Join us on Wednesday, October 8th at 2:00pm ET for the webcast Purposeful Collaboration: What Could it Mean for Your S&OP Process? Collaborating Between Functions with Context, Purpose, and Clarity.
Organizations have invested heavily in trying to improve their sales and operations planning processes, yet many have not been able to achieve material or sustainable breakthroughs. Why? Because too many companies are still executing a sequential, disjointed process, whereby each contributor is operating from within their narrow functional box – demand planning, supply planning, inventory planning etc... Managing the value chain requires vast amounts of links across systems, functions, and especially between human beings. Ultimately, it's the collaboration (or lack thereof) between these functional boxes that poses the most risk (and opportunity!) to the S&OP process… and to the business.
Purposeful collaboration platforms empower people to work together within core business applications and processes. Rather than just sharing news and updates, these tools connect content, conversations, colleagues and communities (both internal and external) to drive improved business outcomes. With S&OP as an exemplary use case, this webcast will discuss how the principles of purposeful collaboration can apply to the supply chain and the benefits that can be achieved.
Topics will include:
- The Value of Social: harnessing and capitalizing on “working social” in a B2B enterprise environment
- The Key Tenets of Purposeful Collaboration: context and purpose as the enablers to effective decision-making, resolution, and consensus building
- The Technology: fundamental capabilities required to facilitate purposeful collaboration in S&OP
- The Business Outcomes: what can be achieved for the business by addressing the collaboration gap
- The Call to Action for the Supply Chain: changing the mindset away from concentrating on the individual supply chain / S&OP functions, to focusing on what’s connecting those functions, and most importantly those people
P R E S E N T E R S :
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 the primary contributor to the Kinaxis 21st Century Supply Chain blog. Trevor helps Kinaxis seek new market opportunities within the company's distinctive competence and is instrumental in the company's competitive and market intelligence. He helps key customers achieve the operational control tower vision, guiding their priorities and architectures to realize the full potential of RapidResponse.
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. His research agenda around the Future of Work includes: Digital Proficiency, Innovation, Purposeful Collaboration, Social Task Management, Collaborative Innovation, NextGen Content Creation and Sharing, Gamification and Social Analytics.