2020 OTM User Conference Europe

Starts:  Mar 4, 2020 5:00 PM (NL)
Ends:  Mar 6, 2020 1:30 PM (NL)
Flo Group Project44 Inspirage FourKites Accelalpha Descartes QAD FarEye flexis Reply Consignor Agenda Registration Sponsors Call for Papers Venue



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VP Logistics Product
Development, Oracle
srini-rajagopal-75px.jpg Srini Rajagopal
Sr. Director Logistics
Development, Oracle
jim-mooney-75px.jpg Jim Mooney
VP Logistics Development
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Senior Software Architect
Cathy Hayes Cathy Hayes
Sr. Principal Product Manager
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Solution Architect 
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Solution Owner 
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Digital Product Leader
thomas-bonduelle-75px.jpg Thomas Bonduelle
Business Process Designer
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Business Archtect Trade
Compliance, Volvo
nishant-kumar-75px.jpg Nishant Kumar
OTM Solution Architect
matteo-padovanodileva-75px.png Matteo Padovano Di Leva
Senior OTM Consultant
Business Reply
joe-spear-75px.jpg Joe Spear
Consulting Practice Director
daniele-patetta-75px.jpg Daniele Patetta
Senior Consultant
brian-ramos-75px.jpg Brian Ramos
Technical Director
karthik-venkataraman2-75px.jpg Karthik Venkataraman
Logistics Practice Manager
pavan-moka-75px.jpg Pavan Moka
Flo Group
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Lead Consultant
philippe-salvi-75px.jpg Philippe Salvi
Customer Success Manager
person.png Madhukesh Nagabhushana
Flo Group

The OTM SIG Board proudly organises an OTM User Conference in the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel on 4-6 March 2020, which is the 8th 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 and APAC, see oatug.org/otmsig.

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 150 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.

Please send us your requests and recommendations to boardadmin@otmsig.com



 The agenda is subject to change


 17:00 Registration Open and Reception


 8:00 Registration Open and Networking Breakfast

 9:00 Welcome and opening address from OTM SIG Board 

 9:15 Platinum Sponsor presentation Flo Group

 9:25 Oracle Logistics Cloud Product Development Update by Jim Mooney, Oracle 
This session will cover the latest release information for Transportation and Global Trade, including release dates, support plans, and feature highlights of recent and near term releases, with a focus on some of the technical innovations in our OTM / GTM Cloud.

 10:25 Platinum Sponsor presentation project44

 10:35 Coffee break

 11:05 OTM Planning Automation, Performance and Solution Quality Optimization in a Combined Fleet and Non-Fleet Context at Adeo by Marco Aloisi & Thomas Bonduelle, Adeo, and Brian Ramos, Oracle 
The presentation will first provide an overview of Adeo, its business model and the business requirements/constraints regarding the solution performance.
Following it will be showed the starting point and all the actions performed during the tuning/optimization phase, with regards to planning configuration and rating configuration, in order to achieve the expected results, without sacrificing quality. The final part will outline the lessons learned by this process and describe the future activities scheduled on this subject.

 11:05 Learn how Integrated solution for contract logistics manage your inbound and outbound movement by using OTM and WMS (LogFire) cloud by Nishant Kumar, Birlasoft 
Today’s modern dynamic supply chains pose unique challenges, this includes creating an agile & coherent Logistics system covering various components of SCM, faster decision making enabled by meaningful insights with multiple systems to manage these activities, Logistics Service Providers s often become less agile & face issues due to lack of single source of truth.
Birlasoft’ s Contract Logistics solution enables logistics Service providers to become More Agile, Smart & Quick. Our cloud-based solution is fully integrated & comprehensive, covering complete Transportation & Warehouse Logistics activities: • Fully integrated cloud-based solution to manage transportation along with warehousing services • Real time visibility of inbound/outbound order execution among OTM & WMS could (Logfire) • Rule based and system driven receiving / put away and picking warehousing activities • Mobile application to perform warehousing operations for accuracy and productivity • PO/ASN creation in WMS based on OTM shipment • SO creation in WMS based on OTM shipment • Delivery detail against SO from WMS to OTM • Ship confirmation from WMS to OTM • 3PL Warehouse Billing (handing in/out & storage) • Centralized billing for transportation and warehousing • Tracking of activity-based billing • Invoice processing based on contract/terms • Meaningful insights using FTI & Oracle WMS BI

 11:55 How Inspirage Control Tower (ILMCT) brings comprehensive shipment visibility to global companies such as Tetra Pak by Karthik Venkataraman, Inspirage 
Supply chain visibility use now goes across a multitude of vertical industries, use-case segments and geographies. Experience has shown the need to aggregate shipment visibility information from multiple sources and provide a single control tower to view global transportation operations across different carriers and modes of transportation. Tetra Pak implemented Inspirage’s ILM Control Tower which integrates tightly with OTM and aggregates visibility information globally. The presentation explains how enhanced capabilities to provide comprehensive in-transit inventory visibility and predictive ETAs were achieved.

 11:55 Fleet Aware Bulk Plan by Codrut NIta (Infosys) 
The presentation is offering insights about key points and watch-outs in Fleet Aware Bulk Plan (FABP) configuration. The business value of FABP is optimized planning of assets and maximized asset utilization and cost. The audience will learn the fundaments of FABP setup, tuning the Parameter Set and associated Master Data for automatically planning Shipments to Work Assignments using the FABP, and the Pros and Cons of the FABP feature.

 12:45 Lunch and Networking

  14:00 Oracle Logistics Cloud Product Strategy Update by Derek Gittoes, Oracle 
"Oracle Logistics Cloud enables your organization to digitize and optimize your supply chain execution business processes, which in turn delivers increased perfect order performance, lower supply chain costs, and improved supply chain flexibility. This session provides an overview of Oracle's transportation management and global trade management offerings and product road map insights. Come learn about advances to existing capabilities and expansion into new areas such as Logistics Network Modeling, Digital Freight Networks, and Preferential Trade Agreements. In addition, see how emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), Digital Assistants, and Blockchain are being incorporated to help you manage your supply chain efficiently and effectively in an era of constant disruption.

 15:00 Platinum Sponsor presentation Inspirage

 15:10 Platinum Sponsor presentation FourKites

 15:20 Gold Sponsor presentations Accelalpha, QAD, Descartes

 15:30 Afternoon break

 16:00 The Journey from On Premise To Cloud – An Automotive Customer Case by Matteo Padovano Di Leva, Business Reply
As a global leader in automotive production and distribution, this Customer has a worldwide OTM implementation where processes and data are region specific. After being active on OTM on premise for about 15 years, the Customer has recently decided to move to OTM Cloud Instance choosing a roll-out plan based on geographic distribution. The project started in July 2019 and while some regions are already live on OTM Cloud, others are targeted to be migrated before July 2020. The project methodology is organized in two main streams: the first relates functional elements within the OTM implementation and the second one concerns the data migration. Coordination and leveraging of those two streams is being the key for the success of this initiative.

  16:00 Design Approaches for Transport Unit Building in OTM Cloud by Daniele Patetta & Brian Ramos, Oracle 
Whether you are modeling a digital twin of a pallet, slip-sheet or lattice box, the design decisions you make in OTM for packing can have profound impacts on performance, complexity and, ultimately, cost. Should I pack at order creation or shipment building? Are ERUs and PRUs sufficient to solve my business problem? How to leverage the enhanced 3D load algorithms to build optimized ship units? This presentation will explain the business value of leveraging some of the most powerful functionalities in OTM’s planning engine for optimizing ship units. Complex scenarios discussed are: multi-order and multi-customer ship unit optimization, cost-based ship unit building, multi-compartment equipment with moving curtains optimization.

 16:50 Volvo Group En Route to GTM Cloud by Peter Fredriksson, Volvo & Joe Spear, Accelalpha
Come join Volvo Group and Accelalpha to hear how the world-leading manufacturer of trucks, buses, engines, and construction equipment is expanding the company’s global footprint on a phased journey to GTM Cloud. During the session, you will learn about the challenges of implementing GTM across a complex IT architecture hosting multiple ERP platforms and a prior OTM solution. You’ll also hear how the solution will impact a multifaceted supply chain that’s selling products in more than 190 markets.

 16:50 Working effectively with CSM in order to optimize business value of Oracle Saas subscription by Philippe Salvi (Oracle)
Objective is to inform or remind Oracle OTM Cloud customers, that an European Customer Success Manager organization has been created (more than 4 years ago now) to support them in the journey to Cloud. How this can be develop:
Awareness of Oracle CSM organization: Organigram EMAE CSM, who is who, organization by region, profiles of CSM, skill etc…
How to engage with CSM: Working effectively with CSM, going through deliverables like success Plan, Quaterly Business Review and Value Adoption (talking about Oracle Cloud Operations, Quaterly release, Best practices etc…)
Rex of CSM activities: Return of experience from Customers, focus on Value Adoption study outcomes (Value Adoption is a study where synchronize with Customer Sponsor, working on users interviews, findings and action plan)

 17:40 End of presentation sessions


 08:00 Networking Breakfast

 09:00 Transportation Planning/Execution Feature Update by Marybeth Roberts, Oracle  
Attendees will get an overview of the functional improvements recently developed in OTM as well as upcoming releases. Review includes the new ocean booking object and flow, multi-equipment shipments, enhancements to the planning engines, managing execution tasks with shipment groups, and improvements to the document management processing. A key initiative we are working on around new features to allow the users to defined the actual equipment and order contents to OTM will be demonstrated. We will review another key theme in the financial area to manage the need to split shipment costs across multiple invoice/bills in addition to supporting company recharges.

 09:50 Turbo-charge OTM: getting tactical with Flexis to maximise the potential of your logistics data by Madhukesh Nagabhushana (Flo) and Robert Recknagel (flexis) 
Use case driven session exploring how-to integrate OTM with Flexis to turbo charge OTMs capabilities, unlock the potential of data, and drive integrated, optimised planning from manufacturing through to logistics.

 10:40 Coffee break

 11:20 Logistics Network Modeling Overview by Srini Rajagopal, Oracle 
Changes, both unplanned and planned, are a constant in the supply chain. Learn how to design your supply chain to operate optimally, planning for both forecasted and unplanned disruptions using Logistics Network Modeling (LNM), an intrinsic capability of Oracle Transportation Management Cloud. This session will provide a detailed overview of the product, showing how LNM allows you to quickly model changes to your network and analyze for the optimal response using real-world operational data for complete accuracy. Learn about recent updates and upcoming roadmap.

 12:10 Conference Closing Session

 12:25 Lunch and Networking



The early bird registration rate is just € 495 (€395 until 31 January 2020) and this will allow you to attend all sessions on both days as well as the opening reception. The registration is free for speakers, so don't hesitate to submit your paper. A group rate is available for companies with 3 or more in attendance. If you need a Visa invitation letter, please contact our Registrar after having registered for the conference.

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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:


  • Tabletop Exhibit (1.80m table on 3.00x2.00m area) prominently positioned in Exhibit Hall.
  • Sponsor recognition with 10 minutes of stage time before one of the General sessions.
  • Three (3) full conference registrations to all sessions and meals.
  • Placement of marketing collateral (provided by Sponsor) in event giveaway bag.
  • All PATRON sponsorship benefits

GOLD (€ 2,750) SOLD OUT

  • Tabletop Exhibit (1.60m table on 2.00x1.50m area) prominently positioned in Exhibit Hall.
  • Opportunity to present a fun & lively Speed Session (2 minutes of stage time in front of all conference attendees).
  • Two (2) full conference registrations to all sessions and meals.
  • Placement of marketing collateral (provided by Sponsor) in event giveaway bag.
  • All PATRON sponsorship benefits

SILVER (€ 1,650)

  • Tabletop Exhibit (cocktail table on 1.50x1.50m area) in Exhibit Hall.
  • One (1) full conference registrations to all sessions and meals.
  • Placement of marketing collateral (provided by Sponsor) in event giveaway bag.
  • All PATRON sponsorship benefits.

PATRON (€ 550)

  • Recognition as Sponsor on conference marketing material, signage, and website.
  • Pre and post conference registration list.

Full details including terms and conditions of the sponsorship options are included in the sponsorship prospectus.

Sponsorship Contracts are accepted from 6 January 2020.

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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 45 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. Please download the form through the link below and return it by email to boardadmin@otmsig.com

Download Call for Papers Form


Marriott AmsterdamVENUE

The 2020 OTM User Conference Europe will take place in the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel.

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
Stadhouderskade 12
Amsterdam, 1054 ES, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 607 5555
Website: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/amsnt-amsterdam-marriott-hotel


Other accommodations near the venue:

  • NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter, Hobbemakade 50, 1071XL Amsterdam
  • NH Amsterdam Centre, Stadhouderskade 7,1054 Amsterdam
  • Mercure Centre Canal District, Noorderstraat 46, 1017TV Amsterdam
  • Ibis Styles Amsterdam Amstel, Stadhouderskade 131, 1074AW Amsterdam
  • NH Carlton Amsterdam, Vijzelstraat 4, 1017 Amsterdam
  • NH Amsterdam Schiller, Rembrandtplein 26-36, 1017 Amsterdam
  • NH Amsterdam Caransa, Rembrandtplein 19, 1017 Amsterdam
  • NH City Centre Amsterdam, Spuistraat 288-292,1012 Amsterdam

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