As we have mentioned a couple times, Kinexions, the Kinaxis Training & User Conference is taking place later this month. October 28-30, 2014. We have a great speaker line up, but here are 4 supply chain minds you can't miss!1. Alain Huillet, SIOP business transformation director, Schneider Electric Industries SAS Session Title: “End to End Visibility and Supply Planning — Schneider Electric" In Alain's main stage presentation hear how end-to-end supply chain visibility is key for becoming demand-driven and building value in supply networks. This case study from Schneider Electric will highlight a framework and the key success factors for implementing visibility and collaboration solutions to gain benefits not just for your organization but for your entire ecosystem of partners. 2. Daniel Kolacko, vice president, global planning, Bristol-Myers Squibb Session Title: “Customer Case Study: Bristol-Myers Squibb" Learn from Daniel Kolacko, vice president, global planning, Bristol-Myers Squibb about key trends transforming global planning in the life sciences supply chain and their successes, challenges and lessons learned on the journey to a proactive, agile global planning function. 3. Benji Green, director of global sales, operations and inventory planning, Avaya Session Title: “Accelerating Vision to Value: Integrating Supply Chain Operations" Avaya has been on a 4 year transformation to create a Best In Class supply chain with industry leading On Time Ship, Inventory Turns, and Expense to Revenue ratio. The attainment of that Vision has been largely enabled through an aggressive deployment expansion of the Rapid Response platform. Avaya has leveraged RapidResponse to automate low value processes, integrate previous planning silos, synchronize work streams, translate data into information, self-monitor and auto-alert, drive towards exception-based management and accelerate business intelligence. On this journey, Avaya has identified critical success factors that have produced greater value from the RapidResponse investment by establishing a successful methodology from deployment through the application support process. 4. Guido Marivoet, manager, supply chain systems, EMEA, TE Connectivity Session Title: “Customer Case Study: TE Connectivity" Over the last two years, the TE Connectivity Automotive EMEA division has successfully implemented RapidResponse in six sites. They have had quick wins and made great improvements in their initial pilot site but now want to better leverage their investment to gain even greater business value. One key challenge faced by the supply chain planning group is determining how to increase the velocity of rollouts to additional sites across multiple divisions within the company. The EMEA Automotive division also utilizes SAP APO and determining a vision for how best to apply the strengths of RapidResponse and APO across the various business processes is still a work in progress. And as the saying goes, ‘You can't manage what you can't measure’ and questions remain regarding what metrics to use to measure the success of new planning solutions within EMEA Automotive. Join these and other insightful supply chain leaders this October in San Diego! Learn more.