Jabil Story Highlights

Quick Facts


High Technology


US$15 Billion




St. Petersburg, FL



Jabil is the world's third largest electronic manufacturing services provider with over 30 million square feet of manufacturing space in over 90 sites on four continents. Jabil is the source of ingenuity that helps customers thrive on distruption with products in consumer lifestyles & wearable tech, aerospace & defense and mobility.

Why did Jabil choose Dassian?

  • Dassian satisfies government contracts mandate to flow specific Flow Down data thoughtout the supply chain.
  • Dassian is an SAP Software Solution and Technolgy Parter with a certified solution by SAP.
  • Functionality integrates with ECC 6.0 and higher.
  • Built-in user exits to enable custom integration with other SAP systems like SNC.
  • Dassian maintains and provides support for their COTS solutions.

Dassian Flow Down Solution

  • Enables compliance with flow down regulations such as DPAS ratings, Prime Contract and CAS clauses
  • Facilitates the capturing and reporting of customer-defined contract specific data fields without modifications to SAP
  • Enables querying of contract data fields
  • Delivers flow down pegging history reporting for DCMA audit purposes

About the Implementation

  • Release 1 - Dassian Flow Down out-of-the-box for discrete purchase orders in ECC
  • Release 2 - Interfaced Dassian Flow Down data with SNC
  • Release 3 - Flow down for Schedule Agreements in SAP ECC and SNC

Rollout Strategy

  • Leveraged a hybrid Agile/Waterfall implementation approach
  • Three releases
  • Coordinated tasks with SME's in Sales and Distribution, Planning and Purchasing
  • Communicated to suppliers upcoming functionality
  • Provided easy to follow demos and training documentation along with follow-up Q&A sessions

Best Practices

  • Multiple releases did not overwhelm the business and suppliers
  • Close collaboration with Dassian consultants
  • Easy adoption - business users already familiar with SAP user interface
  • Train the trainer approach

Business Benefits

  • Improved efficiency and effectiveness from manual to automated flow down
  • From 10 days to 5 minutes to product a list of Sales Orders and associated PO's with flow down information
  • Improved audit process and reduced risk exposure
  • From 3 audit findings down to 0