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Vice President, Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning & Replenishment
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March 6 - 8, 2022
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March 14 - 18, 2022
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Hear From Today’s Most Powerful Brands & Voices

Susan Johnson
Executive Vice President - Global Connections & Supply Chain
Neil Aronson
Head of Strategic Sourcing and Logistics
Charles Blevins
Vice President, Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning & Replenishment
Marina Chin
Global Director, Supplier Quality & Sustainability
Lacee Ecker
Senior Director and Associate General Counsel
Anurag Sharma
Director of Global Supply Management
Inga Holmes
Senior Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance
Michael Lavaglio
Senior Director, Global Planning & Analytics
Ryan Martinez
Director of Operations
Michael Kennamann
Director Supply Chain Planning & Service Operations
John Thong
Director, Procurement Strategy and Transformation
Nick Little
Director, Railway Education
Krisi Rossi O'Donnell
National Search Leader
Steve Dwyer
Senior Vice President of Consulting
Shauna Gamble
Chief Procurement Officer
Dave Carminnuci
Head of US Procurement
Charles Blevins
Vice President, Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning & Replenishment
Susan Johnson
Executive Vice President - Global Connections & Supply Chain
Johnny Ivanyi
Global Head of Distribution Excellence
Neil Ackerman
Head, Global Supply Chain Innovation Hubs, America's, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Ethan Grob
Director, Strategy & Product
Ravi Dosanjh
Head of Supply Chain Enablement
Lacee Ecker
Senior Director and Associate General Counsel
Neil Aronson
Head of Strategic Sourcing and Logistics
Anurag Sharma
Director of Global Supply Management
Inga Holmes
Senior Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance
Michael Kennamann
Director Supply Chain Planning & Service Operations
Troy Hicks
Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain
Eric Dulin
Director of Procurement, Digital and Technology
Dave Carminucci
Head of US Procurement
Marina Chin
Global Director, Supplier Quality & Sustainability
Krisi Rossi O'Donnell
National Search Leader
Justin Goldston
Founding DAO Member and Professor
John Esborn
Director of Commercial Excellence - International Supply Chain
Ayall Sagi
Vice President of Operations, Supply Chain
Craig Seidelson
Professor Operations and Supply Chain Management
John Thong
Director, Procurement Strategy and Transformation
Michael Lavaglio
Senior Director, Global Planning & Analytics
Albert Schyman
Head of Logistics, COE, Americas
Rupert Theobald
Associate Director, Global Automation Engineering
Kurt Scherwatzky
Senior Director, Global Sourcing

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Choose from 45 Sessions, 30 Speakers, 6 Networking Events & More
It’s entirely up to you to whether to catch the premiere online or watch presentations on demand.
SundayMarch 6
MondayMarch 7
TuesdayMarch 8
5:00 - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception and Registration
7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am
Keynote: 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
9:00 - 10:00am
High Performing Teams That Deliver Sustained Results

The gaping hole in most teams is the gap between intention and individual behavior. There are thousands of reasons development initiatives fail, but there is a common denominator in all successful ones; programs founded on tangible behavioral change drives sustainable results. Knowing that and executing that are two different things.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the secrets to overcoming common barriers to change
  • Gain insight from fellow participants about how they prioritize initiatives
  • Explore how to adopt peer successes to your organization

Speakers:

Steve Dwyer
Senior Vice President of Consulting
10:00 - 11:00am
Improving DC (Supply Chain) Operations

Improving DC (Supply Chain) Operations will focus on highlighting overarching common issues in the DC operations and strategies to improve them. This will include how to look at production line optimization, labor mix impact, hiring strategy, and more. The intent is to shed a bit of light on how to maneuver through the challenges of DC operations in the current supply chain environment through real world experiences. Understanding that creating a successful operation includes everything from attracting the right talent, to understanding proper resource utilization, to volume and delivery curves being synced; it is critical to get these areas to work in harmony with each other to be successful.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to improve resource utilization
  • Attracting and retaining labor
  • Improving process flow

Speakers:

Ryan Martinez
Director of Operations
11:00 - 12:00pm
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
12:00 - 1:00pm
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
1:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00 - 3:00pm
From Awareness to Action: Leading the Sustainability With Our Supply Chain Partners

The choices we make today define the world we live in tomorrow. Therefore, we need to consider how to reduce climate impact, use the world’s resources more efficiently, and conduct business more responsibly. We will take a look at how sustainability is driving future businesses and how the supply chain is key in achieving our combined ambitions towards science-based targets. As well, as the importance of putting people first in order to best engage your organization in a cultural shift towards sustainability.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding how Sustainability will be driving the future way of doing business
  • How to create a cultural shift towards Sustainability
  • Science Based Targets explained

Speakers:

Marina Chin
Global Director, Supplier Quality & Sustainability
3:00 - 4:00pm
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
4:00 - 5:00pm
The Important Marriage Between Scenario Planning and S&OP

By now we know the importance of planning for the unknowns and COVID has only highlighted the need for strong partnerships across the organization when it comes to scenario planning. But how does an organization perform scenario planning successfully such that everyone is aligned to a plan or multiple plans. It is a culmination of culture, process, technology, partnerships, etc. and the information presented is meant to provoke the thought process on how to marry scenario planning with S&OP processes and technologies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Realizing the importance of scenario planning's integration with S&OP
  • Tactics to help drive alignment and maintain plans

Speakers:

Michael Lavaglio
Senior Director, Global Planning & Analytics
5:00 - 6:00pm
Freight Rail: A Sleeping Giant

The railroad system in North America is almost 200 years old. It has evolved into a complex ecosystem, poorly understood by shippers and customers. Strategic opportunities are emerging to apply better relationships and technologies to improve performance. This presentation gives valuable insights into how the system works, where benefits may arise, and strategic alignment. Industry structure, key players, and recent and emerging technologies that benefit ESG and other shipper goals will be included.

Key Takeaways:

  • Awareness and understanding of the complex railroad ecosystem and industry structure
  • Opportunities to develop strategic alignment for both technology and relationships
  • Understand how rail transport contributes to your ESG goals

Speakers:

Nick Little
Director, Railway Education
6:00 - 9:00pm
Networking Dinner
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7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50am
Keynote: 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
9:00 - 10:00am
Attracting and Developing Procurement and Supply Chain Talent

Solid market conditions, strong demand for Bombardier’s Business Aircrafts and a competitive market for talent makes it important now more than ever to have a solid strategy to attract, develop and retain supply chain talent.

In this presentation, Shauna Gamble, Bombardier’s Chief Procurement Officer, will share some of Bombardier’s Supply Chain approaches to attracting and retaining top talent, such as a continued emphasis on employee training through it’s Bombardier Procurement Academy and robust intern program.

Due to the recent shift in the business climate and Pandemic related events there is a need and demand for employees with diverse academic backgrounds in fields outside of the traditional Supply Chain scope such as Economics, Law, and Finance.
Now more than ever, it is critical to appeal to the right talent, train at the highest levels, promote development and engagement with the greatest emphasis on diversity.

Speakers:

Shauna Gamble
Chief Procurement Officer
10:00 - 11:00am
Utilizing Change Management Within an S&OP Implementation

This presentation takes the 6-step change management process and walks you through how Wilton utilized the change management as part of their S&OP implementation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why we care about change management as part of a new process implementation
  • How Wilton utilized the 6-Step process within their S&OP Implementation

Speakers:

Michael Kennamann
Director Supply Chain Planning & Service Operations
11:00 - 12:00pm
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 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
MondayMarch 14
TuesdayMarch 15
WednesdayMarch 16
ThursdayMarch 17
FridayMarch 18
Why Visibility Isn’t Enough for Agile and Resilient Supply Chain Planning

Seeing is believing. But does that also automatically mean understanding? When it comes to supply chain visibility, definitions can vary wildly. But the ability see on its own doesn’t necessarily mean you have the mechanisms in place to take action. Join Kinaxis in this session to learn how leading organizations are moving beyond visibility to true supply chain transparency and the benefits they’ve netted as a result.

Speakers:

Manda Schweitzer-Miller
Industry Marketing Director
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
Digitalization in the Last-Mile Delivery & Operational Excellence

In this presentation, Johnny Ivanyi, Head of Distribution Excellence at Bayer will dive into digitalization in last-mile delivery. He will focus on digitally visualizing your current operation to increase the speed and efficiency of your delivery network along with creating a driven data-centric culture. Learn how to make logistics visibility a core functionality in your company and create a digital learning atmosphere and customer-centricity in the new organization.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand how to digitally visualize your operations
  • Learn how to overcome the top challenges faced in digitalization of last-mile delivery
  • Learn the steps you can take to create a digital learning atmosphere

Speakers:

Johnny Ivanyi
Global Head of Distribution Excellence
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
Utilizing Emerging technologies in the Supply Chain to Improve Visibility
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Join us for an exclusive panel discusson on best practices of working with next-generation technologies and how to utilize these technologies to overcome challenges, deliver growth and exceed business expectations. Join us to learn how to improve visibility and create a more agile and resilient Supply Chain.

Speakers:

Ravi Dosanjh
Head of Supply Chain Enablement
Neil Ackerman
Head, Global Supply Chain Innovation Hubs, America's, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Johnny Ivanyi
Global Head of Distribution Excellence
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
New Strategies for the Future of Supply Chain and Procurement

Do feel victimized by the Supply Chain events of 2021?

Do you have little hope of improvement for the future?

We will learn how we can collectively start taking control and drawing the playbook for the future by thinking differently.

This session will dive into strategies for new approaches in supply chain procurement, operations and leadership.

Key Takeaways:

  • Thinking Differently in Supply Chain Procurement
  • Thinking Differently in Supply Chain Operations
  • Thinking Differently in Leadership

Speakers:

Inga Holmes
Senior Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance
Utilizing Change Management Within an S&OP Implementation

This presentation takes the 6-step change management process and walks you through how Wilton utilized the change management as part of their S&OP implementation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why we care about change management as part of a new process implementation
  • How Wilton utilized the 6-Step process within their S&OP Implementation

Speakers:

Michael Kennamann
Director Supply Chain Planning & Service Operations
The Important Marriage Between Scenario Planning and S&OP

By now we know the importance of planning for the unknowns and COVID has only highlighted the need for strong partnerships across the organization when it comes to scenario planning. But how does an organization perform scenario planning successfully such that everyone is aligned to a plan or multiple plans. It is a culmination of culture, process, technology, partnerships, etc. and the information presented is meant to provoke the thought process on how to marry scenario planning with S&OP processes and technologies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Realizing the importance of scenario planning's integration with S&OP
  • Tactics to help drive alignment and maintain plans

Speakers:

Michael Lavaglio
Senior Director, Global Planning & Analytics
Supply Chain Optimization

Join us for a presentation by the Director of Global Supply Management at Micron Technology. In this session, we will cover end to end optimization, systems foot print and the future of supply chain!

Speakers:

Anurag Sharma
Director of Global Supply Management
From Awareness to Action: Leading the Sustainability With Our Supply Chain Partners

The choices we make today define the world we live in tomorrow. Therefore, we need to consider how to reduce climate impact, use the world’s resources more efficiently, and conduct business more responsibly. We will take a look at how sustainability is driving future businesses and how the supply chain is key in achieving our combined ambitions towards science-based targets. As well, as the importance of putting people first in order to best engage your organization in a cultural shift towards sustainability.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding how Sustainability will be driving the future way of doing business
  • How to create a cultural shift towards Sustainability
  • Science Based Targets explained

Speakers:

Marina Chin
Global Director, Supplier Quality & Sustainability
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 Flexibility in Delivery Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic forced rapid adoption of new e-commerce solutions for many customers. As the world pushes for a return to normalcy, some of the trends are here to stay. Namely: Grocery delivery. For retailers, that offers a broad assortment and serves many different customer needs, it’s important to be able to meet customers on their terms. However, a one-size-fits-all approach will rarely work – we must consider the end-to-end experience to build out a fulfillment network and digital capabilities that solve customer problems across the spectrum from planning a week out to need-it-now.

Speakers:

Ethan Grob
Director, Strategy & Product
What Does Web3 Have to Do With It? Increasing Technological Adoption to Increase the Bottom Line

With Mark Zuckerberg changing the name of Facebook to Meta and Jack Dorsey stepping down from Twitter to transition Square into the Web3 world with the recent name change to Block, organizations are capitalizing on this technological boom. As Web3 integrates a number of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and the internet of things (IoT), along with the metaverse, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and digital twins, what do all of these buzzwords have to do with supply chain management? Presented from the metaverse in collaboration with SydTek University, we will review what is Web3, how we got here, and how this new trending development can increase efficiencies within an organization by using the quadruple bottom line as the foundation.

Key Takeaways:

  • How technologies we have been hearing about can positively impact the bottom line in the near term
  • Develop an understanding of augmented intelligence from an organizational and individual perspective
  • The importance of getting back to basics in an organization's digital transformation initiative

Speakers:

Justin Goldston
Founding DAO Member and Professor
Developing and Implementing a "Best in Class" Logistics Organization in Unprecedented Times

This presentation will focus on the four logistics pillars of Akzo Nobel’s Control Tower strategy. Warehouse Management, 3PL / TMS, Logistics Quality (Customer Relationship Management), Import / Export Hub.

Speakers:

Albert Schyman
Head of Logistics, COE, Americas
The Future of Digitization and Automation in the Supply Chain

Colgate is embracing digitization, automation & technology to help reimagine its supply chain. Through new technologies and ways of working the company is navigating its way from disappointment with IIoT, lessons learned, through to success. In this presentation we will hear the approach being used to leverage Colgate’s global network, the new skill sets needed, core technology standards, pilots, analytics and where there are still digitization, automation & technical hurdles.

Speakers:

Rupert Theobald
Associate Director, Global Automation Engineering
Building a Supply Chain from 1 container to more >50000 ocean containers in 4 years

Join us for an Executive Interview with the Director of Commercial Excellence – International Supply Chain at Wayfair. We will discuss how Wayfair has been so successful in moving ocean containers, the hurdles faced and the future logistics of Wayfair.

Key Takeaways:

  • What drove the decision for Wayfair to start CastleGate Logistics and start moving ocean containers?
  • Where did you start? What was you approach?
  • How do you scale from 1 container to 50,000 in such a short time?
  • Were there unexpected hurdles?
  • How would you grade CastleGate Logistics?
  • Where are you going from here?

Speakers:

John Esborn
Director of Commercial Excellence - International Supply Chain
Operational Metrics: The What, Why, Which & How's

Join us for an Executive Interrview with the Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain at TriMark USA. We will be discussing everything you need to know about operational metrics including which ones should be used and how to pick. Ayall Sagi will also explain to you how to use the data that comes from operational metrics. You don’t want to miss it!

Key Takeaways:

  • What are operational metrics?
  • Why should operational metrics be used?
  • Which operational metrics should be used? (i.e. How to pick the best operational metrics to use?)
  • How to benchmark and set targets?
  • How to use the data operational metrics provide?

Speakers:

Ayall Sagi
Vice President of Operations, Supply Chain
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
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
The Supply Chain Backbone

Join us for an Executive Interview with Troy Hicks the Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Herbalife Nutrition. Troy will be covering how Herbalife Nutrition’s supply chain has been so successful and how other companies can build a successful and resilient supply chain. “

Speakers:

Troy Hicks
Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain
Sourcing from China Amid a Pandemic and Trade War

The U.S. imported approximately $600 billion worth of products from China in 2020. Over half of these imports were capital goods used by U.S. manufacturers. Clearly, U.S. operations are heavily dependent on Chinese made goods. The same holds true for U.S. supply chains. Sixty cents of every dollar U.S. consumers spend on made-in-China goods go to the U.S. companies responsible for putting Chinese products into their hands. Counterbalancing the ongoing need for U.S.- China trade is the fact that relations between the two countries are at their lowest point since diplomatic relations were established in 1972. Successful supply chain managers need to develop new risk mitigation strategies when sourcing from China.

Speakers:

Craig Seidelson
Professor Operations and Supply Chain Management
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 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

KEY THEMES

Achieving Excellence in the Supply Chain

Minimizing Risk Through Supply Chain Visibility

Attracting and Developing Supply Chain Talent

Digital Transformation & Innovation in Supply Chain

Transportation Management Strategies

Warehouse Management and Optimization

E-commerce in Supply Chain & Procurement

Over 80% of the Fortune 500 Attends

Connect with the thought leaders of your industry at 6 different networking events, including an off-site evening out.

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Meet our Sponsors

We attract the best in the business. By learning about your projects up front, we match you for 1-on-1 meetings with those best-suited to tackle the challenge.

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Luxurious Accommodations

The AAA Four Diamond Hilton Anatole features a modern, resort-style atmosphere with nine restaurants and bars, luxurious accommodations, and a sprawling new pool complex.

Inspiration, on Your Schedule

Customize the ideal summit experience to fit your busy schedule and connect from the comfort of your own home or office. All presentations are available to watch long after the event has ended.
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Still Have Questions?

We've answered a few FAQs to get you started. But please don't hesitate to reach out with more.

In-Person Event Questions

The cost of producing SCOPE is underwritten by our sponsors, who are more than willing to make the investment in such an exclusive audience. Your pass includes:

  • Personal concierge and custom schedule
  • Access to all programming and speakers
  • Face-to-face industry networking opportunities
  • One-on-one meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
  • One night luxury accommodations, travel reimbursement, incredible catering throughout the event, and an open bar.
  • Spouses are welcome!

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select 10 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.

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 Supply Chain functions.

There are many reasons to attend! For starters, SCOPE is the only 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.

Virtual Event Questions

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:

  • All sessions and their recordings
  • 6 or 8 one-on-one meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
  • $300 or $500 in swag upon meeting completion

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 Supply Chain functions.

Yes, but only for your one-on-one meetings which are scheduled for a date and time you prefer. The summit sessions do not expire and will all be available on-demand to watch at your leisure—anytime, any place.

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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