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Coordinated by your personal concierge, a schedule is tailored to your professional goals and company priorities.


Complimentary Pass

Inventive learning, renown speakers, executive networking. All free to you.


Travel Reimbursement

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



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


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.


Affluent Peers

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


Influential Leaders

Learn valuable strategy components from today’s very best.


Proven Solutions

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



Take this unprecedented opportunity to connect with high profile execs.

A curated experience to cultivate achievement

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


Days of Insight

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


Innovative Sessions

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


Networking Opportunities

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


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.


Key Themes

close Strategies to Increase End-to-End 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 oppor-tunities. 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.
Procurement experts will share best practices and solutions to the most significant challenges of supplier partnership management, including identifying strategic suppliers, successful metrics to measure suppliers and supplier risk management.
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

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Irina Rosca

Senior Director Global Supply Chain


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Diana Gartside

Global Customer Supply Chain Director

Mars, Inc

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Guillermo Juvera

Vice President Supply Chain

Mitsubishi Electric

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Jason Carter

Director of Operations


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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

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Kenneth J Lettre

Vice President- Distribution Manager

Stage Stores

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Sean Bliss

Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend


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David Closs

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

Michigan State University

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Maria Hernandez

Supply Chain Director

Hershey Canada

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Keith Woods

Group Director - Logistics

The Coca-Cola Company

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Melissa Burkland

Director Indirect Sourcing and Procurement

Rodan + Fields

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Brett Myers

Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service Division

Siemens AG

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David Carminucci

Head Headquarters Procurement

Swedish Match North America

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Valerie Holden

Deputy Chief, Performance Management Officer

Cook County Government

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Sudy Bharadwaj

Senior Director, Ariba for Direct (A4D)

SAP Ariba

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Lori Foster

Senior Director, ERP Center of Excellence

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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Michael van Keulen

Procurement Director

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

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Steven DiBlasi

Vice President of Global Sourcing

Lanier Clothes

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Stephen Engel

Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

Hitachi Consulting

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Rob Allan

Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply Chain


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Janet Wall

Senior Offering Manager - Watson Supply Chain Insights


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Alex Zhong

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


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Bill Vining

Senior Solutions Executive

6 River Systems

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Mike Lewandowski

Senior Solutions Executive

6 River Systems

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Jeff Eckel

Product Marketing Director


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Grant Woolf

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development


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Rahul Asthana

Sr. Director of Product Marketing


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Kathleen Marcell

Vice President, Customer Success


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John P. Reynolds

IT Director, Supply Chain

The Coca-Cola Company

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Gideon Maltz

Executive Director

Tent Partnership for Refugees

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Matt Marshall

Senior Director, General Manager - SE Region


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Doolittle Adcock, LCB, CES

Manager Delta Logistics Control CNTR & Trade Compliance

Delta Air lines

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George Kontoravdis, PhD



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Gary Stoddard


Nitor Partners

2020 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


Breakfast Buffet


Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout 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


Janet Wall
Senior Offering Manager - Watson Supply Chain InsightsIBM
Alex Zhong
Program Director, Supply Chain Insights Offering ManagementSr. Portfolio Marketing ManagerIBM
MondayBreakout 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


Kenneth J Lettre
Vice President- Distribution ManagerStage Stores
MondayBreakout 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.


Irina Rosca
Senior Director Global Supply ChainHelix
MondayBreakout 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


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


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


Keith Woods
Group Director - LogisticsThe Coca-Cola Company
MondayBreakout 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


Louis Cheung
Head of Quality and SCMBostik
MondayBreakout 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


Rahul Asthana
Sr. Director of Product MarketingOracle



Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout 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


Lori Foster
Senior Director, ERP Center of ExcellenceMallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
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


Gary Stoddard
Partner Nitor Partners
MondayBreakout 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


Mike Lewandowski
Senior Solutions Executive 6 River Systems
Bill Vining
Senior Solutions Executive 6 River Systems
MondayBreakout 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.


Matt Marshall
Senior Director, General Manager - SE Region Flexport
MondayBreakout 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 ‘


David Carminucci
Head Headquarters ProcurementSwedish Match North America
MondayBreakout 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


Gideon Maltz
Executive DirectorTent Partnership for Refugees
MondayBreakout 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


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

Industry Dinner


Breakfast Buffet


Targeted Research Meetings

TuesdayBreakout 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


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


Jean-Michel Dos Remedios
Sourcing & Supplier Development Senior DirectorBel Brands USA
TuesdayBreakout 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


Kevin Reader
Director Business Development & MarketingKNAPP
TuesdayBreakout 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


Steven DiBlasi
Vice President of Global SourcingLanier Clothes
TuesdayBreakout 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


Doolittle Adcock, LCB, CES
Manager Delta Logistics Control CNTR & Trade ComplianceDelta Air lines
George Kontoravdis, PhD
TuesdayBreakout 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)


Michael van Keulen
Procurement DirectorLululemon Athletica Inc.
TuesdayBreakout 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


Valerie Holden
Deputy Chief, Performance Management Officer Cook County Government


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 SuarezVice President of Supply Chain
SCOPE Supply Chain Conference
Vanessa Van BuiVice President of Supply Chain
Ergo Baby
SCOPE Supply Chain Conference
Dave HarringtonVice President Supply Chain Operations
Stratus Technologies
Ted BaggesenSenior Director of Logistics
Spencer Gifts
John JansonDirector of Global Logistics
SanMar Corporation
Rickette Collins Strategic Supply Chain Director
McDonald's Corporation
Kevin Releford Senior Director Logistics
Gap Inc.
Pedro A. FernandezSenior Director, Global Parts Distribution Aftermarket
JLG Industries Inc
Kevin Mills Director of Supply Chain
Fairmont Santrol Incorporated
Shaun AndersonManaging Director of Supply Chain
Dynegy, Inc
William Bagley Vice President of Global Procurement
UnumProvident Corporation
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Martin FijmanVice President of Procurement
Sprint Corporation
Valerie Conard Senior Director of Procurement
Ardent Mills
Philip CarpenitoSenior Director of Global Procurement
The Nature's Bounty Co.
Michael van KeulenProcurement Director
Lululemon Athletica Inc.
Jean-Michel Dos RemediosPurchasing Director
Bel Brands USA
Marcela MrugalaPurchasing Director
Marcell VollmerChief Procurement Officer
Anthony Fuller Head of Sourcing
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
Bill MunroDirector of Procurement
SunOpta Inc
Jay RojekDirector of Purchasing
Blue Bird Corporation
Steven AlsbroStrategic Sourcing Director
ON Semiconductor Corporation
Tom Oris Director of Procurement
Wyandot, Inc
David Fortes Director, Manufacturing Operations
Intel Corporation
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David ZamudioAmericas Sourcing Director
Dhinakar Baskaran Director of Global Procurement
VideoJet Technologies, Inc
Tolga TuksalDirector of Corporate Purchasing
Miniature Precision Components, Inc
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David MeeksVP Supply Chain Operations
Summit Electric Supply Corporation
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Michael McMahonGroup Vice President Supply Chain Operations
Beachbody LLC
Chris HamelSenior Procurement Manager
Gil KannerVice President of Operations
Keith Woods Group Director - Supply Chain
Eric KowalewskiVice President Supply Chain
Westlake Chemical
Mike BungeDirector Global Resources & Materials
Vedat AkgunSenior Manager
Catherine Higgins Senior Vice President
NeighborWorks America

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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.
We’ll book your accommodations, cover your first night’s stay and offer a discounted rate thereafter. To make your reservations please contact:
The nearest airport is Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), which is less than 15 miles away. Alternatively, you may fly into Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Taxis are readily available at the airport.
The Renaissance Schaumburg | 1551 N. Thoreau Drive Schaumburg, IL 60173 

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