5:30 pm - Opening Remarks, Chapter Business and Introductions
5:45 pm - Featured Speaker ~ Carol Ptak
6:30 pm - Q&A
* Arizona Time
Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute (www.demanddriveninstitute.com) 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 Corporation culminating in the position of global SMB segment executive.
A leading authority in the use of ERP and Supply Chain tools to drive improved bottom line performance, Ms. Ptak's expertise is well grounded in four decades of practical experience as a successful practitioner, consultant and educator in manufacturing operations. Her pragmatic approach to complex issues and dynamic presentation style has her in high demand worldwide on the subject of how to leverage these tools and achieve sustainable success.
Demand Driven MRP is a proven, dynamic, and effective demand driven solution to answer the complex challenges of today’s manufacturing landscape. When used across a supply chain, DDMRP removes the cascading and compounding disruptions of the bullwhip effect that plague most supply chains today. It is proliferating rapidly due to its transparent, easy to interpret, intuitive, consistent, and sustainable method. Demand Driven thought leader Carol Ptak will present the four key innovations that make DDMRP so effective.