Program 2018

October 22 - 23, 2018; San Diego, CA

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Introductory remarks by the Chair in the plenary room

8:40 AM - 9:15 AM - Keynote

Supply Chain Optimization

Performance Management: Driving Supply Chain Revenue Contribution through a Segmentation Strategy with Focus on Improving Agility

Yinka Osidipe, Director of Supply Chain, Amgen

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

9:15 AM - 9:50 AM - Keynote

Risk Management

Serving up Transparency: Being Proactive with Consumers

Dr. Paul van der Aar, Director Quality & Innovation, Heineken USA

 

What today’s consumers want to know extends well beyond a food or beverage product’s characteristics alone. In this digital era, transparency is not only the new norm, it’s expected, and that sentiment is felt most in the food & beverage industry. With customers increasingly becoming connoisseurs, it’s important for companies to make the transparency of what’s in their products known and accessible, the production process and origin, so consumers can stay informed.

As Heineken USA's Director of Quality and Innovation, I’ll highlight the Brewers’ Voluntary Disclosure Initiative by the Beer Institute, a massive shift by the industry toward a more transparent and open paradigm for our typical consumer. By providing the right information, consumers will have more trust in the products (and their producers), which will foster loyalty, and bring them back for another round...or two. I’ll also share how key learnings overseas, such as the, commitment by The Brewers of Europe to voluntarily go beyond current EU legislative requirements for such declarations in 2015 and Heinekens’ Drink Responsibly initiatives, are helping to forge new standards for food and beverage transparency around the world.

9:50 AM - 9:55 AM

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9:55 AM - 10:30 AM - Case Studies

Technology & IoT

AGCO SMART Logistics – Planting the Seeds of Digital Innovation

Greg Toornman, Global Vice-President, Materials, Logistics, and Freight Management, AGCO

  • The convergence of four innovative initiatives (TMS / Supplier Collaboration / Risk Management / Supplier Performance Management) into one integrated approach.
  • Forward looking and globally integrated transportation capacity management system.
  • Real time risk management across the global supply chain.
  • Global Materials Management Transformation across 54 global sites.
  • Driving a competitive advantage through supply chain innovation

Leadership & Workforce Development

The Road to Third-Party Manufacturing Success – From Concept to Contract

Osmar Rodriguez, VP Manufacturing Operations & Supply Chain, Dr Brandt Skincare

  • Introducing an external third-party player in the supply chain process of a given company results in unavoidable, increased complexity
  • Complexity increases risks associated with supply-chain security, quality control of the product or service that is outsourced, and compliance
  • Accepting a third party in the supply chain process implies explicit acknowledgment of the fact that the control has been surrendered
  • The Road to third party manufacturing success is to learn how to keep the balance right between the control that has been surrendered and the third-party management that is required to monitor and manage the interactions with the external party

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

11:30 AM - 12:05 PM - Solution Spotlights

Security & Quality

The Power of Information: What an Online Platform for Information Sharing can do for your Supply Chain

  • How can a secure, online software platform can help manage and share information from all processes in the supply chain?
  • How sharing product, process and supplier information, from raw material to finished product can improve quality and sustainability whilst reducing cost and risk.

Risk Management

SC Transformation Through the Application of Advanced Technologies

  • What are the costs and risks?
  • How to remain competitive and be prepared for SC disruptions.
  • Full supply chain visibility has become the 3rd most important strategic priority in 2017

12:05 PM - 12:10 PM

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12:10 PM - 12:45 PM - Case Studies

Supply Chain Optimization

Stronger Together

Meyer Skalak, Senior Director Purchasing, Chick-fil-A

  • An overview of Chick-fil-A’s supply chain
  • Steps to successful collaboration

Leadership & Workforce Development

Performance Management – Managing Intra-Team Dynamics in a Globalized Supply Chain Organization

Yemi Owolade, Director of Global Supply Chain, Premier Guard Global

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Networking Lunch

1:45 PM - 2:20 PM - Case Studies

Technology & IoT

Integrating Data & Analytics Across a Fragmented Supply Chain

Benjamin Lavoie, Global Director of Technology, Anheuser-Busch Inbev

  • How to create a truly real-time supply chain across a fragmented organization built through mergers & acquisitions

Supply Chain Optimization

3 Pillars to Planning Success: Analytics, Practicality Adoption, and Selling to Management

Mike Lavaglio, Director of Supply Chain Planning, Dexcom

  • There is continued pressure to drive customer experience metrics up while working capital values go down
  • We will examine various ways to use analytics to calculate safety stock/planning techniques
  • How to apply qualitative business insights
  • The importance of gaining adoption across peers and management.

2:20 PM - 2:25 PM

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2:25 PM - 3:00 PM - Solution Spotlights

Leadership & Workforce Development

The Importance of Creating a Collaborative Supply Chain

  • How collaboration across departments and among organisations improves Supply chain planning and execution
  • How supply chain visibility can assist collaboration and foster trust
  • The benefits of internal collaboration in terms of aligning business goals, reducing costs, improving speed to market, and levels of customer satisfaction  

Technology & IoT

How can Cloud Computing Transform your Supply Chain Management?

  • How the cloud makes it possible to track your product closely through all of its processes
  • How to manage your supply chain to its optimum using Cloud Computing
  • Allows you to track all products, preventing loss of product

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

4:00 PM - 4:35 PM - Case Studies

Supply Chain Optimization

Solving Common Content Management Challenges

Mauro Pennacchia, Director of Supply Chain Business Technology, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Content Management requires a holistic approach to enable consistently clean data which can be transformed into business intelligence for leadership.

It’s not just about the data; it is about sourcing, vendor management, purchasing policy and leadership.

  • The perfect item: description, catalog, unit of measure, quantity of each and price
  • Holding the vendor accountable in a partnership to attain better data for mutual benefit
  • The sourcing/contract to content relationship. Mutually beneficial check points
  • Reimbursement and charging – how can content enable revenue generation

Risk Management

The Need for Speed: Without Putting your Supply Chain at Risk

Raja Bheema, Senior Manager Supply Chain, Glaukos

  • Why understanding risk in your supply chain is important?
  • Tools you can use to understand supply chain risk (high level)
  • Focus on couple of case studies based on personal experience – some unique situations and solutions
  • How do you keep up with the ever-changing dynamics

4:35 PM - 4:40 PM

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4:40 PM - 5:15 PM - Solution Spotlights

Security & Quality

The Effects of Product Recall: How to Prevent a Damaging Reputation

  • Ensuring quality and safety at all stages of production; from procurement of raw material, to the delivery of the final product.
  • Creating brand transparency
  • Importance of preventing product recall in safeguarding your company’s reputation, and ensuring customer safety

Technology & IoT

Supply Chain in the Cloud

  • How to optimise complex transportation operations in the cloud.
  • Managing multi-faced logistics operations.

5:15 PM - 5:20 PM

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5:20 PM - 5:55 PM - Keynote

Supply Chain Optimization

Building a Hybrid Supply Chain Ecosystem to Enable Growth in New and Volatile Markets

Stefan Kluge, Senior Director Strategy & Program Management, Foundry & OSAT Management, Intel

 

  • Stefan will be travelling all the way from Germany to speak at the American Supply Chain Summit after his talk was one praises at the European Supply Chain Summit
  • Building a hybrid supply chain ecosystem to enable growth in new and volatile markets

5:55 PM - 6:00 PM

Chair’s Closing Remarks

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Evening Drinks Reception

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

American Manufacturing & Supply Chain Leadership Awards 2018 - Gala Dinner

The American Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2018 will be nominated and voted for by industry professionals from all across the country. The awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of individuals and their teams who have displayed leadership excellence.

The following awards will be presented at the dinner:

  • American Supply Chain Leadership Award 2018
  • American Manufacturing Leadership Award 2018

Please click here for more information on the Awards.

8:00 AM - 8:35 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:35 AM - 8:40 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Introductory remarks by the Chair in the plenary room

8:40 AM - 9:15 AM - Keynote

Supply Chain Optimization

Supply Chain Performance: Collaboration and Performance Correlation

Mary Blair, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Accuride Corporation

 

Supply chain in the contemporary global environment relies on various resources to survive in a diver, international, and competitive marketplace.  Collaboration and the need to understand its influence on performance, specifically within the global supply chain, has become increasingly important.

This session presentation will review supply chain performance as it has evolved and explore the potential influence collaboration has on global supply chain performance.  Specifically, collaboration on inventory forecasting and on time delivery performance.

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM - Panel Discussion

Risk Management

Developing a Robust Supply Chain: How to Withstand the Ever-Changing Risks and Demands

  • The market needs are constantly shifting, and to align your supply chain to the growing needs of the end-user is increasingly difficult
  • Ensuring low costs whilst meeting demands in quality, quantity and delivery is becoming more challenging
  • How to improve internal processes and continuity in order to create a robust supply chain

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

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10:05 AM - 10:40 AM - Solution Spotlights

Technology & IoT

Streamlining Your Supply Chain Management

  • Harnessing digital transformation initiatives.
  • Improving cross-functional planning & executing, cutting costs whilst improving customer satisfaction

Supply Chain Optimization

S&OP vs. IBP

  • How to measure your strategy execution readiness.
  • Key benefits, challenges and considerations.

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

11:40 AM - 12:15 PM - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Systems and Processes

Dennis Manns, Assistant Vice President of Operations, Formerly Honda

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Risk Management

Avoiding, Defending, and Managing High-Stakes Supply Chain Disputes

Rosemary Coates, Executive Director, Reshoring Institute

 

Today, Supply Chain Executives have an important place in the C-suite, because companies’ key supply chain strategies and operations involve hundreds of millions of dollars in business. Supply chains today are more global and leaner, which means that they are increasingly stretched, brittle, and thin. As a result, supply chain disputes are more likely to erupt, and when they do, much more is at stake than ever before. This session will discuss the common characteristics of high stakes supply chain disputes, how to avoid them, and how to defend your companies when they do land in court.

12:15 PM - 12:20 PM

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12:20 PM - 12:55 PM - Case Studies

Supply Chain Optimization

Supply Chain Analytics & Optimization

Seif Durrani, Director of Supply Chain Design and Facilities Optimization, Sysco

  • Importance of analytics in the Supply Chain
  • Building a highly effective team
  • From Analysis to Execution

Technology & IoT

Machine Learning in Supply Chain – the Challenges and the Opportunities

Madan Chakravarthi, Executive Director - Supply Chain Management, Maxim Integrated

 

Supply Chain of today has evolved over the decades. Companies use Advanced Planning and Supply Chain systems more commonly than before but there is still a gap when compared to how ERP is being used. Digital Supply Chain and Industry 4.0 are providing the framework for the next phase of Supply Chain.  However, Machine Learning is going to change the landscape of Supply Chain in the future. As a Supply Chain practitioner, I will be sharing my thoughts on the opportunities, challenges thereof and some of the use cases that are being explored at Maxim Integrated.

12:55 PM - 1:55 PM

Networking Lunch

1:55 PM - 2:30 PM - Case Studies

Risk Management

Modern Day Slavery and its Impact on Supply Chain and Company Image

Patrick Lynch, Strategic Supply Chain, Procurement and Supplier Development Specialist, Sonendo Inc.

  • What can be done to prevent slavery (agency support)?
  • Governments preventing activists from investigating
  • What buyers can do when they see the hidden clues
  • The challenges this creates: risk to the actual victims
  • Ethics vs Morals vs Transparency – where do our commitments to our businesses become lines crossed
  • The outlook – slavery won’t be going away any time soon.

Supply Chain Optimization

The Challenges of the Cannabis Industry Supply Chain

Andy Williams, CEO, Medicine Man

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

2:30 PM - 2:35 PM

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2:35 PM - 3:10 PM - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

KPI’s and Productivity

Juan Galassi, Factory Manager, TetraPak

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  • Full session abstract TBC

Supply Chain Optimization

Communication with Customers - From Innovators to Pioneers

Marco Padilla, Director, Production Planning and Logistics, GST Autoleather

  • Communication with all of the supply chain –with OEMs and customers.
  • The variety of benefits this has brought
  • How we have become pioneers in the leather automotive industry doing this

3:10 PM - 3:15 PM

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3:15 PM - 3:50 PM - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

Impact of Food Trend to Food Safety and Quality in Food Manufacturing Organizations

Dr. Rong Murphy, Vice President of Quality Assurance and Food Safety, Maple Leaf Farms, Inc.

  • The importance of understanding your supply chain
  • Distinguishing between a traceability activity and a mock recall
  • Key differences between forward and backward traceability
  • How to map your product traceability
  • Utilizing an effective system to monitor your global supply chain

3:50 PM - 4:25 PM - Keynote

Risk Management

Session Title TBC (Dean Foods)

Sharon Sayer Thompson, Sr. Dir. National Warehouse, Dean Foods Company

 

  • Awaiting full session abstract

4:25 PM - 4:30 PM

Chair’s Closing Remarks