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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.

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.

www.riverlogic.com.

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.

Negotiating Transportation Contracts: What has Changed, and What Should We Do About It?
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Negotiating Transportation Contracts: What has Changed, and What Should We Do About It?

AFMS specializes in benchmarking, negotiating and auditing small package, air freight, ocean carrier, and LTL contracts. We offer a “no cost” evaluation of your carrier contracts to identify savings opportunities. Our clients include shippers like GE, Honda, Sony, Disney, Johnson and Johnson, Toyota, Nestle, Hershey, and others. Our price benchmarking services and staff are very detailed and accurate. We can point out savings opportunities that even the most sophisticated logistics professionals often overlook. Our employees consist of former carrier executives, each coming to AFMS with 10-30 years’ experience working for major carriers such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, TNT Global, Panalpina, UTI, Hyundai, US Lines, Old Dominion, Roadway, and more. They were senior V.P.’s and pricing directors and in many cases in charge of contracts and pricing decisions for the carriers before they left or retired and joined the AFMS team. AFMS has been in business for over 24 years.

www.afms.com

Mike Erickson
CEO
AFMS Logistics Management Group

Mr. Mike Erickson Founded AFMS LLC in 1992 and serves as its President. Mr. Erickson started his transportation career at Airborne Express where he was one of the top district sales managers. Mr. Erickson oversees the contract negotiation process for many of his firm’s larger clients, saving them millions in transportation costs. Many of AFMS’ clients are Fortune 1000 companies. Some of the conferences Mr. Erickson has recently presented at include; CSCMP, MAILCOM, NCOF, Parcel Shipping & Distribution, AIMED, WERC, D/C Expo, and many others. In addition to speaking, Mr. Erickson has authored over 30 articles for many of the industry’s top magazines and periodicals. Mr. Erickson often quoted and interviewed in publications and in the media such as NBC News with Tom Brokaw, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Traffic World, American Shipper Magazine, MAIL Magazine, Journal of Commerce and many others. In addition, Mr. Erickson is a frequent Guest Lecturer at the University of Oregon and Portland State University’s School of Business. While at PSU, he served as the student body President. Mr. Erickson is one of the industry’s most sought after speakers. He presents at approximately 20 trade shows a year and has received the top speaker award at many of them. Mr. Erickson is a graduate of the Portland State University School of Business.

Reducing Transportation Costs
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Reducing Transportation Costs

ORTEC is the world’s largest provider of supply chain planning and execution optimization and analytics software solutions. ORTEC solutions help Fortune 500 companies such as Walmart, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble realize quantifiable savings and drive efficiencies through optimal network design, fleet routing & dispatch, (parcels, pallet and truck load building), workforce scheduling, real-time e-commerce order slotting and delivery routing. ORTEC provides both “on premise” and cloud platform solutions as well as and SAP add-on optimization solutions. ORTEC has over 2,000 customers worldwide, 900+ employees and 19 offices globally.

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Aaron Geiger
Managing Director Manufacturing
ORTEC

Aaron has over 19 years of Enterprise Software Sales Experience in the areas of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chain, Business to Business Integration and Customer Relationship Management. Working closely with companies such as Walmart, Coca-Cola, Clorox, Georgia-Pacific, Siemens and General Mills, I’ve developed a strong understanding of the complex challenges facing Fortune 100 companies, and their need to deliver measurable bottom line results on every project.

Case Study: Red Wing Shoe Company Makes Giant Steps with SIOP
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Case Study: Red Wing Shoe Company Makes Giant Steps with SIOP

Red Wing Shoe Company will discuss how the company has created a demand-driven supply chain and taken huge steps to increase forecast accuracy, reduce inventory, improve fill rates, boost collaborative visibility with key suppliers, and accelerate a productive sales inventory and operations planning (SIOP) cadence.

  • Learn how to drive operational excellence through supply chain processes
  • Hear how to create a demand-driven supply chain
  • Get tips on how to create or fine tune your SIOP (or S&OP) process

Mallery Dosdall
Demand Planning Manager
Red Wing Shoe Company

Mallery is responsible for forecasting inventory needs and helps set the strategic plans around supply and demand. She is a company-wide driver for process improvements and efficiencies with her eye locked on the overall demand for products and services. She also plays in instrumental role in leading the sales inventory and operations planning (SIOP) process.

 

Fact-Based Negotiations
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Fact-Based Negotiations

This presentation will include the following:

  • Burning Platform
  • Organizational Changes
  • Process/Governance
  • Results
  • Lessons learned

Doug Weston
Director, Purchasing
Caterpillar

Doug Weston is the Purchasing Director for the Energy & Transportation Division of Global Supply Network Division of Caterpillar Inc.. Doug has buying responsibility for over $4.5B which includes Engine Components and Assemblies, Fuel Systems, Generators, Rough and Machined Castings.

Doug began his career in 1984 with Sundstrand Aviation as a cooperative education student. While at Sundstrand, Doug was a Service Manual Writer for B1B, C5A and Cessna 182.

Upon graduation in December 1985, Doug joined Martin Engineering as a Research and Development Engineer. Doug was promoted to Product Manager with responsibility for the Flow Aides product line.

In 1986, Doug joined Caterpillar at the start up of the Lafayette, Indiana Large Engine Center as a Special Engineering Requirements Analyst. Over the next 2 years, Doug held a number of positions in Supply Chain and Requirements Planning.

1988 was the first year Doug moved into Purchasing. From 1988 to 1999 Doug progressed through the Global Purchasing organization where he has held every position supporting every business unit.

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From the Plant Floor to the Balance Sheet: A Case Study on a World-Class Business Performance System
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From the Plant Floor to the Balance Sheet: A Case Study on a World-Class Business Performance System

  • Thinking differently about supply chain performance measurements and problem-solving with zero-loss thinking
  • Creating and sustaining a culture of engagement within decentralized supply chains
  • Defining the foundational components to supply chain excellence for global manufacturers

Phil McIntyre
Managing Director, Client Development & Marketing
Performance Solutions by Milliken

Phil has been with Milliken for over thirty years. He’s successfully led several business units within Milliken & Company to profitable growth and financial sustainability, as well as the Performance Products Division Milliken Performance System implementation. Phil was Director of Cost Improvement and spent time as the Pursuit of Excellence Director responsible for integrating customer needs with manufacturing and business capability. Early in his career, Phil worked in several different manufacturing locations for Milliken & Company across the southeast. He credits this early diversity in job responsibility and scope as the beginning of his in-depth knowledge of continuous improvement, his appreciation for sustainable, empowered safety processes and systems, and the criticality of establishing the right financial metrics to drive the right behavior.

 

Fix the Data Disaster in Your Business to Realize Key Benefits that Maximize Enterprise Speed to Revenue
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Fix the Data Disaster in Your Business to Realize Key Benefits that Maximize Enterprise Speed to Revenue

Learn how successful companies are leveraging critical data from across the supply chain with an Enterprise Cloud Backbone to eliminate risk to their brands and reputations, and accelerate revenues. Join this session to hear how to:

Unify existing data and technologies
Break down information silos and harmonize across enterprise systems
Enable collaboration across your extended enterprise
Increase return on existing IT investments
Optimize go-to-market and maximize speed to revenue

Matt Smith
President and Founder
ICIX

Matt is the President and Founder of ICIX, where he is responsible for determining the company’s vision, setting ICIX corporate strategy and driving execution of that strategy across the business. A recognized authority in supply chain risk management and product safety, he works with industry leaders, 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. Matt is passionate about food and product safety, helping companies address global supply chain challenges and protecting brand integrity.

Preparing Your Supply Chain Organization for Growth by M&A
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Preparing Your Supply Chain Organization for Growth by M&A

  • Redefining fast by transforming how M&A and Supply Chain strategy are used to drive growth and new capabilities to respond to market trends
  • A new standard of execution: Integrating new acquisitions into large, global organizations with quality and speed
  • Managing the technical complexity of integration without disrupting KPIs driving operational performance

Surfing the M&A Wave: How to Avoid a Wipeout

The business world is witnessing a rash of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Aisha Steptoe, group director of system, transformation and operations with The Coca-Cola Company, explains the reasons behind the trend, and outlines some common mistakes that companies make in the process.

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.

Aisha Steptoe
Group Director, System Transformation Operations
The Coca-Cola Company

Aisha Steptoe is the Group Director of System Transformation Operations/PMO in the North America Product Supply System division for The Coca Cola Company. In this role, Aisha provides strategic leadership for the Coca Cola Refreshments (CCR) Supply Chain organization to develop operational strategy, governance, and program management execution for a multi-year business transformation initiative to implement a new supply chain operating model with Coca Cola’s Independent Franchise Bottling network across operational business processes, people, and technology platforms. In her previous roles at The Coca Cola Company, Aisha developed and executed supply chain integration strategies for the organization’s key manufacturing and distribution M&A initiatives.

Prior to joining The Coca Cola Company in 2012, Aisha had several years of experience assisting other global organizations develop strategies to optimize business processes, mitigate operational risk, and drive productivity in key areas such as supply chain strategy, manufacturing, demand planning, logistics, production planning, inventory management, product commercialization, and program management. Her vast experience in the Consumer Products industry spans multiple categories such as food, beverage, paper, and hygiene products.

Aisha’s prior industry roles include Director, Supply Chain Management for Associated Hygienic Products LLC (acquired by Domtar in 2013 and the leading private label manufacturer of baby diapers) with ownership for supply chain strategy, manufacturing, supply planning, procurement, product commercialization, and customer-specific logistics programs for key accounts such as Wal-Mart, Target, HEB, Kroger, CVS, and Publix. She also held prior roles with KPMG LLP as Manager, Advisory Services (management consulting), Georgia Pacific in a Category Planning role for the Retail Consumer Products Division (towel/napkin category), and began her career in supply chain with General Mills, Inc. in a variety of Supply/Logistics Planning, Demand Planning, Manufacturing, and Distribution roles. Aisha has an MBA in Supply Chain Management & Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology from Purdue University.

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Case Study: Reinventing Customer Success for Today’s Digital Supply Chain
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Case Study: Reinventing Customer Success for Today’s Digital Supply Chain

  • Walking through Mohawk’s experience growing their business and setting the stage for future success in a competitive marketplace currently facing declining demand
  • Reinventing the relationship between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers by rethinking how supply chains function and serve all stakeholders
  • Taking a people-first strategy followed by strong processes leveraging the right technologies to deliver game-changing improvements
  • What can Mohawk do today that it could not do five years ago? What will it be able to do five years from now that it cannot do today?
  • Offering lessons learned and best practices that other companies can take away from Mohawk’s experience

John Angleson
SVP of Supply Chain
Mohawk

John started with Mohawk in 2000 as Manager, Distribution Operations. Over the years his responsibilities have increased to include the supervision of customer service, inventory planning, production scheduling, purchasing, logistics and sales operations. In 2016, John assumed responsibility for the Business Process and Information Technology Group. In November 2017, he was promoted to SVP of Supply Chain for Mohawk. As the role of business analytics and customer collaboration has become vital to Mohawk, John will continue to look for synergies with both customers and suppliers. Prior to joining Mohawk, John worked at Pepsi Bottling Group and served in the US Army. He holds a BS degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from Norwich University.

 

How Blockchain is Advancing a New Era of End-to-End Transparency in Global Supply Chains
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How Blockchain is Advancing a New Era of End-to-End Transparency in Global Supply Chains

  • Explaining how distributed ledger technology is a game-changing new tool for supply chain executives
  • Highlighting some early adaptors who are already incorporating blockchain technology into their supply chains
  • Offering real-world examples of what blockchain-enabled supply chains will allow us to do better than ever before
  • How should our profession incorporate blockchain into our existing best practices and standard operating procedures?
  • What is the future for this new trend? How common and widespread will this become in the future?

Stephen Rogers
VP, Blockchain Initiatives for Supply Chain
IBM

Steven has been at IBM for 36 years. He joined in 1981 as an Industrial Engineer. He spent the first five years in various production engineering and planning roles for IBM printing and banking products. In 1986 he joined finance after receiving an MBA from the Babcock School at Wake Forest. He then went on to hold several financial management positions until eventually becoming the Director of Supply Chain for Retail Store Solutions in 2002. In 2003, Steven took on the role of VP for Demand/Supply and Inventory Planning for all IBM hardware brands and worked in a variety of other VP roles until he landed his current title of VP, Blockchain Initiatives for Supply Chain in 2017.

 

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy to Ensure Customer Satisfaction
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Building Your Supply Chain Strategy to Ensure Customer Satisfaction

  • Connecting the dots to understand what your customer wants from you
  • Using customer-defined world class customer service to meet and exceed expectations
  • Breaking down functional silos and increasing employee engagement to make everyone a contributor to continual improvement of the value chain
  • Scaling up supply chain performance even in the face of shorter lead times and rising demand
  • Demonstrating these tactics with real world examples

Building a Supply Chain for Customer Satisfaction

Every company speaks of the need to adopt a “customer-centric” approach. Sandra MacQuillan, chief supply chain officer, explains how Kimberly-Clark achieves that elusive goal.

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.

Sandra MacQuillan
SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Sandra MacQuillan is Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, leading their Global Supply Chain organization with global responsibilities for Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Sustainability, Safety, Quality and Regulatory.

Sandra joined K-C from Mars Incorporated, where she most recently served as Global Vice President, Supply Chain responsible for manufacturing, engineering and logistics for Global Petcare, a $15 billion business.

Sandra’s expertise is in creating and implementing customer focused supply strategies. She is passionate about supply chain and the role it plays in driving the business; particularly in delivering customer value through supply chain effectiveness with the non-negotiable requirements of Quality, Safety, Service and Cost.

Her experiences in living and working in diverse cultures across the globe have enabled her to build a unique and deep knowledge of how to drive and embed global strategies and programs effectively. Sandra has a strong focus on talent development and is recognized for identifying, building and developing talent and capabilities.

Additionally, Sandra has wide-ranging experience across many consumer goods segments and technologies. She has worked in all areas of Supply Chain and also in Research and Development, holding regional and global roles focusing on delivering value to businesses and customers by connecting and transforming the supply chain through deep understanding and partnership with the Business.

Sandra is a member of the SCM World’s Executive Advisory Board and also is a LEAD Advisory Board member. She is a chartered mechanical engineer and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2011. She was also appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of the work early in her career in encouraging young students and in particular women into engineering.

Sandra and her husband Tom have one son and reside in Atlanta, GA.

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Enable an Intelligent Digital Supply Chain to Transform Your Business
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Enable an Intelligent Digital Supply Chain to Transform Your Business

  • Illustrating how digital supply chain processes are evolving from aggregation to individualization, which drives the need to plan make and deliver individualized products so businesses remain customer focused
  • Demonstrating that companies need to move from responsive to predictive business processes and increase efficiency and throughput to be more agile
  • Analyzing and managing data in real time to provide the total visibility needed to connect the entire supply chain and improve customer service
  • Learning how a digital supply chain that is intelligent, flexible, and connected enables organizations to transition from cost savings and efficiency to a differentiated strategy

Forging a Path to the Digital Supply Chain

Just what is a digital supply chain, anyway? And how can companies achieve it? Hans Thalbauer, senior vice president of IoT and digital supply chain with SAP, has some answers.

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.

Hans Thalbauer
SVP, Digital Supply Chain & Industry 4.0
SAP

Hans is globally responsible for solution management and the go-to-market functions for SAP’s Digital Supply Chain and Industry 4.0 solution portfolio. As a supply chain industry veteran who specializes in defining new markets and positioning organization to own them, Hans has served in a broad range of business leadership roles in his tenure at SAP. He most recently spearheaded SAP’s successful launch of the company’s Industry 4.0 solution portfolio by addressing the requirements of Chief Operating Officers and Chief Supply Chain Officers. Hans has more than 18 years of experience with SAP, holding positions in development, product and solution management, as well as go-to-market functions.

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.

 

Is Your Company Taking Full Advantage of Canadian Market Opportunities?
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Is Your Company Taking Full Advantage of Canadian Market Opportunities?

U.S. businesses understand that Canada is the top export market for U.S. goods, but most are unaware that tremendous innovation in logistics and customs efficiency have made Canada an even more attractive option. For example, did you know:

  • U.S.-based ground shipments can arrive in Canada days faster than what was previously considered “regular service”
  • Many U.S. businesses source inventory for Canadian customers – both B2B and B2C — from their U.S. distribution centers?
  • Thanks to recent changes in U.S. law, it is now easier than ever before to obtain “drawback” – refunds on certain import duties and fees
  • Whether or not your business currently exports to Canada, all businesses can benefit from this insightful update on recent trends in cross border trade and logistics capabilities

John Costanzo
President
Purolator International

John is President of Purolator International, a leading provider of cross-border logistics and subsidiary of Purolator Inc., a leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider in Canada. Over the past 20 years, John has grown Purolator International from a small freight forwarder to a comprehensive supply chain and logistics services provider, offering air and surface logistics solutions, customs brokerage, fulfillment and delivery services for express, freight and parcel shipments. Purolator International serves clients in industries including: manufacturing and distribution, vertical markets such as aviation, industrial and life sciences, as well as large chain retailers and companies specializing in e-commerce.