Sapphire is just 5 days away! In case you have not yet created your personal agenda in the agenda builder, have a look at these 10 must-see customer sessions from a Supply Chain Planning perspective and decide how you can make the most of your experience at this year’s SAPPHIRE and ASUG conference. For top Logistics sessions, click here.Sapphire.jpg

DAY 1 (Tuesday)

Gain insights from PFIZER on work order collaboration with SAP Supply Network Cooperation (Session A4470)

May 17 at 12:30 pm

The presentation will walk through the benefits of using work order collaboration and supply network inventory functionality of SAP SNC to better collaborate with the contract manufacturers. It will also cover the road map and challenges faced while implementing the application. The presentation will help both the business understand the reason for using SAP SNC and the IT team implement it.

Build Resilience into Digital Supply Networks by Using Live Business (Session LB37272)
May 17 at 12:30 pm

Improve your ability to predict where the next disruptions in your supply network will come from. Hear from Hans Thalbauer, SVP Extended Supply Chain at SAP, about the latest research on the top sources of supply network volatility and how tapping into Live Business can help you build resilience and agility into your network to deal with this volatility.

Listen to WEIR Minerals’ story of implementing SAP Sales and Operations Planning, powered by SAP HANA (Session A5603)
May 17 at 3:00 pm

We will present the implementation of SAP Sales and Operations Planning, powered by SAP HANA, including the scope and approach used at Weir Minerals. We will then dive into the key lessons learned and success factors needed for a successful implementation.


DAY 2 (Wednesday)


Get to know PepsiCo’s approach to inventory planning using SAP Integrated Business Planning (Session A4167)

May 18 at 11:00 pm

PepsiCo will provide a demonstration of inventory planning using SAP Integrated Business Planning as the proof of concept we are moving forward with in 2016. We are looking for dialogue with other companies on their best practices and approaches to production implementations.

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Get lessons learned from Cole Haan: Transitioning to SAP APO from a Homegrown System (Session A5157)
May 18 at 11:00 am

Cole Haan has recently migrated from a custom-demand planning tool to SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO). Please join us in telling our story on the challenges of implementing an apparel and footwear industry solution to the SAP APO component landscape.

Learn from Anheuser-Busch InBev the implementation of SAP APO in a complex legacy environment (Session A5120)
May 18 at 12:45 pm

Share our experience and learn how Anheuser-Busch InBev successfully implemented the SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) component in a complex legacy environment. We discuss our approaches to overcoming challenges, including dealing with large amounts of transactional data processing, optimizing performance, and modeling a huge supply network.

Explore McCain Foods’ network optimization with SAP APO supply network planning (Session A4019)
May 18 at 2:15 pm

McCain Foods wanted the ability to develop a sophisticated plan that maximized capacity and sourcing constraints, instead of the manual heuristic that was being used by long-term planning. This presentation will walk through the process of project implementation, quality of solution, and integration into the live environment.

Hear about of one of the largest SAP SNC implementations at UTAS Defense (Session A4189)

May 18 at 2:15 pm

During this session, the implementation team will share its experience of implementing one of the largest SAP Supply Network Collaboration (SAP SNC) application implementations in the aerospace and defense industry. The speakers will explain how SAP SNC was the cornerstone in enabling a one-company supplier portal to standardize and simplify the process for the supplier base.

TOP SESSION: Attend Hans Thalbauer’s panel discussion with reknown IBP customers Cascades, McKesson, Cargill, and Johnsonville Foods (DSiM) (Session LB34317)
May 18 at 5:30 pm

Transform your supply chain into a responsive, customer-centric demand network by capturing real-time data that provides actionable insight. Discover how you can enable real-time decision making and predictive demand planning by deploying the latest technology platforms and cloud solutions.Panel.png

DAY 3 (Thursday)

Arcelor Mittal uses SAP APO on HANA for optimized supply chain (Session IN34289)
May 19 at 3:30 pm

Improve response times by ramping up demand, production, and transportation planning. See how the team managing the AM/NS Calvert steel processing plant meets that goal by relying on the SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization component, powered by SAP HANA. Hear how the team is reducing costs by running on the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service.

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