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  • Case Study: The Forecasting Challenge for EC-Creamery

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    EC-Creamery is an Eau Claire, WI based dairy processor selling yogurt products throughout the Midwest region of the U.S. Inaccurate forecasts have wreaked havoc in the company, leading to frequent stockouts and creating operational challenges. Your task is to draw on the information you obtain from your colleagues to develop sales forecasts, document your choices and procedures and share your thoughts and insights on issues related to forecasting and sales & operations planning. Teaching notes and associated files are available to current CSCMP Academic Members upon request. Please contact education@cscmp.org to request teaching notes.

    Upon completion of this case analysis, students will be in a position to: 

    • appreciate the challenges of forecasting and demand planning/management in an organizational context and how they can be addressed via sales & operations planning; 
    • deal with inaccurate or incomplete data to develop forecasts; select and implement appropriate forecasting techniques; 
    • explain and defend their choices in a coherent and compelling manner; 
    • and make relevant recommendations to senior management based on their findings.

  • Case Study: Joiner & Sons Hardware: Exploring Multichannel Opportunities to Prepare for Developing an Omnichannel Strategy

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    The increase in the number of ecommerce-based channels and the growth of Amazon and Walmart have forced bricks-and-mortar retailers to seek alternative ways to reach potential customers in a cost- and time-efficient manner. This case involves a regional hardware store interested in expanding sales and increasing profits by exploring multichannel opportunities to prepare for developing an omnichannel strategy.

    The objective is to encourage the future supply chain management professional to explore the concept of multichannel/omnichannel through quantitatively analyzing different scenarios and considering how the findings can be used to guide improvements. Due to the advanced concepts such as Pareto Analysis, Activity Based Costing, and Multichannel/Omnichannel this case is positioned to be used at the intermediate-to-advanced senior-level for undergraduate students and an introductory level for graduate students.

  • EDGE 2019 Session: Leveraging Talent to Innovate, Disrupt and Scale Your Supply Chain

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    New technologies and the digitization of businesses present significant challenges and opportunities.

    New technologies and the digitization of businesses present significant challenges and opportunities. Acquiring, retaining, developing and advancing talent is now a business imperative. This outstanding group of experts and executives will share research insights and practical strategies on how to leverage supply chain talent for future success.

  • EDGE 2019 Session: The Cost of Clean Air Complying with the IMO 2020 Sulfur Cap

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    The new IMO regulation reducing ships' sulfur oxide emissions aims to improve the health of the environment and human population, especially near coasts and ports.

    The new IMO regulation reducing ships' sulfur oxide emissions aims to improve the health of the environment and human population, especially near coasts and ports. This also means increased costs and a shift in strategies for maritime shippers. Explore the options offered by the new regulations and their predicted effect on logistics.

  • EDGE 2019 Session: The Top 5 FAQs About 5G

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    The race for 5G is speeding up, and the time for answers regarding the technology advance is now. The panel will address 5 frequently asked questions surrounding the move to 5G: What is 5G? What are the main obstacles to widely available 5G? How will 5G affect existing services? Is 5G secure? What's the deal with Huawei and why does it matter?

    The panel will address 5 frequently asked questions surrounding the move to 5G: What is 5G? What are the main obstacles to widely available 5G? How will 5G affect existing services? Is 5G secure? What's the deal with Huawei and why does it matter?

  • The Definitive Guide to Transportation

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    ​The Definitive Guide to Transportation is an authoritative guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing world-class supply chain transportation processes

    The Definitive Guide to Transportation is an authoritative guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing world-class supply chain transportation processes. This video provides an overview of concepts including: principles, strategies, and decisions to cost-efficiently and effectively move goods between sellers and buyers. Other topics covered include transportation modes, execution, and control; outsourcing, modal and carrier selection, and 3PLs; TMS technologies; ocean shipping, international air, customs, and regulation; and much more. 

  • EDGE 2019 Session: Culture and the New World Order of Global Trade

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    Truly global supply chains involve complex human interactions within different sets of cultural norms.

    Industry experts provide a thoughtful look into managing cross-cultural issues of mitigation strategies to achieve peak performance.

    Speakers include:

    Lee Beard, Senior Director, Globabl Trnasportation, Nike, Inc.

    Darrell Edwards, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, La-Z-Boy

    David Steele, Director, Operations, Disneyland Resort

  • EDGE 2019 Session: Making Good: Ethics in Manufacturing

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    Today's customers put an increasing value on ethical sourcing and are willing to pay to see proof of a company's efforts towards sustainability, free trade and ethical labor practices. This requires a different procurement and sourcing strategy for manufacturers, and a dedicated effort towards transparency, but can ultimately be an opportunity.

    Speakers include:

    Todd Brown, Vice President, Cargo Signal Solutions, LLC

    Chris McClincy, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Expeditors International

  • EDGE 2019 Session: Transparency in the Supply Chain Starts with Manufacturing

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    Consumers demand increasing insight into supply chains on matters such as food safety, sustainability and ethical sourcing. A lack of transparencys can now have a significant impact on sales and brand trust. In this session, learn how two food manufacturing leaders built the case for raising transparency in their supply chains and how they are working to achieve it.

    Speakers include:

    Katy Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, Food LogiQ

    Greg Sommerville, Consultant, Global Supplier Verification, Speaking on behalf of Frontier Co-Op

  • EDGE 2019 Session: Logistics 2030 - The Fulfillment Center of the Future

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    CSCMP, Auburn University, and Agile Business Media have undertaken a multi-year study Logistics 2030: The Fulfillment Center of the Future. The session covers the study findings and managerial implications of operating in a dynamic fulfillment environment. Explore trends related to warehouse automation labor scarcity, and process innovation.

    Jessica Dankert, Vice President, Supply Chain, RILA

    Brian Gibson, Executive Director - Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Auburn University

    Mitch Mac Donald, President & Chief Executive Officer, Group Editorial Director, AGiLE Business Media