Organizations across manufacturing and aerospace and defense are facing unprecedented change today. Cross-industry, organizations need to work smarter, increase visibility, and learn to become more resilient.

Join HCL for a multipart series of discussions on the growing complexity of global supply chains, the role cloud will play in the future of manufacturing, and the importance of digital continuity and PLM in aerospace and defense.

Monday, Aug. 2 | 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT
You’ve Selected SAP IBP. What’s Next?
Supply chains are becoming more complex as businesses expand globally and diversify their products and services. Changing customer expectations put great pressure on enterprises to accelerate their time to market. This results in countless challenges in supply chain planning and execution.

Organizations select SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) to overcome supply chain planning challenges. The next challenge is how to leverage SAP IBP technology to connect strategic, tactical, and operational planning into one coherent process framework. 

This session will cover today’s challenges of IBP implementation, and we’ll share our experiences and learnings from IBP implementation.

Tuesday, Aug. 3 | 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT
Elevate Your ECC with RISE with SAP and SAP S/4HANA Cloud
You have a customized ECC landscape and need to transform to agile and resilient core on the cloud. The available options for move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud were limited to a new, greenfield implementation. The Rise with SAP offering now provides you with an ability to elevate the ECC environments to SAP S/4HANA and move to cloud as a brownfield conversion. 

HCL and SAP have partnered and enriched the Rise with SAP offering with HCL's SAP S/4HANA assessment framework and factory offering to help address the questions around why, what, and how to move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and provide an industrialized Factory Conversion Model, which provides risk-free and cost-optimal delivery using BRIDGES4HANA tooling and automation framework.

Wednesday, Aug. 4 | 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT
Creating Digital Continuity with Model-Based Enterprise 2.0
Over the past three decades, the use of 3D product models to form a digital thread from engineering through the value stream has dramatically reduced time to market and transformed the business of manufacturing. Unfortunately, this primarily benefits product development and is far less transformational for products during the next 30 years of production, where your money is made. It is time for the Model-Based Enterprise 2.0. In this session, we will define a framework for digital transformation in manufacturing.

Thursday, Aug. 5 | 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT
SAP S/4HANA and Production Engineering Operations (PEO) to Eliminate the Shop Floor Interface
Taking the next step forward towards efficiency means recognizing that there are many models and digital threads required to optimize the flow of products as they physically traverse the value chain and are supported in the field. Models of demand, supply chains, factory flow, maintenance, quality, financial, and production engineering operations (PEO) to name a few. For many, if not most, of these models, the system of record is ERP. It is time to recognize that digital transformation on the shop floor is as much about being solidly connected to ERP as it is to PLM. Manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems need to be chosen for their ability to maximize enterprise throughput for both development and production. This session will cover the amazing benefits of an MES embedded in ERP.

Friday, Aug. 6 | 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT
Panel: Manufacturing, Aerospace, and Defense Business Transformation with HCL
Join us for a live panel discussion, featuring experts from this ASUG Presents series discussing SAP S/4HANA, production engineering operations (PEO), SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud, and how to leverage RISE with SAP as a fast track to digital continuity.