Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Forum (Shanghai)

09 May 2019
1:00pm - 5:30pm HKT

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In current economic market conditions, creating a reliable forecast has become even more difficult than before. Just using simple or even more advanced trend models will not help companies to predict future upward or downward trends.

This exclusive forum will help companies to achieve a transition from simple forecast to S&OP by looking closely at blockers of change, incorporation of financial analysis and cross-functional alignment.

We will discuss how to succeed in cross-functional integration, achieve more accurate supply chain forecasting by integrating customers and suppliers into a process as well as to improve the quality of data management in your supply chain.

Speakers and panelists include:

Soumava Laha
Senior Director Supply Chain Asia Pacific
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber  

Harbhajan Singh
Planning Director Consumer Business Asia Pacific
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber 

Nancy Ding
Oliver Wight Asia Pacific

Mark Zhuo
Logistics Manager

Yan Zhang
Demand Planning Lead


Ralph Yin
Shanghai RockBay Management Consulting 

More speakers will be confirmed soon...

Why Attend this Event?

In current unstable economic environment, the introduction of S&OP is a short-term priority, as it allows modeling and developing a clear action plan long before the onset of critical conditions and minimizing negative impacts. Accurate forecasting and effective planning is only a part of compelling benefits of S&OP application, which ultimately demonstrates its effectiveness in areas of costs reduction, capitalization, transparency, and customer service.

This forum  will gather experts from Indonesia to talk about best practices in implementation and coordination of supply chain planning, forecasting and S&OP processes. We will be reviewing techniques of improvement of the accuracy of forecasting and planning in the cross industries. You will find answers to the most urgent questions about methods of rapid response to negative market conditions. Moreover, leaders from international companies will share their experience in S&OP implementation in China.

Benefits of attending include:
- A cutting-edge educational program featuring the latest developments in planning, forecasting and S&OP
- Excellent networking opportunities with planners, industry experts and leading suppliers
- Seeing the latest innovative S&OP technologies in the exhibition area (when available).

Who Should Attend?

The forum is targeted at senior executives from the corporate, public and third sector. The target audience includes delegates across all industry sectors and predominantly from large to medium sized organisations in China.

This event is designed for Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads and Senior Managers from all sectors and industries involved in:
- Operations
- S&OP Planning
- Demand
- Forecasting
- Planning & Analytics
- Supply Chain
- Heads of Product & Innovations
- Sales Operations
- Sales
- Marketing


Confirmed speakers and topics:
- Demand Planning – where does it fit in the organization by Nancy Ding, Partner, Oliver Wight Asia Pacific
- Demand planning in the context of S&OP by Soumava Laha, Senior Director Supply Chain Asia Pacific, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
- Next level S&OP2 by Ralph Yin, Partner, Shanghai RockBay Management Consulting
- Some reflections about supply planning, demand planning, S&OP and IBP by Yan Zhang, Demand Planning Lead, GSK
- Case study - S&OP by Mark Zhuo, Logistics Manager, Federal-Mogul
- S&OP- A Key Business Enabler At Goodyear Tire’s by Harbhajan Singh, Planning Director Consumer Business Asia Pacific, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber 
- more speakers and topics will be confirmed soon...


Other topics to be discussed during the event include:

- Learn how to use the demand planning process to reduce cost and inventory levels 
- Develop an effective and realistic baseline forecast that drives better planning 
- Plan successfully for new products in your supply chain 
- Organize correct S&OP operations at every step 
- Engage sales & marketing in the S&OP Process 
- Implement solid S&OP metrics and reports 
- Manage & mitigate risk with S&OP
- Choose the right tools, systems & software for S&OP

Proposed Event Agenda

12:30 - Registration

14:00 - Event starts, welcome by Max Henry
Sessions with speakers
Panel Q&A with previous speakers

15:15- Coffee/Tea & Networking Break

15:30 - Sessions continue
Sessions with speakers
Panel Q&A with all the three previous speakers

17:30 - Closing remarks & End of the event

Share Your Experience & Insights - It's Easy!

If you wish to share your knowledge or experience on this topic, come forward to become a speaker or panelist at this event.

Again, you don't have to be an "expert" or a subject leader in the field to be considered as a speaker. We are looking for someone who is willing to share practical stories or the lessons your learned at your company that can ultimately stimulate a good discussion and debate.

Benefits of speaking include:
- Get a free pass and enjoy all the benefits of a paid attendee (a big $$ saving);
- Gain visibility, recognition and credibility for you & your company;
- Help foster the growth of supply chain, logistics or procurement in Asia;
- Instantly expand your professional network with peers;
- Receive immediate feedback from other professionals on your ideas, methods and plans, which can benefit you and your company!

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Presentations are only 20 minutes long (10-15 slides, half of them can be your company overview) so preparation for this event will not take too much of your time. You can also sit at a panel discussion if you don't wish to present or simply don't have time to prepare anything.

If you are interested to speak,  email us at or contact us via the contact form

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many attendees will be at the event?
This varies for each event, generally from 50 to 150 depending of the theme, time of the year and the city.

How do I find details on the topics and speakers?
You can always check out the most up-to-date version of the event page. Here you can see session descriptions as well as bios and photos for the confirmed speakers and panelists.

Are all the speakers confirmed for the event?
Circumstances beyond the control of the organizer may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such, we reserve the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary. Any speaker of schedule substitutions or alterations will be updated on our event page as soon as possible.

I would like to meet some of the delegates during the event, can you arrange this?
Yes, using our site, you can connect and contact all the event attendees before and after the event. We don't arrange matchmaking meetings at our events on a systematic way, but please ask at our registration desk if you would like us to assist us.

How can I get to the venue? 
The venue details, including the full address, are listed on the event page, and you will also be notified by email about the venue when receiving your confirmation letter a few days before the event.

What should I wear during the event? 
In our efforts to make the forum more enjoyable, we invite you to dress “business casual” and tie is again not required. We hope that this casual dress code will allow participants to conduct discussions in a more comfortable environment.

Are the drinks and meal included? 
Yes, all refreshments, tea/coffee breaks are always included and depending of the format of the event, a lunch or breakfast might also be included. Check the agenda for timings and more details.

When should I pay for the event? 
Once you have completed your registration, we require full payment before the event. Payment can be done using credit cards, Stripe of Paypal. For larger groups, we provide the possibility for you to pay by bank TT transfer.

Can I substitute a delegate? 
Yes, you can substitute a delegate at no extra charge - please email us the new name, job title, email and mobile number of this new person at support{at}

Can I receive a copy of the presentations? 
As a general rule, we don't provide the presentations to any delegates and leave up to the speakers to decide if they wish to provide a copy of their presentation. Please meet them at the event and ask them directly.

What happens if the event get postponed? 
In the event that we postpone the event, you will be able to keep your registration for the next date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, you are welcome to send a substitute delegate, free of charge.

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09 May 2019
1:00pm - 5:30pm HKT

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