Sales & Operations Planning - Kickoff Meeting

Shape the future of this Special Interest Group by sharing key topics you'd like to focus on with fellow Sales & Operations Planning practitioners.

- 2:00 PM

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Welcome to your NEWEST supply chain special interest group!

This Special Interest Group (SIG) will focus on:

  • the fundamentals of successful Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • the key changes organizations have made to their S&OP teams, processes and technology in recent years
  • best practices to improve collaboration and communication in your S&OP process

Ultimately, the objective is to foster deeper collaboration across an organization’s ecosystem to become a more agile and resilient company.

Join us IN PERSON from 9am to 2pm at the beautiful Pyle Center in Madison to create the framework for this group and ensure your needs are met as we shape the future of S&OP together with your peers!

If you're interested in receiving future announcements about this group, please contact Jenny Patzlaff.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!

Webcast Available: If you can't make it to the event in-person (or if in-person registration has reached capacity), you can still register to attend from your computer. This option allows you to view the presentations, while attending in person provides you with the opportunity to participate in break-out discussions, ask questions or take advantage of networking opportunities. To attend the webcast, click the "Register for webcast" button on this meeting's homepage. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webcast a week before the meeting.

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Agenda Items

9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
  Jenny Patzlaff - Supply Chain Practice Director, UWEBC
9:20 AM Introduction
  Enno Siemsen - Associate Dean for MBA and Masters Programs, Wisconsin School of Business
9:30 AM Member Spotlight: Mercury Marine

John Cavey - Director of Global Sales, Inventory & Ops Planning

10:20 AM Break
10:30 AM Member Spotlight Panel

Stu Heil - Greenheck

Leah Westpfahl - The Master Lock Company

Sarah Rothmeier - Amcor Flexibles North America

John Cavey - Mercury Marine

11:30 AM Breakout Session (Virtual)
11:45 AM Lunch (In Person)
12:45 PM Breakout Discussion (In Person)
1:50 PM Wrap Up (In Person)
2:00 PM Adjourn (In Person)

Additional Information

Location: Pyle Center
Location Address: 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
Contact: Events Team,