Watch the on-demand supply chain planning webinar

Accurate supply chain planning is more difficult to achieve than ever before. The pace of change in products, seasons, and consumer taste is unprecedented. The omni-channel age has brought a new level of complexity to patterns of demand. Manufacturers, retailers, and distributors are finding it increasingly difficult to draw on data from multiple sources and turn it into accurate forecasts.

So how do we derive order from this chaos of information? How do we align all parts of the supply chain to create customer-focused organizations that can quickly adapt to shifting demand?

In this webinar, we’ll discuss:
  • common pain points and pitfalls for supply chain planners
  • how the lines between planning and execution are beginning to blur
  • the benefits of integrating supply chain planning across the organization (integrating units like finance and sales)
  • how disruptive technologies will shape the supply chain of the future
About the speakers

Vivek Soneja

Vivek is a Managing Partner on Anaplan’s Business Transformation team. With more than 20 years of consulting and industry experience, Vivek has management expertise that includes business/IT/operations strategy, business transformation, enterprise improvement, supply chain management, and program management. He also has strong expertise in managing and delivering large and complex technology-enabled transformation programs.

Richard Sherman

Rich is an internationally recognized author and thought leader on trends and issues across supply chain management. His book Supply Chain Transformation: Practical Roadmap for Best Practice Results (Wiley, 2012) has received praise by practitioners, academics, and non-supply chain executives as a great read on business transformation. He also serves as Executive Vice President for the Austin APICS chapter.

As a research director, he successfully launched the supply chain advisory services for AMR Research (now Gartner Research) and led in the development of the SCOR® model, founding the Supply Chain Council and serving on its board. Rich has served on the working committees for several industry initiatives, including DAMA/Quick Response; Efficient Consumer Response (ECR); and Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR). Rich’s client experience includes developing an enterprise information architecture for Colgate-Palmolive, a supply chain systems architecture for Coors Brewing, and scores of supply chain operations and systems assessments.

Throughout his career, Rich has held senior management positions with visionary technology firms such as EXE, Syncra, and Numetrix, and marketing-leading corporations, such as Microsoft, Information Resources (IRI), Mercer Management Consulting, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), and Unisys. He has contributed scores of articles and speaks frequently on supply chain trends and models. Rich received his B.A. and M.A. from Notre Dame.

Robert Bowman

Bob is Managing of Editor of SupplyChainBrain. A veteran writer and editor on supply chain management, logistics, and international trade, he is the author of the ThinkTank blog on, as well as producer and host of the SupplyChainBrain podcast.

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