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November 15th - Using Modeling Technology to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk

posted Sep 12, 2016, 11:41 AM by Admin APICS Detroit   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 1:15 PM by Jill Hays ]

Using Modeling Technology to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk


Given the new global reality of sustained volatility, complexity and rapid change, supply chain design has become a critical business function. Forward-thinking businesses are continuously redesigning and improving their supply chains. They are using modeling

technology to examine how their supply chain will perform under a wide range of market conditions and assumptions, and analyzing the trade-offs between cost, service and risk. They are able to mitigate business risk through the engineering of their supply chain operations, therefore enabling significant and sustained advantage over competitors. Attendees will learn how creating living models of the supply chain, enables three key elements of supply chain risk mitigation:

•             Visibility: What is the current structure and flow of goods through my supply chain?

•             Scenario analysis: What if we try this? How would my costs or service be affected by this?

•             Rapid response: How should I react to an unplanned event?

Event Timing 

Registration and Networking:                                5:30 pm

Dinner and Certification Spotlight:                         6:00 pm

Presentation:                                                      7:00 pm

About the Speaker

Bill is a Senior Director Customer Strategy with LLamasoft in Ann Arbor, MI. Since joining LLamasoft in June, 2012, Bill has worked on numerous commercial network optimization, Inventory planning and transportation optimization projects in almost all global industries. He has also been the lead business leader and mastermind in supporting large client integrations and conversions from legacy supply chain design optimization tools to the Supply Chain Guru platform and acting as a change agent and client.


Tue, November 15, 2016

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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