Blue Yonder, one of the world’s leading supply chain management and a leader in digital supply chain transformations and omni-channel commerce fulfillment, recently held an event in Thailand dedicated to discussing the challenges of today’s global supply chains.
The event, titled “Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Supply Chains,” was held with the support of Microsoft and Smartlinks.
As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemics, natural disasters and geopolitical events contribute to the increase of the many vulnerabilities of today’s global supply chains, companies face the ultimate challenge of securing their manufacturing processes. Successful shaping of the future of supply chains is imperative for future-proofing as digitization and connectivity enable new business models.
At the event, manufacturers and industry experts shared their insights on how manufacturers can manage the fundamental macro trends that are impacting supply chains, including:
- Digitalization, industry convergence, sustainability, and customer experience;
- How to control the next normal by embracing a purposeful digital transformation; and
- How to reimagine network models to fulfill changing customer expectations.
The lineup of speakers consisted of Harsha Illindala, Industry Advocate Director at Microsoft; Alok Joshi, CEO & Co-founder of Smartlinks; K. Birasit, Head of Operation (Food Processing), Aqua Business Unit at Charoen Pokphand Foods; Umang Goyal, Associate Partner from Ernst & Young Advisory; and experts from Blue Yonder, including Pre-Sales Director Adhaar Agarwal and Senior Sales Director Ajit Neekhara.
More than 100 participants from companies in the relevant industries attended the event to learn from the top leading professionals who shared insights on innovative solutions and know-hows, as well as case studies based on real life success stories. Besides providing the participants with the latest global updates and useful management tools to follow, the session included multiple networking opportunities.
“Supply chain optimization has never been more essential to overall business success than it is today. Given the magnitude and increasing frequency of global supply chain disruptions — and the fact that they are projected to last for the foreseeable future — companies need to master today’s uncertainty, transforming it into an advantage over less responsive competitors. At Blue Yonder we develop expert practices that are helping firms spot emerging trends; align customer operations, manufacturing and logistics assets; and create meaningful partnerships by applying data-driven decisioning,” said Neekhara.