Putting Collaboration into Practice.
What can you expect?
Solutions tested and proven in the real-world.
You’ll learn from successful practitioners whose insights come from firsthand experience. You’ll benefit from presentations of practical research from top business school professors, and you’ll find yourself thinking outside the box in an interactive, business school-style simulation.
Practical information you can put to use right away.
In just two short days, you’ll return to your organization with a deeper understanding of the methods and practices that succeed in the field. And you’ll be equipped to enable better collaboration within your organization and with your partners across the supply chain.
Learning unbounded by formal sessions.
Registration is limited to 100 to enable you to interact with our expert speakers, and to maximize your opportunities to network with delegates from over 50 companies. We build in ample unstructured time for you to discuss your experiences with folks who offer new perspectives on your challenges during breaks, meals, and social events.
Education for your whole dream team.
Whether you’ve got a new hire who needs to get up to speed, a distributed team that could benefit from face-to-face interaction, or a group ramping up on a new initiative, this conference is an ideal opportunity to get everyone on the same page. In fact, nearly half of last year’s attendees were part of a team! Teams of 3+ save $100 each!
New insights all year.
If you don’t subscribe yet, your registration includes a one-year subscription to Foresight. Readers have likened the journal to a conference in print; offering insights into a wide variety of business forecasting methods, tools, and techniques, practical applications of forecasting research, and more. Current subscribers receive a $100 registration discount!
Exec Ed in a modern, purpose-built facility.
This event will be held in a state-of-the-art classroom in Pfall Hall at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and in the adjacent Blackwell Hotel. You’ll experience excellent sight lines and sound in the classroom, and high-quality meals and networking events in the hotel. Venue & lodging details.
Integrated Business Planning: A Journey of Challenges and Successes
Presenter: Pete Alle
By focusing on the critical S&OP elements of balancing supply and demand, then linking them to business strategy and results, Mondelēz International has been moving from S&OP to Integrated Business Planning. Their implementation includes developed and developing markets, many of which present rapidly changing demographics and increased revenue potential. Walk through their ongoing journey, learning from the challenges faced and the successes achieved, including long-term demand planning, capture of assumptions, capacity plans to meet future growth, and more.
From S&OP to Demand and Supply Integration
Presenter: Dr. Mark Moon
S&OP is based on collaboration between functional departments and seeks to develop operational and sales plans to achieve the best possible customer service within the operational capabilities of the company. Learn from the expert who wrote the seminal book in this area to see how you can move beyond S&OP and toward a more collaborative process that is strategic in nature, looks at the long-range planning horizon, engages other functions beyond supply chain management and seeks to include partners up and down the companies supply chain.
S&OP First, Production and Sales Follow
Presenter: Heather Christophersen
While still in its start-up phase, Elevance Renewable Sciences preceded selling its first molecule with design and implementation of an S&OP process. Learn why they chose to implement S&OP so early in the company’s development, explore the organizational challenges of very early implementation, the impacts of organizational structure on S&OP design, and the benefits they’ve realized to date from their early adoption.
Revamping S&OP Process and Tools to Stabilize Planning and Improve Responsiveness at STERIS
Presenter: Luke Busby
STERIS had been running an S&OP process for more than 10 years however, the process was entirely managed via spreadsheets and missing key components. Over the past few years, significant process changes have been implemented along with a new S&OP planning tool. Get a look inside their process transformation with focus on process structure, organizational design, meeting content and how their forecasting software is supporting the changes. And learn how S&OP combined with demand segmentation simplified master planning for STERIS, reducing lead-times and improving responsiveness
Integrating Green and Sustainability into S&OP
Presenter: Glen Lewis
Glen has led a spectrum of energy technology and supply chain initiatives in California’s food industry. Join him to learn how melding two, typically diverse operating requirements processes and technologies that apply to energy resources, sustainability and S&OP provide the data integrity, analytics and reporting needed to provide credible ‘Green’ S&OP for competitive advantage.
Supply Chain Simulation Workshop
Facilitators: Dr. Andrea Prud’homme and Dr. James Hill
In this lively role-play simulation you’ll experience the coordination problems of the traditional supply chains in which information sharing and collaboration does not exist. Limited visibility along the chain, combined with shipping delays are key factors in the simulation. Since communication and collaboration are not allowed between supply chain stages, matching supply with demand becomes increasingly difficult throughout the game. In the process, you’ll learn the importance of information sharing and collaborations along with how to apply important principles of supply chain management.
A Roadmap to Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)
Presenter: Jeff VanDuersen
Formal collaborations with supply-chain partners can mitigate miscommunications, misinformation, and missed opportunities in forecasting and fulfilling consumer demand. Explore a consumer products company’s successful roadmap for implanting CPFR, sidestepping the known hurdles along the route, such as including network stuffing, poor mix planning, misalignment of orders, and failure to understand the full cost of serving the customer.
Impact of Global Trends on Supply Chain Management
Presenters: Dr. Thomas J. Goldsby and Alicia Hammersmith
Macrotrends represent major economic forces taking shape in our global community, forces that span industries, nations, and entire regions. They include population growth and urban migration, socioeconomic leveling (a growing middle-class), resource scarcity, and climate change. Some businesses are experiencing these challenges in 2014, and many others will in the not-too-distant future. These macrotrends will prove instrumental in how we conduct business in the future. The key questions of the day are: 1) How do these forces affect our supply chains? 2) Is it possible to turn these challenges into business opportunities?
Wrap up the loose ends with an expert panel consisting of our speakers. You’ll have the opportunity to get all your questions answered, and return to your organization prepared for improved collaboration across the supply chain.
Expert Speakers, Panelists, and Moderators
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