Accelerator Days - Inventory & Supply Chain Planning

During our upcoming Accelerator Days – Virtual Edition we will start with a focus on the 3 pillars of the Supply Chain Triangle; Demand, Inventory and Supply Planning. Throughout this supply chain training consisting of 6 online morning sessions, we will dive deeper into the alignment of those 3 planning challenges and how you enable harmony in your S&OP process by including segmentation, finance & strategic aspects. As a result, each module is a 3,5-hour program consisting of in-depth knowledge, interactive discussions, and fun exercises.

What to expect?

  • gain new insights & boost your S&OP maturity
  • sharpen your vision during peer-to-peer and cross-industry discussions
  • challenge yourself to look beyond your own role & responsibilities
  • gather working points to enable further alignment in your supply chain processes
  • connect to fellow supply chain professionals by sharing best practices and joining interactive discussions

Target Group
Obviously, the Accelerator Days target professionals involved in those specific planning processes of the supply chain. However, we strongly recommend the participation of anyone with responsibilities in any domain that is affected by or involved in the Supply Chain Triangle. So, are you from demand planning, customer service, procurement, sales, inventory management, human resources, manufacturing, IT and systems integrations, or other, and do you carry a responsibility in guiding the business in the right direction, we will be glad to reserve a seat for you. And while you’re at it: why don’t you bring along some colleagues and come with your own crossfunctional team?

We ask only for one prerequisite for attending the Accelerator Days: be knowledgeable about some basic concepts and terminology about the topic, so that from the very start of the day, we can deep dive into very useful content, exercises and discussions. Don’t be alarmed. We will provide the expected basic knowledge upfront, so you can familiarize with it if needed.

The program

  • Discover the dynamics in managing supply chains through a business game
  • Understand the tension and balance between service, cost, and cash
  • Get introduced to S&OP as being the supporting process to bring balance in the triangle
  • Discover and discuss drivers for demand
  • Understand how quantitative and qualitative approaches can work in unison
  • Get introduced to the demand planning process best practices
  • Discover different purposes of inventory
  • Understand the different replenishment methods that are available
  • Get introduced to the planning and managing inventory targets
  • Discover different planning levels and their function
  • Understand how complexity and constraints can affect the supply plan
  • Get introduced to the process of combining and linking the different planning levels
  • Discover the challenges to make S&OP a decision-making process
  • Understand how segmentation can help in keeping the right focus
  • Get introduced to maturity levels and possible next steps for your organization
  • Discover how market strategy links with supply chain
  • Understand the importance of alignment with finance and financial targets
  • Get introduced to a new business game and close off the Accelerator Days with a bang!

These topics and many more will be covered during these online sessions, supported by advanced content material, insightful exercises, and challenging discussions.

Sign up for 6 consecutive sessions from 9 AM to 12h30 PM, on following Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

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