Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
March 19 -21st

This event is co-located with:

Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
March 19 -21st, 2017

Agenda Overview

With the help of 50 distinguished steering committee members Scope Supply Chain Summit Spring 2017 presents a 100% peer-driven educational program addressing some of the latest trends, most pressing challenges, and vast opportunities within the supply chain and procurement world. 

The SCOPE Educational Program is organized by key themes and tracks.You can choose up to 3 themes to mix and match between tracks to create your unique experience.

Key themes include:

 

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Breakout Presentations

Distribution Network and the Use of Multi-Functional DC's to Secure On-Line Fulfillment and Services

SPEAKERS

Craig Jones
Vice-President, Supply Chain, Aldo Group

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Distribution Network and the Use of Multi-Functional DC's to Secure On-Line Fulfillment and Services

The presentation will address how to approach a global network design covering all sales channels using networking tools, consumer trends and customer service expectations working through a regional and national carrier network. 

Key Take-Aways

  • Benefits of network planning tools
  • How to apply consumer wants and wishes
  • Getting the buy-in, who are the main stakeholders
  • Setting up a regional and national carrier network
  • Working with store, on-line, wholesale and returns distribution 
  • Continuous improvements 
The Supply Chain Agility

SPEAKERS

Christopher Gall
Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Calfrac Well Services, LTD

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The Supply Chain Agility

The presentation will discuss the selection of critical or complex suppliers in supporting operational challenges, streamlining inefficiencies, strategic alignment, and operating in a safe and social responsible matter. 

Key Take-Aways

  • Alignment with business goals and deliverables
  • Established evaluation criteria and weightings
  • Cross-functional team model
  • Long term viability
Transitioning the end to end Supply Chain into a competitive advantage

SPEAKERS

Robert Dietz
Vice-President, Supply Chain, Charter Steel

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Transitioning the end to end Supply Chain into a competitive advantage

This presentation will focus on how to approach Supply Chain transformation regardless of the industry. Understanding the concepts of how to align the supply chain mission with the Business Strategy and then define the vision and corresponding roadmap to achieve the vision will enable an organization to increase revenue, decrease costs and turn the Supply Chain into a competitive advantage.

Key Take-Aways

  • Aligning the Supply Chain mission to the business strategy
  • Supply Chain vision key concepts
  • Key elements in the roadmap that achieves the supply chain vision
  • Results
Inventory Planning, Forecasting, And Management

SPEAKERS

Guido Alberti
Vice President of Distribution and Sales Operations, Salvatore Ferragamo USA

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Inventory Planning, Forecasting, And Management

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Sales and Operations Planning in a Lean Environment

SPEAKERS

Dean M. Panettieri
VP & COO, Auto Meter Products, Inc.

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Sales and Operations Planning in a Lean Environment

Discussion on the integrated use of Statistical Forecasting, Master Scheduling, and MRP for demand and production planning in a high mix lean manufacturing environment. 

Key Take-Aways

  • Benefits and applications for statistical forecasting
  • When to use safety stock vs. safety time
  • How to automate the master scheduling process
  • Review of production planning for self-directed work teams
Global Supply Chain in a Project Environment

SPEAKERS

Blake Mathies
Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement, Vanderlande

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Global Supply Chain in a Project Environment

A project environment is unique in that it is a short-term event (3 months to 2 years). With multiple projects going on all over the world, the supply chain is focused on supporting these short-term events, while also having to maintain the ability to operate globally. There is little time to implement a continuous improvement process methodology because of the short duration of a project won’t yield the results. As a result, at the individual project level you have to plan ahead and rehearse scenarios to optimize value versus cost. At the same time, you have to be able to support multiple projects all over the world.

Key Take-Aways

  • Unique issues that occur in this environment
  • What are the risks and opportunities?
  • How to operate in this environment successfully and what this means for the future of supply chain in general

 

 

Workforce and Talent Management

SPEAKERS

Jose Varela Garza
Vice President and General Manager, 3M Global Sourcing

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Workforce and Talent Management

Today Supply Chain leaders and employees are facing more demanding challenges and opportunities such as customers expecting perfect service, instant feedback in social media about product quality, big data that allows constant benchmarking and pressure to deliver financial targets. More than ever, teams have to be engaged, motivated, have clarity on stretch business targets and confidence to build a career. Leaders have to inspire their teams to excel on these new times. This presentation will share some practical examples on how to lead this change, deliver results and increase team engagement. 

Key Take-Aways

  • Evaluating and aligning your leadership style with the shifting needs of up-and-coming demographics within Supply Chain
  • Establishing group- and function-specific development resources to promote professional growth and maintain employee engagement even during times of business transformation
  • Identifying and accommodating your personnel’s changing aspirations for their career in Supply Chain
  • Best strategies for feeling fulfilled in your profession and getting the most out of your team by helping them to do the same 
Redesigning the Supply chain for Growth

SPEAKERS

Louis Cheung
Head of Supply Chain Management, Bostik

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Redesigning the Supply chain for Growth

The purpose of Supply Chain Design is to determine the most cost effective configuration of manufacturing and distribution that can best support the go-to market strategy of the business and its future growth objectives.  Design output will provide a long-term roadmap of evolutionary improvements and structural changes that must be made in order to achieve the necessary differentiation of manufacturing footprint and technology, business process, organization competency, distribution network, customer service and inventory policy. 

Key Take-Aways

  • Profiling product and system to identify critical gaps in the current overall business model
  • Characterizing the current end-to-end supply chain from suppliers to customers
  • Evaluation of long-term alternative network strategies that will enable planned organic growth, M&A targets and potential outsourcing options
Driving Continuous Improvement in Distribution Centers Key Performance Indicators’

SPEAKERS

Brian de Lyon
Director-Warehouse Logistics North America, ECOLAB

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Driving Continuous Improvement in Distribution Centers Key Performance Indicators’

Toyota Lean Production philosophies indicate that we only have 2 jobs… do the work… improve the work.  These principles apply to any operation and drive the need to measure the work and the improvement.  We must blend both anecdotal subjective knowledge and data to get a true overall picture.  Distribution Centers are an important link in the supply chain, necessitated by varying customer demands, unpredictable production mechanisms and a global economy.  These conditions dictate that Distribution Centers continuously improve performance and focus on the KPI’s that are important to a wide array of stakeholders.

Key Take-Aways

  • LEAN Practices such as 5S Workplace Organization, Diagnostic Mapping & Elimination of the 7 Wastes should be deployed to begin the continuous improvement journey
  • 4 critical measures should be focused upon in order to remain competitive, as they ALL impact either revenue or expense. - Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity
  • Select KPI’s that: 

o   Are within the control of the function

o   Are Leading & Lagging indicators to DRIVE performance

o   Have integrity, consistency, availability

 

Getting the most out of your TMS

SPEAKERS

Dave Venberg
Sr. Director Transportation and Logistics, Ardent Mills

Details

Getting the most out of your TMS

Hear a story of how Ardent Mills, largest gain-based company, drove significant savings while improving customer service through developing a transportation strategy, designing key processes and metrics, aligning talent, and enabling technology.

Key Take-Aways

  • Aligning your transportation strategy to the business strategy
  • Ensuring your processes are effective and efficient
  • Attracting the right Talent to deliver your strategy
  • Enabling process with Technology
  • Metrics and Continuous Improvement
People Centric Leadership

SPEAKERS

Enrique Perez
Director, Global Supply Chain, Chef Works

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People Centric Leadership

Growing and acquiring talent is one of the biggest strategic issues that businesses are facing today in Supply Chains.  Developing the right team and coaching them to execute the strategies is the key to make this work.  During this presentation, participants will learn how to create a strategic framework tied to Performance metrics to help talent growth.

Key Take-Aways

  • Shift of coaching vs managing
  • How to create Supply Chain Strategies tied to the corporate objectives
  • Getting everyone on the same page and creating metrics to track progress

 

Scaling Up Your Operation for Seasonal Spikes

SPEAKERS

Dallas Clarksean
Vice President of Operations, Fun.com

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Scaling Up Your Operation for Seasonal Spikes

Do you face the challenge of ramping up your operation for a seasonal peak?  Discover ways to overcome issues with process and equipment scalability, temp recruiting and training, and quality assurance.  Learn from the successes (and failures!) of an executive who oversees a ramp from 150 employees to nearly 2000 for 2 months and up to a 40x increase in output while achieving 97% customer satisfaction.  You can successfully meet the needs of your customers during times of peak demand and even create a loyal base of temporary employees that return year after year.

Key Take-Aways

·  Discuss alternative methods of recruiting and finding the types of temps you need

·  Implementing processes, jobs, and equipment that help with scalability

·  Monitoring, evaluate, and coach temps

·  How and when to incentivize performance

·  How to work with other businesses to reach your goals

Transportation and The Search for Savings

SPEAKERS

Karl B. Manrodt
Ph.D. Logistics and TransportationProfessor, Georgia Southern University

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Transportation and The Search for Savings

Transportation continues to be an area where senior managers look for cost reductions.  Carriers have continually complied, leaving shippers addicted to savings.  Yet, this is not sustainable.  Instead of looking at costs, shippers need to reconsider their relationship with carriers to find mutually beneficial means of reducing the cost of doing business.  The presentation will share results of the 26th Annual Study on Trends in Logistics and Transportation, and provide 5 rules to start the dialogue.

Key Take-Aways

  • What are some of the trends impacts transportation?
  • How is procurement getting involved?
  • Vested’s Five Rules
When less is best

SPEAKERS

Dave Berg
VP Global Sourcing & Logistics, Schrader - Altavista

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When less is best

Presentation will be centered on reducing things that are complex and unmanageable to a simpler and manageable, effective state. Will use real life examples of success and failure and how too much of a good thing is often counterproductive.

Key Take-Aways

  • Defining expectations up front
  • Formal supplier selection process that provides least risk and best chance of success
  • Developing a supplier evaluation process that measures results and drives continuous improvement & increased value
Supply Chain Cost Management in the Information Age: Projected Cost Modeling to Increase and Maintain Savings Achieved

SPEAKERS

Christopher H. Sower
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Nalco Champion

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Supply Chain Cost Management in the Information Age: Projected Cost Modeling to Increase and Maintain Savings Achieved

Cost management requires a strategy that assures cost savings initiatives negotiated with suppliers garner all the potential benefits, while also ensuring those achieved benefits do not erode over the course of time. The development and utilization of cost models greatly enhances an organization’s ability to proactively sustain competitive cost.

Key Take-Aways

  • Cost management strategy techniques to sustain competitiveness
  • Introduction to the “Why” projected cost models are valuable
  • A brief example on the construction of projected cost models
  • Applying projected cost models as a part of the strategic sourcing and negotiations process (examples results shared)
  • Institutionalize portfolio cost management
Supplier Risk and Relationship Management

SPEAKERS

Pracash Thiyagarajaa
Head of Supply Chain Strategy & Vice President of Mass Channel Operations and Global Sourcing, Carters

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Supplier Risk and Relationship Management

Supplier Risk is predominant in a global sourcing context. Understanding supplier definitions for compliance and congruence with US terminology is foundational for risk management. Important to segment the supply chain to understand the different levels of risk. Supplier score carding at a regular cadence with Key Risk Indicators will determine the movement in risk factors. A hierarchy of supply chain risks and relationship management to mitigate the known and unknown risks can be a subjective science but “presence” makes a difference. Protectionism versus punitive measures lends to a paradigm shift in the risk and relationship equation.

Key Take-Aways

  • Measuring risk
  • Managing risk
  • Educating and building supplier relationships
  • Sustaining a risk and reward based culture
Strategies for Negotiating Effective Contracts and SOWs

SPEAKERS

Mary Lewis
Manager, Sourcing, Sprint

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Strategies for Negotiating Effective Contracts and SOWs

In this fast-paced, interactive presentation, discover effective strategies to source, evaluate, and contract professional services.  Recognize and avoid common pitfalls that keep the billing meter running. A brief exercise on architecting fees and metrics highlights unintended consequences with terms typically used in services agreements, based on actual contract disputes.

Key Take-Aways

  • Identify the key characteristics and legal ramifications for how professional services suppliers are engaged, based on the work product they produce
  • List common services contract metrics and the unintended consequences by not negotiating them properly
  • Describe at least two methods that can be used to evaluate and compare services suppliers, even if you're not an expert
  • Articulate how to negotiate various pricing frameworks

 

Improving Supply Chain Efficiency with Logistic Performance Management

SPEAKERS

Grant Woolf
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, SensiTech

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Improving Supply Chain Efficiency with Logistic Performance Management

Learn how low-cost tracking devices provide logistics insight, visibility, and improved supply chain performance and efficiency. Implementing a proactive solution to track, manage, and induce action – in real-time – can mitigate the risks caused by unexpected disruptions during the transportation leg of your supply chain.

Key Take-Aways

  • Recognize the value electronic tracking technology can provide without significant investments in hardware or IT integration.
  • Understand how real-time alerts can proactively prompt action to address supply chain disruptions before they negatively impact customer service.
  • Discover post-shipment compliance reporting and how to use data to improve supply chain operations and carrier performance. 
AGCO’s Transformation to A Digitized Supply Chain Integrating Inbound Product Flows, Risk Management, Supplier Performance Management, And Supplier Collaboration

SPEAKERS

Greg Toornman
Director, Global Logistics and Materials, AGCO Corporation

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AGCO’s Transformation to A Digitized Supply Chain Integrating Inbound Product Flows, Risk Management, Supplier Performance Management, And Supplier Collaboration

This presentation will a be an introduction to the AGCO Smart Logistics global initiative that integrates a global 4PL concept, supplier performance management, and global risk management. The concept integrates 37 assembly plants and 26 distribution centers onto one integrated platform.  This initiative received the BVL 2016 German Supply Chain Innovation Award.

Key Take-Aways

  • Inbound supply chain complexity reduction
  • Globally integrated approach to supplier (material suppliers and transportation carriers) management performance improvement
  • Significant cost reduction (25%+) attained within inbound logistics.
  • Standardized Global approach that has digitized content onto one global platform.
The New Digital Workforce: How Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Has Transformed One Transportation and Logistics Companies Operations

SPEAKERS

Andrew Gleason
Chief Strategy Officer, LTX

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The New Digital Workforce: How Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Has Transformed One Transportation and Logistics Companies Operations

Providing responsive service and producing profitable operations every year requires third party logistics and transportation companies to be innovative in their approach to automating processes.  Whether it is scheduling a delivery, tracking freight, or auditing a shipment, often manual tasks like copying and pasting information between internal systems and partner portals or responding to emails is still performed by employees. Attend this session to hear from LTX about how they are using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to automate business activities such as tracking freight and auditing shipments, while complementing their current transportation management systems and operations. You will hear how they have built smart software robots in a matter of hours without expensive coding, which has enabled LTX to process 10,000 shipments a month while eliminating 90% of the manual work, along with completing the work faster and with significantly fewer mistakes.

Key Takeaways:

  •  How to eliminate 90% of manual tasks with RPA
  •  Improved Customer Service – how to enhance customer service quickly
  • How their robots are used to track freight, audit shipments, while complementing current TMS operations
  • Any much more…
Being a Good Customer to Our Suppliers

SPEAKERS

Ramon Gonzalez
VP of Corporate Quality and Supply Chain Management, Daikin Applied

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Being a Good Customer to Our Suppliers

All of us have suppliers. Some are key, some are just vendors. Some of us manage our suppliers, others just purchase from them. Today more than ever, suppliers can give us a competitive advantage.  How we manage our suppliers will decide if we are a customer of choice or not.

Key Take-Away

  • Creating the right supplier management process
  •  Supplier segmentation for better management
  • Identifying the information, we need
  • Benefits of good relationship management
  • What's in it for our suppliers?
Transforming Defense Supply Chains: A Case Study in Military Innovation

SPEAKERS

Greg Parlier, PhD, PE
A retired US Army Colonel,

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Transforming Defense Supply Chains: A Case Study in Military Innovation

The US Department of Defense operates the most complex supply chains in the world. However, according the Government Accountability Office (GAO), DoD supply chain management is both wasteful and high risk due to poor demand forecasting, ineffective inventory management, and inadequate strategic planning. To address these persisting problems by investigating the nature, causes, and consequences of demand uncertainty and supply variability, the US Army established the project to Transform Army Supply Chains (TASC).

This overview will address:

- The resources-to-readiness challenge

- Transforming the US Army Supply Chain (TASC) Project

- Key Catalysts for Innovation

- Sustainment Maturity Models

- Engines for Innovation

Theory, practical applications, and recent test results will be presented.