Industry Sectors

Every industry and every company has procedural and operational special characteristics. Therefore it is difficult for users to work efficiently within the processes for production and logistics just with the standard ERP system.

From the perspective of the central IT department, it is not admissible to deviate from the standard, so the release ability is not at risk. With ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench the procedural requirements are covered by standard software, while ensuring the release ability of the ERP system.

ORSOFT solutions are used in different industry sectors:

  • in manufacturing industry (machine construction, assembly line manufacturing, foundry, Individual and series producers, automotive, steel, high-tech)
  • in the process industries (food processing, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, lubricant industry, refineries)
  • consumer goods (textiles, packaging, food, dairy ...)
  • in hospital planning

In each of these sectors, there are special processes that are mapped into the software to improve the planning result. Examples of some specific technical processes may be mentioned, which can be in the ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench for SAP® ERP mapped based on the SAP® ERP model without a second data storage and planned:

  • continuous material throughputs and semi-continuous production
  • combined production
  • shelf life (ORSOFT Shelf Life Cockpit)
  • parameter-based (feature-based) planning
  • tank- and silo management
  • energy balance calculations, fire and environmental loads

Especially this exact implementation of specific processes is often a competitive advantage of a company. Due to its unique technological concept, ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench is able to integrate specific technological processes into the leading ERP system, without creating a second data storage or disrupt the release capability.

Industry expertise

Based on a strong standard since 1990, the system is now in use in virtually all industries - whether process industry or manufacturing industry.

Cross-industry topics

Analyses | Sequencing | Maintenance Scheduling | Personnel Planning | Material-, Ressource- and Capacity-Planning (MRCP) | ATP | CTP | PTP | Advanced graphical planning board | Reports | Cockpits with capacity-validated evaluations | etc.


Industry Competence Automotive

Automotive, Series Production

Subcontracting, Production balancing and levelling, Demand balancing, KANBAN principles, Planning against delivery plans, Dynamic pegging and CTP, Resource networks, Order networks

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Industry Competence Chemicals


Multi-product campaigns, Energy requirements, Lab Scheduling, Batch and semi-continuous production and variable outputs, Constraints, Fire load, Cascades, Tank Scheduling

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Industry Competence High-Tec / Solar

High-Tec / Solar

Project system planning by linking SAP PS and SAP PP, Folding tables, Dome production, Missing Parts Lists

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Industry Competence Make-to-order Production

Make-to-order Production

Installation processes, Mixed static and dynamic pegging, Capacity check at basic dates, Missing Parts Lists, Workflows

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Industry Competence Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage

CIP, Parameter-based planning and packaging, Blending calculation, Tank and silo planning, Filling, Shelf-life, Lab Scheduling

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Industry Competence Life Sciences / Pharmaceuticals

Life Sciences / Pharmaceuticals

Laboratory planning, Packaging planning, Non-free packing, Active agent content, Prescription validity, Customer retention, Documentation

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Industry Competence Oil and Petrochemicals

Oil and Petrochemicals

Semi-Continual Production; blending and filling plan, loading plan, tank storage and pipeline planning, hydrocarbon product management

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Industry Competence Aerospace and Defence

Aerospace and Defence

Project system planning by linking SAP PS and SAP PP, Folding tables, Dome production, Missing Parts Lists

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Industry Competence Textile


APS for SAP ERP with Industry Solution AFS, Product mix, Learning curves and capacity maintenance concerning work familiarisation periods

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Industry Competence Mill-Products


Blending optimisation, Box planning in foundries, Vendor managed inventory for packaging manufacturers, Cut Planning, Cross-Plant Inventory Balancing

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