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Mastering Supply Chain & Procurement with SAP Solutions

A vibrant community where Supply Chain, Procurement and IT people come together to have important conversations about optimising supply chain and procurement systems and processes, supply chain strategy and innovation. 3 days of hands-on workshops, case study lectures and demonstrations. Plus a plethora of networking opportunities and social gatherings. Designed to help each other pinpoint new and different ways to use SAP tools to streamline supply chain and procurement processes and to ultimately impact the overall success of businesses.

 

 

Thanks to our Amazing Speakers

 
  • richard

    Richard Howells

    VP of Go To Market – Extended Supply Chain,, SAP (USA)
     
    Internet of Things Across and Beyond the Digital Supply Chain

    The number of connected devices is expected to grow to 50-75 billion by 2020. The long-term impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) is huge. However, it is important for companies to adopt the first wave of IoT technologies now to capitalise on the opportunity and stay ahead of competition. This session will discuss: How SAP solutions for big data,...

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  • Umesh

    Umesh Sita

    Supply Chain Solution Manager, SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
     
    How Do You Enable True Integrated End-to-End Business Planning in a Digital Economy?

    Today, companies are facing increased supply chain risk due to economic uncertainty, escalating customer expectations, demand and supply variability.  To remain competitive, they must improve their ability to plan, analyse, and collaborate to help ensure long-term growth and profitability. A major focus for companies is to eliminate excess inventory and improve service.  In this session we will review SAP’s successes...

    Read more >
     
  • Mike mark

    Mike Raftery

    Partner, SCM Connections (USA)
     
    Network Optimisation in APO/IBP – Making the Most of Your Least

    Network optimisation utilising a bi-modal planning process has the potential to unlock capacity, find efficiencies and drop value straight to the bottom line.  In this presentation we will demonstrate exactly how to setup your supply chain planning applications to realise these values. Learn about network optimisation engine implementations at multiple clients over the years with a three step process: Simulate...

    Read more >
     
  • dawid

    Dawid Oelofse

    Supply Chain Executive, Dis-Chem Pharmacies (Pty) Ltd
     
    Optimising Warehousing for Retail Pharmacy

    Dis-Chem implemented SAP WM in 2009 to mainly service their closed network of stores. In 2013 a strategic decision was made to implement SAP EWM to deal with the growing demand created by the aggressive roll-out of the ever growing retail offering. Post the successful implementation of EWM, Dis-Chem have been actively challenging themselves by optimising our installation with additional functionality...

    Read more >
     
  • Carin

    Carin Hutchinson

    Supply Chain Manager, Kansai Plascon
     
    The Importance of Change Management When Implementing an Integrated System Like SAP

    In 2015 Kansai Plascon went live with SAP but very quickly realised that functional silos had a negative impact on their master data and business processes. Process data in the SAP system was a mess, customer service levels were declining, inventory levels were rising, people and functions continued to work outside the system on spreadsheets and legacy systems and management...

    Read more >
     
  • Eduano

    Eduardo Chagas

    SAP Transportation Management Principal Consultant and SAP Mentor, ITS Group (Brazil)
     
    Improve Financial Control with SAP Transportation Charge Management (TCM)

    If you are considering implementing the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) application, this session is for you. Learn how to Improve your financial control with SAP TCM (Transportation Charge Management). Understand and take control of your transport costs including base transport charges, fuel surcharges, demurrage, stop offs etc. Expand the visibility of charges by carrier; understand the pricing mechanisms. Use...

    Read more >
     
  • collin

    Collin Govender

    IT Application Manager, Vector Logistics (Pty) Ltd
     
    Voice Picking Integration with SAP WM

    Industry best practice has proven that voice technology will give the best ROI in the picking process. Noted improvements in productivity, order accuracy and user experience with pay pack generally being realised in 12 months. The presentation will cover the high level picking process using voice driven by SAP WM and how the technology and SAP WM solution work in...

    Read more >
     
  • Tim

    Tim Mclain

    Senior Manager – Warehousing & Inventory, Incitec Pivot Limited (Australia)
     
    Supply Chain Management – That Sticky Goo Holding Operations and Asset Management Together

    What a fantastic tool that we all have in SAP, now if we could only use it as it was designed and intended! And therein lies why we are all here. Getting the demand signal from the business through to the vendor and back to the business as per expectations if far easier said than done, but this you know,...

    Read more >
     
  • Wiso

    Wiso Mdlalo

    Group Procurement Manager, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (Pty) Ltd
     
    Collaborating to Create Value and Maximize Profits

    Procurement excellence means operating in an environment of strategic influence, to work in a function which has the full support of corporate leadership. Procurement can no longer work in isolation from the rest of the organisation and the people it serves. Learn how Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages have addressed procurement excellence in order for procurement to make a significant impact on the...

    Read more >
     
  • Shafiequah

    Shafiequa’h Valli

    Head: Procurement Operation, Nedbank Limited
     
    Nedbank’s Journey with Ariba

    In this session you will be given a first-hand account into how the face of procurement at Nedbank has changed through the adoption of Ariba. Learn about the Ariba business case, implementation hurdles, Cloud/On-Premise integration considerations, as well as warts and all feedback on the challenges, wins and key learnings experienced along the way.

     
  • cyril

    Cyril Rathogwa

    Senior Solution Specialist, SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
     
     
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    Peter Kerr

    Managing Director, Argon Supply Chain Solutions (Pty) Ltd
     
    Decode the Difference Between SAP WM and EWM

    The warehousing products that are provided by SAP are not new, but they are also not always well understood by all. The aim of this deep-dive session is to explain and detail the functionality available in the latest SAP EWM release and speak to the differences between ERP WM and EWM in general, also touching on elements of the WM...

    Read more >
     
  • Eric

    Eric Kreft

    Senior Business Applications Manager, AfriSam South Africa (Pty) Ltd
     
    Delivering Around 3500 Loads a Day with Standard (Almost!) SAP Technologies!

    How do you convince a business that was always too complex to use SAP for Sales, Dispatch and Logistics that SAP Standard is the simplest and most suitable solution? Learn how Afrisam took multiple SAP functions to previously Non-SAP users through standard SAP tools. Key takeaways include questions answered regarding whether the SAPGUI and SAP transactions can be simple to...

    Read more >
     
  • Estienne

    Estienne de Beer

    Keynote Speaker and Leadership Development Specialist
     
    Meerkat Motivation for the Marketplace

    Corporate companies can learn from the meerkat’s awe-inspiring capability to outsmart clever rivals and to build solid relationships. Never more apt in these times where competition has dramatically increased and the corporate battlefield has become more intensified, success in the workplace is a non-negotiable undertaking. In this wildly entertaining presentation, Estienne de Beer unlocks inspirational applications with practical business awareness. It...

    Read more >
     
  • Gerhard

    Gerhard Brown

    Principal Electrical Engineer, City of Cape Town
     
    Using Data Analytics to Solve Supply Chain Problems in Distributed Maintenance Environments

    With the implementation of SAP Plant Maintenance and SAP Material Management, the City of Cape Town has been able to optimise maintenance demand and inventory management by analysing the captured SAP data. Discover how SAP PM and SAP MM processes influence each other in maintenance environments and how SAP reporting and analytics can be used to optimise inventory management, work...

    Read more >
     
  • Hugo

    Hugo du Rand

    Head of Group Supply Chain, Scaw Metals Group
     
    SAP Supply Chain Coaching Programme: A Scaw Metals Case Study

    Scaw Metals identified a need for procurement and warehousing operational staff to get back-to-basics with SAP, and held the imperative to equip buyers and warehousing staff with standard SAP tools to improve customer satisfaction. They embarked on an SAP Supply Chain Coaching Programme, underpinned by the mantra: “Today’s work today”. Follow the supply chain team’s journey from frustration to invigoration,...

    Read more >
     
  • jesper3

    Jesper Waaben

    Senior Solution Advisor, SAP EMEA Center of Excellence – Digital Supply Chain & IoT, SAP SE (Ger)
     
    Supply Chain Control Tower – Using Real-Time Information to Manage Your Supply Chain KPI’s for Effective Performance

     
  • john

    John Dwyer

    Principal Consultant, Vesta Asia Pacific (AUS)
     
    The Asset Management to Supply Chain Interface – A View from the Asset Management Side

    As asset managers, we need our supply chain colleagues – in fact, we depend on them. But we don’t always a do a very good job of interacting with them, their systems and processes. Consequently they don’t always do a very good job of meeting our needs, and therein lies the foundation of a blame game as old as civilisation...

    Read more >
     
  • joseph

    Joseph Grobler

    Chief Executive Officer, Transform Value Consulting
     
    Your Problem is Not the Constant Changes to the Sales Forecast

    This session examines common and costly inefficiencies in supply chain management. Learn best business practices and guidelines to root out these inefficiencies using standard tools and reports within your current SAP ERP and Business Suite. This interactive session offers in-depth lessons on: best practices guaranteed to result in a more effective S&OP process; techniques others are using to improve customer service...

    Read more >
     
  • Juan

    Juan Ankiewicz

    Group Procurement and Inventory Manager, MacSteel Services Centres SA
     
    Targeting an Inventory Reduction with the SAP Functionality We Owned Already

    After implementation SAP, MacSteel discovered that there were a number of challenges that needed to be addressed. Data was no longer trusted; users preferred old systems and processes; some BU’s resisted the use of MRP because of supplier rolling dates; executives were not getting the data they needed and everyone was still working off spreadsheets. These challenges were addressed head-on...

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Why Attend

No other conference will offer you a more in-depth look at the latest solutions and strategies for the complex Supply Chain & Procurement issues you are faced with today. You will leave Mastering Supply Chain & Procurement with SAP Solutions with a network of supply chain & procurement professionals and experts who can help you year-round to drive value with SAP SC&P and improve your bottom line.

 
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Who Attends

Mastering Supply Chain & Procurement with SAP Solutions is specifically designed for individuals involved in supply chain and procurement  including leaders, managers, directors and other professionals who are responsible for leveraging their company’s SAP investments and other enabling technologies across the entire IT infrastructure.

 
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  • Craig Anderson

    "The energy and deliverance of the Mastering Plant Maintenance conference workshop was fantastic. The interaction of the individuals and knowledge sharing made the course enjoyable. The insights were in line with current thinking. Nice to have them confirmed."

    Craig Anderson - Business Improvement: SAP Project Manager, AngloGold Ashanti Limited
     
  • Ranesh Sidhlall

    "The learning continues long after the conference has finished. My mind is stimulated. I really enjoy the sharing and taking back the knowledge to apply at my workplace."

    Renesh Sidhlall - Head of SAP PM, Tronox KZN Sands
     
  • Trevor O'reil

    "The Mastering EAM with SAP Solutions Conference is such an eye opener. They have the best speakers with the most incredible knowledge"

    Trevor O’Reilly - Senior Planner, Sappi
     
  • Thulani

    "The one place where you get to learn and know what’s trending and new in the SAP EAM stream; from the SAP EAM roadmap, to new technologies like Asset Intelligence Network...the Eventful SAP EAM Annual conference is the place to be"

    Thulani Nyamane - WM Functional Architect, South32 (Pty) Ltd
     
 
 

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Internet of Things Across and Beyond the Digital Supply Chain

The number of connected devices is expected to grow to 50-75 billion by 2020. The long-term impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) is huge. However, it is important for companies to adopt the first wave of IoT technologies now to capitalise on the opportunity and stay ahead of competition. This session will discuss: How SAP solutions for big data, in-memory computing, predictive analytics, complex event processing and manufacturing integration and intelligence (MII) are making the IoT real today for customers; real-world examples of early-adopter SAP customers, how they have gained significant ROI by improving business processes and operational efficiencies and customer-driven innovation strategies for achieving high levels of innovation by creating new products, services, and business models.

How Do You Enable True Integrated End-to-End Business Planning in a Digital Economy?

Today, companies are facing increased supply chain risk due to economic uncertainty, escalating customer expectations, demand and supply variability.  To remain competitive, they must improve their ability to plan, analyse, and collaborate to help ensure long-term growth and profitability. A major focus for companies is to eliminate excess inventory and improve service.  In this session we will review SAP’s successes in helping companies to deploy inventory across the supply chain, meeting service level objectives at the lowest cost. Learn how the SAP Integrated Business Planning platform is evolving, and how this planning platform enables truly new business processes, in one planning environment with collaborative capabilities extending beyond the enterprise. Monitor the end-to-end supply chain and use predictive analytics to take action and address problems, even before they arise.  

Network Optimisation in APO/IBP – Making the Most of Your Least

Network optimisation utilising a bi-modal planning process has the potential to unlock capacity, find efficiencies and drop value straight to the bottom line.  In this presentation we will demonstrate exactly how to setup your supply chain planning applications to realise these values. Learn about network optimisation engine implementations at multiple clients over the years with a three step process: Simulate – Evaluate – Execute. This approach allows for both the development and implementation of these solutions and we will share these best practices including tips and tricks on running a successful project

Optimising Warehousing for Retail Pharmacy

Dis-Chem implemented SAP WM in 2009 to mainly service their closed network of stores. In 2013 a strategic decision was made to implement SAP EWM to deal with the growing demand created by the aggressive roll-out of the ever growing retail offering. Post the successful implementation of EWM, Dis-Chem have been actively challenging themselves by optimising our installation with additional functionality to drive efficiency across the supply chain. The introduction of functionality such as voice picking, integration to the Material Flow System, optimising picking and packaging materials, to name a few, have allowed them to cope with volumes beyond our imagination. In the search to constantly be better they’ve adapted Thomas Edison’s view that “We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.”

The Importance of Change Management When Implementing an Integrated System Like SAP

In 2015 Kansai Plascon went live with SAP but very quickly realised that functional silos had a negative impact on their master data and business processes. Process data in the SAP system was a mess, customer service levels were declining, inventory levels were rising, people and functions continued to work outside the system on spreadsheets and legacy systems and management was frustrated with the lack of good information to make business decisions. In this session Plascon will share how they achieved functional maturity through a unique change management drive.

Improve Financial Control with SAP Transportation Charge Management (TCM)

If you are considering implementing the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) application, this session is for you. Learn how to Improve your financial control with SAP TCM (Transportation Charge Management). Understand and take control of your transport costs including base transport charges, fuel surcharges, demurrage, stop offs etc. Expand the visibility of charges by carrier; understand the pricing mechanisms. Use the capability to improve contract negotiations and drive the next level of efficiency into your transport operation.

Voice Picking Integration with SAP WM

Industry best practice has proven that voice technology will give the best ROI in the picking process. Noted improvements in productivity, order accuracy and user experience with pay pack generally being realised in 12 months. The presentation will cover the high level picking process using voice driven by SAP WM and how the technology and SAP WM solution work in tandem to deliver integrated voice picking

Supply Chain Management – That Sticky Goo Holding Operations and Asset Management Together

What a fantastic tool that we all have in SAP, now if we could only use it as it was designed and intended! And therein lies why we are all here. Getting the demand signal from the business through to the vendor and back to the business as per expectations if far easier said than done, but this you know, so what is holding you back? Is it your people, your process, or your tools? Let’s discuss over the next couple of days and get things moving forward.

Collaborating to Create Value and Maximize Profits

Procurement excellence means operating in an environment of strategic influence, to work in a function which has the full support of corporate leadership. Procurement can no longer work in isolation from the rest of the organisation and the people it serves. Learn how Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages have addressed procurement excellence in order for procurement to make a significant impact on the business, resulting in improved time to market, customer satisfaction, improved productivity, risk management, return on investment and improved sourcing and talent management.

Decode the Difference Between SAP WM and EWM

The warehousing products that are provided by SAP are not new, but they are also not always well understood by all. The aim of this deep-dive session is to explain and detail the functionality available in the latest SAP EWM release and speak to the differences between ERP WM and EWM in general, also touching on elements of the WM and EWM Roadmaps, as well as how these are developing or not.

Delivering Around 3500 Loads a Day with Standard (Almost!) SAP Technologies!

How do you convince a business that was always too complex to use SAP for Sales, Dispatch and Logistics that SAP Standard is the simplest and most suitable solution? Learn how Afrisam took multiple SAP functions to previously Non-SAP users through standard SAP tools. Key takeaways include questions answered regarding whether the SAPGUI and SAP transactions can be simple to use; whether SAP ERP will work as a warehouse for “Big” Data and Analytics; how SAP can be integrated with Plant and other external systems without complexity or 3rd party interfaces; and whether a different approach to implementation works.

Meerkat Motivation for the Marketplace

Corporate companies can learn from the meerkat’s awe-inspiring capability to outsmart clever rivals and to build solid relationships. Never more apt in these times where competition has dramatically increased and the corporate battlefield has become more intensified, success in the workplace is a non-negotiable undertaking. In this wildly entertaining presentation, Estienne de Beer unlocks inspirational applications with practical business awareness. It incorporates a myriad of risk factors like attacking birds of prey and nocturnal burrowing creatures never seen before by many people.

Using Data Analytics to Solve Supply Chain Problems in Distributed Maintenance Environments

With the implementation of SAP Plant Maintenance and SAP Material Management, the City of Cape Town has been able to optimise maintenance demand and inventory management by analysing the captured SAP data. Discover how SAP PM and SAP MM processes influence each other in maintenance environments and how SAP reporting and analytics can be used to optimise inventory management, work planning and to improve the relationships between maintenance teams and supply chain staff

SAP Supply Chain Coaching Programme: A Scaw Metals Case Study

Scaw Metals identified a need for procurement and warehousing operational staff to get back-to-basics with SAP, and held the imperative to equip buyers and warehousing staff with standard SAP tools to improve customer satisfaction. They embarked on an SAP Supply Chain Coaching Programme, underpinned by the mantra: “Today’s work today”. Follow the supply chain team’s journey from frustration to invigoration, incorporating exceptional functionality and understanding of SAP tools already owned. Successes include increased staff co-operation and empowerment, reduction of housekeeping issues and realistic master data reflection.

The Asset Management to Supply Chain Interface – A View from the Asset Management Side

As asset managers, we need our supply chain colleagues – in fact, we depend on them. But we don’t always a do a very good job of interacting with them, their systems and processes. Consequently they don’t always do a very good job of meeting our needs, and therein lies the foundation of a blame game as old as civilisation itself. SAP provides functionality to bridge this gap, and with a well aligned setup of the system, data and processes, efficient business process flow can be delivered to address the Asset Management to Supply Chain integration areas we will look at in this keynote.

Your Problem is Not the Constant Changes to the Sales Forecast

This session examines common and costly inefficiencies in supply chain management. Learn best business practices and guidelines to root out these inefficiencies using standard tools and reports within your current SAP ERP and Business Suite. This interactive session offers in-depth lessons on: best practices guaranteed to result in a more effective S&OP process; techniques others are using to improve customer service while optimising inventory levels; supply chain phases required to ensure a fully integrated supply chain; better usilisation of MRP and master data settings to ensure effective forecasts, and integration routines that enhance process performance and reduce costs controlling unplanned over and under consumption of the sales forecast.

Targeting an Inventory Reduction with the SAP Functionality We Owned Already

After implementation SAP, MacSteel discovered that there were a number of challenges that needed to be addressed. Data was no longer trusted; users preferred old systems and processes; some BU’s resisted the use of MRP because of supplier rolling dates; executives were not getting the data they needed and everyone was still working off spreadsheets. These challenges were addressed head-on and unnecessary inventory was reduced by more than 20%, while keeping operating costs down and service levels up. This session will unveil standard SAP tools, techniques, and analysis MacSteel already owned and applied to achieve their objectives.