The Demand Planning Academy of the Institute of Supply Chain Management is organizing a one day Retreat on Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting in Dubai on the 18th March 2019. Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting excellence is the cornerstone of success. Planning ensures Supply Chain partners have confidence in the numbers and align them with organization’s strategy. All functions, from sales and marketing to sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution feel the impact of the demand plan. It can balance inventory levels with costs and lead to higher customer satisfaction and profits. At the same time, continuous improvement in Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting is a must for companies using supply chain as a source of competitive advantage. This retreat will look at why some firms do better than others in terms of Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting. What are the basic tenets that are missing? What is required to make planning exercise successful?
Dubai is the gateway to MENA region, and a global trade hub. Apart from the local factors, global trade patterns dominate the demand –supply scenario here. At this Retreat you will learn about:
CMO/ CSCO/ Demand Planning Professionals/ CFO/COO/ Head of Sales/ Product Managers/ Marketing Managers/ Business Managers/ Corporate Planners/ Market Researchers/ Utility Forecasters/Analytics Professionals will find this retreat very useful.
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Practioners Session: Best practices in forecasting in the Gulf region: The lessons from Bateel by Kunal Gupta, CDPFP, Director SCM Bateel Group
Practioners Session: Lessons Learned from S&OP Deployment in Europe In this session Dr. Muddassir Ahmed will share his Experience of deploying S&OP in Europe and cover:
Brief overview of S&OP process.
The Retreat will follow the active learning concept – where Dr. Rakesh Singh leads the participants through the theoretical frameworks using case studies, thought provoking discussions. The participants will share their own challenges and the opportunities. The class will then link these frameworks to the participant’s real life challenges.
Dr. Rakesh Paras Singh is the Chairman and Dean of ISCM Demand Planning Academy, Mumbai. He is a global thought leader, author, researcher and consltant. He is Phd in Demand Planning. He has done tranning and consulting with various corporates like: Larsen and Toubro, Syngenta, Unilever, P & G, Damco, Agility, Cipla,Nivea, Godrej, Fiat, Pfizer, Mahindra Vehicle, and many others in the area of Demand Planning and Supply Chain.
Kunal Gupta Director of Supply Chain for Bateel’s Global Operations. A dynamic and result oriented professional with over 17 years of Global (Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, UK, India and China) experience across Supply Chain and Logistics, Food and Beverage and IT industries.
Dr. Muddassir Ahmed, Ph.D, is a professional supply chain management expert with 14 years of industry experience. Originally from Pakistan/UK, he currently lives in Dubai, where he serves as the MEA Regional Planning Manager for Bridgestone Europe, Middle East, and Africa. In this crucial leadership role, he oversees supply chain activities that support 700 million dollars in sales. Prior to that, he worked for Doncasters Group Limited, Eaton, and Volvo. Dr. Ahmed has founded scmdojo.com – with moto “Supply Chain Knowledge and Solutions for Everyone”.
The investment for the Retreat on Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting is AED 1500/- per participants. The investment includes reading material and notes.