It used to be that skilled planners worked single-site operations with infinite capacity models in order to meet customer expectations profitably. Those days are numbered. Supply networks are global and complex. Multi-nodal optimization is now a competitive requirement. Better data mitigates supply chain error propagation and ensures data-fed tools contribute value upstream and down.
Tomorrow’s tools rely on high-integrity data to ensure proposals and options are ‘realistic’. Expanded data requirements (beyond MRP requirements) include optimization criteria – where the data gets quite granular, as in cost of inventory, transportation, and network risk.
During this webinar, David Goddard and Bob Howard of Oliver Wight Americas, along with Roger Thomas of SAS Institute, discuss the complexities of this topic and the higher expectations in today’s manufacturing environment.
Why data standards and expectations have changed
How to fix existing data sources and manage around those beyond fixing
What is the promise of Advanced Planning systems once data is accurate
Utilizing analytics to zero in on data errors
Enhancing/optimizing your business enabling processes
Who should attend?
Procurement, supply chain, and analytics professionals
David Goddard, Principal at Oliver Wight Americas, Inc.
David Goddard, a principal with Oliver Wight, has comprehensive global operational supply chain experience in a variety of environments within ind ustries such as oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, electronics, heavy machinery, forest products, and consumer products, coaching managers and executives to lead their companies to Class A certification. He brings to clients a wealth of domestic and international success impac ting the entire supply chain – from Integrated Business Planning through execution.
Robert Howard, Principal at Oliver Wight Americas, Inc.
Robert Howard, an Oliver Wight principal since 2006, has compiled over 35 years of experience as a consultant and practitioner. He has worked with both process and discrete manufacturers. He has global experience educating and coaching clients on the path to Business Excellence across a multitude of industries. Among his client companies are DuPont, Celanese, Huntsman, Kraft Foods, Covidien Pharmaceutical, Stryker, Affinia, and others. He has expert change management skills and is able to c oach organizational and business process change both vertically and horizontally.
Roger Thomas, Manufacturing Industry Principal at SAS Institute
Roger Thomas, Manufacturing Industry Principal with SAS, has spent twenty years advising and delivering on supply chain solutions for the manufacturing industry. He has a specialty focus in leveraging analytics within IBP processes and brings a wealth of experience in understanding both the technology and change management aspects critical for success. Roger’s advisory and implementation experience ranges from focused start-ups to large, multinational enterprises.