1 - 3 September 2014
VodaWorld, Midrand, Johannesburg

The supply chain & procurement conference designed to enable you to get the most out of SAP

A vibrant community where supply chain & procurement people come together to have important conversations about strategy, user engagement, integrated business planning, master data, extended supply chain, inventory optimisation, supplier collaboration, reporting, transportation and supply chain in the cloud. Mastering Supply Chain & Procurement with SAP is an interactive experience rather than a sit-and-listen conference including a plethora of networking opportunities and social gatherings. Join us for 33 sessions over 2 days of hands-on workshops, case study lectures and demonstrations. Designed to help each other pinpoint new and find different ways to use SAP supply chain & procurement functionality to get business results.

Speakers & Sessions

A diverse mix of SAP practitioners, thought leaders and experts - carefully chosen by the Mastering Supply Chain & Procurement with SAP Advisory Team. Scroll over to view their topics (and please note that some speakers are presenting more than one session!)

Richard Howells
Supply chains of the future will not be chains at all, but will transform into demand networks

Richard Howells

Vice President Solution Management for Supply Chain, SAP (USA)
Joseph Grobler
How to improve your forecast accuracy in an integrated supply chain

Joseph Grobler

Global Operations Director, Reveal (USA)
Dan Harmon
Automating your workforce using SAP Workflow

Dan Harmon

Applications and Shared Services Manager, eBay (USA)
Tim McLain
Analytics, statistics, big data, Small Data, master data, but what about MY DATA?

Tim McLain

Independent Mining Executive (Australia)
Pascal Renet
Want to mobilise a process? Yes, you can!

Pascal Renet

SAP Transportation Management Solutions Architect, Linfox Logistics (Australia)
Jason Sprunk
What happens when a change/training guy decides to lead a technical SAP team

Jason Sprunk

Global Process Transformation, SAP CRM Issue to Resolution Lead, Rockwell Automation Inc. (USA)
Sullivan Mphahlele
Using the power of technology to maintain master data governance

Sullivan Mphahlele

Chief Procurement Officer, Barloworld Equipment (Pty) Ltd
Stephen Donovan
Seamless Supply Chain integration – is it business nightmare or a real possibility?

Stephen Donovan

Global Business Process Owner – Source to Pay, SABMiller
Sean van Harmelen
Does the introduction of EWM provide the ability to release real value and still be able to remain in the SAP fold?

Sean van Harmelen

IS Business Partner Supply Chain, Pick n Pay Retailers (Pty) Ltd
Henry Varges
Executing on an accurate forecast and improving supply chain performance with Demand Signal Management

Henry Varges

SAP Expert - Supply Chain Management (Presales), SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
Doug Hunter
How to get the best from your SCM&L processes with the appropriate use of what and when regarding SAP technology to drive Innovation that works in your organisation

Doug Hunter

Director, Doug Hunter & Associates
Sajit Kalidas
How can IT make the transition from being a service provider to the business to being a strategic partner?

Sajit Kalidas

Business Relationship Manager – IT, CHEP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Duncan Aird
The path that has been followed in order to get AVI to be in the right place (ahead!) with mobile technology

Duncan Aird

SAP Technologies Manager, AVI Limited
Dan Harmon
Are you really ready to start your SAP (or any) project?

Dan Harmon

Applications and Shared Services Manager, eBay (USA)
Tim McLain
The internal supply processes must be easy to use and execute or ideally automated, but how do you change decades of engrained behaviour?

Tim McLain

Independent Mining Executive (Australia)
Barry Jeffrey Baetu
Dimensioning for profit

Barry Jeffrey Baetu

Managing Director, Harmonic Group
Pascal Renet
As supply chains grow more complex, globalisation accelerates and customers become more demanding, the need to innovate becomes prevalent

Pascal Renet

SAP Transportation Management Solutions Architect, Linfox (Australia)
Louis Stemmet
Achieving business benefits from your supply chain planning implemenetation

Louis Stemmet

Executive: Supply Chain Optimisation, UCS Solutions
Peter Kerr
Journey through the design process followed when setting up a distribution centre to use SAP EWM

Peter Kerr

Managing Director, Argon Supply Chain Solutions Pty (Ltd)
Richard Howells
Orchestrating your global partner ecosystem through an innovative E2E supply chain business network

Richard Howells

Vice President - Solution Management for Supply Chain, SAP (USA)
Lyle Brady
Workforce Management is a journey in determining the right amount of the right people for the right time and place

Lyle Brady

Supply Chain Development and Commercial Manager, Massbuild (Pty) Ltd
Karen Ramith
Supply chain - the African renaissance

Karen Ramith

Supply Chain Manager, Richards Bay Coal Terminal Propriety Ltd
Dan Harmon
SRM project challenges and their go live effect

Dan Harmon

Applications and Shared Services Manager, eBay (USA)
Stephen Hollingworth
Leveraging the power of Ariba

Stephen Hollingworth

Supply Chain Lead, Rangewave Consulting
Jason Sprunk
We trained em and trained em again but they still don’t get it? What happened?

Jason Sprunk

Global Process Transformation, SAP CRM Issue to Resolution Lead, Rockwell Automation Inc. (USA)
Joseph Grobler
A holistic focus on system, process and people is able to improve and sustain the quality of your master data and business information

Joseph Grobler

Global Operations Director, Reveal (USA)
Tim McLain
MRO inbound Supply Chain optimisation – easier said than done!

Tim McLain

Independent Mining Executive (Australia)
Kgomotso Lebele
Integrating transportation with enterprise planning functions, Trading partners and key carriers

Kgomotso Lebele

Senior Manager & SAP Supply Chain Capability Lead, Accenture South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Pekka Pihlajasaari
Manufacturing integration and intelligence

Pekka Pihlajasaari

Integration Strategist, Westrocon
Alex Harris
If your team is embarking on a project that your peers feel is impossible, then this talk is for you. It will shift the boundaries on what you believe to be impossible and empower you like never before

Alex Harris

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Hot Topics

100 people from 50 companies collaborated and debated in round table discussions in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to base the agenda on these 11 important topics.

Click on the box to fully explore each topic.

Why Attend

  • 33 sessions in 3 concurrent tracks means you always have choice. Plus you have access to all the presentations after the conference, so you’ll never miss a thing.
  • 100 people from 50 companies collaborated in roundtable discussions to build the agenda – expertly curated by the Conference Advisory Team.
  • Immerse in a thriving community. Tap into the collective wisdom of 100s of delegates, speakers and partners. Someone in this community has the answer to your most pressing challenge!
  • Engage with leading SAP supply chain partners. Speak frankly with leading vendors and creative start-ups who understand the business of organisations using SAP for supply chain.
  • Look outside of your organisation and your industry. Assess your strengths, weaknesses, costs and decision-making against other organisations and industries. 
  • Last year, Mastering SAP Supply Chain & Procurement with SAP hosted more than 200 attendees in Australia and achieved a stunning overall satisfaction rating of 4.34 out of 5 (rated by 85% of participants).

Downloads & Tools

Click below to download a PDF of the conference agenda; plus there is a facts and figures doc that many of our customers find useful in securing approval to attend.

Thank You to Our Partners

The hub of the conference experience is the solutions showcase. Engage with and speak frankly to leading vendors and creative start-ups who are serious about helping you make the smartest business and IT investments. To explore sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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We spend months not weeks researching what you really want to learn, what pushes your buttons - and what issues you face. It’s an inclusive approach that helps us create a conference where every person feels welcome, special and completely at home, so that remarkable things can happen.

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