Just a quick post to let our readers know of an upcoming webcast "Purposeful Collaboration: What It Could Mean for Your S&OP Process" on Wednesday, October 8th at 2:00pm ET. Even with heavy investments in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), many organizations are not achieving material or sustainable breakthroughs. This is often because they are executing a sequential, disjointed process with contributors operating in their narrow functional box. In this webcast, learn how purposeful collaboration can connect content, conversations, colleagues and communities to drive improved business outcomes. Topics covered:
- Harnessing and capitalizing on “working social” in a B2B environment
- Using the key tenets of purposeful collaboration to enable effective decision-making, resolution and consensus building
- Capabilities required to facilitate purposeful collaboration in S&OP
- Changing the mindset away from the individual supply chain / S&OP functions to connecting functions and most importantly, people
Speakers: Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research With almost two decades of experience in the software industry, Alan helps organizations understand how to develop, purchase and implement collaboration solutions. Rather than evangelizing how social software can change the way people work, he instead focuses on how organizations can improve their existing business processes by providing access to the colleagues, content and communities that can help people get their work done more effectively. Trevor Miles, VP Thought Leadership, Kinaxis As vice president of Thought Leadership, Trevor serves as an expert source for Kinaxis customers, prospects, industry analysts and journalists. Known throughout the supply chain field, he has published many articles, presented at various industry events, and is a contributor to the Kinaxis 21st Century Supply Chain blog.