LP.
SOLUTION
SUITE

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

Business Intelligence
  • 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
Order processing and product development
  • 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
Production planning & scheduling
  • 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
Materials administration
  • 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
Production & Quality Inspection
  • 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
Transportation planning, shipping & invoicing
  • 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
Industry Presets

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
SAP S4/HANA

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.

Pre-configured solutions

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.

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