Press release

Trebing + Himstedt continues industry 4.0 research

Systematic approach to CPS migration

Schwerin, February 16, 2016 – Trebing + Himstedt, SAP MES expert for consulting, implementation and licensing of SAP solutions in the production environment, continues its efforts to promote Industry 4.0 solutions. With the development of an interactive toolbox platform, Trebing + Himstedt participated in the research project "MyCPS", which aims to support migration for the implementation of human-centered cyber-physical systems.

The goal of the research project MyCPS is the development and pilot testing of systematic approaches to practical, human-centered migration of digitized production processes to cyber-physical systems (CPS). The focus here is placed on integrating employees in the joint design, use and development of solutions in order to create the necessary foundation of trust for the application's success. In cooperation with social partners, information security and data protection will also be taken into account.

In the participating companies, prototypical Industrial 4.0 solutions for manufacturing, assembly, internal logistics and production control will be realized as core areas of the industrial value chain. This will also build acceptance for sustainable solutions. The roles, responsibilities and functions of employees will also be modeled into a conceptual "person" and integrated into the proposed holistic approach to the participatory design of human-centered CPS. Strategies will be derived for the expansion of Industry 4.0 technologies across the enterprise, as well as their integration.

The research project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with € 3.5 million and implemented together with the Fraunhofer IAO and other partners from research and industry. The duration of the project is three years.

Trebing + Himstedt will be exhibiting from April 25 to 29, 2016, at the Hannover Trade Fair at Stand B12 and C04 (SAP) in Hall 7.


About Trebing + Himstedt
Trebing + Himstedt is a specialist for SAP MES and a strategic partner for SAP manufacturing. We support corporations and small and medium-sized customers in different industries in implementing end-to-end processes from SAP ERP down to individual machines. Our long years of experience on the shop floor and dealing with automation, combined with process know-how and expertise in business requirements, make Trebing + Himstedt a sought-after consultant for manufacturer-independent integration concepts. Trebing + Himstedt places special emphasis on the core topics of plant performance management with KPIs, variant production, and product traceability. As an SAP silver partner, Trebing + Himstedt implements and licenses the solutions of the SAP Manufacturing Suite: SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME), SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII), SAP OEE Management and SAP Plant Connectivity (SAP PCo).

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