MEET THE

SPEAKERS

David Reid (USA) Chief Technology Officer National Oilwell Varco
Angela Olson (USA) Global Solution Owner & Architect, Supply Chain Planning Cargill
Ben Williams (USA) Chief Information Officer Chesapeake Energy 
Urs Gehrig (CH) Senior Consultant Business Development Swiss Federal Railways
Anita Grenside Applications Manager Ballance AgriNutrients 
Dr. Elouise Epstein (USA) Vice President Kearney
Tom Raftery Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist SAP
David Kruijver IT Business Relationship Lead TasNetworks
Judith O’Callaghan SAP Transformation Program Manager 
Michelle Rubina Transformation Leader – Business Systems Burra Foods
Graham Johnston SME Work Management/EAM AGL Energy
Kate Christie Time Investment Expert and Best-Selling Author
Brent Fiecken  National Logistics Manager Fonterra Brands New Zealand 
Eric Dyason National Distribution Manager Bridgestone 
Keith Harrison Solution Delivery Manager Coca Cola Amatil 
Anton Schloesser Business Development Manager SAP Product Lifecycle Management (Greater China) SAP (China)
Lisa Boldt (CAN) Senior Manager, Asset Integrity Precision Drilling
Josh Wiggins (USA) Product Line Manager – IT Chesapeake Energy 
Richard Austin General Manager Mutual Marketplace
Stephen Silver Director Think180
Jeff Bucket Program Manager Operational Improvement AGL Energy  
Gwyn Garland Principal Asset Health Fortescue 
Ross Warren GM Trading Ameropa
Chet Harter (USA) Program Lead – Business Process Management SAP
Wayne Holtham Enterprise Integration Strategist
Steven Wachtel
Chris Day Governance and Procurement Systems Lead Inbound Supply and Procurement Aurizon
Monique Mallon Director – IT T&G Global Ltd
Steven Freemantle Supply Chain Resilience Coach & Mentor
Trent Tscheuschler Operations Delivery Manager Powerco
Alan Rosser Manager – Asset Performance, Analytics and Reporting Queensland Rail
Matthew Pritchard Manager, Digital Strategy and Innovation SA Power Networks
Paul Caffery (USA) CEO Caffery Consulting
Jon Wilson Centre of Excellence – Digital Supply Chain SAP
Adam Peanna IoT and Digital Supply Chain Customer Solution Adviser SAP
Kris Lancaster Supply Chain Development Manager Foodstuffs South Island 
Norm Poynter (CAN) CEO NLAS Possibilities Inc.
Greg McLeod Supervisor, Engineering Standards and Process Safety Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Chuck Norris General Manager Engineering – Services Fonterra
Marty Groover Partner C5MI
Stuart Chambers Practice Manager Chrome Consulting
Jeremy Goodman Director of Supply Chain Carnival Australia
John Shultz CEO Think180
Joseph Grobler (SA) SAP Supply Chain Thought Leader Transform Value Consulting 
Daniel Stettner Head of Operations Planning T&G Global Ltd
Jeff Smith (USA) SAP Testing and Training Lead Fairfax Water
Tim McLain CEO Prospecta
Deepti Devraj Chief Product Owner SAP CPM
Jonathan Fogarty Business Architect – Utilities SAP Australia
Selim Ahmed Founder & CEO Bourne Digital
Carl McGowan Customer Solutions ZAG – Part of Accenture
Paul Kurchina (CAN) SAP Global Thought Leader Canada
Sri Karthik Senior VP – Solution Engineering Innovapptive
Lucia Prihandini Functional Consultant Prometheus Group
Ben Cronin VP of Sales Sigga
Craig Anderson Senior Vice President Rizing EAM APAC
Ranjan Bakshi Founder & CEO Prospecta
Dan Mahelbasian (Fmr) Global Executive Director of Global Business Services General Motors
Ann Lee Data Strategy, Migration & Governance Syniti
Joe Burton (USA) Founder Whil
Paddy Upton Professor of Practice Deakin University
Anton Kroger Senior Director Energy SAP
Lloyd Hewitt Deputy Program Director Department of Defence
Sasa Davidovic Procurement & Logistics Manager Ameropa
Angie Ng Business Intelligence Analyst Ameropa
Paul Caffery President Caffery Consulting
David Levi Partner Callida Consulting
Volker Weber VP Novigo APAC
David Reid (USA) Chief Technology Officer National Oilwell Varco
Angela Olson (USA) Global Solution Owner & Architect, Supply Chain Planning Cargill
Ben Williams (USA) Chief Information Officer Chesapeake Energy 
Urs Gehrig (CH) Senior Consultant Business Development Swiss Federal Railways
Anita Grenside Applications Manager Ballance AgriNutrients 
Dr. Elouise Epstein (USA) Vice President Kearney
Tom Raftery Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist SAP
David Kruijver IT Business Relationship Lead TasNetworks
Judith O’Callaghan SAP Transformation Program Manager 
Michelle Rubina Transformation Leader – Business Systems Burra Foods
Graham Johnston SME Work Management/EAM AGL Energy
Kate Christie Time Investment Expert and Best-Selling Author
Brent Fiecken  National Logistics Manager Fonterra Brands New Zealand 
Eric Dyason National Distribution Manager Bridgestone 
Keith Harrison Solution Delivery Manager Coca Cola Amatil 
Anton Schloesser Business Development Manager SAP Product Lifecycle Management (Greater China) SAP (China)
Lisa Boldt (CAN) Senior Manager, Asset Integrity Precision Drilling
Josh Wiggins (USA) Product Line Manager – IT Chesapeake Energy 
Richard Austin General Manager Mutual Marketplace
Stephen Silver Director Think180
Jeff Bucket Program Manager Operational Improvement AGL Energy  
Gwyn Garland Principal Asset Health Fortescue 
Ross Warren GM Trading Ameropa
Chet Harter (USA) Program Lead – Business Process Management SAP
Wayne Holtham Enterprise Integration Strategist
Steven Wachtel
Chris Day Governance and Procurement Systems Lead Inbound Supply and Procurement Aurizon
Monique Mallon Director – IT T&G Global Ltd
Steven Freemantle Supply Chain Resilience Coach & Mentor
Trent Tscheuschler Operations Delivery Manager Powerco
Alan Rosser Manager – Asset Performance, Analytics and Reporting Queensland Rail
Matthew Pritchard Manager, Digital Strategy and Innovation SA Power Networks
Paul Caffery (USA) CEO Caffery Consulting
Jon Wilson Centre of Excellence – Digital Supply Chain SAP
Adam Peanna IoT and Digital Supply Chain Customer Solution Adviser SAP
Kris Lancaster Supply Chain Development Manager Foodstuffs South Island 
Norm Poynter (CAN) CEO NLAS Possibilities Inc.
Greg McLeod Supervisor, Engineering Standards and Process Safety Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Chuck Norris General Manager Engineering – Services Fonterra
Marty Groover Partner C5MI
Stuart Chambers Practice Manager Chrome Consulting
Jeremy Goodman Director of Supply Chain Carnival Australia
John Shultz CEO Think180
Joseph Grobler (SA) SAP Supply Chain Thought Leader Transform Value Consulting 
Daniel Stettner Head of Operations Planning T&G Global Ltd
Jeff Smith (USA) SAP Testing and Training Lead Fairfax Water
Tim McLain CEO Prospecta
Deepti Devraj Chief Product Owner SAP CPM
Jonathan Fogarty Business Architect – Utilities SAP Australia
Selim Ahmed Founder & CEO Bourne Digital
Carl McGowan Customer Solutions ZAG – Part of Accenture
Paul Kurchina (CAN) SAP Global Thought Leader Canada
Sri Karthik Senior VP – Solution Engineering Innovapptive
Lucia Prihandini Functional Consultant Prometheus Group
Ben Cronin VP of Sales Sigga
Craig Anderson Senior Vice President Rizing EAM APAC
Ranjan Bakshi Founder & CEO Prospecta
Dan Mahelbasian (Fmr) Global Executive Director of Global Business Services General Motors
Ann Lee Data Strategy, Migration & Governance Syniti
Joe Burton (USA) Founder Whil
Paddy Upton Professor of Practice Deakin University
Anton Kroger Senior Director Energy SAP
Lloyd Hewitt Deputy Program Director Department of Defence
Sasa Davidovic Procurement & Logistics Manager Ameropa
Angie Ng Business Intelligence Analyst Ameropa
Paul Caffery President Caffery Consulting
David Levi Partner Callida Consulting
Volker Weber VP Novigo APAC

Innovation, Integration and Automation at Scale

David is the Chief Technology Officer of National Oilwell Varco, an American multinational corporation based in Houston. It’s a leading worldwide provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry. David has worked for National Oilwell Varco for 28 years – with personal experience in SAP technology, innovation, rapid prototyping, cultural sensitivity, acquisition, sales, integration, standardization, large project change, new product development, drilling rig architecture and drilling automation. He’ll cover:
• How to get systems and edge devices to speak to one another?
• Integrating systems and translators
• Getting the data into one place
• IOT in extreme environments
• Scale of automation

Cargill’s Path to Value Realization with SAP Integrated Business Planning

Paul Kurchina interviews Angela Olson

This session highlights the journey Cargill Incorporated has undertaken with the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution, including its unique approach to addressing the needs of its various industry-spanning businesses in process and technology. Angela will share their best practices, value realization progression and lessons learned.

Empowering Operators with the Right Data

Jonathan Fogarty, SAP, interviews Ben Williams & Josh Wiggins from Chesapeake Energy Corporation (USA).

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is a Fortune 500 exploration and production company headquartered in Oklahoma City and with oil and gas operations in five states across the US.

This is a fascinating story about a front end that aggregates data from SAP and other sources (including Scada and GIS data) and brings an integrated view to operators at the wellhead allowing them to take an end-to-end and de-siloed view of the entire process they need to engage in to get the job done.

Digitizing Asset Management for the Modern Rail

SBB, the largest rail provider in Switzerland, is committed to meeting its customer expectations as a modern transportation provider. Safety, efficiency and timely services are critical to the success of SBB and as such, required a technology that would provide proactive maintenance practices with access to data, allowing for optimized maintenance activities and to achieve an effect within the process chains.

The SAP Intelligent Asset Management Solution (IAM) including Predictive Maintenance & Services (PdMS) and Asset Strategy and Performance Management (ASPM) have been licensed to meet the future needs of the organization. In this presentation we will discuss critical elements identified as first drivers for implementation, early learnings and future plans for our innovation roadmap.

Upgrading to SAP S/4HANA has Enabled a World Class Supply Chain Project

Ballance wants to ensure it will provide our customers with the right product at the right place at the right time. Ballance had identified that it had a low maturity model in its supply chain systems and processes and required development of new capabilities critical to ensuring it addressed the pain points that created disruption and frustration across the network.

An SAP S/4HANA upgrade provided advantages to ensure we could provide a digital platform that would enable mobile and digital tools to provide visibility across the business, ensure efficiencies to communicate and record interactions, and improve the ability to plan and make bookings with our carriers and customers so we could delivery on our world class supply chain objectives.

Why Do We Keep Getting Contract Management and SRM So Wrong and How Do We Fix It?

The collective procurement industry has spent hundreds of millions (if not billions) of dollars chasing the elusive concepts of Contract Management and SRM. Technology vendors promise solutions that get bogged down in the minutiae and complexity of modern business. Consultants are constantly espousing philosophical and ivory tower concepts that lack grounding in reality. The net result is a collective and repeated failure of our profession.

And yet, we live in the midst of the digital revolution where technology, analytics, and data are fundamentally transforming business, society, and our lives. In this context, it is time to stop making excuses and start solving these problems. This session will deconstruct how we got here and more importantly lay out the practical steps and approach necessary start to solve contract management and SRM.

Digital Assets and Supply Chains: A Futurist’s View

As SAP’s Global VP, Futurist, & Innovation Evangelist, Tom is responsible for demonstrating the vital importance that Innovation offers enterprises, and SAP’s strategy and vision to enable organisations to realise the benefits. In this riveting interview, Tom will share his views on:

• The Future of transportation
• Seismic shifts in energy
• The implications for asset management

Prior to joining SAP, Tom worked for several companies at Group IT Manager/CTO level, and as an Industry Analyst. He’s a prolific Blogger. In fact, tomraftery.com is award winning blog and was the highest subscribed blog in Ireland. Tom is also producer and host of The Digital Supply Chain, and Climate 21 podcasts.

Aligning People and Process for Ongoing Transformation

Transformation is never complete. Upgrades, implementations and integration means the business and IT are constantly evolving. At TasNetworks, a major initiative is underway to ensure interpretation of changes are consistent and Business Process owners align their workflows to ensure technology matches the process flow. By giving ownership to business units it holds teams to account, gives them what they need and ultimately brings them along for the change. In this presentation David will talk about the processes for alignment and adoption across the entire ERP system.

Improve Your Asset Investment Plan with SAP Analytics Cloud

Across the utilities industry, approx. 40% of the Asset Investment plan is actioned each year due to unforeseen challenges in planning, maintenance and workforce management.

The presenters will be presenting a concept where insights can be brought to life and bridge the gap and make Asset Investment Plans more realistic.

The concept integrates data from Finance, Condition Monitoring, Work Force Planning and other variables to life. The presentation will focus on bridging the gaps in Asset Investment Plan and building a sustainable solution leveraging the capabilities of modern analytics and visualisation.

Supply Chain as the Business Case Driver for SAP S/4HANA Implementation

Like many organisations, investments in technology and adoption of best practice is always front of mind, however in small to medium enterprise this is often driven by necessity, rather than strategy. Often, Supply Chain is the recipient of new technology, not necessarily driving the strategy and change.

At Burra Foods, strategic areas of opportunity throughout the end to end Supply Chain functions were used as the basis for implementing SAP S/4HANA. In this presentation Michelle will share insights of their transformation program with SAP S/4HANA and APO as well as the continuous optimisation and transformation of the business.

Fiori? How can these Apps be Useful in EAM?

Selim Ahmed interviews Graham Johnston.

Many businesses implemented SAP PM/EAM many years ago and if the standard transactions didn’t suit a ‘Z’ transaction was created. Creating these transactions are usually very complex and are usually carried across during an S/4 HANA upgrade.

With the introduction of SAP Fiori all this becomes a lot simpler and a lot more flexible. Core Data Services (CDS) are the key to Fiori being able to combine different areas of EAM such as Technical Objects, Work orders, Notifications, Purchasing, materials, etc into one App. At AGL we have used a combination of standard CDS views and custom CDS views to create Fiori apps that cover many areas of EAM into single list report. CDS views are also reusable and can be used to structure Fiori analytics that deliver a graphical overview. By enabling many different filter options in these Fiori apps, a user can set up different views to help them manage their work through custom Fiori tiles.

Power Up Your Productivity

You are busy! You have so many balls in the air that the juggle is becoming increasingly hard to sustain. You need to start doing things differently because trying to do it all represents a huge risk to your ongoing wellness, success and professional development.

With a reputation for helping her clients find 30 hours of lost time a month, Kate will share over 40 proven productivity strategies for immediate time gains, including:
• how to take control of the agenda
• how to invest your time, not manage your time
• the activities you can outsource or delegate
• the activities you can reject or do differently
• how find the time you need to ensure you can spend time with your family, friends and on you own wellbeing.

Kate’s work in productivity is highly regarded. She will ensure you are left educated, entertained and with a lasting impact on the way you choose to live, work and play. You’ll walk in time poor and leave with time in the bank!

Delivering Picking Efficiency Using SAP EWM with Voice

Fonterra and Bridgestone warehouse units need to meet the demand of orders quickly. Picking orders can often create bottlenecks when manuals are needed to be printed and read in order for the work to be done. Both these organisations implemented SAP EWM with voice to enable their staff to pick orders more efficiently. Both have different implementation stories with very different initial successes. Hear how Fonterra and Bridgestone developed their EWM solution and the journey to success. 

Delivering Picking Efficiency Using SAP EWM with Voice

Fonterra and Bridgestone warehouse units need to meet the demand of orders quickly. Picking orders can often create bottlenecks when manuals are needed to be printed and read in order for the work to be done. Both these organisations implemented SAP EWM with voice to enable their staff to pick orders more efficiently. Both have different implementation stories with very different initial successes. Hear how Fonterra and Bridgestone developed their EWM solution and the journey to success. 

Optimizing Supply Chain through Transportation Management 

Transportation management centers around getting the right product, to the right place, at the right time and for the lowest cost. For Foodstuffs South Island this was about maximizing the utilization of trucks to their stores while ensuring delivery KPI’s were met and accurate reporting could be processed. 

Similarly, for Coca Cola Amatil, being able to deliver goods efficiently and effectively was critical for success. Both these organizations have been able to find value from improved transportation practices. In this presentation, Volker Weber (Novigo) interviews Keith Harrison (Coca Cola Amatil) and Kris Lancaster (Foodstuffs South Island) to discuss the need for the solution, its value to the organization and challenges overcome along the way. 

Plan, Execute and Control Capital Projects with SAP S/4HANA

In a business climate of reduced budgets and time, we need better access to project information that is buried in our SAP system, in simple and accessible way. Whether you’re managing Maintenance or Construction, you shouldn’t have to drive users in to the various functional areas of SAP including Projects, Sales, Procurement and Time sheets, then build spreadsheets to manage the gaps in SAP’s shop front.

Many years back, SAP delivered Commercial Project Management (CPM) to simplify Project Management, but for most of us, this tool is undiscovered and potentially not relevant to Maintenance.

In this interactive session, we will explore CPM with the SAP’s Product Owner and discover why every Maintenance or Construction Project should be using this exciting tool set.

We will discuss:

• How CPM fits in a Maintenance organisation
• Who should use it
• Where the tool is heading
• The opportunities for CPM

This session is presented by Anton Schloesser, Deepti Devraj and Stephen Silver

Benefits Realization After an S/4HANA Implementation

Norm Poynter interviews Lisa Boldt.

Precision Drilling is the largest drilling rig contractor in Canada. We implemented S/4HANA with the promise of bringing increased value to the organization through improved efficiency and insight to enable data driven decisions. Post implementation is where the work really began. We are on a path of reducing operational costs with greater asset utilization, expanding inventory management, and using SAP Analytics Cloud for executive dashboarding, all while navigating the perfect storm of COVID and lower oil prices. In this presentation we talk about life post implementation and where to start building to create a digital organization.

Empowering Operators with the Right Data

Jonathan Fogarty, SAP, interviews Ben Williams & Josh Wiggins from Chesapeake Energy Corporation (USA).

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is a Fortune 500 exploration and production company headquartered in Oklahoma City and with oil and gas operations in five states across the US.

This is a fascinating story about a front end that aggregates data from SAP and other sources (including Scada and GIS data) and brings an integrated view to operators at the wellhead allowing them to take an end-to-end and de-siloed view of the entire process they need to engage in to get the job done.

Improving Lives Through Effective Procurement 

In 2016, two of Australia’s biggest credit unions identified the need to maximise efficiencies and entitlements by creating a specialist procurement service body. The result – Mutual Marketplace. To meet the needs of customers and service providers, Mutual Marketplace implemented SAP Ariba.

In this presentation, Richard explains the key success factors for implementation and the impact it has had on their business to support the industry and meet business requirements and future business growth. 

Plan, Execute and Control Capital Projects with SAP S/4HANA

In a business climate of reduced budgets and time, we need better access to project information that is buried in our SAP system, in simple and accessible way. Whether you’re managing Maintenance or Construction, you shouldn’t have to drive users in to the various functional areas of SAP including Projects, Sales, Procurement and Time sheets, then build spreadsheets to manage the gaps in SAP’s shop front.

Many years back, SAP delivered Commercial Project Management (CPM) to simplify Project Management, but for most of us, this tool is undiscovered and potentially not relevant to Maintenance.

In this interactive session, we will explore CPM with the SAP’s Product Owner and discover why every Maintenance or Construction Project should be using this exciting tool set.

We will discuss:

• How CPM fits in a Maintenance organisation
• Who should use it
• Where the tool is heading
• The opportunities for CPM

This session is presented by Anton Schloesser, Deepti Devraj and Stephen Silver

Utilities In Focus

As utilities transition from a delivery-focused role to one that orchestrates data and services, they need to get maximum ROI from their assets. They also need to maintain these assets in a cost effective and productive way, whilst ensuring service isn’t disrupted. Understanding the asset network, the status of assets and the supporting workforce capabilities are unique to the Utilities industry. Utilities in Focus will cover:

– Managing asset data and condition monitoring
– Predictive Maintenance
– Risk of Failure Analysis
– Work order management and planning
– GIS
– Customer Self-Service
– Mobility
– Reporting

Using SAP Enable Now to Build Employee Capability and Harmonise the Way We Work 

AGL went live with a standardised SAP S/4HANA / Prometheus Scheduler CMMS in two releases; November 1st 2018 and May 1st 2019. SAP Enable Now was used by the project team to run initial training, and to deliver online help materials to support users as they learnt how to use the new CMMS.

Once AGL’s workforce had achieved basic proficiency in the use of the software, the focus turned to ensuring that the site leadership teams have the materials that they need to support them, as they work to build employee capability, and harmonise the way that their teams work to AGLs updated Work Management Standards, Procedures and Processes. As part of this transformation, Jeff is using SAP Enable Now to develop and deploy Work Management training and other support materials to AGL’s sites, in multiple formats, from a single source, while working from home. 

Providing Leaders with Asset Health Information for Quick Decision Making

Frontline leaders require accurate and up to date information at their fingertips to make the right maintenance and capital decisions. Fortescue has developed the Asset Health Manager reporting platform using SAP to provide a singular representation of all asset condition data sources. This information is now readily available to assist with shutdown scope development, weekly work prioritization and daily threat management.

Using SAP Analytics Cloud for Stronger Forecasting and Cost Reduction

Ameropa Australia is impacted by fluctuating global and local demand for their products and seasonal changes. An accurate and agile Sales Forecasting solution to service customers more intelligently, and manage inventory costs is critical. Ameropa Australia needed a solution that was intentional and delivered a development platform for the medium- long term. As such a Sales Forecasting solution using SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning was implemented.

The solution delivers accurate awareness for various stakeholders by presenting various views but linked to one source of the truth. With accountability and traceability at the core of the solution, Ameropa Australia’s commercial and trading teams can respond to fluctuating demand in an agile manner, manage supply efficiently and unlock cost efficiencies.

Delivering Improved Proactive Supply Chain with SAP Digital Process Automation

SAP Digital Process Automation provides the ability to tailor SAP and non-SAP processes to the specific needs of the company. Addressing specific supply chain issues such as stock outages and late supplier replenishment, these capabilities apply to any company that depends on business processes for achieving company performance. We will be discussing:

-Leveraging new technologies for establishing, automating, improving, and re-engineering proactive supply chain processes that interact with users, and

-Enabling digital “continuous improvement” methods for long-term business process management

Improve Your Asset Investment Plan with SAP Analytics Cloud

Across the utilities industry, approx. 40% of the Asset Investment plan is actioned each year due to unforeseen challenges in planning, maintenance and workforce management.

The presenters will be presenting a concept where insights can be brought to life and bridge the gap and make Asset Investment Plans more realistic.

The concept integrates data from Finance, Condition Monitoring, Work Force Planning and other variables to life. The presentation will focus on bridging the gaps in Asset Investment Plan and building a sustainable solution leveraging the capabilities of modern analytics and visualisation.

Turning Risk into Work at SA Power Networks

Paul interviews Matt Pritchard and Steve Wachtel.

Paul has 40 years utility experience leading large scale operations and technology transformational programs at two large US utilities. He has strong experience in the development and deployment of SAP, GIS and Work Management systems.

SA Power Networks hosts the oldest assets in Australia’s utility sector. Maintaining these assets requires understanding of likelihood of failure, impact of failure and associated risks. Workflows are determined through risk, cost and value assessments, allowing the right technical resources to maintain and replace the assets at the appropriate time.

The result has enabled us to turn our risk profiling into prioritized work and by batching maintenance activities together has given us the maximum output for the expenditure on the in-service asset. Steve will share their technical development of the project, the impact it’s had and the importance of data collection and ongoing development to get the best out of our in-service assets.

Reporting Procurement at Aurizon

Two schools of thought exist around technology and processes. One is centred around using one system provider across the entire operational practice, the other is best in breed. Aurizon decided that SAP would be their ERP and system of record for procurement and leverage the HANA database for live connection but use third party tools around reporting and Source to Award. This presentation looks at the reasoning behind these decisions and the capabilities and limitations of using alternative tools.

Upgrading to SAP S/4HANA has Enabled a World Class Supply Chain Project

Ballance wants to ensure it will provide our customers with the right product at the right place at the right time. Ballance had identified that it had a low maturity model in its supply chain systems and processes and required development of new capabilities critical to ensuring it addressed the pain points that created disruption and frustration across the network.

An SAP S/4HANA upgrade provided advantages to ensure we could provide a digital platform that would enable mobile and digital tools to provide visibility across the business, ensure efficiencies to communicate and record interactions, and improve the ability to plan and make bookings with our carriers and customers so we could delivery on our world class supply chain objectives.

Driving Demand Transparency

Adam interviews Monique Mallon from T&G Global.

Historically, T&G Global was a supply driven business, with little unconstrained demand thinking. The business did not have the visibility of true demand with manual processes at a product level detail. The lack of visibility meant an accurate marketing focus was difficult.

As part of a wide-ranging transformation programme, T&G implemented SAP Demand Planning in just 14 weeks. The tool brings historical data from multiple ERP’s and data sources into a single platform, which then generates a suggested demand forecast. IBP is a breakthrough in efficiency and value for T&G, resulting in improved performance and transparent data driven decision making processes. Management now has total transparency of demand and can focus on more strategic activities.

Spares Supply Chain Visibility: How do I see Upstream and Downstream of Me?

We all know that Supply Chain visibility across your entire maintenance value chain is critical. Maintenance teams need to see what buyers are up to, buyers what maintenance, warehouse and suppliers are doing, and the warehouse need visibility of what everyone is planning or doing. In essence all your spares role players need a view of what is happening with demand and supply – right now, tomorrow and all the days after that. That said, visibility cannot be limited only to what everyone is doing, but must also include visibility of what inventory is where.

SAP has a standard set of tools and reports that provide all this visibility. We’ll spend the first part of this session with a quick introduction to the tools sets, and then we’ll talk about what this visibility means and what you should be doing about what you are seeing.

Supply Chain Management & People In Focus

New investments in technology are driven by efficiencies and profitability that impact bottom line. So why do so many implementations fail so often? One of the key reasons is the expectation that users will adopt the technology and use it to its full potential from day 1. change management, user adoption and ongoing training are often overlooked by the rational economics theory but more needs to be done to bring people along the journey to understand the “why” behind the implementation. SCM and People in Focus covers:

– Unpack the areas of weaknesses around training and change management
– How to lead from the front and guide from the back
– Tools you can use to adopt technology efficiently
– The cost of poor change management
– Trameworks to develop ongoing training

Does New Technology Solve Old Problems?

Technology evolves around solving complex IT issues, ensuring businesses can run better. The rail industry, like many others, have faced issues around linear asset management, master data and work management. So, do new technologies solve old world problems or is more required?

We look at Queensland Rail and Powerco’s approach to business issues and the opportunities new technologies from SAP provide to solve them.

Does New Technology Solve Old Problems?

Technology evolves around solving complex IT issues, ensuring businesses can run better. The rail industry, like many others, have faced issues around linear asset management, master data and work management. So, do new technologies solve old world problems or is more required?

We look at Queensland Rail and Powerco’s approach to business issues and the opportunities new technologies from SAP provide to solve them.

Rail in Focus

Rail networks cover extensive geographies with varying terrain and jurisdictions. Managing the rail network relies on running operations, reducing costs, and proactively managing the entire lifecycle of your assets to ensure availability. Rail in Focus will cover:

– GIS and Geo Enablement Framework
– Sensor data
– Maintenance Scheduling and Planning
– Mobility
– Work Order Management
– Reporting
– Asset Lifecycle Management
– Risk identification
– Integrating Master Data into ERP

Turning Risk into Work at SA Power Networks

Paul interviews Matt Pritchard and Steve Wachtel.

Paul has 40 years utility experience leading large scale operations and technology transformational programs at two large US utilities. He has strong experience in the development and deployment of SAP, GIS and Work Management systems.

SA Power Networks hosts the oldest assets in Australia’s utility sector. Maintaining these assets requires understanding of likelihood of failure, impact of failure and associated risks. Workflows are determined through risk, cost and value assessments, allowing the right technical resources to maintain and replace the assets at the appropriate time.

The result has enabled us to turn our risk profiling into prioritized work and by batching maintenance activities together has given us the maximum output for the expenditure on the in-service asset. Steve will share their technical development of the project, the impact it’s had and the importance of data collection and ongoing development to get the best out of our in-service assets.

Spatial – the Final Frontier

The worlds of Enterprise Applications and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) sometimes seem light years apart, however a GIS-centric approach for dealing with assets is now best practice in many industries. Integrating enterprise asset information and spatial data supports correlation of events, grouping of work, and advanced detection of trends and patterns. These capabilities allow asset-intensive organisations to act more rapidly, prevent disasters, and deliver superior customer service. In this session we will speak with customers who are leveraging the SAP Geographical Enablement Framework (GEF) to integrate asset and spatial data, the challenges they faced, and the business outcomes that they are achieving.

Driving Demand Transparency

Adam interviews Monique Mallon from T&G Global.

Historically, T&G Global was a supply driven business, with little unconstrained demand thinking. The business did not have the visibility of true demand with manual processes at a product level detail. The lack of visibility meant an accurate marketing focus was difficult.

As part of a wide-ranging transformation programme, T&G implemented SAP Demand Planning in just 14 weeks. The tool brings historical data from multiple ERP’s and data sources into a single platform, which then generates a suggested demand forecast. IBP is a breakthrough in efficiency and value for T&G, resulting in improved performance and transparent data driven decision making processes. Management now has total transparency of demand and can focus on more strategic activities.

Optimizing Supply Chain through Transportation Management 

Transportation management centers around getting the right product, to the right place, at the right time and for the lowest cost. For Foodstuffs South Island this was about maximizing the utilization of trucks to their stores while ensuring delivery KPI’s were met and accurate reporting could be processed. 

Similarly, for Coca Cola Amatil, being able to deliver goods efficiently and effectively was critical for success. Both these organizations have been able to find value from improved transportation practices. In this presentation, Volker Weber (Novigo) interviews Keith Harrison (Coca Cola Amatil) and Kris Lancaster (Foodstuffs South Island) to discuss the need for the solution, its value to the organization and challenges overcome along the way. 

Benefits Realization After an S/4HANA Implementation

Norm Poynter interviews Lisa Boldt.

Precision Drilling is the largest drilling rig contractor in Canada. We implemented S/4HANA with the promise of bringing increased value to the organization through improved efficiency and insight to enable data driven decisions. Post implementation is where the work really began. We are on a path of reducing operational costs with greater asset utilization, expanding inventory management, and using SAP Analytics Cloud for executive dashboarding, all while navigating the perfect storm of COVID and lower oil prices. In this presentation we talk about life post implementation and where to start building to create a digital organization.

Data is a Four Letter Word

Copious amounts of data is created every day and subsequently most it suffers from entropy. Yes we’ve just brought in the second law of thermodynamics into the data discussion. Mic Drop! But hold on we’ll simplify the conversation!

Data has become a strategic resource seemingly overnight by all accounts yet organizations and individuals are struggling to make it so. We believe in breaking down the concept and working through the elements of data governance, management and benefits realization.

To help with our workshop will cover:

-Data Vernacular – What is a data philosophy, data strategy, data governance, data management
-Data Methods – How to work with complex data changes
-Data Technology – Where will you store your business decisions
-Data Outcomes – What can you expect what are the benefits

Master Data in Focus

Through the development of richer analytics, predictive maintenance and prescriptive monitoring, the role data plays in the organization has changed from a critical element monitoring tool, to a strategic one. This allowing automated insight to the operations of the organization, in real time. Master Data in Focus covers:

– What data is important for your business to collect
– Governing data across sources and meta data integration
– Educating users to understand the importance of clean data collection
– Leveraging tools to turn data into insights

Ongoing EHS Development to Drive a Culture of Safety

Like all companies we want to make sure we keep our people safe, present no harm to the environment and keep our assets operating and safe. To do this we need to review designs, both new and modifications, to be assured we are protecting what is dear to us.

Some will say that incorporating as many safeguards into the operating systems is the best way to keep everything safe. With that mindset comes concerns because then people may not be looking at the economic risk to the company by employing additional layers that require maintenance and could cause spurious trips resulting in harm to the people, environment or the assets, none of which is beneficial.

These days with all the technology available to us we still need to make sure the systems we employ are simple enough to work properly and be understood by the people operating them because that way they can protect our three core concerns.

Ongoing EHS Development to Drive a Culture of Safety

Like all companies we want to make sure we keep our people safe, present no harm to the environment and keep our assets operating and safe. To do this we need to review designs, both new and modifications, to be assured we are protecting what is dear to us.

Some will say that incorporating as many safeguards into the operating systems is the best way to keep everything safe. With that mindset comes concerns because then people may not be looking at the economic risk to the company by employing additional layers that require maintenance and could cause spurious trips resulting in harm to the people, environment or the assets, none of which is beneficial.

These days with all the technology available to us we still need to make sure the systems we employ are simple enough to work properly and be understood by the people operating them because that way they can protect our three core concerns.

The Live Factory – Challenge the Present to Change the Future

As the SAP world move towards the S/4HANA reality, a world of digitization, cloud and live data opens up and the industrial world genuinely can see a future where it operates at the ‘speed of retail’.

Marty Groover is a highly regarded thought leader in Operational Intelligence. Most recently he was the Global Operational Technology Manager for Caterpillar, where he led their renowned Live Factory Program. Join Marty for a riveting discussion on:

-Real time translation of strategy into tactical execution in the plant
-Reduced asset management costs by creating a holistic predictive maintenance platform
-Digital twins and remote monitoring through sensors
-Integrate the physical world with the transactional system of record to integrate process with technology
-Drive lean processes for manufacturing and supply chain operations
-Changing the cashflow that plant operators have at their disposal
-Why factories will become ‘cooler’ places to work for young people

Delivering Improved Proactive Supply Chain with SAP Digital Process Automation

SAP Digital Process Automation provides the ability to tailor SAP and non-SAP processes to the specific needs of the company. Addressing specific supply chain issues such as stock outages and late supplier replenishment, these capabilities apply to any company that depends on business processes for achieving company performance. We will be discussing:

-Leveraging new technologies for establishing, automating, improving, and re-engineering proactive supply chain processes that interact with users, and

-Enabling digital “continuous improvement” methods for long-term business process management

Why Do We Keep Getting Contract Management and SRM So Wrong and How Do We Fix It?

The collective procurement industry has spent hundreds of millions (if not billions) of dollars chasing the elusive concepts of Contract Management and SRM. Technology vendors promise solutions that get bogged down in the minutiae and complexity of modern business. Consultants are constantly espousing philosophical and ivory tower concepts that lack grounding in reality. The net result is a collective and repeated failure of our profession.

And yet, we live in the midst of the digital revolution where technology, analytics, and data are fundamentally transforming business, society, and our lives. In this context, it is time to stop making excuses and start solving these problems. This session will deconstruct how we got here and more importantly lay out the practical steps and approach necessary start to solve contract management and SRM.

The Live Factory – Challenge the Present to Change the Future

As the SAP world move towards the S/4HANA reality, a world of digitization, cloud and live data opens up and the industrial world genuinely can see a future where it operates at the ‘speed of retail’.

Marty Groover is a highly regarded thought leader in Operational Intelligence. Most recently he was the Global Operational Technology Manager for Caterpillar, where he led their renowned Live Factory Program. Join Marty for a riveting discussion on:

-Real time translation of strategy into tactical execution in the plant
-Reduced asset management costs by creating a holistic predictive maintenance platform
-Digital twins and remote monitoring through sensors
-Integrate the physical world with the transactional system of record to integrate process with technology
-Drive lean processes for manufacturing and supply chain operations
-Changing the cashflow that plant operators have at their disposal
-Why factories will become ‘cooler’ places to work for young people

How to Stabilize the Forecast Demand Signal in an Integrated Supply Chain

One of the greatest challenges in complex supply chains is the ongoing volatility caused by changes in the sales forecast.  Production schedules and raw material availability constantly require costly realignment to meet demand fluctuation.  Supply chains exhaust their resources in an attempt to create a better or more accurate demand plan but find themselves back where they started.  Software and solution providers claim they have the “silver bullet” to your problem and are very convincing that traditional MRP is your problem.  

This session will unpack all the techniques within standard SAP and MRP functionality that will stabilize the demand signal at point of sale in any supply chain.  While building the necessary buffers at the point of sale you will still maintain the end to end supply chain visibility and integrated audit trail that supports governance and change management. 

Unpacking the Major Contributors to Supply Chain Successes in a Fully Integrated Supply Chain

Functionally integrated supply chains are literally only as strong as the weakest functional link in the supply chain. In order to improve the overall maturity of the end-to-end supply chain the approach is to target the obvious functional weaknesses and work on the aspects that enhance integration maturity. The functions that typically present the best opportunity for improvement are:

• Sales forecast and demand plan, and the challenge to stabilize demand volatility
• Production capacity, and the challenge to align with sales activities
• MRP and its purpose to balance supply with demand
• Master data and the challenge to ensure accuracy and quality
• Inventory optimization as a direct result of supply process performance

This workshop will help to unpack the opportunities necessary to unlock and sustained value in the supply chain. Leave this workshop armed with standard SAP transactions, tools, and reports to effect improvements in your organization’s day to day supply chain activities.
Tangible value has never been this obvious.

Supply Chain Planning In Focus

Planning in Focus unpacks the major contributors to supply chain successes in a fully integrated supply chain. Functionally integrated supply chains are literally only as strong as the weakest functional link in the supply chain. In order to improve the overall maturity of the end-to-end supply chain the approach is to target the obvious functional weaknesses and work on the aspects that enhance integration maturity.

The functions that typically present the best opportunity for improvement are:

– Sales forecast and demand plan, and the challenge to stabilize demand volatility
– Production capacity, and the challenge to align with sales activities
– MRP and its purpose to balance supply with demand
– Master data and the challenge to ensure accuracy and quality
– Inventory optimization as a direct result of supply process performance

Driving Demand Transparency

Adam interviews Monique Mallon from T&G Global.

Historically, T&G Global was a supply driven business, with little unconstrained demand thinking. The business did not have the visibility of true demand with manual processes at a product level detail. The lack of visibility meant an accurate marketing focus was difficult.

As part of a wide-ranging transformation programme, T&G implemented SAP Demand Planning in just 14 weeks. The tool brings historical data from multiple ERP’s and data sources into a single platform, which then generates a suggested demand forecast. IBP is a breakthrough in efficiency and value for T&G, resulting in improved performance and transparent data driven decision making processes. Management now has total transparency of demand and can focus on more strategic activities.

Tips and Tricks on Work Order Scheduling and Capacity Planning inside of Standard SAP PM

Executing Work order scheduling is often done after the work is needed. Forethinking and creating work order schedules before they’re needed is possible and certainly more efficient. Fairfax Water went through their own journey of discovery and learn key lessons along the way. Join this tips and tricks to hear;

• How to improve work order scheduling business process

• How to generate and measure Weekly Schedule Compliance

• How to use Work Centre Capacity Planning

• Which work order date fields are the most important

• How to improve material reservations and Purchase Requisitions dates to match reality

Vendor Master Data & Punch Out Functionality – The way it should be…easy!

Visy is a global leader in the packaging, paper and resource recovery industries, providing high quality, innovative and sustainable packaging products and solutions in Australia for over 70 years. This year Visy has implemented MDO’s Vendor Master Data Management (MDM) capabilities which greatly enhances the vendor onboarding process. Built into the functionality are validations of the data, duplication checks, and auto extension to multiple company codes and plants. Overall a far smoother and quicker process that provides higher quality master data at a lower cost.

Visy is also implementing the punch out functionality using internal catalog’s, Contract Management, and MDO signature Materials Management Solution for all material types (more on this later). All this work managed on the MDO platform will save the Visy Team significant time and costs.

Indirect Material Management In Focus

Moving from reactive to proactive supply of indirect materials and the way to do that is having very good data.

Drive the work to the front of the supply chain – data collection – and then let SAP do the heavy lifting.

If you do all the data upfront, SAP should be collecting purchase orders, you can dramatically increase your automation which decreases cost.

And you can drive towards the perfect order.

In addition you significantly reduce free text.

Plan, Execute and Control Capital Projects with SAP S/4HANA

In a business climate of reduced budgets and time, we need better access to project information that is buried in our SAP system, in simple and accessible way. Whether you’re managing Maintenance or Construction, you shouldn’t have to drive users in to the various functional areas of SAP including Projects, Sales, Procurement and Time sheets, then build spreadsheets to manage the gaps in SAP’s shop front.

Many years back, SAP delivered Commercial Project Management (CPM) to simplify Project Management, but for most of us, this tool is undiscovered and potentially not relevant to Maintenance.

In this interactive session, we will explore CPM with the SAP’s Product Owner and discover why every Maintenance or Construction Project should be using this exciting tool set.

We will discuss:

• How CPM fits in a Maintenance organisation
• Who should use it
• Where the tool is heading
• The opportunities for CPM

This session is presented by Anton Schloesser, Deepti Devraj and Stephen Silver

Empowering Operators with the Right Data

Jonathan Fogarty, SAP, interviews Ben Williams & Josh Wiggins from Chesapeake Energy Corporation (USA).

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is a Fortune 500 exploration and production company headquartered in Oklahoma City and with oil and gas operations in five states across the US.

This is a fascinating story about a front end that aggregates data from SAP and other sources (including Scada and GIS data) and brings an integrated view to operators at the wellhead allowing them to take an end-to-end and de-siloed view of the entire process they need to engage in to get the job done.

Utilities In Focus

As utilities transition from a delivery-focused role to one that orchestrates data and services, they need to get maximum ROI from their assets. They also need to maintain these assets in a cost effective and productive way, whilst ensuring service isn’t disrupted. Understanding the asset network, the status of assets and the supporting workforce capabilities are unique to the Utilities industry. Utilities in Focus will cover:

– Managing asset data and condition monitoring
– Predictive Maintenance
– Risk of Failure Analysis
– Work order management and planning
– GIS
– Customer Self-Service
– Mobility
– Reporting

Fiori? How can these Apps be Useful in EAM?

Selim Ahmed interviews Graham Johnston.

Many businesses implemented SAP PM/EAM many years ago and if the standard transactions didn’t suit a ‘Z’ transaction was created. Creating these transactions are usually very complex and are usually carried across during an S/4 HANA upgrade.

With the introduction of SAP Fiori all this becomes a lot simpler and a lot more flexible. Core Data Services (CDS) are the key to Fiori being able to combine different areas of EAM such as Technical Objects, Work orders, Notifications, Purchasing, materials, etc into one App. At AGL we have used a combination of standard CDS views and custom CDS views to create Fiori apps that cover many areas of EAM into single list report. CDS views are also reusable and can be used to structure Fiori analytics that deliver a graphical overview. By enabling many different filter options in these Fiori apps, a user can set up different views to help them manage their work through custom Fiori tiles.

Adoption and Why Mobility Projects Don’t Provide Value

The success or failure of a mobility project is driven by user adoption more than any other single factor. Tablets in draws or sitting on desks do not provide any benefit. Carl from Zag will talk about numerous mobility projects and how adoption is the driver of success. Real examples of where the solution was adopted and benefits realised as well as reasons why other solutions failed to provide benefit and the mistakes made that lead to low adoption.

Delivering Picking Efficiency Using SAP EWM with Voice

Fonterra and Bridgestone warehouse units need to meet the demand of orders quickly. Picking orders can often create bottlenecks when manuals are needed to be printed and read in order for the work to be done. Both these organisations implemented SAP EWM with voice to enable their staff to pick orders more efficiently. Both have different implementation stories with very different initial successes. Hear how Fonterra and Bridgestone developed their EWM solution and the journey to success. 

Cargill’s Path to Value Realization with SAP Integrated Business Planning

Paul Kurchina interviews Angela Olson

This session highlights the journey Cargill Incorporated has undertaken with the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution, including its unique approach to addressing the needs of its various industry-spanning businesses in process and technology. Angela will share their best practices, value realization progression and lessons learned.

5 Tips and Tricks to Building Resiliency in Your Maintenance Organization

From protecting frontline workers to establishing distributed maintenance teams, organizations face unprecedented change. At the same time, their customers and employees need consistent, empathetic, and impactful experiences more than ever. Organizations need to learn fast and evolve with agility, delivering safe and reliable service across existing and new channels and touchpoints.

This session explores tips and tricks for workforce transformation scenarios in maintenance to help you respond to rapid change—and even crises—just as fast, using data to drive confident decisions.

Mobility In Focus

Do you have a mobile strategy? What does Mobility mean to your organisation? Delivering a mobility solution that enables users to be led by technology through work management, maintenance reporting or voice guidance has great potential. Mobility in Focus covers:

– What tasks are currently being done manually that can be done through a mobile solution?
– How do you integrate mobile solutions back into the ERP
– Offline solution capabilities
– Driving the right adoption of mobile solutions

10 Things to do to Improve your Maintenance Planning Processes

Efficient and effective maintenance planning and scheduling is one of critical aspects to maintain equipment reliability and improve operational excellence. Many companies still don’t perform maintenance planning effectively which impacts work effectiveness, wrench time, equipment downtime and cost. In the long term, unplanned downtime decreases both manpower capacity and company profitability.

Lucia will be sharing 10 tips and tricks from business and technical process to enhance your current maintenance planning processes, such as teamwork culture establishment and efficient planning tools.

5 Scheduling Practices to Optimise Execution Success and Maximise Asset Availability

Effective Maintenance Scheduling is more than changing dates.

“I recommend you take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves” Lord Chesterfield

In this session Ben will provide 5 tips that re-enforce the principles of a robust Maintenance Scheduling process to improve utilisation of resources, achieve reductions in backlog and inventory and ultimately improve production output through increased asset availability.

In this session Ben will provide 5 tips that re-enforce the principles of a robust Maintenance Scheduling process to improve utilisation of resources, better management of the backlog & forward load and spare parts. Learn how advanced scheduling practices can contribute to the bottom-line by increasing production output, increased equipment availability and reduction in unplanned downtimes by equipment failures.

Assets Into Action – Driving Performance and Maximising Value from Day 1

Is your goal to achieve seamless digitisation? Or are you simply looking to maximise your asset potential? In this session we’ll help you understand how to properly integrate your data across your Operating, Asset Management and Geographical systems. This will enable you to unlock previously untapped asset information and insights; to drive the right action at the right time… as well as accurately inform future decision making. We’ll focus on the importance of being able to interrogate the noise, and integrate the right alerts into your existing systems to ensure your reliability teams complete work in time. Plus, we’ll show you how to deploy end-to-end Real-Time Condition Monitoring that shows value in 6-8 weeks!

EAM Master Data and EPC Collaboration with CFIHOS (Capital Facilities Information Hand Over Specification)

The project to operations handover has always been a challenge as there is a lot of important data, both structured and unstructured, that needs to be exchanged during handover. In this session we will explore how the data exchange can be handled efficiently with CFIHOS standards. CFIHOS is an industry standard developed to improve how information is exchanged between the companies who own, operate, and construct equipment for the process and energy sectors.

The Future of Procurement, Sourcing, Commercial Management & Supplier Collaboration

For companies that run SAP, the role for senior IT executives has transformed from a single focus on technology to one that is now business orientated. Sourcing, procurement and the associated commercial management routines must now follow a similar transformation. On top of this, 2020 presents us with a global pandemic.

·Transforming the CPO role
·How will sourcing, procurement and commercial management activities change?
·How will business digitization across these activities play a disruptive role?
·What are the implications for the Supply Chain
·Wrap up, Key takeaways and Q&A

Until recently, Dan served as the Global Executive Director of Global Business Services for General Motors – responsible for Purchasing, Supply Chain & Manufacturing Services, Finance Request-to-Pay Processes, and General Motor’s SAP environment. He is a board member of the World Commerce and Contracting Association and a highly regarded Supply Chain and Procurement thinker and strategist.

Data is a Four Letter Word

Copious amounts of data is created every day and subsequently most it suffers from entropy. Yes we’ve just brought in the second law of thermodynamics into the data discussion. Mic Drop! But hold on we’ll simplify the conversation!

Data has become a strategic resource seemingly overnight by all accounts yet organizations and individuals are struggling to make it so. We believe in breaking down the concept and working through the elements of data governance, management and benefits realization.

To help with our workshop will cover:

-Data Vernacular – What is a data philosophy, data strategy, data governance, data management
-Data Methods – How to work with complex data changes
-Data Technology – Where will you store your business decisions
-Data Outcomes – What can you expect what are the benefits

Master Data in Focus

Through the development of richer analytics, predictive maintenance and prescriptive monitoring, the role data plays in the organization has changed from a critical element monitoring tool, to a strategic one. This allowing automated insight to the operations of the organization, in real time. Master Data in Focus covers:

– What data is important for your business to collect
– Governing data across sources and meta data integration
– Educating users to understand the importance of clean data collection
– Leveraging tools to turn data into insights

Mastering Yourself in a Stressed Out World

Coping in today’s world of increasing expectations and technology-led disruption is one thing. Embracing all of this change to optimize your own wellbeing and performance as a professional is another. Join Joe Burton, author of the bestselling book “Creating Mindful Leaders” and founder and CEO of Whil, for a fun, inspiring, and interactive session on managing stress, disruption, and change.

Learn how to overcome the natural deficiencies of the brain and take away easy, repeatable mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and build resilience for sustained success. You’ve never had this much fun learning about stress!

FIND YOUR A-GAME

When an elite sports team approaches a season-defining tournament, succeeding demands that each team member brings their ‘A-game’. Many of us find ourselves in a similarly defining period of our lives; faced with significant opportunity and challenges which require us to consolidate and then execute on our A-game. 

The term is well-used, but the make-up of it remains little known. In this talk, Paddy will share the A-game framework he developed from two decades of coaching some of the world’s best athletes and teams.

Mining in Focus

The mining industry is the backbone of the Australian economy, delivering critical resources to fuel the worlds infrastructure, energy and technology needs. However the global focus on sustainability, low carbon and impact on society are starting to change many aspects of mining. Miners will need to become more sustainable, more automated and have much closer relationships with communities, suppliers and their customers, customers if they are to evolve into modern miners of the future.

Mining in Focus will cover:

– What is required to drive a step change in Asset health and Safety in operations
– How machines are evolving, becoming almost intelligent and changing how we service them
– The role of data and master data in intelligent asset management
– The changing world of work as we consider the impact and opportunities created by automation, COVID and Industry 4.0 on our workforce
– The shift from Inventory management to Supply Chain Optimisation

Security & Defence in Focus

The Public security departments drivers are unique. Only the public sector is faced with the intention of trying to get the most out of taxpayers’ money, to serve taxpayers better. This means providing safe, working services that create a better welfare for all. Security & Defence in Focus covers:

– Asset reliability, monitoring and performance
– Public leadership – do councils and leaders know what EAM is?
– What does one ERP system across all Public Departments mean for individual roles?
– Are Public departments leveraging current investments to their full capability?
– Delivering more efficient supply chain practices
– Leveraging HANA for better transparency across procurement
– Relationship between private and public sector supply chain – could we be better connected?
– The Logistics Business Network launches in 2026 – what is it and how do we prepare for it?

Defence ERP – Creating Alignment Through Integration

In 2014,The Department of Defence conducted a root and branch review of its operating model, known as the First Principles Review. The review findings showed that Defence must move from its inefficient, federated approach to a single, integrated organisation that can shape and respond quickly to our changing strategic circumstances and deliver enhanced joint capability. This is known as the One Defence approach. One Defence is a notion of a unified and integrated organisation that is consistently linked to its strategy and clearly led by its centre. It identified weaknesses such as manual tasks, lack of integration and duplication of activities. In its initial response to the First Principles review, the first tranche of the ERP Program, which is a major business transformation initiative, will replace the current system of record for Supply Chain management. It will also provide foundational functionality in maintenance, engineering, finance and Human Resources. This will be delivered in two releases based on ‘greenfield’ SAP S/4HANA technology, to rationalize and simplify business process as well as replacing ageing systems. This presentation looks across the prioritized operations of Navy, Army and Air force, their individual needs, and the process and technology changes which will enable greater operational efficiencies.

Using SAP Analytics Cloud for Stronger Forecasting and Cost Reduction

Ameropa Australia is impacted by fluctuating global and local demand for their products and seasonal changes. An accurate and agile Sales Forecasting solution to service customers more intelligently, and manage inventory costs is critical. Ameropa Australia needed a solution that was intentional and delivered a development platform for the medium- long term. As such a Sales Forecasting solution using SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning was implemented.

The solution delivers accurate awareness for various stakeholders by presenting various views but linked to one source of the truth. With accountability and traceability at the core of the solution, Ameropa Australia’s commercial and trading teams can respond to fluctuating demand in an agile manner, manage supply efficiently and unlock cost efficiencies.

Using SAP Analytics Cloud for Stronger Forecasting and Cost Reduction

Ameropa Australia is impacted by fluctuating global and local demand for their products and seasonal changes. An accurate and agile Sales Forecasting solution to service customers more intelligently, and manage inventory costs is critical. Ameropa Australia needed a solution that was intentional and delivered a development platform for the medium- long term. As such a Sales Forecasting solution using SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning was implemented.

The solution delivers accurate awareness for various stakeholders by presenting various views but linked to one source of the truth. With accountability and traceability at the core of the solution, Ameropa Australia’s commercial and trading teams can respond to fluctuating demand in an agile manner, manage supply efficiently and unlock cost efficiencies.

Turning Risk into Work at SA Power Networks

Paul interviews Matt Pritchard and Steve Wachtel.

Paul has 40 years utility experience leading large scale operations and technology transformational programs at two large US utilities. He has strong experience in the development and deployment of SAP, GIS and Work Management systems.

SA Power Networks hosts the oldest assets in Australia’s utility sector. Maintaining these assets requires understanding of likelihood of failure, impact of failure and associated risks. Workflows are determined through risk, cost and value assessments, allowing the right technical resources to maintain and replace the assets at the appropriate time.

The result has enabled us to turn our risk profiling into prioritized work and by batching maintenance activities together has given us the maximum output for the expenditure on the in-service asset. Steve will share their technical development of the project, the impact it’s had and the importance of data collection and ongoing development to get the best out of our in-service assets.

Defence ERP – Creating Alignment Through Integration

In 2014,The Department of Defence conducted a root and branch review of its operating model, known as the First Principles Review. The review findings showed that Defence must move from its inefficient, federated approach to a single, integrated organisation that can shape and respond quickly to our changing strategic circumstances and deliver enhanced joint capability. This is known as the One Defence approach. One Defence is a notion of a unified and integrated organisation that is consistently linked to its strategy and clearly led by its centre. It identified weaknesses such as manual tasks, lack of integration and duplication of activities. In its initial response to the First Principles review, the first tranche of the ERP Program, which is a major business transformation initiative, will replace the current system of record for Supply Chain management. It will also provide foundational functionality in maintenance, engineering, finance and Human Resources. This will be delivered in two releases based on ‘greenfield’ SAP S/4HANA technology, to rationalize and simplify business process as well as replacing ageing systems. This presentation looks across the prioritized operations of Navy, Army and Air force, their individual needs, and the process and technology changes which will enable greater operational efficiencies.

Optimizing Supply Chain through Transportation Management 

Transportation management centers around getting the right product, to the right place, at the right time and for the lowest cost. For Foodstuffs South Island this was about maximizing the utilization of trucks to their stores while ensuring delivery KPI’s were met and accurate reporting could be processed. 

Similarly, for Coca Cola Amatil, being able to deliver goods efficiently and effectively was critical for success. Both these organizations have been able to find value from improved transportation practices. In this presentation, Volker Weber (Novigo) interviews Keith Harrison (Coca Cola Amatil) and Kris Lancaster (Foodstuffs South Island) to discuss the need for the solution, its value to the organization and challenges overcome along the way.