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Demand Planners, Inventory Managers, Supply Chain Leaders...

This event is for you! (And also, Replenishment, IBP, S&OP, and Planning Managers – we don’t discriminate). It’s about time you had an event just for you to discuss:

  • 1.Best practice examples of demand planning, forecast accuracy and inventory management
  • 2.Lessons learned, mistakes made and answers to common pitfalls in the planning process
  • 3.The benefits of tech and whether it will help or hinder your planning
  • 4.How to nail the fundamentals and become a strategic business partner
  • 5.Managing the expectations of customers in your supply planning

The Best Practice Demand Planning Summit is the ONLY event bringing together demand and supply planners across Australia. Happening online this 23 – 24 June, this event will tackle creating a benchmark for best practice and an action plan on how to achieve it with improved forecast accuracy, more effective inventory management, and a focus on delivering value to the end customer.

The summit will also bring together practical case studies from leading global companies to showcase how people, process and technology contribute to effective planning processes. With interactive round table discussions, panels and countless networking opportunities, demand planners across the country will have the opportunity to share ideas, solutions and forecast the future of their function. Featuring innovations with technology and systems, as well as insights into achieving efficiencies across the planning process, this is the one event for planners you can’t afford to miss. 

Network, learn and brainstorm with:

Other challenges we can solve

  • 1. How the demand planning function is changing (right now!)
  • 2. How AI, machine learning and automation will impact demand planning
  • 3. Improving and supporting data integration and visibility
  • 4. Benchmarking best practice looks like across diverse supply chains
  • 5. Developing a culture of continuous improvement for your planning
  • 6. Advancing inventory management through people, process & tech

Agenda Overview

Day 1 | June 23
Day 2 | June 24
Day 3 & 4 | June 25 - 26

Demand planning in the future supply chain 

Optimising demand planning from the ground up: Fundamentals & best practice 

  • 9:15
    Opening from the Chair
  • 9:30
    The Certainty Principle: Managing key variables and reducing safety stock

    • Getting the right balance in your inventory: Uncertainty or opportunity? 
    • Understanding how much of your inventory is a result of uncertainty with your planning signals 
    • Recognising sources of uncertainty and how to minimise it throughout your supply chain planning 
    • Identifying time and activities focused on finding and controlling uncertainty with your planning team 
    Mark Watson
    Group Forecasting/Planning Manager Inenco Group
  • 10:10
    Planning in an Omni-Channel World

    • Multi-channel vs Omni-channel Network
    • Business benefits & challenges in an omni-channel world
    • Planning and managing inventory in an omni-channel network
    Mackenzie Weber
    Demand Planning Principle Consultant Manhattan Associates
  • Break
  • 11:15
    Case study: Applying Demand-Driven MRP methodology

    • Applying the DDMRP methodology to Australian supply chains and understanding the business case for DDMRP adoption 
    • Understanding how DDMRP allows for better inventory planning with flow of information and materials 
    • Delivering better service levels with less inventory  
    Felipe Illanes
    Demand Planner Minova
  • 11:50
    Case study: Overcoming challenges in New Product Introduction and development

    • Exploring the challenge of baseline versus event forecast 
    • Dealing with seasonality and new product introduction across multiple sites and channels in a highly promotional business 
    • Product lifecycle management 
    Melinda Benbow
    Supply Planning Manager Bodyshop
  • 12:30
    Case study: Applying Demand-Driven MRP methodology

    • Applying the DDMRP methodology to Australian supply chains and understanding the business case for DDMRP adoption 
    • Understanding how DDMRP allows for better inventory planning with flow of information and materials 
    • Delivering better service levels with less inventory  
    Felipe Illanes
    Demand Planner Minova
  • 9:00 - 12:30 PM
    Sales and Operations Planning Essentials Masterclass

    • Managing the mindset of S&OP in your business: change management skills 
    • Building the business case for S&OP for strategy and bottom-line results 
    • Creating the right conditions for S&OP: Strategy, Responsibilities and Culture 
    • How to use the 5 step S&OP process 
    • Moving to S&OP with legacy systems 
    • Assessing the right technology for S&OP in your business 
    • Future S&OP management – the next evolution 
    • Creating performance measures for S&OP in your business – driving success across business units 
    Dan Knox
    Director GRA Supply Chain Consultants

Venue

Virtual Event

Contact Us

+61 02 9247 6000
+61 02 9247 1522
registration@akolade.co

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