Wacker Siltronic: Efficient Logistics With SAP APO
In order to compete in the global market, enterprises need fast, efficient IT systems that can keep pace with fluctuations in supply and demand. This is particularly true for Wacker Siltronic, one of the world's leading producers of high-purity silicon, with annual sales of DM 1.5 billion. Wacker Siltronic is the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Munich-based Wacker-Chemie GmbH and operates on the high-tech semiconductor market, where speed of delivery is of the essence. Wacker Siltronic laid the foundations in mid-1996, when they replaced their legacy IT landscape, comprising a variety of stand-alone systems, with an integrated ERP environment based on SAP R/3.