An unparallel experience including networking, education, and face to face meetings!
November 6, 2019
HYATT REGENCY Jersey City
No doubt about it - digital companies like Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber have disrupted the marketplace. Brick and mortar retailers have been struggling to compete with online juggernauts that move more volume, gets better trading terms, and without the overhead models that they have to employ. Product diversion and transparent pricing also present challenges to consumer goods companies that sell through multiple channels.
So, how do you compete and/or co-exist in the new world order? No reason to Hem and Haw over who moved your cheese! Instead of seeing recent disruptions as a threat, we must learn to see it as an opportunity to differentiate from our competition! Retailers have no choice but to become nimble and agile, which starts with a flexible infrastructure that provides freedom to redefine, adapt, and your strategy has markets change and evolve. Successful and fast online order fulfillment is becoming a make-or-break capability for retailers today. Turning brick-and-mortar stores into competitive online fulfillment centers is critical in this equation. This requires exceptionally accurate inventory reads at any location, for any product, and at any time!
Understanding customer’s demand is the key to giving them good service, while at the same time keeping inventory positions lean. To give good customer care you must deliver what you promise. But great customer care involves getting to know your customers so well that you can anticipate their needs and exceed their expectations.
● The customer centric supply chain:
Sensing, shaping, and responding to downstream demand patterns.
● Modern manufacturing in the digital age and the end of MRP. How companies are leveraging IoT, AI, Machine Learning and guided resolution for an agile supply chain
● Providing end-to-end visibility to multi-enterprise supply chain networks, to achieve faster results and establish trust between participating trading partners.
● How companies are wielding S&OP a strategic market advantage, rather than a tactical supply and demand balancing exercise.
Rachel is a seasoned Product & Supply Chain Executive with extensive experience in global retail markets. She will share strategies on how to deliver a global product strategy to create value, deliver high margin returns, and streamline operations.
Deepak is a technology leader with almost 20 years of extensive experience delivering large-scale, complex ERP and CRM implementations, and helping organizations maximize the value out of technology investments through innovative, practical and sustainable solutions.
Brandon has been in Supply Chain and manufacturing for over 18 years, responsible for all Supply Chain, procurement & inventory activities along with supplier management initiatives for the North American Wheel business while leading the Procure to Pay design and implementation.
Gifting has emerged as a business strategy to strengthen relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, and prospect. Supply chain considers gifting an indirect spend grouped along with office supplies and auto rentals. Learn about gifting programs found across the organization.
Elizabeth is responsible leading the Global Supply Chain transition including implementing and establishing a leading SIOP, inventory, demand and supply planning methodology. She is also responsible for the organizational development and training of planning professionals.
8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am – 9:35am Opening Remarks - ALYCENT Marketing Group
9:40am – 10:40am Keynote Presentation by Elizabeth McGuire, Sr. Director of Global HWI
Transitioning from Reactive to Proactive: The Evolution to a Customer Driven Supply Chain
Organizations are pressured to fulfilling customer requirements quicker while managing tighter working capital targets. Those who succeed in being able to compete in these highly unstable business conditions will gain a greater advantage over its competitors. It therefore becomes a critical business strategy to identify how to govern, predict and plan for these rapidly shifting conditions. Now is the time to rethink the traditional supply chain strategies in favor of a more agile, customer driven strategy. In this discussion, we will look at what it takes to move an organization into a customer driven agile supply chain, the challenges encountered, and lessons learned.
10:40am – 10:55am Networking Break
10:55am – 11:55am Fireside Chat with Brandon Weber, director of supply chain at Titan International, highlighting their recent enterprise software transformation initiative and the impact it’s had on their supply chain. Titan International is a manufacturer & distributor of the world’s largest tires and wheels with multiple manufacturing facilities in the Midwest.
Kacey Wolff from RF-SMART will be the facilitator for this chat with Brandon.
11:55am – 12:10pm Networking Break
12:10pm – 12:30pm Interactive Round Table Discussions
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 Panel Session “Innovation in Supply Chain” Panelists Include:
2:45 - 3:00 Networking Break
3:00 - 4:15 One on one prospect meetings
4:15 Closing Remarks
Note: Breakfast and Lunch Complimentary