Breakout Session – Glen Raven

Glen Raven Transforming Supply Chain Planning





Glen Raven is a global provider of innovative fabric-based solutions for applications in the awning, marine, furniture, protective, military and geo-synthetics industries. Glen Raven Custom Fabrics manufactures a host of fabrics for a variety of markets. Most consumers are familiar with the company’s flagship brand, Sunbrella ®. Over the years, Sunbrella has provided customers with a beautiful, durable fabric that has revolutionized the shade, marine and furniture markets. The Dickson® brand of performance fabrics are known in Europe as the leaders in solar protection.

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics business was challenged with a long supply chain, managing multiple constraints and islands of data. Glen Raven Custom Fabrics deployed Logility Voyager Solutions for integrated demand, inventory and supply planning, to gain an end-to-end view of their supply chain, enable scalability and sustain profitable growth.

Learn how Glen Raven uses Logility Voyager Solutions to better manage complexity, capacity and raw materials in their supply chain. Get insights into how they:

  • • Right-size inventory with better information to impact the bottom line
  • • Improve visibility across the entire supply chain in one planning system
  • • Model and optimize both upstream and downstream operations, to predict, react and adapt when disruptions occur
  • • Give planners a better tool to reconcile business plans with forecasts

Speakers: Ajay Bhardwaj, Director of Planning – Custom Fabrics & Joe Hardin, Planning Manager

AjayBhardwajBio: Ajay Bhardwaj is a leader with more than 30 years of experience in general management, including Strategic Planning Workflows, Sourcing, Account Profitability, and End-to-End Supply Chain Management.

In his current role, as the Director of Planning for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Ajay is responsible for insuring excellent service levels to customers, inventory management, strategic capacity planning and for developing annual business plans for the division.

Prior to joining Glen Raven, Ajay held leadership roles at EQ3, Hanes Brands, JDA, Flynt Fabrics and Capital Knitwear. Ajay holds an MBA in Finance from Cranfield University, a MS, Textile Technology from University of Manchester and graduated with honors with a BS, Operation Research from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Joe HardinBio: Joe Hardin has over 30 years experience in planning management and software implementation, including Demand Planning, Supply Chain management, Strategic Planning, Replenishment Planning, SAP implementation, i2 Factory Planner software and Supply Chain Planner software.

Currently, as a Planning Manager for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Joe has the role of Demand Planner and manages the Logility forecast and reconciles it with the business plan on a monthly basis. In addition to Demand Planning, Joe has planning responsibilities for the largest product category within Custom Fabrics.

Prior to coming to Glen Raven, Joe held management positions at Wrangler, VF Corporation, Healthtex, Culp Inc., and Kayser-Roth. Educational background includes BS in Industrial Management from University of Arkansas and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.