Mann+Hummel optimizes business processes

Mann+Hummel optimizes business processes

The provider of filter solutions is revising its processes and wants to develop into a data-driven company. […]

Process mining specialist Celonis and Accenture are helping Mann+Hummel to implement its plans for digital transformation. The company, headquartered in Ludwigsburg, wants to evaluate process data, optimize processes worldwide and thus position itself more customer-oriented and efficient.

Among other things, Celonis provides its Execution Management System (EMS) for this purpose. It is intended to provide Mann+Hummel with the necessary insights into its processes, point out weaknesses and initiate optimization measures automatically. According to their own statements, the Ludwigsburg-based company also wants to use the EMS as a kind of early warning system for ongoing business.

It should not only provide insights, but also offer concrete recommendations for action. Initial improvements were made in the areas of procurement, sales and production. Future measures concern, for example, materials management and processes in the planning and logistics sector.

Mann+Hummel has been working with the service provider Accenture, which accompanies the company-wide rollout of Celonis systems, since 2019. The aim of the cooperation is in particular to expand the data and analysis competencies of the company.

In the next step, the filter manufacturer wants to increase the overall process quality together with the two partners. “Our activities and investments in the standardization of our processes are aimed at always being one step ahead of the needs of our customers,” explains Emese Weissenbacher, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Mann+Hummel.

Celonis is also helping the industrial company migrate to the new SAP core system S/4 HANA. For example, the preparation of a large-scale project is about reducing manual effort and reducing project risks.

“We support every phase of the SAP S/4HANA migration from Mann+Hummel,” explains Bastian Nominacher, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Celonis. Data-based insights would be used to make processes more efficient and improve user satisfaction. In addition, Accenture and Celonis are supporting the filter manufacturer in setting up a center of excellence to accelerate digital transformation.

Mann+Hummel sees itself as a leading supplier in the field of filtration technology. In the two business segments Transportation and Life Sciences & Environment, the company develops solutions that should enable cleaner mobility, clean air and clean water. In 2020, a good 21,000 employees at more than 80 locations generated sales of 3.8 billion euros.

*Wolfgang Herrmann is Editorial Manager CIO Magazine at IDG Business Media. Previously, he was Deputy Editorial Director of the IDG publications COMPUTERWOCHE and CIO and editor-in-chief of the sister publication TecChannel.

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