Supply Chains Post Covid-19

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Building resilient and sustainable global supply chains

The unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way global supply chains operate. Unlike other major disruptions, such as natural disasters, this pandemic has affected both supply and demand.

At the same time, COVID-19 is also just merely exposing problems with global supply chains that have already existed. Many manufacturers have realized that small suppliers that are higher in the supply chain can be disconnected (not integrated) from downstream producers. Also, many organizations have vital systems that are outdated and do not take advantage of the latest technologies like machine learning.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many businesses in various ways. Some have seen a downturn in demand, while others have seen large spikes in demand but with disruptions from suppliers limiting their ability to meet those demands. As we start on the path to recovery, many markets are working hard to restart production and organize their supply chains.

The impending economic restart will require manufacturers and retailers to place a higher importance on agility in their supply chain.

Through this collaboration, Vanguard Software and KPMG have identified key supply chain planning capabilities that are critical for creating value and competitive differentiation during recovery. Learn how the digital capabilities of predictive planning enable businesses to create resilient and sustainable supply chains, even in a time of crisis.

Download the webinar recoding of Supply Chains Post COVID-19 to hear in-depth discussion on this topic from the Alain Sawaya (KPMG Canada) and Brian Lewis (Vanguard Software).

Meet the Panelists

Alain Sawaya

Partner – Supply Chain, Management Consulting at KPMG Canada

Alain has more than 25 years of experience in Executive roles in Commercial Supply Chain and Operations Management covering Demand, Inventory, and Supply Planning. His broad international experience in industry and consulting in the Retail industry, Life Sciences, Food and Beverage, Spirits and Wine, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Industrial has allowed him to head strategic business transformation initiatives at more than one hundred major companies worldwide.

Brian Lewis

Executive Vice President at Vanguard Software

Brian has over 15 years of experience in predictive planning, advanced analytics, and supply chain optimization. Before joining Vanguard, Brian worked at Ford Motor Company and UPS.  He has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley.

"Vanguard Software was able to improve our forecast accuracy by over 50%!"

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