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$200 of your travel is covered if you’re trekking over 100 miles to attend.

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Your first night’s stay is on us and a discounted rate is available thereafter.

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5 Star Catering

All of your meals and libations are complimentary throughout the event.

Join Procurement’s Distinguished Upper Tier

A curated audience reserved for the senior level of the Fortune 500 and mid-market puts you in exceptional company.

250+

Affluent Peers

Meet the people just as invested in advancing procurement practices as you.

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Influential Leaders

Learn valuable strategy components from today’s very best.

60+

Proven Solutions

Meet industry leading solution providers, hand picked for your priorities.

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Connections

Take this unprecedented opportunity to connect with high profile execs.

A curated experience to cultivate achievement

Based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests we’ll craft a personal agenda that paves your path to success.

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Days of Insight

Jump in the discussion through focused educational sessions and networking opportunities.

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Innovative Sessions

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

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Networking Opportunities

Tie into contemporaries and mentors interested in the same avenues of opportunity as you.

10

Research Meetings

Meet one-on-one with executives delivering the solutions that are redefining procurement.

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Peer-Led Education

The SCOPE Steering Committee consists entirely of your contemporaries, meaning we tackle the themes that have profound significance to your performance and your company.

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Key Themes

close Strategic Sourcing and Contract Management

Connect the dots between senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives for a comprehensive view of the overlapping challenges of procurement. Master the protocol for optimal performance in inventory and cost management, contract compliance, achieving greater transparency across the chain, supplier management and risk mitigation.

Artificial intelligence, blockchain, automation, robotics, IoT, IIoT and the like have transformed every aspect of procurement. We’ll help you nail down this soup of buzz words into an effective strategy for technology driven processes, backed by case studies and proven best practices.
Procurement experts will share best practices and solutions to the most significant challenges of supplier partnership management, including identifying strategic suppliers, successful metrics to measure suppliers and supplier risk management.
Supply chain visibility has moved from the “luxury” phase to a mandated necessity. Your informed customer base demands it and technology has cracked open a new world of risk mitigation and optimization opportunities. From technology selection to best practices, we’ll give you the leg up and save you from the hard lessons of operating below the curve.
Learn how you can create optimal conditions for your people to achieve innovation, realize their potential, and find true fulfillment in the workplace. Experts will discuss the finesses of managing the changing manufacturing landscape and tackling the task of attracting, and retaining, qualified talent.

High Profile Speakers

Strategic endeavors and skillful insights from 30+ seasoned executives address the challenges in managing procurement in today’s technology driven supply chain.

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Snehal Bhatt

Chief Procurement Officer

University of California, Irvine

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Suresh Krishna

Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer

Sleep Number

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Douglas Ubel

Vice President Supply Chain

Milbank Manufacturing Company

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Brett Myers

Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service Division

Siemens AG

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Brad Stitt

Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain Practice

Hitachi Consulting

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Ayall Sagi

Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain

TriMark USA

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Renee Scatena

Legal Director of Supply chain

Intel Corporation

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Dave Harrington

Vice President of Services Delivery and Supply Chain

Stratus Technologies

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Frank Lazowski

Vice President of Global Supply Chain

JR Automation

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Mike Abrams

Corporate Vice President, Global Distribution Operations

Future Electronics

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Sean Bliss

Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Corcentric

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Scott Chepow

SVP, Consumer Goods Americas

The Gap Partnership

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Rob Allan

Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply Chain

IBM

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Gustavo Sassi

Head of Procurement

GlobeNet Inc

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Stuart Davis

Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing

Herbalife Nutrition

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Murillo Xavier

Director of Procurement

Just Energy

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Donald Crumpler

Vice President, Supply Chain & Integration

BMC Stock Holdings

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Steven Hainey

Director of Supply Chain, Applied Materials

Newell Brands

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Dave Venberg

Sr. Director Transportation and Logistics

Ardent Mills

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Neil Aronson

Head of Global Strategic Sourcing

Uber

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William Bagley

SVP, Chief Supply Officer

Unum Group

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Robert L. Littles

Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering

Rolls Royce

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Gregory Toornman

Global VP of Materials Management and Logistics

AGCO Corporation

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Zahid Rashid

Global Director of Distribution

Jelly Belly Candy Company

2019 Full Agenda

Your personal concierge will craft a custom schedule based on your interests and priorities. View the complete agenda below.

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Supply Chain Leadership Strategies
Demand Planning and Consumer Volatility
Disruptive Technologies and the Supply Chain
Procurement Strategies & Sustainability
Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Partnerships
SundayNetworking

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

MondayKeynote presentation

close The Journey to Smart Supply Chain: Transform Manufacturing to Reach Entirely New Levels of Operational Excellence

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesHitachi Consulting - Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain Practice

The rise of the Internet of Things has seen a tidal wave of data unleashed into the supply chain. Connected devices are now everywhere—from wearables on the warehouse floor to temperature monitors in shipping containers. Supply chain managers need to understand how they can best exploit this data—the technologies that collect and store it, the evolving skill set required of supply chain professionals, and how to align the organization to ensure insights garnered translate into action.

Join Hitachi at SCOPE Supply Chain Conference to gain knowledge of the value emerging innovation and connected IoT technologies can bring to your business with real-time insights and reporting. 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. Learn what you can do to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace..

Key Take-Aways

  • Gain knowledge: Hitachi offers real-world experience gained from over 100 years in operational technology (OT), over 50 years in IT and demonstrated IoT leadership. We’ve developed our know-how from owning, operating, servicing or supplying companies in the same industries as our clients
  • Take Action: reduce costs, increase agility and reduce bottlenecks, improve utilization of factory assets and resources, increase production speed and quality, and meet compliance and sustainability goal
  • Increase competitive advantage through faster innovation, more flexible and customized product mix, and faster supply chain reconfiguration
  • Move forward without fear: Learn how to transform your supply chain one smart step at a time. Hitachi is focused on business outcomes—not on a particular solution platform. Hitachi start engagements by identifying the business problem, and then work with clients to co-create and implement a solution that achieves the desired results

Speaker

Brad Stitt
Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain PracticeHitachi Consulting
Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Using Lean to Create Retail Flow: A Case for Switching From Push to Pull

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilitySleep Number - Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer

We have transformed our supply chain from a make to stock to a Retail Flow business model. We now make our IOT enabled product within 5 days of a customer placing an order and home deliver the same with white glove delivery. We used a lean business system and “Pull” to drive this transformation

Key Takeaways:

  • How lean business system can transform a consumer oriented business
  • Solving last mile delivery for big / bulky consumer durable in North America
  • Unlocking efficiencies in transportation and distribution through the setting up of a dedicated private network

Speaker

Suresh Krishna
Chief Operations and Supply Chain OfficerSleep Number
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Value Creation with Emerging Technologies

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesUniversity of California, Irvine - Chief Procurement Officer

Adoption of emerging technology is crucial in today’s environment by adding significant value to a project, yet can be daunting for procurement staff and organizational constituents. This presentation will cover three innovative tools that help streamline processes, and how to enhance cross-functional collaboration.

Key Takeaways:

  • Implementing innovative tools to streamline processes
  • Overcoming challenges of resistance to adoption of new technologies
  • Enhancing cross-functional collaboration and breaking down silos
  • Increasing value for constituents

Speaker

Snehal Bhatt
Chief Procurement OfficerUniversity of California, Irvine
MondayBreakout Presentation

close What to Know If You Are Implementing a Foreign Trade Zone in Your Distribution Center

Regulatory Changes and Keeping up with ComplianceFuture Electronics - Corporate Vice President, Global Distribution Operations

Implementing a foreign trade zone is a complex undertaking, which requires careful navigation to avoid costly delays, and possible compliance violations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Know your business and understand if a foreign trade zone is right for you
  • Ensure you select strong and experienced partners to help you navigate the complexities
  • Be prepared to be the tip of the spear in a lot of instances

Speaker

Mike Abrams
Corporate Vice President, Global Distribution OperationsFuture Electronics
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Hidden Opportunities in Your Indirect Spend

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementCorcentric - 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 Presentation

close Supplier Partnerships - Risk Management and Sourcing Alternatives

Supplier Partnership ManagementMilbank Manufacturing Company - Vice President Supply Chain

The development of key supplier partnerships and relationship management is a key to a successful and sustainable inbound supply chain. A critical consideration in this process is the risk management and balanceing between single sourcing and multiple alternatives. This presentation will outline these themes and the analytical techniques to the prioritization of risk management projects.

Key Takeaways:

  • Developing Key Supplier Partnerships
  • Single Sourcing vs Multiple Alternatives
  • Supplier Risk Management while developing strong relationships
  • Analytical techniques for risk management projects.

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Douglas Ubel
Vice President Supply ChainMilbank Manufacturing Company
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Delivering Increased Customer Value Through Cost Transparency and Optimization

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementSiemens AG - Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service Division

In a highly competitive marketplace, customer satisfaction can be increased by focusing on cost transparency and value generation associated with supplied (make or buy) systems and components. This presentation will highlight the specific cost out approaches which Siemens has implemented on purchased components to achieve substantial lower supplier costs and improved customer value.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Overview of the Siemens global cost out program (called Cost and Value Engineering) including methodology and cost out approaches
  • Direct procurement benefits of working with suppliers to help them optimize their internal and procurement costs
  • Types of employees who are effective “Cost and Value Engineers” + what skillsets they should have or must develop to be successful
  • Actual cost out and/or value improvement examples completed in Siemens 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
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityStratus Technologies - Vice President of Services Delivery and Supply Chain

Undertaking the job of transforming a global electronics supply chain can be risky business. What are the prerequisites that must be addressed in a detailed plan before the journey begins? What are the success factors? How do I get executive “buy in” and support for every step of the journey? This transformation requires expert planning, collaboration, rigorous follow up and precise execution. Learn how one mission critical technology provider made it a success story.

Key Takeaways:

  • Leave the conference with a playbook for developing and leading your company’s Supply Chain Transformation
  • Taking pragmatic and contemporary approach will allow you to lead with confidence; knowing that this time-tested formula has been employed multiple times before, each achieving transformation success on time and on budget!
  • Developing your company’s Supply Chain transformation with confidence.

Speaker

Dave Harrington
Vice President of Services Delivery and Supply ChainStratus Technologies
MondayBreakout Presentation

close From Vision to Reality: Building A Smarter Supply Chain with AI and Blockchain

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityIBM - Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply Chain

Supply chain is at an inflection point. Disruptive technologies like AI and blockchain are gaining traction and delivering value today for supply chain leaders. Will your organization be disrupted or transformed? Hear how leaders like Lenovo are applying AI and blockchain to quickly increase productivity, reduce costs and exceed customer expectations. You’ll learn how they refined their AI vision and got up-and-running in as little as five weeks. Top use cases, including inbound logistics, inventory insights and supply/demand planning, will be explored.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the top AI and blockchain use cases.
  • Explore best-practices uncovered in real-word implementations.
  • Learn how to advance your journey to a smarter supply chain and avoid common pitfalls.

Speaker

Rob Allan
Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply ChainIBM
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Driving Distribution Efficiency and Sustainability Through Performance Based Compensation

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution OptimizationBMC Stock Holdings - Vice President, Supply Chain & Integration

Driver shortages are forcing companies to reevaluate driver recruitment, retention, and compensation programs. Performance based compensation programs should be considered to attract and retain quality drivers while driving the efficiency needed to provide excellent customer service and overall company profitability. In this session, we will explore one company’s journey in transforming their traditional hourly compensation plan into a performance based program.

Key Take-Aways 

  • To attract and retain drivers you must have an attractive, flexible compensation plan
  • There are significant safety, efficiency, and CAPEX opportunities in moving from hourly based compensation to performance based compensation
  • The right technology and transparency is key to a successful performance based pay program
  • Performance based compensation should be a tremendous win for the company and the employee

Speaker

Donald Crumpler
Vice President, Supply Chain & IntegrationBMC Stock Holdings
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Enabling the Autonomous Supply Chain with IoT, AI, and Blockchain

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesOpenText - Product Marketing Director

The foundation for the supply chain of the future is being laid today with the introduction of key technologies that will allow for greater integration, collaboration and automation. In this session you will:

  • Learn key characteristics of the supply chain of the future
  • See how digital business ecosystems, internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence will change the supply chain
  • Understand how combining these technologies can facilitate an autonomous supply chain

Speaker

Jeff Eckel
Product Marketing DirectorOpenText
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Creating Value Through Negotiation

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementThe Gap Partnership - SVP, Consumer Goods Americas

All companies put different value on different aspects of negotiation depending on their corporate priorities. The more you understand your counterpart’s priorities, the more you understand what incremental value can be created through negotiation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Creating Satisfaction in Negotiation
  • Understanding Power Dynamics in Negotiation
  • Behavioral Impact on Negotiation Outcomes

Speaker

Scott Chepow
SVP, Consumer Goods AmericasThe Gap Partnership
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Leverage IOT Sensor Technology to Proactively Manage your Supply Chain

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesSensitech - 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 Woolf
Vice President, Strategy and Business DevelopmentSensitech
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Automation and the Future of Intelligent Manufacturing

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesJR Automation - Vice President of Global Supply Chain

Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing holds the promise of increased flexibility in manufacturing, along with mass customization, increased quality, and improved productivity enabling companies to cope with the challenges of producing increasingly individualized products with a short lead-time to market and at higher quality and lower cost.

Key Takeaways:

  • Definition and creation of a ‘Smart’ Environment underpinning Intelligent Manufacturing
  • IoT and cloud manufacturing enabling the factory of tomorrow
  • Current trends, investment and state of competition in the market for Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
  • What the picture looks like today and 3 years out

Speaker

Frank Lazowski
Vice President of Global Supply ChainJR Automation
MondayBreakout Presentation

close How the Intelligent Business Network Enables the Autonomous Supply Chain

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesOpenText - Product Marketing Director

We believe supply chain—done right—can be the strategic weapon for your CEO and your entire business. The foundation for the supply chain of the future is being laid today with the introduction of key technologies that will allow for greater integration, collaboration and automation. Supply chain is no longer a ‘cost of doing business’ focused on efficiency alone.  There is a proven, direct correlation between B2B maturity and supply chains that deliver top line business results and performance.

Key Takeaways:

In this session you will:

  • Learn key characteristics of the supply chain of the future
  • See how digital business ecosystems, internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence will change the supply chain
  • Understand how combining these technologies can facilitate an autonomous supply chain

Speaker

Greg Horton
Product Marketing DirectorOpenText
MondayBreakout Presentation

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

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityGlobeNet Inc - Head of Procurement

During this presentation the speaker will discuss what is to come in Procurement and how to best prepare to come out on top. He will tackle some of these pressing questions:

  • 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?

Speaker

Gustavo Sassi
Head of ProcurementGlobeNet Inc
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Start Preparing for Tech Integrated Business Planning 2.0 Today

Disruptive Technologies and the Supply ChainNewell Brands - Director of Supply Chain, Applied Materials

What will the integrated business planning (IBP) processes of the next decade encompass and why must companies start preparing for them today? The pace of technology change is happening faster than ever seen prior while being indiscriminate on the industries it is disrupting. With today’s market dynamics and changing corporate structures, getting internal and external planning alignment across key customers, functional areas, geographical regions, and suppliers are more complex than ever seen. With this trend occurring, advanced analytics including Artificial Intelligence (AI) is supplying a substantial competitive advantage for those who embrace it. Is your company preparing for this movement or may it become one of the many organizations who will be displaced?

Key Take-Aways

  • Cover the rapid technology changes occurring and where the IBP processes of the next decade is going
  • Review the different IBP maturity stages for People, Process, and Technology
  • Interactive smartphone survey bench-marking attendees IBP maturity levels and other related topics
  • Discuss methods to progress your IBP maturity to prepare for advanced analytics

Speaker

Steven Hainey
Director of Supply Chain, Applied MaterialsNewell Brands
MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

TuesdayKeynote Presentation

close Build a Smarter Supply Chain with AI and Blockchain

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesIBM - Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply Chain

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 AI can help you predict and mitigate disruptions and risks
  • How recent machine learning can help you build a smarter supply chain
  • How to get started with AI now – no matter where you are on your supply chain journey

Speaker

Rob Allan
Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply ChainIBM
Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close The Digital Warehouse – From Real Time to Trends, Visual Analytics to Master Your Supply Chain

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution OptimizationLipari Foods - Director Supply Chain and Business Intelligence

This presentation will be focusing on different tools and technologies to deliver rich content at the right time to the right people who will help drive decisions in your Supply Chain. With the ever-increasing data collection technologies, there is a critical need to create easy to use visualizations to pinpoint inefficiencies. This presentation will also cover the different platforms to deliver content to users.

Key Take-Aways

  • Dashboards delivered to the right audience
  • Can Big Data exist in your Supply Chain? y No Guts!
  • We need real data to make decisions
  • TVs, iPads, Smartphones and wearables, oh, and laptops/desktops too. Visualizations can go anywhere anytime

Speaker

Joe Beydoun
Director Supply Chain and Business IntelligenceLipari Foods
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Moving Forward - The Value Global Logistics Procurement Brings to An Organization

Strategies to Increase End-to-End VisibilityGCP Applied Technologies - Director, Global Logistics

To learn more about how an effective global logistics procurement strategy will add value to your organization.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to begin developing an effective Global Logistics Procurement plan
  • The value a global logistics procurement brings to an organization
  • Change Management ideas which work
  • Your Global Logistics team – the foundation of an effective logistics plan

Speaker

Albert Schyman
Director, Global LogisticsGCP Applied Technologies
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Mitigating Risk in the Supply Chain, a Contracts and Legal Perspective

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementIntel Corporation - Legal Director of Supply chain

This would be a lively discussion of ways a company can draft contracts with vendors to mitigate operational and performance risks, such as which terms and conditions are effective, as well as steps a company can take outside the contract when there is concern the supplier may not fully perform its obligations. After an overview of suggested tools and available options, we would also cover hypothetical examples of which terms are effective under specific scenarios. The audience will leave the session with a practical list of tools they can use to manage suppliers, regardless of industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Avoid lawsuits (and potential supply chain disruptions) with simple contracts.
  • Know the ways to mitigate risk operationally and collaboratively.
  • Use IP strategies to protect your business operations.
  • A supplier who files bankruptcy can wreak havoc on your operations. so know the workarounds

Speaker

Renee Scatena
Legal Director of Supply chainIntel Corporation
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Get Ready for the NextGen E-commerce Automation Revolution: How to Plan for Million+ SKUs and Units / Day Throughput—even with Labor Shortages

Disruptive Technologies and the Supply ChainSSI Schaefer - Head of IT Software Systems

Learn how consumer behavior and labor markets are spurring the NextGen Automation Revolution.  Consumers are changing shopping behaviors and retailers need to accommodate to compete. E-commerce is fueling the increase in consumer demand even as labor shortages are the new norm. Gaining additional throughput with automation requires expertise in planning, dense storage, and highly efficient automated material handling systems all managed by sophisticated WMS technologies. Andy Williams, an automation systems expert, will take you through the challenges and benefits when designing for NextGen automation distribution in today’s market challenges. Learn how to optimize a limited labor force or plan for a minimally staffed facility that will carry your operation into the future.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Understand requirements that are needed in order to implement an automated solution to meet NextGen e-commerce / omni-channel demands.
  • Learn how to plan a distribution center with high throughput and minimum labor requirements.
  • Knowing how to pair the right WMS solution with the right automation equipment.
  • Gain knowledge about what types of automation equipment work best with smaller footprints or existing real estate in order to get maximum throughput.

Speaker

Mark Dickinson
Head of IT Software SystemsSSI Schaefer
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Transforming Leadership across Cultures and Generations

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesFarm Fresh To You - Director of Logistics and Team Development

If your employees are falling short on goals, lacking teamwork, or there seems to be a disconnect between management and your labor force, bring measurable growth and build your business by building your team. Key focus on Millennials and Gen-Xers from a variety of cultures and backgrounds – taking them to the next level while helping other generations leverage their uniqueness.

Key Take-Aways

  • Leading with radical change, cultivates radical change and achieves radical results
  • You can build your business by building people
  • Successfully leading out with a multi-generational, multicultural team

 

Speaker

John Mory
Director of Logistics and Team DevelopmentFarm Fresh To You
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Keeping Pace with Innovations in Procurement

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilitySAP Ariba - Senior Director, Ariba for Direct (A4D)

New developments in procurement techniques, business networks and foundational IT technology are having a profound impact on procurement.  At the same time, the essential human element of procurement is changing like never before as the expectations of the user community continues to increase.  In this session, we will look at the intersection of advances in technology and the expectations of people in the procurement processes.  We will explore the latest in machine learning, blockchain, artificial intelligence, predictive risk and how these innovations are driving transformations in a way that really matters to people.

Speaker

Sudy Bharadwaj
Senior Director, Ariba for Direct (A4D)SAP Ariba
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Curbing Sales/Customer Behavior Through Continuous Operations Processes Improvement

Warehouse Management and OptimizationTriMark USA - Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain

Continuous operations processes improvement; the ever evolving process to constantly approve and strive for perfection.

Key Takeaways:

  • Only well defined processes and policies will resolve issues
  • Processes and policies are never “complete”
  • Processes and policies will always require updating

Speaker

Ayall Sagi
Vice President of Operations & Supply ChainTriMark USA
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Visibility… Seamlessly Track Product Throughout the Supply Chain from Production to Customer

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesColliers International - Vice President Supply Chain and Logistics

Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) is the ability to see, in real time, the status of an order at any stage of its life cycle from creation through delivery. Companies which embrace SCV are pushing the boundaries of business intelligence, and reaping the rewards for being trail blazers.

Key Take-Aways

  • The level of importance CEOs and CSCOs place on SCV
  • What SCV looks like and how a company can leverage the capability to lower costs and improve throughput
  • The high-level process of making SCV a reality for your company
  • SCV benefits for all partners within the supply chain ecosystem

Speaker

David Barnard
Vice President Supply Chain and LogisticsColliers International
TuesdayNetworking

Lunch

Executive Steering Committee

Experienced Procurement leaders work with us to focus our program on trends that will move the needle at your company.

Steering Committee Members

Anthony Fuller Global Head of Sourcing
Mitsubishi Tanabe
Brian Holbrook Sr Manager Capital & MRO Procurement
Kerry
Bryon Gilstrap Procurement Director
Columbia College Chicago
Carrie Kubinski eSourcing Manager, Indirect Procurement
W.W. Grainger
Dean Shifflett VP of Procurement & Material Management
Sargent Electric Company
Digvijay Singh Senior Manager, Global Sourcing
Viacom
Douglas Ubel Vice President - Supply Chain
Milbank Manufacturing
Lauren Mendenhall Sr. Director, Global Procurement Operations
GBG USA, Inc.
LJ Wang Associate Director
BMS
Narasimha Behara Director
Earthbound Farms, Danone
Robert Auerbach Vice President Purchasing
Island Hospitality
Sam Dalby NA Capital Procurement Lead
Bayer/Monsanto
Tim Voortman VP Global Sourcing
JBT
Waqas Shaikh Category Manager
BP

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Your conference pass includes overnight accommodations, travel reimbursement, meals and cocktail receptions.

The Hotel

Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas

Featuring luxurious hotel rooms and suites, three-acre pool backyard, sensuous spa treatments, delectable dining and exciting casino gaming–all overlooking the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring mountains, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa pays homage to the elegant mid-century modern resorts that made Las Vegas famous. Spacious accommodations are designed with modern contemporary décor and a wealth of amenities like no other hotel rooms in Las Vegas, and include a 42-inch HD TV, VOIP internet phones, an automated, fully-stocked private bar and in-room safe.
Accommodations must be booked through the conference organizers and not through the venue directly. To book your stay please contact:
The closest airport to the hotel is McCarran International Airport (LAS). Red Rock does operate a complimentary shuttle between McCarran Airport and the hotel. You can see the shuttle schedule here. Taxis are also available at the airport and cost approximately $50 each way.
Red Rock Resort, Casino & Spa | 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89135

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