Product development processes are highly complex by nature. Product developers need to consider multiple requirements when formulating a new product, such as customer and legal requirements or cost targets. They need tools that support and accelerate their daily work in this fast-changing, innovative environment. End-to-end digitalization in product development helps them achieve this goal.
This course will show you how to enrich product development processes using intelligent and collaborative tools to formulate improved or brand-new products in process industries.
In this course, you’ll learn how teams can work together efficiently from design to manufacturing. You’ll understand how to identify requirements and map these to future products, and how to identify cost drivers early on and see how the efficient management of R&D projects help to see the workload ahead. The course will also guide you through creating the detailed product specification, the development of compliant recipes, and finally the handover to manufacturing.
Week 1: Introduction to PLM in Process Industries
Week 2: Idea and Concept Phase
Week 3: Collaborative Product Development
Week 4: Finalize and Hand Over Recipes
Week 5: Final Exam
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Maja is a student studying Media Communication and Computer Science. She works in the area of SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) who has been actively supporting go to market initiatives for many SAP PLM Solutions.
Sarah Niesel is a product manager in the area of SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), driving go to market for various solutions in this domain.
She has 4 years of experience at SAP starting out as an executive assistant and moving to product management where she has been driving go to market initiatives.
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Global Head of PLM and Engineering
Srivathsan Govindarajan is the global head of the PLM and Engineering organization, which builds solutions for the Research and Development line of business for a variety of industries. These solutions help SAP’s customers bring new products to the market and align and optimize all the business processes required to turn ideas into viable products.
Vice President PLM and Engineering
Petra Koepfer-Behncke is vice president in PLM and Engineering, focusing on Engineering for SAP S/4HANA on-premise and Cloud PLM in discrete and process Industries. Prior to that, she was chief solution owner for SAP Product Lifecycle Costing, focusing on product costing as well as on all engineering-related products for research and development and SAP Product Lifecycle Management. She also looked into the global go-to-market deliverables for the product suite for research and development.
Petra has over 20 years of experience in many different roles in the software industry, mostly in product management and outbound go-to-market.
Product Manager for SAP PLM for Process Industries
Juergen Scholl is chief product owner for PLM Recipe Development and has over 30 years of experience in the process and software industries. Juergen has worked on software supporting R&D processes for new product design and development for 20 years. He also has experience in manufacturing in process industries and GMP-compliant software development.
Solution Manager, PLM for process industries
Manoj Kaippilly has spent most of his career working with process industry companies, helping them to improve their product development by utilizing cutting-edge solutions. At SAP, he has helped our Top Tier customers shape their product development processes too. Manoj currently works as a solution manager in PLM for process industries.
Principal Consultant, SAP America
James Crossett is a principal consultant for SAP Product Lifecycle Management, focused on customer implementations of Recipe Development, Specification Management, and Handover to Manufacturing.
James has over 29 years of consulting experience working with customers across many industries. His current focus is on consumer goods, foods, and pharmaceutical product development lifecycle.
PLM and Sustainability Consultant
Peter DeNero is an experienced technical and functional PLM and Sustainability consultant. Peter has spent over 10 years implementing solutions and supporting global clients in the Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Food, and Consumer Products industries.
Product Owner, SAP PLM
Csilla Fejes is a product owner in the area of SAP Product Lifecycle Management, with expertise in food engineering. She has 6 years of experience at SAP, starting with product documentation and moving to go-to-market and product ownership.
Strategic Solution Advisor
Luc Jammes has been working as a solution advisor for SAP in Digital Supply Chain for 7 years. Luc has experience in both discrete and process industries.
Product Owner, SAP PLM
Daniel Juhász is a product owner and user interface designer in SAP S/4HANA Product Lifecycle Management for process industries.
Daniel has 12 years of experience at SAP, specializing in customer research and user interviews.
Senior Director Global Health Sciences Marketing
Andrea Kaufmann has been with SAP for over 15 years and serves as the senior director of Health Sciences Marketing. In this role, she leads global marketing for the healthcare and life science industries. Andrea has over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications at technology companies, supporting various industries and product lines.
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.
Product Owner, SAP S/4HANA PLM
Atilla Madarász has 12 years of experience at SAP and has been working in various roles in standard development in the area of PLM for process industries.
SAP R&D Consulting, SAP PLM
Michael Rödel is an SAP PLM solution consultant, working mainly on customer implementation projects.
Michael has been involved in consulting and standard development and support since 2004, sharing his knowledge with customers from various industries. He works closely together with standard development on the topic of SAP S/4HANA Cloud for intelligent product design (IPD).
Sethu Sethuraman is a consulting manager in North America, responsible for services on Sustainability, EAM, and PLM for process industries.
Sethu started at SAP 17 years ago as a consultant in architecting and implementing Sustainability solutions and SAP PLM Recipe Development in the Food, Consumer Products, Chemicals, Life Sciences, and Oil & Gas industries.