Leveraging Existing Data to Increase Product Throughput in Cement Supply Chains

To marshal worldwide objectives of scalable and transformative urbanization, conventional mechanics no longer apply in a situation that demands exponentially high delivery rates to match its consumption estimates. With supply chain disruptions increasing in intensity as well as frequency, cement businesses are increasingly looking to sense and respond to disruptions proactively rather than reactively in a bid to ensure continued operations.

Learn from the leading Supply Chain Experts, José Serra, CIO - Cementos Progreso, Tom Backus, Director – Supply Chain Strategy - Microsoft and Ali Raza, Founding CEO of ThroughPut Inc on how cement industry can leverage AI to increase product throughput and run sustainable supply chain operations.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The Current Landscape of Cement Industry - Key Trends and Challenges
  • How Progreso Cementos leverages to optimize cement supply chains to increase product throughput and drive sustainable operations
  • How Microsoft Azure and run seamless remote supply chain operations during COVID


About the speakers

Jose Serra

José Serra

Chief Innovation Officer | Cementos Progreso

José Serra is an innovative and forward-thinking executive who offers more than 20 years of progressive success in various leadership positions in the areas of Information Technology, from local companies to multinational groups. He is an Expert in Strategic and Tactical Planning, extensive experience implementing business solutions such as ERP's, CRM and more, to provide solutions that generate value for the organization. Additionally he has extensive experience in Technological Corporate Governance and change management, as well as defining, developing and advising technological teams.

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Tom Backus

Director Supply Chain Strategy | Microsoft

Tom Backus is the Director of Supply Chain Strategy for WW Retail and Consumer Goods at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Tom served as a supply chain leader at Pepsi and Amazon, developing strategy across both physical and e-Commerce spaces. He is focused on large scale supply chain planning and operations, strategic sourcing initiatives, technology implementations, and process integrations, helping customers work through present day challenges while defining the vision for future needs and capabilities. Tom is APICS CSCP certified and holds a BS in Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business.


Ali Raza

Founder & CEO | ThroughPut INC

Ali comes from a deep academic and real-world industrial operations in process simulations and operations management. He has managed onshore/offshore/war zone logistics as well as batch, continuous, and discrete manufacturing setups. At Schlumberger, he became one of the youngest Geomarket Production Services, pioneering 3 projects and serving 50+ industrial clients. His production teams were responsible for billions of dollars of hydrocarbon output to the global economy. Ali joined his first tech startup while still an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Since then, he has been eliminating one global bottleneck after another, with his current focus on optimizing supply chains that extend to Mars.