Amidst all the fanfare of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, there’s still an immense opportunity in mastering the basics. This makes successful implementation of S&OP and sound forecasting principles a key competitive advantage - both during business as normal and when crises like Covid-19 hit. You’ll learn how, during difficult times, S&OP ensures your supply chain remains intact and helps maintain sufficient inventory while your competitors face existential threat.
This leadership stream is your opportunity to learn how the world’s best ensure all assumptions are met for better demand planning and S&OP, and how they manage processes to achieve true cross-functional participation, alignment and accountability across all departments. What’s more, you’ll hear how industry leaders are using best practices and fundamentals of forecasting to deliver results in the age of Big Data. Together we will address the changing world and how to mature your planning processes to meet your needs and build on future capabilities. This is your chance to do what most companies have failed to do – deliver a robust, value-adding process that works for today and tomorrow and can handle whatever lies around the corner.
The Knowledge You Will Gain Includes:
John Hellriegel, Sr. Advisor/Facilitator, Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Patrick Bower, Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain Planning & Customer Service, Combe Inc.
Debbie Climer, Director of Integrated Business Planning, Cummins Inc.
Anne-Laure Coussot, Director of Demand Planning, Mondelēz International
Hainey, CPF, CPSM, CPIM, MCIPS, C.P.M., VP of IBP, Ashley Furniture
Tim Hotze, SVP Global Network Planning and Global Intelligence, Target
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.