NorthFind Management - Supply & Demand

Inventory Management Best Practices: Learn the next big ideas about Inventory Management // Nov 19, 2020

November 2020

19

Inventory as both a liability and a strategic enabler has been brought into focus like never before. From companies caught short running out of strategic products or facing cashflow issues because of excess inventory and changing demand patterns, COVID-19 has put a spotlight on companies’ inventory management policies. Join us to learn Inventory Management Best Practices and discern between time tested methodologies and social media hype.   Most important, learn how to quickly implement some high impact inventory management practices that will get your company on a path to optimized inventory levels.

What You Will Learn

  1. Quick Solutions for Improved Service Levels to Customers
  2. Improved Inventory Turns & ROIC 
  3. How to deploy strategic Inventory Segmentation 


Who Should Attend

Supply Chain Management, Finance, Operations and Risk Management leaders


Roundtable Speakers


Jonathon Karelse - NorthFind Management

Jonathon Karelse

CEO,
NorthFind Management
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Travis Frank - Sr. Associate and Logistics Practice Lead - NorthFind Management

Travis Frank

Sr. Associate & Practice Lead, Logistics,
NorthFind Management
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Danny Slimstock

Danny Bloem

Senior Inventory Management Consultant,
Slimstock
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Akbar Zuberi Profile

Akbar Zuberi

Senior Director of IBP,
Factors Group
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Planning for the Next Crisis: A Primer on Behavioral Economics, Risk Assessment and Decision-Making // Sept 29, 2020

NorthFind Insights – 1/2 Day Virtual Workshop


Agenda

Online Presentation + Group Exercise + Coffee on Us!

1

Introduction to Behavioral Economics (BE) Principles & Why BE is the First Step toward Decision-Making

Dr. John Burkhardt

2

Unconscious Biases and Heuristics in Demand Planning  

Jonathon Karelse

3

Optimizing Risk Assessments and Business Continuity Management

Y Nguyen

What You Will Learn

  1. A primer in Behavioral Economics (BE). What it is, and how it can work for your organization. 

  2. Apply BE principles to Demand Planning and decision-making today for better risk-balanced outcomes.

  3. Risk Assessment best practices. Lessons from COVID19 and how to quickly prepare for what’s next.


Who Should Attend?

Supply Chain Management, Finance, Operations and Risk Management leaders across all industries will benefit from applying Behavioral Economics to optimize their people, process, and tools.


Facilitators


Jonathon Karelse - NorthFind Management

Jonathon Karelse

CEO,
NorthFind Management
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Y Nguyen of NorthFind Management

Y Nguyen

Practice Lead, Governance and Risk Management,
NorthFind Management
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Dr. John Burkhardt

Dr. John Burkhardt

Senior Consultant,
BVA Nudge Unit
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Past NorthFind Insights Series Attendees Include:

Questions?

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Behavioral Economics Insights: Improve your Business Planning Performance // July 28, 2020

NorthFind Insights – Live Webinar


For nearly fifty years, the pioneering work of Tversky and Kahneman has underpinned the efforts of Demand Planners to mitigate the efforts of unconscious biases. And building on this foundation, recent advances in Behavioral Economics have put a host of powerful new insights and tools into the hands of planners that can mitigate common problems in forecasting and planning processes. By its nature, every human touchpoint includes a degree of subconscious bias and heuristics, but by identifying them we are able to put in place nudges and safeguards that minimize their impact, and improve the quality of forecasts. This webinar will provide attendees with an introduction to Behavioral Economics from the thought leaders at BVA Nudge Unit and provide practical solutions to put into place to begin making use of behavioral economics in their own planning processes.


What You Will Learn?

  1. What is Behavioral Economics and how does it impact decision making?

  2. How to identify some of the most common heuristics and biases at play in demand planning and forecasting

  3. What steps to take to minimize the risk of bias in forecasts


Who Should Attend?

Operations or Supply Chain Management professionals


Past NorthFind Insights Series Attendees Include:

Location

Live Webinar
Zoom Link

Time

10am-11am PST / 1pm-2pm EST
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Learn more about Risk Management Best Practices for Supply Chain with:


Jonathon Karelse - NorthFind Management

Jonathon Karelse

CEO,
NorthFind Management
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COVID-19 and Enterprise Resilience: Safeguarding Your Supply Chain // May 27, 2020

NorthFind Insights – Live Webinar


With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has come unprecedented global business disruption and uncertainty. However, it is imperative that organizations capitalize on this opportunity to fortify their supply chains and risk management processes. To explore what information your company needs to prepare for the new post-crisis norm, join our panelists for the first in a series of conversations about enterprise resilience in this time of unprecedented uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.


What You Will Learn?

  1. Supply chain vulnerabilities from COVID-19

  2. Overlooked areas of business continuity and risk management

  3. The prevalence of third-party risk if not identified and mitigated


Who Should Attend?

Operations or Supply Chain Management professionals


Past NorthFind Insights Series Attendees Include:

Location

Live Webinar
Zoom Link

Time

11am-12pm PST / 2pm-3pm EST
(We look forward to seeing you)

Learn more about Risk Management Best Practices for Supply Chain with:


Jonathon Karelse - NorthFind Management

Jonathon Karelse

CEO,
NorthFind Management
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Y Nguyen of NorthFind Management

Y Nguyen

Sr. Associate,
NorthFind Management
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Christophe Vincent

Sales Manager,
Western Union Business Solutions
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Beyond the Hype: Inventory Management Best Practices // Feb 25, 2020

February 2020

25

This is a complimentary event.
Light food & drinks provided
Space is Limited

There is a lot of hype in Supply Chain and Operations from solution providers promising the latest, greatest solution to working capital challenges. Learn Inventory Management Best Practices and discern between time – tested methodologies and social media hype. Attendees will get an introduction to part segmentation strategies, MEIO (multi-echelon); and rapid response inventory burn down plans.

What You Will Learn?

  1. Quick Solutions for Improved Service Levels to Customers
  2. Improved Inventory Turns & ROIC
  3. The Latest Thinking in multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization Strategies


Includes Learnings from



Past NorthFind Insights Series Attendees Include:

Time

Workshop Starts at 5PM
(We look forward to seeing you)

Our Speaker Line Up


Jonathon Karelse - NorthFind Management

Jonathon Karelse

Managing Partner,
NorthFind Management
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NorthFind Management Workshop - Nov 26, 2019

Seeing Clearly – Supercharge Your Demand Planning with BE // Nov 26, 2020

November 2019

26

This is a complimentary event.
Light food & drinks provided
Space is Limited

Recent advances in Behavioral Economics have put a host of powerful new insights and tools at the disposal of companies that can mitigate common problems in forecasting and planning processes – namely biases from different functions that make their way into these forecasts. By its nature, every human touchpoint includes a degree of subconscious bias and heuristics, but by identifying them we are able to put in place nudges and safeguards that minimize their impact, and improve the predictive quality of forecasts. This seminar will provide attendees with some simple and highly effective practices to put into place to begin making use of behavioral economics in their own planning processes.


What You Will Learn?

  1. Master the Core Principles of Behavioral Economics
  2. Learn How NorthFind Used BE to Help Heineken Improve Demand Planning
  3. Learn How Choice Architecture Reduced Forecast Error at Golden Artist Colors
  4. Learn 3 Easy Steps to Reduce Bias and Improve Forecast Accuracy


NorthFind Management Workshop - Nov 26, 2019

Who Should Attend?

Finance, Operations or Planning professionals

Networking opportunity


Includes Learnings from


NorthFind Management - Case Studies

Time

Workshop Starts at 5PM
(We look forward to seeing you)

Our Speaker Line Up


Jonathon Karelse - NorthFind Management

Jonathon Karelse

Managing Partner,
NorthFind Management
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Functional Transformation – How Operational Excellence Drives Financial Performance // Oct 2, 2020

Is this event for you?


Improvement

Are there areas in Operations for which you believe Finance can provide more influence to improve the bottom line? Demand Planning and Forecasting? Inventory Optimization?

Efficiency

Are you working to find more efficient outcomes from your Sales and Operations planning process?

Strategic Role

Could greater alignment between Operations & Finance drive better strategic direction?

If you answered YES to any of the above, you are in the right place!

October 2019

02

This is a complimentary event.
Space Limited

Let us help you to accelerate your financial performance through Operational Excellence. Please join NorthFind Management and other Vancouver area leaders for a night of informative workshop, networking, inspiring speakers, drinks, appetizers and wine. The agenda includes Operations as an enabler of Financial Performance; Finance’s role in the Sales and Operations process; insights on annual planning; and a case study from a local BC manufacturer.


What You Will Learn?

  1. The linkage between Operational Excellence and P&L performance
  2. The dynamic role of Finance as a strategic leader and business partner in long-term operational planning
  3. How to align your Finance and Operations team to improve your business agility to react faster in market place


About NorthFind Management

Why You Should Attend?

  1. Improve your bottom line with better Operational effectiveness
  2. Learn Sales & Operations Planning best practices from world class leaders
  3. Network with BC top manufacturing leaders


Time

Workshop Starts at 5PM
(We look forward to seeing you)

Our Speakers Line Up


Jonathon Karelse - NorthFind Management

Jonathon Karelse

Managing Partner,
NorthFind Management
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Robert Sanders

Senior Associate,
NorthFind Management
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Featured Guest


Patrick Lau

Corporate Finance Manager,
Factors Group of Nutritional Companies Inc.
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