Canadian Operational Research Society
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
When: Noon to 1:30 PM, Friday, January 21, 2005
450 - 1 Street SW
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Olessia Mikhovitch, Manager - Logistics Analysis
In the era of globalization and the struggle to lower consumer prices, companies are increasingly pressured to reduce the cost of goods sold as never before. The drive to outsource production to lower cost countries or rationalizing the local supply chain, has meant the emergence of sophisticated tools to help companies make supply chain decisions and realize the promised savings. Optimization and simulation are the two main approaches that are used for supply chain network design. Most supply chain software companies have at least one tool in their portfolio utilizing one or both of the approaches. Many businesses find themselves turning to these tools to assist them in evaluating potential supply chain strategy shifts, or to optimize their network in order to become more competitive in the market.
About the Speaker
Olessia Mikhovitch graduated from Cranfield University in the UK with a Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. As part of the Product Design team at Canadian Pacific Railway she helped to develop the train operating plan before joining Canadian Pacific Logistics Solutions (CPLS) in July 2004. Olessia is currently involved in providing supply chain network analysis for various consulting engagements as well as developing transportation management solutions for clients within North America for global solutions.
Canadian Pacific Logistics Solutions is a division of the Canadian Pacific Railway providing supply chain consulting and shipment management solutions to our customers.