Fall 2018 Seminar

October 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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DoubleTree Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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Fall 2018 Seminar: Adaptive S&OP 
 Presented by Carol Ptak and Dick Ling
October 23, 2018  |  DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place


Carol Ptak and Dick Ling take you through Adaptive S&OP, the strategic component of the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model. Adaptive Sales and Operations Planning is the integrated business process that provides management the ability to strategically define, direct and manage relevant information in the strategic relevant range and across the enterprise. Market Driven Innovation is combined with Operations Strategy, Go-to-Market Strategy and Financial Strategy to create strategic information and requirements for tactical reconciliation and strategic projection to effectively create and drive adaptation.

This immersive one day seminar led by Carol Ptak and Dick Ling will expose senior leadership to:

  • The basic history of S&OP and its primary objectives
  • The prerequisites of relevant information in order to put a company on a path of growth
  • The inability and failure of conventional approaches to produce relevant information
  • An organizational framework called the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model
  • The seven elements of Adaptive S&OP
  • How to begin to implement the DDAE Model

This seminar is designed for executive teams looking to dramatically change the trajectory of their organization and overhaul the way the business connects strategy to operations and operations to strategy.

About the Presenters:

Dick Ling led the introduction of Sales and Operations Planning process in the eighties. He wrote the first book on S&OP in 1988, “Orchestrating Success”. For over 30 years he has educated and helped companies successfully implement S&OP. His focus today is to work with the Demand Driven Institute to help them educate companies about how they can become a Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise.


Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute.  A leading authority in the use of ERP and Supply Chain tools to drive improved bottom line performance, Ms. Ptak's expertise is well grounded in four decades of practical experience as a successful practitioner, consultant and educator in manufacturing operations. Her pragmatic approach to complex issues and dynamic presentation style has her in high demand worldwide on the subject of how to leverage these tools and achieve sustainable success.


Register your team of 5 or more and SAVE with the Group Discounts!



DoubleTree Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Place Boulevard
Saint Louis Park MN 55416




Attend this Seminar and SAVE $100 on Demand Driven Leader Workshop on 10/24 & 10/25/18.

Registration Deadline: 5:00pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018, or until Sold Out! Registrations after 5:00pm on Thursday October 18 2018, will be accepted on a "space available" basis.
No refunds or transfers after the Registration deadline.


Lunch is included in the registration fees.
*Please notify the chapter if you have any special dietary requirements at the time of registration.  Catering orders are placed in advance.  Thank you!


$600.00 Member Registration

$650.00 Nonmember Registration

$600.00 Member Ticket - Member of Another APICS Chapter

$500.00 Member Group Rate (Requires 5 or more registrations processed in the same order/payment transaction)

$500.00 Non-Member Group Rate (Requires 5 or more registrations processed in the same order/payment transaction)

$0.00 Nonmember Registration - Complimentary (Speakers/Guests)