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Meeting Inventory Goals and Customer Expectations through Supply Chain Visibility - World Wide

- Tan Miller, Regional Director Distribution, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies Learn More
- Lorcan Sheehan, Senior Vice President, Marketing, ModusLink

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Managing Flexibility and Capacity

Maintaining appropriate levels of flexibility and capacity is one of the major challenges for logistics and supply chain executives. Dynamic changes in the consumer world quickly change distribution requirements, resulting in an increased role for inventory control and supply chain visibility.

With the challenge of managing complex, global supply chains, it is very easy to get lost in your supply chain due to very limited visibility of a few points.  It can cause excess safety stock and a huge loss in shareholder value.  As a supply chain manager, you have to ensure you are using accurate, critical data to enable you to convert it into meaningful information – metrics, forecasts, trends, diagnostics towards visibility of future requirements, and visibility to inventory.

Join Tan Miller from Pfizer to learn his practices in cost effective supply chain planning to maintain an excellent view of logistics network and inventory control.

Effective Outsourcing Strategies to Drive Greater Efficiency Throughout the Supply Chain

Following Tan Miller, Lorcan Sheehan, the Senior Vice President of Marketing for ModusLink will provide valuable and actionable information in the following areas:   
How to simplify the complexities of global supply chain management with best practices, processes and technologies

  • Techniques for reducing Inventory E&O and materials waste
  • Advantages of multi-location sourcing, production and distribution
  • Achieving inventory optimisation through global demand driven planning methodology
  • Results communicated through Blue Chip Client Case Study
EVP, SVP, VP, Directors of:

  • Supply Chain
  • Operations and Planning
  • Logistics
  • Materials Management
  • Quality Control

  • Inventory
  • Procurement
  • Business Development
  • Inventory Management
  • Information Management
  • Manufacturing

ModusLink is a leading provider of global supply chain management solutions servicing the computing, software, consumer electronics, storage, and communications industries.  The company provides customized supply chain solutions that improve time to market, reduce costs, increase return on investment and enhance customer satisfaction.

Clients engage ModusLink to manage and perform multiple business processes including consulting and demand planning, sourcing and supply base management, manufacturing and product configuration, logistics management, e-commerce, and aftermarket services.  For more than 20 years, ModusLink’s extensive expertise, commitment to quality and customer focus have made us the vendor of choice for many of the world’s leading technology companies.

With 41 facilities in 13 countries throughout North America, Asia and Europe, ModusLink has the supply chain industry’s largest global footprint helping clients reach customers around the globe more efficiently and cost-effectively.   A subsidiary of CMGI, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMGI), ModusLink is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. http://www.moduslink.com/


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Tan Miller, Regional Director Distribution, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies

Tan Miller joined Pfizer in 1995 and he currently is responsible for the operations of the US Consumer Healthcare Logistics Centers. Previously at Pfizer, he has held positions as Director of Integrated Demand Management, Director of Logistics Planning and Director of Transportation. He has also held logistics and production positions with Mercer Management Consulting, Unisys, and American Olean Tile Company.

Mr. Miller’s hobbies include doing occasional research and writing on distribution and supply chain operations and planning.   He has published three books and over forty articles on these topics. Mr. Miller has also previously taught part-time in the MBA program of Villanova University and at other universities, and he is currently on the editorial board of Material Handling Management magazine.  He and his wife live in Morris Plains with their two sons.

Lorcan Sheehan, Senior Vice President, Marketing, ModusLink

Lorcan Sheehan is Senior Vice President of Marketing at ModusLink – a global leader in the provision of supply chain business process outsource solutions to companies in the computing, software, communications, storage and consumer electronics markets. 

Lorcan is responsible for managing the strategic development and execution of the company’s marketing initiatives, including leadership for product development; communications; lead generation; and solution architecture optimization.  Prior to his current role, Lorcan was VP of Supply Chain Solutions and he continues to oversee ModusLink’s global supply chain solutions team, which works with clients, to optimize their supply chain strategies and shape the requirements for future supply chain solutions in this space.

Lorcan has been with ModusLink for 12 years. In previous positions, Lorcan ran manufacturing, distribution and customer contact operations for the company in EMEA.  

He has a financial background having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in Dublin, Ireland and he remains a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.  While with Arthur Andersen he specialized in the commercial transport and FMCG distribution sectors. He is a regular contributor to international supply chain events and publications.

Headquartered in Waltham,  MA, USA. ModusLink has 41 operations in 13 countries servicing clients’ supply chain needs from pre-manufacturing sourcing to postponed configuration of product to end market requirements and post sales support. ModusLink provides a “knowledge led – operationally enabled” set of solutions that are designed to align with client supply chain goals and deliver these goals through world class execution facilities.  A consistent account engagement and management approach ensures that client supply chains continue to adapt to changing market conditions.

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