This coronavirus has impacted the economy, businesses, and individuals. It has affected our ability to effectively forecast or plan and we cannot rely on the techniques we were using before. But we cannot just sit and wait to see how this will play out. We need forecasts and a plan now, and need to know what demand will be in this new normal. We are here to help and will help you understand what the 'new normal' looks like for your company. Top experts in various industries will provide insights into how to plan both now and going forward with practical takeaways you can implement in your company.
This town hall is interactive, so get your questions ready for our expert panel.
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.
Ara is a supply chain visionary with over 30 years of manufacturing and technology experience. He currently leads product management and engineering for Plex Systems Advanced Supply Chain Planning Suite, known as DemandCaster, the industry’s first cloud-based supply chain planning solution. Prior to his current role, Ara was the Founder and President of the consultancy Cadent Resources, Inc. where he consulted with 100’s of companies helping them improve their manufacturing and supply chain performance. Prior to leading Cadent, Ara honed his supply chain expertise as a turn-around consultant at Jacquard Associates, as a Plant Manager at Universal Superabrasives, Inc., a division of St. Gobain International, and as a mechanical engineer at Raytheon’s Missile Systems Division. He holds an MBA from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.