ERP and Supply Chain Management
For consumer product goods companies—especially in apparel, footwear, cosmetics, food and beverage—this webcast highlights the internal discussions about technology that should be underway now to ensure protected or increased market share moving forward. Listen and learn first from Gartner and then from Microsoft and two of its top CPG partners, Sunrise Technologies and Edgewater Fullscope, as they discuss the impact of data, social media, consumer demand, global supply chains and more.
Sponsors: Edgewater Fullscope, Sunrise Technologies, Microsoft
Type: Video (44 minutes)
While the need to be demand-driven has been clear to retailers for quite some time, retailers have struggled to align their organizations, systems and processes to fully realize the expected promises of being demand-driven. In this program, Mike Griswold, Research Vice President at Gartner, defines the demand-driven retailer, identifies key issues that a retailer needs to consider in becoming demand-driven while also providing a taxonomy laying out key steps in the quest to becoming the ultimate demand-driven organization. Then, Jiri Nechleba, President and CEO of 4R Systems, focuses on the start of the demand-driven supply chain, where product and buyer meet, describing a profit-centered framework for setting inventory levels and how retailers have benefited from adopting it.
Sponsor: 4R Systems
Type: Audio ( 35 minutes)
Every organization wants to be known as best in class. Far too many wrongly claim the distinction. When it comes to distribution, the label best-in-class can be claim by those who can document three achievements:
1 - All orders are filled
off-the-shelf with all line items completed by the customer's request
2 - All orders are filled with the greatest possible contribution to profit
3 - Targeted customer service levels are high enough to increase your market share
Of course it's not necessarily what you need to document, but how you achieve those distinctions. In this program, Ray Barger from Featured Analyst Firm, Gartner Inc. will highlight the strategic challenges which companies face building best in class distribution operations. John Helms, Vice President of Materials & Planning for The Hillman Group, will share how they overcame those challenges to become a best in class distribution organization.
Type: Video (17 minutes)
Talent for Healthcare
We’re facing a looming supply and demand challenge in healthcare. Healthcare reform, increased legislation, and increased focus on labor laws are on the horizon for the healthcare workforce. Is your organization prepared? In this program, leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., and opinion leaders from API Healthcare, discuss a new approach to healthcare workforce management. They’ll diagnose the best practices and tools healthcare organizations need to find, retain, and manage talent, as well as retain the knowledge of that talent even when they leave. They’ll provide successful strategies for dealing with part-time and contingency workers. And they’ll discuss the factors you need to consider to find the right talent optimization solution for your healthcare-specific needs.
Sponsor: API Healthcare
Type: Video (20 minutes)
Business Innovation for Success
Even in challenging economic times, or maybe especially so, innovation around products and services remains a top strategic priority for increasing profitability, competitive differentiation, and shareholder value. Join industry experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., and opinion leaders from CA, as they discuss why deploying Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is a fundamental first step for any CIO looking to maximize the return on their innovation investment, accelerate time to value, efficiently allocate resources and reduce new product development costs.
Type: Video (20 minutes)
An ideal Outsourcing Destination from China
Every year, Gartner selects the top 30 countries for outsourcing. China has been one of those top 30 countries for the last 5 years. And more specifically, in Gartner’s top 30 list, China is the only country that has been able to rival India in terms of scale of labor pool and price points. Check out this new program and hear about the SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threat) that featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., recently published about China. Learn about the top five strengths associated with Hangzhou, China’s outsourcing market, namely: Hangzhou’s competitive cost structures, the scale of Hangzhou’s labor pool, Hangzhou’s strong infrastructure, Hangzhou’s government support, and Hangzhou’s large domestic market and high growth rates.
Type: Video (24 minutes)