Day Two

April 10th, 2018

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Networking & Breakfast

8:30 am – 8:40 am

Chair’s Opening Remarks & Review of Day One

8:40 am – 9:20 am



  • The absence of Advanced Planning technology and processes creates challenges of getting the right product, at the right time, at the right place
  • The lack of End-to-End Supply Chain visibility can have impacts on upside revenue growth as well as the ability to execute to a company's Sales and Operations Plan
  • Advanced Planning Systems and Technology is now a necessity to compete effectively in global competitive markets
  • The internal transformation of adopting Sales and Operations Planning and Execution technology/processes creates opportunity for lowering operating cost in both inventory capital investment and headcount
9:25 am – 10:05 am


Risk Management: Strategies to safeguard your global supply chain

  • How to build an anticipatory supply chain
  • Labor strikes, political unrest, regulatory risks and natural disasters: tools in managing risk impact and solution recourse
  • Containing the scope of the supply chain to for higher performance and lower risk
  • Why risk management, performance maintenance, and performance improvement must be balanced
10:05 am – 10:45 am

Networking & Refreshments

10:50 am – 11:25 am

Supply Chain Management

Driving quality and consistency in your supply chain through effective supplier oversight

  • Using key performance indicators to identify risks and weaknesses in your supplier base
  • What works and what doesn’t: an analysis of commonly used supplier oversight techniques and their efficacy


Supply Chain Planning: building a sustainable competitive advantage

  • The journey to acquire and master the advanced supply chain planning capabilities required to develop and sustain a competitive advantage
  • End-to-end supply chain optimization: optimal use of critical resources and inventory, while meeting customer and forecasted demand
  • Integrated business planning as the new weapon in the battle to accelerate, direct and optimize business decisions
  • Establishing your S&OP strategy as a means to execute your overall corporate strategy


Building the tomorrow's customer centric supply chain with today's technology

  • Expand your vision of what the supply chain is: know what the customer wants before they do and deliver it when they want it
  • How digital connections and digital products are driving an interconnected ecosystem with interdependent business networks offering innovation and productivity benefits
  • Challenge the norm: Are you close enough to your customers? How is your supply chain supporting the customer experience
  • Do your people have the right analytical skills and can your organization manage the convergence of people and technology to make decisions together
11:30 am – 12:05 pm

Supply Chain Management

Point A to Point B: Decreasing cost through effective transportation management

  • Aggregating orders with the same ship-from and ship-to address
  • Building inbound or outbound multi-pickup or multi-drop loads
  • Opportunities around pooled consolidation and cross-docking
  • Routing via private, dedicated, contract, and common carriers: understand what’s best for business


Competing in a Global Market by Unleashing the Capability & Creativity of Your Team

  • How to gain and sustain competitiveness by building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • How to create the environment that enables your team to add maximum value
  • How to focus your team's energy to optimize your organization's rate of improvement
  • Building a framework for continuous communication into your CI gameplan


Supply Optimization: Know what to make, optimize what and when to buy

  • Establish optimal use or critical resources and inventory while meeting customer and forecasted demand
  • Optimize supply planning through considering constraints around cost and capabilities
  • Do your predictive analytics and KPI’s reflect your company's business goals and why they should
  • Creating employee buy-in and driving change management around any alterations in your supply optimization strategy
12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

Lunch & Learn Round-table Discussions

1:15 pm – 1:55 pm



  • Realizing optimal value from vendors throughout the relationship cycle by ensuring quality, controlling costs and driving excellence
  • Examining a “hybrid” supply chain - meeting the needs of the corporation as well as the demands of production
  • Taking a risk based approach to working with suppliers who can quickly meet logistical, financial, legal, safety, quality and environmental expectations/regulations
  • Innovative strategies to ensure that vendors deliver optimal value
1:55 pm – 2:35 pm


World Class S&OP for improved asset utilization, customer service, forecast accuracy and profit

  • Managing for volatility in customer demand, raw materials, fuel and commodity prices
  • Focusing on return on net assets as a driver for cost reduction across the business
  • Driving past barriers to successful S&OP solution deployment
  • Focus on the why: developing a firm vision for S&OP that is tied to the business strategy
2:35 pm – 3:10 pm

Live Panel

How to negate difficulties and develop strategies to find qualified and interested talent

  • Why supply chain leaders need an extensive understanding of the key competencies and duties needed for supply chain management roles
  • Understanding the basic principles of talent development and human resources management will help engage staff, transform processes and communication
  • Proven strategies to efficiently source specific skill sets and methods for developing future leaders
3:10 pm – 3:20 pm

Chair’s Concluding Remarks & Close of Summit

Day Two