Business Process Expansion to Exploit Optimization Models for Supply Chain Planning

Monday, September 23, 2002 - 9:30am - 10:20am
Keller 3-180
Jeremy Shapiro (Slim Technologies)
In a recent survey of leading manufacturers about supply chain planning systems, AMR Research found that success with these systems is more dependent on effective change management than technology. In this talk, we discuss aspects of change management, or business process expansion, that need to be better understood if supply chain managers are to more fully exploit optimization models in achieving competitive advantage. The topics to be discussed include:

Differentiating transactional IT from analytical IT Designing and developing software to construct the supply chain decision database from an ERP database

Understanding and modifying behavioral realities underlying organizational decision-making

Reconciling exploration and exploitation in the development and use of optimization modeling systems

Implementing business process expansion to achieve tactical supply chain planning supported by optimization models