Optimizing the supply chain

Kathrein-Gruppe is a leading global specialist in reliable, high quality communication technology and employs around 7,000 people at various locations. Kathrein wanted to maximize their supply chain across all sites using a standardized working method, and thus achieve sustainable customer satisfaction, reliable delivery time, and purchasing advantages.

With this goal in mind, Kathrein implemented SAP® Solution Manager in combination with Signavio Process Manager.

Process-supported SAP implementation

An ERP system like SAP® can make your daily business more transparent, reducing operating costs and making operative planning easier. Yet its application can also create a few challenges, as it involves optimally supporting every process. Kathrein oversaw much more than an IT implementation project; they also harmonized and re-organized the company and its process landscape.

With the implementation of SAP® Solution Manager, Kathrein relied on input from all departments. Each department documented their relevant future state processes in Signavio Process Manager to make them available as a global reference. The IT department also uses these process models and continues to develop them further in SAP® Solution Manager.

Facing the challenge with Signavio

Even a team of 30 modelers is not devoid of problems, especially since each employee designs a process in a different way and documents tasks differently. For this reason, employees should be involved in process design early on. This ensures more standardized working methods and process thinking: “Where do I stand in this process? What is my role and how can I define my tasks?”

The usability of Signavio in combination with intuitive functions makes process-based use of SAP® and transparent process management across locations easy for Kathrein. In fact, process based risk management is the next step for Kathrein with Signavio.

SAP® Solution Manager and the Signavio interface

Process models at Kathrein are not only comprehensive references for daily work but can also be taken over quickly by SAP® Solution Manager through the integrated Signavio interface. This has benefits for IT, as documented processes are the prerequisites for text and change management—seeing how changes affect processes.

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