There’s been more than a smattering of interest in SAP activities around Perfect Plant. Not surprising really, when you’re talking about a solution that aspires to help reduce energy costs, maximize asset utilization, and optimize a range of additional resources. Of course, perfection remains the ever-elusive goal, but the very nature of such a noble quest demands the highest standards of excellence. That’s the backdrop to a most insightful paper by ARC Advisory Group, linked at the end of this blog.
Greg Gorbach, Vice President for Collaborative Manufacturing and Architecture at ARC, attended the Manufacturing Working Group session during a CISUG event back in September. During the session, he paid specific attention to SAP’s Perfect Plant initiative, citing it as “a vision of how manufacturers can gain huge benefits through better collaboration enabled by technology”.
He subsequently summarized his impressions succinctly in the article referenced below and noted the following: “In ARC’s view, a significant, beneficial transformation of the manufacturing enterprise is already achievable, and SAP, together with its partner ecosystem, is steadily moving the Perfect Plant ideal ever closer to reality in the chemical industry.”
Thought we’d draw your attention to the paper itself, since it’s a tremendous testament to the ongoing collaborative work of the Chemicals team at SAP with their ecosystem partners. And even though it’s driven by the Chemicals team, the solution has broad applications throughout the manufacturing sector.