The Insider's Guide: 6 Megatrends of Supply Chain Optimization

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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The Insider's Guide: 6 Megatrends of Supply Chain Optimization

Today’s complex economic environment and ever-expanding global supply chains require new guidelines for peak performance. Volatile global market conditions and customer demand mean that small errors may cost you millions. Companies that are looking to outperform their competitors need a new paradigm for optimizing supply chain configurations and synchronizing supply and demand.

In this webinar, Karen Butner, Supply Chain Management Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value, looks at how leading companies can restore stability to their global supply chains and add real value to the business.
In this webinar you will learn:
  • Easy to apply lessons on how to contend with the fluctuations in customer demand so that you can make better, more accurate predictions about what your customers will need and when 
  • Practical ways of interpreting and leveraging key metrics for properly informed business decisions at every step of the supply chain
  • Real life examples of how better supply chain management and operations can add value back to the business, especially in volatile market conditions


Karen Butner
Supply Chain Management and Sustainability Global Leader
IBM Institute for Business Value

Karen Butner serves as the Supply Chain Management and Sustainability Global Leader, for the IBM Institute for Business Value, the business think tank of IBM.In this role, she is responsible for research, market insights and thought leadership development and global deployment.  She is frequently invited to keynote at international conferences and is widely quoted in leading business and industry publications.

She has over 25 years of experience in strategy development and transformation.  Her industry concentration is high technology, retail and consumer products, electronics, life sciences, logistics and telecommunications.  Her passion is to assist clients in the development of strategies and improvement agendas to bring significant value in transforming their global performance.