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What You Get

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

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Conference Pass

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

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Flight Voucher

Traveling more than 100 miles? We'll help with a $200 flight reimbursement.

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Overnight Hotel

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

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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.

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Influential Peers

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

30+

Thought Leaders

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

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Leading Solutions

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

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Connections

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.

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Learning Time

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

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Educational Sessions

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

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Networking Activities

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

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Research Meetings

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

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KEY THEMES

A 100% peer-driven educational program developed by 36 Steering Committee Members from distinguished companies and centered around  4 key themes addressing the most pressing challenges throughout procurement.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Key Themes

close Strategic Sourcing & Contract Management

The sourcing and contract management track brings together senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives to deliver a comprehensive view of best practices and solutions to the most significant challenges in the procurement world. They will address key strategies for inventory and cost management, contract compliance, centralization of procurement and suppler risk management to promote a successful operational system.

Artificial intelligence, cloud, mobile, blockchain, and big data are changing the game for procurement executives and will play a critical role in how the industry moves forward. This track was created to bring together procurement experts to discuss building a methodology on how to digitize your operation to create a more agile, more competitive organization.
The strategies track was specifically developed to support supply chain leaders with best strategies and management tactics relating to supply chain performance, risk assessment, data analytics, and technology selection, among others. During this track experts in the field will address some of the most pressing challenges for the supply chain organization and business model as a whole.
To drive optimal levels of operational success in today’s environment, business leaders need to engage high-performing employees, foster new talent and keep developing their workforce. Throughout this track workforce management experts will discuss top approaches to keeping an engaged workforce, managing the changing supply chain landscape and tackling the task of attracting qualified talent.

SPEAKERS

Get insights from 30+ elite procurement and supply chain executives addressing some of the most pressing challenges in contract management, supplier management, strategic sourcing and digital transformation in order to keep up with the age of disruption.

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Steven DiBlasi

Vice President of Global Sourcing

Lanier Clothes

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Lori Foster

Senior Director, ERP Center of Excellence

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

David Carminucci

Head Headquarters Procurement

Swedish Match North America

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Brett Myers

Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service Division

Siemens AG

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Akbar Alinani

Director, Sourcing Excellence & BPO Lead

Bristol Myers Squibb

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Melissa Burkland

Director Indirect Sourcing and Procurement

Rodan + Fields

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Michael van Keulen

Procurement Director

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Sarah Filderman

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Peter Thomas Roth

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Irina Rosca

Senior Director Global Supply Chain

SKLZ

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Diana Gartside

Global Customer Supply Chain Director

Mars, Inc

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Guillermo Juvera

Vice President Supply Chain

Mitsubishi Electric

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Jonathan Biggert

Vice President of Supply Chain

European Wax Center

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Joshua Cherin

Vice President Supply Chain

GMPC LLC

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

Michelle Lu

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Speedo/ PVH Corp

SCOPE Procurement Spring Summit View More

David Closs

John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Supply Chain Management

Michigan State University

AGENDA

Make every session valuable by selecting up to 3 key themes to mix and match the most relevant topics to you.

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SundayNetworking

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

MondayKeynote Presentation

close How AI and Blockchain will Transform the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesIBM - Program Director

You need to act quickly with confidence to mitigate disruptions and deliver with speed, at scale. Learn how AI and blockchain can give you real-time insight into the lifecycle of every transaction. Drive unprecedented transparency and trust. And empower you to make better decisions faster to build a smarter supply chain.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to optimize efficiency across your trading partner networks
  • How to reduce disruption mitigate time from days, to minutes
  • How to get a single version of the truth for shipment status across multiple parties
  • How to get started quickly with AI and blockchain

Speaker

Rob Allan
Program DirectorIBM
Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Keeping Up with Constant Changes - How Supply Chain can Adapt and Win

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityPeter Thomas Roth - Chief Supply Chain Officer

Our job as Supply Chain Leaders is to build consistency and stability to the corporate structure. When the company wants to maintain a fast paced edge while maintaining full supply chain abilities, you have to think on your feet. During this presentation, we will review ideas of how to keep up and how to keep constituents satisfied.

Key Take-Aways: 

  • In large companies or small, there is constant change. It’s a reality we all face no matter how much we plan.
  • Learn what matters to your constituents and what doesn’t matter
  • Understand your external partners

 

Speaker

Sarah Filderman
Chief Supply Chain OfficerPeter Thomas Roth
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Delivering Increased Customer Value Through Cost Transparency and Optimization

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilitySiemens AG - Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service Division

In a highly competitive marketplace, customer satisfaction can be optimized by focusing on cost transparency and value generation associated with supplied (make or buy) systems and components. This presentation will focus on the methods of Cost and Value Engineering which Siemens has implemented on purchased components to achieve substantial cost out and customer value.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Overview of the Cost and Value Engineering approach including methodology and key levers
  • Understand the need for Cost and Value Engineering and how Siemens has implemented this approach globally with high success
  • See actual cost out and/or value improvement examples using Cost and Value Engineering tools and methods
  • Understand how an organization can implement the Cost and Value Engineering approach to achieve substantial cost out and customer value

Speaker

Brett Myers
Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service DivisionSiemens AG
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Retaining Great Employees in a Competitive Talent Market

Workforce and Talent ManagementBogen Communications - Director, Facility and Warehouse Operations

As the market for talented employees continues to tighten, company leaders must develop creative ways to keep great employees (and even the good ones) from leaving. Higher pay helps; but do you really want a team made up of people who are “just here for the money?” Instead, understand why people leave, create a culture that develops talent, and find ways to align individual and organizational goals. You will soon find yourself with a happy team that drives success on their own.

Key Take-Aways: 

  • Understanding why people leave
  • Creating a culture that develops talent
  • Aligning individual and organizational values and goals

Speaker

Stephan Wegfehrt
Director, Facility and Warehouse OperationsBogen Communications
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Reducing Risk, Improving Compliance and Delivering Value through Optimal Supplier Relationships

Strategic Sourcing & Contract ManagementBristol Myers Squibb - Director, Sourcing Excellence & BPO Lead

Optimal supplier relationships drive greater value through partnerships and win-win mindset. A well-thought out SRM methodology and a robust SRM framework is key to future success. Risk management is a critical component of SRM and continuous improvement with a focus on innovation drives productivity. A collaborative approach towards governance with clear R&R and accountability drives results and helps patients/clients get the right products at the right time at the right cost.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Focus on Innovation is key to future success
  • A well thought out SRM framework unlocks value
  • Collaborative governance model with clear R&R drives results
  • Formula for maximizing value resides in AQSCIR

Speaker

Akbar Alinani
Director, Sourcing Excellence & BPO LeadBristol Myers Squibb
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Advantages of Centralized Versus Decentralized Procurement

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilitySprint - Chief Procurement Officer

Companies are striving to strike a balance between centralized and decentralized procurement functions. They aim to capture economies of scale by leveraging the needs of an entire organization. A hybrid approach supports the centralization of the sourcing function, enhances flexibility and allows certain activities to be managed locally.

Key Take-Aways

  • Evolution of Centralized Procurement within Sprint
  • Driving Economies of Scale
  • Balancing organization focus and priorities to enable collaboration and create value
  • Benefits of Centralization with a Flexible Approach

Speaker

Mariano Legaz
Chief Procurement OfficerSprint
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Create a World Class eCommerce or Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center; Increase Performance and Lower Your Cost Per Order

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution OptimizationKNAPP - Director Business Development & Marketing

Whether you have a manual or a highly automated eCommerce or OmniChannel warehouse, learn how you can manage your 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 

  • Market drivers that make this strategy essential for C-level, supply chain and operations managers
  • Reduce your cost per order
  • Manage labor costs, scheduling and volatility
  • Increase uptime and utilization of automation
  • Perform under continuously changing operating conditions, reacting and optimizing logistics resources quickly – as you go – and in real time!

Speaker

Kevin Reader
Director Business Development & MarketingKNAPP
MondayBreakout Presentation

close How to Build a Flexible Supply Chain for Uncertain Times (And Why)

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Optimizationthyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services - President

Disruption and changes from almost every angle are adding complexity to optimizing supply chains. President of thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services, Brian Diephuis, looks at how to build flexibility into supply chain logistics in order to keep market disruptors from eroding a supply chain’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Key Take-Aways 

  • How to use cultural development to battle against talent shortages
  • Learn to accelerate production rapidly, speed internal manufacturing cycles and reach end customers more quickly
  • Find balance whether it is managing brick and mortar commitments or outsourcing

Speaker

Brian Diephuis
Presidentthyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Leverage IOT Sensor Technology to Proactively Manage your supply chain

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainSensiTech - Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Learn how IOT technology is improving real-time supply chain visibility for increased supply chain performance and efficiency. Implementing proactive solutions to track, manage, and induce action – in real-time – mitigates the risks associated by supply chain disruptions during transit.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Review  IOT sensor technology being used for supply chain management today, and have a look at where the technology is going in the future
  • Understand how real-time sensor alerts can help address supply chain disruptions before they negatively impact customer service
  • Discover post-shipment compliance reporting, and how to use data to improve supply chain operations and carrier performance
  • Examine ways that IOT technology can be integrated into existing supply chain systems and processes

Speaker

Grant Wolf
Vice President, Strategy and Business DevelopmentSensiTech
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Implementing an Effective Structure for a World Class Procurement Organization

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityMPC - Previous Director of Corporate Purchasing, Supply Chain and Planning

Organizational design, effective processes and performance management tools can transform the procurement function from transactional to strategic organization. In this presentation, we will analyze several best-in-class procurement organizational structures. We will explore how to design and implement the most effective structure, create and upgrade processes and performance management tools that complement and enhance the structure in order to build a capable and world class procurement organization.

Key Take Aways:

  • Organizational Structure Types
  • Organizational Structure Gap Analysis and Selection
  • Centralized Purchasing Structure
  • Performance Management Tools

 

Speaker

Tolga Tuksal
Previous Director of Corporate Purchasing, Supply Chain and PlanningMPC
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Leverage IOT Sensor Technology to Proactively Manage your Supply Chain

Disruptive Technologies and the Supply ChainSensiTech - Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Learn how IOT technology is improving real-time supply chain visibility for increased supply chain performance and efficiency. Implementing proactive solutions to track, manage, and induce action – in real-time – mitigates the risks associated by supply chain disruptions during transit.

Key Take-Aways

  • Review  IOT sensor technology being used for supply chain management today, and have a look at where the technology is going in the future
  • Understand how real-time sensor alerts can help address supply chain disruptions before they negatively impact customer service
  • Discover post-shipment compliance reporting, and how to use data to improve supply chain operations and carrier performance
  • Examine ways that IOT technology can be integrated into existing supply chain systems and processes

Speaker

Grant Wolf
Vice President, Strategy and Business DevelopmentSensiTech
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Breaking The Decision Barrier: The Convergence of Business Process, Data Visualization, & Machine Learning

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipRaven Bay - Vice President of Strategy

An unrelenting increase in the complexity of our organizations, business models, and supply chains combined with unprecedented volumes of data being made available has caused a sort of “paralysis by analysis” in modern companies. Whether a poor decision is made based on faulty information, or even if the right decision is made after much delay, the cost implications can be immense. This session will cover the holistic approaches required to break this decision making barrier, including:

Key Take-Aways

  • How operating models & business processes can be tweaked to expedite decision making
  • How Data Management & Visualization can improve the reliability of your information while making it available in a format easily consumable by all decision makers
  • How recent advancements in Machine Learning provide the ability for both tactical and strategic decisions to be made automatically, reducing decision fatigue and placing focus on areas where a “human touch” is required

 

Speaker

Troy Heibein
Vice President of StrategyRaven Bay
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Geopolitical Risk & Strategic Supply Chain Security

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesTrilogy Advisors LLC - Geopolitical Strategist

Geopolitical risk is powerfully impacting the critical decisions of supply chain executives in an increasingly disruptive global landscape. John Sitilides breaks down the world’s leading geopolitical security flashpoints so that supply chain executives can better understand, anticipate and mitigate disruptive risk and build a sharper competitive edge to withstand geopolitical crosswinds.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Business executives will better understand, anticipate and mitigate geopolitical risk in a disrupted global marketplace
  • Which geographic regions are of greatest supply chain concern?
  • Why do political leaders make the strategic decisions that impact supply chain security?

Speaker

John Sitilides
Geopolitical StrategistTrilogy Advisors LLC
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Promoting Procurement Agility – Leveraging Multiple Strategies to Expand Influence

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityMattress Firm - Vice President of Procurement

As a key support function for the business, Procurement teams must remain nimble to provide the best possible value to their ever-evolving organizations. In this session, we will discuss a unique perspective on agility, as well as some common techniques for improving the agility of the Procurement function and your organization over all.

Key Take-Aways

  • Changing the perception of Procurement
  • Tools to Keep your Team Agile
  • How to Keep your Contracts Nimble
  • Emerging Research on Procurement Agility in Digital Age

Speaker

Eric Strom
Vice President of ProcurementMattress Firm
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Visibility and Why it is Crucial for Company Growth

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesBluJay Solutions - Sales Director

From order placement to final mile, heightened visibility can be a driving force for growth. Strong visibility is vital in locating where actionable improvements can be taken. BluJay Solutions will help clarify why improved visibility will generate better results.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Visibility Drives Prescriptive Action
  • Visibility should not be siloed to individual areas of your supply chain
  • Visibility has to start with the questions what, and why

Speaker

Tyler Buskard
Sales DirectorBluJay Solutions
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Hidden Revenue in Your Indirect Spend

Corcentric - Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Did you know that every dollar in indirect spend that is brought under management represents savings of 10-20 percent? It’s money you can keep from escaping when you strategically manage all of your purchases. Our presentation, “The Hidden Opportunity in Your Indirect Spend,” will provide a comprehensive look at the inefficiencies that exist in many procurement processes and how you can get maverick spend under control. The key is to leverage group buying power and industry expertise so that you have visibility to every dollar you spend and ensure it is working for you. Learn how an indirect spend solution that combines cutting-edge technology with personal industry expertise enables your business to control spend.

Key Take-Aways

  • Spend analysis and buying behavior optimization
  • Industry and price bench-marking
  • Best practice supplier management and consolidation
  • Contract negotiation and management

Speaker

Sean Bliss
Vice President of Sales for Indirect SpendCorcentric
MondayBreakout Co-Presentation

close Vendor Compliance is More Than a Manual

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipStage Stores - Vice President- Distribution Manager
OpenText - Senior Director, Product Marketing

Today’s consumers are smarter and more demanding shoppers than ever.  To drive customer loyalty, your supply chain must operate flawlessly.  However, you rely heavily on an extensive ecosystem of vendors and other trading partners to execute your supply chain.  Digitizing the buying and fulfillment process, driving visibility, improving collaboration, and vendor compliance, are all essential components of an agile supply chain that minimizes risk and improves consumer satisfaction. This session will explore how Stage Stores digitized and automated its vendor compliance program leveraging OpenText deductions management—driving significant savings to the bottom line, while also improving vendor relationships and satisfaction.

Key Take-Aways 

  • How to improve vendor compliance AND improve relationships simultaneously with transparency and real-time information sharing
  • Best practices for streamlining supply chain and procurement processes with improved data quality
  • Lessons learned in moving from vendor deductions capture to deductions avoidance
  • How digital business networks can improve profitability and accelerate growth for your business

Speaker

Kenneth J Lettre
Vice President- Distribution ManagerStage Stores
Marco De Vries
Senior Director, Product MarketingOpenText
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Improving Performance with the Correct KPI’s

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesMeggitt - Director of Operational Excellence

Selection of KPI’s is a foundational activity to ensure the success of any organization.  Too often, organizations choose and manage KPI’s that do not truly measure the attributes of performance that indicate true performance.  Often times, an organization does not have alignment on what is being measured throughout.  In order to ensure this alignment and proper KPI selection, the following 3 elements should be considered, stakeholders, strategy, and structure. 

Once the proper KPI’s are in place, it becomes all about execution.  There are 4 Disciplines of Execution that will be discussed in depth :

  • Focus on a few “Wildly Important” goals that are widely communicated.
  • Act on the Lead measures to drive achievement of the “Wildly Important” goals.
  • Keep a compelling scoreboard.
  • Create a regular cadence of accountability to keep track of progress.

Speaker

Brian deLyon
Director of Operational ExcellenceMeggitt
MondayBreakout Presentation

close How Tomorrow’s Revolutionary Technologies Provide Real Value Today

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution OptimizationAGCO Corporation - Global VP of Materials Management and Logistics

AGCO has been able to achieve net inbound freight cost reduction of 20%+, drive network wide performance improvement of 15%+, integrate a sophisticated approach to network wide risk management, implement a globally standardized & integrated transportation management system, and implemented a forward looking freight capacity (dimension and weight) planning process at lane level detail.

AGCO was awarded the coveted German BVL award for supply chain innovation in 2016 and the European Logistics Associations 2017 gold medal for supply chain innovation with its “Smart Logistics” initiative. Learn how AGCO was able to develop the strategy, define the roadmap, gain company wide support, and implement with great success across its global network of its sites and its global 3,000+ direct material supplier sites and over 180+ freight carriers.

Key Take Aways

  • Significant and sustained cost reduction
  • Forward looking freight forecast at lane level detail over a 12 month future period
  • Freight network performance management at the carrier and shipping supplier level
  • Integrated risk management
  • Becoming a shipper of choice to carriers

Speaker

Gregory Toornman
Global VP of Materials Management and LogisticsAGCO Corporation
Breakout Presentation

close Creating a Returns Solution that Delights Customers and your CFO

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipInmar - President, Global Operations

Consumers are going to return products — that won’t change. In fact, many consumers will make multiple purchases with the intent to return what doesn’t fit their need. In online commerce, returns aren’t after the purchase, they’re part of the purchase now and are a key factor in forging a continuing relationship with shoppers. Winners in the new economy will get away from treating returns only as a cost and will see it as a competitive opportunity to engage with customers and earn loyalty! Where data show that 92% of shoppers will buy from you again if returns are easy, exceeding their expectations on both purchases and returns will pay off.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn how to setup a value-added omni-channel return solution. You’ve spent money and time creating a seamless omni-channel purchase experience. See how you can do the same with returns
  • Profit-driving insight into important customer loyalty and purchase behavior can be extracted from a return solution that captures the proper data. See what that looks like
  • Acting on that data is business-critical for sourcing, pricing, policy setting, and promotion
  • Leveraging the right reverse supply chain partners can provide faster speed to credit for consumers, maximize value of inventory, reduce your freight/transportation spend and minimize your carbon footprint. Find out how

Speaker

Robert Zomok
President, Global OperationsInmar
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Developing Supply Chain Talent for the New Economy

Michigan State University - John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Supply Chain Management

Talent acquisition, development, and retention continues to be a major challenge for supply chain professionals. What are the critical knowledge and skills required for supply chain executives and professionals in the new economy? How can these capabilities be developed in a manner that helps support organizational objectives, including speed, agility, innovation and competitive advantage? Based on research being conducted at Michigan State University, this discussion will provide ideas and examples concerning how individuals can leverage the potential of supply chain management talent in their own organizations.

Key Take Aways

  • Understand the characteristics of up and coming supply chain talent and what they look for in their new job opportunities
  • What are the initiatives that firms can use to fill their funnel for supply chain management professionals?
  • How do you create relationships with sources of supply chain talent?

 

Speaker

David Closs
John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Supply Chain ManagementMichigan State University
MondayNetworking

Cocktail Reception

MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

TuesdayKeynote presentation

close Build a Smart Supply Chain—One Step at a Time

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipHitachi Consulting - Senior Vice President, Practice Lead
Hitachi Consulting - Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain Practice

The supply chain revolution is happening—but what does it mean for you? Advances in connected IoT technologies are radically changing the way you manage the supply chain. By connecting customers, manufacturers, and suppliers through the smart supply chain, you can make the flow of goods faster, safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. And by taking a logical, step-by-step approach that combines operational technology (OT) and IT expertise, you can build a smart supply chain at your own pace—and realize exceptional results.

Key Take-Aways

  • Assess your business and supply chain challenges: Identify where you are now—and the best starting point for moving to a smart, connected supply chain
  • Gain knowledge: Understand the value smart solutions and connected IoT technologies can bring to your business with real-time insights and reporting
  • Move forward without fear: Learn how to transform your supply chain one smart step at a time

Speaker

Stephen Engel
Senior Vice President, Practice LeadHitachi Consulting
Brad Stitt
Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain PracticeHitachi Consulting
TuesdayKeynote Presentation

close SCM Success Factors: Measuring the Future of Business – 2028

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipSap Ariba - Supply Chain Network Executive

As digital transformation revolutionizes our new digital economy, it becomes more critical than ever to be able to adapt every part of how business gets done.  Now, for most businesses, this change has been or is underway.  But are traditional measurements of value realization still relevant?  This talk address what a top technology company is conversing with key executives about the future of business and asks if innovation & technology is changing the game of measuring success.

Key Take-Aways

  • Redefine Purpose
  • Use Technology to Drive Outcomes not just processes.
  • Move the Needle to your own Business Personal Record (BPR)

Speaker

Deborah Zuckerman Kaplan
Supply Chain Network ExecutiveSap Ariba
Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Effective Methods for Capturing VOC

Demand Planning and Consumer VolatilityEuropean Wax Center - Vice President of Supply Chain

The ability to understand your customer’s wants and needs is of the utmost importance in today’s ultra-competitive markets.  By managing your brand’s reputation you get unique insight to your customer and what drives her purchasing decisions. During this presentation we will explore techniques that are used by European Wax Center to capture the Voice of the Customer.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Best techniques in capturing customer insights
  • Closing the feedback loop
  • Taking action to improve the customer experience

Speaker

Jonathan Biggert
Vice President of Supply ChainEuropean Wax Center
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Planning for Speed at Hostess Brands

Logistics and Distribution StrategiesHostess Brands, LLC - Director Supply Chain

In a few short years, Hostess Brands, LLC. has transformed from a twice bankrupt organization to a hyper-efficient operation and supply chain.  One key component to this success is rethinking how the organization plans and manages forecasts and inventory.  In this session, attendees will see how to segment the Demand plan for setting appropriate models and parameters and how this flows through to an effective Inventory plan built for speed.  In addition, what KPIs keep the plan moving and minimizing inventory risk downstream.  This presentation is for organizations seeking opportunities to increase turns, better manage risk, and build the tools necessary for agility and visibility.

Key Take-Aways

  • Separating the demand plan into specific responsibility areas to simplify planning
  • KPIs that help drive a high turn inventory plan
  • Devote your time and energy to Leading KPIs rather than lagging measurements

Speaker

David M. Hovey
Director Supply ChainHostess Brands, LLC
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Transformation for Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipHarbisonWalker International Inc - Director Global Operations Planning

A 150 year old manufacturing company has been experiencing increasing competitive pressures resulting in declining volumes and profitability. 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

Speaker

Elizabeth McGuire
Director Global Operations PlanningHarbisonWalker International Inc
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Implementing E-Sourcing System to Optimize Cost Savings

Strategic Sourcing & Supplier PartnershipsON Semiconductor - GSCO Strategic Sourcing Director

E-sourcing tools have been available now for well over a decade and have continued to improve in usability and flexibility, yet they still remain commonly misunderstood and misrepresented by many in the industry.  In this session we will explore the advantages of having an E-sourcing process as part of your overall Procurement toolkit as well as the challenges of implementing a system on a global scale.  In addition we will give an overview of some of the better known systems out there and where some companies seem to excel in this space but overall recognizing that no system is one size fits all and you will need to develop a process to evaluate which tool best suits your company culture, your Supplier Relationship Management approach and ultimately your budget.

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

Speaker

Steven Alsbro
GSCO Strategic Sourcing DirectorON Semiconductor
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Integrated Business Planning

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipSherwin Williams - Global Director of Supply Chain

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a formal process led by senior management that evaluates and revises aggregate time-phased projections for product, demand, supply, strategic projects, and the resulting financial plans. This is done on a monthly basis on a planned 24-month rolling horizon.

Key Take-Aways

  • What Integrated Business Planning is and isn’t, how it works, and where yours compares
  • How successful companies benefit from Integrated Business Planning and areas
  • The proven methodology for successfully implementing of Integrated Business Planning

Speaker

Susan Byrne
Global Director of Supply ChainSherwin Williams
TuesdayNetworking

Lunch

STEERING COMMITTEE

Experienced supply chain and procurement experts help us design a relevant and 100% peer-led educational program.

Steering Committee Members

Marcell Vollmer Chief Procurement Officer
SAP
Martin Fijman Vice President 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 Global Procurement
The Nature's Bounty Corporation
Michael van Keulen Procurement Director
Lululemon Athletica
Jean-Michel Dos Remedios Purchasing Director
Bel Brands USA
Marcela Mrugala Purchasing Director
Barilla
Anthony Fuller Head of Sourcing
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
Steven Alsbro Strategic Sourcing Director
ON Semiconductor Corporation
Bill Munro Director of Procurement
SunOpta
Jay Rojek Director of Purchasing
Blue Bird Corporation
Tom Oris Director of Procurement
Wyandot, Inc
David Zamudio Americas Sourcing Director
Essity
Dhinakar Baskaran Director of Global Procurement
Videojet Technologies, Inc
Tolga Tuksal Director of Corporate Purchasing
Miniature Precision Components, Inc.
David Fortes Director of Manufacturing Operations
Inter Corporation
David Suarez Vice President of Supply Chain
Unilever
Rickette Collins Strategic Supply Chain Director
McDonald's Corporation
Ted Baggesen Senior Director of Logistics
SpencerGifts
Kevin Releford Senior Director of Logistics
Gap, Inc.
John Janson Director of Global Logistics
SanMar Corporation
Pedro A. Fernandez Senior Director, Global Parts Distribution
JLG Industries Inc.
Shaun Anderson Managing Director of Supply Chain
Dynegy
David Meeks Vice President Supply Chain Operations
Summit Electric Supply Corporations
Dave Harrington Vice President Supply Chain Operations
Stratus Technologies
Michael McMahon Group Vice President Supply Chain Operations
Beachbody LLC
Vanessa Van Bui Vice President of Supply Chain
Ergo Baby

ATTENDEES

Over the year’s we’ve hosted senior level executives from over 80% of the Fortune 100 as well as thousands of up and coming mid-market organizations.

 

Attendee Testimonials

"The best part SCOPE were the various presentations and topics covered. It was an effective use of my time and the right length. I was able to attend several presentations, including keynotes. I learned some things during the presentations and during my 1-1 meetings with vendors. I would definitely recommend this event to others in this field. "

"SCOPE provided quality presenters and presentations allowing me to take ideas back in supporting the transformation of our business networks."

"SCOPE provided different ways of looking how to successfully implement process improvement which is the biggest benefit to my job. Anyone at any level of the organization would walk away with something they can put to good use when attending SCOPE."

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EXHIBITORS

SCOPE is the supply chain industry’s fastest growing event, quickly establishing a reputation as the deal generating show.

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ABOUT SCOPE

The procurement industry's leading executive-level conference plays host to over 500 senior-level attendees each year. In the last decade, we’ve produced 20 large scale SCOPE conferences across America.

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Our Team

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Attendee Relations Executive
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Conference Director
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Sponsor Relations
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HOTEL & TRAVEL

Your full access conference pass includes overnight accommodations, meals and cocktail receptions.

The Hotel

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Located in the heart of downtown, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is an iconic destination bursting with style and energy

Situated in the Peachtree Center, our hotel places travelers near a MARTA rail station, Georgia World Congress Center and AmericasMart Atlanta. Step inside our hotel lobby and discover our spectacular atrium, which is anchored by the 50-foot color-changing sail of Pulse, our vibrant cocktail lounge. Once you've explored downtown Atlanta, settle into our spacious guest rooms, all of which feature stunning cityscape views, state-of-the-art technology and serious creature comforts.
Accommodations must be booked through the conference organizers and not through the venue directly. To book your stay please contact:
The nearest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), which is less than 12 miles away. This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Taxis are readily available at the airport.
Atlanta Marriott Marquis  | 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 USA

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