Managing Supply Chain Volatility in the Age of Disruption


15th July 2020: 15:00 – 16:30 BST

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Managing Supply Chain Volatility in the Age of Disruption

The supply chain of the future will be different from what we thought it was going to be just a few months ago. For many companies digital transformation projects were well underway but will only be of value if it provides what’s needed in the new supply chain norm. The new normal will see a supply chain that is resilient and agile. Traditional, siloed supply chain processes will make way to sense and respond capabilities and data driven decision making. Visibility through all tiers will be required to identify points of failure. Key risk indicators will be reviewed alongside key performance indicators. Will existing projects need a restart? What will be the top conversations in the boardroom? How will new technologies including AI & ML play their part?


Discussion Questions:

Supply chains are critical to business performance, and indeed life itself, is no longer a discussion point. The question is how do we get better in this new normal? What gaps has this recent crisis highlighted in your operation/supply chain?

Is supply chain in your organisation getting more visibility at the Board level and how can you use that to drive support for your new initiatives? How are Boards and the CLevel views on contingency planning and supply chains changing in your organisation?

How critical is new technology in transformation programmes. What do you think are the technical capabilities that you are missing to build a more resilient supply chain?

Are you still experiencing resistance to transformation and change in your supply chain and in what form does it take?

What are some of the barriers you face when starting a transformation program? Time to value, size of the project, technology, change management etc?

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About Kinaxis

Founded and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, the origins of Kinaxis date back to 1984. The product that’s evolved to today's RapidResponse platform was first introduced in 1995 and now represents, we believe, one of the fastest growing and most innovative supply chain planning systems of record in the marketplace.

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