A member of Mars will then give An introduction to the Mars business.
Tom Horwood will deliver an Introduction to the Mars business. This will be followed by a presentation on Mars Use of SAP-PM presented by Richard Wilkins. An overview of our use of SAP-PM, which we are deploying globally using a standard template.
Will Owen from Mars will then discuss Using the Agile methodology for PM template developments. Agile is a software development methodology that recognises the difficulty in defining all business requirements before starting development. When Mars IS moved the PM part of its Centre Of Excellence to the UK last year, the new team decided to use Agile for the next release of our global PM template. Will's presentation covers the fundamentals of Agile and our experience applying it.
Richard Wilkins from Mars will present Spare parts inventory ptimization. Maintenance spares often tie up significant working capital and optimizing inventory can yield tangible benefits. Richard has worked on inventory optimisation both as a maintenance manager and now as owner of the Mars PM template. Topics will include benchmarks for maintenance inventory and practical examples from the best practice package we are developing to exploit SAP. There will also be a short section looking to the future and some of the third party tools available for optimisation.
Martin Woodall from Bombardier Transport will then deliver the final presentation. Bombardier is a global transportation company, with over 66,900 employees present in more than 60 countries on five continents operating two industry-leading businesses, aerospace and rail transportation who design,manufacture, sell and support the widest range of world-class products. See how Bombardier is using Winshuttle in conjunction with maintenance and service modules to help manage master data loads. Understand why standard SAP materials management transactions such as create and/or modify master materials (MM01, MM02), create or Modify Functional Locations (IL01/IL02) & Create or modify Maintenance Plans (IP41/IP42) can be undertaken in mass using Winshuttle.
Mark Pendery from SAP will then demenstrate SAP usability options – Take a look at several user interface options to suit the needs of all user types. Demonstration of the NetWeaver Business Client, SAP Web-dynpro transactions, Adobe interactive forms, business objects xcelcius and business objects explorer.
At the end of the SIG there will be a Chocolate Tasting Session for everyone. This is an opportunity to taste some of the Mars products made in Slough.
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