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SapphireNow and ASUG Sessions for Mill Products - 2013

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Join us for the world's premier business technology conference and the largest SAP customer-driven conference, Tuesday, May 14th through Thursday, May 16th in Orlando, FL.  A variety of sessions and demonstrations have been designed with focus on the needs and interests of Mill Products companies in the Metals, Fabricated Metals, Forest Products, Paper, Packaging, Building Materials, Furniture and Textile Industries.

ASUG Mill Products SIG Meeting (May 14th)

ASUG CL03:  Annual SIG Meeting for Mill Products  in ASUG Communities Lounge Meeting Room #3 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.(at Convention Center)

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ASUG Mill Products-Specific Sessions (May 15th only)

ASUG 4901: Moving the Customer Experience Needle at Mohawk

ASUG 4902: New Plant Projects - Converting Legacy Systems to Your Growing SAP Landscape

ASUG 4903: Woodgrain Millwork Builds their Success with SAP Transportation Management 9.0

ASUG 4904: Use SAP HANA to Drive Efficiency and Innovation for Companies in Mill Products

ASUG 4905: Newest Solutions for Mill Products Customers

Mill Products at the Process Manufacturing Forum (May 16th only)

Session 5261:  Drive Innovation and Growth in Chemical and Mill Products Companies

Session 4683:  Optimize Sales and Operations Planning with In-Memory Computing

Session 5243:  Achieve Measurable Gains in Customer Satisfaction and Employee Productivity

Session 4685:  Drive Innovation and Operational Excellence Across the Entire Value Chain

Session 5245:  Drive Productivity and Asset Performance with Enterprise Mobility

Session 4684:  Use an ERP Foundation to Drive Operational Excellence for Mill Products

Session 4681:  Focus on Environmental and Sustainable Practices for Operational Excellence

Session 4682:  Take a Step Toward Operational Excellence in Manufacturing

Session 4700:  Secure Your Brand and Revenue Streams with Regulatory Impact Analysis

Session 4697:  Achieve Operational Excellence Through Plant-Centric Performance

Session 4694:  Visualize Your Enterprise with 3D Views of Business Information

Session 4696:  Lay a Value-Driven Foundation for Material Requirements Planning

Session 4695:  Deliver the Perfect Order

Session 4701:  Reduce Safety Risks and Manage Incidents Proactively

Session 4699:  Protect Your Brand and Manage Product Risks with Global Batch Traceability

Session 4698:  Take Advantage of Characteristic-Based Order Processing

Session 4688:  Build Success with Better Transportation Processes

Session 4693:  Manage Information Risks in International Trade

Session 4690:  Create Value in Chemicals and Mill Products with Best Practices

Session 4687:  Achieve Benefits from Network-Based Procurement Strategies

Session 4691:  Speed Financial Queries, Analysis, and Closing Times with SAP HANA

Session 4689:  Enhance Process Performance in Chemical Companies

Session 4692:  Learn ERP Best Practices for Mill Products

Session 4686:  Harness the Power of Energy, Your Most Important Invisible Asset

  

Demo Area and Discussion Table for Mill Products

IL137

Mill Products         Industry and Line of Business Show Floor     Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday              

IM&C IL142

Mobility                  Industry and Line of Business Show Floor     Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday              

ASUG Mill Products-Specific Sessions (Tuesday, May 14th)

·   ASUG Special Interest Group: Mill Products Networking Meeting

Network with colleagues from Mill Products companies and the SAP Mill Products IBU, learn about conference sessions of interest to Mill Products companies, and provide input into future Mill Products SIG events

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 10:30am-11:30am

Room:  C103, ASUG Communities Lounge, Room 3

Mill Products-Specific Sessions (Wednesday, May 15th)

·   Informal Mill Products Networking Lunch To Be Held Between Sessions

Wednesday, May 15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Hilton Lake Sheen

·   ASUG 4901: Moving the Customer Experience Needle at Mohawk

Speakers: Brian Nooney (Mohawk Industries) & Vish Canaran (Liquid Analytics)

With operations running smoothly, the next frontier for market share growth lies in changing the customer experience. To move the needle on the customer experience, management went down the path of substantially updating the day-in-the-life behaviors of the sales force, and massively upgraded the sales toolkit to match. Much more than CRM, Mohawk has enabled each salesperson to have a comprehensive view of their customers, delivering real-time information and analytics - creating insights about their customers' business, not just Mohawk's. Come hear how Mohawk enabled the new sales force behaviors with a combination of SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM), SAP BO, HANA, real time analytics, and insightful user experiences powered by Liquid Analytics.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 11:00pm – 12:00pm

Room:  Lake Sheen, Hilton Hotel

·   ASUG 4902: New Plant Projects - Converting Legacy Systems to Your Growing SAP Landscape

Speaker: Melody Frinzell (Pacific Coast Companies, Inc.)

Acquisitions are generally a good thing, business is expanding, but how do you get the old business (and those legacy systems) incorporated in to your business and expanding SAP landscape? In this session, learn how the Pacific Coast Companies has streamlined the project process to quickly integrate acquired businesses and their systems into the always evolving SAP landscape. Follow specific guidelines for the entire project process, including the initial assessment, requirements evaluation, and project execution. At a moment’s notice, the team at Pacific Coast is ready and able to expand SAP to meet the needs of their business. Learn from their experience to help you with your next new plant or company addition.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 1:00pm – 1:50pm

Room:  Lake Sheen, Hilton Hotel

·   SAPPHIRE Session 4847:  Untether your assets:  Mobility for Manufacturers' Workforce and Machinery

Speaker: SAP

Free your operations, employees, and machines from back-end data. Discover how you can improve traceability and reduce scrap, risks, and costs while improving reliability, quality, field service, and customer satisfaction with help from machine-to-machine technology, visualization, and mobile solutions from SAP.

Wednesday, May 15, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Industries & LOB Demo Theater

·   ASUG 4903: Woodgrain Millwork Builds their Success with SAP Transportation Management 9.0

Speakers: Connie Moylan (Woodgrain Millwork) & Joyce Swanke (SAP)

Woodgrain Millwork is a building materials/mill products company that is participating in Transportation Management 9.0 Ramp-Up Program. They are working with SAP to improve customer service and reduce costs by optimizing the company's transportation processes for their distribution facilities through North America. Woodgrain is using an interactive design approach that uses best practices as a starting point. The process involves showing business users a process best practice, defining a story on any perceived gaps, configuring a demo, and incorporating feedback for each story. Review and refinement continue through to training, test cases, and implementation.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2:00pm – 2:50pm

Room:  Lake Sheen, Hilton Hotel

·   ASUG 4904: Use SAP HANA to Drive Efficiency and Innovation for Companies in Mill Products

Speakers: Stefan Weisenberger (SAP)

Hear how mill products customers can use HANA to speed visibility, analysis and closing times by increasing query speeds by 95%. Learn how these scenarios create business value. Learn tips and tricks about successfully implementing SAP HANA technology.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 3:00pm – 3:50pm

Room:  Lake Sheen, Hilton Hotel

·   ASUG 4905: Newest Solutions for Mill Products Customers

Speaker: Paul Barney (SAP)

Building materials, forest products and primary and fabricated metals companies - are you getting the most out of your SAP solutions?  How do you stay up-to-date on the latest solutions relevant to mill product environments such as ERP, supply chain management, commodity management, energy management, transportation management, and mobile applications? Hear from the SAP Mill Products and Mining Industry Business Unit about the latest functionality for your industry. See what other mill products customers are doing and discuss the key challenges for mill products customers.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 4:00pm – 4:50pm

Room:  Lake Sheen, Hilton Hotel

Mill Products: Process Manufacturing Forum (Thursday May, 16th)

·   Session 5261:  Drive Innovation and Growth in Chemical and Mill Products Companies

Speakers: Don Mahoney (SAP), Michael Stoko (DuPont) & Newton Afonso (Arcelormittal)

Hear from SAP and from chemical and mill products customers about market-leading business solutions to proactively manage supply chain risks, help ensure sustainable and optimal operational performance, and meet customer expectations. Hear how companies use core SAP applications and the latest innovations in mobile, analytics, cloud, and Big Data.

Thursday, May 16, 11:00am – 11:45am

Process Forum; Keynote Presentation; Forum C Theater

·   Session 4683:  Optimize Sales and Operations Planning with In-Memory Computing

Speaker: Pam Lindsey (DuPont)

The cloud-based SAP Sales and Operations Planning application, powered by the SAP HANA platform, enables real-time simulations and business scenario planning in a fully integrated data model. Hear how DuPont is approaching its rollout of the software and how SAP is addressing Big Data and social collaboration requirements with the application.

Thursday, May 16, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Process Forum; Theater Presentation; Forum C Theater

·   Session 5243:  Achieve Measurable Gains in Customer Satisfaction and Employee Productivity

Speaker: Richard Davis (Thyssenkrupp)

Learn how ThyssenKrupp Steel USA LLC is planning to use Big Data strategies and advanced analytics to realize measurable gains in customer satisfaction and employee productivity. Hear details about the company’s strategy for deploying and using the SAP HANA platform, including a process for developing views for use in SAP Rapid Marts packages.

Thursday, May 16, 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Process Forum; Panel Session; Forum C Theater

·   Session 4685:  Drive Innovation and Operational Excellence Across the Entire Value Chain

Speakers: Mark Barber (Nova Chemicals), Mark Carter (Dow Chemical), Alex Godwin (Wise Alloys)

Hear how top chemical and mill products companies reduce cost and risk while innovating and growing their business. Topics include cyclical market demand, production overcapacity, transportation management, and regulatory requirements. Learn how to thrive while maximizing return on capital employed and addressing cost, quality, and safety.

Thursday, May 16, 2:00pm – 2:50pm

Process Forum; Customer Panel; Forum C Theater

·   Session 4847:  Untether your assets:  Mobility for Manufacturers' Workforce and Machinery

Speaker: SAP

Free your operations, employees, and machines from back-end data. Discover how you can improve traceability and reduce scrap, risks, and costs while improving reliability, quality, field service, and customer satisfaction with help from machine-to-machine technology, visualization, and mobile solutions from SAP.

Thursday, May 16, 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Industries & LOB Demo Theater

·   Session 4682:  Take a Step Toward Operational Excellence in Manufacturing

Speakers: John Harrison (SAP), Richard Martin & Stephen LaPierre (ROLTA)

Learn how to use integrated manufacturing solutions to run global and sustainable manufacturing operations efficiently. SAP applications help you sync enterprise-level processes with local execution. See how you can gain real-time visibility into operations to enhance plant safety and asset longevity.

Thursday, May 16, 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Process Forum; Theater Presentation; Forum C

·   Session 4684:  Use an ERP Foundation to Drive Operational Excellence for Mill Products

Speaker: Lou Pahountis (Novelis)

Hear how a leading mill products company drives strategic insight for operational excellence and profitable growth. The SAP ERP application supports flexible processes tailored to your needs and budgets and can replace multiple IT systems, unify business processes and data, and improve efficiency across the organization.

Thursday, May 16, 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Process Forum; Theater Presentation; Forum C

·   Session 4681:  Focus on Environmental and Sustainable Practices for Operational Excellence

Speaker: Anne Weatherhead (The Mosaic Company)

Hear how The Mosaic Company is operationalizing sustainable business practices in process manufacturing and mining operations to drive strategic priorities and achieve business goals. Standardized processes for data collection, analysis, and reporting support Mosaic's environmental objectives, compliance obligations, and sustainability initiatives.

Thursday, May 16, 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Process Forum; Theater Presentation; Forum C

·   Session 5245:  Drive Productivity and Asset Performance with Enterprise Mobility

Speakers: Brian Wadell & Shankar Rao Vidiyala (TAMKO)

Hear how TAMKO Building Products Inc. is driving operational excellence with innovative use of mobile solutions and the SAP HANA platform. Learn how the company is making improvements in asset management and boosting sales force productivity and responsiveness by providing business users with fast access to relevant customer and business data.

Thursday, May 16, 4:30pm – 5:0                0pm

Process Forum; Theater Presentation; Forum C Theater

·   Session 4700:  Secure Your Brand and Revenue Streams with Regulatory Impact Analysis

Speaker: Berndt Stuerznickel (SAP)

Mitigate risks of supply chain disruptions, revenue loss, and brand damage by rapidly assessing the impact of regulatory changes on your products, formulations, and customers.

Thursday, May 16, 1:00pm – 1:20pm

Process Forum; Forum C Demo Theater

·   Session 4697:  Achieve Operational Excellence Through Plant-Centric Performance

Speaker: John Harrison (SAP)

Learn to improve product quality, increase production, and reduce maintenance costs with a pre-built solution. See how you can collect raw data from applications, organize an operations-centric dimensional data model, and generate industry-specific, cross-functional KPIs that provide actionable intelligence and convenient, customizable reporting.

Thursday, May 16, 1:30pm – 1:50pm

Process Forum; Forum C Demo Theater

·   Session 4694:  Visualize Your Enterprise with 3D Views of Business Information

Speaker: Armando Urias (SAP)

See how 3D visualization in product development, manufacturing, and service helps ensure consistency in work processes while increasing quality and productivity. Discover how SAP Business Suite software can be used to create a visual enterprise.

Thursday, May 16, 2:00pm – 2:20pm

Process Forum; Forum C Demo Theater

·   Session 4696:  Lay a Value-Driven Foundation for Material Requirements Planning

Speaker: Paul Barney (SAP)

See material requirements planning (MRP) as you’ve never seen it before. This MRP and dashboard functionality an provide a new window into SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, delivers previously unimagined business insight. This visibility helps you identify issues quickly, match demand and supply more efficiently, and serve customers better.

Thursday, May 16, 2:30pm – 2:50pm

Process Forum; Forum C Demo Theater

·   Session 4695:  Deliver the Perfect Order

Speaker: Wai Meng Leong (SAP)

See how mill companies achieve superior customer satisfaction by delivering the “perfect order,” reducing transportation costs, and improving logistics readiness, flexibility, and efficiency. Learn how SAP Transportation Management helps you manage inbound and outbound freight and provide traceability and visibility of orders, shipment, and items.

Thursday, May 16, 3:00pm – 3:20pm

Process Forum; Forum C Demo Theater

·   Session 4701:  Reduce Safety Risks and Manage Incidents Proactively

Speaker: Mary Kilgo (SAP)

Reduce costs and mitigate risks with integrated processes. Find ways to go beyond compliance by proactively identifying operational risks, taking corrective action, and using insight to prevent future incidents and accidents. Learn how you can arrange for all levels of employees to report incidents using mobile devices.

Thursday, May 16, 3:30pm – 3:50pm

Process Forum; Forum C Demo Theater

·   Session 4699:  Protect Your Brand and Manage Product Risks with Global Batch Traceability

Speaker: Brian Brown (SAP)

Minimize time to insight, and enable fast and efficient execution on holds, withdrawals, and recalls. Learn how to limit the impact on consumer health and associated corporate liabilities, your financial risk exposure relating to product issues, and the impact on your brand.

Thursday, May 16, 4:00pm – 4:20pm

Process Forum; Forum C Demo Theater

·   Session 4698:  Take Advantage of Characteristic-Based Order Processing

Speaker: Brian Dickinson (SAP)

Mill products companies often manufacture dimensional products whose specifications are requested during order entry. See how fast data entry simplifies order entry and how the characteristics are used for available-to-promise processes integrated with production planning and scheduling processes.

Thursday, May 16, 4:30pm – 4:50pm

Process Forum; Forum C Demo Theater

·   Session 4688:  Build Success with Better Transportation Processes

Speaker: Connie Moylan (Woodgrain Millwork), Joyce Swanke (SAP)

This discussion shows how Woodgrain Millwork Inc. is improving customer service and reducing costs. Learn how the company is optimizing its transportation processes for distribution facilities with an iterative design approach that uses best practices as a starting point.

Thursday, May 16, 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Process Forum; Microforum; Forum C Microforum 2

·   Session 4693:  Manage Information Risks in International Trade

Speaker: Ray Adams (SAP)

This discussion explains how a holistic, business-aligned approach to protecting critical information assets ensures regulatory compliance with export regulations for technical data.

Thursday, May 16, 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Process Forum; Microforum; Forum C Microforum 3

·   Session 4690:  Create Value in Chemicals and Mill Products with Best Practices

Speaker: Girish Bhambhani (SAP)

This discussion explores how to add business value through price escalation, real-time visibility, cost management, and improved sourcing. Use benchmarks to identify innovations that have the biggest business impact, and develop prioritized, value-driven processes.

Thursday, May 16, 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Process Forum; Microforum; Forum C Microforum 2

·   Session 4687:  Achieve Benefits from Network-Based Procurement Strategies

Speaker: Lauren McCallum (SAP)

This discussion explains how to achieve significant sourcing savings through the advantages of speed, visibility, and collaboration provided by a global network.

Thursday, May 16, 2:00pm –2:45pm

Process Forum; Microforum; Forum C Microforum 3

·   Session 4691:  Speed Financial Queries, Analysis, and Closing Times with SAP HANA

Speaker: Richard Davis (Thyssenkrupp)

This discussion shows how customers like ThyssenKrupp Steel USA LLC are speeding analysis and increasing query speeds by 95%. The SAP HANA platform provides a real-time foundation that turns core business processes from operating challenges into competitive differentiators.

Thursday, May 16, 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Process Forum; Microforum; Forum C Microforum 2

·   Session 4689:  Enhance Process Performance in Chemical Companies

Speaker: Frank Kochendorfer (SAP)

This discussion shows you how to become more efficient, react faster, and gain the visibility you need to make better decisions with the latest software innovations. Explore deployment options, best practices, and use cases such as a conversion to an SAP HANA database.

Thursday, May 16, 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Process Forum; Microforum; Forum C Microforum 3

·   Session 4692:  Learn ERP Best Practices for Mill Products

Speaker: Lou Pahountis (Novelis)

This discussion shows you how to become more efficient, react faster, and gain the visibility and flexibility you need to make better decisions with the latest software innovations. Explore deployment options, best practices, SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, and more.

Thursday, May 16, 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Process Forum; Microforum; Forum C Microforum 2

·   Session 4686:  Harness the Power of Energy, Your Most Important Invisible Asset

Speaker: Raj Valame (SAP)

This discussion showcases how Process Manufacturers are working with SAP to support their focus on continuous improvement around energy both from an efficiency and energy costs perspective enabling them to utilize their data to better understand and make decisions about energy use.

Thursday, May 16, 4:00pm –4:45pm

Process Forum; Microforum; Forum C Microforum 3

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