Meeting Archive:
Managing Change: Tactics for Distributors


Meeting Description:
Change management is one of the most difficult aspects of attempting to implement new initiatives in a wholesale distribution company.  This webcast will focus on what is required to push change forward in any organization, with examples from the real world.  The event will cover the elements of a change program - including the need for good leadership and flexible systems - and how "experiments" with innovative partners can produce data that can get others on-board.
Date: Thu, Jul 14, 2011
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Infor and IBM
 Presenter Information
Bruce Merrifield
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D. Bruce Merrifield, Jr. is president of Merrifield Consulting Group, Bruce started his consulting practice for independent distribution channels in January of 1980, after eight years working for a growth-by-acquisition chain of distribution companies with 300 employees. During his time with that company, he rose through the ranks, quarterbacked turnarounds for four acquisitions, and was the chief operating officer for his last two years.

Over the years, Bruce has given countless speeches to well over 100 trade associations, as well as many of the world’s largest corporations with many repeat assignments along the way. He has been a prolific author of books, articles and training programs focused on high-performance cultures and profitability.

Andy Berry
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Andy Berry, VP and GM, Global Distribution Business Unit, joined the Infor team in June 2010.  He has spent the last 15 years in distribution and supply chain, most recently at International Business Systems (IBS) where he served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing Americas.  Prior to IBS, Andy held executive roles at Deposco, a Software-as-a-Service Warehouse Management Systems provider, ORTEC, a global logistics optimization solutions provider, and Viewlocity, a supply chain visibility and integration provider.