SAP ERP solutions for print and packaging industries

The LP. Solution Suite offers a future-proof end-to-end solution through the combination of the worldwide business standard SAP and the pre-defined LP. industry solution. Thanks to the linking of business operating processes with the technical workflow you benefit from the highest levels of productivity, transparency and a quick ROI. With over 25 years’ experience in the print and packaging industry LP. offers the perfect balance of consulting, software, implementation and appropriate enhancements.

Solution components in overview

  • Controlling

    • LP. product structure analysis to determine production deviations.
    • LP. final costing as a target/actual comparison tailored to the industry
    • LP. profitability analysis as an industry-specific cost analysis and revenue by market segment such as customer, product group, product, individual order
    • Performance statistics by machine and period
  • Management Reporting

    • LP. management information cockpit
    • Key reports and evaluations on the basis of SAP Business Intelligence
    • Graphical representation of key figures
    • Finished product valuation as part value
    • Automated reporting of incoming advance payments to customer order
  • Product Data Model

    • Intelligent product specification systems for product families and variants
    • Dynamic Waste calculation
  • Product routing & costing

    • LP.SI product structure generating and costing with integrated CAD-Interface, Auto Stepping & Estimation of manufac-turing routing with alternatives and economic lot size determination.
    • Allows user interventions at any time in the estimation process if needed.
    • Auto manufacturing cost calculation with links to material management and controlling.
  • Pricing and quotation

    • Pricing from LP. price table, scaled prices, set-up and run prices, integrated freight calculation, determination of critical lot sizes by production route
    • Quotation generation
    • LP. quotation cockpit for automated
      preliminary costing & tender enquiries
  • Sales Cockpit

    • Display of available stock quantity
    • Open and delivered quantities
    • Open call-off quantity
    • Storage location, plant, batch and individual handling unit.
    • Creation of stock transfer orders and deliveries for consignment refill.
    • Display of used Specification Version
      to track Life-Cycle of produced Stock.
  • SKU Cockpit & Color Management

    • LP.SKU cockpit to generate product variants and print layouts, maintain print layout specifications.
    • Integration of ESKO 1up Design
    • Color-to-ink control to calculate
      anticipated ink consumption
    • Integration of color formula systems
    • Monitoring print approval
    • Print-dependent production resource
      Tooling
  • Reserving materials & capacity

    Order-related advance booking of raw materials & capacity

  • Sequence planning and composing

    • Consolidation of individual production orders into combined production orders
    • Pre-structuring the sequence of production for follow-up production with adapted setup times and quantities
    • Transition to LP. Composer gang printing optimization
    • Automatic use of individual orders for print sheets with PDF preview and composer performance indicator
    • Full PDF builder with print marks according to the machine
    • Integration of Esko Step & Repeat
    • Automatic consolidation of individual orders into sheet orders
    • Integration of pre-press stage into print plate production
    • Connecting digital print systems
  • Production planning based on SAP APO

    • Industry-specific pre-sets for planning and optimization systems with automatic planning according to various planning strategies, availability checks, and alert monitor to display scheduling conflicts and simulate planning scenarios
    • Industry-specific pre-sets for SAP APO optimizer to automatically determine the optimum order sequence by work center, automatically adjust setup times using the
      transition matrix, and automatically identify same colors and tools
  • Production preparations

    • Integration of color mixing systems
    • Tool and print plate management,  specification, procurement / production, repair, archiving
    • Raw material release order from supplier
  • Labelling of handling units

    Integration of label-printing systems to identify raw-, semi-finished and finished products

  • Barcode material flow control

    • LP.MFS using a scanner to electronically record material movement such as warehousing, relocation and release from stock on the basis of SAP handling units
    • Scanner-assisted inventory
    • Scanner-assisted creation of mixed pallets
    • LP.Forklift terminal to digitally display
      and process shipments
  • Warehouse & Supply Chain Management

    • Stock overviews on bin level
    • Connecting high rack systems
    • Connecting suppliers
    • Electronic dispatch notification
  • Plant data collection

    • LP.MES based on SAP Manufacturing Integration & Intelligence
    • Digital order information
    • Batch-based material consumption
    • Material consumption handling units via LP.MFS scanner transactions#
    • Collective confirmation for small orders
    • Stack printing for labelling and tracking
    • Integration of MDE system (third party),
      installation of MDE controllers to detect electronic signals such as machine status, setup and production counters, stack and reel changes, traceability report
  • Special functions

    • Integration of QM In-process inspections
    • JDF/JMF integration of press
    • Rework processing
  • Transport planning and shipping

    • LP. finishing & distribution cockpit: packing by distribution lists,
      packing optimization for parcel services
    • Parcel service integration
    • Parcel service cost comparison with freight forwarding (in development)
    • Determining freight charges using freight charge tables
    • Final costing of freight/storage charges
    • Connecting external storage areas
  • Invoicing

    • Pre-setting standard processes
    • Order-based invoicing of additional costs for production resources
    • Invoicing planned/unplanned services

LP. offers pre-configured solutions designed specifically for medium-sized companies in the print and packaging industry that can be set operational very quickly and without significant investment. At the same time the solutions offer a high level of investment protection as they are based on the worldwide Enterprise Software Standard SAP. Learn more about LP solutions for print and packaging.

  • Decor Priting &Coating
  • Security Printing
  • Web-to-Print
  • Tipping Paper
  • Individual Printing
  • Labels
  • Leaflets
  • Folding Carting & Beverage Containers
  • POS-Displays
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Metal Cans
  • Extrusion & BarrierFilms
  • Pre-Press Services
  • Corrugated Packaging

The solutions incorporate a pre-configured data model, business processes and domain specific LP.Solution Components to enhance the SAP standard functionality. SAP & LP solutions are continuously being further developed and hence secure the investment over decades.

 

LP offers pre-configured solutions designed specifically for medium-sized companies in the print and packaging industry that can be set operational very quickly and without significant investment. At the same time the solutions offer a high level of investment protection as they are based on the worldwide Enterprise Software Standard SAP. Learn more about LP solutions for print and packaging.

PACKAGING |Common ProcessesSAP Standards

PRINT |Common ProcessesSAP Standards