Supply Chain Management SIG (SCM)

Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 9:15am - 9:15am

Bedfont Road, TW14 8HD

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This SIG is being sponsored by Lemongrass.

Kevin Richardson from SAP will give an Overview of SAP and Mobility. Since the acquisition of Sybase in 2010 SAP has been working hard to define our roadmap and align our development effort. This session will position where SAP is today, the roadmap and what options that gives you as customers to get your applications and data on the move.

Alberto Zamora from Lemongrass will discuss Mobilising the Supply Chain. Until six years ago Alberto Zamora was one of the people responsible for Mobility at SAP.  In February 2006 he co-founded Movilitas, a company that has helped SAP and its customers to mobilize applications in Europe, the Americas and Asia/Pacific regions.  In 2010, Movilitas bought to market a cloud-based low-cost mobile platform called Movilizer which comes with ‘out of the box’ mobile B2B and B2C business apps.  He will be talking about how this has been integrated to SAP DSD (Direct Store Delivery) and OER (Object Event Repository) to deliver Track and Trace functionality in the Pharmaceutical industry and other supply chain processes.

Alberto will explain how the Movilizer works and enables SAP customers to mobilize their logistics processes and describe how these have been deployed companies such as BAT and Boehringer Ingleheim (track and trace) and SAB Miller (DSD).

The solution is available to try free and the investment costs are as low as a few pounds per user per month.  Alberto will provide a demonstration that includes an update to SAP.

Kieran Pierce from Lemongrass will present Planning for a mobile Project: It doesn’t have to be difficult, costly or take a long time. Lemongrass have been mobilising SAP systems for the last 5 years and have implemented more than 30 projects with 20+ customers.  They will share their experiences, lessons learned and include topics on:

  • Planning your mobile project
  • Device selection and choice
  • Mobile device management
  • Security considerations
  • RoI considerations
  • Best of breed applications vs. MEAP’s (mobile enterprise application platforms)
  • Customer user involvement
  • Ensuring process drives the application

Kieran Pierce from Lemongrass will be stepping into Albert Gribben from Northern Rail will be presenting Issues that a procurements function can face, the cost/benefits of mobilising the process and a demonstration of Albert Gribben’s user experience. Albert Gribben is the Procurements Manager for Systems at Northern Rail, the UK’s largest rail operator. Albert, like many members of Northern Rail’s senior management team, travels frequently and is more often away from his desk than sitting at it. In his role as Procurement Manager for systems, Albert realised that there were delays in the Northern Rail purchase order and shopping cart approval process that were caused by the amount of time approvers were away from their work stations. He decided to extend the approval process to the approvers’ Blackberry smart phones and overcome the delays to the approval process. The operation of Northern Rail’s SAP system is outsourced and Albert decided that an effective solution needed to be “out of the box so that it could be installed and implemented quickly (it took half a day) and avoid any hidden costs and operational overheads.

The final session will be an Open Discussion, this allows you to bring any issues you may be having or even if you are looking to implement a new system to find out what issues may arise. There will also be the opportunity in our Open Discussion to bring any ideas with you to Influence SAP.

Event Resources

Overview of SAP and Mobility - Kevin Richardson - SAP (3.82 MB)
Mobilising the Supply Chain - Alberto Zamora - Movilitas (653.98 KB)
Planning for a mobile Project: It doesn (488.75 KB)
Issues that a procurements function can face, the cost/benefits of mobilising the process and a demonstration of Albert Gribben (832.85 KB)
10Seconds Express PO Demo - Paul Viney - Lemongrass Consulting (343.09 KB)
Influencing SAP - Adam Cundell - User Group (1.23 MB)

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