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What You Get

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 $200 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, Procurement and Logistics.


Thought Leaders

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


Leading Partners

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 knowledgeable executives.

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A 100% peer-driven educational program developed by 36 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 to Increase Visibility

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.
The digital revolution is making a big impact in the world of supply chain, providing more data than ever before. Artificial intelligence, blockchain, automation and robotics, and IoT technology will transform every aspect of the supply chain in the next few years. However, the successful selection and adoption of these technologies is the top challenge that many leaders are confronting. During this track, experts will discuss best practices for implementation and fruitful case studies of their digital transformation.
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.
Transportation is one of most costly and time-consuming roles in the supply chain. During this track attendees will hear from industry experts on leading strategies for successful 3PL partnerships, last mile delivery, contract negotiation, driver shortage solutions, and other efficient transportation tactics leading to effective cost-cutting solutions.
This track was designed for those leading DC/warehouse operations and will address some of the most significant challenges inside operational facilities, including labor and automation, inventory, WMS selection, and fulfillment demands providing comprehensive solutions to enhance day-to-day operations.


Get insights from 30+ elite  supply chain executives addressing some of the most pressing challenges around supply chain visibility, operation optimization,technology implementation, and workforce management. Experts will exchange ideas, collaborate and define the future competitive landscape for supply chain.

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Sarah Filderman

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Peter Thomas Roth

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Jonathan Biggert

Vice President of Supply Chain

European Wax Center

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Michelle Lu

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Speedo/ PVH Corp

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Joshua Cherin

Vice President Supply Chain


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Irina Rosca

Senior Director Global Supply Chain


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Diana Gartside

Global Customer Supply Chain Director

Mars, Inc

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Guillermo Juvera

Vice President Supply Chain

Mitsubishi Electric

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Alison F. Jones

Director Supply Chain & Logistics

Mars Food

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Stephan Wegfehrt

Director, Facility and Warehouse Operations

Bogen Communications

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David Uncapher

Director of Global Transportation and Trade Compliance

Owens Corning

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Pedro Fernandez Riano

Senior Director, Global Parts Distribution

JLG Industries

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Kenneth J Lettre

Vice President- Distribution Manager

Stage Stores

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Sean Bliss

Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend


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David Closs

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

Michigan State University

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Maria Hernandez

Supply Chain Director

Hershey Canada

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Keith Woods

Group Director - Logistics, Product Supply Systems

Coca-Cola Company

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Melissa Burkland

Director Indirect Sourcing and Procurement

Rodan + Fields

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Akbar Alinani

Director, Sourcing Excellence & BPO Lead

Bristol Myers Squibb

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Brett Myers

Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service Division

Siemens AG

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David Carminucci

Head Headquarters Procurement

Swedish Match North America

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Lori Foster

Senior Director, ERP Center of Excellence

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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Michael van Keulen

Procurement Director

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

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Steven DiBlasi

Vice President of Global Sourcing

Lanier Clothes

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Stephen Engel

SVP, Practice Lead


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Rob Allan

Program Director


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Brad Stitt

Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain Practice

Hitachi Consulting

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Fergal Glynn

VP Marketing

6 River Systems

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Marco De Vries

Senior Director Product 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

Monday, March 11Keynote presentation

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

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


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

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



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


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


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

close How Do Value Chain Capabilities Impact a Firm’s Performance?

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

Increasingly, firms are beginning to extend their capabilities to compete on value chain performance. One of the key questions is to understand the difference between supply chain and value chain competitiveness. Based on research at Michigan State University, this session discusses value chain competences and describes how they impact firm performance.

Key Take-Aways

  • Identify the competencies that drive value chain management
  • Determine which competencies have the most significant impact on value chain performance
  • Provide examples regarding practices that firms are using to enhance their value chain performance


David Closs
John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Supply Chain ManagementMichigan State University
Monday, March 11Breakout 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


Sean Bliss
Vice President of Sales for Indirect SpendCorcentric
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close E-Planning- How to Use Logistics Network for Competitive Advantage in E-Commerce World

Transportation Management Strategies to Reduce CostsSKLZ - Senior Director Global Supply Chain

As more retailers lose market share to e-commerce companies, brands and original equipment manufacturers will need to strengthen their supply chain and become more connected, get closer to the consumer, to lower costs, ensure on time delivery and capture as much of the marketplace as possible. To do so companies need to understand their true costs, have visibility into network inventory, use the right tools for inventory and freight optimization and deliver on their promises to end consumers. All this is possible with strategy, connectivity, visibility, and strong partners and systems.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Planning for the real customer- end consumer, is different than traditional planning for retail marketplace. E-planning is reinventing inventory optimization.
  • Ensure that all your supply chain partners invest in systems, provide visibility and create a combined data strategy with shared KPIs.
  • Supply chain must become part of the long term brand development strategy and a tool for competitive advantage.
  • Diversity in the logistics network and supply chain, with strong partners will help brands service the consumer better, faster and cheaper ensuring no loss of market-share to online retailers such as Amazon. Customers want to stay true to the brand they trust- companies can strengthen this through supply chain.


Irina Rosca
Senior Director Global Supply ChainSKLZ
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


Akbar Alinani
Director, Sourcing Excellence & BPO LeadBristol Myers Squibb
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Visibility in a Multi-Node supply chain

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilitySouthwire - Vice President Materials Management and Transportation

We went thru a project last year to provide a custom view of our supply chain for a part number. The end result is a real time view of inventory, time supply, intransit, production and design for the entire supply chain on one custom screen in SAP. During this presentation, I will take you through our journey to reach successful visibility.

Key Take-Aways: 

  • One page visibility of a part for the entire supply chain
  • Ability to drill into a variety of detail from that view
  • This is used as a talking point to eliminate any confusion between groups
  • We use a very similar custom logic to do real time allocation of product between DCs served by a plant


Herb Forrister
Vice President Materials Management and TransportationSouthwire
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Customer Engagement as a Strategic Lever

Mars, Inc - Global Customer Supply Chain Director

Relationships impact the quality of our personal business relationships with our doctors, hair stylists, lawn care professionals, etc that are built up over time with trust as you invest in building that relationship. The importance of relationships doesn’t stop at the threshold of our businesses. In supply chain, the focus on metric deliverables are in our DNA, but we could learn from our personal relationships to enhance the experience of delivering on customer expectations with the investment of cultivating relationships with your customer partners. During this session, we will explore relationship building as a strategy.

Key Take-Aways

  • Developing an intentional relationship across the matrix customer organization
  • Understanding your customer stakeholders beyond the KPIs and job title
  • Discern the difference between customer intent messaging and customer behavior experience to inform execution strategy


Diana Gartside
Global Customer Supply Chain DirectorMars, Inc
Breakout Presentation

close Regulatory Compliance - The Imperative for a Robust and Sustainable Supply Chain

Hershey Canada - Supply Chain Director

Pace of change on regulatory environments continues to accelerate aggressively, impacting Supply Chain model considerations and deployment strategies. During this session, we will explore how high collaboration between Supply chain and Regulatory affair leaders becomes critical to manage the risk and operate under a sustainable cost efficient logistic network.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understading the Challenge
  • Keeping Pace with Constant Change
  • Supply Chain against compliance issue
  • The Future of Supply Chain Compliance and Management


Maria Hernandez
Supply Chain DirectorHershey Canada
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Boost Efficiency in the Contract Lifecycle Management

Rodan + Fields - Director Indirect Sourcing and Procurement

The concept of Enterprise Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) has been around for a while but who is seeing efficiency gains? Contracts are ground zero for spend optimization and mitigating risk. However, the foundation must be built for the right people, process, and technology. We will discuss creating the business case to get your tool implemented, building internal processes, architect the tool, and how to leverage AI efficiently.

Key Take-Aways

  • Innovative contract and negotiation methodologies
  • My paper or yours? How to collaborate and close faster with model clauses
  • Digital transformation – leverage AI
  • Building the business case; improving cycle time with fewer resources, improving contract integrity through standardizing clauses and security measures throughout the review process


Melissa Burkland
Director Indirect Sourcing and ProcurementRodan + Fields
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Moving from Customer Service to Customer Experience

Mars Food - Director Supply Chain & Logistics

Customer metrics are the foundation of the customer relationship, but a customers’ EXPERIENCE is very personal. If you focus only on metrics, you may miss a big piece of what customers really need. During the presentation,  I will share how easy-to-apply techniques helped uncover what customers really needed.

Key Take-Aways

  • Metrics are foundational, but may cause you to miss key opportunities to drive the customer relationship
  • People (Suppliers) interact with People (Customers) not metrics and KPIs
  • Sometimes customers recognize there is a problem, but are not able to articulate what they really need. These techniques will help uncover that and drive personal benefits


Alison F. Jones
Director Supply Chain & LogisticsMars Food



Targeted Research Meetings

Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Optimizing Freight Spend - The Devil is in the Details

European Wax Center - Vice President of Supply Chain

During this 45 minute session we will discuss strategies that can be used to optimize your freight spend. We will look at this through the lens of someone coming into a new company but, these same technique can be used when assessing your existing freight spend program.

Key Take-Aways

  • Things to consider during contract negotiations
  • How to establish a sound audit process
  • The value of consolidation


Jonathan Biggert
Vice President of Supply ChainEuropean Wax Center
Tuesday, March 19Breakout Presentation

close Strategically Transforming Organizations through Process Optimization

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals - Senior Director, ERP Center of Excellence

A digital transformation journey may deliver a host of tangiable benefits for an organization. But driving standardization and optimization with technology at the heart of your business can drive future growth and sustainment. Often times companies do not realize their own complexities keep them from reaching new heights. I will talk about how your company can benefits from digital transformation journey.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to transform your organization through process optimization and process documentation
  • How leveraging the right technology and will drive long term business benefit
  • Why standardized processes provide future benefits


Lori Foster
Senior Director, ERP Center of ExcellenceMallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

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

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesOpentext - Senior Director Product Marketing

Today’s CIOs face an ongoing challenge to embrace new technologies in order to drive greater value across their business operations. This session will introduce the autonomous supply chain and how these technologies, when combined, can introduce a more intelligent and connected supply chain for SAP businesses.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn key characteristics of the supply chain of the future
  • See how digital business ecosystems, the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the supply chain
  • Understand how combining these technologies can facilitate an autonomous supply chain


Marco De Vries
Senior Director Product MarketingOpentext
MondayBreakout Co-Presentation

close Vendor Compliance is More Than a Manual

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipStage Stores - Vice President- Distribution Manager

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


Kenneth J Lettre
Vice President- Distribution ManagerStage Stores
Monday, March 11Breakout 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


Grant Wolf
Vice President, Strategy and Business DevelopmentSensiTech
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Renovation: Exploiting the Hidden Gold Mine near you

Mitsubishi Electric - Vice President Supply Chain

Markets are dynamic; we must accelerate our rate of improvement if we want to be ahead of competition in the future. This session will explore the road map for supply chain renovation: unparalleled customer service (effectiveness) while driving cost down (efficiency).

Key Take-Aways

  • Importance of End to End supply chain network design
  • Demand planning is a focal point
  • Engaging in win/win collaboration with customers and suppliers


Guillermo Juvera
Vice President Supply ChainMitsubishi Electric
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Leadership in the Supply Chain

Lanier Clothes - Vice President of Global Sourcing

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.

Key Take-Aways

  • Leadership is looking beyond the horizon. Not at what you are doing but what you will be doing
  • Leaders serve those whom they expect to lead
  • Leaders are not always in the front of the room
  • People will rise, or fall, to the level you set


Steven DiBlasi
Vice President of Global SourcingLanier Clothes
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Supply Chain of the future

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilitySpeedo/ PVH Corp - Vice President, Global Supply Chain

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Michelle Lu
Vice President, Global Supply ChainSpeedo/ PVH Corp
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close More than the Robot: How Software Unlocks Greater Value for Customers

Warehouse Management and Optimization6 River Systems - VP Marketing

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about mobile robotics and the value it generates for warehouse operators today. Most mobile robots are focused on removing the long walk. But eliminating the long walk is just one of 3 areas for improvement in the warehouse. Now, leading companies are using directed workflows to make the picking task easier, and machine learning and artificial intelligence to reduce the number of aisles an associate needs to travel through and the number of steps they need to take.

Curious about collaborative robots? They’re flexible, cost-effective, scalable — and that’s not all. Join this session to learn why collaborative robots are revolutionizing order fulfillment.

Key Take-Aways

  • Removing the long walk is table stakes when it comes to mobile robots
  • How machine learning and artificial intelligence reduce the in-aisle walking
  • How follow the robot directed workflows make picking faster and remove errors


Fergal Glynn
VP Marketing6 River Systems
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Paradigm Shift The Evolu....Revo...lution in Managing Key Supplier Relationships

Strategic Sourcing & Contract ManagementSwedish Match North America - Head Headquarters Procurement

This session will focus on taking integrated supplier relationships to an entirely new level by breaking down the traditional barriers that prohibit optimization and integration of key suppliers into your Supply Chain. The key challenge to procurement experts everywhere is to re-think the approach and action your strategy to achieve not the same, but different , more valuable results with those key critical suppliers.

Key Take-Aways

  • Unlock the secret to better supplier integration
  • Discover that they have the answers , where with all and knowledge to “Lead the evo…revo..lution”
  • Be challenged to “think out of the box ‘


David Carminucci
Head Headquarters ProcurementSwedish Match North America
Monday, March 11Keynote 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)


Deborah Zuckerman Kaplan
Supply Chain Network ExecutiveSap Ariba

Industry Dinner


Breakfast Buffet

Tuesday, March 12Keynote 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


Rob Allan
Program DirectorIBM

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


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


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


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


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


Susan Byrne
Global Director of Supply ChainSherwin Williams



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

Steering Committee Members

David Suarez Vice President of Supply Chain
Vanessa Van Bui Vice President of Supply Chain
Ergo Baby
Dave Harrington Vice President Supply Chain Operations
Stratus Technologies
Ted Baggesen Senior Director of Logistics
Spencer Gifts
John Janson Director of Global Logistics
SanMar Corporation
Rickette Collins Strategic Supply Chain Director
McDonald's Corporation
Kevin Releford Senior Director Logistics
Gap Inc.
Pedro A. Fernandez Senior Director, Global Parts Distribution Aftermarket
JLG Industries Inc
Kevin Mills Director of Supply Chain
Fairmont Santrol Incorporated
Shaun Anderson Managing Director of Supply Chain
Dynegy, Inc
William Bagley Vice President of Global Procurement
UnumProvident Corporation
Martin Fijman Vice President of Procurement
Sprint Corporation
Valerie Conard Senior Director of Procurement
Ardent Mills
Philip Carpenito Senior Director of Global 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 Operations
Summit Electric Supply Corporation
Michael McMahon Group Vice President Supply Chain Operations
Beachbody LLC
Gil Kanner Vice President of Operations
Keith Woods Group Director - Supply Chain
Eric Kowalewski Vice President Supply Chain
Westlake Chemical
Mike Bunge Director Global Resources & Materials
Vedat Akgun Senior Manager
Catherine Higgins Senior Vice President
NeighborWorks America


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."

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

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.


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