Flowcasting: One Forecast to Drive One Network
Webinar: Flowcasting will explore how using a single forecast to drive supply chain fulfillment processes can slash inventories, out-of-stocks, and costs.
In this webinar Richard Dean, One Network’s Chief Marketing Officer hosts Michael Doherty, co-author of “Flowcasting,” the renowned book that defines demand-driven retail supply networks. The conversation focuses on the real world results that are achieved by implementing the Flowcasting model: minimum days supply and total costs throughout extended supply networks coupled with increased sales and product velocities. Finally, Doherty and Dean describe how the principles of Flowcasting become reality when communities of retailers and suppliers collaboratively plan, execute, monitor, orchestrate and optimize their operations via One Network’s revolutionary any-to-any, multi-echelon Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), known as the Real Time Value Network.
Two thought leaders: Mike Doherty, influential consultant and co-author of the influential Flowcasting the Retail Supply Chain, and Richard Dean, Chief Marketing Officer of One Network Enterprises and co-founder of Non-Stop Logistics, will discuss the value that “Flowcasting” principles offer to traditional supply chains and draw parallels to the demand-driven technology pioneered by One Network’s Real Time Value Network™.
Mike Doherty is a founding partner of Demand Clarity Inc, and specializes in helping people design and implement supply chain planning processes. He is the co-author (with Andre Martin and Jeff Harrop) of Flowcasting the Retail Supply Chain, a book that outlines a new approach for managing the retail supply chain (www.flowcastingbook.com). Mr. Doherty has considerable experience implementing time-phased planning processes (including supplier scheduling) for both retailers and manufacturers and has worked with companies such as Canadian Tire, Loblaw Companies Limited, Home Depot Canada, Procter & Gamble and JTI-Macdonald.
Richard Dean is One Network’s Chief Marketing Officer. He is a business visionary and product evangelist. Richard is best known as the Founder of NON-STOP Logistics Inc., a technology company that delivered the first all-new commercial demand forecasting and inventory optimization science introduced in more than thirty years. Dean also served as Vice President of American President Companies’ See Change Services business unit, a provider of Supply Chain Event Management solutions via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). He was Chief Strategist for EDS’s Digital Value Chain Consulting Group, and Vice President Industrial Initiatives for Viewlocity, the leading Supply Chain Event Management (SCEM) software provider.
What You Will Learn
The webinar is anchored on the concept of “demand-driven” and will show how the right mix of technology and business processes can enable companies to respond to their customers more quickly and cost effectively. Using several case studies of well-known companies, the two panelists will discuss the success these companies have experienced after implementing Flowcasting principles. The panelists will then show that retailers who make intelligent investments in technology and processes, and who can respond more quickly to customers, will put themselves at a competitive advantage relative to their peers.