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Sapphire is just a few days away! In case you have not yet created your personal agenda in the agenda builder, have a look at these 5 must-see customer sessions from a Supply Chain Planning perspective and decide how you can make the most of your experience at this year’s SAPPHIRE and ASUG conference. For top Logistics sessions, click here.


DAY 2 (Wednesday)

Get to know Fossils’ approach to inventory planning using SAP Digital Response and Supply Management Session AFF8346

May 17 at 12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Fossil will provide a demonstration of inventory planning using SAP Digital Response and Supply Management and draft how they designed an inventory balancing mechanism to support the execution of the plan and how they were able to transform their supply chain characterized by long lead time, short product lifecycle, and high seasonality, all using SAP Supply Chain Management. We are looking for dialogue with other companies on their best practices and approaches to production implementations.


Microsoft Corp: Make Direct Category Sourcing and Supply Chain Collaboration Future Ready Session BA43655

May 17 at 1:00 p.m. - 01:20 p.m.

Hear how Microsoft Corporation runs its entire source-to-settle process using SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration and SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing solutions linked to its SAP ERP and supply chain optimization applications. Also, learn how disruptive technologies like machine learning and blockchain can transform interactions with direct spend suppliers.


TOP SESSION: Attend Hans Thalbauer’s panel discussion with reknown IBP customers and global industry leaders like Colgate-Palmolive, Monsanto and CET on how to achieve maximum agility with Integrated Business Planning Session BA46875

May 17 at 02:00 p.m. - 02:40 p.m.

Simplify supply chain planning and keep up with complex, fast-moving markets. Align strategic, financial, and commercial goals. Hear firsthand how global industry leaders like Colgate-Palmolive, Monsanto, and Corning Environmental Technologies (CET) are becoming real-time enterprises with the cloud-based SAP Integrated Business Planning solution.


DAY 3 (Thursday)

Learn from Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s journey of digital transformation Session SCM8361

May 18 at 12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.

We will present the implementation of the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution, running on the SAP HANA platform, including the scope and approach used at HPE which embarked on a journey to transform their supply chain planning capabilities by adopting the software for real-time, integrated, flexible planning. We will then dive into the key lessons learned and success factors needed for a successful implementation.


Road Map: SAP Integrated Business Planning Session SCM6950

May 18 at 02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Find out how supply chain planning solutions from SAP take advantage of digitization (cloud, IoT, Big Data, and networks) to unlock new opportunities for integrated business planning. This session will outline the newest innovations and road maps for SAP Integrated Business Planning applications, covering sales and operations planning, demand planning and demand sensing, inventory optimization, response management, supply planning, exception handling, and end-to-end visibility features.