Cost containment, better utilization of assets, and freeing up working capital are prominent themes at SAPPHIRE/ASUG 09 this week. Practically every vendor has a slant on this so it's hard to for some customers to see where to begin. Strategic supply chain planning is a good place to start considering that 80% of supply chain savings come from strategic decisions. SCM tools like LogicNet Plus for network design and planning or Inventory Analyst for global inventory optimization help firms identify hidden costs in the supply chain and generally result in 5% - 15% reduction in overall supply chain costs. Visit Pod 21 in the Exhibitor Village to learn more.