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Supply Chain and Manufacturing

June 22–23

Get ready for two days of insights and real-world experience straight from the ASUG network of SAP customers. Your session will have a dedicated emcee who will serve as your host and facilitate Q&A with our speakers. Each day includes:

  • Opening: Listen to ASUG CEO Geoff Scott’s conversation with a global CXO and thought leader. They’ll discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their personal lives and business operations, and how they’re leading their teams through change.
  • Demos: See how specific technology solutions work in real-life scenarios.
  • Panels: Ask the Experts during these interactive sessions.
  • Customer Stories: Hear how your peers are conquering today’s challenges and ask questions about their experiences.

Monday, June 22


10:30 a.m. CT/11:30 a.m. ET
Opening Remarks

Thomas Wailgum Communication Director, ASUG

10:35 a.m. CT/11:35 a.m. ET
ASUG Connects With: Moderna’s Marcello Damiani

Marcello Damiani – Chief Digital and Operations Excellence Officer, Moderna

Listen to ASUG CEO Geoff Scott’s conversations with global business executives and thought leaders from companies such as Moderna, Ford Motor Co., Kimberly-Clark, Under Armour, Intel, Coke One North America (CONA), New England Biolabs, IDC, and SAP, who are scheduled to speak during ASUGFORWARD. They’ll discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their personal lives and business operations, and how they’re leading their teams through change.

10:55 a.m. CT/11:55 a.m. ET
Prepare, React, Recover: Make Your Supply Chain Resilient to Times of Disruption

Martin Barkman – SVP, Global Head of Solution Management, Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Highly variable demand for goods and services, uncertain supply of critical materials, and constrained labor and resource capacity in manufacturing and logistics are all resulting in critical shortages and interruptions to almost every facet of today’s business environment. As these unparalleled supply chain disruptions continue, organizations of all sizes are trying to cope and recover. But where do we go from here? This session will explore key lessons learned and how supply chains will need to look for ways to protect themselves against unexpected events in the future.

11:15 a.m. CT/12:15 p.m. ET
Sweet Success: Insights into U.S. Sugar's Warehouse Management Strategy

Matthew Miller – Senior Director, IT Business Solutions and Employee Benefits, United States Sugar Corporation

During this session we will review how we utilized mobility software to improve processes in our parts warehouse. After transitioning the warehouse to new software, U.S. Sugar was uniquely positioned to pivot operations and its workforce to face some of the initial challenges brought on by COVID-19.

11:35 a.m. CT/12:35 p.m. ET
Break

11:40 a.m. CT/12:40 p.m. ET
Maximizing Value from SAP Data: Enable Data Driven Decisions and Effective Testing of Changes

Matthew Hayes – VP of SAP Business, Qlik

Now, more than ever, we understand how fast social and economic changes can impact business. Never has this impact been felt more profoundly on supply chains and distribution channels. Business needs to adapt and rapidly respond to these changes, and SAP is often the core technology to drive change. Qlik has solutions to help derive unseen value from data during this time. In this session, we will demonstrate how to leverage SAP data in the right place at the right time in real time to utilize and analyze the data, thus leveraging the most value out of the data that is transacting the business.

11:55 a.m. CT/12:55 p.m. ET
Supply, Demand, and Cloud: A Panel Discussion with Tidewater Marine CIO on Embracing Technology and Improving Profitability

Lee Johnson – CIO, Tidewater Marine

Carl Bachor – Senior Partner Success Manager, AWS

Alan Manuel – CMO/CPO, Protera Technologies

The merger of Gulfmark with Tidewater brought a new opportunity to embrace automation, optimize the supply chain, and position the combined company for greater process maturity. During this panel discussion, hear from the CIO of Tidewater on how the journey to SAP on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in just nine months created an intelligent platform and transformed Tidewater to a cloud-centric enterprise, saving $65 million in merger synergies and accelerating key business process by five times.

12:10 p.m. CT/1:10 p.m. ET
COVID-19 and Storm Season 2020: Preparing for a 2-Front Campaign

Barrie Corp – Supply Chain Manager, Gainesville Regional Utilities

Spring is when many people and businesses in the southeast U.S. begin preparing for hurricane season, which officially starts June 1. For utility companies, this is the time of year when you begin preparing for the worst yet hoping for the best, reviewing specific materials for stock levels, discussing supply strategies with your vendors, and continuing to work with operations to determine future needs. This year we also have to contend with COVID-19 and its long-reaching and varied effects on the supply chain.

12:30 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. ET
Break

12:35 p.m. CT/1:35 p.m. ET
Tackling Uncertainty in Supply Chains with Enterprise AI

Gaurav Palta - GM, Supply Chain, Noodle.ai

In the best of times, a company’s supply chain is fraught with chronic under-attainment of fill rates due to systemwide volatility. Layer on noise caused by the pandemic, and you’ve got a situation perfectly suited for AI. Noodle.ai’s suite of supply chain AI applications are built with intimate knowledge of systems that drive supply chains and an understanding the predictive features in ERP and external data. In this session, you’ll see how our apps add probabilistic prediction capability to existing infrastructures such as SAP IBP and APO to deliver specific planner actions ranked by risk.

12:45 p.m. CT/1:45 p.m. ET
How Martin-Baker Aircraft Resolves Inventory Challenges

Jill Dunmyer – Procurement Manager, Martin Baker Aircraft

Marc Hoppe – Supply Chain Manager, SAP


This session will explore the issues MRP planners have in SAP today. The speakers will explain how to create a rule framework for MRP planning parameters, which check and update these parameters with a dynamic and self-learning algorithm. Learn how to implement an MRP Champion, and see what inventory potentials you can gain with this new process.

1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET
Ask the Experts Panel: How Organizations Are Optimizing Supply Chains in Response to COVID-19

Akhilesh Mavilaveettil – IT Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions, Honeywell

Binoy James – SVP Operations, Protera

Moderator: Sandy Markin – Senior Director, Digital Supply Chain Solutions, SAP

Bring your questions for our experts during this live panel discussion.

Each day of ASUGFORWARD will close with a panel of experts. The theme of day one’s panel is how organizations are optimizing their supply chains in response to COVID-19. Join supply chain and manufacturing leaders as they share insights and best practices for creating opportunity, driving efficiency, and embracing innovation during a time of complexity and change.

1:25 p.m. CT/2:25 p.m. ET
Closing Remarks

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Tuesday, June 23


10:30 a.m. CT/11:30 a.m. ET

Opening Remarks

Thomas Wailgum – Communication Director, ASUG

10:35 a.m. CT/11:35 a.m. ET
ASUG Connects With: New England Biolabs’ Sharon Kaiser

Sharon Kaiser – CIO, New England Biolab

Listen to ASUG CEO Geoff Scott’s conversations with global business executives and thought leaders from companies such as Moderna, Ford Motor Co., Kimberly-Clark, Under Armour, Intel, Coke One North America (CONA), New England Biolabs, IDC, and SAP, who are scheduled to speak during ASUGFORWARD. They’ll discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their personal lives and business operations, and how they’re leading their teams through change.

10:55 a.m. CT/11:55 a.m. ET
Bombardier's Journey to the New Norm

Deborrah Boehmisch (McDonald) – Head of BIS, Operational Services and Effectiveness, Bombardier

This session will explore the steps that Bombardier has taken to define and approach the new normal.

  • Phase 1: COVID who?
    This is happening, sounds serious, and it affects one area of the world.
  • Phase 2: OMG, it's here!
    It is here and it is global. We have to shut/lock down.
  • Phase 3: Restarting
    What do we have to do?
  • Phase 4: New normal?
    What does this look like?

11:15 a.m. CT/12:15 p.m. ET
Cooper Standard Plans for Growth with Move to SAP S/4HANA

Soma Venkat – VP, Information Technology, Cooper Standard

Mike Latkovic – VP, Automotive Suppliers Segment Lead, Capgemini

Cooper Standard, a global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry, worked with Capgemini to convert over 75 plants in 16 countries to SAP S/4HANA. The conversion involved around 3,000 users and all major business processes, including the conversion from ECC to SAP S/4HANA that was completed earlier this year. The SAP S/4HANA platform is already providing better visibility into the business.

11:35 a.m. CT/12:35 p.m. ET
Break

11:40 a.m. CT/12:40 p.m. ET
Using Mobile Apps to Enable a No-Contact Supply Chain

Jonathan Bragg – Director of Software Solutions, Mindset

This 10-minute session will cover utilizing mobile apps and dashboards in SAP environments to provide real-time insights of the location of goods in your supply chain while providing touch-free check-ins, keeping drivers and workers safe. Learn about utilizing phone-based apps for the check-in/check-out of drivers bringing goods in and out of warehouses, plants, and manufacturing facilities, helping accelerate your supply chain while staying safe. You’ll also hear how to use real-time dashboards for greater visibility.

11:50 a.m. CT/12:50 p.m. ET
Cargill’s Lessons Learned: Value Realization with SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

Angela Olson – Global Solution Owner and Architect - Supply Chain Planning, Cargill, Incorporated

This session highlights Cargill, Inc.’s journey with the SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain solution, including its unique approach to addressing the needs of its various industry-spanning businesses in process and technology. Best practices, value realization progression, and lessons learned through years of implementations will be shared.

12:10 p.m. CT/1:10 p.m. ET
Break

12:15 p.m. CT/1:15 p.m. ET
Kennametal Backs Its Smart Factories with SAP on Azure

Matt Ordish – Head of Product, SAP Solutions on Azure, Microsoft

Thomas McKee, Jr. CIO, Kennametal

Join Matt Ordish, principal program manager at Microsoft Azure, as he interviews customer Tom McKee CIO at global parts manufacturer Kennametal to learn how the organization leveraged SAP solutions on Azure to build its smart factory and digital supply chain. Kennametal embraced new technology like Internet of Things (IoT) and centralized data collection in Azure to achieve advanced data analytics and real-time insights. The result has transformed the business with cost savings, better real-time decisions on the factory floor, and insights to guide future investments.

12:35 p.m. CT/1:35 p.m. ET
Ask the Experts Panel: Shifts in Manufacturing and Material Management to Respond to a Global Pandemic

Jackie Grunwald – CIO, Advansix

Matt Ordish – Head of Product, SAP Solutions on Azure, Microsoft

Venkat Venkataramani- VP of the SAP NA Digital Supply Chain Center of Excellence, SAP Americas

Moderator: Thomas Wailgum – Communication Director, ASUG

Bring your questions for our experts during this live panel discussion.

Each day of ASUGFORWARD will close with a panel of experts. The theme of day two’s panel is shifting manufacturing and material management to respond to a global pandemic. Join supply chain and manufacturing leaders as they share insights and best practices for creating opportunity, driving efficiency, and embracing innovation during a time of complexity and change.

12:55 p.m. CT/1:55 p.m. ET
Surprise Guest Introduction and Closing Remarks

1:00 p.m. CT/2:00 p.m. ET
Surprise Musical Guest

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Please contact asugforward@asug.com to learn more.

Gold Sponsor:


Microsoft Azure
Capgemini


Protera Technologies

Silver Sponsors:


Mindset
Qlik
Noodle

Bronze Sponsors:


Hitachi
Movilitas
Loftware