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Conference 2022

SAP Customer Case Studies

Nike's SAP Cost Accounting Revolution through Fundamentals


The purpose of this session is to review Nike's Journey to better SAP Cost Accounting. After attending the Controlling conference in 2018, we expedited our journey from an immature SAP Costing Model to a more robust SAP model leveraging new ventures. This session will review the journey including impacts and learnings.

Valuable Info for Attendees:

  • How to design, deploy & survive implementation of additional SAP functionality
    • What to do and what not to do
  • How to bring people along
  • How to cascade meaningful change
Tara Hushbeck

Tara Hushbeck is an accounting and finance professional with 7 years progressive manufacturing accounting/finance experience. Resourceful leader with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment while meeting all deadlines in an organized and efficient manner. Established capability in supporting and driving business results/objectives through successful and innovative improvement projects, financial results analysis and respected leadership. 

Design and Implementation of Intercompany Subcontracting at Lilly


I will review the processes, developments, and program modification focusing on the costing and accounting areas. 

  • Overview of subcontracting arrangement
  • Accounting Flow, including original sale of material on-hand
  • Use of CO Production Orders at Toller
  • Local Valuation Costing (including program modifications for Manufacturing Sites)
  • Group Valuation Costing (including program modifications)
  • Production Variance Simulation Report at Manufacturing Site
  • Calculation of Mixed Price Variance at Toller, required due to a SAP Limitation
  • Inventory Reconciliation and Adjustment Process between the toller and manufacturing site
Ross Christoph

Ross Christoph is primarily responsible for the processes and solutions for Product Costing at Eli Lilly and Company on a global basis. Eli Lilly has manufacturing plants located in 13 countries and products marketed in 125 countries. Ross has been with Eli Lilly since 1999 and participated in the implementations of the SAP for product costing and other CO module functionality in many plants and countries around the world. Previously Ross has worked at other manufacturing companies focusing on internal accounting and financial roles since 1979 until becoming involved with SAP projects beginning in 1992. Ross has been a Certified Management Accountant since 1981. 

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