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Neil Aronson
Head of Strategic Sourcing and Logistics
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North America
June 13 - 17, 2022
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Hear From Today’s Most Powerful Brands & Voices

Neil Aronson
Head of Strategic Sourcing and Logistics
Marina Chin
Global Director, Supplier Quality & Sustainability
Michael Shin
Global VP of Procurement
Susan Johnson
Executive Vice President - Global Connections & Supply Chain
David Carminucci
Head of US Procurement
John Thong
Director, Procurement Strategy and Transformation
Inga Holmes
Senior Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance
Eric Dulin
Director of Procurement, Digital and Technology
Blake Robertson
Director of Supply Chain
Charles Blevins
Vice President, Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning & Replenishment
Krisi Rossi O'Donnell
National Search Leader
Peter Ucovich
Director of Indirect Sourcing
Nate Herman
Senior Vice President, Policy
Johnathon Morgan
Senior Director, Demand, Inventory & Spares Planning
Lacee Ecker
Senior Director and Associate General Counsel
Nick Vyas
Executive Director
Jason Miller
Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Jennifer Keeton
Director of Demand Planning US
Jeffrey Eluk
Director of Global Supply Chain

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Supplier Relationship Management

Supplier Relationship Management is at the top of mind of many senior-level executives. Neil Aronson, the Global Head of Strategic Sourcing and Logistics at Uber will dive into Uber’s methodology for interacting with suppliers. It’s important to know exactly what SRM means, why companies need SRM and the value that it drives. In this presentation, you will hear everything you need to know about SRM including the best practices, benefits and the type of technology that is best suited.

Key Takeaways:

  • The framework, practice, benefits and process for interacting with suppliers.
  • The best technology for SRM
  • Understanding of the benefits/value of your business relationship

Speakers:

Neil Aronson
Head of Strategic Sourcing and Logistics
How to Attract, Recruit, Train and Retain New Talent

Unlocking the key to finding, maintaining, growing and nourishing top tire Procurement Talent. Building the organizational design and capabilities that fuel the value added contributions of a Strategic Procurement Function to the enterprise. Creating an environment in which each individual is able to flourish and optimize their contribution to the function while maintaining a healthy work life balance. Trying to answers the age old question…Where does the ideal Procurement Professional come from and where would they like to go!

Key Takeaways:

  • The Ideal Procurement Professional
  • Building, Maintaining, and growing the optimal environment for top tier Procurement Professionals
  • The Ultimate Procurement Organization

Speakers:

Dave Carminucci
Head of US Procurement
Leveraging Collaborative Procurement to Create a Win-Win-Win Approach to Strategic Relationships

COVID-19 forced many businesses to dramatically change the way they operated today to include the immediate need for digital capabilities. The digital metamorphosis that companies are undergoing today require Procurement and Suppliers to rethink their strategies to develop strategic relationships. Strategic supplier relationships are critical to defining a company’s competitive advantage in the marketplace. Procurement and strategic suppliers both need to understand this shift in relationship and align their strategic objectives to help their customers succeed in creating these strategic advantages. Customers themselves need to rethink their strategy and move from independent brand specific strategies and align to both the good of the brand and the good of the company.

Key Takeaways:

  • The changes in the pace of the IT industry pre-COVID followed by the industry changes brought about by COVID have spawned the need for new strategic relationships
  • Due to the emerging trends in the marketplace, customers and suppliers have to collaborate closely to provide opportunities to drive competitive advantage
  • Procurement and suppliers actually have the same objective which is to develop win-win-win strategic relationships

Speakers:

Eric Dulin
Director of Procurement, Digital and Technology
Becoming a More Strategic Procurement Organization to the Business

Procurement organizations recognize that becoming more strategic and aligning on priorities with the business early in the sourcing process will unlock greater value. One approach is to develop category strategies in partnership with the business. However, the path to becoming more strategic faces many challenges in terms of resource capacity and skillset.

This session will focus on how T-Mobile has embarked on a transformation journey to become a trusted strategic advisor to the business and how it is navigating the challenges along the way.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to develop a transformation roadmap that embeds change management as an integral success enabler
  • How to enable and train the team to develop strong category strategies
  • How to enable and train the team to build relationships with the Business and Strategic Suppliers

Speakers:

John Thong
Director, Procurement Strategy and Transformation
Building a Resilient and Agile Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly sent the global economy into unprecedented turmoil which has posed many challenges to supply chains. Susan A. Johnson, Executive Vice President – Global Connections and Supply Chain at AT&T, explains how AT&T is navigating these challenges including the importance of:

  • Understanding the key drivers of the supply chain gaps and inflationary pressures
  • Increasing supply chain visibility and end-to-end intelligence
  • Optimizing distribution models to adapt to changing consumer preferences
  • Seizing this crisis as an opportunity to use supply chains as a strategic differentiator

Speakers:

Susan Johnson
Executive Vice President - Global Connections & Supply Chain
How to Increase Supply Chain Performance

Join us for an Executive Interview with Jeffrey Eluk, the Director of Global Supply Chain at Reynolds Consumer Products. Jeffrey has an extensive background in leadership and in this interview, he will discuss how to improve performance in the supply chain, keeping your team motivated, processes to help improve the quality of collaboration, and tips for improving supplier performance.

Speakers:

Jeffrey Eluk
Director of Global Supply Chain
Thinking Differently in Supply Chain and Procurement
Join us for an Executive Interview with Inga Holmes, the Senior Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance at Fossil Group. In this interview, Inga will discuss how companies can implement these new ideas into their own organization, what strategies have worked best, what lessons have been learned, and her best advice for leaders.

Speakers:

Inga Holmes
Senior Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance
Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in Today's Strong Labor Market

In the strongest jobs market we have seen in over 25 years, today’s labor market is seeing more unfilled jobs than there are job seekers, leading to the war for talent being as prevalent as ever. Companies must focus on talent attraction and retention to not only recruit top talent but retain key players. This session will outline what today’s talent wants, how companies can best market themselves during the recruitment process, as well as key techniques to retain top talent.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to develop better people managers that can effectively develop and retain employees
  • Understanding the difference between culture and perks - and why it matters

Speakers:

Krisi Rossi O'Donnell
National Search Leader
Building Strategic Partnerships

Join us for an exectuive interview with the Senior Director, Global Sourcing at John Wiley & Sons. We will be discussing the ins and outs of building strategic partnerships!

Key Takeaways:

  • What is your team's process for identifying and approving new suppliers?
  • How do you differentiate between a standard vendor and a strategic partnership?
  • How do you determine if a vendor partnership has been successful?
  • Have you ever had a business relationship go bad and how did you react?
  • How do you foresee your industry (publishing) progressing in terms of 'next steps' with strategic vendor partnerships?

Speakers:

Kurt Scherwatzky
Senior Director, Global Sourcing
CPO Digital Cockpit

The CPO Digital Cockpit: How Artificial Intelligent Machine Learning Super Dashboards will transform the CPO’s office into the CPO Digital Cockpit; Cockpit designed to boost you with super Awareness of the total global supply chain. It delivers daily instructions to problem-solve immediate issues you didn’t know existed and pro-actively step you through problem-solving future issues before it is too late. Cockpit is armed with computerized algorithms programmed by the most seasoned and elite global procurement professionals. Global Procurement Best Practices plugged into the Cockpit to guide you with solutions to achieve Excellence in Global Sourcing by Breaking the Spend Code and the Supply Chain Bottleneck. Are you facing Spend Categories and Supply Bottlenecks you can’t break?

Speakers:

Mike Shin
Global VP of Procurement
Digital Transformation of Procurement

Join us for an Executive Interview with Peter Ucovich, the Director of Indirect Sourcing at Verizon. In the interview, Peter Ucovich will be covering the lessons he has learned within the digital transformation of procurement including the most critical components for success and how Covid-19 has impacted the market place in the procurement space.

Speakers:

Peter Ucovich
Director of Indirect Sourcing
From Awareness to Action: Leading the Sustainability Transformation with Our Supply Chain Partners

Join us for an Executive Interview with, Marina Chin, the Director of Global Supplier Quality and Sustainability at Volvo Buses. In this interview, Marina will provide insights on how she has been able to implement sustainability within the supply chain and manufacturing industry. We will also dive into the advantages, challenges, and steps to make progress in creating a more sustainable future for supply chain and manufacturing.

Speakers:

Marina Chin
Director, Global Supplier Quality & Sustainability
Creating Visibility within the Demand Planning & Forecasting Process

What are the data sources that you leverage within your planning process? Are they adding value or creating more complexity? Learn more about how you can best determine the right data to help influence the forecast process, what adds the most value and how you can implement a robust monthly review cycle with key stakeholders.

Key Takeaways:

  • A better understanding of the key drivers & drags for your business/category and how to leverage them within the forecast process
  • How to use a full analytics toolset for demand planners to prepare for collaboration discussions
  • What role does your cross-functional partner(s) plan in building the right forecast signal

Speakers:

Jennifer Keeton
Director of Demand Planning US
Practical Guide to Inventory Optimization and MEIO Technology

Inventory optimization has benefited from advances in technology. A well-established capability called Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) is an often overlooked or under-appreciated capability that exists in many ERP and Supply Chain solutions. This session will provide a practical guide for understanding the benefits of this technology and starting an MEIO journey in your organization. Charles will also discuss how to sustain the improvements and maximize this powerful technology

Key Takeaways:

  • Define styles of inventory optimization, stages of maturity and supporting technologies
  • Explain how MEIO enhances and extends traditional statistical safety stock settings or replaces generic days-of-supply targeting
  • Provide practical guidance for an approach to implementing the technology and sustaining it after implementation

Speakers:

Charles Blevins
Vice President, Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning & Replenishment
Building Resiliency and Agility in Your Supply Chain Operations

Supply chains have been under immense pressure over the past two years as supply chain professionals navigate a multitude of issues and demands. Companies are navigating a global health pandemic, environmental disasters, labor issues, capacity issues, and general economic complexities across the globe as they try to supply products to their customers. This presentation will discuss strategies for building agility and resiliency in your supply chain operations in order to manage and mitigate the impact the various issues plaguing the supply chain today have on your organization.

Key Takeaways:

  • An overview of current supply chain issues
  • Strategies for building resiliency and agility in your supply chain
  • A summary of how resiliency and agility will mitigate impact to your company

Speakers:

Lacee Ecker
Senior Director and Associate General Counsel
Creating More Visibility Within Your Supply Chain

The importance of enhancing visibility within the Supply Chain is becoming more relevant with all the disruptions we are seeing today. It is imperative that we begin to onboard technologies that allow us to see changes as they happen and be proactive. In this presentation, I will talk about how critical planning tools are in regard to demand planning, supply/capacity planning, and logistics.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tracking orders once they have been shipped
  • Demand signals - The available to drive MRP actions
  • The importance of accurate forecasts

Speakers:

Blake Robertson
Director of Supply Chain
Have Supply Chain Pressures Started to Ease?

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York recently introduced their Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (GSCPI) as a way of quantifying supply chain pressures. This presentation describes an alternative measurement approach developed using publicly available data from the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization. This alternative measurement strategy suggests, contra the New York Fed, that supply chain pressures continued to rise through the fourth quarter of 2021. I then demonstrate how to quantify the impact of supply disruptions on motor vehicle assembly in the USA using various government sources.

Key Takeaways:

  • Supply chain pressures did not plateau or ease as we entered 2022
  • Supply shortages still plague motor vehicle assembly in the USA
  • Leveraging free government data can help inform our understanding of supply chain phenomena

Speakers:

Jason Miller
Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Best Practices vs Business Objectives in Planning and Inventory

When designing business processes for supply chain, we often start by planning to implement best practices. What can be easily overlooked is the actual needs of the business, both now and in the future. Sometimes a less mature or simplified version of a best practice may be the right solution to achieve business excellence, with a roadmap for process maturity as the business changes. In this presentation I will discuss aligning best practices with business needs for Planning and Inventory based processes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Business maturity should align with process maturity
  • Don't always aim for the top in process maturity
  • Capture alignment on short and long term business needs

Speakers:

Jonathan Morgan
Senior Director, Demand, Inventory & Spares Planning
Navigating the Supply Chain Crisis - A View From the U.S. Apparel & Footwear Industry

The shipping crisis, lockdowns in China, the situation in Ukraine, trade wars, & more. How do you navigate all of these issues to deliver the right product to your customers at the right price and at the right time? Learn about the issues and how one industry has dealt with them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the myriad of issues that could impact your supply chain.
  • Learn how the apparel and footwear industry is addressing these issues

Speakers:

Nate Herman
Senior Vice President, Policy
Effective Supply Chain Management in an Era of Decoupling

In this presentation, Nick Vyas will be focusing on Decoupling, not Deglobalization. Globalization is strongly linked to economic prosperity, and economies are becoming far more interconnected and interdependent, which is assisting in lifting millions out of poverty and improving living standards around the world. The West can no longer afford to overlook emerging market opportunities. How can we reduce the risks of globalization while also reducing its impact? Decoupling: Instead of a global web of long, linearly connected supply chain networks, we will have regionally concentrated supply chain clusters, each connected to others via a decoupling point.

Key Takeaways:

  • Decoupling plays a crucial role in centralizing and buffering a distribution network
  • Decoupling acts as both a strategic distribution hub and a safety buffer
  • Decoupling protects the supply chain network from demand shocks

Speakers:

Nick Vyas
Executive Director

KEY THEMES

Building a Successful Supplier Partnership

Strategic Sourcing & Innovation

Digital Transformation of Procurement

E-commerce in Supply Chain & Procurement

Attracting and Developing Procurement Talent

Spend Management & Optimization

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SCOPE Virtual Summit is unique in its ability to connect you to qualified solution providers. They’re more than willing to underwrite the cost of your attendance in exchange for access to such an exclusive audience.

Your virtual pass includes:

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Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select at least 6 best-fit solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes long and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed. Once completed, you’re eligible to receive a swag package. All meetings will take place on Zoom and all logistics are handled for you!

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Managers within all Procurement functions.

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There are many reasons to attend! For starters, SCOPE Virtual Summit is the only online event customized to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from industry veterans and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. SCOPE is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.

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