Collaborative Forecasting: OEMs and Suppliers Share Best Practices


Wednesday, June 16 | 11:15 am - 12:00 pm


Room 45



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


Julie Sutton

Senior Manager, Sales & Operations Planning,

NN LifeSciences


John Kennedy, IV

General Manager,

Autocam Medical

Shannon Mills

Supply Chain Director,

Zimmer Biomet

Michele Roskowiak

Demand Planning Manager,

Wright Medical

Greg Stalcup


SITES Medical