Introduction

COVID-19 has created roadblocks to the business as usual mode. Businesses need to wake up to a new reality – one where the past is no indication of the future. One where demand shifts and supply disruptions are rewriting the rules of the game.

Will supply chain planning  undergo a fundamental change. There is a raging debate among planning professionals about DDMRP vs. forecasting as well as S&OP as well as IBP. The big question is do we plan for long run or short run? In the current new normal what’s the way forward? How should a firm choose the right planning approach?

According to Gartner “The coalescence of technologies presents the opportunity to move from deterministic to resilient planning. Supply chain technology leaders responsible for supply chain solutions should explore this opportunity.”

Calling on Thought Leaders, The Supply chain and integrated planning Leaders along with Planning Systems providers to participate in 1st Global virtual integrated planning senate.


Who Should Attend

  • Chief Supply Chain Officers
  • Heads of Demand Planning & Forecasting
  • Head of Supply Chain Planning
  • Head of Sales & Operations Planning
  • IBP Leaders
  • Head of Analytics
  • Demand Planners
  • Forecasting Professionals

Why Attend

When you attend Demand Planning Senate, you become a part of a unique community focused on helping Indian Demand Planning Professionals elevate their practices to the next level.

  • Exchange ideas and notes on what works and how to make it work.
  • Develop a perspective on what your planning and forecasting function should be in a uncertain world
  • Hear and compare multiple approaches and their merits

Agenda

Power Talks:

Inaugural Talk on “The Power of Machine Learning Based Forecasting” by Vishal Dhawan (Blue Yonder)

The Rise of Autonomous Planning System and it’s future by Dr. Rakesh Singh (Chairman at Institute of Supply Chain Management)

Power Talk – ‘Should you throw out your IBP/S&OP process in the current environment of uncertainty?’ by Peter Metcalfe (Partner at Oliver Wight Asia Pacific)

Power Talk – ‘The Role of Probabilistic Demand Planning in building Supply Chain resilience’ by Stefan de Kok (Co-Founder & CEO at Wahupa)


Panels:

DDMRP, S&OP, Connected Planning & IBP—Debating the future of planning:

There is a raging debate among planning professionals about DDMRP vs. forecasting, S&OP and IBP. The big question is do we plan for long run or short run? In the current new normal what’s the way forward? How should a firm choose the right planning approach? In this panel, an international team of experts in these approaches will discuss the merits and demerits of these approaches and create an unbiased view of what a firm must do.

Panelists: Steve Allanson (PepsiCo. Foods Canada), Dr. Rakesh Sinha (Reflexive Supply Chain Solutions), Manish Shakalya (Zimmer Biomet), Dr. Rakesh Singh (ISCM), Vinod Mathur (Blue Yonder).


Building Resilience in Planning – The Indian Experience:

The COVID pandemic has highlighted a number of issues in our planning process. The most significant aspect is resilience in our planning. According to Gartner, “The coalescence of technologies presents the opportunity to move from deterministic to resilient planning. Supply chain technology leaders responsible for supply chain solutions should explore this opportunity.” This panel will examine the concept of resilience. And how we have been able to build resilience in our planning process.

Panelists: Ashish Pande (Nestlé), Saurabh Lal (Kellogg’s Company), Somnath Das (Beiersdorf Nivea), Amlan Bose (Smart Links Technology Pvt Ltd ), Aniruddh Srivastava (Mahindra & Mahindra Limited).


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