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Best Practices in Supply-Chain Analytics 2018

Your Guide to Practices, Concepts, Processes and Procedures for Competitive Advantage

May 1 - 2, 2018  ·  Mississauga, Ontario
Day One Program Agenda: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Michael Shelton, Manager, Global Supply Chain, Innovative Steam Technologies Inc.
9:15 - 10:15
Supply-Chain Collaboration and Analytics at Plexxus
Jason Rude, Director, Distribution and Logistics, Plexxus
  • Strategies for collaboration with vendors and customers to optimize inventory and
  • service levels
  • Integrating collaboration framework into service-level agreements (SLAs)
  • Reducing uncertainty and improving demand planning
  • Review of hospital supply chain: a case study
  • Managing product transitions and the effect on inventory planning
10:15 - 11:00
Supply-Chain Analytics in Action at Innovative Steam Technologies
Michael Shelton, Manager, Global Supply Chain, Innovative Steam Technologies Inc.
  • Issue of data mining
  • Utilization of data
  • Data to justify migrating to robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Data to establish Master Supply Agreements
  • Using third-party supplier data for analytics
  • Obstacles and roadblocks incurred
11:00 - 11:15        Networking Break
11:15 - 12:00
Developing an Analytics Culture
Akansha Priya, Supply Chain Analyst, Cardiovascular Group, Medtronic
  • Driving analytics with real-time and accurate data: Building a 5S mindset (Sort, Set,
  • Shine, Standardize, Sustain)
  • Empowering decision-makers with focused analytics
  • Performance management: measure the success of strategic and tactical planning using analytics
  • Kaizen within analytics: continually evolving for the better
12:00 - 1:00        Luncheon Break
1:00 - 2:00
Case Studies in Sales and Operations Planning and Inventory Optimization
Douglas Hamrick, Analytics Executive, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Challenges posed by vast and growing volumes of data available from an ever-growing number and variety of sources through the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Identifying the gaps between vast volumes of data and managers who make business decisions
  • How automated data ingestion is a key, first step toward use of business intelligence for improved decision-making
  • How analytics bridges the gap by applying algorithms to gain insights into risks and opportunities, leading to better decisions
  • Case studies in sales-and-operations planning and inventory optimization
  • Implementation considerations
2:00 - 2:15        Networking Break
2:15 - 3:15
Data-Driven Success Through a Capability Lens
Mark Peco, Analytics Consultant and Educator
3:15 - 4:15
Developing Your Long- and Short-Term Action Plan
Bryan Murphy, Manager, Global Supply Chain Enablement, Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Soliciting input for your plan and bringing others with you
  • Where to begin, how to organize your strategy
  • Create a burning platform with data
  • Executing your plan for short terms wins and long term sustainability.
  • Cross-functional collaboration for winning with your plan
4:15        End of Day One



In today's environment of heightened global competition, commodity volatility, changing demand and supplier challenges, sticking to supply-chain strategies of yesteryear will leave you in the dust. To remain competitive, you need to know how to harness and deploy vast quantities of information from multiple sources and transform this data into real-time, predictive insights that provide a solid, evidence-based foundation for decision-making. If you have not done so already, it's time to immerse yourself in the concepts, practices, processes and procedures of supply-chain analytics so you can take action sooner than later. Failure to take decisive action now, may leave you too far behind to catch up.

It is, however, no longer enough to base decision making on past demand, supply and business cycles. You need to harness and deploy the vast quantities of information you have from multiple sources and transform this data into real-time, predictive insights that are a more perfect basis for decision-making. Many organizations have jumped on board, realizing the benefits of forward looking analytics. If you and your organization have not taken the plunge, you will be left behind.

INFONEX's Supply Chain Analytics 2018 will provide in-depth practical insights on the tools, technologies and processes you need to get your supply chain functioning better, faster and cheaper for measureable bottom-line results. Our faculty of industry experts, who have been down the road you are embarking upon, will provide you with the information you require to use data analytics for competitive advantage - drawing upon and sharing the important lessons they have learned so that you can forge ahead more quickly than you would otherwise.

Attend this two-day program and you will learn how to improve accuracy and efficiency in demand forecasting, sourcing and procurement; identify new demand patterns; anticipate changes, vulnerabilities and opportunities; develop your supply-chain plan with more certainty; realize big efficiencies in warehouse and distribution operations, facilitate knowledge-sharing, transparency and information flow. The information you acquire will launch you on your way. The people you meet will become part of your resource network. Given the power of analytics to create competitive advantages, this is an investment that will pay dividends.

This is a great opportunity for you to equip yourself with the latest strategies, network with peers and share your experiences. Register today!

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