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Keynote

Opening Remarks

Tue · 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Geoff Scott - CEO, ASUG
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Join us as we kick off the Consumer Industries Forum and explore some of the trends and topics of interest for the retail and consumer products industries.
Keynote

Conference Welcome

Tue · 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Matt Laukaitis - SVP and General Manager, NA Consumer Industries, SAP
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Conference Welcome

Join us as we kick off the second full day of the Consumer Industries Forum and explore some of the trends and topics of interest for the retail and consumer products industries.
Keynote
  • Matt Laukaitis
    SVP and General Manager, NA Consumer Industries, SAP

Tue · Customer Keynote TBC
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Tue · Customer Myths that kill brands (no abstract)
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · Customer Myths that kill brands (no abstract)

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Transformation

Dole’s Transformational Journey to an Intelligent Enterprise

Tue · 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Sriram Nandiraju - Senior SAP Manager, Dole Packaged Foods LLC
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM

Dole’s Transformational Journey to an Intelligent Enterprise

Dole Packaged Foods walks through its transformational journey from having unsupported legacy software to be a highly respected organization in the CPG industry for technology innovation and its path towards becoming an intelligent enterprise. Hear about the technology footprint and successful initiatives:

  • Migration to SAP S/4HANA

  • SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics for real-time analytics

  • Predictive sales analytics using HANA

  • SAP Trade Management transformation

  • SAP Integrated Business Planning

  • SAP Service Cloud

  • Robotic process automation

  • Upgrading to SAP process orchestration for integration and reporting solutions through SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Analytics Cloud


Key drivers for successful transformation in terms of strategic vision, best-of-breed versus optimal footprint, and alignment to SAP product strategy will be discussed. Attendees will get to understand the enormous degree of transformation that an organization can undergo from having obsolete platforms, unsupported software, and complex integration architecture to be a leader in SAP technology stack with highly successful implementations and migrations.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Use SAP as a platform to accelerate innovation and implement best practices in the consumer products industry.

  • The SAP architecture and footprint enables a quantum lift in operational efficiencies in supply chain, finance, and sales and gives real-time analytics for the business to be more agile to market conditions.

  • Decrease the TCO and simplification of the IT footprint with minimum investment.

Track 1: Digital Transformation
  • Sriram Nandiraju
    Senior SAP Manager, Dole Packaged Foods LLC
Track 2: Operational Excellence

Case Study: Virtual Inventory Reservation Using Allocation at Levi Strauss & Co.

Tue · 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Katie Donnelly - Director, IT,, Levi Strauss & Co. Daniel Wilhelmi - VP, SCM Accelerators LLC
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM

Case Study: Virtual Inventory Reservation Using Allocation at Levi Strauss & Co.

Hear how Levi Strauss & Co., an apparel company with a long history of iconic products in the marketplace, implemented a global order allocation process and solution. Manually allocating constrained supply to orders after they had been confirmed to customers was not manageable in a growth environment. In addition, order confirmations via first-in first-out practices was not optimal for profitability and service-level targets. Learn how Levi Strauss & Co. and SCM Accelerators LLC designed and developed product allocation in SAP IS-AFS to model supply reservations during the order-taking process to check against actual size-level supply and customer allocation constraints at the style-color level. Hear about the implementation lessons learned and the company’s future plans for enabling product allocation in SAP S/4HANA Fashion Advanced Available-To-Promise (aATP).

Key Business Benefits:

  • Achieve interactive management of allocation quantities and the ability to make and execute real-time decisions. Flexible and fast response capabilities allow for changing demand and supply situations as well as strategic course corrections.

  • Strategically share supply shortfalls across the key customer base, providing better overall market penetration and a higher level of customer trust.

  • Improve inventory and working capital management to substantially reduce excess purchases and inventory channel markdowns.

Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Katie Donnelly
    Director, IT,, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Daniel Wilhelmi
    VP, SCM Accelerators LLC
Track 3: Customer Experience

Better Business Insights at TravelCenters of America

Tue · 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Dave Barnett - Applications Manager, TravelCenters of America Adesh Daryapurkar - Solution Architect, NSPRO
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM

Better Business Insights at TravelCenters of America

Historically, the TravelCenters of America (TA) business team had daily reports that it could not run due to the large amount of data needed to be queried. Many reports would time out or crash, especially if they were run across enterprise data. Due to the limitation on the amount of information teams could get in one report, TA had to run multiple reports and piece the information together in Microsoft Excel or Access. The information could not be generated in a timely fashion to make key business decisions. Additionally, the TA category managers had no market basket analysis capabilities despite having a large amount of data collected over the past decade. SAP Customer Activity Repository has now changed the way TA accesses and analyzes data. TA migrated its SAP POS Data Management and SAP BW/4HANA platform to the HANA-based SAP Customer Activity Repository platform and implemented various pre-built and self-service analytics capabilities. In addition, several new SAP technologies were enabled at TA, such as: SAP HANA, SAP Fiori, SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server, SAP BusinessObjects, and sales insights. These new tools were implemented in the cloud—TA’s first foray into adopting cloud technology for the SAP platform.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Improve assortment, pricing, inventory management, and margins by making better decisions using better and faster data. Inventory stockouts at stores are now visible immediately, enabling quick actions to improve in-stock positions and increase sales.

  • Perform market basket analysis, enabling better decisions on promotions and pricing strategies.

  • Set foundation for TA’s analytics platform of the future.

Track 3: Customer Experience
  • Dave Barnett
    Applications Manager, TravelCenters of America
  • Adesh Daryapurkar
    Solution Architect, NSPRO
12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Transformation

Learn How Crocs Rocks Technology Projects with Business Collaboration and Hybrid Project Management

Tue · 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
Shelly Gordon - Manager of IT, Corporate Applications, Crocs
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM

Learn How Crocs Rocks Technology Projects with Business Collaboration and Hybrid Project Management

Learn how Crocs is closing the gap between IT and business priorities and enabling continuous delivery of technology with a hybrid project management approach. In this session, you’ll hear how Crocs aligns IT and business leadership in identification and prioritization of technology enhancements to drive business process optimization and reduce pain points. Hear how we blend project management methods to deliver projects from small to large. The journey is still a work in progress, as any Agile endeavor should be, but there are lessons to learn in Crocs’ journey so far and the unique path we’ve taken.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Improved collaboration between business and IT teams

  • Ability to adapt to changing business priorities

  • Effectively blend Agile and traditional project management methods

Track 1: Digital Transformation
  • Shelly Gordon
    Manager of IT, Corporate Applications, Crocs
Track 2: Operational Excellence

Creating Digital Trust with Blockchain in Multi-Party Collaboration

Tue · 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
Tony Costa - SVP and CIO, Bumble Bee Foods Ganesh Wadwadigi - Chief Solution Expert, Blockchain for Supply Chain, SAP
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM

Creating Digital Trust with Blockchain in Multi-Party Collaboration

By their very nature, supply chains involve multiple companies working together to deliver end products to their consumers. In this presentation, learn how Bumble Bee Foods is leveraging blockchain for enhanced food traceability, safety, and sustainability across all stakeholders in its supply chain.
Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Tony Costa
    SVP and CIO, Bumble Bee Foods
  • Ganesh Wadwadigi
    Chief Solution Expert, Blockchain for Supply Chain, SAP
Track 3: Customer Experience

Return on Experience: Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience Starts with the Workforce

Tue · 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
Autumn Krauss - VP, Human Capital Research, SAP SuccessFactors Riccardo Donelli - Partner, PwC Experience Play, PwC
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM

Return on Experience: Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience Starts with the Workforce

In-store customer experience is the opportunity for retailers to differentiate from pure e-commerce channels. To succeed with delivering an awesome customer experience, the in-store workforce needs to be engaged and living its own positive employee experience. The workers need to be more knowledgeable about products than the customers and must have access to the most up-to-date content and information. Providing employees with a robust and engaging digital platform that is accessible on any device gives them the ability to stay informed and create a memorable (and positive) in-store experience for customers. In this session, we will explore the link between an engaged and knowledgeable workforce, customer experience, and in-store revenue, which we call the “return on experience.”

Key Business Benefits:

  • Improved customer experience

  • Improved employee experience

  • Reduced employee turnover and speed of onboarding

Track 3: Customer Experience
  • Autumn Krauss
    VP, Human Capital Research, SAP SuccessFactors
  • Riccardo Donelli
    Partner, PwC Experience Play, PwC
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
SAP Industry Innovation Awards
2:15 PM - 2:50 PM
Keynote
Keynote

The Experience Economy Revolution

Tue · 2:15 PM - 2:50 PM
Dustin Garis - Chief Troublemaker, Garis Innovation
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 2:15 PM - 2:50 PM

The Experience Economy Revolution

As the Chinese proverb states, “Hearing something a thousand times is less impactful than experiencing it once.” So why is our primary focus on brand messages instead of brand experiences? There’s a shift taking place. Leading brands from Coca-Cola to Mr. Clean have stopped talking about their brands and now focus on experiences that get people to live their brands. This is the single largest white-space opportunity for brands to grow: real life. Taking your brand off the shelf and out of media to authentically enrich people’s lives generates the highest level of loyalty, advocacy, and sales.
Keynote
  • Dustin Garis
    Chief Troublemaker, Garis Innovation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Industry Information Sessions
Track 1: Digital Transformation

SAP Road Map: Consumer Products Industry

Tue · 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harris Fogel - Global VP, Consumer Products, SAP
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SAP Road Map: Consumer Products Industry

Learn about the latest planned innovations from the SAP Consumer Products team and how the intelligent enterprise comes to life through the SAP Consumer Products solution portfolio. This session will provide an overview of the latest consumer products, cloud, and machine learning offerings currently being developed.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Understand the vision for the intelligent enterprise in consumer products.

  • Learn about the latest innovation strategy for our consumer products solution development.

  • Hear about upcoming solution capabilities and product road maps.

Track 1: Digital Transformation
  • Harris Fogel
    Global VP, Consumer Products, SAP
Track 2: Operational Excellence

SAP Road Map: Retail Industry

Tue · 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kristin Howell - Global VP, Retail Solution Management
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SAP Road Map: Retail Industry

Learn about the latest planned innovations from the SAP for Retail team and how the intelligent enterprise comes to life through the SAP for Retail solution portfolio. This session will provide an overview of the latest retail, cloud, and machine learning offerings currently being developed.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Understand the vision for the intelligent enterprise in retail.

  • Learn about the latest innovation strategy for our retail solution development.

  • Hear about upcoming solution capabilities and product road maps.

Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Kristin Howell
    Global VP, Retail Solution Management
Track 3: Customer Experience

Industry Transformation in Consumer Products

Tue · 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mark Osborn - VP, Strategy and Operations, Consumer Products Industry Business Unit, SAP
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Industry Transformation in Consumer Products

The consumer products industry has seen more change in the past five years than it saw in the preceding 50 years. The potential for disruption in the next five years may be even more profound. In this session, gain an industry perspective on how these market shifts are creating both new challenges and substantial opportunities for consumer products companies to reach, engage, and serve consumers. Understand how SAP is helping real consumer products organizations capitalize on these market dynamics, both to optimize and extend existing business processes in an effort to drive efficiency and differentiation. You’ll learn how to develop new, next-generation business process to fuel new growth opportunities.
Track 3: Customer Experience
  • Mark Osborn
    VP, Strategy and Operations, Consumer Products Industry Business Unit, SAP
4:10 PM - 5:15 PM
Keynote

Tue · Doing Good Abstract missing
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Tue, Oct 2, 2018 · Doing Good Abstract missing

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Breakfast and Exhibition Viewing
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Keynotes
Keynote

Conference Welcome

Thu · 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Matt Laukaitis - SVP and General Manager, NA Consumer Industries, SAP
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Conference Welcome

Join us as we kick off the second full day of the Consumer Industries Forum and explore some of the trends and topics of interest for the retail and consumer products industries.
Keynote
  • Matt Laukaitis
    SVP and General Manager, NA Consumer Industries, SAP

Thu · Matt L Keynote (missing abstract)
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · Matt L Keynote (missing abstract)

Keynote

Digitally Transforming the Retail Customer Experience Through Employee Experience

Thu · 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Autumn Krauss - VP, Human Capital Research, SAP SuccessFactors
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Digitally Transforming the Retail Customer Experience Through Employee Experience

With disruption in the retail industry at an all-time high, retailers are looking to differentiate by providing customers with the best experience possible. Employees are the foundation of that strategy. However, to execute this strategy, retailers need to rethink how they hire, manage, and develop their workforces to deliver exceptional customer experiences. In this interactive session, you will learn key findings from research in workforce psychology that inform new and innovative practices that retailers are implementing to change the employee experience of retail workers. This session will explore the role technology is playing in reshaping both the employee and customer experience and share examples of how retail companies are transforming their operational and workforce practices, resulting in good jobs for employees, great service for customers, and superior returns for business owners and investors.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Improved customer engagement

  • Improved employee retention

  • More efficient operations

Keynote
  • Autumn Krauss
    VP, Human Capital Research, SAP SuccessFactors
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Transformation

Lessons Learned from Tapestry’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Thu · 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Suketu Patel - Director, Information Security, Tapestry, Inc.
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM

Lessons Learned from Tapestry’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Join this session to see how North America’s first S/4HANA 1709 live system detects, manages and prevent access risk violations and reduce unauthorized access to Tapestry's data using SAP GRC 12. During this session we will also cover lessons learned, tip and techniques from the upgrade process.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Hear about key considerations for S/4HANA security

  • Learn what's new with GRC 12.0, the end-user experience, and the road ahead

  • Technical and infrastructure pre-requisites for the upgrade, as well as lessons learned

Track 1: Digital Transformation
  • Suketu Patel
    Director, Information Security, Tapestry, Inc.
Track 2: Operational Excellence

How Callaway Golf Drives Intelligent Order Promising

Thu · 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Manish Rathi - Senior Principal, Callaway Golf Company
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM

How Callaway Golf Drives Intelligent Order Promising

Learn how Callaway Golf drives business performance with advanced available to promise capabilities with SAP APO Global Available to Promise (GATP). In this session, you’ll hear the business challenges and get insight into why Callaway Golf selected SAP APO GATP as part of their corporate roadmap for enabling advanced ATP capabilities. You’ll hear how the organization optimized its customs make-to-order process with rules-based and multi-level ATP. Learn how Product Allocation is used for constrained supply protection by key account system demonstration to provide an in-depth look of the enterprise SAP solution.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Ability to provide more reliable promise and delivery dates based on network supply visibility in real-time.

  • Improved customer service levels; prioritization of business priorities and key account strategies with Allocation Management.

  • Improved inventory turns and utilization (Finished Goods and Components) in our order fulfillment processes with intelligent, automated, rules-based supply assignment.

Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Manish Rathi
    Senior Principal, Callaway Golf Company

Thu · Amazon?
12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Transformation

From Wholesaler to Retailer: Coty’s 15-Week Journey

Thu · 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
Kenneth Hoffman - Director IM, Enterprise Integration Office at Coty Inc. Johann Grassi - SAP Retail Solution Architect, Beyond Technologies
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM

From Wholesaler to Retailer: Coty’s 15-Week Journey

Coty, one of the world’s leading beauty companies with a portfolio of leading brands, has chosen SAP S/4HANA Retail, SAP Customer Activity Repository, and SAP GK POS to launch its retail business for its consumer beauty division. With the support of Beyond Technologies, this application landscape was implemented in only 15 weeks, on time for the opening of its first COVERGIRL store just before the busy holiday season in November of last year. Coty is the perfect example of how SAP can rapidly support an enterprise diversifying its activities with new business and distribution models. This presentation will discuss how Coty leveraged SAP Best Practices along with Beyond’s Retail Accelerator to set up a strong retail foundation that will allow the organization to scale its retail business across additional locations and brands.

The following subtopics will be covered:

  • Coty’s story and background

  • From wholesale to retail operations: a challenging mission

  • Why Coty chose SAP and Beyond Technologies

  • Project scope and timeline

  • Coty’s experience with SAP S/4HANA Retail, SAP Customer Activity Repository, and SAP GK POS

  • Business outcomes

  • Lessons learned

  • Next phase with Coty’s other brands


Key Business Benefits:

  • Coty can now benefit from a comprehensive retail core that will allow the company to scale and open other stores for a fraction of the cost.

  • Coty can expand its retail and omnichannel capabilities to its other brands.

  • Thanks to a smooth integration of SAP GK POS and SAP Customer Activity Repository with SAP S/4HANA Retail, this solution fully automates all in-store business processes and operations.

Track 1: Digital Transformation
  • Kenneth Hoffman
    Director IM, Enterprise Integration Office at Coty Inc.
  • Johann Grassi
    SAP Retail Solution Architect, Beyond Technologies
Track 2: Operational Excellence

Simplifying Shop Floor Complexity by Integrating with SAP S/4HANA

Thu · 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
Dave Elmer - Director, Enterprise Supply Chain, Hunter Douglas Rajasekhar Matukumalli - Manager, Deloitte
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM

Simplifying Shop Floor Complexity by Integrating with SAP S/4HANA

At Hunter Douglas, there was a disconnect between ERP and shop floor, resulting in anomalies in business processes and very limited control parameters that caused inconsistency in its overall enterprise-wide manufacturing functionalities. High-complexity product models and disparate shop floor systems with a local instance at each site necessitated Hunter Douglas to consider a global shop floor system integrated with the SAP S/4HANA enterprise solution. This allowed connectivity to a single source of data and supported by a common platform for label printing and equipment integration.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Simplified approach to application maintenance

  • Global and scalable design

  • Quicker product launch

Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Dave Elmer
    Director, Enterprise Supply Chain, Hunter Douglas
  • Rajasekhar Matukumalli
    Manager, Deloitte

Thu · TBC
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Women Connect Luncheon

Thu · 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Women Connect Luncheon

Please join us for the inaugural Women Connect luncheon at the Consumer Industries Forum. ASUG Women Connect exists to help women in SAP technology visualize and inspire success. By bringing together a multitude of thought leaders and seasoned professionals, this group will take a deep dive into hot-button issues experienced throughout all organizations. In addition to the digital journey, discussions will also include diversity, navigating complex work environments, and balancing a successful career with personal life.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Transformation

Deep Dive and Q&A: BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Digital Transformation Journey

Thu · 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Suraj Pabbathi - Senior Application Development Analyst, BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. Sherri Courtney - Lead IT SAP Program Analyst, BJ's Wholesale Club
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Deep Dive and Q&A: BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Digital Transformation Journey

Join this session to hear about the digital transformation of BJ’s Wholesale Club. The session will cover the wholesale distribution process at BJ’s using SAP Customer Activity Repository as a retail foundation element. Using point-of-sale data transfer and audit (POSDTA), BJ’s was able to trickle sales in real time from 215-plus stores and 133 gas stations and aggregate, audit, and distribute the sales to report revenue and adjust the inventory, allowing the business to plan and procure. Learn how the organization created offers and managed ads efficiently with single view for merchandising, marketing, and advertising. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask the team questions about the digital transformation journey.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Point-of-sale data and auditing of sales

  • Promotional management for retail

  • Unified demand forecasting based on demand influence factor

Track 1: Digital Transformation
  • Suraj Pabbathi
    Senior Application Development Analyst, BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc.
  • Sherri Courtney
    Lead IT SAP Program Analyst, BJ's Wholesale Club
Track 2: Operational Excellence

Carhartt SAP S/4HANA Fashion Transformation

Thu · 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Chad Poe - Senior Manager of Solutions Delivery, Carhartt, Inc. Jenny Hall - Director of Project Catalyst, Carhartt Inc.
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Carhartt SAP S/4HANA Fashion Transformation

Join us to learn about Carhartt's journey through the SAP S/4HANA for fashion transformation. This session will cover:

  • Why this is so much more than SAP S/4HANA

  • The beginning of the project; where we started

  • Carhartt’s implementation approach

  • Current status; where we are

  • What's next


Key Business Benefits:

  • Improved customer experience

  • End-to-end process improvement

  • Greater visibility within and across the organization

Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Chad Poe
    Senior Manager of Solutions Delivery, Carhartt, Inc.
  • Jenny Hall
    Director of Project Catalyst, Carhartt Inc.

Thu · NSPRO (content missing)
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2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Track Sessions
Track 1: Digital Transformation

Deep Dive and Q&A: BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Digital Transformation Journey

Thu · 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Suraj Pabbathi - Senior Application Development Analyst, BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. Sherri Courtney - Lead IT SAP Program Analyst, BJ's Wholesale Club
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Deep Dive and Q&A: BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Digital Transformation Journey

Join this session to hear about the digital transformation of BJ’s Wholesale Club. The session will cover the wholesale distribution process at BJ’s using SAP Customer Activity Repository as a retail foundation element. Using point-of-sale data transfer and audit (POSDTA), BJ’s was able to trickle sales in real time from 215-plus stores and 133 gas stations and aggregate, audit, and distribute the sales to report revenue and adjust the inventory, allowing the business to plan and procure. Learn how the organization created offers and managed ads efficiently with single view for merchandising, marketing, and advertising. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask the team questions about the digital transformation journey.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Point-of-sale data and auditing of sales

  • Promotional management for retail

  • Unified demand forecasting based on demand influence factor

Track 1: Digital Transformation
  • Suraj Pabbathi
    Senior Application Development Analyst, BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc.
  • Sherri Courtney
    Lead IT SAP Program Analyst, BJ's Wholesale Club
Track 2: Operational Excellence

Tyson Foods’ Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Leveraging SAP Integrated Business Planning Cloud-Based Solution

Thu · 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Supriya Thorbole - Senior Manager, Tyson Foods, Inc. Jagjeet Singh - Senior Manager, Deloitte
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

Tyson Foods’ Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Leveraging SAP Integrated Business Planning Cloud-Based Solution

Learn how Tyson Foods leveraged SAP Integrated Business Planning to consolidate its vast supply chain network onto a harmonized, scalable supply chain planning platform. The discussion will outline the business and solution challenges of merging disparate business units and planning philosophies across its prepared foods and poultry units, creating a synergized supply chain operating model with common processes. Hear about the problems faced in integrating SAP Integrated Business Planning with multiple legacy execution systems and how to solve them. Realize the complexities of implementing cloud-based supply chain planning tools into a highly mature, execution-focused planning organization. Discover how Tyson addressed the common issues faced in a time-series-based planning application while handling short-term planning problems such as deployment and shelf life. Find out the key change management aspects of migrating from national-level planning to a regional-level planning model to enable a distribution network of the future to unlock “produce from anywhere” and “distribute from anywhere” capabilities.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Prepared foundation to achieve more than $250 million savings through rollout of the distribution network of the future

  • Developed a platform for the organization to grow, sustain, and deliver to its customers on time and in full, more than 98%

  • Integrated planning processes for the entire organization on a common, scalable planning platform (i.e., SAP Integrated Business Planning)

Track 2: Operational Excellence
  • Supriya Thorbole
    Senior Manager, Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Jagjeet Singh
    Senior Manager, Deloitte

Thu · NSPRO continued
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · NSPRO continued

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Thu · Missing Abstract
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019 · Missing Abstract

Fireside Chat

Moving Closer to Consumers: What Does it Mean for Your Supply Chain? A Fireside Chat

Thu ·
Praful Karanth - Industry Executive Advisor for Retail and Supply Chain, SAP
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Moving Closer to Consumers: What Does it Mean for Your Supply Chain? A Fireside Chat

Join this fireside chat-style keynote session to hear executive perspectives from supply chain leaders on their unique industry challenges and priorities in the face of evolving global economic, social, and consumer trends.
Fireside Chat
  • Praful Karanth
    Industry Executive Advisor for Retail and Supply Chain, SAP
5:05 PM
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