Digital Supply Chain – From Design to Operate

Join this free online course to learn how important the intelligent digital supply chain is to ensure a streamlined supply chain, not only across your company departments, but also with the ecosystem of customers, suppliers, contract manufacturers, logistics service providers, and other partners.

This course was retired in October 2022.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Discovering End-to-End Business Processes for the Intelligent Enterprise | SAP Learning site.

Self-paced since May 9, 2019
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

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This course was retired in October 2022.

Course Summary

Many companies still run in departmental silos, which in turn leads to functional silos in all aspects of the supply chain, from design, plan, manufacture, deliver to operate . This results in a need for a connected supply chain, from the design of new smarter products through manufacturing and delivery and ultimately, through the full lifecycle of the product in the field. This doesn’t just apply across departments within an organization, it also applies to the ecosystem of customers, suppliers, contract manufacturers, logistics service providers, and other partners. The only way to address these challenges is to build an end-to-end digital supply chain, from design and planning to manufacturing, logistics, and operations. To achieve a digital supply chain, you need to “connect digitally to perfect reality”.

In this course, you’ll learn what the vision of the Intelligent Enterprise means and how important the intelligent digital supply chain is for transforming this vision into reality. We’ll also give you an insight into the complete portfolio of SAP’s supply chain solutions, and how each of them supports you to digitally connect your entire supply chain, to deliver at your best today while you adapt and continuously improve to reshape how you deliver tomorrow, and to eventually perfect reality.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: April 10, 2019, 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: May 9, 2019, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

  • SAP Digital Supply Chain - Connect Digitally to Perfect Reality
  • Design with SAP R&D/Engineering Solutions
  • Plan with SAP Supply Chain Planning Solutions
  • Manufacture with SAP Manufacturing Solutions
  • Deliver with Supply Chain Logistics Solutions
  • Operate with SAP Asset Management Solutions

Target Audience

  • Business experts
  • Business consultants
  • Sales and pre-sales experts in the areas of supply chain, research and development, manufacturing, and asset management.

Course Requirements

The course content requires a basic understanding of supply chain, manufacturing, research and development, and asset management.

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Course End
May 09, 2019
Course Start
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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.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Hala Zeine

Hala Zeine is the President of Digital Supply Chain and is responsible for running a global Line of Business (LoB), comprising of development and go-to-market for SAP.

This team provides innovative Digital Supply Chain and Manufacturing solutions, including co-innovation, product design and go-to-market for all products within the LoB including manufacturing, logistics, start-up programs and an eco-system of partners.

Rüdiger Kreuzholz

Solution Expert, SAP SE
Dr. Rüdiger Kreuzholz is a solution manager at SAP, responsible for SAP product compliance solutions. He has 22 years of experience working in different roles in information development and product and solution management.
Prior to joining SAP, Rüdiger worked as a scientific editor and researcher in Germany and the US. He studied chemistry and has a PhD in chemistry too.

Mark Landrosh

Mark's background experience covers mechanical and electrical product development from concept to release, discrete manufacturing, product lifecycle management, and information technologies.

Over his career, he has held various positions as product engineer, CAD Manager, IT Manager, Services Director and Partner Director.  At SAP, Mark brings his professional experience together to work with our customers and developers in the SAP PLM Solution Management group.

Renato Zadro

Renato Zadro is Chief Solution Expert and Solution Owner for SAP’s Enterprise Portfolio and project Management solution.
He is responsible for the definition, strategy and roll-out of all project management related solutions at SAP. He works with development teams, consulting, and field organizations to ensure market readiness of EPPM solutions and supports pre-sales and account teams in strategic customer meetings.

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Tod Stenger

Tod Stenger is currently a Senior Director, Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain focusing on demand planning topics.

He has over 20 years at SAP working on Supply Chain Planning topics including consulting, product management and solution management.

Mike Lackey

Mike Lackey is Global Vice President of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing SAP.

Mike has a unique set of knowledge that covers both manufacturing software and design collaboration along with over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing sector. Early in his career, he started as a manufacturing engineer with DCA/Attachmate, which provided him with invaluable first-hand knowledge and understanding of how SAP customers can use SAP’s Digital Manufacturing Solution Portfolio to improve their global operations.

Markus Rosemann

Markus Rosemann is a business development expert in SAP S/4HANA solution management. His focus is on working with customers, partners, and thought leaders to accelerate the transition of companies towards intelligent enterprises.
Markus is a frequent speaker at supply chain events and has published blogs and articles on the digitalization of logistics.
You can follow him on LinkedIn.

Patrick Crampton-Thomas

Patrick Crampton-Thomas is VP Digital Products and Asset Management in SAP’s Solution Management Organisation, working closely with SAP customers in asset and product intensive industries.

Patrick joined SAP in 2005, since then he has held a number of regional and global roles responsible for Supply Chain, R&D, Procurement and Asset Management including Solution Management, Business Development and Sales.