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March 14, 2019 PDM: PLEASE JOIN US!

  • 14 Mar 2019
  • 5:30 PM
  • DoubleTree Suites, 320 N 44th St, Phoenix 85008


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5:30 pm - Registration and Networking

6 pm - Dinner / Chapter Business Meeting

7:00 pm - Featured Speaker: Carol Ptak

 'Adapt or Die - Successfully 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 with risk. Sustaining competitiveness in the face of rising complexity and volatility in supply chains requires a fundamentally different approach - a company has a choice - adapt or die. This presentation will describe the simple steps of the required shift from convention to the emerging principles of Demand Driven operational systems.  


CarolPtak 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 the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). Ms. Ptak spent four years at IBM culminating in the position of SMB segment executive. Carol is past president of APICS and the only woman to serve in that position. 


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