Think Tanks connect you with peers navigating the same challenges and opportunities as you. ASUG will facilitate an interactive peer-to-peer exchange where solutions are shared for topics specific to your role and interest.

Treehouse did not have a global process to set the inventory targets, resulting in different planners setting different rules for the safety stock. This approach has resulted in either too much of inventory or inventory in the wrong location or shortages. To address this, Treehouse implemented IBP optimize the inventory across its entire network.   

This session will focus on how Treehouse managed the change and leveraged the concept of Center of Excellence, coupled with Agile project management to roll out the IBP inventory optimization results across the different units of the organization. This topic will be of interest to our service and support networks: CoE, organizational change management, project management with cross promotion into supply chain management membership. 

The format for Monday, Nov. 9 at 12 p.m. CT will include: 

  • Brief welcome and kickoff from ASUG 

  • Discussion led by ASUG members Vikram Vesukar from Treehouse Foods and Ajay Agrawal from SCM Connections 

  • The discussion will focus on: 

  • Building of an organization to support change management and rollout of the IBP solution 

  • Key factors to consider while designing the IBP system to ease in the transition and change management, including key figures, attributes, and reporting to enable the stakeholders to review the results and do a deep-dive analysis and comparison with existing metrics 

  • Using Agile project management methodology including weekly beta build demos for user community to showcase functionality 

Gain visibility into the challenges and successes other SAP customers are experiencing, and acquire new ideas for real-world solutions. 

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