Demand Spikes & Supply Shock Abound:
Make Sense of the Chaos

Featuring Insights from Cait Risacher and Yvonne Pozderac of the
Planning & Logistics Group at Vitamix

Enjoy this on-demand webinar featuring insights from Cait Risacher and Yvonne Pozderac— two supply chain game changers from the Planning & Logistics group at Vitamix, a century-old consumer goods manufacturer— as they share their journey through the component shortage chaos created by demand spikes from their retail customers like Costco and Amazon.

In this 45 minute session, Cait and Yvonne will reveal how they used technology and process change to manage a 20% increase in Demand over Forecast despite dealing with:

  • Countless component shortages from their suppliers
  • Labor capacity issues due to social distancing on production lines
  • Extension of sales promotions that compounded demand spikes


Cait Risacher, Manager of Planning & Logistics, Vitamix

Cait currently manages and leads the Production Planning, Distribution Planning, and Logistics groups within the Vitamix Supply Chain organization. Prior to Vitamix, Cait handled Capacity Planning for industrial manufacturer, Swagelok. She has always had a passion for solving complex problems and holds an MBA in Operations & Supply Chain Management from Cleveland State University. An adapt supply chain practitioner, Cait is also certified in Production & Inventory Management (CIPM) by APICS.

Yvonne Pozderac, Demand Analyst, Vitamix

As a Demand Analyst for Vitamix, Yvonne provides both technical and business leadership for demand planning across the broader Supply Chain and Operations groups of the organization. Yvonne has been focused on the consumer goods sector throughout her career. Prior to Vitamix, she served in a variety of Forecasting & Strategic Planning roles at greeting card icon, American Greetings. Yvonne holds a BBA in Operations & Supply Chain Management from Cleveland State University.

Mini Peiris, CMO, Elementum

As Chief Marketing Officer, Mini leverages customer insights to align the organization around a transformative vision for Elementum’s supply chain service management platform. Mini has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. Before joining Elementum, she served as CMO at Ambra Health. She also served 12+ years as VP of Worldwide Marketing and VP of Product Management at SaaS ERP pioneer NetSuite. Mini holds a BS in Cellular Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.

Get Practical Advice on Balancing Demand Spikes vs. Supply Shock

There’s managing complexity, and then there’s harnessing complexity. Elementum enables us to navigate supply chain interdependencies, anticipate opportunities, and unlock operational efficiencies.

— Jim Rowan
Former Chief Executive Officer