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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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  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    Kimberly Knickle says:
    Good question.  I think manufacturers are working to retain those employees that are willing to change with the business and with the technology that's increasingly part of their everyday life.  But no data to prove that theory, unfortunately.
    4 months ago
  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    delger says:
    Based on the data shared above, how important is it for Manufacturers to engage and retain their current employees?  And are you seeing a trend in that regard?
    4 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Jeff Hojlo says:
    Thanks for your comments - agreed.  Nice article, and I look forward to our next conversation.
    Best Regards,
    5 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Antony Bourne says:
    I agree with your comments in the webcast and also am of the same opinion, and think that manufacturers need to take small steps on this journey since it is not an on/off switch that they need to use, but a process in which they make improvement after improvement since a lot of learning will happen along the way.
    I also have written a blog…
    5 months ago

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