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Based on recent events and the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone the summit to later in 2020. We will announce the new dates once confirmed. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: helen.turnbull@akolade.co

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 this 24-25 March 2020 at the Stamford in Melbourne, 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. 

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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

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Stamford Plaza Melbourne
111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 3 9659 1000

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+61 02 9247 6000
+61 02 9247 1522

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