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Global template rollout for 3M.

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Customer
3M Company
Industry
Industrial and Consumer Products
Key expertise
SAP EWM
Go-live
Multiple
Country
Global
The 3M Company is an American multinational conglomerate corporation operating in the fields of industry, worker safety, health care, and consumer goods. 3M are on a global transformation journey called POLARIS to implement an end-to-end SAP footprint. Westernacher has accompanied 3M on this journey and helped the company attain cross business warehouse excellence with the implementation of SAP EWM and the rollout of a standardized template to its warehouses and distribution centers around the globe.

Objectives

  • Full implementation of wall-to-wall SAP IT landscape with EWM
  • Rollout of standardized EWM template globally to plants and DCs
  • Improve inbound processes with quality inspections, putaway strategies and RF device integration
  • Enhance storage and operations with focus on cycle count and replenishment
  • Upgrade cross processes with focus on cross docking, labour management, batch traceability, label integration with software and serial number management
  • Improve outbound processes through wave management, picking and pack optimization, direct integration to transport processes, and advanced production staging

Benefits

  • Global stock transparency
  • Tight manufacturing integration
  • Opportunistic cross docking – direct to trailer
  • Advanced production staging and expected goods receipts
  • Generation of quality certifications automatically from EWM
  • Full inventory visibility to global planners and customer service
  • Disruptions or delays at production plants managed efficiently
  • Streamlined inventory transfers between sites and plants
  • Improved picking efficiency for carton heavy volume picking sites
  • Reduced manual labelling and touch points at pack centers
  • Handling of unit and serial number traceability up to bin level
  • Full outbound RF capabilities for picking, loading and shipping processes
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Plants and DCs that use or will use EWM

1000

Users for SAP ECC

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Users for SAP EWM/TM

Highlights

  • Single harmonized platform implemented globally with shared resources for support
  • Native SAP system integration – standard SAP interfaces of EWM with SAP TM and GTS add value for various shipping scenarios
  • Reduced interface complexity with SAP standardization
  • Centralized material availability, forecasting and customer order information across multiple sites
  • Integrated IT landscape that is fully scalable, simplified and will ensure future growth

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