February PDM: Supply Chain Control Towers – Separating Fact from Fiction
February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Supply Chain Control Towers – Separating Fact from Fiction
Srini Raja and David Inbar from TPSynergy
February, Tuesday 13th, 2018
Supply chain control and visibility are critical for competitive advantage and success. The “Control Tower” concept has become a major buzzword in the supply chain world. However, definitions and expectations vary wildly about its function and there is confusion about the benefits.
This talk will explain current control tower offerings to help companies decide whether a control tower is relevant to their business and what features they should look for. It will also look at trends in IOT and blockchain that can make control towers far more effective. Some of the questions that will be addressed include:
- What is the difference between an analytics or operational control tower?
- Does a control tower support all supply chain operations (manufacturing, warehouse, transportation and repair) end-to-end?
- Do control towers fully support all participants, providing visibility and control for the entire supply chain network?
- The practical uses of IOT and blockchain when integrated with control towers
Supply chain and data management veterans, Srini Raja and David Inbar, discuss the details of what control towers can and cannot accomplish. They will also share case studies of implementations and suggest best practices to keep in mind when deciding on supply chain solutions.
Srini is a supply chain expert with more than 15 years’ experience in the design and deployment of supply chain solutions for Fortune 100 companies with Oracle, SAP, JDE, Microsoft and SaaS ERP systems. His current passion is cloud-based supply chain systems that provide top class functionality without spending a fortune.
David has more than 25 years’ technology and business experience in enterprise data management, integration, analytics and big data infrastructure. He has built and managed product and services teams in Europe and the US focused on solutions that solve his customers’ toughest data problems.
6:00-6:30 Registration and Networking
6:30-7:00 Dinner & Announcements