An exclusive networking event by Inspirage and Oracle in collaboration with CILT

Event summary

We are pleased to invite you to an exclusive networking event by Inspirage and Oracle in collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK, focusing on how to transform your Sales & Operations Planning Processes.

We will explore real world examples and use cases on how companies have been able to take their S&OP processes to the next level against Gartner’s maturity model. We will examine the different elements of successful transformations as well as identify typical pitfalls. We will also discuss the role of technology in these transitions and demonstrate successful ways of utilizing technology for modern S&OP.

For this event, our guest speaker will be John Beat, from GKN Driveline, who will explain the S&OP journey at GKN.

At the event, you will learn to:

  • Get to the next levels of the maturity curve after establishing a basic S&OP process
  • Find new ways of improving the outputs and the engagement with your stakeholders
  • Gain a new perspective and boost the results of your S&OP process
  • Innovate and automate some of the most burdensome manual tasks your team is struggling with

We are looking forward to welcoming you at our event!
Event attendees are Experts, Managers, Directors and Executives who are in charge of introducing and supporting transformational approaches for Sales & Operations Planning. They come from the Business side (Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement), from the IT side (CIO, Technical IT) and from Finance (CFO).

This networking event is organized in cooperation with:

The event is free of charge and you will be registered only after receiving the system confirmation. Please note that in order to foster quality discussions, the number of attendees is limited.

Any attendee who would like an additional 1:1 meeting with us after lunch, please send a note to and we would be happy to accommodate it.

Our speakers

Event agenda

John Beat - GKN Driveline

This session will present the S&OP journey at GKN Driveline with a detailed review of the challenges, the program as it was designed and executed over several years and show the business benefits the company has obtained so far. Some guidance from this return of experience at GKN will be highlighted.
Steve Bessant - Oracle

This session will present Oracle strategy to achieve excellence in S&OP processes using Oracle Cloud applications for S&OP. Our speaker will go through customer examples in various industries and how they implemented this modern Oracle solution set with various ERP backbones.
Dean Jones and Mo Khurana – Inspirage

This session will deep dive into the S&OP journey from NCR, a global leader in developing transformational transaction technologies including online banking, POS systems, mobile payments and omni channel ... Inspirage is NCR’s global partner for this succesful S&OP journey and the presentation outlines critical sccess factors thanks to direct NCR testimonials.
Lisa McShine – Inspirage

This session will go through an end-to-end guided demonstration that illustrates the various stages of activities for an S&OP Planner using Oracle Cloud S&OP solutions. This demonstration has been built from Inspirage’s experience with ‘real life’ projects. It is therefore fully representative of the S&OP user experience.
John Beat, Steve Bessan, Dean Jones, Lisa McShine, and Mo Khurana

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Conference location:

Oracle Birmingham

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd.
One Central Boulevard
Blythe Valley Business Park
B90 8BG
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