Today, global supply chains are under pressure. Logistic disruptions, production delays, supply shortages… How can businesses build resilience into their supply chains? One thing is certain: better supply chain planning is needed. That’s why OMP encourages supply chain leaders to embrace a new way of planning: outside-in planning.
The ultimate goal? Unlocking the wealth of external data that is available to businesses today, such as climate and weather patterns, consumption trends, variable holidays, economic and political factors, and real-time data from smart devices.
Joining forces with Lora Cecere, OMP invites customers to learn about these outside-in planning concepts and apply them to their own business cases.
Is your organization ready to become more agile, market-driven, and customer-centric? Read on to discover the Spark Initiative.
With the Spark Initiative, OMP wants to help companies broaden their perspective on supply chain planning by introducing an outside-in approach. Our goal is to provide a platform for the OMP Community to share, learn, and test outside-in capabilities using state-of-the-art technology.
Members of the OMP Community are invited to submit their real-world business cases to validate the value of outside-in planning. Through a reverse RFP process, the Spark Advisory Board will select a handful of companies to participate in the research. These participants will be trained by Lora Cecere to gain a profound understanding of the concepts. Together, we will validate how outside-in planning can be applied to these real-world cases, using actual data provided by the participants.
Once the pilot tests are completed, the findings and insights will be publicly shared with the industry to spark a new way of thinking about supply chain planning.
The Spark Initiative is supported by an advisory board of OMP experts, business leaders, industry professionals, and academics. This board, led by Lora Cecere, is the driving force behind the agenda, the conceptual framework, and the pilot tests.
Supply Chain Insights
Global Supply Chain Planning Business Process Director
Global ISC Director
Director of Technology for Supply Chain Planning
Senior Director of Supply Chain Analytics
Director, Strategy and Capabilities Transformation
Manage of Global Planning Data & Technology
Consumer Goods Senior Advisor
Former Senior Director Planning at P&G
Director of Digital Supply Chain
Pascal Van Hentenryck
Director NSF AI Institute for Advances in Optimization
Tom van Woensel
Eindhoven University of Technology
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Bob Herzog, Former Senior Director Planning at P&G
Lora Cecere, CEO of Supply Chain Insights
Tracy Johnson, Global Supply Chain Planning Business Process Director at Dow
Dave Winstone, Global ISC Director at Dow
Pascal Van Hentenryck, Director, NSF AI Institute for Advances in Optimization (AI4OPT) at Georgia Institute of Technology