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Deep-Dive Master Data Workshop Outline


1.  Introduction and Intention

a.  How data fits into the asset management lifecycle and what the future holds

2.  SAP Basic

a.  The SAP data model – Why is it important
b.  Relational database introduction and exercise
c.  Understanding abstract data such as long text
d.  The SAP application – What is ABAP
e.  How ABAP can be your friend when it comes to master data

3.  The Business Case for Master Data – The Value of Equipment Name Plate

a.  Risk – Safety – Protection
b.  Industry standards – specifically ISO standards
c.  Assessments & improvement
d.  Master data extraction exercise

4.  Review the Basic Blueprint in SAP PM — Configuration of and Data for the Following Objects:

a.  Functional locations
b.  Equipment
c.  Classifications
d.  Bill of materials
e.  Task lists
f.   Maintenance plans
g.  Catalog profiles

5.  Creating, Structuring and Data Loading into SAP

a.  Functional locations
b.  Equipment
c.  Classifications
d.  Bill of materials
e.  Task lists
f.   Maintenance plans

6.  Long Text – A Special Data Object

a.  How to extract
b.  Formatting challenges
c.  Loading challenges

7.  Data Governance

a.  Governance model – policy, process, and standard procedure
b.  Sample policy
c.  Sample process
d.  Sample standard
e.  Sample procedure
f.   Exercise – Develop a policy, process, standard, and procedure

8.  Measurement and KPI’s

a.  Define data measurement
b.  Define usable KPIs with standard functionality
c.  Exercise – Build your own KPI in your system

9.  Key Points and Wrap-up

Meet the Instructor

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Norm Poynter – NLAS Possibilities

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Norm Poynter has been in management consulting with specialization in SAP plant maintenance and integration for the past fourteen years. He has been involved in a variety of projects including system and continuous improvement implementations, best practices, plant turnarounds, re-engineering, process improvements, and process safety development and implementation.

Norm has held management, technical, and functional roles with companies including Agrium, NOVA Chemicals, DuPont, Canexus, Nexen Inc., Marathon Oil, and Suncor. Today, Norm focuses on integration of systems across landscapes to form knowledge execution management systems, asset information management systems, and sustainable groups of core corporate competencies and subject matter (communities of practice). This approach is used to enable standardization, consistency, and productivity through better use of grass roots technologies like SAP.

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