LogiMAT 2024: SWAN presents its portfolio expanded to include SAP DM

Messestand LogiMat 2024

Project House for SAP Logistics at Logistics Trade Fair: High Automation and Usability Across the Entire Customer Lifecycle.

Augsburg, January 12, 2024 – SWAN GmbH offers logistics expertise throughout the complete customer lifecycle. At LogiMAT 2024, the project house for SAP logistics presents its solutions based on SAP modules SAP EWM and SAP TM, as well as SAP DM for the first time. With the module, SWAN closes the data gap between warehouse and production to optimize logistics processes. With 24/7 service, SWAN covers the entire lifecycle of warehouse logistics and Logistics 4.0, even for third-party customers, beyond go-live. In addition, SWAN presents its own product solutions and provides insights into corporate strategy. You can find SWAN in Hall 8 at Booth F52.

At LogiMAT 2024, SWAN once again proves its comprehensive expertise in logistics solutions. From small, manual warehouses to highly automated corporate logistics with international locations: With their broad SAP knowledge, SWAN is the competent partner across the entire customer lifecycle; in hot project phases during migration and implementation, for release upgrades, patches, or for customer-specific training.

New Implementations, Retrofits, and Software Upgrades: SAP EWM S/4HANA for Industry and Logistics 4.0

Since its foundation in 2011, SWAN has stood for comprehensive automation know-how regarding material flow, functionality, and process support in the implementation of customized and efficient SAP logistics solutions. Customers benefit from agile project methodology, which involves future users early in addition to project teams. Their acceptance is a crucial component for the success of future-proof and data-based logistics, warehouse, or supply chain processes in Logistics 4.0.

In addition to projects for implementing SAP EWM in new warehouses, SWAN carries out planning, support, and execution of retrofit and upgrade projects. “We are experiencing increasing demand for modernizing existing warehouses and their software, i.e., so-called retrofit projects,” says Andreas Simon, Director Sales at SWAN. “In addition to global economic triggers and pending replacements of proprietary systems, many companies are also driven by the impending migration to SAP S/4 HANA due to the discontinuation of outdated SAP WM and SAP EWM releases 7-9.”

SAP TM Basic as a Successor Solution for LE-TRA

Also in the area of Transportation Management, SAP customers are facing a system change. SAP has announced the end of life for the LE-TRA module, which companies have been using for planning, execution, and billing of transportation processes, by the end of 2027. With nearly 1:1 adoption of functionality, SAP TM Basic is considered the successor to LE-TRA, which is license-free for users. “The system change is to be understood as an opportunity to question current processes, automate them, and also to use user-friendly and performance-oriented SAPUI5 interfaces in transport processing,” emphasizes Martin Fröschl, Director SAP TM at SWAN. “SWAN supports customers in the smooth transition to SAP TM Basic and realizes project introductions close to standard within 16 weeks.” The system change also offers companies the opportunity to examine whether comprehensive use of SAP TM in the licensed Advanced version is suitable for them.

Enhanced SAP Expertise with SAP DM

New in SWAN’s service portfolio is the recently released SAP Digital Manufacturing (SAP DM) module. Through machine integration in manufacturing, SAP DM utilizes existing IoT capabilities. Consisting of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and an intelligent key figure system, the generic solution can be connected to various systems and can intervene deeply in manufacturing situations thanks to integrated sensor data. “With the extension of SAP DM, SWAN links its logistics expertise with the requirements of efficient production logistics and thus closes a gap,” says Matthias Ebert, Senior SAP SCM Consultant at SWAN.

“From material flow at goods receipt, we control the entire manufacturing process almost in real-time and can connect all production machines with technical interfaces to familiar SAP systems across industries. Thanks to the uniform database gained in the familiar system, companies improve the quality of their production, save personnel costs, and secure significant competitive advantages in Industry 4.0,” says Ebert.

SWAN Customer Lifecycle Service (CLS) Introduces Itself

At SWAN, all projects are thought of in the long term and service-oriented. Therefore, the SWAN Customer Lifecycle Service (CLS) is integrated into customer projects from the beginning and actively works during project phases such as testing, commissioning, or ramp-up/hypercare. After go-live, the CLS team is available to customers and third-party customers with incident management day and night, 365 days a year. In addition, SWAN offers change request management, development services, and individually tailored training, also in cooperation with the SWAN Academy.

“Our services respond individually to customer demands and offer continuous support beyond the project duration. With our dedicated expert team, we guarantee long-term success and flexibly adapt existing solutions to changing requirements to optimally support our customers even after the end of the project,” says Michael Heider, Director Customer Lifecycle Service at SWAN.

SWAN Products: Improved Functionalities and Usability for Logistics 4.0

Product demonstrations at the booth complement the trade fair presence. SWAN presents solutions for connecting highly efficient warehouse systems such as AutoStore® or driverless transport systems. Interested parties gain insight into how SWAN integrates fleet controllers from external manufacturers such as NAVIOS by DS AUTOMOTION into SAP EWM and provides suitable dialogues for the SAP EWM world. Information from connected external systems can thus be displayed directly in the SAP interface; the AutoStore system can already be controlled directly from SAP. Another example of improved usability is the SWAN 3D Logistics Cockpit. The solution utilizes existing data from SAP EWM and creates an interactive, virtual 3D warehouse image with a user-friendly UI5 interface.

In addition to developing technical interfaces for connecting SAP or non-SAP systems and controlling automation systems, SWAN’s range of services includes continuous consulting and service offerings. “We are very much looking forward to personal exchange and to presenting our revised product and service portfolio to all trade fair guests,” emphasizes SWAN Managing Director Alexander Bernhard.