INTRANAV RTLS Intelligence
for Use with SAP® Management Products
Location Intelligence for Reliable Industrial Processes
With INTRANAV RTLS Intelligence, your industrial objects (For example, handling units and other components of a customer order) or transport vehicles are digitally connected to SAP® management products, such as SAP® Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), SAP® Manufacturing Execution (ME), SAP® S/4HANA or SAP® Supply Chain Management (SCM). The real-time location and process data is generated by the INTRANAV.IO platform and INTRANAV Multi-RTLS technology and consistently synchronized with the SAP® management products.
Location Intelligence for integration into SAP systems:
➜ Process mapping of the inventory in the warehouse, on the production line or in the yard as a digital twin
➜ Process monitoring through track and trace of production, transport and material flows
➜ Location-based process automation of relevant workflows on the store and production floor
➜ Process analysis based on real-time location data
Benefit from dynamic transfer order management and control, scan-free operations, synchronization between physical inventory and SAP® management systems, plausibility at the production line, status alerts, and error-free operations.
Advantages of INTRANAV RTLS Intelligence
in Use with SAP® Management Products
Optimization of material flow utilization
Through intelligent linking of location & sensor data of MHE & material as well as the dynamic assignment of transport orders together with modern ERP and WMS management systems.
Reduction of idle and throughput times as well as idle cycles
Through real-time optimization of transport orders, resources, intelligent routing and the elimination of barcode scanning through AUTO-ID and recognition systems.
Reduction of booking efforts and errors
Through virtual zones, all cycle-related production feedback is automatically posted to SAP® in real-time.
Reduction of material merging errors
Thanks to the continuous real-time tracking of load carriers, the entire manufacturing process is mapped transparently as a digital twin. System comparisons with SAP check the plausibility of the components for the further assembly process.
Reduction of inefficiencies and errors in workflows
Through real-time process interlock, digitized workflows, machine learning-based plausibility checks, predictive analytics, and alerts.
Reduced material delivery times through automated replenishment control
Through real-time data-driven production line feeding by route train or the digitized forklift fleet.
Process Optimization Key Figures of our Customer with INTRANAV RTLS Intelligence when used with SAP® EWM
The Main Functions at a Glance
Auto Identification with RTLS
Digital & visual
(inbound to outbound)
Scannerless goods transport
in variant production
Automatic cycle feedback
on the assembly line
Paperless manufacturing &
Display of sequence- & order-related
information (assembly line)
Location Intelligence Solutions for Use with SAP® Management Systems
- Smart Warehouse Solution
- Smart Manufacturing Solution
- Paperless Factory Solution
- Yard Management
- Other RTLS Solutions for Factory & Warehouse
- Track & Trace with Multi-RTLS
The integration of location and identification data into SAP systems, such as EWM or ERP, enables intelligent and automated transport and goods handling processes in the warehouse. Benefit from scannerless goods receipt and issue processes, all executed with the forklift truck, getting out of the driver’s cab is no longer necessary. Save valuable time and accelerate the throughput of your material flow.
Automation with real-time location and IIoT-based workflows can increase productivity by up to 40%.
Automating the assignment of transport orders to the fleet and optimized route planning to the shelf makes it possible to save time by cutting out manual entries and checks, allowing transport processes to be performed faster and more efficiently. Optimized route planning to the shelf also helps goods arrive at their destination faster and more accurately, saving time that would otherwise be spent searching for and finding goods.
Retrograde reports based on real-time location data now also enable optimization potential of the entire material flow; weak points and waste can be analyzed at a glance.
With INTRANAV smart Manufacturing solutions, the entire manufacturing flow is transparent and traceable in real-time as a digital twin via the INTRANAV.IO platform. Through RTLS Intelligence, INTRANAV smart Manufacturing solutions provide the basis for pre- and main assembly synchronization of cycles, cycle-related picking (large components) but also for autonomous generation of transport orders.
With the connection to manufacturing management software such as SAP® Manufacturing Execution, information can be provided at higher levels, initiating subsequent orders and information processes. For example, cycle confirmations of racks/transportation equipment/containers can be automatically posted in SAP® Manufacturing Execution based on the location on the production line. Automatic plausibility checks based on location data at the assembly line supports process reliability for subsequent assembly. Physical Assembly Groups are digitally connected with INTRANAV, enabling paperless tracking of production orders in all assembly branches.
The integration of structured location data into systems such as SAP® Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence allows extensive process optimization of the production and material flow.
With INTRANAV Paperless Factory, production-relevant information such as accompanying slips or production orders are provided interactively by e-ink displays (electronic displays) in real-time. The respective production status can be retrieved on the display depending on the location and production cycle. Requirements or status feedback are transmitted to SAP® Manufacturing Execution, SAP® Extended Warehouse Management or SAP® Yard Logistics with the push of a button. The real-time availability of the data ensures short distances and clear instructions, which increases the productivity of employees and accelerates manufacturing processes.
Through the interface to SAP® Manufacturing Execution, SAP® Extended Warehouse Management or SAP® Yard Logistics, location-based information can be used to block or release processes. Automated workflows initiate further processes, such as locking of safety zones (so-called quality blocking or release) or initiate pickup orders.
With the help of INTRANAV.IO your previous process flows and interactions with SAP® Logistics Business Network, SAP® Yard Logistics or, for example, SAP® Transportation Resource Planning are brought to a “digitized level” and intelligently automated with the help of a new real-time location data level.
With INTRANAV, you monitor, control and manage the entire handling process via the INTRANAV RTLS IoT platform, from goods receipt to goods issue, including the complex loading and unloading traffic at the loading ramps. Authorization steps that were previously performed manually, e.g. via physical logistics terminals on-site, as well as the entire yard communication, ramp access control including ramp allocation, take place with INTRANAV through digital network and location tracking of the vehicles as a digitized and interconnected plant logistics process.
INTRANAV Yard Management coordinates and controls all movements of internal transport vehicles and ensures efficient and resource-optimized plant logistics through real-time optimized handling processes and parking space information on the plant site. With INTRANAV, you benefit from shorter throughput and waiting times as well as from an increase in transport and goods throughput, thereby reducing costs and increasing the productivity of the entire logistics operation.
The application areas for INTRANAV RTLS Intelligence for Smart Factory include “Production & Assembly Line Automation”, “Material Replenishment (eKanban) & Real-Time Production Process Tracking” and “Tool and Robotic Handling”.
By integrating real-time location data into SAP® management products for manufacturing, such as SAP® Manufacturing Execution, processes can be tracked and workflows automated. This provides process clarity, stability, and security, and can also shorten process times.
Real-time location data also provides important data when it comes to maintenance; with IIoT, parameter values of objects and machines can be monitored reliably and predictively.
In order to keep the production output constant, relevant characteristic times must be evaluated. Real-time location data provides actual data without delay to analyze granular cycle measurements, zone dwell times, work cycles, just-in-sequence provisioning and more. For this purpose, INTRANAV products such as INTRANAV Materila Flow (Module) or INTRALYTICS can be used or the data can be integrated into SAP® dashboards.
The application areas for INTRANAV RTLS Intelligence for SMART Warehouse include “Warehouse Automation”, “Intelligent AGV Management”, “Social Distance Management” and “Workforce Safety”. By integrating real-time location data into SAP® management products for (intra-)logistics, such as SAP® Extended Warehouse Management, processes can also be tracked and workflows automated on the shopfloor, and high-level information can be provided. Resources can be dynamically controlled, goods movements and updates can be automated and performed without scanners, search times can be reduced, empty runs can be avoided and throughput can be increased.
Industry 4.0 begins with the digital networking of warehouses and manufacturing, which includes the necessary capture and digitization of the movements of process-relevant transport vehicles and objects, such as containers, load carriers, equipment, vehicles, and in sectors that require a high level of personal safety, people as well. The collection of this data is a prerequisite for planning, optimization, and quality assurance processes.
With INTRANAV Multi-RTLS technology, cost-effective and application-specific location technologies can be deployed and combined, e.g. RFID, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) and Wirepas or BLE. The integration of location data into SAP® logistics and supply chain as well as manufacturing products or asset performance products provide the basis for system and process synchronization, transparency and collaboration of further processes.
SAP “Win Through Logistics” – Intelligent Warehouses with INTRANAV, an Inpixon Company
Manuel Flurbacher, SAP and Ersan Günes, INTRANAV, an Inpixon company
INTRANAV RTLS Intelligence for Use with
SAP® EWM and SAP® MES
Success Stories of our Customers
Optimized Industrial Processes through INTRANAV RTLS Intelligence and the use with SAP® Management ProductsRead now
INTRANAV Supports RTLS Data Integration
into the Following SAP® Products
Logistics and Supply Chain:
SAP® Extended Warehouse Management
SAP® Logistics Business Network
SAP® Yard Logistics
SAP® Transportation Resource Planning
SAP® Supply Chain Management
SAP® Manufacturing Execution
SAP® S/4HANA Manufacturing
SAP® Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence
SAP® Digital Manufacturing Cloud
Optimization of the Asset Performance:
SAP® Asset Intelligence Network (AIN)
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Industry 4.0 Starts with INTRANAV RTLS Intelligence
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