2013 OTM Conference


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Back to Calendar July 28, 2013 – July 31, 2013 (all-day)
Where: Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia,PA 19107

Presentations (click the titles in the agenda to open or download)

Monday, July 29, 2013

  • 8:20a OTM-GTM Development Update by Jim Mooney (Oracle)
  • 9:20a Platinum Sponsor Presentation – Oracle
  • 10:10a
    • OTM 101 by Chris Gumz (Landstar)
      Today, more and more Logistics Carriers are taking advantage of the 3rd Party Logistics network to assist their customers with enhanced ways of moving freight, optimizing shipments and providing visibility of the entire process. The goal of this presentation is to highlight the framework of working with Third Party Logistics companies to implement a transportation solution effectively, satisfying all customer requirements, as well as utilizing the key functionality in OTM. This presentation will review key aspects of planning out the project, designing and building the best solution with the customer in mind, preparing for go-live and “lessons learned” to avoid.
    • Using EDI in OTM to Drive Carrier Performance by Jennifer Norris (RockTenn)
      My current role at RockTenn is to transition carrier from email tendering to EDI tendering. During that transition, I get the opportunity to work with EDI analysts and help with mapping and EDI requirements. I also train and test with the carriers in order to get them ready for production. During the testing phase, I help the carrier with CSR training. Part of the training has to deal with what to expect on the carrier’s EDI screens and what we expect and when from the carrier. Once I complete all the OTM setup, testing with the carrier, and CSR training, carriers are ready to go live in production. After a carrier is in production for two weeks, they are added to our compliance program where I provide them with statistics that include the total # of shipments they have moved for us, the # of shipments that they have sent us all 6 status messages, and their % of compliance. I also share with them their tender recap report that shows total shipments, % time-outs, and % decline. I also pull 214 error reports that help me see if the data they are sending us is causing the status events not to post to the shipments. I will show examples of what I send the carriers and the all the possible issues that I help the carriers to resolve.
    • OTM Integration Mechanism Options by Deepak Khemani & Rachana Junwa (Capgemini)
      The presentation discusses the different mechanisms of integration, benefits of Direct XML insert, Oracle Advanced Queue and Data Queues in a high transaction volume OTM implementation involving a middleware solution. The topic considers factors such as transaction volume, transaction prioritization, exception notification and recovery mechanism to illustrate how the integration features of Direct XML inserts and Oracle Advanced Queue can provide the OTM integration process the ability to handle growing transaction volumes in an efficient manner.
    • Forum: Agent Best Practices
  • 11:10a
    • Land O’Lakes : Leveraging OTM for Diverse Business Units and External Partners
      by Vinoth Gopalakrishnan & Matthew Sanders (Land O’ Lakes) and Gurpreet Sidhu (HCL Axon)
      Land O’Lakes has been using Oracle TMS (OTM) for more than 7 years; This paper demonstrates Three key touch points. (1) How Land O’ Lakes architectured hybrid Domain with end to end integrations with JDE Systems across each unique business units(( Note: Land O’Lakes has three major business Purina Mills, Dairy, Winfield(Seed + Corp Protection). (2). (3) Getting a snapshot of how Land O’Lakes OTM Planning/Freight Settlement is being executed with Hybrid Domain structure with integrating key information back and forth to JDE systems Lesson learned Leverage OTM for immediate cost saving(ROI) by putting OTM in the hand of External Non- Land O’Lakes Planners to increase the efficiency and decrease the overhead
    • 3D Load Configuration by Norman Fontes (MavenWire)
      Realize the value 3D Load planning can add to OTM users.
      As it requires complex configuration and consumes systems performance, companies implementing OTM needs to assess the use of this tool, ensuring a good return on the effort. What is 3D Load? What can it do (pros)? What can not do (challenges)? Base/Basic Configuration
    • OTM Integration using Python and XSLT by Eric Rosenbloom (Inspirage)
      This technically oriented talk focuses on the use of Python and XSLT to integrate upstream and downstream processes with OTM. Python is used for transforming flat files into non-GLog XML. XSL is used to transform non-GLog XML into GLog XML. Python also provides data transport mechanisms. The author presents working examples that you can use as a template to build your own integrations via an open source approach.
    • Forum: Support
  • 1:00p Platinum Sponsor Presentation – IBM
  • 1:20p Product Strategy by Derek Gittoes (Oracle)
  • 2:20p Platinum Sponsor Presentation – MavenWire
  • 3:10p
    • Parcel Optimization and Execution by Loy Haston (Office Depot) & Ashutosh Prasad (Oracle Consulting)  (presentation not approved for publication)
      Office Depot, Inc. provides office supplies and services in 60 countries around the world through its 1,628 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. In the fiscal year 2012, the company sold USD 10.7 billion of products and services to consumers and businesses of all sizes through its three business segments: North American Retail Division, North American Business Solutions Division and International Division. Sales are processed through multiple channels that are supported by its network of supply chain facilities and delivery operations. As of 2009, Office Depot has been using core OTM functionality for basic carrier selection. On an average, about 90,000 orders are delivered per day across all 13 DCs and during peak season, this number can reach 120,000+. Some interesting facts about the company’s North American transportation footprint: Of the ~90,000 orders, 30,000 are delivered via UPS, 56,000 are delivered via dedicated/comingled; OD services about 1100 routes across 4 times zones; OD receives delivery status updates as well as POD status updates from the dedicated/commingled carrier. Dedicated/Commingle Carriers make up about 65% of OD deliveries daily. OD ships ~1200 LTL orders daily.
      In a later phase, OD enabled OTM Operational Planning for small parcel route optimization based on pre-determined business rules. The solution went live in March 2013 and all customer fulfillment centers started to manage small parcel routing, along with other core Parcel mode functionalities, using OTM in May 2013. In this presentation, we will review how Office Depot has utilized OTM’s native Parcel route optimization and execution capabilities to achieve process automation and cost savings. We will also offer some insight into the unique design concepts that were applied to achieve Parcel versus LTL mode selection at the Order level.
    • The Friendliest TMS, Perfect User Adoption by Teri Hoeft (Eminent Group) 
    • Street Level Routing in Latin America with OTM 6.3 by Alejandra Covarrubias (KSAP)
      LATAM clients are constantly asking for Turn-by-Turn directions to be included in OTM. Although this functionality has recently been rolled out in version 6.2.7, LATAM countries have not been included. We understand part of the root cause is NAVTEQ’s initial design supports only one dataset per instance. Oracle is currently working on creating a Global Single eLocation/Spatial Instance to include multiple datasets such as North America (NA Q4/20xx), Europe (EU Q4/20xx), World Market (WM Q4/20xx) and Australia (AUS Q2/20xx). Based on this rollout it would be some time before the Public eLocation/Spatial roadmap for LATAM countries would be included.
      Objective: A review of the background of OTM related with Oracle eLocation/Spatial will be presented. This will include how it integrates with OTM, the functionality of eLocation and components consisting of current boundary and data provided by it. The reason why LATAM Turn-by-Turn directions are not present in an “out of the box” installation will be discussed and the options to resolve it which includes: * To install a private eLocation instance of the desired maps (e.g. Mexico) * To implement a web service in OTM to support NAVTEQ maps
      A Use Case will then be discussed to demonstrate how OTM version 6.3 can provide Map and driving directions. Components to implement the web service option will be reviewed which are: * Acquire corresponding NAVTEQ dataset for related country/cities * Implement a Web Service that imports the necessary information to the exact action and screen the users of OTM are familiar with.
      Another key point that will be presented is the new OTM functionality when leveraging this component such as additional map content & functionality, real time traffic, shipment planned vs. actual and routing information. The presentation will include demonstration of “Map Shipments” action from both OTM UI screens and Mobile Devices to provide a showcase of 6.3 version benefits “in action”. This includes how this functionality can be viewable by the truck driver en route on a delivery, which also happens to be a LATAM requirement in many cases. In addition the “Last Mile Routing Functionality” will be explained so that OTM will keep using “External Distance Engines” for planning purposes.
    • Forum: Performance
  • 3:50p
    • Implementing GTM 6.3 in an Existing OTM Environment by Dana Smalley (CSC)
      The evolution of global trade compliance can and does alter on a daily basis. The challenge of managing your global trade risk can become complex and costly. In this type of moving environment, you need a solution that moves and evolves with your business and trade responsibilities. Oracle understood today’s companies needed a solution that would deliver against their needs by allowing the industry access to user configurable rules. Oracle’s Global Trade Management (GTM) offering has provided a unique solution to the demands of today’s competitive world, setting any global company up for success. The presentation will provide a case study on the deployment of Beckman Coulters deployment of Oracle GTM 6.3 into an existing OTM utilized environment. We will take a deep dive into the complex business requirements which Beckman Coulter defined, and how the Oracle GTM 6.3 solution delivered against those demands in an active OTM environment. Finally we will provide insight on the challenges and lessons learned throughout the experience, as well as future release opportunities Beckman Coulter is looking to leverage.
    • Leveraging Demurrage Transactions for Rail Car Tracking by Lakshmi Padileti & Jaheer Shaik (Srujan Technologies)
      Concepts: * Business & implementation benefits of demurrage & demurrage transaction. * High visibility to the suppliers on inbound rail cars * Tracking of inbound rail cars without orders / shipments * Improves better planning of orders * Managing the outbound shipments planning / execution based on the ETA of inbound rail cars * Linking empty inbound rail car to loaded shipment * Possible integrations with legacy systems on inbound rail cars to match with the rail car bookings * Avoids usage of traditional approach for rail car tracking * Different reporting possibilities on inbound rail cars with demurrage transaction / tracking events
    • Leveraging Milestone Monitors for Visibility at Cisco by Anuj Garg & Sree Guru (Infosys)
      This implementation is for a Hi-tech network equipment manufacturer (CISCO), who uses a number of Contract Manufacturers to produce the necessary goods and transports the same across the world to its numerous customers using different modes of transportation through various service providers. As part of global logistics transformation, Cisco wants to monitor the goods all the way from manufacturer until it reaches the customer and it is within the SLA. OTM is used as one stop shop for all the logistics related activities. Cisco needs to monitor the movement of its goods across the supply chain as it being transported. The main events which Cisco needs to track are the following: * WHEELS UP – when the plane has taken off with the shipment from the origin airport (where customs was cleared) and is in flight to the destination airport (DDP Departed/Aircraft departure) * WHEELS DOWN – Aircraft has landed in the destination airport (AAV Arrival/AircraftArrival) * CLEARED IMPORT CUSTOMS – when the shipment has cleared Customs of the destination (CRF Customs/Released from customs) * DELIVERED TO CUSTOMER – when the carrier has handed the shipment over to the customer including delivered to customers broker/carrier (DAS Delivered/Receiver acknowledges receipt)
      These events are communicated by the carrier through 3B3 rosettanet messages and these need to be integrated into OTM. However, these messages need to come sequentially and in the above mentioned sequence only. If the sequence is not correct an email notification is sent to the service provider. Time based SLA varies for each lane and between the sequence and these need to be monitored so that when the SLA is not met a notification is sent out to the service provider. Hence, the Milestone Monitor is configured to meet the above requirements. Since there are a number of itineraries through which goods are transported across the world a number of milestone templates are needed to be maintained to handle the SLA validation in OTM. A number of challenges were met while implementing Milestone Monitors as a solution since Milestone Monitor does not handle calendar as an out of box functionality. This is one of the unique implementations where Milestone Monitor has been handled so extensively
    • Forum: Scalability
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
  • 8:00a
    • Implementing OTM with Oracle ERP and Kewill by Jaya Mishra (Garmin)
      We have recently integrated OTM with ERP and Kewill, using seeded BPEL integration. This presentation will cover necessary setup need to accomplish it, functional and technical challenges, lesson learned and error handling related to integration.
    • OTM Document Attachment Functionality 101 by Joe Adkisson (Landstar)
      The OTM functionality to attach documents is very robust however many customers avoid this since it appears to be complex. This presentation will go through step-by-step configuration so the participants can walk away from the presentation and implement this functionality themselves. This presentation will include an overview on our company’s use of this functionality, as well as the benefits of using OTM in this manner. The presentation will also include details on the lessons learned from implementing this functionality.
    • Upgrading from 5.5 to 6.2 in a High Performance Environment – Nightmares with End of Life Machines (ELM) by Venkat Kanakam (Office Depot)
      In this paper, real life experiences of Upgrading OTM from version 5.5 to 6.2.5 at OFFICEDEPOT are presented, highlighting the unique challenges and solutions in upgrading OTM in an environment where there is a mix of older and newer hardware. Because of the certification requirements of 5.5 and 6.2 for Solaris Operating systems, a two stage approach for upgrade is used utilizing both old and new hardware. Some test servers are in end-of-life stage but should be used in Upgrade process. OFFICEDEPOT OTM system is a high transaction volume environment and performance is critical so the methodology, problems faced and solutions applied will be discussed. Oracle SOA BPEL is used as integration platform at OFFICEDEPOT for integrating OTM with a mainframe legacy shipping execution system and the lessons learned in upgrading the BPEL code will be explained. The Upgrade project which started as a simple exercise soon became complicated due to nightmares with hardware, performance bench marks and related integration system upgrades. Once new Solaris hardware is acquired, innovative Solaris virtualization techniques like LDOM/ZONE are used to extract maximum utilization from new hardware, facilitating effective instance planning. After all the planning and testing, the final upgrade of Production system did not go so smooth and the experiences with production upgrade which lasted about 40 hours will be detailed in the paper.
    • Forum: FTI/Reporting Best Practices
  • 9:00a
    • OTM Dock/Appointment Scheduling at Giant Eagle by Brian Hogue (Giant Eagle)
      The “Implementation of OTM Dock Scheduling at Giant Eagle” has been a process which has evolved over several Years. In 2008, we centralized the appointment scheduling process from 6 separate warehouses to one central call center. With the centralization of the scheduling process, the appointments were now assigned in OTM and interfaced to WM instead of being entered in WM and interfaced to OTM. At this point we address a significant change in management while changing the process very little. Appointments were still assigned based on based on a spreadsheet Appointment chart. The initial benefits reduced labor, created process standards, defining appointments that meet Supplier, Carrier, and Customer needs and centralized the process in one system On March 17, 2012, following an upgrade to V6.2.6 we implemented OTM Dock Scheduling. Primary reason was to address overbooking appointments. Planning for the Schedule design was our biggest challenge. These challenges Involve the difference between how the warehouse wants to balance their inbound volume and how actual appointment assignment is done. How to create flexibility for Appointment limits. Plus a few tips and tricks we learned from other users.
    • Perfecting GTM Item Classification in a Worldwide Operation by Dante Monroy (Cummins)
      By sharing the Item Classification implementation experience in Cummins, this paper will explore and discuss best practice of strategizing Item Classification in a world-wide organization, in a manner of controlling Globally and adapting Locally and maximizing the automation of Item Classification with minimal user intervention.
    • Agent Tracking – Helps Performance Monitoring and Issue Debugging by Shashi Kshirsagar (KSAP)
      Agent Tracking is a way to monitor the workflow performance by inserting the additional logic to the OTM agents. KSAP Technologies Inc. created a simplified user interface which facilitates user to add the logic to the required agents which user wants to track for performance monitoring. Agent Tracking is achieved by the logic which creates a START row in the Agent Tracking table (custom table) at the s of the agent and then updating the row to COMPLETE at the end of the agent. The Agent Tracking table is updated via stored procedure call trigger from Agent action (DSU)
      Objective: * Capture agent performance metrics to monitor, analyze, and react to downward trends in performance. * To identify agents those were in progress at the time of an unexpected system outage.
      Use this information to rapidly recover from a catastrophic system failure without losing data. * Provide Alert notification on: * Unfinished agents that have been running longer than a given time threshold * Agents that ran successfully, but took longer than expected to run (daily summary)
      Benefits: Helps to identify poor performing workflows and fine tune them and Reduce overall support effort and thus the Support cost.
      Point to be noted: Need regular purging from Agent Tracking table. Each agent being monitored will create a new row in the Agent Tracking table and given the frequency of agent execution expected; there will be many monitoring data rows created. The Agent Tracking table will quickly grow. The data purge process will keep this table from growing indefinitely
    • Forum: Archiving/Purging
  • 10:20a
    • One Stop Tool for Time to Market, TMS – IT Solutions by Satyanarayana Murthy Vabilisetty (Deloitte)
      In the present competitive world of any enterprise small/medium/big, time to market is a very important and strategic move to be a leader in the market and to achieve that, organizations are keen in investing money which would drive their bottom line numbers. To achieve the above one of the present areas of improvement for any organization would be the transportation IT infrastructure. In this process investing in OTM (Oracle Transportation Management) a market leader in TMS applications could really benefit the organizations in building/improving their transportation IT systems which would deliver the below: * Proper Planning of Shipments for reaching the market in time * Providing the right information/statuses at right time * Inclusiveness with trade partners to make the system more transparent and robust * Seamless integration with various external systems to share transportation information * Achieve the objective of reaching the destination in right time and increasing the revenues of organization for making the product to be utilized by the customer * Utilization of optimum fleet to reduce cost and utilizing the optimum capacity in turn reducing the total cost of ownership(TCO) to transportation managers * Integrating with various government agencies and removing the third party agencies for having better supply chain visibility [Truck AMS (Advance Manifest System of US Customs)] * Controlling the leakage in cost by having a proper freight settlement module which would improve organization freight audit systems in putting proper freight controls
    • Carrier Capacity Limits and Commitment Counts by Susan Beaver (RockTenn)
    • OTM Shipment Actuals Implementation Tips by Dan Barrios (Oracle Consulting)
      OTM Shipment Actuals: What are Actuals? Why are they so difficult to implement? What is the purpose of Actuals in OTM? Actuals Scenarios. Actuals OTM Implementation Options. Which Implementation option is the best?
    • Forum: GTM
  • 11:20a Gold Sponsor Presentations
  • 1:00p Platinum Sponsor Presentation – Inspirage
  • 1:20p Keynote Speaker – Vince Papale: Invincible
  • 2:20p Platinum Sponsor Presentation – CSC
  • 3:10p
    • Scenario Management with Oracle In-Memory Logistics Command Center (LCC) by Srini Rajagopal (Oracle)
      Strategic and operational scenario management is central to creating a robust, resilient and profitable logistics network. Oracle In-Memory Logistics Command Center (LCC) is the only product available that utilizes the power of Oracle’s Engineered Systems and leverages the best-in-class logistics platform of Oracle Transportation Management. LCC uniquely determines optimal logistics strategies by simulating actual operations using detailed operational data about the network. This allows for an accurate representation of the results of each scenario and for a realistic analysis that yields implementable response policies. The benefits of this new approach to logistics networks scenario management include: increased supply chain resiliency and agility, cost and service improvements through operational excellence, improved profitability, and achievement of higher levels of supply chain sustainability.
    • Utilizing FTI to Generate Value Without Customization by Russell Young (Averitt Express)
    • Planning from Technical Perspective by David Johns (Eminent Group)
    • Forum: Integration Best Practices
  • 4:10p
    • Network Routing – A Grocery Distribution Use Case by Al Drummond (Oracle)
      The “Grocery Distributor” is patterned after the requirements of several current customers who are in the process of evaluating or implementing 6.3 for Network Routing. The capabilities that are highlighted in this presentation are primarily the features that are part of the 6.3.2 work so they are new to network routing. The new features in 6.3.2 are Allocation in Routing which covers path selection, the use of different equipment for different carriers, different routes and facilities by different carriers, and the selection of pre-carriage and on-carriage carriers based on the carrier selection for the primary move. Additionally OTM will be able to split and recombine pallets under certain conditions to increase the utilization of equipment with palletized freight while also managing the top loading weight constrains of the freight. The grocery distribution example uses items with “household recognition” to configure loads which lead to easy to follow examples. The format of the presentation will consist of a business example with a blend of results and configuration but not to the extent of a TOI.
    • Management of Driver Pay and Customer Billing using OTM at Penske Logistics by Sanju Sethumadhavan (CSC)
      The driver pay is very vital piece of functionality for a fleet operator. It is very important that OIC is provided with right set of information to process the driver pay efficiently. It is also important to efficiently manage the updates to the driver work invoice on event of changes to the related shipments. Usually the shipments undergo a series of workflows across user roles before the shipment is flagged for generation of driver work invoice. This presentation is based on the solution which was implemented for Penske Logistics across the driver pay and customer billing. This presentation is also focused on a unique solution developed and deployed for Penske to meet the requirements across Customer Billing using sell side shipment building workflows in OTM.
    • Performance Tuning/Monitoring by Alex Chang (Inspirage)
      This technically oriented talk focuses on how to avoid potential performance issues during implementation phase by collect various statistics and metrics, and using simulator to generate bulk data for performance testing. The author also presents scientific approach. This involves * Identify the root cause by OTM servlets or other mechanisms. * Apply trial solutions and measure the change
  • 6:30p Reception Sponsored by Oracle and CSC (Moshulu)
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
  • 8:00a
    • Back to Basics: Family Dollar’s Approach to Inbound Transportation by Alexandra Hough (Family Dollar)
      In a time with overwhelming information, we’ll be stepping back and taking a look at the basic functionality of OTM within Family Dollar’s Inbound Transportation team. We’ll explore the chain of events from the moment an order is cut to the time it reaches our Distribution Centers. Presentation to include, but not limited to the following topics * Order Integration * Ready to Ship * Vendor Compliance * Bulk Planning * Tendering & EDI * Rate Records/Rate Offerings * Allocation * Freight Bids
    • Fleet by Dan Filetti & Rohit Arora (Oracle)
      Oracle Fleet Management was introduced as part of the OTM suite in version 6.0. For this presentation we will discuss an overview of Fleet Management, the journey so far, and how it fits into OTM. The presentation will also talk about the key initiatives taken up for the next release of OTM version: 6.3.2. Lastly, the discussion will touch on the Fleet roadmap and how we would like to take it forward.
    • OTM Scalability Strategy at Cisco by Vamsi Mudumba (Cisco)
      This paper is aimed to share the OTM performance testing strategy at Cisco Systems, Inc and the experiences gained including best-practices, challenges and pain points. As part of global business transformation at Cisco, the performance testing activity is necessary given the uptake of new functionalities, lane enablement and partner on boarding
  • 9:00a
    • Demurrage Management – A Chemical Company Use Case by Al Drummond (Oracle)
      The “chemical company” is patterned after the requirements of several current customers who were on 5.5 when the requirements for 6.3 were done and have only recently migrated to 6.2.x so they are not yet able to take advantage of the Demurrage Transaction capabilities. This presentation is intended to serve as a “how to” type of document for the eventual implementation of existing clients but more important, it will serve as a capability presentation for sales prospects. The format of the presentation is how OTM solved the issue of asset and product visibility at the manufacturer’s site as well as at a customer’s site. Manufacturers would like to keep track of the inbound flow of raw materials as they are in transit and as they are stored in equipment that may be on site and off site. OTM has the capability to provide a permanent inventory history of such assets and product and this provides the user with the tools (database and UI) to see and manage the inbound pipeline. Additionally, when the shipper sells bulk product to customers, the shipping equipment (tanker or hopper) usually is offered as a temporary storage facility at the destination subject to a “reasonable” time limit. Manufacturers must rent their assets and the cost of ownership is factored into the sales price of the product so excess “detention” of assets drives up the cost of the product. Significant savings can be achieved by OTM’s visibility of the assets while “on site” and “off site”. Clients who implement Demurrage can realize significant benefits from that far exceed savings in Demurrage. This presentation is a “how to” presentation of the capabilities of OTM that is set in the example of an industry and told from that perspective.
    • Advanced Ship Unit Building and Load Optmization in 6.3 by Rajasekhar Chennapragada (Satyam)
      OTM ships with advanced planning capabilities that assist in modeling and executing complex & high-value load optimization scenarios. This session would share insights and experiences around leveraging ship unit build and load optimization features for better ROI, more specifically covering enhancements from OTM 6.3. The scenarios covered by this presentation are: * Business rules under order configuration, locations and packaged items to assist building ship units intelligently and as per requirements. * Consolidation of ship units before & during load optimization and building rainbow pallets. * Leveraging Locations, Transport mode and order mapping to be able to run complex compatibility checks in assigning the best THU. * Evaluation of cost by Ship unit specification during mode selection. * Business rules to pack by Package reference units, qualifying them as mixed/like and handling order, ship unit splitting. * Load configuration rules to handle pattern-based loading and leveraging packaged item Type to build mixed freight pallets. * Applying stacking and orientation parameters in combination with packaging hierarchy, equipment Group and destination location, as per the business need. * Setting up Logic parameters to control, select and apply a specific load configuration rule set to the transaction. * Shipment Optimization considering Temperature controlled commodities/equipments, item incompatibilities, Equipment Reference units, and ground schedules.
    • Get the Best Out of GTM Automation by Eric Westlund (Seagate Technology)
      This paper will explore and discuss best practice of Automation and set up workflow logic to cater for various business processes in GTM implementation projects. It covers most major functional areas of GTM including Restricted Party List Screening, Classification, Compliance Rule screening, etc, as well as certain attempts to work around future features that are on GTM roadmap. Implementation experience from multiple projects across various industries will be shared.
  • 10:20a
    • Succeeding with OTM in Latin America by Hector Doring (TSOL/Satyam)
      No TMS application on the market today is as adaptable as OTM for international scenarios. However that does not mean implementing OTM in LatAm is simple. The purpose of this panel discussion is to highlight some of the similarities, differences, and issues from implementations in the region. Topics include: * Language – How good are the translations? What adjustments need to be made to screens? How does the same language vary across countries? * Support – How are users outside the US obtaining application support? * Settlements / taxes – How well does OTM manage different tax scenarios (particularly in Brazil) * Distances – What are options for obtaining, calculating, loading distances? * Rates – Probably the most complex issue. How different are they and can they be represented in OTM? * Compliance – How is Operational & Financial compliance managed in OTM? What are the solutions that are available for the same and how they can be leveraged as OTM extensions? * Document Control: What documents are required by regulatory authorities for local Transportation and how those can be generated out of OTM and integrated?
    • Carrier Connectivity Using Global Shipper – Carrier Integration Platforms iNTTRA and Transporeon by Antti Llovuori (UPM)  (presentation not available yet)
    • Fuel Surcharge Using Rate Factors by Jai Shahpuri (Consology Solutions)
      OTM has a very robust Fuel Surcharge setup which makes weekly/monthly rate factor updates very easy, but clients continue to manually update Fuel Surcharges periodically by loading thousands of rates via CSV. This results in 100’s of hours of wasted time and a high probability of errors. Such practices also eventually lead to system performance issues. This how-to guide will enable clients and OTM users to setup Fuel Surcharge using Rate Factors. Once setup, clients will be able to simply enter the periodic rate factor changes and OTM will automatically create all the rates with a single click of the button. The presentation will go through the different methods of Fuel setups, show the users how the rates are created and how to troubleshoot any issues.
  • 11:10 Lunch and Wrap-Up Session

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