Cadent Resources Group to Host Webinar on Sept 14th: S&OP: Closing the Gap Between People and Process

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Cadent Resources Group, Inc., home of DemandCaster® in Arlington Heights Illinois announces an upcoming webinar titled, "S&OP: Closing the Gap Between People and Process," Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

Cadent Resources Group Inc., a supply chain technology and consulting company in Arlington Heights Illinois is pleased to announce an upcoming complimentary webinar: S&OP: Closing the Gap Between People and Process, September 14, 2011, at 12:00 PM CT.

"Many companies struggle to develop strong sales and operations planning (S&OP) functions, despite well-defined S&OP processes—and a multitude of tools and technologies available," said Ara Surenian, founder and president of Cadent Resources, Inc. and chief design architect of DemandCaster Software.

"S&OP is often unsuccessful because companies fail to understand the critical role of their people—at all levels of the organization," added Mark Gavoor, VP of Consulting Services.

"At this webinar, we're going discuss how people interact with S&OP process and systems, what we term the 'Socio-Tech System,' and how companies can improve the way they engage leadership and build consensus to support successful S&OP."

S&OP: Closing the Gap Between People and Process will help supply chain practitioners gain a stronger understanding of the role people play in S&OP.

Finding the tools and outlining the steps are easy, it turns out. Executing the process is where the challenge lies.. In this webinar, we'll explore how both a lack of leadership and broad organizational buy-in can (and does) unravel the best of plans, and how practitioners can work to improve the people part of the process—toward greater S&OP.

We'll use case examples, discuss real-world issues, and field questions from participants.

Join the webinar, and you will learn…

  •     Why successful S&OP is so elusive, despite rock-solid processes and systems.
  •     How leadership's demonstrated commitment level can make or break S&OP.
  •     How broad, cross-functional support impacts planning.
  •     How practitioners can improve the way they engage leadership and build consensus to support successful S&OP.

S&OP: Closing the Gap Between People and Process
DATE: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

About the Speaker
Mark Gavoor, VP of Consulting Services, is a truly knowledgeable pioneer and practitioner. With over 33 years of experience in Quality and Supply Chain Management in consumer products, automotive and defense industries, Mark is an expert in Sales & Operations Planning and can speak about what's working, what's lacking, where we still need to get to, and why it’s important. Mark’s areas of expertise include warehouse, transportation, inventory, customer service management and continuous improvement.

About Cadent Resources Inc and DemandCaster®
DemandCaster® was created in 2007 by Ara Surenian to address a costly shortcoming he continually experienced in organizations: Demand Planning. The resulting product, DemendCaster® has evolved into a robust and comprehensive demand and supply planning software as a service that helps small to mid-sized manufacturers and distributors deliver on the real-time demands of today’s customers. Leading brands rely on DemandCaster's common-sense, data-driven approach to overcome poor demand visibility, manage uncertainty, and improve sales and operations planning to drive growth.

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