Accenture and ILOG will host the 4th in a series of collaborative webcasts on green logistics and sustainability issues. Previous webcasts focused on carbon footprint reduction initiatives and best practices. The November 3rd webcast will bring an additional level of complexity to the mix: fuel price. This webcast is based on the September 22, 2008 Wall Street Journal publication, Crude Calculations.
Date: Monday, November 3rd
Time: 10:00am CT
Abstract: In many respects, fuel costs are the “universal influencer” of business strategy and activity. There is no end of consequences for companies that import, export, ship or manufacture goods. Even companies that just consume indirect or MRO materials are affected, as are retailers and other direct-to-consumer entities. Further complicating the issue is fuel cost's unpredictability. There is no way to know where the top of the price-rise spectrum is or whether prices might even fall in the near or not-so-near future.
But even if we can’t know the future, companies can’t afford to do nothing. The consequences are too extreme. And the likelihood is too high that competitors will respond creatively to gain a competitive edge over those that are slow to react. Scores of supply chain functions must take action. An overview of five such functions— network strategy; sourcing and procurement; planning and forecasting; transportation and distribution – will be discussed in this webcast.
Our goal is to provide a high-level overview of how higher fuel prices affect each function, how the function must change as a result, and what specific things supply chain leaders must do now.
Bob Gosier, Senior Manager, Accenture Supply Chain Practice
Narendra Mulani, Global Managing Director, Accenture Supply Chain Management Services
David Simchi-Levi, Co-founder of LogicTools, Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT, and ILOG Chief Science Officer.
Jonathan Wright, Partner at Accenture and Global Head of Fulfillment (Based in UK)
• Crude Oil Price and Transportation Costs
• Impact on Network Strategy
• Impact on Transportation Strategy
• Impact on Supply Chain Strategies
• Impact on Consumers