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Meeting Inventory Goals and Customer Expectations through Supply Chain Visibility - North America

- Tan Miller, Regional Director Distribution, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies Learn More
- Jonathan Wasserman, COO, Oceanwide Inc.

Susan Frederick, Director, Solution Consultants, Sage Software

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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 Johnson and Johnson to learn his practices in cost effective supply chain planning to maintain an excellent view of logistics network and inventory control. 

EVP, SVP, VP, Directors of:

  • Supply Chain
  • Operations and Planning
  • Logistics
  • Materials Management
  • Quality Control
  • Inventory
  • Procurement
  • Business Development
  • Inventory Management
  • Information Management
  • Manufacturing


Sage MAS 500 ERP is a highly reliable, robust series of business applications covering all areas of business management, including customer relationship management (CRM), accounting and financials, distribution, manufacturing, human resources, payroll, project accounting, and electronic commerce. Customers are typically companies with 20 to more than 1,000 employees and $25 million to $250 million in annual revenue. The product provides a flexible, scalable, and full-featured business management solution.

Sage MAS 500 offers market-leading modular functionality that can automate many key business processes. Advanced CRM features focus organizations on their customers while ensuring accountability in their sales teams. It also offers sophisticated, flexible manufacturing and distribution solutions. An executive information portal provides Web-based access to the executives on the go. An out-of-the-box e-commerce application gets customers up and running quickly with an integrated, powerful, workflow-optimized Web site. These strengths combine with many others to provide a complete solution for mid-market companies.

Sage MAS 500 modules have won several awards, including three Microsoft “Best Technology Integration” Awards for leading the industry in technical superiority, as well as five consecutive Software Technical Assistance Recognition (STAR) awards for outstanding customer service. In addition, Sage Software and its Business partners provide professional application training and implementation to provide a smooth and effective transition to MAS 500.


Oceanwide Inc. is one of the largest North American based providers of software for logistics and marine insurance professionals. Oceanwide’s suite of web-based solutions includes:

  • Powerful ABI/Compliance software including Remote Location Filing, Duty Drawback, Protest & Reconciliation
  • Complete freight management software for International and Domestic shipments, including Warehouse, PO Management, Rating and Track and Trace
  • Advance Manifest software for Air, Ocean and Truck
  • Marine Insurance management software
  • Cargo Handling

Year after year Oceanwide and its’ products continue to receive recognition as a leader in its field from Profit Magazine through it’s Profit 100 ranking as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 in North America and Technology Fast 50 in Canada.http://www.oceanwide.com/


Brevadum is a consulting firm that improves operating performance by understanding how processes and technology work together to gain efficiency. 

Brevadum helps distributors, manufacturers and retailers improve through-put, reduce operating costs and achieve perfect order fulfillment from supplier to customer.  We have helped over 140 companies realize operational improvement and financial gains by aligning strategy, streamlining processes and implementing software systems. 

Brevadum’s customers’ operate some of the leanest and most sophisticated supply chains in their industry supported by integrated demand planning, warehouse management, transportation management, labor, voice, material handling and business intelligence systems.  Our customers include Charlotte-Russe, Coleman Cable, Giant Eagle Grocery, Nordstrom, Patagonia and T-Mobile. 

Brevadum adds value by applying practical operating and systems expertise to ensure measurable, sustainable and cost justified change.  We collaborate with solution providers that are best suited for our customer’s unique industry, challenges and budget.  Our portfolio of qualified solutions is designed to meet the needs of an entire enterprise or a specific supply chain component. http://www.brevadum.com/


The Journal of Commerce magazine, published by Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. has chronicled transportation and worldwide commerce since it was founded by Samuel F. B. Morse in 1827. It is the leading source for comprehensive and insightful information for international logistics professionals. This publication provides in-depth reports on all modes of transportation, as well as breaking industry news and an analysis of current issues and events. The Journal of Commerce is a member of The Journal of Commerce Shipper Group, along with Pacific Shipper, Florida Shipper, Gulf Shipper, and Shipping Digest. Visit http://www.joc.com/ and http://www.joc.com/ for further information.


Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at http://www.sdcexec.com/

Supply Chain Market is the premier sourcing site for the supply chain and logistics industry. Use our supplier directory, product showcase, and offline search service to expedite your discovery of new products and services. Our goal is to help buyers, like you, identify and select suppliers. Over the years, Supply Chain Market has achieved an unparalleled reputation for the development, organization, and presentation of information necessary for IT users. Visitors are enriched with valuable information that can improve your business and make it more profitable. http://www.supplychainmarket.com


Logistics Online is an online publication and weekly e-newsletter focused on information technology-based automation systems for the logistics industry. Prominently featured at Logistics Online are logistics software for warehousing, transportation, and e-commerce and logistics hardware for implementing AIDC and automated material handling. http://www.logisticsonline.com/


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.

Jonathan Wasserman, COO, Oceanwide Inc.

Mr. Wasserman holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor Degree in Life Sciences from Queen’s University. He has over 12 years experience in the communications and marketing fields working as Marketing and International Marketing Director for Canada and several Asian subsidiaries within several major pharmaceutical companies. He has guided many small to mid-sized firms through change management as the president of Fulcrum Consulting and has had his current post at the helm of Oceanwide for the past four years.

Susan Frederick, Director, Solution Consultants, Sage Software

Susan Frederick joined Sage Software in 1996 and she currently manages a team of pre-sales application and technical experts for Sage’s MAS 90, MAS 200 and MAS 500 ERP solutions.  As part of the pre-sales organization, Ms. Frederick and her team are responsible for working with clients to identify critical business issues and project goals prior to ensure project success.  Prior to joining Sage Software, Ms. Frederick worked for Dun & Bradstreet Software in a pre-sales and post-sales consulting capacity where she helped Fortune 1000 companies implement mainframe and client/server ERP systems. 

Ms. Frederick has a B.S. in management systems analysis from California State University Northridge.

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