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Achieving Powerful Results at Medtronic with SAP Enterprise Inventory Optimization
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Achieving Powerful Results at Medtronic with SAP Enterprise Inventory Optimization

Detailed Case Study Supported by Educational Overview of Inventory Optimization Software

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Time: 11:30 EDT, 10:30 CDT, 9:30 MDT, and 8:30 PDT

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Inventory Optimization (I/O) Software is delivering major benefits to hundreds of companies around the globe by taking a more holistic view of inventory planning across all the nodes and tiers in the network. Yet, this powerful technology is still not well understood by many supply chain professionals - even as their firm’s competitors may already be seeing significant benefits from using the tools, or have started to move forward with an I/O deployment.

In this fast paced videocast, we will review the basics of Inventory Optimization software, what makes it different than traditional advanced planning systems (APS), and how one of the world’s largest medical device manufacturers has achieved substantial benefits from its global deployment of the tools from SAP.
It promises to be an outstanding broadcast.

Not be missed for companies considering Inventory Optimization software or looking for new ideas for supply chain improvement.

What You’ll Learn:

The basics of Inventory Optimization software

What multi-tier optimization means, and how it is different than traditional approaches to inventory planning

Factors to consider to determine if I/O may be right for your company

How Inventory Optimization works in an SAP environment

Why Medtronic went down the Inventory Optimization path, the results it has achieved, and its views on the keys to success.

Featuring Tim Boos, Sr. Program/Project Manager, Medtronic, Dave Strothmann, Senior Director, SCM Business Development, SAP and SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore.

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Dan Gilmore

Supply Chain Digest


Tim Boos, Sr.

Program/Project Manager

Tim has been involved with SAP implementations for over 13 years.  Tim has extensive experience with both strategic and technical SAP implementations.  His most recent roles include application architect in APO and Sr. Program Manager for IT and Supply Chain.  Tim has implemented different modules of Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) including DP, SNP, GATP, TP/VS and PP/DS at three different fortune 500 companies. 

Tim has a BS in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Supply Chain Management both from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.  Tim is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Tim was the lead design architect and project manager for Medtronic's SmartOps EIO implementation in 2011.


Dave Strothmann

Senior Director, SCM Business Development

Dave Strothmann is the solution principal for supply-chain-planning solutions at SAP America. In his role, Dave is responsible for providing thought leadership in supply-chain management and building customer communities.

Dave joined SAP in 2006. He brings 24 years of experience in industrial-manufacturing management and software-product management to SAP. Prior to joining SAP, Dave spent nine years in product strategy, product management, and marketing within the ERP software industry. Prior to joining the software industry, Dave spent 15 years in the industrial-manufacturing industry in a variety of different roles of increasing responsibility including manager of contracts and pricing for an aerospace company and director of operations for an industrial-equipment manufacturer.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University.

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