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VP Logistics Development, Oracle
VP Logistics Product Development, Oracle
Sr Software Architect, Oracle
Software Architect, Oracle
Senior IT Manager, Unilever
Team Manager Applications, Kuehne + Nagel
OTM Project Manager, Marazzi
IT Transport Solution Owner, Russian Post
Patrick van Merode
Plant Manager European Hub, Nokia
Kuehne + Nagel
Controller, De Girolami
Solution Engineer, Oracle
Technical Consultant, Oracle
Functional Consultant, Oracle
SVP Business Development, FourKites
Supply Chain Analyst, Birlasoft
OTM Solution Consultant, Oracle
OTM Solution Consultant, Oracle
Pawan K Sharma
OTM Solution Architect, Infosys
SCM Manager, Deloitte
Claudia de Anda
Consulting Technical Manager, Oracle
OTM Specialist, Business Reply
Senior Consultant, Business Reply
VP Technology and Operations, Tive
Eric van den Born
Sr Director Business Development, Inspirage
Transformation and Change Director, Flo Group
The OTM SIG Board proudly organises an OTM User Conference in the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel on 20-22 March 2019, which is the 7th OTM event in Europe to better serve the region. Key representatives from OTM Strategy and Development will attend this conference, and various partners in OTM’s ecosystem will sponsor. This conference is an addition to the yearly OTM conferences in America (Philadelphia) and APAC (Bangalore).
The event is designed to bring together users and potential users of the OTM software to share knowledge, ideas and experiences. With an expected attendance of more than 130 people from a dozen countries, this event will be the perfect place to find answers to your questions, meet with Oracle representatives and collaborate on ideas for future upgrades.
17:00‑19:00 Registration and Reception
08:00‑09:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00‑09:15 Welcome and opening address from OTM SIG Board of Directors
Official opening of the 7th OTM SIG Conference in Europe.
09:15-09:25 Sponsor Presentation by FourKites
FourKites is the world's fastest-growing predictive supply chain platform, delivering real-time visibility and execution for Fortune 500 companies and third-party logistics firms across 55 countries. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance, and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes including ocean, rail, parcel and over-the-road. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.
09:25‑10:25 Oracle Logistics Product Development update by Jim Mooney (Oracle)
This session will provide an overview of the key features provided in the latest release of Oracle Transportation Management (OTM). This session will also cover updates to OTM documentation, training and general development updates.
10:25-10:35 Sponsor Presentation by Flo Group
Flo Group works with organisations to drive on-going value by solving complex business and supply chain problems. Our team enables the required business and technology change initiatives, delivering roadmaps, solutions and projects that drive optimised logistics performance. We support industry leading logistics service providers and clients across sectors including manufacturing, retail, consumer products, Defence and energy. Operating globally, we take a holistic approach to logistics incorporating people, processes, networks and technology. Our solutions, based on industry leading technology and best practice, are designed to help our clients realise top line business benefits from their logistics initiatives as well as producing bottom line savings and opportunities for continuous improvement.
10:35‑11:05 Coffee break and Networking
11:05‑11:55 A OTM Challenges for 4PL’s – How to implement and manage a broad customer base by Tobias Schlimpen and Joāo Gonçalves (Kuehne + Nagel)
The presentation will first give an overview of KN IL (4PL) and the different business models we offer. We will describe how we embedded the different business models into OTM and the auxiliary systems. The main part will outline how many different customer domains (50) and instances and versions we are running. It will outline process integration with OTM and our customers, warehouses and carriers – from fully automated to completely manual (because of the business of our customer).
Within KN we will show how we as 4PL do the aggregation of all Modes of Transport (Road, Sea, Air) from Order Management, Transport Planning, Tracking to Freight Settlement. We will present to the audience how we implemented specific Pharma requirements (known as GDP – Good Distribution Practice) in OTM and how our auxiliary systems are supporting us and where we see potential for OTM.
The third part will outline with which guidelines and processes we control the implementation across the globe and how we handled the recent upgrades while implementing new customers. In the end we will present the recent technical challenges we are facing and our improvement ideas to utilize OTM as a 4PL tool.
11:05‑11:55 B In OTM, if planning module is the Alpha Male, wouldn't settlement module be a passive-aggressive partner? by Pawan Sharma (Infosys)
In OTM workshops and implementations, faced with preconceived notions, settlement module has had a rather strange life. Some clients use OTM only for its planning optimization and nothing else. There are some who use settlement module only for integrating carrier invoices the output of which is extracted for reconciliation in E-Business suite or some other system. This paper highlights OTM solutions where settlement portion resolved some of the complex logistics requirements. Examples include implementations from different geographies including Europe, and business nuances that drove these customizations. Sometimes, the best solution may be to handle the requirement in an upstream system. We will be focusing on integrations here.
11:55‑12:45 A How to tune OTM Performance in Integration/Planning and Automations from both a technical and functional perspective by Dominic Long and Daniele Patetta (Oracle Consulting)
The performance tuning method used by Oracle Consulting EMEA consists in an iterative approach from both a technical and functional point of view: 1. Analyze the machine performance: Threads utilization and Cache hits, 2. Max out the threads utilizations on the topics that were used the most, 3. Analyze the full functional configuration, 4. Break down the processes in several sub-processes and 5. Analyze processes one by one trying: Optimization of the process itself, Substituting the functionality with a less time consuming one
Once these five steps are accomplished, if the desired level of performance is not reached yet, start again from step one. This exercise needs to be performed keeping an eye on solution quality (especially regarding planning).
11:55‑12:45 B Learn how effective OTM Cloud (SaaS) + PaaS combination digitized and optimized NVOCC/Liners business Process by Nishant Kumar (Birlasoft)
NVOCC/Liners have one of the Complex and dynamic business process in Supply Chain/shipping industry. Learn how very first time with help of OTM cloud, PaaS and effective use of different ERP clouds like CPQ, Maintenance cloud, Inventory cloud etc. simplifies/manages this business process.Key points: Maintenance of Liners rates cost/Tariff which are ports, terminals specific, freight charges, local charges etc.; Dash board for Commercial Team to finalize the minimum rate guidelines for quotation; Decision dash board contains many factors/parameters like demurrage value, budgeted quantity, top commodities for specific port pair; Real time RIQ interface interaction between OTM and PaaS; Optimum use of RIQ functionality to achieve MRG calculation; What if scenario planning (Budgeted v/s Actual); Tracking of the containers; Simulation of detention & demurrages; Effective maintenance of vessel & Voyage schedule; Simulation of different BL scenario’s.; Managing complexes of trans-shipment scenarios which calls multiples ports in one booking through dash board enabled with OTM & PaaS; Managing 60k owned/hired containers inventory.
12:45‑14:00 Lunch and Networking
14:00‑15:00 Oracle Logistics Release 19B/C Update and Roadmap by Karl Baker (Oracle)
This session will cover some of the key features coming with release 19 including: Carrier/Location Capacity enhancements, External Distance Engine enhancements, Workbench enhancements, and Accessibility enhancements.
15:00-15:10 Sponsor Presentation by Inspirage
We are the integrated supply chain specialists solving business critical challenges from design to delivery. We provide end-to-end consulting and implementation solutions that link Innovation Management, Supply Chain Management and Logistics Management, as well as core ERP. We partner with our customers to break down information silos and optimize performance to accelerate innovation, fuel growth and achieve operational excellence. Inspirage is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and has been recognized by Oracle with numerous awards, including the 2016, 2015 and 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, the company has global presence with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.
15:10-15:20 Sponsor Presentation by Descartes
Descartes (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX) is the global leader in logistics technology. If logistics is critical to your business, Descartes connects the people and technology to put your organization in motion. We extend the command of logistics operations, helping the world’s largest and most connected logistics community to quickly reduce costs, improve service and comply with customs and transportation regulations. Descartes’ Logistics Technology Platform uniquely combines the power of The Global Logistics Network, the world’s most extensive multi-modal network, with the industry’s broadest array of modular and interoperable web and wireless logistics applications. At our core, Descartes’ team of industry-leading logistics experts is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions while working closely with our customers to help ensure their success. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices and partners around the world.
15:20-15:30 Gold Sponsor Presentations
Trimble MAPS: Trimble MAPS provides global map-centric technology dedicated to transforming journeys through innovative routing, scheduling, visualization and navigation solutions. Built on map data and a routing engine designed specifically for commercial vehicles, its development platform and trusted products are made for a broad range of industries, workforces and fleets of all sizes. The Trimble MAPS brands including PC*MILER, CoPilot and Appian are the foundation for safe and efficient journeys worldwide—one driver, one vehicle, one fleet at a time. Trimble MAPS is a Division of Trimble. Visit maps.trimble.com
FarEye: FarEye is a technology solution to run eCommerce and supply chain logistics operations. It gives organizations real-time visibility and predictive intelligence, thus ensuring on-time deliveries and business excellence. FarEye, a SaaS platform, enables quick and reliable movement of goods using mobility, data analytics & automation. Visit www.getfareye.com
project44: project44 is the world’s leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. project44 connects, automates and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. Leveraging the power of the project44 cloud-based platform, organizations are able to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers. Connected to over 175,000 carriers worldwide and having comprehensive coverage for all ELD and telematics devices on the market, project44 supports all transportation modes and shipping types, including Parcel, Final-Mile, Less-than-Truckload, Volume Less-than-Truckload, Truckload, Rail, Intermodal, and Ocean.. Visit www.project44.com
15:30‑16:00 Afternoon break and Networking
16:00‑16:50 A Invoicing Project in Marazzi: how to leverage OTM Cloud standard tools to simplify transportation contracts management by Nicola Bucco (Marazzi) and Diego Landro (Business Reply)
Marazzi is a leading international player in the ceramic tiles sector since 1935 having production plants in Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. It is part of Mohawk Industries, the worldwide leader company in flooring solutions.
Marazzi is active on OTM since 2016, and has recently released the Invoicing Implementation Project, which scope was to move from the ERP infrastructure to OTM the management of a wide portfolio of transportation contracts, improving the automatic calculation and control of costs, and including into the TMS platform the transportation invoicing process. This project has been smoothly implemented thanks to two of the tools provided by OTM Cloud latest releases: Rate Maintenance and Migration Project.
16:00‑16:50 B Fleet Management with Digital Enablement by Santhosh Karunakaran (Deloitte)
"This presentation describes about Enterprise-wide implementation of the fleet connectivity technology involves deployment of in-vehicle tracking units with multiple integrated sensors. This ensures complete visibility and safety of drivers and less disrupt to supply chain by informing about delays and possible corrective actions to re-route the fleets. Helping the client optimize their fleet and reduce maintenance costs through safer driving and a reduction of unnecessary driving. This papers explains service offerings, framework to operate IoT devices and collected information, capabilities business benefits and maturity model to obtain the return on investment.
16:50‑17:40 A Driving Customer Success Through End-to-End Visibility by Anushila Guha (Unilever) and Craig Fiander (FourKites)
Anushila Guha, Senior IT Manager at Unilever, will discuss the growing necessity of predictive multimodal visibility within a global organization.
Implementing comprehensive real-time shipment tracking and predictive insights across several modes and continents has provided Unilever with the visibility necessary to streamline internal communication,improve customer service, and reduce operational overhead.
Leveraging robust integration between FourKites and Oracle OTM, shipment and stop detail information is passed seamlessly into the tracking platform and returns critical event updates back to the TMS environment. Craig Fiander of FourKites will join to share project and company background.
16:50‑17:40 B Global Trade challenges and the role of IT by Claudia de Anda (Oracle)
Do you need to import and or export products for business purposes? Are you aware of all the requirements related to global trade? Are you sure your company complies with all requirements (e.g. classification, export controls, customs valuation, documentation)? Are you aware of all the trade facilitation measures available and do you use them? Do you have visibility on your whole supply chain? In other words, are you in control? Let us talk about how global trade is developing, discuss the trends such as protectionism vs liberalization and see how GTM is covering important challenges with IT playing more often a pivotal role in securing visibility, optimization and compliance on the international trade scene. During the presentation we will go through how GTM can offer a suited solution to international trade relevant items such as classification of products, restricted party screening, license and document management and in general, setting up and following up controls throughout the international supply chain.
17:40‑21:00 Break for drinks, dinner (not provided by conference!)
21:00‑21:30 How to improve user productivity through OTM’s UI configurability by Ana Midrigan and Ionut Popa (Oracle)
Tips and tricks on how to improve efficiency of OTM’s UI
Workbenches, Screen Sets and Manager Layouts configuration
How to introduce Flex Fields into Screens
21:30‑22:00 OTM Implementation at Russian Post by Vladimir Teterev (Russian Post)
The OTM implementation project at Russian Post started in 2015 and took 3 years. During the project, the main processes were automated such as the Planning of Truck, Air and Rail shipments, Tendering, Track& Trace and Invoicing. Every day approximately 100 service providers and 3000 users work with OTM processing over 1000 shipments.
In this presentation we will share our experience in the following processes of the project: (1) Creation of the internal team for development and support of OTM, a 2-year challenge; (2) IoT: Integration of the GPS/GLONASS system with TMS; (3) Trouble shooting: Conflict in Bulk Plan with Fleet and Location Capacity.
22:00‑22:30 Want to achieve better business outcomes with OTM and improve business adoption? by John Bronjewski (Flo Group)
Achieve better business outcome benefits, faster, while mitigating rises and focusing on better business adoption as a means of realising business case benefits. Within this session we will call on our extensive project experience, to show how, through our “OTM First” enabled SIPOC workshops and world class business change management approach, companies can realise better OTM business outcomes and improve business solution adoption. We will cover: Flo’s approach to designing a better to-be OTM operating model; How to focus your programmes for better business outcomes; How to achieve optimal OTM solution adoption through business change management. SIPOC (Supplier Input Process (with constraints and enablers) Output Customer), typically employed in SixSigma DMAIC, is a tool used to identify all relevant process elements to drive efficient projects.
22:30‑23:00 Open Discussion
08:00‑09:00 Breakfast and networking
09:00‑09:50 A Integration and Order Management by Marybeth Roberts (Oracle)
Attendees will get an overview of the functional flow of OM to OTM to WSH and WMS. Also covered will be an integration flow from EBS with batch orders (greater than 1 shipment) and multi leg. The impact of change management throughout the order lifecycle will be covered, as well as the technical areas of mapping and agent configurations.
09:00‑09:50 B OTM on Cloud 9 by Eric van den Born (Inspirage)
Do you have intentions to move your OTM solution to the cloud? Do you have concerns, questions, or are you interested in what it takes? Find out how Inspirage has converted a number of customers, small and large, to the cloud. Find out which methodology was followed, how big the impact was, and which benefits customers have achieved.
09:50‑10:40 A Logistics Network Modeling by Karl Baker & Cyrille Ancelot (Oracle)
This session will provide an overview of the new Logistics Network Modeling (LNM) product. The session will focus on LNM’s setup, solve and analyze capabilities which have been designed to allow the user to easily create many different simulations and modelling scenarios.
09:50‑10:40 B Let's talk with each other (SAP & OTM) by Roberto Valdez (Independent Consultant)
What is SAP and why we need to understand its language: Same word with two different meanings: do you know what is a domain, a report or a transaction? What we need to get from SAP, what we need to send to SAP. Which SAP business objects are relevant for OTM? OTM master or slave for master data? Interface generation in SAP: what is an iDOC and how to create one. How to extract/send information from/to SAP and with what technologies? Examples of interface mapping between SAP and OTM
Extra Points (HANA): In memory DB; Loading Data in HANA; SAP DW; SAP BI
10:40‑11:20 Coffee break and Networking
11:20‑12:10 A Integrating OTM with Oracle Content Experience Cloud for Improving Collaboration by Ana Midrigan and Ionut Popa (Oracle)
Show the Social Panel on the OTM page. Illustrate the benefits of collaboration directly form OTM. Setup steps: OTM – 1. enable the right proprieties; 2.configure the external system; CEC – 1. Create the user; 2. Activate the user; Link OTM with CEC
11:20‑12:10 B An Oracle Cloud Supply Chain solution for luxury furniture logistics – the OTM and OWMS integrated platform in De Girolami by Francesco Zanon (De Girolami) and Renato Baietta (Business Reply)
De Girolami is an Italian company specialized in the transportation of luxury furniture. De Girolami provides cutting-edge logistic services as an international player, with warehouses in England, Romania, Russia, and partnerships for global forwarding in USA, Arab Emirates, China, Japan, Australia. With the clear will to support a growing business and an expanding international presence, De Girolami teamed up with Reply to migrate all operations on a cloud-based platform with the best-in-class Supply Chain Oracle applications OTM and OWMS. In order to enable a complete interaction between OTM, OWMS and a wide range of transportation-specific applications, the project included the implementation of several integrations on ICS platform.
12:10-13:00 A Real-Time Visibility and Analytics on Nokia Shipments by Patrick van Merode (Nokia) and Martin Forest (Tive)
As new 5G networks are being deployed around the world, Nokia supply chains needs to be resilient and adapts to facing challenges to continue shipping equipment orders worldwide to meet customers demand. Patrick Van Merode who is the plant manager at Nokia EU Distribution Center in Tilburg, describes how implementing real-time visibility technology in their supply change help them create a rich dataset of historical transportation and conditions data to get deeper insights in their supply chain. The presentation will describe how OTM enabled a seamless deployment of the visibility technology and how it was implemented at Nokia. We will also present some of the challenges faced during the implementation and how it was resolved. The presentation will also provide an overview of the Tive tracking technology and how it integrates with OTM Logistic clouds.
12:10-13:00 B Cloud Technical Topics and ReST APIs by Mark Hagan and Jim Mooney (Oracle)
This session will provide a brief overview of some of the technical features added to the Cloud in recent releases and then provide a deep dive on the changes to the OTM / GTM REST APIs, the features that have been added to REST in recent releases and some coming attractions with REST integration.
13:00‑14:00 Wrap-up Session, Lunch and Networking
The early bird registration rate is just € 495 (€295 before 18 January 2019 and €395 before 25 February 2019) and this will allow you to attend all sessions on both days as well as the opening reception. A group rate is available for companies with 3 or more in attendance (contact our Registrar () to request the group rate code).
The registration is free for speakers, so don't hesitate to submit your paper.
If you need a Visa invitation letter, please contact our Registrar after having registered for the conference.
OTM SIG values and appreciates our conference sponsors. Your contributions help make this conference possible and keeps registration fees lower for attendees. The following sponsorship opportunities are available:
Full details including terms and conditions of the sponsorship options are included in the sponsorship prospectus.
Sponsorship Contracts are accepted from 7 January 2019.
The OTM SIG Board invites you to submit your paper for the conference. We would like to see both the business change (by the client) and the technical challenges (by implementation partner). The presentation by one or multiple presenters should take 50 minutes including a 10 minute Q&A session. Examples of presentations can be found here.
Papers will be reviewed by the OTM SIG Board, and approved papers will be awarded with one single complimentary registration, irrespective of the number of presenters.
The Wish List is created by OTM users like you who have sent their ideas and suggestions for presentations to . If your paper includes any of these topics, there is a higher chance of getting approved.
The 2019 OTM User Conference Europe will take place in the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel.
Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
Amsterdam, 1054 ES, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 607 5555
The OTM SIG has negotiated a special rate for conference attendees: EXPIRED AS OF 6 FEBRUARY 2019
Please note that the Conference will include a breakfast service on Thursday and Friday from 08:00 until 09:00
Other accommodations near the venue:
Jim Mooney, VP Logistics Development, Oracle
Mr. Jim Mooney is Vice President of Logistics Development for Oracle, where he is responsible for the development activities around Oracle’s transportation management (OTM) and global trade management (GTM) products. Prior to joining Oracle in 2005, Mr. Mooney was a founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Global Logistics Technologies (G-Log), where he was responsible for product development, support and hosting services. Prior to starting G-Log in 1999, Mr. Mooney worked twelve years at Manugistics where he launched their TMS product.
Karl Baker, VP Logistics Product Development, Oracle
Karl Baker is the Vice President of Product Management for Oracle’s OTM and GTM products. Mr. Baker has over thirty years of experience covering all aspects of the development and delivery of transportation management software; he is responsible for managing the product management, and release content for Oracle’s market leading Oracle Transportation Management system (OTM) and Oracle’s Global Trade Management system (GTM). Before joining Oracle as part of the G-Log acquisition, Mr. Baker was a co- founder of G-Log. At G-Log Mr. Baker was responsible for all product strategy, product scope, product positioning, and build versus buy decisions. Prior to founding G-Log Mr. Baker was the Program Manager for the Manugistics’ Transportation Management (TMS) suite of products. During his eleven years at Manugistics, Mr. Baker was responsible for the release scope, release content, product positioning and quality assurance for all Manugistics transportation management products. Mr. Baker holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College and an MBA from Drexel University.
Marybeth Roberts, Sr Software Architect, Oracle
Marybeth Roberts is Senior Software Architect and is responsible for product architecture design and solution approaches for Oracle OTM and GTM products. She has a key focus on the end to end logistics solutions in the Supply Chain Management product family. Ms. Roberts has 30 years of experience in the transportation management software space. Ms. Roberts was a founder of G-Log (Global Logistics Technologies) acquired by Oracle to be their transportation solution. At G-Log, Ms. Roberts was Vice President of Software Development responsible for the transportation product and design. Prior to founding G-Log, Ms. Roberts was at Manugistics, Inc for 12 years and had the role of Director of Architecture, reporting to the CTO. Ms. Roberts holds a BS in Computer Science from Juniata College.
Mark Hagan, Software Architect, Oracle
Mark is a Software Architect with 32 years experience in software development and consulting. He joined G-Log in 2001 as Technical Consulting Manager in EMEA and then in 2007, as part of Oracle, returned to software development working predominantly in the Integration related technologies for OTM and GTM. Mark holds a BSc in Mathematical Physics from the University of Edinburgh.
Anushila Guha, Senior IT Manager, Unilever
Anushila is a Senior IT Manager with Supply Chain Platform at Unilever. In her current role, she leads DevOps for Europe in Transportation Management. She joined Unilever in 2013 as a management trainee under its Unilever Future Leadership Programme. Over the past 6 years, she has managed delivery of large-scale system innovation in transportation domain, for Europe and Latin America, including OTM implementation for Unilever’s European secondary network. Additionally, she has also led infrastructure management for the global OTM landscape at Unilever. Anushila holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from NIT Surat and MBA in Information Management from SPJIMR, Mumbai.
Tobias Schlimpen, Team Manager Applications, Kuehne + Nagel
Tobias gained his first working experience in the banking industry working for Deutsche Bank in different branches. He worked in the area of Core Banking and later on moved to the Data Warehouse area where he had the exposure to Oracle Database 11g and Business Intelligence tools. He was managing various project teams as an IT project manager ranging from a smaller projects up to big projects (>1000 mandays). Currently within Kuehne + Nagel he is managing a team of Application Specialists with different technology backgrounds but the majority has an OTM background.
Nicola Bucco, OTM Project Manager, Marazzi
Nicola Bucco is responsible for analysis and development activities in the Sales and Transportation for Marazzi. Main tasks include Lead new project, analyzing business problems and demands, implementing solutions with key focus on optimizing processes and improving performance. He is currently OTM Project Manager for Marazzi OTM Cloud Implementation project.
Vladimir Teterev, IT Transport Solution Owner, Russian Post
Vladimir has started his career as an intern at CROC, Inc., an Oracle Platinum Partner in Russia, and became a senior consultant after 2½ years in the company. His first project was Implementation of OTM in Lenta — one of the biggest Russian retailers. He worked as project manager on the Mondelez Russia project during its coffee business separation. Currently Vladimir is IT transport solution owner at Russian Post in charge of all transportation projects. One of them is OTM implementation. Vladimir graduated from Moscow State Technological University Stankin. He is qualified as an Engineer in Computer quality control of production. He enjoys diving, snowboarding and everything related to space and astronomy.
Patrick van Merode, Plant Manager European Hub, Nokia
Patrick van Merode, Plant Manager of Nokia European Hub. Working with Nokia for the last 20 years managing various projects and logistic teams in Nokia supply chains in the Netherlands and Indonesia. Met customer expectations for the most ambitious and challenging roll-out project (3G Swap) that Nokia has ever attempted globally on that moment.
Joāo Gonçalves, Application Specialist, Kuehne + Nagel
Graduated with a Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, he started his career as a researcher in the same Faculty. After that, he moved to consultancy as a Integration Business Analyst. During this time, he has participated in the implementation of a few Retail related projects and also spent 3 years working with OTM, from building custom integration interfaces and packages, configuring and managing OTM’s integration layer, setting up some custom workflows and custom reports for a Dutch customer. For the last 2,5 years, he has been working directly for Kuehne + Nagel, Luxemburg, as an OTM Application Specialist on the Integrated Logistics Implementation Department. He has been supporting the configuration and improvements of the existing customer’s setup and designing, implementing and supporting the configuration of new customers of our 4PL business (OTM functional and technical workflows, reporting, stylesheets, EDI communication).
Francesco Zanon, Controller, De Girolami
Francesco is the Controller at De Girolami Group, a transportation service provider specialized in luxury furniture distribution all over Europe and Russia. With more than 10 years of experience in De Girolami, Francesco is now also the IT manager of the Group with the responsibility of implementing Oracle OTM. He’s working with Reply’s team since last year, providing long-time expertise as supervisor of the operational/financial processes and owned technologies. The project now is in the final stage with the go live planned for April. Now he’s approaching, with the CEO Mr. Luca Lesignoli, the blockchain technology in the logistic industry.
Cyrille Ancelot, Solution Engineer, Oracle
Mr Cyrille Ancelot is a Solution Engineer for the Oracle Transportation Management solution. Cyrille has over 16 years of experience managing Transportation and Procurement projects across Europe and Asia. He brights together emerging technologies incl. IoT, BlockChain, Adaptive intelligence, Digital assistant with the Oracle Logistics Solutions to inspire Oracle customers. Cyrille has created his YouTube demonstration channel where he is sharing videos that are demonstrating the value of the Oracle Logistics Cloud solutions. His personal interests are spending time with his family and participating in triathlons.
Dominic Long, Technical Consultant, Oracle
Dominic Long is a Technical Consultant with many years of OTM experience during which has helped a large number of customers with performance and infrastructure in addition to carrying out implementations.
Daniele Patetta, Functional Consultant, Oracle
Daniele Patetta is a Functional Consultant, he joined Oracle Consulting in 2016 and since then have been involved on several OTM Implementation. These implementations were mostly focused on Retail and Food Processing Sector. Also he has been involved in several presales activities. OTM functionalities implemented: Core OTM, Operational Planning, Fleet Management, Sourcing, Transportation Intelligence, Freight Settlement. He holds an Industrial Production Engineering Degree from Politecnico di Torino and an Executive Advanced Master in Strategy & Management of International Business (ongoing) from ESSEC Business School.
Craig Fiander, SVP Business Development, FourKites
Craig leads FourKites’ global partner and alliances strategy as Senior Vice President, Global Business Development. Leveraging his 25 years in the transportation and logistics industry, he helps drive adoption to make the FourKites platform the industry standard for predictive supply chain visibility and analytics. Craig is a member of the senior leadership team and is also responsible for numerous strategic shipper, carrier and 3PL customer relationships. Craig was previously Vice President, Strategic Alliances at ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and developers of PC*MILER. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Certificate in Political Economy from Princeton University.
Nishant Kumar, Supply Chain Analyst, Birlasoft
Nishant has 6+ years with rich working experience in Manufacturing, freight forwarding, shipping industries. Working as Lead consultant delivered OTM projects for 3PL, 4PL, Freight forwarder, liner & Shipping industries. His significant contribution to build go-to-market strategies on emerging technologies and create a quantified value proposition which has resulted in revenue growth for the accounts he has delivered. Nishant has successfully delivered many OTM projects as a technology which includes role of solution blueprint, fit/gap analysis, functional configuration, integrations to other systems.
Ana Midrigan, OTM Solution Consultant, Oracle
Over 10 years of experience in Transport Logistics. As an educational background she has a Master Degree in Transport Logistics and a Bachelor degree in Transport Engineering. The professional experience reflects her background in Transport Logistics world. She has started as a transport coordinator gaining knowledge around fleet management, how to better optimize the trucks and drivers to maximize their utilization. Then as an Inbound Transport Logistics Organizer in automotive, she understood the importance of visibility of end to end flows, the risk of not having the goods at the right place in the right time and the methodologies of improving the visibility across the supply chain. Further as a Logistics Process Leader gain the helicopter view and understanding of the business processes from the most state of art industry – Automotive. Through this she gained the most valuable experience for understanding processes in logistics and supply chain. Today, as an OTM Solution Consulting she has the great capacity of understanding and illustrating the necessity of using the new technology in transport logistics and how this brings value to the customers. In terms of language she is fluent both in English and French, but also developed good skills on German and Italian.
Ionut Popa, OTM Solution Consultant, Oracle
Over 10 years of experience in Transport Logistics. As an educational background he has a Master Degree in Project Management and a Bachelor degree in Transport Engineering. The professional experience reflects his background in Transport Logistics. He started his career in the automotive industry as a transport planner gaining knowledge in end to end operational transportation processes, with a detailed touch on the planning process as he was in charge of managing the exceptions caused by bank holidays and traffic prohibitions for all the flows across Europe. Then, as an inbound supply chain project manager he increased his knowledge in the tactical and strategical logistics management areas. Currently, in the OTM Solution Consulting role, he’s able to understand both technical and functional nuances of a transportation management solution, in order to address today’s customer needs.
Pawan K Sharma, OTM Solution Architect, Infosys
Pawan Sharma has 13 years of Experience in SCM across business execution, OTM Application Implementation, post implementation Support, Transportation Analyst and Strategic Sourcing. Almost 7 years of experience in OTM Catering industries of Manufacturing, 3PL, Freight Forwarding, Retail and Telecom with the client like Siam Cement Group (Thailand), Smart Logistics (Turkey), Abagan (Turkey), Tnuva (Israel), Allana Sons India and Largest US Telecom Player. Expertise in OTM 5.5 & 6.x application on OTM / GTM / FTI.
Santhosh Karunakaran, SCM Manager, Deloitte
Santhosh is a Manager at Deloitte Consulting in Technology - Oracle Practice and has overall 11 years experience in the Oracle ERP platform. He has led and implemented multiple large-scale supply chain business and system transformation involving replacing home-grown system (legacy transformation), merger and acquisitions, rollouts for other operations/business and upgrades. Domain experience in Oracle Application - Supply chain management for Consumer and Industrial Products (C&IP) and Technology Media Telecom (TMT) industries. Led Distribution & Logistics department for manufacturing companies implementing Shipping, Trade Management, WMS, MSCA, Parcel manifesting, integrating OTM with Oracle Ebiz, 3PL.
Claudia de Anda, Consulting Technical Manager, Oracle
Claudia de Anda is a Customs and International Trade specialist with more than 15 year experience in advising multinational companies in their journey towards optimization and compliance. First as a Customs and International Trade Tax manager with PwC Mexico and the Netherlands and recently focusing on implementation of Global Trade Management software as an automation and strategic tool for companies to control and monitor their international trade operations.
Diego Landro, OTM Specialist, Business Reply
Diego Landro is OTM Specialist at Business Reply. He participated to different OTM implementation projects, with focus on planning and rate management. He is currently a OTM team member for Marazzi OTM Cloud Implementation project.
Renato Baietta, Senior Consultant, Business Reply
Renato Baietta is OTM Practice Technical Lead at Business Reply. During his long-term participation in OTM projects, he worked as DBA administrator and Integration solutions architect, and was responsible for several technical implementations such as integrations, SSO, ADF customizations, reporting and printing solutions. In De Girolami project, Renato was responsible for the overall solution design (with a specific focus on OWMS) and the ICS integrations.
Roberto Valdez, Independent Consultant
OTM/GC3 Consultant since 2004, worked in many project across Europe like UPM in Finland, Electrolux in Belgium, British Telecom in UK, K+N in Luxembourg among others.
Martin Forest, VP Technology and Operations, Tive
Over 20 years in product development from concept to high volume manufacturing in fast-paced, cost sensitive consumer industries. Developed a wide range of high volume reliable IoT products including the first iPhone-connected glucose meter and the Sanofi iBGStar (sold in 35 countries). Holds 15 patents related to wireless technology, low power sensors and user experience.
Eric van den Born, Sr Director Business Development, Inspirage
Eric van den Born is Senior Director Business Development at Inspirage. He is a supply chain expert with over twenty years of experience; Eric has worked for various software companies, and consulted for a substantial number of Fortune 500 companies across the world. His expertise ranges from generic stock control, in and outbound logistics into warehousing, demand planning and flow of goods through manufacturing processes as well as all the logistics involving transportation. In previous jobs, he has gained substantial experience with transportation when he worked for G-Log, Oracle and Flo Group. Eric is widower with one son and holds a degree in software engineering as well as an MBA degree specialised in management of technology. His personal interests are sailing and skiing.
John Bronjewski, Transformation and Change Director, Flo Group
John Bronjewski has led supply chain logistics and change programmes across several industries and around the world. He is currently Transformation and Change Director at Flo Group. John is focused on better business outcomes, benefits and sustainable transformation approaches.
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