AGENDA
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09:00 - 09:45

Introduction and review of complete seminar agenda

Welcome to Bootcamp! The agenda for the following days will be reviewed and participating speakers and resources who will be assisting throughout exercise sessions will be introduced. Delegates will have a chance to introduce themselves and provide a brief statement of their expectations and goals they wish to realise throughout the course of ensuing sessions. More »

09:45 - 10:45

An introduction to SAP Integrated Business Planning contrasted with its SAP SCM suite predecessors

This session provides a primer of SAP Integrated Business Planning and its major components, while comparing those component capabilities to their SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) suite equivalent predecessor tools. Both for users new to the solution or already more familiar, this session covers current information on SAP Supply Chain Control Tower, S&OP, inventory, demand, and response and supply that affects its evaluated maturity and completeness as a cloud-based supply chain planning solution. Delegates will ... More »

11:00 - 12:30

BYOL Hands-on session: Process modelling in SAP Integrated Business Planning

Ryan Rickard, SCMO2

Meet process object modelling as it is done in SAP Integrated Business Planning — now with Gantt chart visualisation and ability to automate trigger/closure of process steps via integrated job scheduling. This session covers how this function works, the way it will be used throughout the bootcamp with the sample company, and introduces the 2 primary user interfaces for SAP Integrated Business Planning. Through demos and hands-on exercises, you will ... More »

13:30 - 14:45

BYOL Hands-on session: How to improve collaboration throughout your planning process using SAP Jam with SAP Integrated Business Planning

Clay Thomas, SCMO2

Tied tightly with SAP Integrated Business Planning, see SAP Jam capability in action, supporting process step and task management, along with case management and posting or “sharing” of relevant planning data and updates, whether in the Web or Excel UIs. This integration and use of SAP Jam enhances your collaboration capabilities both within your corporate landscape and selected external, collaboration partners. Through demos and hands-on exercises, this session will examine ... More »

14:45 - 15:45

BYOL Hands-on session: Driving value with SAP Integrated Business Planning for inventory

Tom Chason, SCMO2

Full network, multi-level inventory optimisation? SAP Integrated Business Planning has that and more. This session explores the inventory optimisation aspect of SAP Integrated Business Planning through lecture, demo, and basic exercises, detailing ... More »

16:00 - 17:30

BYOL Hands-on session: Plan for success using SAP Integrated Business Planning for demand

Ryan Rickard, SCMO2

Understand the various inputs, including prioritisation (ABC/XYZ), associated with managing a statistical modelling process that feeds the demand planning process, whose various key stakeholders operate within the SAP Integrated Business Planning Excel UI. Through demonstration and hands-on efforts, take home ... More »

09:00 - 10:00

BYOL Hands-on session: Time series supply side planning in SAP Integrated Business Planning

Ryan Rickard, SCMO2

In this session, see available functionality in SAP Integrated Business Planning for supply. Review inputs for running unconstrained supply heuristics, and see job results after running the solver, with accompanying exception processing and job messages. Activities in this session will cover ... More »

10:00 - 11:00

BYOL Hands-on session: How to build a winning master data strategy for SAP Integrated Business Planning

Clay Thomas, SCMO2

Learn best practices to build a master data design for SAP Integrated Business Planning, so that you create an integrated planning solution which avoids duplicate master data maintenance and ensures consistency across planning and execution systems. Through lecture and hands-on exercises, explore ... More »

11:15 - 12:15

BYOL Hands-on session: Constraining supply plans and settling on consensus within SAP Integrated Business Planning

Tom Chason, SCMO2

In this session, compare scenarios and “what-if” options, look at the potential and settings for supply optimisation solves, and determine/set a consensus plan that considers constraints for the sample company. Building on prior exercises and review, users will ... More »

13:15 - 14:15

An overview of SAP Integrated Business Planning for response and supply

Eric Simonson, SAP Labs

Join this session to examine SAP Integrated Business Planning for response and supply and how to leverage the solution to meet your business needs. Learn how SAP Integrated Business Planning for response and supply, when integrated with SAP execution systems, can integrate order object values and unique functions to better manage a dynamic network. Through lecture and demo, you will ... More »

14:15 - 15:15

End-to-end process review, landscape alternatives, and solution integration through SAP Integrated Business Planning

Consider the end-to-end planning process enabled through SAP Integrated Business Planning, referencing process instance covered by the sample company planning. See various points in the process where integration with different landscape alternatives are supported to send the plan “solution” back to execution or financial systems, finding out how the integration and collaboration capability in SAP Integrated Business Planning sets it apart from previous supply chain planning tools. Specific, other systems discussed include SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC, SAP Ariba®, SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization, and other tools, and the relevance of these integration scenarios to attendees’ existing landscapes. This session will explore how ... More »

15:30 - 16:15

An introduction to the SAP Integrated Business Planning core setup and configuration overview

Clay Thomas, SCMO2

This session offers a detailed look into the necessary and requisite background of how the SAP Integrated Business Planning data structure is built. You will explore ... More »

16:15 - 17:30

Facilitated Interactive Discussion: How to build a business case and road map for your SAP Integrated Business Planning project

Participants will break into smaller, expert-led groups to share their landscape and planning requirements scenarios to help build an implementation road map for SAP Integrated Business Planning. Delegates will review their existing system landscapes, major pain points in the planning processes, and business priorities, and develop a high-level road map for SAP supply chain planning tools in the next 3-5-year timeframe. Through discussion you will delve into ... More »

09:00 - 10:00

How to optimise your planning processes as part of your SAP Integrated Business Planning implementation

Ryan Rickard, SCMO2

Without solid planning processes, planning metrics will not improve. This session will help you gain an understanding of some of the best (and worst) practices for successful demand planning, S&OP, and inventory planning processes, and how SAP Integrated Business Planning supports these best practices. Explore ... More »

10:00 - 10:30

Project quick-check: How SAP’s release schedule may impact your implementation plans

Tom Chason, SCMO2

SAP now releases updates to SAP Integrated Business Planning on a quarterly basis. This session briefly covers major advancements made in the tool so that users ... More »

10:45 - 11:45

A first-hand look at the new capabilities in SAP Integrated Business Planning

Eric Simonson, SAP Labs

Attend this session to get a first-hand review of the newest capabilities in recent and upcoming releases for SAP Integrated Business Planning. Gain invaluable insight as you ... More »

11:45 - 12:30

Accelerate your SAP Integrated Business Planning implementation: Best practices, avoiding pitfalls, and setting up your project for success

This session delves into how to utilize a rapid-deployment solution to serve as a best practice guide for implementing SAP Integrated Business Planning. See how to leverage this solution with tried and true implementation experiences that will help you to avoid traditional pitfalls and set up your project for greater success. This session ties together pieces from throughout the bootcamp to ... More »