VARTA Microbattery brings Dangerous Materials Management and SAP together
inconso and PES combine Dangerous Goods solutions and cooperate on Dangerous Materials Management
VARTA Microbattery GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of batteries. The research, development, production, sales and marketing of the battery systems for electronic equipment are located at Ellwangen, Germany. For years, the company has used an SAP ERP system to manage its business processes. For the dangerous materials management, VARTA Microbattery uses the epos Gefahrstoff-Manager® from PES-Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH. The seamless connection of the dangerous materials and goods management with the ERP system is now guaranteed via the SAP Add-On inconsoS/DGM (Dangerous Goods Management) developed by inconso AG.
For the production of batteries, different materials and formulas that are classified as dangerous materials are required. This means that strict legal regulations must be abide by to protect the workers, customers and environment. This is why VARTA Microbattery uses epos Gefahrstoff-Manager® from PES. The manufacturing, managing and distribution of material data and security specification sheets are easily possible with this modularly built, high performance and proven software.
In the process of converting the dangerous materials data to the recently legally mandated GHS (Global Harmonized System for categorization and labeling of chemicals), epos was also connected on to the SAP system using the inconso AG developed SAP Add-On inconsoS/DGM. The strengths of epos in the area of production security and those of inconsoS/DGM in the dangerous goods processing and consideration for storage combination restrictions of dangerous goods during warehouse bookings can now be used by VARTA Microbattery simultaneously.
The SAP Add-On inconsoS/DGM developed by inconso AG for the management of dangerous materials and goods offers a comprehensive and effective functionality while offering high flexibility for extensions. Dangerous materials and goods checks, calculation of quantities for the use of transport easements or the printing of dangerous goods documents are integrated into SAP with inconsoS/DGM.
Interfaces per web services connect epos and inconsoS/DGM with each other. Dangerous materials and goods data can be exchanged between both systems ideally supplementing each other. The security specification documents and the most important dangerous materials data are now available to all workers in the SAP system. Dangerous materials inventory data are also visible in the intranet.
Based on the successful joint project at VARTA Microbattery, inconso AG, Bad Nauheim, and PES-Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Kleinkahl, have entered into a cooperation agreement. This cooperation sets the stage for completing additional joint projects in the area of dangerous materials and goods management using the combination of epos Gefahrstoff-Manager® and the SAP Add-On inconsoS/DGM. Both companies expect to have additional business chances result out of this cooperation.