ASUG Impact Awards: Midsized business excellence

ASUG's annual Impact Awards highlight and reward SAP innovation. Powell Electronics kicks off this SearchSAP.com podcast series of interviews with this year's winners.

Every year, the Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG) issues awards to companies using SAP in particularly innovative ways. This year, ASUG gave out awards in three categories: small to medium enterprise, public sector, and large enterprise. In this podcast series, we interview representatives from each award winner to see how their SAP implementations save money, make their employees' jobs easier, and boost efficiency.

This podcast looks at the small to medium enterprise winner: Powell Electronics. Based in Swedesboro, N.J., Powell has been in business for more than 60 years, with an average employee tenure of almost 25 years.

Powell has been running SAP since early 2001 and has some particularly good processes and tips for companies of all sizes around networking with other SAP customers, "supplier managed inventory," and how to choose an outside implementation partner.


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  Program highlights  

  • (:41) Powell Electronics background

  • (2:26) Information on the ASUG Impact Awards and how they are chosen

  • (3:04) Best practices from Powell's SAP implementation projects

  • (4:19) How Powell focuses on its customers

  • (5:53) What put Powell over the top for its Impact Award

  • (7:05) How Powell gets real ROI from its networking efforts

  • (10:25) Explanation of "supplier managed inventory"

  • (11:55) SAP projects that Powell has planned for the future

  • (14:19) How Powell selects outside companies to help on its SAP projects

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  • This was first published in June 2007

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