The provider of electric and gas services across the Pacific Northwest had SAP ERP systems in place since 1998. But its warehouses were still using paper-based processes that its employees had been following for more than 20 years. The company’s technology team recognized this approach would no longer align with the current or future needs of the business. That included being able to batch manage materials that were regulated by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), for example.
It’s common knowledge that in our digital era, many business operations are looking to unlock the full potential of emerging technologies so they can begin to proactively respond to consumer demands and become the frictionless businesses of the future. The enterprise asset management (EAM) and the global supply chain are two such business functions that are looking for the right way to seize the opportunities presented by digital transformation.
According to research by ASUG, 41% of respondents believe that emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), or edge computing will have a significant impact on their business in the 12 months. Within EAM, 66% believe the top technology that will change their business this year are advanced dashboards and analytics. This level of interest points to a clear desire for business leaders across various industries to begin taking full advantage of digital solutions now to become forward-thinking organizations. To learn more about these business trends, see EAM and supply chain trends.
With all of the talk surrounding digital transformation, it can be difficult to keep up with the most recent developments. That’s why we compiled this list of some of the leading influencers, industry leaders, and subject matter experts on Twitter and LinkedIn who are actively engaged in online discussions at the center of innovation in EAM and supply chain. Following these influencers is an excellent starting point to help you stay on top of key news and insights.
Like most consumer enterprises, global sporting goods company Callaway Golf wanted to provide an omnichannel experience for its customers. This became even more important when its business and product lines expanded through several acquisitions.
Callaway Golf had run the same central ERP instance for more than 20 years. When the business ventured from designing and manufacturing golf-related products to include retailing lifestyle-related merchandise in more than 70 countries, it became evident that its existing ERP system needed an upgrade.
The 2019 co-located SAP-Centric EAM and Supply Chain conference was a hit. The agenda included customer success stories on leveraging SAP solutions for asset management, maintenance, supply chain, materials, procurement, and more. These topics equipped attendees with new concepts and practical examples to maximize SAP solutions for business successes.
But it identified a need for a robust tool within its SAP platform that could plan for routine and unscheduled maintenance to help keep its production lines running smoothly.
In 2010, the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry took place when a wellhead blowout caused a massive explosion, resulting in the deaths of 11 people and the discharge of 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Today, this type of crisis can be averted. By leveraging the power of digital twin technology, an enterprise can remotely monitor and analyze the condition of its assets in real time and help prevent the next catastrophic disaster.
The 2018 SAP-Centric EAM conference hosted the event’s largest crowd in four years with nearly 600 asset management and supply chain professionals. Attendees represented numerous industries across North America and beyond with the common goal of gaining innovative strategies for managing their assets in today’s complex business landscape.
I Googled myself recently. While this may sound like an illicit activity, I assure you it’s perfectly legal – in most of the world, at least.
As it turns out, there are 33 people named Richard Howells currently living in the United States. But that’s not all I discovered. I found that with a little digging, I could access an alarming amount of information about myself – all widely available in the public record.
When it comes to implementing new technology or leveraging your existing model, managing organizational change and expectations is often the most complex challenge every organization is faced with. Your technology is only as good as the users behind it, so how do you engage and motivate your employees to drive adoption and sustainability? Hear how these organizations conquered complex technology and process changes by leveraging their most important resource: their people.
Asset management is nothing without efficient supply chain operations. Whether you want to build an asset, dispose of it, service it, or repair it, your materials and logistics team must be engaged and involved throughout the process. The better both sides of the business understand each other’s needs, the better the outcome. Which is why for the second year, the SAP-Centric EAM conference is co-located with SAP-Centric Supply Chain (formerly SAP-Centric Materials & Logistics). Two events in one mean double the content, double the experts and double the networking.