The environment surrounding the supply chain of manufactures has continued to undergo major changes, such as the increasing complexity of business management due to globalization, the diversification of distribution channels, and the shortening of delivery times. Under such circumstances, it would be fair to say that a company’s competitiveness depends on how advanced its supply chain management (SCM) infrastructure is constructed. Now, what do we need to build such advanced SCM?
In this webinar, we will introduce "SCM strategies to enhance competitiveness and adapt to environmental risks, starting from digitalization", based on the knowledge of experts and company case studies.
Management for manufacturing companies, managing directors, personnel in corporate planning, SCM, production, IT and systems, and managers who are responsible for SCM/S&OP planning.
* This forum is for a limited audience and is intended for corporations only. We ask general public, those who are not the target audience, and competitors not to apply at this occasion.
It is obvious that manufactures are struggling with DX that requires even more value unique to digitalization, while they have not yet made progress in adopting SCM, a management reform based on digitalization.
However, in the IT services industry and elsewhere, the essence of competition is shifting from traditional QCD to “co-creation and self-driving”. The manufacturing industry and distribution industry should also promote DX. It is also essential preparation for participating in this shift.
Schneider Electric has been leading the charge for supply chain innovation for many years and is a mainstay on the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains. With complex global operations, Schneider has updated what for many is still an unfulfilled goal by utilizing a true end-to-end control tower to manage their network up and down the value chain. Hear from Schneider Electric’s Olivier Redon, Global Sales, Inventory and Operation Planning VP on how Schneider is building a world-class autonomous planning capability of powering their strategic objectives around sustainability, trust, resilience, automation, and efficiency.
In this session, we will introduce tips on how to develop a supply-chain plan that can cope with unexpected situations, as well as a control tower. The session includes simulations to balance supply and demand against all kinds of fluctuations, collaboration methods for concurrent planning across regions and organizations, and a demonstration of Kinaxis RapidResponse®, which contributes to rapid decision making and improved enterprise operational performance.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (Casio) is promoting digital transformation (DX) across the company aiming to build a “user-centered value chain”. As a representative initiative, Casio launched “MY G-SHOCK”, a watch customization service, in October this year. This presentation will introduce the background of adopting RapidResponse® as the system infrastructure to support this new business model (BTO).
Demand in the construction equipment market has had extreme fluctuations, and our company has repeatedly experienced increases and decreases in production. Each of those fluctuations resulted in a number of issues. To address these issues, we are currently promoting business process reforms to improve the speed and accuracy of decision making, and to shorten time taken in the supply-demand planning cycle, thereby enabling us to make quick decisions in response to any changes.
* Please note that the lecture content and delivery time may be subject to change.
Professor, Toranomon Graduate School,
Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Representative Director, Valuegrid, Inc.
Dr. Yoshinobu Ueno
Dr. Ueno was engaged in system implementation and SCM implementation consulting for manufacturing and distribution systems at Nippon Steel Corporation. (Warehousing, logistics, and printing). He held key positions such as Director of PwC (strategy, SCM, R&D consulting). Currently, as the Representative Director of Valuegrid, Inc., he supports the strategic planning and implementation of listed companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo, a master's degree from the UC Berkeley School of Engineering and the MIT Graduate School of Management, and a doctorate in engineering from the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Technology Management and Strategy. He is a frequent contributor to such publications as Logistics Business Monthly and Business Insider Japan.
Schneider Electric’s Vice President
Global Sales, Inventory and Operation Planning
Olivier is responsible for leading the demand & supply planning across the entire supply chain network, made of 300+ distribution centers & manufacturing sites, constantly aligning capacity & inventory with customer needs. Leveraging from the new digital capabilities, his current focus is on implementing an ‘Autonomous Planning’ at Schneider Electric.
Olivier has worked at Schneider Electric for 25 years, in multiple countries and many different supply-chain functions. He has a proven track record of implementing end-to-end supply chain planning processes across the entire organization.
Director Business Consulting
Kinaxis Japan K.K.
After working for a major IT vendor, he joined Kinaxis with experience in implementing ERP system and production management systems, and consulting services. He is currently working as a team lead in Japan for the Business Consultancy Division, where he is involved in proposals for supply-chain sophistication using RapidResponse® for a wide range of industries including major automobiles, home appliances, and pharmaceuticals.
Core Business Information Group,
Information Development Department,
Digital Control Division
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
Mr. Takashi Uehara
Joined Casio Computer Co., Ltd. in 1993. Engaged in ERP implementation for the entire Casio Group, global PSI, and business reform through the construction of supply chain systems. Currently, he belongs to the Information Development Department of the Digital Management Division,and is building a system for business innovation using data and digital technology across the company.
DX Innovation Promotion Dept.
DX Innovation Div.
DX Promotion Group
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
Mr. Katsuyoshi Hibi
After graduating from Aichi University with a degree in Economics in 1991, he joined Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. that same year. After working in the Sales and Operations Department in the Tunnel Boring Machine business branch for seven years, Mr. Hibi was named head of purchase planning and order operations of OEM*1 products, and from this time until 2017, he continued to work in the production management business field. After working on production planning for medium-sized hydraulic excavators for the global market, Mr. Hibi received an assignment to work at a joint venture company in North Carolina, U.S.A., and then was temporarily transferred to Hitachi Construction Tierra, Ltd. in Japan.
He oversaw the core system renewable project for Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., and group companies from 2017. In 2020, Mr. Hibi started to focus on promoting DX*2 strategy activities based on the customer viewpoint.
*1 OEM：Original Equipment Manufacturer
*2 DX：Digital Transformation
Kinaxis Japan K.K.
Toshiya Kaneko joined Kinaxis in October 2010 as the President of Kinaxis Japan and has been involved in the enterprise software business for more than 20 years. He is currently in charge of the overall sales strategy of Kinaxis Japan K.K. and is focusing on establishing Kinaxis' business in Japan.
Prior to joining Kinaxis, he was Vice President of High-Tech Manufacturing at SAP Japan, Managing Director at i2 Technologies, a leading provider of supply chain solutions, and prior to that, Managing Director at Parametric Technology, an innovator in CAD design systems. Prior to i2 Technologies, he was the Managing Director of i2 Technologies, a leading provider of supply chain solutions, and before that, the General Manager of Parametric Technology, a leading provider of innovative technology for designing CAD systems in Japan.
His goal is to provide added value to customers through partner collaboration in Japan. He prioritizes maximizing added value with the Japanese and global staff members of the company.
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