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The Perfect Storm: COVID’s Impact on Global Supply Chains
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The Perfect Storm: COVID’s Impact on Global Supply Chains

 The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly sent the global economy into unprecedented turmoil which has posed many challenges to supply chains – rapid employment shifts, raw material shortages, transportation congestion, and volatile surges in consumer demand. Susan A. Johnson, Executive Vice President – Global Connections and Supply Chain at AT&T, who runs the $70 billion global supply chain for one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, explains how AT&T and other companies are navigating these challenges. Key lessons learned include: Importance of supply chain visibility and end-to-end intelligence Optimized distribution models to adapt to changing consumer preferences, and Need to build…

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How to Build a Winning Digital Supply Chain Strategy
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How to Build a Winning Digital Supply Chain Strategy

Walk through geopolitical and economic forces motivating investment in resilient supply chain operations Discuss the ‘Design to Operate’ value scenario, a technology-driven approach to improve operational visibility and customer intelligence from end-to-end of a supply chain Illustrate how enabling technologies such as IoT, Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Big Data analytics all fit into a larger framework and engage with a digital core that translates accurate information into flawless execution What does embedding these intelligent technologies into business processes and the extended ecosystem look like in real terms? — Martin Barkman SVP, Global Head of Solution Management, Digital Supply Chain SAP…

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Keynote: Operating a Globally Connected, Locally-Focused International Food Quality System
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Keynote: Operating a Globally Connected, Locally-Focused International Food Quality System

Discussing some of the challenges involved in delivering the value and variety of global brands to delight consumers on a local scale Offering best practices to deploy global quality policies in an ever-changing local environment to ensure quality, safety, and compliance Debating the best way to incorporate QA/QC processes and principles into supply chain organizations throughout the value chain Placing the consumer at the heart of all we do Frank Sabella VP Global Quality, Food Safety and Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Mondelēz International — Mr. Frank J. Sabella is Vice President of Quality, Food Safety, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for…

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Panel: Generating High Productivity Through Training and Total Workforce Engagement
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Panel: Generating High Productivity Through Training and Total Workforce Engagement

What does investing in your people look like on a day-to-day ongoing basis? How does the workforce contribute to steady cumulative improvements as the engine of long-term culture change and improved productivity? Discussing motivational tools that solicit grassroots contributions: Competition, recognition, entertainment, and a sense of accomplishment Offering examples where training, mentorship, job shadowing, and cycling through different job functions improves retention, job satisfaction, and contributes to improved performance How far can a culture of continuous improvement and total workforce engagement permeate an organization?

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Knowing and Protecting Your Assets
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Knowing and Protecting Your Assets

Discussing options for biomanufacturing capacity management: Effective strategies for capacity utilization Spreading capacity among and across different business partners When is the right time to hedge with CMOs? Understanding the attraction, retention, and development trends for talent assets Illustrating these trends with metrics and examples from AstraZeneca’s own experience — Darren Dasburg currently serves as VP & Head, Learning and Development Global Operation at AstraZeneca. Bringing over 30 years of professional experience in a variety of settings, he was appointed Vice President-Site Head for the Boulder Manufacturing Center in September 2015 when AstraZeneca/MedImmune acquired the former Amgen biologics production facility. Previously,…

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

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