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Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You’ve got a lot of catching up to do—and very little time to do it.

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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS "Value Gap"? Part Two: Reliability Driven Maintenance


Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the "asset health" to determine what maintenance work should occur and when something should be done. It enables preemptive intervention before failure occurs, whereby failure would mean that equipment is not delivering required performance regardless of whether it is actually broken down or not.

maintenance cost improvement sap  proactive and accept more maintenance cost in order to insure that the asset will not fail. Here, a time-based preventive maintenance strategy should work well. Finally, if both the cost of failure and the cost of maintenance are high, one needs to use RCM concepts and manage optimally the health of the asset to avoid failures while minimizing the maintenance cost. Only by selecting the most justified maintenance strategy one could expect optimally increased profits due to reduced costs (e.g., reduced Read More

SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

maintenance cost improvement sap  that includes store inventory maintenance, customer relationship management (CRM)/clienteling (customer loyalty), and services for store and multichannel processes. In 2009, SAP acquired the majority shareholding of SAF Simulation, Analysis and Forecasting AG , one of the leading global forecasting and automated replenishment solution providers for the retail and wholesale industries. SAF AG was founded in 1996 and is located in Switzerland, with subsidiaries in the US and Slovakia. Core components of Read More

SAP Manufacturing-Manufacturing Intelligence Dashboards


Adaptiveness in the manufacturing sector depends on being able to push decision making to the shop floor. But that’s often easier said than done. However, manufacturing intelligence dashboards aggregate content from the full range of manufacturing systems into a single view of operations. These role-specific dashboards thus enable employees to manage manufacturing performance, and respond quickly to changes.

maintenance cost improvement sap  inspectors, and production and maintenance supervisors the ability to identify and resolve problems rapidly, as they arise, and to monitor, measure, and improve manufacturing performance over time. In short, adaptiveness depends on being able to push decision making to the shop floor. But that’s often easier said than done. At many companies, the various systems used for enterprise resource planning (ERP) , manufacturing execution, and shopfloor automation are not well integrated. Data is fragmented Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses how SAP Solution Manager, a unique offering for centralized support and system management, covers all aspects of system deployment, operations, and continuous improvement, to ease customer pain with their complex IT environment.

maintenance cost improvement sap  to customers on active maintenance contracts, which is only fair. So, as SAP ERP systems had become so complex in order to support the needs of many companies and industries, SAP had to give something away for free (especially if it is only to ease the complexity that it had created in the first place). SolMan is indisputably useful in managing the large volume of documents that come from the configuration and development of SAP systems. Indeed, one needs to document the following: the people that have Read More

Maintenance Planning... Getting Back to Basics


Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning.

maintenance cost improvement sap  Back to Basics Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning. Read More

What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?


Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application product.

maintenance cost improvement sap  Are the Support and Maintenance Options? Enterprises can remain at the mercy of vendors'' high-priced support and maintenance (S&M) agreements for only so long. If vendors continue playing hardball with their customers, they are likely to face substantial customer defections, with customers seeking alternative options. To learn more about software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Read More

Leaner Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS


Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating between computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and control systems, and presents potential options on how to accomplish varying levels of integration.

maintenance cost improvement sap  Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating between computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and control systems, and presents potential options on how to accomplish varying levels of integration. Read More

SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI: Analyst Report


Discover how SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI can meet your needs in the latest TEC Certification Report.

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SAP for Chemicals Functionality


SAP has been delivering on its chemicals industry strategy by expanding its capabilities for manufacturing and supply chain management, broadening its composite package applications in areas such as emissions management, pricing management, and manufacturing dashboards, and focusing on mid-market companies.

maintenance cost improvement sap  plant managers, production supervisors, maintenance supervisors, and quality supervisors. SAP''s role-based manufacturing intelligence dashboards are part of a larger strategy of adaptive manufacturing, which integrates manufacturing with enterprise and SCM processes. These dashboards provide plant personnel with role-specific and personalized information, alerts, and KPIs, to help them align their activities with company goals and real-time events in the supply and demand chain. The P2B integration Read More

The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does it Cost to Keep Up to Date?


Companies are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after they have been installed. The question isn’t whether an ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? How quickly can adjustments be made, and what stresses do such changes place on the organization. To answer these questions, this paper provides results from a survey of senior finance executives.

maintenance cost improvement sap  High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does it Cost to Keep Up to Date? Companies are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after they have been installed. The question isn’t whether an ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? How quickly can adjustments be made, and what stresses do such changes place on the organization. To answer these questions, this paper provides results from a survey of senior finance executives. Read More

SAP Jam


SAP Jam brings together several types of social collaboration including social networking, collaboration with external participants (customers, recruits, partners, vendors, suppliers), structured collaboration for problem solving (business tools to strategize, rank items, enabling groups to weigh in on options, etc.), and business process integration. This combination of features enables businesses to seamlessly bring social into any process: social learning, social opportunity management, collaborative customer engagement, etc.

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SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.

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During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. SAP touts a multi-pronged answer to prevailing heterogeneous IT environments. The company is staking its future on five pillars - exchanges, portals and the three extended-ERP applications: customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product life-cycle management (PLM).

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SAP HANA is a game-changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. While simplifying the IT stack, it provides powerful features like: significant processing speed, the ability to handle big data, predictive capabilities and text mining capabilities.

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