FREE Supply and Demand Planning webinar, Thursday, April 30 1:30 - 2:30 pm EDT!

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Attend our free The Three Cornerstones for Effective Supply and Demand Planning webinar and receive a *discount code towards any of the courses that are part of the Supply and Demand Planning (SDP) series taking place the week of June 1, 2015 in Atlanta (*please note that the discount cannot be combined with any other discount).


Companies are facing challenges with globalization, market volatility and the intense pressure to stay competitive. To address these issues, progressive supply chain leaders are taking advantage of the best-of-industry practices and advanced technologies for better end-to-end visibility and improved Supply and Demand Planning.

There are three cornerstones for effective Supply and Demand Planning. Each serves a role in tackling the challenges of today and the potential risks of tomorrow with cross-functional collaboration and a unified objective to increase financial growth.

This next generation of Supply and Demand Planning is only now possible with advances in methodologies and technologies for each of the following Supply and Demand planning cornerstones:

  • Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) – how to optimally reconcile demand and supply through a collaborative shaping process taking you to the maximum stage of S&OP maturity.
  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP) – how to maximize the profit contributions of customers and products
  • Supply Chain Risk Management – how to protect the capability to meet customer demands and generate expected financial operating performance

The webinar will provide an overview of these advances and how they enable companies to address today’s realities by making smarter decisions that drive significant competitive advantage.


Richard Sharpe is the CEO of Competitive Insights, a professional Software as a Service (SaaS) company focused on driving business value through the adoption of process and technology innovations. He is also instructor for our Integrated Business Planning and Supply Chain Risk courses. Richard is a frequent speaker at national gatherings of The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and other industry related forums. He actively promotes awareness of supply chain management, challenging executives to consider its role in gaining competitive advantage.

Bryan Garland has worked in the supply chain planning area for the past four years, focusing on process industry projects on various planning layers. He developed expertise in S&OP through several customer projects at organizations including Monsanto, DSM Pharmaceuticals, Patheon and Axalta Coatings.


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  • Created By:Andy Haleblian
  • Created:04/15/2015
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