NGC’s annual Advisory Board meeting is by invitation only and open to NGC’s client Executive members. Executive committee members will meet to offer expert advice, share latest challenges facing the industry and provide guidance to the latest solutions. Discussions will include Andromeda latest enhancements, product roadmap and open discussions on software recommendations. NGC values the feedback from each executive board member and is committed to building solutions that help meet today’s industry challenges.
Digital Transformation: Connecting the Dots from Product Concept to Customer Delight
Companies are moving from inside out thinking—what can we make, move and deliver—to more customer-centric, outside in thoughts like what does my customer want, when and where? The key to making this transformative shift requires the technology and talent to connect your enterprise to customers and suppliers through a method that we call concept to customer. This approach helps:
Break down the barriers preventing the flow of information
Collaborate across teams, departments, continents—even customers and suppliers—to make the smartest decisions in the shortest amount of time
Dramatically collapse planning cycles and gain a first mover advantage
Discover new unanticipated trends and capitalize on the opportunity
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Making Transformation Real with Logility, Demand Solutions, NGC & Halo
Get ready for tomorrow’s future today.
Disruption is everywhere. Competing effectively in today’s global marketplace means that enterprises need to make decisions quickly. Decisions that are based on timely, accurate data allowing you to compete with the disruptive forces impacting your business.
At this session, Bill Harrison, president Demand Solutions, will share how DS helps you achieve the vision you have laid out for your company. Highlighting the Demand Solutions strategic vision and product roadmap, Bill will show how to use data and decision making to support your digital journey and effectively compete during disruptions. You will see how:
Tying together key decisions across development, planning, execution and sales provides your enterprise with the data to achieve a faster time to market.
Demand Solutions lets you align your decision making horizontally (across departments / functions) and vertically (from strategy to execution).
Leveraging smarter analytics with machine-learning powered recommendations to intelligently balance inventory, demand and supply lets you use automation as a competitive advantage.
Join us to imagine your company’s future by re-imagining your supply chain decision making to accelerate the next chapter in your business.
In today’s supply chain analytics environment, having access to the right data is extremely important to improve forecast quality and uncover insights to make decisions ahead of the demand curve. More than forecasting trends and seasonality, it is about identifying and measuring market signals, then using those signals to shape future demand. The big question is, how do we make use of all of this data and turn it into actionable information?
Learn how Demand Signal Analytics can accelerate your supply chain to able to interpret data, improve forecast quality by correlating external signals, and uncover insights about demand variability.
Dive deeper into the specific ways the Logility supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions help you get from concept to customer faster. Powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence, Logility Voyager Solutions™ combine business planning; demand, supply and inventory optimization, sales and operations planning (S&OP); merchandise planning, assortment and allocation; and advanced analytics.
This session will explore how Voyager Solutions can help you gain competitive advantages by having a faster, more responsive and nimble supply chain—one that boosts visibility, accuracy and business confidence so you can mitigate risk, harness new opportunities, create new efficiencies and value, and discover new ways to boost service and reduce costs.
Attend and learn how Voyager Solutions leverage these powerful capabilities to help you transform your digital supply chain:
Digital Directions: The Future of Fashion with NGC
The future of fashion is digital, and NGC is playing a key role in enabling fashion brands and retailers to realize all the benefits of digitization. During NGC’s kickoff session, Mark Burstein, president, NGC, and Fred Isenberg, president of Consulting Services, will share NGC’s strategic vision, product roadmap and organizational changes to ensure that NGC customers are leaders in digital transformation.
Mark and Fred will also share highlights from NGC’s Advisory Board meeting and some of the many ways that NGC’s Andromeda Cloud Platform is helping companies to:
Enable faster decision-making by bringing together planning, design, sourcing, production, logistics and replenishment into a single enterprise
Align supply and demand, minimizing overstocks, markdowns and out-of-stocks
Create a framework for cognitive/autonomous supply chains, enabled by AI and machine learning-based systems
Uncovering Sources of Growth with Advanced Analytics
For more than half a century, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has been an industry leader in the overhaul, exchange, repair, design and manufacturing of aircraft instruments, avionics and advanced power solutions.
In this session, Director of Supply Chain Marissa Williams and Director of Finance Lindsay Koster will walk through Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ success story of implementing Halo Advanced Analytics. Learn how Mid-Continent quickly adopted Halo Advanced Analytics throughout the organization, uncovering sources of growth with benefits in many areas including:
Leveraging the Power of an Integrated Supply Chain
Glen Raven is a global provider of innovative fabric-based solutions for applications in the awning, marine, furniture, flooring, protective, military and geosynthetic markets. In this session, Director of Planning Ajay Bhardwaj and his team will talk about how the company deployed Logility Voyager Solutions™ to transform its digital supply chain process including demand, inventory and supply planning to grow top-line revenue efficiently and increase service levels to customers without increasing inventories.
Learn how Glen Raven uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Create a single, integrated business and operating plan
Increase sales by 13% with no increase in inventory
Manage Increased complexity (SKU counts at multiple levels in the BOM)
Delivering Best in Class Service through Supply Chain Excellence
Global meat-processing company, Smithfield Foods is the largest pig and pork producer in the world. Smithfield continually delivers best in class service to its retail, food service and restaurant customers through a culture of supply chain excellence. In this session, Vice President of Supply Planning Karolina Mallahan will explain how Smithfield achieves supply chain excellence using Logility Voyager Solutions™.
Learn how Smithfield leverages four key pillars to:
How Expiry Planning Helped Siemens Healthineers Reduce Writeoffs
Waste: Every manufacturer and distributor is concerned about it to some degree—but for some companies, it can be the difference between profitability and financial crisis. With good expiry planning, you can sell more and discard less for a healthier bottom line. Find out how Siemens Healthineers used the expiry planning functionality that’s built into Demand Solutions DSX to make better use of its inventory and reduce costly writeoffs.
At Finish Line, flexibility and automation are at the core of an ever-evolving retail strategy to delight customers with the latest merchandise in just the right size and channel. In this session, Senior Director of Planning and Allocation Katie Morrison will talk about how Finish Line is leveraging one solution to write orders, automate merchandise allocation and store replenishment, accelerate size and packing optimization and provide valuable analytics to drive efficiencies across its omnichannel retail portfolio.
Learn how Finish Line uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Create one comprehensive plan with the flexibility to support key market trends and timing
Leverage store-level forecasting
Gain efficiencies with size and pack optimization
Automate allocation and replenishment to boost productivity and precision
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. manufactures telescopic and red dot sights, spotting scopes and binoculars. In this session, Senior Forecast Analyst Jay Schmidt will discuss how this traditional manufacturing company built a sophisticated supply chain planning process that enabled it to shorten execution lead times, gain flexibility and quickly react to changing market conditions.
Learn how Leupold & Stevens uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Increase finished goods inventory turns and improve customer service levels
Streamline forecast management and accuracy
Manage product life-cycles and accelerate new product introductions
Protect Your Brand: Vendor Compliance throughout the Supply Chain
PVH is a diversified global apparel company, with over $9 billion in revenue and businesses in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. In this session, Lamont Wharton, VP of IT at PVH, will discuss how PVH manages the complexities of vendor compliance and product quality across all its brands with NGC’s Andromeda Vendor Compliance and Quality Control. Learn how PVH is using Andromeda to:
Streamline vendor processes with a centralized system of record for vendor onboarding and management
Drive continuous improvement in factories through Good Manufacturing Practice audits
Manage the quality inspection process by leveraging common data and processes across every region and improving visibility
Allow more comprehensive measurement of data, reporting and communications for environmental compliance
Don’t miss the reception in our Solutions Expo where you’ll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other supply chain professionals and Velocity staff while learning more about new solutions and services. Complimentary drinks and appetizers along with a DJ and raffle make this an event that can’t be missed!
Innovate, Disrupt and Scale the Digital Supply Chain
Supply chains must continuously evolve to support customer-centric business models that converge business processes, analytics, big data, and IoT. This new foundation will enable organizations to automate and accelerate information, goods, and services. Leverage actions by leaders and the latest industry insights to make your digital supply chain a practical reality.
Johnson Controls' Power Solutions is helping customers meet increasing market demands for energy storage with the most advanced battery technologies that deliver uniquely sustainable, next-generation performance for virtually every type of vehicle. To support growth and innovation, the company has embarked on a digital supply chain transformation that will expand visibility, accelerate new product introductions, optimize inventory and boost customer loyalty.
Don't miss the live presentation of the 2019 Accelerator Awards, recognizing customer projects that resulted in significant business impact by deploying Voyager Solutions, Demand Solutions, NGC and/or Halo solutions to solve specific business challenges. The one customer who has experienced the most significant business transformation will receive the highly coveted Velocity award. Nominations are open until January 13, 2019.
By invitation only. Includes lunch and a executive-level presentation by Amber Salley, Gartner. Participants have the opportunity to engage with our keynote speaker and ask specific questions, as well as network with executive peers and establish relationships that can extend well beyond the conference.
Make Better Decisions, Faster: Using Supply Chain Analytics to Improve Decision Making
Big data – both structured and unstructured – inundates the supply chain each day. Learn how advanced analytics, embedded within all Andromeda modules, can spot trends and prescribe the optimal decisions faster than ever.
Inventory Planning – A New Look at the Safety Stock Process
Safety stock causes headaches for most manufacturers and distributors—but it doesn’t have to. In this customer case study, you’ll learn how one company thought outside the box to optimize its safety stock levels and deliver lasting benefits to the bottom line.
This introductory supply optimization session focuses on showing you how to use Logility Voyager Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling™ to slash manufacturing planning time, and to increase throughput, and fill rates by creating production plans that support new product introductions, achieve true least-cost, least-change manufacturing, and establish realistic inventory limits across single or multiple plants. Topics to be covered include:
LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. is U.S. footwear company founded in 1897 in La Crosse, Wisconsin and now based in Portland, Oregon. The company has two core brands that serve a vast consumer base; from those passionate about the great outdoors, to industrial workers, to military service personnel around the world. Over the last few years LFI has improved profitability, increased marketing dollars and was fortunate to have grown revenue 13% in 2018. We are challenged with continuing this trend and have aggressive growth targets to double the size of the company by 2021.
Learn how LaCrosse Footwear uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Manage Logility parameter settings and batch jobs
Categorize a tiered approach to Service Level safety stock
Integrate creative solutions to adapt to ERP/MRP limitations
Failure is Not an Option: Managing Product Testing More Effectively
With more than 50 brands, Randa Accessories is the world’s largest men’s accessories company. In this session, Randa Accessories will discuss how it’s using NGC Andromeda to automate its product testing capabilities and set high standards across its brands. Learn how Randa is using Andromeda Product Testing to:
Streamline testing for regulatory and quality protocols
Integrate with third-party labs to receive, store and analyze test results
Pre-define protocols to know what, where and when to test
Store results, and automatically generate the required GCC and legal documents for CPSIA, Prop 65 and REACH
Using Collaboration to Improve your Forecast Accuracy
Could your sales team be the key to improving your forecast accuracy? Join us to find out how a leading Demand Solutions customer used a highly collaborative approach to involve the sales organization in its planning processes—and then held sales reps accountable for the forecast that resulted. This customer-led session will give you a new perspective on what it means to work together to boost the bottom line.
HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB drives, headsets and mouse pads. This growth sparked the need to more tightly manage, monitor and direct supply chain performance. In this session, Project Engineer/Project Manager Kevin Teng will discuss HyperX’s journey toward becoming a demand-driven business.
Learn how Kingston/HyperX uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Increase inventory turnover by 200% for its best-selling gaming headset
Free up working capital to enable inventory investments in new product lines
Achieving Complete Visibility into Operations with Advanced Analytics
Founded in 1955, Aaron's, Inc. is a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, and owns the Aaron’s, Progressive Leasing and HELPcard brands. Aaron’s engages in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories through its more than 1,860 company-operated and franchised stores across 47 states and Canada, as well as its e-commerce platform, aarons.com.
In this session, Aaron’s Inc. CIO and SVP of Digital Products John Trainor explains how Halo’s strong data consolidation capabilities and data quality controls allow his organization to blend and cleanse their data, providing a single version of the truth and enabling the organization to:
Analyze data and transform it into actionable insights
Accelerate supply chain and retail planning initiatives
Make data-driven decisions across multiple departments
It’s an exciting time for manufacturers and distributors to be thinking about machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). But it’s not easy to find a layperson’s explanation of what these technologies are and why they’re becoming essential in so many areas of the business. Join us as we demystify cognitive technologies, show you where and how you can best apply them, and reveal how we plan to deploy them in Demand Solutions software.
Today’s merchandising, development and sourcing teams face many challenges when creating and commercializing a product line. In this panel discussion, you’ll learn how Canada Goose and DXL Group are using NGC’s Andromeda Product Lifecycle Management solution to become more efficient, collaborate more closely with their vendors, and share product data throughout the entire supply chain. Learn how these companies use Andromeda Product Lifecycle Management to:
Streamline product development to respond faster and meet customer demand
Centralize data and information in one platform, removing excess external documents, automating data and reducing manual processes
Track progress, predict unexpected delays and keep all departments on the same page in real-time
Ensure products are on time, on trend and on budget
Red Wing Shoes is a leading purpose-built footwear and apparel company with products sold in 150+ countries. In this session, Demand Planning Manager Mallery Dosdall will discuss how the company has created a perfectly fashioned sales inventory and operations planning (SIOP) process to support the acceleration of its demand-driven supply chain in order to achieve increased forecast accuracy, reduce inventory improve fill rates and boost collaborative visibility with suppliers.
Learn how Red Wing Shoes uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Achieve operational excellence through supply chain processes
Fashion a perfectly fitting demand-driven supply chain
Planning for the Unexpected
Continental Mills, a leading producer of dry bakery mix products, has several popular brands including the Krusteaz and Ghirardelli family of dry mixes and WildRoots snacks that delight consumer taste buds. Continental Mills’ number one priority is customer service—to deliver the right products to its customers when and where they need them. In this session, Continental Mills’ Director of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Michael Burke will discuss how Logility Voyager Solutions™ has helped achieve supply chain excellence, including the ability to handle unexpected challenges and new opportunities with greater confidence.
Learn how Continental Mills uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Collaborative S&OP process including people process and technology
Leveraging a digital twin to model available tradeoffs including key customer and trading partner relationships
Synchronizing comprehensive demand, inventory, supply, production and distribution to identify and resolve complex supply chain challenges
Evaluating multi-scenario contingency plans quickly for better-informed decision-making
CooperVision Sees Integration Across Multiple ERPs with AdapLink
A leading global manufacturer of contact lenses, CooperVision differentiates itself from the competition by offering the broadest selection of contact lens configurations. CooperVision sells more than 2 million unique contact lens configurations every year and maintains master data on more than 9 million active SKUs. CooperVision has used Logility Voyager for global demand, inventory, and replenishment planning for more than 9 years. With recent acquisitions, CooperVision inherited several ERP systems and needed a robust solution to manage the integration of Logility Voyager with transactional data sources. In this session, Mike Datovech, Senior Manager of Global Supply Chain Systems at CooperVision, will talk about what led CooperVision to the Logility AdapLink™ software and how AdapLink™ delivers value to CooperVision.
Learn how CooperVision uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Integrate 16 ERP platforms without the custom effort and cost
Compress Logility Voyager data refresh schedules to better serve a global user base
Scale and adapt to new business requirements seamlessly
Shaping Future Demand with Multi-Variate Demand Signal Management
Multi-Variate Demand Signal Management (MDSM) takes a more proactive approach than basing inventory and replenishment on shipment data – it gives better access to downstream data, analysis and insights to make decisions ahead of the demand curve. More than forecasting trends and seasonality, it is about identifying and measuring market signals, then using those signals to shape future demand.
In this session you will learn how to integrate all relevant demand signals into a single source of truth and perform predictive and visual analytics that improve forecast quality and uncover insights to make decisions ahead of the demand curve.
Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, manages 500 brands across over 200 countries, including 3,600 products with #1 market share. In this session, Robin Haddock will share how the Integrated Business Planning process is helping Coca-Cola North America leverage a digital supply chain transformation to drive physical supply chain improvements while mitigating risks.
Learn how Coca-Cola uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Leverage business intelligence to gain supply chain insights
Continuously improve its processes, technology and automation
Assess multiple supply chain scenarios to evaluate the merits of innovation and risk tradeoffs
Creating the Connected Enterprise at Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washer, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products. This 110-year old company is in the midst of a significant supply chain transformation initiative. A major step in its transformation was the migration from SAP ECC to cloud-based SAP HANA and the move to Logility Voyager Solutions as a supply chain planning platform. In this session, Briggs & Stratton’s IT Business Systems Project Leader Ed Clark will discuss how the company leverages Logility Voyager AdapLink™ to advance its cloud-connected enterprise initiative.
Learn how Briggs & Stratton uses Logility Voyager AdapLink™ to:
Streamline access to key enterprise data
Enable its monthly S&OP and IBP process
Consolidate its forecasting process to one platform
Until recently, capacity planning involved multiple databases. We’ve rewritten Demand Solutions APS to enable you to run capacity planning and finite scheduling in the same database. Join us to learn how this new feature—and our enhanced look and feel—can help you streamline your manufacturing optimization processes.
For retail companies, high-level forecasts only tell part of the story. Join us to hear how an international design, marketing, manufacturing and sourcing company using DSX shares the secrets of its success in using advanced BOMs. You’ll learn how to use historical trends to create detailed forecasts that drill down to every possible variation of your products.
While a majority of retailers recognizes the importance of a synchronized retail merchandise, planning, allocation and store replenishment process, many have yet to implement a unified approach across all channels. How does your planning process measure up? This panel discussion features retailers who will share insights on the status of unified commerce efforts in their organizations.
Material Commitment Management (Material Positioning)
Material positioning is one of the keys to lead time reduction and can shave weeks or even months off the production schedule. In this training session, NGC president Mark Burstein will discuss how retailers can use the material commitment management features of NGC’s Andromeda, allowing them to enter finished goods production in a matter of days. Learn how Andromeda can:
Provide visibility into raw materials availability, finished goods and work-in-process
Enable last-minute decisions during procurement, manufacturing and logistics
Facilitate better collaboration with third-party suppliers
Create transparency across departments by sharing information through a central portal
Help companies deliver on the latest fashion trends
Shaping a Healthy Supply Chain for an International Consumer Business
Perrigo is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of generic and private label over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals and supplements. Perrigo has built a unique business model that combines aspects of a fast-moving consumer goods company, a high-quality pharma manufacturing organization and a world-class supply chain network. Perrigo uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to improve forecast accuracy, reduce excess stock, improve visibility, ensure feasible loading of plants, and to provide a consolidated end-to-end financial view of its international branded consumer healthcare business. In this session, Perrigo’s Director of Sales Inventory and Operations Planning Jessica Shorb and team will discuss how Perrigo uses its Voyager solution to integrate its international supply chain network and get overall visibility into its demand and inventory.
Learn how Perrigo uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Become demand driven by improving forecast accuracy through improved collaboration and statistical forecasting
Reduce excess stock and liberate working capital
Improve visibility of market demand and inventories across a fragmented corporate IT landscape to facilitate demand/supply balancing
Improve medium and long term capacity planning to create rough cut capacity plans
Develop a consolidated end-to-end supply chain view including financial planning views
Tillamook County Creamery Association prides itself on its commitment to bringing to market the most consistent, best tasting, highest quality dairy products made in the most natural way possible. Tillamook has recently taken its offerings national which required the addition of multiple manufacturing and distribution points as well as the need to transform its supply chain. In this session, Senior Planning Manager Elaine Videau and her team will talk about how the company transformed its team and technology to grow topline revenue while consistently delivering a 99% or above fill rate and accelerating inventory turns.
Learn how the Tillamook County Creamery Association uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Accelerate finished goods inventory turns
Increase visibility of new items across production locations
Improving Promotion Lift with Artificial Intelligence
Evaluating the impact of promotional activities is a challenging task. A significant portion of demand planning is driven by promotion factors which cannot be accurately forecasted using a traditional statistical model.
In this session you will learn how to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict demand levels and create multiple scenarios for various combinations of promotional factors including price discounts, advertising impact, seasonality, and any other factor that may affect demand.
Every supply chain team must balance inventory investment with service level performance. Without proper balance, excess inventory accumulates throughout the supply chain and traps vital working capital. Inventory Optimization, a form of prescriptive analytics, determines where and how much stock to hold to meet a designated service level while complying with specific inventory policies. IO can have a huge financial impact by minimizing inventory and freeing up working capital while guaranteeing the right stock is on hand, when and where it is needed.
Learn how leading companies are using Logility Voyager Inventory Optimization™ to:
Balance inventory investment and customer service levels across multi-channel distribution networks.
Use “what-if” scenario analysis to analyze tradeoffs between costs and service levels to maximize company performance and minimize risk.
Take their company to new heights along the inventory “efficient frontier.”
Moderated by Henry Canitz, Director Product Marketing and Business Development, Logility, with panelists from Kraft Heinz, Sensient Colors and Logility Global Services
One of the most recognized apparel brands, Haggar Clothing Co. has been crafting comfortable, high-quality men's clothing since 1926. Haggar is a top US distributor for casual pants, shorts, dress pants and suit separates. Since 2010 the company has relied on Logility to help it manage inventory and working capital and to gain visibility into its complex supply chain. In this session, Vice President of Planning Pravin Rangachari will discuss how the company has created supply chain processes that improve fill rates, reduce excess and optimize inventory.
Learn how Haggar uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Maintain visibility across a global omni-channel network of retailers, etailers and owned stores
Manage multiple customer programs including wholesale, direct to consumer, and vendor managed inventory
Improve forecast accuracy to meet ever-increasing customer demands despite supply complexity including multi-stage, long lead time, global production
Anomaly detection helps us identify unusual patterns that do not conform to expected behavior. Through an innovative pilot project, a Demand Solutions customer is using anomaly detection to improve its forecasting. Join us to find out how implementing this machine learning technique in Demand Solutions can significantly improve your forecast accuracy by detecting and smoothing historical outliers.
Simplifying the Complex with Advanced Planning and Scheduling
Founded in 1899, Sonoco Products Company is one of the world’s largest makers of industrial and consumer packaging used by the food, consumer products, construction and automotive industries.
Oracle Systems Manager Jim Raz will discuss how Sonoco optimized its planning and scheduling process across its manufacturing network and multiple divisions to gain flexibility, greater visibility and improved customer service levels.
Learn how Sonoco uses Logility Voyager Advanced Planning and Scheduling™ to:
Optimize schedules based on machine, personnel, tooling, and inventory constraints
Compress lead times and increased reliable product availability
The Power Solutions Division of Johnson Controls is the largest producer of car batteries in the world. JCI’s customers include OEM manufacturers such as GM, Daimler, and Ford and retailers such as Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, Pep Boys and Wal-Mart. Since 2016 the company has relied on Logility to help it manage forecast accuracy to support world class service to over 10,000 customer locations. In this session, Demand Planning Manager – Myriam Cavazos-Lozano will discuss how the company has created a demand planning process that improves fill rates, reduces excess and supports corporate goals.
Learn how Johnson Controls uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Improve forecast accuracy despite ever-increasing complexity including production facilities in 20 countries, a reverse logistics battery supply chain and growing SKU proliferation.
Improve product availability across a global customer base
Support production schedules for over 70 manufacturing and assembly facilities
Panel: Trust, but Verify: Improving Product Quality
Consistent product quality is critical for maintaining a company’s brand reputation and ensuring customer satisfaction. In this panel discussion, you’ll learn about the challenges BBC International, Randa Accessories and Williamson-Dickies Mfg. face in managing product quality and how they’re using NGC’s Andromeda Quality Control to streamline their quality management processes and improve product quality. Learn how these companies are using Andromeda Quality Control to:
Improve quality assurance processes, allowing QC supervisors to schedule audits based upon factory clusters and delivery schedules
Increase auditor efficiency by conducting and reporting on audit results using NGC’s Interactive Quality Tablet
Identify problems sooner, reducing the risk of cancellations, chargebacks and returns
Getting the Right Sizes to the Right Stores Efficiently
This retail optimization session will help you understand how to streamline distribution to stores leveraging the size optimization capability of Logility Voyager Allocation™. This session will discuss how to optimize size by store, how to ship and replenish to stores based on size selling, and how to continually update size optimization based on store performance. You will also hear how to leverage Work Up Buy and pack optimization to improve the efficiency of the purchasing process for replenished products and initial buys. You will learn:
Approaches to improve replenishment to stores based on size optimization
How to leverage Work Up Buy functionality to impact size runs on purchase orders
How to accelerate distribution by optimizing size packs considering vendor constraints
How to build optimal size packs for each store to increase operating efficiency
If you are new to Logility Voyager Inventory Optimization™ this session is for you. This session will introduce you to using Voyager Inventory Optimization. You will see how Voyager Inventory Optimization can help your organization gain insight into the uncertainties inherent within your demand and supply networks, position inventory at certain points in your supply chain to maintain optimal service levels and minimize the impact of uncertainty, and design alternative supply chain strategies. You will leave the session with a clear understanding of:
Advanced Analytics stands at the core of Logility Voyager Solutions™, and driving performance is core for any company. This session provides basic training for implementation of the Advanced Analytics and Performance Management functionality and will demonstrate:
Developing the home page
Deploying standard exceptions
Deploying custom exceptions
Finding information in the database tables to support custom exceptions
This session provides an overview of the appropriate application of Management by Exception (MBE) techniques and tools that can lead to not only improved efficiency and productivity but also contribute to the bottom line. You will learn:
There’s not much we can do about the unexpected—but for scheduled interruptions such as plant shutdowns, Chinese New Year, and reserved receiving days, Demand Solutions DSX gives you the tools to plan and compensate. Join us to learn how calendars, build plans, and the right implementation strategies can help you thrive in adversity.
NGC’s Andromeda Cloud Platform provides an essential foundation for digital supply chains. With Andromeda, users only have to access a single point of entry to get the latest information from all systems in the supply chain – demand forecasting, inventory optimization, PLM, supply chain management, ERP, materials testing, quality management, logistics and more – without ripping and replacing existing systems.
Andromeda does this by centralizing and sharing information from these disparate systems and processes, providing a unified, single-sign on platform that can access all the data within the supply chain from a single access point. Andromeda allows companies to digitize their supply chains from concept to consumer without going through the expense and pain of replacing legacy applications.
Learn how Andromeda can enable supply chain digitization and allow your company to:
Thinking about expanding or upgrading your Demand Solutions implementation, but don’t want to mess up your integrations? We’ve got you covered. Demand Solutions now offers two powerful methods of performing integrations with all your third-party solutions. In addition to our highly reliable DIET, we now offer Adaplink—a tool that provides templates to streamline highly complex integrations with ERP systems. Join us to find out which of these solutions can help you extend your functionality, enhance your workflows—and even accelerate your move to the cloud.
Key Features in Voyager Demand, Inventory and Replenishment Planning
Whether you’re an experienced user of Logility Voyager Solutions™ or a complete novice, this can’t miss session will introduce you to several key features in Logility Voyager Demand Planning™, Logility Voyager Inventory Planning™ and Logility Voyager Replenishment Planning™. You will learn:
Get ready for one of the most exciting parties we’ve ever thrown. This year’s customer appreciation event will be held outdoors at the Omni ChampionsGate Resort under lush palms and waterfalls. Enjoy our delicious Floribean buffet and drinks accompanied by steel drum band. Don't miss the opportunity to play lawn games like giant jenga, cornhole and ladderball!
With customers in more than 150 countries, Sensient Colors is a leading global manufacturer of natural and synthetic color solutions for food and beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, specialty inks and industrial applications. Sensient Colors Latin America has established a collaborative process between its supply chain and sales teams that extends the demand planning process for greater insights. In this session, Sensient Supply Chain Director Gian Leocata will explain how the company leverages this effort to fine tune overall forecast accuracy and portfolio rationalization for Sensient’s demand-driven business.
Learn how Sensient uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to support:
Enhanced visibility and leveraging of market intelligence
Near real-time data points available for enhanced forecasting, planning and inventory management
Increased sales performance towards plan using a sales scorecard
Why Running Your Supply Chain in the Cloud Makes Sense
The digital supply chain is here, but what does that mean for enterprises? Join this session and hear what the advantages are of running your supply chain in the cloud. This session will turn cloud jargon into business language to help you maximize your understanding of cloud deployments. Hear how the cloud enables greater collaboration, understand what rapid scalability offers, and how consolidating your data offers real business benefits. Have questions about the security of your data in the cloud? This session will address these topics as well.
Using Machine Learning to Increase Forecast Accuracy and Optimize Supply Planning
Proximo Spirits, Inc., is an American spirits importer and international distributor based in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is best known for importing and distributing Jose Cuervo, the world's largest-selling tequila brand.
In this session, Senior Supply Chain Project Manager David Goris will discuss how having access to up-to-the-minute data – from point-of-sale or daily order systems, for example - is critical for short-term tactical decisions. Learn how Machine Learning Forecasting tools with pattern recognition algorithms, automated workflow, and scenario testing can quickly identify new trends and optimize inventory to:
Ensure stock availability in the right location
Better predict expiry on inventory in warehouse and in-transit
Panel: Managing Supply Chain Risk, Improving Speed to Market with Digitization
Getting the right products to customers, when and where they want them, requires a new level of visibility, flexibility and agility in order to optimize lead time and balance product supply and demand. During this panel discussion, you’ll learn how Jockey and VF Corporation are using NGC’s Supply Chain Management solution to meet these challenges. Learn how these companies use Andromeda Supply Chain Management to:
Enable speed and responsiveness for today’s demand-driven supply chain
Monitor current consumer selling trends and ensure that the most popular products are quickly delivered to customers
Utilize postponement techniques and optimize lead time for fast in-season flow, chase and replenishment programs
Collaborate with partners in real-time, with visibility into purchase orders, material commitments and inbound shipments
Meeting Customer Expectations in the New Digital Age
With distribution centers around the world, Dixon Valve is a leading innovator in the hose and coupling industry and is transforming its hundred-year-old supply chain to boost customer service and reduce complexity. In this session, Supply Chain Analyst Steven Bilinski will talk about the opportunities and challenges presented by digital supply chain transformation at this traditional manufacturing company.
Learn how Dixon Valve uses Logility Voyager Solutions™ to:
Panel: Supply Chain Talent – The Need for Technology
One of the key challenges facing organizations today is the lack of candidates for supply chain and retail planning roles. Current statistics show there is currently one highly qualified candidate for every six job openings. The demand for people with these highly sought after skills is high and growing faster than there is time to nurture current employees or wait for future qualified candidates.
Panelists include Scott Luton, TalentStream; Sean Willems, University of Tennessee, and Karolina Mallahan, Smithfield Foods. Moderated by Ed Thompson, Logility.
Attend this panel and learn some pointers from your peers on how to attract and keep supply chain talent, including:
How to make your company more attractive to the best talent
How to attract millennials looking to make a difference
Tap into the industry-leading, award-winning capabilities of Logility Voyager Solutions™ utilizing our SaaS or hosted deployments. Logility Cloud Services can help you avoid challenges associated with traditional supply chain deployments. Gain peace of mind by having a planned approach for smooth and easy implementations and upgrades. Some of the advantages:
By Sean Willems Haslam Chair in Supply Chain Analytics, University of Tennessee
Going Digital: Work Faster and Smarter, Not Harder
Making better decisions faster is a reality for today’s leading supply chains. Hear how advanced analytics including machine learning and artificial intelligence are accelerating supply chain performance across strategic, tactical and operational time horizons.
Driving Customer Engagement: From Concept to In-Store Experience
With over 380 locations across Canada, the US and the Middle East, Groupe Dynamite knows fast fashion and the challenges of being an international retailer with a commitment to delivering on a customer-centric experience. The process requires full visibility and control, from product concept to customer delivery, plus the consideration of customer variances including climate, culture, economy and local fashion trends. Hear Groupe Dynamite discuss how the company is:
Designing for a customer centric experience
Eliminating risk while reducing time to market
Considering the impact of tariffs across its supply chain
Using localization to optimize assets by each collection
Leveraging inventory optimization to maximize customer service and profitability
In this session you will learn how to improve data visualization and access to critical metrics with the latest charts and graphs. Learn how to design views and improve your organization’s visualization environment. The session will include coverage of the following:
Visualizing your data in an intuitive, conventional manner
Highlighting and ordering your information based on your audience’s interests
Testing your visualizations to ensure the story they’re seeing is the one you want to tell
Using callouts to emphasize the information that’s most critical to your message
EThis demand optimization session explores how Logility Voyager Solutions™ can support various methods of planning for new product introductions. In some cases, plans can be modeled after similar previous products. In other cases, you may need to evaluate for a completely new line of business. The challenge is to create the best possible forecast. You will learn important strategies to maximize your new product forecasting:
Your Future Supply Chain: How to Migrate from Demand Solutions to DSX
Ready to make the move beyond legacy DS1? Join us to learn how to move as quickly as possible from DS1 to this powerful new platform. We will show you the dramatic difference in the look and feel of DSX SaaS and will also talk about how to plan your migration path and engage your IT team in the process.
This introductory session provides an overview of the key features and functionality in Logility Voyager Supply Planning™. It will discuss the data that drives Voyager Supply Planning as well as the interactions between Voyager Supply Planning, Logility Voyager Inventory Planning™ and Logility Voyager Demand Planning™. You will learn:
Supply planning process and capabilities
Constraint based planning in SP
Vendor minimum planning
Load optimization and load building
Voyager Inventory Planning within Voyager Supply Planning
A useful adjunct to your company’s S&OP process, Logility Voyager Integrated Business Planning (IBP) leverages scenario modelling in memory to give fast and flexible answers to Strategic Supply Chain questions. This session will demonstrate how IBP can tie in inventory, demand and supply balancing with marketing new product information and financial information spanning as far as a 10 years into the future.
This retail optimization session is a presentation on how to use the Virtual Store Warehouse feature in Logility Voyager Allocation™ to manage the allocation process for constrained stores, multi-tiered networks, and vendor managed inventory scenarios. You will learn:
The flexibility of the VSW to be applied in business scenarios for Retailers, Manufacturers, Wholesalers and Distributors
How to use the VSW feature for space constrained stores
How to use the VSW to support a multi-tiered global supply chain
How to use the VSW to support vendor managed inventory scenarios
Under Utilized Features in DSX FM – Driving Forecast Improvement
Forecast improvement is all about accuracy—and Demand Solutions DSX is designed to make it possible. Learn about powerful features such as scaling, expanding collaboration, and forced formulas that can help you drive focused improvements to your demand planning processes.
Under Utilized Features in DSX RP – Generating a Better Supply Plan
Generating better supply plans is all about accuracy—and Demand Solutions DSX is designed to make it possible. Learn about powerful features such as expiration date planning and allocation that can help you drive focused improvements to your overall supply chain processes.
This session covers some exciting new frontiers that are now part of the Voyager solution suite. Machine learning is often talked about, but is now a reality in the Voyager solution. Move from the possible to the reality of machine learning by automating your forecast tuning process utilizing the tournament model concept. Also move from the paradigm of monthly or weekly forecasting to daily forecasting using Demand Sensing!
You will learn:
How Machine Learning can improve forecast accuracy and automate your forecast tuning process by using the “Tournament Model”.
How Demand Sensing can leverage your daily sales data to create a daily forecast to improve short term forecast accuracy.
In this session you will learn how to extend the capabilities of the Halo platform to accelerate and simplify what-if analysis across your organization and beyond. The session will include coverage of the following:
This session covers how Logility Voyager Proportional Profile Planning™ supports the creation, maintenance and application of time-phased disaggregation profiles to give you more granularity with less effort. You will learn:
Organizing the universe of measures
Determining the best level of detail to create profiles
You’ve heard the buzz about Demand Solutions DSX—but what’s the real difference between legacy DS1 and our newest solution? Join us to explore this topic in depth. You’ll learn about the most important new systemwide capabilities—such as advanced analytics—that make it worth migrating. You’ll also find that DSX SaaS has been designed to make your migration much simpler than implementing an entirely new solution.
Inventory Management for Store Fulfillment Centers
As Retailers look to reduce EComm distribution costs, more stores are operating as EComm fulfillment centers. In addition, customers expect same day in-store customer pickup for online orders. This retail optimization session is a presentation on how to forecast and replenish the right inventory to stores that operate as EComm fulfillment centers leveraging the functionality in Logility Voyager Allocation™. You will learn:
How to load and identify EComm sales for Fulfillment Stores
How to build a store forecast to Fulfillment Stores
Options for incorporating the EComm sales into store allocations based on product allocation strategies
This session will demonstrate the capabilities of Logility Voyager Solutions™ global supply chain views combining a holistic picture of demand, future orders, inventory on hand and projected over a chosen horizon. A key principle of capacity planning, matching demand to supply, stresses the importance of making choices. It’s necessary to match overall portfolio demand with capabilities and capacity supplied by existing teams in the short-term while shaping both the demand and supply sides of the portfolio for the long-term. You will learn:
How to create a holistic view of your supply chain plan
The value and perspective of seeing your supply chain data at a 10,000 foot level
How a graphical picture of your supply chain can point out the obvious!
Enabling Demand Solutions’ Planning to Execution Vision in your Supply Chain
Learn how DS customers are using DS to help them manage unique supply chain challenges: product lifecycles of less than one week; suppliers on boats subject to weather and harvest restrictions; changing consumer tastes; product substitutions based on harvest quality and dictated by customer contracts. Using DS, these enterprises handle daily buying patterns, manages frequent new product launches, and adjusts BOMS to account for day-to-day adjustments in product quality. In this session you will hear more about the challenges these customers face and how they continue to meet their service goals.
Assortment Planning: From Inspiration to Allocation
This session addresses how to close the gap between an assortment vision and building an optimal assortment that supports financial planning, store planning and business strategies. This session will discuss how to manage the lifecycle of the of the assortment from initial vision through financial reconciliation and allocation processes leveraging the fully integrated capabilities of Logility Retail Optimization™. You will learn:
How to use a digital inspiration board to set the groundwork to build a visual for the assortment and update it during the buying process
How to determine the appropriate level to localize product mix
How to create a “shopping list” for initial buys
How to reconcile to financial targets
How to utilize the strategy and details of the assortment plan to drive the allocation of product when it is available
Executive S&OP: Leveraging Logility IBP to Facilitate Your Executive S&OP Experience
The Executive S&OP meeting at supply chain-centric companies is the culminating event in the S&OP process that is typically preceded by Demand & Supply consensus and Pre-S&OP reviews. Logility’s IBP solution enables and automates this key process. For immature supply chain organizations, this can take days of manual spreadsheet compilation and manipulation. Your company's senior leadership will have timely accurate supply chain data to enable key strategic decisions. You will learn:
Key advantages of having a high-level long-term view of your future supply chain plan
How to leverage Scenario Planning
How you can review Waterfalls to determine what changed
How identifying future variances using alerts enables proactive decision making
Why Embedded Analytics are Important to Your Supply Chain Success
Embedded analytics isn’t just another buzzword. All through the supply chain discipline, execution is catching up with hype. Join us to see how data visualizations within the Demand Solutions platform can give you valuable insight into what’s really happening across your supply chain. You’ll discover how your planners, supply team, manufacturers, and sales reps can all benefit from having role-based analytics at their fingertips in Demand Solutions DSX.