The implementation of the new system was initiated due to the fact that the existing WMS logging system lacked the required flexibility and scalability. Taking into consideration the previous successful ERP implementation based on SAP S/4 HANA, a SAP system was given the preference.
SAP EWM Embedded platform was chosen for warehouse automation. The system was launched simultaneously in two company warehouses (Moscow, Saint Petersburg). By the time of the launch, BIOCAD had already been involved in the QM project directly connected with developing Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. In this connection, the implementation of SAP warehouse automation system was crucial, since the new Quality Management functionality was impossible without EWM integration, therefore the deadline for the solution implementation was tight (approximately 7 months).
During the implementation of the system in the warehouses the following tasks were performed:
- incoming, outgoing and internal warehouse processes;
- management of serializable products;
- sampling for quality control;
- sample manufacturing for production.
The integration with SAP QM and SAP ATTP was also performed.