2017 Agenda

Day 1 - September 6, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Group Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Group Activities: Hike, Fish, Golf and Yoga
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Group Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Keynote Address: Leaning Forward: Imagine Supply Chain 2030
Setting the stage for the conference, Lora Cecere will share recent research on the future of the supply chain and insights on what drives value in supply chains.
Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Supply Chains to Admire Case Study #1: Carter's, Inc.
A winner of the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire analysis, Carter's makes children’s apparel. In this presentation Patrick Smith will share how the company managed growth and complexity while outperforming on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.
Patrick Smith, EVP of Supply Chain at Carter's, Inc.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Supply Chains to Admire Case Study #2: TBD
Insights from an award winning supply chain leader.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Supply Chains to Admire Case Study #2: VTech
Nick Delany shares insights on his journey of two decades at VTech, a leader in building outside-in processes to use channel demand, and how the demand-driven approach helped the company become a Supply Chains to Admire winner in 2016.
Nick Delany, Chairman of VTech Holdings
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Keynote Address: Globalization Versus Nationalization: The Future of Trade. The Economic Forecast for Supply Chain 2030.
Gita Gopinath will chart new insights to drive your supply chain strategy.
Gita Gopinath, John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Economics at Harvard University
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Progressive Dinner with Networking Activities

Day 2 - September 7, 2017

6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.5K Run and Yoga by the Lake
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Group Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Keynote Address: The Rise and Fall of American Productivity. What Does This Mean for Future Industrial Revolutions?
Robert J. Gordon has written prolifically about the problems facing contemporary economic growth, casting a sobering doubt on the ability of our current innovations (what he calls the "third industrial revolution," including all our fancy gadgets) to power the economy the way previous waves of invention did. What lessons can we learn from the prior industrial revolutions to power new innovation?
Robert J. Gordon, Stanley G. Harris Professor in the Social Sciences, and Professor of Economics at Northwestern University
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.The Role of Robotics in Supply Chain 2030.
Tom Bonkenburg shares his perspective on the evolution of robotics, autonomous vehicles, and the future of Supply Chain 2030.
Tom Bonkenburg, Director of European Operations at St. Onge Company
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Software Robots and Delivering on the Promise of Digital Procurement.
Join this session to understand how a large North American manufacturer deployed software robotics to automate and monitor the self-help functions in digital procure-to-pay processes.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Birds of a Feather Discussion and Lunch
Book Signing of the 2017 Shaman’s Journal
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.Redefining Contract Manufacturing with 3D Printing
Localized manufacturing and the evolution of digital manufacturing is a major thrust for Supply Chain 2030. In this session Jabil shares the current state of additive manufacturing and how the use of 3D printing will transform their supply chain.
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Cognitive Computing: Redefinition of Supply Chain Planning
Today supply chains do not think, they respond. In the next decade supply chain planning will be redefined through cognitive computing. In this case study a major manufacturer shares insights on the use of cognitive computing to sense, learn and drive value.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Redefining Service Models through Probabilistic Demand Management
Forecasts are not a number. Instead, they represent the probability of demand. In current techniques, the probability of demand is lost; but, what if it could be captured and used to define new business models. This is what happened at Spairliners. Join this session to gain insights on building a new business model.
Antony Nardozza, Material Planning Manager at Spairliners
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Building the Network of Networks
A panel discussion to share insights from the work by the Network of Networks group on testing blockchain, cognitive computing, and the Internet of Things. In this session the group will share the results of recent testing and next steps to build the Network of Networks to drive interoperability across value networks.
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Next-Generation Supply Chain Processes. The Role of Talent in Driving Innovation.
For many, the missing link for next-generation supply chain processes is talent. In this panel discussion, supply chain leaders will give their insights on the development of teams, and global supply chain core competencies, to build new business models and drive new levels of value.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Digital Showcase and Reception

Day 3 - September 8, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Group Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.SCI IMPACT! The Game Supply Chain Leaders Should Play
Play the Supply Chain Insights discrete simulation game to understand the value of outside-in processes. Attendees will be divided into groups to explore the value proposition of outside-in processes and how it relates to the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.