Recognize Opportunities of the Supply Chain Act through Planning Processes (German)

The Supply Chain Act requires much more than just bringing suppliers together. Risks and weak points along the supply chain must be uncovered. The measures derived from this with a comprehensive reporting system are necessary in order to act in accordance with the law.

The qualification management system, which improves supplier compliance, data accuracy and transparency, is fundamental. Intelligent supplier qualification management ensures that all suppliers who are directly and indirectly involved in the supply chain are qualified and certified. The day-long blockade of the Suez Canal by the container ship "Ever Given" made us aware that unexpected disruptions in the supply chains, financial flows and sales markets are the order of the day for globally operating companies.

"Need for Speed" is the challenge: "Know faster, adapt faster, act faster" become critical success factors. Global companies often lack a unified view of their end-to-end business plan with corporate strategy in mind.

The solution to this dilemma: Integrated Business Planning supported by a cloud-based IBP solution.

The speakers Claus Engel and Birgit Breitschuh will introduce you to this method and show you how the procurement processes can be seamlessly integrated into the new value-added processes.

During Birgit's two-decade career at FMCG giants Unilever, Kraft and Wrigley (Mars), Birgit has developed real expertise in innovation and supply chain management. Birgit believes that personal engagement at all levels of an organization is the key to success.

As a partner of Oliver Wight, Birgit draws on an extensive background in change management to deliver optimal performance for a range of companies. She emphasizes the importance of high-quality internal communications that ensure each employee understands the company's long-term strategy and their individual role in achieving that strategy.

Birgit works across a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, FMCG, and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to major manufacturers and service providers. By combining her industry experience with her multilingual skills, Birgit is able to initiate change processes in a variety of international markets and companies and to coach them to success.

Claus Engel completed his studies in industrial engineering with a specialization in mechanical engineering and controlling at the University of Kassel, graduating with a degree in industrial engineering.

He has many years of experience in the analysis and implementation of business processes as part of the introduction of Oracle-based business software with a focus on supply chain management and advanced pricing. As a project manager, he is familiar with business process optimization, conception, implementation, training and user support for the Oracle E-Business Suite in the modules Order Management, Purchasing, Inventory, Warehouse Management, Bills of Material, Receivables, Payables and Advanced Pricing.


25 February 2022

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