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This sample agenda features recommendations to help you identify key sessions in procurement.

Day 1: Tuesday, Sept. 19
Description
Start
End
Registration
8:00 am
4:30 pm
Breakfast
8:00 am
9:00 am
ASUG CEO Geoff Scott will share his thoughts on the current state of B2B connections and value chains, the challenges and opportunities ahead for SAP customers, and how ASUG will help you navigate the road ahead.
9:00 am
10:15 am
SAP Integrated Business Planning for Response and Supply Review (SCM1001)
Take a deeper look into SAP’s next-generation supply chain planning cloud offering: SAP Integrated Business Planning for response and supply. This session will cover the supply and allocations response processes. Learn about the new capabilities from the recent releases and get a detailed review of the road maps for SAP Integrated Business Planning going forward.
10:30 am
11:30 am
Lunch
11:30 pm
1:00 pm
SAP S/4HANA Real-Time Analytics: Procurement and KPI Modeler (SCM4002)
Eliminate the long cycle of data prep and realize how embedded analytics adds value to your digital enterprise. Consistent user experience across all analytical use cases will help with early adoptions and increase user acceptance and efficiency. Utilize the KPI Modeler to easily create and modify SAP Fiori apps and tiles for Procurement analytics. Measure the effectiveness of your processes in real-time with standard KPIs. Learn how SAP S/4HANA analytics will craft a personal dashboard experience — the fast way. Attend this session to: Process, evaluate, visualize, act – all in one dashboard, explore the capabilities of SAP Fiori app-based procurement analytics, and customize reports in the KPI Modeler
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Procurement Release Procedures in ERP and Integration with Cloud Procurement (SCM3003)
The key to successful use of release strategies for ERP Procurement is to ensure the process is simplified for all. Understanding the key concepts is important in how release procedures are designed, developed, utilized, and maintained. It’s never too late to consider a simple re-design. This session will cover: The key to keeping strategies simple and sustainable, challenges such as plant maintenance requisitions, maintenance, repair, overhaul, replenishment; integration to cloud procurement tools, and design, maintain, tips and tricks
2:15 pm
3:15 pm
Global Filing and Duty Minimization: AbbVie Expands Supply Chain Footprint (SCM2004)
This joint KPMG and AbbVie presentation focuses on SAP Global Trade Services (SAP GTS) deployment to communicate with customs in the U.S., Ireland, Germany, and Italy. This project capitalized on its prior global rollout of SAP GTS and includes: First integration between SAP GTS and Irish customs for self-filing, first integration to U.S. customs within the new Automated Commercial Environment with Partner. Government Agency data elements simplifying master data process, integration of Union Customs Code Inward Processing (IP) management, and visibility and control of manufacturing and R&D locations.
3:30 pm
4:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Located in Exhibit Hall
4:30 pm
6:00 pm
Day 2: Wednesday, Sept. 20
Description
Start
End
Registration
8:00 am
4:30 am
Breakfast
8:00 am
9:00 am
There is no doubt that supply chains are changing fast. Dave Malenfant will address the trends, challenges, and opportunities of transforming supply chains to face the digital world. He will look at the impact of disruptive trends that are transforming supply chains from the traditional “push” supply chain to the resiliency of the “pull” supply chain. Dave will speak on how innovation is driving the need to have better customer linkage in all “links” of the supply chain. Supply chain complexity, technology and innovation, and the balanced scorecard will be highlighted as drivers of the new supply chain.
9:00 am
10:15 am
Visualize the Future of Supply Chain, Now (SCM2005)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has one of the world’s largest supply chains, in which a computer, printer, or server is produced and shipped every 15 seconds globally. Key takeaways for attendees would be to strategize their existing supply chain processes, evaluate them for simplification and digitization, and build a business case for SAP S/4HANA Integrated Business Planning. This session will also discuss strategies for adaptive business processes, real-time analytics, and embedded collaboration with partners.
10:30 am
11:30 am
Lunch
11:30 am
1:00 pm
Resistance Is Futile: Options for SAP HANA Model Analysis and Visualization in Excel (WD5006)
Despite the abundance of quality SAP business intelligence analysis and visualization tools and the efforts of forward thinking BI practitioners to drive their adoption, the bond between the analyst community and their beloved Excel spreadsheets remains strong. Instead of inviting acrimony, there are ways to accommodate that need while still harnessing the power of SAP HANA-driven solutions. SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for Excel, native connections, and data extraction via Microsoft Power Query are all viable options.
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Find Cost-Saving Opportunities with Custom-Made Metrics in Weeks Instead of Months (SCM4007)
Bring procurement into the spotlight and highlight key areas of improvement, all without investing in new software. Learn the approach to deliver insights quicker while avoiding pitfalls that derail many reporting projects. This session will review several examples of reports and how they can be applied to your business for cost savings. Attendees will receive a best practices guide to apply to their business.
2:15 pm
3:15 pm
Digital Transformation with the Internet of Things (WD5008)
For over 40 years, SAP has been helping customers map their journey through digital transformation. The Internet of Things has the potential to drive the largest segment of growth in new business value with the right solution infrastructure. SAP can help you know where opportunities exist, evolve your business processes to take action, and create new business value and ecosystem advantages in wholesale distribution.
3:30 pm
4:30 pm
Day 3: Thursday, Sept. 21
Description
Start
End
Registration
8:00 am
12:45 pm
Breakfast
8:00 am
9:00 am
In all our discussion of the digital future’s imminent arrival and ASUG’s role as supply chains face the challenges and opportunities that come with it, an important question arises: What are ASUG members doing right now to prepare for the digital future? Join David Wascom, CIO at Summit Electric and a former member of the ASUG board of directors, for a discussion with ASUG customer members about their supply chain innovations, lessons learned, and road maps for how SAP and ASUG fit into the future of supply chain at their organizations.
9:00 am
10:15 am
Procure to Pay Configuration in SAP (SCM2009)
After the session, participants will be able to: Configure purchasing organization, plant(s), and purchasing group(s), define number ranges for PR and PO, as well as document type for PR and PO, release strategies for PR and PO, set up Vendor Master Record, movement type for GR, and Invoice Document Type and number ranges, and maintain default tax code.
10:15 am
12:30 pm
Conference Ends
12:30 pm
12:30 pm