Looking at the Big Picture: Where is Our Industry Going, and How Should We Get There?

Debating the merits of nimble and flexible facilities versus manufacturing battleships Preparing your pilot plants and manufacturing facilities to...

Leveraging Artificial and Business Intelligence to Drive Productivity Improvement and Compliance

Common drivers for success: Leveraging Artificial and Business Intelligence to deploy automated systems to detect abnormal performance Deploying an...

Sustainable cGMP Compliance is Spelled with 4C’s

What do we mean when we talk about Quality Culture, and how has that changed over time? If we...

An Evolution into Biopharm 4.0

Building a roadmap towards a digital vision starts with the destination in mind Developing a cohesive strategy based on...

Panel: The Global Talent War in Biomanufacturing

Learning about global talent trends influencing the job market for senior executives and those with critical, specialized skill sets...
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Looking at the Big Picture: Where is Our Industry Going, and How Should We Get There?
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Leveraging Artificial and Business Intelligence to Drive Productivity Improvement and Compliance
LIFE SCIENCES
Sustainable cGMP Compliance is Spelled with 4C’s
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An Evolution into Biopharm 4.0
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Panel: The Global Talent War in Biomanufacturing
Looking at the Big Picture: Where is Our Industry Going, and How Should We Get There?
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Looking at the Big Picture: Where is Our Industry Going, and How Should We Get There?

  • Debating the merits of nimble and flexible facilities versus manufacturing battleships
  • Preparing your pilot plants and manufacturing facilities to move forward with Phase II-III approvals
  • Forecasting requirements for optimizing manufacturing equipment, facilities and partners to increase speed to market
  • Achieving business goals to better manage times of product and economic uncertainty
  • Putting theory into practice: Implementing key metrics to improve manufacturing flexibility

Uwe Buecheler
Corporate SVP, Biopharmaceuticals
Boehringer Ingelheim

Uwe Buecheler, joint Boehringer Ingelheim (formerly Dr. Karl Thomae GmbH) in 1991. During his time at Boehringer Ingelheim he held different positions in Biopharmaceuticals in Regulatory Affairs, Biological Safety and Quality. 2006 he was appointed site head for the Boehringer Ingelheim site in Biberach, Germany and thereafter 2010 got responsible for global Biopharmaceuticals Operations including sites in Germany, Austria, USA and China. In July 2016 he took over the responsibility for the new Biopharma Business Unit responsible for the growing BioXcellenceTM contract manufacturing business as well as supplies of Biopharmaceuticals to Boehinger Ingelheim Human Pharma.

Uwe Buecheler, has conducted his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelberg and the Cancer research Center in Heidelberg. Prior joining Boehringer Ingelheim he worked at Roche (former Boehringer Mannheim site in Penzberg). He has been awarded Professor h.c. at the University of Ulm and is member of various Advisory boards and (Bio-) Pharmaceutical Industry Associations.

Leveraging Artificial and Business Intelligence to Drive Productivity Improvement and Compliance
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Leveraging Artificial and Business Intelligence to Drive Productivity Improvement and Compliance

  • Common drivers for success:
    • Leveraging Artificial and Business Intelligence to deploy automated systems to detect abnormal performance
    • Deploying an automated management alarm and escalation system; used emails and text messages to accelerate response to performance-impacting events
    • Creating real-time management dashboards and alerts, tailored for each role
    • Connecting and integrating data across multiple platforms, e.g. PLCs, ERPs, QMS, LIMS, etc.
  • Manufacturing Case Study: 300% productivity improvement in a capacity-constrained environment

Jaime Velez
Partner
OQSIE

For the last 15 years Jaime has supported more than one hundred consulting engagements with Life Science companies
delivering significant productivity improvements in supply chain and quality systems. He started his consulting career at
McKinsey & Company’s Operations practice, where he led major improvement initiatives with J&J, Wyeth, Abbott, and BMS
among other and co-founded OQSIE in 2013, where he and co-founder Bill Schmidt lead a team of seventy consultants
supporting small and large Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device companies. Prior to that, Jaime ran operations
in the electro-mechanical manufacturing industry, was VP of Global Operations at three mid-size companies before
transitioning to consulting.

 

Sustainable cGMP Compliance is Spelled with 4C’s
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Sustainable cGMP Compliance is Spelled with 4C’s

  • What do we mean when we talk about Quality Culture, and how has that changed over time?
  • If we could start over from scratch, what would we want Quality Culture in our industry to look like?
  • How do we move forward as leaders in our industry to harmonize the ideal with reality?
  • Discussing the tools, tactics, techniques, and technologies we need to make part of this conversation
  • Setting a challenging goal: What can we do next week to move forward with what we have discussed today?

Anders Vinther
Global Head of Quality and Engagement
Intarcia Therapeutics

Prof. Wolfram Carius is the Executive Vice President Pharmaceuticals Product Supply (Chemicals, Pharma, Biotech, Devices) at Bayer AG and is a member of the Executive Committee for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. He is based in Berlin, Germany. Prior to joining Bayer, Wolfram was a corporate senior vice president and member of the global leadership team at Sanofi Genzyme for two years. Before that, he worked for Boehringer Ingelheim from 1987 to the end of 2013, eventually becoming responsible for that company’s worldwide chemical, pharmaceutical, and biopharma production network. In his 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry he has worked in Asia, South America and Europe. In 2009, the Biberach University of Applied Sciences awarded him the title of honorary professor in recognition for his long and exceptional service. He also holds a PhD in pharmaceutical biology and analytical phytochemistry from the University of Saarland, Germany.

 

An Evolution into Biopharm 4.0
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An Evolution into Biopharm 4.0

  • Building a roadmap towards a digital vision starts with the destination in mind
  • Developing a cohesive strategy based on a modular step-wise approach provides solid groundwork for future growth
  • Gaining efficiencies in scale up and scale out capabilities with a standardized automation platform

Jennifer Staffin
Automation Solutions Director
GE Healthcare

Jennifer is currently driving the architectural vision, definition and direction of GE Life Sciences Bioprocessing and Cell Therapy automation platforms. She has led the GEHC Automation & Digital DCS Design team through multiple customer projects over the past several years. Jennifer has over fifteen years’ experience in the design, documentation and implementation of automated process control systems at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Honeywell. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University.

Panel: The Global Talent War in Biomanufacturing
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Panel: The Global Talent War in Biomanufacturing

  • Learning about global talent trends influencing the job market for senior executives and those with critical, specialized skill sets
  • Creating effective attraction, retention and development plans for top talent
  • Navigating the generational talent gap in critical functions
  • Understanding which leadership differentiators are needed to make it to Senior Executive and C-Level roles

Sanat Chattopadhyay
EVP & President, Merck Manufacturing Division
Merck

Sanat Chattopadhyay is responsible for Merck’s worldwide manufacturing and supply operations supporting annual global sales revenues exceeding $40 billion. Merck is known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Sanat oversees a network of 50 pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biologics/therapeutic proteins and animal health manufacturing, commercialization and distribution sites with approximately 20,000 staff in over 20 countries around the world producing annually 17.5 billion tablets, 700M injectables, 1 billion packs, and 90 billion animal health vaccines doses in 22,000 product finishes. He also serves on Merck’s Executive Committee.

In his current role, he has successfully launched a new strategy for the manufacturing and supply organization, restructured the organization into four independent, interconnected business units, and further integrated supply planning and operations across the company.

He has a 30-year track record of success in commercialization, manufacturing and supply chain excellence in therapeutic proteins, vaccines and pharmaceuticals for Hoechst, Aventis, Wyeth and Merck.

Before joining Merck in November 2009, Sanat worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as Senior Vice President, New Products & Process Development. A graduate Chemical Engineer and a post-graduate Industrial Engineer from India, Sanat started his career with Hoechst Pharmaceuticals in 1983 and worked in many senior leadership assignments in 5 countries across 3 continents, rising to the level of Senior Vice President, Product Development & Supply at Aventis where he led global supply chain, including new product commercialization, technology and engineering.

Outside Merck, Sanat serves on the Board of Directors of Hilleman Laboratories, an equal joint-venture partnership formed between Merck and the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to human and animal health. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the USA-India Chamber of Commerce.

Joanne Beck
EVP, Global Pharmaceutical Development & Operations
Celgene Corporation

Dr. Joanne Beck is EVP Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations at Celgene where she oversees the company’s Pharmaceutical Development, Global Manufacturing Operations, Engineering and Quality. Prior to Celgene, she was SVP of Pharmaceutical Development at Shire. Prior to Shire she held roles of increasing responsibility in Process Development at Genentech and Amgen and in Operations at Abbott’s Pharmaceutical and Vascular Divisions. Beck holds a BA in Chemistry from Lewis and Clark College, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Oregon Medical School, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Ready or Not, Digitization Will Transform Biomanufacturing
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Ready or Not, Digitization Will Transform Biomanufacturing

  • The Amazon-ization of Retail – How an industry-wide disruption unfolds
  • The ongoing digitization of the Biopharma ecosystem – The transformation of drug delivery
  • The Possible? Likely? Inevitable? Impacts on Tech Ops – Recent new roles analysis
  • What it all means for Biomanufacturing leadership

Pascal Bécotte
Global Leader – Operations & Supply Chain Practice
Russell Reynolds

Pascal leads the firm’s global Operations & Supply Chain Officers Practice and is a key member of the Healthcare and Industrial teams. He advises global clients on their overall talent strategy, particularly with respect to leadership assessment and succession planning. With more than 16 years of experience, Pascal recruits directors, CEOs and other senior executives for leading businesses. Pascal received a BS in engineering physics from the Royal Military College of Canada and trained as an Aerospace Engineer with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He also earned a Master’s and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Athabasca University.

Jackie Ross
Executive Search Consultant, Life Sciences & Disruptive Healthcare
Russell Reynolds

Jackie is a member of firm’s Healthcare team and a founding member of its Digital Health Practice. She conducts search assignments for clients in biotech, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, digital health and other life sciences areas. With more than 15 years of experience building and managing executive networks, she is especially passionate about connecting the best talent to the most innovative, disruptive healthcare companies. Jackie holds a BA in English and sociology from Vanderbilt University.

How Technology Can Transform Procurement
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How Technology Can Transform Procurement

When it comes to modern-day technology tools, procurement officers have a wide variety from which to choose. Walter Charles, vice president and chief procurement officer with Allergan, lays out the most valuable options for driving better outcomes.

During the 2018 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 Managing Editor Robert Bowman.

Walter Charles
SVP & CPO
Allergan

Walter Charles is the SVP & CPO at Allergan. Walter is a sought after speaker at national and international Supply Chain and Procurement Conferences, a visionary Supply Chain leader, an impactful results deliverer and an inspiring Procurement Futurist.

At Allergan, his global procurement teams support the purchase of billions of dollars a year of products and services supporting Research & Development, Manufacturing, Marketing, Legal, Capital, IT, Plant Operations, Travel, and General and Administrative services for the $11B revenue/year biotechnology innovator.

Prior to joining Allergan, Walter has held Chief Procurement Officer roles at iconic companies such as Biogen, Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Supply Chain and Cordis (one of J&J’s former medical devices companies). As such, he has the unique perspective of serving on Supply Chain Leadership Teams, and leading procurement transformations across Biotechnology, Consumer Packaged Goods, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Businesses.

Walter holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University; a Master of Engineering Degree in Environmental Engineering from The Stevens Institute of Technology; and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Robert Bowman
Managing Editor
SupplyChainBrain

Robert Bowman is a veteran editor, reporter and writer covering supply-chain management, international trade, economics, finance, regulation, compliance, technology, logistics, professional education, the environment, human rights, and labor management. Bob writes and edits theme-based articles, in-depth case studies, and a weekly blog. I’ve served as interviewer in thousands of videos, hosted numerous webinars, and produce and host a weekly podcast. Bob is also a published novelist. Prior to SupplyChainBrain, Bob has also contributed to the Journal of Commerce, World Trade, Distribution, Shipping and Trade News (Tokyo), Traffic World, Buyside, Cargovision, Warehousing Management, Pacific Shipper, Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s Maritime Asia.

For more interviews with SupplyChainBrain, please check out their video listings.

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

IBM’s Journey to ‘The Cognitive Enterprise’

Joseph Selle, specialist in enterprise A.I. transformation with IBM, relates how the company has embraced the notion of a “cognitive enterprise,” and tells how it has transformed business processes across the organization.

During the 2018 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 Managing Editor Robert Bowman.

Joseph Selle
Associate Partner, Cognitive Transformation & Operations
IBM

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.

Robert Bowman
Managing Editor
SupplyChainBrain

Robert Bowman is a veteran editor, reporter and writer covering supply-chain management, international trade, economics, finance, regulation, compliance, technology, logistics, professional education, the environment, human rights, and labor management. Bob writes and edits theme-based articles, in-depth case studies, and a weekly blog. I’ve served as interviewer in thousands of videos, hosted numerous webinars, and produce and host a weekly podcast. Bob is also a published novelist. Prior to SupplyChainBrain, Bob has also contributed to the Journal of Commerce, World Trade, Distribution, Shipping and Trade News (Tokyo), Traffic World, Buyside, Cargovision, Warehousing Management, Pacific Shipper, Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s Maritime Asia.

For more interviews with SupplyChainBrain, please check out their video listings.

Next Generation Supply Chain Innovation
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Next Generation Supply Chain Innovation

  • How will Supply Chain evolve, and how will this impact the way we do Retail?
  • Harnessing digital technology
  • What actions can be done to stay ahead of the game?
  • Leveraging the Cloud
  • Sharing the lessons learned so far and discussing next steps

David Warrick
General Manager, Global Supply Chain
Microsoft

As GM of Global Supply Chain for Microsoft, Dave manages the order to cash cycle, Channel Operations Planning and Distribution & Logistics for all Microsoft physical products worldwide including Xbox, Surface, Accessories and Surface Hub. He also manages all aspects of Channel Management, Software Manufacturing, and numerous other functions as the customer facing part of the Manufacturing and Supply Chain organization. Dave and his team are responsible for all products in all channels including Retail, Commercial, Operator, and Direct to Consumer through Microsoft Online and Brick and Mortar stores.

Dave joined Microsoft in 1999 working through various roles in Supply Chain and product release. Prior to Microsoft, Dave held roles with Andersen Consulting and Coca-Cola and worked as a Project Engineer on the new Hong Kong Airport. Dave holds a B.Eng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering and is a C.Eng (Chartered Engineer) with the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology – Manufacturing Division).

In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, and never-ending physical therapy.

 

Strategic Onboarding: The Most Important Step in Outsourced Fulfillment Operations
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Strategic Onboarding: The Most Important Step in Outsourced Fulfillment Operations

  • Fulfillment providers have to be able to scale up, or down, dramatically in very short periods of time
  • Decrease onboarding time with thorough Customer Requirements Documents and Statement of Work analysis
  • Involving Operations Teams early in the OB process is crucial
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fulfillment company are second only to experience
  • Make KPI’s part of your culture
  • Personalized Customer Service is paramount to efficient communications in fulfillment
  • Advanced Technology & Software solutions have become the backbone of efficient fulfillment
  • Getting it right at the onboarding stage saves a lot of wasted time and money down the road

Jason Aymerich
President
Complemar

Jason Aymerich is currently the President of the e-commerce fulfilment company Complemar (Complemar.com) and its ecommerce offering www.fulfillify.com. Jason has extensive experience and knowledge in fulfillment operations and the fulfillment industry. He currently oversees 5 Complemar facilities and operations across the U.S. Jason was honored as a 40 under 40 recipient in 2015 and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Jason has an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.

Panel: Keeping Up with Customers and Knowing How to Win Them Throughout the Delivery Experience
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Panel: Keeping Up with Customers and Knowing How to Win Them Throughout the Delivery Experience

  • How are your current warehouse and delivery strategies securing customer relationships and maximizing digital success across all channels?
  • Focusing on customers to understand their requirements and succeed their expectations
  • Refining your last mile strategy with rapidly changing customer needs and behaviors
  • Adjusting and aligning customer-driven strategies to target customers in global and local markets
  • Discussing the digitization of speed, price and convenience as contributors of customer loyalty

Roberto Villalobos
Director, Digital Operations Walmart.com & Superama.com
Walmart

Roberto is an industrial engineer with 16 years of experience, focused on commercial, operations, logistics and consulting positions with outstanding results on implementing new projects in technology companies, e-commerce, automotive industry and consulting services. In various companies, as well as consulting companies like Accenture, his job has been focused on implementing new projects that have an impact on direct sales and their supply chain. In the last few years, he has been passionate about eCommerce. Roberto has been at Walmart for 2 years. He serves as the Walmart eCommerce Groceries Director and specializes in Online Groceries, sales and operations. Prior to Walmart, he worked at Amazon Mexico.

Maia Benson
Global Head of Shipping & Fulfillment
Shopify

Maia Benson is the Global Commercial Head of Shipping & Fulfillment at Shopify. In her role, she leads the commercial team focused on simplifying shipping and fulfillment for Shopify’s growing base of 600K+ entrepreneurs – via embedded product partnerships, product marketing/growth, strategy and operations. She has spent over 10 years building and commercializing award-winning products and experiences for the SMB/SME market

Maia has led businesses from inception across the chasm to revenue and profit growth in the SaaS and ecommerce spaces. She has successfully built net-new digital businesses for both Enterprises and VC-backed companies.

She is the founder of the Digital Marketing course at Cornell University’s Business School and is an active supporter and consultant to NYC tech entrepreneurs.

Neil Ackerman
Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain Enterprise Plan & Advanced Innovation
Johnson & Johnson

Neil is responsible for accelerating supply chain innovation and enablement of advanced planning processes and technologies worldwide. His team is critical in bringing value-based prototyping to life within Johnson and Johnson and beyond. Prior to this role, Neil held various positions at Amazon.com. Most recently, he was the Global Director of Integrated Supply Chain, eCommerce strategy and technology innovation at Mondelez International, one of the world’s largest snack companies. In this role, Neil was recognized in various global publications for inventing and launching a Direct to Consumer Supply Chain Model. He is an expert on eCommerce and supply chain innovations, giving keynotes globally for his work on the eCommerce Flywheel and its impact on supply chain for a long-term competitive advantage.

Joe Boehm
SVP, Operations
StockX

Joe serves as SVP of Operations at StockX. A highly accomplished senior operations executive with a consistent track record of process optimization, operational efficiency and cost reduction, Boehm has worked across multiple disciplines including supply chain, manufacturing, quality, distribution and customer service. At StockX, he oversees the company’s operations team ensuring that the authentication process is employed across all four verticals including, sneakers, streetwear, handbags and watches. Throughout his career, Boehm has consistently taken an innovative approach to programs, processes and procedures often implementing lean strategies, continuous improvement, ISO standards, safety initiatives and Six Sigma to improve quality and productivity. He holds a bachelor of business administration in transportation and logistics from Iowa State University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

 

ETAIL OPERATIONS, SUPPLY CHAIN

Balancing Cost and Speed in the Two-Day Delivery Challenge

Do you really know your customer? Results of a recent survey conducted by Radial reveal that ecommerce consumers are most concerned with convenience and they are willing to make trade-offs based on cost, speed, reliability and eco-friendliness. This session will explore why and when you should offer two-day delivery based on understanding your customer wants and needs. We will explore the trade-offs and decisions in balancing consumer expectations of order quality customer experience, consumer cost, quick shipping, fast delivery versus the cost to the retailer for fulfillment, transportation, inventory carrying, inventory mark downs, etc.

The session will explore real world examples of successfully utilizing a multi-node solution and examples of when it does not pay to use a multi-node approach. Session takeaways include:

  • Understanding the tradeoffs between speed and cost
  • How does customer segmentation impact the logistics model?
  • When to use a multimode solution

Sean McCartney
EVP Operations Services
Radial

Sean oversees Radial’s integrated commerce operations, which includes managing the company’s fulfillment centers, transportation services and customer care centers. As the Global Practices Leader for fulfillment, transportation and customer care, he is responsible for designing the network strategy, optimizing via operational excellence, expanding and differentiating Radial’s transportation offerings, and growing the company’s customer care solutions. He has over 20 years of experience in global supply chain logistics, distribution, and operations. Prior to joining the company, Sean was the senior vice president of supply chain operations for Chico’s FAS, Inc., servicing over 1,500 stores. Prior to that he served as senior vice president of supply chain logistics and distribution for Li & Fung USA, where he integrated and optimized the supply chains for 28 company acquisitions.

Delivering on “Customer-Centricity” Throughout Our End-to-End Digital Environment
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Delivering on “Customer-Centricity” Throughout Our End-to-End Digital Environment

  • What lessons can we learn from big data collection & analytics?
  • Finding new ways to break down silos and deliver value to customers
  • Gathering and analyzing actionable insights to know your customers from every angle
  • Leveraging a data-driven approach to our operating model to drive innovation
  • The journey designing an end-to-end omnichannel experience for your customers

Anisa Kumar
VP of eCommerce
Levi Strauss Americas

Anisa Kumar is a global operations analytics and strategy expert with over 15 years of retail industry experience. At Levi Strauss & Co., Anisa is the Vice President and General Manager of the LS&Co eCommerce and Omnichannel businesses in the Americas, and in this capacity she has end to end P&L responsibility with a focus on leading site merchandising, marketing, operations, analytics, omnichannel, strategy and innovation. Previously, Anisa held leadership roles at Walmart, Mervyn’s, and Target. She is a recognized leader on global omnichannel initiatives, including new market entry.

Strengthening Customer Satisfaction with Technology-Driven Reverse Logistics
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Strengthening Customer Satisfaction with Technology-Driven Reverse Logistics

  • How can you leverage real-time analytics to enable supply chain improvement?
  • Identifying proactive opportunities to adopt intelligent transaction processing for a customer-centric returns experience
  • Discussing social media digital offers and its efforts in delivering convenience and shopper loyalty
  • Exploring data-driven insights that respond to shifting consumer demand
  • Exceeding customer expectations and meeting objectives in your overall returns management strategy

Rob Zomok
President, Global Operations
Inmar

Rob joined Inmar in this role in January 2016, bringing tremendous global supply chain leadership experience to the company.
During his 20-year career, he has gained a reputation for making significant domestic and international supply chain operational
improvements for companies such as Hershey, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Meguiar’s. He also served as Lead Faculty
Area Chair for the University of Phoenix School of Business, where he taught graduate-level and undergraduate-level courses
in management theory, strategic planning, economics and organizational behavior. Rob was also Senior Director of Client
Solutions and Analytics, and Director of Operations for the Northeast Region for Inmar. He holds a Bachelor of Science in
Industrial Engineering with Distinction and an MBA from Penn State University.

Quantifying Trade-offs in Supply Chain Organizations
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Quantifying Trade-offs in Supply Chain Organizations

River Logic’s mission is to empower business leaders by revolutionizing the way they make decisions today. The power of advanced analytics should be in the hands of the people driving the business, not someone in IT or someone sitting behind a desk crunching numbers.

Therefore, our primary focus is on helping customers increase their performance, decision-making agility and ability to predict business outcomes through flexible, easy-to-digest prescriptive analytics that guide tactical, operational and strategic decision making throughout an enterprise.

With completely code-free optimization capabilities that link every decision to a set of forward-looking financial impact statements, River Logic is able to take companies on the journey from silo’d decision making to end-to-end optimization, no matter where the company stands today.

Typical ROI from implementing River Logic is 15X or greater, with increases in profitability ranging from 2-5% of annual revenue or drastic decreases in cost of goods.

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Aaron Berg
VP Consulting Services
River Logic

Aaron Berg, VP of Consulting Services, and his team work closely with River Logic’s partners and customers to sustain value and long-term success of solutions and projects, based on our award-winning technologies. Aaron has over 20 years’ experience leveraging technology to solve business problems, including over 50 client engagements in manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, forest products, metals and mining.

Aaron was the original Product Manager for River Logic’s Enterprise Optimizer (EO) products, and has been an integral part of both the product evolution and the market growth. Aaron has also taught business modeling and decision techniques to several hundred management consultants, including firms such as PriceWaterhouse Coopers, SAIC and more across the U.S. and Europe. He also lectures MBA students through Virginia Commonwealth University’s Executive MBA program. Aaron holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT.