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Deep-Dive Master Data Workshop Outline


1.  Introduction and Intention

a.  The Why of EAM

2.  The Value of Master Data

a.  Risk – Safety – Protection
b.  Equipment nameplate information
c.  ISO standards
d.  Assessments & improvement
e.  Class exercise & discussion

3.  How Does SAP Work?

a.  Intro to the relational database structure
b.  The database in detail
c.  The application – what is ABAP
d.  Data Models – Why are they important
e.  Class exercise & discussion

4.  Review Master Data Configuration in SAP PM

a.  Work centers
b.  Functional locations
c.  Equipment
d.  Classifications
e.  Bill of materials
f.   Task lists
g.  Maintenance plans
h.  Catalog profiles
i.   Class exercise and discussion

5.  Data Loading and Changing in SAP

a.  Functional locations
b.  Equipment
c.  Classifications
d.  Bill of materials
e.  Task lists
f.   Class exercise and discussion

6.  Long Text – A Special Data Object

a.  How to extract
b.  Formatting challenges
c.  Loading challenges
d.  Class exercise and discussion

7.  Data Governance

a.  Master data management
b.  Master data process
c.  Master data standards
d. Class exercise and discussion

8.  Areas of Innovation in Master Data

a.  Data collection
b.  Interactive parts catalogs
c.  Site data books
f.   Master data tools

9.  Key Points and Wrap-up

Meet the Instructor

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Norm Poynter – Asset Management Advocates

Connect: LinkedIn Twitter: @normpoynter  Email:

Norm Poynter has been in management consulting with a 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 the 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 grassroots technologies like SAP.

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