Arti Pillai Asset Management Reliability Engineer CBH Group (AUS)
Lloyd Keays Senior Director Innovations: Solutions Engineering SAP Ariba SAP (NLD)
Greg Rimmer Independent Process Consultant (AUS) Independent
Indrasen Naidoo Managing Partner ISN Advisory (AUS)
Mike Raftery CEO SCM Connections (USA)
Graham Johnston Independent Subject Matter Expert (AUS)
Patrick Crampton-Thomas Head of Digital Assets, SAP Solution Management SAP UK (UK)
Keith Harrison Solution Delivery Manager: Supply Chain Coca Cola Amatil (AUS)
Mervyn George Innovation Strategy Lead: Africa SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
Pieter de Waal Digital Supply Chain Presales Expert SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Koosh Panday Business Development Manager: Business Systems Sappi Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
Brian Williams Industry Advisor SAP EMEA South
Dean Fitt Solution Manager SAP SE (GER)
Ivan Wissing SAP Solution Advisor SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
Johan Agenbag Partner Consultant Pragma
Arend Theron Integrated Asset Management City of Cape Town
Marius Basson President & CEO Aladon
Wouter Kirsten Senior Business Improvement Officer AngloGold Ashanti
Jean Thirion SAP Operations Analyst KWV
Ester Kruger Change Programme Manager: Digital Transformation Discovery
David Grier Author, Inspirational Speaker, Extreme Adventurer & Celebratory Chef Independent
Henrico Swanepoel Business Area Manager Gordian Logistic Experts
Colin Van Rooyen Presales Specialist: Africa SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Joseph Grobler Director - Global Market Development Transform Value Consulting (Pty) Ltd
Arti Pillai Asset Management Reliability Engineer CBH Group (AUS)
Lloyd Keays Senior Director Innovations: Solutions Engineering SAP Ariba SAP (NLD)
Greg Rimmer Independent Process Consultant (AUS) Independent
Indrasen Naidoo Managing Partner ISN Advisory (AUS)
Mike Raftery CEO SCM Connections (USA)
Graham Johnston Independent Subject Matter Expert (AUS)
Patrick Crampton-Thomas Head of Digital Assets, SAP Solution Management SAP UK (UK)
Keith Harrison Solution Delivery Manager: Supply Chain Coca Cola Amatil (AUS)
Mervyn George Innovation Strategy Lead: Africa SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
Pieter de Waal Digital Supply Chain Presales Expert SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Koosh Panday Business Development Manager: Business Systems Sappi Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
Brian Williams Industry Advisor SAP EMEA South
Dean Fitt Solution Manager SAP SE (GER)
Ivan Wissing SAP Solution Advisor SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
Johan Agenbag Partner Consultant Pragma
Arend Theron Integrated Asset Management City of Cape Town
Marius Basson President & CEO Aladon
Wouter Kirsten Senior Business Improvement Officer AngloGold Ashanti
Jean Thirion SAP Operations Analyst KWV
Ester Kruger Change Programme Manager: Digital Transformation Discovery
David Grier Author, Inspirational Speaker, Extreme Adventurer & Celebratory Chef Independent
Henrico Swanepoel Business Area Manager Gordian Logistic Experts
Colin Van Rooyen Presales Specialist: Africa SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Joseph Grobler Director - Global Market Development Transform Value Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Transforming SAP EAM User Experience with Mobile Solutions? Harness the Power of Change Management

CBH Group is Australia’s largest co-operative and operates the Western Australian grain supply chain from paddock to port. CBH recognised that our maintenance team are excellent at maintaining assets, but perhaps are not always the savviest when it comes to working with SAP. As a result, CBH has embarked on the Mobility for Maintenance journey. The maintenance team now have an easy to use mobile solution allowing them to gain access to their work management database wherever they are so that they can spend more time maintaining assets and less time entering data into SAP.

At CBH, some of the biggest challenges faced by the business are exacerbated by how geographically spread our maintenance team is – with 130 tradespeople working across the Western Australian grain belt, which is an area of approximately 300,000 square kilometres, the size of Norway. Given the size of our network, we don’t always have the resources to provide sufficient training and support in using SAP resulting in inadequate data collection. With inadequate data, we don’t know what our assets truly need – both physical assets and more importantly our people. Another arguably more important challenge was to engage our people across the business to get onboard with one of the most unsettling phenomena - change. CBH’s investment into change management in the Mobility for Maintenance project was key to the project’s success.

Gain insight into how CBH delivered a mobile solution to a workforce already saturated with change. Walkthrough simple change management tools that you can implement immediately to break down the barriers of distance, connectivity, culture and capability. This session will show you the benefits of empowering the front line to make key decisions and share ideas on changes that would directly impact them – and of course how you can achieve the same results.

From this session, you will learn the following:

  • Simple tools you can use to build your change management plan
  • Real-life examples of these tools in practice
  • Tips and tricks for a successful change initiative

Build Your Own Change Management Plan - The Easy Way

“Change Management” is a term that makes people feel uncomfortable just by hearing the words. However, it is one of the most important aspects when completing any project or task. Building a positive change management culture that is easy to adhere to (and sticks) is a challenge many organisations face.

Using real life experiences as examples, you will learn the importance of change management and tips to encourage change management culture within your organisation. It is important to focus on change management as a part of culture rather than a once off activity – and most importantly, remove the stigma that it is an almost impossible or exceedingly hard endeavour. By breaking down the critical aspects of change management into bite-sized portions, let’s explore simple tools you can use to build your own change management plan. These tools can be used regardless of the complexity of your project.

Working together in these sessions, we will see that change management doesn’t have to be scary or complicated. It can instead be a short and sweet activity carried out periodically, as and when required. This workshop is a great opportunity to network and to put practical tools into action as you build your own change management plan. In fact, you may even find that you’re having a bit of fun along the way!

From this session attendees will learn tips to build a positive change management culture, access real tools that can be used to manage change in future and build a change management plan from scratch, all in a fun and interactive environment.

The Mouse is to the Computer What AI is to the Mind

Artificial Intelligence is a tool, not a solution. But it can be an amazing tool working for you, working on your processes. It’s not perfect and yes, it makes mistakes. It’s also not very creative… It can’t invent itself out of anything. It needs human knowledge, and it takes work to get it started. But once it runs, you’ll wonder why it wasn’t done earlier… It’s time to start!

Key takeaways:

  • Artificial Intelligence is just a tool, that can be very useful to get some of the repetitive work done
  • It's not about changing "everything" but trying to remove some of the "steps" of the process
  • What could only be done by software developers is now turning into the hands of business users

Innovation & The Future of SAP Supply Chain & Procurement

Join this session to hear from SAP about innovation and the future of SAP Supply Chain & Procurement. You will have the opportunity to ask the experts about where SAP is headed and the future plans for innovation in the Supply Chain & Procurement space.

RPA: Turning Tasks into Repeatable Recipes

“Robotic Process Automation” is the fancy name for old fashioned macros with a bit of intelligence. When some tasks are highly repetitive (for humans) and relatively standardised, instead of changing the system, you just “automate the hands”. In other words, you use an RPA to automate the typing. Let’s see how this works.

Asset Management – What do we Really Need to Know?

We have been trying to find the best way to run our assets since the beginning of the industrial revolution. But, no matter how many reviews, systems replacements or management reorganisations we go through, there seems to always be something extra we ‘should or could have’. And now, with the introduction of ‘Big Data’ and supporting technologies to woo us, we are literally falling over each other to assemble Terabits of new data that just might help in our quest. Much of this can be very interesting but is it really adding value to your business objectives. Before we set about spending huge amounts of money on randomly assembling data to see what ‘pops-out’, would it not be a good idea to ask ourselves why? More data means more analysis and more analysis often leads to more paralysis. Why do we keep chasing those illusive extras when they are so often distracting? Organisations spend millions of dollars complaining about what is missing. Every organisation has that special group of people who are always happy to spend year after year lamenting the poor quality of the asset management data. When you ask them to help correct that situation and they seem to only find more examples to support their gloomy outlook. Should it be this hard? Are we trying to do too much? Have we missed the fundamentals?

In this presentation, Greg will provide a business-centric focus on how to find a balance for how much asset management information you really need. He will highlight the skills and relationships that maintenance personnel need to have with their systems providers to ensure a solid EAM framework, quality data collection and positive asset management results.

Key takeaways:

  • Remaining focused on business outcomes
  • You do not always have to have every possible piece of data
  • You don’t always have to have the latest technology

EAM & Mobility: What’s In It For Me?

A mobile-enabled workplace can provide significant efficiencies and almost unlimited access to information. Over the last decade, there has been an explosion of new technologies that extend the complexity and range of services that can now be taken advantage of with mobile solutions and it is increasingly difficult to envisage an EAM that does not employ/integrate this capability as a key part of the company objective. But still, there are many organisations who have ‘just dabbled’ with ‘part solutions’, or not embarked on the journey at all. Greg successfully led the development and implementation of a full-scale field mobile solution for remote workers at the Water Corporation of Western Australia in 2004. Since then there have been many iterations enabled by technology which have allowed the business vision to significantly expand.

Greg will discuss his experience and provide ways to think about mobility from a business perspective. The aim is to understand ‘What’s in it for me?’ Where the ‘me’ in this case applies to everybody from your tradespeople, through middle and upper management on to the Board and your customers.

Key takeaways:

  • Mobile solutions are an everyday part of a successful asset management business
  • Mobility is embraced by users if designed well
  • Mobile solutions can work well without necessarily being ‘always connected’

Managing Assets - What We Really Need to Know?

This workshop will engage delegates in a discussion about the important business process design principles to ensure that asset management goals are met. The aim is to give a broad view of the different ways we can support the asset management principles of an organisation and how we can ensure that the processes fit the organisation vision and values. The key objective being to make sure that your whole organisation understands the asset management objectives and they have the skills and tools necessary to compliment the business requirements.

Workshop structure:
1. Understanding total business drivers. Asset acquisition and ownership and what this means to your business process. How to accommodate legacy IT systems and what data to keep. Decide existing and 'to-be' EAM processes. Fixed and Financial Asset registers and cost/profit principles.
2. Understanding and embedding maintenance philosophies. Managing different asset categories EG Linear, complex hierarchies of large plants, Maintenance planning, Contractors and Alliances, Rotables/refurbishment, Mobile Plant. Using GIS and mapping systems. Do we need BOM's?
3. Enabling the field worker Mobility - remote work, ability to connect, hardware options, etc. Work instructions and maintenance information, Supervision and quality control - empowered individuals. Data capture, SCADA and Remote Control. Resource Planning and work scheduling solutions.
4. Mining the data. Reporting options - what to invest in. How to ensure/manage information quality and completeness.

This workshop will leave you with awareness of the need for EAM managers to understand their business's fundamental requirements. Good EAM is as much about business process as it is about engineering. Why we do not need to make everything complicated.

Transforming Maintenance, Repair and Operations Supply in Asset Intensive Industries

Functional organisational design and investment in systems of record dominate the business architecture enabling maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supply in asset-intensive industries. Within the context of the digital economy and Industry 4.0 reframing business models has resulted in many traditional supply chains being disrupted.

This presentation explores how this is also possible in MRO supply by adopting systems thinking; core supply chain principles, systems led process business architecture and systems of differentiation to eliminate waste, reduce inventory, improve cost to serve and link to the organisation top line. Case study examples of companies are shared covering diagnostics of current supply chains, future process design, systems of differentiation and approaches on the transformation of mindsets and beliefs required to shape an alternate predictable future.

Key takeaways:

  • Introduction of Supply Planning for spare parts in asset-intensive industries
  • Beyond MRP Systems Thinking
  • Process-based business architecture with cross-functional integration
  • Supplier integration at planning, scheduling and execution horizons

Transformation Model: Going Beyond Change Management

McKinsey’s 2018 report “Unlocking success in digital transformation” suggested that “ transformations are hard and digital ones are even harder” The report suggested that in traditional industries such as mining and resources the success rate of digital transformation investment is as low as 10%. The challenge is that of the Top 21 factors that deliver a successful transformation, only 2 relate to the actual technology itself with human factors being a significant aspect. We believe that successful digital transformation partners are as engaged with the “Human system” as they are with the technology system. Every team’s performance is limited by the “capacity” (Stage of Development) of its Internal Operating System (IOS) and extended capacity is required to lead digital transformation.

To use the analogy from the IT world, we know that a Windows 5 operating system cannot deal with the same “complexity” as a Windows 10 operating system. Human systems operate in much the same way. The iOS of the human system is called its stage of development and it determines: The degree of complexity that the system can work with How the system is likely to collaborate How much tolerance for ambiguity there is in the system This presentation explores a Transformation model based on the Leadership Maturity Framework exploring points highlighted above.

Key takeaways:

  • Exposure to Ego Development Theory (Leadership maturity Framework)
  • Adaptive and Technical problems distinction
  • Distinctions between transformation and change

Executing a Successful IBP Migration Project

Each organisation has assembled its own set of tools, from excel to APO, to help them plan their supply chains. In this session, we will map out the potential paths from all of them to SAP's IBP cloud-based application. The cloud platform provides a process focused methodology which is a dramatic difference from the "plug and play" format of the previous generation of applications. This requires an agile approach to projects and a different way of thinking about requirements. Everyone will have their own path, but creating a roadmap to a cloud-based future is an essential first step.

Key takeaways:

  • IBP process first project methodology and best practices
  • Cloud-based systems require a shift in project methodology
  • How to create a roadmap and business case for IBP

Fully Integrated SI&OP Using the IBP Platform

SAP's IBP platform is a truly integrated planning foundation to facilitate SI&OP planning processes. On a truly integrated foundation, the IBP platform offers inventory optimisation for safety stock levels, demand planning and statistical forecasting, supply planning and optimisation, all fully integrated with financial planning information. This suite of applications allows for end to end simulations of entire supply chains in minutes showing your organisation not just if a scenario can occur, but the ramifications upstream and downstream of every decision point along the way.

This session will offer a live demonstration in IBP of demand, inventory optimisation and supply optimisation to produced end to end results in both units, capacity, cost and revenue in side by side simulations to show you what the future of a fully integrated SI&OP process can do for your organisation.

Key takeaways:

  • Integration of inventory, supply and demand in one application
  • Ability to review results in units and currency
  • Simulation capabilities to show end to end impacts of changes in the supply chain

Tales From the Front Lines of the Digital Transformation - What to Expect in Your Next Project

Over the past 20 years, the centre of gravity of supply chain projects has shifted. What once required compromising processes to fit an off the shelf application, now provides the limitless potential to model any process under the sun. But that change should not be taken for granted. Entire organizations have been constructed to meet yesterday's needs need to evolve into supporting the digital enterprise. In this session we will discuss the practical nature of these changes, from how to run projects, how to approach business requirements, shifting of roles and responsibilities and what it means to realize returns on your IT investments in a cloud subscription-based world. The opportunities are here, the technology is ready, what will it take for your organization to meet the challenge of building tomorrow's supply chain.

Key takeaways:
- Success factors for projects in the digital enterprise
- Roles and responsibilities of IT and supply chain for cloud projects
- Best practices for SAP's IBP foundation in a digital supply chain

Developing an IBP Roadmap for Your Organisation

This workshop will provide attendees with a tangible customized roadmap for their organization to migrate from their current planning solution to a planning process running on SAP's HANA cloud in IBP. During the workshop, the attendees will hear about best practices and a detailed overview of functionality and benefits in each module of IBP. They will also learn about project best practices and how an agile methodology enables a faster return on investment for cloud-based solutions. Then the attendees will have breakout sessions where experts will work 1:1 with each company to discuss, and develop a feasible IBP roadmap and rough project plan specific to their transition to IBP. The take-away from this workshop will be a feasible plan to bring back to their companies to start scoping an IBP project based on the specifics of each planning environment.

Key takeaways

  • Features and functions of IBP
  • Best practices for IBP project management
  • Takeaway of a company-specific roadmap to transition to IBP

Repairable Parts Refurbishments: How Can Fiori Improve Tracking & The User Experience?

Repairable parts refurbishment can sometimes be a complex process. Managing this process can also be a difficult task for a Repairables Planner. With the introduction of S/4 HANA and Fiori, embedding the refurbishment process can be a lot simpler and easier to understand.

In this presentation, we will explore how to harness the power of Fiori to help manage this complex process by enabling multiple key transactions and apps in a single cockpit. Some of the key questions that will be answered are:

  • How do I know what materials are going to be returned for repair?
  • How many materials are currently defective?
  • Which vendors have items being repaired?
  • What repairs are currently awaiting a final repair price?

 

If you are looking at streamlining your repairable process and utilising Fiori to assist, then this presentation will assist on your journey.

Key takeaways:

  • Tracking Repairs is key
  • Fiori is powerful so utilise it fully
  • Even though there are still GUI transaction Fiori can be used

What Does Fiori Deliver to Monitor Shortages of Maintenance Spares?

MRP is a vital player in ensuring spare parts are available for Maintenance work and Outage Maintenance. Tracking material availability is a common problem faced by MRP Controllers. Many MRP Controllers try to use the older MRP GUI transactions but find them not very forgiving to manage spare part shortages. With the introduction of S/4 HANA and Fiori managing shortages has become a lot easier with more visual apps and faster MRP processing speeds.

In this presentation, we will explore the Monitor shortage apps and what they can do to ensure Maintenance and Outages get their spare parts on time. Attendees will be taken through how these apps work and how they can be a powerful tool for elevating spares shortages.

Key takeaways:

  • MRP Controllers have full visibility of shortages
  • Beware of some of the pitfalls when using these apps
  • The GUI transactions still give good information so don't ignore them

Adapting Fiori to Streamline Warehouse Processes

Inventory management is a widely used module in SAP but what happens with this module when Fiori is introduced as the User interface? Using Fiori apps can simplify the most common functions for a Warehouse person’s day to day job and coupled with mobile devices can boost productivity.

In this presentation, we will explore what Fiori apps SAP delivers in Inventory Management as standard and then give you an insight to what is capable with Fiori to build apps that work with any Warehouse process. Attendees will be shown detailed examples of how the different Fiori elements can be used to create user-friendly apps.

Key takeaways:

  • Check SAP standard apps to see if they are fit for purpose
  • Don't be afraid to explore building your own apps
  • Explore all the different Fiori elements and many more!

Delivering Next Generation Intelligent Asset Management for SAP Customers

This session provides a perspective on what SAP is seeing within their customers, including how asset-intensive organisations are looking to improve collaboration, asset health, and execution. Patrick will highlight SAP’s strategy for maintenance operations and asset performance management including both SAP S/4HANA Asset Management and the SAP's new cloud APM suite. This will include reference examples, and case studies of how and where to get started.

Key takeaways:
- Understand the improvements S/4HANA enables for Maintenance Organisations including scheduling and mobile
- Understand the new cloud applications and how these enable improved Asset Performance Management
- Understand the role of Networks, and how SAP enables new collaborative processes with business partners

Innovation & The Future of SAP Enterprise Asset Management

Join this session to hear from SAP about innovation and the future of SAP Enterprise Asset Management. You will have the opportunity to ask the experts about where SAP is headed and the future plans for innovation in the Enterprise Asset Management space.

Coca Cola Amatil's Digital Supply Chain Journey - How EWM Transformed Integration in New Automated Warehouse

Coca Cola Amatil (CCA) made the decision made in 2017 to combine 3 manual warehouse facilities into a single automated purpose-built warehouse facility in QLD Australia. This new facility incorporates multiple types of new automation and operational systems which will improve safety, customer service, operational efficiency, stock accuracy and drive costs down.

You will learn how CCA used SAP EWM as the central component to track and manage all inventory movements from the production facility right through to Customer Despatch. This involved integrating to various pieces of Automation and the subsequent orchestration of these activities. You will hear how this project came from inception through to completion in 2019 and the learnings gained along the way.

Attendees will see the progress of each stage of the project and how we addressed the challenges along the way to completing a brand new implementation of EWM along with the associated automated equipment.

Key takeaways:
- How EWM can be used to orchestrate all movements within a warehouse, whether within manual picking or through integration to Automation Watch outs when dealing with multiple system providers within the same project
- Learnings around the time needed to "Tune" the environment once live

Transforming Coca Cola Amatils Supply Chain using SAP TM

Coca Cola Amatil needed to consolidate 3 manual warehouse into one purpose built warehouse, encompassing various forms of automation and robotics. At the same Coca Cola Amatil, also needed to address Chain of Responsibility compliance with its transport planning and execution. This led to a partnership with SAP to further develop SAP TM it meet Coca Cola Amatil's complex packing and routing needs.

For Coca Cola Amatil's transport management, it was quickly clear that the existing solutions in the marketplace did not meet CCA's needs. Following this CCA and SAP entered into a co-innovation to develop the required functionality. This was developed and delivered in version 9.6.

Attendees will get taken through the journey that Coca Cola Amatil has been on now for the last 3 years with further work still to come. Coca Cola are now live at a number of sites across Australia and Indonesia, and will go through the challenges; learnings and successes of this journey.

Key takeaways:
- The opportunity that exists with latest SAP TM functionality
- The challenges and learnings of each project

SAP, Your Strategic Innovation Partner

There are many ways to promote innovation at a company, and open collaboration with vendors, customers and partners is one way that works well. At SAP, we pride ourselves with our range of innovation initiatives that allow you to identify, troubleshoot, build and implement solutions for, and scale the adoption for specific challenges you are trying to overcome. In this session, we discuss the various avenues and teams at SAP that exist to help customers and partners understand their options to become more innovative by leveraging people, ideas and other resources and directing them at a particular challenge.

Key takeaways:
- SAP is more than a solutions company but also a strategic innovation partner
- There is a depth of expertise in innovation strategy, organisational behaviour advisory, management consulting and related disciplines at SAP
- There is a program at SAP specific to me that I can adopt to help my company become more innovative.

The S/4HANA Impact on the Supply Chain Function

Join this session to hear from SAP and various customer organisations about the impact that S/4HANA is having, and can have, on the supply chain function. Hear warts-and-all stories from customers who are at various stages of their S/4HANA implementation journey and get the opportunity to ask questions and to learn from their experiences.

Innovation & The Future of SAP Supply Chain & Procurement

Join this session to hear from SAP about innovation and the future of SAP Supply Chain & Procurement. You will have the opportunity to ask the experts about where SAP is headed and the future plans for innovation in the Supply Chain & Procurement space.

The S/4HANA Impact on the Supply Chain Function

Join this session to hear from SAP and various customer organisations about the impact that S/4HANA is having, and can have, on the supply chain function. Hear warts-and-all stories from customers who are at various stages of their S/4HANA implementation journey and get the opportunity to ask questions and to learn from their experiences.

AI in the Maintenance Space

Artificial Intelligence is upending how people work and for many tasks is replacing them entirely, and in unexpected ways. For the reliability and maintenance professional Today AI offers incremental benefits in how data is interpreted and analyzed and how work is planned and scheduled. Where are these trends headed? From an SAP perspective AI is foundational to our vision for Intelligent Asset Management. This presentation will show the evolution of AI and its application in maintenance: 1) Data and Algorithms 2) Machine Learning: Anomaly Detection and Prediction 3) Deep Learning and Neural Networks 4) What elements of AI are available in SAP today 5) What is possible with the available AI tools today 6) How AI can move from advisory AI, to directing AI, to controlling AI and 7) Putting Intelligence into Intelligent Asset Management. This presentation will be at a level that is accessible to anyone with a maintenance or reliability background and who is a user of a smart phone. Terms and concepts in the Industry 4.0 lexicon will be covered. New and emerging tasks and roles will be introduced as they pertain to reliability and maintenance professionals. Implications and benefits for operational efficiency and labor productivity will be touched on.

Key takeaways:
- AI is here and it is useful
- AI is getting smarter
- AI will change what tasks you do and how you do them

Innovation & The Future of SAP Enterprise Asset Management

Join this session to hear from SAP about innovation and the future of SAP Enterprise Asset Management. You will have the opportunity to ask the experts about where SAP is headed and the future plans for innovation in the Enterprise Asset Management space.

Welcome to the World of Risk, Failure Modes and Reliability

A risk-based maintenance approach enables better decision making for maintenance planning and to reduce the probability of asset failure. SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management is one of the solutions in SAP’s Intelligent Asset Management suite of cloud-based applications. It provides capabilities for Risk & Criticality Analysis of Assets and proven methodologies like Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).

Key Takeways:
- Business background and drivers to follow a risk-based approach to maintenance
- Get an understanding of the solution
- SAP's vision and solution roadmap

Innovation & The Future of SAP Enterprise Asset Management

Join this session to hear from SAP about innovation and the future of SAP Enterprise Asset Management. You will have the opportunity to ask the experts about where SAP is headed and the future plans for innovation in the Enterprise Asset Management space.

Digitising Maintenance & Asset Management – A Look Into Mobility and UX

Join this session to hear from SAP and various customer organisations about their experiences and perspective thus far in their SAP Journey. Hear how mobility and user experience is changing the game for the Enterprise Asset Management function, and get the opportunity to ask questions and to learn from their experiences.

Innovation & The Future of SAP Enterprise Asset Management

Join this session to hear from SAP about innovation and the future of SAP Enterprise Asset Management. You will have the opportunity to ask the experts about where SAP is headed and the future plans for innovation in the Enterprise Asset Management space.

SAP Plant Maintenance – What is the Best Configuration to Support EAM?

SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. With an end-to-end suite of applications and services which enables more than 440 000 customers in more than 180 countries to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. SAP helps the world run better and improves people’s lives. These are extremely powerful statements. Why do lots of companies believe that SAP does not fully support their Enterprise Asset Management? “When SAP was implemented, Plant Maintenance stood last in line”.

We will explore why there is such a negative connotation linked to SAP Plant Maintenance. What are the reasons for it? What are the capabilities of SAP Plant Maintenance? What is the best configuration to support EAM? The solution is then explored for both existing and new Plant Maintenance implementations.

The Journey From Data to Knowledge – Designing KPI Dashboards That Change Behaviour

Are you getting the most out of your SAP PM data? How much time are you spending on collecting data and related governance vs actually using the data? This presentation will focus on practical tips (and pitfalls) that can transform your standard SAP PM data into knowledge. Understand the best ways to tailor your dashboards to different target audiences from enabling data-driven decision making to changing the behaviour of your asset care staff on the ground.

You will learn about the international best practices based on ISO55000 regarding implementing asset management KPIs, pitfalls to avoid and practical design considerations for developing your own dashboards.

Attendees will also be taken through several practical examples of reports developed and data analysis methods used that has resulted in step changes in overall maintenance management performance of the department.

Key Takeaways:
1. Optimising the use of your existing data
2. Delivering the data in a way that changes behaviour
3. Something else completely unrelated that might save your life...

Digitising Maintenance & Asset Management – A Look Into Mobility and UX

Join this session to hear from SAP and various customer organisations about their experiences and perspective thus far in their SAP Journey. Hear how mobility and user experience is changing the game for the Enterprise Asset Management function, and get the opportunity to ask questions and to learn from their experiences.

Supporting Your Operations & Maintenance Requirements with Risk Centered Spares (RCS)

Spares are divided into categories ranging from critical spares, commissioning spares, warranty spares, and consumables. The purpose of keeping spares is to minimize downtime and increase the reliability. Pro-active and re-active maintenance programs are developed to increase plant availability and as part of this, the maintenance support structures are established. Spares support the maintenance requirements. RCM enables maintenance to identify the spares required to support the maintenance requirements and RCS enables procurement to determine the minimum spares required.

Managing the physical assets of any business has seen significant industry and business pressures which have dramatically changed in recent years. Companies are now faced with the daunting challenge of increasing reliability while decreasing costs. A comprehensive Enterprise Asset Management Program (EAM) will require a wide variety of strategies and methodologies to be successful. The key to success in all EAM endeavours is to first look very carefully at the goals of the business, and to create the strategy and tactics of the EAM program to achieve optimum results toward those goals. Risk Centered Spares (RCS) is a key component to achieving these challenges. The RCS method consists of a series of questions, starting with the ways in which equipment can fail (failure modes), moving through the effects of a stock out (part availability) to setting the correct stocking policy for each spare part.

Key takeaways:
- How to identify strategic spare parts and inventory?
- Why is spare parts kept?
- What spare parts should be kept?

Don't Show Me the Data, Draw Me a Picture

With the introduction of SAP to our organisation, our day to day work life would have changed for the better, so it seemed. As part of our planning culture, the Work Management element relies on information to provide clarity and to reduce variation in the business. The moment you are restricted to obtain information and integrate other legacy systems, you will likely fail in the task to analyse and improve.

What you will obtain is the learnings as to how we have taken it upon ourselves to create an environment whereby we can obtain data from SAP whilst ensuring other legacy data is structured to improve on informed decision making.

Because of the work that has been performed, we can now successfully integrate data from various sources to create overall views whilst enabling us to drill down to lower levels of reporting without breaking a sweat within a single reporting application. It is also critically important to understand that the best application in the world is only as good as the people that manages the inputs and ensures it adheres to the standards embedded for the outputs to be realised.

Key Takeaways:
- Data without Presentation won't appeal to everyone
- Data is a new language, it requires a dictionary
- Reporting is a team sport, it requires a captain

Enterprise Asset Management - Innovative Standard SAP Solutions for the FMCG Industry

The biggest problem that I've encountered within the Enterprise Asset Management area within the industry is that there's a big underappreciation for data, not understanding the impact thereof and also the lack of knowledge of just how effective standard SAP can be. With simple configuration, naming conventions, guidelines and administrative checks, the problem-solving capabilities as well as future possibilities with regards to planning, reporting and alignment are endless. Combine this with everyday reporting tools such as Excel, can be massively beneficial when setup correctly. Not all companies have the budget or skills to make use of additional software. This presentation is aimed towards helping companies achieve maximum benefit from their already made investments.

At KWV our resources have been very limited. As with most companies, the plant maintenance side of business are more than likely seen as a debit on budget. By utilising standard SAP and innovative data, we can begin to see a substantial amount of information that leads to better planning of people, work and of course budgets. Work is done more effective, planning of future job cards are more evenly spaced, data integrity is continuously monitored and therefore history begins to build up within the system. Not only will period closures run much smoother, but by setting non-conformance benchmarks, the processes cleans itself up as time progresses. As soon as information or data, becomes useful, it grabs the attention of the financial sector within your company. Now data becomes tangible and useful.

Key takeaways:
- Fully understand the tools that you have at your disposal
- How data can be managed effectively and the impact thereof

Becoming a Corporate "Athlete": The Neuroscience Perspective

Recent developments in the field of Neuroscience are giving the scientific world a better understanding of the biological bases of behaviour, how we learn and change. These developments are already making an impact in the world of organisational development, change management, coaching, training and leadership development. This session will aim to provide some insight into what are the basic neuroscience principles that drive human behaviour; what this means for a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous corporate environment and; What we can do to develop mental fitness in individuals, team and the organisation.

Neuroscience provides a unique perspective to explain why change can be so challenging. As our brains are neuroplastic, we can use our understanding of these principles to enhance our capacity to adapt, collaborate and access our best thinking to find solutions. Developing this capability does not happen automatically. It can be compared to the level of work an athlete needs to put in to become fit and continue performing well.

Key takeaways:

  • Neuroscience provides a unique perspective to explain why change can be so challenging,
  • As our brains are neuroplastic, we can use our understanding of these principles to enhance our capacity to adapt, collaborate and access our best thinking to find solutions,
  • Developing this capability does not happen automatically - it can be compared to the level of work an athlete needs to put in to become fit and continue performing well.

Deliver - Change

In many a way, I think that this is one of the most important factors that I have had to come to terms with, the realisation that everything and everyone around us is evolving, changing at such a rapid rate. In order to keep pace, one has to have the ability to evolve with it.

Mastering Master Data for MRO/Spares

Do any of the below statements sound familiar?

  • The maintenance foreman cannot find a part in the ERP system.
  • The buyer cannot find a supplier for a part.
  • The supplier cannot identify the returned part.
  • The store man cannot locate a part in the store.

 

Poor master data management leads to a very fault-sensitive supply chain. Not only does it result in incorrect item requests, RFQs, quotes, issue and returns, etc. but it largely contributes to unnecessary working capital, assets downtime and reliability and quality problems.

The answer lies in proper master data management, not only the identification, standardising and configuration of master data using IIoT but also the development of systems and processes to support high-quality data continuity. Achieving proper master data management get exponentially more difficult as the number of spare items increase and the associated processes become more complex differentiating Spare Part methodologies from production logistics.

Implementing the basics of master data management in an operational, often non-digitalised, environment can be simplified by smartly engineering existing data, even when this data is very polluted. The Gordian methodologies allow the re-use of existing data by intelligently identifying value-adding information such as coding conventions, item descriptions and item attributes. This exercise saves a lot of time compared to the re-development or re-implementation of master data often suggested.

Gordian, together with strategic partners, have developed master data methodologies based on the following conventions

  • Industry best practices
  • A UN-based method for technical item classification
  • The Standard Modifier Dictionary for item description
  • Lean master data requirements

 

Gordian aim to present their master data methodologies as a practical solution together with a client case indicating possible industry pitfalls. The presentation will promote interactive discussion to strengthen the collective outcome.

Reporting & Analytics for Procurement: An Interactive Discussion

Top 10 Findings From Customer Live Data Assessments That Prove Why Maintenance & Inventory Supply are Functioning in Costly Silos

Transform has helped organisations around the world optimise their supply practices and services provided to the demands of planners and consumers. Experienced gained from more than 20 global clients around the world has equipped Transform to share these lessons with organisations looking to avoid and overcome similar challenges. Some refer to this opportunity as "learning from other's mistakes." This session unpacks the typical challenges experienced in a supply chain servicing the world of maintenance work order planning. Come and see if you can relate to any of these challenges. More importantly, come and see what you can take from the challenges overcome by other organisations and impress your boss with your new found insight. Meeting demand in a supply chain is not easy when the demand is unstable and predictable. In the world of maintenance supply chain there are numerous problems to overcome. Knowing what the problems are and having a clear understanding of the root cause makes it possible to target and solve the challenges around improved service levels at a lower cost. Learn where to focus in order to reduce inventory value while increasing inventory availability to the maintenance team.

You will learn how to isolate the problem, understand the root cause and reduce the threat on cost and service. Understand how to use standard SAP tools and reports to achieve results and sustain the new found value in your supply chain.

Key takeaways:
- Reduced inventory value while reducing the dependency on squirrel store stock.
- Understand how to achieve inventory optimisation by using standard SAP tools, reports, and graphs.
- Better alignment and inventory availability to suit the scheduled maintenance plan.
- Quicker turn-around in the purchasing process supported by strategic sourcing and contracts.
- An improved service procurement program

How to Effectively Forecast Spare Part Materials as Far Out as 5 Years With the Help of MRP

Plant maintenance planning and execution is challenged by the lack of trust in inventory and purchasing’s ability to provide supply services that effectively meet maintenance’s requirement to schedule future work. This session addresses the typical behaviours that encourage unproductive silos, as well as techniques, functionality, and routines that are guaranteed to improve maintenance services to operations. This session introduces standard techniques and MRP to plan spare part materials as far out as 5 years. This session will benefit all maintenance organisations looking to effectively be more active in future scheduled maintenance activities.

Key takeaways:
1. Standard functionality exists in SAP that has not been integrated into maintenance scheduling and planning.
2. There are standard MRP replenishment strategies that ensure improved supply service level performance.
3. This is the answer to challenges experienced when trying to integrate maintenance planning with material supply.