Meet the First 2020 Speakers

Gain key takeaways from SAP customers and experts as they showcase solutions to hot topics such as mobility of workforce, planning and scheduling, master data management and reliable reporting, speed of innovation and adoption, and making the move to S/4HANA and getting management aligned with the adoption of new technologies.

Patrick Crampton-Thomas

Head of Digital Asset Management, SAP

Digitizing for Operational Efficiency: Exploring SAP Innovations Across the Intelligent Enterprise

Till Dengel

Global Head of Logistics Solution Management, SAP

Digitizing for Operational Efficiency: Exploring SAP Innovations Across the Intelligent Enterprise

Jen Morilla

Impact Travel Influencer, Clean Water Initiator

Living a Life of Purpose and Passion

Jen will share her story on living a life of purpose and passion through the…

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Kathy Pearson

Strategic Agility Subject Matter Expert and Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Leading Through Uncertainty: A Focus on Behaviors

Today’s business environment is no longer described as having an “ebb and flow,” but rather…

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Best Practices in Implementing Strategic Initiatives

Many organizations are adept at developing long-term strategies and can even articulate strategic initiatives to…

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Tom Raftery

Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist, SAP

TBC Keynote

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Geoff Scott

CEO, ASUG

Opening Remarks

Join us as we kick off the annual SAP-Centric EAM & Supply Chain Conference and…

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Tonya Anthony

SAP Process Designer, San Diego Gas & Electric

How San Diego Gas & Electric Streamlined the Purchase Order Creation Process Through Robotic Process Automation

The issue of streamlining processes has been at the forefront of logistics and supply chains…

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How SDG&E Streamlined the Purchase Order Creation Process Through RPA

The issue of streamlining processes has been at the forefront of logistics and supply chains…

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Peter Aynsley-Hartwell

CTO, Utopia Global

How Data-Driven Asset Management Is Maximizing Battle Readiness at Royal Canadian Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) manages critical assets such as warships and submarines, which are…

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Nathan Barr

Digital Supply Chain, SAP

SAP MII and SAP EAM Integration

Milliken & Company implemented a plant-floor system simplification. Prior to the project, the company’s manufacturing…

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SAP MII and SAP EAM Integration

Milliken & Company implemented a plant-floor system simplification. Prior to the project, the company’s manufacturing…

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Scott Barrett

VP, Utopia Global

Natural Disasters: Hear How LyondellBasell Faces Them Head-On

LyondellBasell is a multinational chemical company that is the largest licensor of polyethylene and polypropylene…

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How Master Data Governance Is Maximizing Asset Productivity and Inventory Efficiencies for Huge Savings at Flowserve

Standardize master data even across a complex network of disparate systems. Hear how Flowserve Corp.…

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Mike Begala

IT Director, Enterprise Information Management, Flowserve

How Master Data Governance Is Maximizing Asset Productivity and Inventory Efficiencies for Huge Savings at Flowserve

Standardize master data even across a complex network of disparate systems. Hear how Flowserve Corp.…

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Lisa Boldt

Asset Integrity Process Manager, Precision Drilling

Mobility: Leaving SAP GUI in the Dust at Precision Drilling

Simplifying the user interface to enable accurate data collection for asset management decision-making was one…

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SAP S/4HANA at Precision Drilling: Two Years Later

Two years ago, Precision Drilling embarked on a greenfield SAP S/4HANA implementation to replace a…

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Nick Bowers

Reliability Engineering Manager Aerospace and Transportation, Constellium Rolled Products

Goodbye to Our CMMS, Hello SAP EAM: How Constellium Rolled Products Made the Transition

Attend this session to hear a story of a successful conversion from a well-liked CMMS…

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Mauricio Bustos

IT Manager, Occidental Petroleum Corporation

SAP Mobile Questionnaires and Purchase Requisitions at Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Occidental Exploration and Production Co. (OXY) recently implemented SAP Work Manager (WM) and SAP Inventory…

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Donald Campbell

Logistics Operations Leader, Baker Hughes

How Baker Hughes Transformed Its Logistics Process with an Integrated Transportation Management and Logistics System

Two years ago, Baker Hughes did not have a transport management system (TMS) solution, missing…

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Rene Castaneda

Planning and Scheduling Supervisor, Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil’s Vision for Materials Management and Plant Maintenance Innovation

Lack of material visibility was becoming a major hindrance, causing schedules to be missed, materials…

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Nick Cecil

VP Business Development, Oil and Gas and Chemicals, Rizing

Leveraging User Experience and Mobility at HollyFrontier

HollyFrontier is currently in the process of aligning its refineries into a single instance of…

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Soon Hong Cheah

SAP EAM Specialist, Canadian Pacific Railway

Online, Offline

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Faye Cooper

Director of Asset Reliability, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Analytics and Mobility as Key Drivers for Business Excellence

Plant maintenance is a key pillar of the Maple Leaf Foods operational excellence system. In…

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Analytics and Mobility as Key Drivers for Business Excellence

Plant maintenance is a key pillar of the Maple Leaf Foods operational excellence system. In…

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Barrie Corp

Operations, Supply Chain, Gainesville Regional Utilities

Managing Change and Aligning Inventory and Asset Management

On March 31, 2017, GRU (Gainesville Regional Utilities), a municipal-owned utility provider, reimplemented its financial…

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Managing Change and Aligning Inventory and Asset Management

On March 31, 2017, GRU (Gainesville Regional Utilities), a municipal-owned utility provider, re-implemented its FMIS…

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Mustafa Dadawalla

Global Data Governance Manager, Corning Incorporated

Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply…

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Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply…

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Matthew Easlea

Chief Strategy Officer, SAP

Introduction to the 2020 SAP EAM Portfolio -S4/HANA, IAM and More

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To the Future with Intelligent Asset Management: SAP S/4HANA and Beyond

It has been only a year since the announcement of SAP Intelligent Asset Management, but…

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Matt Elam

Senior Business Partner IT - EAM, HollyFrontier

Leveraging User Experience and Mobility at HollyFrontier

HollyFrontier is currently in the process of aligning its refineries into a single instance of…

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Dave Evers

Process Lead, Procurement and Inventory Management Business, Weyerhaeuser Company

Material Availability Collaboration Within Weyerhaeuser Company

Weyerhaeuser wanted to be able to check material availability on work orders prior to approval. …

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Dean Fitt

Solution Owner, Asset Strategy and Performance Management, SAP

Deep-Dive Workshop: SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management

In this deep-dive workshop, we will show all you need to need to set up…

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Jay Foster

Director, Solution Management, SAP

Reduce Inventories Based on a Demand-Driven Replenishment Strategy

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Ginger Gatling

Senior Director, SAP

Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply…

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The Power of Combining Machine Learning with Data Management

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are activities everyone talks about and wants to do,…

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Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply…

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Urs Gehrig

Lead Competence Center Predictive Maintenance SBB, Swiss Federal Railways

Swiss Federal Railway’s Journey to Predictive Maintenance

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Gary Goldsberry

Senior Director, NRG

NRG Deploys SAP S/4HANA for the Intelligent Enterprise

NRG is on track for a successful SAP S/4HANA go-live in January 2020 to support…

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Joseph Grobler

Director of Optimization Solutions, TransformNA, LP

Developing and Implementing Your Asset Management Data

Abstract Coming Soon

How to Effectively Demolish the Functional Silos Between Maintenance and Supply Using Long-Term Inventory Planning

This session is designed to excite planners, buyers, and MRP controllers.  There is a way…

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Andy Hancock

NA Regional Lead - Innovation & Industry 4.0, SAP

Introduction to the 2020 SAP EAM Portfolio -S4/HANA, IAM and More

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Chet Harter

Sales, Business Development, SAP

Real-Time Operational Management with SAP Intelligent Business Process Management (iBPM)

While SAP applications like SAP S/4HANA and Ariba provide the tools for conducting business on…

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Ken Harvey

Warehouse Supervisor, Loudoun Water

Active Discussion Session: Data and Supply Chain Connectivity

The big-data challenge will only grow more complex in 2020 and beyond. From data quality…

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Anand Honnatti

Digital Technology Product Manager, BHGE

How Baker Hughes Transformed Its Logistics Process with an Integrated Transportation Management and Logistics System

Two years ago, Baker Hughes did not have a transport management system (TMS) solution, missing…

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Patrice Humphries

General Manager, Business Operations Support, Houston Independent School District

Maintaining Order at Houston Independent School: Inside Look at the New Online Work Order Process at One of the Largest U.S. Districts

More than 280 schools. Three million square feet of facility space. The largest school district…

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Alishia Jolivette

Officer, Facilities and Fleet Services and Operations, Houston Independent School District

Maintaining Order at Houston Independent School: Inside Look at the New Online Work Order Process at One of the Largest U.S. Districts

More than 280 schools. Three million square feet of facility space. The largest school district…

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Sunil Kamerkar

Principal, Asset Analytix

How to Create an Architecture and Framework for Measures, Reporting, and Analytics System

Braun is one of the world's leading providers and manufacturers of health care solutions today,…

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Praful Karanth

Industry Executive Advisory, Retail and Supply Chain, SAP Americas

Enhancing the Customer Experience Through Last-Mile, White-Glove Delivery

Home delivery of bulky items has become the fastest-growing segment, with consumers becoming comfortable ordering…

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Enhancing the Customer Experience through Last-Mile, White-Glove Delivery

Home delivery of bulky items has become the fastest growing segment, with consumers becoming comfortable…

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Sean P. Keoughan

Director Naval Strategic Management, Canadian Armed Forces

How Data-Driven Asset Management Is Maximizing Battle Readiness at Royal Canadian Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) manages critical assets such as warships and submarines, which are…

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Ashet Kikani

Associate Director, Business Systems, Carrier Corporation – A United Technologies Company

United Technologies: A Customer Journey When Manufacturing Plants Merge or Move

What happens when more than 700 SKUs manufactured in one plant need to be seamlessly…

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Bill King

Director, SCE Solution Management, SAP

Get More out of SAP Transportation Management: What’s New and on the Horizon

Regardless of your role within logistics operations, or whether you are a shipper or logistics…

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Richard Kirker

Solution Manager, SAP

The Wait Is Over: Warehousing of the Future, Today

Join this session to examine the latest trends and future possibilities in warehousing and fulfillment…

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Rama Kishore

Systems Engineer, Union Pacific

Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing at Union Pacific

Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its homegrown procurement…

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Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing

Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its home-grown procurement…

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Gopal Krishna

Senior Business Analyst, Plant Maintenance, Weyerhaeuser Company

Material Availability Collaboration Within Weyerhaeuser Company

Weyerhaeuser wanted to be able to check material availability on work orders prior to approval. …

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Dr. Carroll Kuhlman

President of Global Supply Chain, Huntsman Chemical

Huntsman’s Innovative Journey Utilizing SAP to Enhance People’s Lives

Learn how Huntsman optimized its supply chain by maximizing materials requirement planning (MRP) while increasing…

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Dennis Kurlandski

Managing Director, Finance and Asset Performance Management, Utegration

NRG Deploys SAP S/4HANA for the Intelligent Enterprise

NRG is on track for a successful SAP S/4HANA go-live in January 2020 to support…

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Tom Kurtz

Solution Lead, Predictive Engineering Insights, SAP

Changing the Future of Maintenance Through Predicting and Optimizing Asset Health

When it comes to maintaining assets, companies today are increasingly shifting from simply executing the…

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James Lafever

IT Applications, Milliken & Company

SAP MII and SAP EAM Integration

Milliken & Company implemented a plant-floor system simplification. Prior to the project, the company’s manufacturing…

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SAP MII and SAP EAM Integration

Milliken & Company implemented a plant-floor system simplification. Prior to the project, the company’s manufacturing…

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Carlos Lemos

Solution Manager, Asset Intelligence Network, SAP

Forge Next-Generation Asset Management with a Network of Digital Twins

Imagine a single cloud-based solution holding all the equipment information in an ecosystem of manufacturers,…

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Ryan Litherland

Senior Systems Consultant, Union Pacific

Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing at Union Pacific

Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its homegrown procurement…

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Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing

Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its home-grown procurement…

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Graham Macleod

VP Asset Integrity and Quality Management, Precision Drilling

SAP S/4HANA at Precision Drilling: Two Years Later

Two years ago, Precision Drilling embarked on a greenfield SAP S/4HANA implementation to replace a…

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Oliver Mainka

Engineering & Product Development - Product Management / Development, SAP

Swiss Federal Railway’s Journey to Predictive Maintenance

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Benjamin J. Mansi

SVP, Rizing, LLC

Goodbye to Our CMMS, Hello SAP EAM: How Constellium Rolled Products Made the Transition

Attend this session to hear a story of a successful conversion from a well-liked CMMS…

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Tim McLain

Senior Manager, Warehouse and Inventory Management, Incitec Pivot Limited

MRO Material Availability and Visibility like Never Before with Incitec Pivot Limited

The concept of precision 3D registration (P3DR) is not nearly as easy as it sounds,…

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MRO Material Availability and Visibility like Never Before!

The concept of precision 3D registration (P3DR) is not nearly as easy as it sounds,…

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Rhondda Mcleod

Manager of SAP EAM, Canadian Pacific Railway

Online, Offline

Abstract Coming Soon

Max Mendez

Supply Chain-Inventory, Johns Hopkins

Operational to Strategic: The Maturing Inventory Management Solution at Johns Hopkins Health System

Inventory control at Johns Hopkins aims to optimize processes, making them more efficient and less…

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Theunis Myburg

Portfolio Manager, LyondellBasell

Natural Disasters: Hear How LyondellBasell Faces Them Head-On

LyondellBasell is a multinational chemical company that is the largest licensor of polyethylene and polypropylene…

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Bill Padula

EVP, Strategic Consulting, Evora IT

SAP Mobile Questionnaires and Purchase Requisitions at Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Occidental Exploration and Production Co. (OXY) recently implemented SAP Work Manager (WM) and SAP Inventory…

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Jigar Patel

IT Functional Analyst, Precision Drilling

Mobility: Leaving SAP GUI in the Dust at Precision Drilling

Simplifying the user interface to enable accurate data collection for asset management decision-making was one…

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Norm Poynter

Global EAM , Industry Thought Leader

Developing and Implementing Your Asset Management Data

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Peter Reynolds

Contributing Analyst, ARC Advisory Group

Rethinking Asset Performance Management

Asset owners have long suspected that poor asset performance is hampering their overall business performance.…

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Rachel Romanoski

SAP Solution Manager, Digital Assets, SAP

Intelligent Maintenance and Resource Scheduling with SAP S/4HANA

The session will show you the benefits of the latest SAP S/4HANA Asset Management for…

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Martin Rowan

Managing Partner, Reveal

Active Learning Session: Optimize Your Supply Chain now and Have the Benefits Fund Your SAP S/4HANA Transformation

When running a multimillion-dollar supply chain, you need to be innovative, agile, flexible, and have…

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Huntsman’s Innovative Journey Utilizing SAP to Enhance People’s Lives

Learn how Huntsman optimized its supply chain by maximizing materials requirement planning (MRP) while increasing…

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Jeffery Smith

EAM Business Process Analyst, Fairfax Water

Top 10 Ways to Squeeze More Value from Your SAP EAM Investments (Live and Interactive)

On your journey with SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, you are continually looking for…

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Durga Tadi

Functional/Analytical Consultant, B. Braun

How to Create an Architecture and Framework for Measures, Reporting, and Analytics System

Braun is one of the world's leading providers and manufacturers of health care solutions today,…

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Irene Valentine

Director of Applications and Development, Bob’s Discount Furniture

Bob’s Discount Furniture: Our Journey Implementing SAP ECC, SAP EWM, SAP TM

Bob's Discount Furniture is an American regional chain owned by Bain Capital with stores in…

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Geordie Waddell

Maintenance Manager, Lexus Assembly, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

Leveraging SAP for the Connected Factory: IoT, Mobility, and Visualization

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada embarked on a journey to create a connected factory. A critical…

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Cliff Williams

Corporate Maintenance Manager, ERCO Worldwide

Building Strong Team Dynamics and Culture

Culture is simply an aggregation of the behaviors and attitudes among the people in your…

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Piotr Wojnarowicz

IS Manager of Procurement and Asset Reliability, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Analytics and Mobility as Key Drivers for Business Excellence

Plant maintenance is a key pillar of the Maple Leaf Foods operational excellence system. In…

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Analytics and Mobility as Key Drivers for Business Excellence

Plant maintenance is a key pillar of the Maple Leaf Foods operational excellence system. In…

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Leonard Zemlinsky

SAP EWM Design and Architecture, Bob’s Discount Furniture

Bob’s Discount Furniture: Our Journey Implementing SAP ECC, SAP EWM, SAP TM

Bob's Discount Furniture is an American regional chain owned by Bain Capital with stores in…

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Aaron Zurfluh

Maintenance Engineering Manager, Newport News Shipbuilding

Closing the SAP Plant Maintenance Circuit with Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) has been improving our SAP Plant Maintenance for the past five…

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Living a Life of Purpose and Passion

Jen will share her story on living a life of purpose and passion through the chaos of traveling the world with clean water filters. She'll share her journey from 44 countries across six continents as she travels to change the world. Jen is an entrepreneur who isn't just creating a business to profit—she's creating a movement. Join us on March 17 as Jen shares her journey from simply going through the motions of life to actually living a conscious, purposeful life.

 

Leading Through Uncertainty: A Focus on Behaviors

Today’s business environment is no longer described as having an “ebb and flow,” but rather a permanent “whitewater” condition. This increased speed of change has caused a movement from discrete-event strategic planning to more dynamic planning—the quarterly strategy “refresh,” for example. However, many organizations struggle with the ability to stay nimble to respond to rapid market changes because of a variety of factors. This session explores the common barriers to agility, provides tools to overcome these barriers, and describes best practices in building adaptability in strategic initiatives.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Understand the importance of establishing concrete strategic decision rights.

  • Identify key future trends and uncertainties for the organization.

  • Develop a system of dynamically scanning for leading indicators.

  • Build adaptability into the strategic planning process by rapid experiments and small bets.

Best Practices in Implementing Strategic Initiatives

Many organizations are adept at developing long-term strategies and can even articulate strategic initiatives to promote the efforts. However, research indicates that over two-thirds of major strategic initiatives fail to be executed. This session presents recent research that identifies critical success factors in translating and progressing from strategy to execution. Specifically, the participants will explore the importance of clarity, teamwork, agility, and culture in successfully implementing a strategy. The session concludes with a discussion on a tool to help with “execution readiness.”

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Understand the relationship between setting the strategy and implementing the strategy.

  • Assess the readiness of the organization for execution of a strategic initiative.

  • Identify the key uncertainties in order to build agility into the execution plan.

  • Determine the gaps between the current state of the organization and the optimal readiness state of the organization, and develop actions to reduce the gaps.

Opening Remarks

Join us as we kick off the annual SAP-Centric EAM & Supply Chain Conference and explore some of the trends and topics of interest for this network.

How San Diego Gas & Electric Streamlined the Purchase Order Creation Process Through Robotic Process Automation

The issue of streamlining processes has been at the forefront of logistics and supply chains for many years. Through robotics process automation (RPA), San Diego Gas & Electric saved 2,230 annual capacity hours for one team of five people and has broken the bottleneck in the process. Through the process, it has freed its human workers for value-add activities such as planning, red-light error handling, and problem analysis. Learn how SDG&E explored how RPA worked, the keys to automation, turn-around time, cost to implement, performance, maintenance costs, and ROI.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Understanding what RPA is

  • How RPA can be applied to supply chain processes

  • A way to do more with less

How SDG&E Streamlined the Purchase Order Creation Process Through RPA

The issue of streamlining processes has been at the forefront of logistics and supply chains for many years. Through robotics process automation (RPA), San Diego Gas & Electric saved 2,230 annual capacity hours for one team of five people and has broken the bottleneck in the process. Through the process, it has freed its human workers for value-add activities such as planning, red-light error handling, and problem analysis. Learn how SDG&E explored how RPA worked, the keys to automation, turn-around time, cost to implement, performance, maintenance costs, and ROI.

How Data-Driven Asset Management Is Maximizing Battle Readiness at Royal Canadian Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) manages critical assets such as warships and submarines, which are complex, have a long life span, and require ongoing maintenance. With that criticality comes complex bill of materials, many times containing over 20,000 data objects for each unique asset. This means warehouses of spare parts and inventory, which risk becoming obsolete when something is decommissioned. The RCN was paying for warehouse space and facilities to house parts that may no longer match active equipment, but it had no way to ensure data for the assets was recorded and utilized across the organization. RCN approached data quality one asset at a time. It focused on improving the quality of the master records of the submarines and were successful in improving the data quality from 40% to 98%. This allowed RCN to certify the safety of a submarine in two hours compared to its original timeframe of 30 days by ensuring the right spare parts for equipment were available and ready for use. This incredible result gave the RCN the motivation to start addressing data quality of its other assets and reduce overall spare part inventory over time. This session will focus on the imperative to maximize readiness and optimize asset management operations.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Improved data quality from 40% to 98%

  • Significantly decreased safety certification times on submarines from 30 days to two hours

  • Reduced overall spare part inventories and costs

SAP MII and SAP EAM Integration

Milliken & Company implemented a plant-floor system simplification. Prior to the project, the company’s manufacturing associates were interacting with multiple systems for production reporting, quality results recording, maintenance alerting, and downtime reporting. To resolve this, it merged the functionality of all of those systems into one user interface using SAP MII. This resulted in easier associate onboarding, better user acceptance and system utilization, machine integration to automate downtimes and quality, and efficiency increases from shift analytics.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Overview of SAP MII

  • Automation of downtime declarations

  • Creating maintenance notifications from MII

SAP MII and SAP EAM Integration

Milliken & Company implemented a plant-floor system simplification. Prior to the project, the company’s manufacturing associates were interacting with multiple systems for production reporting, quality results recording, maintenance alerting, and downtime reporting. To resolve this, it merged the functionality of all of those systems into one user interface using SAP MII. This resulted in easier associate onboarding, better user acceptance and system utilization, machine integration to automate downtimes and quality, and efficiency increases from shift analytics.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Overview of SAP MII

  • Automation of downtime declarations

  • Creating maintenance notifications from MII

Natural Disasters: Hear How LyondellBasell Faces Them Head-On

LyondellBasell is a multinational chemical company that is the largest licensor of polyethylene and polypropylene technologies in the world. Within the past year, LyondellBasell implemented SAP Master Data Governance across several of its worldwide plants. With almost 30,000 unique vendors, over 350 equipment classes, and over 600,000 materials for SAP Master Data Governance, this project faced many of the common technical challenges that come with any large-scale implementation, but it also worked through nature’s challenge: Hurricane Harvey. Learn the collaboration and technical steps that LyondellBasell took to ensure project success and how it overcame some of the unique hurdles of SAP Master Data Governance implementations.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Data governance as a critical enabler to situational awareness

  • Asset drive environment, health, and safety (EHS) risk mitigation

  • Overcoming common challenges in combining supply chain data from disparate systems

How Master Data Governance Is Maximizing Asset Productivity and Inventory Efficiencies for Huge Savings at Flowserve

Standardize master data even across a complex network of disparate systems. Hear how Flowserve Corp. transformed into a single global operating entity using the SAP Master Data Governance application. Learn how the company expects to save over $300 million through centralized procurement, asset productivity, and inventory efficiencies.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Reduced cost through centralized procurement, asset productivity, and inventory efficiencies

  • Standardized master data across complex networks

  • Leveraging machine learning technologies to centralize and combine complex data sets from legacy and disparate systems


 

How Master Data Governance Is Maximizing Asset Productivity and Inventory Efficiencies for Huge Savings at Flowserve

Standardize master data even across a complex network of disparate systems. Hear how Flowserve Corp. transformed into a single global operating entity using the SAP Master Data Governance application. Learn how the company expects to save over $300 million through centralized procurement, asset productivity, and inventory efficiencies.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Reduced cost through centralized procurement, asset productivity, and inventory efficiencies

  • Standardized master data across complex networks

  • Leveraging machine learning technologies to centralize and combine complex data sets from legacy and disparate systems


 

Mobility: Leaving SAP GUI in the Dust at Precision Drilling

Simplifying the user interface to enable accurate data collection for asset management decision-making was one of the key drivers for a mobility solution at Precision Drilling.

Join Lisa Boldt, asset integrity manager, and Jigar Patel, IT EAM functional analyst, as they walk you through Precision’s journey to implement a mobile solution for its field operations. Lisa and Jigar examine:


  • The perplexing choice of selecting a mobile solution

  • Defining requirements and deal-breakers

  • Implementation and training a vast number of end users across geographic locations

  • Interface and technical considerations

  • What we would do differently and changes made after go-live

SAP S/4HANA at Precision Drilling: Two Years Later

Two years ago, Precision Drilling embarked on a greenfield SAP S/4HANA implementation to replace a heavily customized legacy SAP. The organization adopted the guiding principle of standardising asset management master data and business processes across its global operations.

Join VP of Asset Integrity Graham Macleod and Asset Integrity Manager Lisa Boldt as they walk you through the vision of asset management at Precision Drilling and the tactical implementation of asset management best practices.

Graham and Lisa will share lessons from their SAP S/4HANA implementation and where they are now two years later, including:


  • Building scalable processes to adapt to variations in the operational model

  • Asset life cycle reporting for fact-based decision-making to improve maintenance and reliability

  • The implementation of mobility and user-friendly interfaces

  • How executive support and business engagement is critical to project success

  • The importance of master data governance during project data conversion and beyond

  • Preparing for change, then continuing to change post-go-live

Goodbye to Our CMMS, Hello SAP EAM: How Constellium Rolled Products Made the Transition

Attend this session to hear a story of a successful conversion from a well-liked CMMS to SAP Plant Maintenance/MM supporting a complex expansive process manufacturing plant. Full integration, reliability reporting, simple planning and scheduling, and many other features are discussed during this session. While there is only one physical plant location, there were effectively six plants in one that realized the benefits of the SAP solution. Come listen to this success story from the Constellium project manager.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Keep the design simple while realizing best practices.

  • Design for reliability while considering data, process, and enabling technology.

  • Involve all stakeholders.

SAP Mobile Questionnaires and Purchase Requisitions at Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Occidental Exploration and Production Co. (OXY) recently implemented SAP Work Manager (WM) and SAP Inventory Manager (IM) as part of the ongoing RIO business transformation initiative in which we are moving our core business systems to SAP S/4HANA. During this presentation we will share an update on our business transformation project, our experiences from our South American deployment at the start of 2019, some lessons learned, and how these were incorporated along with new business needs for our North American rollout in 2020 and our plans for the remaining business units in 2021. Additionally, we will highlight two key functionalities developed and introduced with the SAP Work Manager and SAP Inventory Manager mobile applications in support of our operations and supply chain processes. The first one is related to regulatory questionnaires where we will see how various questionnaires and inspection forms are received, answered, and submitted from the mobile app. On the second one, we will showcase the purchase requisition app that can be used to request services, materials, and other items from existing contracts and catalogs. This paper and presentation was developed in partnership with Evora IT Solutions.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • See how paper-based forms were converted in electronic format through SAP and the mobile application.

  • Learn more about OXY’s business transformation project.

  • See SAP purchase requisitions created from a mobile device.


 

How Baker Hughes Transformed Its Logistics Process with an Integrated Transportation Management and Logistics System

Two years ago, Baker Hughes did not have a transport management system (TMS) solution, missing metrics across on-time delivery and deliver spend. See how the organization developed a simple and intuitive solution to evolve its enterprise resource planning strategy. The strategy leveraged its finalized ProcessWeaver ECS module integrated with SAP as a TMS solution and in short time, and it has expanded from pilot to 18 manufacturing and services sites worldwide.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Simplification of logistics outbound solution

  • Automation to create a stronger ROI

  • On-time delivery and spend metrics management

Marathon Oil’s Vision for Materials Management and Plant Maintenance Innovation

Lack of material visibility was becoming a major hindrance, causing schedules to be missed, materials to be “lost,” and costs incorrectly attributed, so Marathon Oil set a strategic vision for materials management (MM) and plant maintenance (PM) integration. This presentation will cover Marathon Oil’s journey along three paths: maintenance, supply chain, and SAP Support. Learn how in each area we addressed strategy, challenges, and solutions, and hear how you can apply these practices at your organization.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Insights into a well-developed material visibility strategy

  • Understanding the strategy, challenges, and solutions to a more efficient supply chain

  • Creating harmony between maintenance, supply chain, and SAP Support

Leveraging User Experience and Mobility at HollyFrontier

HollyFrontier is currently in the process of aligning its refineries into a single instance of SAP Enterprise Asset Management to align its maintenance and supply chain organizations which were previously non-SAP environments. One of the business objectives was to reduce the complexity of high-volume transactions on a desktop or laptop, while enabling a IOS mobile solution that provides the capability of completing the transactions while in an offline mode with the ability to sync when online.

The two target areas of focus include plant maintenance and materials management. The requirements for SAP Plant Maintenance included the ability to navigate equipment hierarchies; identify new work with images; review and approve new work; perform light in-the-field planning; record execution activities such as time confirmations, measurements, and failure codes; access documents associated with equipment and work orders; and perform inspection rounds.

The requirements for materials management included the ability to perform goods issues, goods receipt with image of the packing slip, review and approve purchase requisition approvals, and conduct cycle counting for inventory.

The Hydrogen platform was deployed quickly at the beginning of the blueprint phase in order to play back the conceptual solution and identify areas to enhance to ensure the complete solution was ready for each testing phase. As a result, users are able to carry out testing with less complexity while providing confidence that the solution met the needs of the business.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Why Rizing's Hydrogen solution was selected

  • How the solution was leveraged early in the EAM design phase

  • Where the solution offers business value

Analytics and Mobility as Key Drivers for Business Excellence

Plant maintenance is a key pillar of the Maple Leaf Foods operational excellence system. In the drive to increase uptime, reduce costs, and extend asset life cycle, the asset reliability group and IS teams at Maple Leaf Foods have embraced a digital future by developing and implementing a custom asset reliability mobility (project ARM) solution with SAP and Apple. The objectives of project ARM were to streamline maintenance processes, increase wrench time, and enable real-time insights. Simultaneously, in order to measure and to drive this transformation, a new reliability key performance indicator dashboard was implemented to track 13 key metrics for work management, preventive maintenance, maintenance spend, and MRO. After all, what you don’t measure you can’t improve.

The successful deployment of these solutions—due to strong business and IS collaboration and critical user engagement throughout the implementation process—has further moved Maple Leaf Foods along its digital future towards visual scheduling, lubrication, and IoT.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Learn how to streamline maintenance processes through workplace digitization.

  • To drive the right behaviors, you must measure them.

  • End-user engagement throughout the implementation process aids in adoption and buy-in.

Analytics and Mobility as Key Drivers for Business Excellence

Plant maintenance is a key pillar of the Maple Leaf Foods operational excellence system. In the drive to increase uptime, reduce costs, and extend asset life cycle, the asset reliability group and IS teams at Maple Leaf Foods have embraced a digital future by developing and implementing a custom asset reliability mobility (project ARM) solution with SAP and Apple. The objectives of project ARM were to streamline maintenance processes, increase wrench time, and enable real-time insights. Simultaneously, in order to measure and to drive this transformation, a new reliability key performance indicator dashboard was implemented to track 13 key metrics for work management, preventive maintenance, maintenance spend, and MRO. After all, what you don’t measure you can’t improve.

The successful deployment of these solutions—due to strong business and IS collaboration and critical user engagement throughout the implementation process—has further moved Maple Leaf Foods along its digital future towards visual scheduling, lubrication, and IIoT.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Learn how to streamline maintenance processes through workplace digitization.

  • To drive the right behaviors, you must measure them.

  • End-user engagement throughout the implementation process aids in adoption and buy-in.

Managing Change and Aligning Inventory and Asset Management

On March 31, 2017, GRU (Gainesville Regional Utilities), a municipal-owned utility provider, reimplemented its financial management information system (FMIS) from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA. At that time, the plan was to first reimplement its FMIS, then reimplement the customer service program and move on to an asset management program that would all tie in to each other to give a true ERP. GRU’s customer service project is now under way, and asset management is still on the horizon. But in the interim, a lot of the organization has undergone vast personnel changes. These changes have resulted in a waning of proper inventory management by the operations groups, which the organization needed to address first.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Since change is constant, then addressing change also needs to be constant.

  • Receiving a good understanding of the system you have available may help provide solutions to problems you encounter.

  • Gaining buy-in to any project requires all parties to receive a benefit to them.

Managing Change and Aligning Inventory and Asset Management

On March 31, 2017, GRU (Gainesville Regional Utilities), a municipal-owned utility provider, re-implemented its FMIS system from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA. At that time, the plan was to first re-implement its financial management information system (FMIS), then reimplement the customer service program and move on to an asset management program that would all tie in to each other to give a true ERP. GRU’s customer service project is now under way, and asset management is still on the horizon. But in the interim, a lot of the organization has undergone vast personnel changes. These changes have resulted in a waning of proper inventory management by the operations groups, which the organization needed to address first.

Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply chains. Governing thousands of new materials with hundreds of attributes require a disciplined approach. This session will explore how Corning Optical has established an innovative supply chain data governance program focused on optimizing strategies for both people and software.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Setting up a data governance program

  • Supply chain data governance key considerations

  • Tips for setting up a supply chain data governance program

Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply chains. Governing thousands of new materials with hundreds of attributes requires a disciplined approach. This session will explore how Corning Optical has established an innovative supply chain data governance program focused on optimizing strategies for both people and software.

To the Future with Intelligent Asset Management: SAP S/4HANA and Beyond

It has been only a year since the announcement of SAP Intelligent Asset Management, but as a cloud-based portfolio, an incredible amount has been accomplished in that short time. This session will help you understand the motivation behind this portfolio and how SAP has evolved SAP Plant Maintenance and SAP S/4HANA Asset Management into a single integrated asset management suite to support the SAP strategy and vision for the future of asset management.

Leveraging User Experience and Mobility at HollyFrontier

HollyFrontier is currently in the process of aligning its refineries into a single instance of SAP Enterprise Asset Management to align its maintenance and supply chain organizations which were previously non-SAP environments. One of the business objectives was to reduce the complexity of high-volume transactions on a desktop or laptop, while enabling a IOS mobile solution that provides the capability of completing the transactions while in an offline mode with the ability to sync when online.

The two target areas of focus include plant maintenance and materials management. The requirements for SAP Plant Maintenance included the ability to navigate equipment hierarchies; identify new work with images; review and approve new work; perform light in-the-field planning; record execution activities such as time confirmations, measurements, and failure codes; access documents associated with equipment and work orders; and perform inspection rounds.

The requirements for materials management included the ability to perform goods issues, goods receipt with image of the packing slip, review and approve purchase requisition approvals, and conduct cycle counting for inventory.

The Hydrogen platform was deployed quickly at the beginning of the blueprint phase in order to play back the conceptual solution and identify areas to enhance to ensure the complete solution was ready for each testing phase. As a result, users are able to carry out testing with less complexity while providing confidence that the solution met the needs of the business.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Why Rizing's Hydrogen solution was selected

  • How the solution was leveraged early in the EAM design phase

  • Where the solution offers business value

Material Availability Collaboration Within Weyerhaeuser Company

Weyerhaeuser wanted to be able to check material availability on work orders prior to approval.  So they developed a solution that allows forecast delivery for all materials based on revision. A custom SAP transaction allows a work order planner to first check material availability based on revision date or basic start date range and longest lead time material on component tab. Attend this session to hear how SAP will review dates and provide a proposal that can be accepted and updates revision period or basic start date and removes conflicts with materials not being available based on scheduled start date.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Mitigates materials not being available prior to work scheduled date

  • Creates opportunity for better communication between maintenance and storeroom around expediting needs

  • Improve planning efficiency


 

Deep-Dive Workshop: SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management

In this deep-dive workshop, we will show all you need to need to set up and use SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management. This covers the master data requirements and configures the various templates to perform the actual assessments.

From this session, you’ll gain:


  • Overview of SAP Intelligent Asset Management solution

  • Asset-central foundation, including integration

  • Risk and criticality assessments

  • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and reliability centered maintenance (RCM) assessments

  • Checklists

Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply chains. Governing thousands of new materials with hundreds of attributes require a disciplined approach. This session will explore how Corning Optical has established an innovative supply chain data governance program focused on optimizing strategies for both people and software.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Setting up a data governance program

  • Supply chain data governance key considerations

  • Tips for setting up a supply chain data governance program

The Power of Combining Machine Learning with Data Management

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are activities everyone talks about and wants to do, yet most companies struggle to implement. This session will discuss the power of combining data management capabilities—such as data preparation, data cataloging, metadata management, and data orchestration—with technologies like machine learning and AI.

You will leave with an understanding of how you can combine enterprise AI with intelligent information management using SAP Data Intelligence. We will also cover concrete examples of what supply chain companies are implementing, the value and business benefits realized, as well as how the combination drives analytics and better decisions.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Machine learning capabilities available in SAP Data Intelligence

  • Use case examples of what supply chain companies are doing with SAP Data Intelligence

  • Data management's role in machine learning for supply chain

Corning Optical Communications’ Global Supply Chain Data Governance Program

Globalization, a complex supply chain network, and mass customizations have a major impact on supply chains. Governing thousands of new materials with hundreds of attributes requires a disciplined approach. This session will explore how Corning Optical has established an innovative supply chain data governance program focused on optimizing strategies for both people and software.

NRG Deploys SAP S/4HANA for the Intelligent Enterprise

NRG is on track for a successful SAP S/4HANA go-live in January 2020 to support a major business transformation. Implementing the SAP S/4HANA platform will allow NRG to optimize its operations and financial accounting strategy as it evolves to become a next-generation energy supplier (retail and generation). This presentation will provide an overview of its transformational initiatives, the advantages of moving to SAP S/4HANA, where NRG is on its journey, as well as some of the advantages for additional solutions that create the intelligent enterprise for NRG.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Hear how NRG will optimize its operations at a next-gen level, including a core ledger system for its next 20 years.

  • Learn how SAP S/4HANA will support NRG's ability to speed innovation.

  • Discover how NRG is leveraging innovative technology that leverages SAP S/4HANA to streamline critical financial accounting processes in new ways.


 

How to Effectively Demolish the Functional Silos Between Maintenance and Supply Using Long-Term Inventory Planning

This session is designed to excite planners, buyers, and MRP controllers.  There is a way to move beyond the limited minimum/maximum and order on-demand inventory replenishment strategies using standard SAP functionality.

This session will introduce maintenance and supply teams to future planning and inventory forecast techniques that work.  Come and see how manufacturing and resale organizations benefit from forecasting techniques that the maintenance world has failed to explore until now.

Leave this session armed with practical steps and routines that will break down the functional silos that currently exist between maintenance and supply, and learn tangible business value opportunities to be achieved in increased parts availability at lower costs.

This is the supply service solution that the maintenance world has been waiting for.

Real-Time Operational Management with SAP Intelligent Business Process Management (iBPM)

While SAP applications like SAP S/4HANA and Ariba provide the tools for conducting business on a day-to-day basis, SAP Intelligent Business Process Management (iBPM) enables the enterprise to define how those tools will be used to design and build end-to-end business processes for achieving corporate and local objectives. This session will introduce components of the SAP Cloud Platform used to define business processes across disparate applications and help the business community digitize their daily activities for improved enterprise performance.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Defining business processes for achieving company objectives

  • Real-time monitoring of business processes and performance

  • Managing daily business issues and opportunities

  • Monitoring and enforcing compliance to standard processes

Active Discussion Session: Data and Supply Chain Connectivity

The big-data challenge will only grow more complex in 2020 and beyond. From data quality and poor organization to oversaturation and inconsistency, data complications are growing more complex every day. By rethinking your supply-chain data strategy, you can begin to evolve your processes to become more effective and efficient. Getting here won’t be easy. Join us for this interactive session to discuss the key data challenges impacting your supply chain strategy and come up with innovative, out-of-the-box ways to develop your data strategy.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Understand the core common data-quality issues impacting supply chain today.

  • Interact with your peers to learn best practices, tips, and tricks to optimize your data strategy.

  • Expand the ways you approach your data problems to innovate in 2020 and beyond.

How Baker Hughes Transformed Its Logistics Process with an Integrated Transportation Management and Logistics System

Two years ago, Baker Hughes did not have a transport management system (TMS) solution, missing metrics across on-time delivery and deliver spend. See how the organization developed a simple and intuitive solution to evolve its enterprise resource planning strategy. The strategy leveraged its finalized ProcessWeaver ECS module integrated with SAP as a TMS solution and in short time, and it has expanded from pilot to 18 manufacturing and services sites worldwide.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Simplification of logistics outbound solution

  • Automation to create a stronger ROI

  • On-time delivery and spend metrics management

Maintaining Order at Houston Independent School: Inside Look at the New Online Work Order Process at One of the Largest U.S. Districts

More than 280 schools. Three million square feet of facility space. The largest school district in the state of Texas. The fourth-largest city in the nation.

Maintaining the Houston Independent School District’s portfolio of facilities and fleet of vehicles is no small task. But the department prides itself in keeping schools running, so teachers can teach, and children can learn. How are they doing it? Through an online/mobile work order system that is user-friendly and efficient.

Find out how HISD’s latest workflow system is the key to smooth operations and is helping the department stay one step ahead.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Business processes are now enabled through the use of hand-held mobile devices.

  • Maintenance repairers and technicians are now equipped with mobile devices with a user-friendly interface.

  • The newly adopted mobile solution supports the complete life cycle of a maintenance work request (planning, scheduling, dispatch, notify, work, track, complete, and report).


 

Maintaining Order at Houston Independent School: Inside Look at the New Online Work Order Process at One of the Largest U.S. Districts

More than 280 schools. Three million square feet of facility space. The largest school district in the state of Texas. The fourth-largest city in the nation.

Maintaining the Houston Independent School District’s portfolio of facilities and fleet of vehicles is no small task. But the department prides itself in keeping schools running, so teachers can teach, and children can learn. How are they doing it? Through an online/mobile work order system that is user-friendly and efficient.

Find out how HISD’s latest workflow system is the key to smooth operations and is helping the department stay one step ahead.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Business processes are now enabled through the use of hand-held mobile devices.

  • Maintenance repairers and technicians are now equipped with mobile devices with a user-friendly interface.

  • The newly adopted mobile solution supports the complete life cycle of a maintenance work request (planning, scheduling, dispatch, notify, work, track, complete, and report).


 

How to Create an Architecture and Framework for Measures, Reporting, and Analytics System

Braun is one of the world's leading providers and manufacturers of health care solutions today, with 5,000 different products, 95% of which are manufactured by the company. Many of their functions developed their reporting in silos, missing the total effective result of a dynamic and integrated performance measurement program. In this session, you will hear how they created an architecture and framework to optimize thier measures, reporting, and analytics to drive business objectives.

This session will help you understand how to create a unified performance measures framework (PMF) around the EAM program that will align strategies, planning, and execution with the overall corporate business goals. The PMF would allow everyone involved to have a “line of sight” on the execution and outcomes.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • How to align measures with business objectives and interrelationship of metrics

  • Determining data sources and the impact data quality on measures

  • Leveraging available data and existing technology and how to incrementally implement analytics


 

Enhancing the Customer Experience Through Last-Mile, White-Glove Delivery

Home delivery of bulky items has become the fastest-growing segment, with consumers becoming comfortable ordering a new couch (and home appliances, etc.) from the comfort of their current couch. Last-mile is high-touch and last-touch, and yet, the delivery service is largely outsourced to third-party providers to represent your brand and delight your consumer. Learn how acting on every unique delivery experience in real time not only improves consumer experience, but is also valuable input to third-party logistics providers’ performance standards.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Consumers want to select delivery times based on their convenience and are willing to pay a premium for it.

  • FedEx and UPS tracking is not good enough for consumers. They want "Uber-esque" street-level visibility.

  • Acting on every unique delivery experience in real time not only improves consumer experience, but is also valuable input to third-party logistics providers’ performance standards.


 

 

Enhancing the Customer Experience through Last-Mile, White-Glove Delivery

Home delivery of bulky items has become the fastest growing segment, with consumers becoming comfortable ordering a new couch (and home appliances, etc.) from the comfort of their current couch. Last-mile is high-touch and last-touch, and yet, the delivery service is largely outsourced to third-party providers to represent your brand and delight your consumer. Learn how acting on every unique delivery experience in real time not only improves consumer experience but is valuable input to third-party logistics provider's performance standards.

How Data-Driven Asset Management Is Maximizing Battle Readiness at Royal Canadian Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) manages critical assets such as warships and submarines, which are complex, have a long life span, and require ongoing maintenance. With that criticality comes complex bill of materials, many times containing over 20,000 data objects for each unique asset. This means warehouses of spare parts and inventory, which risk becoming obsolete when something is decommissioned. The RCN was paying for warehouse space and facilities to house parts that may no longer match active equipment, but it had no way to ensure data for the assets was recorded and utilized across the organization. RCN approached data quality one asset at a time. It focused on improving the quality of the master records of the submarines and were successful in improving the data quality from 40% to 98%. This allowed RCN to certify the safety of a submarine in two hours compared to its original timeframe of 30 days by ensuring the right spare parts for equipment were available and ready for use. This incredible result gave the RCN the motivation to start addressing data quality of its other assets and reduce overall spare part inventory over time. This session will focus on the imperative to maximize readiness and optimize asset management operations.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Improved data quality from 40% to 98%

  • Significantly decreased safety certification times on submarines from 30 days to two hours

  • Reduced overall spare part inventories and costs

United Technologies: A Customer Journey When Manufacturing Plants Merge or Move

What happens when more than 700 SKUs manufactured in one plant need to be seamlessly moved to another plant without disrupting the supply chain? Complexity is added because the products are sold in a country that does not manufacture them. Discover how to optimize demand and production planning without disrupting production.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Master the seamless transition between manufacturing plants.

  • Achieve cross-border supply chain optimization.

  • Develop efficiencies across demand and production planning pipelines.

Get More out of SAP Transportation Management: What’s New and on the Horizon

Regardless of your role within logistics operations, or whether you are a shipper or logistics service provider, this session provides you with invaluable insight on the latest changes to SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM), available in SAP TM 9.4.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • How you can better manage your fleet through driver planning and expanded Gantt chart capabilities

  • New and improved processes for logistics service providers (LSP) like the expanded transit warehouse scenario or new LSP profitability mechanisms

  • New ways to collaborate with carriers through new self-service capabilities in the collaboration portal and new transactions enabled in the SAP TM and Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN) integration

  • The functionalities in the next release of SAP TM and more details about the strategy for SAP S/4HANA and SAP TM

The Wait Is Over: Warehousing of the Future, Today

Join this session to examine the latest trends and future possibilities in warehousing and fulfillment and hear firsthand how SAP is evolving and creating tools to meet the challenges of the digital age. Attend this session to take full advantage of new technologies while you see what’s on the horizon in software and new technologies in the warehouse.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Get updates on the latest innovations from SAP in warehouse management.

  • See the deployment options available and obtain tips to find the “right” one for your operations.

  • Explore how e-commerce is changing warehousing and fulfillment and the role that information technology plays and will play in your business.

Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing at Union Pacific

Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its homegrown procurement system was no longer viable in today’s digital world. To create the next-generation service procurement marketplace, UP Source Hub, the organization needed to seamlessly connect users, purchasers, and providers in a 100% electronic format. Attend this session to learn the steps the team took to reinvent the procurement experience, reducing cycle time in the procure-to-pay process, converting contract redlining and signatures to 100% electronic, and streamlining the supplier registration process.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Reduced cycle time in the procure-to-pay process

  • The benefits of moving to a 100% digital process

  • Cost savings tied to utilization of negotiated prices

Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing

Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its home-grown procurement system was no longer viable in today’s digital world. To create the next-generation service procurement marketplace, UP Source Hub, the organization needed to seamlessly connect users, purchasers, and providers in a 100% electronic format. Attend this session to learn the steps the team took to reinvent the procurement experience, reducing cycle time in the procure-to-pay process, converting contract redlining and signatures to 100% electronic, and streamlining the supplier registration process.

Material Availability Collaboration Within Weyerhaeuser Company

Weyerhaeuser wanted to be able to check material availability on work orders prior to approval.  So they developed a solution that allows forecast delivery for all materials based on revision. A custom SAP transaction allows a work order planner to first check material availability based on revision date or basic start date range and longest lead time material on component tab. Attend this session to hear how SAP will review dates and provide a proposal that can be accepted and updates revision period or basic start date and removes conflicts with materials not being available based on scheduled start date.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Mitigates materials not being available prior to work scheduled date

  • Creates opportunity for better communication between maintenance and storeroom around expediting needs

  • Improve planning efficiency


 

Huntsman’s Innovative Journey Utilizing SAP to Enhance People’s Lives

Learn how Huntsman optimized its supply chain by maximizing materials requirement planning (MRP) while increasing the maturity and education of its business user community. The organization aligned demand, production planning, and the procurement processes, while adding to immediate cost saving. This process drove a payback within 12 months and started preparing the business for future migration to SAP S/4HANA.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Hear how implementing a culture of real-time, reliable decision-making will allow you to quickly respond to changing market demands.

  • Gain knowledge of how eliminating spreadsheets and SAP customizations will create a single source of truth and better decision-making.

  • Learn how the usage of capacity planning can stabilize manufacturing and optimize your supply chain to meet demand.

NRG Deploys SAP S/4HANA for the Intelligent Enterprise

NRG is on track for a successful SAP S/4HANA go-live in January 2020 to support a major business transformation. Implementing the SAP S/4HANA platform will allow NRG to optimize its operations and financial accounting strategy as it evolves to become a next-generation energy supplier (retail and generation). This presentation will provide an overview of its transformational initiatives, the advantages of moving to SAP S/4HANA, where NRG is on its journey, as well as some of the advantages for additional solutions that create the intelligent enterprise for NRG.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Hear how NRG will optimize its operations at a next-gen level, including a core ledger system for its next 20 years.

  • Learn how SAP S/4HANA will support NRG's ability to speed innovation.

  • Discover how NRG is leveraging innovative technology that leverages SAP S/4HANA to streamline critical financial accounting processes in new ways.


 

Changing the Future of Maintenance Through Predicting and Optimizing Asset Health

When it comes to maintaining assets, companies today are increasingly shifting from simply executing the maintenance of their assets to instead managing the full life cycle of those assets. To attain this goal, asset health prediction and optimization is vital. Come hear how SAP customers are currently leveraging SAP solutions in this area. Learn about the key core capabilities leveraged in any predictive monitoring solution, including advanced analytics, machine learning for the masses, and physics-based engineering simulation.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Understand how SAP approaches predictive maintenance.

  • Hear about customers executing on this approach.

  • Learn complementary emerging technologies such as analytics, machine learning, and engineering simulations.

SAP MII and SAP EAM Integration

Milliken & Company implemented a plant-floor system simplification. Prior to the project, the company’s manufacturing associates were interacting with multiple systems for production reporting, quality results recording, maintenance alerting, and downtime reporting. To resolve this, it merged the functionality of all of those systems into one user interface using SAP MII. This resulted in easier associate onboarding, better user acceptance and system utilization, machine integration to automate downtimes and quality, and efficiency increases from shift analytics.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Overview of SAP MII

  • Automation of downtime declarations

  • Creating maintenance notifications from MII

SAP MII and SAP EAM Integration

Milliken & Company implemented a plant-floor system simplification. Prior to the project, the company’s manufacturing associates were interacting with multiple systems for production reporting, quality results recording, maintenance alerting, and downtime reporting. To resolve this, it merged the functionality of all of those systems into one user interface using SAP MII. This resulted in easier associate onboarding, better user acceptance and system utilization, machine integration to automate downtimes and quality, and efficiency increases from shift analytics.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Overview of SAP MII

  • Automation of downtime declarations

  • Creating maintenance notifications from MII

Forge Next-Generation Asset Management with a Network of Digital Twins

Imagine a single cloud-based solution holding all the equipment information in an ecosystem of manufacturers, engineering and construction service providers, operators, and maintenance contractors. Think, for example, of the operational effectiveness when each manufacturer can digitally publish the equipment model attributes, instructions, manuals, and failure modes, and maintenance workers can consume this in real time in their daily operational activities. Envision built-in equipment analysis that inspires new business models for managing equipment as a service or redesigning it based on performance. Welcome to SAP Asset Intelligence Network.

Attend this session hear how the next wave of intelligent asset management will come by bringing the asset ecosystem partners onto a single cloud-based collaborative network platform called SAP Asset Intelligence Network.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Harness the digital twin and cloud technology in the asset management ecosystem.

  • Establish a digital thread, connecting multiple systems, products, assets, processes, and people inside and outside your organization on an open platform.


Leverage the network to drive business outcomes: closer internal/external asset collaboration, faster time to market, more proactive and predictive service, and a platform for new revenue generations.

Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing at Union Pacific

Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its homegrown procurement system was no longer viable in today’s digital world. To create the next-generation service procurement marketplace, UP Source Hub, the organization needed to seamlessly connect users, purchasers, and providers in a 100% electronic format. Attend this session to learn the steps the team took to reinvent the procurement experience, reducing cycle time in the procure-to-pay process, converting contract redlining and signatures to 100% electronic, and streamlining the supplier registration process.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Reduced cycle time in the procure-to-pay process

  • The benefits of moving to a 100% digital process

  • Cost savings tied to utilization of negotiated prices

Implementing Services Procurement with SAP Fiori, Mobile Service Entry Sheet, and E-Sourcing

Union Pacific, a freight railroad operating in 23 U.S. states, recognized that its home-grown procurement system was no longer viable in today’s digital world. To create the next-generation service procurement marketplace, UP Source Hub, the organization needed to seamlessly connect users, purchasers, and providers in a 100% electronic format. Attend this session to learn the steps the team took to reinvent the procurement experience, reducing cycle time in the procure-to-pay process, converting contract redlining and signatures to 100% electronic, and streamlining the supplier registration process.

SAP S/4HANA at Precision Drilling: Two Years Later

Two years ago, Precision Drilling embarked on a greenfield SAP S/4HANA implementation to replace a heavily customized legacy SAP. The organization adopted the guiding principle of standardising asset management master data and business processes across its global operations.

Join VP of Asset Integrity Graham Macleod and Asset Integrity Manager Lisa Boldt as they walk you through the vision of asset management at Precision Drilling and the tactical implementation of asset management best practices.

Graham and Lisa will share lessons from their SAP S/4HANA implementation and where they are now two years later, including:


  • Building scalable processes to adapt to variations in the operational model

  • Asset life cycle reporting for fact-based decision-making to improve maintenance and reliability

  • The implementation of mobility and user-friendly interfaces

  • How executive support and business engagement is critical to project success

  • The importance of master data governance during project data conversion and beyond

  • Preparing for change, then continuing to change post-go-live

Goodbye to Our CMMS, Hello SAP EAM: How Constellium Rolled Products Made the Transition

Attend this session to hear a story of a successful conversion from a well-liked CMMS to SAP Plant Maintenance/MM supporting a complex expansive process manufacturing plant. Full integration, reliability reporting, simple planning and scheduling, and many other features are discussed during this session. While there is only one physical plant location, there were effectively six plants in one that realized the benefits of the SAP solution. Come listen to this success story from the Constellium project manager.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Keep the design simple while realizing best practices.

  • Design for reliability while considering data, process, and enabling technology.

  • Involve all stakeholders.

MRO Material Availability and Visibility like Never Before with Incitec Pivot Limited

The concept of precision 3D registration (P3DR) is not nearly as easy as it sounds, but the spoils of success have been surprising! This new process has enabled the creation of well-organized workplace stores and the reduction of squirrel stores across Incitec sites. Learn how MRO materials management under this new program strategy will save you millions by simply using standard SAP and better service for the maintenance and operations teams.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Leveraging P3DR using SAP creates material visibility and availability.

  • Increased service to maintenance and operations leads to reduced costs.

  • Material visibility equals availability, which in turn leads to reduced downtime and related costs.

MRO Material Availability and Visibility like Never Before!

The concept of precision 3D registration (P3DR) is not nearly as easy as it sounds, but the spoils of success have been surprising! This new process has enabled the creation of well-organized workplace stores and the reduction of squirrel stores across Incitec sites. Learn how MRO materials management under this new program strategy will save you millions by simply using standard SAP and better service for the maintenance and operations teams.

Operational to Strategic: The Maturing Inventory Management Solution at Johns Hopkins Health System

Inventory control at Johns Hopkins aims to optimize processes, making them more efficient and less labor intensive, while also yielding valuable information for informed business decisions to “deliver the promise of medicine.” This session will cover pain points and opportunities in the inventory control arena, including MRP approaches, mobile solutions, and its most recent efforts with analytics.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Inventory MRP dashboard solutions for a multi-plant setting

  • Analytics solutions to include crafted audit report combining SAP and EPIC (patient tracking and billing system) data for operating rooms in order to support chain-of-custody and assure correct inventory availability

  • Mobile solutions for inventory management (replenishment, good issues, and good receipts)

Natural Disasters: Hear How LyondellBasell Faces Them Head-On

LyondellBasell is a multinational chemical company that is the largest licensor of polyethylene and polypropylene technologies in the world. Within the past year, LyondellBasell implemented SAP Master Data Governance across several of its worldwide plants. With almost 30,000 unique vendors, over 350 equipment classes, and over 600,000 materials for SAP Master Data Governance, this project faced many of the common technical challenges that come with any large-scale implementation, but it also worked through nature’s challenge: Hurricane Harvey. Learn the collaboration and technical steps that LyondellBasell took to ensure project success and how it overcame some of the unique hurdles of SAP Master Data Governance implementations.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Data governance as a critical enabler to situational awareness

  • Asset drive environment, health, and safety (EHS) risk mitigation

  • Overcoming common challenges in combining supply chain data from disparate systems

SAP Mobile Questionnaires and Purchase Requisitions at Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Occidental Exploration and Production Co. (OXY) recently implemented SAP Work Manager (WM) and SAP Inventory Manager (IM) as part of the ongoing RIO business transformation initiative in which we are moving our core business systems to SAP S/4HANA. During this presentation we will share an update on our business transformation project, our experiences from our South American deployment at the start of 2019, some lessons learned, and how these were incorporated along with new business needs for our North American rollout in 2020 and our plans for the remaining business units in 2021. Additionally, we will highlight two key functionalities developed and introduced with the SAP Work Manager and SAP Inventory Manager mobile applications in support of our operations and supply chain processes. The first one is related to regulatory questionnaires where we will see how various questionnaires and inspection forms are received, answered, and submitted from the mobile app. On the second one, we will showcase the purchase requisition app that can be used to request services, materials, and other items from existing contracts and catalogs. This paper and presentation was developed in partnership with Evora IT Solutions.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • See how paper-based forms were converted in electronic format through SAP and the mobile application.

  • Learn more about OXY’s business transformation project.

  • See SAP purchase requisitions created from a mobile device.


 

Mobility: Leaving SAP GUI in the Dust at Precision Drilling

Simplifying the user interface to enable accurate data collection for asset management decision-making was one of the key drivers for a mobility solution at Precision Drilling.

Join Lisa Boldt, asset integrity manager, and Jigar Patel, IT EAM functional analyst, as they walk you through Precision’s journey to implement a mobile solution for its field operations. Lisa and Jigar examine:


  • The perplexing choice of selecting a mobile solution

  • Defining requirements and deal-breakers

  • Implementation and training a vast number of end users across geographic locations

  • Interface and technical considerations

  • What we would do differently and changes made after go-live

Rethinking Asset Performance Management

Asset owners have long suspected that poor asset performance is hampering their overall business performance. When assets don’t perform up to expectations or have the anticipated reliability, profit margins suffer. ARC Advisory Group recently surveyed 365 industry practitioners and conducted in-depth interviews with several subject matter experts to gain a better understanding of how industry leaders are implementing asset performance management initiatives and compare the effectiveness of the different approaches.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • How leaders are reevaluating the effectiveness of maintenance programs

  • The important considerations of an effective digitalization program

  • The human elements that are important before executing a reliability centered maintenance strategy


 

Intelligent Maintenance and Resource Scheduling with SAP S/4HANA

The session will show you the benefits of the latest SAP S/4HANA Asset Management for resource scheduling capabilities such as:


  • Build maintenance schedule simulations.

  • Track the schedule attainment.

  • You will learn how these capabilities and others supports your business users by building the maintenance schedules

Active Learning Session: Optimize Your Supply Chain now and Have the Benefits Fund Your SAP S/4HANA Transformation

When running a multimillion-dollar supply chain, you need to be innovative, agile, flexible, and have velocity, and if your ERP version is SAP ECC, you’re probably not thinking how you are going to be that. You are either hoping that the new digital SAP S/4HANA version will bring improvements, or you are hoping that potential third-party tools will help drive agility, or simply Microsoft Excel will give you the flexibility you need. And if you are planning to go to SAP S/4HANA soon, then you are also wondering how to build a business case and fund it. This business-oriented talk will explore various client stories on how they were able to take their current SAP investment and drive significant value from it in less than a year and used the benefits to help fund the SAP S/4HANA transformation and truly be able to benefit from future digital enhancements.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Learn how to measure the maturity of the organization use of SAP to establish a road map on how to gain supply-chain efficiency improvements by optimizing the business processes.

  • Understand what can be done now to increase the maturity in the use of SAP in the areas of planning, demand management, MRP, and supply operations to significantly improve product delivery.

  • Gain benefit and savings from maximizing the current SAP and business processes to prepare the business for SAP S/4HANA and in doing so help pay for the SAP S/4HANA conversion.

Huntsman’s Innovative Journey Utilizing SAP to Enhance People’s Lives

Learn how Huntsman optimized its supply chain by maximizing materials requirement planning (MRP) while increasing the maturity and education of its business user community. The organization aligned demand, production planning, and the procurement processes, while adding to immediate cost saving. This process drove a payback within 12 months and started preparing the business for future migration to SAP S/4HANA.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Hear how implementing a culture of real-time, reliable decision-making will allow you to quickly respond to changing market demands.

  • Gain knowledge of how eliminating spreadsheets and SAP customizations will create a single source of truth and better decision-making.

  • Learn how the usage of capacity planning can stabilize manufacturing and optimize your supply chain to meet demand.

Top 10 Ways to Squeeze More Value from Your SAP EAM Investments (Live and Interactive)

On your journey with SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, you are continually looking for opportunities to gain more business value from your SAP investments while reducing your total cost of ownership. It does not matter whether your industry is growing rapidly or facing challenges—everyone has this as a big topic of interest. During this session we will share with you our top 10 ways that you can do to drive more value from your SAP EAM investments today and in the future. We will also give you the opportunity to interact with us to ask questions and share your thoughts. Please join us and come ready to learn what you can do to squeeze more value from your SAP EAM investments. You will leave this session with a number of key takeaways to put into action in your organization. You will also learn about some other exciting things that the ASUG EAM Community has planned that you won’t want to miss.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • How do you squeeze more value out of your current SAP EAM system?

  • What should we be focusing on while we wait to implement SAP S/4HANA?

  • Hear updates on the SAP Plant Maintenance Customer Connect program and how to use these great new functionalities.

How to Create an Architecture and Framework for Measures, Reporting, and Analytics System

Braun is one of the world's leading providers and manufacturers of health care solutions today, with 5,000 different products, 95% of which are manufactured by the company. Many of their functions developed their reporting in silos, missing the total effective result of a dynamic and integrated performance measurement program. In this session, you will hear how they created an architecture and framework to optimize thier measures, reporting, and analytics to drive business objectives.

This session will help you understand how to create a unified performance measures framework (PMF) around the EAM program that will align strategies, planning, and execution with the overall corporate business goals. The PMF would allow everyone involved to have a “line of sight” on the execution and outcomes.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • How to align measures with business objectives and interrelationship of metrics

  • Determining data sources and the impact data quality on measures

  • Leveraging available data and existing technology and how to incrementally implement analytics


 

Bob’s Discount Furniture: Our Journey Implementing SAP ECC, SAP EWM, SAP TM

Bob's Discount Furniture is an American regional chain owned by Bain Capital with stores in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern U.S. Based in Manchester, Connecticut, Bob's Discount Furniture is ranked 14th among U.S. furniture stores and has revenues exceeding $1 billion. Learn how the organization is leveraging an enterprise extended warehouse management and transportation management solution. Understand how the solution is enabling the company to keep pace with its exponential growth, including supporting the addition of five distribution centers and an increase in daily shipments from 5,000 to 40,000 pieces per day.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • How Bob’s Discount Furniture implemented SAP ECC, SAP EWM, and SAP TM solutions

  • Shipment and transportation transparency and efficiencies

  • How transportation management enables dynamic growth

Leveraging SAP for the Connected Factory: IoT, Mobility, and Visualization

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada embarked on a journey to create a connected factory. A critical piece to this connected factory was the shop-floor integration. Previously, Toyota's data was stored in multiple locations depending on the machine it was coming from, and it was not consistent across the systems and had very little integration between SAP and physical equipment. Since Toyota brought the data into SAP, it now captures each event, allowing technicians to take action via work order while providing far more accurate data for analytics and better decision-making. New sensors have also been added to the equipment to monitor vital signs (vibration, temperature, amperage, etc.), so now when an abnormality occurs, the event is triggered in SAP for the maintenance team to follow up, allowing the plant to be predictive instead of reactive. The organization also implemented the SAP mobile tool and has equipped its maintenance technicians with iPads to complete work orders. The maintenance plans in SAP were transformed to include all relevant details including images, work instruction, previous history, etc. and available to a technician while they are working on the shop floor. The last key part of this transformation was the data visualization. Previously, the organization had standard reporting, which didn't allow for any flexibility or a deeper dive. It is now able to create core data service (CDS) views where teams can slice and dice data, allowing them to make smarter and more informed decisions.

Attend this session to hear how Toyota leveraged SAP to create a more connected factory and what the next steps are.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Get connected. Get your physical assets talking to your system of record—

  • Mobility is key. Make life easier for technicians. Get better results, better data, and less admin burden for supervisors.

  • IoT/AI is a journey, not a project. Use continuous improvement (Kaizen) to help you get there.


 

Building Strong Team Dynamics and Culture

Culture is simply an aggregation of the behaviors and attitudes among the people in your group. Leaders significantly influence the behaviors of the team members they lead. Therefore, strong and focused leadership is directly how one builds a strong team culture.

Hear Cliff Williams share his completely different approach to solving the “culture change” issue by using tools that don’t appear in any maintenance and reliability toolboxes. After listening to Cliff, you will understand the importance of relationships and how to focus on creating good ones. You too will achieve world-class maintenance and reliability metrics and numbers—and more importantly driven through a culture of self-management, involvement, and engagement. Job satisfaction, ownership, and pride will become buzzwords among your team.

Cliff’s method involves creativeness. The audience will take away simple mnemonics to help them change not just what they do but also how they do it. Though set in the maintenance world, the lessons and the approaches are equally applicable in any role that involves working with people.

Simply, you can’t do it alone. Harness your people. Come find out how to.

Analytics and Mobility as Key Drivers for Business Excellence

Plant maintenance is a key pillar of the Maple Leaf Foods operational excellence system. In the drive to increase uptime, reduce costs, and extend asset life cycle, the asset reliability group and IS teams at Maple Leaf Foods have embraced a digital future by developing and implementing a custom asset reliability mobility (project ARM) solution with SAP and Apple. The objectives of project ARM were to streamline maintenance processes, increase wrench time, and enable real-time insights. Simultaneously, in order to measure and to drive this transformation, a new reliability key performance indicator dashboard was implemented to track 13 key metrics for work management, preventive maintenance, maintenance spend, and MRO. After all, what you don’t measure you can’t improve.

The successful deployment of these solutions—due to strong business and IS collaboration and critical user engagement throughout the implementation process—has further moved Maple Leaf Foods along its digital future towards visual scheduling, lubrication, and IoT.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • Learn how to streamline maintenance processes through workplace digitization.

  • To drive the right behaviors, you must measure them.

  • End-user engagement throughout the implementation process aids in adoption and buy-in.

Analytics and Mobility as Key Drivers for Business Excellence

Plant maintenance is a key pillar of the Maple Leaf Foods operational excellence system. In the drive to increase uptime, reduce costs, and extend asset life cycle, the asset reliability group and IS teams at Maple Leaf Foods have embraced a digital future by developing and implementing a custom asset reliability mobility (project ARM) solution with SAP and Apple. The objectives of project ARM were to streamline maintenance processes, increase wrench time, and enable real-time insights. Simultaneously, in order to measure and to drive this transformation, a new reliability key performance indicator dashboard was implemented to track 13 key metrics for work management, preventive maintenance, maintenance spend, and MRO. After all, what you don’t measure you can’t improve.

The successful deployment of these solutions—due to strong business and IS collaboration and critical user engagement throughout the implementation process—has further moved Maple Leaf Foods along its digital future towards visual scheduling, lubrication, and IIoT.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Learn how to streamline maintenance processes through workplace digitization.

  • To drive the right behaviors, you must measure them.

  • End-user engagement throughout the implementation process aids in adoption and buy-in.

Bob’s Discount Furniture: Our Journey Implementing SAP ECC, SAP EWM, SAP TM

Bob's Discount Furniture is an American regional chain owned by Bain Capital with stores in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern U.S. Based in Manchester, Connecticut, Bob's Discount Furniture is ranked 14th among U.S. furniture stores and has revenues exceeding $1 billion. Learn how the organization is leveraging an enterprise extended warehouse management and transportation management solution. Understand how the solution is enabling the company to keep pace with its exponential growth, including supporting the addition of five distribution centers and an increase in daily shipments from 5,000 to 40,000 pieces per day.

Key Session Takeaways:


  • How Bob’s Discount Furniture implemented SAP ECC, SAP EWM, and SAP TM solutions

  • Shipment and transportation transparency and efficiencies

  • How transportation management enables dynamic growth

Closing the SAP Plant Maintenance Circuit with Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) has been improving our SAP Plant Maintenance for the past five years, after living with primarily paper-based processes since originally deploying SAP in 1999. They have now reached the point where they have “closed the circuit.” They have updated work processes and user interfaces for a full circuit of the maintenance process, from identifying work through reporting and analyzing! NNS, partnering with Vesta, involved multiple stakeholders such as craftsmen, supervisors, planners, engineers, and IT professionals to execute a successful rollout of the new automated workflows at a 134-year-old company. A combination of new user interfaces, streamlined business processes, and updated master data were all necessary components to this achievement. Hear how this implementation team took on any and all challenges head-on to transform the way we do business.