Ten Strategies for Successful Organizations

So-called “active” listening means seeking to understand, and it’s crucial for leaders to realize that. — During the 2017...

Creating and Maintaining a Globally Connected Supply Chain to Support Retail Operations

Discussing how e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail are evolving a new commercial ecosystem. How does this change the way supply...

Next Generation Cognitive Enterprise: Supply Chain and Operations Reinvented in the Cognitive Era

What is a Cognitive Enterprise, and how can AI solutions change the way businesses function? Discussing cognitive analytics and...

Leading Successful Supply Chain Transformation

Supply chain leaders are under relentless pressure to improve operational efficiencies, serve customers better, and win the digitization war....

New Opportunities to Recover Supply Chain Funds Through Recent Changes to the Duty Drawback Law

Charter Brokerage is a leading global trade services customs broker company providing complete customs, import, export, drawback and related...
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Ten Strategies for Successful Organizations
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Creating and Maintaining a Globally Connected Supply Chain to Support Retail Operations
SUPPLY CHAIN
Next Generation Cognitive Enterprise: Supply Chain and Operations Reinvented in the Cognitive Era
SUPPLY CHAIN
Leading Successful Supply Chain Transformation
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New Opportunities to Recover Supply Chain Funds Through Recent Changes to the Duty Drawback Law
Ten Strategies for Successful Organizations
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Ten Strategies for Successful Organizations

So-called “active” listening means seeking to understand, and it’s crucial for leaders to realize that.

During the 2017 edition of the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, Executive Platforms was proud to partner with SupplyChainBrain to conduct a number of onsite interviews between our speaker faculty and SupplyChainBrain’s Editor-in-Chief Russell Goodman.

Mark Heinrich is the President & Chief Operating Officer of PetroGo. Prior to this position he was a General Manager at Microsoft, where he led their supply chain and Logistics effort to build Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mark was the CEO of AAMSI, an aerospace manufacturing & repair firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (www.aamsi.com). Additionally, he was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal (www.alvarezandmarsal.com), a global performance improvement and turnaround firm with annual revenue of over $1 Billion. At ‘A&M’, he led the public sector business unit, supervising 40 consultants with a book of business of over $50 Million annually.

Mark Heinrich retired from the Navy in November 2013 after a naval career that spanned more than 30 years of leadership experience in operations, finance, logistics, and supply chain management. In his final assignment in the Navy, he served as the Commander (CEO equivalent) of the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and the 46th Chief of Supply Corps, where he led the Navy’s global supply chain practice.

In addition to his assignment as Commander of NAVSUP and the 46th Chief of Supply Corps, Heinrich commanded the Defense Logistics Agency’s aviation center of excellence in Richmond, Virginia, and subsequently served as the Chief Operating Officer (J-3) of the Defense Logistics Agency in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In 2008, Heinrich deployed to the Middle East as the Director of United States Central Command’s Deployment and Distribution Operations Center in Kuwait, where he applied deployment and distribution expertise to plan and execute joint & combined force military operations.

Mark Heinrich’s professional career has culminated with a focus on creating world class supply chain, manufacturing, and operational excellence. He understands the importance of a mission, a vision, and a set of guiding principles that enable people to be successful. His strengths are in strategic sourcing, supplier management, integrated logistics, controlling costs, leading large scale operational projects, managing large operating budgets, and getting the best out of people. He leads the Microsoft engagement with Dell, HPE, Quanta, Wiwynn, Foxconn, ZT, & Lenovo

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, Heinrich also holds a MBA from the University of Kansas, as well as a Master of Science in Petroleum Management from KU. In 2012, he was inducted into the University of Kansas School of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Hall of Fame. He also attended the Kellogg Graduate School of Management’s Advanced Executive program.

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Creating and Maintaining a Globally Connected Supply Chain to Support Retail Operations
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Creating and Maintaining a Globally Connected Supply Chain to Support Retail Operations

  • Discussing how e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail are evolving a new commercial ecosystem. How does this change the way supply chain executives do business?
  • Maintaining an agile and flexible global supply chain focusing on customer satisfaction
  • Improving visibility and oversight throughout the organization to monitor a wide range of performance metrics
  • How do people fit into the big picture of transnational supply chains?
  • What should supply chain executives in the retail space be doing today to get ready for the next ten years?

As the former GM & SVP for Direct-to-Consumer at Adidas Group North America, Nic Vu is a veteran in the retail industry. Nic has been with the brand over nine years, and he has held roles of increasing responsibility during his tenure. Highly knowledgeable about the Retail and eCommerce industries, he is best known for turning around Adidas’ American brick-and-mortar business, which was not profitable in 2009. Today it is one of the most profitable channels in North America.

 

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Managing Risk and Supply Chain Disruption

– The Microsoft Cloud is a rapidly expanding and delivering broad services globally with extensive investment in networking and data center infrastructure
– Building and managing this infrastructure is a massive challenge, fraught with volatility and risks in facilities, networking and the supply chain
– Planning, foresight, and responsiveness are critical to managing risk and guarding against disruptions

Based in Redmond, WA, Chuck Graham, General Manager, Cloud Sourcing & Supply Chain at Microsoft Corporation, is responsible for sourcing and supply chain of all IT hardware and services needed to position Microsoft as a world class cloud services provider. Specific responsibilities include sourcing, supply planning, product operations inclusive of manufacturing and supplier quality, sustainability, and supply chain operations in addition to supply chain design.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Chuck spent 16 years at Dell Inc in various operations and sourcing roles. He most recently led client products supply planning supporting multiple supply chains across the commercial and consumer businesses. Other roles included sourcing leadership across various commodities and materials management. In addition, he was on assignment in Shanghai for five years building a sourcing and supply management organization.

Before joining Dell in 2000, Chuck held several positions within Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare subsidiary in pharmaceutical operations and planning.

Next Generation Cognitive Enterprise: Supply Chain and Operations Reinvented in the Cognitive Era
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Next Generation Cognitive Enterprise: Supply Chain and Operations Reinvented in the Cognitive Era

  • What is a Cognitive Enterprise, and how can AI solutions change the way businesses function?
  • Discussing cognitive analytics and IBM’s implementation of a Cognitive Enterprise Data Lake
  • Mapping out the journey of a Cognitive Enterprise: What are the new supply chain capabilities and the business value being driven?
  • Showcasing IBM’s experience and other case studies where this transformation is already making a big impact

 

During the 2017 edition of the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, Executive Platforms was proud to partner with SupplyChainBrain to conduct a number of onsite interviews between our speaker faculty and SupplyChainBrain’s Editor-in-Chief Russell Goodman.

Joseph Selle is a senior executive with 20+ years experience post-MBA in management and technology consulting as well as General Management. Deep experience in advanced analytics (descriptive, predictive, prescriptive) & cognitive (artificial intelligence) initiatives to resolve operational business challenges. Deep experience in supply chain visibility and optimization through hands-on strategy development, solution design and implementation management. Entrepreneurial experience in creating value at rapidly growing businesses, acting as CEO, COO and founding VP at three different firms. Successfully turned around an ailing manufacturing business and subsequently sold the enterprise.

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Leading Successful Supply Chain Transformation
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Leading Successful Supply Chain Transformation

Supply chain leaders are under relentless pressure to improve operational efficiencies, serve customers better, and win the digitization war. In short, they are being asked to create the future supply chain today! You will learn how to drive your vision to an organization-wide shared vision. Achieving shared vision will dramatically:

  • Improve clarity and commitment
  • Drive employee engagement higher
  • Rapidly upskill supply chain professionals with new “hot skills”
  • Lead to successful large-scale change execution and performance improvement

Alan Todd, CEO of CorpU, works with Fortune 500 companies to digitize their strategy and collaboration practices. He’s an expert in strategy activation, change management, supply chain excellence, and company-wide collaboration, and has earned accolades from top executives at Walmart, General Mills, Dow, Boeing, and more.

 

New Opportunities to Recover Supply Chain Funds Through Recent Changes to the Duty Drawback Law
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New Opportunities to Recover Supply Chain Funds Through Recent Changes to the Duty Drawback Law

Charter Brokerage is a leading global trade services customs broker company providing complete customs, import, export, drawback and related services.

Charter is the premier duty drawback services company in the United States, with more claims filed than any other drawback professional. No firm or licensed customs broker matches our experience with the complex rules that govern the payment of duty drawback. Our drawback specialists recover more duties, taxes and fees for our clients than any other firm. Charter Brokerage works with legislature to shape the laws of duty drawback; we make sure our clients receive the complete tax recovery they legally deserve.

Michael Ong is a vice president at Charter Brokerage. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Business Economics and a Minor in Accounting. Mr. Ong also received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

At Charter Brokerage Mr. Ong is responsible for sourcing and executing acquisitions as well as leading Charter’s drawback sales team outside of the firm’s core energy and chemical sectors.

Prior to joining Charter Brokerage in 2012, Mr. Ong was a Director in Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking group covering companies in the logistics, defense and industrial sectors. Mr. Ong has 11 years of investment banking experience advising domestic and foreign companies as well as private equity firms on acquisitions and debt and equity financings in the US capital markets. Mr. Ong has executed more than 30 transactions with a combined value of over $8 billion.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Take Full Advantage of Pending Tax, Regulatory and Trade Policy Changes?
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Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Take Full Advantage of Pending Tax, Regulatory and Trade Policy Changes?

US Manufacturers are optimistic about the financial impact of potential policy and regulatory changes as revealed by a Supply Chain Readiness Study that TBM recently completed with Aberdeen Group. Learn about the findings of a newly released research study of 125 supply chain and operations professionals:

  • Learn about the potential impact of global government policy changes on manufacturers
  • Biggest concerns and biggest gaps between what’s important and key capabilities
  • Recommendations for navigating the unknowns and being ready for changes

TBM specializes in operations and supply chain consulting for manufacturers and distributors. We push the pedal down in your operations to make you more agile and help you accelerate business performance 3-5x faster than your peers. We drive supply chain improvements that help to achieve the lowest possible cost-to-serve by enhancing the balance between service levels, working capital and cost and we use technology to drive better, faster decision making—dramatically improving cash flow and profits. We optimize key areas of your supply chain to address crucial business needs including: inventory optimization, integrated business planning and scheduling (S&OP), supplier management, network / warehouse operations and supply chain talent development.

An experienced business professional and consultant facilitating lean transformations, Brian Cromer brings comprehensive knowledge of general management, lean business systems, and cost accounting. As business unit manager at Jacobs Chuck Manufacturing, a division of Danaher Corporation, Brian oversaw all management operations with respect to quality, delivery, productivity, safety, profit and loss, and training of personnel. His strong combination of business management and accounting knowledge help clients to align operational performance with key financial metrics. As a senior accountant and cost analyst at Jacobs Chuck, Brian developed procedures for stabilizing inventory, reducing shrinkage, and reducing costs. He is well versed in financial statements, has managed a P&L, identified benefits of capital investment, and supervised AP/AR and Payroll.

How is Supply Chain Collaboration and Planning Changing?
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How is Supply Chain Collaboration and Planning Changing?

Intrigo Systems, Inc. is a premier SAP partner and a leading provider of Advisory, Implementation, and Managed Services. Intrigo has partnered and co-innovated with SAP in the design of the SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization component, SAP Integrated Business Planning, and the SAP Ariba® Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers solution. Intrigo has a hands-on leadership team who collectively have over 120 successful SAP software implementations to their credit. These include: SAP Integrated Business Planning, SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization, SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers, SAP ERP (including SAP S/4HANA® and SAP Hybris® solutions) and analytics for industries as varied as High-tech, Fashion, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Pharma, and Automotive. Our clients include Broadcom, NVIDIA, Dolby, Nike, Clorox, Albemarle, and ASR among others.

As the heartbeat of Intrigo, Padman Ramankutty is a seasoned leader in the ERP and SCM domains with over 20 years of experience. A strategist by nature, he brings forth extensive expertise in deploying new-gen technologies, and serves as a trusted advisor to numerous clients in the SAP space.

Padman has written many thought leadership articles and led the transformation of local supply chains to global businesses. Prior to Intrigo, he was the co-founder and CEO of Bristlecone, an IT services company. Padman is also a valued solution architect for SAP products and has designed a ‘capable-to-match’ engine of SAP APO for TI, Motorola and Intel.

 

Collaborating to Bring Transparency to Supply Chains Through the Cloud
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Collaborating to Bring Transparency to Supply Chains Through the Cloud

ICIX helps the retail and consumer goods industries’ leading companies collaborate across trading partner networks to achieve Active Transparency.

ICIX solutions enable companies to safeguard consumers, protect their brand, and build trust – all while improving margins. Its applications and the ICIX retail cloud network are built on the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, and bring unparalleled visibility and efficiency to the extended supply chain for product safety, compliance and corporate social responsibility. Over 20,000 businesses are active members of the ICIX network, including leading retailers, manufacturers, their trading partners and over 50 testing, inspection and certification companies.

Matt Smith is the Founder of ICIX, where he is responsible for determining the company’s vision and cultivating strategic relationships. A recognized authority in supply chain risk management and product safety, he works with governments and advocacy groups to determine and champion industry-wide supply chain solutions.

His expertise includes food and product safety, supply chain compliance, corporate social responsibility, government regulation, testing, inspection, and certification inquiries. Matt is passionate about food and product safety, helping companies address global supply chain challenges and protecting brand integrity. In pursuit of his passions, he has built strong relationships with a variety of industry, government and advocacy groups.

Prior to founding ICIX, Matt led sales and services for Megabus, a leading Australian accounting solutions company. He is also an accomplished sailor, and served as one of the world’s youngest professional mega yacht captains.

 

Improving End-to-End Efficiency with Visibility While Goods are in Transit
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Improving End-to-End Efficiency with Visibility While Goods are in Transit

Savi Technology uses live streaming facts and analytics about the location, condition, and security of in-transit goods to equip shippers, carriers, 3PLs, and governments with actionable insights to optimize supply chains, reducing costs and inventory. Savi supports complex supply chain networks for large CPG, Pharma, the DoD and over a dozen government agencies around the globe.

Vicki Warker is the Chief Marketing Officer of Savi Technology where she designs and implements marketing strategies and programs that drive revenue growth for the company’s live streaming, in-transit visibility solutions while positioning the company for expansion into the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) market.

Vicki has more than 20 years of high-tech marketing experience working with leading satellite and telecommunications companies. Prior to joining Savi she worked for O3b Networks where she was VP of Marketing and played a key role in helping the company become the fastest growing satellite operator in history prior to the company’s sale to SES. Warker also held senior executive positions overseeing product management and development, offer development, customer experience and marketing for both satellite operator Intelsat and Sprint.

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Supply Chain Planning Process Transformation – A BP Fuels North America Case Study

  • Successful planning process transformation using Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
  • Scaling regional IBP processes into one process serving all North America
  • Tangible and intangible benefits of a successful IBP process
  • Key success factors for sustaining the process through change management, process development and continuous improvement

Cheryl McKinney
VP Strategy and Portfolio at BP Fuels North America

As a member of the leadership team of one of BP’s largest refining and marketing businesses, Cheryl McKinney is accountable for strategy, investment, and business development across North America. Her remit includes the BP refineries in Toledo, Ohio, Whiting, Indiana, and Bellingham, Washington, as well as the BP U.S. Pipelines business, and the BP North American Sales and Marketing businesses, which carry both the BP and Arco/ampm brands. Cheryl serves as President of the holding company for the BP-Husky joint venture at the Toledo Refinery and an Executive Committee Member for the Advance Biofuels Association. She serves as executive sponsor for BP’s corporate relationship with the Society of Women Engineers, and the BP Chicago Women’s business resource group.

Robert Hirschey
Principal at Oliver Wight Americas Inc.

Robert Hirschey has nearly 25 years of experience in a diverse background including strategy development, execution, and measurement; business planning and analysis; capital investment analysis; mergers and acquisitions, and various corporate development activities. Bob’s experience extends to the private label consumer products industry, where he helped start up a new division for a company in the disposable personal care products business. Bob has held positions such as VP, Finance & Planning; VP, Finance and Administration; VP, Strategy; VP, Corporate Development; and CFO. Bob’s experience from executive suite to plant management makes him uniquely qualified to lead organizations through their business process transformation initiatives. Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and an MBA in general management from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

Streaming Data to Improve Visibility in Your Supply Chain
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Streaming Data to Improve Visibility in Your Supply Chain

By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things. A tidal wave of raw data is about to deliver as much information as anyone could ever want, provided it can be processed and understood in time to making informed decisions. In this short video, Jim Hayden, Savi Technology’s EVP of Products, will talk about how streaming data and machine learning can work together to equip supply chain executives with powerful new tools to leverage the enhanced visibility the Internet of Things can deliver.

Savi Technology uses live streaming facts and analytics about the location, condition, and security of in-transit goods to equip shippers, carriers, 3PLs, and governments with actionable insights to optimize supply chains, reducing costs and inventory. Savi supports complex supply chain networks for large CPG, Pharma, the DoD and over a dozen government agencies around the globe.

Interview – Evan Rosen – Customers as Suppliers: Managing Supplier Preventive Controls from a Toller’s Perspective
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Interview – Evan Rosen – Customers as Suppliers: Managing Supplier Preventive Controls from a Toller’s Perspective

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2017 Evan Rosen, VP Food Safety and Quality Assurance at PacMoore Products, Inc., hosted a roundtable lunch-and-learn discussion entitled, “Customers as Suppliers: Managing Supplier Preventive Controls from a Toller’s Perspective.”

Prior to joining PacMoore, Evan Rosen worked with Kari-Out Company, AIB International, and SAI Global with over 15 years of Quality Assurance experience across a broad range of food manufacturing sectors. He holds both a BA in Geography and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). He is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) certified HACCP and Quality auditor as well as a BRC Approved Training Provider.

 

Interview – John Budin – Supplier Review: How to Prioritize Suppliers Based on Food Safety Risk
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Interview – John Budin – Supplier Review: How to Prioritize Suppliers Based on Food Safety Risk

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2017 John Budin, Director Product Safety & Quality at FONA International, hosted a roundtable lunch-and-learn discussion entitled, “Supplier Review: How to Prioritize Suppliers Based on Food Safety Risk.” In this short interview we asked him how it went.

John Budin is the Director of Product Safety and Quality at FONA International. John obtained his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Minnesota. He started his career in 1996 on the faculty in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Enology at Fresno State University. In 1998, he began work with Quest International in their flavor division at Hoffman Estates, IL and later became the Manager of Analytical Sciences. In 1996 Quest was acquired by Givaudan where he his role was as Technical Manager. In May 2009, John joined Merieux NutriSciences (Silliker) as their Corporate Director of Chemistry, where he was responsible for the technical integrity of chemistry testing in North and South America. In October 2014 John joined FONA International. Over the past 20 plus years John has performed the chemical and instrumental analyses of food from a wide variety of matrixes.

John is currently the Chair of the Technical Division of Reference Materials of the AOAC. He has served as a member of the Executive Advisory Board to the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota and on the organizing committee of the North American Chemical Residue Workshop. He has served as a lecturer for short courses and workshops offered at the University of Minnesota, IFT and AOAC. Currently John is a food chemistry and food analysis lecturer for IFT’s Certified Food Science Prep Short Course. He has received training from the Food Safety Preventative Control Alliance in their curriculum “Preventative Controls for Human Food”.

John is currently serving as the treasurer of the Chicago Section IFT. He has also served on Chicago Section IFT as: Chairman, Hospitality Committee, Supplier’s Day Committee, Chair of Minute Man Committee, Chair of Tanner Lecture Committee and Chair of the Scholarship Committee.

Interview – Lee Perry – Promoting Professional Growth to Inspire your QA/QC Team
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Interview – Lee Perry – Promoting Professional Growth to Inspire your QA/QC Team

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2017 Lee Perry, VP Quality Management and Food Safety at Archer Daniels Midland, hosted a roundtable lunch-and-learn discussion entitled, “Developing Your Future Leaders: Promoting Professional Growth to Inspire your QA/QC Team.” In this short interview we asked him how it went.

Lee Perry is the Vice President, Quality Management and Food Safety, WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company. Lee is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of the safety and quality systems, and supporting the commercial and customer base by monitoring and providing guidance on quality trends and issues. He also ensures alignment with companywide quality and regulatory standards.

Lee joined WILD Flavors in 2011 as Associate Director Quality Management and Food Safety and was responsible for the overall execution of the Quality Management System throughout WILD North America. He supported the launch of a Global Quality Council, the establishment of scorecard processes, and partnered with the CFO on a global continuous improvement process. In 2014, Lee was asked to lead the Human Resources function for WILD Flavors followed by the WFSI North America division of ADM which he held until August, 2016. During his time in HR, Lee was a business partner to the WFSI leaders and supported a commercial global commercial talent assessment, developed two ADM-wide sales training programs and supported the human resource integration and cost synergies efforts for WFSI.

Lee holds a B.S. from Idaho State University in Biological Sciences. Lee has over 20 years of experience in quality management gained in his previous roles at ConAgra, Ken’s Foods, Davisco Foods, Leprino Foods, and Nestle USA.