Kinaxis Supply Chain Event Recordings

Whether on the road or online, the Kinaxis Event calendar is full!  Missed a supply chain event? Not to worry, we record many.  Here is a selection of both webcast and live event recordings our Kinaxis Experts have participated in.

  • Is your supply chain ready for a digital transformation?

    Tim Gaus, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations practice
    Trevor Miles, Thought Leader, Kinaxis

    Digitization is here. And it’s re-defining supply chain. Disruptive technologies are bridging physical and digital worlds into new digital supply networks. But true digital transformation isn’t just about technology. Tim Gaus, Principal at Deloitte, and Trevor Miles, Thought Leader at Kinaxis, explain why in this webinar.


  • A pragmatic approach to getting started with artificial intelligence in supply chain planning

    P A N E L I S T S :
    Brian Tessier
    , VP Global Supply Chain, Schneider Electric
    Paul Cocuzzo, Client Services Lead, Supply Chain IT and Innovation, Merck 
    Trevor Miles, Thought Leader, Kinaxis

    M O D E R A T O R :
    Robert Bowman
    , Managing Editor, SupplyChainBrain

    Struggling to get started with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in your supply chain planning? Come learn how leading companies Merck and Schneider Electric are pioneering practical, pragmatic use cases. Hear our panel of experts and supply chain practitioners discuss:

    • The current state of AI/ML in supply chain planning
    • Why pragmatic use cases are a few and far between 
    • What supply chain planning problems AI/ML can actually help solve 
    • How organizations can get ready for this technological transformation


  • Concurrency: The New Era of Supply Chain Planning

    Kevin O’Marah, Chief Content Officer, SCM World
    Trevor Miles, VP, Thought Leadership, Kinaxis

    Future supply chain leaders will look back at 2016 as the end of an era. Spurred by unprecedented disruption, volatility and technology evolution, leading organizations are abandoning outdated, overly rigid supply chain planning processes and moving towards the future of planning: concurrency. Watch this recorded webcast to hear Kevin O’Marah, chief content officer, SCM World, share predictions, insights and best practices for bringing concurrent planning to your supply chain operations.


  • Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya's Journey from Vision to Best-in-Class

    Bryan Ball, VP and Group Director, Supply Chain and Operations, Aberdeen Group
    Benji Green, Director of Global Sales, Operations, Supply, and Inventory Planning, Avaya

    Starting with a vision and a need to overcome challenges that were impeding their ability to achieve a best-in-class supply chain operation – including disparate processes, multiple ERPs and a lack of visibility across their multi-tier environment – Avaya embarked on a four-year supply chain transformation journey. Their efforts produced dramatic results.

    In this on-demand webcast, Bryan Ball, VP and Group Director, Supply Chain and Operations Practices, Aberdeen Group and Benji Green, Director of Global Sales, Operations, Supply, and Inventory Planning, Avaya, will discuss the drivers for change at Avaya; the five-phase approach used to shift the supply chain organization’s focus from low-value, reactionary data management tasks to high-value, proactive activities; and how they combined people, process and supply chain management technology to achieve far-reaching success.


  • Continuous S&OP for Life Sciences – Breaking the Mold

    Trevor Miles, VP Thought Leadership, Kinaxis

    Business realities have changed so tremendously in the last thirty years that the traditional ‘plan then execute’ S&OP model has become highly ineffective. It is unable to facilitate decision making amid acutely complex supply chain networks, or within the time horizons required. This is particularly true for Life Sciences companies faced with varying regulatory requirements and aging product portfolios.

    In response, there is an emerging recognition that operational information must be accessed and evaluated on a continuous basis, whereby decisions that may have once only been considered as part of a scheduled S&OP process can be made as needed throughout the cycle. In this capacity, process execution evolves into operational orchestration.

    In this on-demand webcast, learn about the unique S&OP challenges for Life Sciences companies, the importance of changing S&OP mindsets, and how to break the S&OP mold from both a process and technology perspective.


  • Purposeful Collaboration: What It Could Mean for Your S&OP Process

    Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
    Trevor Miles, VP Thought Leadership, Kinaxis

    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 on-demand, learn how purposeful collaboration can connect content, conversations, colleagues and communities to drive improved business outcomes.


  • Achieving "3D" Vision: Defining, Designing, Delivering End-to-End Supply Chain Processes

    Stacey Cornelius, VP, Operations, Nimble Storage
    Tony Savoca, Director, IT, Supply Chain and Logistics, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Trevor Miles, VP, Thought Leadership, Kinaxis

    In the latest episode of the ‘Late Late Supply Chain Show’, host Bill Dubois and guest panelists take an entertaining and informed look at the three Ds (definition, design, delivery) of a supply chain process and technology vision. Trevor Miles provides the Kinaxis definition of a planning system of record, and guests discuss key tenets to designing and delivering it.  Hear examples of what it takes to execute, as companies share experiences on their steps towards realizing the end-to-end vision in this high-energy, interactive session.


  • Mentoring, Sponsorship, & Quotas: What are their relative merits in bringing more women into supply chain management?

    P A N E L I S T S :
    Verda Blythe, Director, Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management, Wisconsin School of Business
    Laura Dionne, Director, Worldwide Operations Planning, TriQuint
    Elisabeth Kaszas, Director, Supply Chain, Amgen Inc.
    Shellie Molina, VP, Global Supply Chain, First Solar

    M O D E R A T O R :
    Lora Cecere, Founder, Supply Chain Insights

    There is a consensus that since women constitute over half of the workforce but just 10% of top supply chain executive positions in Fortune Global 500 companies that something needs to be done to address this imbalance. While a great deal of attention gets placed on the ‘glass ceiling’ concept, there are a lot of women who face barriers and discrimination at mid and entry level positions too.  There is a clear social responsibility need and this panel will focus on the practical advantages to having more women in supply chain including:

    • Do women and men make decisions differently? If so, why does this matter to supply chain?
    • Has supply chain become more relevant to women as a career option?
    • What does a career path look like for women in supply chain?

    Hear industry expert Lora Cecere and a panel of accomplished supply chain practitioners as they discuss the thorny issues of mentoring, sponsorship, and quotas as mechanisms to get more women into supply chain, and the relative merits and drawbacks of these approaches.


  • Changing Mental Models: Evolution of S&OP

    Jessie Chimni, Vice President of Consulting Services, Bristlecone
    Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights
    Trevor Miles, vice president, thought leadership, Kinaxis

    Globalization and off-shoring... Demand and supply volatility... Product portfolio explosion... Partner collaboration and visibility…Acceleration of market changes…Revenue and profit considerations…  

    As market challenges become ever more acute, S&OP has become ever more critical. Yet, most organizations are stuck. Their technologies and processes are no longer working for them. Simply put, their needs have evolved past what their current approach to S&OP can deliver. And they are not quite sure what to do next. Technologies have improved and there is ample opportunity to fully leverage them to gain performance improvements, but it requires the organization to change their view on how to approach both the process challenge and the technology solution. Download this recorded presentation to gain insights on how changing mental models can open up new opportunities.


  • Diagnosing the Impact of Pharmaceutical Industry Trends on the Supply Chain

    Roddy Martin, managing director, Accenture
    Trevor Miles, vice president, thought leadership, Kinaxis

    The pharma manufacturing industry is changing, new regulatory requirements (FDASIA et al) and macro-trends including expansion into emerging markets and increased use of third party operators, are driving down prices but increasing operating costs.

    Organizations are now looking into other areas of the business to close this gap. This leads to a renewed interest in the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains.

    This on-demand webcast will address issues related to increased outsourcing, new regulations and the current shift in buying patterns and will present a cloud based solution that can deal with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments.