Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CA
August 27- 29th

This event is co-located with:

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

Agenda Overview

With the help of 50 distinguished steering committee members SCOPE presents a 100% peer-driven educational program addressing some of the latest trends, most pressing challenges, and vast opportunities within the supply chain and procurement world. 

The SCOPE Educational Program is organized by key themes and tracks.You can choose up to 3 themes to mix and match between tracks to create your unique experience.

This Fall, senior executives of Supply Chain, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Transportation, Procurement, Sourcing and Purchasing come together to discuss vital workplace topics and address key strategies within the following themes: 

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

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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. 

Building the Omni Channel Facility of the Future

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Rick Bingle
Vice President Supply Chain, REI

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Building the Omni Channel Facility of the Future

When REI made the choice to build the most sustainable distribution center in the world, they also committed to sharing how it was done. The integrated design approach reflected how business is done differently at REI and stretched the imagination of what was possible. Whether challenging the energy modelling of MHE to scale the solar system to deliver Net 0 energy or challenging what employee comfort means in a desert environment REI conserving millions of gallons of water, REI and their partners overcame these obstacles and achieved the design goals. REI’s vision for their new facility in Arizona extended beyond sustainability and asked “What if technology could enable picking and order assembly in one-touch?” REI’s partners were energized by the challenge and pursued the solution. This presentation assembles REI and their partners to discuss how this vision became real. REI is committed to open sourcing of the facility design and will share how a vision became reality.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Learn about the first LEED Platinum, energy net neutral facility in the world
  • Understand how creating a sustainable DC requires a new approach to design and build
  • Experience examples that prove it is a myth that sustainable design must sacrifice leading ROIs
  • Watch how the first Omni Channel, one-touch production station operates
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
Directly Linking and Leveraging Supply Chain Agility to Advance your Company’s Mission and Strategies

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Scott Komar
Group Vice President Supply Chain, Driscoll's

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Directly Linking and Leveraging Supply Chain Agility to Advance your Company’s Mission and Strategies

Elevating the focus of supply chain agility, to having a clear connection with mission and strategies, will deliver profound and lasting benefits to your business.  There are practical steps for engaging your teams and elevating the success of your supply chain.  In this presentation, the steps to establishing clear links from strategic planning to supply chain operations, and then further the keys to promoting agility for strategic benefits will be reviewed.

Key Take-Aways

  • Aligning the supply chain with your company’s mission and strategies
  • Principles for establishing a high degree of supply chain agility
  • Linking the power of agility back to your mission and strategies
  • Promoting alignment and innovation from within your company and from key stakeholders (customers, suppliers, partners)
Leadership in the Supply Chain

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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
The Digital Warehouse – From Real Time to Trends, Visual Analytics to Master Your Supply Chain

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Joe Beydoun
Director Supply Chain and Business Intelligence, Lipari Foods, Inc.

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The Digital Warehouse – From Real Time to Trends, Visual Analytics to Master Your Supply Chain

This presentation will be focusing on different tools and technologies to deliver rich content at the right time to the right people who will help drive decisions in your Supply Chain.  With the ever-increasing data collection technologies, there is a critical need to create easy to use visualizations to pinpoint inefficiencies.  This presentation will also cover the different platforms to deliver content to users.

Key Take-Aways

  • Dashboards delivered to the right audience
  • Can Big Data exist in your Supply Chain?
  • No Guts! We need real data to make decisions
  • TVs, iPads, Smartphones and wearables, oh, and laptops/desktops too.  Visualizations can go anywhere anytime
Demystifying the Transportation Services Industry Puzzle to Maximize Spend Efficiency and Service Delivery

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Joseph Bobko
Vice President of Transportation, Boxed

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Demystifying the Transportation Services Industry Puzzle to Maximize Spend Efficiency and Service Delivery

 

In this session, the discussion will center around the evolution of the transportation industry, from the days of the Pony Express to Amazon Prime Air.  The focus will be on how best to utilize the companies, services offerings, and technologies that have evolved to insure a cost-effective and service oriented, distribution operation.  Interact with other session members to brainstorm what the next 5 - 10 years of the industry will look like - what's next?

Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding the transportation services available today to support cost-effective customer delivery
  • How to connect different modes to deliver desired cost and customer experience results
  • Defining, managing, and influencing the expectations of internal and external customers
  • Looking into the future to see “what’s next”!
Sears Holding’s Reverse Supply Chain Redesign

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John Komarony
Director of Reverse Logistics, Sears Holdings Corporations

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Sears Holding’s Reverse Supply Chain Redesign

This presentation will take a look at Sears Holdings Corporation’s redesign of its supply chain Return Center flow and how implementing an ongoing, technology-based liquidation program - with B-Stock Solutions - allowed Sears to support cost-reduction and efficiency goals, including the consolidation of three warehouses into one.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Why investing in strategic, ongoing liquidation is crucial to remain competitive (or survive) in today’s fickle retail environment
  • How Sears’ implemented an automated, technology-driven liquidation process to deliver a fast sales cycle and higher recovery for liquidation inventory
  • How online marketplaces are changing the way retailers approach liquidation
A Winning Formula for Strategic Global Sourcing

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Lanny Million
Chief Supply Chain Officer, Industrial Electric Wire and Cable Inc.

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A Winning Formula for Strategic Global Sourcing

The main objective of the presentation is to convey the elements of a strategy to establish a global strategic sourcing initiative in your organization. You will also learn how to sell this strategy to internal stakeholders, and how to execute the strategy once undertaken. A number of points will presented regarding the benefits of such a strategy. We will also explore the various manufacturing capabilities and cultures from around the world.

Key Take-Aways

  • Recognizing the need for a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Determining the key requirements of a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Articulating the strategy to senior management and the Board
  • Understanding the opportunities that exist in global sourcing.
  • Detailing the execution steps of a strategic sourcing strategy
Transforming your Customer Relationship through Transportation Solutions

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Dave Venberg
Sr. Director Transportation and Logistics, Ardent Mills

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Transforming your Customer Relationship through Transportation Solutions

Hear a story of how Ardent Mills, largest gain-based company, drove customer solutions by taking cost out of the supply chain, improving service, and driving new solutions. It started with developing a transportation strategy, designing key processes and metrics, aligning talent, enabling technology, collaborating with sales and carrier partners to differentiate Ardent Mills from the competition.

Key Take-Aways

  • Aligning your transportation strategy to the business strategy
  • Ensuring your processes are effective and efficient
  • Attracting the right Talent to deliver your strategy
  • Enabling process with Technology
  • Full visibility
  • Metrics and Continuous Improvement
Soft Costs and Strategic Purchasing

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Nick Price
Head of Purchasing, Deautz AG

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Soft Costs and Strategic Purchasing

The key objective of the discussion is to create a better understanding of the “soft costs” associated with Purchasing and its impact on the Strategic Purchasing decisions. There are practical steps that can be taken by the company to reduce “soft costs” which link the Corporate Strategy directly to the supply chain management. We will examine the actual costs associated with “soft costs” and examine how clear strategy for growing and developing the supply chain strategy can reduce these costs and can benefit both the Company and the Supplier.

With ever increasing technology available and ever-increasing demands on Corporations to deliver high quality and high-performance products into the market place, Purchasing Departments are under greater pressure to ensure cost deliverables are controlled and profitability is maintained and increased. Soft cost control is one area often pushed aside as the pressure to deliver takes priority.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding of “soft costs”.
  • Understanding of how to cost “soft costs”.
  • How understanding of Soft Costs can improve and develop the Corporate Purchasing Strategy
Creating an “Agile” Sourcing/Procurement Organization Under A Supplier Risk Management Framework

SPEAKERS

Michal Sroka
Senior Vice President, SunTrust Banks Inc.

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Creating an “Agile” Sourcing/Procurement Organization Under A Supplier Risk Management Framework

We all have lines of businesses that we support that need a new product or service immediately, and expect our teams to execute the contract within a couple of days.  How do you achieve executional excellence with the pressure of meeting all third party risk management mandates and business needs?

Key Take-Aways

  • Dispel the notion that everything takes too long
  • Make the business aware that you offer more than a “one size fits all model”
  • Early engagement is key
  • Identify best practices to speed completion without sacrificing value and risk
  • Create a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
  • Earn the right to be a strategic partner
IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY WITH LOGISTIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

SPEAKERS

Grant Wolf
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Sensi Tech

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IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY WITH LOGISTIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Learn how low-cost tracking devices provide logistics insight, visibility, and improved supply chain performance and efficiency. Implementing a proactive solution to track, manage, and induce action – in real-time – can mitigate the risks caused by unexpected disruptions during the transportation leg of your supply chain.

Key Take-Aways

  • Recognize the value electronic tracking technology can provide without significant investments in hardware or IT integration.
  • Understand how real-time alerts can proactively prompt action to address supply chain disruptions before they negatively impact customer service.
  • Discover post-shipment compliance reporting and how to use data to improve supply chain operations and carrier performance. 
Elevating Purchasing Function’s Capability through Organizational Structure and Design

SPEAKERS

Tolga Tuksal
Director of Corporate Purchasing, Supply Chain, Materials and Planning, Miniature Precision Components

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Elevating Purchasing Function’s Capability through Organizational Structure and Design

When designed and executed right, organizational structure can transform the purchasing function from clerical and tactical to a world-class and strategic organization. In this presentation, we will analyze several best-in-class purchasing organizational structures. We will explore how to design and implement the most effective structure, create and upgrade processes that complement and enhance the structure and ultimately build a capable and world class purchasing organization.

Key Take-Aways

  •  Gap Analysis and Choosing the Right Organizational Design for Success.
  •  Aligning Structure with Three Key Deliverables: People, Process and Results.
  •  Creating Commodity and Project Purchasing Structure to Increase Capability.
  • Right People/Right Place and Supplier Development Recipe for Sustainable Success
3 Critical Reasons to get Software Selection Advice

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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  
Supplier Focused Innovation

SPEAKERS

Dhinakar Baskaran
Director – Global Procurement, Videojet Technologies Inc., ( A Danaher Company)

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Supplier Focused Innovation

Innovation is important to survive in this competitive global environment. However, as technology continues to rapidly evolve and pressure to reduce R&D costs increase, tapping into supply base’s innovation capability through a systematic Supplier Focused Innovation process can help launch innovative new products that meets customer needs faster at lower total cost.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Sources of Innovation
  • What is Supplier Focused Innovation
  • How to implement Supplier Focused Innovation in your company through systematic process
  • IP considerations
  • Innovation workshop & Technoshare with Suppliers for Brainstorming
Obsolescence, Parts Quality & Mitigating Counterfeit Parts Impacts in our Value Chain & Equipment Reliability

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Robert L. Littles
Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering, Rolls Royce

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Obsolescence, Parts Quality & Mitigating Counterfeit Parts Impacts in our Value Chain & Equipment Reliability

Parts manufacturing in a global market has become challenging to say the least. Manufacturers are changing their product lines continuously, looking to produce the same items but less expensively, potentially impacting the quality of the products. In addition, various factors such as counterfeiting is driving further impacts on manufactures with directly and indirectly.  How may companies and the Supply Chain organization identify and offset these on going challenges. 

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand what is defined as obsolete parts
  • How to minimize the impact of obsolescence challenges
  • How to identify and minimize the impact of counterfeit parts
  • How to maintain a high quality of parts
  • How to assure your Supply Chain & Procurement organization are holding their suppliers accountable for the quality of their products
Strategic Sourcing: Realizing the Benefits Without An

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Troy Heibein
Vice President of Strategy, Raven Bay

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Strategic Sourcing: Realizing the Benefits Without An "All Or Nothing" Transformation

Strategic Sourcing has the proven ability to leverage spend across the enterprise and improve service delivery from suppliers. Implementing this model, however, has traditionally involved an "all or nothing" transformation of a firm's supply chain operating model with significant people, process, and technology impacts that are not always feasible from a budgetary, disruption to business, or political perspective.  This presentation explores how you can reap the benefits of these powerful concepts with minimal investment or business disruption through the utilization of Cross Functional Teams

Key Takeaways:

  • An end-to-end understanding of the Opportunity Identification, Category Planning, and Strategic Sourcing processes
  • How a holistic view can be used to identify & prioritize opportunities where Strategic Sourcing could generate a meaningful impact along with developing the business case and deciding on an implementation approach                                                
  • How your organization can get started on achieving the benefits of Strategic Sourcing without an "all or nothing" transformation, significant cost, or a major disruption to the business
Digitalization in Procurement

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Jeni Rajbhandari
Head of Services Procurement, NAM Global Operations, Nokia

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Digitalization in Procurement

The market is evolving in terms of business opportunities as well as sourcing and delivery. What are we doing to ensure we stay abreast with this fast changing environment? The traditional methods and processes are not sufficient for the success we are targeting. Hence, we are embracing the change by implementing analytics and real time data in our sourcing models to help us grow the business and be a real valued contributor.

Key Take-Aways

  • Evolution in sourcing towards a more demand driven journey
  • The two-pronged procurement vision
  • Implementation of Analytics to achieve next generation Benchmarking, Spend, Supplier and Category real time, big data driven KPIs
  • Digital and Supplier Innovation Opportunity in Procurement to benefit from an Open Ecosystem Network of suppliers and partners
  • A glimpse of virtual procurement room to enable external Suppliers, Business Stakeholders and Customer Operations to utilize real time Digital Data
Increasing your Company’s Bottom Line Through Successful Supplier Partnerships

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David Zamudio
Sourcing Director Americas, Essity

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Increasing your Company’s Bottom Line Through Successful Supplier Partnerships

All too often companies implement supplier partnerships with no long-term perspective to how the partnerships affect the bottom line. Are we unleashing the full potential of our strategic vendors? How do we measure success? Do we know how to engage partners  above and beyond a contract or purchase order? And most importantly, how do we know if the resources we invest in our partnerships really have a payout.

It’s crucial to understand common flaws and omissions in supplier partnership programs as you plan and execute your own. A good supplier partnership program should give you access to technology, tools, information, ideas and hard savings faster and in a systematic way. More importantly, you and your operations will get access to expertise, industry knowledge and valuable R&D developments.

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding value of supplier partnership from a buyer and vendor perspective
  • Awareness of the need of a strategic partnership with key vendors
  • Understanding how to choose a partner
  • Awareness of aligning expectations from internal stakeholders during the supplier partnership program preparation and execution
  • Ability to impact the company’s bottom line by establishing the right KPIs
SPIN OFF…HOW TO SEPARATE FROM A GLOBAL CORPORATION

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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.
Optimizing Logistics Operations; A New Paradigm in DC Performance and Productivity

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Kevin Reader
Director Business Development & Marketing,, Knapp

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Optimizing Logistics Operations; A New Paradigm in DC Performance and Productivity

What do you do when you have manual warehouses and automated warehouses from multiple vendors and you need pull these together and manage your warehouse and DC assets and resources efficiently and effectively? Learn how one company achieved this result in 6 months, with an exceptional ROI!

Key Takeaways:

  • Discussion of actual business case and results
  • Manage multiple WMS, automation platforms and resources with one application
  • Learn how to leverage the latest technology in software, technology & IoT
  • Perform under continuously changing operating conditions, reacting and optimizing logistics resources quickly - as you go – and in real time
  •  Achieve flexible and responsive performance
Best Practices of Elite Shippers… and some Surprising Truths about them

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Jack Oney
Former Director of Purchasing for Supply Chain & Logistics, Proctor & Gamble

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Best Practices of Elite Shippers… and some Surprising Truths about them

What are Elite Shippers, like P&G, doing that earn them top recognition by Gartner every year? What do they do differently, or same, as your Company?  What core competencies do they grow internally versus source externally?  When P&G does source externally, what process do they go through in selecting their logistics partners? How do they innovate?  Where are they investing in their supply chain?  What are their current challenges? As a supplier, how can you service better and sell more to them?

Key Take-Aways

  • What strategies are Preferred Shippers using to make them great?
  • How do they leverage external resources differently?
  • How do they buy logistics better?
  • Where are they surprisingly struggling?
  • Where and how they are innovating?
The Digital Freight Marketplace — Transforming the Backbone of Commerce

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Drew McElroy
CEO and Co-Founder, Transfix

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The Digital Freight Marketplace — Transforming the Backbone of Commerce

In this session, we will highlight the disruptive movement towards greater efficiencies and cost savings through the digitization of booking and shipping truckloads. What are the existing pain points and challenges across the supply chain and how can a single platform to source, book, and track shipments provide a better experience for shippers and carriers alike?

Key Take-aways

  • Understanding the power of data
  • How to optimize procurement via digital freight matching
  • How to reduce the time to process shipments
  • How to gain insight into your supply chain.