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.
Matt Hoffman is the Customer Success Leader at John Galt Solutions. Matt has led countless successful software implementations utilizing best in class supply chain planning platform Atlas Planning. He has saved companies hundreds of millions in inventory cost through both transformational and tactical projects delivered across distributors, manufacturers and retailers.
Matt has worked with a wide range of clients in manufacturing, distribution, and retail. While he is a subject matter expert when it comes to implementing solutions across numerous ERP and Planning packages, he is adamant that the process has to drive the tools in order to foster adoption and deliver superior, measurable results.
Matt is currently working with key John Galt clients to adjust their process and technology to fit the new challenges brought on by the global health crisis.
Life has changed and so have consumer habits – which has big implications for your forecasting and demand planning. Make no mistake, it’s no longer business as usual.
In this virtual town hall sponsored by John Galt Solutions, we will answer all your questions and concerns and discuss how planning and forecasting has already changed and what to expect when Covid-19 subsides.
We’ll paint a picture of the ‘new normal’ from a demand planner’s perspective and discuss how things will evolve. We have 3 special guest panelists who have lived through multiple economic downturns and recessions who will draw on their experience to share advice on what to expect and how to react going forward.
Get your questions ready for our panel.