Town Hall: Is Santa Coming This Year? Managing Supply Shortages
Patrick Bower
Sr. Director of Supply Chain

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.

Srinivas Krishnamoorthy
Sr. Principal
Srinivas is a leading figure in the supply chain and demand planning software space, having successfully led, formulated and completed several full cycle implementations in the area of Supply Network Planning, Demand Planning, Global-Available-To-Promise, Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling and Supply Chain Collaboration. He has held engineering and software implementation roles at software companies including i2 Technologies and, currently, Infosys, were he assists clients by implementing solutions that drive supply chain optimization, reporting and collaboration.
Ramesh Subramoniam, PhD
Ramesh is a Clinical Associate Professor of Operations Management and faculty advisor for the ASCM (Association for Supply Chain Management) Student Forum at the University of Texas, Dallas. He has worked in the Supply Chain industry and consulting for 27 years, leading supply chain teams for GM, Amazon, Verizon and, most recently, as the Managing Director for the Performance Improvement Practice at FTI Consulting. Dr. Subramoniam has worked in all stages of the product life cycle including design, prototyping, manufacturing, aftermarket and returns operations. He is APICS certified and a Six Sigma Black Belt.
With serious disruption at ports in China and the US, many companies are facing supply shortages at the worst possible time. With the holiday season approaching, how will your company react? In this value-added town hall webinar sponsored by Infosys, a panel of 4 world-leading experts will share how they are managing this supply chain chaos. With practical tips and insight, you'll be in a position to make the best of a difficult situation.
You will learn:
  • What the bottlenecks at ports in LA and Shanghai mean for your planning and forecasting
  • How assumptions have changed in light of recent supply chain disruptions
  • How to manage supply constraints and plan for the holiday season amid supply chain shortages
  • Using AI and cause-and-effect models to understand consumer behavior
  • Using S&OP/IBP to react effectively and quickly to supply shortages
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