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Join KPMG and learn more about how together we help empower manufacturers and wholesale distributors to accelerate their supply chain strategies.

May 6, 2018 - May 9, 2018, 8:30AM - 5:00PM, EST

Join KPMG at JDA Focus 2018 and learn more about how together we help empower manufacturers and wholesale distributors to accelerate their supply chain strategies and harness digital transformation initiatives.

The KPMG and JDA alliance

KPMG and JDA professionals are ready to help design, enhance, and support your supply chain transformation. Leveraging this alliance, you can maximize the value of JDA’s award-winning solutions while taking advantage of KPMG’s operations experience, financial acumen, and transformation capabilities. Working together, we can help you meet the challenge of designing and implementing a fast, agile, and customer-responsive supply chain.

The alliance combines KPMG’s leading design, change management and testing capabilities with JDA’s advanced demand-driven, integrated manufacturing supply chain technology. The transformational improvements and real-time information help manufacturers reduce costs, increase asset productivity and improve cross-functional planning and execution across their agile supply chains.

KPMG has been recognized by JDA as 2017 Partner of the Year. Additionally, KPMG earned the JDA Consulting Partner of the Year – North America Manufacturing award two years in a row, for 2016 and 2017.


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See Agenda, Speakers, and Guide below for more information about KPMG's participation, and additional insights.



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KPMG is the exclusive JDA FOCUS 2018 Executive Exchange sponsor. Exchange offers supply chain executives the opportunity to network and share with industry peers in a trusted, non-competitive environment as a part of a curated, personalized agenda during FOCUS. Key findings from the JDA & KPMG Digital Supply Chain Transformation Survey will take center stage. Executives in attendance will receive a personalize benchmark assessment with key takeaways to help drive their supply chain in the digital world.

Kelly Bysouth, Vice President Global Procurement and Supply Chain at Adient, and Brian Higgins, Principal at KPMG will address Digital Supply Chain Transformation for Competitive Advantage during the executive track.


Additional KPMG sessions in the main conference include:

May 7, 2018

Adient's Journey: Building a Central Planning Organization | Session ST002

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m | Crystal Ballroom Salon A/B 

Challenged by global supply chain transformation?  Don’t miss this discussion to hear how Adient is driving transformation across their global organization with JDA. Adient will share its vision for a proactively managed end-to-end supply chain, outline their journey to build an integrated organization and how JDA solutions are critical enablers to achieve their goals.

  • Robert Melcher, Director Global Supply Chain Planning & Execution at Adient
  • Mark Levy, Managing Director, KPMG LLP


Control Tower 2.0: Global Supply Chain Planning Transformation at Mattel | Session DP002

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Crystal Ballroom Salon G 

Learn how Mattel and KPMG are using JDA to drive a global supply chain transformation. Mattel will share its progress toward a proactively managed end-to-end supply chain. Mattel also will discuss their journey to build an integrated process and how KPMG and JDA solutions have become critical enablers to help achieve Mattel's goals.

  • Yohan Lee, Vice President of Global IT, Mattel
  • Peter J. Yu, Advisory Director, KPMG LLP


May 8, 2018

Procurement Technology Transformation Journey at McKesson Canada - From Initial Project Planning to Go-Live! | Customer Presentation SU006

4:15 p.m. -  5:15 p.m. | Crystal Ballroom D/E

Also attend the session featuring McKesson, a KPMG and JDA client. Join Alexandre Mahfoud, vice president of procurement operations, McKesson Canada, who will provide a high level overview of the procurement technology transformation at McKesson. He will present their lessons learned and key success factors for primary components of the project including business case, governance, project management, change management, design, build, validation and rollout of the new solution.

  • Alexandre E. Mahfoud, Vice President of Procurement Operations, McKesson Canada        


Speakers Guide

KPMG Insights

Client stories

Read about how KPMG’s supply chain methodologies have helped clients enhance their business processes:

Demand drives supply

KPMG helped automotive components manufacturer develop supply chain strategy after spin-off 

Manufacturing and distribution

Identifying synergies, best practices, and 11% savings potential positions an HVAC manufacturer for competitive success. KPMG 

New logistics operating model saves $100M

KPMG helped a global conglomerate rationalize supply chain technology and optimize distribution and transportation efforts. 


Publications and downloads

Modern, agile supply chain management with KPMG and JDA

KPMG Complexity management solution

Demand-driven supply chain

Future-proof reverse logistics

Enhancing supply chains through big data analytics


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Kevin Metcalf-Kelly, Alliance Director | T: +1 469-338-1371


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