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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 the supply chain.


Key Themes

close Supply Chain Strategies & Leadership
  • 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

  • Winning the Last Mile Logistics Battle

  • TMS Selection Criteria and Best Practices

  • When & Where do 3PL’s Make Sense

  • Developing and Implementing Successful Metrics & Benchmarks in Warehousing

  • Achieving an Effective Omni Channel Strategy

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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


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Rick Bingle

Vice President of Supply Chain


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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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Joseph Bobko

Vice President of Transportation


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Louis Cheung

Head of Quality and SCM


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Lanny Million

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Industrial Electric Wire Cable

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Jack Oney

Former Director of Purchasing for Supply Chain & Logistics

Proctor & Gamble

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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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Dave Venberg

Sr. Director Transportation and Logistics

Ardent Mills

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Muzzi Palmieri

Supply Chain Executive Director


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Luca Silipo

VP, Chief Research Officer


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Steven DiBlasi

Vice President of Global Sourcing

Lanier Clothes

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Jeni Rajbhandari

Head of Services Procurement, NAM Global Operations


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Robert L. Littles

Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering

Rolls Royce

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David Zamudio

Sourcing Director Americas


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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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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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Nick Price

Head of Purchasing

Deautz AG

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John Komarony

Director of Reverse Logistics

Sears Holdings Corporation

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Philippe Lambotte

Sr. Vice President of Global Supply Chain

Mattel Inc.

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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.



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Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration


Breakfast Buffet


close Disruptions, Again! Where Do They Come From and How to Ride Them to Win

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.


Luca Silipo
VP, Chief Research OfficerGeodis

Targeted Research Meetings

MondayCase Study

close Transformation Supply Chain at Mattel

Toy industry is a complex mix of outsourced and in-house manufacturing located in low labor markets with increasing technological components. The long resulting lead time combined with high demand volatility and uncertainty in a fashion-like/impulse buy and increasingly online driven industry creates a challenging equation to drive service up and inventory and cost down. To address those challenges, Mattel has started a supply chain transformation underpinned by product design based on platforms, manufacturing automation and planning processes reengineering underpinned by new technologies. This presentation will highlight some of Mattel's lesson learned and success in supply chain transformation.


Philippe Lambotte
Sr. Vice President of Global Supply ChainMattel Inc.
MondayCase Study

close A Winning Formula for Strategic Global Sourcing

The main objective of the presentation is to convey the elements of a strategy to establish a global strategic sourcing initiative in your organization. You will also learn how to sell this strategy to internal stakeholders, and how to execute the strategy once undertaken. A number of points will presented regarding the benefits of such a strategy. We will also explore the various manufacturing capabilities and cultures from around the world.  
  • Recognizing the need for a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Determining the key requirements of a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Articulating the strategy to senior management and the Board
  • Understanding the opportunities that exist in global sourcing.
  • Detailing the execution steps of a strategic sourcing strategy


Lanny Million
Chief Supply Chain OfficerIndustrial Electric Wire Cable
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Leadership in the Supply Chain

We all have access to the same software, planning tools and experts but are our companies best in class?  History has proven that the most expensive run organizations are not always the best.  Is your company doing what is necessary to improve?  Are you doing what is necessary to improve?  What separates the truly long term successful company from those that are not? In a word, Leadership.  
  • Strong leadership creates  engaged employees which leads to better performance. Does your organization have all 3?
  • The leader is not necessarily the one leading the meeting or the organization.  Recognize the leadership in your organization. Is it what it should be?
  • No system, process or software can be more effective than leadership, but they can all be less without it.


Steven DiBlasi
Vice President of Global SourcingLanier Clothes
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Improving Supply Chain Efficiency with Logistic Performance Management

Learn how low-cost tracking devices provide logistics insight, visibility, and improved supply chain performance and efficiency. Implementing a proactive solution to track, manage, and induce action – in real-time – can mitigate the risks caused by unexpected disruptions during the transportation leg of your supply chain.  
  • Recognize the value electronic tracking technology can provide without significant investments in hardware or IT integration
  • Understand how real-time alerts can proactively prompt action to 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


Grant Wolf
VP of Business Strategy SensiTech
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Creating an “Agile” Sourcing/Procurement Organization Under A Supplier Risk Management Framework

We all have lines of businesses that we support that need a new product or service immediately, and expect our teams to execute the contract within a couple of days.  How do you achieve executional excellence with the pressure of meeting all third party risk management mandates and business needs?  
  • Dispel the notion that everything takes too long
  • Make the business aware that you offer more than a “one size fits all model”
  • Early engagement is key
  • Identify best practices to speed completion without sacrificing value and risk
  • Create a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
  • Earn the right to be a strategic partner


Michal Sroka
Senior Vice PresidentSunTrust Banks Inc.
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Workforce and Talent Management: Retention and Engagement

What is your ROI on employee retention? Better question. What is your ROI on employee engagement? Why do people leave? Why do people stay? What can you control? What is out of your control? I don’t have all of the answers, but I have a few, and I am interested hearing your thoughts on the topic.  
  • Understanding your ROI on Retention
  • Understanding why people leave
  • Understanding why people stay
  • Understanding your ROI on engagement
  • Controlling what you can control by focusing on what does not change


Mike Bogovich
Vice President of DistributionULTA Beauty
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Strategic Sourcing: Realizing the Benefit without an “All or Nothing” Transformation

Strategic Sourcing has the proven ability to leverage spend across the enterprise and improve service delivery from suppliers. Implementing this model, however, has traditionally involved an "all or nothing" transformation of a firm's supply chain operating model with significant people, process, and technology impacts that are not always feasible from a budgetary, disruption to business, or political perspective.  This presentation explores how you can reap the benefits of these powerful concepts with minimal investment or business disruption through the utilization of Cross Functional Teams.  
  • An end-to-end understanding of the Opportunity Identification, Category Planning, and Strategic Sourcing processes
  • How a holistic view can be used to identify & prioritize opportunities where Strategic Sourcing could generate a meaningful impact along with developing the business case and deciding on an implementation approach
  • How your organization can get started on achieving the benefits of Strategic Sourcing without an "all or nothing" transformation, significant cost, or a major disruption to the business


Troy Heibein
Vice President of StrategyRaven Bay
MondayBreakout Presentation

close 3 Critical Reasons to get Software Selection Advice

Significant Risk, Time and Money are at stake especially with your mission critical systems. TEC is a trusted advisor and advocate with your best interests as the top priority. We'll share our insight and resources to show you an easy to follow structured roadmap to successful best fit selection. Guided Self Service (DIY) or Full-Service Approach.  
  • Use TEC's structured easy to follow proven approach to Software Selection
  • Get hands on expert advice to lead, coach and support your evaluation
  • Use TEC databases of product and vendor capabilities to compare vendors
  • Find out how to score everything (all decision factors) in your evaluation
  • Build consensus and an audit trail, leveraging the information for your selection and negotiation


Michael Thaw
Senior Director, Selection ServicesTechnology Evaluation Centers
MondayBreakout Presentation

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

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


Joe Beydoun
Director Supply Chain and Business IntelligenceLipari Foods, Inc.



Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Directly Linking and Leveraging Supply Chain Agility to Advance Your Company’s Mission and Strategies

Elevating the focus of supply chain agility, to having a clear connection with mission and strategies, will deliver profound and lasting benefits to your business. There are practical steps for engaging your teams and elevating the success of your supply chain. In this presentation, the steps to establishing clear links from strategic planning to supply chain operations, and then further the keys to promoting agility for strategic benefits will be reviewed.  
  • Aligning the supply chain with your company’s mission and strategies
  • Principles for establishing a high degree of supply chain agility
  • Linking the power of agility back to your mission and strategies
  • Promoting alignment and innovation from within your company and from key stakeholders (customers, suppliers, partners)


Scott Komar
Group Vice President Supply ChainDriscoll's
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Demystifying the Transportation Services Industry Puzzle to Maximize Spend Efficiency and Service Delivery

In this session, the discussion will center around the evolution of the transportation industry, from the days of the Pony Express to Amazon Prime Air.  The focus will be on how best to utilize the companies, services offerings, and technologies that have evolved to insure a cost-effective and service oriented, distribution operation.  Interact with other session members to brainstorm what the next 5 - 10 years of the industry will look like - what's next?  
  • Understanding the transportation services available today to support cost-effective customer delivery
  • How to connect different modes to deliver desired cost and customer experience results
  • Defining, managing, and influencing the expectations of internal and external customers
  • Looking into the future to see “what’s next”!


Joseph Bobko
Vice President of TransportationBoxed
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Digitization in Procurement

The market is evolving in terms of business opportunities as well as sourcing and delivery. What are we doing to ensure we stay abreast with this fast changing environment? The traditional methods and processes are not sufficient for the success we are targeting. Hence, we are embracing the change by implementing analytics and real time data in our sourcing models to help us grow the business and be a real valued contributor.  
  • Evolution in sourcing towards a more demand driven journey
  • The two-pronged procurement vision
  • Implementation of Analytics to achieve next generation Benchmarking, Spend, Supplier and Category real time, big data driven KPIs
  • Digital and Supplier Innovation Opportunity in Procurement to benefit from an Open Ecosystem Network of suppliers and partners
  • A glimpse of virtual procurement room to enable external Suppliers, Business Stakeholders and Customer Operations to utilize real time Digital Data


Jeni Rajbhandari
Head of Services Procurement, NAM Global OperationsNokia
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Optimizing Logistics Operations: A New Paradigm in DC Performance and Productivity

What do you do when you have manual warehouses and automated warehouses from multiple vendors and you need pull these together and manage your warehouse and DC assets and resources efficiently and effectively? Learn how one company achieved this result in 6 months, with an exceptional ROI!  
  • Discussion of actual business case and results
  • Manage multiple WMS, automation platforms and resources with one application
  • Learn how to 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
  •  Achieve flexible and responsive performance


Kevin Reader
Director Business Development & MarketingKNAPP
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Transformation

Connecting supply chain with corporate mission & values and using supply chain to gain differentiation will achieve a competitive advantage.  Prioritizing and resourcing the best initiatives to drive results and transform the operating environment .  Conducting gap analysis and creating a development & training program to drive change and build a long lasting sustaining organization. In this presentation, the transformation of a functional organization into a value chain operating system by leveraging technology, process, and people.  
  • Aligning the supply chain with your company’s mission and strategies
  • Prioritizing productivity initiatives for the best results
  • Measuring progress and change management


Bruce Elliot
Vice President of Supply ChainNissin Foods Co.
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Soft Costs and Strategic Purchasing

The key objective of the discussion is to create a better understanding of the “soft costs” associated with Purchasing and its impact on the Strategic Purchasing decisions. There are practical steps that can be taken by the company to reduce “soft costs” which link the Corporate Strategy directly to the supply chain management. We will examine the actual costs associated with “soft costs” and examine how clear strategy for growing and developing the supply chain strategy can reduce these costs and can benefit both the Company and the Supplier. With ever increasing technology available and ever-increasing demands on Corporations to deliver high quality and high-performance products into the market place, Purchasing Departments are under greater pressure to ensure cost deliverables are controlled and profitability is maintained and increased. Soft cost control is one area often pushed aside as the pressure to deliver takes priority.  
  • Understanding of “soft costs”.
  • Understanding of how to cost “soft costs”.
  • How understanding of Soft Costs can improve and develop the Corporate Purchasing Strategy


Nick Price
Head of PurchasingDeautz AG
MondayBreak Out

close Supply Chain Technology: How to Turn Hype into Reality

We are bombarded everyday by sales pitches and speculations of how process or system technologies are going to transform the supply chain. They tell us how we can become supply chain superstars if we just invest in these technologies - RFID, IoT, Integrated Business Planning, Network Optimization Analytics, and Block Chain, just to name a few. To overcome the all too enticing illusion, one may want to focus on solving real problems that the company is facing. This presentation focuses on a singular company challenge and examine a number of mature and emerging technologies that may or may not be ready to make a big difference.
  • Challenges of visibility across end-to-end supply chain when you are not the King along the chain
  • Techniques that can be used to solve the fundamental problems of poor visibility
  • A long-term technology roadmap of step improvements.


Louis Cheung
Head of Quality and SCMBostik
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Increasing Your Company's Bottom Line Through Successful Supplier Partnerships

All too often companies implement supplier partnerships with no long-term perspective to how the partnerships affect the bottom line. Are we unleashing the full potential of our strategic vendors? How do we measure success? Do we know how to engage partners above and beyond a contract or purchase order? And most importantly, how do we know if the resources we invest in our partnerships really have a payout. It’s crucial to understand common flaws and omissions in supplier partnership programs as you plan and execute your own. A good supplier partnership program should give you access to technology, tools, information, ideas and hard savings faster and in a systematic way. More importantly, you and your operations will get access to expertise, industry knowledge and valuable R&D developments.
  • Understanding value of supplier partnership from a buyer and vendor perspective
  • Awareness of the need of a strategic partnership with key vendors
  • Understanding how to choose a partner
  • Awareness of aligning expectations from internal stakeholders during the supplier partnership program preparation and execution
  • Ability to impact the company’s bottom line by establishing the right KPIs


David Zamudio
Sourcing Director AmericasEssity
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Spin Off…How to Separate from A Global Corporation

When Hertz Global Holdings decided to spin off its equipment rental business, at that time known as Hertz Equipment Rental, the only organizational group that the Equipment side had was the operations team. Hertz Equipment Rental, now known as Herc Rentals Inc, did not have any real back office teams, but turn the clock forward a year and Herc now has a complete and functional purchase to pay organization. This was not easy and we learned a lot during that year including many things, that if we had to do it again, we would handle differently.  Now that we have celebrated our first year as an independent publicly traded company I would like to share some of our successes and failures. I would also like to talk about the opportunities we had while building up a purchase to pay organization from scratch and within a year for a $4 Billion company.  
  • How to recruit and hire the right people for the job!
  • Divestitures….what it means to be ‘Remain-Co’
  • Building a functioning Procure to Pay organization for a $4 Billion startup
  • How to separate contracts, vendor master files, ERP systems and who owns documents


Swen Voss
Director of ProcurementHerc Rentals
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Sears Holding’s Reverse Supply Chain Redesign

This presentation will take a look at Sears Holdings Corporation’s redesign of its supply chain Return Center flow and how implementing an ongoing, technology-based liquidation program - with B-Stock Solutions - allowed Sears to support cost-reduction and efficiency goals, including the consolidation of three warehouses into one.  
  • Why investing in strategic, ongoing liquidation is crucial to remain competitive (or survive) in today’s fickle retail environment
  • How Sears’ implemented an automated, technology-driven liquidation process to deliver a fast sales cycle and higher recovery for liquidation inventory
  • How online marketplaces are changing the way retailers approach liquidation


John Komarony
Director of Reverse LogisticsSears Holdings Corporation

Cocktail Reception


Industry Dinner


Breakfast Buffet


close The Cognitive Era for Supply Chains

Today's supply chains have tremendous challenges to handle all the data, disruptions and information to generate useful insights. IBM is seeing the value of developing correlations and predictive factors across structured and unstructured data sets to reveal valuable predictive and responsive insights. We will share how this progression looks in several use cases and explore how this could be applied to today's supply chains as well as a vision for the future for supply chains.  
  • How machine learning works in supply chain
  • The potential benefits when applying cognitive applications in supply chain
  • See several use cases where cognitive is making a difference


Rob Allan
Program DirectorIBM

Targeted Research Meetings

TuesdayCase Study

close Building the Omni Channel Facility of the Future

When REI made the choice to build the most sustainable distribution center in the world, they also committed to sharing how it was done. The integrated design approach reflected how business is done differently at REI and stretched the imagination of what was possible. Whether challenging the energy modeling of MHE to scale the solar system to deliver Net 0 energy or challenging what employee comfort means in a desert environment REI conserving millions of gallons of water, REI and their partners overcame these obstacles and achieved the design goals. REI’s vision for their new facility in Arizona extended beyond sustainability and asked “What if technology could enable picking and order assembly in one-touch?” REI’s partners were energized by the challenge and pursued the solution. This presentation assembles REI and their partners to discuss how this vision became real. REI is committed to open sourcing of the facility design and will share how a vision became reality.  
  • Learn about the first LEED Platinum, energy net neutral facility in the world
  • Understand how creating a sustainable DC requires a new approach to design and build
  • Experience examples that prove it is a myth that sustainable design must sacrifice leading ROIs
  • Watch how the first Omni Channel, one-touch production station operates


Rick Bingle
Vice President of Supply ChainREI
TuesdayCase Study

close Lenovo Smart, Lean, Digital - Global Manufacturing Fulfillment Strategy

This presentation will be an over view of the 3-year roadmap for the Lenovo Global Manufacturing Smart Strategy. How the Smart strategy is integrated into the Global Supply Chain Digital Initiatives and current state results.  
  • What it takes to start the Smart journey
  • What are the roadblocks
  • Cost, Quality and Efficiency goals and current results
  • Key Skills needed for the Smart journey


Muzzi Palmieri
Supply Chain Executive DirectorLenovo
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Elevating Purchasing Function’s Capability through Organizational Structure and Design

When designed and executed right, organizational structure can transform the purchasing function from clerical and tactical to a world-class and strategic organization. In this presentation, we will analyze several best-in-class purchasing organizational structures. We will explore how to design and implement the most effective structure, create and upgrade processes that complement and enhance the structure and ultimately build a capable and world class purchasing organization.  
  •  Gap Analysis and Choosing the Right Organizational Design for Success.
  •  Aligning Structure with Three Key Deliverables: People, Process and Results.
  •  Creating Commodity and Project Purchasing Structure to Increase Capability.
  • Right People/Right Place and Supplier Development Recipe for Sustainable Success


Tolga Tuksal
Director of Corporate Purchasing, Supply Chain, Materials and PlanningMiniature Precision Components
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Supplier Focused Innovation

Innovation is important to survive in this competitive global environment. However, as technology continues to rapidly evolve and pressure to reduce R&D costs increase, tapping into supply base’s innovation capability through a systematic Supplier Focused Innovation process can help launch innovative new products that meets customer needs faster at lower total cost.  
  • Sources of Innovation
  • What is Supplier Focused Innovation
  • How to implement Supplier Focused Innovation in your company through systematic process
  • IP considerations
  • Innovation workshop & Technoshare with Suppliers for Brainstorming


Dhinakar Baskaran
Director – Global ProcurementVideojet Technologies-A Danaher Co.
TuesdayBreak Out

close Transforming Your Customer Relationships Through Transportation Solutions

Hear a story of how Ardent Mills, largest gain-based company, drove customer solutions by taking cost out of the supply chain, improving service, and driving new solutions. It started with developing a transportation strategy, designing key processes and metrics, aligning talent, enabling technology, collaborating with sales and carrier partners to differentiate Ardent Mills from the competition.
  • Aligning your transportation strategy to the business strategy
  • Ensuring your processes are effective and efficient
  • Attracting the right Talent to deliver your strategy
  • Enabling process with Technology
  • Full visibility
  • Metrics and Continuous Improvement


Dave Venberg
Sr. Director Transportation and LogisticsArdent Mills
TuesdayBreak Out

close Obsolescence, Parts Quality & Mitigating Counterfeit Parts Impacts in Our Value Chain & Equipment Reliability

Parts manufacturing in a global market has become challenging to say the least. Manufacturers are changing their product lines continuously, looking to produce the same items but less expensively, potentially impacting the quality of the products. In addition, various factors such as counterfeiting is driving further impacts on manufactures with directly and indirectly.  How may companies and the Supply Chain organization identify and offset these on going challenges.  
  • Understand what is defined as obsolete parts
  • How to minimize the impact of obsolescence challenges
  • How to identify and minimize the impact of counterfeit parts
  • How to maintain a high quality of parts
  • How to assure your Supply Chain & Procurement organization are holding their suppliers accountable for the quality of their products


Robert L. Littles
Director of Obsolescence & Procurement EngineeringRolls Royce
TuesdayBreak Out

close Best Practice of Elite Shippers... And Some Surprising Truths About Them

What are Elite Shippers, like P&G, doing that earn them top recognition by Gartner every year? What do they do differently, or same, as your Company?  What core competencies do they grow internally versus source externally?  When P&G does source externally, what process do they go through in selecting their logistics partners? How do they innovate?  Where are they investing in their supply chain?  What are their current challenges? As a supplier, how can you service better and sell more to them?  
  • What strategies are Preferred Shippers using to make them great?
  • How do they leverage external resources differently?
  • How do they buy logistics better?
  • Where are they surprisingly struggling?
  • Where and how they are innovating?


Jack Oney
Former Director of Purchasing for Supply Chain & LogisticsProctor & Gamble



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

Steering Committee Members

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


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

"I always walk away from a SCOPE conference with a new appreciation for how well it’s run and impressed with the depth of the presentations. The presentations aren’t entirely strategic or for that matter solely operational. They’re typically a great mix of both…which means you can take concepts and strategies back to your workplace and use them immediately. I highly recommend the conference for Supply Chain & Logistics pros who are looking for contemporary solutions to solve their business issues."

"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."


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


Exhibitor Testimonials

"The LTX team thoroughly enjoys attending the SCOPE semi-annually and finds it to be one of our greatest business development activities. Having face-to-face meetings with potential prospects greatly impacts our ability to explain our services accurately, as well as building rapport. The 25-minute appointments enables us to meet a significant amount of contacts in a short time period, allowing us to continue the conversation at a later date. The Quartz Team provides detailed information on the companies attending the conference and organizes meetings with our target clientele. "


"The SCOPE Conference provides the perfect opportunity for key decision makers and exhibitors to have one-on-one targeted meetings to discuss Supply Chain challenges, needs and solutions. The SCOPE team does a fabulous job of matching attendees’ needs to exhibitors’ services ensuring that meetings are focused, informative and productive. "

Exhibitor List


The supply chain industry's leading executive-level conference plays host to over 1,000 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

Christina Pilo

Attendee Relations

Lucia Contreras

Content Director

Marin Silvers

Sponsor Relations

Toby Harris

Conference Director

Gabe Simpson

Account Executive


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

The Hotel

Renaissance Schaumburg

Experience refined style at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg where stunning design blends seamlessly with impeccable service.

Our Schaumburg hotel accommodations boast stylish design and luxurious comfort. Located in an accessible hub with a sophisticated collection of retail and culinary options such as Sam & Harry’s and Woodfield Mall, this Schaumburg, Illinois hotel serves as an indigenous ambassador for entire Chicagoland area…and a gateway for the entire Midwest.
Accommodations must be booked through the conference organizers and not through the venue directly. To book your stay please contact:
The nearest airport is Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), which is less than 15 miles away. Alternatively, you may fly into Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Taxis are readily available at the airport.
The Renaissance Schaumburg  | 1551 N. Thoreau Drive Schaumburg, IL 60173


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