North America’s most comprehensive program designed specifically for the SAP EAM community

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SAP-Centric EAM

The SAP-Centric EAM conference is the go-to event for Maintenance and Asset Management executives to stay current on forward-thinking strategies, best practices and critical solutions for Enterprise Asset Management (SAP PM). It is an interactive experience rather than a sit-and-listen conference and showcases case studies, expert training and ample time to share ideas and experiences with fellow attendees. Now in its 12th year, this conference celebrates the people, technology, ideas and innovations that are literally transforming the way we work. Join the global community of users, decision-makers, partners, SAP experts, analysts and more, over a decade in the making. Why you should attend! Keep up-to-date on conference content and updates: @SAPCentricEAM

 

 

Featured Speakers

 
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    Achim Krüger

    Vice President - Operational Excellence Solutions, SAP SE
     
    SAP Tools To Support Asset Management Strategy

    Join Achim Kruger as he delivers SAP’s EAM thought leadership and vision for the future across the spectrum of hot topics. From the improvements in asset availability and maintenance operations made possible through the Internet of Things (IoT), Predictive Maintenance and Analytics, to Asset Master Data and its integral role in lowering asset-related risks and improving safety while driving the...

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    Jerry Kaplan

    PhD, Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, Serial Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author and Noted Futurist
     
    Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Enterprise Asset Management

    As devices and systems become smarter, more connected, and collaborative, we’ll be living in a world where it’s less clear who’s calling the shots—the people or the assets. Lights-out factories, machines that manage their own workflow, and appliances that order their own replacement parts point to a future where people may be more caretakers than controllers. Learn about the latest...

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    Paolo Masini

    Rolling Stock Engineering Director, Trenitalia
     
    Dynamic Maintenance Management System: Trenitalia’s Turning Point

    The Dynamic Maintenance Management Big Data System (powered by SAP HANA) manages huge volumes of sensor data coming from the trains. At the moment there is no comparable work in the railways sector. Advanced algorithms prevent faults in operation and diagnose them. Life and health indicators (LHI) of components of trains are calculated, used to estimate wear and to dynamically...

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    Mark Haarman

    Managing Partner, Mainnovation
     
    Game On! The Maintenance Business Experience – Creating Maximum Value for Your Organization

    In an increasingly competitive market, maintenance organizations must improve their business performance, create more value and contribute to overall company results. Fortunately, many maintenance organizations contain a value potential has yet to be unlocked. But where is this treasure hidden and how can it be revealed? The Maintenance Business Experience is an interactive business game for maintenance and reliability professionals, where maintenance teams compete to develop...

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    Ítalo Freitas

    COO of Generation Assets, AES Brazil
     
    AES Tiete Asset Management Strategy

    In 2009, AES Tietê was in dire operational straits, having reached the worst operational results in its history, marked by two fatalities and an EFOF (Equivalent Forced Outage Factor) that was three times the market average. Coupled with increased regulatory requirements and scrutiny, AES took a strategic decision to implement a performance excellence program. The company needed to address a...

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    Linda Dietzel

    ERP Business Process Manager, The Hershey Company
     
    ASUG Roundtables

    Planning & Scheduling: Facilitated by Linda Dietzel, ERP Business Process Manager, The Hershey CompanyInternet of Things: Facilitated by Paul Kurchina, Director, KurMeta Group Master Data: Facilitated by Jeff Smith, Business Process Analyst, Fairfax Water

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    Laura Pham

    Senior Manager, IT, Union Pacific Railroad
     
    Mobile UI5 App at Union Pacific: Improving Inspection & Repairs for Increased Asset Utilization

    Union Pacific, while Building America, has 33 Intermodal yards where trains arrive and depart, and containers of goods are transported every day. Through SAP's Plant Maintenance, Materials Management, and Sales and Distribution modules, the fleet of Union Pacific Intermodal equipment is inspected and repaired, and payments made to vendors. Union Pacific Railroad previously outsourced tracking the Inspection and Repairs of...

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    Linlin Hu

    SAP Maintenance Data Engineer Lead, Genentech
     
    Road to Efficiency: Functional Location Hierarchy Transformation

    Come learn how Genentech’s functional location hierarchy restructure project has improved maintenance efficiency in Genentech South San Francisco Production, enabling better tracking of maintenance object's’ life cycle, accurate identification of spare parts for maintainable objects, and increased efficiency of spare part inventory management. Approximately 750 assets are in the scope of this project to create 6th level functional location architecture...

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    Ann McDowall

    Regional Asset Manager & EHR Program Manager, BC Hydro
     
    Assessing Risk: How Healthy is That Asset?

    In an environment of aging assets and funding constraints, prioritizing where to focus resources - both human and financial - becomes increasingly important. As part of their investment prioritization process, BC Hydro’s Equipment Health Rating (EHR) Program provides an objective and consistent rating for each key asset. Learn how the EHR Program has developed and improved and how it is...

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Why Attend

No other conference will offer you a more in-depth look at the latest solutions and strategies for the complex Enterprise Asset Management issues you are faced with today. You will leave SAP-Centric EAM with a network of EAM professionals and experts who can help you year-round to drive value with SAP PM and improve your bottom line.

 
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Who Attends

SAP-Centric EAM is specifically designed for individuals involved in the maintenance or management of physical assets including leaders, mangers, directors and other professionals who are responsible for leveraging their company’s SAP investments and other technologies across the entire IT infrastructure.

 
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    "SAP-Centric EAM is the only event which gives me an opportunity to ask questions to any expert, peer or vendor and receive a one-on-one explanation."

    Ramesh Vora - Nexen
     
  • "SAP-Centric EAM brought together a VERY impressive group of people and provided an excellent experience. It's nice to know there are MANY of us with the same issues, concerns and passions."

    Kenny Hicks - Gerdau Long Steel
     
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    "I have always enjoyed the SAP-Centric EAM conferences. The Eventful Group is truly impressive, what I have learned is incredible."

    Craig Pindell - Craig Pindell Consulting
     
 
 

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SAP Tools To Support Asset Management Strategy

Join Achim Kruger as he delivers SAP’s EAM thought leadership and vision for the future across the spectrum of hot topics. From the improvements in asset availability and maintenance operations made possible through the Internet of Things (IoT), Predictive Maintenance and Analytics, to Asset Master Data and its integral role in lowering asset-related risks and improving safety while driving the right maintenance strategies, to the paradigm of managing cost, risk, and performance in an integrated manner brought to the fore through ISO 55001, listen in as he presents a comprehensive picture of how SAP’s EAM portfolio will support your journey.

Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Enterprise Asset Management

As devices and systems become smarter, more connected, and collaborative, we’ll be living in a world where it’s less clear who’s calling the shots—the people or the assets. Lights-out factories, machines that manage their own workflow, and appliances that order their own replacement parts point to a future where people may be more caretakers than controllers. Learn about the latest developments in machine learning, sensory perception, robotics, and reasoning from Jerry Kaplan—a noted expert on Artificial Intelligence—then decide for yourself whether the robots are coming to assist us or displace us.

Dynamic Maintenance Management System: Trenitalia’s Turning Point

The Dynamic Maintenance Management Big Data System (powered by SAP HANA) manages huge volumes of sensor data coming from the trains. At the moment there is no comparable work in the railways sector. Advanced algorithms prevent faults in operation and diagnose them. Life and health indicators (LHI) of components of trains are calculated, used to estimate wear and to dynamically schedule preventive maintenance at a highly granular level, instead of traditional fixed time-km deadlines. Savings are on manpower, spare parts, workshop usage and availability of trains. Trenitalia is the first incumbent in Europe to face competition on High Speed rail business from other operators. The railway market-share is also affected by Low Cost air companies and road transportation. Maintenance cost represents one of the biggest expenses in Trenitalia balance, about 1.3 billion Euro/year. Increasing efficiency is a must to win competition, improve service quality and safety at reasonable price for our customers. This system has increased the amount information used not only for diagnostic events, but also continuous real process data using IoT paradigm. This new approach is based on advanced data science techniques and development of Life and Health indicators, and their combined use to dynamically schedule maintenance.

  • Significant reduction of maintenance costs, avoiding unnecessary activities leveraging on near real-time data coming from sensors measuring the physical performance of components
  • Reduction of failures of trains while in operations, thanks to sophisticated algorithms able to track the expected behavior of components, and timely identify potential anomalies
  • Increase in asset availability, with data-driven, fact-based maintenance schedules created considering both the actual maintenance needs of trains, and availability of resources (spare parts, tools and facilities, certified operators)

Game On! The Maintenance Business Experience – Creating Maximum Value for Your Organization

In an increasingly competitive market, maintenance organizations must improve their business performance, create more value and contribute to overall company results. Fortunately, many maintenance organizations contain a value potential has yet to be unlocked. But where is this treasure hidden and how can it be revealed? The Maintenance Business Experience is an interactive business game for maintenance and reliability professionals, where maintenance teams compete to develop the most value adding maintenance strategy for a fictional company. Teams are faced with questions like: how many technicians do we need, how many critical spare parts should we have on stock, what is the optimum preventative maintenance for this plant? Each team’s performance is evaluated and the team that creates the highest economic value wins the Most Valuable Maintenance Award. If you want to find the hidden treasure in your maintenance organization and prefer to learn by doing instead of listening, join us for the Maintenance Business Experience workshop! Key Learnings: • How to steer maintenance using Key Performance Indicators • Benchmarking data and maintenance best practices like RCM, TPM and RBI • Value Driven Maintenance management methodology and successful case studies

AES Tiete Asset Management Strategy

In 2009, AES Tietê was in dire operational straits, having reached the worst operational results in its history, marked by two fatalities and an EFOF (Equivalent Forced Outage Factor) that was three times the market average. Coupled with increased regulatory requirements and scrutiny, AES took a strategic decision to implement a performance excellence program. The company needed to address a number of constraints all at once: misalignment of asset strategy with business priorities, limited risk analysis, uncoordinated and inefficient organizational structure and unreliable data. A major culture was needed to develop and execute the changes needed and a working group involving the company’s leadership was put together. This group received significant asset management training, closely collaborated on planning, and disseminated the AM concepts throughout the company to make the strategic objectives widely known. These actions resulted in a Master Plan with systematic and coordinated activities, practices and technologies, through which AES Tietê manages its physical assets, and their associated performance, risks and expenditures over their life cycle, for the purpose of achieving its organizational strategic plan. An asset management strategy followed, establishing indicators to optimize costs, increase revenues and reduce losses. Key Business Benefits & Takeaways:

  • 75% reduction in forced outages
  • $7.6 million in cost avoidance (2013 alone)
  • Numerous awards and recognition of operational excellence:
    • First Latin American company to receive ISO 55001 certification
    • OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certifications for Environmental Safety
    • National Quality Award promoted by Brazil’s Quality Foundation
    • Ibero American Quality Award
    • Golden Hard Hat

ASUG Roundtables

Planning & Scheduling: Facilitated by Linda Dietzel, ERP Business Process Manager, The Hershey Company
Internet of Things: Facilitated by Paul Kurchina, Director, KurMeta Group
Master Data: Facilitated by Jeff Smith, Business Process Analyst, Fairfax Water

Mobile UI5 App at Union Pacific: Improving Inspection & Repairs for Increased Asset Utilization

Union Pacific, while Building America, has 33 Intermodal yards where trains arrive and depart, and containers of goods are transported every day. Through SAP's Plant Maintenance, Materials Management, and Sales and Distribution modules, the fleet of Union Pacific Intermodal equipment is inspected and repaired, and payments made to vendors. Union Pacific Railroad previously outsourced tracking the Inspection and Repairs of Intermodal Equipment. With this project, they brought back in-house the administration of a system that tracks more than $50 million in costs annually and built a system that allows better tracking, improved controls, and faster utilization of the equipment. Vendors use a UI5 based mobile and desktop application to interact with SAP. Keys to the project’s success were: business partners assigned resources to ensure full understanding of the desired processes, identified UI5 application as the best tool, which works with SAP PM, MM and S/D Modules connecting via the SAP Gateway, built flexible controls to better manage the fleet of equipment and work effectively with vendors who do the inspections and repairs. This was the first opportunity for Union Pacific Railroad to use the SAP Gateway, first built in UI5 for SAP, and the first SAP application with a mobile component. In this case, the team built a hybrid mobile application for the field. Key Takeaways:  

  • Bring in-house the administration of a system that tracks more than $50 million in costs annually. With this change, implement and improve controls around the processes to ensure valid payments
  • Improve asset utilization meaning faster inspections and repairs, and quicker turnaround and availability of Intermodal equipment
  • Build an easy-to-use mobile application to submit inspections and repairs with photographic evidence

Road to Efficiency: Functional Location Hierarchy Transformation

Come learn how Genentech’s functional location hierarchy restructure project has improved maintenance efficiency in Genentech South San Francisco Production, enabling better tracking of maintenance object's’ life cycle, accurate identification of spare parts for maintainable objects, and increased efficiency of spare part inventory management. Approximately 750 assets are in the scope of this project to create 6th level functional location architecture of every maintainable object, with ~30K parts currently in these asset BOMs. With all maintenance histories are tracked under the parent equipment, it is difficult to understand the life cycle of individual maintainable object (the sub component). With all spare parts are listed in the same bill of material of the parent equipment, it is difficult to identify spare parts for individual maintainable object as part of the equipment. To address this, we did a pilot study to help the organization understand the pain points and necessary changes needed to develop the project scope and gained endorsement from upper management.  The keys to the project’s success were to create a cross functional groups with SMEs that have in depth understanding of the equipment and associated maintenance histories, physically verify GMP assets in the field against engineering drawings and SAP records, Key Takeaways:

  • Provides a tool to track the maintenance histories of individual maintainable objects, which enables automated analysis and reduces unplanned maintenance cost
  • Builds the BOM for 6th level function location, which helps easy identification of spare part needed for the maintenance work and ultimately increases efficiency
  • Creates a complete catalog of assets and parts in SAP, which provides a solid foundation of maintenance activities

Assessing Risk: How Healthy is That Asset?

In an environment of aging assets and funding constraints, prioritizing where to focus resources - both human and financial - becomes increasingly important. As part of their investment prioritization process, BC Hydro’s Equipment Health Rating (EHR) Program provides an objective and consistent rating for each key asset. Learn how the EHR Program has developed and improved and how it is used in the asset management process to reduce risk and improve the asset investment decision process. The EHR Program allows us to compare apples to apples AND apples to oranges in a way that is explainable and repeatable! It uses a written methodology to assess the health of assets and provide a way to rank dissimilar assets. The methodologies consider the current state of the equipment but also the maintainability, technical support, known issues, etc. for equipment that may be quite old or brand new, operated in a variety of ways and is often unique. The EHR results also provide documentation to support decisions across different areas of the business and to regulators. Key elements of our success were showing the providers of data and the assessors how the ratings are used to support investment, seeing the EHR ratings being used to drive decisions, involving senior leaders  through active support and communication to their teams, asking about the ratings of equipment when discussing issues, etc. Key Takeaways:

  • Increased confidence that investment is being made where required
  • An ability to compare asset health across the generating stations leading to greater support for decisions
  • A visual display of asset health for a particular station or groups of stations, enabling users to quickly see where the key issues with asset health are grouped