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.
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.
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.
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?
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.