Supply Chain Communication and Data Sharing: Supply Planning

A Supply Chain "Brown Bag" Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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Category: Supply Chain Lunch & Learn

This month’s Brown Bag Lunch & Learn on inventory planning is the third and final in a three-part sequence that will introduce strategies to help alleviate the impact of supply chain disruptions through better and more rigorous planning. After establishing a demand plan and an inventory plan, as discussed in the February & March sessions, publishers must determine a plan to source supply.

Once again, Gary Jones of River Rock Advisors will lead the discussion, supported by Ken Brooks, chair of the BISG Supply Chain Committee. The presentation will include some simple strategies that you can employ to get started with inventory planning. Don't be afraid if you have little experience. All that matters is that you're interested in learning! The discussion will be easy to follow and the tools presented will be easy to implement.

Come with your questions and be prepared to engage with your fellow attendees.

This three-part sequence on an integrated supply chain planning model will lead directly into the BISG Annual Meeting on April 28th. The topic of the meeting, Transforming Supply Chain Communication, will include discussions on the changes needed across the data stack, tech stack, and communications protocols to improve the book industry. The first session of the meeting will be a discussion including Gary Jones, Ken Brooks, and Cathy Felgar of Princeton University Press. Please register to join us!

Like all Brown Bag Lunches, this month’s session will begin with a short presentation, but the bulk of the hour will be devoted to your questions, and an open discussion forum.

To allow participants to speak -- and not just type questions -- these sessions are conducted in a Zoom meeting (rather than webinar) format. Please ensure that your microphone is muted unless you'd like to contribute.

Please note: Unlike most BISG programming, this session will not be recorded. We've made this decision in order for participants to feel comfortable speaking openly about issues of concern. BISG may share unattributed notes after the sessio

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