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S&OP Simulation Experience with The Fresh Connection

S&OP Simulation Experience with The Fresh Connection

S&OP Simulation Experience with The Fresh Connection to be presented by Joyce Lewis

This two-day workshop on the principles of Sales & Operations Planning using The Fresh Connection web-based business simulation tool to experience the principles in a real business environment is for anyone in cross functional teams. This is the ideal development opportunity for team members at various levels in an organization, from VP’s to Planners. Delegates will experience the importance of cross-functional collaboration and come to appreciate the challenges of other functional teams in their organization.

Time:   9am to 5pm

Dates:  Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November 2017

Venue:  Red Cow Hotel, Dublin

Course Price:  Early bird and IPICS member price up to 22nd October is €875, from 23rd October €950

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S&OP Simulation Experience with The Fresh Connection

The Principles of S&OP will familiarize delegates with the importance of a robust S&OP process on the effectiveness and efficiency of an organization’s supply chain. The Fresh Connection provides an experiential learning platform where delegates will improve their supply chain and S&OP knowledge while transforming a struggling juice manufacturer into a financially successful business.


The Fresh Connection

This workshop includes an S&OP simulation activity using The Fresh Connection, an innovative web-based business simulation that engages participants in making strategic decisions in the management of a manufacturing company of fruit juices.

To learn more about The Fresh Connection use this link

What is Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)?

Sales and Operations Planning is a set of decision making processes that balance demand and supply, integrate financial and operational planning, and link high-level strategy to ongoing, day-to-day operations.

Why do Sales & Operations Planning?

In today’s global context, supply chain management has gone from a transaction driven process to a strategic driver in enterprises. The process is one involving all players and teams, the dialogue and collaboration between whom will produce sustainable growth and profit as well as increased customer service through the optimization of production cycles, inventory turns and reduced costs.

What does this workshop cover?

Sample topics covered in the Workshop include:
  • Fundamentals of Sales and Operations Planning – S&OP planning inputs and outputs, understanding different S&OP grids, five step S&OP process, benefits of S&OP, aggregate planning with S&OP.
  • The fundamentals of S&OP will provide an opportunity for case studies and practical exercises.
  • In The Fresh Connection delegates will work together in teams with representatives for purchasing, operations, sales and supply chain. Each team will make tactical and strategic decisions to save their company, a real world fruit juice producer, from financial ruin.

Who Should Attend

S&OP is highly cross-functional and multi-level discipline within any organization. The workshop will be an ideal development opportunity for members at various levels in sales, production, operations, finance, marketing and planning.

What is included in this workshop?

Includes course instruction by a qualified APICS Instructor and The Fresh Connection Instructor and:

  • Workshop Participant Guide
  • Rounds of The Fresh Connection

S&OP Simulation Experience with The Fresh Connection – About your Instructor

Joyce Lewis, MAEd, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, C.P.M.

President, APICS Los Angeles Chapter

VP Business Development, The S&OP Institute

Joyce Lewis has more than 25 years of experience in various aspects of the high technology industry, and more than 15 years of experience in the art and science of education. Her leadership experience spans the global business value chain from strategy development, sales & operations planning, new product introduction, marketing, and operations, and all aspects of Supply Chain Management. Much of her career experience includes leading program implementations for mega-growth manufacturers in high-tech industries, specifically focused in both process development and employee education programs.

Joyce currently privately consults with various Fortune 50-250 corporations in all aspects of Supply Chain Management and Operations Management, specifically in the areas of ERP system implementations, executive sales & operations planning implementations, business process improvements, and all demand/supply-related activities. She is the Director of Clinical Operations for SCNM, a naturopathic teaching clinic in Tempe, AZ, the V.P. of Business Development for The S&OP Institute, and a certified Fresh Connection Instructor.

Joyce is an active member on the APICS Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors serving as 2013-2017 President.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Purchasing and Logistics from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix.  Joyce is an Adjunct Professor for California State University Dominguez Hills, an APICS Master CPIM, CSCP and Instructor Training Instructor participating in the APICS Instructor Development Program, and has been recognized seven times as “Instructor of the Year” by several APICS chapters in the past 9 years out of a pool of 17 APICS instructors.


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