Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CA
August 27- 29th

This event is co-located with:

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

Educational Program

The SCOPE Fall Educational Program will include:


• 2 Keynote Addresses
• 12 Peer-Led Plenary Presentations
• 10 Customer Led Case Studies
• Meet the Analysts Round Table


PLUS
• Targeted one-on-one Research Meetings with carefully Selected Leading Solution Providers


AND
• Unparalleled Peer Networking Opportunities with other high profile Executives over onsite Breakfasts, Lunches and Receptions.

We are working diligently to bring you the updated educational sessions for SCOPE Fall 2016. Please check back often for updates to the program. If you are interested in speaking please contact Marin Silvers at msilvers@quartzb2b.com


 

Keynote Presentations

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk

SPEAKERS

Ramon E. Gonzalez
Vice President Global Supply Chain, Emerson

Details

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk

  • Where risks come from
  • When things go bad, and when they turn out OK
  • Mitigating risks - there is a role for everyone
  • Measuring your risk
Talent Mindset: Developing Supply Chain Leaders

SPEAKERS

Tony Heldreth
Vice President - Supply Chain, Owens Corning

Details

Talent Mindset: Developing Supply Chain Leaders

  • Connecting early career talent to Supply Chain strategy
  • Defining Owens Corning’s Supply Chain competency model – customer, operational excellence, leadership
    • Define the capabilities
  • Leveraging continuous Supply Chain training to narrow the gaps to best-in-class performance
  • Roadmap to being a Supply Chain Management leader

Breakout Presentations

The Complexities of Leadership Today

SPEAKERS

Jeffrey Brady
Director of Transportation and Logistics, Harry and David

Details

The Complexities of Leadership Today

This session will highlight the some of the challenges and strategies for managing teams in today’s rapidly changing world of multi-generational workforces, distance, technology and the changing definitions of trust and transparency,.

  • Transparency – how to strike the appropriate balance- what is TOO transparent?
  • Boomers, Gen X & Gen Y Millennials (and someday… Gen Z)  – challenges of leading a dynamic and ever changing workforce
  • Creating a vested and supportive environment
  • When financial pressures or corporate cultures run counter to Leadership styles or objectives
  • Trust? How to get it. Instill it. Is it even possible?
Logistics Challenges – Building Operational Excellence

SPEAKERS

Mark Guadagnini
Vice President for Arctic Maritime and Logistics, Shell

Details

Logistics Challenges – Building Operational Excellence

  • The Logistics of Offshore Hydrocarbon Exploration
  • Teamwork – the work is done by people in teams
  • Training – you’re only good if you practice
  • Trust – leads to safety and operational excellence
  • Resilience – no plan survives first contact with the enemy
How to Forge a Successful OEM and Contract Manufacturer Partnership

SPEAKERS

Dave Harrington
Vice President Supply Chain, Corporate Quality Officer, Stratus Technolgies, Inc.

Details

How to Forge a Successful OEM and Contract Manufacturer Partnership

  • Outsourcing in the digital age is a difficult & risky proposition on its best day.
  • The process you employ at the outset will result in success or failure for your company.
  • Understand and overcome the challenges posed by both sides of the table.
  • Learn how to get your CEO and CFO to endorse and support your initiative.
  • Learn how to employ a process that works; from investigation through execution.
  • Navigate the journey with this time tested formula for success.
Warehouse and Inventory Optimization Using Lean Six Sigma Tools

SPEAKERS

Raja Sodhi
Vice President, Global Operations, Laird Controls North America

Details

Warehouse and Inventory Optimization Using Lean Six Sigma Tools

  • Automating warehouse and optimizing capacity
  • Streamlining picking and kitting process
  • Level-loading plant
  • Reducing lead time
  • Implementing metrics
  • Driving continuous improvement
Revamping a Supply Chain - for improved service and higher profitability

SPEAKERS

Vanessa Van Bui
Global Supply Chain Vice President, Ergobaby

Details

Revamping a Supply Chain - for improved service and higher profitability

• Accessing the landscape, developing the short and long term plans

• Hiring the right people, firing the wrong ones

• Evaluating vendors and making the tough calls

• Measure, execute, and show results

Supply Chain Leading from the Front: Difficult Markets Require Supply Chain Leaders to Navigate the Corporation to Success

SPEAKERS

Michael B. Humphrey II
Executive Vice President-Operations, Republic Steel

Details

Supply Chain Leading from the Front: Difficult Markets Require Supply Chain Leaders to Navigate the Corporation to Success

·      One Mission Focus: How to Empower a Corporate Cultural Revolution through Production and    

       Business Planning/Strategy

·      Supply Chains Role in Creating Share Holder Value and Increasing EBITDA

·      Supply Chain Partnering with Key Corporate Functions to Achieve Optimal Value for Operations

·      Mapping Out the Future for Supply Chain

Transforming the Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

SPEAKERS

Robert Dietz
Vice President of Supply Chain, Charter Steel

Details

Transforming the Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

• Defining World Class Supply Chains
• Transformation Approach
• Charter Steel Journey
• Results

Tools and Techniques to Improve End-to-End Supply Chain Management

SPEAKERS

Louis Cheung
Executive Director, Supply Chain Management, Bostik, Inc.

Details

Tools and Techniques to Improve End-to-End Supply Chain Management

There is no shortage of excellent publications explaining the theories, tools and techniques for data-driven fact-based analytics, problem solving and decision making.  It is not always obvious to practitioners as to how and when each method should be used or how to combine the best parts of different methods to improve the effectiveness of the task at hand.  This presentation will attempt to demystify the complexity of some basic and more advanced methods by demonstrating how they can be used in combination to solve real world supply chain problems.  Topics covered include but not limited to strategic sourcing, Kraljic purchasing model, strategy deployment, SCOR, VSM, process mapping, SIPOC, metric hierarchy, CpK, constraint decision making, and inventory optimization.
 

A Prescription for WMS Optimizations

SPEAKERS

Matt Jenson
Business Application Manager, WMS, Intermountain Healthcare

Details

John Reichert
Sr. Director, SCE Solutions, TECSYS

Details

A Prescription for WMS Optimizations

Intermountain Healthcare, rated at the top of Gartner’s healthcare supply chains, and TECSYS, a leading software provider to hospital networks, have partnered to advance the distribution model within health systems. During Intermountain's journey to reduce inventory costs through a consolidated service center supply chain model, the company worked with TECSYS to define and implement distribution best practices unique to the healthcare setting. Learn from their formula ways to significantly improve your healthcare supply chain and provide better support of patient care for better outcomes.

Reverse Logistics Strategy Starts with Remarketing

SPEAKERS

Eric Moriarty
Vice President of Marketplaces, B-Stock Solutions

Details

Reverse Logistics Strategy Starts with Remarketing

Considering 15% of all goods are returned or never sold and that retailers end up selling more than 95% of returned or excess inventory on the secondary market, it’s essential for them to understand the real value of this inventory and rethink whatever programs they have in place.

Within the session, we’d focus on:

  • The state of the secondary market and reverse supply chain trends
  • Why traditional remarketing methods can result in millions of dollars lost
  • How to turn this “risk inventory” into cash at the lowest cost possible
  • The benefits of refurbishing certain products
  • Best practices used by major retailers and manufacturers
Technology will Transform the Food Safety Supply Chain

SPEAKERS

Jaymie Forrest
Chief Supply Chain and Commercial Officer, ScanTech Sciences, Inc.

Details

Technology will Transform the Food Safety Supply Chain

The recently enacted Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is driving changes to the entire food supply chain.  ScanTech Sciences, in partnership with The Numina Group will be presenting the next generation Electronic Cold Pasteurization (ECP) technology integrated into a fully automated cross dock distribution operation.

  • Economic benefits - Extended product shelf life for retailers, distributors and customers
  • Track and  Trace  food safety- from  the farm to your dinner table
  • Cold Pasteurization- Ensures perishable food safety without chemical or thermal processing
  • Challenges of  designing, simulating and economic constraints
  • Managing and Controlling an automated  high volume cross dock distribution operation
  • Expanding the Food Safety Supply Chain Network
Supply Chain Performance:  What are the key drivers?

SPEAKERS

Dr. David J. Closs
Chaired Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University

Details

Supply Chain Performance: What are the key drivers?

  • Identifying the key drivers of supply chain performance.
  • Determine the relative impact of key drivers.
  • What are the best firms doing to drive hig performance?
The Big Switch: Blue Microphones on the Move to Cloud ERP

SPEAKERS

Bart Thielen
CFO, Blue Microphones

Details

Marissa Kinsely
Industry Marketing Lead - Manufacturing, NetSuite

Details

The Big Switch: Blue Microphones on the Move to Cloud ERP

Join Blue Microphones – a leading manufacturer of premium microphones and NetSuite customer – as they discuss the process of selecting NetSuite’s cloud ERP solution, best practices and lessons learned for a successful implementation, and the benefits associated with switching to a cloud platform.

Building a Global Integrated Supply Chain Strategy / Foundation and Network

SPEAKERS

George Melendez
CEO, Adaptive Supply Chain Consulting Group

Details

Building a Global Integrated Supply Chain Strategy / Foundation and Network

  • Building a foundation to support a competitive advantage
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Hi performance supply chain set up flows from the business strategy
  • Integrated Networks mission critical challenges and opportunities
  • Asia Supply Chain Assessment the Big 6
  • Supply Chain Trends in Asia: Trends, and Risks
ERP-WMS Interface: Conquering Best-of-Breed

SPEAKERS

John Gornick
Applications Programming Manager, Ushio America

Details

ERP-WMS Interface: Conquering Best-of-Breed

  • The Benefits of Integration
  • Avoiding the pitfalls
  • A Plan to end the fear-of-failure inertia
  • Technical Discussion and Data Mapping
  • The Maintenance Myth
Futurologistics

SPEAKERS

Luca Silipo
Vice President, Chief Research Officer, GEODIS

Details

Futurologistics

A preview of logistics in the years to come.  Identifying social and economical influences, global trends, and digitalization we will discuss various logistics solutions capable of tackling future challenges.  We will examine scenarios for the future based on innovative and sustainable methods.  

- The New Digital Era:  How new technologies will impact the future of the logistics and supply chain industry.  We will explore Big Data Analytics,   Robotics and the Internet of Things.

- Urbanization and City Logistics:  Today more than half of the world's population lives in cities.  Developing new, sustainable delivery methods is critical to stay on top.

- Falling margins and revenue on 'traditional' supply chain businesses is leading innovative logistics companies to look elsewhere

- The challenges and opportunities of alternative production and consumption models are exciting LSP's innovation department to adapt existing solutions or find new ways to serve a startlingly diversified clientele

- The new battleground moves to the city that is transforming quantitatively and qualitatively in unprecedented ways.

Lessons Learned Negotiating with the Parcel Carriers

Lessons Learned Negotiating with the Parcel Carriers

  • Case Study: eMolecules
  • Navigating the complexities of carrier contracts
  • Impact of the Minimum Charges and Minimum Reductions
  • Transparency- Why the carries don’t share everything
  • A sneak peak into the upcoming FedEx/UPS rate increases for 2017
Supply Chain Secret Sauce: Improving Forecast Accuracy with Machine Learning

SPEAKERS

Tom Johanix
Director of Marketing, FusionOps

Details

Supply Chain Secret Sauce: Improving Forecast Accuracy with Machine Learning

Sugar, spice, and... Machine learning? Tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook are using machine learning as a key ingredient to their secret sauce. Now supply chains can also leverage this powerful technique to dramatically improve forecast accuracy across thousands of products. Discussion will include:

  • How to dramatically improve forecast accruacy leveraging the newest algorithms
  • How to leverage machine learning in your planning process
  • How to get started without hiring data scientists or programmers
Achieving Global In-Transit Visibility with Machine Learning and Internet of Things Applications

SPEAKERS

Jim Hayden
Vice President, Data Science Solutions, Savi

Details

Achieving Global In-Transit Visibility with Machine Learning and Internet of Things Applications

  • Learn how Consumer Goods, Retail, and Manufacturing supply chain leaders achieved visibility across customers, suppliers, and carriers
  • Machine learning, data science, and internet of things (IoT) logistics and transportation application examples
  • Business case for machine learning and IoT supply chain technology investments
  • Explanation of how these solutions increase on-time deliveries, improve customer service, reduce transportation costs, and increase cross docking productivity
  • Proven approach to quickly implement and benefit from innovative logistics technology