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Our ‘invitation-only’ approach allows us to provide exceptional service for our audience.


Conference Pass

Full access to the event, from educational sessions to networking events.


Flight Voucher

Traveling more than 100 miles? We'll help with a $400 flight reimbursement.


Overnight Hotel

We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed.


5 Star Catering

Let us treat you to breakfast, lunch, networking receptions and dinner.

Who You'll Meet

A unique engagement opportunity with Fortune 500 companies and emerging mid-size enterprises.


Influential Peers

Benchmark and network with the movers and shakers of supply chain.


Thought Leaders

Learn from the best in the field and walk away with actionable insights.


Leading Solutions

Meet only the solution providers most relevant for your projects and initiatives.



Unparalleled networking opportunities with high profile industry leaders.

What You'll Do

Your registration creates a truly customized agenda based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests.


Learning Time

Spend most of your time participating in educational sessions and networking activities.


Educational Sessions

Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.


Networking Activities

The perfect place to connect with peers who can truly make a difference to your business.


Research Meetings

Face-to-face 25-minute meetings to discover leading solutions guided by knowledgable executives.

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A 100% peer-driven educational program developed by 26 Steering Committee Members from distinguished companies and centered around 5 key themes addressing the most pressing challenges throughout procurement.


Key Themes

close Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Partnerships
  • Sourcing Innovation Strategies to Increase Speed to Market and Agility

  • Implementing an E-Sourcing System to Optimize Cost Savings

  • Successful Supplier Risk Management & Mitigation Tactics

  • Creating an Effective Supplier Scorecard

  • Increasing Strategic Supplier Collaboration and Innovation

  • Managing Diversity Programs: Ensuring Supplier Diversity

  • Panel: Global Trends: What Does the Future of Procurement Look Like?

    • What are some of the major procurement disruptors that are changing the game?

    • How has technology changed procurement processes?

    • How is supplier relationship management changing?

    • How are sourcing trends evolving in a "Made in America" environment?

  • Developing a Non-Cost Reduction Focused Procurement Strategy that will Create Company Value

  • Effective Procurement Strategies for Cost Optimization

  • Advantages of Centralized vs Decentralized Procurement

  • The Digitalization of Procurement and Strategies for Adaptation

  • Talent Shortage & Retention: How to Attract Millennials

  • Staff Training and Development: Creating Leaders at all Levels of Supply Chain

  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels

  • Global Job Rotations Trends and the Impact on Motivation

  • Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement

  • Panel: Managing Supply Chain in Today’s Rapidly Changing Consumer Markets & Age of Disruption

  • Achieving Supply Chain Transformation to Gain a Competitive advantage

  • Best Leadership Approaches to Innovation

  • Reaching Profitable Growth and Efficiency Gains in a Fast-Changing Environment

  • Mitigating Risk in a Global Market

  • Impact of the Unpredictable Geopolitical Environment on the Supply Chain

  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Supply Base Consolidation

  • Most Disruptive Technologies in Supply Chain and Consumer Behavior

  • Technology Enablers for Agility and Visibility, Uber Freight, Etc.

  • Big Data Systems Application for Effective S&OP

  • Understanding and Adopting Block Chain Technology

  • The Rise in Automation & Robotics Impact on the Supply Chain


Get insights from 30+ executives who are in the field addressing industry challenges.


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David Zamudio

Sourcing Director Americas


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Robert L. Littles

Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering

Rolls Royce

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Michal Sroka

Senior Vice President

SunTrust Banks Inc.

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Swen Voss

Director of Procurement

Herc Rentals

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Nick Price

Head of Purchasing

Deautz AG

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Dhinakar Baskaran

Director – Global Procurement

Videojet Technologies-A Danaher Co.

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Tolga Tuksal

Director of Corporate Purchasing, Supply Chain, Materials and Planning

Miniature Precision Components

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Louis Cheung

Head of Quality and SCM


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Jack Oney

Former Director of Purchasing for Supply Chain & Logistics

Proctor & Gamble

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Scott Komar

Group Vice President Supply Chain


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Bruce Elliot

Vice President of Supply Chain

Nissin Foods Co.

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Lanny Million

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Industrial Electric Wire Cable

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Rick Bingle

Vice President of Supply Chain


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Philippe Lambotte

Sr. Vice President of Global Supply Chain

Mattel Inc.

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Rob Allan

Program Director


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Joe Beydoun

Director Supply Chain and Business Intelligence

Lipari Foods, Inc.

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Muzzi Palmieri

Supply Chain Executive Director


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Luca Silipo

VP, Chief Research Officer


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Jeni Rajbhandari

Head of Services Procurement, NAM Global Operations


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Steven DiBlasi

Vice President of Global Sourcing

Lanier Clothes

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Dave Venberg

Sr. Director Transportation and Logistics

Ardent Mills

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Joseph Bobko

Vice President of Transportation


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John Komarony

Director of Reverse Logistics

Sears Holdings Corporation

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Drew McElroy

CEO and Co-Founder


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Troy Heibein

Vice President of Strategy

Raven Bay

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Michael Thaw

Senior Director, Selection Services

Technology Evaluation Centers

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Grant Wolf

VP of Business Strategy


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Kevin Reader

Director Business Development & Marketing



Make every session valuable by selecting up to 3 key themes to mix and match the most relevant topics to you. Explore last year's sessions!

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Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration


Breakfast Buffet

Keynote presentation

close Disruptions, Again! Where Do They Come From And How To Ride Them To Win

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainGeodis - Vice President, Chief Research Officer

As many other industries, logistics is being disrupted – operationally and strategically – by an exceptional wave of innovations. In this presentation, some of them are singled out – the shaping of a new economic order, the digitization of procurement, the digitalization of the economy and the changing patterns of democracy and politics. Examples are presented and discussed and tentative conclusions are spelled out, sketching how the supply chain industry must evolve and through what development models.

Key Take-Aways 

  • The growing pervasiveness of digital solutions – for businesses and individuals – is changing forever the world economy, forcing a secular mutation in capitalism and an adjustment in governments, households and industries
  • For the Supply Chain, change comes in the form of demand and supply alterations.
  • From the supply side, digitalisation of logistics services procurement brings about the advantages of more optimised cargoes (and simplification of procedures) but also the unknowns of all-sides competition and price transparency
  • On the demand side, an increasingly non-linear articulation between consumers and producers, is changing global supply chains, making them generally shorter and incredibly more complex


Luca Silipo
Vice President, Chief Research OfficerGeodis

Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Panel

close Global Trends: What Does the Future of Procurement Look Like?

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityUber - Head of Global Strategic Sourcing
Lululemon Athletica Inc. - Procurement Director
Rolls Royce - Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering

  • What are some of the major procurement disruptors that are changing the game?
  • How has technology changed procurement processes?
  • How is supplier relationship management changing?
  • How are sourcing trends evolving in a “Made in America” environment?


Neil Aronson
Head of Global Strategic SourcingUber
Michael van Keulen
Procurement DirectorLululemon Athletica Inc.
Robert L. Littles
Director of Obsolescence & Procurement EngineeringRolls Royce
Breakout Case Study

close Supply Chain Management in a Hyper Growth Environment

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipEuropean Wax Center - Vice President of Supply Chain

During this presentation we will explore the tremendous growth that European Wax Center has experienced over the past 3 years and discuss the foundation cornerstones there were essential in establishing a supply chain that could survive and thrive in a hyper growth environment.

Key Take-Aways

  • The importance of selecting the right people
  • Collaborative forecasting resulting in a more efficient supply chain
  • Transparency is key in an outsourced environment
  • Cross-functional workflow leads to better decisions


Jonathan Biggert
Vice President of Supply ChainEuropean Wax Center
Breakout Presentation

close How to Solve the 5 Pervasive Team Challenges and Transform Your Business

Workforce & Talent ManagementThe Flippen Group - National Director of Leadership Processes

People represent the greatest investment opportunity in any company. They’re also the greatest challenge. And the challenges multiply when people work together on teams. Despite the dysfunction of the majority of business teams, teamwork has never been more important for fast-growth companies.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to accelerate the effectiveness of new teams and new leaders
  • How to deal effectively with contentious teams and teammates
  • How to optimize high-functioning teams and navigate change initiatives
  • How to to develop and retain your high potentials


Lyle Wells
National Director of Leadership ProcessesThe Flippen Group
Breakout Presentation

close Creating a Supply Chain Ecosystem

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainShiseido - Executive Vice President of Supply Chain

This presentation will address how to develop many new ecosystems centered on the consumer : Inventory ecosystem, Supply ecosystem, Delivery ecosystem,Development ecosystem, and Culture ecosystem. How to pilot each to try and learn, learn and fail.

Key Take-Aways

  • Supply Chain needs to change asap
  • Use a separate way to launch pilots
  • Change culture as a prerequisite


Laurent Mialhe
Executive Vice President of Supply ChainShiseido
Breakout Co-Presentation

close Mitigating Risk in a Global Market

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipIntel Corporation - Legal Director of Supply Chain
Intel Corporation - Director of Business Operations, Global Supply Management Group

Managing a top tier supply chain in a complex environment with global markets of suppliers, customers, and internationally located factories requires highly skilled people, processes, contracts, and tools, to orchestrate a-fast moving supply chain, without interruption. Join two top supply chain leaders from Intel’s business and legal teams as they share their insight and collaborative learnings to keeping a complex, global supply chain operating smoothly, while remaining agile to maximize competitiveness and future opportunities.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Risks change over time and therefore there is no one antidote to optimize the outcome
  • Managing risk requires state of the art people and tool-kits; many but not all can be automated
  • Managing risk requires a close collaboration between business and legal teams
  • Risk takes many forms and a company needs more than one solution in the toolkit to manage business/financial, technical, and legal risks


Renee Scatena
Legal Director of Supply ChainIntel Corporation
Cari Shim
Director of Business Operations, Global Supply Management GroupIntel Corporation
Breakout Presentation

close The Intralogistics Control Tower: Predictive Modeling, iOT and AI - You Can Have it Today!

Logistics and Distribution StrategiesKNAPP - Director Business Development & Marketing

What do you do when you have a volatile order mix, seasonal fluctuations, labor challenges, a new product line, rapidly growing eCommerce operations, or interruptions in scheduled deliveries? Whether you have a manual or an automated warehouse, learn how you can manage your warehouse resources efficiently and effectively – out performing your competition and “leading the pack” by achieving industry leading performance! Learn how one company achieved this result in under 6 months, with an exceptional ROI.

Key Take-Aways

  • Achieve flexible and responsive performance from your warehouse or distribution center
  • Harness big data from your ERP, WMS, WCS and LMS
  • Reduce unplanned failure, increase uptime and increase utilization of automation
  • Manage multiple WMS, automation platforms and resources with one application
  • Leverage the latest technology in software, technology & IoT
  • Perform under continuously changing operating conditions, reacting and optimizing logistics resources quickly – as you go – and in real time!


Kevin Reader
Director Business Development & MarketingKNAPP
Breakout Presentation

close Building Real TRUST, a Force Multiplier for YOUR Supply Chain Team

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipBaxter International - Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Logistics

In these times of rapid change in the business world, many people have lost TRUST, lost trust in “the company”, lost trust in partnerships, lost trust in their own teams.The presentation will be centered around building trust in your Global Supply Chain, including:

  • Trust with your functional and commercial partners
  • Trust with your NEW team
  • Building More Trust with a long standing existing team


Tyler Vassar
Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Logistics Baxter International
Breakout Presentation

close Digital Transformation on a Global Scale: Changing the way we Think, Act & Profit in Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainRolls Royce - Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering

This presentation will discuss how Digital Transformation is changing/ not changing the Global Supply Chain Management and what disruptive technology and risks it is introducing.

Key Take-Aways

  • What are the Key considerations for successfully Implementing a Digital Transformation?
  • What Disruptive Technologies are now having an Impact on SCM due to Digital Transformation?
  • What are the Risks associated with Digital Transformation?
  • What current SCM Issues are and are not addressed through Digital Transformation?


Robert L. Littles
Director of Obsolescence & Procurement EngineeringRolls Royce
Breakout Presentation

close High Performance Leadership that Drives Results

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipDean Foods - Vice President of Logistics

High Performance Leadership is a process that defines and drives success at all levels of the organization. It teaches everyone how to create a culture to take action that drives success on the critical few items that are the most important for the organization. This session will go over how defining the playing field, keeping score and aggressively coaching all individuals we can create a team that not only achieves their objectives but will blow them away. High Performance Leadership has demonstrated lowered turn over, improved moral and transformed organizations performance.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Defining your high performance process
  • Develop your high performance culture
  • Keeping score that develops winning teams


Sean Bressler
Vice President of LogisticsDean Foods
Breakout Presentation

close Who moved my cheese? What can supply chains do NOW to prepare for the impending digitization wave?

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipReveal - Senior Partner

What can you do NOW to prepare for the new technologies and yet drive optimization into your business and see increased service levels by 15%+ and reduced working capital and operational costs by 20%+. Learn what to do when your Supply Chain’s world is turned upside down, when the digitization and ERP digital platforms become a reality in your organization. Building competitive edge in a world class supply chain requires collaboration, decision making and most importantly discipline.

Key Take-Aways

  • Optimization of your ERP and alignment between Demand, MRP and Supply operations will significantly improve product delivery
  • What key aspects need to be put in place to ensure the organization is ready for the promises of digitization, i.e. agility, speed to market, lot size of one and real-time decisions
  • Operations and Supply Chain alignment with capacity managed and leveled production schedules, and see improvement with cost reductions across the end-to-end chain
  • Collaborative long-term relationships built on respect and trust in ERP data and ensuring a single source of truth throughout the organization


Martin Rowan
Senior PartnerReveal
Breakout Presentation

close Winning the Last Mile Logistics Battle

Logistics and Distribution StrategiesBoxed - VP of Transportation

Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight! In today’s competitive B2C environment, what do consumers want – they want what they want, when they want it, fast and cheap, and they want communication. So how do you win? You win by providing the best service, at the lowest cost, and you communicate with your customers. You can own the last mile with assets, or you can own the last mile with partners – and the answer may be different based on your business and customer demographics.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding how to decide whether to own or outsource the last mile
  • Outsourcing – “who” are the players that can help you be successful
  • Learn what to do pre-checkout to set the stage for success
  • Learn what to do after checkout, and during the transit time “black hole”, to keep your customers informed and engaged


Joseph Bobko
VP of TransportationBoxed



Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Presentation

close Mmm Mmm Good - Campbell Soup's Path to Inventory Optimization and Reduction

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipCampbell Soup - Procurement Operations and Materials Management

Get an inside look at how Campbell Soup leadership leverages standard SAP to drive worldwide change in its core planning and supply chain processes to achieve stability, increase inventory turns, optimize inventory levels, improve service levels and increase organizational capability.

Key Take-Aways

  • Maximizing standard SAP as a catalyst to drive operational KPIs and new behaviors into the supply chain organization
  • Development of a governance structure that drove discipline, data integrity and exception management into the supply chain
  • Standardization across its global supply chain utilizing one system of record, eliminating silos, reducing volatility and increasing stability
  • Education and change management to transform the supply chain organization


Michael Bertolozzi
Procurement Operations and Materials ManagementCampbell Soup
Breakout Presentation

close How Digital is Revamping what you Thought was Supply Chain

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainOracle - Vice President, Global SCM Thought Leadership and SCM Product Marketing

Traditional supply chains are quickly being disrupted by new digital technologies that are and will have a profound impact on the combination of people, process, and technology priorities in the business. With devices and systems broadcasting data in real time to predictive analytics in the cloud together with demand based social media insights, business operating models will have to capabilities to support faster and more effective decision making than ever before. But, are you ready for the journey?


Roddy Martin
Vice President, Global SCM Thought Leadership and SCM Product MarketingOracle
Breakout Presentation

close Managing Innovation and Change During Disruptive Times

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainAvnet - Vice President, Development & Delivery

The Supply Chain is changing faster than ever before with the introduction of all new technologies and digital business. This session will focus on how we build and use innovation centers within our own company, as well as how we can we accelerate the adoption of new technologies.

Key Take-Aways

  • How companies can structure innovation teams to facilitate change within the organization
  • Best practices for adoption by the larger organization
  • The factors to consider in communication and capturing metrics to effectively measure success


Wade McDaniel
Vice President, Development & DeliveryAvnet
Breakout Presentation

close Successful Risk Management & Mitigation Tactics

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityUnum Group - Vice President, Global Procurement

Developing and executing a successful supplier risk management program requires focus, commitment and collaboration across the Enterprise. Risks posed by Third parties continue to raise concerns by Customers, Regulators and Board of Directors. Unum, a Fortune 500 insurance company has adopted and adapted the 5 phase lifecycle created by the OCC, providing a solid foundation to develop their program. Join the Chief Supply Officer of Unum as he shares their journey and discusses the approach and lessons learned developing and implementing their program.

Key Take-Aways

  • Adopting and adapting the OCC Third Party Risk Framework to fit your company \ regulatory requirements
  • Defining risk characteristics & initial supplier segmentation
  • Setting achievable goals through focus


William Bagley
Vice President, Global ProcurementUnum Group
Breakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Transformation for Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipHarbisonWalker International Inc - Senior Vice President Integrated Supply Chain

A 150 year old manufacturing company has been experiencing increasing competitive pressures resulting in declining volumes and profitability. The presentation will discuss how creating a three pronged supply chain strategy, focused on maximizing the competitive advantages of the company while addressing changing customer needs, was necessary to regain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Defining a supply chain strategy brings clarity of purpose to the organization
  • A successful supply chain strategy should create or support a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Strategy without execution is a word exercise; move the needle


Douglas Hall
Senior Vice President Integrated Supply Chain HarbisonWalker International Inc
Breakout Presentation

close Implementing E-Sourcing System to Optimize Cost Savings

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainON Semiconductor - GSCO Strategic Sourcing Director

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Key Take-Aways 

  • E-Sourcing is not push button implementation
  • E-Sourcing is not just reverse auctions, it doesn’t have to become a tool that destroys supplier relationships
  • E-Sourcing implementation needs a PM and comprehensive training
  • E-Sourcing has to be from encouraged and supported from the top down
  • Multiple suppliers offer options, your evaluation process should be customized to your needs, maturity and budget


Steven Alsbro
GSCO Strategic Sourcing DirectorON Semiconductor
Breakout Presentation

close Engagement, Alignment, Transformation and Value Creation: Supplier Management & Supply Chain Innovation as Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipMerck & Co. - Chief Procurement Officer

How can Supply Chain, Sourcing & Procurement, Supplier Development and External Operations become a value creator, enabler and competitive advantage for the enterprise? This presentation will address some this question and discuss that through excellence in alignment, partnership enablement, talent management and digitization extraordinary value can be enabled through external innovation and operational excellence.


Key Take-Aways

  • External Impacts to the Business
  • Business Objective and Strategy Alignment
  • Talent Management Excellence as an Absolute
  • Value Creation through Partnership and Technology Excellence


Quentin Roach
Chief Procurement OfficerMerck & Co.
Breakout Presentation

close Enhancing Supplier Partnerships and Collaboration through Segmentation, Category Management and Scorecards

Strategic Sourcing & Supplier PartnershipsMilbank Manufacturing Company - Vice President of Purchasing

Milbank is a 90 year old family business focusing on electrical enclosures and metering products. They have developed close relationships with the supply base through the years and have many long-term partnerships. These supply collaborations have been enhanced in the past 2 years by first developing an internal supplier segmentation then establishing category management through centralization. Further, a supplier scorecard system was developed and aligned with the department metrics.The strategic suppliers have reviews and updates with trends analyzed and improvements being driven from the scorecard system.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Development of Supplier Segmentation
  • Category Management is a key factor
  • Scorecards are important and need to be driven with key metrics
  • Strategic supplier reviews can enhance collaboration and drive improvements


Douglas Ubel
Vice President of Purchasing Milbank Manufacturing Company

Cocktail Reception


Industry Dinner


Breakfast Buffet


Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Presentation

close Successful Multi-Generational Engagement

Workforce & Talent ManagementUSC /Nission Foods - USC Professor & VP of Supply Chain

Today’s employers lead a complex workforce that is experiencing more multi-generational integration than previous generations have experienced in the workplace. The challenges that face workplace leadership include understanding the demands of the multi-generational team and finding ways for employees to work together toward shared goals. New research provides insights to engaging this multi-generational workforce to reach its organizational goals. Key Take-Aways
  • Insights to the demands of a multi-generational team
  • Benefits of a diverse multi-generational organization
  • Recommendations for organizational practice in the areas of knowledge, motivation, and organizational resources


Bruce Elliot
USC Professor & VP of Supply Chain USC /Nission Foods
Breakout Panel

close Managing Supply Chain in Today’s Rapidly Changing Consumer Markets & Age of Disruption

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipMcDonald's Corporation - Strategic Supply Chain Director
European Wax Center - Vice President of Supply Chain

  • What are some of the major disruptors that are changing the game for supply chains?
  • What are some consumer trends that companies need pay attention to?
  • How can companies prepare their supply chains to respond quickly to sudden and unexpected changes in markets?
  • What is the impact of emerging technologies on the supply chain?


Rickette Collins
Strategic Supply Chain DirectorMcDonald's Corporation
Jonathan Biggert
Vice President of Supply ChainEuropean Wax Center
Breakout Presentation

close A Journey of Procurement Transformation

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityLululemon Athletica Inc. - Procurement Director

Ever wondered how to transform a procurement function from tactical/operational to a competitive advantage? How to elevate the performance of procurement to world class? Join this session where you hear the journey of a procurement professional, key learnings and challenges. Key Take-Aways 
  • How to elevate the role of procurement
  • Drive tangible benefits
  • Clear roadmap
  • Procurement innovation


Michael van Keulen
Procurement DirectorLululemon Athletica Inc.
Breakout Presentation

close Creating a Balanced, Nimble and Cost-Effective Distribution Model

Logistics and Distribution StrategiesHunt Brothers Pizza LLC - Vice President of Supply Chain

During the presentation the speaker will discuss his proven strategies on creating an effective distribution model, including:
  1. Building your distribution model that is unique to your needs: service, cost, customer experience, market trends.
  2. Balancing your network to free up resources, manage productivity and meet expectations as a team.
  3. Nimble: using the right technology and equipment to facilitate growth and right sizing with minimal cost impact. Ability to hit service or other lead times.
  4. Supply chain cost model- inbound cost per unit as a measure. Outbound cost per unit to customer. Carrying and cost per sku to be included for some models.
  5. Staying connected - methods to communicate, reduce barriers between partners or departments, drive efficiency through pay for performance and common goal tracking methods.
Key Take-Aways
  • Core distribution model has: sales by customer, customer longevity or turnover, cost to acquire new customers, along with the usual routing metrics.
  • Create a distribution model that measures productivity balance with the ability to shift work based on cost to serve.
  • Technology- what big data can provide and what small focused data can drive. TMS, WMS, CRM, demand planning - all key when used consciously.


Wade Wickus
Vice President of Supply ChainHunt Brothers Pizza LLC



Experienced procurement leaders help us design a relevant and 100% peer-led educational program. See who lead last year's program!

Steering Committee Members

Marcell Vollmer Chief Procurement Officer
Martin Fijman VP of Procurement
Sprint Corporation
William Bagley Vice President of Global Procurement
Unum Provident Corporation
Valerie Conard Senior Director of Procurement
Ardent Mills
Philip Carpenito Senior Director Procurement
The Nature's Bounty Co.
Michael van Keulen Procurement Director
Lululemon Athletica
Jean-Michel Dos Remedios Purchasing Director
Bel Brands USA
Marcela Mrugala Purchasing Director
Anthony Fuller Head of Sourcing
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
Steven Alsbro Strategic Sourcing Director
ON Semiconductor Corporation
Bill Munro Director of Procurement
Jay Rojek Director of Purchasing
Blue Bird Corporation
Tom Oris Director of Procurement
Wyandot, Inc
David Zamudio Americas Sourcing Director
Dhinakar Baskaran Director of Global Procurement
Videojet Technologies, Inc
Tolga Tuksal Director of Corporate Purchasing
David Fortes Director of Manufacturing Operations
Inter Corporation
David Suarez Vice President of Supply Chain
Rickette Collins Strategic Supply Chain Director
Ted Baggesen Senior Director of Logistics
Kevin Releford Senior Director of Logistics
John Janson Director of Global Logistics
SanMar Corporation
Pedro Fernandez Riano Senior Director, Global Parts Distribution
JLG Industries Inc.
Shaun Anderson Managing Director of Supply Chain
David Meeks VP Supply Chain Ops.
Summit Electric Supply Co.
Dave Harrington VP Supply Chain Ops.
Status Technologies
Michael McMahon Group VP Supply Chain Operations
Beachbody LLC
Vanessa Van Bui VP of Supply Chain
Ergo Baby


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