Melbourne, Australia, July 25, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Business improvement specialists Oliver Wight will present on getting the most of demand planning, and will run an executive-level workshop on supply chain optimisation at the second annual Akolade Supply and Demand Planning Summit. The event takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sydney, on August 27 – 29 2014.
Oliver Wight are sponsors of the three-day event for supply chain and logistics managers and directors, which will focus on the latest ideas in optimising supply chain efficiency through forecasting and planning. Oliver Wight Partner, Rod Hozack, will give an insightful presentation entitled ‘Has your demand plan got more potential?’ at 4pm on the first day of the conference.
“We know good demand planning is essential and every organisation needs to develop a process which allows it to take a long range view - at least 24 months ahead,” explains Hozack. “It’s not enough to simply react to change as it happens; you need to be able to anticipate changing conditions, so you can respond positively and in plenty of time.”
The presentation will prompt delegates to consider how the demand planning process is used in their organisation and will demonstrate, through case study material, the importance of having a cohesive demand plan that everyone throughout the organisation can be confident in. How that drives Integrated Business Planning (also known as advanced S&OP) and informs strategy and financial projections will then be explored.
In addition, Hozack will help kick off the final day with a 9am interactive workshop, ‘Is Your Supply Chain Ready For Optimisation?’ Participants will learn how to achieve the performance level required in key areas such as data integrity, master scheduling, material planning, capacity planning, execution, procurement and performance measurement.
“Optimised supply chains are built on optimised planning and control environments, but too often external relationships are being built on shaky foundations,” says Hozack. “It’s vital that organisations assess their readiness for supply chain optimisation to ensure successful implementation.”