Industry 4.0 with SAP : A Synopsis

“Industry 4.0 with SAP” is a comprehensive guide that delves into the transformative landscape of Industry 4.0, where cutting-edge technologies such as IoT, cloud computing, analytics, AI, and machine learning converge to revolutionize manufacturing processes. This book emphasizes the integration of these innovations into production operations, leading to the emergence of smart factories equipped with advanced sensors, embedded software, and robotics for data collection and analysis. By combining manufacturing data with enterprise systems, silos are broken down, offering unparalleled visibility and insights.

The book highlights the benefits of this digital transformation, including enhanced automation, predictive maintenance, and process optimization, ultimately enabling manufacturers to be more responsive to customer needs. It underscores the pivotal role of intelligent and connected factories in this revolution, offering real-time asset monitoring, predictive maintenance, and improved quality control through IoT devices and AI-powered visual inspections. Importantly, Industry 4.0 isn’t confined to specific industries but can be applied across diverse sectors, ushering in a new era of efficiency and productivity.

Structured to cater to a wide audience including consultants, architects, and business stakeholders, each chapter offers a deep dive into critical aspects of Industry 4.0. From understanding the fundamentals in Chapter 1 to exploring IoT platforms and solutions in Chapter 2, and delving into analytics and AI/ML applications in Chapter 3, the book provides a roadmap for configuring, implementing, and utilizing Industry 4.0 solutions with SAP.

Subsequent chapters focus on specific SAP offerings tailored for Industry 4.0 adoption, including the SAP Intelligent Product, Factory, Asset, and Empowered People suites. Through real-world examples and practical guidance, readers gain insights into how these solutions can be harnessed to create connected and intelligent factories, manage assets efficiently, and empower individuals within the industry.

The book also covers common Industry 4.0 use cases, reference architectures, and strategic planning approaches, ensuring readers are equipped to navigate the complexities of their Industry 4.0 journey effectively. It emphasizes the importance of clear objectives, rigorous assessment, and comprehensive planning, alongside continuous learning and adaptability.

Whether you’re a CxO, project manager, solution architect, change manager, consultant, academic professional, or student, this book serves as an indispensable resource for understanding, implementing, and thriving in the era of Industry 4.0. With its wealth of knowledge and practical insights, it equips readers to embrace digital transformation and unlock the full potential of Industry 4.0 with SAP.

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About the Authors

Mr. Dipankar Saha

Principal Architect (Industry 4.0 & BTP),

Mr. Dipankar Saha is an architect for SAP manufacturing and Industry 4.0 solutions and has worked in several SAP MII implementation projects and also in the product design and development of SAP MII. Mr. Dipankar Saha is an SAP-certified associate enterprise architect. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

Mr. Dipankar Saha has coauthored several books on SAP MII and SAP ME published by SAP PRESS, and has written a few other books and several popular technical blogs and articles on manufacturing and related topics. Mr. Dipankar Saha regularly participates in different public forums, presenting papers and showcasing applications and solutions on topics related to SAP manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

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Mr. Chandan Jash
SAP Manufacturing Consultant,

Mr. Chandan Jash is a technical architect and SME for SAP ME and SAP MII implementation projects at IBM India. Mr. Chandan Jash has worked on many SAP manufacturing implementations, supported SAP MII and SAP ME projects globally in different roles, and has implemented Industry 4.0 standards.

Mr. Chandan Jash coauthored the book on SAP ME published by SAP PRESS. He has worked with SAP solutions for more than 17 years and has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. Mr. Chandan Jash has also participated in the IBM internal forum and SAP community by publishing articles, providing solutions, and presenting at global SAP events.

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Mr. Soumya Das
Managing Consultant,

Mr. Soumya Das is a manufacturing business function architect and SME for SAP Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 solutions. Mr. Soumya Das has 18 years of experience in the area of manufacturing across different industry segments, covering end-to-end manufacturing solutions that include manufacturing planning, controlling, execution, and analytics.

Mr. Soumya Das is an SAP-Certified manufacturing consultant and project manager. Along with technical delivery, Soumya has worked as a process integration manager to ensure seamless deployment of orchestrated enterprise solutions. Mr. Soumya Das has a bachelor’s degree in production engineering and a master’s degree in project management.

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Mr. Anupkumar Ketkale
Senior Manager

Mr. Anupkumar Ketkale has more than a decade of experience in ENR, automotive, and other discrete F&B manufacturing industries leading value-driven digital transformations in an Industry 4.0 context. Mr. Anupkumar Ketkale spent almost a decade providing management consulting and advisory services for CXOs of several organizations, establishing a strategic vision and mission for their digital organization, and driving digital transformation initiatives that follow best practices.

Mr. Anupkumar Ketkale is currently driving the Industry 4.0 product consultative sales and Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence for an SAP partner organization. Mr. Anupkumar Ketkale graduated from Michigan Technological University with majors in mechanical engineering and hybrid electric vehicles.

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