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Digital Manufacturing Course on openSAP


Jun 2022



Jul 2022

09:00 To 12:00
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Event Details

SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud is a manufacturing execution system (MES) of near real-time data and analytics. It helps you connect your top-floor business systems to your shop-floor equipment for global visibility across all plants, while orchestrating execution and monitoring production operations down to the individual work center. 

In this course, we will provide an introduction to key functionality for each component of SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud by walking through a simplified manufacturing process. The course will cover both process and discrete manufacturing, including equipment automation in SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for execution, scheduling in SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for resource orchestration, and monitoring production KPIs in SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for insights.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: June 21, 2022, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks.
  • Effort: 2-3 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: July 20, 2022, 9:00 UTC.
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Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Process execution
Unit 3: Scheduling and dispatching
Unit 4: Discrete execution
Unit 5: Manufacturing automation
Unit 6: Manufacturing insights 

Target Audience

  • Manufacturing consultants
  • Managers
  • Manufacturing business owners
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Planners
  • Developers
  • Sales 

Course Requirements

  • Basic SAP skills
  • A general understanding of manufacturing processes and terminology

Further Learning

If you would like to learn more, visit the SAP Learning Journey: SAP Manufacturing.
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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

John Parker

John Parker is the customer journey lead for SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud. John has specialized in manufacturing execution solutions for over 24 years, focusing primarily on SAP ME, its predecessors, and SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud. During this time, he has lead numerous manufacturing execution system implementations, designed, developed, and implemented many customer-specific solutions, and provided leadership to the internal and external SAP ecosystem through enablement and training.

John Cohenour

John Cohenour is the lead product manager for SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for execution and drives the vision, strategy, and development of the solution. John has over 25 years of experience in the areas of manufacturing execution and production planning, having held roles in product development, project consulting, and professional services management.

Suba Subbiah

Dr. Subanatarajan Subbiah is the lead product manager for scheduling and optimization for SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud. He is responsible for defining the vision, strategy, and the development of the solution, and drives the process of value identification, value creation, and development of DMC – Resource Orchestration.  Suba has over 15 years of experience in the field of production scheduling and optimization applied across several industries and has a strong background in process control, robotics, and operations research.

Thilo Sieth

Dr. Thilo Sieth is a lead product owner, heading the manufacturing automation area of SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud. He focuses on IT/OT convergence in the areas of shop floor connectivity and end-to-end engineering production processes.

Thilo has almost 20 years of experience as a project lead, program lead, and product owner for various products in SAP’s Manufacturing and IoT areas. He has a PhD from the Institute of Production Science (wbk), University of Karlsruhe.

Matthias Hollenders

Matthias Hollenders is the lead product manager for manufacturing insights and intelligence. He drives the vision, strategy, and development of SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for insights. Matthias has worked for more than 12 years in SAP Digital Supply Chain, consulting with SAP and partners and delivering global supply chain implementation projects in logistics, manufacturing, and IoT across all industries. 

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About Further Content Expert
Alli Davidson

Alli Davidson is a principal business process consultant specializing in manufacturing execution. She has been working with SAP ME, MII, and DMC solutions as a customer, consulting partner, and employee of SAP for 15 years. During that time, Alli has participated in numerous SAP implementations and delivered positive business outcomes for her customers in the High Tech, Automotive, Metals, and Aerospace & Defense industries at production facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. 

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