Around 1.5 million aggregates leave Mercedes Car Group (MCG) factories every year, and they must arrive at assembly facilities on time. Previously, a heterogeneous IT landscape comprising 28 individual systems managed MCG’s highly sensitive logistics and production processes. MCG then made the transition to the automotive for S-, E-, C-, A-, M-class (AmSECAM) high-volume power train solution, which is based on the SAP for Automotive solution portfolio. The new solution originated from a development partnership between DaimlerChrysler and SAP AG. One of the goals of the partnership was to streamline and harmonize processes and reduce costs -- particularly in IT landscape management -- within MCG’s power train sector. DaimlerChrysler also wanted to realize increased data transparency and improve process security. Achieving these goals would depend on having a consistent data basis for the reporting of product, production, and order information. In addition, DaimlerChrysler hoped to optimize cooperation with its various partners and suppliers. In 2003, DaimlerChrysler went live with its implementation of SAP for Automotive in its axle production sector, followed by golive in the transmission production sector in 2004.