Has the pandemic affected your company’s ability to balance supply and demand? Then you either need to build an S&OP process or improve the one you have. Join us for this interactive discussion featuring some of the world’s leading experts in the field and learn current best practices in S&OP/IBP and take away practical insight you can use in your own organization.
In this forum you’ll learn what top companies are doing and what mature S&OP processes look like, and how they have adapted to uncertainties of the pandemic. We’ll explore why Covid-19 has made S&OP more critical than ever before, what steps to take in building or improving your process, what happens at each level of S&OP maturity, and how to get the ball rolling with your own S&OP process.
And of course, we will answer all of your questions and help you overcome the challenges of building your own S&OP process, or take an existing one to the next level.
Misty currently works as the Senior Manager of Planning and Fulfillment Systems at GE Appliances. Prior to this, she was the Supply Planning Manager at Escalade Sports with over 20 years of experience in Demand and Supply Planning. She has led demand review meetings, product review, inventory, and executive S&OP meetings as part of the S&OP process. Her experience covers multiple industries including packaging, food, beauty products, party supplies and sporting goods. Misty led the implementation of the inventory and replenishment modules of Arkieva at Escalade. Prior to joining Escalade in 2018, Misty worked as Demand Planning Manager at multibillion-dollar consumer packaging company Berry Global and, prior to that, as Inventory Planning Manager at cosmetics company Coty. Misty holds a degree from the University of Illinois.
Patrick Bower has a wide area of expertise, including S&OP, Demand Planning, Inventory, Network Optimization, and Production Scheduling. A recognized expert on demand planning and S&OP, and a self-professed “S&OP geek” - Patrick was previously Practice Manager of Supply Chain Planning at the consulting firm, Plan4Demand where his client list included Diageo, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Foster Farms, Cabot Industries and American Girl. Patrick’s experience encompasses tenures with Cadbury, Kraft Foods, Unisys, and Snapple. Patrick also worked for the supply chain software company - Numetrix, and was Vice President of R&D at Atrion International. He was also the recipient of IBF’s 2012 award for Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning.