Business Flow: The first process in the formation Cotton fabric formation is the preparation of the raw material. cotton is the raw material for the cotton fabrics. We knew that the cotton is cultivated in various parts of the world and the flower is collected from the plan by the farmers and bundled in raw form and send to the ginning units.
There are different varieties of the cotton and few of the important parameters that is important to segregate the cotton is based on the Staple length,Moisture,Maturity level etc. Based on this these are segregated and processed in the gins and packed separately.
This processing is called ginning. In this process the main activity is to remove the impurities from the cotton without affecting their basic properties. Lot of dust,Husk etc which is there in the cotton needs to be removed and then bundled in BALES.
SAP – Process mapping:
* This entire flow generally is kept simple. * You will have simple BOM with raw cotton and processed cotton in the Output. * The material codification for the output will be kept simple so that it can be identified easily * We can work with a discrete environment and Production orders can be created on a monthly basis.
I always had in the mind to post my experience with various industries on the SAP implementation.I have been part of the implementation team for a Textile, Garment,Autombile(OEM),Autocomponent manufacturer (Tier1 Supplier for OEM),Publishing company,Consumer Products,etc. Recently there was request from one of my friend to know about the Textile industry process.So it has lead me into this Post and for the subsequent posts that i planned to write. I wanted to start with Textile industry since my career in SAP started from the implementation of SAP for the Textile industry. Luckily i was into a project which was composite textile scenario.
When i mean composite, they were composite in the Business. They had all the manufacturing facilities from Spinning -> Dyeing ->Weaving->Garment. And they were in wide range of End products like Cotton,PC,Cotton dyeing and Polyster dyeing.
I have planned to have a series of blog on this topic and currently i really dont have much of the numbers but to start with i have put the Part 1. And i will go with mostly on the Weaving, Dyeing etc since i have been more inclined towards this business. In this Textile mill series i will be covering up on the spinning, Weaving,Dyeing,Fabric Finishing process. In SAP terms it will cover on the scenarios like MTO, MTS, MTO with Variant configuration, MTS with Material variant etc. I will try to be honest to write all the subjects i knew and the issues we faced on this. keep watching this blog, your comments are very valuable.