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Supply Chain 2020 is focused on 6 business-critical themes: Visibility; Last Mile & Network Re-Design; The Warehouse; Digitalization & Workforce Management; Mitigating Supply Chain Risk; The Economics of Freight

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Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
Keynote: Driving Efficiency in Your Supply Chain Through E2E Visibility

Sandra leads all aspects of the organization’s global supply chain including Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Engineering Sustainability and Safety. Prior to joining Mondelēz International in June 2019, Sandra spent four years with Kimberly-Clark as their first-ever Supply Chain Officer, where she was responsible for creating and building their Supply Chain and Supply Chain Leadership team, focusing on performance, integration, core strategies and metrics to sustained delivery.

Speaker Logo Sandra MacQuillan CSCO Mondelēz International

09:00 - 09:30
Keynote: Empowering Entrepreneurs to Stay at the Forefront of Logistics

Joe is responsible for the company’s safety performance, operations and capacity development initiatives. Those areas of the organization include accident prevention, regulatory compliance, capacity sourcing & procurement and operational support for Landstar’s agent network. He joined Landstar in 1993 and has held various management positions in support of the company’s efforts to develop capacity and provide operational support consistent with the organizations core values of safety, independence, quality service and opportunity.

Speaker Logo Joe Beacom Chief Safety & Operations Officer Landstar

09:00 - 09:30
Keynote: Sustainable Sourcing in Your Global Supply Chain

A Chief Operations Officer with 25 years comprehensive international leadership experience in fast moving consumer goods Supply Chain, Sami Naffakh aims to secure competitive operations to meet increasing global demand for safe, affordable and sustainable dairy at a time when the world’s population is growing faster than ever before. Arla Foods is a farmer-owned dairy cooperative with sales in more than 120 markets, an annual intake of 14 billion kilos of milk and also the world’s largest producer of organic dairy products.

Speaker Logo Sami Naffakh Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer Arla Foods

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Keynotes
09:00 - 09:30
Keynote: An eCommerce Fulfilment Strategy to Delight in the age of Direct-to-Consumer

Trip Wood leads FabFitFun’s supply chain and fulfilment functions, as well as product sourcing & quality. Before joining FabFitFun, Trip was the Vice President of Global Sourcing and Quality for Petco and developed and led the company's worldwide commercial operations. Prior to Petco, Trip spent 10 years with Target in global roles overseeing both distribution and sourcing. Trip is a United States Navy Veteran who served as a Cryptologist.

Speaker Logo Trip Wood Senior Vice President Operations FabFitFun

09:00 - 09:30
Keynote: Cisco’s Network Strategy in the Dynamic Geopolitical and Trade Environment

Colin Chummers is responsible for leading Cisco’s Network & Partner Services (NPS) and Americas Manufacturing Operations on the Supply Chain Operations Team. Over his 16+ year career at Cisco, Colin has broad supply chain experiences across the globe, including lead roles in Global Planning & Fulfilment (GP&F), Global Manufacturing Operations (GMO), and prior experience in our regional operations team during his time in Hong Kong.

Speaker Logo Colin Chummers Vice President Operations Cisco

09:00 - 09:30
Keynote: Culture as Your Competitive Advantage

Brant Matthews leads McCormick’s procurement function to optimize the overall purchasing of the firm's global expenditures across all spend categories. His professional experience includes over 20 years in the Pharmaceutical and Fast-Moving Consumer Good industry, including 15 years in Procurement.

Speaker Logo Brant Matthews VP Global Strategic Procurement McCormick

09:00 - 09:30
Keynote: A Roadmap for Global Supply Chain Security

Tim Danks manages cyber security and privacy risks for Huawei USA and develops relationships with external stakeholders across academia and industry. He has held various senior-level positions in Huawei’s carrier network and consumer products businesses covering operations, cybersecurity and risk management.

Speaker Logo Tim Danks EVP Risk Management & Partner Relationships Huawei

Supply Chain Visibility
08:30 - 09:00
Inventory Control: Where you Win or Lose in Supply Chain
  • Utilize adaptive inventory control methods to account for inherent uncertainties in customer demands
  • Explore centralized and decentralized models for demand planning to identify what strategy aligns with your business
  • Utilize cloud-based systems to break down silos between key decision makers and improve replenishment and fulfilment efficiencies
08:30 - 09:00
Implementation and Integration: The Journey Towards a Data Driven Supply Chain
  • Discuss the best approaches to trigger the change towards data transparency within your organization
  • Standardize data (internally and among your network) to create a foundation for a data driven future
  • Overcome the challenge of fluctuating volumes with innovative strategies such as RPA to drive operational efficiency and consumer satisfaction
08:30 - 09:00
Unifying the Supply Chain: Build a System for Real-Time Connectivity
  • Discuss practical steps to connect the physical supply chain with the digital supply chain
  • Utilize SaaS data to work with your partners and gain longer lead times, better profit-and-loss management and end-to-end visibility
  • Leverage automated location positioning and predictive analytics to transform real-time visibility into actionable insights across your supply chain 

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The Last Mile and Network Redesign
08:30 - 09:00
Win the Urban Consumer with your Last Mile Strategy
  • Discuss the complexities of urban customers, explore logistical challenges in metropolitan areas, and leverage a flexible network solution to bypass infrastructure issues in urban environments
  • Overlay cognitive technology to leverage automation and digitalization processes in the last mile, including track & trace, SMS and location-based apps to provide seamless visibility to the customer
  • Understand the importance of partnering with 3PLs, couriers and tech vendors to respond rapidly to quickly adapt to customer requirements in the last mile
08:30 - 09:00
Network Design for Optionality and Growth
  • Understand the importance of ‘optionality’ in your network design to accommodate growth potential, while balancing investment risk, baking in redundancy and flexibility with nimbler extendable projects
  • Create value stream visibility to identify opportunities to improve supplier optionality and mitigate against an uplift in costs
  • Build an accurate picture of your fulfilment nodes and overlay cognitive technology to circumnavigate bottle necks in your network 
08:30 - 09:00
Reverse Logistics: Align your Strategy with the Circular Economy
  • Deliver a returns strategy that creates a stress-free returns process to drive customer loyalty
  • Understand the technologies and processes required to reduce the time inventory spends in the warehouse
  • Craft a tangible long-term strategy to transform your supply chain to sustainability and innovation-centricity without compromising your bottom line

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The Warehouse
08:30 - 09:00
The State of Warehouse Robotics
  • Identify what solutions are out there – from packaging and dispatch, to Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) and Automated Storage Retrieval Systems (ASRS)
  • Discover dramatic improvements in fulfilment time and costs with intelligent automation for picking, packing and sorting in the warehouse
  • Assess the feasibility of flexible investment options, such as Robotics-as-a-service and peak season robotics rentals, to maximize ROI and reduce your investment dollars
08:30 - 09:00
Will Cobots Change the Nature of Fulfilment?
  • Understand the necessary steps to integrate cobots into your fulfilment strategy
  • Explore how cobots gamify warehouse operations, interacting with workers to driver greater workforce productivity
  • Fully understand the implications for worker safety, and the implications of your procedures, policies, insurance and contractual obligations 
08:30 - 09:00
Site Selection and real estate development for your growing business
  • Identify the ideal location for swift and cost-effective manufacturing and distribution of goods including services, data, tax incentives and resources are available
  • Discover how communities accommodate growing businesses and implement changes to drive investments and increase job growth
  • Discuss how to access quality employees, address local workforce issues, and optimize workforce output amid challenging labor conditions

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Digitalization & Workforce Management
08:30 - 09:00
Leverage Automation to Maximize Efficiency in Your Supply Chain
  • 55% of logistics is still manual, identify the areas where you can get quick wins from automating processes
  • Adoption of ERP has improved operational efficiency, but often in siloes. Take the next step to integrate technology across the value chain to achieve end-to-end visibility
  • Build standardized data sets to leverage advanced AI with the power to predict, prescribe and shape demand to better service your customers
08:30 - 09:00
Technology is a Catalyst, but People Drive Change
  • Understand how to generate to generate supply chain road maps, and change management structures to keep your digital transformation on track, on budget and in time
  • Find the right balance of technology and labor to execute a sustainable digital transformation for your business
  • Evaluate the skills that you must infuse into your team to develop a culture of innovation that will continue to elevate your supply chain to the next level
08:30 - 09:00
Obtain and Retaining Talent: It’s not them, it’s you…
  • Foster loyalty with millennials by understanding the career objective of a tech savvy, socially aware generation
  • Make supply chain sexy to attract a workforce that has been traditionally drawn to other industries
  • Utilize a diverse strategy of pay incentives, collaborative work environment, direct reporting and encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit to retain your top talent

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Supply Chain Risk
08:30 - 09:00
Insulating Your Supply Chain Against Geopolitical Uncertainty
  • Critically evaluate how ‘tariff proof’ your supply chain really is to fully understand your exposure to geopolitical uncertainty
  • Map out your global supply chains to identify the scope for prudent choices in the selection and location of suppliers
  • Leverage forecasting and analysis tools to turn supply chain uncertainty into a competitive advantage
08:30 - 09:00
Build Resilience in Your Supply Chain
  • Take steps to disaster-proof supply chains including diversifying your supplier base, and recategorizing suppliers’ entities or leveraging network to exploit free trade zones
  • To what extent can you blend modes to ensure that failure in one area of your supply chain doesn’t bring down your whole operation
  • Leverage real-time global visibility to effectively predict, asses and mitigate risk in your supply chain
08:30 - 09:00
Connected Logistics: New Data Opportunities, New Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
  • As logistics goes through its digital transformation understand how cybersecurity needs to be at the center of any strategy
  • Understand the critical importance of customer support and partnership in the face of a cyber attack
  • Explore the cybersecurity tools and strategies that being employed including micro-segmentation and flexible cloud strategies to minimize cyber-attack risk

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The Economics of Freight
08:30 - 09:00
Combat Margin Pressure and Commoditization in Freight
  • Recognize the threat and opportunity from digital freight brokers as services become increasingly automated
  • In an increasingly commoditized identify how value-added services are a key differentiator to win in a competitive market
  • Understand how to communicate your service offerings to retain profitable margins and drive customer loyalty
08:30 - 09:00
M&A as both a “Growth” and “Exit” strategy
  • Investigate which assets have sold well over the last 18 months, the key drivers and the implications for your strategy
  • Discuss what companies can expect from private equity buyers, including opportunities for sellers to re-invest and double up
  • Consider the critical importance of culture to maximize the chances of success in your M&A activity
08:30 - 09:00
Leveraging the Start-Up Ecosystem to Turbocharge Your Growth
  • Hear the latest on the start-up market and gain key investor insights into the companies to watch
  • Learn about the potential to leverage the start-up community to make up any innovation gaps within your organization
  • Separate the hype from the reality to understand which start-ups will be in it for the medium to long term

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