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Some Insights from Attendee Feedback in Milan

by Marcy Rizzo

April 29, 2010

By Marcy Rizzo

It is so interesting each season to review attendee evaluations from the SAP Insider SCM, PLM, Procurement and Manufacturing events. There is a great deal of insight to gain as to what people find interesting, useful, and how they might take advantage of what they learned back home. Although I’m barely into the stack of “evals” on my desk awaiting review, I want to share what is already proving to be a  “trend,” or an area of common interest, according to our attendees.

 A number of people commented that the session that SAP delivered, titled:

“How to transform your manufacturing operations into an integrated internal and external single, responsive network,” was valuable and interesting. This confirms the market research we’ve conducted, which concludes that lead times and driving inventories down are directly connected to breaking down functional silos. This includes the implementation of processes, and tools that increase process transparency, and data integration.

This session; “How to transform...,” showed a demo on how to create push-based and pull-based (demand driven) build orders, and included a deep dive into the integration of SAP ERP, SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO), SAP Supply Network Collaboration (SAP SNC), and SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) applications.

When I prepare the 2011 season “Call for Proposals,” I think it would be fun to include a category that requires& nbsp;proven ROI with integration scenarios that tie planning to procurement and production. Thank you to attendee’s who take the time to provide their comments. They are valuable. What do you think?

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