SAP-Centric Supply Chain (formerly SAP-Centric Materials & Logistics) is the fastest growing supply chain conference in North America, and the only event dedicated to SAP users taking place in Spring 2018. Don’t miss the go-to event for today’s best strategies and technologies for supply chain, materials, inventory, procurement and logistics.
Join NTT DATA and learn from some of the largest asset-intensive companies across numerous industries at featured customer case studies, gain expertise from key influencers in business and technology, and discover best practices for implementing SAP or enhancing current initiatives. And don’t miss our presentations on Data Archiving with Monsanto.
For the second year, the conference will be co-located with SAP-Centric EAM bringing asset management and supply chain professionals to one location. Effective materials, services, and inventory management is a pre-requisite to effective asset management. Whether your asset team wants to build an asset, dispose of it, service it, or repair it, they need supply chain to deliver. The better both sides of the business understand each other’s needs, the better the outcome. Don’t miss this opportunity collaborate with your asset management counterparts so you can more effectively and efficiently succeed.
How Monsanto Archived 660,000+ Materials from SAP (NTT DATA Customer Session)
Day/Time: Wednesday, March 28 | 2:55 PM – 3:40 PM
Due to the proliferation of material master data, Monsanto was unable to run SAP standard costing. Business processes were designed to create and extend materials for all possible scenarios and plant locations in SAP. This was driven by the growing cycle for seeds and changing market conditions, which made predicting demand challenging. Reducing the number of materials in SAP was driven by a global project to standardize costing.
Monsanto partnered with NTT DATA to implement a two-phase archiving approach. Phase One involved a detailed analysis of the data objects preventing archiving of materials and the implementation of corresponding archiving processes. Phase Two identified and archived material data created, but never used. This approach enabled the implementation of a global standard costing process, created a starting point for Monsanto to revise the material creation/extension process, and started the development of a material master lifecycle in SAP.