Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
March 19 -21st

Supply Chain Strategies & Leadership

The strategies and leadership track was specifically developed to support supply chain leaders with best strategies and management tactics relating to workforce, supply chain risk, value creation, and technology selection, among others. This track will address some of the most pressing challenges for the supply chain organization and business model as a whole. 

  • Supply Chain Transformation
  • Workforce and Talent Management
  • Supply Chain Risk Management & Value Creation
  • Technology Selection & Implementation
  • Increased Use of Global Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Modeling to Improve OperationsSupply Chain Strategies & Leadership

Keynote Presentations

Workforce and Talent Management

SPEAKERS

Jose Varela Garza
Vice President and General Manager, 3M Global Sourcing

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Workforce and Talent Management

Today Supply Chain leaders and employees are facing more demanding challenges and opportunities such as customers expecting perfect service, instant feedback in social media about product quality, big data that allows constant benchmarking and pressure to deliver financial targets. More than ever, teams have to be engaged, motivated, have clarity on stretch business targets and confidence to build a career. Leaders have to inspire their teams to excel on these new times. This presentation will share some practical examples on how to lead this change, deliver results and increase team engagement. 

Key Take-Aways

  • Evaluating and aligning your leadership style with the shifting needs of up-and-coming demographics within Supply Chain
  • Establishing group- and function-specific development resources to promote professional growth and maintain employee engagement even during times of business transformation
  • Identifying and accommodating your personnel’s changing aspirations for their career in Supply Chain
  • Best strategies for feeling fulfilled in your profession and getting the most out of your team by helping them to do the same 

Breakout Presentations

Transitioning the end to end Supply Chain into a competitive advantage

SPEAKERS

Robert Dietz
Vice-President, Supply Chain, Charter Steel

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Transitioning the end to end Supply Chain into a competitive advantage

This presentation will focus on how to approach Supply Chain transformation regardless of the industry. Understanding the concepts of how to align the supply chain mission with the Business Strategy and then define the vision and corresponding roadmap to achieve the vision will enable an organization to increase revenue, decrease costs and turn the Supply Chain into a competitive advantage.

Key Take-Aways

  • Aligning the Supply Chain mission to the business strategy
  • Supply Chain vision key concepts
  • Key elements in the roadmap that achieves the supply chain vision
  • Results
Global Supply Chain in a Project Environment

SPEAKERS

Blake Mathies
Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement, Vanderlande

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Global Supply Chain in a Project Environment

A project environment is unique in that it is a short-term event (3 months to 2 years). With multiple projects going on all over the world, the supply chain is focused on supporting these short-term events, while also having to maintain the ability to operate globally. There is little time to implement a continuous improvement process methodology because of the short duration of a project won’t yield the results. As a result, at the individual project level you have to plan ahead and rehearse scenarios to optimize value versus cost. At the same time, you have to be able to support multiple projects all over the world.

Key Take-Aways

  • Unique issues that occur in this environment
  • What are the risks and opportunities?
  • How to operate in this environment successfully and what this means for the future of supply chain in general

 

 

Redesigning the Supply chain for Growth

SPEAKERS

Louis Cheung
Head of Supply Chain Management, Bostik

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Redesigning the Supply chain for Growth

The purpose of Supply Chain Design is to determine the most cost effective configuration of manufacturing and distribution that can best support the go-to market strategy of the business and its future growth objectives.  Design output will provide a long-term roadmap of evolutionary improvements and structural changes that must be made in order to achieve the necessary differentiation of manufacturing footprint and technology, business process, organization competency, distribution network, customer service and inventory policy. 

Key Take-Aways

  • Profiling product and system to identify critical gaps in the current overall business model
  • Characterizing the current end-to-end supply chain from suppliers to customers
  • Evaluation of long-term alternative network strategies that will enable planned organic growth, M&A targets and potential outsourcing options
People Centric Leadership

SPEAKERS

Enrique Perez
Director, Global Supply Chain, Chef Works

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People Centric Leadership

Growing and acquiring talent is one of the biggest strategic issues that businesses are facing today in Supply Chains.  Developing the right team and coaching them to execute the strategies is the key to make this work.  During this presentation, participants will learn how to create a strategic framework tied to Performance metrics to help talent growth.

Key Take-Aways

  • Shift of coaching vs managing
  • How to create Supply Chain Strategies tied to the corporate objectives
  • Getting everyone on the same page and creating metrics to track progress

 

3 Critical Reasons to get Software Selection Advice

SPEAKERS

Michael Thaw
Senior Director, Selection Services, Technology Evaluation Centers

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3 Critical Reasons to get Software Selection Advice

Significant Risk, Time and Money are at stake especially with your mission critical systems. TEC is a trusted advisor and advocate with your best interests as the top priority. We'll share our insight and resources to show you an easy to follow structured roadmap to successful best fit selection. Guided Self Service (DIY) or Full Service Approach.

Key Take-Aways

• Use TEC's structured easy to follow proven approach to Software Selection
• Get hands on expert advise to lead, coach and support your evaluation
• Use TEC databases of product and vendor capabilities to compare vendors
• Find out how to score everything (all decision factors) in your evaluation
• Build consensus and an audit trail, leveraging the information for your selection and negotiation