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apicsAU is Australasia’s
Premier Supply Chain
picsAU is pleased to announce a series
of free live webinars for members
designed to educate the supply
chain community in Multi-Echelon Inventory
MEIO right-sizes safety stock buffers across
the entire supply chain, taking into account the
complex interdependencies between stages,
as well as variables that cause chronic excess
inventory, such as long lead times, demand
uncertainty, and supply volatility.
MEIO providers, such as Llamasoft, have
experienced rapid growth and recognition
recently, which highlights a general market
trend for advanced supply chain analytics and
Llamasoft has moved up the ranks on
Deloitte’s Fast 500 list of fastest growing North
American technology companies and has also
been a two-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of
the fastest growing privately-held companies.
Australian owned consultancy and technology
company Lexian Solutions is the exclusive
provider of Llamasoft solutions in Australia.
According to Shaun Gates, managing
director of Lexian Solutions, market demand
for MEIO is driven by new sophisticated
technologies with the ability to solve complex
problems. However, there is a fair amount of
education required in the market. For instance,
what’s the difference between single and
multiple echelon inventory solutions?
Single-Echelon Inventory Optimisation: Each
facility is considered as an “island”. So each
facility is forced to keep safety stock to cover
against any uncertainty in demand and lead
time. There are no strategic decisions involved
in the single echelon inventory optimisation. It
only represents an elementary level inventory
Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimisation: Each
facility is considered as a member of the
network. Strategic decisions are involved to
determine which facility should hold safety stock.
Supply chain professionals have been
operating static solutions for over twenty years.
It takes a ground-breaking piece of technology
to change a 20-year mindframe around static
solutions. Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimisation
is in that calibre of innovation. It is extremely
powerful for many organisations that require
However, MEIO is not the perfect fit for every
This exclusive educational webinar series
provided by Lexian Solutions will take apicsAU
members through a three-part series that
explores the criteria necessary for MEIO, some
common misconceptions about MEIO, and
challenges for implementation. It will include
real-life case studies and testimonies from MEIO
customers around the world.
apicsAU’s education webinars feature
live polling and Q&A forums that allow for
Who should participate?
Supply chain analytics and optimisation solu-
tions like MEIO are applicable across a wide
range of industries. Suitable for supply chain
professionals responsible for delivering efficien-
cies to the organisation.
Look out for webinar registration coming
in June 2016.
About the presenter
Shaun Gates, managing director, Lexian
Solutions, has extensive experience inventory
management, forecasting, network optimisation
modelling, event management, transportation
systems and warehouse management tech-
nology. Lexian installs and markets a number
of Llamasoft technologies including Inventory
Optimiza, CAST Aurora and CAST Flow as well
as the Supply Chain Guru family of products.
Lexian has also developed proprietary
event management software to manage the
logistics for major sporting events, transport
management systems and a web base
warehouse management system for small to
medium size businesses. ■
EXCLUSIVE EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES
MHD SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS — MAY / JUNE 2016
(02) 9891 1411 | email@example.com | www.apicsau.org.au
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