Sonos, a home sound system company, has an outstanding growth story. Along with its rapid growth, the company also faced challenges as its supply chain processes grew more complex. With this in mind, the Sonos sourcing team actively searched for a scalable planning platform to address common challenges present in complex supply chains, including low confidence in the accuracy of plans, as well as scenario plans that were outdated before they were complete.
Join Vivian Zhang, Sourcing Operations Analyst at Sonos, and Valizant CEO, Ed Lewis, as they highlight the journey Sonos is on with Anaplan to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility—all while getting its sourcing team ready for more growth and expansion.
Attendees will learn how Sonos:
- Optimized its supply and demand balancing and cost management process for improved productivity and reliable channel commit
- Created a single source of truth for planning with automated data collection
- Implemented its planning solution on Anaplan in phases, resulting in quick benefits
|Date:||May 11, 2017|
|Time:||11:00 a.m. PDT / 2:00 pm EDT|
Sourcing Operations Analyst, Sonos
Guest speaker Vivian Zhang is a Sourcing Operations Analyst at Sonos. In this role, Vivian has led the cost management platform development, implementation, and process optimization to deliver efficiency across the organization. She has been with Sonos for three years, bringing five years of experience in the cost management field, including a background in both financial management and supply chain.
With over 20 years of experience leading design, development, and marketing of S&OP and supply chain solutions, Ed launched Valizant Consulting to help companies realize greater value from their supply chain planning initiatives through a holistic and agile approach. Prior to Valizant, Ed was VP of Product Marketing at Steelwedge Software. While at Steelwedge, he also led global pre-sales, including discovery, needs assessment, and solution design as VP of Solutions Consulting. Prior to Steelwedge, Ed was CEO of Amitive, Inc. (acquired by GXS/OpenText), which he founded in 2004 and grew to a global, cloud-based supply chain planning provider. Ed also designed and implemented global SCP solutions as a consultant and practitioner for companies such as Dell, Toshiba and Mitsui & Co.
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