Dynamic Network Optimization


Focused on:

  • Dynamic
  • Network
  • Optimization
  • Supply
  • Chain

Date: 22 September


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Improving network utilization through continuous evaluation

In today's fast-paced environment with consumer demands changing based on a tweet and product availability changing based on a snowstorm, additional flexibility and agility in your supply chain is more important than ever. Network optimization exercises that are only done once every two to three years leave businesses exposed and unable to respond to increasingly sophisticated market and consumer demands – often resulting in unrealized revenues and cost savings.

The experts at HAVI Global Solutions (HGS) have developed a proven approach to network optimization that meets critical business needs by managing project costs and risks while guaranteeing best-in-class results. HGS will discuss their unique approach of supply chain network design paired with network utilization (effective asset management), which allows customers to minimize risk and maximize visibility across the supply chain.

Starting with the premise that network optimization is best achieved by leveraging a continuous ongoing risk management and optimization strategy, HGS customers realize considerable cost savings along with improved responsiveness to consumer demands and increased speed-to-market. HGS designs the recommendations and/or changes to ensure minimal implementation risk, actively partnering with customers by sharing both risks and benefits.

Is your organization ready for the supply chain of the future? Register today to learn how rethinking your optimization strategies can prepare your organization for the challenges that lie ahead.

Presented by

Nick Bullard,

Director of Business Analytics

Nick Bullard is Director of Global Optimization and Analytics at HAVI Global Solutions (HGS). Nick has more than 15 years of in-depth supply chain knowledge, as well as a consulting and industry background with HGS, Smith Hanley Consulting, Sears, Tektronix, and Deere & Company.

Nick's areas of focus include assessing supply chains to evaluate performance, efficiencies and opportunities; implementing supply chain solutions such as network optimization, strategic sourcing, and supply chain risk management.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

Nikhil Thaker,

Director of Business Analytics

Nikhil Thaker is Director of Global Optimization and Analytics at HAVI Global Solutions (HGS). Nikhil has more than 10 years of supply chain experience. Nikhil has been a consultant and worked with multiple companies and industry verticals throughout his career including HGS, 1WorldSync, IBM, CGN & Associates.

Nikhil specializes in optimization technology and has in depth knowledge of network, inventory and transportation optimization. Nikhil is CPIM certified with APICS and an active member of IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers).

Nikhil has a B.S. in industrial engineering from the Nagpur University, India, and an M.S. in industrial engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand how complexity and volatility in your supply chain requires network agility.
  • Learn how dynamic network optimization provides opportunity identification, analytical productivities and visibility to capture savings and uncover opportunities.
  • Understand the value of streamlined integration between strategic design and execution, and collaboration with business customers.
  • Learn how dynamic network optimization positions your supply chain to meet business needs in today's unpredictable climate.


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