8:30 – 8:45 AM

Welcome and Introduction

8:45 - 9:30 AM

From Haystack to Gold Mine: Mastering Your Data for a More Efficient Supply Chain

Stop sifting through endless exceptions and spreadsheets! Learn how to leverage the power of clean and accurate master data.

SAP and S/4HANA Insights

Feeling like you're searching for a needle in a haystack when it comes to managing your supply chain? This MasterClass highlights the prerequisites and common pitfalls that can limit your transformation of your SAP system from a daily hunt and peck through a seemingly insurmountable haystack into a gold mine of actionable insights. We will use this time together to discuss how to level up the quality of our messages so that we can use them to achieve the supply chain outcomes we’re looking for. Let’s discuss how to make the quality and insights worth the time and effort.

  • Uncover the Source of Exceptions: Gain a deeper understanding of how inaccurate master data and delayed transactions creates misleading exceptions within your SAP system. We'll show you how to identify valid exceptions and use them to prioritize tasks and improve decision-making.
  • Build a Strong Foundation: Master data acts as the roadmap for your supply chain. Explore best practices for managing master data to ensure it's accurate and reflects your current business processes. This reduces exceptions and streamlines operations within SAP.
  • Embrace a Single Source of Truth: Ditch the unreliable spreadsheets and discover how to leverage SAP functionalities to manage data effectively. Learn how clean master data empowers you to trust the information in your system and make data-driven decisions with confidence.
9:30 – 9:40 AM


9:40 – 10:25 AM

Hands-on Exercises: What’s Standing Between You and Quality Exception Monitoring?

This session we will look into both the quality and robustness of transaction related and master data as it sits in your system today. We will discuss what we see and how that sets the stage for success in Exception Monitoring.

10:25 – 10:40 AM


10:40 – 11:25 AM

Constantly Firefighting? How to Use SAP to Prioritize Supply Chain Activities to Increase Service Levels.

This session provides insight into how to prioritize activities within the supply chain to remain agile and responsive to customer needs.

SAP and S/4HANA Insights

Imagine a world of different SCM strategies that can help you increase automation that drives customer service, reduce working capital tied up in excessive inventory, and move away from daily firefights. Business rules (master data) are the cornerstone of managing demand and supply effectively, so it’s no surprise that exceptions between business rules and behavior are a leading cause of poor service and fulfillment performance. This session provides insight on how to prioritize activities within the supply chain to remain agile and responsive to customer needs. 

  • Exceptions – SAP’s secret weapon to moving from reactive to proactive problem solving and expert tips to align exception monitoring activities with service-level targets 
  • Hear how other SAP customers have established purchasing and inventory policies that ensure their production department gets the raw materials it needs to optimize uptime 
  • Learn how to create “what-if” scenarios within core SAP systems to help you make better production decisions, automate lot sizes and lead times, and optimize inventory and service activities 
  • Get best practices to integrate materials management and production planning activities.
  • Learn how to integrate raw material planning, sales, and production capacity so that everyone is working for a common and understood outcomes 
  • Find out how to use the exception monitor to determine whether an excess or shortage of raw materials is being routed to the shop floor 
  • Discuss the pros and cons of centralized versus decentralized master data management and expert guidelines to choose the right approach for your organization 
11:25 – 11:35 AM


11:35 AM - 12:20 PM

Hands-on Exercise: Real-Life Exception Monitoring

We'll dive into some specific planning situations and unpack what the system is telling us. Explore how to work in an integrated fashion to drive practical results. Additionally, we will explore process impacts across materials and hidden gems in the stock requirements list!

12:20 PM

Question & Answer