Top 5 Maintenance & Asset Management Topics in 2018

Digital transformation has been disrupting job functions and industries steadily for the last few years. For the maintenance and asset management space, this means connecting every aspect of the business with IoT products providing an explosion of data and analytics in its wake. How are asset-intensive companies addressing this shift? What critical areas of focus are they investing in and where do they see opportunities for success?

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On-Demand Webcast: City of Toronto’s Maintenance Solution with SAP Mobility

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Fabio Biancolin – Manager, Business Process Solutions, City of Toronto

This top-rated case study presentation from SAP-Centric EAM 2017 gives you an inside look at how the City of Toronto’s Facilities Management Division (FMD) journeyed through the strategic implementation of technology with SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) at the core.

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On-Demand Webcast: Choose Wisely! Creating the Perfect P2P Landscape

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Suresh Sundaram – Solution Architect, Procurement, The Coca-Cola Company

While SAP has a number of offerings in their procurement portfolio, it can be difficult to understand how they stack up and complement each other. Suresh Sundaram, Solution Architect of Procurement at The Coca-Cola Company and seasoned SAP SRM and procurement implementation leader, shares successful case studies of businesses who have integrated Ariba P2P and other products with SAP ECC, S/4 HANA and SAP SRM. View the webcast to hear tips and tricks for identifying the right P2P system that can drive success at your organization.

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Talking Predictive Maintenance with Ralph Rio

predThe convergence of operational technology with information technology has been a hot topic for several years at SAP-Centric EAM, and as software companies like SAP move from industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts to actual IIoT products and services, this creates real opportunities for asset management strategy growth, particularly around predictive maintenance.

I talked with Ralph Rio, Vice President of Research at ARC Advisory Group, about his advice for launching a predictive maintenance program.  Ralph’s 40+ years’ experience with manufacturing and industrial applications at companies like General Electric, Digital Equipment Corp., Motorola, and Texas Instruments inform his research in the areas of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Field Service Management (FSM), continuous improvement programs, and his work with Global Service Providers.

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Q&A with: Chris Metcalf, CMRP, Global Maintenance Systems Leader, DuPont Pioneer

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With a degree in industrial engineering and more than 12 years managing various SAP PM implementations, re-implementations, and system upgrades, Chris Metcalf talks about his work at DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred. Chris spoke at SAP-Centric EAM in March 2017 on the importance of establishing sustained analytics in order to drive better decision making.

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