Mobile Inventory Management
About Dong Energy
DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Europe. DONG Energy’s business is based on procuring, producing, distributing and trading energy and related products in Europe
Today, 85% of DONG Energy’s heat and power is produced by fossil fuels – mainly coal. Over the next 30 years they aim to reduce their CO2 emissions per produced kWh to 15% of current levels. Within the next 10 years they aim to halve CO2 emissions per kWh produced.
DONG Energy is headquartered in Denmark and had approximately 6000 employees and a turnover of USD 55 billion in 2010.
Having efficient business processes is a key for companies to get more value out of their resources and thereby perform better than their competition. Efficient and lean processes is however also a great way for workers to spend time on interesting and challenging task and not get fed up with bureaucracy.
For blue colored workers Mobile solutions is a great way to minimize redundant steps, paper use and get a better quality of the captured data. Dong therefore wanted to use a mobile inventory management solution in their offshore base in Esbjerg. The base services offshore oilrigs, and thus has a special process around packaging of goods into containers and shipping the containers to the rigs. The solution needed to integrate to SAP MM, and fit the process used in their offshore base in Esbjerg. Standard software solutions are quick to deploy, often cost less than custom developments and have regular update cycles – They do however never really fit the business process.
Using the standard SAP Inventory manager mobile solution DONG got a lot of functionality out of the box. Via mobile scanners workers were quickly able to track materials, make receipts, and issue and transfer goods.
Inventory Manager is build using SAP’s Agentry framework, which ensures an easy extension and customization of the standard solution. After a short implementation period of 3 months, the needed customizations and changes were implemented. Dong now uses a standard solution that fit their process perfectly.
Faster issuing of goods
Perfect business process fit
Eliminated redundant steps and paper
Mik Risom Pedersen, Manager, Integration and Security :
“2BM has for the past years been our preferred partner on mobility, and it was therefore easy to use them for the implementation and customization of SAP Inventory Manager. Their consultants are professional and very knowledgable of SAP mobile technology. We are very satisfied with the solution they delivered which has really reduced the workload on the workers on our offshore base.”