Learn to be as responsive as Nike

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The core of Nike’s supply chain strategy is to be responsive to market demand – in essence filling shelves with consumer relevant product and then keeping them filled.

The trick is to bring that strategy to life throughout the organisation delivering value right through the end-to-end supply chain.

An Claes, director supply chain innovation & performance management at Nike, will explain how it goes about this at the Extended Supply Chain conference in April.

She will consider the importance of a strong vision and innovation agenda, as well as an aligned point of view across all supply chain functions.

And she will talk about developing a consistent way to engage and cascade those priorities throughout the layers of the organisation.

An is just part of a stellar line up of speakers at Extended Supply Chain which takes place at thbe Park Plaza Victoria in London from 5th-6th April.

Lourens Schouwink, chief financial officer of Samsung Benelux, will be giving the CFO perspective on aligning supply chain strategy with the overall business strategy

He will look at the relationship between Finance & Supply Chain at Samsung Electronics, integrating supply chains to enhance financial performance, understanding the cultural differences of working for an Asian enterprise and how this can proactively effect the supply chain, and emerging global trends and the consequences for the extended supply chain.

This year supply chain guru Dr John Gattorna will be running a post-conference workshop entitled: “Designing and implementing New Age supply chains”.

And there will also be a pre-conference S&OP day: The Evolution of S&OP – Aligning people, processes and business strategy.

Other speakers include:

Jo Verbeek, VP supply chain, Staples

Martin Jarvis, chief executive officer, D1 Oils

Nigel Lomas, director of supply chain, News International

Rick Hamilton, VP technical services, Cisco Services

Roddy Martin, SVP global supply chain, Competitive Capabilities International

Bill Hutchinson, director of global logistics and fulfilment, Dell

Yves Kerstens, VP supply chain & information technology, Bridgestone Europe

Dave Powell, S&OP director Europe, Kimberly-Clark

David Warrick, GM manufacturing & supply chain EMEA & APAC, Microsoft

Alastair Charatan, director supply chain programme, Travis Perkins

Prof Alan Waller, visiting professor, international SCM, Cranfield School of Management.

* To view the complete agenda visit www.esc2011.com or for further information contact Stewart Bundock on 020 7970 4747 or [email protected]


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