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Registrations are now closed.

Please email Andres Colombari ac@complexica.com if you wish to be added to the waiting list


AI-driven demand planning and inventory replenishment:

PFD Foods success story

When it comes to food service, food manufacturers and distributors share a common objective: increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability for their customers. As a supplier to the food service industry, you know that partnering with the right distributor can be a game changer. When executed effectively, this can be a mutually beneficial partnership. 

Reliability and consistency in delivery schedules, as well as flexibility and adaptability to changing market dynamics, seasonal trends and customer preferences - these are all important success factors that can help forge a harmonious partnership. Being able to synchronise your production with your distributors' dynamic demands is key to unlocking value in this partnership. 

Complexica, 2019 Innovator of the Year, and PFD Food Services, the largest privately-owned food services company in Australia, invite you to an executive boardroom lunch showcasing AI-powered digital transformation journey undertaken by PFD Food Services.
You will hear from Complexica's CEO Matt Michalewicz who will share some insights from his 25-year journey in the field of applied AI and digital transformation.
You will also see a live demonstration of the demand planning and inventory replenishment system led by by Anthony Layton, National Inventory Manager at PFD Food Services.
Some of the notable achievement PFD Foods attributes to implementing the demand planning system  include:
Demand forecast accuracy: increased by 10%  (attributed to using AI self-learning loops)
Manual adjustments to demand planning: reduced to less than 10%
Order processing time: reduced by 50%
Reserve your spot now to learn how AI-driven integrated demand planning and inventory replenishment can improve your processes and deliver value to your customers.

Why attend:

  • Explore the efficiencies that demand planning and inventory replenishment technology can offer
  • Enhance your relationship with PFD Foods by gaining visibility into their demand planning processes
  • Gain actionable insights to improve your production and supply chain processes
  • Network with peers and experts in the food manufacturing and demand planning domains
  • Get answers to your questions in a dedicated Q&A session with software and demand planning experts

What to expect

  • Opening Keynote - "Optimising Supply Chains through Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation" - delivered by Matt Michalewicz, CEO of Complexica. 
  • Live Demo - Complexica's Demand Planning and Inventory Replenishment system at PFD Foods presented by Anthony Layton, National Inventory Manager at PFD Food Services.  
  • Networking Session: Connect with industry peers 

WHEN: Wednesday, 18 October 12pm - 2pm

WHERE: Vue de Monde Restaurant: 55 Rialto Towers, 525 Collins St, Melbourne

COST: Free (Registration by Invitation only). 

About the speakers

Matt Michalewicz has more than 25 years of experience in starting and running high-growth tech companies, especially in the areas of machine learning, predictive analytics, and decision optimisation. He is currently the CEO of Complexica, a provider of award-winning Artificial Intelligence software for optimising sales & marketing activities, and a director of several ASX-listed companies, including Prophecy International (ASX: PRO), ComOps (ASX: COM), and LBT Innovations (ASX: LBT). He is also the author of several books, including The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Real-World Applications for Revenue and Margin GrowthLife in Half a SecondWinning CredibilityPuzzle-Based Learning, and Adaptive Business Intelligence.  For more information, please visit: http://www.michalewicz.com.au/biography

Anthony Layton is a seasoned supply chain professional with extensive experience in inventory management, demand and supply planning, and production scheduling. Currently serving as the National Inventory Manager at PFD Food Services Pty Ltd, Anthony has been instrumental in driving efficient inventory management strategies. His expertise has enabled him to navigate the complexities of the food services industry and ensure optimal stock levels while meeting service level targets. With a proven track record of delivering results, Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge to share with audiences wishing to enhance their understanding of modern supply chain dynamics.

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