The plastics & packaging industry faces more pressure than ever before due to increasing costs of raw materials, shorter product cycles, SKU proliferation, the need for innovation & design and a focus on sustainability and recyclability.

Thus, companies need their business and operational systems to give them the flexibility to manage and adapt to these changes and serve as critical contributors to their strategic initiatives. Companies are therefore moving towards solutions that enable them to respond rapidly to change, as well as bringing agility and flexibility in managing diverse customer requirements.

Benefits offered by SAP for
the Packaging Industry

  • Quality control across the supply chain, ensuring industry compliance standards are met in a cost-effective manner.
  • Increased productivity and capacity optimization through advanced planning and scheduling.
  • Multi-Level stock management for efficient and quick management of Inventory.
  • Better visibility into profits per product line and multi-level contribution margins.
  • Real-time reporting and analytics enables quicker assessment of costing and profit margins, enabling better decision-making

SAP for the Packaging Industry

SAP Solutions for the Packaging Industry integrates Production with Supply Chain Management best practices to bring agility and flexibility in managing the diverse packaging product portfolio, while catering to various capacity/volume requirements of customers, enabling efficient use of time and resources.


  • Enables companies to make the transition from traditional stand-alone processes and data silos to a streamlined order-to-cash system with real-time data and automated workflows.
  • Integrates product development with materials management, quality control, sales and distribution, and financial accounting & controlling ensuring efficient management of all processes
  • Integration with IoT technologies enables zero-touch operations where client orders flow through to production and delivery without requiring human intervention.


  • Integrated sales order processing provides total visibility of cost drivers at every stage. Digital control enables continuous monitoring, optimized planning, and efficient operations leading to reduced cost of sales and service.
  • Access to accurate data and process transparency from shop floor to top floor enables better and faster decision making.
  • Ensures compliance with industry standards by maintaining quality control across the supply chain: from procurement (moulds/plates/raw materials) to POC developments, production and post-production, through approval, testing, and inspection.
  • Provides an efficient process to manage waste (scrap material) for reuse or disposal.
  • Cost accounting and controlling features enable cost calculation at Item, batch, and work order level.


  • Connects manufacturing sites in different locations to ensure uniformity in systems for planning, procurement and production, and benefit from economies of scale leading to procurement savings.
  • Connects all stakeholders and partners, including clients and suppliers on a single platform. Real-time information transparency ensures better resource planning, quick turnarounds, and reduced inventory costs.


  • Integrated processes enable individualization of products and quick adjustments to last-minute change requests.
  • Complete visibility of customer history and activities aids in providing customized service and faster handling of grievances.
  • Enables sharing of real-time batch wise production data with clients to show quality standards are being met.