Town Hall: Fed Up of Nasty Surprises? Mitigating Risk With Scenario Planning
Jonathan Schwartz, CPF
Director of Global Planning
Bumble Bee Foods
Jonathan has been with Bumble Bee Foods for 6 months as their new Director of Global Planning. He is responsible for managing the entire S&OP process and oversees Demand and Supply Planning along with Master Data and Supply Chain Data Analytics. Additionally, he identifies opportunities within the supply chain and organization to grow sales, decrease inventory, improve supply and contribute to increasing EBITDA. Jonathan is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) and holds a degree in Business Administration.
Alex Rotenberg
VP, Strategic Services

Alex is a supply chain and technology executive with a track record of delivering visible results on large business transformations in the areas of supply chain, planning and logistics, often with a focus on technology adoption and business optimization. Over the last 20 years, Alexis held various positions in technology firms (i2, Oracle, JDA/BY, Kinaxis), consulting (LCP, Gartner) and manufacturing companies (Unilever, Levi Strauss, 3M, Syngenta) leading strategic programs, piloting digital innovation, or advising executives and project teams on large Digital Transformations.

Greg Quirk
Product Marketing Manager

Greg Quirk is an Industry and Solutions Marketing – Product Marketing Manager at Kinaxis, Inc. Mr. Quirk has over 20 years of progressively senior high tech industry experience, predominantly in product management and product marketing. With an electronic systems engineering degree, he understands the technical details and combines that with a MBA and his passion for explaining the “why” behind the technology highlighting why people should care. Greg holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing degree from the University of Ottawa.

Ben-Marvin Egel
Director of Supply Chain Planning & Analytics

Ben-Marvin Egel is the Director of Supply Chain Planning and Analytics at Lippert. Over the last 5 years, Ben-Marvin has sat roles at Lippert including, Supply Chain Analyst, Demand Planner, Solution Developer, and Solution Architect. This broad understanding of both technical and functional combined into his new role where he now oversees all planning activities, a planning COE, and works closely with the Supply Chain Technical Architecture Team as well.

In this free-to-attend town hall, 4 demand planning leaders will discuss how you can use scenario planning and dynamic simulation to identify key drivers that impact supply, demand and inventory. They'll dive into how Scenario Planning gives you the freedom to explore different options before they occur, allowing for better responses and mitigating risk.

You will learn:
  • How to minimize surprises, ranging from 6 months to 10 years in the future
  • How to select and prepare scenarios for an effective executive S&OP meeting
  • How to react to multiple unexpected situations and limit damage to the bottom line
  • How to close gaps in strategic and operational planning and highlight risks and opportunities with Scenario Planning
  • How to develop playbooks for a variety of scenarios
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