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Travel Reimbursement

$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.

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Affluent Peers

Meet the people just as invested in advancing Supply Chain practices as you.

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Influential Leaders

Learn valuable strategy components from today’s very best.

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Proven Solutions

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

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Take this unprecedented opportunity to connect with high profile execs.

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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.

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Research Meetings

Meet one-on-one with executives delivering on the solutions that are shaping the industry.

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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 Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Visibility

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.
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.
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.
Industry experts will cover a range of proven strategies to effectively measure and minimize transportation costs. Navigate the ins and outs of successful 3PL partnerships, last mile delivery, contract negotiation, driver shortage solutions, and more.
Address some of the most pressing challenges that come with Warehouse Management. We’ll cover labor, automation, inventory, WMS selection, fulfillment demands and more to improve your day-to-day operations and cut costs.

High Profile Speakers

Strategic endeavors and skillful insights from 30+ seasoned executives address the challenges in managing today’s 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

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Irina Rosca

Senior Director Global Supply Chain

Helix

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

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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Jason Carter

Director of Operations

Wal-Mart

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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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Pedro Fernandez Riano

Senior Director, Global Parts Distribution

JLG Industries

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Kenneth J Lettre

Vice President- Distribution Manager

Stage Stores

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Sean Bliss

Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Corcentric

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

David Closs

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

Michigan State University

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Maria Hernandez

Supply Chain Director

Hershey Canada

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Keith Woods

Group Director - Logistics

The Coca-Cola Company

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Melissa Burkland

Director Indirect Sourcing and Procurement

Rodan + Fields

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Brett Myers

Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service Division

Siemens AG

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

David Carminucci

Head Headquarters Procurement

Swedish Match North America

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Valerie Holden

Deputy Chief, Performance Management Officer

Cook County Government

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Sudy Bharadwaj

Senior Director, Ariba for Direct (A4D)

SAP Ariba

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Lori Foster

Senior Director, ERP Center of Excellence

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Michael van Keulen

Procurement Director

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Steven DiBlasi

Vice President of Global Sourcing

Lanier Clothes

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Stephen Engel

Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

Hitachi Consulting

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Rob Allan

Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply Chain

IBM

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Janet Wall

Senior Offering Manager - Watson Supply Chain Insights

IBM

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Alex Zhong

Program Director, Supply Chain Insights Offering ManagementSr. Portfolio Marketing Manager

IBM

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Bill Vining

Senior Solutions Executive

6 River Systems

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Mike Lewandowski

Senior Solutions Executive

6 River Systems

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Jeff Eckel

Product Marketing Director

OpenText

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Grant Woolf

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Sensitech

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Rahul Asthana

Sr. Director of Product Marketing

Oracle

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Kathleen Marcell

Vice President, Customer Success

Fourkites

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

John P. Reynolds

IT Director, Supply Chain

The Coca-Cola Company

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Gideon Maltz

Executive Director

Tent Partnership for Refugees

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Matt Marshall

Senior Director, General Manager - SE Region

Flexport

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

Doolittle Adcock, LCB, CES

Manager Delta Logistics Control CNTR & Trade Compliance

Delta Air lines

SCOPE Supply Chain Spring Summit View More

George Kontoravdis, PhD

President

Fortigo

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Gary Stoddard

Partner

Nitor Partners

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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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 Retaining Great Employees in a Competitive Talent Market

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

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

Key Take-Aways: 

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

Speaker

Stephan Wegfehrt
Director, Facility and Warehouse OperationsBogen Communications
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Customer Engagement as a Strategic Lever

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityMars, 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

Speaker

Diana Gartside
Global Customer Supply Chain DirectorMars, Inc
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close AI: The Fastest Way to Upgrade your Supply Chain

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesIBM - Senior Offering Manager - Watson Supply Chain Insights
IBM - Program Director, Supply Chain Insights Offering ManagementSr. Portfolio Marketing Manager

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming modern supply chains, enabling new levels of visibility, transparency and trust. Learn how you can change the game for your supply chain through real-world scenarios and use cases for AI and machine learning. You’ll be amazed how much you can do with AI today.

Key Take-Aways

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

Speaker

Janet Wall
Senior Offering Manager - Watson Supply Chain InsightsIBM
Alex Zhong
Program Director, Supply Chain Insights Offering ManagementSr. Portfolio Marketing ManagerIBM
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Vendor Compliance is More Than a Manual

Warehouse Management and OptimizationStage 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

Speaker

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

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

Warehouse Management and OptimizationHelix - 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.

Speaker

Irina Rosca
Senior Director Global Supply ChainHelix
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Visibility Trends in 2019

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityThe Coca-Cola Company - IT Director, Supply Chain
Fourkites - Vice President, Customer Success

Intelligent, digital supply chain technology is spreading and advancing like never before. As manufacturers and retailers recognize the potential for supply chain visibility solutions to provide value across all business operations, it’s vital to consider all opportunities for innovation and the impact on your business. In this session, John P. Reynolds, Director of IT for The Coca-Cola Company, will join Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites’ founder and CEO, to discuss the future of supply chain visibility and predictions for 2019.

Key Take-Aways

  • Sustainability will become a competitive differentiator, driven by visibility and collaboration
  • Network effects can maximize the value of data for connected businesses
  • Logistics innovation will be a key driver for innovation in warehousing
  • How digital freight management solutions and traditional brokers are adapting to disruption

Speaker

John P. Reynolds
IT Director, Supply ChainThe Coca-Cola Company
Kathleen Marcell
Vice President, Customer SuccessFourkites
MondayBreakout 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
MondayBreakout Presentation

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

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

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

Key Take-Aways: 

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

 

Speaker

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

close Surviving 2018 Transportation Landscape to Develop a Strategic Advantage

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityThe Coca-Cola Company - Group Director - Logistics

Our history has several examples where challenging times has propelled advancements in our society at an accelerated pace as a response to times. At our company, we saw a similar phenomenon as a result of the 2018 challenges experienced in the transportation space. The capacity, service and cost pressures necessitated a response that drove advancements in areas such as load forecasting, end-to-end visibility, digital and AI supply chain enablers, etc. I want to share some of these learnings.

Key Take-Aways

  • There were strong transportation headwinds in the forms of capacity, service and costs in 2018
  • Traditional supply chains were challenged to successfully react
  • These challenges occurred simultaneously as customer demands were changing and shifting largely driven by e-commerce
  • Strong adaptation and advances in technology has been a byproduct of the challenging landscape

Speaker

Keith Woods
Group Director - LogisticsThe Coca-Cola Company
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Ways IoT Connects to the Supply Chain Bottom Line

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityAT&T Business - Marketing Director, AT&T Global Business & Industry Solutions – Manufacturing

When an asset is missing or unnecessarily out of service, the inability to collect data from it can result in missed opportunities to learn detailed insights about a company’s operations. During this session, we’ll discuss how IoT can deliver the visibility and control companies need to keep their assets in support of, and contributing to, the bottom line of the business.

Key Take-Aways

  • An overview of a connected supply chain
  • An understanding of the types of data that can be collected through IoT
  • How collecting this data may be used to improve revenue opportunities

Speaker

Guy Poorman
Marketing Director, AT&T Global Business & Industry Solutions – ManufacturingAT&T Business
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Boost Efficiency in the Contract Lifecycle Management

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementRodan + 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

Speaker

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

close Which AI Should You Use in Your Organization, and How?

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesOracle - Sr. Director of Product Marketing

Artificial Intelligence is a catch all phrase for a broad set of algorithms. In this session we explore the different algorithms and talk about their specific business applications in your organization.  We also explore the practical ‘how’ of leveraging AI.  Learn what data sources you need, what skill sets are required and the IT infrastructure required.

Key Take-Aways

  • Deep dive into key AI algorithms and their specific business applications
  • The nuts and bolts of implementing AI in your organization
  • The unexpected side benefits of implementing AI in your manufacturing process

Speaker

Rahul Asthana
Sr. Director of Product MarketingOracle
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Practical Principles and Techniques for End-to-End Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityBostik - Head of Quality and SCM

The classic APICS CPIM certification covers a rich body of knowledge in supply chain analytics and problem solving methods.  Applying the learning to day to day supply chain operation is fairly straightforward.  On the other hand, creating impactful supply chain step improvement requires a keen insight in the underlying principles, financial acumen, and additional techniques that range from advanced statistics, supply chain portfolio mapping, strategic planning, IT technology, and lean six sigma.  This session will illustrate some of these principles and techniques by solving supply chain challenges that include supply chain infrastructure redesign, forecasting, inventory stock policy, cost model for supplier negotiation, sourcing strategy, and digital transformation.  Given that limited time is allotted to this session, the speaker will tailor the content to the background and needs of the audience.

Key Take-Aways

  • A template for strategic assessment of any end-to-end supply chain
  • A framework for inventory decision
  • A project model for distribution network analysis and optimization

Speaker

Louis Cheung
Head of Quality and SCMBostik
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Strategically Transforming Organizations through Process Optimization

Digital Transformation of ProcurementMallinckrodt 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

Speaker

Lori Foster
Senior Director, ERP Center of ExcellenceMallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
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 Regulatory Compliance - The Imperative for a Robust and Sustainable Supply Chain

Regulatory Changes and Keeping up with ComplianceHershey 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

Speaker

Maria Hernandez
Supply Chain DirectorHershey Canada
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Moving from Customer Service to Customer Experience

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityMars 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

Speaker

Alison F. Jones
Director Supply Chain & LogisticsMars Food
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Optimizing Freight Spend - The Devil is in the Details

Transportation Management Strategies to Reduce CostsEuropean 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

Speaker

Jonathan Biggert
Vice President of Supply ChainEuropean Wax Center
MondayBreakout Presentation

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

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityMitsubishi 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

Speaker

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

close Are you Truly Transforming Procurement or Just Scratching the Surface?

Digital Transformation of ProcurementNitor Partners - Partner

Procurement leaders need to ensure that their organizations are driving real and sustainable value.  To achieve this, you need to evolve and continuously improve or risk falling behind.  Many organizations only scratch the surface when making changes rather than perform a deep analysis to enable meaningful transformation. We will review how and where we asses a Procurement organization to identify and evaluate opportunities with clear recommendations and benefits.  The result is a holistic Procurement transformation initiative across people, processes, and technology that will improve organizational performance and maximize value creation.

Key Take-Aways: 

  • All Procurement organizations have the opportunity to improve performance and drive additional value.
  • People, process, and technology need to be in sync and work together to maximize value and performance.
  • End results of an assessment is an actionable plan and holistic transformation

Speaker

Gary Stoddard
Partner Nitor Partners
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
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

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

Warehouse Management and Optimization 6 River Systems - Senior Solutions Executive
6 River Systems - Senior Solutions Executive

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

Speaker

Mike Lewandowski
Senior Solutions Executive 6 River Systems
Bill Vining
Senior Solutions Executive 6 River Systems
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

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

Strategic Sourcing and 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 ‘

Speaker

David Carminucci
Head Headquarters ProcurementSwedish Match North America
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

close Utilizing Technology to Elevate Modern Supply Chain and Logistics Teams

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityFlexport - Senior Director, General Manager - SE Region

Technology in the logistics industry has the potential to transform the supply chain with structured data and achieve end-to-end visibility into all operations. However, supply chain decisions are frequently made with very fragmented data – consumers have increasingly higher demands as retailers attempt to optimize inventory and capital allocation, while having limited shipment tracking and SKU-level visibility to understand the holistic picture of their supply chain. Hear the story of how Georgia-Pacific achieved better visibility, understanding, and peace of mind in managing their supply chain through an investment in digital transformation.

Key Take-Aways

  • Retailers have to work with a logistics providers that deliver end-to-end shipment visibility, SKU-level granularity, structured data, reports, and analytics
  • Modern logistics technology can empower and elevate modern supply chain and logistics teams to achieve maximum efficiency and peace of mind.

Speaker

Matt Marshall
Senior Director, General Manager - SE Region Flexport
Monday, March 11Breakout Presentation

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

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityMichigan 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

Speaker

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

close Leveraging Your Supply Chain to Support Refugees

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesTent Partnership for Refugees - Executive Director

This presentation will focus on the opportunity that companies – especially large multinational companies – have to support refugees by integrating them into their supply chains. The vast majority of the world’s 25.4 million refugees live in protracted displacement in low- and middle-income countries where multinational companies have strong supply-chain linkages, such as Turkey, Jordan, and Colombia. The executive director of Tent will highlight the business case for companies to do more to bring refugees into their supply chains – including the results of consumer-perception studies in the United States and Europe – and set out concrete strategies for doing so; he will be followed by a supply chain expert who will present a case study in a specific sector

Speaker

Gideon Maltz
Executive DirectorTent Partnership for Refugees
MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

Tuesday, March 12Breakout Presentation

close Bridging the Value Chasm with Visibility

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilitySAP Ariba - Senior Director, Ariba for Direct (A4D)

Measuring and managing the effectiveness of strategic supply chain initiatives at all levels of an organization is necessary as everyone from the shop-floor to the top-floor can contribute significantly to material results. Complicating performance initiatives is high volumes of data and how business are constructed today since a portion of your business is outsourced and out of your control: what happens 10,000 miles away, or 100 days from now can hurt or help you. How can an organization survive and thrive from this complexity, uncertainly and unprecedented volume of data?

Key Take-Aways

  • How advanced technologies such as Machine-Learning, IIoT and Blockchain can contribute to improving supply chain performance
  • A practical approach to targeting, measuring and managing-to leading KPIs, which roll up to lagging KPIs
  • An example of combining leadership, business processes improvements, people-strategies and technology to solve supply chain problems and lead to material financial improvements

Speaker

Sudy Bharadwaj
Senior Director, Ariba for Direct (A4D)SAP Ariba
Tuesday, March 12Breakout Presentation

close Why Procurement is an Under-Ordinary Business Partner?

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityBel Brands USA - Sourcing & Supplier Development Senior Director

Procurement organizations are viewed in very different ways in organizations. Sometimes used as cost savers only and sometimes they are considered business partners, even leaders. You can increase the impact of the procurement department in your organization through a change management journey. With few tips, a mindset twist, you can enhance the internal or external collaboration as well as the added value to your organization. See how you can transform the procurement department to a real business partner.

 Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding where you stand
  • Change tools and collaboration
  • What is a high performing team?
  • Few tips to transform your organization and move forward

Speaker

Jean-Michel Dos Remedios
Sourcing & Supplier Development Senior DirectorBel Brands USA
Tuesday, March 12Breakout Presentation

close Slash Your P&L Operating Costs While Increasing Performance; The redPILOT Control Tower Case Study

Warehouse Management and OptimizationKNAPP - Director Business Development & Marketing

Whether you have a manual or a highly automated eCommerce or Omni-Channel warehouse, learn how you can manage all of your resources efficiently and effectively – out performing your competition and “leading the pack” by achieving industry-leading performance!

Learn how one company achieved this result in under 6 months, with an exceptional ROI.

Key Take-Aways

  • Market drivers that make this strategy essential for C-level, supply chain and operations managers
  • Slash your cost per order
  • Reduce labor costs, scheduling and volatility
  • Manage uncertainty using the latest technologies; big data, predictive modeling & analytics, IoT and artificial intelligence
  • Increase uptime and utilization of automation
  • Perform under continuously changing operating conditions, reacting and optimizing logistics resources quickly – as you go – and in real time!
  • Build a self-learning infrastructure with continuous improvement

Speaker

Kevin Reader
Director Business Development & MarketingKNAPP
Tuesday, March 12Breakout Presentation

close Leadership in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityLanier 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

Speaker

Steven DiBlasi
Vice President of Global SourcingLanier Clothes
Tuesday, March 12Breakout Presentation

close One Delta Initiative Inspires Innovative Approach to Transportation Management

Transportation Management Strategies to Reduce CostsDelta Air lines - Manager Delta Logistics Control CNTR & Trade Compliance
Fortigo - President

As part of their 2018 One Delta initiative, Delta Airlines set a goal to drive $200 million in savings for the enterprise. The Delta Global Logistics Team looked within on how to leverage the companies’ extensive cargo network to support the internal supply chain. This session will demonstrate how Delta used an innovative approach for deploying a transportation management system (TMS) powered by Fortigo.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to merge your internal logistics network with 3rd party providers
  • How innovation drives savings and efficiency
  • How to standardize, automate, optimize

Speaker

Doolittle Adcock, LCB, CES
Manager Delta Logistics Control CNTR & Trade ComplianceDelta Air lines
George Kontoravdis, PhD
PresidentFortigo
Tuesday, March 12Breakout Presentation

close Unleashing the Power of Reverse Logistics Through Precise Use of Data Analytics

Warehouse Management and OptimizationCook County Government - Deputy Chief, Performance Management Officer

This presentation is designed to shed light one of the most unsuspecting business operations, reverse logistics. Often referred to as ‘returns management,’ reverse logistics (RL) is a more expansive business process and one that is increasingly impacting bottom lines. Establishing foundational knowledge around the RL process from end-to-end is an essential first step to precisely leverage data analytics and unleash the power of RL.

Key Take-Aways

  • This presentation will take a granular look at seemingly innocuous reverse logistics sub-processes and identify how they impact both OpEx and CapEx
  • It will identify best practices to extract more precise and meaningful RL data analytics
  • Lastly, it explores real life business cases to demonstrate how RL has been used across various industries to strengthen customer loyalty, improve profitability, and develop leading sustainability programs

Speaker

Valerie Holden
Deputy Chief, Performance Management Officer Cook County Government
Tuesday, March 12Breakout Presentation

close Source-to-Pay: Discovering the Value along the Process

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementLululemon Athletica Inc. - Procurement Director

Throughout the presentation there will be discussion on how to uncover value through strategic sourcing activities like demand management, planning, supplier relationship management, contract negotiation, supply chain infrastructure, and outsourcing models. Managing contracts throughout the lifecycle, including compliance, performance metrics and T&C’s.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Value of strategic sourcing beyond cost saving
  • Contract Lifecycle Management
  • Technology as enabler (S2P)

Speaker

Michael van Keulen
Procurement DirectorLululemon Athletica Inc.
TuesdayNetworking

Lunch

Executive Steering Committee

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

Steering Committee Members

David Suarez Vice President of Supply Chain
Unilever
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
Barilla
Marcell Vollmer Chief Procurement Officer
SAP
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
Essity
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
Chris Hamel Senior Procurement Manager
Displays2go
Gil Kanner Vice President of Operations
Pharmalink
Keith Woods Group Director - Supply Chain
Coca-Cola
Eric Kowalewski Vice President Supply Chain
Westlake Chemical
Mike Bunge Director Global Resources & Materials
Libbey
Vedat Akgun Senior Manager
Verizon
Catherine Higgins Senior Vice President
NeighborWorks America

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

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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.
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