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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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.

In the openSAP course Digital Transformation Across the Extended Supply Chain – In a Nutshell, we explained how digital transformation is effecting extended supply chain business processes that are driven by customer centricity, individualized products, the sharing economy, and resource scarcity.

In this subsequent 6-week course, we will cover trends and challenges faced by business executives across the extended supply chain, and learn how SAP extended supply chain solutions address these challenges. The course is structured along the SAP extended supply chain value map. Each week will cover a different business priority of the value map.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

  • Week 1: Demand-Driven Business Planning
  • Week 2: Response and Supply Orchestration
  • Week 3: Efficient Logistics and Order Fulfillment
  • Week 4: Sustainable Product Innovation
  • Week 5: Automated Agile Manufacturing
  • Week 6: Operational Excellence

Target Audience

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

Course Requirements

  • The course content requires a basic understanding of supply chain management, manufacturing, research and development, and asset management.
  • It is advisable to participate in the openSAP course Digital Transformation Across the Extended Supply Chain – In a Nutshell prior to attending this course.

About the Instructors

The course will be presented by solution experts from the extended supply chain solution management team. Each week will be introduced by the respective vice presidents:

  • Martin Barkman, Vice President Demand-Driven Business Planning
  • Patrick Crampton-Thomas, Vice President Response and Supply Orchestration
  • Markus Rosemann, Vice President Logistics and Order Fulfillment
  • Garrett Miller, Vice President Sustainable Product Innovation
  • Mike Lackey, Vice President Automated Agile Manufacturing
  • Achim Krüger, Vice President Operational Excellence

Course contents


  • Week 1:

    Demand-Driven Business Planning
  • Week 2:

    Response and Supply Orchestration
  • Week 3:

    Efficient Logistics and Order Fulfillment
  • Week 4:

    Sustainable Product Innovation
  • Week 5:

    Automated Agile Manufacturing
  • Week 6:

    Operational Excellence
  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on openSAP and go for the course!

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This course was held from Mar 15, 2016 through May 04, 2016.

9564 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements


  • A record of achievement is issued to those who have earned more than 50% of the maximum number of points for the sum of all graded assignments. Find out more in the certificate guidelines.
  • A confirmation of participation is issued to those who have completed at least 50% of the course material. Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by


Patrick Crampton-Thomas

Vice President
Response and Supply Orchestration
Extended Supply Chain

Garrett Miller

Vice President
Sustainable Product Innovation
Extended Supply Chain

Martin Barkman

Vice President
Demand-Driven Business Planning
Extended Supply Chain

Mike Lackey

Vice President
Automated Agile Manufacturing
Extended Supply Chain

Achim Krüger

Vice President
Operational Excellence
Extended Supply Chain

Markus Rosemann

Vice President
Logistics and Order Fulfillment
Extended Supply Chain

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