Introduction to Forecasting and Demand Planning Ayman Elrafie Hair and Skin Care Demand Planning Manager | Unilever Gulf
In the consumer goods industry, proper forecasting and demand planning are crucial to business success. This visibility enables a company’s assets to be managed and used more effectively in order to meet customer expectations. The forecasting journey involves analyzing sales data and its related assumptions in order to generate a baseline and then creating a forecast that accurately reflects anticipated demand. This session will explain forecasting building blocks and key principles, demand components and variability sources, techniques for developing a high-quality forecast, and the role of the demand planner.
Realizing Supply Chain Results Masood Hassan Partner | PwC Advisory, Middle East
The supply chain discipline is gaining esteem in executive suites around the world. Are you up for the challenge? In this session, learn how to effectively communicate strategies and goals in order to lead your supply chains to success—saving money and time, while increasing value. Attendees will learn real-world lessons from instituting more sophisticated and improved supply chain efforts. Attendees also will learn how Middle East benchmarks compare with global ones.
S&OP Case Study—Creating Value at O’Neal Manufacturing Services Anthony Zampello, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP Adjunct Faculty | Bentley University
O'Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) is a supplier of fabricated metal components and welded assemblies used in machinery such as forklifts, bulldozers and power-generation equipment. In an effort to provide world-class customer service, the organization recently employed a team of consultants to help take OMS’s sales and operations planning process beyond the generic model to a true value-driver. Attend this session to hear the OMS story, see the steps implemented and discover lessons learned.
Supply Chain Contingency Planning at Power Plants Karl Klasius, CPIM
President | APICS Supply Chain Council
Environmental disasters and industrial accidents can cause physical harm and loss of life, billions of dollars in damage, severe shortages, and rising prices across a range of industries. How can you limit your exposure? The presenter of this session will share insights and best practices to help you better understand risk in the power-generation industry, protect your organization, and balance rewards and risks during the decision-making process.
Tap Your Innovation to Take your Supply Chain to the Next Level Jason Wheeler, CPIM, CSCP
Process Improvement Engineer | Roche Diagnostics
In 2012, Roche Diagnostics embarked on a continuous improvement initiative, which included the formation of a cross-functional team to enhance the innovation culture at the company. Engaging senior leaders, managers across the enterprise, and others, the initiative relies on feedback gleaned from tools such as the 5 whys, 5S, and lean to further supply chain success. In this session, attendees will learn about implementing and nurturing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
The Need for Both Supply Chain Management and Leadership Michael Wasson, CSCP
Director of DSD Planning Solutions | Coca Cola Refreshments
Both management and leadership are critical to the success of any business. Planning, organizing and controlling operations are important; but equally significant is the vision required to guide new developments, thoughts and innovation. No company can be entirely successful when just one of the two elements are at work—a balance is necessary. Attend this session to better understand the nuances of leadership and management and how to make the very most of both.
What Follows S&OP? Anthony Zampello, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP Adjunct Faculty | Bentley University
Once your company has an established sales and operations planning process that leads to effective production and demand plans, the next matter at hand is the master schedule. Attend this presentation to learn how to refine your master schedule for improved material requirements planning. The presenter will help you identify what should be modified and what must stay firm—and how to make that happen in order to achieve desired results.
APICS World Café
Connect and engage with professionals from across the globe when you attend the APICS 2014 Dubai World Café. In this popular group learning environment, participants move from table to table, adding their perspectives to each table’s conversation. The resulting conversation, notes and ideas offer unique perspectives and opportunities for continued networking and learning.