Our SCM SIG covers the entire supply chain: IBP (integrated business planning); forecasting; inventory optimisation; planning and scheduling; sales order processing; procurement; receipt of goods from suppliers; manufacturing; sub-contracting; warehousing and storage and despatches to customers - anything SAP related to these business processes.
The full agenda and content for this session will be online shortly, but take a look at some of the benefits this SIG brings:
Perhaps the most diverse of our SIGs, covering the widest range of subjects. Some people are simply interested in a helicopter view of their Supply Chain processes via a dashboard, whilst others are really interested in the fine detail, for example warehouse locations.
A typical agenda includes the following:
- a couple of customer stories. We try to ensure these are not from pushy salesmen, they are from people who have gone through a project and are able to share their experiences and real life pitfalls and lessons learned. Members sharing their stories also receive discount to the annual user group conference. If you have been through a project, that is the subject of one of our events, get in touch and present; you won’t regret it.
- Typically a third party presents a case study to showcase their products. Whilst we understand the third party (usually the sponsor of the event) would like some sales leads from the event, we don’t allow pure sales pitches of how wonderful their product is, without the case study to back it up.
- SAP often attend to give a very insightful presentation on what is around the corner, and their roadmap for aspects of the SCM software.
We are a networking organisation. We promote discussion. We encourage interaction. These are YOUR events. Don’t be shy in asking a question, usually somebody else at the event has either experienced your problem, or know they are about to. You know more than you know. Share your knowledge.
If you have experience in SCM, or a vested interest in this topic, you will be attending an event full of like-minded individuals. Reading about topics or watching YouTube about topics, is no substitute for sharing and listening to real life people. Plus, you may end up with some free consultancy.
Your UKISUG SIG Chairs for Supply Change Management:
Richard Symes: Richard is responsible for SAP running in a hundred countries at the British Council and has manufacturing and supply chain experience on SAP since 2000. Prior to SAP arriving In Richard’s working life he held management positions in Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Change Management roles.
Martin Crangle: Martin became involved in SAP during 2009, starting off as a ABAP developer and Basis analyst. Responsible for the scoping and implementing of SAP changes. Martin moved roles to become the SAP Application Specialist across Europe, helping in multiple Go Lives and system improvements. Martin now works as the IT BRM for BorgWarner in Bradford, responsible for the IT and SAP at Plant level.