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November 20, 2008
Making Better Decisions to Facilitate Profitable Growth in Turbulent Times

Speakers for this event:
- Steve Player, Program Director, Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT), North America Region  Learn More

- Ron Wilson, Director of Business Development, CPG, River Logic  Learn More
- Srikanth Srinivas, Director of Consulting Services, River Logic  Learn More

Making Better Decisions to Facilitate Profitable Growth in Turbulent Times


Consumer goods companies are facing unprecedented pressure to maintain historical profitable growth. Current challenges are a result of rising commodities, energy prices, a volatile market, and consolidation among retailers, which leads to reduced pricing power.

How are leading consumer goods companies responding to these turbulent times?

Attend this webinar to learn how River Logic's Enterprise Optimizer® (EO) can help your organization improve planning and decision-making processes, from conception to execution.

This webinar will focus on specific ways you can strike the right balance between sales, operations, and finance:

  • Grow top line revenue
  • Respond better to volatile market conditions
  • Understand which products and customers to focus on in different market conditions
  • Focus your capacity on the right set of products
  • Cut costs without harming competitive advantage
  • Improve Return on Assets (ROA)

  • Journalists
  • Analysts
  • CFO’s
  • VP’s of Strategy, Marketing, Operations,
  • Directors and Planners of Inventory, Demand and Logistics, and Operations

      For consumer goods companies


River Logic, Inc. is an emerging leader of strategic modeling and planning software applications for businesses and management consultants. Its flagship product, Enterprise Optimizer® (“EO”), enables companies to identify quickly the decisions that have the greatest impact on their financial performance. EO uniquely links financial planning and operational performance to create a unified model of the business, detailing rationale for the best strategic, tactical and operational decisions that maximize financial performance.

For more information visit http://www.riverlogic.com/


Steve Player, Program Director, Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT), North America Region 

Steve Player is the Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) North America region. Steve has over 20 years experience in implementing performance management, strategic planning, and process improvements. He is the Managing Director of The Player Group, a business consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas and he is the founder of the Activity-Based Management Advanced Implementation Group (ABM AIG). He is the co-author/editor of four books on Activity-Based Management. As an author, Steve has written for many of the major finance and accounting publications, including CFO, Journal of Cost Management, Controller, and the Journal of Accountancy, and he currently serves as a monthly finance transformation columnist for Business Finance magazine, for which he interviews CFOs from leading organizations on innovations in planning processes. Previously, Steve was the Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen's Advanced Cost Management Team.

Ron Wilson, Director of Business Development, CPG, River Logic 

Ron Wilson is the Director of Business Development-CPG for River Logic. Prior to joining River Logic, Ron worked as a business development and business process consultant helping Fortune 1000 companies in the retail, CPG, and manufacturing industries achieve greater business performance. Ron has over 15 years of experience providing enterprise solutions and services in the areas of finance and supply chain.



Srikanth Srinivas, Director of Consulting Services, River Logic  

Srikanth Srinivas is passionate about helping clients make focused changes to critical variables that will achieve more with less. He has over 20 years of experience in business strategy, supply chain management, and performance management. His global career has taken him to Australia, Canada, China, India, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. In addition to consulting, he has authored books and articles, and he’s presented at forums such as APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) and SCC (Supply Chain Council). Currently, Srikanth is the Director of Consulting Services at River Logic, the leading provider of integrated business planning and advanced business modeling solutions.

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