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 the CEO & President for Schneider Electric North America and is responsible for an $8.8 billion business comprised of 30,000 employees. Through December 2019, she also held the title of Chief Supply Chain Officer and led the $13.4 billion supply chain organization that Gartner ranks as the fourth best supply chain in the world.

Prior to joining Schneider, Clayton served as an executive at Dell where she led the transformation of its supply chain and manufacturing operation, and at General Motors where she held senior management roles, including as the president of Saturn Corporation.

Clayton chairs the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and serves on the National Association of Manufacturers board. She represents Schneider Electric’s innovation investments by serving on the boards of AlphaStruxure, Uplight, and Qmerit. She is also on the boards of publicly held companies Duke Energy and NXP Semiconductors.

Dr. David Simchi-Levi
Professor & Director
MIT Data Science Lab

David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and serves as the head of the MIT Data Science Lab. He is considered one of the premier thought leaders in supply chain management and business analytics.

His Ph.D. students have accepted faculty positions in leading academic institutes including U. of California Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon U., Columbia U., Duke U., Georgia Tech, Harvard U., U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U. of Michigan, Purdue U. and Virginia Tech.

Professor Simchi-Levi is the current Editor-in-Chief of Management Science, one of the two flagship journals of INFORMS. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for Operations Research (2006-2012), the other flagship journal of INFORMS and for Naval Research Logistics (2003-2005).

In 2020, he was awarded the prestigious INFORMS Impact Prize for playing a leading role in developing and disseminating a new highly impactful paradigm for the identification and mitigation of risks in global supply chains.

He was the founder of LogicTools, which provided software solutions and professional services for supply chain optimization and became part of IBM in 2009. He co-founded OPS Rules (2012), an operations analytics consulting company, and Opalytics (2014), a cloud analytics platform company focusing on operations and supply chain intelligence. Both companies became part of Accenture.