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8th Annual Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit - The Americas October 28th, Bay Area, CA

Vital Supply Chain Insight from the Leaders in Hi-Tech Industry

Event Timings - 8:30am - 6:10pm

Conference Chair - Douglas Kent, Managing Director PWC/Supply Chain Council

October 28th

7:30-8:30: REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

8:30-8:45: Conference Introduction

Conference Chair - Douglas Kent, Managing Director PWC/Supply Chain Council

8:45-9:30: Risk Mitigation Through Metrics and Data at Jabil

Risk isn’t a new priority for supply chains, but as the industry changes, demand becomes more volatile, and new concerns regarding unstable weather conditions, labor unrest and renewed economic growth mean you need to know how to incorporate the very latest risk thinking into your supply chain strategy.

  • Discover what strategic changes you can implement now, and the core questions you need to ask your organization to ensure it’s protected against future uncertainties.
  • Find out what training and planning your team needs in order to adjust quickly and efficiently to risks, disruptions and changes
  • Hear how your peers are structuring their risk contingency plans, and gain new insight for your own planning from alternative routing of shipments to consignment

In this session, Jabil outlines how it’s been tackling risk, the metrics and data involved, and how this has given them a fantastic perspective on overarching supply chain risk in their organization.

Mudit Bajaj, Sr. Director of Logistics, Jabil

9:30 – 10:45: Supply Chain Risk Panel Discussion

Risk isn’t a new priority for supply chains, but as the industry changes, demand becomes more volatile, and new concerns regarding unstable weather conditions, labor unrest and renewed economic growth mean you need to know how to incorporate the very latest risk thinking into your supply chain strategy.

  • Discover what strategic changes you can implement now, and the core questions you need to ask your organization to ensure it’s protected against future uncertainties.
  • Find out what training and planning your team needs in order to adjust quickly and efficiently to risks, disruptions and changes
  • Hear how your peers are structuring their risk contingency plans, and gain new insight for your own planning from alternative routing of shipments to consignment

In this panel, Resilinc explores the risk strategies of a number of hi-tech companies, how their strategies were formed, and how they’re continuing to evolve these strategies to be industry-leading.

Bindiya Vakil, CEO, Resilinc
Rod MacLea, Director Supply Chain, Amgen
Lee Wolfe, Supply Chain Transformation, NetApp

Nghi Luu, Senior Manager Supply Chain Risk Management, Cisco

10:45-11:45: EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:45-12:30: Supplier Management

With cost control at the center of supply chain priorities, uncover how to get the most from your suppliers, and explore new ideas to ensure you’re getting the most from their services.

  • Find out how you can use your suppliers to drive innovation in your supply chain
  • Look into the role technology can play in managing your suppliers, and find out what changes and investments you can make to help your management, from visibility to forecasting solutions
  • Hear case-studies of supplier-customer relationships, and hear how they’ve fostered mutually beneficial relationships and learn what tactics you can employ in your own business

As high-tech enterprises max out the value of globalization and low-cost outsourced labor, they’re looking for new ways to achieve competitive advantage in consumer and business markets. To gain value in the product development cycle, they need to capture and analyze more real-time information, make faster data-driven decisions, and optimize global collaboration. Learn how your enterprise can better target products to consumers and reduce the time and expense of bringing new products to market by gaining a 360-degree view of your business and market, and by enabling powerful, streamlined collaboration across your entire world-wide value chain

Jim Chow, Head, Global Strategic Partnerships, Google Cloud Platform, Google For Work

12:30-1:30: EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

1:30-2:00: Reverse Supply Chain Management - Differentiation, Cost Saving and Recovery

The Li Tong group is set to share their past 14 years of experience in providing an integrated Reverse Supply Chain Management (RSCM) solution to their OEM customers and their global supply chain networks. They will show a case study of how a closed-loop supply chain and cradle-to-cradle rebirth of parts and engineering materials is realized for a prominent OEM customer, including key decision-making factors, post-industrial and post-consumer take-back programs, information management systems and supply-chain collaboration. Ultimately, the case study illustrates how integrated RSCM solutions can help the OEM supply chain to reduce management costs by millions and making design-for-recycle practices a positive contributor to the profit margin.

Linda Li, Executive Director & Corporate Vice President, Li Tong Group

2:00-3:15: Understanding a New Customer Segment - Working with startups

There's been an explosion of consumer hardware startups over the past 3 years, with many of these companies centered in the Silicon Valley and focussed on health/wellness, smart watches, portable audio etc. hi-tech hardware products. As these companies have focused on the design, engineering and software/app development aspects of the business, they have limited supply chain and manufacturing experience.

  • In this session, explore the exciting world of startups and see how they can lend themselves to your business as customers or solution providers.
  • Find out how to adapt your scalability to match theirs, and find out how working with such smaller organizations can bring huge benefits to your company through agility and adaptability.
  • Also plug yourself into some of the latest developments in the hi-tech space, to see what the future might offer as some of these startups take-off.
  • Hear from new start-ups, business now scaling up, and former startups that have now become major companies to understand where your business can take advantage of opportunities within this type of growth

Michele Carroll, President, Carrollco Marketing
Michael Tamaru, Consultant, Board Advisor, Former CFO, Blue Coat Systems and Jawbone
Vanita Wells, VP Customer Operations & ITLytro
Eric Sargeson Global Operations & Sourcing AT&T

Ron LaValley, SVP Operations, GoPro

3:15-4:00: EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

4:00 – 4:40: Demand variability - Tackle the uncertainties of demand and reduce exposure to risk

  • Tackle demand variability through data management, supply chain agility and end-to-end visibility.
  • Look at metrics, overall supply chain strategy and supply chain relationships as mechanisms for achieving efficient demand variability.
  • Gain applicable knowledge cross-industry that will allow you to implement cost-saving demand related measures immediately.

Keith Paul, VP Global Supply Chain Systems, Unicom Engineering

4:40 – 5:30: Breakout Workshops – S+OP In-depth and Interactive Workshops

Agility, efficiency, cost saving etc. are all buzzwords that are often mentioned as associated with key topics in the hi-tech industry space. The fact of the matter is that these changes start from within organizations. As companies continue to struggle to ensure internal alignment with the business strategy, we’ll look at how you can achieve internal organizational efficiency through effective S+OP and what steps you need to take to elevate your company’s operations to the next level.

  • The group will be split into two according to what level of S+OP they’re looking to discuss – beginner/intermediate, advanced/expert so that no matter what level of S+OP your company has, you will learn new skills and tips for advancing your internal practices to help your business tackle disruptions, risk, and any other challenges your organization might face

Douglas Kent, MD, PWC/Supply Chain Council

5:30 – 6:05: Leveraging Standardized Metrics Framework to Improve Supply Chain Performance

  • Explore the idea of a Standardized Supply Chain Metrics Framework
  • Learn the ins and outs of SCOR Metrics & Model
  • Discover Avnet’s Approach to SCOR
  • Hear Avnet's Case Study on Diagnostics & Process Innovation Using SCOR

Lalit Wadhwa, VP Global SC Operations, Avnet

6:05-7:15: EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

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