Top Reads: Innovations in Enterprise Asset and Supply Chain Management

The rise of Industry 4.0 is transforming the way we do business. At its core, Industry 4.0 is focused on automation and data management across manufacturing technologies and processes leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), cyber-physical systems (CPS), the Internet of Things (IoT), and more. Advancements in technologies like AI, machine learning, automation, and the IoT are changing entire business operations, making companies more efficient, agile, and collaborative than ever before. Two such areas that have been tremendously impacted by these developments are enterprise asset management (EAM) and supply chain management. 


With all of this transformation happening, it is difficult to know where to turn online for reliable and relevant information. To help, we have compiled top articles and podcasts that discuss the most recent innovations and pressures specific to the areas of supply chain management and EAM, highlighting the latest developments in EAM and supply chain to support the evolution of your business.

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Watch Now: 2019 Conference Recap

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.

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Asset Management & Supply Chain Experts Share Stories on Change & Innovation

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.

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SAP-Centric Webcast Series

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.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top Reasons to Attend in 2018

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.

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Top 5 Supply Chain Management Topics in 2018

Data and analytics have always been an essential foundation for supply chain management (SCM) professionals, but the process of how data is generated, aggregated and analyzed is very different today than it was even a few years ago. Thanks to IoT, devices are connected and cloud-enabled allowing for automated data entry and analytics. Actionable insights are now readily available enabling SCM professionals to make better decisions at a faster pace. But now that this technology is accessible, where are supply chain experts investing? What critical areas of focus do they see the most opportunity?

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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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