Digital Manufacturing

Join this free online course to get an introduction to SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud and learn about its key functionalities.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Learning Journey Discovering SAP Digital Manufacturing | SAP Learning site

This course was retired in October 2023.

Self-paced since July 20, 2022
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

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This course was retired in November 2023

Course Summary

SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud is a manufacturing execution system (MES) of near real-time data and analytics. It helps you connect your top-floor business systems to your shop-floor equipment for global visibility across all plants, while orchestrating execution and monitoring production operations down to the individual work center.

In this course, we will provide an introduction to key functionality for each component of SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud by walking through a simplified manufacturing process. The course will cover both process and discrete manufacturing, including equipment automation in SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for execution, scheduling in SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for resource orchestration, and monitoring production KPIs in SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for insights.

Here is what some participants are saying about the course:

  • "Hello, I would like to thank SAP , for curating such an interesting course in digital manufacturing with demos. Course is well organized and delivered seamlessly. Hope, we will get more courses related to IoT and digital manufacturing in the future." Well structured course content." Read the original post

  • "Congratulation for the course, It is very interesting know how the capabilities of SAP ME has been increased in this new product DMC. I would like to know where we could find more detailed documentation of functions and about the integration of the product." More documentation to go deeper in the capabilities." Read the original post

  • "Training very well explained features, architecture and capabilities of SAP DMC. Loved demonstrations. Now curious to learn/understand how DMC integrates with ERP and PCo. Also expect more training on designing POD and customization scope" How to - Document for detail understand." Read the original post

  • "I like that it bring the information and the base understanding of the future SAP Digital Manufacturing." Good Learning Topic on SAP Digitalization." Read the original post

  • "I really liked this overview course on 'Digital Manufacturing in the cloud'. The training team has well integrated theoretical concepts with a good demo example. I wish there will be more such courses in the area of IIoT and Industry 4.0 topics. I thank the whole training team for their good efforts. My best wishes to all the participants" A good overview course with a practical demo example." Read the original post

  • "Demo's were really great in terms of depicting how things really work !!” Nice demo." Read the original post

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: June 21, 2022, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks.
  • Effort: 2-3 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: July 20, 2022, 9:00 UTC.
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Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Process execution
Unit 3: Scheduling and dispatching
Unit 4: Discrete execution
Unit 5: Manufacturing automation
Unit 6: Manufacturing insights

Target Audience

  • Manufacturing consultants
  • Managers
  • Manufacturing business owners
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Planners
  • Developers
  • Sales

Course Requirements

  • Basic SAP skills
  • A general understanding of manufacturing processes and terminology

Further Learning

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About Further Content Expert

Alli Davidson

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Alli Davidson is a principal business process consultant specializing in manufacturing execution. She has been working with SAP ME, MII, and DMC solutions as a customer, consulting partner, and employee of SAP for 15 years. During that time, Alli has participated in numerous SAP implementations and delivered positive business outcomes for her customers in the High Tech, Automotive, Metals, and Aerospace & Defense industries at production facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

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Course End
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This course was rated with 4.44 stars in average from 1159 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

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This course is offered by

John Parker

John Parker is a Product Management lead for SAP Digital Manufacturing. John has specialized in manufacturing execution solutions for over 25 years, focusing primarily on SAP ME, its predecessors, and SAP Digital Manufacturing. During this time, he has lead numerous manufacturing execution system implementations, designed, developed, and implemented many customer-specific solutions, and provided leadership to the internal and external SAP ecosystem through enablement and training

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John Cohenour

John Cohenour is the lead product manager for SAP Digital Manufacturing for execution and drives the vision, strategy, and development of the solution. John has over 26 years of experience in the areas of manufacturing execution and production planning, having held roles in product development, project consulting, and professional services management.

Suba Subbiah

Dr. Subanatarajan Subbiah is a lead product manager for SAP Digital Manufacturing. He is responsible for defining the vision, strategy, and the development of the solution, and drives the process of value identification, value creation, and development. Suba has over 16 years of experience in the field of production scheduling and optimization applied across several industries and has a strong background in process control, robotics, and operations research.

Thilo Sieth

Dr. Thilo Sieth is a lead product owner, heading the manufacturing automation area of SAP Digital Manufacturing . He focuses on IT/OT convergence in the areas of shop floor connectivity and end-to-end engineering production processes.

Thilo has 20 years of experience as a project lead, program lead, and product owner for various products in SAP’s Manufacturing and IoT areas. He has a PhD from the Institute of Production Science (wbk), University of Karlsruhe.

Matthias Hollenders

Matthias Hollenders is the lead product manager for manufacturing insights and intelligence. He drives the vision, strategy, and development of SAP Digital Manufacturing for insights. Matthias has worked for more than 12 years in SAP Digital Supply Chain, consulting with SAP and partners and delivering global supply chain implementation projects in logistics, manufacturing, and IoT across all industries.

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