The team of Technology Innovation supports the Digital Initiative in Industrial Affaires by delivering Minimum Viable Products (MVP) to add Value to the Business and foster the digital transformation.
Through these MVPs, new technologies are continuously introduced to the existing IT architectural eco-system. Based on an agile Architecture Framework, the influx of innovative components and the impact on the installed base is managed by assessing competing technologies in order to contain the Total Cost of Ownership.
With this approach Architecture is not defined through a final end-state, but as constantly evolving. Working closely with the agile MVP delivery team, the Technology Innovation Architects continuously discover, explore and help industrializing new elements of our solution architecture.
Within Industrial Affairs, the major clients are the approximately 80 manufacturing sites worldwide, divided into 5 Business Units with in parts very different requirements.
Managing this diversity in an agile way enables the business to drive the digital transformation of the shop floor, fostering new approaches and ways of working.
In order to be able deliver MVPs that fulfill the business's requirements, a digital foundation has to be established in the sites.
Acquiring data from machines, devices and existing solutions such as data historians is the first area of activity. This data is utilized to establish data driven processes in an Industrial Data Lake, where new operational models such as DevOps are established.
Driving the transformation of the existing core models such as SAP ERP to allow more agility and flexibility in the context of regulated environments is targeted by creating a digital application platform, which comprises of SAP MII, SAP PCo and other components.
Reporting to the Head of Digital Application Platforms, the ITS Service Owner MII Platform Manager oversees the development of applications within SAP MII, working closely with the Technology Innovation Architects, adhering to and evolving the Design and Operational Principles of the Agile Architecture Framework.
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