Learning & Sharing Session on ‘Sales & Operations Planning in Supply Chain Management’
AMCHAM India’s Supply Chain and Logistics Committee organized a learning and sharing session on ‘Sales & Operations Planning in Supply Chain Management’ on Thursday, 28th September 2017 at the Deloitte Office in Gurgaon. The event commenced with opening remarks by Ms. Surabhi Wahal, Regional Director – Western Region, AMCHAM India followed by welcome remarks by Mr. Srinivasan Sarangapani, Chairman – Supply Chain and Logistics Committee, AMCHM and Director Operations, Timken Engineering & Research India Pvt. Ltd.
The highlight of the event was an expert talk on ‘Sales & Operations Planning in Supply Chain Management’ by Ms. Neha Chaturvedi, Pre Sales LoB Solutions, SAP, who shed light on the S&OP trends, competitive customers across the industry, supply chain ‘control tower,’ short term demand sensing, collaborations across multiple levels of S&OP in the organization and inventory planning. Through a discussion she focused on the practical aspects of sales and operations planning in achieving the business objectives of profitability and productivity.
As part of the industry sharing session at the event, Mr. Umesh Madhyan, National Head Infrastructure and Logistics, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., through a presentation, shared a broad dos and don’ts of various FMCGs put together from forecasting and S&OP point of view. He also touched upon single touch logistics, S&OP best practices and rules followed by Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. The interactive session answered several queries on the subject and supply chain leaders of AMCHAM member companies shared individual insights and learnings on S&OP planning.
The session concluded with remarks by Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, who thanked the speakers and the participants for joining, and stated that it was indeed a great learning experience.