GS1 US to Host Collaboration Workshop Series in 2015

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One-Day Workshops will Address Best Practices for Collaborative Planning, Forecasting & Replenishment Business Processes and Techniques

GS1 US will host a series of workshops in 2015 titled “Collaboration: The Essential Component for Successful Business Planning.”

WHO: Michelle Covey, director of industry engagement, GS1 US will be joined by James Matthews, principal, Oliver Wight

WHAT: “Collaboration Workshop: The Essential Component for Successful Business
Planning” is a series of one-day workshops that teach leading edge collaborative techniques and provide best practices on how to properly approach, select and conduct business with trading partners.    


  •     January 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CT)
  •     April 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CT)
  •     October 6, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CT)

GS1 US Chicago Office
10 S. Riverside Plaza
Suite 840, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

DETAILS: This workshop series utilizes the business processes and techniques found in Collaborative Planning, Forecasting & Replenishment (CPFR®). There are three opportunities throughout the year to attend this one day session. Presenters will discuss how to effectively collaborate with trading partners to deliver greater efficiency across the supply chain and better customer service.

Additional topics to be covered:

  • Connecting with trading partners to deliver a seamless omni-channel customer experience
  • Developing and deploying key performance indicators (KPIs) to move target actions and desired behaviors to achieve objectives
  • Leveraging best-in-class industry initiatives such as integrated business planning, predictive analytics, supply chain visibility and demand signals
  • How to bring meaningful action and business impact to your demand sensing and information technology (IT) tools

Who Should Attend? Professionals who perform the following functions: supply chain management, sales/operations planning, collaborative planning/forecasting, replenishment, merchandise/assortment planning, marketing and demand management.

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About GS1 US
GS1 US, a member of GS1® global, is a not-for-profit information standards organization that facilitates industry collaboration to improve supply chain visibility and efficiency through the use of GS1 Standards, the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. Nearly 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration that optimizes their supply chains, drives cost performance and revenue growth while also enabling regulatory compliance. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-enabled RFID, data synchronization and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®).

Kaitlin Friedmann
+1 609.620.8074

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