How Target Is Winning The eCommerce & Retail Battle with Demand Planning and Data Science
Tim Hotze
SVP Enterprise Capacity Planning

Tim leads the newly created Enterprise Capacity Planning Team at Target, reporting into the COO. Prior to this he served for five years as SVP, Network Planning, Global Intelligence and Last Mile where he oversaw Target’s Supply Chain intelligence products and applications as well as end-to-end strategic and operational functions for Network and Topology Planning. Before joining Target in 2017, Tim held a number of leadership roles at Amazon covering Supply Chain Execution, Capacity Planning and Management, Inventory Placement and Labor Planning. He also spent more than a decade at Panalpina World Transport where he had responsibility for worldwide logistics and supply chain solutions. Tim sits on the Advisory Board for the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning (IBF) and is a former Executive Director of The Warehouse Education and Research Council. Tim holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Industrial Engineering as well as a degree in Logistics and Supply Chain from the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany.

This free webinar is led by Tim Hotze, SVP at Target Corp., Keynote speaker at IBF’s flagship Business Planning, Forecasting and S&OP Conference in Orlando (October 16-19, 2018). Tim will share how cutting-edge S&OP, Analytics, Data Science and Demand Planning have transformed this brick and mortar stalwart into a major force in eCommerce. He will discuss the retail landscape, Omnichannel challenges and opportunities, and reveal invaluable best practices that you can use in your own organization.

If you work in Omnichannel, you know that multiple fulfilment options mean more volatility and uncertainty – join this webinar to learn how Omnichannel leaders like Target mitigate this risk whilst maximizing all available opportunities. Make no mistake, this is a rare opportunity to learn from a genuine S&OP innovator.

Get clarity on where the retail industry is going, the skillsets required in this evolving landscape, the technology and tools used by best-in-class companies, and how to integrate insight into a truly modern S&OP process. You will learn how your organization can an adapt to this new paradigm with real-life case studies from an eCommerce giant. Plus, learn how Target leverages specific technologies and methodologies to improve forecasting and planning, including insight into Machine Learning and what forecasting automation means for the Demand Planning role.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from one the most-forward thinking leaders in Demand and Supply Chain Management. Register your place for this free webinar now.

You will learn:
  • Where the retail landscape is headed from a competitive and innovation angle with trends, dynamics, and competitive pressures
  • How vendor performance management is crucial to maximizing efficiencies in Supply Chain
  • How to integrate 4 key flows to develop an integrated value proposition for your company
  • How Machine Learning and automated purchasing decisions disrupt various industries, and implications for the Demand Planning and S&OP functions.
  • Ensuring demand visibility and product availability in the Omnichannel world and why Demand Planning needs to work with bigger data sets
  • Operationalization of the S&OP function including the shift to network stewardship and the evolving skill profile for S&OP professionals
  • How to develop contingencies early on for physical operating systems including transportation, warehousing, sourcing, distribution channels and material handling equipment.

You will need a headset or computer speakers to hear audio.

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