Preventing Disasters With a Digital Twin

In 2010, the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry took place when a wellhead blowout caused a massive explosion, resulting in the deaths of 11 people and the discharge of 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Today, this type of crisis can be averted. By leveraging the power of digital twin technology, an enterprise can remotely monitor and analyze the condition of its assets in real time and help prevent the next catastrophic disaster.

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Supply Chain & Asset Management Experts Share Stories on Change & Innovation

The 2018 SAP-Centric Supply Chain conference hosted the largest crowd yet with nearly 600 asset management and supply chain professionals. Attendees represented numerous industries across North America and beyond with the common goal of gaining innovative strategies for supply chain, materials, logistics, procurement and inventory management in today’s complex business landscape.

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Should Businesses Be Scared To Meet Their Digital Twin?

I Googled myself recently. While this may sound like an illicit activity, I assure you it’s perfectly legal – in most of the world, at least.

As it turns out, there are 33 people named Richard Howells currently living in the United States. But that’s not all I discovered. I found that with a little digging, I could access an alarming amount of information about myself – all widely available in the public record.

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SAP-Centric Webcast Series

When it comes to implementing new technology or leveraging your existing model, managing organizational change and expectations is often the most complex challenge every organization is faced with. Your technology is only as good as the users behind it, so how do you engage and motivate your employees to drive adoption and sustainability? Hear how these organizations conquered complex technology and process changes by leveraging their most important resource: their people.

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SAP-Centric Supply Chain Giveaway

Win your way to SAP-Centric Supply Chain! The 2018 conference already has hundreds of materials, logistics, inventory and procurement professionals registered to attend in Austin, Texas this March, enter now to join them. The second annual event will be co-located with the 14th annual SAP-Centric EAM conference, one ticket gets you access to both events at no additional cost.

The more you enter, the higher the chances of winning! Contest ends January 19th.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top Reasons to Attend in 2018

Effective materials, logistics, procurement and inventory management is a pre-requisite to effective asset management. Whether your asset team wants to build an asset, dispose of it, service it, or repair it, your supply chain team must be engaged and involved throughout the process. The better both sides of the business understand each other’s needs, the better the outcome. Which is why for the second year, the SAP-Centric Supply Chain conference (formerly SAP-Centric Materials & Logistics) is co-located with SAP-Centric EAM. Two events in one mean double the content, double the experts and double the networking.

 

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Top 5 Supply Chain Management Topics in 2018

Data and analytics have always been an essential foundation for supply chain management (SCM) professionals, but the process of how data is generated, aggregated and analyzed is very different today than it was even a few years ago. Thanks to IoT, devices are connected and cloud-enabled allowing for automated data entry and analytics. Actionable insights are now readily available enabling SCM professionals to make better decisions at a faster pace. But now that this technology is accessible, where are supply chain experts investing? What critical areas of focus do they see the most opportunity?

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Q&A with: Shell Canada’s Shawna Travis

QA-300x200Shawna Travis, a CP Specialist, Process System at Shell, started her career in 1996 as an SAP Training Coordinator/ Planner & Scheduler. For the next 15 years, she has implemented SAP and six separate upgrades for two different companies. After her last implementation, she took on a Process Expert Role and has focused on process improvements and automation. She continues to work as a Business Process expert focusing on the end to end solutions and enhancements.

Shawna spoke at SAP-Centric Supply Chain 2017 on Vendor Managed Inventory for Greater Automation & Cost Savings – a project she is incredibly passionate about and affectionately refers to as “her baby!”

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