Content groups align to form Digital Supply Chain Alliance
The Digital Entertainment Group, the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) and MovieLabs have aligned to form the Digital Supply Chain Alliance.
This new Alliance has designed to improve cooperation among DEG, EMA and MovieLabs members in service of improved efficiency, standards adoption and the sharing of best practices.
A Digital Supply Chain Steering Committee has been established and will work under the stewardship of DEG Executive Director John Powers, EMA VP Industry Leadership Eric Hanson and MovieLabs VP Distribution Technology Craig Seidel to provide oversight, guidance and direction for the groups’ combined efforts.
The new Alliance will enable the three organisations to set common goals and timelines for adoption of supply chain specifications and best practices.
A shared adoption plan and roadmap will help member companies drive automation faster and more efficiently to keep up with the pace of change in digital distribution.
“I'm really excited about streamlining how ecosystem participants collaborate on improving the digital supply chain,” said Steering Committee member Bill Kotzman, Partner Product Manager at YouTube/Google.
“The formation of the Digital Supply Chain Alliance is a very positive step towards increased organisational efficiency that will enable us to spend less time on deciding which problems to solve and more time on actually solving problems."
The Alliance was announced at the first Digital Supply Chain Biannual Meeting, held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
During the meeting, participants learned about new joint processes, heard from subject matter experts about recent digital supply chain successes and discussed recommendations for areas of further exploration.
“This new framework for collaboration will bolster the sharing of best practices and allow us to move faster towards standards adoption industrywide, said Steering Committee member Mark Sgriccia, VP Content Operations and Strategy at Lionsgate.
New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live
Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event.
Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.
The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats.
We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.
VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd
Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries.
Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE
Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd
Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.
Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company.