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Dr. Mae Jemison

Dr. Mae Jemison

Physician, Engineer, former NASA astronaut, leader of the 100 Year Starship® global space exploration initiative

Dr. Mae Jemison is a physician, engineer, social scientist, former NASA astronaut, and leader of the 100 Year Starship (100YSS) non-profit space exploration initiative. The first woman of color to travel into space, she served six years as a NASA astronaut. Aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-47 Spacelab J mission in September 1992, performing experiments in material science, life sciences and human adaptation to weightlessness. Today, Jemison leads the 100YSS a bold, far-reaching initiative whose objective is to assure that capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next 100 years. Jemison is building a multifaceted global community to foster the cultural, scientific, social and technical commitment, support and a financial framework to accomplish this vision.

Jemison started The Jemison Group, a technology consulting firm integrating critical socio-cultural issues into the design of engineering and science projects, such as satellite technology for health care delivery and solar dish Stirling engine electricity in developing countries. Jemison background included being the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia in West Africa, an environmental studies professor at Dartmouth College and founder of The Earth We Share™ international science camp. The first real astronaut to appear on Star Trek TV series and a Lego mini figurine, she is a host for the NatGeo series “One Strange Rock” and was space operations advisor for its global miniseries "MARS."

General Stephen Lyons

General Stephen Lyons

United State Department of Transportation Special Port and Supply Chain Envoy, former Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command

General Steve Lyons joined the White House Supply Chain Disruption Task Force as Port and Supply Chain Envoy in May 2022. In this role, he collaborates across a broad spectrum of private and public stakeholders to reduce costs and improve consumer confidence for all Americans.

Lyons retired from the U.S. Army in 2021 after 38 years of service, culminating as the 13th commander of U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), a presidentially nominated and Senate-confirmed billet. TRANSCOM is one of 11 Department of Defense (DOD) combatant commands responsible for operating the DOD’s multibillion-dollar global supply chain and moving millions of passengers and billions of tons of cargo around the world annually. His career included multiple operational deployments, including Panama, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq and Afghanistan. During his final months in command, he led the historic two-week emergency airlift evacuation of 124,000 Afghans from Kabul International Airport.

Lyons holds master’s degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School in Logistics Management and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in National Resource Strategy. His awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star, and the Master Parachutist Badge.

Gary Cohn

Gary Cohn

Former Director of the National Economic Council

Gary D. Cohn is an American business leader, philanthropist and former director of the United States National Economic Council. He served as assistant to the president for economic policy and director of the National Economic Council from January 2017 through April 2018. As President Donald J. Trump’s chief economic advisor, Cohn managed the coordination of the president’s domestic and global economic policy agenda and led the administration-wide effort to successfully pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Cohn began his career in finance at The Goldman Sachs Group in 1990. He held a variety of leadership positions in the firm’s securities division in New York and London, including global co-head of the equities and fixed income, currency and commodities divisions. He served as president and chief operating officer from 2006 through 2016 and was a member of the firm’s board of directors and chairman of the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee. Currently, Cohn is chairman of the board at Pallas Advisors and serves on the boards of Abyrx, Indago, Machine Zone and Spring Labs.

H. R. McMaster

H. R. McMaster

Former National Security Advisor of the United States

Former National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster is a preeminent voice on leadership, global security and international affairs. Named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World" and Fortune's "50 World's Greatest Leaders,” McMaster is recognized as a "warrior-intellectual." He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books on national security: “Battlegrounds” and “Dereliction of Duty.”

McMaster is recognized for his leadership in the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was commissioned in the United States Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1984. His command assignments include Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning; Commander, Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Shafafiyat (Transparency) in Kabul, Afghanistan; and Commander, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado and Iraq. McMaster was also an assistant professor of history at West Point.

Speakers

Anshul Agarwal

Anshul Agarwal

Principal at ZS Associates, Leading its Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing Practice

Anshul Agarwal is the principal at ZS Associates, leading its global supply chain and manufacturing practice. For more than 15 years, Agarwal has advised senior leadership teams at both Fortune 500 and emerging life sciences companies about business capability building, transformation and analytics as key drivers of commercial success.

Samer Al-Madhoun, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P

Samer Al-Madhoun, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P

Principal Consultant of Supply Chain and Procurement Management and Board member of the United Nation Global Compact Network

Samer Al-Madhoun, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P, is a principal consultant of supply chain and procurement management and a board member of the United Nation Global Compact Network, promoting sustainable development goals worldwide. His mission is to create a culture of supply chain advancement through education, sustainability, emerging trends and network optimization.

Alan Amling

Alan Amling

TED Speaker and Thought Leader on Harnessing Digital Disruption for Success

Alan Amling is a TED speaker and thought leader on harnessing digital disruption for success. He has helped drive innovation over a 27-year career with UPS and is currently a distinguished fellow at the University of Tennessee and CEO of the advisory firm Thrive and Advance LLC. Amling holds a Ph.D. in management and currently teaches strategy and technology courses while researching disruptions in last-mile logistics.

Rajiv Anand

Rajiv Anand

Digital and Autonomous Manufacturing Leader and Founder at Quartic.ai

Rajiv Anand is a digital and autonomous manufacturing leader and the founder of Quartic.ai. Bringing 30 years of industrial automation experience and asset health solutions for power, mining, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, Anand has held key engineering, management and leadership positions with Emerson and its impact partners.

Amy Augustine, CSCP

Amy Augustine, CSCP

Senior Director, Network Supply Chain at UScellular

Amy Augustine is senior director of network supply chain at UScellular. She is responsible for supporting network infrastructure programs, including procurement, material delivery, distribution, inventory planning, forward kitting logistics and warehouse management. Augustine is also responsible for supporting small cell deployments, including lease agreements and material logistics.

Ayman Assaad, MBA CSCP-F, SCOR-P

Ayman Assaad, MBA CSCP-F, SCOR-P

Vice President at ASCM Los Angeles Chapter

Ayman Assaad, MBA, CSCP-F, SCOR-P, is president of PASS Consulting Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations, having engaged in advanced manufacturing in managerial and execution levels, including work at Mercedes-Benz. Assaad delivers training to Fortune 500 companies such as Target and humanitarian organizations such as the United Nations.

Christine Barnhart, CPIM

Christine Barnhart, CPIM

VP of Product Marketing and Go-to-Market at Nulogy

Christine Barnhart is vice president of product marketing and go-to-market for Nulogy bringing more than 20 years of expertise to the organization. Working closely with product management, sales, marketing and others within the organization, Barnhart is tasked with ensuring that Nulogy is delivering market-leading innovation to its customer.

Barbara Bartels, Ed.D.

Barbara Bartels, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives at Brandman University

Barbara Bartels is the assistant vice chancellor of strategic initiatives at Brandman University. With a passion for organizational leadership, change management, inspirational speaking and motivational theory in the workplace, her primary role is to generate enrollment growth strategies at Brandman’s 27 campuses, particularly within the School of Education.

Fred Baumann

Fred Baumann

Vice President of Global Industry Marketing at o9 Solutions

Fred Baumann is vice president of global industry marketing at o9 Solutions. Responsible for the company's industry marketing initiatives in an effort to drive new planning paradigms and innovation, Baumann leverages his background in delivering key contributions in supply chain, industry strategy and consulting. Baumann is also a facilitator of Project Zebra, a transformational industry program designed to create new paradigms for outside-in planning.

Zach Bennett

Zach Bennett

CEO and Chief Architect at Visual Enterprise Architecture

Zach Bennett is the CEO and chief architect at Visual Enterprise Architecture, where he has driven the success of the organization for the past 25 years. Bennett specializes in delivering transformational solutions, helping organizations achieve their strategic goals, and creating cultures of continuous business transformation and centers of excellence in companies of all sizes.

Andres Bejarano

Andres Bejarano

Worldwide Director, Supply Chain Design and Network Operations at Colgate-Palmolive

Andres is worldwide director of supply chain design and network operations at Colgate Palmolive Company. He leads the global center of excellence for supply chain design, developing and implementing integrated strategies around sourcing, capacity planning, portfolio simplification, savings programs, risk management and supply continuity.

Ednilson Bernardes, Ph.D.

Ednilson Bernardes, Ph.D.

Professor of Supply Chain Management and Program Coordinator of Global Supply Chain Management at West Virginia University

Ednilson Bernardes is a professor of supply chain management and program coordinator of global supply chain management at West Virginia University. He founded the program after working in military transport aviation in the innovative aerospace industry. Bernardes has led innovation and performance improvement initiatives at organizations including WVUHospitals and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Richard Blundell

Richard Blundell

Sustainability Advisor to Global Asset Management Firms, Large Enterprises and Nonprofit Organizations

Richard Blundell is a sustainability advisor to global asset management firms, large enterprises and nonprofit organizations. He has more than 40 years of senior management and consulting experience, often speaking on environmental, social and governance innovation and entrepreneurship at global companies, conferences and universities. 

Peter A. Bolstorff, CSCP, SCOR-P

Peter A. Bolstorff, CSCP, SCOR-P

Executive Vice President at ASCM

Peter A. Bolstorff is the executive vice president of corporate development at ASCM. He oversees the ASCM corporate transformation value proposition, which includes supply chain talent development and corporate supply chain performance.

Bolstorff, the author of Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model, has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management. Prior to joining ASCM, he 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. He also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation and 3M and has been a lifelong volunteer within the SCOR community.

Bolstorff 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.

John Boyer, CPIM-F

John Boyer, CPIM-F

Owner & President of J.E. Boyer Company Inc.

John Boyer is the owner and president of J.E. Boyer Company Inc., a manufacturing and education consultancy based in Utah. Throughout his career, he has worked with numerous companies in industries including metal fabrication, electronics, sporting goods, aerospace and medical equipment. Boyer is a frequent speaker at conferences and events.

Marcus Bugni, CPIM

Marcus Bugni, CPIM

Senior Supply Chain Analyst at Andersen Corporation and cohost of The Strongest Link Supply Chain Podcast

Marcus Bugni is senior supply chain analyst at Andersen Corporation and cohost of The Strongest Link Supply Chain Podcast. He believes the supply chain of the future is scientific, data-driven and people-oriented. Much of Bugni’s work involves reducing the reliance on manual data manipulation, physical information and broken processes.

Erik Bush

Erik Bush

CEO of Demand Driven Technologies

Erik Bush is CEO of Demand Driven Technologies and has led the growth of the business since it was formed in 2011. Under his leadership, the company now supports clients on six continents. Bush developed of a global network of channel partners who represent demand-driven solutions in their respective markets while overseeing the migration of its solutions to a predominantly cloud-based offering.

Lauren Caplan

Lauren Caplan

Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at General Dynamics Information Technology

Lauren Caplan is senior director of strategic sourcing and procurement at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), supporting the supply chain organization. She has extensive knowledge in strategic sourcing, negotiations and procurement. Together with her team, Caplan is responsible for identifying areas for process improvements and cost-saving opportunities, executing strategic sourcing events, and managing purchasing requests.

João Carriço

João Carriço

CEO at Adicional

João Carriço is CEO at Adicional, having 30 years of private-sector-management experience and five years of experience managing a portfolio of 3PL and 4PL services in Mozambique. He recently opened eight provincial warehouses, expanded two Maputo warehouses and significantly grew local revenue. Carriço has served as a board member for national operators in Portugal and has led multisector logistics operations with Iberia.

Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere

Founder and CEO of Research Firm Supply Chain Insights

Lora Cecere is founder and CEO of research firm Supply Chain Insights. She also writes the blog Supply Chain Shaman and a blog for Forbes. Cecere’s research focuses on supply chain sensing and revenue management. Her experience includes specialist roles at AMR Research, Clorox, Gartner Group, Kraft, and Procter & Gamble.

Sunil Chopra

Sunil Chopra

Deputy Dean and IBM Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at the Kellogg School of Management

Sunil Chopra is the deputy dean and IBM professor of operations management and information systems at the Kellogg School of Management. Chopra has research and teaching interests in operations management, logistics and distribution management, design of communication networks, and design of distribution networks.

Paul Clark

Paul Clark

General Manager of Microsoft Azure Cloud Infrastructure Sustainability

Paul Clark is general manager of Microsoft Azure Cloud Infrastructure Sustainability and an active circular economy ambassador across the wider organization. A veteran of process engineering and managing global supply chain capabilities, Clark represents Microsoft in the North American Capital Equipment Coalition, which aims to help companies in the capital sector transition to a circular model.

Robbie Cluett

Robbie Cluett

Vice President of Business Development and Customer Success at Syncontext

Robbie Cluett is vice president of business development and customer success at Syncontext, contributing to the transformation of the company from a small tech startup to a trusted supply chain brand. He is responsible for providing leadership and direction in all functions of customer success, business development and brand strategy.

Skyler Covington, CSCP, SCOR-P

Skyler Covington, CSCP, SCOR-P

Division Supply Chain Manage at Sonoco

Skyler Covington, CSCP, SCOR-P, is division supply chain manager at Sonoco, a global supplier of packaging and recycling services. Covington is responsible for sales and operations planning, working capital, and the Sonoco Performance System Supply Chain pillar. His experience includes supply chain roles at GE Advanced Materials, USCO Logistics and Viking Range. 

John Danley, CPIM, CSCP

John Danley, CPIM, CSCP

Manager of Master Scheduling and Demand Planning at Spirit AeroSystems

John Danley is manager of master scheduling and demand planning at Spirit AeroSystems. He has spent the past 20 years using a variety of improvement techniques to facilitate change and generate improved financial performance for a variety of companies. In addition, Danley is a an APICS instructor and serves as the Wichita ASCM chapter president.

Fernanda Debellian CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P

Fernanda Debellian CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P

Regional Director for Central and South America and Solutions Architect for Sustainability at ASCM

Fernanda Debellian is the regional director for Central and South America and solutions architect for sustainability at ASCM. She has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing, inventory management, logistics operations and distribution network design for multinational companies such as SCJohnson, Shell Lubricants, and NGOS.

Carla DeSantis

Carla DeSantis

Operations Partner at PwC Consulting Solutions

Carla DeSantis is an operations partner at PwC Consulting Solutions, leading the U.S. operations team. DeSantis has more than 25 years of operations consulting experience, designing and implementing differentiated operating models that drive sustainable growth while optimizing costs. Her focus is on the retail and consumer, industrial products, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Suzanne de Treville

Suzanne de Treville

Professor and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland

Suzanne de Treville is a professor and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Operations Management at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Her research is focused on the creation of decision tools based on quantitative finance that make it possible to value supply chain responsiveness. These tools are used in several countries to advance supply chain profitability and innovation.

Ségolène d’Herlincourt

Ségolène d’Herlincourt

Strategic Programs Director for the USAID Global Health and Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management Program at Chemonics International

Ségolène d’Herlincourt is the Zambia strategic programs director for the USAID Global Health and Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management program at Chemonics International. D’Herlincourt manages subcontracted activities designed to support the Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency as well as the Government of the Republic of Zambia. Prior to this, she served as a country director in both Haiti and Afghanistan. 

Lucille Docter

Lucille Docter

Senior Manager of Supply Chain Planning at UScellular

Lucille Docter is senior manager of supply chain planning at UScellular. Passionate about collaboration, developing and executing strategies, and improving processes, she oversees the demand, supply and inventory planning for network equipment across UScellular’s blueprint. Docter is also responsible for developing, designing and implementing rigorous processes across UScellular teams.

Aubree Duncan

Aubree Duncan

Global Director of Quality and Food Safety at Tosca

Aubree Duncan is global director of quality and food safety at Tosca. She has considerable experience in quality and food safety in the food and packaging industries, as well as a demonstrated history of working in commercialization and packaging. Duncan is also experienced in sensory evaluation, food microbiology and food science.

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE

CEO at ASCM

Abe Eshkenazi is chief executive officer of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the largest organization for supply chain and the global pacesetter of organizational transformation, talent development and supply chain innovation. During his tenure, ASCM has significantly expanded its services to corporations, individuals and communities. Its revenue has more than doubled, and the association successfully completed three mergers in response to both heightened industry awareness and the vast and ongoing global impact driven by supply chains. Previously, Eshkenazi was the managing director of the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services.

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.

Mike Fralix

Mike Fralix

President and CEO of [TC]2

Mike Fralix is president and chief executive officer of [TC]2, a manufacturer of 3D body scanners. He is a member and past chairman of the board of directors of SPESA-Sewn Products Equipment and Suppliers of the Americas, chair of the technical committee for the IAF-International Apparel Federation, and president of the AAFA Education Foundation.

Shawn Franklin

Shawn Franklin

Manufacturing Systems Analyst at Caterpillar

Shawn Franklin is a manufacturing systems analyst, leading industrial internet of things (IIOT) and extended reality (XR) initiatives for advance components manufacturing at Caterpillar. He starts from the foundation of any process and progresses iteratively and collaboratively to build new digital processes. Franklin’s goal is to deliver safe, world-class IIOT and XR experiences.

Claudia Freed

Claudia Freed

President and CEO of EALgreen

Claudia Freed is the president and CEO of EALgreen, a nonprofit organization that converts surplus business inventory into college scholarships for students with financial needs. Freed’s background is in corporate finance, business development and fundraising. With more than 25 years of experience, she inspires teams to achieve private-public partnerships that create value for the economy, the environment and society.

Vinky Gahir

Vinky Gahir

Senior Consultant at Visual Enterprise Architecture

Vinky Gahir is senior consultant at Visual Enterprise Architecture. She has nearly 20 years of experience in business transformation and architecture programs and projects. Gahir’s consulting expertise enables end-to-end business process design, technical solution development, enterprise change enablement and more. She has also been involved in ASCM’s Supply Chain Operations Reference – Digital Standard initiative. 

Peter Gardner

Peter Gardner

Venture Capital Investor turned Entrepreneur

Peter Gardner is a venture capital investor turned entrepreneur. As founder and CEO of Startgrid and Guild Labs, he leads his team to develop the platform that will accelerate the mission to net zero. Gardner is dedicated to creation, adoption and scaling of innovative solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges.

Amir Ghannad

Amir Ghannad

Founder and President of The Ghannad Group

Amir Ghannad is founder and president of The Ghannad Group, which helps clients accelerate leadership development and deliver extraordinary results through workplace culture transformation. He previously held leadership positions at both Procter & Gamble and the Campbell Soup Company.

David Glick

David Glick

Chief Technology Officer at Flexe

David Glick is chief technology officer at Flexe, where he is responsible for the design and development of the Flexe Logistics Platform. Previously, Glick spent nearly 20 years at Amazon, including five years as vice president of fulfillment technology, overseeing the development and functionality of the technology within multiple fulfillment centers.

Jonathan Gregory

Jonathan Gregory

Director of Community Engagement at GS1 US

Jonathan Gregory is director of community engagement at GS1 US, where he facilitates collaboration among brands, retailers and supply chain partners to optimize the use of GS1 standards. With a focus on leveraging item-level radio frequency identification for inventory accuracy, Gregory enables companies to achieve unified commerce.

Fred Hensel

Fred Hensel

Principal, KPMG Supply Chain Lead for Industrial Manufacturing

Fred Hensel is a principal and supply chain lead for industrial manufacturing at KPMG. He provides transformation services for clients in the manufacturing, telecommunications, life sciences and energy sectors. Hensel has a broad background in procurement and supply chain transformation and process improvement, including inventory management and optimization, supply chain planning, and strategic sourcing.

Mark Holmes, CTLD

Mark Holmes, CTLD

Senior Advisor for Supply Chain

Mark Holmes is a senior advisor for supply chain, with more than 25 years of experience in consulting, manufacturing operations and software development at organizations such as Dow Chemical, GS1, UST and Aspen Technology. Holmes specializes in working with manufacturers and retailers to solve supply chain issues through digital transformation with a modern data fabric architecture.

Steven Hussain

Steven Hussain

Vice President of Community Workforce Programs and Community Relations - Prologis

Steven Hussain is vice president of community workforce programs and community relations at Prologis, where he leads efforts to generate value and deepen stakeholder relationships. He previously served as chief mission services officer at Goodwill San Antonio and director of community initiatives for San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor.

Allen Jacques

Allen Jacques

Industry Thought Leader at Kinaxis

Allen Jacques is an industry thought leader at Kinaxis. Jacques’s prior experience spans several years of serving as a vice president at Leo Pharma and at Pfizer. He has also held earlier positions at Wyeth and Baxter Healthcare and has worked extensively across the life sciences in the pharmaceutical, biotech, hospital and consumer divisions in the United States and Europe.

Adam James, CSCP, CLTD

Adam James, CSCP, CLTD

Vice president of North America Surface Transportation at C.H. Robinson

Adam James is vice president of North America Surface Transportation at C.H. Robinson. His team is responsible for helping companies accelerate commerce through a powerful supply chain platform, as well as planning and executing C.H. Robinson’s commercial go-to-market strategies within its North America Surface Transportation division.

Douglas Kent, SCOR-P

Douglas Kent, SCOR-P

Executive Vice President of Strategy and Alliances at ASCM

Douglas J. Kent is the executive vice president of strategy and alliances at ASCM. He oversees ASCM’s global partners and is responsible for growing and strengthening global strategic alliances.

Kent has over 35 years of transformational advisory and practitioner experience with large multi-national organizations. He specializes in SCOR®-based transformations, supply chain strategy & segmentation, supply chain planning, enterprise risk optimization and supply chain visibility. As an APICS certified SCOR master instructor, he has traveled the globe leading workshops, education and transformational programs.

Kent holds a master’s degree in international business from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University.

Rafael Lander

Rafael Lander

Operations Partner at PwC Consulting Solutions

Rafael Lander is an operations partner at PwC Consulting Solutions, leading the U.S. Life Sciences operations team. Lander has more than 20 years of operations consulting and industry experience within the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. He also has extensive expertise in operations strategy, supply chain management, manufacturing optimization, strategic sourcing and organizational restructuring.

Jim Lee

Jim Lee

Managing Director, KPMG Supply Chain AI Lead

Jim Lee is managing director and supply chain artificial intelligence lead at KPMG. He drives supply chain strategy and analytics services for clients in the consumer and retail industries. With more than 20 years of experience, Lee works with companies to form new strategies that unlock value in supply chain performance. Prior to KPMG, he held consulting leadership roles at IBM and Deloitte.

Emmanuel Le Perru

Emmanuel Le Perru

Deputy Country Director for the USAID Global Health and Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management Project in Haiti

Emmanuel Le Perru is the deputy country director for the USAID Global Health and Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management project in Haiti. Le Perru is responsible for the procurement, warehousing and last-mile distribution of $20 million of health commodities per year. He is also has experience in pharmaceutical products licensing, technology transfer and venture capital fundraising.

Nicholas Little, Ph.D.

Nicholas Little, Ph.D.

Director of Railway Education in the Center for Railway Research at Michigan State University

Nicholas Little is director of railway education in the Center for Railway Research and Education within the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (MSU). Little has worked at MSU since 1995 in various supply chain management roles. His experience in buying, purchasing and strategic procurement helps him.

Edward Llewellyn

Edward Llewellyn

Supply Chain Technical Director at Africa Resource Centre

Edward Llewellyn is the supply chain technical director at Africa Resource Centre. With a background in engineering and supply chain, Llewellyn has worked in consulting for 20 years, advising on organizational transformation across the private and public sectors. Llewellyn supports ARC’s country teams to shape and scope supply chain strengthening initiatives and leads ARC’s work in the development of global goods.

Blanca Marquez, D.Mgt., MBA, CPIM

Blanca Marquez, D.Mgt., MBA, CPIM

Supply Chain Transformation Director- Albea Group

Blanca Marquez, D.Mgt., CPIM, is supply chain transformation director - North America, at Albéa Group, where she oversees supply chain transformation for the cosmetic packaging wholesaler. An expert in the design and implementation of simple solutions to manage complex supply chains, Marquez leads initiatives to improve customer satisfaction, reduce working capital, lower operational costs and create sustainable organizational structures.

Alex McGuire

Alex McGuire

Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at General Dynamics Information Technology

Alex McGuire serves as vice president and chief supply chain officer at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). He leads all aspects of strategic sourcing, procurement, category management and supply chain risk management. In this role, McGuire collaborates with strategic partners and suppliers as GDIT delivers on its commitments to customer missions.

Davis McNeil

Davis McNeil

Director of KPMG's Customer and Operations Advisory Practice Division

Davis McNeil is the director of KPMG's customer and operations advisory practice division, focused on strategy, operations and analytics. In this capacity, he works to help clients manage operational complexity and cost-to-serve. McNeil understands the value of data and analytics investment and has served many of the firm’s largest clients in the consumer and retail sectors.

Steve Melnyk, Ph.D.

Steve Melnyk, Ph.D.

Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management at Michigan State University

Steve Melnyk is a professor of supply chain and operations management at Michigan State University. He has coauthored 20 books and more than 90 articles. Melnyk’s research focus includes supply chain risk and resilience, strategic supply chain management, behavioral research, and certified management standards.

Daniel Mielke, CPIM, SCOR-P

Daniel Mielke, CPIM, SCOR-P

United Kingdom Supply Chain Director at Bostik Ltd.

Daniel Mielke is the United Kingdom supply chain director at Bostik Ltd., where he manages supply chain planning, logistics, customs compliance, customer service and direct purchasing. With a passionate approach to continuous movement, he has led several successful cost-saving projects. Daniel holds a master's degree in procurement, logistics and supply chain management.

Harry Moser

Harry Moser

Founder of the Reshoring Initiative

Harry Moser is founder of the Reshoring Initiative, a nonprofit organization focused on bringing well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States. He participated in President Obama’s 2012 Insourcing Forum. Moser was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame and named Quality Magazine’s Quality Professional of the year for 2012.

Meghan Murray

Meghan Murray

Operations Partner at PwC Consulting Solutions

Meghan Murray is an operations partner at PwC Consulting Solutions, leading the U.S. sourcing and procurement team. Murray has more than 25 years of operations consulting experience, overseeing procurement transformations and strategic cost-reduction programs. Her focus is on the retail and consumer, hospitality, and private equity sectors.

Santiago Najera, Ph.D.

Santiago Najera, Ph.D.

Operational Planning Manager at Pronaca and General Secretary at Asolog

Santiago Najera is an operational planning manager at Pronaca and general secretary at Asolog. He is an economist and a lawyer, holding a Ph.D. in business administration and several master’s degrees in finance, operations research, applied statistics and total quality management. Najera has nearly 20 years of experience managing both private and public companies.

Arunachalam Narayanan, Ph.D.

Arunachalam Narayanan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Analytics at the University of North Texas

Arunachalam “Chalam” Narayanan is associate professor of analytics at the University of North Texas. Prior to this, he served in the industrial distribution program in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research involves supply chain management, with a specific focus on optimization and behavioral operations management.

Hector Orozco

Hector Orozco

President and CEO at Syncontext

Hector Orozco is president and CEO at Syncontext. Since founding the company in 2015, he has been responsible for its culture, vision, strategy and portfolio growth, as well as its expansion into vertical industries and geographical markets. In addition, Orozco has led supply chain operations, managed distribution centers and overseen distribution networks.

Narjinder Pathania

Narjinder Pathania

Director of Digital Supply Chain Cloud Solutions at SAP National Security Services

Narjinder Pathania is director of digital supply chain cloud solutions at SAP National Security Services, where he is continuously improving its secure, world-class set of supply chain technologies. Pathania has worked with supply chains for more than 20 years to improve processes and optimize performance by leveraging technology.

Julia Perri

Julia Perri

Project Director in the Supply Chain Management Division of Chemonics International

Julia Perri is a project director in the supply chain management division of Chemonics International. With 15 years of experience in programmatic implementation and operational management for large USAID-funded programs, Perri previously served as director of operations and finance for the GHSC-PSM project in Angola. She has also backstopped multiple portfolios in Kenya on projects from USAID, CDC, the Gates Foundation and others.

Ryan Poirier

Ryan Poirier

Manager of Network Logistics at UScellular

Ryan Poirier is manager of network logistics at UScellular and has extensive experience collaborating with customers and internal teams on a global scale. With more than 15 years of results-oriented practice and leadership with both established and early-stage, high-growth organizations, Poirier is an analytical leader who emphasizes building motivated and effective teams.

Clark Ponthier, CPIM

Clark Ponthier, CPIM

Senior Vice President Supply Chain at Union Pacific Railroad

Clark Ponthier is senior vice president supply chain at Union Pacific Railroad. In this role, he provides leadership for strategic sourcing, warehousing, supplier quality, inventory management, and logistics. Ponthier also leads Union Pacific’s continuous improvement journey across the company (UP Way) and serves as its environmental management leader. Ponthier has a strong history of success in driving organizations to best-in-class performance with other industry leaders including Ingersoll Rand, Dell, General Electric and Dow Chemical. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Danaka M. Porter

Danaka M. Porter

Regional Managing Partner at Iota Consultants

Danaka M. Porter is a regional managing partner at iota consulting as well as cofounder and current chief operating officer of fertility company VitaNova Tech. At iota, she consults in supply chain, project management, and data analytics in heavy manufacturing and technology. Porter holds a master's degree in engineering from MIT in systems and supply chain.

Manoj Porwal

Manoj Porwal

Associate Principal and Core Member of Supply Chain and Manufacturing Analytics Practice at ZS Associates

Manoj Porwal is an associate principal and core member of supply chain and manufacturing analytics practice at ZS Associates, focusing on elevating clients’ supply chain and manufacturing maturity through improved strategy, analytics, operations and technology. Porwal has also supported pharmaceutical organizations in strategic planning, logistics, inventory management and more.

Tom Raftery

Tom Raftery

Futurist and Innovation Evangelist

Tom Raftery is a Futurist and Innovation Evangelist, guest lecturer at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo and a board advisor at numerous startups. Rafter has a strong background in technology and social media and is cofounder of a software development company, a social media consultancy and a hyper-energy-efficient data center.

Fazlur Rahman

Fazlur Rahman

Global IBP and Demand Planning at 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.

Marc Richter

Marc Richter

Senior Consultant at Visual Enterprise Architecture

Marc Richter is a senior consultant at Visual Enterprise Architecture. He has more than 25 years of experience in business transformation and enterprise process management services and solutions. Richter has supported projects across different industries including aerospace, life sciences, financial services, energy and government.

Edna Roberts

Edna Roberts

Manager of Network Inventory Operations at Uscellular

Edna Roberts is the inventory manager for network logistics at Uscellular, where she is responsible for material deliveries, last-mile delivery troubleshooting and material issues resolution. She has spent her career managing logistics and warehouse operations, as well as implementing unique strategies to optimize business operations.

Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts

Vice President at Zumen Inc

Brent Ruth, CPIM-F, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, SCOR-P

Brent Ruth, CPIM-F, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, SCOR-P

Manufacturing Futurist

Brent Ruth has held several supply chain leadership roles over the past 14 years and is currently the digital operations and enterprise resources planning strategy lead for Advanced Components Manufacturing. He is passionate about technology, our integrated future and life-long learning. Ruth’s goal is to make the world a better, more sustainable and abundant planet.

Shreedhar Sasikumar

Shreedhar Sasikumar

Director and Product Manager of KPMG's Signals Repository

Shreedhar (Shree) Sasikumar is the director and product manager of KPMG's signals repository, managing a KPMG platform that enables and accelerates the use of external data in machine learning solutions. Prior to joining KPMG, Sasikumar gained worked at Google, Ernst & Young and National Economic Research Associates.

David Sasso

David Sasso

President of DNY-Innova Textile Consulting Services

David Sasso is president of DNY-Innova Textile Consulting Services. He has 30 years of experience building better apparel products and understanding their real cost and value. Sasso serves on the Georgia Soft Goods Education Foundation at the University of Georgia and has served on the executive board committee of the American Apparel Production Network.

John Schinter

John Schinter

CEO and Business Advisor for All In Resources

John Schinter is the CEO and business advisor for All In Resources, as well as the founding advisor of Guild. He has worked with Fortune 100 enterprises to improve environmental, social and governance performance, including the scaling and elimination of operational efficiencies in buildings, equipment and systems.

Denise Sena

Denise Sena

Executive Director of Integrated Supply Chain at Celularity Inc.

Denise Sena is the executive director of integrated supply chain at Celularity Inc., having more than 25 years of comprehensive experience at several Fortune 500 Companies. Sena's career includes positions within strategic planning, customer centricity and solutions, strategic marketing, and end-to-end supply chain optimization.

Nisha Shah, SCOR-P

Nisha Shah, SCOR-P

Solutions Architect for Corporate Transformation at ASCM

Nisha Shah, SCOR-P, is the solutions architect for corporate transformation at ASCM. She has more than 15 years of experience in supply chain and operations analysis roles. Prior to joining ASCM, Shah was a supply chain transformation leader at Boeing, where she deployed multiple Supply Chain Operations Reference Transformation Learning Programs and led training efforts across the enterprise.

Simon Spavound, Ph.D.

Simon Spavound, Ph.D.

Data Science Team Lead for New York-based Peak

Simon Spavound is a data science team lead for New York-based Peak, an organization focused on putting decision intelligence into the hands of every business. His work has centered on a variety of supply chain problems across industry verticals, with a specific interest in forecasting and optimization. Spavound earned his Ph.D. in economics, with a focus on applied econometrics.

Jan Spreitzenbarth

Jan Spreitzenbarth

Lead Purchasing Analytics & Steering at Porsche AG | CARIAD SE

Jan Spreitzenbarth is an external doctoral student in the data and web science group at the University of Mannheim in Germany. Spreitzenbarth also drives the smart mobility procurement unit of Porsche AG and is assigned to the build-up of the newly founded CARIAD SE, bundling the software experience and competencies within the Volkswagen Group.

Dana Stiffler

Dana Stiffler

Vice President Analyst at Gartner

Dana Stiffler is research vice president at Gartner, where she is responsible for supply chain talent strategies, the chief supply chain officer role, and supply chain university programs. Her leadership spans Gartner 's Supply Chain Strategy and Enablers team; Supply Chainnovators; and the Gartner/ASCM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion project.

Emanuele Strada

Emanuele Strada

Founder and CEO of Thinking Solutions and Co-Founder of Real Throughput

Emanuele Strada is founder and CEO of Thinking Solutions and cofounder of Real Throughput. An expert in supply chain re-engineering and dynamic process modeling, he has worked for some of the top manufacturing companies in the world. Setting corporate strategy and holding various senior positions with a focus on re-engineering and creating systems and structures, he aims to deliver substantial improvements for supply chain organizations.

Grant Swanepoel, SCOR-P

Grant Swanepoel, SCOR-P

Lead of Strategy and Alliances, Middle East and Africa, at ASCM

Grant Swanepoel is a lead of strategy and alliances, Middle East and Africa, at ASCM. He is responsible for maintaining and building relationships with ASCM’s global partners. Grant has worked in the supply chain field for the past 15 years, focused around the areas of sales and operations planning, demand planning and supply chain improvement. 

Ulf Suerig, Ph.D.

Ulf Suerig, Ph.D.

Director of Supply Chain Operations at Abbott

Ulf Suerig is director of supply chain operations within the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical division of Abbott, a global health care company. He is responsible for business process management, master data management, serialization and traceability, as well as the transformation of the supply chain on a global scale.

Jim Ullum, MBA

Jim Ullum, MBA

Managing Partner of Source International and Chair of the WVU GSCM Advisory Council

Jim Ullum, MBA is Managing Partner of Source International and serves as Chair of the West Virginia University Global Supply Chain Management Advisory Council. With more than three decades of experience in the US, Asia, and Europe, Ullum specializes in new product development, offshore manufacturing, quality assurance, and product life cycle software.

Mario Vargas

Mario Vargas

Senior Director and Head of Supply Planning at Mirati Therapeutics

Mario Vargas is a senior director and the head of supply planning at Mirati Therapeutics. He brings 20 years of in-depth supply chain experience in areas such as strategic planning, global supply and demand planning, sales and operations planning, performance metrics, network optimization, and process transformation.

Lisa Veneziano, MBA

Lisa Veneziano, MBA

ASCM Board Member

Lisa Veneziano has more than 34 years of experience in automotive aftersales across a broad range of roles, including supply chain, warehousing and packaging operations, logistics, aftermarket sales and industrial engineering. Veneziano managed more than 95 warehouses and packaging facilities in 22 countries around the globe as executive director, global supply chain, warehousing and logistics for General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales. In addition to serving on the ASCM board, Veneziano is a member of the BOD Leadership Team and served as chair for the ASCM Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. In 2017, she was honored with the Women of Excellence Community Service Award from the National Association for Female Executives, and completed the General Motors Stanford Transformational Leadership Program in 2019. Veneziano has her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and her MBA from the University of Michigan.

Marc Waco

Marc Waco

Operations Partner at PwC Consulting Solutions

Marc Waco is an operations partner at PwC Consulting Solutions, leading the U.S. digital operations team. With more than 25 years of operations consulting and industry experience, Waco works with his team to integrate engineering, procurement, manufacturing and supply chain information to help companies optimize end-to-end performance. 

John Wahl

John Wahl

Director of Enterprise Procurement for Gulfstream Aerospace

John Wahl is a director of enterprise procurement for Gulfstream Aerospace and is responsible for indirect procurement, contracts and completions teams. He has been an integral part of Gulfstream Aerospace since 2005, holding several managerial and directorial roles in procurement and contracts. Prior to joining Gulfstream Aerospace, Wahl worked at Johnson Controls as an account executive and sales engineer.

Tyler Walrabenstein, CSCP, CPIM

Tyler Walrabenstein, CSCP, CPIM

Traffic/Inventory Manager at Tabacalera USA

Rick Watson

Rick Watson

Founder and CEO of RMW Commerce Consulting

Rick Watson is founder and CEO of RMW Commerce Consulting, enabling brands to grow their e-commerce revenue. After two decades as a technology entrepreneur, Watson’s work now centers on helping investors and management teams enhance direct-to-customer businesses. His podcast, The Watson Weekly, shares an unbiased take on the retail sector.

Derek Westfall, CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P

Derek Westfall, CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P

Supply Chain Analyst at The Boeing Company

Derek Westfall is a supply chain analyst at The Boeing Company, an APICS instructor and an adjunct professor at Portland State University. With 35 years of progressive supply chain and project management experience, he is well-versed in the design and development of end-to-end supply chain solutions.

Justin Wilcox, CPIM

Justin Wilcox, CPIM

Manager of Inventory Control at Cirrus Aircraft and Cohost of The Strongest Link Supply Chain Podcast

Justin Wilcox is the manager of inventory control at Cirrus Aircraft and cohost of The Strongest Link Supply Chain Podcast. He promotes a focus on process improvement, including the development of supply chain process tools and the transformation from push to pull systems within Cirrus Aircraft.

Karin Witton, Ph.D.

Karin Witton, Ph.D.

Global Director of Sustainability at Tosca

Karin Witton is global director of sustainability at Tosca. Serving for more than 30 years in leadership roles in sustainability and environmental management, she has worked as a consultant for oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, armed services, utility companies, and waste handling and disposal services.

Educational Sessions

The event agenda is subject to change. The agenda is growing each day so check back often.

Sunday, September 18

Panel Discussion: ASCM's Top 10 Supply Chain Trends Coming in 2023

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Emerging Trends

Panel Discussion: ASCM's Top 10 Supply Chain Trends Coming in 2023

Sunday, September 18. 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Supply chains are complex, global and increasingly interconnected. When one part of the network is exposed, all face disruption. Attend this educational session to get a sneak peek of the fourth-annual ASCM trends report, developed by ASCM’s Research, Innovation and Sensing Committee (RISC). This group of subject-matter experts represents diverse profiles and backgrounds from industry, academia and consulting. You'll discover the most relevant trends coming in 2023 and how to prepare your entire network for what's on the horizon.

Learning Pillars:

Emerging Trends

Moderator:

Matthew Talbert
Research Senior Manager at ASCM

Presenters:

Ulf Suerig, Ph.D.
Director of Supply Chain Optimization, Global Supply Chain at Abbott

Adam James, CSCP, CLTD
Vice President, North America Surface Transportation at C.H. Robinson

Amy Augustine, CSCP
Senior Director, Network Supply Chain at UScellular

Supply Chain Management: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going

9:15 am – 10:15 am

In-Person Exclusive

Operational Excellence

Supply Chain Management: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going

Sunday, September 18. 9:15 am – 10:15 am

In-Person Exclusive

Supply chain management systems, visibility and functionality have all evolved substantially since the early days, yet Microsoft Excel is still the most popular planning tool, with 73% of supply chain planners relying on it for data input and tracking. We are far from leveraging the sophisticated processes and tools that we have access to, so this educational session will explore both the old and new ways that we can chart a more defined course for the next five years ahead. Review what the early days of supply chain management entailed and what the future will look like.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Presenter:

Allen Jacques
Industry Thought Leader at Kinaxis

Solve for the Talent “Sansdemic” With an AI-First Strategy

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Emerging Trends

Industry 5.0

Intelligent Supply

Solve for the Talent “Sansdemic” With an AI-First Strategy

Sunday, September 18. 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Legacy systems constrain supply chains by causing data inconsistencies that add risk, prevent effective communication, and hinder relationship management with both suppliers and customers. But by building a reliant supply network, organizations can better keep up with customer needs, empower the next-generation of supply chain talent and futureproof the business as a strategic partner. This presentation will demonstrate how to apply an artificial intelligence (AI)-first supply chain strategy to advance both people and systems in order to achieve key goals while becoming more efficient and sustainable.

Learning Pillars:

Emerging Trends

Industry 5.0

Intelligent Supply

Presenter:

Christine Barnhart, CPIM
VP of Product Marketing and Go-to-Market at Nulogy 

Sourcing strategies in the new uncertain world

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Intelligent Supply

Sourcing strategies in the new uncertain world

Sunday, September 18. 9:15 am – 9:45 am

Learning Pillars:

Intelligent Supply

Presenter:

Viswanathan Kuppuswami

Capture Product Identity for Compliance and Transparency

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dynamic Fulfillment

Capture Product Identity for Compliance and Transparency

Sunday, September 18. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Supply chain claims carry an annual industry cost in the tens of billions of dollars. Safeguard your networks with electronic product code (EPC)-enabled radio frequency identification (RFID), leveraged with GS1 standards. This educational session will illustrate how this solution can help capture product identity at scale for more efficient, accurate and transparent tracking. From case and carton audit automation and the avoidance of mispacks to product authentication and grey market tracking, discover how EPC-enabled RFID offers reliable data reading and sharing for increased operational efficiencies, a better bottom line and greater customer satisfaction.

Learning Pillars:

Dynamic Fulfillment

Presenter:

Jonathan Gregory
Director of Community Engagement at GS1 US

Procurement Partnerships from the Supplier's Perspective

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Intelligent Supply

Procurement Partnerships from the Supplier's Perspective

Sunday, September 18. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Buyer-supplier relationships play a critical role in numerous aspects of supply chain management. Unfortunately, these partnerships are often viewed primarily from the buyer’s point of view, while the perspectives of the supplier are overlooked. This is a vital omission, which can explain many interesting outcomes, such as when good suppliers choose to leave the arrangement. Attend this educational session to explore this phenomenon, identify the factors influencing supplier behavior, and understand why adopting a different viewpoint can help buyers prioritize the critical importance of their suppliers and lead to big procurement improvements.

Learning Pillars:

Intelligent Supply

Presenters:

Steve Melnyk, Ph.D.
Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management at Michigan State University

Nicholas Little, Ph.D.
Director of Railway Education in the Center for Railway Research at Michigan State University

Panel Discussion: Trends in Agility/Flexibility

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Emerging Trends

Synchronized Planning

Panel Discussion: Trends in Agility/Flexibility

Sunday, September 18. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Supply chain disruption has become more frequent and more impactful than ever before, with many experts predicting that it is actually becoming the new norm. Companies have responded by investing in more flexible planning to offset impacts and agile execution to react quickly to volatility. In this educational session, a panel of industry experts will discuss the innovative ways that companies are achieving supply chain agility and flexibility, as well as the key considerations to keep in mind when designing your future supply chain.

Learning Pillars:

Emerging Trends

Synchronized Planning

Moderator:

Fred Hensel
Principal, KPMG Supply Chain Lead for Industrial Manufacturing

Panelists:

Andres Bejarano
Worldwide Director, Supply Chain Design and Network Operations at Colgate-Palmolive

Jim Lee
Managing Director, KPMG Supply Chain AI Lead

Adam James, CSCP, CLTD
Vice President of North America Surface Transportation at C.H. Robinson

Guayaquil, Ecuador: From COVID Casualty to Inspiring Model

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Operational Excellence

Synchronized Planning

Guayaquil, Ecuador: From COVID Casualty to Inspiring Model

Sunday, September 18. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

When the pandemic struck in March 2020, the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, experienced critical hardship and incredible distress. Ecuador’s largest city made the news for enduring one of the world’s most lethal outbreaks of COVID-19, as well as for the extreme challenges it faced in ensuring people had access to enough food. Amid this shortage of raw materials and labor, the country’s principal food company worked in overdrive to redesign its operations and serve the community. Discover how this organization overhauled its supply chain in less than a week, satisfying demand, refining key-performance indicators and even achieving production records.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Synchronized Planning

Presenter:

Santiago Najera Ph.D.
Operational Planning Manager at Pronaca and General Secretary at Asolog

Transforming Supply Chain with Digital/AI for Automation, Accuracy, and Resilience

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Industry 5.0

Intelligent Supply

Emerging Trends

Transforming Supply Chain with Digital/AI for Automation, Accuracy, and Resilience

Sunday, September 18. 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

In-Person Exclusive

With ever-evolving business complexities and increasing focus on customer and patient experience, many organizations are shifting toward data-driven insights through digital transformation initiatives. Regardless of where a supply chain organization is on its journey, this educational session is an opportunity to hear directly from a diverse cohort of experts around what digital means to them. Discover critical ingredients and key learnings from successful transformations; advice for staying ahead of the competition; and the potential for enhanced automation, accuracy and resilience.

Learning Pillars:

Industry 5.0

Intelligent Supply

Emerging Trends

Moderators:

Anshul Agarwal
Principal, ZS

Manoj Porwal
Associate Principal, ZS

Panelists:

Denise Sena
Executive Director, Integrated Supply Chain, Celularity, Inc.

Mario Vargas
Head of Supply Planning, Mirati Therapeutics

Rajiv Anand
Digital & Autonomous Manufacturing leader, founder – Quartic.ai

Sunil Chopra
Deputy Dean & IBM Professor of Operations Management, Kellogg School of Management

Panel Discussion: What does Supply Chain Planning Look Like in 2030?

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Synchronized Planning

Panel Discussion: What does Supply Chain Planning Look Like in 2030?

Sunday, September 18. 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

What will supply chain planning look like in 2030? How do we advance and educate teams to see demand as a flow, rather than a time-phased output to feed a supply engine? This educational session will focus on shifting supply chain planning data from time-phased to flow visualization and learning. In addition, the presenters will describe key market data, provide strategies for responding to market latency and offer methods for measuring supply variability. Attendees will discover how to manage the form and function of inventory in order to create essential demand-visibility signals.

Learning Pillars:

Synchronized Planning

Moderator:

Peter Bolstorff, CSCP, SCOR-P
Executive Vice President at ASCM

Panelists:

Fred Baumann
Vice President of Global Industry Marketing at o9 Solutions

Lora Cecere
Founder and CEO at Supply Chain Insights

Peter Bolstorff, CSCP, SCOR-P
Executive Vice President at ASCM

Distribution that Goes Beyond State-of-the-Art

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Operational Excellence

Dynamic Fulfillment

Distribution that Goes Beyond State-of-the-Art

Sunday, September 18. 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Once an organization leverages automation, deploys leading-edge equipment and implements top-tier management systems, what's next? Attendees at this educational session will explore the real-world distribution strategies used by a highly “technologically proactive” North American grocery retailer. Learn how key continuous improvement principles have been integrated with state-of-the-art algorithms to meaningfully advance distribution operations. And discover how this company successfully targeted improvement opportunities in order to achieve enhanced productivity within an already state-of-the-art distribution operation.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Dynamic Fulfillment

Presenters:

Robbie Cluett
Vice President of Business Development & Customer Success at Syncontext

Hector Orozco
President and CEO at Syncontext

Rodney Bonds
SVP of Supply Chain for The Parent Company

New Product Development With a Positive Impact

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Sustainability

New Product Development With a Positive Impact

Sunday, September 18. 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) requires operating in ways that positively affect employees, consumers, the wider community and the environment — and, accordingly, in ways that also have a positive effect on the organization. To maintain our planet’s natural resources for future generations, preserve biodiversity and address consumer expectations, it’s necessary to prioritize developing greener products. This presentation will enable attendees to increase their knowledge of what makes a product sustainable, as well as specific tools that add CSR features to new products, existing products and the overall supply chain.

Learning Pillars:

Sustainability

Presenter:

Jim Ullum, MBA
Managing Partner of Source International and Chair of the WVU GSCM Advisory Council

Ednilson Bernardes, Ph.D.
Professor of Supply Chain Management and Program Coordinator of Global Supply Chain Management at West Virginia University

Panel Discussion: State of the Supply Chain

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Emerging Trends

Operational Excellence

Panel Discussion: State of the Supply Chain

Sunday, September 18. 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join ASCM chief executive officer Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE, as he interviews ASCM board of directors chair Clark Ponthier, CPIM, and chair-elect Lisa Veneziano regarding the current state of the global supply chain. The panelists will share essential lessons learned from the extraordinary events of the past two years, as well as strategies industry professionals can use to emerge better and stronger in the wake of disruption. Participants will discover trends and opportunities to take advantage of today, as well as key insights into what lies ahead for the world of supply chain.

Learning Pillars:

Emerging Trends

Operational Excellence

Moderator:

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE
CEO at ASCM

Panelists:

Clark Ponthier, CPIM
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Union Pacific Railroad

Lisa Veneziano, MBA
ASCM Board Member

Elevate Freight Activities to Boost Profitability and Sustainability

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dynamic Fulfillment

Sustainability

Elevate Freight Activities to Boost Profitability and Sustainability

Sunday, September 18. 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reducing logistics freight costs can be challenging and often involves many obstacles. But the effort is well worth the time and effort, as it creates a straightforward method for increasing competitive advantage and ensuring profitable and sustainable growth. This presentation will define key initiatives that have helped reduce freight costs in the chemical industry, but can be applied to numerous fields. Specific improvements include reducing carbon footprint, optimizing pallet weight, enhanced full-truck-load agreements, adjustments to delivery frequency, reducing complexity in information models, defining clear key-performance indicators and many more.

Learning Pillars:

Dynamic Fulfillment

Sustainability

Presenter:

Daniel Mielke, CPIM, SCOR-P
United Kingdom Supply Chain Director at Bostik Ltd.

The State of Digitization: Procurement Versus Sales and Marketing

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Intelligent Supply

Synchronized Planning

The State of Digitization: Procurement Versus Sales and Marketing

Sunday, September 18. 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The procurement function and the sales and marketing function are a supply chain organization’s main boundary-spanning functions. Each has a specific focus and different views and objectives — so together, the two often fight for relative competitive advantage. The digitization of processes and the rise of enterprise resources planning systems led to a data abundance, yet the outcomes are not yet satisfactory in practical application. This presentation will share results from an explanatory study that considered key takeaways related to procurement in contrast sales and marketing.

Learning Pillars:

Intelligent Supply

Synchronized Planning

Presenter:

Jan Spreitzenbarth
Lead Purchasing Analytics & Steering at Porsche AG | CARIAD SE

Monday, September 19

Community and Government Affairs

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Community and Government Affairs

Monday, September 19. 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Presenter:

Steven Hussain
Vice President of Community Workforce Programs and Community Relations - Prologis

Integrated Business Planning Bolsters Spirit AeroSystems

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Synchronized Planning

Integrated Business Planning Bolsters Spirit AeroSystems

Monday, September 19. 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Aerospace and defense organizations sit at the forefront of innovation and advanced technologies, shaping our world in ways that were once unimaginable. Yet the manufacturing of large and complex aircraft presents a unique set of challenges — one of which is the ability of supply chain planners at all tiers to effectively simulate demand changes driven by a turbulent market and changing customer needs. This presentation will illustrate how Spirit AeroSystems developed and implemented a robust integrated business planning process, which enables them to effectively handle unstable market conditions.

Learning Pillars:

Synchronized Planning

Presenters:

John Danley, CPIM, CSCP
Manager of Master Scheduling and Demand Planning at Spirit AeroSystems

Narjinder Pathania
Director of Digital Supply Chain Cloud Solutions at SAP National Security Services

Practical Applications of Using AI to Transform your Supply Chain: Delivering Excellent Outcomes in an Uncertain World

9:00 am - 10:00 am

In-Person Exclusive

Industry 5.0

Emerging Trends

Synchronized Planning

Practical Applications of Using AI to Transform your Supply Chain: Delivering Excellent Outcomes in an Uncertain World

Monday, September 19. 9:00 am - 10:00 am

In-Person Exclusive

Artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed our world, and many see the potential for positive outcomes across a multitude of industries and business activities. But when it comes to supply chain, how can AI increase efficiency from end to end? In this session, participants will discover how AI-driven innovations can reshape networks in our uncertain world. From driverless trucks to warehouse automation to shipment load monitoring and more, AI is the technology of the future. The time has come to focus on practical applications that can support a more integrated global supply chain.

Learning Pillars:

Industry 5.0

Emerging Trends

Synchronized Planning

Presenter:

Simon Spavound, Ph.D.
Data Science Team Lead for New York-based Peak

Panel Discussion: Managing Supply Chain Risk Through the Use of Private Sector 3PLs

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Dynamic Fulfillment

Panel Discussion: Managing Supply Chain Risk Through the Use of Private Sector 3PLs

Monday, September 19. 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Outsourcing supply chain functions has become increasingly common as emerging economies take advantage of private sector growth. Working with third-party logistics providers (3PLs) is enabling this shift, as 3PLs are held to key-performance indicators to ensure they meet standards. However, while outsourcing to the private sector helps mitigate certain risks, it also introduces new risks that must be balanced with the desire for increased efficiency and cost savings. This session will focus on the benefits and challenges of using 3PLs and explore how the introduction of 3PLs into the supply chain enables governments specialize in other areas of the health system.

Learning Pillars:

Dynamic Fulfillment

Moderator:

Julia Perri
Program Management Director, GHSC-PSM at Chemonics International

Panelists:

Segolene d’Herlincourt
Zambia Strategic Program Director, GHSC-PSM at Chemonics International

Emmanuel Le Perru
Haiti Deputy Country Director, GHSC-PSM at Chemonics International

Edward Llewellyn
Supply Chain Technical Director at Africa Resource Center

João Carriço
CEO at Adicional 3PL

Organizational Velocity: Turbocharge Your Business

2:30 pm –3:30 pm

Operational Excellence

Emerging Trends

Organizational Velocity: Turbocharge Your Business

Monday, September 19. 2:30 pm –3:30 pm

New companies with modern business models have been displacing incumbents at an unprecedented pace. The average age of the top 10 S&P companies dropped from 100 years old in 2010 to just 30 years old in 2019. Why? This educational session will bring to life the challenge and promise of organizational velocity through firsthand accounts and compelling stories from dozens of private and public company leaders, as well as colonels and generals in the military. Participants will learn through stories, examples and practical advice to enable their organizations to thrive in times of disruption.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Emerging Trends

Presenter:

Alan Amling
TED Speaker and Thought Leader on Harnessing Digital Disruption for Success

Are You Making the Most of AI, ML and the IOT?

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Industry 5.0

Operational Excellence

Are You Making the Most of AI, ML and the IOT?

Monday, September 19. 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and the internet of things (IOT) and have been employed in supply chain for a number of years, making the largest impacts in manufacturing, high-tech, industrial work, logistics and transportation. Attend this educational session to learn about the applications of AI, ML and the IOT in supply chain as they relate to predictive maintenance, integrated planning, inventory management, quality optimization and more. Participants will discover implementable strategies for using these solutions to enable data-driven supply chain performance.

Learning Pillars:

Industry 5.0

Operational Excellence

Presenter:

Danaka M. Porter
Regional Managing Partner at Iota Consultants

Engage and Retain Employees by Giving Them Meaning

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Engage and Retain Employees by Giving Them Meaning

Monday, September 19. 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Disengagement and voluntary turnover costs businesses more than $1 trillion per year. But when people find meaning at work, they are healthier, happier, more productive and three times more likely to stay. The Meaning-Centered Leadership framework, based on extensive research, provides skills and strategies that enable organizations to increase employee engagement, empowerment and expertise. In this interactive session, participants will learn about the actions they can take to support the implementation of meaning-centered leadership and drive positive engagement and organizational commitment at their workplaces.

Learning Pillars:

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Presenter:

Barbara Bartels, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives at Brandman University

Smart Data Fabrics in Supply Chain: Providing a “Connective Tissue” to Enable Prescriptive Insights for Real-Time Decision Intelligence

2:30 pm –3:30 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Industry 5.0

Operational Excellence

Smart Data Fabrics in Supply Chain: Providing a “Connective Tissue” to Enable Prescriptive Insights for Real-Time Decision Intelligence

Monday, September 19. 2:30 pm –3:30 pm

In-Person Exclusive

As we move from a linear supply chain model to a more dynamic, digital and collaborative model, shouldn’t your data framework act in the same way? This presentation will discuss how a smart data fabric can manage supply chain constraints with prescriptive insights, from the first mile to the last, by providing early warning to disruptions with intelligent automation that enables real-time execution of decisions across the operational landscape. The presentation will also highlight several real-world use cases that demonstrate the benefits of using a modern, next-generation data platform.

Learning Pillars:

Industry 5.0

Operational Excellence

Presenter:

Mark Holmes, CTLD
Senior Advisor for Supply Chain

Panel Discussion: Dynamic Supply Chain Planning in Unprecedented Times

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Synchronized Planning

Panel Discussion: Dynamic Supply Chain Planning in Unprecedented Times

Monday, September 19. 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

We have experienced unprecedented change in the last two-and-a-half years. Consumer and customer behaviors and preferences are shifting; inflation and interest rates are rising; labor, material and transportation shortages are a constant. There are on-shelf availability issues in some categories while there is excess inventory in others. Overall, planning and execution have become significantly more challenging. Attend this discussion to explore these issues, as well as how integrated business planning and sales and operations planning can address them by enabling supply chains to be more dynamic and scenario-based.

Learning Pillars:

Synchronized Planning

Moderator:

Fazlur Rahman
Global IBP and Demand Planning at Kraft Heinz Company

Panelists:

Skyler Covington, CSCP, SCOR-P
Division Supply Chain Manage at Sonoco

Lucille Docter
Senior Manager of Supply Chain Planning at UScellular

Mike Roberts
Vice President at Zumen Inc

Blanca Marquez, CPIM
Supply Chain Transformation Director – North America at Albéa Group

How are Supply Chain Leaders Thinking About Digital Trends?

3:45 pm –4:45 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Operational Excellence

Sustainability

Talent, Leadership and Culture

How are Supply Chain Leaders Thinking About Digital Trends?

Monday, September 19. 3:45 pm –4:45 pm

In-Person Exclusive

With the world’s supply chains navigating more disruptions than ever before, companies are working to improve resilience, boost efficiency and continue delivering for customers. But where should business leaders direct their focus when it comes to these new digital trends? This session will feature eye-opening discussions around what operations leaders need to think about today and tomorrow in order to successfully navigate supply chain challenges, with specific focus on the topics of workforce and operations, social governance and sustainability, and the digitization of supply chains.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Sustainability

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Moderator:

Marc Waco
Operations Partner at PwC Consulting Solutions

Presenters:

Meghan Murray
Operations Partner at PwC Consulting Solutions

Carla DeSantis
Operations Partner at PwC Consulting Solutions

Rafael Lander
Operations Partner at PwC Consulting Solutions

Working Successfully in Supply-Constrained Environments

3:45 pm –4:15 pm

Operational Excellence

Working Successfully in Supply-Constrained Environments

Monday, September 19. 3:45 pm –4:15 pm

Severe supply constraints are creating significant challenges for industry professionals across the globe. The resulting backlog of demand for finished items, affected by supply constraints, makes it exceedingly difficult for companies to maintain customer service levels and stabilize operations. This educational session will outline the core challenges supply chain organizations are facing and offer tactics and strategies to ensure material planning is paced to the appropriate rate of production activity.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Presenter:

Erik Bush
CEO of Demand Driven Technologies

Key Qualities of Unifying Leaders

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Key Qualities of Unifying Leaders

Monday, September 19. 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

In our highly polarized world, it's more important than ever that leaders adopt a mindset of partnership and practice behaviors designed to bring together their team members. This presentation will discuss specific traits to adopt, as well as how supply chain organizations can use them to connect their people, get them to work as a team, achieve breakthrough results and experience unprecedented fulfillment. Participants will benefit from key realizations and practical approaches that they can put into practice immediately in order to transform their organization’s culture and cooperative results.

Learning Pillars:

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Presenter:

Amir Ghannad
Founder and President of The Ghannad Group

Panel Discussion: The Latest SCOR Developments for Superior Supply Chains

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Operational Excellence

Panel Discussion: The Latest SCOR Developments for Superior Supply Chains

Monday, September 19. 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model enables businesses of all sizes and types to evaluate and optimize their supply chains for resilience, consistency and efficiency. In this panel discussion, attendees will learn how to use this industry-neutral, open-access standard in their own networks. Panelists will describe exciting recent updates and explain how SCOR leads to better integration, heightened efficiency, the attainment of sustainability goals and exceptional economic performance.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Moderator:

Peter Bolstorff
Executive Vice President at ASCM

Panel members:

Douglas Kent
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Alliances at ASCM

Ayman Assaad

Samer Al-Madhoun

Deloitte Supply Chain & Network Operations – Sustainability Review

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Dynamic Fulfillment

Sustainability

Operational Excellence

Deloitte Supply Chain & Network Operations – Sustainability Review

Monday, September 19. 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In-Person Exclusive

A sustainable supply chain aims to address key environmental topics and positively affects a number of social and governance business challenges. Recently, more and more corporations have been turning toward more sustainable practices — not only because of government and consumer pressure, but also because many of these levers differentiate their products, drive operational efficiency and lower the cost of capital. This educational session will explore the industry’s overall perspective on supply chain sustainability and address the most noteworthy trends being seen in the market today.

Learning Pillars:

Dynamic Fulfillment

Sustainability

Operational Excellence

Presenter:

Jessica Franquiz

Supply Chain Design Lessons From the Reshoring Initiative

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Intelligent Supply

Supply Chain Design Lessons From the Reshoring Initiative

Monday, September 19. 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The nonprofit Reshoring Initiative (RI) has compiled a comprehensive database about U.S. reshoring, applicable to any program that aims to bring manufacturing jobs back to home soil. Using this database, RI provides support to organizations seeking to prioritize proximate suppliers in order to compress their supply chains and improve responsiveness and resilience. This presentation will summarize key findings revealed by the data and delve into how supply chains can evolve and thrive more locally.

Learning Pillars:

Intelligent Supply

Presenters:

Suzanne de Treville
Professor and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland

Harry Moser
Founder of the Reshoring Initiative

David Sasso
President of DNY-Innova Textile Consulting Services

Mike Fralix
President and CEO of [TC]2

How Microsoft Cloud’s Supply Chain Achieves Circularity

5:00 pm –6:00 pm

Sustainability

Emerging Trends

How Microsoft Cloud’s Supply Chain Achieves Circularity

Monday, September 19. 5:00 pm –6:00 pm

Each year, 11 billion tons of waste are processed, with e-waste being the fastest-growing waste stream of all — yet only 20% of e-waste is recycled. Microsoft Cloud Circular Centers offer a model for changing that trajectory by processing decommissioned cloud servers and hardware at more than 200 of Microsoft's global data centers. The components and equipment are sorted and intelligently channeled to optimize reuse and repurpose, as well as minimize the waste sent to landfills. This presentation will demonstrate how Microsoft plans to reuse 90% of its cloud computing hardware by 2025 and achieve circularity at scale with zero waste.

Learning Pillars:

Sustainability

Emerging Trends

Presenter:

Paul Clark
General Manager of Microsoft Azure Cloud Infrastructure Sustainability

Tuesday, September 20

Three Key Elements of Successful Culture Transformations

10:30 am – 11:00 am

In-Person Exclusive

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Three Key Elements of Successful Culture Transformations

Tuesday, September 20. 10:30 am – 11:00 am

In-Person Exclusive

Do you know how well your supply chain organization achieves cultural transformation? Are there gaps that need to be filled and opportunities being missed? Attend this educational session to be guided through an examination of three key components that must be present for successful cultural transformation. The presenters will enable you to reflect on your own particular situation, then share clear steps to ensure that you are positioned for success. Participants will leave with actionable tools and ideas to achieve stronger teams for whatever the future may hold.

Learning Pillars:

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Presenter:

Amir Ghannad

A Sustainable Future Powered by Intuitive Technology

11:00 am – 11:30 am

In-Person Exclusive

Sustainability

Industry 5.0

A Sustainable Future Powered by Intuitive Technology

Tuesday, September 20. 11:00 am – 11:30 am

In-Person Exclusive

Intuitive technology enables supply chain organizations to use proven and tested expertise to get ahead of challenges, identify opportunities sooner and outpace change with superhuman speed. Attend this educational session to better adapt to our volatile world and achieve resilience by implementing data-backed sustainability strategies. With the right technology, it’s possible to anticipate change, act with confidence and mitigate risk. Participants will learn to embed sustainability into company strategy and operations to sense what’s coming and capture new opportunities as they emerge.

Learning Pillars:

Sustainability

Industry 5.0

Presenters:

Girish Dhaneshwar
VP and Consulting Practice Leader - Retail, Consumer Goods, Travel and Hospitality

Saket Setia
Industrial and Process Manufacturing North America Consulting Lead

Waiting On the Additive Manufacturing Revolution

10:30am – 11:30am

Industry 5.0

Waiting On the Additive Manufacturing Revolution

Tuesday, September 20. 10:30am – 11:30am

Additive manufacturing has been around since the 1980s and has gained a lot of attention in recent years under the umbrella of 3D printing. However, despite its revolutionary properties and optimistic growth projections, the technology is progressing more slowly than expected and has yet to be widely adopted across product categories; nor has it significantly reduced our dependence on traditional manufacturing. Participants in this educational session will explore why additive manufacturing isn't ubiquitous in supply chain by learning from three case studies that describe additive manufacturing challenges and benefits in the automotive, aerospace and health care industries.

Learning Pillars:

Industry 5.0

Presenters:

Arunachalam Narayanan Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Analytics at the University of North Texas

Himali Patil
Doctoral Candidate Majoring in Logistics Systems at the University of North Texas

Supply Chain Transformation at UScellular

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Operational Excellence

Supply Chain Transformation at UScellular

Tuesday, September 20. 10:30 am – 11:30 am

In 2019, UScellular’s complex supply chain was challenged by long lead times, shipping delays, and planning and supply issues. To address these problems, company leaders started Project NEO, which involved applying ASCM’s Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model to develop top-tier processes. This initiative resulted in significant optimization of the company’s core processes and a transformed future for UScellular's supply chain. In this educational session, the presenters from UScellular will share implementable best practices and discuss the specific strategies involved in Project NEO, as well as insightful takeaways regarding both change and risk management.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Presenters:

Edna Roberts
Manager of Network Inventory Operations at UScellular

Lucille Docter
Senior Manager of Supply Chain Planning at UScellular

Ryan Poirier
Manager of Network Logistics at Uscellular

Edna Roberts
Manager of Network Inventory Operations at Uscellular

Supply Chain Strong: How Technology Powers Agile Delivery with Mission Critical Risk Protection

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Operational Excellence

Industry 5.0

Supply Chain Strong: How Technology Powers Agile Delivery with Mission Critical Risk Protection

Tuesday, September 20. 10:30 am – 11:30 am

How can supply chains integrate and implement technological innovation to promote agile delivery? Increasing efficiency is paramount, but how is this done while maintaining a strong focus on mitigating risk? This educational session will explore how secure hybrid supply chains promote agility, adaptability and advanced technology. Participants will explore the benefits associated with leveraging artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cyber tools and strategies, data analytics, and digital modernization.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Industry 5.0

Presenters:

Alex McGuire
Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at General Dynamics Information Technology

Lauren Caplan
Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at General Dynamics Information Technology

John Wahl
Director of Enterprise Procurement for Gulfstream Aerospace

The Supply Chain Sustainability Imperative

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Sustainability

The Supply Chain Sustainability Imperative

Tuesday, September 20. 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Sustainability, once viewed as a nice-to-have, is increasingly becoming a must-have for supply chain organizations. In fact, key stakeholders such as regulators, the investment community, employees and customers are actively demanding it. Supply chains are typically responsible for anywhere from 80% to 95% of a company's climate emissions, which means supply chain professionals are in a unique position to help. Participants at this educational session will learn how to overcome common challenges associated with achieving sustainability and discover simple approaches for significantly reducing emissions throughout their networks.

Learning Pillars:

Sustainability

Presenter:

Tom Raftery
Global Vice President at SAP, Guest Lecturer at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo and Board Advisor at Numerous Startups

Creating a Winning 3PL Partnership

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Dynamic Fulfillment

Operational Excellence

Creating a Winning 3PL Partnership

Tuesday, September 20. 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Too many of the partnerships between client companies and their third-party logistics (3PL) service providers end in disappointment for both parties. In almost all of these failed relationships, the breakdown occurs before the agreement even begins, due to a lack of clearly defined requirements and expectations. Attendees at this educational session will learn about a uniquely insightful process for implementing a winning 3PL collaboration, from the start, at any supply chain organization. They will also gain a proven, step-by-step methodology for information-sharing and superior logistics results.

Learning Pillars:

Dynamic Fulfillment

Operational Excellence

Presenter:

Derek Westfall, CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P
Supply Chain Analyst at The Boeing Company

Inflation: What’s Going On and How Do Supply Chains Adapt?

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Operational Excellence

Inflation: What’s Going On and How Do Supply Chains Adapt?

Tuesday, September 20. 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

How will inflation affect the future of supply chain? Higher costs in essentially all areas across business and consumer spending seem to be on the rise. This is creating more and more complexity as companies seek ways to improve efficiency, keep end product costs manageable for customers and maintain profitability. This educational session will explore how inflation is currently influencing our supply chains, with an in-depth look at certain commodities and macro drivers. In addition, the presenters will discuss how to combat the consequences of inflation and some proven strategies for success.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Presenters:

Meghan Murray
Operations Partner at PwC Consulting Solutions

Carla DeSantis
Operations Partner at PwC Consulting Solutions

Fireside Chat: State of the Supply Chain Workforce

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Fireside Chat: State of the Supply Chain Workforce

Tuesday, September 20. 11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Although there is a far more refined focus today on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) throughout the supply chain industry, only 40% of organizations have set their sights on developing DEI initiatives that are specific to the industry. Meaningfully enhancing efforts to make DEI foundations a priority will require education, examples and action. During this educational session, ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi will discuss the complexities of implementing robust DEI standards in the world of supply chain. In addition, he will lead a Q&A with Gartner Vice President Dana Stiffler to explore how leading companies have made DEI an essential component of their daily operations.

Learning Pillars:

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Presenters:

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE
CEO at ASCM

Dana Stiffler
Vice President Analyst at Gartner

Achieve Long-Term Sustainability Value

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sustainability

Achieve Long-Term Sustainability Value

Tuesday, September 20. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

How can supply chain professionals convince their stakeholders to focus on sustainable business decisions amid labor and material sourcing crises? Attend this presentation to discover how to achieve program alignment that shifts the perspective from short-term cost-avoidance to long-term success. The presenters will outline demonstrated benefits of sustainability programs — including refining company culture through the discovery of alternatives that are safer, better for the environment and cost-efficient. Learn the value of just one company’s sustainability efforts, even at a time when supply chain challenges are at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

Learning Pillars:

Sustainability

Presenter:

Aubree Duncan
Global Director of Quality and Food Safety at Tosca

Karin Witton, Ph.D.
Global Director of Sustainability at Tosca

A View Inside Amazon Logistics

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

In-Person Exclusive

Dynamic Fulfillment

A View Inside Amazon Logistics

Tuesday, September 20. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

In-Person Exclusive

From air freight and global logistics to fulfillment and last-mile, Amazon is constantly evolving. Attend this educational session to learn about exciting new innovations and emerging trends that are pointing the way to the highest peaks of global logistics. Presenters of Five Insights Into the Ongoing Rise of Amazon's Logistics Investments from ASCM CONNECT 2021 will pick up where they left off last year, breaking down all the latest from the world of Amazon. Explore the latest changes to Amazon's processes and get an informative update about its massive network.

Learning Pillars:

Dynamic Fulfillment

Presenters:

David Glick
Chief Technology Officer at Flexe

Rick Watson
Founder and CEO of RMW Commerce Consulting

7 Steps to Better Inventory Turns

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Operational Excellence

7 Steps to Better Inventory Turns

Tuesday, September 20. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Discover tried-and-true inventory turn methods from a wide variety of manufacturing and distribution businesses and 30 years of experience. This informative educational session will share seven steps for advancement and illustrate how to apply them throughout the supply chain wherever inventory positions are maintained. Based on key principles that have been practiced and shown to be extremely effective, participants will discover how these seven steps are easy to learn, understand and implement by buyers, planners, analysts, inventory controllers and clerical personnel.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Presenter:

John Boyer, CPIM-F
Owner and President of J.E. Boyer Company Inc.

Panel Discussion: Women in Supply Chain

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Operational Excellence

Panel Discussion: Women in Supply Chain

Tuesday, September 20. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join this inspiring panel discussion moderated by Carol Cunningham and hear from panelists as they discuss their supply chain career journeys.

Learning Pillars:

Operational Excellence

Moderator:

Elizabeth Rennie
Editor-in-Chief and Senior Manager of Publications at ASCM

Panelists:

Claudia Freed
President and CEO at EALgreen

Karin Witton, Ph.D.
Global Director of Sustainability at Tosca

The Industrial Internet of Things and Sustainability

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Sustainability

The Industrial Internet of Things and Sustainability

Tuesday, September 20. 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Sustainability is a key objective in supply chain, and the industrial internet of things (IIOT) can greatly accelerate the sustainability journey. The IIOT refers to interconnected sensors, instruments and other devices networked with a company’s industrial applications, including manufacturing and energy management. Some applications include using IIOT solutions to dramatically reduce factory overhead for water, air, gas, electricity and steam; carbon footprint; emissions; and landfill use. This presentation will explore the ways that supply chain organizations can access real and lasting savings and springboard to further IIOT use cases involving direct process monitoring and control.

Learning Pillars:

Sustainability

Presenters:

Shawn Franklin
Manufacturing Systems Analyst at Caterpillar

Brent Ruth, CPIM-F, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, SCOR-P
Manufacturing Futurist

6 Stages of Digital Transformation

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Emerging Trends

Operational Excellence

6 Stages of Digital Transformation

Tuesday, September 20. 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

The journey to digital transformation has some common roadblocks, but there are proven, practical approaches that every supply chain organization can apply to overcome them and succeed. This presentation will detail the six stages of digital transformation, provide a set of practical steps for getting started, and compare and contrast companies that are data-driven and those that are not. This will be especially impactful for those looking to drive digital change in their organizations by leading the effort to analyze, simplify and digitize legacy processes.

Learning Pillars:

Emerging Trends

Operational Excellence

Presenter:

Marcus Bugni, CPIM
Senior Supply Chain Analyst at Andersen Corporation and Cohost of The Strongest Link Supply Chain Podcast

Justin Wilcox, CPIM
Inventory Control at Cirrus Aircraft and Cohost of The Strongest Link Supply Chain Podcast

Who Does What by When in the Eight S&OP Process Steps

2:45pm - 3:45pm

Synchronized Planning

In-Person Exclusive

Who Does What by When in the Eight S&OP Process Steps

Tuesday, September 20. 2:45pm - 3:45pm

In-Person Exclusive

Are you wondering what S&OP is all about, why it’s important, and why companies embrace this practice to make unified and timely business decisions? This educational session will answer all of those questions and delve into an overview of the eight typical S&OP steps to ensure that attendees all have the same general vision of the process. Next, the presenter will explore the primary subject matter that describes the key players in an S&OP process, what they are supposed to do, and when they are supposed to do it in order to optimize shipments, inventory, and costs.

Learning Pillars:

Synchronized Planning

Presenter:

John Boyer

Innovation Labs

Check out the latest in supply chain tech, learn about innovative products and hear research-backed findings from trusted industry experts in the Innovation Labs — a new immersive experience designed to stimulate creativity, collaboration and discussion. Plus, share your feedback with the forward-thinking companies leading the sessions, including:

  • ASCM
  • o9 Solutions
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Guild
  • Thinking Solutions
  • VEA

Plan your experience around four, one-hour labs at the ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference on Sunday, September 18 and Monday, September 19.

Innovation Labs are available to in-person ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference attendees only, and registration is limited. Registration for the Innovation Labs happens in Accelevents, our online event platform. Please note that you must be registered for conference to access Accelevents.

Learning Pillars

The ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference educational sessions are aligned under eight learning pillars, each addressing the fundamental issues of a resilient and sustainable supply chain. The content within these learning pillars is specifically structured to provide the best possible learning experience for conference attendees.

Dynamic Fulfillment

Dynamic Fulfillment

The Dynamic Fulfillment learning pillar explores the essential concepts involved with moving goods and materials throughout the supply chain. Gain key insights about optimizing logistics, transportation and distribution; streamlining warehousing and finished inventory strategies; the latest in robotics; and smarter scheduling, picking, packing, shipping and invoicing.

Emerging Trends

Emerging Trends

Discover the most interesting technologies and innovations in supply chain today. Educational sessions within the Emerging Trends learning pillar investigate the latest advancements while showcasing potential benefits of adopting and implementing these innovative solutions. Don’t miss this essential tour through the landscape of modern supply chain trends.

Industry 4.0

Industry 5.0

Industry 5.0 is the future of supply chain: the internet of things, cybersystems, advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and much more. These educational sessions point the way to forward-thinking supply chain management through compelling case studies, examples of creative problem-solving and much more.

Intelligent Supply

Intelligent Supply

Intelligent supply chains are digital and data-driven. So, tapping into these capabilities is necessary in order to create a global, connected, collaborative network. The educational sessions within this learning pillar will demonstrate how to streamline decision-making to advance your business, strengthen your supplier relationships and delight your customers.

Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence

Competitors enter the market. Product life cycles dwindle. Customer expectations extend beyond cost and service to include ethical, environmental and sustainability priorities. The Operational Excellence learning pillar includes some of the most respected names in the industry teaching you how to compete successfully and stay ahead of the competition.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Superior supply chain professionals are those who work intentionally and with critical purpose, mitigating the effects of climate change and leveraging innovative practices to design and support ethical networks. Become a force for corporate social responsibility and business integrity by attending the educational sessions in the Sustainability learning pillar.

Synchronized Planning

Synchronized Planning

Integrated sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more essential today than ever before. The Synchronized Planning learning pillar will examine how to achieve truly successful S&OP via synchronization among financial,
marketing and operational workflows. Learn how to collaboratively take your processes to the highest level.

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Talent, Leadership and Culture

Exceptional supply chains require an exceptional workplace that balances talent, leadership and culture. Educational sessions within this pillar are designed to help advance the next generation of supply chain professionals while supporting organizations seeking to build and engage the most informed, agile teams.

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