Logility, Inc., accelerating digital transformation to automate supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning, invites attendees of the IBF 2019 Leadership Conference and Business Planning, Forecasting & S&OP: Best Practices Conference to attend the sessions “Faster IBP/S&OP to Accelerate Decision Making at Citizen Watch,” featuring Glenn Pascrell, Citizen Watch America, and “Profitability in Your Sights: Aligning Financial Budgets or Goals with Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning,” featuring Jay Schmidt, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. In addition, Mr. Pascrell will represent Citizen Watch America as a panel participant in the Leadership Conference discussion, “The Competitive Advantage of the Future: Becoming the Powerful Minority Who Successfully Implemented IBP/S&OP.” The four-day global event will be held at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida, October 20 – 23, 2019.
Sessions at a Glance:
Title: The Competitive Advantage of the Future: Becoming the Powerful Minority Who Successfully Implement Integrated Business Planning (IBP or S&OP)
Panelists: Glenn Pascrell, senior vice president, merchandise planning & market analytics, Citizen Watch America; Todd Dunn, CPF, director of supply chain, Catalent Pharmaceutical; Eric Wilson, CPF, director of planning, Escalade Sports; Steven Hainey, CPF, CPSM, CPIM, MCIPS, C.P.M., director of supply chain, process solutions, Newell Brands; Grant Hoffman, CPF, corporate vice president of business operations, Lenovo; John Galluci, vice president, demand planning, Bayer Consumer Healthcare; Lori Anter, MBA, director of demand planning, Cardinal Health.
When: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:15 AM EDT
About: Learn how some of the best supply chain leaders optimize for better S&OP, and how they manage roles, responsibilities and processes to achieve true cross-functional participation, alignment and accountability across all departments. From this panel discussion, attendees will learn how to leverage finance, incorporate global activities and more to improve S&OP while tracking and measuring effectiveness.
Title: Profitability in Your Sights: Aligning Financial Budgets and Goals with Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning
Speaker: Jay Schmidt, senior forecast analyst, Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 2:10 PM EDT
About: Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth-generation, family owned company that designs, machines and assembles battle-proven optics for the world’s most resilient hunters and shooters. To stay ahead of rapidly changing customer preferences as well as potential regulatory and tariff risks the company identified an opportunity to become demand-driven and establish a robust sales, inventory and operations planning (SIOP) process. In this session, attendees will learn how to increase profitability with financial budget alignment and goal tracking for better supply chain forecasting and planning.
Title: Faster IBP/S&OP to Accelerate Decision Making at Citizen Watch
Speaker: Glenn Pascrell, senior vice president, merchandise planning & market analytics, Citizen Watch America
When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:15 AM EDT
About: As one of the world’s most desired watch brands, Citizen Watch America operates a complex omni-channel network that exceeds 10,000 stores, 25 major bricks and mortar customers and 15 major e-commerce sites. This session will highlight how the company’s S&OP process helps keep time with an ever-changing product catalog, including demand segmentation for core products and assortment planning for exclusive and new product introductions by channel and customer. Attendees will learn how Citizen Watch America’s S&OP process fosters greater collaboration to stay ahead of today’s rapidly changing market.
Additional Logility customers scheduled to present at the conference include Handcraft Manufacturing and Hostess Brands, Inc. Zachary Smith, director-demand planning & replenishment, Handcraft Manufacturing, will lead the session “Is Your Inventory a Liability or Asset? Proven Strategies To Reduce Inventory Risk” at 8:00 am EDT on Wednesday, October 23. David Hovey, CPF, senior director planning and services, Hostess Brands, Inc. will lead the session “Smarter & Faster Planning: The Role of Forecasting” at 10:15 am EDT on Wednesday, October 23.
To learn more or see where Logility will be next, please visit: https://www.logility.com/events/industry-events.
Accelerating the digital supply chain from product concept to customer availability, Logility helps companies seize new opportunities, sense and respond to changing market dynamics and more profitably manage their complex global businesses. Logility Voyager Solutions™ leverage an innovative blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to automate planning, accelerate cycle times, increase precision, improve operating performance, break down business silos and deliver greater visibility. Logility’s SaaS-based platform transforms sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) processes; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; global sourcing; quality and compliance management; product life cycle management; supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; retail merchandise planning, assortment and allocation. Logility customers include Big Lots, Fender Musical Instruments, Husqvarna Group, Parker Hannifin, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). To learn how Logility can help you make smarter decisions faster, visit www.logility.com.
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