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Paul Fipps

CIO & EVP, Global Operations, Under Armour

Disruption Culture: Change Is the Game at Under Armour

Join Paul Fipps, CIO at Under Armour (UA), and Lori Mitchell-Keller, Global Vice President of…

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Deanna Jurgens

Regional Vice President, PepsiCo

CP/Retail Keynote: Changing the Game with Connected Consumers

What an exciting time to be in consumer products! The new world of digitization, with…

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E.J. Kenney

Senior VP & Global Head of Consumer Industries, SAP

From Carts to Hearts: Reaching & Engaging Consumers in the New Digital Economy

Consumers today are always on, connected to each other and to the world around them,…

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Marcell Vollmer

COO, SAP Ariba

The Digitization Of Procurement, Finance and Shared Services

The Internet of Things is revolutionizing the procurement function across the CP enterprise, making it…

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Lori Mitchell-Keller

Senior Vice President & Global Head for Consumer Industries, SAP

CP/Retail Keynote: Changing the Game with Connected Consumers

What an exciting time to be in consumer products! The new world of digitization, with…

Read more >

Disruption Culture: Change Is the Game at Under Armour

Join Paul Fipps, CIO at Under Armour (UA), and Lori Mitchell-Keller, Global Vice President of…

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Ido Leffler

Co-Founder of YES TO, Yoobi, & Cheeky, Member of the UN Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council & Co-Host of the Oxygen Channel’s Quit Your Day Job

Disruptive Innovation: a Secret to Unconventional Success

Disruption, the world of corporate is evolving. It no longer takes 20 years to build…

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Mark Stapleton

North American Treasury Solutions Lead, SAP

Using SAP Treasury to Mitigate Volatility

In this session we will discuss different strategies for using treasury to mitigate risk, and…

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Stephen Byers

CIO, Tate & Lyle

Recipe Management

Value Creation in the Digital Agribusiness Network

As the world population grows, the digitization of agribusiness will play a key role in…

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Ted Combs

Vice President, Consumer Products Solutions, SAP

Sales Execution Strategies for Direct Store Delivery

This session will focus on best practices and key learnings in the areas of visit…

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Gabriele Koelzow

Global Business Development Lead for Agribusiness, SAP

Value Creation in the Digital Agribusiness Network

As the world population grows, the digitization of agribusiness will play a key role in…

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James Swanson

CIO, Monsanto

Value Creation in the Digital Agribusiness Network

As the world population grows, the digitization of agribusiness will play a key role in…

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Joe Burton

Founder & CEO, Whil Concepts, Inc.

Embracing Disruption is In: Toxic Culture is Out

The number one complaint we hear from companies all over the world is around “toxic…

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Vishal Dhir

Analytics CoE, SAP

Digital Boardroom for Consumer Products

Reimagine Analytics for the Consumer Driven Digital Economy

We’ve entered the age of the digital consumer – and the future for the consumer…

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Jagadish Bandla

Prinicpal, Deloitte Consulting

Digital Core Transformation with SAP S/4HANA

Learn how doTerra International has deployed standardized core operational processes and a scalable technology platform…

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Todd Thompson

CIO, doTERRA International, LLC

Digital Core Transformation with SAP S/4HANA

Learn how doTerra International has deployed standardized core operational processes and a scalable technology platform…

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Alexander Rinke

Co-CEO & Chief Product Owner, Celonis

Using Process Mining to Simplify and Standardize End-to-End Supply Chain

Nestle is using Process Mining to drive full simplification and standardization for its supply chain…

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Mustafa Mustafa

IT Director, Application Development, Integration, and BI, Ferrara Candy Company

Ferrara Candy Company’s Path to Self-Service Financial Reporting Using SAP BusinessObjects on SAP HANA

Ferrara Candy Company’s journey of building self-service Financial reporting with BusinessObjects Analysis for Office, Web…

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Robert Thibodeaux

Executive Solution Engineer, SAP

Voice-Activated Internet of Things: The Next Frontier

You know all about sensors as the main purveyors of data for the internet of…

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Peter Kovac

Project Manager, Reveal, Inc.

Effectively Converge IT & Business For Digital Readiness

Through our guidance of our client PLZ Aeroscience we have introduced an Agile process for…

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Cindy Sutherland

SAP Data Management Specialist/EDI Controller, PLZ Aeroscience

Effectively Converge IT & Business For Digital Readiness

Through our guidance of our client PLZ Aeroscience we have introduced an Agile process for…

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Keith Soward

Solution Architect, Kao

Modern APIs for Digital Transformation & SAP

Learn how Kao has created a modern API platform to get any data from any…

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Bill Hamilton

Commodity Management, SAP

Commodity Management Excellence in CPG

Today’s global commodity markets fluctuate dramatically. To stay ahead, consumer products companies like yours require…

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J. Michael Berendsen

Vice President, Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool’s Journey to the Cloud

Listen in as Whirlpool tells you why there is no time like the present to…

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Stephen Phelan

Solution Engineer, SAP

FSMA: Get Ahead of the New Requirements & Solutions

The Food Safety Modernization Act is having a profound effect on a wide variety of…

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Compliance With Track & Trace Rules: How SAP Can Help Food Companies, Especially When Time is Short!

The ability to track and trace raw materials, packaging items, intermediates and finished goods, at…

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Clay Thomas

Principal, SCMO2

How Sensitive is Your Demand Now That It’s in IBP?

In this session, we will cover how a leading CP company was re-considering its Demand…

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Kalyan Pabbisetti

Global IT Head of E-Commerce & Order to Cash, Edgewell Personal Care

Digital Transformation Fuels Edgewell’s Distributor Channel

In this session, learn how creating an anchor for your digital strategy - a successful…

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Ulrike Solander

Vice President Strategic Projects, SAP

Getting ready for the move to SAP’s Digital Core, S/4HANA Enterprise Management

SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management, the next generation ERP solution, combines the opportunities of the digital…

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Manny San Miguel

Vice President, Enterprise Strategy & Planning, CHS United

CHS United: An SAP-Enabled Transformation to Support Growth of the Nation’s Leading Farmer-Owned Cooperative

Manny will discuss the successful, on-time deployment of CHS United 1.0, as well as the…

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Michael Raftery

Partner & Solution Architect, SCM Connections

McCain Foods’ Networking Optimization Using Supply Networking Planning

This session will explore how McCain Foods reduced overall planning cycle for network optimization by…

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Robert Szabo

Supply Chain Optimization, McCain Foods

McCain Foods’ Networking Optimization Using Supply Networking Planning

This session will explore how McCain Foods reduced overall planning cycle for network optimization by…

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Pam Brown

Director of Commercial Support, Del Monte Foods

Post Event Analytics

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Roger Kopp

Vice President Business Transformation, Acco Brands

Harnessing Bi-Modal Cloud Strategies for Growth

One of the world's largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer…

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Maggie Dunne

Long-Term Capacity Manager, McCain Foods

McCain Foods’ Networking Optimization Using Supply Networking Planning

This session will explore how McCain Foods reduced overall planning cycle for network optimization by…

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Dale Hagemeyer

Board of Directors, Promotion Optimization Institute

The New Model for In-store Promotions

A time is approaching when we will be able to deliver a unique offer to…

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Harris Fogel

VP, Hana Clould Platform CoE, North America, SAP

Next Generation Mobile Apps with Apple® & SAP

Apple® and SAP have announced a partnership to revolutionize the mobile work experience for enterprise customers…

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Mike King

Principal, Deloitte Consulting

FSMA: Get Ahead of the New Requirements & Solutions

The Food Safety Modernization Act is having a profound effect on a wide variety of…

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Venkata Arikirevula

Vice President, Enterprise Application Services, Cognizant

Harnessing Bi-Modal Cloud Strategies for Growth

One of the world's largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer…

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Grant Sewell

Grant Sewell

Manager for Global Information Security Strategy, Scotts Miracle-Gro

Consumerization of Technology: Best Practices for Cyber Security

Organizations like Apple, Google, Amazon, and even Microsoft are driving change in enterprise IT that…

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Tim Roose

SAP Business Analyst - Finance, Johnsonville Sausage

Fully Integrated Planning with BPC

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Brian Girouard

VP, Leader NA Consumer Products, Retail & Distribution, Capgemini

CHS United: An SAP-Enabled Transformation to Support Growth of the Nation’s Leading Farmer-Owned Cooperative

Manny will discuss the successful, on-time deployment of CHS United 1.0, as well as the…

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Larry Reuter

Director of Procurement, Konica Minolta

Procurement Transformation Journey: The Buy Side of E-Commerce

Learn how Konica Minolta transformed procurement into a strategic function, moving from a decentralized process…

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Trey Alexander

Principal, PwC Strategy&

Post Event Analytics

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Dr. Steele Arbeeny

CTO, SNP

Migrating Kellogg’s SAP Systems to the Cloud

In this session learn how one of the world’s largest multinational food manufacturing companies migrated…

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The CFO’s S/4HANA Finance Roadmap for the Growing Enterprise

In this session learn how one of the world’s largest multinational food manufacturing companies migrated…

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Venugopal Gopinathan

Senior Service Delivery Manager, Capgemini

CONA Services Operates in Real-Time Business Metrics with SAP

Learn how CONA Services gained significant benefits with SAP HANA and other reporting dashboard tools…

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Baron Jordan

Vice President, Sales Operations Solutions, CONA Innovations

CONA Services Operates in Real-Time Business Metrics with SAP

Learn how CONA Services gained significant benefits with SAP HANA and other reporting dashboard tools…

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Roan Low

Principal IT Architect, Kellogg Company

Migrating Kellogg’s SAP Systems to the Cloud

In this session learn how one of the world’s largest multinational food manufacturing companies migrated…

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The CFO’s S/4HANA Finance Roadmap for the Growing Enterprise

In this session learn how one of the world’s largest multinational food manufacturing companies migrated…

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Ganesh Wadawadigi

VP Supply Chain Solutions, SAP

Digital Transformation: Towards Customer Centricity in Today’s Hypercompetitive Market (DSiM)

Manufacturers need to rapidly orient themselves towards a digital world as they continue to innovate.…

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Manuel Solis

Solution Architecture, Procure To Pay, Leprino Foods

How Leprino Foods is Saving $2 Million in Procurement by Optimizing its MRP & PO Collaboration Process

Learn how Leprino Foods saved $2M USD by optimizing the procurement process through a streamlined…

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Ron Gilson

CIO, Johnsonville Sausage

Swinging for the Fences: Using Analytics as the Raw Material for Generating Business-Relevant Insights

Does your company have an analytics platform strategy?  Few do, and yet it causes major…

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Dion DiCristofaro

Business Architect, S/4HANA Center of Excellence, SAP

Digital Finance

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Chendur Anand

Supply Chain Consultant, IntrigoSystems

Tyson Foods Addresses Data Realignment Within IBP S&OP

In this session, learn about the interconnectivity of the systems at Tyson Foods, the business…

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Samantha Biedron

Senior Manager, Process Improvement & Planning Solutions, Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods Addresses Data Realignment Within IBP S&OP

In this session, learn about the interconnectivity of the systems at Tyson Foods, the business…

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Christopher Para

Demand Planner, McCormick & Company, Inc.

How Sensitive is Your Demand Now That It’s in IBP?

In this session, we will cover how a leading CP company was re-considering its Demand…

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Shadi Hussein

Senior HANA Developer, Ferrara Candy Company

Ferrara Candy Company’s Path to Self-Service Financial Reporting Using SAP BusinessObjects on SAP HANA

Ferrara Candy Company’s journey of building self-service Financial reporting with BusinessObjects Analysis for Office, Web…

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Disruption Culture: Change Is the Game at Under Armour

Join Paul Fipps, CIO at Under Armour (UA), and Lori Mitchell-Keller, Global Vice President of Consumer Industries at SAP, for an inspiring dialog about global innovation and disruption in the digital economy. Listen in as they focus on UA’s iterative culture where technology is an embedded business strategy, increasing innovation cycles and their ongoing digital transformation initiatives that transcend platform and digital core.

Paul is the CIO at UA and is leading the transformation of Information Technology across global channels, partners and new markets. Prior to joining the UA team, he served as CIO and Corporate Vice President of Business Services at The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) and also proudly served in the United States Army. Paul is a member of the Project Management Institute and currently serves on the Board of Directors for America’s SAP User Group (ASUG).

Lori was appointed Global General Manager of Consumer Industries in September 2015. In this role, she leads the retail, wholesale distribution, consumer products and life sciences industries with a strong focus on helping our customers transform their business and derive value while getting closer to their customers.

CP/Retail Keynote: Changing the Game with Connected Consumers

What an exciting time to be in consumer products! The new world of digitization, with the rise of the connected customer, requires retailers and consumer good companies to work together to spot market trends, capitalize on consumer preferences and adjust quickly to serve consumer needs. In this panel, learn from top leaders on how to drive innovation and build strong partnerships with each other and the shopper.
Explore how the blurring of consumer/retail industries provides a terrific opportunity for organizations to better utilize insights, talent and technology to transform digitally.

From Carts to Hearts: Reaching & Engaging Consumers in the New Digital Economy

Consumers today are always on, connected to each other and to the world around them, all the time and in real-time. Reaching and engaging these new digital consumers now depends on the ability to move beyond simple considerations of price and convenience to instead orchestrate and deliver personalized "just for me" experiences and outcomes directly in moments of consumer need. In this keynote, E.J. Kenney will provide an overview of the new digital economy, what it means for consumer products companies, how to capitalize on significant growth opportunities available through digital transformation and strategies, and best practices for managing the process of transforming to a consumer-driven digital enterprise.

E. J. is the Senior Vice President and Global Head for Consumer Products at SAP. In this role he leads the consumer products industry and agribusiness sector and is responsible for the strategic growth plans and solution portfolio.

The Digitization Of Procurement, Finance and Shared Services

The Internet of Things is revolutionizing the procurement function across the CP enterprise, making it more simple, smart and strategic than ever. Digitization and disruptive technologies are changing the world and the way we work. Over the past decades, procurement has evolved from an administrative service to a strategic function. Business partnering has changed the purpose of procurement from cost cutting to value generation.  As the role of the Chief Procurement Officer evolves to the Chief Value Officer measured on value creation, you need to understand the implications of this shift and how your role in the organization may be affected.  Come hear how best-in-class consumer companies are embracing this transition and providing more value to customers as a result.

CP/Retail Keynote: Changing the Game with Connected Consumers

What an exciting time to be in consumer products! The new world of digitization, with the rise of the connected customer, requires retailers and consumer good companies to work together to spot market trends, capitalize on consumer preferences and adjust quickly to serve consumer needs. In this panel, learn from top leaders on how to drive innovation and build strong partnerships with each other and the shopper.
Explore how the blurring of consumer/retail industries provides a terrific opportunity for organizations to better utilize insights, talent and technology to transform digitally.

Disruption Culture: Change Is the Game at Under Armour

Join Paul Fipps, CIO at Under Armour (UA), and Lori Mitchell-Keller, Global Vice President of Consumer Industries at SAP, for an inspiring dialog about global innovation and disruption in the digital economy. Listen in as they focus on UA’s iterative culture where technology is an embedded business strategy, increasing innovation cycles and their ongoing digital transformation initiatives that transcend platform and digital core.

Paul is the CIO at UA and is leading the transformation of Information Technology across global channels, partners and new markets. Prior to joining the UA team, he served as CIO and Corporate Vice President of Business Services at The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) and also proudly served in the United States Army. Paul is a member of the Project Management Institute and currently serves on the Board of Directors for America’s SAP User Group (ASUG).

Lori was appointed Global General Manager of Consumer Industries in September 2015. In this role, she leads the retail, wholesale distribution, consumer products and life sciences industries with a strong focus on helping our customers transform their business and derive value while getting closer to their customers.

Disruptive Innovation: a Secret to Unconventional Success

Disruption, the world of corporate is evolving. It no longer takes 20 years to build a giant company. Could your industry be the next industry targeted by entrepreneurs like Ido Leffler? Ido and his partners walk the aisles of retailers throughout the U.S. and find categories that are stale but have huge sales potential. Then their team goes to work building on three key pillars: hiring incredible people, developing kickass products and choosing an impactful cause. In this entertaining and informative keynote, Ido will share how to make sure your company is ready when he comes knocking on your door.

In addition to his corporate roles, Ido Leffler co-authored the book Get Big Fast and Do More Good. He sits on the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneur Council and co-created the Shot@Life campaign with Walgreens and the UN Foundation, which provides immunization to children in need.

Using SAP Treasury to Mitigate Volatility

In this session we will discuss different strategies for using treasury to mitigate risk, and learn how SAP treasury can be used to manage volatility:


  • A brief discussion of what the risks are

  • A description of different strategies used to mitigate risk

  • A brief discussion of hedge accounting and how it is used

Value Creation in the Digital Agribusiness Network

As the world population grows, the digitization of agribusiness will play a key role in meeting the exponentially increasing demand for healthy, fairly produced and sustainable food. In this dynamic panel discussion, join leaders representing key participants in the agribusiness value chain as they discuss how they are using technology to increase farming efficiency, create transparent and sustainable food supply chains, manage market and price volatility, implement new, sustainable business models and engage with the right partners in business networks.

Stephen Byers is the corporate CIO for Tate & Lyle, a global provider of distinctive, high quality ingredients and solutions to food, beverage and other industries. In addition to Stephen’s role as CIO, he serves as Chairman of the SAP Agribusiness Advisory Council.

James Swanson is CIO for Monsanto, a leading sustainable agriculture company focused on helping farmers grow better harvests while conserving natural resources.

Sales Execution Strategies for Direct Store Delivery

This session will focus on best practices and key learnings in the areas of visit planning and execution, suggested orders, surveys and audits, inventory management, route accounting, settlement and more.

Value Creation in the Digital Agribusiness Network

As the world population grows, the digitization of agribusiness will play a key role in meeting the exponentially increasing demand for healthy, fairly produced and sustainable food. In this dynamic panel discussion, join leaders representing key participants in the agribusiness value chain as they discuss how they are using technology to increase farming efficiency, create transparent and sustainable food supply chains, manage market and price volatility, implement new, sustainable business models and engage with the right partners in business networks.

Stephen Byers is the corporate CIO for Tate & Lyle, a global provider of distinctive, high quality ingredients and solutions to food, beverage and other industries. In addition to Stephen’s role as CIO, he serves as Chairman of the SAP Agribusiness Advisory Council.

James Swanson is CIO for Monsanto, a leading sustainable agriculture company focused on helping farmers grow better harvests while conserving natural resources.

Value Creation in the Digital Agribusiness Network

As the world population grows, the digitization of agribusiness will play a key role in meeting the exponentially increasing demand for healthy, fairly produced and sustainable food. In this dynamic panel discussion, join leaders representing key participants in the agribusiness value chain as they discuss how they are using technology to increase farming efficiency, create transparent and sustainable food supply chains, manage market and price volatility, implement new, sustainable business models and engage with the right partners in business networks.

Stephen Byers is the corporate CIO for Tate & Lyle, a global provider of distinctive, high quality ingredients and solutions to food, beverage and other industries. In addition to Stephen’s role as CIO, he serves as Chairman of the SAP Agribusiness Advisory Council.

James Swanson is CIO for Monsanto, a leading sustainable agriculture company focused on helping farmers grow better harvests while conserving natural resources.

Embracing Disruption is In: Toxic Culture is Out

The number one complaint we hear from companies all over the world is around “toxic culture.” In this keynote, Joe Burton, Founder and CEO of Whil, presents a humor-filled look into the challenges facing companies, big and small, and recommendations to improve company culture in the age of disruption. This will include reflecting on a career running public companies as a global COO where his job description included “flying around the world to stress people out.”

The root causes of erosion in corporate culture:


  • "Always-On", “On-Demand” business is a great tagline, but terrible for human beings

  • Why being overwhelmed is the new norm: more tools and information, less interaction

  • It’s Millennials vs. the Walking Retired with everyone else caught in the middle

  • Companies not living their mission

  • Change management that forgets the human element

Reimagine Analytics for the Consumer Driven Digital Economy

We’ve entered the age of the digital consumer – and the future for the consumer products industry looks bright. In fact, the industry is on the verge of the greatest growth opportunity it’s seen in 50 years. By some estimates, the market is set to double in size within the next decade. To get closer to customers, organizations are leveraging four key technology trends in analytics:  hyper connectivity, supercomputing, cloud computing, and advanced analytics.  These trends are democratizing information and giving analytics to the edges of the organization.  Organizations integrating high-value, diverse, new information types and sources into a coherent information management infrastructure will outperform their industry peers financially by more than 20%.  This session will discuss SAP's vision in the areas and talk about customers are using them to create new value and innovate their business processes.

Digital Core Transformation with SAP S/4HANA

Learn how doTerra International has deployed standardized core operational processes and a scalable technology platform to support strategic growth objectives, improve inventory and forecast accuracy, reduce cycle time for month-end close, and calculate complex sales force commissions in near real-time to effectively run business. Hear the details of their SAP S/4HANA implementation, which included Simple Finance, Hybris, SAP Fiori, HR Renewal for ESS/MSS, Success Factors for eRecruiting, Business Objects, Process Orchestration, Single Single-on and integration into the company’s existing e-commerce platform.

Digital Core Transformation with SAP S/4HANA

Learn how doTerra International has deployed standardized core operational processes and a scalable technology platform to support strategic growth objectives, improve inventory and forecast accuracy, reduce cycle time for month-end close, and calculate complex sales force commissions in near real-time to effectively run business. Hear the details of their SAP S/4HANA implementation, which included Simple Finance, Hybris, SAP Fiori, HR Renewal for ESS/MSS, Success Factors for eRecruiting, Business Objects, Process Orchestration, Single Single-on and integration into the company’s existing e-commerce platform.

Using Process Mining to Simplify and Standardize End-to-End Supply Chain

Nestle is using Process Mining to drive full simplification and standardization for its supply chain end-to-end processes running on the SAP HANA platform. Process Mining plays a significant role in process harmonization measures associated with Nestlé’s intention of synchronizing its SAP ERP system landscape.

Key Takeaways and Benefits


  • Increasing performance of Supply Chain related business processes

  • Identifying manual changes e.g. in sales or purchase orders in order to detect unnecessary manual effort or non-compliant process steps

  • Supervising workflow tasks connected with releasing sales or purchase orders

  • Identifying process bottlenecks or process loops

  • Reduce manual rework in business processes to decrease operational process costs

  • Helping to better explain core KPIs and provide additional background information

  • Explain essential information in a very powerful user interface and bring the information to the business

  • Supervise, benchmark and compare processes across different SAP ERP systems and harmonize process execution across the whole company

Ferrara Candy Company’s Path to Self-Service Financial Reporting Using SAP BusinessObjects on SAP HANA

Ferrara Candy Company’s journey of building self-service Financial reporting with BusinessObjects Analysis for Office, Web Intelligence, and Lumira. Discover the ease of usability of SAP BusinessObjects with SAP HANA back-end. How to enable the end user to view those reports and analytics through Microsoft Excel, BI Portal, and mobile devices.

Voice-Activated Internet of Things: The Next Frontier

You know all about sensors as the main purveyors of data for the internet of things:  welcome to the new world of “conversational IoT” (voice activated IoT).  The next phase of the connected business brings together voice and IoT to help connect anything to your business – from products/inventory management, to manufacturing and supply chain activities.  In this session we will demonstrate how voice, sensor data and advanced analytics can give you a new view of your customers, consumers and products.

Effectively Converge IT & Business For Digital Readiness

Through our guidance of our client PLZ Aeroscience we have introduced an Agile process for bringing in new technologies into their organization that closes the typical gap between business and IT.

Helping both business and IT understand that they are both equally a part of new implementations has altered the way implementations are done at PLZ. It has increased project success rate, created an environment for sustainability and developed solid relationships between the two organizations.

Enlighten the community by sharing "how" you achieved these results:


  • Instituting a discovery and gap analysis phase is always key. That phase must include both business and IT. The business has a real pain point and it must be addressed. IT should understand why business needs the technology to solve the pain point. On the reverse side, it is critical that IT brings any technical limitations or roadblocks to the business before work starts.

  • By utilizing an agile approach to new technology (build – test – evaluate) with PLZ Aeroscience we were able to setup an environment where both business and IT were involved in the process. For our EDI project we ensured that all business rules were kept inside SAP, and that IT understood why these rules exist and their impact to business.

  • Education is always a game changer for any organization, and it’s at the core of Reveal’s methodology. At PLZ Aeroscience it is a major focus to ensure that business has not only the tools but the knowledge for sustainability. Having the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues on their own and know when to call in the troops is highly effective to keep the business running and IT support at a minimum.


The most inspiring take away for the audience:

New technology implementation and sustainability can only come when business and IT play an equal role with the same objectives.

Effectively Converge IT & Business For Digital Readiness

Through our guidance of our client PLZ Aeroscience we have introduced an Agile process for bringing in new technologies into their organization that closes the typical gap between business and IT.

Helping both business and IT understand that they are both equally a part of new implementations has altered the way implementations are done at PLZ. It has increased project success rate, created an environment for sustainability and developed solid relationships between the two organizations.

Enlighten the community by sharing "how" you achieved these results:


  • Instituting a discovery and gap analysis phase is always key. That phase must include both business and IT. The business has a real pain point and it must be addressed. IT should understand why business needs the technology to solve the pain point. On the reverse side, it is critical that IT brings any technical limitations or roadblocks to the business before work starts.

  • By utilizing an agile approach to new technology (build – test – evaluate) with PLZ Aeroscience we were able to setup an environment where both business and IT were involved in the process. For our EDI project we ensured that all business rules were kept inside SAP, and that IT understood why these rules exist and their impact to business.

  • Education is always a game changer for any organization, and it’s at the core of Reveal’s methodology. At PLZ Aeroscience it is a major focus to ensure that business has not only the tools but the knowledge for sustainability. Having the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues on their own and know when to call in the troops is highly effective to keep the business running and IT support at a minimum.


The most inspiring take away for the audience:

New technology implementation and sustainability can only come when business and IT play an equal role with the same objectives.

Modern APIs for Digital Transformation & SAP

Learn how Kao has created a modern API platform to get any data from any app at any time, with an analytics cherry on top!  Based around key considerations for speed, agility and collaboration, they successfully connected applications with APIs across the enterprise from backend SAP ECC and SAP BI to Mobile to Cloud.  Creating APIs that are highly reusable and highly consumable (while secured), this new platform is opening the doors to business innovation and new ecosystems for Kao.

Commodity Management Excellence in CPG

Today’s global commodity markets fluctuate dramatically. To stay ahead, consumer products companies like yours require an integrated and flexible approach to commodity management – one that puts real-time information at your fingertips to increase insight and improve decision making across global commodity supply chains. In this session, learn how the SAP Commodity Management solution integrates critical supply planning and execution processes to help you run a centralized commodity procurement organization. With accurate demand and supply plans, flexible pricing rules, and better financial hedging, you’ll be able to improve cost transparency and drive greater profitability.

Whirlpool’s Journey to the Cloud

Listen in as Whirlpool tells you why there is no time like the present to make the move to HANA in the cloud!  Learn how they took advantage of necessary functional upgrades and required capabilities to drive the broader landscape migration, moving 10-year-old SAP instances to HANA business suite in the cloud both as service and through private cloud. This presentation will detail how this new platform and strategy is driving European and North American business priorities, providing significant cost reduction while delivering new capabilities, and eliminating on premise hardware and a data center.

FSMA: Get Ahead of the New Requirements & Solutions

The Food Safety Modernization Act is having a profound effect on a wide variety of Consumer Products companies. In short, if your company is involved anywhere in the food supply chain, you may have compliance and reporting responsibilities that have already gone into effect, or will do so this year. Most importantly, the regulatory regime has shifted from Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, to Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls, mirroring the change in FDA philosophy from correction to prevention. This session will review the most important of the new FSMA requirements, and suggest off-the-shelf SAP and partner solutions to help ensure your compliance.

Compliance With Track & Trace Rules: How SAP Can Help Food Companies, Especially When Time is Short!

The ability to track and trace raw materials, packaging items, intermediates and finished goods, at any level, “from farm to fork”, is critical to any company, but especially to those in the food chain.  New regulations around the world require that companies produce track and trace information within 24 hours during an unannounced audit.  Track and trace data is also crucial to reduce the size, scope, risk and cost of potential recalls.  This session explores the details of lot and serial number tracking, including such nuances as mixed pallets, handling units, and labels (both consumer and logistical), and how SAP can help minimize the cost and risk inherent in complex supply and delivery chains.

How Sensitive is Your Demand Now That It’s in IBP?

In this session, we will cover how a leading CP company was re-considering its Demand Planning design in APO in an effort to continue improving the over-arching Sales and Operations Planning process.  Learn how they compared how well SAP’s newer Integrated Business Planning (IBP) application could manage Demand Planning design changes and incorporate the Demand Sensing function to provide a more accurate signal to the rest of production plan operations.  They found the Demand Plan and Demand Sensing functions will not only exceed the original APO-DP re-design requirements but IBP’s Excel user interface, coupled with available analytics dashboard and Fiori apps, presents a more intuitive way for this organization to conduct the Demand side of our S&OP process; and, in so doing, presents a powerful case to begin shifting and re-visualizing how they go about supporting and executing our S&OP cycle exclusively in this tool.

Digital Transformation Fuels Edgewell’s Distributor Channel

In this session, learn how creating an anchor for your digital strategy - a successful pilot that solves a specific business problem - will resonate with your entire company, and create new opportunities.

Edgewell will discuss how they are leveraging Hybris to reduce operational costs and improve sales via their distributor channel. Based on changes in their Latin American go-to-market strategy, they implemented a business process change from a Buy-Sell model to Direct Export.  They utilized Hybris for order placement, enabling them to reduce freight costs, eliminate offline touch points between Buyer, Customer Service Reps and warehouse, and delight their customers! Learn how they piloted the Hybris portal with two distributors and did a complete rollout with additional features based on feedback from pilot participants.

Getting ready for the move to SAP’s Digital Core, S/4HANA Enterprise Management

SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management, the next generation ERP solution, combines the opportunities of the digital economy with the process simplification and capabilities necessary to achieve digital transformation. SAP S/4HANA has simplified data structures and renewed processes and the user experience to achieve this transformation.

Join the session to learn the latest on strategy, status, customer project experiences and highlights for the next release. Learn the steps you can take now and in the future to position your organization for success and to adopt new processes and opportunities.

 

CHS United: An SAP-Enabled Transformation to Support Growth of the Nation’s Leading Farmer-Owned Cooperative

Manny will discuss the successful, on-time deployment of CHS United 1.0, as well as the progress to date of phase 2.0 of the program. He will discuss how the SAP solution is helping CHS to achieve the strategic objectives of this enterprise transformation, including Maximizing Value by Unlocking Efficiencies, Delivering a Stable and Integrated Platform, and Supporting Growth.  Manny will highlight the challenges and opportunities in today’s Agricultural Industry and put this transformation in the context of trends such as precision farming, commodity trading, agricultural contracts management, and effective transportation management and how he sees the SAP solution supporting these trends.

McCain Foods’ Networking Optimization Using Supply Networking Planning

This session will explore how McCain Foods reduced overall planning cycle for network optimization by 33% and gained the ability to identify unique sourcing relationships to reduce overall supply costs.  Listen as they describe how they developed a sophisticated plan that maximized capacity and sourcing constraints and replaced the time-consuming, manual heuristic that was formerly used by long-term planning. Learn how they modified the planning process to take advantage of an optimization planning engine with less manual overrides and systematically developed a quality of solution review process that identified issues and adjusted plan to actual constraints.

McCain Foods’ Networking Optimization Using Supply Networking Planning

This session will explore how McCain Foods reduced overall planning cycle for network optimization by 33% and gained the ability to identify unique sourcing relationships to reduce overall supply costs.  Listen as they describe how they developed a sophisticated plan that maximized capacity and sourcing constraints and replaced the time-consuming, manual heuristic that was formerly used by long-term planning. Learn how they modified the planning process to take advantage of an optimization planning engine with less manual overrides and systematically developed a quality of solution review process that identified issues and adjusted plan to actual constraints.

Harnessing Bi-Modal Cloud Strategies for Growth

One of the world's largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products shares how it created a robust IT roadmap in a challenging marketplace.  Execution priorities are on strengthening customer service levels while refreshing aging systems and infrastructure with more flexible and cost-effective solutions.  The need for adaptability led to embracing a Cloud platform strategy, upgrading and consolidating ERP systems, and expanding internet capabilities.  These guiding principles are all part of this company’s IT roadmap.

Join us to find out how ACCO Brands is navigating the changes and challenges.

McCain Foods’ Networking Optimization Using Supply Networking Planning

This session will explore how McCain Foods reduced overall planning cycle for network optimization by 33% and gained the ability to identify unique sourcing relationships to reduce overall supply costs.  Listen as they describe how they developed a sophisticated plan that maximized capacity and sourcing constraints and replaced the time-consuming, manual heuristic that was formerly used by long-term planning. Learn how they modified the planning process to take advantage of an optimization planning engine with less manual overrides and systematically developed a quality of solution review process that identified issues and adjusted plan to actual constraints.

The New Model for In-store Promotions

A time is approaching when we will be able to deliver a unique offer to a unique consumer at a particular retail venue and moment in time. No pyramiding of offers, forward buy or cannibalization. This new capability will allow manufacturers and retailers to be very surgically deliver offers with a mechanism that creates enthusiasm beyond just getting a good deal to include: guided shopping, community events and support, recipes and suggestions, and more. It will also “learn” about shopper preferences to keep itself relevant and exciting. We will specifically outline the capabilities that you should be investing in today to be ready when the time is right.

Next Generation Mobile Apps with Apple® & SAP

Apple® and SAP have announced a partnership to revolutionize the mobile work experience for enterprise customers of all sizes, combining powerful native apps for iPhone® and iPad® with the cutting-edge capabilities of the SAP HANA platform. This joint effort will also deliver a new iOS software development kit (SDK) and training academy so that developers, partners and customers can easily build native iOS apps tailored to their business needs.  Learn about this partnership and potential use cases for Consumer Industries.

FSMA: Get Ahead of the New Requirements & Solutions

The Food Safety Modernization Act is having a profound effect on a wide variety of Consumer Products companies. In short, if your company is involved anywhere in the food supply chain, you may have compliance and reporting responsibilities that have already gone into effect, or will do so this year. Most importantly, the regulatory regime has shifted from Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, to Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls, mirroring the change in FDA philosophy from correction to prevention. This session will review the most important of the new FSMA requirements, and suggest off-the-shelf SAP and partner solutions to help ensure your compliance.

Harnessing Bi-Modal Cloud Strategies for Growth

One of the world's largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products shares how it created a robust IT roadmap in a challenging marketplace.  Execution priorities are on strengthening customer service levels while refreshing aging systems and infrastructure with more flexible and cost-effective solutions.  The need for adaptability led to embracing a Cloud platform strategy, upgrading and consolidating ERP systems, and expanding internet capabilities.  These guiding principles are all part of this company’s IT roadmap.

Join us to find out how ACCO Brands is navigating the changes and challenges.

Consumerization of Technology: Best Practices for Cyber Security

Organizations like Apple, Google, Amazon, and even Microsoft are driving change in enterprise IT that is directly related to the success of their consumer technologies. The days of the standardized network and the Information Security “Office of No!” are over. Today, employees expect to be able to use their choice of devices and services how they want and when they want without restrictions that slow down the pace of business.

This talk will walk through the best practices of implementing security controls in a consumer-first organization, including BYOD, Cloud Services, Threat Modeling, Collaboration, and Data Security. The consumer products industry is is known for rapid technology adoption to support changing business strategies - the approach to cyber security needs to be just as flexible.

Objectives from the presentation:


  • Review common themes in CPG security

  • Identify best practices for consumer IT security

  • How to measure risk and example metrics to utilize

  • Best practice approaches for threat identification and modeling


 

CHS United: An SAP-Enabled Transformation to Support Growth of the Nation’s Leading Farmer-Owned Cooperative

Manny will discuss the successful, on-time deployment of CHS United 1.0, as well as the progress to date of phase 2.0 of the program. He will discuss how the SAP solution is helping CHS to achieve the strategic objectives of this enterprise transformation, including Maximizing Value by Unlocking Efficiencies, Delivering a Stable and Integrated Platform, and Supporting Growth.  Manny will highlight the challenges and opportunities in today’s Agricultural Industry and put this transformation in the context of trends such as precision farming, commodity trading, agricultural contracts management, and effective transportation management and how he sees the SAP solution supporting these trends.

Procurement Transformation Journey: The Buy Side of E-Commerce

Learn how Konica Minolta transformed procurement into a strategic function, moving from a decentralized process to a centrally managed spend management program in order to leverage spend across business segments and drive sustainable cost reductions, while preserving stakeholder autonomy.

Key business drivers were manual procurement processes that did not adequately support current Procurement requirements, ongoing risk associated with current infrastructure and processes, which did not provide a positive customer experience and presented difficulties in attracting and obtaining new customers, and a lack of Procurement Intelligence.

To solve these problems, Konica Minolta implemented the full Ariba Suite of applications: P2P, Invoice Pro, Contracts, Sourcing, SIPM, Spend Visibility and achieved amazing business outcomes, including: alignment with all of the major cross functional procurement groups; automated source to pay procurement process; normalized master data across disparate systems; and a continuous process improvement.

Migrating Kellogg’s SAP Systems to the Cloud

In this session learn how one of the world’s largest multinational food manufacturing companies migrated and modernized their SAP landscape in record time.  Kellogg will discuss this migration in the context of effective M&A reorganization strategies.  They will also tell you why ERP transformation projects fail, what to avoid, and blueprints for successful S/4 HANA and cloud transformation.

The CFO’s S/4HANA Finance Roadmap for the Growing Enterprise

In this session learn how one of the world’s largest multinational food manufacturing companies migrated and modernized their SAP landscape in record time.  Kellogg will discuss this migration in the context of effective M&A reorganization strategies.  They will also tell you why ERP transformation projects fail, what to avoid, and blueprints for successful S/4 HANA and cloud transformation.

CONA Services Operates in Real-Time Business Metrics with SAP

Learn how CONA Services gained significant benefits with SAP HANA and other reporting dashboard tools to better operate its business with data-driven insights, resulting in an improved customer experience and a holistic view into its critical operations.  Listen in as they discuss optimizing related processes to track targeted business metrics, such as Inventory, Days Sales Outstanding and others. This presentation will show how their SAP HANA implementation has enabled CONA Services to provide one face to the customer. With consistent systems across bottlers, CONA Services has better visibility to critical data with more powerful reporting tools and is able to drive Direct Store Delivery (DSD) process efficiencies for bottlers, and real-time metrics and insights in areas like Out of Stock (OOS) and Delivery on Time to improve revenue and reduce costs.

CONA Services Operates in Real-Time Business Metrics with SAP

Learn how CONA Services gained significant benefits with SAP HANA and other reporting dashboard tools to better operate its business with data-driven insights, resulting in an improved customer experience and a holistic view into its critical operations.  Listen in as they discuss optimizing related processes to track targeted business metrics, such as Inventory, Days Sales Outstanding and others. This presentation will show how their SAP HANA implementation has enabled CONA Services to provide one face to the customer. With consistent systems across bottlers, CONA Services has better visibility to critical data with more powerful reporting tools and is able to drive Direct Store Delivery (DSD) process efficiencies for bottlers, and real-time metrics and insights in areas like Out of Stock (OOS) and Delivery on Time to improve revenue and reduce costs.

Migrating Kellogg’s SAP Systems to the Cloud

In this session learn how one of the world’s largest multinational food manufacturing companies migrated and modernized their SAP landscape in record time.  Kellogg will discuss this migration in the context of effective M&A reorganization strategies.  They will also tell you why ERP transformation projects fail, what to avoid, and blueprints for successful S/4 HANA and cloud transformation.

The CFO’s S/4HANA Finance Roadmap for the Growing Enterprise

In this session learn how one of the world’s largest multinational food manufacturing companies migrated and modernized their SAP landscape in record time.  Kellogg will discuss this migration in the context of effective M&A reorganization strategies.  They will also tell you why ERP transformation projects fail, what to avoid, and blueprints for successful S/4 HANA and cloud transformation.

Digital Transformation: Towards Customer Centricity in Today’s Hypercompetitive Market (DSiM)

Manufacturers need to rapidly orient themselves towards a digital world as they continue to innovate. Access to downstream demand data, market data as well demand influencing data is needed to augment the traditional planning processes and get real-time visibility and insights into the entire demand network - all the way down to an individual retail store selling their products. SAP Demand Signal Management (DSiM) provides the foundation necessary for such a digital transformation. Attend this session to learn about DSiM and how you can use it to realize business benefits while building a competitive differentiation.

How Leprino Foods is Saving $2 Million in Procurement by Optimizing its MRP & PO Collaboration Process

Learn how Leprino Foods saved $2M USD by optimizing the procurement process through a streamlined set of health checks. Learn how they optimized pricing by linking negotiated corporate contracts with POs, re-engineered MRP to improve just in time procurement to meet service targets, established regular reports throughout the contract and PO cycle to maintain clean data and accurately replenish inventory. Also hear how Leprino increased confidence and collaboration between the plant and corporate purchasing teams within SAP, and overcame change management and user adoption challenges by optimizing MRP to break barriers and developed a matrix of MRP settings to enhance user experience.

Swinging for the Fences: Using Analytics as the Raw Material for Generating Business-Relevant Insights

Does your company have an analytics platform strategy?  Few do, and yet it causes major problems while becoming an impediment for enabling world-class analytics.  In this session you will hear firsthand a CIO's perspective on what it takes to implement a major technology platform, and ultimately how to drive IT-led change at a modern CP manufacturer.  Learn how Johnsonville Sausage took on this challenge, including how it was originally conceived and sold into management, how the inevitable hurdles were overcome, and finally what the roadmap looks like for taking a traditional CP manufacturer towards digital transformation.

Tyson Foods Addresses Data Realignment Within IBP S&OP

In this session, learn about the interconnectivity of the systems at Tyson Foods, the business processes for keeping data clean, and the solution adopted for addressing data realignment within IBP S&OP and throughout the company.

The Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) process is most effective when the planning cycles result in a timely consensus plan using the most up-to-date data. SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) allows for real time integration of relevant data sources so planners can access up-to-date information and cut down time spent gathering data.

In a driver-based planning environment like Tyson Foods, planning and tracking the drivers of the demand is as important as generating the forecast. Learn how Tyson Foods leverages driver-based planning for better visibility and accountability, providing valuable insights for decision-making around new and cannibalized products.

Tyson Foods has also leveraged IBP’s flexibility to aggregate and disaggregate transactional data on the fly.  Because the tool learns the hierarchy from the master data that is being loaded, any inconsistent data will be rejected. This validation is a good opportunity to identify and cleanse inconsistent data elements in the data source, without spending effort on analyzing the data at each source.

Tyson Foods Addresses Data Realignment Within IBP S&OP

In this session, learn about the interconnectivity of the systems at Tyson Foods, the business processes for keeping data clean, and the solution adopted for addressing data realignment within IBP S&OP and throughout the company.

The Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) process is most effective when the planning cycles result in a timely consensus plan using the most up-to-date data. SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) allows for real time integration of relevant data sources so planners can access up-to-date information and cut down time spent gathering data.

In a driver-based planning environment like Tyson Foods, planning and tracking the drivers of the demand is as important as generating the forecast. Learn how Tyson Foods leverages driver-based planning for better visibility and accountability, providing valuable insights for decision-making around new and cannibalized products.

Tyson Foods has also leveraged IBP’s flexibility to aggregate and disaggregate transactional data on the fly.  Because the tool learns the hierarchy from the master data that is being loaded, any inconsistent data will be rejected. This validation is a good opportunity to identify and cleanse inconsistent data elements in the data source, without spending effort on analyzing the data at each source.

How Sensitive is Your Demand Now That It’s in IBP?

In this session, we will cover how a leading CP company was re-considering its Demand Planning design in APO in an effort to continue improving the over-arching Sales and Operations Planning process.  Learn how they compared how well SAP’s newer Integrated Business Planning (IBP) application could manage Demand Planning design changes and incorporate the Demand Sensing function to provide a more accurate signal to the rest of production plan operations.  They found the Demand Plan and Demand Sensing functions will not only exceed the original APO-DP re-design requirements but IBP’s Excel user interface, coupled with available analytics dashboard and Fiori apps, presents a more intuitive way for this organization to conduct the Demand side of our S&OP process; and, in so doing, presents a powerful case to begin shifting and re-visualizing how they go about supporting and executing our S&OP cycle exclusively in this tool.

Ferrara Candy Company’s Path to Self-Service Financial Reporting Using SAP BusinessObjects on SAP HANA

Ferrara Candy Company’s journey of building self-service Financial reporting with BusinessObjects Analysis for Office, Web Intelligence, and Lumira. Discover the ease of usability of SAP BusinessObjects with SAP HANA back-end. How to enable the end user to view those reports and analytics through Microsoft Excel, BI Portal, and mobile devices.