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Biz Buzz with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Biz Buzz with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

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March 18th 2014:Supply Chain Evolution: Speed Is the New Cost

The buzz: Supply chain. Companies doing business globally require full supply chain transparency and optimized performance management to become and remain competitive and profitable. Can the latest technology innovations help them attain the speed needed to keep up with today’s pace of business, integrate a disconnected supply chain, coordinate siloed functions, and improve other key factors to help grow the bottom line? The experts speak. Simon Ellis, IDC: “In the ‘modern’ supply chain, integration is now more important than functionality.” Richard Howells, SAP: “It is not the strong

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Simon Ellis

Simon Ellis leads the Supply Chain Strategies practice at Manufacturing Insights, one of IDC’s industry research companies that addresses the current market gap by providing fact based research and analysis on best practices and the use of information technology to assist clients in improving their capabilities in key process areas. Simon specializes in advising clients on supply chain network design, global sourcing (Profitable Proximity and Low-Cost Sourcing), transportation and logistics, Lean, Six Sigma and more. Prior to IDC, Simon was the Supply Chain Strategy Director for Unilever North America, the maker of such well-known products as Dove, Suave, Wisk, all, Q-tips and Vaseline. He w
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Richard Howells

Richard Howells has been working in the supply chain management and manufacturing space for over 20 years and is responsible for driving the market direction and positioning of SAP’s SCM solution set. Prior to joining SAP in 2004, Richard spent 15 years with Marcam Solutions where he was VP of Marketing for the companies Process ERP solutions. Richard has also implemented ERP and SCM systems at companies such as Nestle, Gillette, Colgate Palmolive, Rohm & Haas, Wyeth, Royal Worcester Spode and Dairy Crest. Richard is a regular contributor to www.forbes.com. Read his blogs at blogs.forbes.com/people/richardhowells.
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Todd R. Smith

Todd R. Smith is a director in PwC’s SAP Applications group, with over 20 years of industry experience and expertise in strategy, planning, rationalization, and implementation of programs that support strategic business transformation. He has a deep functional and process knowledge of supply chain operations, sales processes, and service processes, including S&OP, procurement, configure/price/quote, sales, professional services, installed base management, warehouse management, logistics, international trade compliance, return & repair processing. His experience includes both domestic and international projects. Todd has worked in industries including high tech, high tech manufacturing, medi
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2269/biz-buzz-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap Biz Buzz with Game Changers, Presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2269/biz-buzz-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap The buzz: Supply chain. Companies doing business globally require full supply chain transparency and optimized performance management to become and remain competitive and profitable. Can the latest technology innovations help them attain the speed needed to keep up with today’s pace of business, integrate a disconnected supply chain, coordinate siloed functions, and improve other key factors to help grow the bottom line? The experts speak. Simon Ellis, IDC: “In the ‘modern’ supply chain, integration is now more important than functionality.” Richard Howells, SAP: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change” (Charles Darwin paraphrased by Leon C. Megginson). Join us for Supply Chain Evolution: Speed Is the New Cost. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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