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Ben Amaba, CPIM

Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering IBM

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Ben Amaba, CPIM

Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering IBM

Dr. Ben Amaba manages the innovation process that identifies strategies, business opportunities and new technologies with the IBM Watson and Cloud platform. He manages the process of disruptive technologies in artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud platforms, and the Internet of Things. He is responsible for industrial manufacturing, infrastructure, engineering, and supply chain solutions. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering, MBA and a MS degree in engineering and operations, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He is a registered and licensed Professional Engineer with International Registry; LEED® Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design); and certified in Corporate Strategy by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds a copyright for Process Activity Flow Framework®, the framework for requirements, design, architecture, simulation, and application development techniques. Dr. Amaba is prominently featured in “Giving 2.0,” by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen with Stanford Business School, which details contributions to bolster and promote STEM education and careers, and is an Alexis de Tocqueville Society/United Way Member, which recognizes local philanthropic leaders.

Amy Augustine, CSCP

Director Network Supply Chain and Indirect Procurement U.S. Cellular

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Amy Augustine, CSCP

Director Network Supply Chain and Indirect Procurement U.S. Cellular

Amy Augustine is U.S. Cellular's director of network supply chain and indirect procurement. Her team leads the small cell deployment strategy along with indirect procurement activities, and she has particular interest in how 5G technology is transforming supply chain. Previously, Amy was director of business strategy for U.S. Cellular in 2018 and 2019, and prior to that led the reverse logistics team for five years, overseeing the strategy and execution of the reverse supply chain, including planning, repair of handsets and tablets, and re-commerce of handsets and accessories. In all, Amy has more than a decade holding roles within supply chain at U.S. Cellular. Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant for KPMG, BearingPoint, and the Revere Group. Amy is a member of the ASCM Research, Innovation and Strategy committee and holds CSCP certification. She earned a B.S. in applied science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a MBA in Operations Management and International Business from Loyola University in Chicago. Amy is the recipient of two Dynamic Leadership awards in 2016 and 2017 as one of the top 50 leaders across U.S. Cellular.

Peter Bolstorff, CSCP, SCOR-P

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development ASCM

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Peter Bolstorff, CSCP, SCOR-P

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development ASCM

Peter A. Bolstorff is the executive vice president of corporate development. Peter oversees the ASCM corporate transformation value proposition that includes supply chain talent development and corporate supply chain performance. Bolstorff, the respected author of Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model, brings over 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management to the position. Bolstorff joined APICS as the Executive Director for the then newly merged APICS Supply Chain Council. Prior to joining APICS, Bolstorff was the founding principal of SCE Limited, a consulting firm focused on providing supply chain program management and SCOR-based education to supply chain executives and their global teams. Bolstorff also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation, 3M, and has been a lifelong volunteer within the SCOR community. He received his master's degree in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor's degree in mathematics, education, and psychology from St. Olaf College. He is a SCOR-certified instructor and is certified in six sigma.

Patrick Bower, CPIM

Senior Director, Global Supply Chain & Customer Service Combe

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Patrick Bower, CPIM

Senior Director, Global Supply Chain & Customer Service Combe

Patrick Bower, CPIM, is senior director of supply chain planning and customer service at Combe Incorporated. A demand planning and S&OP expert. He is a frequent speaker and writer most notably, he serves as co-author of the S&OP section of APICS magazine. Prior to Combe, Patrick was practice manager of a boutique consulting firm where his client list included Bayer, Glaxo Smith Kline, Pfizer and Unilever. His professional experience also includes roles at Cadbury, Kraft Foods, Snapple and Unisys.

Kamille Bradley

Senior Manager PwC

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Kamille Bradley

Senior Manager PwC

Kamille is a Senior Manager in PwC Advisory’s Integrated Supply Chain practice for the Industrial Products sector. She has over 10 years’ consulting experience focused on large-scale operations transformation, logistics strategy, and digital operations. Her supply chain experiences spans a broad range of industries, including high tech, industrial manufacturing, consumer goods, medical device, chemical, and telecom. Kamille has worked across the supply chain with suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, & retailers.

Kamille has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from the University of California Los Angeles, and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University if Southern California.

Lisa Brady

Director, Supply Chain Sustainability, Risk and Circular Economy Cisco

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Lisa Brady

Director, Supply Chain Sustainability, Risk and Circular Economy Cisco

Lisa Brady is the Director of Supply Chain Sustainability, Resiliency and Circular Economy at Cisco. She is responsible for driving social, environmental and economic impact in Cisco’s global operations, particularly focused on human rights, responsible sourcing and manufacturing. She incorporates a holistic strategy for supply chain resiliency to navigate and respond to uncertainty and disruptions around the value cycle. Lisa also oversees the strategic leadership and cross-functional goals for Cisco’s circular economy program. This work includes designing products and packaging for reuse and repair, reducing material use and waste in operations, and creating technology solutions to enable customers on their journey to a circular economy.

Duncan Brock

Group Director CIPS

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Duncan Brock

Group Director CIPS

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. His main role is to ensure that CIPS provides its corporate and public sector customers globally with products and services that help them develop and improve their procurement and supply team’s capability. In addition, he is responsible for increasing the number of offices and partners that CIPS has globally, with a particular focus this year on the USA. Duncan has over 30 years procurement experience as a change driver working with senior executives and procurement leadership teams in the design and mobilisation of business-wide procurement processes & delivering improved business benefits. His procurement experience comes from working for Ford, Mars, Black & Decker, NTL (now Virgin Media) and RSA. As a senior consultant he worked for QP Group and Future Purchasing with clients such as Diageo, Barclays & Nestlé.

Sean Culey, SCOR-P

President Sean Culey Ltd.

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Sean Culey, SCOR-P

President Sean Culey Ltd.

Sean Culey is a futurist, author, globally recognized business transformation expert, and speaker on the topic of disruptive technologies and their impact on supply chains and businesses. Based in the U.K., Sean's work and writing examines the causes of technological disruption and how the current wave of technological change will completely disrupt our business models, economy and society at large. Sean is Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and a transformation advisor for ASCM. He holds SCOR-P certification demonstrating his understanding of the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model for supply chain efficiency, and is the only SCOR Master Instructor in the U.K.

Carol Cunningham, CSCP

Senior S&OP ManagerSpray Products Inc.

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Carol Cunningham, CSCP

Senior S&OP ManagerSpray Products Inc.

After graduating with a degree in history and political science, Carol took a job in operations to pay the rent. Within a year, she had fallen in love with the field and never looked back. She has over 20 years of supply chain management experience including distribution, logistics, inventory management, business analytics, demand planning, forecasting, and her great passion, S&OP. She earned CSCP certification by APICS in 2012, and received CS&OP certification through the S&OP Institute and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business in 2014. She serves as the director of education for the APICS Cleveland chapter and is an APICS certified associate instructor. She currently works as senior S&OP manager for Spray Products Corporation.

Imran Dalwai

Strategy and Operations Manager Deloitte

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Imran Dalwai

Strategy and Operations Manager Deloitte

Imran is a leader in Deloitte’s Synchronous Planning and Fulfillment practice with over 12 years of consulting and industry experience across supply chain and operations. He is a thought leader with deep expertise in all aspects of Integrated Business Planning, and focused on working with High Tech clients.

John Davies

Vice President & Senior Analyst GreenBiz Group

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John Davies

Vice President & Senior Analyst GreenBiz Group

John Davies is vice president and senior analyst at GreenBiz Group, heading up independent research regarding green strategies and business operations and the sustainability profession. Davies also leads the GreenBiz Executive Network, a member-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability professionals. The network is made up of senior executives from $1 billion-plus corporations working together to share best practices and lessons learned for implementing sustainable development programs. Davies is an experienced entrepreneur and innovator who has applied his business and management skills to launching start-ups as well as improving the operations of existing businesses. Davies is a frequent keynote speaker at international events, is well-known for his supply chain and sustainability expertise and is the author of numerous articles in business, industry and educational publications. John received his bachelor's degree from SUNY at Fredonia and his master's degree from the University of Delaware.

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE

Chief Executive Officer ASCM

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Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE

Chief Executive Officer ASCM

Abe Eshkenazi currently serves as the chief executive officer for ASCM. Prior to joining ASCM, Eshkenazi was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services.

Eshkenazi has provided business, operational, and compliance consulting services to professional service organizations, associations, and tax-exempt and government organizations. His leadership role included project management, business process redesign, and individual and organizational alignment, including design and implementation of outsource strategies. Eshkenazi has been a frequent speaker on outsourcing, nonprofit mergers, and strategic alliances.

In addition to his CPA, Eshkenazi holds a Master of Business Administration in management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a Master of Business Administration in finance from DePaul University; and a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Eshkenazi is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

Sandy Evett

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Distribution Dawn Foods

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Sandy Evett

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Distribution Dawn Foods

Dawn Foods Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Distribution Sandy Evett is responsible for 22 distribution centers and private fleet operations, along with sales, inventory, and operations planning. She also directs third-party transportation for this 100-plus year old baker headquartered in Jackson, Mich. Sandy joined Dawn Foods in August 2019 where her top priority is to improve service through on-time and in-full delivery. She also works to transform sales, inventory, and operation planning (SIOP) processes. Earlier in her career, she was vice president of logistics at Ecolab, where she led a team of more than 500 associates through organizational transformation. Prior to that, she spent five years at Kraft-Heinz as vice president of customer service and logistics, and spent 10 years in senior supply chain and logistics roles at Barilla America. Sandy is a graduate of the University of Colorado, earning a B.S. in business administration.

Amir Ghannad

Founder The Ghannad Group

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Amir Ghannad

Founder The Ghannad Group

Amir Ghannad, the President of The Ghannad Group, is a leadership development specialist with more than three decades of hands-on experience in leadership and organizational development. He is author of The Transformative Leader, which has been shipped to more than 25 countries. Amir's corporate career began at Procter & Gamble where he held a variety of manufacturing leadership positions in the U.S., Southeast Asia and Europe. He also served as plant director at Sunny Delight Beverages Company, where he led the Atlanta plant operations and the company's workplace excellence efforts, before going to lead the global high performance organization initiative at the Campbell Soup Company.

Jason Gillespie

Director Of Continuous Improvement DHL

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Jason Gillespie

Director Of Continuous Improvement DHL

Jason Gillespie, director of continuous improvement for DHL Supply Chain, leads a team of 14 specialized associates across all business units that has grown to become a center of excellence for all things process, optimization, automation, business intelligence, and innovation at DHL. His group supports 350 associates across DHL’s three main control towers, and he works with global teams to align on best practices, tools, and technology. Jason has a diverse background ranging from U.S. Army Ranger to logistics and supply chain manager to e-commerce. He got his start in the industry while a student at The Ohio State University, working as a second shift transportation dispatcher for a logistics company, staying on following graduation to eventually serve as lead engineer for a new lead logistics partner solution with Honda. He went on to work at organizations where he gained expertise in supply chain optimization, process improvement, business intelligence, technology solutions, and routing and transportation. Jason holds a B.A. in industrial psychology from Ohio State and an MBA from Franklin University.

Sandy Gosling

Partner PWC

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Sandy Gosling

Partner PWC

Sandy is a PwC Advisory Partner where she leads the Integrated Supply Chain practice for the Industrial Products sector. She has 20 years of experience leading projects spanning the supply chain including network design, supply chain planning, inventory, transportation, and warehouse optimization. Sandy has worked with clients across industries including manufacturing, chemical, consumer goods, medical device, and retail.

Sandy has led supply chain transformations at dozens of organizations from assessment through implementation. She helps enable clients scale for growth while improving customer service and experience. She’s helped client’s transform, leading with process, organization, and ultimately technology enablement. Sandy has a Bachelor of Science degree in transportation and logistics, operations management and international business from Ohio State University.

Samantha Grenville

Director, North America The Economist

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Samantha Grenville

Director, North America The Economist

Samantha leads the EIU's Global Corporate Public Policy Practice, helping companies use evidence to create impact in a shifting policy landscape. She also directs the consulting team in North America, overseeing research, analysis and modelling for companies, governments, NGOs and foundations.

Samantha is an experienced economist who has specialised in financial sector policy, political risk, economic analysis, and risk and opportunity quantification. Previously, she worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs. Samantha holds a Master’s degree in international economic policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, as well as Bachelor’s degrees in economics and law from the University of Sydney.

Brian Jamison

National Director of Strategic Procurement PulteGroup

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Brian Jamison

National Director of Strategic Procurement PulteGroup

Brian is National Director of Strategic Procurement at Pulte Group Inc, one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in approximately 50 markets through the United States. Brian leads Pulte’s National Procurement Team responsible for sourcing product and material for homebuilding operations producing roughly 25,000 homes annually. Brian integrates with 5 national area procurement teams who intern oversee roughly 30 division operations in approximately 50 U.S. city markets. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and 29 years of residential construction and purchasing experience in both custom and production homebuilding.

Donika Kirk

Vice President - Global Deliver Excellence Johnson & Johnson

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Donika Kirk

Vice President - Global Deliver Excellence Johnson & Johnson

Donika Kirk is vice president, global deliver excellence, trade and compliance, for Johnson & Johnson. With more than 20 years experience in operations optimization and change management, Donika specializes in driving change and business transformation through people leadership, process re-engineering, and technology optimization. Her efforts to successfully re-engineer processes and reduce operational costs span every aspect of the business. She joined Johnson & Johnson in 2016 as part of the strategy, innovation and deployment team in the engineering and technology division. Previously, Donika worked for ADT for more than eight years in roles that included vice president of operations and vice president, Lean Six Sigma, operational excellence.

Michelle Lombard, CPIM

Director, Supply Chain and Production Planning SeaSpine

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Michelle Lombard, CPIM

Director, Supply Chain and Production Planning, SeaSpine

Michelle Lombard is director of supply chain and production planning at SeaSpine, a global medical technology company. She has nearly two decades of experience building supply chain teams across multiple industries. Prior to this role, she was director of supply chain at PSEMI, where she was part of the team that grew the company from a small start-up to a successful IPO and subsequent acquisition by one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world. Michelle is on the board of directors of APICS Orange County, where she endeavors to increase membership through community outreach and mentorship.

Glenda Maitin, SCOR-P

Program Director, Public Health Initiative ASCM

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Glenda Maitin, SCOR-P

Program Director, Public Health Initiative ASCM

Glenda Maitin, SCOR-P Marketplace Apostle & Campaigner of Empowerment who utilizes the principles of “Bridge Building” to influence the world for eternal returns. With over 18+ years’ experience in Advisory, Capability Development and Supply Chain Optimization and a proven track record of delivering business results through integrated Supply Chain solutions and High Performing teams, she is specifically known for strong business acumen, high standards, an exceptional work ethic, and most importantly, for achieving business success through leading, coaching and developing diverse & talented teams.

Blanca Marquez, DMgt, CPIM

Supply Chain Transformation Director for North America Albea

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Blanca Marquez, DMgt, CPIM

Supply Chain Transformation Director for North America Albea

Dr. Marquez has a successful record leading and executing Supply Chain transformations in global manufacturing companies. Expert in the design and implementation of simple solutions to manage the complex supply chains. She earned her Doctorate at the University of Phoenix – of Management in Organizational Leadership. She has managed key initiatives to improve and sustain customer satisfaction, to dramatically reduce working capital, and to reduce operational cost while creating sustainable organizational structures. Successfully led MRPII and ERP implementations for multimillion dollar operations with global footprints, and has also delivered performance improvement training throughout Latin America, Europe and North America. Dr. Marquez is Six Sigma and APICS CPIM certified, and an active APICS member since 1995.

Andrea Parnau

Director, Sourcing Operations Plexus

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Andrea Parnau

Director, Sourcing Operations Plexus

Andrea Parnau has worked in the supply chain industry for over 15 years supporting world class sourcing organizations at Direct Supply Inc, a virtual distributor for long term care facilities, Briggs & Stratton, a provider of power equipment, and Plexus, a creator of products. She is passionate about building strong supply chain teams in procurement, planning, inventory management, and operational excellence.

Jonathan Root

Program Manager, Supplier Research and Analysis NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Jonathan Root

Program Manager, Supplier Research and Analysis NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Program / Project Manager Jonathan Root directs the management, development and operation of a state-of-the-market information system in support of NASA mission performance, quality management and supply chain risk management. He also manages Supply Chain Research and Analysis services and the NASA Supply Chain conference series, along with program planning and contractor tasks. With over 30 years of experience, Jonathan has performed leadership, management and policy roles for GSFC and NASA headquarters in the technology development and commercialization, quality management, and supply chain risk management. Among other honors, Mr. Root received NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2012, NASA’s Silver Achievement Medal in 2016, and NASA’s Robert H. Goddard Honor Award for Exceptional Mentoring in 2016. He began his NASA career as a Presidential Management Intern after earning master’s degrees in government administration and international relations at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He also received a master's degree in national resource strategy from The Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Gregory Schlegel, CPIM

Adjunct Professor Lehigh University

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Gregory Schlegel, CPIM

Adjunct Professor Lehigh University

Gregory Schlegel is founder of the Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium. He teaches Supply Chain Risk at Lehigh and ERM at Villanova University. Greg has been a supply chain executive for over 30 years for several Fortune 100 companies. He was a Supply Chain Executive Consultant for IBM for seven years. He speaks more than 20 times a year at events around the globe and has authored more than 100 articles published in major supply chain magazines and journals. He and Dr. Robert Trent have co-published a new book, Supply Chain Risk Management: An Emerging Discipline. Greg is a former president of APICS.

Nick Schneider, CSCP, CLTD

Senior Supply Chain Engineer C.H. Robinson

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Nick Schneider, CSCP, CLTD

Senior Supply Chain Engineer C.H. Robinson

Nick Schneider has been working in supply chain for more than 17 years, 12 of which have been with C.H. Robinson. Nick has been conducting supply chain assessments for the past four years in multiple industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, oil and gas, automotive and retail. He holds CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) and CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution) certifications from APICS.

Jonathan Sheck, CSCP, CPIM, CLTD

Supply Chain Process Engineer C.H. Robinson

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Jonathan Sheck, CSCP, CPIM, CLTD

Supply Chain Process Engineer C.H. Robinson

Jonathan Scheck has more than 14 years of supply chain experience at C.H. Robinson, one of the world's largest third-party logistics providers. C.H. Robinson provides logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and managed services for more than 124,000 customers and 76,000 contract carriers through its network of offices and more than 15,000 employees. Jonathan's background includes operations and transportation management system implementations; he currently conducts supply chain assessments in multiple vertical markets and makes recommendations to improve strategy. He evaluates data to uncover cost and time savings, and aligns customer and corporate strategies with the marketplace.

David Shillingford

Chairman Resilience360

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David Shillingford

Chairman Resilience360

David Shillingford is the Chairman of Resilience360, an innovative supply chain risk management software platform that helps businesses predict, assess and mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions. Prior to Resilience360, David was as a Senior Vice President at one of the world’s largest data analytics companies, Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK) where he was responsible for the company’s entry into supply chain analytics. David joined Verisk in 2008 when the analytics company he had founded in 2003 was acquired by Verisk. David’s career in data and analytics started with a company tasked with recovering stolen art following a career as an officer in the British Army that included airborne and special ops. David continues to work to bridge the gap between the military and business worlds through his work at PegasusBridge.org.

Dave Stangis

Founder and CEO 21C IMPACT, LLC

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Dave Stangis

Founder and CEO 21C IMPACT, LLC

Dave most recently served as Chief Sustainability Officer and VP Corporate Responsibility/ Public Affairs at Campbell Soup Company, where he reported to Campbell’s President and CEO. Dave currently advises leading companies on ESG, technology, and reputation and resiliency strategies. Over the course of 20 years, Dave led two very different Fortune 500 corporations, Intel and Campbell, from a standing start to clear and consistent world-class leadership in ESG, Sustainability & Social Responsibility. He guided both companies to multi-year runs on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, the Most Reputable Companies in the U.S, World’s Most Sustainable Corporations, and recognition among the World's Most Ethical Companies.

Dave has served on the boards of many non-profit organizations and two Public Benefit Corporations (Plum Organics and The Soulfull Project). As Chair of the Board at Net Impact, a global community of 100,000 emerging leaders, he led a successful CEO search and transition.

Dave has been named to the 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics by Ethisphere Magazine in 2008 & 2013, and a Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America every year from 2011 to 2014. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Babson College, a Mentor to the AgFunder Network, an Advisor to Magnomer and the co-author of two books on strategic corporate citizenship.

John Stults, CAE

Director of Customer Experience ASCM

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John Stults, CAE

Director of Customer Experience ASCM

As the Director of Customer Experience for the Association for Supply Chain Management Stults leads efforts to foster meaningful engagement across the global ASCM community, executing strategic initiatives, event programming and other projects designed to increase customer satisfaction, loyalty and advocacy. His responsibilities include providing ongoing leadership and fiscal accountability for a global portfolio of 50 + educational conferences, seminars and executive education events, including the development and execution of strategic product plans targeted to maximize program revenues, optimize business processes and deliver superior customer experiences through strong collaboration with internal teams, external partners and volunteer leadership stakeholders.

Prior to joining ASCM, Stults served in leadership roles in marketing and strategic partnerships for a number of organizations, including Anheuser-Busch, Live Nation and Six Flags Theme Parks. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Ulf Suerig

PhD, Director Supply Chain Optimization Global Supply Chain Abbott

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Ulf Suerig

PhD, Director Supply Chain Optimization Global Supply Chain Abbott

Within the Pharma Division of Abbott, Ulf is responsible in Global Supply Chain for the Business Process Management, Master Data, Serialization & Traceability and for the Transformation of the Pharma Supply Chain globally and in the regions. He started his career 1995 at the Germany plant in Manufacturing, Science & Technology and had filled positions across Operations and multiple countries, from API, bulk and finished goods manufacturing, distribution, Operational Excellence, Business Excellence and Plant Manager in sites in Germany and The Netherlands. Ulf Suerig has earned his Master in Pharmacy from the University in Kiel and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University in Bonn.

Jim Townsend

Chief Procurement Officer Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Jim Townsend

Chief Procurement Officer Walgreens Boots Alliance

Jim leads Walgreens procurement (Goods and Services Not For Resale). Prior to joining Walgreens Boots Alliance, he worked for Anglo American and General Electric also within commercial procurement. He has worked overseas extensively, in both manufacturing and retail environments. He holds an MBA in Strategic Procurement from the University of Birmingham, UK and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Keith Turpin

Chief Information Security Officer The Friedkin Group

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Keith Turpin

Chief Information Security Officer The Friedkin Group

Keith Turpin is chief information security officer at the Friedkin Group, a consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf, and adventure companies. Previously in his career, he worked as chief information security officer and head of global infrastructure at Universal Weather and Aviation, a billion-dollar international aviation logistics company that operates more than 50 locations in 20 countries. He also is a former technical fellow at Boeing, where he led international IT security operations, supply chain security, and enterprise IT risk. Keith served as a U.S. delegate to the International Standards Organization's Cybersecurity Subcommittee, contributing to software security and supply chain security standards.

Educational Sessions

ASCM CONNECT Virtual will focus on today’s global, complex, digital ecosystem and how supply chains can mitigate risk, build resilience and navigate today’s unpredictable environment. All times are listed in GMT-4:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada).

Learning Pillars

ASCM CONNECT Virtual educational sessions are aligned under eight learning pillars, each highlighting the most significant issues transforming end-to-end supply chain today. The learning pillars reflect the evolution of the industry and the growing significance of technology, talent development, and the environment. Content released as a part of ASCM CONNECT+ will also touch on these pillars providing guidance toward targeted knowledge in a particular area or to gain a broader educational experience. These learning pillars are designed to deliver the best available learning experience for supply chain leaders, presented by some of the industry’s most respected practitioners.

Dynamic Fulfillment

Dynamic Fulfillment

The Dynamic Fulfillment learning path imparts the knowledge and skills required to streamline and optimize logistics, transportation and distribution. Sessions will present new insights into warehousing and finished inventory strategies; robotics; optimal scheduling, pick, pack, shipment and invoicing; and global logistics considerations, among others. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes that improve the movement of goods and materials across the supply chain.

Emerging Trends

Emerging Trends

Stay on top of trend-setting developments and learn what’s driving innovation and change in supply chain and logistics. Presentations in this learning path will explore new game-changing trends in the industry and shed light on how they can shape the future supply chains. Gain illumination and inspiration through education sessions that reveal what’s coming next.

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 delivers an up-close look at the digital technologies that are transforming supply chain. From Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to Internet of Things, robotics and smart manufacturing, what was revolutionary just a few years ago is now standard operating procedure. Presenters in this learning path will inform, educate and engage as they share their stories and first-hand experience in leveraging the building blocks of Industry 4.0.

Intelligent Supply

Intelligent Supply

The intelligent supply chain uses technology to progress from a conventional supply chain to one that is fully digital. By using IoT-based systems to capture and store data, and infusing it with AI and machine learning, the intelligent supply chain generates data that drives decision-making. This learning path focuses on building a global, digital, collaborative supply chain that streamlines sourcing and procurement decisions to advance your business, your suppliers, and your customers.

Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence

Supply chain excellence remains a top priority and key differentiator for many businesses, but the complex global landscape is making our jobs increasingly difficult. The Operational Excellence learning path presents case studies and updated best practices from some of the most respected names in the industry, all designed to help you stay ahead of the competition.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Supply chain practices can be one of the greatest obstacles to improving an organization’s sustainability performance, and the size and complexity of global supply chains can make effecting change daunting. The Sustainability learning path advances new strategies and perspectives to help an organization and its leaders rethink and retool its products and processes to create more responsible business practices. Sessions in this learning path will explore a variety of approaches to track, measure and analyze information about an organization’s impact on the environment and society.

Synchronized Planning

Synchronized Planning

In this challenging global marketplace, integrated sales and operations planning across all business units is essential. A successful S&OP process goes further, achieving synchronized planning that integrates, among others, financial, marketing and operational processes and workflows to create an over-arching strategic plan. This learning path offers forward-looking presentations that will enable you to collaboratively participate in taking process to the highest level.

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Exceptional supply chains require an exceptional workplace with an ecosystem that balances talent, leadership and culture. Education sessions in this path are designed to help develop the next generation of informed, agile supply chain leaders who possess the hard and soft skills it takes to excel. Whether you’re an enterprise seeking new ways to recruit and retain talent, or an individual looking to elevate your skill set and likelihood of promotion, you’ll benefit from the learning sessions in this path.

Testimonials
Carlo Binder

Carlo Binder

Freelance Supply Chain Consultant

"This was my first ASCM conference, and it was by far, one of the best conferences I have ever attended. Many thanks to all of you for a great conference!!!"
Shreya Jain

Shreya Jain

Operations Planner

"This was my first time attending an ASCM annual conference. I entered with zero expectations, an open mind, and a thirst for knowledge. After having attended all days at the conference, I can confidently say that this is the place to be for a young, and growing Supply Chain Professional like myself. Listening to Industry professionals share their journey, challenges, and insights were my favorite learning experiences! Participating, living and breathing the world of Supply Chain Management through the events, speakers, and peers, reinstated my Career and Industry choice thus far, with many promises for the future of tomorrow. Supply Chain connects the world, and ASCM connects us!"
Rob van Stratum

Rob van Stratum

MSc, CPIM-F, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, CPF Master Instructor Supply Chain Education s.r.o.

“I was glad to learn about several subjects, particularly from those who are in similar industries. I appreciate having much of the information on the app to share with others in my company."
Max Merk

Max Merk

Operations Management Major University of Cincinnati

“I enjoyed the event and thought that the Student Scholar Program was a great way to gain exposure to the industry and to attend the conference that I wouldn't have been able to without it."
Rafiqul BARI

M.D Rafiqul Bari

Executive Director UDC Construction Ltd, Bangladesh

“I enjoyed the full seminar ASCM-2019 with my satisfaction. It helps me and my company for the improvement of the performance. Thanks a lot to ASCM for providing me the opportunity to work as a Mentor with a bright Mentee. I had a good experience visiting the Carpenter Training Center under Facility Tour. I will recommend ASCM to keep more tour programs relating to SCM in its future seminars."
Sunil Bharadwaj

Sunil Bharadwaj

Deputy General Manager Strategy & Supply Chain, Raymond Ltd

"Very well organized; a great learning experience"
Vikam Mulchandani

Vikam Mulchandani

Supply Chain Strategist

“Exceeded my expectations especially in the way it was orchestrated, relevance of sessions especially those related to emerging technologies such as Blockchain"
Robert Burrows

Robert Burrows

MCSCP, CLTD Manager, Strategic Sourcing EDF Renewables North America

“This event is my annual supply chain enthusiasm boost!”

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