This carefully-selected group of international and locals experts will provide in-depth insights into the hottest topics facing SAP Enterprise Asset Management + Supply Chain & Procurement. Stay tuned – more speakers to be announced weekly!

Ken Choi EAM Thought Leader Independent (CAN)
Christo Smit Executive Lead VSLS
Mckyle Sancho Supply Network Planning Manager: BU South Africa (South Africa, eSwatini, Lesotho & Namibia) ABInBEV
Pieter de Waal SAP Digital Supply Chain Advisor SAP Africa
Lloyd Keays Incubation and Pioneering Executive SAP Business Network (NL)
Lewis Marston CEO Rocket Consulting Ltd (UK)
Joseph Grobler Process Data Integration Coach Transform Value Consulting (Pty) Ltd
Justin Lester Director SCM/EAM Denbury Resources (USA)
Steven Freemantle Chief Thought Leader SweetThorn Thought Leadership
Richard Howells VP - ERP, Finance and Supply Chain Thought Leadership SAP (USA)
Annabelle Roux Founder & CEO Gentackle Ltd (FRA)
Donna Unitt Head of Delivery Rocket Consulting Ltd (UK)
Patrick Crampton-Thomas Head of Asset and Service Management, SAP Solution Management SAP (UK)
Scott Geappen Asset Initiatives Specialist Hydro Tasmania (AUS)
Brian Williams Solution Owner, Asset Performance Management, DSC&I4-Digital Assets SAP (UAE)
Nqobile Gcinaphi Ntiwane IT Applications Manager The Royal Eswatini Sugar Corporation (SWZ)
Jannie Potgieter Founder and Chief Executive Officer Collaborit EAM Services Pty Ltd
Clair Nel Asset Care Manager Gold Fields
Louis Turvey Head of Engineering Gold Fields
Ravine Lala Global Product Champion for Logistics SAP SA
Melissa De Sousa Alves Head: Technical Services City of Cape Town Municipality
Mesuli Mdluli Engineering Maintenance Manager Oceana group/CCS Logistics
Tiago Fernandes Industry 4.0 Lead DSC Center of Excellence, SAP (PRT)
Deon du Toit Customer Success Manager Prometheus Group
Martin van Wyk Director Westrocon Seidor Pty Ltd
Tim McLain COO & Global Director MRO Materials Management Missing Link Supply Solutions (AUS)
William Shaw Senior Solution Sales Executive, SAP Spend Management SAP SE
Ivan Wissing EAM, PLM, EHSM Senior Specialist SAP South Africa
Irina Milevksa Demo Solution Specialist SAP SE
Wesley Estment Digital Supply Chain Solutions Executive SAP
Jasiel Svinurai Chief Executive Officer AR Smart Ideas Business Consultancy
Ken Choi EAM Thought Leader Independent (CAN)
Christo Smit Executive Lead VSLS
Mckyle Sancho Supply Network Planning Manager: BU South Africa (South Africa, eSwatini, Lesotho & Namibia) ABInBEV
Pieter de Waal SAP Digital Supply Chain Advisor SAP Africa
Lloyd Keays Incubation and Pioneering Executive SAP Business Network (NL)
Lewis Marston CEO Rocket Consulting Ltd (UK)
Joseph Grobler Process Data Integration Coach Transform Value Consulting (Pty) Ltd
Justin Lester Director SCM/EAM Denbury Resources (USA)
Steven Freemantle Chief Thought Leader SweetThorn Thought Leadership
Richard Howells VP - ERP, Finance and Supply Chain Thought Leadership SAP (USA)
Annabelle Roux Founder & CEO Gentackle Ltd (FRA)
Donna Unitt Head of Delivery Rocket Consulting Ltd (UK)
Patrick Crampton-Thomas Head of Asset and Service Management, SAP Solution Management SAP (UK)
Scott Geappen Asset Initiatives Specialist Hydro Tasmania (AUS)
Brian Williams Solution Owner, Asset Performance Management, DSC&I4-Digital Assets SAP (UAE)
Nqobile Gcinaphi Ntiwane IT Applications Manager The Royal Eswatini Sugar Corporation (SWZ)
Jannie Potgieter Founder and Chief Executive Officer Collaborit EAM Services Pty Ltd
Clair Nel Asset Care Manager Gold Fields
Louis Turvey Head of Engineering Gold Fields
Ravine Lala Global Product Champion for Logistics SAP SA
Melissa De Sousa Alves Head: Technical Services City of Cape Town Municipality
Mesuli Mdluli Engineering Maintenance Manager Oceana group/CCS Logistics
Tiago Fernandes Industry 4.0 Lead DSC Center of Excellence, SAP (PRT)
Deon du Toit Customer Success Manager Prometheus Group
Martin van Wyk Director Westrocon Seidor Pty Ltd
Tim McLain COO & Global Director MRO Materials Management Missing Link Supply Solutions (AUS)
William Shaw Senior Solution Sales Executive, SAP Spend Management SAP SE
Ivan Wissing EAM, PLM, EHSM Senior Specialist SAP South Africa
Irina Milevksa Demo Solution Specialist SAP SE
Wesley Estment Digital Supply Chain Solutions Executive SAP
Jasiel Svinurai Chief Executive Officer AR Smart Ideas Business Consultancy

Putting Users First: The Critical Role of User-Centric Technical Implementations

When implementing technical solutions, it is important to keep users at the forefront of the process. Involving users in the design and development phases can ensure that the solution meets their needs and is intuitive to use. Additionally, considering user experience can result in increased adoption rates, as users are more likely to embrace technology that is tailored to their needs. Focusing on user-centric design can also improve efficiency, as solutions can be optimized to streamline workflows and reduce user frustration. Ultimately, prioritizing user needs can lead to more successful technical implementations and a more positive overall experience for all involved.

1). Why involve users

2). When to involve users

3). What to expect from users

Considerations When Deploying a Mobile EAM Solution

Teach Me, Don't Scare Me. Help Me, Don't Hassle Me: A User-Centric Approach to System Implementation

Central to our conversation will be the importance of employee engagement with a focus on operationalising strategies and transformations, we will explore the challenges faced by employees as they navigate the process of adopting new systems. Drawing inspiration from Katzenbach's theory, which states that garnering the support of 10% can influence the majority, Christo Smit will guide us through a discussion on how to leverage this initial backing to drive successful system implementation and share practical insights and best practices on how to build on positive momentum that already exist amongst critical influencers within your organisation.

1. Creating implementation efficiency by leveraging what you have.

2. Maximising user adoption.

3. Key pillars to implementation strategy

Utilizing Integrated Business planning in an S&OP Cycle to Achieve Business Growth in African Markets

The S&OP process is widely adopted and considered in modern complex supply chains as a holistic
approach to integrated business planning that is used to create synergies across a business.
This is done to create efficiencies and maximize business inputs by aligning a company’s demand, supply,
and financial planning it is managed as part of an organizations master planning cycle for growth across
financial statements and business processes. S&OP is designed and executed to support executive
business decision-making which is related to approving a feasible and profitable material and financial
plan for companies in developed and emerging markets.

Evolve from Inventory Consumption Planning to Maintenance Driven Planning

Are you tired of inefficient and costly spare parts planning in your MRO supply chain? Look no further than SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)!

Join us for an exciting demonstration showcasing how SAP IBP can revolutionise your MRO spares planning. Our presentation will highlight real-world use cases, where businesses have successfully implemented SAP IBP and achieved significant results.

Learn about the powerful functionality of SAP IBP, including demand forecasting, inventory optimisation, supplier collaboration, and real-time analytics. See how the system seamlessly integrates with other SAP products and third-party software, creating a holistic end-to-end supply chain solution.

Discover the game-changing benefits of using SAP IBP for MRO spares planning, such as improved demand forecasting accuracy, reduced inventory holding costs, better supplier collaboration, and increased operational efficiency. The demonstration will showcase how SAP IBP can help you achieve your supply chain goals and stay ahead of the competition.

Don't miss this opportunity to transform your MRO spares planning with SAP IBP. Join us for an exciting and informative demonstration that will change the way you approach supply chain management.

The benefits of using SAP IBP for Spare Parts planning, how customers used SAP IBP in their businesses, see SAP IBP functionality and user experience

Simplifying Supplier Collaboration with SAP Business Network

In today's interconnected business world, seamless communication and collaboration with suppliers is essential for success. SAP's Business Network provides a robust solution for companies to manage their supplier relationships more effectively. This session will delve into the various aspects of the SAP Business Network and demonstrate how it simplifies complex interactions, optimizes procurement, supply chain, logistics, asset management, and financial processes, ultimately enhancing efficiency and performance.

Attendees will gain insights into how the SAP Business Network facilitates millions of transactions and connects suppliers through a universal format, enabling businesses to focus on their core competencies. By adopting a single network for all suppliers, companies can reduce the complexity and costs associated with managing multiple connections and data formats.

Key Takeaways:
1: Explore the five components of SAP Business Network: procurement, supply chain, logistics, asset management, and finance.
2: Learn how the network streamlines supplier interactions and enables real-time collaboration.
3:Learn how SAP Business Network supports sustainability through traceability, responsible sourcing, and compliance.

Enhancing Asset Management through SAP Asset Intelligence Network

In an increasingly complex and interconnected world of asset management, organizations are seeking solutions to maximize asset uptime, minimize costs, and improve staff productivity. The SAP Asset Intelligence Network (AIN) addresses these challenges by providing a collaborative platform for OEMs, asset operators, and service providers to share digital content, manage asset performance, and work order collaboration. This session will explore how SAP AIN fosters seamless integration between stakeholders, enabling improved asset data integrity and laying the foundation for Industry 4.0.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Learn how SAP AIN connects stakeholders for better collaboration and a single version of truth.
  2. Discover the benefits of a simplified asset data model, promoting data integrity and efficient monitoring.
  3. Understand how SAP AIN enables remote condition monitoring and supports Industry 4.0 initiatives.

User Experience - Supercharge Your Mobile Workforce

Enhancing the user experience (UX) anywhere in your enterprise software can be beneficial, but no more so than for your supply chain workforce that has to work effectively in a wide range of operational environments!
Furthermore, with current supply chain trends requiring these teams to provide increasingly diverse services while reducing operational cost, and the sustainability considerations for inclusivity in the workforce, it is no longer just nice to have intuitive software to support these roles, but essential to have a role centric UX that can support all aspects of the workers activities.

This session will provide an essential guide to developing an enhanced supply chain UX and providing mobile, user-friendly solutions; including the foundation of ease-of-use and self-sufficiency, through to how your mobile workforce can easily deal with a wider range of activities and exceptions, supported by modern digital practices and mobile technology.

Demonstrating rapid return on investment and the ongoing benefits available, is key to gaining momentum with any project, so this session will provide an ROI tool to support your UX business case development.

User expectations for ease-of-use of enterprise software are higher than ever; driven by rapidly evolving consumer web and mobile apps, underpinned by the latest UX design philosophies and technologies. So join this session to help make sure your next projects user adoption is as frictionless as possible.

• Key considerations for developing a role centric UX • Examples of UX enhancements in practice • Mobile software and technologies to enhance UX • Customer story - Transforming retail workforce UX • Customer story - Transforming warehouse workforce UX • Tool - calculating benefit / return on investment Tool - demo app for SAP supply chain UX

Warehouse and Logistics with SAP Digital Supply Chain - Your People, Performance & Planet Improvement Launchpad

In addition to process optimisation and cost reduction initiatives commonplace in supply chain transformation projects, an increasing number of businesses are choosing to (or being required to) put sustainability on the agenda.

Whether to reduce environmental impact, ensure the data is available for the increasing environmental, social and governance (ESG) & greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and compliance or to make steps towards net zero goals, the supply chain plays a critical role in any sustainability strategy.

This session will help you understand how you can get started with practical, tangible supply chain led improvements to enable sustainability goals hand in-hand with process optimisations and cost savings using SAP digital supply chain software and the Rocket Sustainability Launchpad: People, Performance & Planet approach.

See real customer examples of People, Performance & Planet benefits through supply chain improvements. These include live and in-flight projects, all achieved with SAP Business Suite, S/4 and Digital Supply Chain platforms like Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM), Transportation Management (SAP TM) and the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) amongst others.

  • People – Learn how you can help create a more sustainable, inclusive workforce
  • Performance – Discover focus areas or potential quick wins in your Warehousing & Logistics
  • Planet – Focus areas for reducing environmental impact

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We will discuss real-life examples you can take away to start socialising the win-win benefits across people, performance and planet, that exist within the supply chain and can be used as catalysts for sustainability and process optimisation projects alike.

 

 

The Only Way to Ensure Accurate and Reliable Data In Your Supply Chain

In a disruptive supply market, it’s crucial to ensure accurate process data in the supply chain to stay competitive and agile. This requires exercising daily disciplines and routines within the interdependent supply chain functions. A culture of continuous improvement needs to be cultivated, through regular reviews of integration exceptions and process performance to identify areas of optimization. A robust data management routine should be implemented to analyze exceptions at every functional link along the supply chain. Collaboration and communication between all stakeholders, including suppliers and customers should be encouraged to improve data sharing and reduce data discrepancies. Training and education for employees ensures the skills and knowledge to manage data effectively. By focusing on daily disciplines and routines, businesses are able to establish a strong foundation for accurate process data, and material master data in their supply chain, even in a disruptive supply market.

This session introduces the building blocks and routines necessary to ensure and sustain data quality and user confidence needed to plan, schedule, and move inventory through the supply chain. Increasing inventory availability, in the right place, at the right time, every time.

1. Building blocks to data, process, and supply chain maturity.

2. Disciplines and routines.

3. Who is responsible for data quality

10 Years after Go Live- What Now?

With our first Go Live 10 years behind us, symptoms of inconsistent Asset Registries, Maintenance Plans & Inventory inefficiencies were flaring up. After months of scrubbing data and a few unpleasant conversations, we brought in some help and found the “decoder ring” we wish we had in 2013. The methodology we established after learning these tools absolutely simplified our approach and truly changed the way we do business.
Come hear the story of how Denbury utilizes ISO 14224 and the IPSECA processes to optimize our approach and hear some of the unintended benefits we realized in the process. If you’re considering a Plant Maintenance implementation in the future, you won’t want to miss this one!

Optimizing the Purchasing Process

Two years after implementing Value Transform’s FIT process and pandemic supply chain issues easing up, we were still providing less than stellar customer service to our Operations team. Although we mastered MRP exceptions, we were still struggling to exceed the expectations of our customers. Our purchasing process was tedious, very labor intensive and time consuming. Armed with very little standard SAP procurement process knowledge, we spent a single day and learned how to use the tools we already had. We went from missing demand windows to exceeding expectations almost overnight.
This success story will take you through the daily processes we follow, using standard SAP tools, to prioritize and optimize our procurement transactions and cut our procurement cycle time by 50-60%.

Making Sure Your Inventory Optimisation Projects Succeed: A Collection of Case Studies

As you tackle working capital improvement you will encounter reasons why inventory levels should not be touched. Your optimisation success will be determined by how you can convince those around you that stocks are too high. They will also need to trust your stock level recommendations. For this you will need data, and SAP has plenty of it!
This data is easily accessed and collated to build compelling optimisation recommendations. You will need to marry this data with tribal knowledge that is woven into your company’s DNA, which is often linked to painful memories of a time the plant stood because parts were not available.
In this talk we’ll use a collection of 15 years of case studies to:

1. Walk through the kinds of resistance you will encounter (using real-life examples).
2. Offer insights on the SAP data you can use to build working capital improvement storylines.
3. Share tips on how to shift the hearts and minds of those attached to having warehouses and yards full of stock.
4. Demonstrate how to use SAP’s working capital tools to track progress.
5. Cover steps to ensure sustainable working capital improvement.

Secure Your Business with a Risk-Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply chains operated in isolation expose your organization to unnecessary risk. Supply chain solutions from SAP connect processes across design, planning, manufacturing, logistics, maintenance, and service to the rest of your business, your contextual data, and your partner ecosystem. This allows you to stave off risk and protect your business.

Sailing In Rough Seas – The Case for Maintenance Mobility

Implementing mobile maintenance solutions in asset-intensive industries carries unique challenges, risks, and opportunities. From preparing a relevant business case to mastering mobility, this journey is filled with all sorts of pitfalls. Uncover where to set sail, how to navigate perilous seas – and above all, why venture into this relatively unchartered territory in the first place. By building the right crew, embarking on the right itinerary, and docking on the right shore at the right time – this crossing might well come out as particularly fruitful and rewarding.

Checklists - A long time coming

Inspection checklists are crucial for maintenance execution, reliability analysis, and audits. While maintenance inspections have traditionally been conducted by the means of paper checklists, a fair question is the digitalisation of this data.
For years, maintenance operators have tried to solve this seemingly simple problem, resulting in all kinds of workarounds.
Seek no more. In the latest S/4HANA release, inspection checklists are now standard EAM functionality. In this session, you will learn how to implement them effectively, in the context of the new S/4HANA nine-phase model for the maintenance processes.

Change Readiness - Are you ready?

An overview of why systems projects fail and why so many companies still do not see how change management and user adoption are key to project success and benefits realisation. This session will provide you with some change management tools and techniques that should be used on all projects and why to ensure project success.

Why are projects failing, what change management is and why its so important, and some tools and techniques that can be used.

SAP Asset and Service Management Strategy For Resilient Supply Chains

Hear about market drivers in asset intensive industries, how Asset and Service Management plays a key role in enabling resilient supply chains and SAP’s portfolio and strategy for Intelligent Asset Management.

  1. SAP Strategy for Asset and Service Management;
  2. Value of SAP Portfolio;
  3. SAP Roadmap Priorities

Hydro Tasmania Is Beginning Its EPPM (Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management) Journey. Here Is Where We Started

This project is in its early days; however, the concept is building steam. If we get this right, it will change our business process from major investment approvals all the way to work order completion.
We are underway, capturing our processes in a portal that aligns to ISO 55001. We have documented problem statements and are now working with SAP to explore how EPPM can help us improve our approach to lifecycle asset management.

We have had many attempts over the years, with multiple approaches at getting alignment of our asset management systems. This is proving to be no easy task.

Phases of work, decision points, metrics that mater and clear dashboards to track progress while driving accountability. Dashboards are a valuable navigation tool that can guide the way for future performance, come hear our efforts to get it right.

With our next upgrade of SAP, we are looking to gain all the benefits EPPM and SAC reporting can offer.

A story on where we are at with business case development and justification for the large number of resources, time and money required to realise this massive step change.

Getting agreement for change, gathering the right people, documenting the benefits

Optimising Inventory Management at Hydro Tasmania

Hydro Tasmania knew there was a problem but was unsure where to start. What we faced was a confluence of out-of-date process documentation, lack of awareness around inventory management and underutilization of SAP to do the heavy lifting. This has been an eye-opening experience to say the least.  We were at a point where we needed to get buy-in from the top while starting from the bottom.  Data quality is poor, SAP resources are hard to find, and change is difficult.  But the journey has begun, the findings have been exciting and the opportunities are significant. Come hear our story of both how we set about to Manage Master Data, build and implement business process, that are in some cases almost opposite to existing processes and the Training and culture piece that went along with this.
• Uplifting the capability of our team
• Full review and rebuild of our material naming conventions and taxonomy
• A journey to data governance and culture change

Presented by Scott Geappen & Tim McLain

SAP APM Update

In this interactive session Brian Williams, Solution Owner for SAP APM, will answer common questions about SAP Asset Performance Management and how this solution interfaces with SAP’s proven Enterprise Asset Management suite. Questions that will be addressed include: What has SAP been doing to build the bridge to connect the asset management system and asset performance management system? How does APM relate to ASPM and PAI, as SAP customers have heard about these previous solutions? As a follow-up question; from a capability perspective where would you say APM is at relative to these previous solutions? What is the vision of SAP for asset investment planning? Industry specialization in asset management solutions according to Garner is a trend. How will SAP address industry-specific needs such as Water- & Electric Utilities, Mining or Petrochemicals?

Enterprise Asset Management in SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud as a Pull Factor

The Royal Eswatini Sugar Corporation has embarked on a Project to move to SAP S/4HANA. Our decision to move the Public Cloud Edition has come with a number of changes, decisions and the need for the organisation to be as Agile as possible. We are employing a phased approach, with Plant Maintenance (EAM) as the first line of business to move.

Our story will cover the following interesting topics.

1. Our approach to SAP S/4HANA and why EAM first
2. Required Integrations to SAPECC and other Non-SAP solutions
3. What's new in EAM
4. Our outlook to Mobile Asset Management and User Experience
5. Reporting, Analytics an Visualisation - What comes standard with SAP S/4HANA in EAM
6. Lessons learnt so far

Come and learn about this eventful journey that RES is undertaking to take home with you, insights to use on your SAP S/4HANA move. You're also welcome to share with us, further insights on how we can improve as we take it one step at a time.

A Practical Case Study of How Gold Fields South Deep in Partnership with Collaborit Create a Pathway for a Sustainable Asset Management Improvement Roadmap

A Practical Case Study of How Gold Fields South Deep in Partnership with Collaborit Create a Pathway for a Sustainable Asset Management Improvement Roadmap

A Practical Case Study of How Gold Fields South Deep in Partnership with Collaborit Create a Pathway for a Sustainable Asset Management Improvement Roadmap

SAP Logistics Control Room

In the session, Ravine will showcase a demo of a connected Supply Chain integrated with Procurement, Sales and Finance. The simplicity of Robots, Cobots, and Bots.

  • Value of a Supply Chain Execution Platform
  • Automation in Logistics
  • Reducing costs in Logistics

Enhancing Operational Efficiencies Through the Application of a Reactive Incident Management Application – Navigating Change in a Reactive Operational Environment

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate is responsible for operating and managing an asset base of over R70 Billion.

The City is faced with addressing more than 300 000 customer service notifications annually and executes repairs & maintenance in a challenging environment including & characterised by:

  • growing customer demand,
  • aging infrastructure,
  • inadequate operational capacity and
  • massive administrative burden associated with capturing these service requests,

 

This triggered the need for the City to develop and implement SAP based mobile solutions.

Learn how we leveraged SAP mobile solutions and business process re-engineering to:
• enhanced operational efficiencies,
• improve cost recoveries,
• improve the organisation’s responses to complaints of non-conforming services and
• inform asset management decision making.

This Reactive Incident Management solution triggered the need to change “a more than 20 year embedded behaviour” and transition of staff from purely paper-based way of working to basic mobile workforce manager solution to a complete new design, with enhanced functionality and stricter enforcement of standardised business processes.

This case study will reflect on the extent of change, impact, current successes, learning lessons, future plans and expectations and is a must see for anyone embarking on a complex system, application or operational change in their organisation.

End User involvement is key to success; System Implementation requires more than only training; Don't estimate the value of a crises to bring about change;

What Does the Future Hold for the Asset Management Space, Is Innovation An Answer?

Understanding the fundamentals of asset management and a deterministic view of asset life cycles from cradle to cradle is imperative. These should include asset and project evaluation, scoping, maintenance, projection, and disposal. The link between asset management, innovation and sustainability must be addressed as they become an organizational competitive advantage in driving organic growth and making good financial returns. These innovations consider concepts such as agile and lean thinking and put them into practice. Innovation leads the industrial complex through artificial intelligence( AI), such as deep machine learning( supervised or unsupervised, big data, and virtual and augmented reality. For an organization to succeed, sustainability concerns and measures must be at the heart of the firm's strategy and resources to ensure that sound asset care programs are invested in and effectively managed. Sustainable maintenance practices help maximize an asset's lifecycle, reduce costs, mitigate risks, and increase employee retention.

  • Benefit of innovation in asset management,
  • Sustainability considerations in asset management
  • Cost and benefit analysis for investing in ERP systems.

Asset Lifecycle Management

Asset lifecycle management is a technique of asset management where facility managers maximize the usable life of assets through planning, purchasing, using, maintaining, and disposing of assets. The main aim of asset life cycle management is to reduce costs and increase productivity

  • How SAP can manage a full entire asset lifecycle from the acquire to decomissioning business process

Immersive Showcase in Asset Management Technology

Achieving Successful Digital Transformation in SAP With Prometheus Solutions

Enterprise asset management is always evolving, and businesses are too. Now more than ever, it is crucial to take advantage of new systems like S/4HANA to further improve your ERP system capabilities and keep up with the digital transformation movement. However, digital transformation is no easy task and isn't as simple as moving from one system to another. Additionally, no new system is perfect, which is why software integrations are necessary to bridge gaps and provide more advanced and flexible asset management capabilities. Join us as we discuss how you can use software integrations to enhance functionalities in SAP like maintenance planning and scheduling. Learn how you can configure systems to fit your processes, while maintaining one single source of truth in your SAP system.

Five (5) Return On Investment (ROI) For Moving To SAP S/4HANA

People & Parts! This is Why We Are All Here, so Let's Get On The Same Page!

Have you ever gone to your pantry or the refrigerator to grab a snack only to find an empty box or bottle? So frustrating! Or maybe you plan to make a meal with what you thought was in freezer but again, it's gone and no one let you know? Grrrrrrr… Well, the connection between the EAM Team and the SCM Team is not much different. When they are not aligned to the purpose of the business, confusion and frustration grows, work arounds are invented, squirrel stores pop up everywhere and so does the cost to do business!
This presentation will take you through the MRO Material life cycle that EVERY business experiences from the point of demand through to the Supplier and back again, including the KPI’s needed to drive performance in the right direction. I have not found (or worked for) a company that manages materials in a manner that could significantly reduce RISK and COST.

  1. The Demand Signal that triggers the Supply Chain,
  2. Master Data & Inventory Optimisation,
  3. Supply Chain Effectiviness

 

Supply Chain Process Tips & Tricks that Deliver Results!

Supply Chains are constantly changing (like a three-year-old hyped up on ice cream) so at some point the unexpected is bound to come crashing down into your world!  How do you know when something has changed?  If something did change, do you know where and what to do it fix it or manage it?  How to manage these disruptions in SAP can be difficult and time consuming when you don’t have these answers.  I often say that SAP is like a mansion with hundreds of rooms.  As you begin to learn SAP, you learn about the room you’re in and over time you get comfortable, but then someone takes you to a different part of the mansion and shows you another room.  It’s different but helpful and again, over time you get comfortable with this new room.  This continues to happen with time and experience, but the trick is to learn how to get from room to room and efficiently and knowing which room to go to when something goes bang!

This presentation will expand on this analogy and provide you with some maps and torches to help you move around the very big mansion that you are fortunate to live in!  We will work our way through the Supply Chain with the time we have to show you a few rooms, how they may help you and, how to navigate around like the pro.

Optimising Inventory Management at Hydro Tasmania

Hydro Tasmania knew there was a problem but was unsure where to start. What we faced was a confluence of out-of-date process documentation, lack of awareness around inventory management and underutilization of SAP to do the heavy lifting. This has been an eye-opening experience to say the least.  We were at a point where we needed to get buy-in from the top while starting from the bottom.  Data quality is poor, SAP resources are hard to find, and change is difficult.  But the journey has begun, the findings have been exciting and the opportunities are significant. Come hear our story of both how we set about to Manage Master Data, build and implement business process, that are in some cases almost opposite to existing processes and the Training and culture piece that went along with this.
• Uplifting the capability of our team
• Full review and rebuild of our material naming conventions and taxonomy
• A journey to data governance and culture change

Presented by Scott Geappen & Tim McLain

Is It Time for a Different Approach for Spend Management ?

How do companies imagine and plan for the future of Spend Management ? You can do so through holistic spend management that provides greater visibility and anticipates future needs across your organization. Learn how SAP solutions address Spend Management. Experience a taste of some exciting planned innovations in the road map for procurement.

SAP view of 1) what Strategic Spend Management looks like , Overview of SAP solutions addressing the challenges and shifts in Spend Management, Overview of SAP's Procurement North Star and a taste of innovations to come.

Immersive Showcase in Asset Management Technology

Immersive Showcase in Asset Management Technology

Enabling a TRULY Collaborative End-to-End Integrated Business Planning Process

Many companies have adopted an IBP mindset but how many have actually landed a truly collaborative, end-to-end process?  Collaboration does not only refer to interaction between companies’ internal people and teams but also with your business partners (suppliers, customers, 3PL’s and 3PM’s).  The value of effective collaboration with entities outside of your own organisation should not be under-estimated as incorrect information will affect your ability to serve your downstream business and ultimately your customers.  In today’s world, the volume of information required means that collaboration cannot happen over email, phone or instant messaging as this is point-to-point and becomes second-hand.  Solutions need to be put in place that enable consistent, bulk collaboration.  Join this session to learn how this is possible!

An Outline with Practical Examples of How Intelligent Procurement Solutions Play Key Enabling Roles in Unlocking Digital Transformation Goals

In this presentation, I will take you on a journey to explore what a technology initiative and mindset shift around the role of the supply chain as an enabler can achieve in the digital transformation roadmap. Key enablers: people, IT, and processes will be used to demonstrate a clear strategy and how that improves the supply chain value chain. A look at the latest supply chain tech trends, Supply Chain digital readiness.