Program 2021

All timings in US Central Time

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

8:40 AM - 9:25 AM - Panel Discussion

Logistics & Inventory Management

How to Handle Trade-Offs Between Quality, Safety and Costs especially in the Context of a Post-COVID Recession?

  • How to reach the right balance between potential short-term gains and long-term reputation, both at product and brand/company level?

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (AIRBUS)

Anai Soto, Supply Chain Management Director, Airbus

  • Full session abstract TBC

Technology & IoT

Augmented Project Management: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Mitigate Project Risk

Justin Goldston, PhD, Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

  • How AI can be leveraged as a tool to mitigate risk in digital transformations.
  • How the term AI should be understood as Augmented Intelligence instead of Artificial Intelligence.
  • How a solution such as this will allow Project Managers to focus on more value-added activities in a project.

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Leadership & Workforce Development

Breaking the Silos That Keep Divisions Within the Company from Working Together Effectively

  • Developing a culture that promotes collaboration
  • Retrospectives and continuous improvement system
  • Incorporating collaboration in your employee’s normal workflow

10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Analysing the Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in Improvising Business Operations of Multinational Companies

  • ERP offers numerous benefits to businesses and it is hard to underestimate them. Implementation of technologies in the business process makes the work of the whole company faster, easier, and more productive.
  • Types, Features and Benefits
  • How to implement ERP successfully?

Collaboration & Transparency

Empowering Procurement Professionals towards Sustainable Procurement

  • Engaging procurement teams with the business sustainability goals and encouraging sharing solutions through their procurement function
  • Reducing costs without disrupting the business/client’s processes and operations
  • Reducing lengthily sourcing cycle times

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Case Studies

Technology & IoT

Defining a Strategic Approach to Software Investment Decision-Making

Victoria Bryazgina, Head of SCM Development , OMK Steel

  • Full session abstract TBC

Logistics & Inventory Management

Effective Supply Network Design for Dealing with Uncertainties in Demand Information Flow and High Seasonal Fluctuations

  • Exploring how to mitigate risks posed by external and uncontrollable factors
  • Utilizing strategic planning
  • Ensuring product security across the supply chain, with track and trace to avoid losses

12:35 PM - 1:05 PM - Case Studies

Technology & IoT

Leveraging an Existing Store Network to Support Last-Mile Logistics for Online Grocery

  • It is common practice to fulfil e-Commerce orders from an existing store. Re-purposed or new stores have also been commonly used as dedicated e-Commerce fulfilment centers
  • Improving efficiency through use of specialist equipment, bespoke layouts, selecting technology and potential automation
  • Increase in storage capacity
  • Improving transport efficiency due to consolidated demand

Security & Risk Management

Overcoming the Cyber-Security Challenge: Supply Chain 4.0

  • How to identify threats to your data and where the risks lie
  • Risks specific to the cloud
  • What and what not to share in a transparent supply chain
  • Overcoming both external and internal threats

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

Networking Lunch

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM - Solution Spotlights

Technology & IoT

Using Digital Twins to Ensure Successful Inventory Management

  • Benefits of Digital Twins in Inventory management
  • How Digital Twins can be used for real-time product monitoring?
  • Help plan for spikes in product demand
  • Testing out scenarios on the digital before moving physically

Logistics & Inventory Management

The Practicalities of Robotics and Automation Technologies in Warehouses

  • The Value of Robotics and Automation in the Warehouse
  •  Common warehouse robotics use cases
  • Traditional vs Collaborative robots
  • How does the future look for industrial robotics?

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Transitioning from Forecast-Driven to Demand-Driven

  • Transformative aspects of Supply Chain 4.0 and IoT connectivity for end-to-end visibility
  • Development of demand-driven supply chains
  • Providing greater customer insight through the exploitation of multiple data streams captures as close to real-time

Leadership & Workforce Development

Driving Change Through Leadership & Workforce Engagement to Build a Strong Culture of Execution

Stephen Graham, Sr Director Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing Completions and Well Intervention, Baker Hughes

  • Creating a culture of execution
  • Building Trust
  • Clear Strategy
  • Visible Execution

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break (1)

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM - Solution Spotlights

Logistics & Inventory Management

How Effective Inventory Management Systems Can Help to Establish High Performing Supply Management Systems in an Industry

  • Goals and objectives of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning System
  • How will ERP implementation make the organization better off in the foreseeable future?
  • What will be the effect on the reformed business culture in terms of productivity?

Technology & IoT

Using Digital Twins to Ensure Successful Inventory Management

  • Benefits of Digital Twins in Inventory management
  • How Digital Twins can be used for real-time product monitoring?
  • Help plan for spikes in product demand
  • Testing out scenarios on the digital before moving physically

4:25 PM - 4:55 PM - Keynote

Technology & IoT

Leveraging IoT and Digital Ecosystem to Transform Customer Experience and Accelerate Value Creation within Healthcare Industry

Samir Gami, Senior Director, Advanced Customer Capabilities Janssen Supply Chain - Deliver, Johnson & Johnson

  • Full session abstract TBC

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - Panel Discussion

Strategic Operations

Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chain Management

  • As consumers have grown more accustomed to the impact of companies around the globe, demand for better integration of CSR and supply chains has come to the forefront.
  • Will corporate Responsibility Become The Key To Success?
  • How to Properly Integrate CSR and Supply Chains?
  • How to bring your systems and goals into strategic alignment with the right supply chain partner?

5:45 PM - 5:50 PM

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

5:55 PM - 6:55 PM

Evening Networking Reception

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

How can Digitalization Enhance your Processes in the Context of COVID-19?

9:25 AM - 9:55 AM - Keynote

Logistics & Inventory Management

Identifying Where and How Reversed Logistics Gap Exists Within Your Operations

  • How companies can leverage Robotics Process Automation to effectively audit all processes and connect with customers after the initiation of the return or to fulfil a return
  • Minimizing customer returns by implementing the correct strategy within the forward logistics
  • Merging forward and reverse logistics efficiently to benefit from synergies between both flows
  • Converging financial, operations and information flow

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Case Studies

Collaboration & Transparency

AI for Good: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for a Global Advantage

Justin Goldston, PhD, Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

  • Sustainability is no longer a like to do, it was a must-do.
  • How we can leverage AI to contribute to positive social change while also having a positive impact on the organization's profitability.
  • Using examples from the presentation, how you can use AI to address the top UN Sustainability Development Goals for your organization.

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Grupo Cuinba)

Marco Padilla, Director, Administration and Supply Chain, Grupo Cuinba

  • Full session abstract TBC

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Scarcity as a Strategic Weapon: Driving Strategic Break-throughs During Lean Times

Geoffrey Fry, Global VP of Operations and Supply Chain, Cree Lighting

  • How to translate your company’s strategic goals into supply chain initiatives that leverage your suppliers’ capabilities to minimize your upfront expenses, working capital, and strain on over-taxed resources.

Technology & IoT

Adoption of Blockchain in the Oil and Gas Supply Chain

Salisu Uba, PhD Researcher, University of Strathclyde

  • Full session abstract TBC

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM - Case Studies

Security & Risk Management

Session Title TBC (Coindu)

César Padilla, Head of Sales, Coindu

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Technology & IoT

Enabling Your Staff to Make the Most of the Technology – Training and Support Considerations

  • A key challenge with the rapid growth of advanced technology in supply chains is ensuring the workforce progresses at the same rate. What happens when you have an up-to-date ERP system in place, but your staff are not sufficiently prepared to work with it?
  • Acknowledging the gap in people capability and preparation to use the technology – key pitfalls to watch
  • Training requirements – making sure people get the right resources and trained to get the most they can from the systems
  • Raising understanding of the real information behind the data

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Building an Effective Global Supply Chain Team

  • Fostering a cross-functional collaboration culture
  • Development plans to build the skills necessary for the next of supply chain talent
  • Programs, tools and metrics

Strategic Operations

Implementation of Lean Principles to the Supply Chain

  • Providing the best quality within the shortest possible lead time, while minimizing waste throughout your processes
  • A series of conceptual tools to help organizations to become Lean

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (Pepperl+Fuchs)

Robin Stratthaus, Supply Chain Manager - Americas, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.

  • Full session abstract TBC

Logistics & Inventory Management

A Strategic Framework for Improving Inventory Management Decisions

  • The flaws of traditional inventory management methods.
  • The secret to striking the right balance between product availability and carrying too much stock.
  • How to improve demand forecasting and replenishment.
  • The benefits of inventory optimization

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (USC Marshall)

Nick Vyas, Executive Director, USC Marshall Center for Global SCM

  • Full session abstract TBC

Collaboration & Transparency

Effective Supply Chain Network Design for Reducing Carbon Footprints and Improving Environmental Sustainability

  • Incorporating sustainability into a company's supply chain is complex but the failure to act may be the biggest risk of all
  • Prioritizing efforts with suppliers that value suitability
  • Aligning corporate values and culture with your department’s strategy and goals
  • Performing a logistics assessment to determine where sustainability improvements can be made

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

Implementing a New Strategy Without Disrupting Your Organization

  • It is estimated that 70% of digital transformations fail, with little improvement over time
  • Traditional training programs alone have proved to not meet expectations
  • Defining the requirements for excellent change leadership within your business
  • Tools to foster strong internal capabilities
  • The process of launching a development program that is both affordable and effective

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

Lessons from COVID-19 - Why Factory Operations Have Become Key to Manufacturing Survival

Smooth and agile operations in the factory are critical to avoiding large-scale supply chain disruption.

  • Best practices from the sector and how they have used the crisis an incentive for modernization
  • Why it’s imperative to focus on factory execution, and leverage visibility and insights?
  • How to achieve better factory efficiency without sacrificing the humanity of your workforce

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 2

4:50 PM - 6:00 PM

Evening Networking Reception