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.
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?
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.
Ryan Wilhelmsen – Staff Facilities Engineer, Anadarko Petroleum
Manuel Cavazos – SAP EAM Administrator, Anadarko Petroleum
Is your SAP PM team trying to juggle site identification in a variety of methods and applications?
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.
The 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.
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.