2014 Agenda

2014 Agenda

September 9th

6:00-7:00 p.m.Registration and Welcome Reception
Digital Lab
Experience 3D printing, Mobile and Social Applications, and Wearables
Camelback M&N

Day 1 – September 10th

Time TopicSpeakers
7:30-8:30 a.m.Registration and BreakfastCamelback M&N
8:30-9:00 a.m.Opening: Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future
Supply chains need to be balanced, strong and resilient. Based on recent research, where are we? Where are we going?
Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights
9:00-9:05 a.m.Introduction of Keynote SpeakerRobert Byrne, CEO of Terra Technology
9:05-9:45 a.m.Keynote Address: Navigating the Ups and Downs of the Global Economy
The global economy is turbulent. How do supply chain leaders prepare? What does growth look like? What can they expect?
Dr. Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Professor and Director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board. From 2011-2013, Tyson served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council of Jobs and Competitiveness and from 2009–2011, she was member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton Administration and was the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995) and the President’s National Economic Adviser (1995–1996).
9:45-10:15 a.m.Morning Break
10:15-10:45 a.m.Driving Supply Chain Process Improvement: Trials and Tribulations
Join this discussion to understand what propelled Campbell Soup Company to lead the pack in the food and beverage peer group for the period of 2006-2012 and then falter in 2013.
Dave Biegger, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Campbell Soup Company
10:45-11:15 a.m.The Math Behind the Supply Chain Index
Join this session to understand the math behind the newly launched Supply Chain Index. This data-driven analysis gives supply chain leaders a new way to measure supply chain improvement.
Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights
Dr. George Runger, Professor, School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering – Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University
Abby Mayer, Research Associate at Supply Chain Insights
11:15-11:45 a.m.Top Fifteen Supply Chains to Admire
A panel of ex-AMR Research analysts reviewing the Supply Chain Insights Findings of Performance and Improvement for 2006-2013.
Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights
Mickey North Rizza, Vice President of Strategic Services at BravoSolution
Roddy Martin, Managing Director – Value Chain & Operations Transformation at Accenture
C.J. Wehlage, Vice President at Kinaxis
11:45-12:15 a.m.Managing the Iron Triangle
The supply chain leader manages the intersection of customer service, cost and inventory. Philippe Lambotte terms this the Iron Triangle. Listen to Philippe as he discusses the performance of Kraft, Merck, and now Mattel on the Supply Chain Index and shares his insights.
Philippe Lambotte, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations at Mattel
12:15-1:30 p.m.Lunch with Networking Table TopicsCamelback M&N
1:30-2:00 p.m.The Ethical Supply Chain
Imagine a supply chain where a supply chain leader can sleep easy at night with all links and interactions devoid of fraud and kick-backs. Join this session as J&J describes how their goals and actions are driven by the J&J Credo.
Stacey Lallier, Compliance Officer, Supply Chain & Health Care Systems at Johnson & Johnson
2:00-2:30 p.m.Defining Supply Chain Excellence You can’t get to the future of supply chain with yesterday’s technology. In this session, you’ll gain insights from Mike McNamara, CEO of Flextronics, on how the company is transforming supply chain using forward-thinking solutions to balance growth, costs, and profitability.Mike McNamara, CEO of Flextronics
2:30-3:00 p.m.Afternoon Networking Break
3:00-3:30 p.m.Redefining MRO
Can the supply chain for industrial parts be reinvented through 3D printing? Join this session to understand the evolution of the technology and how the use of Additive Printing can redefine the MRO supply chain for industrial parts.
Mitch Free, Founder and Chairman of ZYCI – CNC machining and 3D Printing
3:30-4:15 p.m.Envisioning the Next Generation of Analytics
Join this panel to hear case studies on new ways to use analytics and unleash the Art of the Possible. Gain new insights for the use of cognitive learning, concurrent optimization, and embracing new forms of data.
Facilitator: Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights
Dr. Mani Janakiram, Director of Supply Chain Strategy at Intel
Stephen N. Wagner, Global Supply Chain, Global Director, Network Design & Logistics Analytics at Schneider Electric
4:15-5:00 p.m.Is Talent the Missing Link in the Next Evolution of Supply Chain?
Companies are facing a talent shortage. Planning positions take three times longer to fill and one in five positions are open. What should companies do? Join this panel discussion to understand the tactics that are working with leading companies.
Facilitator: Bob Bowman, Managing Editor at Supply Chain Brain
Philippe Joffroy, Associate Director of the EMEA Supply Chain Technology & Expertise Center at Dow Chemical
Allison McFadden, Director of Strategy and Business Development, Integrated Supply Chain at IBM
Sharon Rice, Vice President of Strategy at APICS
5:00-5:45 p.m.Two Networking Breakout Sessions for Business Leaders:
Optional small group breakout sessions to discuss two topics. With each session, there will be a small report shared with the group that attends the session as a follow-up to the networking dialogue.
SAP APO HANA. With the evolution of the SAP platform, and the forced migration to the new HANA platform, what should business users do? This session is limited to current users of SAP APO to discuss their current thoughts and planned adoption.
Progress on the Ethical Supply Chain.
Using the concepts outlined by Stacy Lallier of J&J, the group will discuss the actions that they are taking and lessons learned.
SAP APO Hana Discussion
Facilitator: Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights
Location: Juniper

Ethical Supply Chain Discussion
Facilitator: Mickey North Rizza, Vice President of Strategic Services at BravoSolution
Location: Mesquite
6:00-7:00 p.m.ReceptionEast Lawn
7:00 p.m.Private Dinners by Sponsors for Attendees

Day 2 – September 11th

Time TopicSpeakers
6:00-7:00 a.m.Run for Supply Chain ExcellenceOptional 5K run for participants
7:00-8:00 a.m.BreakfastCamelback M&N
8:00-8:15 a.m.Can We Change the Physics of the Supply Chain?
A kick-off for the morning discussion.
Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights
8:15-8:20 a.m.Introduction of Day 2 Keynote SpeakerTyler Ziemann, Head of Growth at Elementum
8:20-9:00 a.m.Trends In Automation: The Future of Robotic Supply Chains
Will robotics be the next disruptive technology in the areas of supply chain and distribution? Will companies be able to reduce the cost of transportation and logistics by 40% through the use of manless vehicles and warehouse automation? In this session, hear the latest trends on available robotic technology and how companies are using this information to drive supply chain improvement.
Tom Bonkenburg, Partner, St. Onge Company
9:00-9:30 a.m.Imagine the Digital Supply Chain
When product complexity issues became too great to deliver a product competitively to the customer with the right quality at the right cost, Logitech turned to digital manufacturing and adopted 3D printing. In this session, you will gain news insights on the how and why.
Philippe Depallens, General Manager at Ultimate Ears Pro
9:30-10:00 a.m.What If Customers and Companies Could Collaborate to Define New Business Models?
Mobile and social are converging and powering new opportunities with the collaborative economy. How are other companies redefining the channel using the concepts of the collaborative economy?
Jeremiah Owyang, Chief Catalyst and Founder of Crowd Companies
10:00-10:30 a.m.Morning Break
10:30-11:00 a.m.A Panel Discussion on Changing the Physics, Electrons and Atoms of the Supply Chain.
A panel discussion of morning speakers to discuss the convergence of these trends.
Facilitator: Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights
Panel:Tom Bonkenburg, Partner, St. Onge Company
Philippe Depallens, General Manager at Ultimate Ears Pro
Jeremiah Owyang, Chief Catalyst and Founder of Crowd Companies
11:00-11:30 a.m.Can You Imagine a Supply Chain That Will Deliver Goods While Saving the Planet?
Join this session to learn how Sonoco Products, a 110-year old packaging/paper company, developed a Corporate Social Responsibility Program and is now listed on the top 100 CSR rankings while delivering 350 consecutive quarters of common stock dividends.
Keith Holliday, Director of Corporate Supply Chain & Logistics at Sonoco Products Company
11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.Driving New Levels of Value through Corporate Social Responsibility
A panel to discuss the redesign of products from cradle to grave, partnering with government, and designing innovative processes to power supply chain improvement while saving the planet.
Facilitator: John Davies, VP of GreenBiz Group
Panel:Judy Glazer, Sr. Director, Social & Environmental Responsibility, Printing and Personal Systems at Hewlett-Packard
Kathleen Shaver, Director of Sustainability and Risk for Cisco Systems
12:15-1:30 p.m.Lunch with Networking Table TopicsCamelback M&N
1:30-2:00 p.m.Imagine a Supply Chain That Can Maximize Profitability
No company that we have studied has driven year-over-year improvements on margin like Colgate. Gain insights from this supply chain leader on the delivery of 42 consecutive quarters of margin improvement.
Josué Muñoz, Vice President of Global Customer Service and Logistics at Colgate Palmolive
2:00-2:30 p.m.Retail Is Tough, and Growing Tougher. How Do We Improve Margins?
The pursuit of retail omnichannel excellence is all about the consumer. Or is it? A retailer must build critical foundational prerequisites to drive improvements. Join this session to understand Belk’s multiyear transformational journey.
Clay Parnell, previously Vice President of Merchandising Operations at Belk
2:30-3:00 p.m.Afternoon Networking Break
3:00-3:30 p.m.Imagine a Healthcare Supply Chain That Works from the Patient Back
Healthcare is top of mind for both business executives and lawmakers. No one disagrees that it needs a redesign. Join this session to hear the vision of an automated value network for healthcare powered by RFID.
Kevin McPherson, Vice President of Owens & Minor Healthcare Logistics
3:30-4:00 p.m.Imagining Supply Chain Processes Outside-in. Building Value Networks at IBM to Improve Channel Effectiveness.
As inventory sits in the channel in high-tech and electronics, it loses value. Join this session to understand how IBM automated the channel outside-in through the creation of a value-added network termed iBAT to drive channel effectiveness.
Donnie Haye, Vice President – Analytics, Solutions and Acquisitions ISC at IBM
4:00-4:15 p.m.ClosingVideo: Imagine the Supply Chain Not as It Is Today, But What It Could Be.
Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere

Lora is the founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, which paves new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research.

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