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Optimizing the supply chain has become a top priority for organizations worldwide. Unfortunately, sales and operations planning (S&OP) isn’t usually designed to fully integrate with the supply chain, much less finance and sales. A collaborative, continuously optimized planning approach to link demand, inventory, manufacturing, and fulfillment requirements will yield the best results.

In this webinar, Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer of Ventana Research, and Vivek Soneja, Managing Partner and Global Head of Supply Chain Management at Anaplan, will discuss the best practices and technological approaches that optimize the supply chain to move beyond the ERP, SCM, and spreadsheet chaos that hold many businesses back.

Join the webinar to learn:

  • How to adopt a continuous planning process for your supply chain
  • Why many technological approaches fall short and limit your business potential
  • How to enable inventory optimization for rapid “just-in-time” manufacturing
  • Where you can use collaborative planning to guide critical decisions
  • Best practices for your supply chain through industry research and customer examples
About the speakers

Mark Smith

Mark is responsible for the overall business and research direction of Ventana Research and drives the global research agenda covering both business and technology areas. He defined the blueprint and methodology for improving business by using benchmark research to provide guidance across people, processes, information, and technology. Mark is an expert in enterprise software and business technology innovations, including business analytics, big data, cloud computing, business collaboration, mobile technology, and social media. Mark has held CMO, research and product development roles at research and software companies. He started Ventana Research more than a decade ago; he has worked in the software industry for 25 years leading innovations in research and technology. Mark was rated the 2011 software industry analyst of the year by The Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR). He is also ranked as one of the top ten technology influencers in 2012 by Human Resources Executive magazine.

Vivek Soneja

Vivek is a Managing Partner on Anaplan’s Business Transformation team. With more than 20 years of consulting and industry experience, Vivek’s management expertise 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.

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