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.
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.
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.
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.