risk management


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.

Risk Assessment and Management

Risk Assessment and Management

  • Discussing the role of upper management in Risk Management
  • Best practices in identifying and managing risk factors in an operation or process
  • Applying risk assessment and management to minimize or eliminate potential loss
  • Implementing a risk-based strategy and making risk management part of the culture

Leonard Heflich, VP Food Safety, Quality and Crisis Management (Retired) at Grupo Bimbo

Len recently retired after 42 years in the food industry from Grupo Bimbo in Mexico City, where he was VP of Food Safety, Quality and Crisis Management with responsibility for 150 bakeries in 23 countries. He recently authored a chapter on Risk Management in the 7th Edition of the Juran Quality Handbook. He has been Chair of the Food Technical and Regulatory Affairs Committee of the American Bakers Association since 2001 and is President of the Board at the Center for Food Integrity. Len has a BS in Chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MSc. in Management Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Risk Management: What Should Supply Chain Executives Learn from the Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy?

Risk Management: What Should Supply Chain Executives Learn from the Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy?

Philip Damas heads up Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, the logistics arm of the Drewry Group and has more than 30 years experience in the international ocean transport sector and maritime supply chain design and optimization. He gave this interview on risk management in the Exhibition Hall on September 13th at the 2016 edition of the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit.

Philip Damas is the founder and operational head of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, the logistics arm of the Drewry Group and now the global leader in freight rate benchmarking. He is also a director of the Drewry group.

Prior to joining Drewry in 2005, he worked for CMA CGM and the container shipping consortium Cobra in various management and financial control roles until 1990. He then spent the 1990s analysing the logistics policies of exporters/importers and of logistics service providers when working with American Shipper and Containerisation International.

In 1998, Philip became a founding director of the shipping research and database company ComPairData (now Blue Water Reporting). In 2007, he set up Drewry Supply Chain Advisors. In 2014 and 2016, respectively, he launched the BCO ocean contract “benchmarking club” of Drewry and the e-Sourcing Ocean Freight Solution outsourced tender execution service of Drewry.

Having spent a career in the international container shipping sector, he now advises retailers, manufacturers and investors on ocean freight strategy, freight rate benchmarking, network optimisation, logistics property investments/due diligence, carrier contracts and port competition.

Philip holds an MBA from the University of Bradford Management Centre and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. Finance from the University of Strasbourg.