Business Agility and Development
18 May 2011
Of the 99% of UK businesses today who believe it is either ‘very important’ (72%) or ‘important’ (27%) to try to reduce inventory levels, only 13% of those surveyed have managed to get theirs down by 50% or more after 3 years of concerted effort! These are the findings of the latest research by National Computing Centre, sponsored by Sterling Commerce, an IBM company.
When it comes to managing a portfolio - of customers, markets, inventory, projects, or business units… no ‘one size fits all’. It is clear that what is vitally important to be successful in today’s market is to ensure that you, as an organisation, have an accurate view of your entire supply chain. By collaborating more effectively with your suppliers and in a timely fashion, you will be in a much stronger position to better manage your inventory and cope with changes in demand as the market dictates. Only this way will you be better able to serve your customers and exploit your growth potential.
The positive outcome of these hard times is that it will create opportunities for those that are willing to change their behaviours as well as the ‘mechanisms’ they employ.
Join us at an exclusive roundtable dinner on Wednesday 18th May at The Lansdowne Club, London (6.00pm - 9.00pm) for an evening of lively discussion and an opportunity to network with your peers from the other like minded businesses in the UK. Hosted by The National Computing Centre and Sterling Commerce, you will have the opportunity to sound out your concerns and plans, and benchmark your successes with your peers – all under “the Chatham House Rule”.
At the dinner we will discuss issues such as:
- The very latest research findings and what they mean
- Balancing the cutting of costs and inventory while preparing for growth
- Reducing order fulfilment turnaround times with reduced inventory
- Exploiting the growth potential in the next 2 years – how can integrating your internal systems help?
- Cloud solutions for business applications
- Cloud for B2B integration
- Put your own business issue up for discussion
As an informal, interactive discussion dinner places are strictly limited to ensure an optimum sized group.
We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an insightful discussion.
Venue: The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, London
9 Fitzmaurice Place London, W1J 5JD
|18.00||Registration - pre-dinner drinks and networking|
|18.30||Welcome & introduction - Stephen Fox, NCC|
|The latest B2B Research by NCC - March 2011 |
Research Analyst, National Computing Centre
Cliff delivers our latest research findings from March this year. He will share the thoughts of organisations wrestling to manage their inventory more effectively in this challenging economic climate and how they see new next few years ahead.
|19.00||Roundtable 3 course Dinner commences|
|Table facilitator introduces the discussions |
|20.30||Coffee and Group feedback|
|21.00||Close with networking and drinks|
In the pursuit of continually higher achievements, many businesses have found themselves in more complex, increasingly global, interdependent networks, without fully understanding what it takes to manage and lead in this connected environment.
Once you have chosen to embrace complexity there are many tools, techniques and models at your disposal to make sense of how things can work in a ‘joined-up’ world.
This event is suitable for organisations aiming to connect people, processes and information for seamless and secure integration with any partner, any system, anywhere so they can sell and fulfil any offer, across any channel, from any supplier especially when inventory is involved.
Network with our experts and other guests to explore the latest thinking in B2B agility and integration.