Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago

What You Get

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

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Conference Pass

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

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Flight Voucher

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

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Overnight Hotel

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

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5 Star Catering

Let us treat you to breakfast, lunch, networking receptions and dinner.

Who You'll Meet

A unique engagement opportunity with Fortune 500 companies and emerging mid-size enterprises.

250+

Influential Peers

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

30+

Thought Leaders

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

60+

Leading Solutions

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

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Connections

Unparalleled networking opportunities with high profile industry leaders.

What You'll Do

Your registration creates a truly customized agenda based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests.

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Learning Time

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

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Educational Sessions

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

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Networking Activities

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

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Research Meetings

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

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KEY THEMES

A 100% peer-driven educational program developed by 26 Steering Committee Members from distinguished companies and centered around 5 key themes addressing the most pressing challenges throughout the supply chain.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Key Themes

close Supply Chain Strategies & Leadership
  • Panel: Managing Supply Chain in Today’s Rapidly Changing Consumer Markets & Age of Disruption

  • Achieving Supply Chain Transformation to Gain a Competitive advantage

  • Best Leadership Approaches to Innovation

  • Reaching Profitable Growth and Efficiency Gains in a Fast-Changing Environment

  • Mitigating Risk in a Global Market

  • Impact of the Unpredictable Geopolitical Environment on the Supply Chain

  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Supply Base Consolidation

  • Winning the Last Mile Logistics Battle

  • TMS Selection Criteria and Best Practices

  • When & Where do 3PL’s Make Sense

  • Developing and Implementing Successful Metrics & Benchmarks in Warehousing

  • Achieving an Effective Omni Channel Strategy

  • Most Disruptive Technologies in Supply Chain and Consumer Behavior

  • Technology Enablers for Agility and Visibility, Uber Freight, Etc.

  • Big Data Systems Application for Effective S&OP

  • Understanding and Adopting Block Chain Technology

  • The Rise in Automation & Robotics Impact on the Supply Chain

  • Talent Shortage & Retention: How to Attract Millennials

  • Staff Training and Development: Creating Leaders at all Levels of Supply Chain

  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels

  • Global Job Rotations Trends and the Impact on Motivation

  • Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement

  • Sourcing Innovation Strategies to Increase Speed to Market and Agility

  • Implementing an E-Sourcing System to Optimize Cost Savings

  • Successful Supplier Risk Management & Mitigation Tactics

  • Creating an Effective Supplier Scorecard

  • Increasing Strategic Supplier Collaboration and Innovation

  • Managing Diversity Programs: Ensuring Supplier Diversity

SPEAKERS

Get insights from 30+ elite  supply chain executives addressing some of the most pressing challenges in operation optimization,technology implementation,  and workforce management in order to keep up with the age of disruption.

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Rob Moore

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain

Diageo North America

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Rickette Collins

Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain & Sustainability

McDonald's Corporation

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Tyler Vassar

Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Logistics

Baxter International

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Jonathan Biggert

Vice President of Supply Chain

European Wax Center

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Brad Stitt

Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain Practice

Hitachi Consulting

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Sean Bressler

Vice President of Logistics

Dean Foods

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Kevin Reader

Director Business Development & Marketing

KNAPP

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Stephen Engel

Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

Hitachi Consulting

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Wade McDaniel

Vice President, Development & Delivery

Avnet

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Elizabeth McGuire

Director Global Operations Planning

HarbisonWalker International Inc

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Martin Rowan

Senior Partner

Reveal

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Grant Wolf

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

SensiTech

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Wade Wickus

Vice President of Supply Chain

Hunt Advantage Group/ Pizza Wholesale of Lexington “A Founding Distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza”

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David M. Hovey

Director Supply Chain

Hostess Brands, LLC

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Renee Scatena

Legal Director of Supply Chain

Intel Corporation

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Joseph Bobko

VP of Transportation

Boxed

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Susan Byrne

Global Director of Supply Chain

Sherwin Williams

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Cari Shim

Director of Business Operations, Global Supply Management Group

Intel Corporation

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Neil Aronson

Head of Global Strategic Sourcing

Uber

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Quentin Roach

Chief Procurement Officer

Merck & Co.

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William Bagley

SVP, Chief Supply Officer

Unum Group

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Michael van Keulen

Procurement Director

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

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Robert L. Littles

Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering

Rolls Royce

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Douglas Ubel

Vice President of Purchasing

Milbank Manufacturing Company

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Steven Alsbro

GSCO Strategic Sourcing Director

ON Semiconductor

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Michael Bertolozzi

Procurement Operations and Materials Management

Campbell Soup

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Sean Bliss

Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Corcentric

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Robert Zomok

President, Global Operations

Inmar

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Troy Heibein

Vice President of Strategy

Raven Bay

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Anna Barej

Senior Director Global Supply Chain Sourcing & International Markets

McDonald's Corporation

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Philip Carpenito

Senior Director of Global Procurement

The Nature's Bounty

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Kenneth J Lettre

Vice President- Distribution Manager

Stage Stores

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Deborah Zuckerman Kaplan

Supply Chain Network Executive

Sap Ariba

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Marco De Vries

Senior Director, Product Marketing

OpenText

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Albert Chiang

Director Product Marketing, Supply Chain Emerging and Digital Technologies

Oracle SCM Product Marketing

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Rahul Asthana

Senior Director Product Marketing, Planning and Manufacturing Technologies

Oracle SCM Product Marketing

AGENDA

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

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SundayNetworking

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

Keynote presentation

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

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

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

Key Take-Aways

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

Speaker

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

Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Presentation

close Engagement, Alignment, Transformation and Value Creation: Supplier Management & Supply Chain Innovation as Competitive Advantage

Strategic Sourcing & Supplier PartnershipsMerck & Co. - Chief Procurement Officer

How can Supply Chain, Sourcing & Procurement, Supplier Development and External Operations become a value creator, enabler and competitive advantage for the enterprise? This presentation will address some this question and discuss that through excellence in alignment, partnership enablement, talent management and digitization extraordinary value can be enabled through external innovation and operational excellence.

Key Take-Aways

  • External Impacts to the Business
  • Business Objective and Strategy Alignment
  • Talent Management Excellence as an Absolute
  • Value Creation through Partnership and Technology Excellence

Speaker

Quentin Roach
Chief Procurement OfficerMerck & Co.
Breakout Panel

close Managing Supply Chain in Today’s Rapidly Changing Consumer Markets & Age of Disruption

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipMcDonald's Corporation - Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain & Sustainability
European Wax Center - Vice President of Supply Chain
HarbisonWalker International Inc - Director Global Operations Planning
Sherwin Williams - Global Director of Supply Chain

  • What are some of the major disruptors that are changing the game for supply chains?
  • What are some consumer trends that companies need pay attention to?
  • How can companies prepare their supply chains to respond quickly to sudden and unexpected changes
    in markets?
  • What is the impact of emerging technologies on the supply chain?

Speaker

Rickette Collins
Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain & SustainabilityMcDonald's Corporation
Jonathan Biggert
Vice President of Supply ChainEuropean Wax Center
Elizabeth McGuire
Director Global Operations PlanningHarbisonWalker International Inc
Susan Byrne
Global Director of Supply ChainSherwin Williams
Breakout Presentation

close How to Solve the 5 Pervasive Team Challenges and Transform Your Business

Workforce & Talent ManagementThe Flippen Group - National Director of Leadership Processes

People represent the greatest investment opportunity in any company. They’re also the greatest challenge. And the challenges multiply when people work together on teams. Despite the dysfunction of the majority of business teams, teamwork has never been more important for fast-growth companies.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to accelerate the effectiveness of new teams and new leaders
  • How to deal effectively with contentious teams and teammates
  • How to optimize high-functioning teams and navigate change initiatives
  • How to to develop and retain your high potentials

Speaker

Lyle Wells
National Director of Leadership ProcessesThe Flippen Group
Breakout Presentation

close How Digital is Revamping What you Thought was Supply Chain

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainOracle SCM Product Marketing - Director Product Marketing, Supply Chain Emerging and Digital Technologies
Oracle SCM Product Marketing - Senior Director Product Marketing, Planning and Manufacturing Technologies

Traditional supply chains are quickly being disrupted by new digital technologies that are and will have a profound impact on the combination of people, process, and technology priorities in the business. With devices and systems broadcasting data in real time to predictive analytics in the cloud together with demand based social media insights, business operating models will have to capabilities to support faster and more effective decision making than ever before. But, are you ready for the journey.

Speaker

Albert Chiang
Director Product Marketing, Supply Chain Emerging and Digital TechnologiesOracle SCM Product Marketing
Rahul Asthana
Senior Director Product Marketing, Planning and Manufacturing TechnologiesOracle SCM Product Marketing
Breakout Panel

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

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityUber - Head of Global Strategic Sourcing
Rolls Royce - Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering
The Nature's Bounty - Senior Director of Global Procurement
McDonald's Corporation - Senior Director Global Supply Chain Sourcing & International Markets

  • What are some of the major procurement disruptors that are changing the game?
  • How has technology changed procurement processes?
  • How is supplier relationship management changing?
  • How are sourcing trends evolving in a “Made in America” environment?

Speaker

Neil Aronson
Head of Global Strategic SourcingUber
Robert L. Littles
Director of Obsolescence & Procurement EngineeringRolls Royce
Philip Carpenito
Senior Director of Global ProcurementThe Nature's Bounty
Anna Barej
Senior Director Global Supply Chain Sourcing & International MarketsMcDonald's Corporation
Breakout Presentation

close Partnering with Customers to Implement Demand-Driven Value Network and Vendor-Managed Inventory Best Practices for Improved Planning and Sales Performance

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipDiageo North America - Senior Vice President of Supply Chain

Attendees will learn how to derive significant performance improvements by transitioning to a single, collaborative Sales & Operations Planning function with customers by implementing Demand-Driven Value Network (DDVN) practices, and how to leverage customer analytics for greater results using Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) best practices. By joining forces with customers to focus on inventory “sell-out” and harnessing data closest to the purchase transaction, companies can turn “big data” into actionable intelligence to deliver better decision-making, increased forecast accuracy, higher sales, and superior service.

Key Take-Aways

  • Gain understanding of successful change management requirements, including internal investment and organizational structure considerations, and partner capability assessments
  • Learn key requirements for building your own DDVN and VMI roadmap
  • Discover the wide range of benefits DDVN and VMI adoption can offer, including greater transparency and agility, reduced supply chain costs and improved retailer performance
  • Learn how to connect, gather and analyze data across multiple internal and third-party data sources to enable real-time business performance management, drive insights, enable faster decision-making

Speaker

Rob Moore
Senior Vice President of Supply ChainDiageo North America
Breakout Presentation

close Successful Supplier Risk Management & Mitigation Tactics

Strategic Sourcing & Supplier PartnershipsUnum Group - SVP, Chief Supply Officer

Developing and executing a successful supplier risk management program requires focus, commitment and collaboration across the Enterprise. Risks posed by Third parties continue to raise concerns by Customers, Regulators and Board of Directors. Unum, a Fortune 500 insurance company has adopted and adapted the 5 phase lifecycle created by the OCC, providing a solid foundation to develop their program. Join the Chief Supply Officer of Unum as he shares their journey and discusses the approach and lessons learned developing and implementing their program.

Key Take-Aways

  • Adopting and adapting the OCC Third Party Risk Framework to fit your company \ regulatory requirements
  • Defining risk characteristics & initial supplier segmentation
  • Setting achievable goals through focus

Speaker

William Bagley
SVP, Chief Supply OfficerUnum Group
Breakout Presentation

close High Performance Leadership that Drives Results

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipDean Foods - Vice President of Logistics

High Performance Leadership is a process that defines and drives success at all levels of the organization. It teaches everyone how to create a culture to take action that drives success on the critical few items that are the most important for the organization. This session will go over how defining the playing field, keeping score and aggressively coaching all individuals we can create a team that not only achieves their objectives but will blow them away. High Performance Leadership has demonstrated lowered turn over, improved moral and transformed organizations performance.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Defining your high performance process
  • Develop your high performance culture
  • Keeping score that develops winning teams

Speaker

Sean Bressler
Vice President of LogisticsDean Foods
Breakout Presentation

close Leverage IOT Sensor Technology to Proactively Manage your supply chain

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

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

Key Take-Aways 

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

Speaker

Grant Wolf
Vice President, Strategy and Business DevelopmentSensiTech
Breakout Presentation

close Campbell Soup’s Path to Inventory Optimization & Reductions: Mmm Mmm Sustainable!

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityCampbell Soup - Procurement Operations and Materials Management

Get an inside look at how Campbell Soup leveraged standard SAP technology to drive worldwide change in its core planning and supply chain processes to achieve stability, inventory turns and organizational capability. Hear how Campbell Soup tackled the transformation challenge to achieve significant benefits including:

  • Standardization across its global supply chain utilizing one system of record, eliminating silos, reducing volatility and increasing stability
  • Development of a governance structure that drove discipline, data integrity and exception management into the supply chain
  • Maximized standard SAP as a catalyst to drive operational KPI’s and new behaviors into the user community

Speaker

Michael Bertolozzi
Procurement Operations and Materials ManagementCampbell Soup
Breakout Presentation

close Managing Innovation and Change During Disruptive Times

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainAvnet - Vice President, Development & Delivery

The Supply Chain is changing faster than ever before with the introduction of all new technologies and digital business. This session will focus on how we build and use innovation centers within our own company, as well as how we can we accelerate the adoption of new technologies.

Key Take-Aways

  • How companies can structure innovation teams to facilitate change within the organization
  • Best practices for adoption by the larger organization
  • The factors to consider in communication and capturing metrics to effectively measure success

Speaker

Wade McDaniel
Vice President, Development & DeliveryAvnet
Breakout Presentation

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

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipRaven Bay - Vice President of Strategy

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

Key Take-Aways

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

 

Speaker

Troy Heibein
Vice President of StrategyRaven Bay
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Presentation

close Building Real TRUST, a Force Multiplier for YOUR Supply Chain Team

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipBaxter International - Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Logistics

In these times of rapid change in the business world, many people have lost TRUST, lost trust in “the company”, lost trust in partnerships, lost trust in their own teams.The presentation will be centered around building trust in your Global Supply Chain, including:

  • Trust with your functional and commercial partners
  • Trust with your NEW team
  • Building More Trust with a long standing existing team

Speaker

Tyler Vassar
Vice President, Global Supply Chain & LogisticsBaxter International
Breakout Presentation

close Who moved my cheese? What can supply chains do NOW to prepare for the impending digitization wave?

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipReveal - Senior Partner

What can you do NOW to prepare for the new technologies and yet drive optimization into your business and see increased service levels by 15%+ and reduced working capital and operational costs by 20%+. Learn what to do when your Supply Chain’s world is turned upside down, when the digitization and ERP digital platforms become a reality in your organization. Building competitive edge in a world class supply chain requires collaboration, decision making and most importantly discipline.

Key Take-Aways

  • Optimization of your ERP and alignment between Demand, MRP and Supply operations will significantly improve product delivery
  • What key aspects need to be put in place to ensure the organization is ready for the promises of digitization, i.e. agility, speed to market, lot size of one and real-time decisions
  • Operations and Supply Chain alignment with capacity managed and leveled production schedules, and see improvement with cost reductions across the end-to-end chain
  • Collaborative long-term relationships built on respect and trust in ERP data and ensuring a single source of truth throughout the organization

Speaker

Martin Rowan
Senior PartnerReveal
Breakout Presentation

close Digital Transformation on a Global Scale: Changing the Way we Think, Act & Profit in Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainRolls Royce - Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering

This presentation will discuss how Digital Transformation is changing/ not changing the Global Supply Chain Management and what disruptive technology and risks it is introducing.

Key Take-Aways

  • What are the Key considerations for successfully Implementing a Digital Transformation?
  • What Disruptive Technologies are now having an Impact on SCM due to Digital Transformation?
  • What are the Risks associated with Digital Transformation?
  • What current SCM Issues are and are not addressed through Digital Transformation?

Speaker

Robert L. Littles
Director of Obsolescence & Procurement EngineeringRolls Royce
Breakout Presentation

close The Hidden Revenue in Your Indirect Spend

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityCorcentric - 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
Breakout Co-Presentation

close Vendor Compliance is More Than a Manual

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

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

Key Take-Aways 

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

Speaker

Kenneth J Lettre
Vice President- Distribution ManagerStage Stores
Marco De Vries
Senior Director, Product MarketingOpenText
Breakout Case Study

close Supply Chain Management in a Hyper Growth Environment

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipEuropean Wax Center - Vice President of Supply Chain

During this presentation we will explore the tremendous growth that European Wax Center has experienced over the past 3 years and discuss the foundation cornerstones that were essential in establishing a supply chain that could survive and thrive in a hyper growth environment.

Key Take-Aways

  • The importance of selecting the right people
  • Collaborative forecasting resulting in a more efficient supply chain
  • Transparency is key in an outsourced environment
  • Cross-functional workflow leads to better decisions

Speaker

Jonathan Biggert
Vice President of Supply ChainEuropean Wax Center
Breakout Presentation

close A Journey of Procurement Transformation

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityLululemon Athletica Inc. - Procurement Director

Ever wondered how to transform a procurement function from tactical/operational to a competitive advantage? How to elevate the performance of procurement to world class? Join this session where you hear the journey of a procurement professional, key learnings and challenges.

Key Take-Aways 

  • How to elevate the role of procurement
  • Drive tangible benefits
  • Clear roadmap
  • Procurement innovation

Speaker

Michael van Keulen
Procurement DirectorLululemon Athletica Inc.
Breakout Presentation

close Advantages & Disadvantages of Supply Base Consolidation

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipMcDonald's Corporation - Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain & Sustainability

Complexity burdens most companies. Supply chains can often suffer from too many suppliers and overly-built infrastructures. Supply base consolidation can be a solution to deliver reduced supply chain complexity, provide greater visibility and transparency, and create efficiencies within your supply chain. With these concepts, supply chains can be leaner, more robust, and more profitable.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Greater visibility and transparency into your supply chain
  • Reduce unnecessary internal competition
  • Globalization of supply base lends itself to opportunities to consolidate your global procurement strategies
  • Consolidated procurement offers cost benefits as well as better efficiency throughout the supply chain, but it can often difficult to implement, especially when delays and inefficiencies demand attention

Speaker

Rickette Collins
Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain & SustainabilityMcDonald's Corporation
Breakout Presentation

close Creating a Returns Solution that Delights Customers and your CFO

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipInmar - President, Global Operations

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

Key Take-Aways

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

Speaker

Robert Zomok
President, Global OperationsInmar
Breakout Presentation

close Developing Supply Chain Talent for the New Economy

Workforce & Talent ManagementMichigan State University - John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Supply Chain Management

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

Key Take Aways

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

 

Speaker

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

close Winning the Last Mile Logistics Battle

Logistics and Distribution StrategiesBoxed - VP of Transportation

Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight! In today’s competitive B2C environment, what do consumers want – they want what they want, when they want it, fast and cheap, and they want communication. So how do you win? You win by providing the best service, at the lowest cost, and you communicate with your customers. You can own the last mile with assets, or you can own the last mile with partners – and the answer may be different based on your business and customer demographics.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding how to decide whether to own or outsource the last mile
  • Outsourcing – “who” are the players that can help you be successful
  • Learn what to do pre-checkout to set the stage for success
  • Learn what to do after checkout, and during the transit time “black hole”, to keep your customers informed and engaged

Speaker

Joseph Bobko
VP of TransportationBoxed
MondayNetworking

Cocktail Reception

MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

Keynote Presentation

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

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipSap Ariba - Supply Chain Network Executive

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

Key Take-Aways

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

Speaker

Deborah Zuckerman Kaplan
Supply Chain Network ExecutiveSap Ariba
Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Presentation

close Enhancing Supplier Partnerships and Collaboration through Segmentation, Category Management and Scorecards

Strategic Sourcing & Supplier PartnershipsMilbank Manufacturing Company - Vice President of Purchasing

Milbank is a 90 year old family business focusing on electrical enclosures and metering products. They have developed close relationships with the supply base through the years and have many long-term partnerships. These supply collaborations have been enhanced in the past 2 years by first developing an internal supplier segmentation then establishing category management through centralization. Further, a supplier scorecard system was developed and aligned with the department metrics.The strategic suppliers have reviews and updates with trends analyzed and improvements being driven from the scorecard system.

Key Take-Aways

  • Development of Supplier Segmentation
  • Category Management is a key factor
  • Scorecards are important and need to be driven with key metrics
  • Strategic supplier reviews can enhance collaboration and drive improvements

Speaker

Douglas Ubel
Vice President of PurchasingMilbank Manufacturing Company
Breakout Co-Presentation

close Mitigating Risk in a Global Market

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipIntel Corporation - Legal Director of Supply Chain
Intel Corporation - Director of Business Operations, Global Supply Management Group

Managing a top tier supply chain in a complex environment with global markets of suppliers, customers, and internationally located factories requires highly skilled people, processes, contracts, and tools, to orchestrate a-fast moving supply chain, without interruption. Join two top supply chain leaders from Intel’s business and legal teams as they share their insight and collaborative learnings to keeping a complex, global supply chain operating smoothly, while remaining agile to maximize competitiveness and future opportunities.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Risks change over time and therefore there is no one antidote to optimize the outcome
  • Managing risk requires state of the art people and tool-kits; many but not all can be automated
  • Managing risk requires a close collaboration between business and legal teams
  • Risk takes many forms and a company needs more than one solution in the toolkit to manage business/financial, technical, and legal risks

Speaker

Renee Scatena
Legal Director of Supply ChainIntel Corporation
Cari Shim
Director of Business Operations, Global Supply Management GroupIntel Corporation
Breakout Presentation

close The Intralogistics Control Tower: Predictive Modeling, iOT and AI - You Can Have it Today!

Logistics and Distribution StrategiesKNAPP - Director Business Development & Marketing

What do you do when you have a volatile order mix, seasonal fluctuations, labor challenges, a new product line, rapidly growing eCommerce operations, or interruptions in scheduled deliveries? Whether you have a manual or an automated warehouse, learn how you can manage your warehouse 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

  • Achieve flexible and responsive performance from your warehouse or distribution center
  • Harness big data from your ERP, WMS, WCS and LMS
  • Reduce unplanned failure, increase uptime and increase utilization of automation
  • Manage multiple WMS, automation platforms and resources with one application
  • Leverage the latest technology in software, technology & IoT
  • Perform under continuously changing operating conditions, reacting and optimizing logistics resources quickly – as you go – and in real time!

Speaker

Kevin Reader
Director Business Development & MarketingKNAPP
Breakout Presentation

close Creating a Balanced, Nimble and Cost-Effective Distribution Model

Logistics and Distribution StrategiesHunt Advantage Group/ Pizza Wholesale of Lexington “A Founding Distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza” - Vice President of Supply Chain

During the presentation the speaker will discuss his proven strategies on creating an effective distribution model, including:

  1. Building your distribution model that is unique to your needs: service, cost, customer experience, market trends.
  2. Balancing your network to free up resources, manage productivity and meet expectations as a team.
  3. Nimble: using the right technology and equipment to facilitate growth and right sizing with minimal cost impact. Ability to hit service or other lead times.
  4. Supply chain cost model- inbound cost per unit as a measure. Outbound cost per unit to customer. Carrying and cost per sku to be included for some models.
  5. Staying connected – methods to communicate, reduce barriers between partners or departments, drive efficiency through pay for performance and common goal tracking methods.

Key Take-Aways

  • Core distribution model has: sales by customer, customer longevity or turnover, cost to acquire new customers, along with the usual routing metrics.
  • Create a distribution model that measures productivity balance with the ability to shift work based on cost to serve.
  • Technology- what big data can provide and what small focused data can drive. TMS, WMS, CRM, demand planning – all key when used consciously.

Speaker

Wade Wickus
Vice President of Supply ChainHunt Advantage Group/ Pizza Wholesale of Lexington “A Founding Distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza”
Breakout Presentation

close Planning for Speed at Hostess Brands

Logistics and Distribution StrategiesHostess Brands, LLC - Director Supply Chain

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

Key Take-Aways

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

Speaker

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

close Supply Chain Transformation for Competitive Advantage

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

A 150 year old manufacturing company has been experiencing increasing competitive pressures resulting in declining volumes and profitability. Creating a three pronged supply chain strategy, focused on maximizing the competitive advantages of the company while addressing changing customer needs, was necessary to regain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Key Take-Aways

  • Defining a supply chain strategy brings clarity of purpose to the organization
  • A successful supply chain strategy should create or support a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Strategy without execution is a word exercise; move the needle

Speaker

Elizabeth McGuire
Director Global Operations PlanningHarbisonWalker International Inc
Breakout Presentation

close Implementing E-Sourcing System to Optimize Cost Savings

Strategic Sourcing & Supplier PartnershipsON Semiconductor - GSCO Strategic Sourcing Director

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

Key Take-Aways

  • E-Sourcing is not push button implementation
  • E-Sourcing is not just reverse auctions, it doesn’t have to become a tool that destroys supplier relationships
  • E-Sourcing implementation needs a PM and comprehensive training
  • E-Sourcing has to be from encouraged and supported from the top down
  • Multiple suppliers offer options, your evaluation process should be customized to your needs, maturity and budget

Speaker

Steven Alsbro
GSCO Strategic Sourcing DirectorON Semiconductor
Breakout Presentation

close Integrated Business Planning

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

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

Key Take-Aways

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

Speaker

Susan Byrne
Global Director of Supply ChainSherwin Williams
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STEERING COMMITTEE

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
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

ATTENDEES

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

Attendee Testimonials

"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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EXHIBITORS

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

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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. "

EXHIBITOR TESTIMONIALS

"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. "

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ABOUT SCOPE

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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HOTEL & TRAVEL

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The Hotel

Renaissance Schaumburg

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

Our Schaumburg hotel accommodations boast stylish design and luxurious comfort. Located in an accessible hub with a sophisticated collection of retail and culinary options such as Sam & Harry’s and Woodfield Mall, this Schaumburg, Illinois hotel serves as an indigenous ambassador for entire Chicagoland area…and a gateway for the entire Midwest.
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The nearest airport is Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), which is less than 15 miles away. Alternatively, you may fly into Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Taxis are readily available at the airport.
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