, combined charges, renamed cost types, or multiple charge references (e.g., reference number, bill of lading number, etc.) are no problem for TINA’s  intelligent charge matching technique. Your logistics partners’ invoices will be flexibly matched with your SAP TM freight charges.

Increased effectiveness

More effective verification and control processes result in long term cost savings. They substantially reduced manual efforts for invoice verification.

Seamless integration

TINA offers a high level of error prevention due to automated invoice verification that is seamlessly integrated into your SAP TM process and can be adapted to a variety of input channels for carrier invoices.

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