Agenda 2019

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is designed for extreme networking: connecting business and technology leaders to IMAGINE Supply Chain 2030. Combining research, networking opportunities, and case studies, the event is designed to build a Guiding Coalition to think differently and drive new outcomes.

Location: MxD, 1415 North Cherry Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

Tuesday, September 3th

How Are Business Models Changing? What Will Be the Impact in 2030?

12:00-1:00 Box Lunch at the MxD Facility
1:00-1:30 Welcome


Imagining Supply Chain 2030 Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights
1:30-2:30 Redefining Tire Distribution in North America The Story of TireHub Peter Gibbons, CEO
2:30-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Driving Supply Chain Excellence in the Circular Economy Redefining Urban Outfitters’ Supply Chain to Compete in the Circular Economy Michael Jacobs, SVP Urban Outfitters


Group Networking


Small Table Discussion: What Are the New Business Models in Your Industry? What Will Supply Chain 2030 Look Like? What Are the Opportunities?


5:00-6:30 Informal Reception at the MxD Facility





Wednesday, September 4th

What is Supply Chain Excellence? Celebration of the Supply Chains to Admire™. How Do We Accelerate Supply Chain Performance Through Digital Innovation? What Is a Digital Transformation?

9:00-12:00 Two Tour Options: Driving Innovation


Option 1. Tour of the Dow Digital Innovation Center and the MxD Center to Gain Insights on Driving Innovation

Option 2. Chicago Architectural Boat Tour: Supply Chain Innovation Is Like City Planning. Learn How Chicago Was Built

12:00-1:00 Buffet Lunch at MxD Center
1:00-1:30 Supply Chains to Admire and Insights on Supply Chain Excellence


Celebration of the Supply Chains to Admire™ Award Winners Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights
1:30-2:15 The Story of Sleep Number, A Supply Chains to Admire™ 2019 Award Winner A Case Study of Successfully Managing Supply Chain Complexity Tony Rossa, VP Supply Chain and John Brine, Digital Innovation, Sleep Number
2:15-2:45 Break
2:45-3:30 The Story of Ecolab, A Supply Chains to Admire™ 2019 Award Winner Driving Transformational Change at Ecolab TBD, Supply Chain, Ecolab
3:30-4:15 Driving Digital Innovation at MARS The Journey of Digital Innovation at MARS Sandeep Dadlani, Chief Digital Officer, MARS
4:15-5:00 Group Networking Small Table Discussion: How Do We Accelerate Supply Chain Performance Through Digital Innovation? What Is a Digital Transformation?


5:00-7:00 Team Activity: Following a Buffet Dinner Work in Groups with a Visual Artist to Depict the Future of Supply Chain 2030 for Industry Value Networks





Thursday, September 5th

Getting Started? Digital Innovation Through Analytics, Manufacturing and Procurement Transformation

7:30-8:30 Breakfast at MxD Center
8:30-9:00 What Does the Future of 2030 Look Like? Review of Visual Artist Renditions Facilitated by Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights
9:00-9:45 Case Studies of Manufacturing Innovation Redefining Manufacturing and Improving Track and Trace at McCain Foods Christine Wentworth, VP of Agricultural Procurement, McCain Foods
9:45-10:30 Case Studies of Manufacturing Innovation


Working with Technologists to Drive Innovation in Manufacturing. Start-up technology companies offer much promise, but it is hard for large companies to work with small companies to drive innovation. In this session, you will learn how P&G built a shark tank environment to encourage sharing and drive innovation. Michael Miller, Product Supply Partner External Innovation, Procter & Gamble
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Digital Innovation: Analytics Lessons Learned in Driving Innovation Bharath Sundararaman, VP of IT at Merck
11:45-12:15 Digital Innovation: Analytics Analytics at Intel Mani Janakiram, Senior Director of Analytics and Supply Chain Transformation at Intel
12:15-12:30 Networking Discussion on Innovation Case Studies

Panel Discussion with the Speakers

12:30-1:30 Birds of a Feather Lunch

Book Signing of the 2019 Supply Chain Shaman Book

1:30-2:15 Digital Innovation: Procurement Discussion of the Digital Innovation Corning Laura Bissmeyer, Director Digital Innovation, Corning


Deana Denton, Director of IT Strategy, Corning


2:15-3:00 Digital Innovation: Procurement The Use of Supplier Development to Drive a Competitive Advantage in the Building of 3-D Printing Technologies Christophe Mandy, Head of Manufacturing, Formlabs
3:00:3:30 Panel Panel Discussion with Deana, Laura, and Christophe
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-4:45 Hot or Not Panel
4:45-5:00 Wrap-up
5:00-6:00 Networking Reception



Friday, September 6th

Building the Network of Networks: Use Cases on Building Effective Value Networks

8:00-9:00 Buffet Breakfast at MxD Center
9:00-9:30 Defining the Network of Networks Launch of the Trading Partner Index

Current State of Networks

Lora Cecere Founder of Supply Chain Insights
9:30-10:30 Improving Data Portability Panel Discussion on Standards: Open Discussion with Peter Benson, ECCMA and Amber Walls, GS1 on the Development and Use of Standards.

-Presentation and Discussion of ISO 8000 Mapping of Legal Entities for Corning and P&G

10:30-11:15 Feedback on Case Studies and Testing Sharing of Insights on Testing of Blockchain and Supply Chain Operating Networks



European Testing of Blockchain Testing: Greg Buzak, BASF and Arun Samuga, Elemica


Blockchain Contract Bill of Material Management: JB Kuppe, BoardwalkTech and Kevin Wong, Nulogy

11:15-12:00 Open Discussion of Quality Blockchains and Quality Supply Chain Operating Networks Sharing of the Definition and Open Discussion Lora Cecere Founder of Supply Chain Insights
12:00-12:30 Event Wrap-up