Paul Lord

Paul Lord

Sr Director Analyst
Paul Lord is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner's Supply Chain research organization, creating and coordinating content creation for supply chain cost and inventory optimization. Mr. Lord provides thought leadership and practical insights on inventory excellence through written research, client interactions and event presentations. He also covers supply and inventory planning with a focus on orchestration of constrained capacity and material decisions within manufacturing networks across all industries.
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Monday, November 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 03:00 PM
Ask the Expert: Questions About Inventory You Have Been Afraid to Ask

Inventory is a complex topic about which many have difficulty finding a place to begin discussion. Different roles have divergent perspectives on the topic, making the basis for agreement even harder to find. This session will provide a forum for attendees to ask any question about the topic of inventory that is on their minds. The session may be spirited, and hopefully enlightening.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 11:30 AM
Case Study: Applying MEIO to the Reality of Constrained Supply Networks

Safety stock analytics (such as MEIO) apply reasonably well to distribution and discrete assembly networks. Process manufacturing has capacity constraints which limit the direct applicability of MEIO. Hear the successes from a major chemical manufacturer which combined optimization and simulation modeling of network capacity constraints to support complex supply planning decision scenarios

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:15 PM
Move Beyond Inventory Reduction Targets to Actionable Inventory Plans

While finance leaders may impose inventory reduction targets on the supply chain, success requires a translation of these objectives into a sequenced implementation plan that engages enterprise stakeholders with relevant messaging and change proposals. This requires resourceful approaches that result in improved organizational intelligence and decision governance.

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