Developing Manufacturing Composite Applications Using SAP MII

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SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) enables connected manufacturingand provides an impressively clear picture of what your operations are doing. Just how does SAP MII do this? The answers lie in the pages of this anthology. For example, in the first article you’ll learn about the various system layers within a manufacturing environment that you need to connect to, integrate with, and report on—all in a secure and personalized manner—to ensure smooth operations. 

These articles, all recently published in SCM Expert, have been curated with this guiding principle in mind—to help ensure that your operations are in sync with—or even ahead of—your current business demands. SCM Expert is the most comprehensive technical resource for SAP supply chain professionals. We fill our online content library with advice, insights, tips, and strategies from authors who have real-life SAPexperience and insight into the road ahead. All the content has been reviewed by a team of expert technical advisors, many of whom are also contributors. To learn more about obtaining a membership to SCM Expert, visit www.SAPexperts.com.

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Enable Real-Time Integration with Manufacturing Automation Using SAP MII....... 3
by Dipankar Saha, IT Architect, IBM India
Learn how to integrate SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) with manufacturing automation systems using SAP Plant Connectivity (PCo) by query andnotification agents for real-time process visibility into manufacturing operations. Understand the use cases of process event management by connecting to different types ofmanufacturing automation source systems and SAP MII as the destination system.

How to Use Manufacturing Data Objects to Develop Composite Applications in SAP MII....... 27
by Rohit Negi, Senior Consultant, Cibersites India
Organizations often come across situations while implementing a solution using SAP MII in which they want to store the relevant data and persist it locally in the SAP MIIsystem. One reason is that data comes from many systems, and you can save this combined data in SAP MII and then create relations or calculations using the data. Anotheradvantage is performance enhancement. Performing calculations based on data stored locally is better than fetching the data from another system. Follow a use case to learnhow to persist or store data in manufacturing data objects (MDOs) that come as an in-the-box feature of SAP MII. Find out how to define MDOs and how to consume them.

How to Integrate Enterprise Systems and an MES Using SAP MII ....... 54
by Dipankar Saha, IT Architect, IBM India
Learn how to develop a composite application in SAP MII by mashing up data from ERP and a manufacturing execution system (MES). See how to leverage Message Servicesand Business Logic Services (BLS) for ERP and MES integration.

Create Fail-Safe Composite Applications by Implementing Foolproof Error-Handling Mechanisms in SAP MII ....... 74
by Abesh Bhattacharjee, Senior Solution Architect, Fujitsu America, Inc. 
Discover how to handle various error scenarios while developing composite applications in SAP MII. Learn the new exception handling and transaction handling techniques in SAP MII. 

How to Develop Real-Time Analytics and a Monitoring Dashboard on SAP MII SSCE....... 96
by Tufale Ashai, Senior IT Consultant, Fujitsu Consulting India
Learn how to use the Self-Service Composition Environment (SSCE) in SAP MII 15.0 to quickly develop real-time analytics and monitoring dashboards by fetching data frommultiple sources.

Maintain an Asset Hierarchy Using the Plant Information Catalog in SAP MII....... 120
by Rohit Negi, Senior Consultant, Cibersites India
Learn how to create, maintain, and consume a Plant Information Catalog (PIC) hierarchy in SAP MII. Discover how to integrate shop floor data and enterprise data from SAPERP in the PIC.

Configuring and Monitoring Key Performance Indicators in SAP MII....... 156
by Tufale Ashai, Senior IT Consultant, Fujitsu Consulting India
Learn how the key performance indicator (KPI) framework is implemented in SAP MII and how to create KPIs in SAP MII. Discover how to monitor and visualize these KPIs.