The Integrated Metals Supply Chain: From Planning to Production

Thu, Mar 22, 2018 2:01 PM EDT{LOCAL_TZ}

With growing complexity and regular volatility in the metals market, manufacturers are dealing with new challenges in planning orders, materials, and equipment. Organizations need new ways to remain agile while improving overall OTIF delivery rates and profitability. How will you adapt in 2018 to tackle complexity head on?

Join us for this special webinar in partnership with Quintiq where we’ll discuss:

• The factors making it harder for metals producers to forecast, plan, and manufacture their products
• Why investing in a supply chain that full integrates planning with execution is key to maintaining competitive advantage
• How metals manufacturers are utilizing leading-edge technology to improve throughput and reduce costs

Meet the Hosts

Walt Bednarz
Solution Architect, Quintiq

Walt has over 20 years of experience working within engineering and manufacturing environments, including several years of manufacturing operations management and service-oriented workforce management. His consultative approach helps companies identify areas of complexity within their supply chains, and works with them to develop solutions that get the most from their existing resources.

Lou Pahountis 
Senior Executive Partner, Venetia Partners
Lou is Senior Executive Partner at Venetia Partners, a firm specializing in simplifying business operations and strengthening supply chains in relation to the time-critical outcomes.  Lou has spent much of his 33 year career in the Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Industry, as well as in upstream/downstream industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, and Construction. Previous to Venetia Partners, Lou was Vice President Global Supply Chain for Novelis, a world leader of Aluminum FRP.


Jethro Wookey
Contributing Editor (moderator)

Freelance Commodities Journalist Jethro Wookey began his journalistic career in 2007 at Euromoney Magazine, writing about corporate bond markets. He moved to Metal Bulletin in 2009, and spent two years covering ferro-alloys markets before becoming the magazine’s aluminium correspondent. For almost seven years he was responsible for assessing Metal Bulletin’s European aluminium premiums, as well as reporting on both upstream and downstream aluminium markets and speaking at numerous conferences. In 2017, he left Metal Bulletin to work as a freelance commodities journalist. 
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  • Planning is done in silos
  • Lack of full supply chain visibility
  • Planning with finite capacity in mind
  • Alignment between planning and scheduling horizons
  • Optimization of complex supply chain network
  • Yes