Demand Solutions (Europe) Limited

Demand Solutions Summit 2014

Press Release   •   May 28, 2014 14:00 BST

LONDON (May 29, 2014) – Demand Solutions (Europe) Limited, a leading global provider of supply chain management solutions, has just hosted its 22nd annual Summit held at Lingfield Park Racecourse, May 21st-23rd.

The event included discussions of industry and market trends, supply chain best practices and offered ever-valuable networking opportunities.

Feedback from attendees - "exceeded expectations", "informative & interesting", "relevant and on trend", "best supply chain event in a long time".

We are delighted to provide an overview of our guest speakers’ content.

The Social Supply Chain: Supply Chain Collaboration in a Networked World

by Richard Wilding OBE

“In a world where supply chains compete rather than the individual organisations, social supply chain concepts are increasingly important to sustain success.  Supply chain strategy requires effective processes, robust infrastructure, responsive information systems and collaborative communities to be aligned with the mission of the business."

Keeping on Course with Evolving Supply Chains

by Neil Ashworth

“In this session, Neil shared his insights into the new challenges of retail fulfilment, how consumers are responding to the increasing range of services offered and how there is a need for customers and retailers to work together for this to succeed.”

Beyond the Starting Gates: Supply chain Segmentation in Practice

by Prof. Jan Godsell

“There is no doubt supply chain segmentation is a 'hot' topic. As companies struggle to resolve the paradox of reducing costs today whilst building the capability for growth in the future, they realise that a 'one size fits all' approach will not suffice. The reality is that very few organisations have managed to practically implement a segmented supply chain strategy. They get stuck at the conceptual stage. 

In this interactive session, Jan shared some practical insights on how organisations can move beyond the theory and implement a segmented supply chain in practice.”

Integrated Business Leadership

by Richard Watkins (Delos Partnership)

“It requires one set of numbers, one database, one agreed formal process and one team.   Implementation is the hardest part - but companies who have implemented it properly have found it brings enormous benefits. This session explores the barriers to success and ways that companies can overcome these to develop a world-class IBP or S&OP process.”

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Demand Management, Inc. is a leading global supply chain planning software company that offers affordable, easy-to-use tools for manufacturers and distributors who want to increase forecast accuracy, improve customer service levels and reduce overall inventory to maximize profits and lower costs. The company offers the Demand Solutions supply chain planning suite for forecast management,demand planningcollaborative forecasting and inventory planning as well as modules for advanced planning and scheduling (APS)sales and operations planning (S&OP) and point of sale analysis. Demand Management, Inc. has over 25 years of experience working with supply chain professionals and has incorporated best practices and real-world business requirements in its software from its extensive customer base in 76 countries. Demand Solutions customers include Lyco, Nisbets and Avery Dennison. For more information on Demand Solutions visit Demand Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Logility, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software (NASDAQ: AMSWA).

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