Digitization is reinventing the global economy; individuals, businesses, and societies are becoming interconnected in real time, leading to a new digital economy that is more collaborative, intelligent, responsive, and efficient, with dramatic increases in productivity and economic value. This digital economy is transforming how we design, plan, respond, make, ship, and operate our products and assets.
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Language: English

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Course Summary

Digitization is reinventing the global economy; individuals, businesses, and societies are becoming interconnected in real time, leading to a new digital economy that is more collaborative, intelligent, responsive, and efficient, with dramatic increases in productivity and economic value. This digital economy is transforming how we design, plan, respond, make, ship, and operate our products and assets.

This course will discuss how, in order to capture and create these opportunities, companies must develop an environment in which they can manage information and processes simultaneously across the extended supply chain. These new supply chains are more connected, more intelligent, more responsive, and more predictive. You’ll learn how this is transforming the business processes and systems that are required to remain competitive, and see how it enables processes driven by customer centricity through real-time customer and market visibility. You’ll also discover how to deliver individualized products by harnessing products, assets, and the Internet of Things to drive real-time insights and new business models, and how to leverage the sharing economy to collaborate across all departments, companies, products, and assets. Finally, you’ll learn how to build a sustainable organization that understands what the scarcity of labor and natural resources really means, as well as the need to enable end-to-end visibility and bring together business processes and analytics in real time, to run smarter, faster, and simpler.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: January 11, 2016, 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 language: English
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Course Content

  • Unit 1: How Digital Transformation Is Impacting the Extended Supply Chain
  • Unit 2: Customer Centricity
  • Unit 3: Individualized Products
  • Unit 4: Resource Scarcity
  • Unit 5: Sharing Economy
  • Unit 6: Digital Core of the Extended Supply Chain

Please note: We will offer a subsequent 6-week openSAP course soon, which will explain the trends and challenges of digital transformation and the impact on the extended supply chain in more detail.

Target Audience

  • Business experts
  • Business consultants
  • Sales and pre-sales experts in the areas of supply chain, manufacturing, research and development, 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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This course was held from Jan 11, 2016 through Feb 09, 2016.

2760 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.

When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 5494.

7334 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a record of achievement by earning more than 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

Hans Thalbauer

Senior Vice President
Extended Supply Chain

Michael Mack

Solution Manager,
Supply Chain Planning
Extended Supply Chain

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.

Richard Howells

Vice President Go to Market
Extended Supply Chain

Mary Kilgo

Senior Director, EHS Solutions
Extended Supply Chain

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