Key Discussion Themes


Key Discussion Themes
Inventory level reductions

The forum presents a number of strategic and tactical financially driven aspects, which will help to lower cost levels, provide clients with innovative supply chain solutions and increase service levels.

How to enable Sustainable Inventory Level Reductions within your Supply Chain?


Sustainable savings will most likely require fundamental improvements in demand planning, inventory and safety stock policies, production planning and scheduling, lead time compression, network-wide available-to-promise, and SKU rationalization. These activities may not deliver immediate savings; however, they can significantly improve a company’s competitiveness in a sustained downturn and position the business for rapid growth when the economy starts to pick up.



Is Today’s Global Supply Chain Model still relevant tomorrow?


The world is changing rapidly. Client requirements are changing in response to global economic and environmental trends. This has an impact on how and from where products are sourced, stored and distributed. Within this dynamic environment, companies need to consider if ‘today’s’ supply chain model is still applicable tomorrow in driving your company’s business model.






Supply Chain Finance and the Cash-to-Cash Cycle


The cash-to-cash cycle time tracks how efficiently a company uses its working capital by looking at inventory, and cash flowing into and out of the business. In accurately measuring a company’s cash-to-cash cycle, one can better manage the financial risks associated with inventory obsolescence, improve working capital and bridge the gaps in buyer-supplier credit arrangements and client credit terms.



Transform Your Supply Chain into a revenue generating Business Unit


Leading companies in the consumer electronics, telecommunications and automotive industry have turned their after sales ‘spare parts’ operation into a revenue generating profit centre. Learn more about this trend including outsourcing, off-shoring and the impact on your financial bottom and top line.

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