Webinar Series: Achieving Supply Chain Agility
In order for a supply chain to operate effectively and efficiently, it needs to have 3 key capabilities – Alignment, Flow, and Agility.
Alignment allows for standardisation of communication and processes across the entire supply chain, supporting a consistent and clear flow of information and eliminating risk. This calibration allows for top to bottom alignment between strategic planning and supply chain planning, providing the ability to roll-up plans and financials across regions and business groups. But it also supports end-to-end alignment from customers to suppliers.
A supply chain with flow will have the flexibility to support local process segmentation within a standard framework created by having the first pillar, alignment. This ability to maintain a constant flow of relevant and accurate information across the end to end network is critical.
Alignment and flow provide the core competences to operate an efficient supply chain. However, they are ineffective unless an organisation has the ability to respond to external events in a timely manner. By correctly positioning strategic buffers, an agile supply chain can make real-time decisions to overcome the unexpected.
About the Host
Antony Lovell, VP of Solutions, Vuealta
Antony leads the applications division at Vuealta where he is charged with creating world class industry solutions on the Anaplan platform. He has 20 years international experience of supply chain strategy and design spanning multiple industries including CPG and Consumer Electronics as a consultant and industry leader. Antony’s key areas of expertise include supply chain strategy, supply chain segmentation, network design, demand and supply planning, and business process re-engineering.
About the Co-Hosts
Michael Detampel, Anaplan
Michael Detampel is Sr. Director of Supply Chain Solutions at Anaplan where he helps shape the go-to-market strategy for supply chain solutions for our customers.
His career spans 25 years of supply chain strategy and operations. Prior to joining Anaplan, Michael was Global Vice President of Professional Services at LLamasoft, overseeing supply chain design and planning solution delivery across the Commercial, Government and Public Health sectors. Prior to joining LLamasoft, Michael spent 18 years working with global organizations as a management consultant and transportation, warehousing and logistics executive.
Michael has extensive experience in end-to-end supply chain management including technology architecture and implementation, network optimization, transportation, warehousing and distribution, strategic planning, international trade and reverse logistics. He received his Masters in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Georgia Tech and a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from Marquette University, both with Highest Honors. He completed additional coursework toward a Ph.D. in Operations Research before deciding that tackling real-world problems was more fun than theorizing about them.
Michael Bernon, Cranfield School of Management
Associate Professor in Supply Chain Leadership
Executive MBA Programme Director
Executive Development Director: Supply chain management
Mike is a senior academic within the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management. He currently holds a number of posts, including Programme Director for the Cranfield Executive MBA and Executive Development Director for corporate executive education programmes. He is a dedicated educator and renowned presenter and has taught at academic institutions around the world, for which he has received multiple awards. His key interests are in the areas of sustainability / circular economy, supply chain 4.0, reverse logistics, supply chain strategy and supply chain improvement. As a researcher, Mike has been the major recipient of research funding from bodies including the UK EPSRC, World Bank, Department for Transport (DFT) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and WRAP. He has published widely on the subject of reverse logistics and received recognition for his impact on industry through the Government assessment of UK universities’ research excellence. As a consultant, Mike has worked with many companies to support them on supply chain transformation, re-design and improvement projects.
Lora Cecere (twitter ID @lcecere) is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights LLC and is the author of popular enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman currently read by over 300,000 supply chain professionals. She writes as a Linkedin Influencer and is a contributor for Forbes. Lora is an author of nine books including Bricks Matter in 2012 and Metrics that Matter in 2014.