Based in Lüdenscheid, HASCO is an international leader in manufacturing products for toolmaking and die making. In 2012, the company built one of Europe’s most modern production facilities for standard components. These components for toolmaking in the plastics industry can be combined as needed using a modular system.
In the course of a factory expansion during which the vertical integration would increase by one step, the company’s goal was to consolidate the entire delivery chain and value creation process at a single location. In order to optimally map this new complexity in the company’s IT, HASCO decided to implement the SAP variant configurator for sales and purchasing with full integration into the SAP ERP system which it had already been using for years.
Now the configuration functions for all process steps in selling configurable materials are available in the ERP system. The full process integration including a bill of materials and a task list allows immediate calculation and prompt planning of material requirements, as well as starting the procurement process. In order to minimize excessive growth of the master data, the externally procured materials are now also configurable.
“With the integrated SAP configurator and warehouse management, HASCO has chosen an all-in-one solution that not only gives the company numerous competitive advantages, but is also future-proof,” says Marco Irmscher, head of IT at HASCO, about the results of the nine-month project that has now been completed successfully.
More information is available in our press release from 11/12/2013.