APICS May 2020 Meeting Online Denver CO

APICS Colorado Chapter 81 (Operations Management)

Topic: Mobile Robots - using the newest technology in warehouses and manufacturing
Date: 13 May 2020
Speaker: Alan Dunn
Place: Webinar Online - GoTo Meeting (By Registration Only)
7:00pm Business Meeting
7:15pm Presentation
  • Topic: Planning 2020 Demands Through COVID-19's Simultaneous Triple Bullwhip
  • Speaker: Alan Dunn
  • Because of the COVID-19 fears, exacerbated by politicians dealing with a pandemic while at the same time understanding little about complex global supply chains, the world’s economic engines mostly came to a near-instant halt in March 2020. 
  • This instantly resulted in global logistics, transportation, and inventory safety stock assets mostly in the wrong physical places.
  • This presentation will discuss how the "simultaneous-triple-bullwhip effect" of (1) demands, (2) supplies and (3) logistics bullwhips will result in erratic - start-stop demand behaviors. 
  • Irrespective of order bookings, this will result in hugely distorted and unreliable global product deliveries.
  • COVID-19 has shut down worldwide commerce. 
  • Not since the Great 1929, Depression has the buying and selling of goods and services on a global basis collapsed as quickly as it has collapsed in March and April of 2020. 
  • But more importantly, this economic collapse that has driven domestic unemployment from 3.4% to north of 18% in 8 weeks has left consumers and businesses in a liquidity squeeze.

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Cost: Free APICS Members $0 before 12 May, $0 after
  • Student Free $0 (APICS Member or Not)
  • Non APICS Members Free $0 before 12 May, $0 after
  • Speaker only (no dinner) $0
Posted by Arnold Miller on Apr 27, 2020 6:58 AM America/Chicago