Traditional, analog planning processes use highly manual forecasting methods that mostly rely on the past and the information tends to be hard to assemble, fragmented and siloed in different departments. Meanwhile, the conditions in sales, customer behavior or in the supply chain are constantly changing. This means that the S&OP process, that aims to connect the upstream (supply) processes with downstream insights from sales, marketing and customers, has difficulty to come to a single best version of the truth as it has to bring together subjective viewpoints.
AI can shift the effort from tedious data collection and complex analytics, to a focus for the planners and stakeholders on the underlying assumptions that drive the plan.
A digital S&OP process connects the planning of an organization to the elements (assumptions) in a changing world so that can be understood (why) what needs to be done where, how much and when as early as possible to optimally address the changes ahead in in line with the strategy set out.
In this 30min webinar, Garvis CEO Piet Buyck will demonstrate how AI can make the S&OP process truly strategic, create a common language based on real world insights and make the organization more resilient to volatility in demand and supply.
What will I learn?
- Why the traditional, analog planning process is under stress
- How AI can transform planning processes
- Why starting with AI is easier than you expect
- Which data are needed for AI planning
- How you can stay in control and why that is important
Who will I listen to?
CEO at Garvis
Piet is a global technology executive with over 30 years of success in managing and positioning high-value IT-applications that are disruptive to current practices. He is well known as an influential, strategic, business thought leader with significant achievements and expertise in artificial intelligence, demand sensing and demand planning. As CEO of Garvis, Piet is on a crusade to make artificial intelligence for forecasting easy, accessible, and explainable while keeping the planners in control.