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Top 5 sessions for Logistics Experts at SAPPHIRE NOW 2015

In addition to the Top 5 sessions for Supply Chain Planners, here are my top favorites from a Logistics perspective:


1) Start the conference and join our experts at the Supply Chain Execution Pod (Demo Station LB230)

Establish a Platform for Responsive Supply Chain Execution – understand how SAP TM and EWM have further converged with the latest solution releases. Streamline transportation management with real-time cockpits, improve the flow of data between warehouse and transportation management processes, and automate warehouse operations to promote responsiveness and on-time, accurate order fulfillment. Also find out how rapid-deployment solutions and the latest in business software, SAP S/4HANA, can help.

2) How Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company Is Leveraging SAP Transportation Management 9.1 to Improve Its Logistics Operations (Session ID SC1919)

May 6 at 2.30 pm

When Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company – a trusted manufacturer of plumbing systems since 1901 – decided to deploy version 9.1 of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) application, it started an initiative to replace long-standing legacy applications, which helped run its business for a long time. Looking for standard software and processes, Charlotte Pipe engaged SAP partner Novigo to deploy the solution


3) Check out how you can protect the integrity of your supply chain (Session ID LB20879)

May 6 at 3:00 p.m.

This discussion examines how you can conduct timely supply chain operations while performing distribution activities across ever-widening geographies. Learn how solutions for supply chain integrity can help you gain visibility into potential process roadblocks, support product recall escalation, and eliminate counterfeit products.

4) Watch how Untited Sugars optimize their Transportation Processes (Session ID LB20865)

May 6 at 5.00 pm

Discover how to get the most from your transportation resources. Learn firsthand about the capabilities and benefits United Sugars Corporation gained by implementing the SAP Transportation Management application and the SAP HANA platform with SAP partner Westernacher.


5) See how Connected Logistics works at the Hamburg Port (Session IDs LB20880 and PT20301)

May 7 at 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm

Join this microforum discussion about opportunities for supply chain optimization across the connected economy. Hear from the expert at the Hamburg port authority, how you can monitor transportation units as they move along the supply chain with connected logistics; locate units and get automatic notifications with geolocation and geofencing; and collaborate with direct and indirect partners. Later in the day, join the HANA Cloud panel discussion to see how you can accelerate innovation and be successful with running key areas of the business in a secure managed cloud environment

Finally, here comes my bonus advice #6: Enjoy the event closing Sapphire party with J.Lo, and relax!


These are my personal top 5 sessions. Please share what sessions intrigue you the most below in the comments section. In case you have not yet created your personal agenda in the agenda builder, start right now! Hope to see you onsite in Orlando next week!

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