Basel, CH – December 2021

SAP Meat and Fish Management by msg – Shopfloor Templates


SAP Meat and Fish Management by msg offers various shopfloor templates that make it possible to cover the entire process chain from breeding to picking. The integration of devices with these applications is also ensured by the Meat Management solution, as pointed out previously. In today’s newsletter we would like to introduce you to the applications from the current release 2.90/5.90.


Standard shopfloor applications (DPS-RAF)

  • With the DPS-RAF templates, the processes can be mapped on the shopfloor end-to-end.
  • Many standard functionalities are available and can be extended according to customer requirements.
  • From slaughtering and purchasing to picking (IM) and through production, all processes are mapped.
  • The standard applications can be customized very easily (Video)


The current DPS-RAF templates in numbers




Core: Production Processes

SAP Meat and Fish Management by msg offers three different applications for Further Processing Entry. Quality management is integrated in all of these, i.e. inspection lots can be created and goods receipt inspections can be carried out, for example.


RAF Production Entry

After accessing the application of Further Processing Entry, a list of orders is displayed. Due to the status check, only orders for which Process Data Acquisition is allowed are displayed by default. The selection is made with the respective date. However, this can be modified manually or preset according to the customer’s requirements.


RAF Fast Entry (Scanning)

Fast Enry is typically used at PDA points where a large number of products are captured and where they are visually identified. The user disposes of a list of barcodes; by scanning the respective code, the corresponding order is called up and the data capture is performed.


RAF Fast Entry (Selection)

The application for Fast Entry (selection) is configurable, i.e. the layout (e.g. color, positioning or text of the buttons or image areas) is freely definable. The user will find the button for a specific material in the same place each day and may thus  branch to the corresponding order and perform the weighing very quickly.


In combination with functionalities such as order pair formation or weighing strategies, process data acquisition in Further Processing Entry can be considerably simplified and productivity increased via master data settings.


Core: Picking

With the DPS-RAF template application for picking load carriers, processes on the shopfloor can be simplified and picking times significantly reduced. All load carriers for delivery are displayed in real time on the terminal; the picker can record and complete the picked items in the system. The template applications are part of the SAP Meat and Fish Management by msg solution and cover the standard processes within the scope of Picking.


Core: Material Management

A wide range of Materials Management processes are also supported by the shopfloor applications:

  • Goods receipt for purchase order (incl. QM integration for header or item check)
  • Stock transfer within the plant
  • Plant to plant stock transfer
  • Goods receipt without reference
  • Goods movement for delivery
  • Inventory without document
  • Inventory with document


Core: Packaging

SAP Meat and Fish Management by msg offers comprehensive planning cockpits for packaging and labeling. By means of scheduling tasks (100 pieces of product A with label A, 200 pieces of product A with label B, prioritization, line planning, etc.), packaging can be started immediately at the terminal. The corresponding tasks are started and sent to the machine when packaging/labeling is active. In case of passive packaging/labeling, confirmation is done by the users.


Meat: Disassembly Processes

After accessing the Further Processing Entry application, a list of orders is displayed. Due to the status check, only orders for which process data acquisition is allowed are listed by default. The selection is made with the respective date. However, this can be modified manually or preset according to the customer’s requirements.


In both input and output data entry, first the corresponding order and then the material numbers to which subsequent posting is to be made are selected manually or automatically. In addition, input and output capture can be performed at cut level. This comes into play especially when several cuts contain the same input or output materials and the yield is to be considered separately.


Meat: Barn Management

After accessing the Barn Management application, a list of orders is displayed. Each item can be selected and posted to the appropriate barn. It does not matter whether it is partial quantities or the entire item. Animals can be transferred from one barn area to another, and once they are slaughtered, the outbound from the barn to Slaughtering is recorded.


Meat: Slaughtering

The slaughtering process usually starts with a livestock reception, where the unloading and reception of animals delivered by trucks to the plant is recorded. A livestock reception can refer to an existing livestock reservation and thus create a reference to planning, or it can be created without a livestock reservation. Different quality data can be recorded in the livestock reception process (load, producer, veterinarian). For recording the reception of livestock there is the application Livestock Reception.


Within the scope of slaughter data entry, the slaughter data are then created and continuously supplemented with further data (classification, findings, confiscates, weights, etc.) at the various PDA points. These PDA points can be defined in SAP Meat and Fish Management by msg, as well as the fields to be recorded there. Slaughter data entry is performed with the Slaughter Process Data Entry application.


Meat: Cycle-Based Production

This application is used to record activities within the scope of breeding. When a cycle is created, the activities and expectations are transferred to the cycle and actual data collection can start. The activities can be freely defined by the customer. Examples include, among others

  • Creating production orders for a cycle
  • Performing housing of the animals
  • Administering feed
  • Performing statistical weighings
  • Administering medication
  • Creating livestock reservations


If this article has piqued your interest, please do not hesitate to contact Stephan Kronbichler (Business Development) for further information E-mail phone +41 (0)61 508 21 42.