Artificial Intelligence can't unload a truck or make overstock disappear. Still, making the supply chain system ‘smarter’ can drastically improve the financial and operational performance of the whole organisation.
In today's volatile economic times, companies realise they need data-driven, fast, or (nearly) real-time systems that can make them react very quickly or even proactively to the changing markets.
Today’s AI-technologies claim to be able to make supply chain planning make a major leap forward towards end-to-end intelligent autonomous supply chain planning systems. Systems that can boost the company's performance and ensure that the business can continue to compete and thrive, no matter what the future brings.
Still, many companies have a long legacy of planning and supply chain specialists who are often quite isolated from the organisation's IT department.
Is it the CIO's job to knock on their door to ensure that the SCM or planning department and the entire company embrace those new technologies? Is it the CIOs' role to make them think differently and convince them to spend time testing and learning to implement such planning solutions eventually?
Is autonomous planning yet another dashboard/tool within the SaaS landscape? Or should companies take control with an integrated and customised solution?
Is autonomous planning the holy grail to automate your toughest challenge?
Will autonomous planning enable you to optimise inventories, better forecast and predict customer behavior?
Will autonomous planning improve organisational efficiency and make the entire organisation more agile and customer-centric?
Chief Executive Officer
Prof. dr. Bram Desmet is the CEO of Solventure, Strategy driven S&OP is their core value and most importantly they’re the European implementation partner of Arkieva. Besides running his own business, he is a professor of operations & supply chain at the renowned Vlerick Business School in Ghent, Belgium, and is also a guest lecturer at Peking University.
In 2018, Bram published his first book which describes how financial metrics provide insights into how supply chain, strategy and finance are interlinked; “Supply Chain Strategy and Financial Metrics”. As a follow-up to his first publication, Bram has written a second book called: “The Strategy-Driven Supply Chain” which was released in 2021.
During this exclusive dinner we will discuss whether the implementation of autonomous supply chain planning is a common mission of the CIO and the SCM team or just a technological illusion and mission impossible for the CIO.
Short introduction by every participant.
Round table discussion with all participants. It will be an interactive session, where we'll all learn from each other.
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Next to the beautiful and lovingly renovated barn that has been owned by the Peeters family for generations runs the old railroad line 52/2. This used to be actively used. On the current parking lot there was a signal box, popularly called the "route house", its occupants ensured a safe crossing of train and passers-by.