Come Hear Georgia-Pacific, Corning, Mohawk, Kohler, Moen, South Shore @SAPPHIRE – register now!
SAP’s marquee customer event – SAPPHIRE – is back in person! In Orlando – May 10-12.
If you are thinking about how digital technology can help you be:
- More profitable
- More sustainable
- More agile and resilient in these turbulent times
Though SAPPHIRE is good for any industry – this blog is specific to the Mill Products or Mining industries – including metals, building materials, paper, packaging cement, furniture and textiles.
Perhaps there are some big business issues keeping you up at night:
- How can you protect revenue, profits, or markets from business disruption from environmental, social, geopolitical, or other factors?
- How can you stop losing orders to the competition because you cant provide timely quotes – or profitably manufacture and deliver products exactly when customers want them, with the expected quality?
- How can you do better at delivering products on time, as expected – at a profit – always?
Tackling these challenges requires more than doing what’s always been done; instead, it requires companies to deliver profitable growth without overtaxing the environment by running collaborative supply chains, optimizing manufacturing, and offering best-in-class customer experiences.
Come and see us at SAP Sapphire in Orlando May 10-12 to learn more about how industry leaders capitalize on latest technology innovations and transform their businesses. Discuss with your industry peers, SAP experts and partners from the SAP ecosystem latest Digital Industry Strategy for Paper/Packaging, Metals, Mining and Building Materials and how to make intelligent business a reality.
See here a list of the Mill and Mining companies speaking at sapphire and below more details.
- Composites One
- Corning Inc
- Dal-Tile Corporation
- Freeport McMoRan
- Kohler Co
- Oregon Tool
- South Shore
Please also follow us on Twitter at #SAPSapphire @sapmillmining channel and share your ideas and impressions with us at this year’s SAPPHIRE and ASUG Conference.
Detailed Agenda for SAPPHIRE relevant for Mill Products and Mining Industries (metals, building materials, paper, packaging cement, furniture and textiles)
|Learn From Timken’s Move to a Digital Supply Chain for Supply and Inventory||11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.||SCM311||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Terry Lyon Principal ArganoSCMO2, Clay Thomas Principal ArganoSCMO2||
|Volatile demand and uncertain vendor supply triggered The Timken Company’s move to the SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain solution in an initial pilot of one plant per region. Hear about the manufacturer’s global implementation approach and success in taking the first steps to enabling supply chain transformation in the cloud.||Session ID: SCM146|
|Learn About Corning’s Fast Employee-Facing COVID Response with SAP BTP||11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.||HXM605||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Doug Anderson Operations, Corning Inc., Sylvie Sollod SAP||
|When the U.S. federal government and New York state passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, material science leader Corning looked to SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to quickly provide its employees with necessary information. Learn how Corning implemented its app in only two weeks.||Session ID: HXM124|
|Find Out How Composites One Delivers a More Profitable Pricing Strategy||11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.||ERP 136||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Courtney Austin Business Process Leader, Composites One|
|Composites One is one of the largest distributors of composite materials in North America. Hear how it shifted from a home-grown, offline, legacy-pricing tool to the pricing option for the SAP Data Maintenance application by Vistex for SAP S/4HANA to gain more-comprehensive insights into price setting and guidance||
|Embrace Winning Strategies to Drive Engagement in a Hybrid Work Environment||11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.||HXM606||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Doug Anderson Corning Inc., Xio Harris Corning Inc|
|In today’s work world, the ability to connect processes, departments, and systems directly impacts your organization’s ability to deliver great experiences for a hybrid workforce. Discover how the SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone solution is reinventing how work happens across the enterprise at manufacturer Corning Inc. as it wins with hybrid work.||
|See How Moen Builds Loyalty and Brand Value with Connected Customer Service||1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.||CX408||Add session to your agenda|
Speaker(s): Gina Carlson VP, Technology, Moen Inc.
Moen Inc. is known for innovative kitchen and bathroom products, and its customers expect quality, including customer service, so Moen embraces a service-first mindset. Learn how the company is using the SAP Service Cloud solution to connect customer service with sales, marketing, and e-commerce to build customer loyalty and drive sales.
|See How Freeport-McMoRan Is Empowering Frontline Workers with Mobile Apps||1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.||SCM310||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Laura Musgrove Global Business Solutions Ops, Freeport-McMoRan|
|Mining company Freeport-McMoRan Inc. needed to reduce paper-based processes in the field. Learn how a small-scale SAP Service and Asset Manager mobile app pilot grew to include more than 1,500 maintenance personnel executing their daily work through a common mobile platform, enabling real-time business information and improved productivity||
|Move Beyond Transactional Commerce for Compelling Customer Experiences||1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.||CX406||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Claude Bernier, VP, IT, South Shore USA Inc.|
|Find out how South Shore Industries Ltd. grew brand awareness and optimized opportunities available in its direct-to-consumer sales channel. The designer and manufacturer of wooden furniture did all this using SAP Customer Experience solutions.||
|Explore How Sylvamo Scales a Sustainable Digital Business||2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.||CX408||Add session to your agenda|
Speaker(s): Woody Anderson Client Partner, Gorilla Group, A Wunderman Thompson Company,
Carolee Carlin Commercial Excellence & Analytics Sylvamo
|Sylvamo, a global, publicly traded company that encompasses over 20 responsibly produced paper brands, tackled its business challenge by reimagining the digital customer experience. Taking a headless commerce approach with the SAP Commerce Cloud solution at its foundation, Sylvamo positioned itself to sustainability scale its digital business.||
|Learn How Oregon Tool Innovated with a Data Warehouse in the Cloud||2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.||BTP813||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Buntic Georgian VP, Analytics, Applexus Technologies, Everton Veiga Global BI Mgr, Oregon Tool Inc.|
|Explore how forestry, agriculture, and construction manufacturer Oregon Tool Inc. reused previous investments and connected to more data sources in the cloud. Find out how the company used the SAP BW bridge service for the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution to take advantage of new cloud capabilities.||
|Power a Sustainable Future for Enhanced Performance||2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.||IND156||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Jamie Lee CIO Ecobat, Thomas Lord CIO, VP Natural Gas, UGI Utilities Inc., Jon Mitchell VP, Sustainability, Suncor, Japen Hollist Dir, Value Advisory, SAP Ariba|
|Harness sustainability, a boardroom topic that impacts every company in every industry. Explore top-of-mind issues such as electromobility, energy in transition, and achieving zero emissions, waste, and inequality that affect both the public and private sectors. Discover how a focus on sustainability can help drive economic performance.||
|Hear How Ecobat Uses RISE with SAP to Power the Circular Economy Forward||3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.||ERP210||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Jamie Lee CIO, Ecobat|
|Discover how Ecobat, a leader in battery recycling and lead production, is using the RISE with SAP solution, including SAP S/4HANA Cloud, to enable the circular economy and help the company move its sustainability-focused mission forward. Hear why cloud ERP is essential for Ecobat’s unique business to scale globally.||
|Discover Cybersecurity Tips for Improving Cyber Hygiene||3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.||ASUG Booth – Breakout #2||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Greg Capps, Georgia-Pacific, Michael Golz, SAP|
|Learn more about the latest best practices, tools, and techniques for protecting your data and securing your SAP software environment. Discuss how other SAP customers are approaching cybersecurity and explore ideas for addressing the current threat landscape.||
|Day 2: Wednesday, May 11|
|Session Details||Time||Location||Session Link|
|Underpin a Resilient Supply Chain with Responsible Product Design||11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.||SCM308||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Sean Laughlin Solution Manager, Digital Products & Projects, SAP|
|Businesses need to balance the bottom line with sustainability impact. Building a sustainable supply chain from design to operate is key to achieving this goal. Learn how SAP solutions support a regenerative business by helping you eliminate waste and pollution, circulate materials, and ensure products comply with applicable regulations.||Session ID: SCM117|
|See How Dal-Tile Corporation Improved Transportation Management Efficiency||1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.||ASUG Booth – Breakout #1||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Bonnie Hooker VP Transportation, Dal-Tile Corp.|
|Find out how Dal-Tile Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone, replaced manual processes and enhanced efficiency by deploying the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) application. Team up with other users to explore how to make the most of your SAP TM implementations.||Session ID: ASUG100|
|Deliver an Optimized Customer Experience by Upskilling Your Teams||1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.||SE506||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Ron Crossley Delivery Executive, Americas Training and Certification, DXC|
|Hear how IT services and consulting firm DXC Technology Company unlocked the power of its SAP Customer Experience solutions. Find out how SAP Learning Hub provided comprehensive enablement resources to optimize adoption during the company’s digital transformation.||
|Find Out How South Shore Puts Customers at the Heart of Its Business||2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.||CX405||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Claude Bernier VP, IT, South Shore USA Inc.|
|Learn how South Shore Furniture leverages customer data to enhance engagement across different channels. Explore how the company is gaining a deeper understanding of consumer expectations in real time to strengthen customer retention and loyalty.||
|Drive Digital Transformation with a Modern Integration Platform||2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.||BTP812||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Ashish Karwedkar, Sr Mgr, Mohawk Industries Inc|
|Mohawk is a leader in flooring with a sustainable approach to the manufacturing and installation of its products. Learn how SAP Integration Suite, part of SAP Business Technology Platform, helped Mohawk reduce TCO, eliminate data silos, automate processes, and accelerate digital transformation across HR, finance, sales, and beyond.||Session ID: BTP137|
|Transform Your Technology Like Corning to Enable Innovation||2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.||ERP211||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Karen Chirico Dir IT, Corporate Staffs, Corning Inc.|
|Material sciences company Corning Incorporated has been innovative since its start 171 years ago. Corning has transformed with the changing times by remolding its technology landscape with strategy. Find out about its initial, midterm, and long-term strategies that have led it to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and the SAP S/4HANA for central finance solution.||Session ID: ERP154|
|Celebration Night at Universal Studios Featuring Pitbull||7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m||Universal Studios|
|Day 3: Thursday, May 12|
|Session Details||Time||Location||Session Link|
|Inspire Sustainability||9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Vision Theater||Add session to your agenda|
|The greatest economic opportunity of our time is rethinking business for a sustainable future. As customer preference drives change across entire industries, demand for ethically and sustainably sourced products is skyrocketing. Hear from global brands pioneering sustainable practices as agents of change in their industry.||Session ID: KEY102|
|Examine How Corning Improved Talent Planning by Digitalizing Talent Reviews||11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.||ASUG Booth – Breakout #1||Add session to your agenda|
|Speaker(s): Gerardo Palumbo IT Mgr – HR Service Owner, Corning Inc., Srividya Sankaran HR Dir – HR Technology Strategy, Corning Inc.|
|Talent planning is essential to meeting growth objectives and managing talent risks. Like many organizations in 2020, Corning Inc. realized that its current talent planning process would not sustain its business goals. Hear how Corning digitalized talent planning and reduced risk with the SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development solution.||Session ID: ASUG104|