SAP-Centric EAM & Supply Chain

Join this year’s SAP-Centric EAM & Supply Chain conference to hear insights from leaders innovating their enterprise asset management and supply chain systems. Explore how organizations are breaking down their operational silos to create greater efficiencies and optimize the end-user experience. Get inspired by a strong lineup of keynotes, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities. It all adds up to be a can’t-miss event.

Now in its 16th year, the 2020 SAP-Centric EAM & Supply Chain conference is focused on uniting both sides of the business to better understand each other’s needs and create even better outcomes for all. This year’s diverse series of topics will range from making the move to SAP S/4HANA and adopting new technology; to the increased demand for transparency, visibility, and real-time analytics; to strategies for master data management and enjoying reliable reporting.

Don’t miss this opportunity and join us on March 16–18 in San Antonio to connect and collaborate with your supply chain and asset management counterparts on the best strategies to improve the capabilities of your SAP investment and create profitable growth.

 

 

Meet the First Speakers!

 
  • Tonya Anthony

    SAP Process Designer, San Diego Gas & Electric
     
    How San Diego Gas & Electric Streamlined the Purchase Order Creation Process Through Robotic Process Automation

    The issue of streamlining processes has been at the forefront of logistics and supply chains for many years. Through robotics process automation (RPA), San Diego Gas & Electric saved 2,230 annual capacity hours for one team of five people and has broken the bottleneck in the process. Through the process, it has freed its human workers for value-add activities such...

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  • Barrie Corp

    Operations, Supply Chain, Gainesville Regional Utilities
     
    Managing Change and Aligning Inventory and Asset Management

    On March 31, 2017, GRU (Gainesville Regional Utilities), a municipal-owned utility provider, reimplemented its financial management information system (FMIS) from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA. At that time, the plan was to first reimplement its FMIS, then reimplement the customer service program and move on to an asset management program that would all tie in to each other to...

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  • Mustafa Dadawalla

    Global Data Governance Manager, Corning Incorporated
     
    Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

    Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply chains. Governing thousands of new materials with hundreds of attributes require a disciplined approach. This session will explore how Corning Optical has established an innovative supply chain data governance program focused on optimizing strategies for both people and software. Key Session Takeaways: Setting up a...

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  • Ginger Gatling

    Senior Director, SAP
     
    Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

    Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply chains. Governing thousands of new materials with hundreds of attributes require a disciplined approach. This session will explore how Corning Optical has established an innovative supply chain data governance program focused on optimizing strategies for both people and software. Key Session Takeaways: Setting up a...

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  • Praful Karanth

    Industry Executive Advisory, Retail and Supply Chain, SAP Americas
     
    Enhancing the Customer Experience Through Last-Mile, White-Glove Delivery

    Home delivery of bulky items has become the fastest-growing segment, with consumers becoming comfortable ordering a new couch (and home appliances, etc.) from the comfort of their current couch. Last-mile is high-touch and last-touch, and yet, the delivery service is largely outsourced to third-party providers to represent your brand and delight your consumer. Learn how acting on every unique delivery...

    Read more >
     
  • Rama Kishore

    Systems Engineer, Union Pacific
     
    Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing at Union Pacific

    Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its homegrown procurement system was no longer viable in today’s digital world. To create the next-generation service procurement marketplace, UP Source Hub, the organization needed to seamlessly connect users, purchasers, and providers in a 100% electronic format. Attend this session to learn the steps the team took to...

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  • Ryan Litherland

    Senior Systems Consultant, Union Pacific
     
    Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing at Union Pacific

    Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its homegrown procurement system was no longer viable in today’s digital world. To create the next-generation service procurement marketplace, UP Source Hub, the organization needed to seamlessly connect users, purchasers, and providers in a 100% electronic format. Attend this session to learn the steps the team took to...

    Read more >
     
  • Tim McLain

    Senior Manager, Warehouse and Inventory Management, Incitec Pivot Limited
     
    MRO Material Availability and Visibility like Never Before with Incitec Pivot Limited

    The concept of precision 3D registration (P3DR) is not nearly as easy as it sounds, but the spoils of success have been surprising! This new process has enabled the creation of well-organized workplace stores and the reduction of squirrel stores across Incitec sites. Learn how MRO materials management under this new program strategy will save you millions by simply using...

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  • "The SAP-Centric conference was pivotal for my company. As an exhibiting sponsor, we had an opportunity to connect with a large client we've been courting plus we managed to revive a dormant customer"

    Terry Del Casale - General Manager, Prospecta
     
  • "The real-life case studies at SAP-Centric EAM really hit the mark. I took away key lessons that I could apply immediately."

    Fabio Biancolin - City of Toronto
     
  • "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. It's nice to know there are MANY of us with the same issues, concerns and passions."

    Kenny Hicks - Gerdau Long Steel
     
 
 

Thanks to Our 2019 Sponsors

 
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    Vesta Partners
     
    Platinum
     
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    Utopia Global
     
    Gold
     
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    VIZIYA
     
    Gold
     
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    Prometheus Group
     
    Gold
     
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    Innovapptive
     
    Platinum
     

How San Diego Gas & Electric Streamlined the Purchase Order Creation Process Through Robotic Process Automation

The issue of streamlining processes has been at the forefront of logistics and supply chains for many years. Through robotics process automation (RPA), San Diego Gas & Electric saved 2,230 annual capacity hours for one team of five people and has broken the bottleneck in the process. Through the process, it has freed its human workers for value-add activities such as planning, red-light error handling, and problem analysis. Learn how SDG&E explored how RPA worked, the keys to automation, turn-around time, cost to implement, performance, maintenance costs, and ROI. Key Session Takeaways:

  • Understanding what RPA is
  • How RPA can be applied to supply chain processes
  • A way to do more with less

Managing Change and Aligning Inventory and Asset Management

On March 31, 2017, GRU (Gainesville Regional Utilities), a municipal-owned utility provider, reimplemented its financial management information system (FMIS) from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA. At that time, the plan was to first reimplement its FMIS, then reimplement the customer service program and move on to an asset management program that would all tie in to each other to give a true ERP. GRU’s customer service project is now under way, and asset management is still on the horizon. But in the interim, a lot of the organization has undergone vast personnel changes. These changes have resulted in a waning of proper inventory management by the operations groups, which the organization needed to address first. Key Session Takeaways:

  • Since change is constant, then addressing change also needs to be constant.
  • Receiving a good understanding of the system you have available may help provide solutions to problems you encounter.
  • Gaining buy-in to any project requires all parties to receive a benefit to them.

Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply chains. Governing thousands of new materials with hundreds of attributes require a disciplined approach. This session will explore how Corning Optical has established an innovative supply chain data governance program focused on optimizing strategies for both people and software. Key Session Takeaways:

  • Setting up a data governance program
  • Supply chain data governance key considerations
  • Tips for setting up a supply chain data governance program

Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply chains. Governing thousands of new materials with hundreds of attributes require a disciplined approach. This session will explore how Corning Optical has established an innovative supply chain data governance program focused on optimizing strategies for both people and software. Key Session Takeaways:

  • Setting up a data governance program
  • Supply chain data governance key considerations
  • Tips for setting up a supply chain data governance program

Enhancing the Customer Experience Through Last-Mile, White-Glove Delivery

Home delivery of bulky items has become the fastest-growing segment, with consumers becoming comfortable ordering a new couch (and home appliances, etc.) from the comfort of their current couch. Last-mile is high-touch and last-touch, and yet, the delivery service is largely outsourced to third-party providers to represent your brand and delight your consumer. Learn how acting on every unique delivery experience in real time not only improves consumer experience, but is also valuable input to third-party logistics providers’ performance standards. Key Session Takeaways:

  • Consumers want to select delivery times based on their convenience and are willing to pay a premium for it.
  • FedEx and UPS tracking is not good enough for consumers. They want "Uber-esque" street-level visibility.
  • Acting on every unique delivery experience in real time not only improves consumer experience, but is also valuable input to third-party logistics providers’ performance standards.
   

Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing at Union Pacific

Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its homegrown procurement system was no longer viable in today’s digital world. To create the next-generation service procurement marketplace, UP Source Hub, the organization needed to seamlessly connect users, purchasers, and providers in a 100% electronic format. Attend this session to learn the steps the team took to reinvent the procurement experience, reducing cycle time in the procure-to-pay process, converting contract redlining and signatures to 100% electronic, and streamlining the supplier registration process. Key Session Takeaways:

  • Reduced cycle time in the procure-to-pay process
  • The benefits of moving to a 100% digital process
  • Cost savings tied to utilization of negotiated prices

Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing at Union Pacific

Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its homegrown procurement system was no longer viable in today’s digital world. To create the next-generation service procurement marketplace, UP Source Hub, the organization needed to seamlessly connect users, purchasers, and providers in a 100% electronic format. Attend this session to learn the steps the team took to reinvent the procurement experience, reducing cycle time in the procure-to-pay process, converting contract redlining and signatures to 100% electronic, and streamlining the supplier registration process. Key Session Takeaways:

  • Reduced cycle time in the procure-to-pay process
  • The benefits of moving to a 100% digital process
  • Cost savings tied to utilization of negotiated prices

MRO Material Availability and Visibility like Never Before with Incitec Pivot Limited

The concept of precision 3D registration (P3DR) is not nearly as easy as it sounds, but the spoils of success have been surprising! This new process has enabled the creation of well-organized workplace stores and the reduction of squirrel stores across Incitec sites. Learn how MRO materials management under this new program strategy will save you millions by simply using standard SAP and better service for the maintenance and operations teams. Key Session Takeaways:

  • Leveraging P3DR using SAP creates material visibility and availability.
  • Increased service to maintenance and operations leads to reduced costs.
  • Material visibility equals availability, which in turn leads to reduced downtime and related costs.