Collaborative Forecasting: OEMs and Suppliers Share Best Practices

When:

Wednesday, June 10 | 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Where:

Room 45

Level:

Intermediate

Participant Type:

Sourcing/Purchasing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Operations


Supply chain priorities of shorter lead times, higher on-time delivery and greater flexibility are a minefield of obstacles. Device companies and contract manufacturers share myriad challenges: forecast visibility, forecast stability, relevant capacity plans, the cost of flexibility, organizational design of demand and supply, and a unified response to unpredicted market events. This OMTEC panel assembles a diverse group of leaders who will identify practical ways to manage information, processes and behaviors to overcome obstacles and attain mutual success.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how device companies and contract manufacturers work together to forecast

  • Knowledge of roadblocks in forecasting and mitigation planning

  • Best practices to improve shorter lead times, high on-time delivery and flexibility


Moderator

Julie Sutton

Senior Manager, Sales & Operations Planning,

NN LifeSciences

Panelist

John Kennedy, IV

General Manager,

Autocam Medical

Shannon Mills

Supply Chain Director,

Zimmer Biomet

Michele Roskowiak

Demand Planning Manager,

Wright Medical

Greg Stalcup

CEO,

SITES Medical