Design to Operate

Solutions around the Design to Operate process

In order to meet the fundamentally increasing demands of tomorrow's target group, complete transparency of the entire supply chain is required. From design, planning and production to logistics and ongoing maintenance - the so-called design-to-operate process.

End-to-end product lifecycle management that can map end-to-end business processes across the entire supply chain helps companies meet the increasing demands and survive in global competition.

With SAP, data, processes and resources can be brought together across disciplines, usually with existing standard functionalities. In this regard, there is also a 

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variety of individual solutions that can be implemented without any problems. Here, the CLC experts support the digital representation of end-to-end processes, whether with existing "home remedies", Add-ons or new Product enhancements

The most important questions and answers on the subject

1. why is the mapping of a continuous design-to-operate process so important for companies?
In order to put the customer and his product at the center and thus meet the increasing market demands, end-to-end digitalization is necessary to optimize the product and its processes.

2. what disadvantages arise if the process is not fully digitally mapped?
The stages in the product lifecycle are not fully interconnected. In addition, isolated solutions create digital process gaps and deficits that can lead to competitive disadvantages.

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Advantages of a digital design to operate process at a glance

  • Structured and transparent manufacturing processes
    Processes are managed systemically, which ensures better networking of supply chain functions. This makes it possible for manufacturers to identify process bottlenecks, for example, and to control the corresponding process steps more flexibly.
  • Early identification of customer requirements
    An end-to-end digital process allows trends as well as customer needs to be taken into account and enables informed decisions based on real-time data.
  • A systemic information base
    Redundant data entry is no longer necessary, change processes can be carried out in a structured manner, and master data maintenance is significantly less time-consuming. As a result, time and personnel costs are reduced and the quality of data exchange increases.
  • Competitive advantages
    An optimal linkage of the entire supply chain within a modern and progressive market, represents an enormous advantage and can contribute substantially to the success of the enterprise.

Solution examples for the process steps


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