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SAP Inventory Optimization Summit 2014

Thorsten Raab

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, March 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

SAP Inventory Optimization Summit 2014

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Summit Goals:

Make Inventory Controlling a Competitive Advantage

Competing in the global market requires manufacturing companies to maintain optimum inventory levels, keep storage costs minimal, and consistently providing a high service level. Many will look into more cost-effective solutions while also inspecting inventory processes which quickly produces cost savings with relatively little effort.

To help get the most value out of your software, SAP developed the Inventory Optimization Service package. Blue Harbors and SAP’s Inventory Optimization Summit will train you to maximize profit by using SAP’s inventory add-on tools to fully optimize your inventory processes. 

Have you developed the right inventory strategy for your company?


What You’ll Learn:

▶ Forecast Optimization - For Precise Sales Performance Forecasting:

- Analysis of forecasting processes, development of forecasting models, suggestions to ensure highly accurate forecasts.

▶ Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Optimization – For Reduced Inventory Levels while still Retaining the Same Degree of Availability:

- In-depth analysis of the MRP processes, definition of the optimum MRP strategies, focus on materials that are highly significant from a logistics perspective

▶ Production Optimization – For a High Utilization of Production Capacity at a Lower Cost:

- Improved information about production dates in production planning, increased delivery performance, and optimized material availability.

▶ Best-in-Class Logistics Controlling - Optimizing Inventory Controlling in SAP ERP

- See how other customer do inventory controlling in ERP, which key figures are used, and how they analyze their service levels on sales orders, sales order items, materials and customers on different aggregation levels


Who Should Attend:

• Companies that run SAP and are interested in improving existing logistics processes and gaining a competitive edge in their industry.

• Consulting firms interested in learning about SAP’s suite of inventory optimization solutions

• Thought leaders and innovators who work with SAP on a regular basis


2014 IO Summit Agenda

  27 MARCH 2014

09:00 Event Check-in

09:30-10:00 Welcome – State of Inventory Optimization
Thorsten Raab, Blue Harbors

10:00-10:45 Inventory Optimization with SAP – Overview
Correct Master Data Management for Inventory Optimization
Best Practice Forecasting & MRP Planning Methods
Project approach for an Inventory Optimization Project
Marc Hoppe, SAP

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Consulting Solutions for SAP ERP – Live Demo Part 1
Add on tools for MRP related Master data optimization
Increase master data quality with Ruled based master data maintenance
Marc Hoppe, SAP

11:30-12:15 Effective Materials Planning with SAP ERP
Uwe Goehring, bigbyte

12:15-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-13:45 Consulting Solutions for SAP ERP – Live Demo Part 2
Add on tools for MRP optimization & Simulation
New functions for daily planning activities in ERP
Marc Hoppe, SAP 

13:45-14:30 Aligning Sales with Production
Uwe Goehring, bigbyte 

14:30-15:00 Q&A and Break

15:00-6:00 Workshop on SAP’s Addon Tools
Marc Hoppe, SAP

16:00 End of Day 1

   28 MARCH 2014

08:30-09:30 Networking over Coffee & Pastries

09:30-10:45 IO Case Study
Learn how the MRP monitor and inventory cockpit are helping cut the inventory value, keep service levels high, increase the transparency of KPI’s and reduce the number of manual analytics.
Marc Hoppe, SAP

10:45-11:30 Effective Capacity Planning in SAP
Uwe Goehring, bigbyte 

11:30-12:15 Integrating Parcel Shipping with SAP
How to save time & money and exceed customers expectations by integrating shipping and parcel tracking functionality.
Josh Riff, Blue Harbors 

12:15-13:00 Break

13:00-13:45 Consulting Solutions for SAP ERP – Live Demo Part 3
Add on tools for inventory controlling, Add on tools for capacity planning
Marc Hoppe, SAP 

13:45-14:30 Q&A

14:30 End of Summit


 Featured Speakers

      Supply Chain & Logistics, SAP Germany                              

                    MARC HOPPE                                     UWE GOEHRING

                    Supply Chain & Logistics,                        President & Founder, 

                SAP Germany                                      bigbyte Software


             THORSTEN RAAB                               JOSH RIFF

             Director, SAP Logistics                          Director, SAP Logistics & Supply

             Optimization Solutions,                         Chain Management

            Blue Harbors Corporation                      Blue Harbors Corporation             

2014 IO Summit Sponsors   



Have questions about SAP Inventory Optimization Summit 2014? Contact Thorsten Raab

When & Where

Courtyard Marriott San Francisco Downtown
299 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, March 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Thorsten Raab

Thorsten Raab, project manager and senior logistics SAP consultant, co-founded Blue Harbors with partner Josh Riff in 2001.  In addition to providing clients with executive SAP consultancy Thorsten Raab oversees the day-to-day operations of Blue Harbors, such as management of marketing, personnel and client service.  Thorsten has more than a decade’s-worth of SAP product and technology expertise.  During this time he worked with a wide variety of well-known companies, including OfficeMax, Amgen, Bosch, Sony, Hewlett Packard, Adaptec and IBM. Thorsten has completed projects in the United States, Europe and Asia.  Thorsten Raab earned his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Logistics from the University of Frankfurt/Giessen in Germany.  He has been an SAP-certified consultant for more than a decade.

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