The Future of Resource Optimization Amid Increasing Scarcity

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We spend a lot of time talking about how technology-driven innovation is defining the future of business. But how does that manifest itself in resource optimization? In order to paint that picture, we asked a series of thought leaders and experts for their predictions on the future and impact of resource optimization. This presentation is a collection of their responses.

For more, see the Future of Resource Optimization series: http://blogs.sap.com/innovation/tag/future-of-resources

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The Future of Resource Optimization Amid Increasing Scarcity

  1. 1. The Future The Future of of Resource Optimization Business Networks What is the future of Business Networks? ©©2013 SAP AG oror an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 2013 SAP AG an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Public 11
  2. 2. To help us understand the Future of Resource Optimization, we asked a series of thought leaders and experts this question: What is the future and impact of resource optimization? © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Public 2
  3. 3. Contributing Thought Leaders James Marland @JamesMarland Sven Denecken @SDenecken Christian Berg Keertan Rai @Keertanrai Joe Pine @joepine Peter Graf @PeterGGraf Paul Boris © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Public 3
  4. 4. Your Network Will Be Of Greater Importance new supply “ With a network in whichyou can locate sources can be found, James Marland Vice President, Network Strategy, Ariba, an SAP company @JamesMarland Visit James’ blog © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. more efficient providers of products or services. You can also choose suppliers based on their cloud footprint and energy use and screen suppliers for conflict minerals or poor labor practices. Inefficiencies in transportation and warehousing can be eliminated, and your logistics providers can give better updates about where they have capacity. Plus, you can give more accurate signals regarding demand. ” Public 4
  5. 5. Economic Waste Will Be Reduced “With perfect information, we can make as-close-as-humanly- Joe Pine Author, speaker, and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups @joepine Visit Joe’s blog © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. possible perfect decisions about resource utilization. I do encourage companies to know exactly what is happening throughout their own demand network as far back as their suppliers. That real-time insight needs to extend even further to customers, so demand can be pulled through the demand network with the lowest possible resources. ” Public 5
  6. 6. It Will Be Part Of Your Strategy “ In corporate strategies, resource Sven Denecken Vice President, Cloud Strategy and Co-Innovation, SAP @SDenecken Visit Sven’s blog © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. optimization needs to be taken into account. Companies need to manage their most important assets in an agile and innovative way: people, money, customers, and supplier relations. Those four segments are impacted by constant change and should be addressed if companies want to evolve forward. ” Public 6
  7. 7. Supply Chain Optimization Will Play A Key Role “ The right utilization of resources begins with good visibility into the Keertan Rai Solutions Marketing Manager, Ariba, an SAP company @Keertanrai Visit Keertan’s blog © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. supply chain. Proactive identification and mitigation of supplier risks, material and inventory cost containment, accurate sourcing decisions enablement, supplier performance management, and working capital optimization are just a few examples of how enterprises can gain timely and accurate insights into their supply chains. ” Public 7
  8. 8. It Will Transform How Business Is Conducted “ The closerofcompanies operate in proximity the end consumer, the Peter Graf Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Vice President, SAP @PeterGGraf © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. more effort they make to fully understand the sustainability of their supply chain. This is not just a question of retail and consumer goods companies increasing transparency into a market of demanding consumers. It is, in fact, a question of risk mitigation, resource efficiency, collaboration, and – eventually – transformation of those supply chains by using the most modern technologies available. ” Public 8
  9. 9. Innovation Will Be An Unlimited Resource “ If you think–about it, data availability in context or more importantly Paul Boris Global Vice President, Manufacturing and Operations Mobility, SAP © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. insight – allows me to apply the only truly unlimited resource we have, which is innovation. Then I can craft a model for consuming resources in the most effective fashion. The issue is not simply automating a process or workflow. The issue is not simply applying more labor or physical infrastructure. The issue is getting the right person exactly what they want or need at exactly the right time across the entire value chain. ” Public 9
  10. 10. Resource Optimization Will Be Sustainable “ Companies need to think about sustainable practices. This is hard Christian Berg Chief Sustainability Architect © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. because there’s no governance yet. I think there’s near-term potential through the use of cloudbased networks that enable companies to collaborate online. Suppliers can report and exchange data with their customers on regulatory and environmental compliance. With enough participation from other companies, it can transform a whole industry. ” Public 10
  11. 11. To learn more about The Future of Work visit Business Innovation from SAP ©©2013 SAP AG oror an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 2013 SAP AG an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Public 11 11

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