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April 18, 2013

UPCOMING EVENT - April 18, 2013

Stephen T. Desirey, CFPIM PMP and

Rajesh Sundar, Partner, Linear Logics Corp.

"Mobility Apps"

Mobility Apps is a common phrase that we see and hear daily in relationship to entertainment devices, telecommunications and digital marketing. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg on what is becoming available with new digital technologies. Members of the ABPMP Philadelphia Chapter are all zealots for improving business processes. Our April meeting will feature a demo on deploying mobility to transpose rather complicated business processes to significant clarity. As a demo, we will take a challenging business process such as end-to-end customer forecasting from the voice of the customer to the computer transaction systems managing inventory. Sounds impossible? The app that will be demonstrated is from a local company, Linear Logics Corporation and was one of the top 3 mobile apps selected from the SAP Tech Ed Conference in Las Vegas this past fall. You will see typical examples of processes where human intervention does much to complicate the process with financial conversions, stretch goals, personal bias, lack of confidence in the customer and taking on too wide of a sample all contributing to a forecast that does not meet the business need. Mobility can significantly simplify and correct this current state. However, you have to see the results to believe it..

Stephen T. Desirey is a chemical engineer retired from the DuPont Company and followed with number of years consulting with SAIC. Between these two companies he has worked in the chemical, pharmaceutical and oil & gas industries. With assignments both functional and managerial he has had assignments in manufacturing, engineering, marketing, maintenance and information systems. This broad experience permitted a strong appreciation for end-to-end business processes as a primary key to sustainable business success.

He is an APICS certified lifetime Fellow in production and inventory control, and a PMP by the Project Management Institute. He was a charter member and first VP of the Philadelphia Chapter Association of Business Process Management Professionals. Steve is an Adjunct Lecturer at Widener University in their MBA program. Steve served on the Global Advisory Supply Chain Committee at the University of North Carolina and has serves now on the SAP Users Group Influence Council. He has also lectured at North Carolina and Villanova MBA classes, and has taught multiple CPIM refresher sessions.

Currently Steve is a Director for Linear Logics, a value driven implementer for SAP SCM, business process management and Mobility technology planning systems.

Rajesh Sundar is a manufacturing engineer with a master’s degree in Computer Science. He is a Supply Chain specialist with over 15 years of Business Process and Systems integration experience in various industries and sectors. He has consulted at several SAP customers playing various roles in implementing and integrating demand and supply planning, manufacturing, analytics and process modeling. He is a certified SCOR professional, and has used the SCOR methodology to implement and improve supply chain efficiencies at his various customers. He is a certified SAP Hana professional.

He is currently spearheading the Mobility COE within Linear Logics. With his experience in supply chains he was able to play an instrumental role in the conceptualization, design and development of CDM™ one of the first Enterprise Mobile Apps developed by Linear Logics. CDM™ was selected as one of the top 3 enterprise apps by a panel of independent judges at SAP TechEd. He has a passion for new technologies and is currently building the big data/in-memory practice within linear logics.

6:00-6:30 Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:45-7:45 Program

Please forward the invitation to any colleagues that you think may be interested in attending.

When: April 18, 2013| 6:00 p.m. Admission: $10 members $25 non-members (memberships available on-site)

Where: Widener University
Quick Center| Room 108
13th and Walnut Streets
Main Campus, Chester, PA

Philadelphia APBMP and Widener University BPI Center of Excellence sponsored event

Seats are limited, Please RSVP to ABPMPPhiladelphia(a)


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