Supply Chain Expert Lora Cecere Discusses Role of Finance in Inventory Optimization and Improved Operational Forecasting in Tagetik's Next Progressive CFO Webinar

Apr 12, 2016, 10:00 ET from Tagetik

STAMFORD, Connecticut and LUCCA, Italy, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Better alignment of finance and operations, more strategic approaches to inventory management, and broadening of metrics portfolio among topics covered 

Tagetik, a visionary leader in global performance management software solutions, will host the webinar "How Does Better Operational Forecasting Improve Market Capitalization?," the latest presentation in Tagetik's popular Progressive CFO series on Tuesday, April 19, from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time/ 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Central European Time. Lora Cecere, founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, a research and advisory firm, will discuss how CFOs can improve the market capitalization of their organizations by working with operations to improve forecasting, refine supply chain design, and manage a broader portfolio of metrics.

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Cecere will include in her discussion insights from her recently published book, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter, which is based on years of research into supply chain successes and failures and details the links between corporate financials and supply chain maturity.  

Dave Kasabian , chief marketing officer of Tagetik, will direct the conversation. The 30-minute interview will touch on these and other questions:

  • Who should drive a tighter alignment between finance and operations?  
  • What are some of the metrics that matter to an enlightened CFO?
  • Why does standard inventory management fail to yield the financial results expected?
  • What should finance professionals know about the complexities of modern inventory management and supply chain stress points in order to improve forecasting?

"Nine out of 10 companies are stuck when it comes to growth," said Cecere. "One of the main reasons is ineffective inventory management. Market volatility, fluctuating demands and product prices, transportation times and costs are just a few of the factors that must be considered in inventory and financial forecasting. In the most advanced manufacturing companies, finance is 'overlayed' over operations in order to help identify and analyze trade offs and opportunities when designing and refining the optimal supply chain."

"Lora's take on the metrics that matter for growth and profitability is something every CFO can benefit from," said Kasabian. "Too often, companies set business goals and structure incentives that actually inhibit growth. Her research strongly demonstrates the value of detailed, cross-functional planning and forecasting and its correlation to market capitalization."  

To register for the interview and discussion, click here.

About Tagetik 

Tagetik understands the complex challenges that face the Office of Finance and translates that knowledge into intuitive, enterprise-scale performance management software solutions that drive business results. With Tagetik, companies get the simplicity of the Cloud and the power to unify financial and operational planning; shorten the consolidation and close process; immediately analyze results, model and compare full financial statement impact of business scenarios; adjust strategic plans; seamlessly update rolling forecasts; produce formatted and auditable financial statements and management reports; collaborate on business reviews, and automate disclosure and board reporting. Tagetik has built-in financial intelligence so that CFOs, finance managers, and operations executives can orchestrate multiple or all processes in one software solution. More than 850 customers across 35 countries count on Tagetik to improve efficiency, reduce risk, save money and deliver results. For more information, visit http://www.tagetik.com. We get Finance. You get results.

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