Automotive add-ons

Tried-and-tested addition functions and their uses, at a glance

We have used our experience from over 280 automotive supplier customer projects to create numerous add-ons that complement the standard functions and make them easier to use. A selection of additional functions that can be added to your system is given below – from A for alteration documents to V for VMI. No modifications needed, not dependent on any particular release version and available with maintenance, if desired.

Purchase and sales call-off history

Comparisons of several historical call-offs allow changes in demand and severe fluctuations to be detected rapidly.

The benefits for you:

  • More time for sales material managers
  • Greater transparency in the supply chain

Alteration documents for manufacturing orders

All changes in manufacturing order (incl. user and data) are logged.

The benefits for you:

  • Greater transparency and traceability for manufacturing orders
  • Clearly defined responsibilities

Returnable packaging materials management

Evaluation and display of packaging material requirements and demand-based material management for containers, based on packaging regulations and customer needs.

The benefits for you:

  • Reduction of container stock (and therefore in container rent) through improved materials management.
  • Transparent and automated planning

Ability to deliver

Comparison of target and achieved deadlines, incorporating response times, call-off history and the resulting evaluation of adherence to deadlines (own ability to deliver and that of suppliers). Integrated into business intelligence solution iControl or SAP BW.

The benefits for you:

  • Own data used in negotiations
  • Early detection of problems and early countermeasures

MRP Plus – Series planning at group level

Straightforward and rapid planning for all variants on one production line, at a glance. Clear display of stock situation for several materials, with user-friendly branching to other areas.

The benefits for you:

  • Better overview of materials managers means less special measures in production
  • Support in the levelling of demand fluctuations and planning of continuous manufacture.

ORBIS Planning Tool

Efficient planning control desk for performant sequence planning, even for large volumes, fully integrated into the SAP standard. Predefined extension interfaces allow individual planning criteria for automated planning and any restrictions to be mapped.

The benefits for you:

  • Fully integrated control desk functionality – detailed control
    of manufacture, full integration with no interfaces
  • Reduced costs in specialist department through handling optimisation
  • Transparency in order and scheduling structure
  • Increases in planning speed and response options in the event of alterations


Preconfigured transactions and dialogue function for RF terminals– particularly all functions from handling unit management and warehouse management (WM).

The benefits for you:

  • Acceleration and optimisation of your processes in WM and handling unit management.
  • Reduction of operations involving other processes (such as stock searches).

Third-party order processing with scheduling agreements

Transferral of customer data into EDI supplier call-offs and unique customer allocation, even for several customer scheduling agreements.

The benefits for you:

  • Time savings and avoidance of recording errors
  • Correct call-off information to third-party order supplier at the click of a button

VMI / EDL Plus – enhanced processing of external service providers

Materials replenishment management for a consignment warehouse on the basis of stock, forecasting requirements, target days’ supply and transparent stock management for EDL (incl. stock in transit and automatic stock reconciliation).

The benefits for you:

  • Efficiency and avoidance of errors through automated materials replenishment management
  • Transparency in the supply chain – secured materials management and avoidance of special journeys
  • Reduction of stock differences through clearly defined stock responsibilities

8D report

Mapping of the 8D method disciplines in a QM report and output as a Word form

The benefits for you:

  • Integrated and transparent processing with no duplicate recording of information
  • Efficient, standardised processing in accordance with predefined measures

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