Join North America's trusted source for strategies, best practices and critical solutions for Enterprise Asset Management (SAP PM).
TWO GREAT EVENTS. ONE LOCATION.
For the second year, the event will be co-located with SAP-Centric Materials & Logistics bringing asset management and supply chain professionals to one location.
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Getting Orders Flowing Efficiently: How UPPCO Transformed their Capital Work Process
Track 2- Mar 28 2018, 2:55 PM
Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is a regulated utility company serving approximately 52,000 electric retail customers in 10 out of 15 counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In 2014, UPPCO began the difficult project of upgrading their outdated systems across the entire organization by implementing SAP including SAP PM. Following the implementation, several operational challenges were evident. The biggest being the clogged order process; orders could not be created, created orders could not be used and materials were not consolidated so issuing was problematic. Without first addressing these issues, orders could not be closed in the system. Learn how UPPCO’s project transformed the capital work process so it was operating efficiently and effectively. Using a multi-pronged approach, they integrated the graphical design tool with SAP to produce usable orders and change the way material reservations were relayed to supply to allow for easy fulfillment of materials requirements either internally or from a third party. UPPCO also instituted, within SAP, a project tracking system to ensure all the prerequisites were accomplished and nothing was missed ensuring orders could be settled to the correct asset and meet FERC reporting requirements. Key Business Benefits:
- Setting up work orders are in a usable format so materials can be issued
- Capital projects are tracked so pre-requisites are not missed
- Orders can be closed with settlement to the correct assets without significant manual intervention