Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CA
August 27- 29th

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Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CA
August 27-29th, 2017

Supply Chain Strategies & Leadership

The strategies and leadership track was specifically developed to support supply chain leaders with best strategies and management tactics relating to workforce, supply chain risk, value creation, and technology selection, among others. This track will address some of the most pressing challenges for the supply chain organization and business model as a whole. 

  • Supply Chain Transformation
  • Workforce and Talent Management
  • Supply Chain Risk Management & Value Creation
  • Technology Selection & Implementation
  • Increased Use of Global Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Modeling to Improve OperationsSupply Chain Strategies & Leadership

Keynote Presentations

DISRUPTIONS, AGAIN! WHERE DO THEY COME FROM AND HOW TO RIDE THEM TO WIN

SPEAKERS

Luca Silipo
Vice-President, Chief Research Officer, Geodis

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DISRUPTIONS, AGAIN! WHERE DO THEY COME FROM AND HOW TO RIDE THEM TO WIN

As many other industries, logistics is being disrupted – operationally and strategically - by an exceptional wave of innovations. In this presentation, some of them  are singled out – the shaping of a new economic order, the digitization of procurement, the digitalization of the economy and the changing patterns of democracy and politics. Examples are presented and discussed and tentative conclusions are spelled out, sketching how the supply chain industry must evolve and through what development models. 

Key Take-Aways 

  • The growing pervasiveness of digital solutions – for businesses and individuals - is changing the world economy, forcing a secular mutation in capitalism and an adjustment in governments, households and industries
  • For the Supply Chain, change comes in the form of demand and supply alterations
  • From the supply side, digitalization of logistics services procurement brings advantages of optimization and the unknowns of competition and price transparency
  • On the demand side, an increasingly non-linear articulation between consumers and producers is changing global supply chains, making them generally shorter and incredibly more complex
The Cognitive Era for Supply Chains

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Rob Allan
Program Director, IBM

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The Cognitive Era for Supply Chains

Today's supply chains have tremendous challenges to handle all the data, disruptions and information to generate useful insights. IBM is seeing the value of developing correlations and predictive factors across structured and unstructured data sets to reveal valuable predictive and responsive insights. We will share how this progression looks in several use cases and explore how this could be applied to today's supply chains as well as a vision for the future for supply chains.

Key Take-Aways

  • How machine learning works in supply chain
  • The potential benefits when applying cognitive applications in supply chain
  • See several use cases where cognitive is making a difference

Breakout Presentations

Transformation Supply Chain at Mattel

SPEAKERS

Philippe Lambotte
Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain, Mattel Inc.

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Transformation Supply Chain at Mattel

Toy industry is a complex mix of outsourced and in-house manufacturing located in low labor markets with increasing technological components. The long  resulting lead time  combined with high demand volatility and uncertainty  in a fashion-like/impulse buy and increasingly online driven industry creates a challenging equation to drive  service up and  inventory and cost down.

To address those challenges, Mattel has started a supply chain  transformation underpinned by product design based on platforms, manufacturing automation and planning processes reengineering underpinned by new technologies. This presentation will highlight some of Mattel's lesson learned and success in supply chain transformation. 

Supply Chain Transformation

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Bruce Elliot
Vice President Supply Chain, Nissin Foods Co.

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Supply Chain Transformation

Connecting supply chain with corporate mission & values and using supply chain to gain differentiation will achieve a competitive advantage.  Prioritizing and resourcing the best initiatives to drive results and transform the operating environment .  Conducting gap analysis and creating a development & training program to drive change and build a long lasting sustaining organization. In this presentation, the transformation of a functional organization into a value chain operating system by leveraging technology, process, and people.

Key Take-Aways

  • Aligning the supply chain with your company’s mission and strategies
  • Prioritizing productivity initiatives for the best results
  • Measuring progress and change management
Leadership in the Supply Chain

SPEAKERS

Steven DiBlasi
Vice President of Global Sourcing, Lanier Clothes

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Leadership in the Supply Chain

We all have access to the same software, planning tools and experts but are our companies best in class?  History has proven that the most expensive run organizations are not always the best.  Is your company doing what is necessary to improve?  Are you doing what is necessary to improve?  What separates the truly long term successful company from those that are not? In a word, Leadership.

  • Strong leadership creates  engaged employees which leads to better performance. Does your organization have all 3?
  • The leader is not necessarily the one leading the meeting or the organization.  Recognize the leadership in your organization. Is it what it should be?
  • No system, process or software can be more effective than leadership, but they can all be less without it.
Work Force and Talent Management: Retention and Engagement

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Kerry Pete Pietras
Senior Director of Human Resources, ULTA

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Mike Bogovich
Vice President of Distribution, ULTA

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Work Force and Talent Management: Retention and Engagement

What is your ROI on employee retention? Better question. What is your ROI on employee engagement? Why do people leave? Why do people stay? What can you control? What is out of your control?

I don’t have all of the answers, but I have a few, and I am interested hearing your thoughts on the topic.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Understanding your ROI on Retention
  • Understanding why people leave
  • Understanding why people stay
  • Understanding your ROI on engagement
  • Controlling what you can control by focusing on what does not change
3 Critical Reasons to get Software Selection Advice

SPEAKERS

Michael Thaw
Senior Director, Selection Services, Technology Evaluation Centers

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3 Critical Reasons to get Software Selection Advice

Significant Risk, Time and Money are at stake especially with your mission critical systems. TEC is a trusted advisor and advocate with your best interests as the top priority. We'll share our insight and resources to show you an easy to follow structured roadmap to successful best fit selection. Guided Self Service (DIY) or Full-Service Approach.

  • Use TEC's structured easy to follow proven approach to Software Selection
  • Get hands on expert advice to lead, coach and support your evaluation
  • Use TEC databases of product and vendor capabilities to compare vendors
  • Find out how to score everything (all decision factors) in your evaluation
  • Build consensus and an audit trail, leveraging the information for your selection and negotiation  
SPIN OFF…HOW TO SEPARATE FROM A GLOBAL CORPORATION

SPEAKERS

Swen Voss
Director of Procurement, Herc Rentals

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SPIN OFF…HOW TO SEPARATE FROM A GLOBAL CORPORATION

When Hertz Global Holdings decided to spin off its equipment rental business, at that time known as Hertz Equipment Rental, the only organizational group that the Equipment side had was the operations team. Hertz Equipment Rental, now known as Herc Rentals Inc, did not have any real back office teams, but turn the clock forward a year and Herc now has a complete and functional purchase to pay organization. This was not easy and we learned a lot during that year including many things, that if we had to do it again, we would handle differently.  Now that we have celebrated our first year as an independent publicly traded company I would like to share some of our successes and failures. I would also like to talk about the opportunities we had while building up a purchase to pay organization from scratch and within a year for a $4 Billion company. 

Key Take-Aways 

  • How to recruit and hire the right people for the job!
  • Divestitures….what it means to be ‘Remain-Co’  
  • Building a functioning Procure to Pay organization for a $4 Billion startup
  • How to separate contracts, vendor master files, ERP systems and who owns documents
Supply Chain Technology - How to turn Hype into Reality

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Louis Cheung
Head of Quality and Supply Chain Management, Bostik

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Supply Chain Technology - How to turn Hype into Reality

We are bombarded everyday by sales pitches and speculations of how process or system technologies are going to transform the supply chain. They tell us how we can become supply chain superstars if we just invest in these technologies - RFID, IoT, Integrated  Business Planning, Network Optimization Analytics, and Block Chain, just to name a few.  To overcome the all too enticing illusion, one may want to focus on solving real problems that the company is facing.  This presentation focuses on a singular company challenge and examine a number of mature and emerging technologies that may or may not be ready to make a big difference.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Challenges of visibility across end-to-end supply chain when you are not the King along the chain
  • Techniques that can be used to solve the fundamental problems of poor visibility
  • A long-term technology roadmap of step improvements.