Perna has spent over twenty years as a consultant in engineering, manufacturing, distribution, and management, will discuss the significance of inventory and how to optimize both the velocity and the quantity within the supply chain. The informative webinar will help businesses see inventory in a new way. Perna will reveal a way to simulate inventory turns and how to use visual feedback for sustaining inventory levels.
Perna is an experienced professional with a passion for continuous improvement and process optimization. His areas of subject matter expertise include: visual management, working capital reduction, flow optimization, supply chain sourcing, problem solving, policy deployment, and risk analysis. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and an established lean practitioner experienced in engineering, project management, and product and process improvement.
Attendees will learn key concepts with inventory levels predictability, visibilit importance to inventory management, the need for strategic inventory, and a method to achieve predictable inventory levels that are greatly reduced compared to traditional MRP and forecast models.
Ultriva’s (www.ultriva.com) cloud-based platform leverages and seamlessly integrates with leading ERP and MRP systems, to deliver an end to end pull based replenishment model. Ultriva, based in Cupertino, CA, implemented a global demand driven manufacturing model by providing full visibility, scheduling, and sequencing of production of customer orders. The need for a collaborative transactional portal is essential and E2E (End to End) Pull allows large multi-national manufacturers to actively collaborate with customers for actual demand and synchronize with suppliers for replenishment. E2E Pull offers a better solution to balancing supply with customer demand through procurement strategies, materials and inventory policies tied to actual demand signals. Many suppliers want to provide sufficient service levels to customers and turn supply replenishment and synchronization into a competitive advantage. The company’s global footprint is increasing rapidly with implementations in wide variety of industry sectors and enterprises such as ATK, CareFusion, Emerson, Ingersoll Rand, McKesson, Magellan, Regal Beloit, Thermo Fisher and more. Follow Ultriva on Twitter at @Ultriva.