Summit Tracks

Strategy & Planning

Strategy & Planning

Reimagining supply chains starts at the top and requires a visionary but realistic strategy and informed planning. We'll look at what it takes to advance your planning capability, transform your supply chain, and prepare for the supply chain of the future, drawing from several new global Gartner studies. We'll look at risk management best practices and how planning excellence can drive improved demand insights, more successful product launches and optimized product portfolios.

    Sessions

    Gartner Opening Keynote: Reimagine Supply Chain — Fast, Forward, Focus

    12 August, 2013 (9:00 AM - 9:45 AM)

    It's time to re-imagine your supply chain and push the boundaries of conventional thinking. Incremental improvement won't suffice to capitalize on the next wave of global growth. New markets present opportunity and emphasize the need to move quickly and to focus amid rising competition. Future supply chain leaders must engage business partners to drive new market growth while continuing to improve service levels and profits in existing markets. Senior analysts present Gartner's most current research addressing the changes ahead and the capabilities required for supply chain to be the critical differentiator for global corporations.

    Interview: What Does a Real-Time Supply Chain Mean?

    12 August, 2013 (9:45 AM - 10:15 AM)

    With supply chains spread across the world, poor visibility and challenging execution across geographies and time can lead to delayed decision making, efficiency challenges and lost opportunities. We’ll discuss with SAP’s Stephen Reid how a real-time supply chain can overcome challenges of distance and time to hasten decision making and capitalize on opportunities.

    Roundtable: Moving Your S&OP Performance From Stage 2 to Stage 3 (Registration for This Session is Currently Closed. Please go to the Session Room 10 Minutes Prior to the Session for Information on Availability)

    12 August, 2013 (10:45 AM - 11:45 AM)

    With an analyst moderating, participants will share best practices in identifying their position on the S&OP maturity curve, and initiatives they've undertaken to move up the curve. This is an interactive sharing of best practices, and attendees should come prepared to share at least one best practice or success story. Roundtables are available to supply chain executives only, and capped at 12 participants.

    The Future of Supply Chain, and the Five Imperatives for Getting There

    12 August, 2013 (10:45 AM - 11:45 AM)

    We delve into the five imperatives for a supply chain transformation framework: 1) Form a foundation; 2) focus on three; 3) fix the gap; 4) formalize the architecture; and 5) fund and follow. And we provide you details on how to implement these five best practices.

    Key Findings from the Gartner Chief Supply Chain Officer Study

    12 August, 2013 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

    We'll review the key findings from Gartner's inaugural, comprehensive study of chief supply chain officers (CSCOs), including what leading CSCOs consider to be their top opportunities and challenges for the coming year.

    Networking Lunch in the Solution Showcase

    12 August, 2013 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

    Guest Keynote: Dhaval Buch, SVP, Supply Chain, Asia, Africa & Russia, Unilever

    12 August, 2013 (2:30 PM - 3:15 PM)

    Supply Chain as a competitive advantage in D&E This presentation sets the context in which a Supply Chain needs to be configured for growth in D&E • To be able to serve consumers with products at the right price and margin right across the pyramid • To outstandingly service a dispersed general trade environment while helping Modern Trade customers establish and grow their business • To maintain a quality and cost equation which enables the company to compete with the best global competitors as well as savvy local businesses • To configure a manufacturing and logistics network which produces and supplies world class products while ensuring that capital and costs are contained • To partner global and local suppliers to ensure seamless and cost competitive material supply

    Panel: Value Chain Transformation Revisited

    12 August, 2013 (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

    Developing the next level of capabilities for supply chain transformation requires a vision and then a journey. We'll help you understand the transformation others have taken to improve their organizations' capabilities, including talent management.

    Networking Reception in the Solution Showcase

    12 August, 2013 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Join fellow attendees and some of the market's leading solution providers for lively networking and sharing of ideas at our drinks reception in the solution showcase.

    Guest Keynote: Lim Chin Chye, VP, Supply Chain, Haier Goods Company

    13 August, 2013 (9:30 AM - 10:15 AM)

    Haier is a leading home appliances in the world and the most valuable brand in China. We believe to be the leader in the market, very employee need to be empowered to create value and to response to customers demand quickly. Our organization are customer focus, our business model and process innovations on-going activities to meet dynamic customers need. The internet era require enterprise to satisfy customers demand instantly. The challenge is for a company to collaborate effectively internally and with its partners throughout the value chain. This presentation will share our organization innovation, our supply chain transformation and collaboration strategy.

    Guest Keynote: Customer-Centric Collaboration

    13 August, 2013 (10:15 AM - 11:00 AM)

    Coles has been on a journey to improve collaboration in turn delivering better Availability for its Customers. This has been identified as one of the top 4 primacies for the business and this presentation will give an overview of the journey and a real life example on how it has come to life.

    Roundtable: Maturing Your Demand Management Process (Registration for This Session is Currently Closed. Please go to the Session Room 10 Minutes Prior to the Session for Information on Availability)

    13 August, 2013 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

    With an analyst moderating, participants will discuss demand management maturity and the process, people and technology steps required to improve demand management capabilities. This is an interactive sharing of best practices, and attendees should come prepared to share at least one best practice or success story. Roundtables are available to supply chain executives only, and capped at 12 participants.

    Supply Chain Performance Management

    13 August, 2013 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

    We help you focus on the supply chain metrics that matter, and use those metrics to manage trade-offs across the end-to-end supply chain and deliver a profitable perfect order.

    Networking Lunch in the Solution Showcase

    13 August, 2013 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

    MarketScope Theater: Stage 3 Sales & Operations Planning

    13 August, 2013 (1:00 PM - 1:20 PM)

    We'll review the Gartner MarketScope for Stage 3 S&OP providers, as well as key S&OP market dynamics.

    Case Study: Demand Management Best Practices

    13 August, 2013 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

    We'll look across ANZ and APAC at the best practices leading organizations are using when it comes to demand management and increasing the maturity of this discipline within their supply chains.

    Panel: Linking New Product Introduction and S&OP for Improved Product Launches

    13 August, 2013 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

    We'll look at how successful supply chain organizations are strengthening the link between new product introduction and S&OP, resulting in improved trade-off decisions and more-successful product launches.

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