Achieving Excellence in Demand-Driven Supply Chain

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Achieving Excellence in Demand-Driven Supply Chain

September 28-29, Witten, Germany

Traditional supply chain processes are less reliable in the current economy. For this reason it is more critical than ever for cross-functional teams to work together to sense, shape, and drive a profitable demand response.

Please join us on September 28-29 in Witten, Germany, where we offer you the opportunity to visit the plant of leading stainless steel manufacturer Deutsche Edelstahlwerke to learn how they have achieved supply chain excellence with a demand-driven approach.

ads-tec will share how they have improved their production management processes with the help of i2 solutions. ads-tec provides large enterprises and globally active corporations with cutting edge technology, up-to-date know-how and comprehensive services in the area of automation technology, data processing technology and systems engineering.

GE Aviation is the worlds leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft, aircraft-derived engines for marine applications, in addition to aviation services. GE Aviation will present how they are using i2 planning solutions to improve their business.

Doosan Corporation, a global industrial giant, will present how they adapt Supply Chain Management innovation and how they have improved their sales and operation planning processes.

Global medical technology provider Gambro will share how they have improved business value with the help of i2 demand management and planning solutions.

The event will further address how companies can improve their competitiveness, reduce supply chain risks and inventory with the help of solutions for demand management, factory planning, supply chain planning, demand fulfillment, inventory optimization and sales & operation management. It offers the opportunity to learn best practices, network with peers, and engage i2 product specialists in dialogue about how your company can take steps now to position your company ahead of the curve when the economy bounces back.

In the afternoon on September 29th, we invite our customers to join this years i2 Factory Planner Session with the objective of informing our customers of the latest FP functionalities, roadmap and best practices sharing. Customers will also get a better understanding how the i2 Agile Business Process Platform can help them improve accuracy and become more agile.

Please find the agenda below.

Agenda : Monday Sept 28th

10:30 Welcome

11:00 Deutsche Edelstahlwerke site visit walk-through of plant. Deutsche Edelstahlwerke is a

worldwide leading stainless steel manufacturer.

This site visit will be followed by a case study presentation that will provide insight into their supply chain environment.

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Case Study Presentation - Next Level of Supply Chain Excellence

Dr. Joachim Heidrich, Leader Production Planning, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke will share the supply chain results achieved.

14:45 Supply Chain Management in 2009/2010 How to Become Demand-Driven

As an executive how do you increase your companys market share? Improve cash flow? Get more out of your Supply Chain Management investments? Improve your P&L with Supply Chain Management? How can you manage current challenges such as reducing liability and inventory, reducing work in capital and supply chain risks. How is my supply chain impacted from a corporate to a plant level. This session will endeavor to address these strategic challenges.

15:45 Coffee break

16:00 Case Study: ads-tec Successful Production Optimization

Richard Loew, Manager Purchasing & Logistics, ads-tec

ads-tec will share how they have improved their production management processes with the help of i2 solutions. ads-tec provides large enterprises and globally active corporations with cutting edge technology, up-to-date know-how and comprehensive services in the area of automation technology, data processing technology and systems engineering.

16:45 Case Study: GE Aviation Fly on the Wings of APS

Petr Kocian, Program Leader, GE Aviation Czech Republic

GE Aviation is the worlds leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft, aircraft-derived engines for marine applications, in addition to aviation services.

17:30 End

19:00 Dinner which offers a great networking opportunity

Dinner location: Ringhotel Parkhotel Witten, Kaminzimmer

Agenda: Tuesday, Sept 29th

After lunch there will be two different tracks where as Track 2 is meant for existing i2 Factory Planner customers.

Demand-Driven Supply Chain

8:15 Introduction

8:30 Using Sales & Operation Management to Improve Competitiveness

Sales and operations management (S&OM) offers a strategyplan-do-check-actthat allows companies to quickly get back on course when events deviate from plan. Managing supply chain risk and achieving operational excellence is paramount in tough economic times. In the face of high market volatility, shrinking demand and limited visibility, companies must have strong planning processes that are capable of providing synchronized operational and financial plans and are backed by tight organizational alignment. This session will address S&OM best practices, provide an overview of i2 S&OM solution and highlight relevant case studies.

10:00 Coffee Break

10:15 Sales & Operation Planning Case Study: SCM Innovation at Doosan Corporation

Jaegil Song, Team Leader of S&OM team

From one mans vision in 1896 to a global industrial company with over 35,000 employees in 33 countries, Doosan Corporation is one of the industrial giants changing the worlds landscape today.

11:00 Free Up Cash with Inventory Optimization

In todays economic environment, all companies are looking for ways to reduce costs and improve profitability. Inventory Optimization does both and can help companies gain a competitive advantage. It is a structured approach for right-sizing inventory requirements that incorporates business objectives, constantly changing market segments, product lifecycle stages, budgets, and existing supply chain constraints. i2 inventory Optimization takes a multi-echelon inventory optimization approach to help customers understand the root causes of inventory excesses and shortages and helps them to continuously take corrective action through the plan-do-check-act process. i2 customers are typically able to reduce inventory costs by 15-30% and achieve ROI in 6 months.

12:00 Supply Chain Case Study: Increasing Business Value at Gambro using i2 Solutions

Martin Richardson, Supply Chain Director, Gambro

Gambro engaged in 2008 on a supply chain process improvement project making use of i2 forecasting and supply chain planning solutions. Learn how the improvement project was carried out, which processes have been improved, and how i2 solutions are leveraged to achieve clear business benefits.

Gambro is a global medical technology company and a leader in developing, manufacturing and supplying products, therapies and services for In-center Care and Self Care Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Renal Intensive Care and Hepatic Care.

12:45 Lunch

Track 1 Synchronizing Supply with Demand in a Volatile Economy

13:30 i2 Supply Chain Management Solutions

This session will provide you with a detailed insight into i2 supply chain management solutions.

15:00 Best Practices Case Studies: i2 will provide attendees with a number of best practices case studies including Asian Paints who has streamlined procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes for its Decorative Paint division using i2 solutions. Asian Paints is Indias largest paint company and ranked among the top ten decorative coatings companies in the world with a turnover of INR 54.63 billion.

16:30 End of track

Track 2 FP Customer Session FP customers only

Following the previous years tradition, we are inviting our Factory Planner customers to this focused session to ensure you are getting the most value of your investment and provide you with an opportunity to share best practices with other customers.

13:30 i2 Factory Planner Update Enhancements and Product Roadmap

15:00 i2 Factory Planner Q&A

15:15 Adopting the i2 Agile Business Process Platform to improve accuracy and reactivity customer example

16:30End of track

Metals Industry Session

16:30 The session will address some of the latest developments in critical metals specific planning and scheduling applications. Part of the presentation will also focus on the use of these solutions in times of strong market turbulence and include practical examples. Michael Hilbrich, VP Metals of i2 Partner LOGIS

17:30 End of all sessions

Location: Address details will be provided upon registration.

Airport: The agenda will allow you to arrive on Monday morning and depart Tuesday evening.

Dusseldorf and Dortmund airports are preferred. Upon registration, we will confirm the contact details for shuttle service from these airports.

Room block: We have made a room block on the night of Sept 28th at below hotel with the reference i2. Please call the hotel directly to make your hotel reservation. The hotel is located next to Deutsche Edelstahlwerke facility.

Ringhotel Parkhotel Witten

Bergerstrasse 23

D-58452 Witten

Tel: +49 2302 588-0

Fax: +49 2302 588-555

Witten@ringhotels.de
www.riepe.com

Reference: i2

Price: Special price of 78 Euro including breakfast

Registration: Please send an email to mette_krogh@i2.com with your full contact details if you wish to register for this event.

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