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SAP recently held its Supply Chain Summit at its US headquarters in Newtown Square, PA. The event was very well attended with over 200 attendees from 97 unique companies.

Day 1 started off with deep dives in various areas including:
●Supply Network Collaboration
●Next Generation S&OP on HANA
●Extended Warehouse Management
●Transportation Management
●Enterprise Inventory Optimization

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With about 8,000 others from 79 countries, I recently attended IBM Pulse in Las Vegas, where IBM focused on four common themes – mobility, cloud, security, and smarter physical infrastructure. Pulse historically is IBM's Tivoli conference, though IBM seemed to be making a concerted effort to deemphasize the branding and emphasize capabilities and how IBM serves businesses that "need technology to manage technology" and, in IBM's words, optimizes the world's infrastructure.

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Manufacturers, software and service providers, actuaries, lawyers, warranty providers and researchers from all over the globe gathered in Orlando, Florida for what proved to be the largest warranty conference to date.

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