Each year GAINSystems hosts a GAINS Resource Group (GRG) conference in Chicago, Illinois.
One of the strengths of the GAINS advanced planning system is the level of investment and development that is put into the tool each and every year; this presents GAINS users with continuous opportunities to further optimise their supply chain planning capabilities but also means it can be difficult to keep pace with everything that is available.
The GRG is a forum for GAINS customers to not just learn more about the GAINS suite via education workshops, but also influence the future development of GAINS and shape future functionality.
Here is a comment from a previous GRG attendee:
"Clifford Hallam has found the GRG to be of considerable benefit in assisting us to reach, and exceed, our goals. The open nature of the GRG, with clear discussions on multiple areas of GAINS, has led to a greater understanding of the system allowing us to fine tune various processes to our benefit. Knowing where improvements and adjustments are taking the system has helped facilitate numerous time and money saving changes in our organisation."
- Julian Kerr-Lawley, Demand Planner
This year's conference is on 24-25 September 2015, at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago.
The agenda overview below is intended to help you make your decision to attend. For more information, please feel free to call Luke Tomkin at GRA Supply Chain Consultants in Melbourne on (03) 9421 4611.
In a similar format to previous years, this year's conference will consist of several development presentations and application workshops. On the first day, we will review the state of GAINS and present some of the many improvements delivered in the past year. We will also present several topics of interest to the whole group. Thursday we will begin at 9am and continue through the day until 5pm.
On the second day we will break into smaller groups (by application type / industry) to allow you to focus on areas most-salient to your organization. Sessions will include a forum for GAINS User Interface suggestions, a workshop on Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP), performance management & reporting capabilities, and more. GAINSystems' team of GAINS experts will lead one-on-one discussions with your organization and review the survey/ranking of your current usage of GAINS.
The first workshop session on Friday begins at 8:30am and we target the last session to conclude at 2pm. The one-on-one discussion and review of current GAINS usage with GAINS experts can be scheduled after 2pm if scheduling requires it or a longer session is desired.
To register, please visit the GAINSystems website.
"Clifford Hallam has found the GRG to be of considerable benefit in assisting us to reach, and exceed, our goals. The open nature of the GRG, with clear discussions on multiple areas of GAINS, has led to a greater understanding of the system allowing us to fine tune various processes to our benefit."