xTupleCon 2014 Agenda - Operations

Monday, October 13, 2014 — Pre-Conference Workshops — Room A

     
8:00am-
12:00pm
Mike Atherton
WORKSHOP — Work with xTuple Import & Data Migration
Mike Atherton, xTuple DC (USA)
 
Learn about issues related to and tools available for importing data into xTuple. What are common pitfalls and traps? When does importing data make sense, and when is it better to key enter it? What techniques can be used to validate data after it is imported? Lessons from the field are the backdrop for discussions and demonstrations of the import tool embedded in xTuple. The session will address issues with importing directly to xTuple tables and importing through API views. In addition to data migration, we discuss importing operational data after go-live and how xTuple Connect can support staying on schedule.
     
   
     
1:00pm-
5:00pm
Mike Atherton
WORKSHOP — Master Inventory Control & Planning
Mike Atherton, xTuple DC (USA)
 
Making your xTuple implementation hum starts, in part, with the proper item definition. Proper inventory definition, procedures and planning can increase accuracy and reduce inventory levels. This session begins with an overview of item definition, reviews various control methodologies, and concludes with a look considerations associated with at Master Production Scheduling (MPS) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
     
     

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

     
8:00am-
12:00pm

Jim McCluskey

WORKSHOP — Power-up xTuple Financials
Jim McCluskey, xTuple Professional Services
 
Are you creating financial reports by manually exporting data, retyping data, validating data? In this hands-on workshop, we delve into the Financial Report Engine to help you easily create the reports you need and how to take advantage of the financial reporting capability within xTuple. How to create company specific operating statements, balance sheets and yes, even a cash flow statement. How to modify the standard printed reports. Create other reports to analyze and control your business. Department expense reports. Reconciliation reports. Key indicators. Come learn how to master the financial report engine.
     
     

 
 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 — xTupleCon Agenda — Room HR VII

     
10:15am-
11:00am
Wally Tonra
Inventory Tools & Utilities You Wish You Knew
Wally Tonra, xTuple HQ
 
If you use the xTuple Manufacturing Edition to help manage inventory, you are likely well aware of MRP (Manufacturing Requirements Planning). MRP does a terrific job of digesting inventory demands and making recommendations. These demands come from actual order requirements, and they are also shaped by order modifiers like Reorder Level, Order Multiple, Mins, Maxes, etc. The order modifiers are usually set when you first setup your ERP. Did you know there are tools to help determine what these should be? Did you know that xTuple can make recommendations for some of these? In this session, we review some of these hidden tools that can use past behavior to make suggestions for future planning, saving you time and, quite possibly, money.
     
   
     
11:15am-
12:00pm
Josh Fischer
Case Study: Marketing Online - Top Ten Awesome Tools to Increase Sales
Josh Fischer, xTuple Web Services Group
 
The Internet is a plethora of free or inexpensive Web-based tools that can help your organization. The amount of tools at your fingertips and the value of those tools is incredible. But where do you start? What is worth your time and what isn’t?
 Learn how can these tools help you grow your business.
     
   
     
2:15pm-
3:00pm
Shree Vandenberg
Printing Barcode Labels with xTuple
Shree Vandenberg, Futures Technology
 
 
     
   
     
3:15pm-
4:00pm

Mike Atherton

Case Study: Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) Saves the Day
Mike Atherton, xTuple DC
 
How do you ensure the highest possible inventory service levels while maintaining the lowest possible inventory levels? See first-hand how xTuple implementations achieve this challenging balancing act with an introduction to best practice inventory policies and procedures, leveraging MRP to achieve higher levels of business performance.
     
   
     
4:15pm-
5:00pm

David Beauchamp

BC Wilson

Roundtable: Ask the Expert #AMA — Ask Me Anything
David Beauchamp, xTuple Professional Services
BC Wilson, xTuple Director of Cloud Services
 
Whether on-site or in the cloud, you need to keep your system running smoothly, maintain reliable backups, pilot new versions, and make sure your users can access the system. It's not sexy, we know, but it sure is important. David and BC will answer your questions about how to keep xTuple running, no matter where you host it.
     
     

Thursday, October 16, 2014 — xTupleCon Agenda — Room HR VII

     
10:15am-
11:00am
Dave Anderson
Navigating the Great Firewall of China: Are We Global Yet?
Dave Anderson, xTuple PacRim with BC Wilson & Travis Webb, xTuple HQ
 
It's one thing to deploy xTuple to a U.S. company, where challenges such as bandwidth and firewalls occasionally cause delays. It's another thing to install in a country where the government deliberately makes life difficult. In a recent installation in China, multiple operational hurdles were jumped to get the application set up and running. Come learn about operations in a global context.
     
   
     
11:15am-
12:00pm
Dave Anderson
Introducing the xTuple Quality Management System
Dave Anderson, xTuple PacRim
 
Quality Control is a completely new area of xTuple functionality, utilizing the power of the Mobile Web client and workflow technology to assist companies with their quality testing and control and ISO9000 requirements. Explore how the quality module can be used to test items at each touch point in the manufacturing and distribution process.
     
   
     
2:15pm-
3:00pm

Scott Zuke

Case Study: EDI Integration with xTuple, Connect and an Open Source Toolset
 
Last year, I demonstrated importing and exporting using standard xTupleConnect tools, dealing with a “common” file format that would then be sent and received from a Value Added Network (VAN). This year, see the full open source translation toolset.
     
   
     
3:15pm-
4:00pm

Mike Brockey, Kelly & Hayes

Stacey Pandeloglou

Case Study: A Distributor's Most Excellent Adventure
Mike Brockey, Kelly & Hayes
Stacey Pandeloglou, xTuple HQ
 
Growing a Distribution business isn't the easiest thing to do, especially in this new world of mega-distributors such as AmazonSupply and Grainger. The industrial wholesale distribution marketplace also consists of smaller, locally-owned and -operated companies with sophisticated inventory control needs. We'll share lessons learned using xTuple for Distribution, touching on powerful features such as integration of third party pricing services, purchase and sales order management, quotes and order entry, and how these features helped this distributor not merely survive but level the playing field in his market.
     
   
     
4:15pm-
5:00pm
Julian Carlin
Introducing xTuple Workflow for the Mobile Web
Julian Carlin, xTuple Central America
 
Track, assign and manage the chain of events and tasks involved in order fulfillment and receiving with this powerful tool created to digitize paperwork, outside processes, and departmental workload management, in order to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Workflow can be configured to your industry-specific needs. This session is a prelude to the Relay Race, featuring Google Glass, held during the conference-closing reception prior to the Community Awards Dinner.
 
     
     

 

 

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