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Supply Chain Post-COVID: Customers and Associates are the Key
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Supply Chain Post-COVID: Customers and Associates are the Key

COVID-19 has revealed weaknesses and bottlenecks in globalized manufacturing and supply chain systems. How should we rethink our footprints and networks on a regional and local level? Finding the right places to invest resources to get the greatest ROI Discussing how the future of work and the challenges of attracting and retaining top talent is shaping the ongoing evolution of supply chain organizations — Joe Metzger EVP, Supply Chain Operations Walmart Joe Metzger is executive vice president of supply chain operations for Walmart U.S. He has responsibility for leading our distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation fleet, among other areas….

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Building A Resilient Supply Chain that Understands Risks and Leverages Innovation and Partnerships
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Building A Resilient Supply Chain that Understands Risks and Leverages Innovation and Partnerships

Managing short- medium-, and long-range planning to identify and mitigate risk Ensuring partnership success and future-looking innovation Reinforcing what works, learning from what does not, and accepting small-scale failures as an opportunity to win big elsewhere Developing a disruption-tolerant supply chain based on the experience gained during COVID-19 — Paul Gallagher Chief Supply Chain Officer General Mills Paul Gallagher is the Chief Supply Chain Officer at General Mills. He is responsible for all facets of supply chain strategy & execution, including Sourcing, Planning, Manufacturing & Engineering, Logistics & Customer Operations, and Healthy, Safety & Environment. Paul joined General Mills in…

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Creating a Customer-Centric Global Supply Chain
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Creating a Customer-Centric Global Supply Chain

Dow’s multi-year journey to create a more customer-centric global supply chain has proven just how essential the right digital approach is to building resilience and reliability. Designing your supply chain through the customer experience lens Employing company-wide planning technology and processes to improve transparency of very dynamic materials demand, enabling faster, better decisions to fulfill customer orders Using real-time shipment visibility to improve delivery forecasts, and proactively anticipate and take action against disruptions — Greg Jozwiak Chief Supply Chain Officer Dow Inc. Greg Jozwiak is Chief Supply Chain Officer for Dow. During his 35-year career with Dow, Greg has business experience…

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Supply Chain Automation as a Must-Have in the New Business Landscape
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Supply Chain Automation as a Must-Have in the New Business Landscape

Discussing how increased disruption, changing customer behaviour, shifts in the labor market, and other factors all drive supply chains to invest in speed and agility Demonstrating that the industry trend of supply chain automation has now accelerated past a competitive advantage to become something we all must do together, or we will be left behind What does collaborative supply chain automation up and down the value chain look like? How can we best align our tools and tactics with our partners? Debating the pros and cons of different approaches to supply chain automation as informed by our experiences with other…

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Panel: Winning Supply Chain Transformational Leadership Practices
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Panel: Winning Supply Chain Transformational Leadership Practices

The “Winning Leadership” panel reviews recent research from the top-rated University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute on defining Leadership Best Practices for benchmark supply chains. This research is being sponsored by Daugherty Business Solutions The research includes input from 16 benchmark company SC and HR officers across Latin America, India, Europe, China, and North America. These executives defined what best practices remain the same and what leadership practices must change to win in 2030 Panel Attendees will review the best practices, actual examples, a case study on “High Speed Decision Making”,  as well as 10 Leadership Maxims unearthed in…

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The Digital Road to Supply Chain Resiliency
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The Digital Road to Supply Chain Resiliency

Responding to volatility – the power of prediction Build competitive advantage through supply chain digital transformation – the use of digital automation capability to deliver products to customers and consumers where and whenever they need them Supply Chains are still about people – building the Digital First mindset — Meri Stevens Worldwide VP, Consumer Health Supply Chain and Deliver Johnson & Johnson Meri Stevens is the Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Vice President, Consumer Health Supply Chain and Deliver. Meri assumed the Deliver leadership role in May 2019. In July 2020, she expanded her leadership responsibilities to include the Consumer Health…

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Fireside Chat: Future of Supply Chain Decisions. Now.
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Fireside Chat: Future of Supply Chain Decisions. Now.

In an ever-changing world of frequent disruptions and constantly shifting consumer preferences, supply chains can no longer rely on traditional approaches to predict, plan, and operate. When exceptions become the norm, decision agility trumps planning. Join us for a fireside chat with executive thought leaders that have adopted Decision Intelligence to successfully transform their supply chains. — Will Beery VP, Global Chief Information Officer Mars Wrigley Will is the Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for Mars Wrigley and member of the Mars Wrigley Leadership Team. He is accountable for driving the digital transformation agenda in support of the…

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Insights from IPC Subway: Managing Complex Logistics Challenges During Historic Change
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Insights from IPC Subway: Managing Complex Logistics Challenges During Historic Change

Gain insights from IPC Subway on how the purchasing cooperative is leveraging innovative solutions to achieve seamless connectivity and agility across their global logistics network Hear how the largest quick-serve restaurant chain in the world successfully executed the biggest menu change in its history; all while navigating a global pandemic and volatile transportation market Learn best practices for using data, technology, and people to improve inventory management, customer satisfaction, and performance across your supply chain — Matt Montour Sr. Director of Logistics IPC Subway Matt Montour brings more than 20 years of experience working in global logistics and supply chain…

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Panel Discussion: Direct Supply Network Digitalization with the Internet of Supply Chains™
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Panel Discussion: Direct Supply Network Digitalization with the Internet of Supply Chains™

Manufacturers are facing key challenges that are driving supply chain digitalization in order achieve greater visibility, adaptability and responsiveness Learn how TraceLink built the Internet of Supply Chains to track and trace pharmaceutical products, and how the IoSC can be leveraged for broader digital transformation Explore how a digital network platform enables data sharing and collaboration with a network of contract manufacturers and suppliers through a single link Understand how all contract manufacturers can be engaged digitally, from the most sophisticated to the most immature Examine the impact of enabling supplier management and external manufacturing teams to engage contract manufacturers and suppliers…

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Fireside Chat: The Power of Diversity Through Inclusive Leadership
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Fireside Chat: The Power of Diversity Through Inclusive Leadership

Creating a purpose-driven strategy that makes an impact as our organization grows and nurtures a diverse workforce Understanding the leader’s role as a force to shape and demonstrate corporate culture, and to serve as a catalyst for equality and inclusion Sharing typical challenges faced by corporations when trying to promote diversity in the workforce Offering examples of strong and effective mentorship programs in onboarding, cross-training, job shadowing, and continuing education that make the difference — Moderator: Daniel Myers Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business University of Tennessee Former EVP Integrated Supply Chain Mondelēz Daniel Myers is currently a Senior…

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The Largest Business and Supply Chain Risk is Hidden in Unexpected Places: Are You Ready for the Next Disruption?
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The Largest Business and Supply Chain Risk is Hidden in Unexpected Places: Are You Ready for the Next Disruption?

Risks are hidden in unexpected places Assumptions about risks being associated with certain geography’s or certain sized suppliers often prove to be wrong A supply chain can be highly resilient and highly unaffordable so the pinpointing the right places to invest in capacity, flexibility, or inventory positioning is critical A data analytics approach that combines time-to-survive and time-to-recover concepts is critical for making the right risk mitigation decisions Dr Simchi-Levi and Annette Clayton will take you through the business resilience approach and the insights — Annette Clayton CEO & President, Schneider Electric North America Schneider Electric Annette Clayton serves as…

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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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Data and Analytics: Thriving in the New Reality of Supply Chain Optimization

Seeking out the next level of understanding to leverage data and analytics in real-time to seize the opportunities it offers Understanding the opportunity of the eco-system Leveraging automation to enhance current capabilities Characteristics of Supply Chain 2030 The Next generation of Supply Chain solutions — 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…

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