With so many great sessions to choose from – we have attempted to help by picking our top 35 sessions for Mill Products Companies at SAPHPIRE and ASUG. Mill Products includes Metals, Forest Products, Paper, Packaging, Building Materials, Furniture and Textile Industries.

 

If I missed some of your favorites please post a comment and let me know! 

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Join us for the world’s premier business technology conference and the largest SAP customer-driven conference, Tuesday, June 3rd through Thursday, June 5th in Orlando, FL.  A variety of sessions and demonstrations have been designed with focus on the needs and interests of Mill Products companies in the Metals, Forest Products, Paper, Packaging, Building Materials, Furniture and Textile Industries.  See below a summary with details to follow. (note: Agenda Builder is the best place to go for the full content!)

 

 

ASUG Mill Products Sessions

ASUG 4101 From Zero to Mobile in 10 Weeks (Woodgrain Millwork)

ASUG 4102 How NIBCO leveraged a template-based approach to deploy SAP TM 9.0 as a ramp-up customer in 19 weeks

ASUG 2803 Case Study: How Woodgrain Millwork Successfully Completed a Major SAP Implementation Utilizing Agile and Kanban

ASUG 4103 SAP Transfer Pricing Solution Overview at Commercial Metals Company (CMC)

ASUG 4104 Transforming complex business scenarios into simple solutions leveraging SAP NetWeaver Gateway (CalPortland)

ASUG 2104 How Moen Puts Quality First Using SAP’s Mobile Platform Processes

ASUG 3105 How, why, and in what way Kimberly-Clark deployed SAP EWM

ASUG 3207 Case Study: Ramp-up Implementation of SAP Transportation Management 9.0 at Woodgrain Millwork

ASUG 2109 Milliken and Company: Achieving GHS Compliance and Increasing Process Efficiency through SAP EHS Regulatory Content

ASUG 2911 Empowered: Wise Metals Group – Selection and Support of the Internal Team Was Key to Success

 

SAPPHIRE Mill Products Sessions

SAPPHIRE IN14264  Align Supply and Demand in Real Time for Profitable Process Industries

SAPPHIRE IN14255  Optimize Outbound Transportation for Process Industries

SAPPHIRE IN14273  Get on the Road to Success with Improved Transportation Processes (NIBCO)

SAPPHIRE PC14300 Thinking Big at Sappi Fine Paper and Using Process Automation to Span Multiple Business Lines

SAPPHIRE IN14267 Solve the Unique Talent Challenges Faced by Asset-Intensive Industries

SAPPHIRE IN14257 Mitigate Commodity Risks for Mill Products and Mining

SAPPHIRE PC14272 Reduce Safety Risks and Manage Incidents Proactively (Sappi  Fine Paper)

SAPPHIRE IN14237 Transition to analytics and Optimization for Business Innovation and Growth

 

Other Sessions of Interest to Mill Products Companies

SAPPHIRE LB14359 Make Energy Management Part of Your Overall Sustainability Initiative with Better Information

SAPPHIRE LB14870 Reduce Operational Risk with a Proactive Incident Management Process

SAPPHIRE IN14261 Boost Asset Performance with Predictive Analytics

SAPPHIRE IN14409 Run Planning and Manufacturing Operations on a Platform Built for Speed

SAPPHIRE IN14268 Reap the Benefits of Enterprise Mobility in Field-Service Operations

SAPPHIRE IN14273 Enrich Analytics and Reporting with In-Memory Computing

ASUG 3110 Maximize revenue, profits, and customer service with SAP Sales & Operations Planning

SAPPHIRE LB14418 Reduce Operational Risk with Standardized Management of Change

ASUG 3312 Inspiration for Customer and Reseller Facing Applications with SAP Configuration and Pricing

SAPPHIRE IN 14274  Enhance Spend Visibility and Contract Compliance

 

Demo Area and Discussion Table for Mill Products

Industries

Campus                                Energy and Natural Resources                        Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday             

Highlighted Demos

  • Mitigate Commodity Risks for Mill Products and Mining
  • Boost Asset Performance with Predictive Analytics
  • Improve Productivity with Better User Experiences
  • Align Supply and Demand in Real Time for Profitable Process Industries

 

 

ASUG Special Interest Group for Mill Products

 

Network with colleagues from Mill Products companies and the SAP Mill Products IBU, learn about conference sessions of interest to Mill Products companies, and provide input into future Mill Products SIG events

Date: Tuesday,
June 3rd, 12:30pm

Room:  ASUG Room 3

 

 

ASUG Mill Products Sessions

ASUG 4101:  From Zero to Mobile in 10 Weeks

Speaker: Woodgrain Millwork

Several mobility options exist today that can help you solve your business needs, but many times choosing one and getting started can be the hardest part of any project or initiative.  Learn how Woodgrain Willwork launched a productive mobile field service application with no pre-existing mobility architecture in just 10 weeks.  In this session you will hear about the hurdles to overcome when going mobile: architectural, organizational, and logistical.  You will also hear about needed end to end components including MDM tools, SAPUI5, hybrid application development, SAP Gateway, and backend APIs.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 10:30am – 11:30am

Location:  ASUG Mill Products Track

 

 

ASUG 4102:  How NIBCO leveraged a template-based approach to deploy SAP TM 9.0 as a ramp-up  customer in 19 weeks

Speaker: NIBCO and Novigo

When NIBCO decided to deploy SAP’s Transportation Management solution, they were pursuing a low-cost and quick implementation. A template based approach seemed to be the methodology of choice – a methodology that Novigo was able to provide with its ‘Instant TM’ offering, a pre-configured and flexible SAP TM template solution.  In as little as 19 weeks from project kick-off to go-live, NIBCO was able to successfully implement Transportation planning and Carrier Selection for its domestic outbound scenarios while also enabling themselves to independently roll-out this template to a number of other facilities within a calendar year. This session will discuss the experience of this implementation from NIBCO’s point of view. Novigo will introduce ‘Instant TM’ and how other customers can benefit from this accelerated implementation methodology.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Location:  ASUG Mill Products Track

 

ASUG 2803:  Case Study: How Woodgrain Millwork Successfully Completed a Major SAP Implementation Utilizing Agile and Kanban

Speaker: Woodgrain Millwork

Find out how Woodgrain Millwork successfully utilized Agile project management and Kanban principles in a complex full-cycle SAP implementation. Learn about the core principles of an Agile approach over the traditional Waterfall implementation. Get to know the project team structure that was implemented at woodgrain to support the Agile initiative. Find out how Woodgrain was able to divide the project into 57 features/epics and more than 1,000 user stories and manage those work items in an iterative and incremental way. Presenters will walk through how Woodgrain utilized Kanban boards and limited “Work in Progress” to achieve focus and reduce stress among project team members. Find out how Woodgrain was able to approach blueprinting, realization, user acceptance testing, integration testing, and training in an Agile way.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Location:  ASUG Service and Support Track

 

ASUG 4103:  SAP Transfer Pricing Solution Overview at CMC

Speaker: Commercial Metals Company (CMC)

The presentation will go over the SAP Transfer Pricing Solution implemented at CMC. How CMC utilized SAP standard solution to satisfy CMC’s managerial reporting requirements.  Review how CMC used the solution to Report and evaluate profits and profit margins for profit centers within CMC’s companies and lines of businesses.  The Valuation approach that will allow CMC to transfer inventory between Profit Centers within the Company Code (Intra-Company) using Stock Transport Orders. Intra-Company transactions refer to transactions that occur between Profit Centers within the same line of business or company code.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Location:  ASUG Mill Products Track

 

ASUG 4104:  Transforming complex business scenarios into simple solutions leveraging SAP NetWeaver Gateway

Speaker: CalPortland

In this session CalPortland will share 2 of their powerful live applications to illustrate how a company can transform complex processes in SAP GUI into simplified workflow using SAP NetWeaver Gateway. Scenario 1: Simple work order entry and management web application Scenario 2: Simple purchasing order approval web application CalPortland will further discuss about other key benefits of this approach along with project team and user’s feedback. Besides the case study you will also learn from SAP about the key capabilities of SAP NetWeaver Gateway, highlighting the enhanced developer experience provided by the platform.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location:  ASUG Mill Products Track

ASUG 2104:  How Moen Puts Quality First Using SAP’s Mobile Platform Processes

Speaker: Moen

To support Moen’s stringent Field Quality initiatives, recording and reacting to problems that arise in the field is critical to preventing future issues from occurring. Our existing Quality Notification infrastructure already stores the appropriate information, but making the process of capturing field information more efficient was needed. In this session, you will learn about Moen’s journey to mobilize the process using SAP’s Mobile Platform.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location:  ASUG Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Quality Management Track

 

ASUG 3105:  How, why, and in what way Kimberly-Clark deployed SAP EWM

Speaker: Kimberly-Clark

Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands to enhance their health and hygiene.  K-C Health Care has chosen to move their production warehouses from SAP ERP warehouse management to SAP SCM Extended Warehouse Management.  This case study will focus on Business drivers and associated value for moving to SAP EWM, how developing a conference room pilot helped with the overall implementation, how standardizing on the SAP EWM platform will help K-C Health Care and other divisions support current and future business objectives and how EWM can help support traceability requirements.

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 8:30am – 9:30am

Location:  ASUG Supply Chain Management (SCM) Inventory and Warehouse Management Track

 

ASUG 3207:  Case Study: Ramp-up Implementation of SAP Transportation Management 9.0 at Woodgrain Millwork

Speaker: Woodgrain Millwork

Find out how Woodgrain Millwork was one of the first companies in North America to go live with SAP Transportation Management 9.0.  Hear about the experience of being an SAP TM ramp-up customer.  We will take a deep dive into the preparation, go-live and post implementation experience of utilizing SAP TM 9.0 at Woodgrain Millwork, including important lessons learned that will be extremely helpful to the companies considering an SAP TM implementation.  Take an in depth look at how SAP TM integrates with other SAP products such as SAP ERP and SAP PO/PI as well as third-party solutions.  We will also cover the new frameworks heavily utilized by SAP TM including Business Object framework, BRF+, Post Processing Framework, Floorplan Manager and others.  Knowing these frameworks will be crucial to any SAP TM implementation.

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Location:  ASUG Supply Chain Management (SCM) Track

 

ASUG 2109:  Milliken and Company: Achieving GHS Compliance and Increasing Process Efficiency through SAP EHS Regulatory Content

Speaker: Milliken and Company

Milliken is a privately held, global manufacturer of chemicals, floor coverings, and textiles. Its SAP EHS implementation was five years old and highly customized. This caused long and tedious quarterly regulatory content updates. It also made enhancements difficult or impossible to implement
including GHS, REACH, etc. To overcome these issues, Milliken recently changed its EHS data content provider to SAP EHS Regulatory Content (SERC) to simplify and shorten the regular update process and to become GHS compliant. This included changing the substance and phrase library structure and names and implementing the SERC Expert Rules and SDS templates. As part of the conversion process, they also standardized the existing system. This will prepare and enable Milliken to quickly take advantage of other SAP solutions. This presentation will cover Milliken company profile; business and system
opportunities; solution overview; implementation project; project benefits; lessons learned; future enhancements planned; and a summary.

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 4:15pm – 5:15pm

Location:  ASUG Product Lifecycle Management Track

 

 

ASUG 2911: Empowered: Wise Metals Group – Selection and Support of the Internal Team Was Key to Success

Speaker: Wise Metals Group

Executives at Wise Metals Group committed to building an “A Team” for its SAP implementation. By pulling from the top of each department, a group of drivers and decision makers lead the change management needed at this aluminum company. Hear from the project manager how the steering committee  empowered the internal team to “Transform the Business” and how the team responded to the unwavering support. If your business is considering an implementation, don’t miss this story.

Date: Thursday, June 5, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location:  ASUG Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Track

 

SAPPHIRE Mill Products Sessions

 

SAPPHIRE IN14264:  Align Supply and Demand in Real Time for Profitable
Process Industries

Speaker: Ray Adams, SAP

Unite stakeholders in process companies, and translate fluctuations in customer demand into actionable operational plans for logistics, manufacturing, and procurement. Learn how to use a unified model of demand, supply chain, and financial data in real time with the SAP Sales and Operations Planning application, powered by SAP HANA.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 10:30am – 11:50am

Date: Thursday, June 5, 1:00pm –  1:20pm

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Demo Theater 2

 

SAPPHIRE IN14255:  Optimize Outbound Transportation for Process Industries

Speaker: Ruediger Schroedter, SAP

Improve customer service and reduce costs to increase profitability in process industries, including mill products, mining, and chemicals. See the full process from order consolidation through routing, scheduling, carrier selection, and constraint handling for outbound transportation.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 11:30am – 11:50am

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2:00pm –  2:20pm

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Demo Theater 2

 

 

SAPPHIRE IN14273:  Get on the Road to Success with Improved Transportation Processes

Speaker: Stephen Miller, NIBCO

This discussion shows how to improve customer service, increase capacity, and reduce costs by optimizing transportation processes for distribution facilities. Hear how metal company NIBICO INC. managed a 19-week implementation of the SAP Transportation Management application.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Microforum 2

 

SAPPHIRE PC14300:  Thinking Big at Sappi Fine Paper and Using Process Automation to Span Multiple Business Lines

Speaker: Sappi Fine Paper

This discussion offers a real-world example of breaking down silos of efficiency. Hear how Sappi Fine Paper implemented a single ReadSoft document processing solution that automates sales order and delivery note processes across multiple lines of business to achieve optimal productivity and value from the company’s investment in SAP software.

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 9:00am – 9:45am

Location:  Partner Content Campus, Microforum

 

SAPPHIRE IN14267:  Solve the Unique Talent Challenges Faced by Asset-Intensive Industries

Speaker: Lalitha Rajagopalan, SAP

Empower operations workers to manage and act on people-centric data with the same attention to detail given to key performance indicators for production, asset management, and other metrics. Help operational managers make better workforce decisions that improve business results.

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 9:00am – 9:20am

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2:00pm – 2:20pm

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Demo Theater 2

 

SAPPHIRE IN14257:  Mitigate Commodity Risks for Mill Products and Mining

Speaker: Ruediger Schroedter, SAP

Enhance compliance with financial regulations to better control margins in global markets. Explore ways that mill products and mining companies can alleviate the financial risks associated with ever-changing commodity prices.

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 1:00pm – 1:20pm

Date: Thursday, June 5, 11:30am –  11:50am

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Demo Theater 2

 

SAPPHIRE PC14272:  Reduce Safety Risks and Manage Incidents Proactively

Speaker: Sappi Fine Paper

This discussion details how to move beyond compliance by identifying operational risks, taking corrective action, and preventing future incidents to help achieve a corporate goal of zero injuries. Learn how employees can report incidents using mobile devices, including the tracking and recording of close calls.

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Microforum

 

SAPPHIRE IN14237:  Transition to analytics and Optimization for Business Innovation and Growth

Speaker: Gary Wilson, NIBCO

See how NIBCO, a leading Mill Products company and provider of a diverse range of products for the flow control industry is building on its foundational ERP platform with new applications and processes to increase revenue and margin.  Hear about its successes in price and margin management, sales analytics and transportation management.

Date: Thursday, June 5, 11:30am – 11:50am

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Theater

 

 

Other Sessions of Interest to Mill Products Companies

 

SAPPHIRE LB14359:  Make Energy Management Part of Your Overall Sustainability Initiative with Better Information

Speaker: Customer, SAP

This discussion shows how connectivity and Big Data help you gain visibility into energy management and how to integrate such management within production performance. Incorporate energy into metrics for overall equipment effectiveness, and compare performance across the enterprise to highlight
inefficiencies, encourage improvements, and cut costs.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Location:  Line of Business Campus, Manufacturing, Microforum

 

 

SAPPHIRE LB14870:  Reduce Operational Risk with a Proactive Incident Management Process

Speaker: SAP

Develop a smarter, proactive approach to preventing problems and gaining operational excellence. Investigate how solutions for environmental, health, and safety management from SAP enable a closed-loop process for analyzing, managing, and reporting incidents, near misses, and safety observations. See ways to provide incident reporting through mobile devices.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 1:30pm – 1:50pm

Date: Wednesday, June 4,  4:30pm – 4:50pm

Location:  Line of Business Campus, Sustainability, Demo Theater

 

SAPPHIRE IN14261:  Boost Asset Performance with Predictive Analytics

Speaker: Todd Hall, SAP

Explore the importance of preventive and predictive maintenance for preserving the working life of equipment and other assets. Learn how the use of predictive algorithms and in-memory computing can help prevent equipment failure and unplanned downtime.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 1:30pm – 1:50pm

Date: Wednesday, June 4,  8:00am – 8:20am

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Demo Theater 2

 

SAPPHIRE IN14409:  Run Planning and Manufacturing Operations on a
Platform Built for Speed

Speaker: SAP

Discover ways to translate customer demand all the way to the shop floor. See how SAP solutions powered by SAP HANA enable innovative practices in production planning and efficient manufacturing operations that help ensure on-time, high-quality, and cost-effective manufacturing in complex manufacturing
networks.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2:30pm – 2:50pm

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 3:30pm –  3:50pm

Location:  Line of Business Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Demo Theater 2

 

SAPPHIRE IN14268:  Reap the Benefits of Enterprise Mobility in Field-Service Operations

Speaker: Lisa Dalesandro DiChristofer, SAP

Improve quality, optimize asset management, support lean operations, and speed data delivery. Learn how mobile solutions can help increase equipment use, boost visibility, and provide easier access to critical information.

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 3:30pm – 3:50pm

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 1:30pm –  1:50pm

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Demo Theater 2

 

SAPPHIRE IN14273:  Enrich Analytics and Reporting with In-Memory Computing

Speaker: Bo Coppinger, Textile Rubber

This discussion examines the tremendous potential that can be unlocked by migrating reporting and analytics to SAP HANA platform-based applications. Hear a real-world example from the chemical industry of how to simplify and improve processes with SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Microforum 2

 

ASUG 3110:  Maximize revenue, profits, and customer service with SAP Sales & Operations  Planning

Speaker: SAP

As global change accelerates, companies face new challenges to their supply networks: shorter product life cycles, growing supply lead times, and customer demand for better products at lower cost. Companies are also experiencing amplified business cycles, with higher highs and lower lows. For a company not equipped to manage these challenges, the impact can be devastating: lost market share, eroding profits, and declining shareholder value. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a collaborative business process that aligns company operations with business strategy and can help anticipate the potential impact of change. S&OP often requires significant changes in process and culture, as well as the adoption of advanced tools to support such changes. These processes must cross department and enterprise boundaries, and the tools must address the needs of both expert and business users.  SAP Sales & Operations Planning supports these capabilities by integrating sales and operations planning with other solutions for financial, product, sales, and supply chain planning.

Date: Thursday, June 5, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Location:  ASUG Supply Chain Management (SCM) Track

 

SAPPHIRE LB14418: Reduce Operational Risk with Standardized Management of Change

Speaker: ConocoPhillips

Determine how to reduce risks to equipment, personnel, and processes across operations. See how ConocoPhillips reduced risks associated with changes across oil and gas production operations in 10,000 wells. The company ensures all critical tasks are monitored and completed using the SAP Management of Change application and related mobile apps.

Date: Thursday, June 5, 1:30pm – 1:50pm

Location:  Line of Business Campus, Sustainability, Theater

 

ASUG 3312: Inspiration for Customer and Reseller Facing Applications with SAP Configuration and Pricing

Speaker: SAP

Examples and lessons learned from industries where it is important to have SAP configuration and pricing across all portals and tools for use by the sales force, partners, and end customers.  Presenters will discuss the challenges, business requirements, and the practical experience gained by companies within industrial components, high tech, health care, and automotive. The presentation will describe application design choices and deployment requirements for four applications in four different industries and discuss how software development kits and web services that expose SAP configuration and pricing can be used to customize the user experience.

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Location:  ASUG Configuration Workgroup Track

 

SAPPHIRE IN14274:  Enhance Spend Visibility and Contract Compliance

Speaker: SAP

This discussion delves into ways to improve procurement efficiency, reduce transactional cycle time, and increase visibility into supplier performance. Hear directly from E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, commonly known as DuPont, about how a business-to-business and cloud procurement strategy can help any company achieve these benefits.

Date: Thursday, June 5, 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Location:  Industries Campus, Energy and Natural Resources, Microforum 2

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