Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:00 to Monday, March 1, 2021 12:00
The supply chain as we know it is evolving quickly. Plan, execute, and sense-and-respond processes are more often happening concurrently and continuously—spurring the transformation of the supply chain into a true digital ecosystem. The driving force of this evolution is the need for end-to-end visibility—to enable openness, connections, and collaboration across the value chain. This level of visibility empowers organizations to optimize operations, reduce costs, improve working capital, and increase supply chain velocity. A more resilient and agile supply chain can act as a strong competitive differentiator.
Join Infor supply chain thought leaders to discover how to ignite your supply chain through transformation, digitalization, and optimization.
John Shorter, SVP Sales Transformation, Infor
Heidi Benko, VP of Product, Infor
Andrew Kinder, VP, Industry Solution and Strategy, Infor
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:00 to Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00
After months of significant disruption, manufacturers are adapting to the challenges presented in the “new normal.” From product demand changes to cost control uncertainty to supply chain gaps, manufacturers understand the importance of agility and resilience to ensure business survival and maximize profits.
Join us for a conversation with Reily Foods and Pexco and hear what they’ve learned in 2020 about staying successful. Microsoft will also discuss its latest solutions and technologies that manufacturers can take advantage of right now and in 2021.
Attend this webcast and you’ll learn how Microsoft cloud-based technologies helped Reily Foods and Pexco:
Adapt to changing product and customer demand
Increase supply chain visibility
Use real-time data to reduce risk and make better decisions
Control costs without increasing prices
Perhaps the current crisis is forcing your company to make a change in your business systems. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from two Microsoft customers that recently made the decision to move to Microsoft Dynamics 365 so you can learn how to take similar actions and prepare your organization for success in 2021.
• Mike Ehrenberg, Microsoft Technical Fellow, Business Applications Group and Chief Technology Officer, Dynamics Product Group, Microsoft
• John Smith, Vice President, Technology Solutions, Reily Foods Company
• Heath Hatchell, Director of Finance, Pexco LLC
• Steve Reed, VP of Sales, Alithya
• Helen Atkinson, Editor, SupplyChainBrain
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:00 to Monday, March 8, 2021 12:00
In times of uncertainty, it's critical for you to plan and re-plan quickly across your whole enterprise, including sales, operations, demand, supply and finances. This session will focus on the increasingly important role of integrated planning.
Join Oracle and SupplyChainBrain to discuss key insights from analyst firm IDC and Oracle customer, Juniper Networks, around how to:
- Plan faster and shorten cycle times
- Get unified access to the right planning data
- Use advanced technologies like sensory data and machine learning to improve results
- Take advantage of unified applications to look beyond your own sphere for a company-wide view of the business
- Jeff Stiles, VP of SCM Product Marketing, Oracle
- Robert Bowman, Editor-in-Chief, SupplyChainBrain
Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:00 to Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00
Yesterday’s luxuries are today’s necessities. With regards to retail, big box and food & grocery, trends that were anticipated to get picked up in the next 4-5 years have already become mainstream, putting immense pressure on the last mile delivery ecosystem.
Existing hub and spoke delivery models that lack digital capabilities will be soon pushed towards redundancy by evolving customer expectations and new delivery models like curbside pickups, contactless deliveries, Buy Online Pick-Up In-Store, same day delivery and more.
The question is how do brands make their last mile network resilient to changing market dynamics?
Our latest webinar “The Big Picture: What It Takes to Make Last-Mile Delivery Work” will help unearth little-known ways to deal with the last mile conundrum.
• How to take your fulfillment services 5-years ahead of its time
• Importance of orchestrating every little logistics touchpoint
• What it means to go beyond tracking and tracing
• Leveraging modern delivery models to create new revenue streams
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:00 to Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00
One disruption inevitably gives way to another. Can your business thrive versus simply survive when the next one occurs?
In the first of our four-part series, Mac McGary, executive vice president at Logility, lays out the first three phases of a 12-step roadmap for building a resilient enterprise that can respond and pivot at the pace of disruption as well as seize opportunities presented by shifting market forces.
In this session you will be challenged to:
Assess your performance over the last 12 months and consider missed opportunities, risks, and the impact disruption has had on customer relationships.
Understand the significance of the assessment, and secure executive buy-in to prioritize action.
Create a near-term vision for the next 18 to 24 months that acknowledges current priorities but relentlessly pursues business improvement.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:00 to Monday, May 17, 2021 12:00
As the coronavirus outbreak has spread, unparalleled challenges have arisen for food and beverage companies all over the world. Extraordinary measures have been taken to keep the food supply chain safe, efficient, and productive.
Industry leaders, with agile solutions, are swiftly changing their approach to mitigate the fallout of the pandemic; further cementing them as leaders in the post-pandemic world.
Yet many companies are still learning to cope with the new realities of the crisis. The need to quickly identify, develop, and adopt new capabilities that ensure long-term resiliency is ever present on everyone’s mind.
For manufacturers and distributors of Food & Beverage, the new normal is characterized by a variety of factors that include:
Consumer demand, both in the volume and variety of manufactured goods consumed
Direct to consumer demand, and the disruption to transportation / delivery networks
Workforce availability (health), composition, and location
Regional/global pandemic restrictions to the food supply chain
Raw material and component inventory shortages affecting production, with resulting inventory shortages impacting manufacturing and distribution companies’ sales
This webinar will discuss some of the key factors involved in building a more resilient post-pandemic Food & Beverage supply chain in 2021 and beyond, including:
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
Accelerating technology implementation to improve agility
Methods for developing a more proactive supply chain network
Building trust into supply chain practices
John Flemming, Director, Information Technology, Chapman's Ice Cream
Doug Mefford, Product Marketing Director, Generix Group North America
Phil Gautrin, General Manager, Generix Group North America
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00 to Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:00
Sandow’s Material Bank, the world’s largest B2B material marketplace for architecture and design, offers designers the ability to sample hundreds of materials from all over the globe. Material Bank promises their high-profile clientele samples will be in in hand by 10:30 am the next day in one single box, at no additional cost.
To successfully deliver sample orders on-time, in-full, and at no charge to the customer, Material Bank pressed to continuously improving operational efficiency and order accuracy while driving down operating costs.
To meet these aggressive goals, Material Bank implemented Locus Robotics Multi-Bot Fulfillment Solution to increase operational flexibility and decrease employee walking time, enabling associates to pick a very diverse group of materials quickly and accurately.
Hear firsthand how Material Bank worked with Locus to implement its robotic fulfillment solution in their new 74,000 square foot warehouse and how the technology is being utilized to deliver the highest levels of efficiency and customer service.
Join Locus Robotics and SupplyChainBrain to learn:
• Best practices for evaluating and adopting co-bots into a greenfield environment
• How robots leverage your current workforce to get orders out the door 2x-3x faster with 100% accuracy
• How to efficiently scale to meet periods of high-demand and priority shipping deadlines without driving up costs or hiring temporary labor.
Karen Leavitt, CMO, Locus Robotics
Farshid Tafazzoli, Chief Business Officer, Material Bank