SAP Forum on Manufacturing

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Event Details

Day 1
March 16, 2011
Venue: SAP Headquarters, Newtown Square, PA, USA
Time: 7:00-20:00 EST

Day 2
March 17, 2011
Venue: Manufacturing Forum at the Run Better Tour - Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, PA, USA
Time: 8:00-17:00 EST


Event Overview

Infosys is a Platinum Sponsor at the SAP Forum on Manufacturing, hosted by SAP Customer Value Network for Manufacturing. The event presents unique opportunities to discuss success stories and network with decision makers in the SAP customer ecosystem.


Session Details

Session 1

Topic: Optimized Demand Planning with Duet
Date: March 16, 2011
Time: 14:45-15:30 EST
Location: SAP Headquarters
Speakers: Karthik Kuppuswamy, Baker Hughes Inc.,
Sunil Gupta, Infosys Technologies

Session Description

Learn how Baker Hughes optimizes demand planning using SAP SCM DP and Duet. Accelerate planning cycles and speed up response to changing market needs by having a globally distributed workforce that can access planning data in a user friendly environment.

Session 2

Topic: Driving Greater ROI Using Field Mobility at Baker Hughes
Date: March 16, 2011
Time: 14:45-15:30 EST
Location: SAP Headquarters
Speakers: Viren Walavalkar, Senior Manager - IT Operations, Baker Hughes Inc.,
Dr.Ashish Kumar Tewary, PMP Principal Consultant, Enterprise Solutions, Infosys Technologies

Session Description

The session presents a case study on how Baker Hughes extended its business transformation solution to drive greater ROI using a field mobility framework. Baker Hughes' quote to cash program freed up working capital by improving operating efficiency, reducing price leakage and account receivables (DSO). The firm decided to drive the benefits of this program to remote locations not only to empower the global nature of the oilfield services business but also to further increase ROI. Speakers present their perspective on mobility framework and discuss the impact of this initiative on the overall program.


Speaker Profiles

Viren Walavalkar

Viren has over 15 years of industry experience in the fields of business intelligence, knowledge management, business process re-engineering, capability and positioning, and market research. He is credited with design and delivery of several industry leading solutions for the energy industry .

Viren has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pune and a masters degree in business administration from the University of Texas, Austin. He is a certified Information Systems Auditor.

Ashish Kumar

Dr. Ashish has over 14 years of industry and consulting experience. He has worked with leading Manufacturing, Oil field services, CPG, and Retail organizations transforming their order to cash, supply chain, engineering, and master data management processes. His expertise spans process re-design, value engineering, solution architecture, and development of business solutions leveraging SOA and BPM on SAP NetWeaver business process platform. He has also managed business transformation programs and supported practice development with sales in North America and Europe.

Dr. Ashish holds a Masters from IIT, Kanpur and a Doctorate from IIM Bangalore, India. He is also a certified Project Management Professional.

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