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November Event: Managing the Volatile Supply Chain

  • 12 Nov 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • DoubleTree Suites, 320 N 44th St, Phoenix 85008
5:30 pm - Registration and Networking
6 pm - Dinner / Chapter Business Meeting
7 pm - Presentation: ''Managing the Volatile Supply Chain"


Today’s detailed planning and scheduling systems are rooted in assumptions and practices from 40 years ago.  “Best practices” are no longer best – they are simply antiquated and in many cases inappropriate.  Optimizing these inappropriate rules through today’s more powerful ERP products is fraught is risk.  Sustaining competitiveness in the face of rising complexity and volatility in supply chains requires a fundamentally different approach.  This presentation will describe the simple steps of the required shift from convention to the emerging principles of Demand Driven operational systems.  The presentation will be comprised of three sections:

1.    The breakdown of formal planning and scheduling in the "New Normal"

2.    The importance of promotion and protection of system flow and it connection to ROI

3.    Five basic steps to becoming Demand Driven



Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute, and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft where she developed t

he concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). Ms. Ptak is also a past president of APICS and has authored several books on MRP, ERP, Lean and Theory of Constraints (TOC).


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