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16th Annual Cross-Functional Alignment through S&OP/IBP

Encourage and support the negotiation, compromise, and consensus in a multi-function, multi-tier S&OP process that achieves better business results

Dates to be confirmed
Barcelona, Spain

Conference Workshop

The New Digital Reality of S&OP

Dirk Lembregts, a Former CSCO for General Motors Europe, Philips Consumer, Marks&Spencer and several other companies, will animate a workshop allowing participants to have a hands-on experience with Digital Transformation influencing Sales and Operations Planning. We will discuss how various digital technologies will affect S&OP and what tools companies should focus on in order to facilitate planning processes.

Workshop Moderator: Dirk Lembregts, Independent Consultant

Company: Former CSCO for General Motors Europe, Philips Consumer, Marks&Spencer

Why You Should Attend

16th Annual Cross-Functional Alignment through S&OP/IBP

Sales and Operations Planning provides the key communication links for top management to coordinate the various planning activities in a business, but also remains one of the least understood aspects in Supply Chain Management.

Better integration between functional areas in a business is one of the major payoffs of S&OP. Once collaboration between the top levels of the functional areas is developed, it can be translated into detailed plans that are in line with top level agreements. This results in a set of common goals, improved communication and transparent systems.

The fence mending process in a business and the cross-functional alignment through S&OP will figure prominently on the agenda. By attending this marcus evans pan-European and cross-industry conference you will be able to learn how to establish and optimise an S&OP network, and how to move the focus from Supply Chain Optimisation to financial benefits in the overall business. We will debate how the role of a one-number plan is likely to change and discuss the differences in planning. What can be said is there is a lot to play for – the challenges extend from synchronising forecasting, creating a common plan, to improving the decision making process by engaging the top-management. Join us for thought-provoking discussions and insightful case studies.

Key Topics

  • Baker Hughes focus on different motivations and priorities in planning
  • Avon learn how to keep your Supply Chain management on the right level and discuss the role of change managers
  • BASF showcase how to embed financial planning into the S&OP process
  • SONY take the next step in your development and use artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Danfoss build an agile digital Supply Chain
  • Previous Attendees Include

    AGC Glass Europe
    AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals B.V.
    Arizona Chemical a subsidiary of Kraton
    Bayer CropScience AG
    Lyondellbasell Industries
    Marcel te Lindert Redactie & Communicati
    Mars Inc
    NGK Spark Plugs Europe GmbH
    Red Bull GmbH
    RG Brands Kazakhstan
    Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy
    Saudi Telecom Company
    UCB Pharma S.A.
    W L Gore & Associates

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    Practical Insights From

    Cuneyt Kayacan
    Head of Sales Business Operations Europe
    SONY Europe

    Pedro Lećo
    Supply Chain Transformation Head
    Danone Nutricia

    Matteo Coppola
    EMEA Senior Supply Chain Strategy & Roadmap Manager
    Whirlpool Corporation, Italy

    Karsten Jaeger
    Sr. Director Global Planning & Logistics
    Danfoss, Germany

    Des McIlwrath
    Senior Materials Planning & Execution Manager
    Baker Hughes, a GE company, UK

    Maciej Kaniowski
    Executive Director, Supply Chain CE
    Avon, Poland

    Vassilis Malouhos
    Group Strategic Planning & Infrastructure Optimization Director
    Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

    Andrea Gentiletti
    Head Supply Chain Management - EM & Ophtha
    Novartis, Switzerland

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Very interesting two days; very well organised. Thank you!” Total
    • “Rich and practical content on real life case studies of S&OP implementation in different industries. I would highly recommend it for S&OP champions to benchmark best practices. ” GSK
    • “Nice event, with good presentations.” Sandvik
    • “Well articulated! Great speakers and participants!” SANOFI
    • “Exceeded my expectations – well done! The size of the group was just right, the speakers, their industries and presentations were interesting and relevant. Thanks! ” ECCO
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