OM Partners invites you to UGO Annual Conference 2014 on the 17th-18th of September 2014 in Atlanta, GA. Join us for these days filled with networking, education, and communication, which will be highlighted by testimonials from UGO members.

Looking back at the 2014 edition

On the program

Sept 17th

01.00 Registration and Intro
01.30 Demos of 30 minutes each focused on:
  • Visibility, DRP and Response Planning
  • New S&OP demo
  • Stepwise Refinement in OMP Plus 6.01
  • Mobile Analytics and Control Rooms
03.30 Break
03.45 Round Tables (participate to one)
  • Wish list brainstorming
  • Architecture
  • Business Process Consulting
  • Modular approach to projects: Implementation sequence, functions, dependency, rollouts approach, …
04.30 Free time
06.00 Informal cocktail hour

Dress code: business casual attire

Sept 18th

08.00 Registration and breakfast
09.00 UGO organization, Market outlook, OM Partners positioning by leading analysts
09.30 Monsanto testimonial on global rollouts of integrated planning and scheduling to reach true end-to-end visibility (Fawad Javed)
10.15 Break
10.30 OMP Plus 6.01. What’s in it for you?
11.15 Integration of S&OP with operational planning by Eastman Chemical Company (David Hrivnak)
12.00 Lunch break
01.30 Mohawk Group report out on the implementation of DRP and Master Planning (Jaideep Mani)
02.15 Solution Delivery: an efficient approach to configuration and version management
02.45 Break
03.00 OM Partners:
  1. Growth and Evolution
  2. Development influence list
03.45 DSM testimonial on the importance of building up the right competence centers to support implementations (Luc Castermans)
04.30 Wrap up and logistics for the evening program
04.45 Free time
06.00 Dinner at Fogo De Chao
(OM Partners reserves the right to make last minute changes to the program.)


Jaideep Mani is the Senior Director Supply Chain Planning at Dal-Tile since 2005. He joined the Dal-Tile Corporation in 1996. He is APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

Luc Castermans is an IT consultant in ERP systems like MOVEX and SAP for 30+ years. Former employers are large multinational companies like Borealis and Ashland Inc. Since 2009 he works as a Business Solution Consultant at DSM in the Logistics and Supply Chain area and is involved in multiple OMP implementations. He is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

Fawad Javed has held several roles at Monsanto in IT, Engineering, Manufacturing Supervision and now Production Planning. He has worked for Monsanto for 9 years and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an Executive MBA from University of New Orleans. Currently, Fawad is the GSC Crop Protection Production Planning OMP Lead. In this role, he is responsible for standardizing planning processes and leading OMP implementation in all Monsanto Crop Protection Manufacturing sites globally.

David Hrivnak is an associate systems analyst at Eastman Chemical Company for over 33 years. Dave has a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Va. Tech and an MBA from ETSU. In his current role in I/T planning team he is part of the team configuring and rolling out Sales & Operation planning software and lead the technical team to install and configure SmartOps inventory optimization software.


Visibility, DRP
and Response Planning

This demo shows fast interaction between users, following a workflow with regional demand updates, Inventory Visibility, key KPIs, Response Planning and Fair Share optimization.

New S&OP demo

In this demo, you will be guided through an S&OP cycle which shows Supply Planning considering different alternatives, flexible Demand Shaping and value based optimization. The process is supported by flexible charts and pivots at various aggregation levels.

Stepwise Refinement
in Plus 6

Whether in CPG, Chemicals, Pharma, Metals, Paper or other industries, integrated planning and scheduling provides a key advantage in the end-to-end visibility and optimization of the short- and mid-term horizon. This demo will guide you through the stepwise refinement capabilities of OMP Plus 6 and the interaction between the bucketized horizon and the sequencing horizon.

Mobile Analytics
and Control Rooms

This demo will use a Microsoft Surface tablet to show that OMP Plus is not only for core central users, but can also be used for collaboration, analysis, and reporting - on any platform.


Conference & First Evening Location

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

☎ +1 404 237 1234

Second Evening Location

Fogo de Chão

3101 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

☎ +1 404 266 9988


Recommended hotels in the neighborhood

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
☎ +1 404 237 1234

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Buckhead

3398 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
☎ +1 404 233 5656

Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Buckhead

3092 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
☎ +1 404 846 0900

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

3300 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
☎ +1 404 262 3344

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Sept 17-18th 2014, Atlanta

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About UGO

UGO is a group of customers and highest level prospects of OM Partners who exchange information, collaborate and network to mutually help building experience and knowledge to be educated in technical and conceptual topics to benefit from current and future developments to strengthen the OMP community over a number of verticals.