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Process manufacturers have special requirements when it comes to product development and innovation. They are often under high pressure to comply with global and local legislations and regulations, like the FDA regulations, the Chemical Hazards Legislation, REACH and many more.

In the past, much of the process industries has been characterized by an exploitive use of natural resources, often taking insufficient account of the environmental consequences.
Today, however, there is widespread recognition of the need to adopt cleaner, sustainable practices by switching from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-based approach.The goal of sustainable innovation is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Using and building on our accumulated knowledge and expertise, further research can help to provide a solution to the challenge of climate change. By developing sound eco-efficient processes, reducing the environmental impact of industrial processes and products, optimizing the use of finite resources and minimizing waste, knowledge-based engineering can contribute greatly to ‘doing more with less’.

At SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 in Orlando, you will find lots of great sessions, and possibilities to discuss how to find the secret sauce of product development in
your company.

Learn from customer JBS / Pilgrim´s, one of the world´s largest producers of high-quality food products, how SAP Product Lifecycle Management, SAP Manufacturing and Quality Management solutions help them to control the cost of quality of their products:

  • Session 14333: Control Cost of Quality
    Pilgrim’s Pride, the poultry division of JBS, continues the initiative to control the cost of quality and food safety by integrating product lifecycle management and quality management.  Four SAP solutions (PPM, RD, QM/MII, CRM) allow the business to effectively measure products from idea to service and use data as the basis for decisions.
    Dustin Dickson, Director of Quality Systems, Pilgrim´s Pride Corporation
    June 4th, 9:00AM, Lines of Business Campus, Theatre 3

Watch a demo for Product Lifecycle Management and innovation in your industry:

  • Session 14347: Enable Sustainable Innovation in Process Industries
    Find out how to develop new products quickly and go to market faster than your competitors while continuously reducing production costs. Learn how SAP software helps you address typical challenges of process manufacturing.

    June 3rd, 1:00PM, Lines of Business Demo Theater 6

Get a preview of our new Innovation Management solution that helps you establish an innovation culture within your company:

  • Session 14345: Manage Ideation with Innovative Technology
    Manage innovation in products, services, and business models with a new solution. Learn about the key capabilities of the SAP Innovation Management
    application. Explore how mobile apps and the in-memory computing technology in the SAP HANA platform help manage ideas in both the front and back offices.

    June 3rd, 10:30AM, and June 4th, 08:00AM, in Lines of Business Campus

Discuss with SAP experts and peers how to establish a strategy for product compliance by networking with your suppliers, using Cloud technology:

    • Session 14335: Establish a Strategy for Product Compliance
      This discussion is about achieving product compliance and sustainability along the value chain by collaborating with your partners in an online
      community, in the cloud. Find out how the SAP Product Stewardship Network and the SAP EHS Regulatory Documentation service can help you simplify compliance and sustainability reporting and reduce cost and risk.

      June 3rd, 10:30AM, Lines of Business Microforum 2

Watch a software demo to see how you can meet high quality standards for drugs and medical devices:

    • Session 14141: Secure the High Quality and Safety of Drugs and Medical Devices
      Conform to the rigorous quality standards for drugs and medical devices. Analyze patient complaints in various data formats and in real time. Detect and investigate early warning indicators and signals of quality deviations quickly.Implement corrective and preventive actions in a timely fashion.
      June 3rd, 01:30 p.m. and June 4th,
      05:00 p.m in the Industries Campus

If you come to SAPPHIRE in person, make sure you meet our R&D experts at expert table LB232 in the Lines of Business Campus.

Tony Marchionne, Ryan Larsen and Dan Bender will be happy to answer all questions you might have regarding product development in your industry.

Also experience our software live at test drive table, just beside the expert table.

There are lots of other sessions that might be interesting for you. Just check out the SAPPHIRE website and build your own agenda.

If you are interested in R&D, you should also read this blog to find out what SAPPHIRE NOW has to offer.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

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