Innovations in electric and self-driving vehicles are fundamentally altering the automotive landscape and pushing customer expectations higher than ever before. Companies must digitally transform in order to face today’s shifting realities and succeed in minimizing inventory, maximizing cash flow and driving profitability in this dynamic business environment.
Digital transformations are helping businesses thrive in this increasingly interconnected and interdependent world by delivering on key efficiency and optimization drivers, including:
- Interconnecting regional operations to drive global efficiencies
- Full data transparency supporting more effective operating processes
- Accelerated decision making through optimized organizational and governance structures
David Thomas Formerly Director, Global Capacity Planning Ford Motor Company
With a career spanning nearly 40 years with one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands, David G. Thomas played an integral part in delivering on Ford’s promise of supply chain excellence. Thomas has held several senior leadership roles at Ford across the globe in operations, sales and marketing. As Director of Global Capacity Planning, he initiated and led the implementation of the next-generation global Sales & Operations Planning system across all Ford worldwide operations, the first global supply chain system for the company.
Manik Sharma VP, Global Industry Strategy & Solutions Kinaxis
Manik Sharma supports global field teams throughout the sales and implementation lifecycle. He works with existing customers in benchmarking, driving increased value and improving customer satisfaction. His responsibilities also include driving solution and operational innovation at customer accounts to support strategic initiatives to grow the Kinaxis RapidResponse footprint. He displays vision-driven client management leadership with an exemplary record in the development and delivery of leading edge supply chain processes and applications to meet challenging business demands.
Offering the industry’s only concurrent planning solution, Kinaxis is helping organizations around the world revolutionize their supply chain planning. Kinaxis RapidResponse, our cloud-based supply chain management software, connects your data, processes and people into a single harmonious environment. With a consolidated view of the entire supply chain, you can plan expected performance, monitor progress and respond to disconnects when reality hits. RapidResponse lets you know sooner and act faster, leading to reduced decision latency, and improved operational and financial performance. We can prove it. From implementation to expansion, we’re here to help our customers with every step of their supply chain journey.