The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New leadership styles, new technologies and global standards are emerging. And the big Asset Management shift is on. Maintenance and Reliability have moved beyond their operational role and are fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. Technologies like SAP EAM are the essential enablers of this transformation. Which is why the Mastering SAP Enterprise Asset Management program has evolved and progressed to be a celebration of the leadership, technology and innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management.
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"I know the mechanics of “what” you guys do, but there is a spark in your “how” that is just impossible to bolt down. It is in the essence of every one of your people - you do it just so well!"
"Thought provoking, inspirational, professional and extremely well connected with future business and technological advances."
Transitioning from Assets to Smart Assets – the Digital Revolution on Belgium’s Rail Infrastructure
The digital revolution is happening right now in the Railway Industry. Belgium’s Railway Infrastructure Manager, Infrabel, is transitioning from Assets to ‘Smart Assets’.
Maintenance management has been digitised by implementing SAP EAM as a backbone and integrated with Mobile Technology, Document Management, GIS, CAD systems, BigData, Predictive Models and Artificial Intelligence.
Carel Jonkheere will share how Infrabel have optimised maintenance strategy by placing sensors on assets, gathering required data and applying Artificial Intelligence for predictive maintenance. This connected ‘Intranet of things’ has revolutionised the current way of working and Infrabel have reduced the cost of maintenance, improved the infrastructure availability and reliability, and enhanced railroad worker safety.
Reducing Operating Expenses by $100k per Month with SAP
Texas-based Oil and Gas company, Denbury Resources, is realising tangible return on its major SAP EAM implementation. Leveraging his accounting background, Justin Lester brought together the right team to embed first class reporting and scheduling practices into asset management across Denbury’s nationwide asset base.
- Getting accountants, IT and maintenance to work together
- Reduced operating expense by $100k per month, for the first 6 months
- A reduction from 292 General Ledger accounts across maintenance to 14 accounts
- Improved use of work orders resulting in better reporting across the business
How a Global Manufacturing Company Transformed its Leadership Culture by Instilling “Fire Service Leadership”
What if we could transform organisations to foster a culture driven by common-purpose alignment with business stakeholders? What if we could shift our mindsets from being efficient to becoming adaptable? Would we be able to achieve a greater level of sustained adoption? And could we more rapidly exploit tangible benefits associated with deployed solutions?
The fire service across the world accomplishes incredible feats every day, often against unparalleled adversity where achieving positive outcomes with limited resources is all in a day’s work.
In this fascinating presentation, you will discover how Johns Manville have rooted Fire Service ethos within their IT philosophy. Alignment to a common sense of purpose, hyper-focused execution, and supreme team camaraderie are all traits contributing to pushing the limits of solution innovation and benefit realisation at Johns Manville.
Putting the Power of SAP in the Hands of Field Operators with Easy-to-Use Mobile Apps
Fortune 500 Company, Devon Energy, has improved both asset data quality and capture with rapid development and deployment of mobile solutions. They’ve achieved this with agile development methodology.
This has resulted in better EAM data analysis (integration of SAP master and transactional data) – advancing Devon’s ability to maintain and manage critical production equipment. Watch a live demo of the app and hear Greg share the project’s tangible successes:
- Deployment of mobile app to 50 pilot users in the field
- Estimated time savings of 4 hours/week/user through reduction of manual documentation
- Improved quality of leak detection inspections data
- Adherence to Leak Detection and Repair LDAR requirements for leak remediation (within 30 days of detection)
How to Make Integrated EAM and MM Processes the Absolute Core of your Financial and Operational Goals
Not a single business (or person) that maintains equipment can effectively, productively, and profitably operate without providing, and then receiving information throughout the supply chain again and again and again. So why is it that so little attention is given when integrating business processes between SAP EAM and MM?
Tim will demonstrate how integrating these practices can:
- Reduce direct charge purchasing from over 60% to under 10% in 18 months
- Double stock turns in the same period
- Achieve working Capital reduction of $90m in 18 months
Hear Incitec tackled projects with asset management and material management teams to review and address this critical link. This session will help you to get your teams working together for far greater returns.
Trust, Mindset, Courage
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ski down a mountain at 100km/hr? How you might do this when you’re vision-impaired and being instructed by someone else acting as your eye sight? Would you have the courage to trust someone when they literally take your life into their hands?
Jess Gallagher is the first and only Australian athlete (Olympic or Paralympic) to win both summer and winter Paralympic medals. At the age of 17, Jess was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative eye disease, impacting her sporting dreams as a netballer. Four years later she found the world of Paralympic sport. The multi-talented athlete has represented Australia in 3 sports: alpine skiing, athletics and track cycling.
It’s somewhat ironic that the expert who might lead us into this future is one with low vision but an acute foresight around what it will take to thrive.
How SAP is Enabling You to Get More Insight from Your Asset System
While there is a strong demand through ISO 55001 for getting a more comprehensive and holistic picture on how your assets are actually performing, there are also quantum leaps in technology to help you get there. In fact, business IT and operational technologies are merging more and more, while collaboration alongside the asset lifecycle is more needed than ever.
SAP has addressed these challenges by providing capabilities to blend shop-floor data with traditional business information, adding predictive forecasting and simulation capabilities to the equation. At the same time, moving the Business Suite functionality to S/4HANA provides the user with unprecedented analytical capabilities in real-time. All this must be based on accurate asset information in terms of both master and performance data, being shared in an ecosystem of manufacturer, service provider, and operator.
In this keynote session, Achim will provide you with a comprehensive picture how SAP's EAM portfolio will support your journey into the future and how systems are converging – shaping a completely new landscape. SAP is currently integrating various functionality and technology to allow for balancing cost, risk, and performance.
Bridging the Generational Divide – Connecting and Leveraging a Multi-Generational Workforce
Boeing Defence Australia mechanical engineer Karl Domjahn has been named as one of the world’s top 20 young aerospace engineers. He currently works as a mechanical engineer on the Royal Australian Air Force’s E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C (airborne early warning and control) platform, conducting ground and flight test planning at RAAF Base Amberley.
Boeing Defence Australia Chief Engineer Stephen Hudson is one of The Boeing Company’s most experienced and respected engineers. He’s spent more than 20 years designing, developing and leading some of Australia’s most advanced defence projects.
In this interactive discussion session featuring Karl and Boeing Defence Australia’s Chief Engineer you will learn:
- How Boeing is working in partnership with universities to support the next generation of innovators to pursue an exciting career in the cutting-edge, high-tech aerospace industry
- How organisations can create an attractive workplace culture and leadership pathway for recently graduated engineers
- Strategies for communicating within and between generations of engineers to create an exceptional workplace culture
- How to ensure and optimise knowledge transfer from generation to generation
- Approaches to establishing and encouraging reverse mentoring relationships
- How organisations support and inspire new recruits in order to motivate them to achieve their best