Pump Manufacturer and Specialist in Metering Systems Optimizes Supply Chain using wayRTS and wayMES
LEWA GmbH Implements Wassermann Solution for Efficient Planning, Scheduling and Synchronization
LEWA GmbH, headquartered in Leonberg in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, is upgrading its SAP/R3 system by integrating Wassermann's wayRTS and wayMES solutions. In parallel with changes to LEWA's structural organization, the rollout establishes the best possible supply chain management structures throughout all aspects of the process-oriented value-added chain, from engineering, purchasing, production and assembly right through to distribution. "We are anticipating an increase in profit by the middle of this year. This can be attributed to an 8 to 15% reduction in stock levels in terms of volume, a reduction in processing and lead times, and improving delivery times so that at least 90 percent are on time," explains Boris Sinowenka, manager of the supply chain division at LEWA. Within the scope of the project, Wassermann's experts are responsible for interfacing the software with the SAP/R3 data management system and for providing support for organizational changes.
Operational Planning and Scheduling with wayRTS
The APS software wayRTS provides LEWA with a completely transparent view of the value-added process in terms of orders, primary requirements and resources. Wassermann's standard software supplements the SAP/R3 system currently in place at LEWA, adding powerful real time scenario technology.
Wassermann Project Manager Frank Dannecker explains: "The scenario technology incorporated into the real time software allows LEWA's scheduling team to simulate requests and other what-if scenarios, illustrating the impact on resources, deadlines and capacity without initiating operational measures." Planning results and the resulting worklists are generated very efficiently using wayRTS. These integrate and synchronize all units involved, including the design team and external subcontractors, as well as the appointed deadlines for dispatch. The wayMES tool, which is easy and intuitive to use, facilitates efficient communication between the supply chain management team and all internal and external service providers (production and suppliers), resulting in a seamlessly integrated, fully synchronized workflow.
Integrated and Fully Synchronized Workflow with wayMES
The wayRTS tool enables LEWA's planning team to optimize the scheduling of orders, providing the basis for resource planning and sequencing. Individual order packages that have been checked for feasibility in terms of scheduling and capacity are provided to all the units involved in the chain electronically using the web-enabled wayMES tool. The activity backflush also takes place via wayMES-the necessary plant data collection functions such as current time recording and notifications concerning partial quantities, wastage and reworking are integrated to this end. LEWA customers will benefit from this efficient workflow in the future.
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For over 50 years, LEWA has been setting the technical standard when it comes to precision metering pumps, high-performance process diaphragm pumps and complete metering systems and units. LEWA is one of the world's leading specialists in liquid metering and mixing technology and an expert in high-pressure pumping plant, particularly where critical conditions prevail. LEWA pumps and systems cover an exceptionally wide range of applications. They provide metering and process solutions under high and extreme pressure conditions for use in sectors such as the oil and gas industry, the chemicals industry, plastics, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals/cosmetics and for custom applications such as environmental engineering. Complementary products, matching pump accessories and components for control engineering systems complete the range provided by the LEWA Group.
LEWA maintains a global network of distributors, production facilities and subsidiaries as well as joint ventures. This means that LEWA is represented on every continent and in over 90 countries. The company, headquartered in Leonberg, Baden-Württemberg, generates an annual turnover of approximately 100 million euros and employs over 700 people worldwide.
Wassermann AG offers software solutions and management consulting for supply chain excellence. For the past 25 years, Wassermann has been supporting medium-sized production companies and international corporations alike to optimize their value-added chains and increase their logistical performance. The approach adopted by the Wassermann Management Consultants combines industry best practices with innovative consulting concepts and extensive IT expertise. Wassermann offers consulting in the fields of smart manufacturing, distribution and after-sales services, procurement management, and information technology, with measurable and sustainable benefits for its customers always having top priority. In the field of software solutions, the way standard software adds valuable SCM functionality to ERP applications. This leads to integrated overall solutions, enabling vertically and horizontally integrated process planning and controlling. The result: Companies become more efficient, more transparent, and more profitable.