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March 2016 "PDM" Professional Development Meeting
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Keynote Speaker: Sree Rajagopalan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Murano Corporation

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
5:30 - 8:00PM
Where: The Hess Club
5430 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas  77056
United States
Presenter: Sree Rajagopalan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Murano Corporation
Contact: Director of Programs

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Event Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Presentation Title:  Recession-Proofing your Business with Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

Topic: Build resilient and recession-proof business by adopting Sales & Operations Planning process

Keynote Speaker: Sree Rajagopalan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Murano Corporation

Biography:  Sree Rajagopalan is the President and CEO of Murano Corporation based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Murano helps organizations improve their internal operations and external supply chains using modern cloud technology. Their flagship cloud offering, Supply Chain Manager operates from a North Carolina data center and is used by Murano's global clients for manufacturing, finance, purchasing, and supply chain activities. 

Sree is a veteran of Enterprise Software industry with multiple Fortune 500 ERP implementation experience. He is passionate about improving his clients’ implementation experience and processes and has helped his clients improve their Supply Chain, Procurement, Inventory Management, Logistics, and Sales processes.
As CEO, Sree drives the strategy, vision and sales at Murano Corporation. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. 

Presentation: Rumor has it that Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan once told his son that recession is an event that happens every 7 years. Assuming he is right, the next one must be around the corner. So, here is the multi-million dollar question for all of you supply chain and finance professionals:
Will you be sitting on a mountain of unsold inventory in a few months? 
Do you have an effective Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process in your company? 

In good times or bad S&OP is your friend. S&OP when implemented properly combined with the ability to separate macro and micro economic signals from noise can save and potentially protect your business from economic cycles. Learn more about S&OP, methodology, implementation best practices, and case study.

Meeting Agenda

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Check-In + SCM Recruiter
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner + Presentation + Chapter Announcements
8:00 PM – Meeting Adjourns

Event Cost                              By March 13th           After March 13th

Houston Chapter Members        $25.00                                $35.00
Student Chapter Members         $10.00                                $35.00
Non-Members                            $30.00                                $35.00

* Recruiter will be present at the PDM during the check in time to speak with job seekers