Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Forum-Dubai,
23rd March 2020

ISCM brings to you the first thought leadership forum on Supply chain planning and forecasting in the Middle East. ISCM Thought Leadership Forums emphasize knowledge takeaways and are focused on critical, contemporary, and strategic issues.  Our Forums are backed by extensive research on region-specific issues and encompasses the real-time challenges faced by senior professionals. these forums are by invite only.

The Supply Chain Planning and Forecasting Forum (SCMFF) promises to be an elite gathering of the senior supply chain, planning, and forecasting professionals. 

Themes

Key Note Talk – Geography, Technology, and Strategy: The Three Imperatives of supply chain planning and forecasting

Two forces shape business plans – Geography – how far and wide is the footprint for both supplies and markets; and technology – how businesses harness the power of technology to generate real-time insights and shape demand. This session bridges the geography – technology conundrum to help firms navigate the dynamics of supply chain planning and build their over Integrated Business Plan.

Keynote Panel – Achieving Supply Chain Planning Excellence in a Disruptive Ecosystem

A robust supply chain plan is critical for success in today’s disruptive business environment. This panel explores the importance of detailed supply plan within the overall all context of business strategy. the supply planning its link to procurement and Logistics planning will be discussed in totality

The Theme Panel: Demand Planning and forecasting  In a Highly Uncertain World.

In order to tame external uncertainty and implied uncertainty, businesses need to create a strategic fit between their supply chains and planning methodology, based on splintering or segmentation of demand. The questions addressed in this session include, how to choose the right forecasting techniques for multiple supply chain that resides in an organization, how to measure the performance of the forecast? What are the business as well as management of forecast related issues that creates misalignment and hence bullwhip effect across nodes of supply chains? How important is Sales and Operations Planning? How is Analytics bringing changes in demand and supply alignment?

The Best Practice Power Talk: The new Integrated Business Plan of the future: Overcoming Challenges and setting new Agenda

This session sets the scene and provides a perspective for Integrated Business Planning: why you should introduce it; what is its scope; how does it relate to strategic planning and what is the fundamental key to its success. How do we bring product demand and supply issues into the IBP meeting? The CEO’s Will deliberate the whole dynamics of alignment around business priorities and effective decision making. They would discuss how functional inputs are aligned into a single number through Reconciliation and Optimization. What are the prerequisite and best practices to follow?

The Recognition of Best Practices In Supply Chain Forecasting and Planning from The MENA region.

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