Official Supply Chain Category Sponsors of Community Summit NA


Blue Horseshoe is the official Supply Chain Category Sponsor of Community Summit NA! Join us October 12 - 15 in Houston to get tips on how to optimize your supply chain with D365 Supply Chain Management & the Blue Horseshoe Supply Chain Cloud. Talk with experts about creating a more resilient supply chain, and learn how to use your data to adapt to changing supply and consumer demands.

Community Summit NA

Where: George R Brown Convention Center; Houston, TX

When: October 12 - 15, 2021

Booth: #1200

Cost: Use our promo code to get 10% off the registration fee!

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Don't Miss These Sessions

Building a Resilient Supply Chain 

Speaker: Steve Shebuski, VP of Digital Strategy at Blue Horseshoe

What limits your supply chain? Lack of visibility. And those blind spots are blocking you from crucial information that can bring your business to a grinding halt. A resilient supply chain relies on your ability to see and analyze what’s happening across both the physical and digital realms of your entire operation. In this session, you’ll get strategies to help you build a more resilient supply chain — from supplier management to the product arriving at your customer’s door or dock – using D365 Finance and Supply Chain Management, the Blue Horseshoe Supply Chain Cloud, and the Power Platform.

How The New Features in D365 Benefit Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Chris Taylor, Solution Architect at Blue Horseshoe 

With all the new features released in D365 this year, it's hard to keep up with how these changes impact your supply chain. This session will break down some of the most beneficial supply chain features you may have missed in wave 1 last spring and introduce you to some exciting new functionality rolling out in wave 2. 

D365 Warehouse Tips for Taking Warehousing to the Next Level

Speaker: Jamie Herman, Sr. Consulting Manager at Blue Horseshoe

The Advanced Warehouse Management module within D365 offers users the ability to configure many different processes to cover individual customer needs. Once a strong understanding of the basic flows is achieved, there are more advanced process flows that allow for further management of inventory as it flows through the warehouse. Join us to learn about these advanced receiving, picking, and inventory management processes and their use in real scenarios to take your warehouse to the next level.  

Key Takeaways: 

  • Understanding Receiving Putaway Clusters
  • Understanding Load Demand Replenishment and Slotting
  • Understanding SSCC Labels in the Wave through Containerization and Wave Label Printing
  • Understanding Advanced Picking Strategies

Engineering Change Management in D365 Supply Chain

Speaker: Michael Mills, Sr. Enterprise Consultant at Blue Horseshoe

In this time of supply challenges and a foreseeable future of component shortages, it is more important than ever to improve your production and procurement lifecycle. Rapid and cohesive decisions on component supply are critical in gaining a competitive edge. Too often over the last year, we have seen supply chain decisions made in vacuums which have led to additional delays, additional cost, and confusion.  Engineering change management keeps all critical departments informed, allows employees and management to understand the impact of changes, helps the accounting team understand costing differences, and drives the volatility out of rapid changes needed in this current supply change landscape.   

This class will walk through Engineering change management concepts,  configurations, ensuring adherence to companies’ policies, validations of information, sign-off processes, and much more. Who should attend: People who drive decisions in supply change processes or are responsible for product development, PLM procurement, or cost accounting.

Course outline: 

  • Improving product lifecycle management
  • Rules for validating requirements
  • Review supported workflows
  • Product release functionally

Dynamics 365 2021: What’s New for IT Leaders

Speaker: Michael Mellegaard, Director of Strategy & Solutions at Blue Horseshoe 

With so many new features in D365 this year, it is important to stay up to date with how these changes impact your IT and Administration departments. This session will walk you through the key functionality to take advantage of and how it will impact your business.

Enabling Contactless Order Fulfillment with D365 Commerce

Speakers: Michael Mellegaard, Director of Strategy & Solutions at Blue Horseshoe and Devin Kitterman, Solution Architect at Blue Horseshoe

In today’s rapidly changing economy, it’s important to make sure you are enabling your commerce processes everywhere you can. This includes enabling contactless order fulfillment with D365 Commerce to help with B2B/B2C e-commerce processes, distributed order management, and improved receiving/transfer functionality. 

Key Points: 

  • Enabling commerce everywhere with new D365 Commerce features
  • Utilizing the open logistics platform to integrate parcel carries and ship from store
  • How Microsoft’s inventory visibility service benefits retailers 

Creating a 360 Degree View of Retail Customers with D365 Customer Insights

Speaker: Nick Leuthold, Solution Architect at Blue Horseshoe

Having a consistent view of your customers and how they’re interacting with your business across different channels is challenging. Dynamics 365 Customer Insights provides businesses a 360-degree view of their customers by stitching together customer records from multiple internal or external data sources. In this session we’ll be presenting an overview of how Customer Insights helps retailers create the 360-degree view of customers, the out-of-the-box AI and ML, and take action on this data with first-party Dynamics 365 applications.  

Key Takeaways: 

  • Understanding what is CI
  • Creating a 360-degree customer profile
  • Enrich customer data with 3rd party services
  • Generate predictions with customer data
  • Leverage CI data with D365 Sales and D365 Marketing

Saxco Case Study: Using Multiple Master Plans

Speaker: Michael Mills, Sr. Enterprise Consultant at Blue Horseshoe

This is a fun, interactive class exploring the use of three different Master plans moving away from the classic dynamic and static plans. This case study is in partnership with Saxco corporation and will examine the usefulness of three different plans to meet the needs of schedulers and buyers. We will dive into the impact of negative and positive days, how to take the “noise” out of MPR, and best practices to save time for schedulers and buyers.  We will dive into the influence of S&OP and when to used delays and actions messages in different plans.  This class will be interactive so as we explore the different Master plans configurations and results, attendees are encouraged to ask questions and provide their insight.  Who should attend: For people who want a deeper understanding of Maser planning / MRP and who want to appreciate the influence of configurations on the S&OP process.   

Course outline: 

  • Review three different Master plan configurations and each intended use 
  • Review of planning suggestions based on key configuration differences  
  • Interactive discussion on why three plans and its effect on schedulers, buyers and S&OP 
  • Demonstration of plans based on various configurations

Dynamics 365: Let’s talk Upgrade Rollout Approach (AX 2012 Upgrade Series: Part 6)

Speaker: Justin Carter, Director and Solution Architect at Blue Horseshoe

In this session, we’ll discuss different approaches to go live as an upgrade from many different perspectives.

  • Should we lift and shift?
  • Upgrade with data?
  • Re-implement?
  • Have everything go live at once on a global instance?
  • Do a phased approach by module?
  • How do we handle international organizations?
  • What about Retail and warehousing?   

Retail and Warehousing: The Biggest Areas for Change in Dynamics 365 F&O (AX 2012 Upgrade Series: Part 3)

Speaker: Justin Carter, Director and Solution Architect at Blue Horseshoe

Not specifically an upgrade session but talk about all the new features in Dynamics 365 F&O, plus recent changes. Also, talk about challenges and opportunities in retail given the past year. This will be an advisory session as well as information to discuss changes end users may want to look at or consider when upgrading or evaluating their usage of Dynamics 365 F&O.

What's Happing in Booth #1200

Data Fuels the Modern Supply Chain

In today's fast-paced market, data is the key to a successful business. It gives you more visibility into your supply chain and provides actionable insights for your business. Stop by the booth to talk with an expert about how to implement and optimize Microsoft Power Platform to help your business stay flexible and plan for the future. 

Implementing or Upgrading to D365

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations uses secure, cloud-based data to provide real-time visibility into financial performance, automate processes, and strengthen your supply chain. D365 gives you intelligent business applications and insightful analytics so you can power transformation where it counts. D365 enables businesses of all industries and sizes to:

  • Reduce IT, operations, and implementation costs
  • Gain resources needed to innovate
  • Eliminate the tangled mess of legacy infrastructures and systems
  • Improve security and regulation compliance
  • Scale business quickly
  • Increase visibility throughout the entire supply chain
Blue Horseshoe Blue Pong

Blue Pong

Test your skills with a game of Blue Pong! Try to bounce the ping pong balls into the cups to win prizes! 

The real-time leader board utilizes Microsoft Power Apps with Power BI. It will track everything from the individual scores to the distribution of made shots, as well as a performance comparison of left and right-handed players.

The Supply Chain Cloud

The Blue Horseshoe Supply Chain Cloud transforms your business by connecting physical assets with digital intelligence. The Blue Horseshoe Supply Chain Cloud Connects data through Microsoft Dynamics and Azure with purpose-built modules designed to extend and transform supply chain operations.  

  • Build trust with trading partners
  • Get real-time connectivity
  • Optimize fulfillment strategies
  • Drive profitable fleet operations
  • Generate timely, accurate invoices
  • Minimize freight cost

Mobile Devices

Microsoft recently redesigned their Warehouse Management mobile app to features a more intuitive design based on extensive usability studies from end-users across multiple industries. Stop by the Blue Horseshoe booth to see this app in action on the world’s leading mobile workflow and data capture solutions.



Mike spent the last 24 years of his career connecting people with solutions that can change their business. He focuses on developing and expanding relationships in the Microsoft, NetSuite, and Boomi ecosystem by helping partners and customers find the right industry solutions. This problem-first approach helped Blue Horseshoe grow to become one of the leading supply chain partners.

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