APICS Colorado Dinner Meeting

May 13, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Virtual Social Networking Dinner


Wednesday, May 13, 2020, @ 7:00 pm

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Speaker: Alan Dunn

 Planning 2020

Demands Through


Simultaneous Triple



Because of the COVID-19 fears, exacerbated by politicians dealing with a pandemic while at the same time understanding little about complex global supply chains, the world’s economic engines mostly came to a near-instant halt in March 2020. This instantly resulted in global logistics, transportation, and inventory safety stock assets mostly in the wrong physical places.

This presentation will discuss how the “simultaneous-triple-bullwhip effect” of (1) demands, (2) supplies and (3) logistics bullwhips will result in erratic start-stop demand behaviors. Irrespective of order bookings, this will result in hugely distorted and unreliable global product deliveries.

COVID-19 has shut down worldwide commerce. Not since the Great 1929, Depression has the buying and selling of goods and services on a global basis collapsed as quickly as it has collapsed in March and April of 2020. But more importantly, this economic collapse that has driven domestic unemployment from 3.4% to north of 18% in 8 weeks has left consumers and businesses in a liquidity squeeze.

Alan G. Dunn specializes in strategic planning, supply chain management, manufacturing management, operations management, cost management, and business finance. He is President of GDI Consulting & Training Company and founder of the Manufacturing Executive Institute. Previously, Mr. Dunn was a Vice President at Gemini Management Consulting and a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand. In both positions, he led large technical manufacturing teams in innovative productivity enhancement projects.  Mr. Dunn has participated in >175 manufacturing and distribution projects inside >110 companies.  He has worked in 22 countries and across most industrial sectors.



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