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 $300 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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Tyler Vassar

Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Logistics

Baxter International

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Rickette Collins

Strategic Supply Chain Director

McDonald's Corporation

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Kevin Releford

Senior Director of Logistics

Gap

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Jonathan Biggert

Vice President of Supply Chain

European Wax Center

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Luca Silipo

Vice President, Chief Research Officer

Geodis

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Sean Bressler

Vice President of Logistics

Dean Foods

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Laurent Mialhe

Executive Vice President of Supply Chain

Shiseido

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Kevin Reader

Director Business Development & Marketing

KNAPP

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Roddy Martin

Vice President, Global SCM Thought Leadership and SCM Product Marketing

Oracle

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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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Melania Luna

Vice President of Supply Chain

FreshDirect

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Douglas Hall

Senior Vice President Integrated Supply Chain

HarbisonWalker International Inc

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Marilyn Harris

Executive Director Procurement and Energy/Sustainability Management

Racetrac Petroleum Inc.

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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 Brothers Pizza 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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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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Cari Shim

Director of Business Operations, Global Supply Management Group

Intel Corporation

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Martin Rowan

Senior Partner

Reveal

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Michael Bertolozzi

Procurement Operations and Materials Management

Campbell Soup

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Jeni Rajbhandari

Head of Services Procurement, NAM Global Operations

Nokia

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Sean Bliss

Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Corcentric

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 Disruptions, Again! Where Do They Come From And How To Ride Them To Win

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainGeodis - Vice President, Chief Research Officer

As many other industries, logistics is being disrupted – operationally and strategically – by an exceptional wave of innovations. In this presentation, some of them are singled out – the shaping of a new economic order, the digitization of procurement, the digitalization of the economy and the changing patterns of democracy and politics. Examples are presented and discussed and tentative conclusions are spelled out, sketching how the supply chain industry must evolve and through what development models.

Key Take-Aways 

  • The growing pervasiveness of digital solutions – for businesses and individuals – is changing forever the world economy, forcing a secular mutation in capitalism and an adjustment in governments, households and industries
  • For the Supply Chain, change comes in the form of demand and supply alterations.
  • From the supply side, digitalisation of logistics services procurement brings about the advantages of more optimised cargoes (and simplification of procedures) but also the unknowns of all-sides competition and price transparency
  • On the demand side, an increasingly non-linear articulation between consumers and producers, is changing global supply chains, making them generally shorter and incredibly more complex

Speaker

Luca Silipo
Vice President, Chief Research OfficerGeodis
Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Panel

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

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityUber - Head of Global Strategic Sourcing
Lululemon Athletica Inc. - Procurement Director
Rolls Royce - Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering

  • 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
Michael van Keulen
Procurement DirectorLululemon Athletica Inc.
Robert L. Littles
Director of Obsolescence & Procurement EngineeringRolls Royce
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 there 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 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 Creating a Supply Chain Ecosystem

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainShiseido - Executive Vice President of Supply Chain

This presentation will address how to develop many new ecosystems centered on the consumer : Inventory ecosystem, Supply ecosystem, Delivery ecosystem,Development ecosystem, and Culture ecosystem. How to pilot each to try and learn, learn and fail.

Key Take-Aways

  • Supply Chain needs to change asap
  • Use a separate way to launch pilots
  • Change culture as a prerequisite

Speaker

Laurent Mialhe
Executive Vice President of Supply ChainShiseido
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 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 & Logistics Baxter International
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 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 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 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

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Presentation

close Mmm Mmm Good - Campbell Soup's Path to Inventory Optimization and Reduction

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipCampbell Soup - Procurement Operations and Materials Management

Get an inside look at how Campbell Soup leadership leverages standard SAP to drive worldwide change in its core planning and supply chain processes to achieve stability, increase inventory turns, optimize inventory levels, improve service levels and increase organizational capability.

Key Take-Aways

  • Maximizing standard SAP as a catalyst to drive operational KPIs and new behaviors into the supply chain organization
  • Development of a governance structure that drove discipline, data integrity and exception management into the supply chain
  • Standardization across its global supply chain utilizing one system of record, eliminating silos, reducing volatility and increasing stability
  • Education and change management to transform the supply chain organization

Speaker

Michael Bertolozzi
Procurement Operations and Materials ManagementCampbell Soup
Breakout Presentation

close How Digital is Revamping what you Thought was Supply Chain

Emerging Technology and the Supply ChainOracle - Vice President, Global SCM Thought Leadership and SCM Product Marketing

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

Roddy Martin
Vice President, Global SCM Thought Leadership and SCM Product MarketingOracle
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 Successful 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 Supply Chain Transformation for Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipHarbisonWalker International Inc - Senior Vice President Integrated Supply Chain

A 150 year old manufacturing company has been experiencing increasing competitive pressures resulting in declining volumes and profitability. The presentation will discuss how 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

Douglas Hall
Senior Vice President Integrated Supply Chain HarbisonWalker 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 Engagement, Alignment, Transformation and Value Creation: Supplier Management & Supply Chain Innovation as Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipMerck & 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 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 Purchasing Milbank Manufacturing Company
MondayNetworking

Cocktail Reception

MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

Breakout Panel

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

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipMcDonald's Corporation - Strategic Supply Chain Director
European Wax Center - Vice President 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
Strategic Supply Chain DirectorMcDonald's Corporation
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 Creating a Balanced, Nimble and Cost-Effective Distribution Model

Logistics and Distribution StrategiesHunt Brothers Pizza LLC - 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 Brothers Pizza LLC
TuesdayNetworking

Lunch

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."

Attendee List

EXHIBITORS

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

EXHIBITORS IN 2017 INCLUDED:

Exhibitor Testimonials
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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Our Team

Christina Pilo

Attendee Relations
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Lucia Contreras

Content Director
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Marin Silvers

Sponsor Relations
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Toby Harris

Conference Director
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Account Executive
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HOTEL & TRAVEL

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

The Hotel

Renaissance Schaumburg

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

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

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