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ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference

October 25-27, 2021

Virtual Conference

It's easier than ever to attend the ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference! Access cutting-edge education and expert perspectives — from the premiere event in supply chain education — anywhere in the world. Our new, innovative event platform promises maximum audience engagement with 1:1 chats, interaction with experts and tons of opportunities for fun and networking.

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Featured Sessions

  • Sysco Discovers Not All Loads Are Equal
  • Panel Discussion: Women in Supply Chain
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in Supply Chains
  • Advancing Communities Through Supply Chain Development
  • Accelerate S&OP Capability and Maturity

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Attend the ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference from wherever you are. During the flagship event from the leader in supply chain education, you’ll participate through our innovative event platform to access all the conference has to offer!

This year’s conference features 50+ education sessions covering the most critical supply chain topics, including: 

  • sustainability
  • dynamic fulfillment
  • intelligent supply
  • synchronized planning
  • resilience
  • digital supply chains
  • S&OP
  • and so much more!

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Virtual conference highlights

Top-quality ASCM education

The robust lineup includes speakers from Bristol Myers-Squibb, Clorox, DHL, Dell, Gartner, GE Appliances, Kraft Heinz Company, Johnson & Johnson and Sysco Corporation — just to highlight a few. Participate in the sessions October 25-27, or watch recordings of sessions at your convenience for up to 30 days after the conference.

Interactive discussion in the Connection Cafés

During virtual roundtable discussions and facilitated activities, learn how to navigate unforeseen challenges; groundbreaking technologies; and new opportunities in supply chain planning, blockchain, and diversity and inclusion.

Virtual networking and expo hall

Connect digitally with your supply chain peers to rekindle and reenergize your relationships with colleagues, partners, and friends old and new. Browse the exhibit floor from your computer and engage with exhibitors in real-time chat, and scheduled appointments.

Earn 24 maintenance points

Have an APICS certification? Earn nearly 25% of your required points when you attend the full conference!

No travel required

Save time and money while learning and networking from the convenience of your home or office.

Featured Speakers

Sheila Birungi

Sheila Birungi


Procurement Manager | Coca Cola Beverages Africa

Sheila Birungi, CPIM, CSCP, is the planning manager for Coca Cola Beverages Africa, where she is responsible for demand, supply and innovation planning. She has worked in fast-moving consumer goods supply chain roles for the past 10 years. Birungi also received ASCM's Award of Excellence: Emerging Supply Chain Leader in 2020.

Tuesday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m.
Building Superior Supply Chain Talent

Hear from two deeply passionate supply chain professionals who are dedicated to cultivating and supporting the next generation of industry leaders. Attendees will learn from their experiences creating a platform that prepares young leaders to excel. They will detail the importance of presenting young professionals with opportunities to network and be coached and mentored by top management. You will come away with proven strategies for successfully developing agile and informed supply chain professionals, as well as methods for maximizing people's potential.

Julie  Champagne

Julie Champagne


Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations | Americas Clarins Canada

Julie Champagne, CPIM, is vice president of supply chain and operations at Clarins Canada, where she has worked for 22 years. Champagne leads the development and execution of best-in-class supply chain management practices and manages end-to-end supply chain transformation to align with the company's global strategy.

Monday, October 25 at 2:45 p.m.
People, Planet, and Profit: Experiences in Sustainable Company Performance

In our volatile and uncertain times, it has never been more difficult to reconcile short- and long-term goals, manage the triple bottom line, and create value in a growth economy — all while protecting critical natural resources. However, these goals can be achieved through a human-centric, systemic mindset, which leads to flow thinking and, ultimately, a circular supply chain. In this session, attendees will discover how to implement a sustainable performance framework and gain access to a self-assessment tool that relates SCOR, risk management, effective planning and a systemic approach to maturity.

Suzanne de Treville

Suzanne de Treville

Professor and Co-Editor-in-Chief | Journal of Operations Management University of Lausanne

Suzanne de Treville is a professor of operations management at the University of Lausanne and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management. Her areas of expertise include quantifying the cost of extending the supply chain, reducing lead time and using insights for strategic advantage.

Tuesday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m.
The Vaccine Supply Chain: Designing Delivery as a Service Operation

In 2018, the Clorox Product Supply Organization (PSO) initiated a formal digital This presentation takes a specific look at vaccine delivery, framing it as a service operation. The presenters will explore the potential for resilience and innovation support, discuss the high cost of supply chain mismatches, and offer a real-world exercise to identify effective solutions. Attendees will be able to evaluate the various options created by increased responsiveness and resilience, as well as creative follow-on possibilities. Finally, discover an in-depth summary of the many benefits of this framing in terms of preparing for future pandemics and vaccine supply chain design.

David Glick

David Glick

Chief Technology Officer | FlexE

David Glick is chief technology officer at FlexE, where he is responsible for the design and development of the company's technology platform. Previously, he spent nearly 20 years at Amazon, including five years as vice president of fulfillment technology, where he oversaw the and functionality behind Amazon's fulfillment centers and transportation systems.

Monday, October 25 at 4:00 p.m.
Five Insights Into the Ongoing Rise of Amazon's Logistics Investments

Amazon continues to invest heavily in the future of its logistics, transportation and distribution capabilities. It has already launched as an independent shipping carrier in the United Kingdom. And it recently purchased a $1.5 billion air hub in Northern Kentucky, set to launch later this year. With this ever-escalating growth and ongoing expansions, it would be silly for anyone to ignore Amazon™s supply chain investments. This session will take a careful look at the e-commerce giant's key undertakings, as well as their implications for supply chains now and into the future.

Marcos Paganini

Marcos Paganini

Vice President, Global Manufacturing Strategy and Deployment | Johnson & Johnson

Marcos Paganini is vice president, global manufacturing strategy and deployment at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, his areas of oversight include end-to-end supply chain optimization, exchange-to-exchange network management, manufacturing digital strategy, operational excellence, performance and program management, and fostering a culture of innovation at Johnson & Johnson. He has worked at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health for 14 years in roles including Americas operations lead, APAC operations lead, and EMEA planning and supply chain excellence lead. He has previous experience at the FIAT Group, as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in Brazil and the US, and at Newell Rubbermaid.

Monday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Supercharge Your Value Chain with Smart Operations

The concept of smart operations is not about a supply chain full of technologies; it's the right balance of cost, quality, service, safety, culture and talent. This educational session will define critical considerations, as well as short- and long-term supply chain plans throughout the value chain. Participants will learn how to assess business, supply chain maturity, operational excellence gaps and opportunities, and associated technology requirements. Take the journey to smart operations by creating an empowered and engaged workforce while keeping customer value as a constant, primary design principle.

Fazlur Rahman

Fazlur Rahman

Global IBP and Demand Planning | Kraft Heinz Company

Fazlur Rahman is responsible for global integrated business and demand planning at the Kraft Heinz Company's Global Center of Excellence. He is currently driving the business's artificial intelligence and machine learning digital demand solution implementation.

Monday, October 25 at 2:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Clearing the Roadblocks to S&OP Success

Experts report that nearly 70% of companies are stuck in the “reacting” and “anticipating” phases of sales and operations planning (S&OP). These areas focus on inward processes and tend to take years to solidify. To address the uncertainty, complexity and risk that naturally come with today’s global, digital supply chains, it’s necessary to take the leap to more mature S&OP stages. Of course, this is easier said than done. In this in-person exclusive, some of the brightest minds in S&OP will discuss best practices that have emerged from our unprecedented times and how to apply them in your own organization.

Jonathan Todd

Jonathan Todd


Partner | Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Jonathan Todd is a partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, a law practice focused on the domestic and international movement of goods. He leads clients through challenges associated with supply chain management, customs and international trade, transportation, and logistics.

Tuesday, October 26 at 2:45 p.m.
Global Logistics Ideas and Insights Post-COVID

In this session, participants will find a new vision for the post-pandemic movement of goods around the world through third-party providers. Explore the pros and cons of paper-free shipping and receiving; new facility and yard-use requirements; increasing reliance on app-driven transportation and logistics; micro and macro procurement trends; and heavy negotiation of force majeure, business continuity and root-cause-analysis provisions. Attendees will survey these and other key global logistics takeaways, with an eye toward understanding their practical applications.

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As an exhibitor, you can connect with attendees who are looking for best practices, products, and services without additional budget, time, and travel constraints. You can join the event from your desktop or laptop from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. The virtual expo hall will feature fully customizable booths that will enable exhibitors to engage in real-time chat, and/or scheduled appointments and share video and collateral materials with attendees who visit your booth.

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ASCM Connect Exhibits Manager
Phone: 708.207.3213

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