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April 26-28, 2020|Atlanta, GA

2020 BLUEPRINT

APRIL 26-28, 2020 ATLANTA, GA

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BLUEPRINT 2020

Navigating Chaos With Confidence

Training

20+ hours of hands-on training sessions with the Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning
Solution

RoundTables

Interactive conversations on customer-driven topics by industry

Customer Stories

Innovative case-studies on market-changing supply chain projects

Networking

Networking opportunities with supply chain professionals and other industry leaders

Schedule

SUNDAY
APRIL 26

MONDAY
APRIL 27

TUESDAY
APRIL 28

BLUEPRINT 2020

Welcome Reception

Conference Sessions

  • General Sessions
  • RAMP-UP TRACK
  • POWER USER TRACK
  • VISIONARY TRACK
  • General Sessions
  • RAMP-UP TRACK
  • POWER USER TRACK
  • VISIONARY TRACK

Agenda:

SUNDAY
APRIL 26

Welcome Reception

MONDAY & TUESDAY
APRIL 27 & 28

Conference Sessions

    General Sessions
  • General
    Sessions
  • RAMP-UP
    Track
  • POWER USER
    Track
  • VISIONARY
    Track
  • RAMP-UP
    Track
  • POWER USER
    Track
  • VISIONARY
    Sessions
  • General
    Sessions

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Steve Siebold, author/speaker

Steve Siebold is a former professional athlete and national coach. He’s spent the past 36 years studying the thought processes, habits and philosophies of world-class performers. Today he helps Fortune 500 companies increase sales, develop people and manage change through mental toughness and critical thinking. His clients include Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, US Navy SEALs and the Boston Celtics.

He’s written 11 books that have sold 1.4 million copies worldwide  and have been translated into 6 languages. His new book, How Money Works: Stop Being a Sucker is currently one of the best selling books of 2020 with over 225,000 copies in print.

Steve is a regular on Fox Business Network and has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, BBC in Europe, NBC Australia, CCTV China and hundreds of others throughout the world. He’s quoted regularly in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes Magazines. His last 150+ television interviews can be viewed at www.steveontv.com

Topics

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Integrated Business Planning

INTRO TO INTEGRATED BUSINESS PLANNING (IBP)

New to IBP? Thanks to increasingly complex supply chains, having full synchronization is extremely necessary. In this intro session, learn how IBP synchronizes forecasting, supply plans and financial plans across functional silos – all designed together for positive, repeatable results.

Inventory Case Studies

TOP 7 INVENTORY CASE STUDIES FROM 2019

Listen, learn and go take action inspired by the top projects and results delivered from the inventory community in past months.

Reporting Metrics

REPORTING METRICS

Interested in how to ensure sustainable positive results? We’ll cover everything from identifying key metrics, to drilling down to the ‘big issue,’ to verifying sustainability.

Intro To Price Optimization

INTRO TO PRICE OPTIMIZATION

Discuss common distribution and retail pricing challenges and best practices – plus a brief overview of Blue Ridge PO. Learn how new pricing science helps identify profit leakage; improve pricing/customer segmentation and customer profitability analysis; identify underperforming segments, products and channels; and achieve better supplier negotiations.

Profit-Lifting
Period-end Program

LAUNCH A PROFIT-LIFTING
PERIOD-END PROGRAM

Ensure that each period is more successful and profitable than the previous by executing a proven and powerful period-end program.

BR Connect

BR CONNECT

Did you ever wish to update SCP data without having to go through IT? Now you can! With a few clicks and in minutes you can update items, suppliers, events, etc. Set up templates for your recurring lists of changes, and even schedule regular data imports from within SCP.

Dashboards

DASHBOARDS

Want to be able to share multiple reports with your teams? Need to create a weekly executive update? From creating widgets to scheduling email blasts, learn how use Dashboards to create a true, one-stop reporting shop.

Real Solutions for Inflated Inventory

“JUST FIX IT!” #1: REAL SOLUTIONS FOR INFLATED INVENTORY

Avoid the 25 wrong approaches and learn 5 correct steps you can take to guarantee sustainable inventory reduction.

Custom Groups

CUSTOM GROUPS

What’s the purpose of Custom Groups? Get a high-level “how-to” on creating, managing and using Custom Groups to work more efficiently.

Intelligent Prediction

INTELLIGENT PREDICTION

A look at recent innovations in demand forecasting including IDF, Intelligent Min/Max and Autoregressive methods. We’ll explore demand type applicability, forecast accuracy improvements, and how these capabilities are used and configured. We may even give a sneak peek into what’s coming soon!

Real Solutions For Missed Service

“JUST FIX IT!” #2: REAL SOLUTIONS FOR MISSED SERVICE

Discover and repair the true sources of your customer service issues without throwing millions of unnecessary dollars at the problem.

BR Education Network (LMS)

BR EDUCATION NETWORK (LMS)

A deep dive on the Blue Ridge Education Network, an online self-paced learning management system (LMS). Designed to improve your experience with our applications, the system features 90+ courses, training materials and certifications. Learn how your team can take advantage of this powerful tool, report on user progress, and even create/manage content of your own.

Inventory Depletion & Replenishment

INVENTORY DEPLETION & REPLENISHMENT

Part of the Inventory Master’s program. Get a close-up view into the dynamic relationships that trigger an order due.

Healthy Profile Management

HEALTHY PROFILE MANAGEMENT

What is the purpose and the benefits of Profiles when forecasting seasonal items? Learn how to properly identify, create, assign, remove and edit profiles for successful seasonal forecasting.

MEIO

INTRO TO MEIO

If your company has a network configuration where a higher-level node, such as national or regional DC, services downstream customer-facing stores or DC, then you have a multi-echelon network and this session is for you. In this introductory session, see how MEIO optimizes your inventory investment of your multi-echelon network, while seamlessly managing your demand and supply plan.

10 Inventory Numbers Every Exec & Planner Should Know

10 INVENTORY NUMBERS EVERY EXEC & PLANNER SHOULD KNOW

Ensure a common pursuit of service, profit and cashflow through a company-wide focus and understanding of these 10 values.

Supply Chain Planning
Year-in-Review

SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING
YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Details on SCP innovations and customer best practices: new event and promotions management capabilities, including enhancements for event flow and event lift item forecast visibility. Supplier collaboration capabilities, including automated forecast integrations and supply planning to observe supplier capacity constraints. And improved system monitoring and integration options.

Create Your Custom Journey of Results Improvement

CREATE YOUR CUSTOM JOURNEY OF RESULTS IMPROVEMENT

Get what you need to create your 12-month game plan, complete with 32 profit-building steps to drive results improvement.

BLUEPRINT 2019 SURVEY RESULTS

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Number of Registrations

Price

February 1, 2020 - April 26, 2020

1 REGISTRATION

$950 / PERSON

2 REGISTRATIONS

$900 / PERSON

3 REGISTRATIONS

$850 / PERSON

4+ REGISTRATIONS

$800 / PERSON