Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. on SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing Solutions

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. Banks on SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. has about 100 groups of companies in Japan and overseas offering diverse products in wide-ranging fields such as aerospace, rolling stock, ship, and offshore structure to name a few. 

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.’s (KHI) Aerospace Systems Company, a leading Japanese aircraft and aircraft engine manufacturer, has selected the SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution for production engineering and operations.

Mike Lackey, SAP Global Vice President of Solution Management, Manufacturing, said:

“Industry leaders like KHI are choosing SAP to help better understand their manufacturing frontlines in real-time to improve production outcomes.” 

According to Lackey, the chosen SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution can easily adapt and satisfy KHI’s business needs as the company evolves and grows in Japan and around the world. 

KHI aims to go paperless and eliminate rigorous manual tasks in its manufacturing processes. With SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution, the global company intends to enhance efficiency in its operations and provide greater detail in traceability and disclosure to its customers by digitalising massive quantities of materials. 

The Japanese manufacturing company will be leveraging SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution for production engineering and operations that is built on SAP S/4HANA platform and known to deliver an enhanced, comprehensive, and simplified user experience. This functionality facilitates enterprise-wide manufacturing collaboration within an integrated SAP S/4HANA environment helping KHI streamline processes by centrally managing design and manufacturing bills of material (BOMs) for aircraft and reflect changes at the design stage.

More so, SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution for production engineering and operations delivers integration of engineering and manufacturing BOMs required for large and complex assembly including manufacturing in the aerospace industry.

The SAP solution helps prevent production delays and the need for design rework by allowing technical requests to be transmitted accurately and completely to manufacturing sites including sudden design changes. Highly detailed traceability and enhanced work efficiency through the digitalisation of work processes is also anticipated to be delivered by the solution.

KHI aims to use the data and insights gathered from business processes to further improve production activities as the SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution propel the aircraft manufacturer’s digital transformation.

More about SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solutions

Both SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution for planning and scheduling and SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution for production engineering and operations are built on the same SAP S/4HANA platform. The solutions’ benefits and features are as follows:

  • On-premise deployment
  • Enhanced manufacturing collaboration enterprise-wide
  • Enriched and seamless digital manufacturing capabilities
  • Real-time enterprise analytics for better decision-making

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