LIVE VALIZANT WEBINAR SERIES:
Demand Planning Drives Revenue Growth
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
11:30am - 12pm US Eastern Time
Learn how collaborative demand planning drives revenue growth for Springs Window Fashions.
Join Mickey Klicka, Manager Financial Systems from Springs Window Fashions, in conversation with Edward Lewis, CEO Valizant, and Bryan Baum, Head of Solutions, Sourcing and Procurement at Anaplan, to learn about how Valizant’s Demand Planning Solution on the Anaplan platform helped transform Springs Forecast Accuracy and Planning Cycle.
In this Webinar, you will learn how Valizant solutions on Anaplan:
- Rapidly deployed Demand Planning.
- Enabled 30% improvement in Demand Forecast Accuracy by increasing demand planning frequency by 4x.
- Provide navigation through ongoing Supply Chain challenges.
Manager, Financial Systems at Springs Window Fashions
Mickey currently manages Springs' demand planning & financial forecasting systems, and has over a decade of tenure spanning various forecasting, analytical, and technical roles. The implementation of Anaplan as the end-to-end Supply Chain solution was his third (and most successful) large scale demand planning implementation. Mickey, through partnership with Valizant, led the development and ongoing enhancement of Springs' demand planning landscape. Prior to his current role at Springs, Mickey held positions as Manager of Demand Planning, Demand Planner, and Sales Analyst with a perpetual skew toward systems, big data, and analytics.
CEO at Valizant, Inc.
With over twenty years of experience leading design, development and marketing of S&OP and supply chain solutions, Ed launched Valizant to help companies realize greater value from their supply chain planning initiatives through a holistic and agile approach. Prior to Valizant, Ed was VP of Product Marketing with Steelwedge Software and responsible for product positioning and go to market strategy. He was also VP of Solutions Consulting at Steelwedge and led global pre-sales including discovery, needs assessment, and solution design.
Head of Solutions, Sourcing & Procurement at Anaplan, Inc.
Bryan is Anaplan’s Global Head of Supply Chain Solutions for Sourcing and Procurement Planning, bringing more than 20 years of hands-on experience within supply chain management, source-to-procure-to-pay, and supplier collaboration system best practices across a range of industries. He is responsible for working with customers to define solutions that address industry challenges and connecting execution to top- and bottom-line impacts within the business. Bryan is on a mission to help organizations align technology with behavioral economics, machine learning and data science in order to maximize supplier performance.
About Springs Window Fashions
Springs Window Fashions, the Best Experience Company, is a leading global supplier of custom-made shades, blinds, shutters, drapery, awnings, and related automation systems. In Europe, the company manufactures and sells products through its B&C International division. Based in Middleton, WI, Springs has facilities worldwide and employs more than 9,000 associates. For more information, visit www.springswindowfashions.com.
Valizant transforms supply chain planning for manufacturers and enables better alignment to customer demand and business objectives. By leveraging advanced technologies that provide actionable insights and automate routine activities, Valizant empowers companies of all sizes to embrace change, drive market-leading performance and deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction. Rooted in the power of the Anaplan platform and its own Xentrl real-time collaboration and process navigation tool, Valizant connects live information from diverse sources for seamless supply and demand planning. The result: An always-on planning environment with real-time insights that optimizes actions to meet customer demand and execute planning policy, and is used to explore scenarios for up-side alternatives. With time-to-value measured in weeks instead of months, Valizant delivers double-digit improvement in supply chain performance and greater customer satisfaction. With Valizant, supply chain planners can free up 15 hours per week and achieve 30% improvement in supply chain performance. For more information, visit www.valizant.com.
Anaplan (NYSE: PLAN) is a market-leading, cloud-native, enterprise SaaS company, transforming how enterprises across industries see, plan, and drive business performance. Powered by our proprietary Polaris Calculation Engine™ and Hyperblock® technology, our platform lets customers model “what-if” scenarios, contextualize current performance in real time, and forecast future outcomes for faster, more confident decisions. In a world where market conditions inevitably change, enterprise leaders must connect strategy and plans to actions and results dynamically. Embracing constant change and volatility, Anaplan customers gain digital-led agility to rapidly pivot strategies, redeploy resources, and optimize plans for growth, efficiency, demand, and profitability. With Anaplan, you equip teams to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities ahead of competitors. For more information, visit www.anaplan.com.