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ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference

October 25-27, 2021

On-demand available through November 30, 2021

The ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference may have come to a close, but the education continues. Watch all of the event content on demand through November 30. If you missed the conference and want to watch the recorded sessions, register now.

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Call for presentations

Do you have a best practice, project solution or case study to share? The call for presentations for next year’s ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference will open November 19, 2021.

Featured Speakers

Chris Picket

Chris Picket

Chief Strategy Officer | Flock Freight

Chris Pickett is chief strategy officer at Flock Freight, a provider of non-asset-based shared truckload services. The company uses algorithms to pool shipments and maximize capacity utilization. Pickett has more than 20 years of experience in global supply chain management, enterprise software development and transportation market economics.

Transportation Strategy for the Wildly Volatile Freight Market
After navigating what has arguably been the most volatile freight market in history, the outlook for 2022 isn't much better. While the economic recovery continues in earnest, the pace of growth remains incredibly choppy, with progress distributed unevenly across sectors and populations. In this session, participants will examine the primary market forces that are expected to shape economic activity and the freight markets that will support it. In addition, the presenters will discuss how to achieve necessary transportation resilience in order to thrive, regardless of what version of the future ultimately takes place.

Jesper Toubøl

Jesper Toubøl

Vice President, Operations | LEGO

Jesper Toubøl is vice president of operations at LEGO, where he oversees a molding factory that uses both advanced mass manufacturing and emerging technologies. He has delivered organizational technology strategies and established engineering sites around the world. Previously, Toubøl worked in logistics, packaging and processing, and product development.

Advance Manufacturing Innovation and Output with Lean and Agile Tools 
Advanced manufacturing involves using innovative technologies to improve products, processes and competitiveness. Interestingly, some of the most transformative manufacturing excellence tools have been around for decades: lean and agile methodologies. With lean's emphasis on minimizing the use of resources and agile's focus on responding quickly to unpredictable changes, both go far in driving innovation and manufacturing output. Explore these philosophies in the context of innovation and consider the how they can enable manufacturing operations to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

Rachel Schwalbach

Rachel Schwalbach

Vice President, ESG | C.H. Robinson

Rachel Schwalbach is vice president of environmental, social, governance at C.H. Robinson. She also leads the organization's diversity, equity and inclusion initiative, oversees environmental sustainability, and manages the community relations program. In addition, Schwalbach heads the C.H. Robinson Foundation.

Panel Discussion: Transportation and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2022 and Beyond
Supply chains are moving goods in all-new ways. Value streams are becoming more complex, consumers are instantly tracking orders across oceans, and a modern era of innovation is bringing about exciting proficiencies and opportunities. And yet, we’re only touching the surface of the logistics and transportation implications. Although many innovations are brand new — some still in the testing phases — each holds significant promise and strong potential to complement and advance existing technologies and processes. Attend this panel discussion to learn what’s on the horizon in the area of transportation and logistics technology, operations, work place of the future, social and environmental.

Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels


Director, Business Transformation & Systems Modernization | Lockheed Martin

Jeff Daniels is a director at Lockheed Martin, engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology solutions. He is also a professor at the University of Maryland University College Graduate School of Technology and on the board of directors of the University of Central Florida College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Case Study: Build Supply Chain Resilience with Data Analytics and AI
Successfully navigating disruption is an ongoing challenge for supply chain leaders. Attend this session to discover how Chevron, IBM and Lockheed Martin used data and artificial intelligence (AI) to achieve lasting resilience. The speakers will discuss best practices learned in this joint project in heavy oil reservoir management. They will also share a framework for when to apply data analytics and AI to solve the biggest supply chain problems; how to save time with the right data architecture; and the steps they took to reduce inventory and labor costs, ultimately saving more than $20 million.

Christina Raab

Christina Raab


President and CEO | Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Christina Raab, Ph.D., is president and chief executive officer at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, where she drives circular economy growth, innovation and impact initiatives. Prior to this, she served as the organization's vice president of strategy and development. Raab started her professional journey at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

The Circular Supply Chain: Simple and Safe Product Design
Join Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Rennie as she interviews Christina Raab, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Together they will explore the intriguing concept of value, as well as the power of making something old new again. Raab will share fascinating real-world circularity examples and illustrate how they can be applied in any supply chain. They will also investigate how to overcome common barriers, proven strategies for employee engagement, tools and technologies that support circularity objectives, and the vital role we all play as consumers.

Homero Escandón

Homero Escandón


Vice President of Manufacturing - Supply Chain and Operational Excellence | Biotix

Homero Escandón, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, CPIM, is vice president of manufacturing - supply chain and operational excellence at Biotix. He served 11 years active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. Escandón is president of the ASCM San Diego Chapter and an APICS master instructor.

Engaging Lean Servant Leadership for Supply Chain Performance Results
This session will explore how the principles of servant leadership - the sharing of information, team spirit, humility, empathy, and trust - help drive employee empowerment and supply chain performance results. Topics will include cultivating a culture of engagement, leading with emotional intelligence, setting the example, aligning execution with business strategy, and the role of lean metrics. Learn how to bring tremendous value to your company's operational excellence processes and goals, drive accountability and achieve desired outcomes through respect for your people and meaningful relationship-building.

Marcia Brey

Marcia Brey

Vice President of Distribution | GE Appliances

Marcia Brey is vice president of distribution at GE Appliances. She is involved in all facets of delivering world-class service to the company's U.S. distribution network. Brey has worked across multiple GE product lines in design engineering, customer service, sales, marketing, distribution, quality and manufacturing.

GE Appliances Rethinks Process Innovation for Exceptional Agility 
GE Appliances' 13,600 U.S. employees are dedicated to designing, building and servicing the most trusted and innovative products. In fact, they manufacture 2,333 units per hour and deliver an appliance every 4.5 seconds. Attend this educational session to discover how the 100-year-old company recently reinvented itself through creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, and digitization. Hear from GE Appliances' first female vice president of distribution about how the supply chain organization — powered by people and driven by purpose — was able to establish true process transformation.

Elizabeth  Hair-Estrella

Elizabeth Hair-Estrella


Director, Supply Chain Inventory Management | Sysco Corporation

Elizabeth Hair-Estrella, CSCP, is director of supply chain inventory management at Sysco Corporation, where she leads a department of 33 people and manages $135 million of inventory. She served eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where she managed supplies and orchestrated backhaul operations and logistics planning.

Sysco Discovers Not All Loads Are Equal 
Take a deep dive into Sysco™s redistribution supplier optimization checklist, which provides the company with a 360-degree analysis of its suppliers while identifying areas for efficiency and load-fill improvement. The presenter will explain how to do more with less by focusing on best-practice strategies that can be applied immediately. Identify the tools and strategies that will generate the greatest improvement at your own business by thoroughly reviewing item-level data and data integrity, strategically understanding carrier equipment usage and building better loads.

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