SAP-Centric EAM

SAP-Centric EAM is North America’s only asset management conference powering SAP users. Now in its 15th year, the event unites a thriving community of maintenance, reliability, and asset management professionals. Learn through customer case studies how some of the largest asset-intensive companies are driving results. Plus, stay on the cutting edge of today’s strategies and technologies for managing your assets with expert guidance and training. Whether you currently use SAP, are thinking about implementing it, or are a 20-year veteran, this event is the place to be for SAP EAM! Stay current on conference content and updates by following @SAPCentricEAM.

For the third year, the 2019 conference will be co-located with SAP-Centric Supply Chain, bringing supply chain and asset management professionals to one location. Effective asset management is nothing without the supply chain. Whether you want to build an asset, dispose of it, service it, or repair it, your materials and logistics teams are heavily involved. The better both sides of the business understand each other’s needs, the better the outcome. Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate with your supply chain counterparts so you can more effectively and efficiently succeed.

 

 

Meet the Speakers!

 
  • Dr. Marc Teerlink, MBA/MBI

    Global VP, Intelligent Enterprise Solutions and Artificial Intelligence, SAP
     
    The AI Goldrush: How Do I Make Money off Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

    We’re on the verge of the artificial intelligence (AI) gold rush. And just like past gold rushes that have occurred in the past, a minority of players will make money from finding the gold. Yet, many more will become wealthy by living off the miners with food, supplies, and services. Corporate innovation centers, startups, and incumbent tech companies have started using...

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  • Jannell MacAulay, Ph.D.

    Retired Lieutenant Colonel and Director Human Performance and Leadership, U.S. Air Force
     
    Healthy Leader, Healthy Team

    Focus on your personal human performance to better serve and lead your organization. Leaders set the tone of an organization. Their behavior and leadership style set the conditions for success or failure. Learn how a focus on your personal human performance can help you better serve and lead your organization. We will discuss cutting-edge research on mindfulness, nutrition, physical fitness,...

    Read more >
     
  • Randy Bradley

    Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee
     
    Digital Innovation: The Kryptonite for Digital Disruption

    This session will stretch your thinking about the value and impact of digital supply chains and their implications the supporting innovative technologies have for enterprise asset management. In order to respond to the voice of the customer, we must enable and leverage the “voice of the product.” Emerging digital innovations afford organizations an opportunity to give their assets and products...

    Read more >
     
  • Patrick Crampton-Thomas

    Global Head of Digital Products and Asset Management, SAP
     
    What’s It Really Like? A Customer’s Perspective on SAP Technology

    It can be easy to get lost in the buzz and hype around new technology, or even to get a little cynical about what it can really do. In this session, cut through the noise and get straight answers about SAP’s technology from a customer who knows what it’s like to use it. Tom Bales of Newport News Shipbuilding sits...

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  • Lynnanne Catron

    Assistant Vice President of IT, Norfolk Southern Corporation
     
    EAM Journey at Norfolk Southern: Turning Vision into Reality

    Norfolk Southern (NS) faces the same key business challenges related to asset management as many asset-intensive industries. Specifically, lack of standard business processes, limited visibility of TCO of an asset, disparate systems and technologies lacking data integration, warranty management, spare parts and inventory management, and desired capability to run the business. Further, to harness the power of emerging digital technologies, conventional...

    Read more >
     
  • Jacob George

    Senior Application Configuration Analyst, Puget Sound Energy
     
    Puget Sound Energy’s Journey Implementing an Integrated Work Management Solution

    Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is an energy company serving Washington state for over 135 years. The company is currently working to enhance the customer experience in order to be the energy partner of choice for its customers. To better serve the external customers, PSE also had to focus on providing its internal customers (people who initiate, plan, schedule, execute, and...

    Read more >
     
  • Chris Carver

    Principal Engineer, GlobalFoundries
     
    Leveraging Standard SAP with a Custom Twist

    Budgets are tight. Improvements to systems in the name of planning and scheduling are constantly looked at with a pessimistic eye. Organizations entering the world of planning and scheduling are often quickly overwhelmed by the complex nature of capacity planning, how operations within the task list relate with each other, and how to make meaningful reports with the data they...

    Read more >
     

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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 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
     
    Gold
     

The AI Goldrush: How Do I Make Money off Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

We’re on the verge of the artificial intelligence (AI) gold rush. And just like past gold rushes that have occurred in the past, a minority of players will make money from finding the gold. Yet, many more will become wealthy by living off the miners with food, supplies, and services. Corporate innovation centers, startups, and incumbent tech companies have started using AI and machine learning to solve real business problems in domains such as enterprise asset management, procurement, contract management, supply chain management, and across industries such as manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, health care, transportation, energy, and nearly every other industry beyond high tech. The profound transformation for knowledge workers and professionals will be that AI and machine learning doesn’t do their job, but rather, humans will decide when to tell machine learning to do the work. This is a prime example of the human component of machine learning and the importance of creativity when machine learning is in play. By 2020, experts predict that 50 billion things will become connected to the internet. To put this in perspective, that means nearly seven connected things for every person on the planet. Current predictions are that $19 trillion of value will be created as billions of things, data, business processes, and people become connected. There will of course be success stories from companies that pan for gold and strike it rich. But the real economic growth will come to those selling the picks, shovels, and jeans equivalents for AI and machine learning.

Healthy Leader, Healthy Team

Focus on your personal human performance to better serve and lead your organization. Leaders set the tone of an organization. Their behavior and leadership style set the conditions for success or failure. Learn how a focus on your personal human performance can help you better serve and lead your organization. We will discuss cutting-edge research on mindfulness, nutrition, physical fitness, sleep, and human connection; specifically, how self-love and teamwork are foundational to effective leadership. We will also discuss ideas for developing a high-performing culture using evidence-based human performance initiatives.

Digital Innovation: The Kryptonite for Digital Disruption

This session will stretch your thinking about the value and impact of digital supply chains and their implications the supporting innovative technologies have for enterprise asset management. In order to respond to the voice of the customer, we must enable and leverage the “voice of the product.” Emerging digital innovations afford organizations an opportunity to give their assets and products a voice. If you've wondered about the "Amazon effect" and/or “Uberization” and how they’re affecting customers’ and employees’ expectations and behaviors, this is the session for you. This session will highlight three common approaches to digital disruption and present the two most common approaches to implementing a digital strategy, as well as what's needed to make them successful.

What’s It Really Like? A Customer’s Perspective on SAP Technology

It can be easy to get lost in the buzz and hype around new technology, or even to get a little cynical about what it can really do. In this session, cut through the noise and get straight answers about SAP’s technology from a customer who knows what it’s like to use it. Tom Bales of Newport News Shipbuilding sits down with Patrick Crampton-Thomas of SAP in an interview about what new technology has to offer and how it can have a real impact on your organization. Moving past hypotheticals, Tom and Patrick will dive into the real, lived experience of SAP users just like you.

EAM Journey at Norfolk Southern: Turning Vision into Reality

Norfolk Southern (NS) faces the same key business challenges related to asset management as many asset-intensive industries. Specifically, lack of standard business processes, limited visibility of TCO of an asset, disparate systems and technologies lacking data integration, warranty management, spare parts and inventory management, and desired capability to run the business. Further, to harness the power of emerging digital technologies, conventional maintenance management systems and business processes do not deliver and require paradigm shifts. NS is embarking on an EAM journey with the vision to build enterprise-wide, best-in-class solutions that can be leveraged and adopted by various asset classes, with SAP as the primary technology. Our core principle is “Build once… deploy many times.” Design thinking principles guide our user-centric design methodology to develop solutions that are intuitive and optimize the user experience. NS will share our targeted business benefits, including maximize asset reliability, availability and utilization, and improve operational efficiencies and inventory optimization. NS will share its EAM vision, journey, lessons learned, and how you can leverage SAP technology for your organization. Key Business Benefits:

  • Business process standardization
  • Asset health measures, improving maintenance practices
  • Lower TCO for technology supporting EAM

Puget Sound Energy’s Journey Implementing an Integrated Work Management Solution

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is an energy company serving Washington state for over 135 years. The company is currently working to enhance the customer experience in order to be the energy partner of choice for its customers. To better serve the external customers, PSE also had to focus on providing its internal customers (people who initiate, plan, schedule, execute, and close work) with state-of-the-art technology and processes. PSE implemented SAP in the 1980s and has been using the SAP Work Manager and SAP Plant Maintenance solutions ever since. All these years, the focus has been on using notifications to track both scheduling and field execution of work with work orders being the financial tracker. This leads to various problems, such as supporting a non-standard solution, not leveraging industry best practices, having a lot of notification and order types (more than 40 and 170 respectively), multiple work orders to execute a single job, etc. The Integrated Work Management (IWM) project aims at implementing new applications such as ClickSchedule and SAP Work Manager along with modifying existing applications such as SAP and PowerPlan in order to move to a more industry-wide standard EAM solution. The challenge in front of PSE was how to implement IWM within time and budget allocated without having to completely modify the solution that has been working for the past 20 years. Additional challenges were ensuring that the solution was well integrated with other transformation projects and business processes were defined, keeping the end customer experience in mind and also thinking long term with respect to IT strategy. Join us to understand how PSE worked on rolling out the solution to one of its business units by consolidating the number of order types and implementing new software components such as ClickSchedule, SAP Work Manager, OpenText, etc. We will cover details around what was implemented, challenges faced, lessons learned, and benefits reaped. Key Business Benefits: • Moving the organization to an electronic work management process as opposed to existing paper-based processes • Increase in productive work time due to automated order creation and scheduling • Quick turnaround time to respond to customer issues and easy access to work status as opposed to having to make numerous calls to determine the status of work

Leveraging Standard SAP with a Custom Twist

Budgets are tight. Improvements to systems in the name of planning and scheduling are constantly looked at with a pessimistic eye. Organizations entering the world of planning and scheduling are often quickly overwhelmed by the complex nature of capacity planning, how operations within the task list relate with each other, and how to make meaningful reports with the data they collect. There are many outstanding third-party applications which help with this but often rely on an already-established process (not just in Visio or a specification but followed religiously). They assume you are already doing some planning and scheduling, and they also require upfront cost, usually with transports. Is it possible to build something in a few weeks that can interface with SAP, interactively represent a schedule, get people excited about planning and scheduling, while following your current state, provide a solid metric to help track progress, all for free? Join Chris Carver in this exciting session to see what GlobalFoundries has done. Key Business Benefits:

  • Planning and scheduling
  • Cost savings
  • Process improvement