Plant Maintenance

Nov 20, 2019

Why driving operational efficiency in SAP Plant Maintenance starts with master data quality

Poor quality or missing data in SAP can have serious financial consequences for your maintenance operations. Poor equipment performance due to ineffective maintenance plans can cost you dearly in business disruption, wasted labor hours, and even in regulatory fines. Excess spares inventory and expedited parts delivery also add to the real costs of bad data. According to The International Society of Automation, factories lose between 5-20% of their productive capacity from downtime. Efficient plant maintenance operations depend on the quality of your underlying master data, and with SAP, there is a lot of data to set up and maintain and… Read more

Jan 18, 2019

Minimizing SAP training in the Oil & Gas industry

Some of the largest Oil & Gas companies in the world are changing their working rotas for offshore operations, bringing a huge organizational change and a lot of hiring. Find out how our customers are using Winshuttle to reduce dramatically the SAP training required for all the new hires.

Dec 6, 2018

Insights from the SAPInsider SCM/PLM show in Orlando

What a week I had in Orlando at the SAPInsider SCM/PLM Conference. The weather was cooler than normal but the energy inside the show was turned up. I was pleased to see a variety of topics in the session agenda offering real solutions for improving SAP® processes and new ideas for the future of Supply Chain. One of those sessions, led by a Winshuttle customer from Louisiana Pacific (LP), a building materials manufacturer, demonstrated how they’ve streamlined and digitized their product management processes. This session was a highlight for me, so I thought I’d share some key take-aways: Lisa Mackin,... Read more

May 12, 2014

How to Streamline Plant Maintenance With Your Master Data

For any company that operates large and complex plants, world-class production performance is achieved through efficient plant maintenance. Without streamlined maintenance processes, plants experience high maintenance costs and unnecessary downtime. It is not unusual for large companies, such as utilities or companies in the oil and gas industries, to realize millions in savings when they improve the way they control plant maintenance.  In a modern enterprise running on an ERP system, such as SAP, efficient plant maintenance depends on the quality of the underlying master data. Master data objects that are specific to plant maintenance in SAP  include functional locations and… Read more