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APICS Webinar Archive

APICS offers its members free or discounted access to a selection of recorded APICS Webinars. These sessions enable you to connect with industry experts for specialized topic-focused education. Each 60-minute event features an educational discussion, case studies, and a Q&A session.

APICS Webinars On Demand cover operations management subjects such as accounting, e-business, forecasting, inventory, lean, management, six sigma, supply chain, theory of constraints (TOC), available to ASCM Members free of charge or at a discount. Begin exploring one of your ASCM Member benefits today!

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COVID-19: How to Recover Faster and Help Create a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

As volatile economic conditions persist due to the COVID-19 crisis, many lessons can be learned from the last economic downturn.  Companies that think ahead are able to more successfully navigate the uncertainty and emerge faster and stronger.

What did Leaders do?

  • Reduced costs to free up investment capital
  • Invested in targeted growth areas
  • Restarted growth early focusing on the customer, adjusting their portfolio and operations

In this webinar, you'll learn about the crisis operations strategy lifecycle stages: Disruption, Recovery, Stabilization, and Resilience.  We will also discuss different industry perspectives: CPG & Retail, Industrial, Technology, and Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices.

About the Presenters

Mark Hermans
Mark Hermans
Managing Director | PwC Advisory

Mark Hermans is a Managing Director in PwC’s industrial and A&D practice based out of Washington DC.  He has over 20 years of operations transformation experience with a focus on digital enablement.  Areas of expertise include operations strategy, operating model re-design, large-scale transformation, technology enablement, advanced analytics and due diligence.  
Brian Houck Brian Houck
Partner | PwC Advisory

Brian Houck is a Partner in the Chicago office within PwC Advisory’s Consumer Markets Supply Chain practice where he leads PwC’s Consumer Market Supply Chain and Digital Operations solutions. He has more than 24 years of supply chain experience in both consulting and industry. He has worked across the end-to-end consumer value chain with specific experience with CPG, distribution and retail clients.
Wynn Bailey Wynn Bailey
Partner | PwC Advisory

Wynn Baily is a Partner in the Chicago office within PwC’s Health Industries Advisory practice focused on supply chain and operations issues for pharmaceutical and life sciences clients. He has more than 30 years of experience consulting to top management and board-level clients across all sectors of the health industry, including bio-pharmaceutical, medical technology, government and private payers, wholesalers & distributors, service providers, and investors.
Michael Whitman Michael Whitman 
Partner | PwC Advisory

Michael Whitman is a Partner in the Silicon Valley office within PwC Advisory’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice with over 25 years of industry and consulting experience in supply chain and operations. Michael has deep experience across the technology value chain having worked with clients in semiconductor equipment, semiconductor, enterprise hardware, consumer electronics, software, and distribution. 
Linda Meloro Linda Meloro 
Managing Director | PwC Advisory

Linda Meloro is a Managing Director in the Boston office within PwC’s Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Management Consulting practice and has over 25 years of consulting and industry experience in supply chain management. She has led design and implementation projects in operational strategy and process improvement primarily focused on manufacturing and distribution network strategy and design and the intersection of supply chain and international tax strategy.


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