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Plant-in-a-Box for Automotive Manufacturers


TCS’ Plant-in-a-Box is an SAP-based solution that helps automotive manufacturers rapidly set up manufacturing facilities, streamline operations and practice lean manufacturing techniques.

The Plant-in-a-Box (PIB) process framework is a plant management model comprising process models with detailed business processes for automotive OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers.

Our SAP-based Plant-in-a-Box offering comprises:

  • Pre-configured business processes required to run OEM and Tier 1 plants
  • Custom-built lean processes specific to the automotive industry, such as Just-in-Sequence and Kanban
  • Pre-configured scenarios such as inventory replenishment, cost of quality, homologation, transfer pricing, and containerization
  • Role-based dashboards
  • Pre-built reports
  • Collaboration between OEMs and Tier-1s through iDocs
  • Collaboration between Tier 1 and Tier 2 manufacturers using Pick-up Sheets
  • Interface of SAP with select MES and PLM systems


  • Achieve faster time-to-market with rapid setup and operation of new as well as existing plants.
  • Reduce the capital outlay by significantly reducing the setup time and effort.
  • Measure and monitor plant performance using actionable KPIs and role-based dashboards.
  • Reduce operational expenses by following pre-configured lean manufacturing processes.
  • Streamline and standardize operations across multiple plants.