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Can’t-Miss Supply Chain Sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW

SAPPHIRE NOW is coming soon! We are excited to share some details about the Digital Supply Chain presence at this year’s SAPPHIRE and ASUG Annual conference in Orlando, Florida, on June 5–7. Focus is on Digital Business Planning and Logistics.





Theater / Panel Sessions:                                                                             


Transform Your Supply Chain with a Digital Business Planning Strategy

Tuesday, June 5 | 01:00 p.m. – 01:40 p.m. | Theater District: Theater 1

Join industry leaders Hewlett Packard Inc., PepsiCo, and Lion in this panel discussion. Simplify supply chain planning and keep up with complex, fast-moving markets. Execute shorter and more-frequent planning cycles by avoiding latency due to data transfer between planning systems. Hear how global industry leaders are achieving these goals and becoming real-time enterprises with the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution.


Enable an Intelligent Digital Supply Chain of One to Transform Your Business

Wednesday, June 6 | 02:30 p.m. – 02:50 p.m. | Best-Run Theater

Listen to Hans Thalbauer joined by Keith MacKenzie from Microsoft, and learn how to manage your supply chain more effectively and deliver to customer expectations. Meet demand profitably through the digital supply chain of one and digital processes that take advantage of emerging technologies: the Internet of Things, blockchain, machine learning, and cloud.


Interactive Sessions:                                                                                    

Create the Supply Chain of One with a Digital Business Planning Strategy

Tuesday, June 5 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m | Business Applications BA306

Develop a connected business planning platform to enable digital transformation and to be more customer centric, predictive, and automated. Capture new demand and supply signals across the supply chain network. Facilitate better, faster, and even automated decisions through innovations in areas like machine learning.


Address Demand with an Integrated, Real-Time Approach to Business Planning

Tuesday, June 5 | 02:30 p.m. – 03:10 p.m. | Business Applications BA306

Improve product availability by more accurately predicting future demand. Sense demand, predict market potential, and reduce inventory and working capital. Respond quickly to changes across complex networks of customer-facing locations. Understand the road map for the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution running on SAP Cloud Platform.


Reduce Your Inventories Based on a Demand-Driven MRP Strategy

Tuesday, June 5 | 12:30 p.m. – 01:10 p.m. | Business Applications BA306

Decrease inventories significantly, improve customer service, and stabilize supply through a new, demand-driven material requirements planning (MRP) method. Learn about SAP’s strategy for supporting this methodology, within both SAP S/4HANA and the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution.


Meet Global Demand with a Digital Response and Supply Planning Strategy

Thursday, June 7 | 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. | Business Applications BA307

Respond promptly to volatile demand in competitive global markets across complex supply chains. Plan for internal distribution, production, and purchasing to meet demand and inventory targets. Collaborate efficiently with suppliers and customers to optimize service and cost, enabling a more profitable supply plan to meet demands.



Demo Theater Sessions:                                                                               


Integrate Sales and Operations Planning to Foster Collaboration and Growth

Thursday, June 7 | 04:30 p.m. – 04:50 p.m. | Business Applications BA307

Transform demand, supply, and financial planning into an integrated, real-time process. Grow the bottom line with the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution for your sales and operations. Create sound results through a cyclical planning process, and improve efficiency by linking output back to execution systems.


Visualize Your Entire Demand Network with Downstream Demand Signals

Wednesday, June 6 | 04:30 p.m. – 04:50 p.m. | Business Applications BA306

Extend your demand insights beyond your customer-facing distribution centers to include distributors, retailers, and the competition. Reduce out-of-stock occurrences, improve demand-shaping initiatives, and increase forecast accuracy with the SAP Demand Signal Management application, an enterprise-scale repository for downstream demand signals.


Increase the Responsiveness of Your Supply Network

Wednesday, June 6 | 03:30 p.m. – 03:50 p.m. | Business Applications BA306

Run a fast, flexible supply network by aligning planning and segmented prioritization. Match supply to demand to streamline allocation management, order promising, deployment, replenishment, and manufacturing supply planning. Turn inventory faster and boost revenue with response solutions.


Build Visibility Across Your Supply Network with a Control Tower

Tuesday, June 5 | 12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. | Business Applications BA307

Evaluate supply chain performance in real time with KPIs and analytical dashboards. Identify and correct supply chain disruptions before business impact. Collaborate internally and externally, monitor through custom alerts, and develop action plans to improve responsiveness. Go from insight to action with the SAP Supply Chain Control Tower solution.


Improve Customer Service Levels with Multiechelon Inventory Optimization

Tuesday, June 5 | 01:30 p.m. – 01:50 p.m. | Business Applications BA307

Manage increased supply chain risk due to economic uncertainty, demand volatility, and supply variability. Optimize inventory in multiple stages simultaneously with shorter and more complete inventory target-setting cycles at each tier. Meet or exceed customer service levels and reduce working capital.



ASUG Customer Presentations:                                                                                


Inventory Optimization in SAP Integrated Business Planning in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

Thursday, June 7 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. |S330D (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)

PepsiCo’s North American beverages division recently implemented inventory optimization in SAP Integrated Business Planning. This session covers the process improvements that come with modeling and analytical advances from SAP Integrated Business Planning. It also explains how the project delivery strategy addressed the unique and evolving inventory optimization solution capabilities that have been codeveloped with SAP.


SAP Integrated Business Planning for Demand at Syngenta Promises Multimillion Reduction in Inventory

Wednesday, June 6 | 04:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m. | S330B (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)

The implementation of the SAP Integrated Business Planning application for demand at Syngenta Crop Protection AG lead to a remarkable improvement in forecast accuracy that promises a multimillion dollar reduction in inventory. Hear how Syngenta also co-innovated the demand application in certain time-series forecast algorithms.



Case Study: Monsanto Transforms Global Supply Chain with SAP Integrated Business Planning

Tue, June 5 | 02:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. | S330B (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)

Learn how Monsanto transformed its global planning activities with the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution. It transitioned from a Microsoft Excel-based, disconnected planning process to a system that provides real-time data, enabling smart recommendations and increased visibility. Monsanto identified potential gaps between forecast and demand, capturing missed gross margin and enhanced planning.


Building the Bridge with a Hybrid Integrated Planning Solution

Thursday, June 7 | 03:30 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. | S330B (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)

This presentation covers the path that LP Building Products took to develop an integrated supply chain planning solution using both the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution and the SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization component. The presentation includes coverage of the business case, solution design, change management, business process implementation, analytics, and lessons learned.





Interactive Sessions:                                                                                     


Maximize Visibility in the Digital Supply Chain with Logistics Networks

Wednesday, June 6 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m | Business Applications BA306

Optimize customer service levels and track inventory end to end with enhanced supply chain logistics. Resolve issues quickly, and lower operating costs and excess inventory for more on-time deliveries. Increase visibility of yard logistics to streamline goods flow in real time.


Inspect How Oclaro Achieved Digital Transformation Across the Enterprise

Wednesday, June 6 | 01:30 p.m. – 02:10 p.m. | Industries IN129

Attain eye-opening insights on ways to achieve a single, global platform with common business processes across the enterprise. See how Oclaro Inc., a leading supplier of core optical network technology, digitalized enterprise processes by successfully implementing SAP S/4HANA and the SAP Integrated Business Planning and SAP Ariba solutions.


Demo Theater Sessions:                                                                               


Digitalize Your Supply Network Through Integrated Business Planning

Wednesday, June 6 | 03:30 p.m. – 03:50 p.m | Business Applications BA306

Connect with suppliers and operate more efficiently using business networks. Learn how SAP Ariba solutions, the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution, and SAP S/4HANA interact to reduce excess inventory, cost, and risk with your supply partners.



ASUG Customer Presentations:                                                                    


Deliver the Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Tuesday, June 5 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. | Customer Showcase Bar SE216

Meet the needs of your customers and your business with supply chain efficiency and agility. Learn how Microsoft transformed its supply planning capabilities by implementing SAP Ariba solutions and the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution in the cloud with help from SAP Digital Business Services.

Demand-Driven Digital Supply Chain Transformation with SAP Integrated Business Planning and SAP Ariba Solutions

Thursday, June 7 | 02:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. | S330B (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)

In a high-tech industry with ever-evolving business models and customer expectations, the supply chain needs to be fast, agile, demand driven, collaborative, and responsive to customer and business needs efficiently. Microsoft embarked on a journey to transform its supply planning capabilities with the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution and with SAP Ariba solutions.


Transform Your Demand-Driven Digital Supply Chain

Wednesday, June 6 | 03:00 p.m. – 03:20 p.m. | Theater District: Theater 3

Embark on a journey to innovate your supply, response, and demand-planning capabilities. Hear Microsoft describe the modernization of its supply chain with SAP Integrated Business Planning and SAP Ariba solutions. Understand how it accelerated its time to realization and innovation with SAP MaxAttention services to help ensure a resilient solution.







Interactive Session:                                                                                      


Increase Speed, Efficiency, and Control with Digital Logistics

Tuesday, June 5 | 01:30 p.m. – 02:10 p.m. | Business Applications BA306

Balance customer service and delivery costs through efficient digital logistics. Automate traditional warehouse and distribution operations fully with the SAP Extended Warehouse Management application. Streamline transportation processes and track inventory end to end with our transportation management and global track-and-trace solutions.


Demo Theater Sessions:                                                                               


Reduce Costs and Improve Service Using Streamlined Transportation Processes

Tuesday, June 5 | 01:00 p.m. – 01:20 p.m.| Business Applications BA307

Enhance customer satisfaction through support of the complete transportation management lifecycle for both domestic and international freight. Manage transportation requirements by planning, optimizing, executing, and settling freight; booking carriers; managing forwarding orders; and complying with international trade and hazardous goods requirements.


Improve Planning and Optimization of Warehouse Operations

Wednesday, June 6 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. | Business Applications BA307

Automate traditional warehouse and distribution operations, including inbound processes, outbound processes, storage, and inventory management and distribution. Gain full control of warehouse operations through automation to improve asset utilization, increase throughput, and ensure on-time and accurate order fulfillment.


Make Promises on Orders and Create Visibility of Real-Time Inventory

Thursday, June 7 | 02:00 p.m. – 02:20 p.m.| Business Applications BA306

Provide accurate order promise dates considering the relevant stock in real time, while protecting your business priorities and profitability goals. Simplify your setup of allocations and back-order processing with better monitoring capabilities through the next-generation order-promising solution, SAP S/4HANA for advanced ATP.


Simplify Your System Landscape with Logistics Capabilities in SAP S/4HANA   

Wednesday, June 6 | 04:00 p.m. – 04:20 p.m.| Business Applications BA306

Optimize your logistics processes with one solution, and simplify your landscape with a holistic approach. Profit from our broad coverage of industry-specific requirements and embedded Internet of Things and automation in your logistics capabilities.



ASUG Customer Presentations:                                                                    


Case Study: Nexeo Solutions’ Journey with Optimization in SAP Transportation Management

Thursday, June 7 | 03:30 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. | S220A (South Concourse, 2nd Floor)

Learn how Nexeo Solutions, a leading distributor of chemicals and plastics, is using the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) application to drive down costs and increase profitability. Gain insight into the steps that Nexeo took to move from initial implementation of SAP TM with basic manual planning all the way to optimization of complex, multistop shipments.


How Biscuits Leclerc Automated and Optimized Transportation Planning With SAP Transportation Management

Tuesday, June 5 | 12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.| S330A (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)

Biscuits Leclerc Ltee., a fast-growing food manufacturer, has reduced transportation costs by automating and optimizing inbound and internal transportation planning with the SAP Transportation Management application. Biscuits Leclerc is now mapping its network with a geographic information system; planning optimized loads within constraints; and sending waterfall tendering to carriers through a collaboration portal.


Puget Sound Energy Shines a Light on Warehouse Efficiency with SAP EWM

Tuesday, June 5 | 12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. | S330C (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)

Learn how Puget Sound Energy (PSE) modernized its warehouse operations with SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM). The application enabled PSE to improve space utilization, increase inventory accuracy, empower its workforce, meet regulations, and support field technicians more effectively. Understand how to accelerate business benefit through preconfigured templates and the adoption of SAP Best Practices packages


Honeywell Case Study: Successful Migration from Third Party System to SAP Extended Warehouse Management         

Wednesday, June 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | S330C (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)

Honeywell successfully migrated from a legacy third-party warehouse management system to the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) application with minimal downtime, optimized workforce, and streamlined operations. Learn how to leverage SAP EWM for complex outbound order handling and routing, enhanced task management, and workforce planning through labor management, wave management, kitting, and real-time analytics.


Panel Discussion: Wholesale Distribution Lessons Learned with Warehouse and Inventory Management Solutions from SAP

Thursday, June 7 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.| S210C (South Concourse, 2nd Floor)

Learn how Honeywell, Empire Merchants North, and Dorman achieve industry-leading inventory control. One size does not fit all! Get answers to your questions on order handling and routing, task management, workforce planning, labor management, wave management, kitting, cycle counting, analytics, and more. Learn why specific technologies were selected and their impact on productivity.


Start putting together your personal agenda today. Check out the full SAPPHIRE NOW Digital Supply Chain Sample Agenda.


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