Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) is the most comprehensive utility service provider in Florida, with operations that span electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications. The utility company was beginning to transition to one shared SAP ERP system, and it had been managing its inventory system with best practices and processes in place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Shawna 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.