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Discover Best Practices for Successful Product Development.


SAP PLM Customer Network Forum.
June 10-11, 2009, SAP Americas Headquarters
3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073


The SAP PLM CVN is a network of customers who come together throughout the year for in-person and online meetings for the purpose of networking and sharing experiences on the implementation of SAP solutions for product innovation, portfolio, development, and lifecycle management. The emphasis is on sharing deployment strategies and best practices to maximize business value from PLM investments.

The SAP PLM Customer Networking Forum '09 is open to all SAP customers. There is no registration fee or charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required, and spaces are limited.

Event at a Glance:

When: June 10-11, 2009
Where: SAP Americas Headquarters, Newtown Square, PA
Why: Connect with and learn directly from SAP customers about their real-world experience with PLM initiatives, and best practices and lessons learned
Focus: Customer case studies illustrating best practices for successful PLM initiatives that deliver business value
Who: The event is open to all SAP customers, and prospective customers, with an interest in PLM solutions:
  • R&D, Engineering, Product Regulatory Compliance / EHS, and Product Development Business Executives and Managers
  • PLM Initiative Leaders and Business Process Owners
  • IT leaders and business analysts responsible for PLM initiatives
Business Process Scope: All aspects of product lifecycle management, across industry sectors, including: product and service innovation; portfolio and project management, integrated product development, and product compliance and quality management

Program Overview

Day 1: Wednesday, June 10
11:00a-12:00p Industry-focused Roundtables:
  • Consumer Products
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Process Manufacturing/Life Sciences
12-00-1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00-2:00 Opening Keynote: Capturing the Business Value of PLM in an Uncertain Economy, Ed Miller, CIMdata
2:00-3:00 Customer Case Study: Design Anywhere, Build Anywhere at Welch-Allyn
3:00-5:00 Customer Case Study Breakout Sessions
  • Process Mfg/Consumer Products
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Product Compliance/Quality
5:00-6:00 Reception
6:00-8:00 Dinner

Day 2: Thursday, June 11
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Keynote: SAP PLM Strategy / Roadmap / Release Highlights - Hans Thalbauer, Head PLM Solution Management, SAP AG
9:30-10:30 Customer Case Study Breakout Sessions
  • Process Mfg/Consumer Products
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Product Compliance/Quality
10:30-12:15p Best Practice Roundtables/Panel Discussions
  • Portfolio and Project Management
  • Product Data Management in Discrete Manufacturing
  • Product Compliance/Quality in Process Manufacturing
12:15-1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00-2:00 Customer Case Study: Colgate-Palmolive's PLM Journey
2:00-2:30 Feedback, Leveraging the CVN, and Wrap-up