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Article master data management in the biogas sector


The introduction of an ERP system at one of Europe’s biggest biogas plant operator involves inevitably the question of a maintained article master tailored to suit a market needed. The volume of articles including their technical features as well as the heterogeneity of the single biogas plants (BGA) became especially evident as problem areas.



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Our approach

Article master setup

  • Introduction of the intersectoral ecl@ss product classification standards and implementation in the ERP system
  • ABC-Analysis of the creditors and the query of all the relevant products of the top 30 creditors
  • Workshops with the operation department for the selection of the relevant articles and deposit of the right ecl@ss classes
  • Import of the articles in the ERP system


Classification of the biogas plants

  • Planning and execution of workshops with the operations managers for the analysis of the BGA structures and creation of a general functional organization on the basis of the value added chain
  • Implementation of the functional organization in the ERP system 
  • Coordination with all the operations and regional managers for the creation of the individual structure of the BGAs on the basis of the functional organization 
  • Deposit of the relevant articles per functional unit (e.g. fermenter) in the system


The current article master comprises ca 12,000 products (with tendency to rise), the majority of that is provided with ecl@ss classes. 90 % of the plants are displayed through functional organizations in the ERP. The classification of the articles is carried out top-down (previous maintenance) as well as bottom-down (the system is learning during the order of articles).


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