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Future-proof your perspective on planning and decision-making with 15,000+ supply chain, procurement, revenue management, IT, and sustainability leaders at our premier online event.
Gain exclusive learnings from executives, thought leaders, and innovators in technology as they share how they’re driving the transformation of planning and decision-making to create better outcomes for the planet, people, and companies.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Senior Director of Planning & Material Mgmt Center of Excellence
Nico Nuerbchen joins aim10x global 2023 to shares insights from Olympus’ journey to modernize its supply chain amidst an increasingly complex product portfolio and demanding customers. Learn how the digital transformation of their planning and decision-making capabilities has been critical to this modernization by providing visibility of supply and demand as well as the ability to perform ‘what-if’ scenario planning based on real-time market insights.
An increasingly volatile and complex business environment coupled with a hyper-connected supply chain necessitates a fundamentally new approach to supply chain planning and decision-making. Samsung SDS has been at the forefront of this new approach by leveraging its Global SCM best practices with technological advances in data and advanced analytics capabilities to significantly improve the speed and quality of planning and decision-making for its clients. Join this exciting keynote to learn about SDS’s unique approach to and best practices for successfully driving transformations in the digital age.
Companies have more internal and external data available than ever before. Yet many find it challenging to leverage that data for better, faster planning and decision-making that moves the needle. Join us for a discussion with o9 Solutions’ co-founders as they explore how companies can build the digital capabilities required by today’s volatile and complex business environment. Drawing on real examples from digital-native companies, o9 Solutions Co-Founders Sanjiv Sidhu and Chakri Gottemukkala will outline how leaders can quickly create a data-centric culture at their companies and start building the data and advanced analytics capabilities that improve the speed and quality of their planning and decision-making.
Companies are waking up to the fact that sustainability and profitability goals need not be mutually exclusive. Still, there are many outstanding questions that must be addressed, such as, “How do you measure sustainability, what is currently working, what are the roadblocks, and is it best for companies to wait for clear regulations before acting?” Join Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and author of Net Positive, Feike Sijbesma, Honorary Chairman Royal DSM, and Stephan de Barse, CRO at o9 Solutions, as they explore these questions and many more.
You can read more about Paul Polman’s vision for companies to leave a net-positive impact on the planet and people here.
Lord John Browne, Founder and Chairman of climate growth equity venture BeyondNetZero, has a vision; one in which humanity transitions from a fossil fuel-based economy to one based on clean energy. But how will we get there, how much time do we have, and what role do global enterprises have to play? Join this keynote as Lord Browne addresses these questions, details his vision for a sustainable future, and explains how the transition to a clean energy economy will accelerate the decarbonization of supply chains—one of the largest contributors to global carbon emissions.
CPG companies must be more agile than ever before to respond to changing market conditions. Consumer behavior and preferences are constantly shifting due to macroeconomic changes, and other challenges, such as inflation and sourcing constraints, are also impacting CPG companies. In this panel, join consumer goods leaders as they share how they are increasing their supply chain agility by leveraging Supply Sensing™ to better anticipate supply disruptions, how to ensure your demand sensing and planning processes are fit-for-purpose in a rapidly-changing world, and what the technology and process levers are for managing a CPG company in an inflationary environment.
The CPG industry operates in a uniquely innovative and unpredictable environment. The good news is that companies have more data about consumers, trends, and shopping behavior than ever before. The most successful companies in the industry have put processes and systems in place to leverage this data for better and faster decision-making. In this keynote session, hear from a brand manufacturing leader as they share how they transformed their planning and decision-making capabilities.
CPG companies operate in a volatile and complex business environment where driving innovation and managing unpredictability are table stakes. Ongoing macroeconomic shifts and tactical trends lead to ever-changing consumer behaviors and preferences, requiring a state-of-the-art planning platform and organizational capability. Learn how PepsiCo uses real-time scenario planning to evaluate various commercial and supply chain scenarios to drive greater efficiency in decision-making and execution.
As the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Haleon—one of the largest consumer healthcare companies in the world—Bart Derde has led the charge in the company's digital transformation journey to make faster, more informed, cross-functional decisions at scale. Join this keynote presentation to hear Bart delve into why Haleon embarked on this journey, the scope of the transformation, and the challenges faced along the way. He will also share the successes and key learnings from the transformation and the ultimate business value Haleon is striving to achieve. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a supply chain leader as he takes you through the consumer healthcare giant’s digital transformation journey.
At the end of 2019, AB InBev embarked on a planning transformation journey that’s worth raising your glasses to. In 2022, the world’s leading brewer unlocked an estimated 10 million USD in savings globally thanks to a next-generation planning solution with capabilities like ML-driven demand forecasting, ‘what-if’ scenario planning, and multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO). How did AB InBev go from a siloed and largely manual planning process reliant on disconnected legacy applications to where they are today? Michael Kress, Global Vice President of Logistics Planning at AB InBev, has the answer. Join this keynote session as Michael shares the most important insights from AB InBev’s transformation journey and how they leverage next-generation tech to optimize the end-to-end supply chain for product availability at the lowest cost.
The first offering of its kind, o9 Solutions’ new Sustainability Solution enables organizations to make meaningful progress toward their net-zero goals by helping them meet their supply chains' environmental and social impact KPI. Join this session to learn how global enterprises operating the most resource-intensive global supply chains can incorporate international standards-based sustainability metrics, analytics, and KPIs into their planning and decision-making. Discover how they can achieve that with the o9 Digital Brain platform, powered by AI and its patented Enterprise Knowledge Graph technology for best-in-class supply chain modeling.
Fluctuations in demand and supply continue to pose difficulties for process manufacturers, leading to organizational strain and burnout as they strive to meet financial targets. Limited supply chain visibility and pressure to adopt B2C-like features, such as real-time order tracking, add complexity to multi-stage and multi-facility production processes. In this panel, hear from industry leaders as they discuss the imperative of enabling end-to-end network visibility, utilizing demand drivers, and improving supplier collaboration to make better, faster decisions in an increasingly volatile and complex business environment.
As the Chinese market continues to see a surge in demand for premium and healthy beverages, coupled with the rapid expansion of the digital economy, AB InBev has made strategic investments in transforming its supply chain to optimize operations and become more responsive to changing market conditions. Join this session to learn how the famed brewer has improved the operational efficiency and responsiveness of its supply chain by leveraging a best-of-breed planning and decision-making platform.
Supply manufacturers are increasingly transforming to digital operating models to better align resources and drive benefits for the customer and the business. Join this keynote presentation to explore the key learnings from Asian Paints’ digital transformation journey, including how it transformed its ways of working by centering the supply chain on a disciplined approach to planning that evaluates opportunities and trade-offs in near real-time and by reducing data latency to drive early visibility and proactive and informed decision-making that better manages operational and commercial risks and opportunities.
A new enterprise platform that focuses on improving the quality and speed of planning and decision-making is emerging beyond the ERP. This new platform leverages data and advanced analytics to make fast, intelligent recommendations. In this session, o9 Solutions Chief Product Officer Umesh Arasu will describe the key elements of this platform, the o9 Digital Brain, including the Enterprise Knowledge Graph, the patented and game-changing technology at the center of the platform that allows for best-in-class supply chain modeling. Umesh will also highlight the most important use cases of the platform that companies are deploying today and detail a new approach to delivering value and change faster than ever before.
From 2007-2017, legendary fast-fashion group Inditex underwent a transformation that would redefine the fashion retail industry. By making its customers the focal point of its business model, integrating real-time insights from consumer behavior into the demand planning process, and enabling a nimble supply chain capable of swiftly supplying the demand for the latest fashion trends twice a week to each of its stores, the company’s value increased sevenfold while expanding its presence across five continents—a story now studied by nearly every business school. At the helm of this transformation was Pablo Isla, the company's former CEO of seventeen years and Forbes’ ‘Best CEO of the Decade.’ Hear from Pablo, in his own words, how Inditex has been able to operate a best-in-class supply chain, maintain its commitment to sustainability, and cement itself as a household name in fast fashion.
Optimizing sales and margin performance in retail is an intricate concert requiring significant collaboration between the functions of merchandising, marketing, finance, and operations. But when each function reads from different sheet music, getting orchestrated can be a challenge. Getting these functions out of silos, providing access to the same data, and aligning them on the same plan are critical steps in optimizing the decisions that move the needle for retailers. Attend this panel as participants explore critical topics in retail planning and decision-making, such as setting the right granular targets for the business, aligning the assortment to ensure it allows the business to hit its targets, deciding on the buy plan based on the NPI forecast, and running scenarios to make the tradeoffs between cost-to-serve and inventory levels.
Today’s supply chain uncertainty is causing chaos in multi-stage production processes that must be carefully sequenced to minimize production downtime and maximize revenue opportunities. The old tools and ways of working, including an overreliance on spreadsheets, fail to deliver in these most critical times. Learn how this leading discrete manufacturing company transformed their supply chain planning to enable them to run the scenarios and make the decisions that create enterprise-wide value.
Planning has never been easy in the discrete manufacturing industry. Siloed planning and a reliance on disconnected legacy tools like spreadsheets have made it more difficult. Global shortages, constrained supply, and macroeconomic trends have made it nearly impossible. To address these challenges, many organizations are implementing strategies and technologies that improve cross-functional and supplier collaboration and increase the speed and quality of planning and decision-making. Join this panel to learn from industry leaders as they share the strategies and advanced capabilities they’re leveraging to address their most pressing planning challenges.
Project Zebra is revolutionizing supply chain thinking by facilitating the development of outside-in processes, opening new opportunities for early adopters. In this panel discussion, learn from those piloting the move to an outside-in supply chain, including how to redesign supply chain planning to focus on flow-based modeling of market-driven signals, change existing planning taxonomies and redesign work, and move from a linear, transactional mindset to one focused on cross-functional sensing, learning, and action.
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