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Collaborative Logistics

Coordinating Between Business Partners to Meet Customer Expectations


  • Developing end-to-end supply chain collaboration with vendors and customers
  • Increasing visibility so that assets can be tracked in real-time
  • Adhering to the requirements and standard operating procedures of your organization’s clients while still communicating opportunities to improve performance


George Kontoravdis

Rodney Gamble
Director of Transportation Systems
KeHE Distributors

Sponsored by: FORTIGO


Building and Maintaining Long-Term and Highly Effective Business to Business Relationships with Suppliers and Service Providers

Considering Cargill’s global business across 71 different businesses, what approach can be used to help identify customers or suppliers that deserve the attention of additional resources to drive value for both firms?

  • What constitutes a “Partner” and why is it important?
  • What effort does it take to develop and maintain a “Partnership”?
  • How does a company approach assessing and establishing a “Partnership”?
  • What questions should you consider regarding partnerships?

Greg Good
Global Supply Chain Manager - Cargill Animal Nutrition

Revolutionizing the Supply Chain – SUN Case Study on Value Chain Innovation

When Oracle acquired SUN MicroSystems in 2010, the SUN supply chain consisted of a number of disconnected silos and build-to-stock replenishment models. Company leaders were challenged to find a better way to do business in light of a three-decades-old legacy. By 2010, SUN was producing to order in less than seven days. By consolidating providers and building a central production process, millions of dollars were pulled from the supply chain, reducing inventory, waste, and work in process. Attendees will hear a supply chain transformation case study on how to reap similar savings.

  • Reducing obsolete inventory with better planning
  • Eradicating walls and silos to communicate more effectively
  • Consolidating locations and find a better network for logistics
  • Elevating your supply chain performance
  • Creating a unified supply delivery model - more efficient than a disparate series of unique independent functions
  • Explaing why excessive inventory rapidly becomes obsolete in high-technology markets
  • Building a collaborative framework for decision-making at a global supply-demand level to achieve higher customer experience levels

Stephen Slade
Senior Director, Applications Marketing
Oracle Corporation

Sponsored by: ORACLE


Thinking Globally about Supply Chain Management

  • Bringing order and a rational approach to global operations:
    • What can your organization realistically predict and plan across a given timeline?
    • Which performance data truly drives outcomes?
    • Where does it make the most sense to operate, and what factors influence that decision? When is the time to change?
  • Launching new SCM initiatives based on a clear end-to-end worldview

Scott Michaelis
Vice President of Business Solutions
Ingram Micro Logistics


From Collaborative Planning to Competitive Advantage: Benefits of Leveraging One View of Demand Across the Supply Chain

  • Creating an integrated supply chain that encourages internal and external crossfunctional integration with distribution centers and suppliers
  • Making fact-based decisions based on forecasted plans and real-time data
  • Integrating inventory, order, and shipment visibility from end to end with POS data and marketing plans to create and sustain a competitive advantage
  • Reviewing a case study where a food service industry organization successfully synchronized its supply chain network

James Woods
EVP, Analytics and Supply Chain Services
HAVI Global Solutions



Addressing Transportation Myopia
PINC Solutions

  • Discussing the 72-Hour Supply Chain Industry Challenge – how trailers and drivers are utilized for shipments
  • Identifying points of slack and buffer across the supply chain during a shipment lifecycle
  • Discovering how trading partners are collaborating to reduce information latency and to increase information accuracy
  • Reducing slack with increased visibility and accelerating order fulfillment
  • Demonstrating the reductions in transportation and inventory carrying costs

Aleks Göllü, Ph.D.
CTO and Founder
PINC Solutions

Sponsored by: PINC SOLUTIONS

Logistics Optimization in Today’s Globalized Markets

Aiming for high customer service at lowest possible cost - the intra-logistic in the area of conflict between quality demands, high level customer service and profitability

  • Major factors for long term success
  • Concept planning - key factor for success
  • Transition from realization to operation

Peter Riesterer
Director Sales International

Sponsored by: STÖCKLIN


Driving Supply Chain Efficiency with an E-Commerce Platform

Dow Corning’s E-Commerce Program Put the Customer in Control to Drive Efficiency Throughout the Supply Chain

  • Outlining how Dow Corning transformed its silicones business by using a two-brand strategy and e-commerce to drive supply chain efficiency
  • Improving demand forecasting and inventory control by communicating clear business rules and increasing transparency between customers and production 
  • Describing the evolution of this project since 2002 and exploring opportunities for future growth

Jeroen Bloemhard
Vice President and Executive Director, XIAMETER Brand
Dow Corning

Supply Chains in the Age of E-Business

Zappos’ Experience Building a Supply Chain to Support Internet Commerce

  • Discussing the story: How has supply chain management contributed to the growth of the largest online shoe store?
  • Highlighting the role supply chain performance plays in relationship marketing and a loyalty business model
  • Talking about the future: How is Zappos continuing to innovate as part of the Amazon family?

Craig Adkins
Vice President, Services and Operations


The 21st Century Warehouse – Trends and Applications for the Future

  • What are the emerging trends for the 21st Century Warehouse and how will these effect order fulfillment? 
  • Cross-channel, mulit-channel, omni-channel – what are the implications for warehouse automation? 
  • Unlocking automated material handling applications including returns handling, order buffering, shipping sequencing, and ‘all-in’ systems integration

Jerry Johnson
Business Development/Marketing Manager
KNAPP Logistics


Delivering a Superior Customer Experience - From Factory Floor to Customer Door

Husky Injection Molding System’s shift to Order Consolidation

  • Turning Logistics into a competitive advantage
  • Re-designing the global supply chain for business growth scalability and meeting customer demand
  • Analysis used in global order consolidation operation for multi-component orders and the tax implications for customers


Aaron Baker
North American Head of Supply Chain Development

Eric Allard
Corporate Director, Global Logistics & Customs
Husky Injection Molding Systems

Sponsored by: DAMCO




Making Supply Chain Decisions in a Volatile, Ever-Changing World

  • What qualifies as a World-Class Supply Chain? Why is it so difficult to maintain?
  • Discussing how the challenges facing a global operation’s supply chain have evolved over time
  • Highlighting the role of teamwork in keeping a company productive in the face of adversity
  • Looking forward: How does one strike a balance between versatility and efficiency?

Greg Shoemaker
Vice President Procurement


Supply Network Planning in a Volatile World

  • Many companies struggle with managing having supply available for today’s demand let alone what will be needed relative to the supply system in a year given volatile conditions.  This session will provide the opportunity to engage on a set of techniques that will allow you to continuously evaluate the ability of your supply network to meet your changing commercial business needs, including:

    • Facilitating better relationships between suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers
    • Improving demand forecasting and just-in-time delivery with a two-way flow of information
    • Using SCM as a bridge to encourage conversation and consensus building

Jake Barr
Global Director, Supply Network Operations
Procter & Gamble

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS: Freight Bottlenecks at US-Mexico Ports of Entry

In 2011, almost five million trucks entering through ports of entry on the US-Mexico border brought in $167 Billion worth of goods into US and exported $128 Billion into Mexico.

Ports of entry are unfortunately becoming major choke points in supply chain mostly because of constraints in transportation infrastructure exacerbated by inadequate resources to inspect goods.

This presentation describes how technology deployment aided agencies to quantify and better understand the extent of freight bottlenecks at various ports of entry, and how agencies use this information to improve infrastructure, coordinate better, and reduce freight bottlenecks.

Rajat Rajbhandari, Ph.D.
Program Manager
Texas A&M Transportation Institute

From Analysis to Action: Making Metrics Mean Something

  • Establishing and maintaining a valid performance measurement system with properly identified KPIs and well-defined metrics is just the first step: What do you do with the data?
  • Declaring quantifiable goals and drawing in stakeholders to devise a strategy to achieve those objectives
  • Applying new initiatives to the supply chain process and monitoring progress in real time: How does this inform further decision-making?

David Parsley
SVP Supply Chain Management
Brinker International

CASE STUDY: Federal Heath’s Experience Working with Suppliers to Apply Lean Principles to Warehouse and Manufacturing Operations

  • Illustrating how streamlining processes and a shift to just-in-time delivery from suppliers dramatically reduced lead times and warehouse square footage
  • Applying  lean thinking to eliminate waste in product flow and internal logistics
  • Coordinating with suppliers to  establish meaningful and common metrics to pursue a course of continuous improvement 
  • Building a culture of shared success – Lean principles are better done with people rather than to people 
  • Talking about next steps and lessons learned so far

Rick Foreman
Director of Lean Development
Federal Heath Sign Company


Customizing Your Organizations Approach to Optimized Sourcing, Warehousing, Transportation and Inventory Savings

  • Aligning Supply Chain strategies to Corporate Objectives
  • Finding the right balance between service levels and costs
  • Planning and Supporting Growth
  • Driving Continuous Change
  • Value Add and Financial ROI

Hemant Bhave
Vice President, North American Operations

Sponsored by: BARLOWORLD

Optimizing Freight Rates

  • Planning a transportation strategy that will support your corporate goals
  • Benchmarking your plan against similar transportation systems
  • Negotiating a freight rate by understanding operating costs and processes
  • Identifying, documenting, and recovering carrier overcharges through invoice

Harold B. Friedman
Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Development

Leif Holm-Andersen
Executive Director of Supply Chain Professional Services
Data2Logistics, LLC

Sponsored by: DATA2 LOGISTICS

Conquering Supply Chain Complexity

  • Building upon your existing infrastructure to turn your supply chain into a competitive, forward-thinking asset to the company
  • Balancing new technological capabilities with legacy systems
  • Creating a SCM data collection system that allows you to sense and respond

Peter Walker
Managing Partner
R&G Global Consultants

Sponsored by: CYNAX

Working With What You Have
Tools and Tactics to Optimize Warehouse Space

  • Avoiding costly facility expansions and refurbishments through new approaches to space utilization
  • Discussing options in storage and automation solutions: What works best in different scenarios?
  • Overhauling best practices to improve performance during the course of efficiency initiative rollouts

David Fitzpatrick
Market Development Director

Sponsored by: DEMATIC


Bringing Transparency to Opaque Supply Chains

  • Offering real-world tools and techniques for:
    • Mapping supply chains
    • Identifying risks
    • Reducing costs
    • Assessing supply chain health

Ted Bujewski
Chief, Industrial Base and Supply Chain Management

PANEL DISCUSSION: North American Intermodal Freight Challenges

  • Exploring some of the issues facing long- and short-haul freight:
    • Workforce
    • Fuel prices
    • Changing regulations
    • Capacity restrictions
  • How is corridor and terminal congestion being addressed? What more can be done?

Brian Fielkow
Board Member and Chair of the Intermodal Committee
Texas Motor Transportation Association

Rajat Rajbhandari, Ph.D.
Program Manager
Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Tony Bianco
Director of Sales - Intermodal
Canadian National Railway

Tony Heldreth
Vice President Corporate Procurement and Logistics
JMC Steel Group

CASE STUDY: Making the Transition to Pull-Based Supply Chains in Industries When Forecasting Fails

  • Recognizing when forecasting cannot be relied upon to inform decision-making
  • Making the business case for a switch to pull-based, demand-driven supply chains
  • A four step approach for moving from push to pull o Using the forecast to “condition” the supply chain as opposed to driving it
  • Obtaining support from your commercial organization to get the forecasting activity percolated through regional directors/managers
  • Optimizing the tracking of collaboration and performance o Implementing tools and processes in order to provide remote access to the system for your field force


Matt Tichon
Head of Supply Chain
Clariant Corporation

Integrating Change Management Practices into New Supply Chain Initiatives

  • Recognizing where corporate culture resists change and understanding what motivates that conservatism
  • Offering ways to secure management and workforce buy-in to new supply chain policies
  • Utilizing soft skills and leadership tools to support your workforce during transition periods
  • Demonstrating the benefits of supply chain programming: Make early successes ambassadors of future initiatives

Denise Mannix
Global Director Organizational Development & Human Resources, Global Supply Chain


Moving Risk-Based SCM from Reactive to Proactive Strategies

NBC Busch






  • Discussing ways risk-based thinking applies to the everyday challenges of safety, quality, and compliance issues
  • Striking a balance between lean SCM versus improved reliability through redundancies and diversification of processes
  • Debating the pros and cons of long and short planning horizons when it comes to risk-based contingency planning
  • To what extent does a rigorous daily exercise of best practices prepares supply chain executives to cope with emergencies?

Dave Malenfant
(Retired) VP, Global Supply Chain
Alcon Laboratories

John J. Brown
Director, Risk Management, Supply Chain & Technical
The Coca-Cola Company

Mark Pierson
Corporate Sourcing Executive, Logistics

Richard Saad
Global Director, Operational Excellence
Anheuser-Busch InBev


Supply Chain Control Towers – Unlocking the Value of Your Trading Network

  • Defining what a supply chain control tower is – and isn’t
  • Developing a control tower strategy and the requirements
  • Building a competence in collaborative execution with your trading network
  • Providing insights to a major OEM’s use of a supply chain control tower
  • Achieving benefits from a supply chain control tower with extended visibility, real-time analytics, and collaborative decision support

Richard Barnett
Vice President, Customer Strategy
E2open, Inc.

Sponsored by: E2OPEN

Short-Term Methods for Squeezing Money From Your Supply Chain

  • Lowering your overall freight spend by focusing on more efficient route building
  • Reducing shipment costs through optimal rate and carrier selection
  • Receiving direct financial returns through an effective OS&D claims recovery process

Kenneth Moyer
Manager of Logistics

Sponsored by: TRENDSET

Practical Insights from Real World S&OP Deployments

  • Highlighting industry pressure points driving organizations to deploy S&OP for competitive advantage
  • Illustrating and reviewing case studies from consumer packaged goods and high tech manufacturers --including Sony-- of S&OP in action. What lessons can we learn from their experience?


Madhav Durbha, Ph. D.
JDA Software
Solution Principal

Sponsored by: JDA

Sustainability in Material Handling

Green Initiatives With a Strong ROI

  • Demonstrating the utility and cost-savings offered by reusable transport packaging, asset exchange, resource tracking, and reverse logistics in your warehousing and distribution centers
  • Coordinating and collaborating horizontally with industry partners
  • Comparing costs of this approach to traditional material handling

Brian Lindell
Supply Chain Solutions Group Director of National Accounts
Rehrig Pacific Company

Sponsored by: REHRIG PACIFIC


The Starbucks Supply Chain Journey
Forging a Supply Chain that Accelerates Growth with Higher Service and Lower Cost

  • Describing the recent growth of Starbucks and how supply chain management enables that growth  
  • Walking through the Starbucks model: Plan/Source/Make/Deliver
  • Thinking locally, acting regionally, leveraging globally
  • Offering lessons learned so far and discussing next steps

Steve Lovejoy
Senior Vice President, Global Planning and International Supply Chain


Getting to the Store of the Future

We all know the retail industry is evolving—quickly. And those retailers unable to keep up and add value through tailored products and assortments and a compelling in-store customer experience are rapidly losing relevance.  But what is definitely up for debate is how to bring those stores back to life, and sustain the success of current winners.  

What will the store of the future look like? Quite frankly, we don’t exactly know. The pace of technological, demographic and behavioral evolution is accelerating so quickly that anyone who pretends to know may soon realize the answer has already changed. But what is certain is that organizations equipped with a process that enables constant innovation will be best-positioned for success, no matter what the future holds.  The speaker will discuss:

  • The in-store experience innovation imperative 
  • Roadblocks to developing an innovative in-store experience 
  • Process for overcoming those roadblocks 
  • How an efficient, responsive supply chain is the foundation for building the successful Store of the Future

Madison Riley
Managing Director, North America
Kurt Salmon

Sponsored by: KURT SALMON


Delegates are encouraged to use some of this time to prepare for the awards gala to follow.





The Logistics Perspective of the Department of Defense

Providing Precise, Responsive, Cost-Effective Joint Logistics Support for the American Armed Forces

  • Explaining how the Department of Defense Logistics Strategic Plan (LSP) is maintained as a living document
  • Establishing worldwide logistics guidance and monitoring progress for the supply and support of America's warfighters around the globe
  • Identifying and assessing process improvements across a complex supply chain
  • Strengthening enterprise relationships and solutions while improving implementation
  • Standardizing and integrating processes to synchronize globally from end-to-end

Paul D. Peters
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Supply Chain Integration
Department of Defense


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Global Footprint Optimization


Panelists will share their insights and experiences in growing and supporting their organizations’ worldwide operations. Lessons learned from good, bad, and ugly episodes will be offered, with special emphasis on:

  • Deciding the best region to invest in based on a wide range of factors
  • Creating high-level partnerships with local government, industry associations, suppliers, and consumers
  • Nurturing young operations while supporting and adjusting long-running projects to fit into a changing global operation
  • Maintaining reliability and deliverability during a period of transition

Dave Malenfant
(Retired) VP, Global Supply Chain
Alcon Laboratories

Greg Good
Global Supply Chain Manager - Cargill Animal Nutrition

Srini Vasan
President & Chief Technology Officer
eShipGlobal Inc

Vijay Khare
Senior Director Logistics Planning
Levi Strauss


Supplier Lifecycle Management: A Growing SCM Trend

  • Proactively ensuring supplier compliance to corporate standards, policies, and regulatory requirements
  • Encouraging supplier development to cultivate a high-performing and collaborative supply-base
  • Accelerating innovation in lifecycle management through a cross-pollination of ideas among business partners

Sponsored by: IBM

Using the Big Data Approach to Supply Chain Optimization

  • Increasing the amount of data being captured to better optimize your supply chain
  • Utilizing a real-time simulation approach to achieve ongoing value and credible results
  • Understanding the tools required to get you there

Shannon Vaillancourt

Sponsored by: RATELINX

PANEL DISCUSSION: Supply Chain Transformation Leadership

Moderated by Roddy Martin

The panel brings together a panel of accomplished executive-level thought leaders from leading companies already on the business supply chain journey to global demand-driven value network transformation. The panel will discuss cross-industry best practices required to be successful in end-to-end supply chain transformation and business performance improvement in today’s volatile market environment. Topics such as change leadership, IT business alignment, organization effectiveness, evolving S&OP capabilities, transformation of global planning, and the emerging use and critical value of Control Towers.

Laura Dionne
Director Worldwide Operations Planning

Roddy Martin
Supply Chain Transformation Thought Leader
Stellar Concepts

Shellie Molina
Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Customer Service
First Solar

Sponsored by: KINAXIS

Working with Regional Logistics, Courier, and Warehousing Partners to Optimize the First and Last Mile of Your Supply Chain Journey

  • How do the unique capabilities of local and regional 3PLs fit into global supply chain strategies? 
  • Demonstrating how same-day delivery works at the ground level  
  • Highlighting the importance and utility of centralized real-time monitoring 
  • Leveraging customizable processes to drive performance 
  • Reducing waste and improving environmental performance through business partnerships 
  • Illustrating how local and regional 3PLs contribute to a proactive SC culture

Charles Moyer

Sponsored by: EXPRESS


Sustaining Your ERM Efforts Through a Simple, Robust Risk Management Program

  • Designing processes to be scalable and flexible to ensure adoption across your organization 
  • Avoiding the reinvention of the wheel: ISO 31000 provides a solid framework to work with 
  • Improving capabilities and climbing up the maturity curve to identify risks and seek solutions 
  • Using technology to communicate a standardized view of risk company-wide


John J. Brown
Director, Risk Management, Supply Chain & Technical
The Coca-Cola Company

PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring Near- and Long-Term Opportunities Generated by the Panama Canal Capacity Increase


  • Forecasting the supply chain implications of a more commodious Panama Canal
  • Reviewing port, warehousing, rail, and road expansion in anticipation of the new Panama Canal capabilities
  • Discussing how the Federal Government is supporting and coordinating infrastructure improvements
  • Relieving your bottlenecks by increasing volumes, shortening time in transit, and scheduling freight deliveries into off-peak periods

Glenn Wiltshire
Deputy Port Director
Port Everglades

Rodolfo Sabonge
VP Market Analysis & Research
Panama Canal Authority

Sharon Silas
Assistant Director
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Will Whitehouse
Trade Development Manager
Port of Houston Authority

CASE STUDY: Welch’s Experience with Collaborative Performance Management Initiatives to Achieve “The Perfect Order”

  • Illustrating how logistics can change relationships with key clients
  • Asking the question: What defines your customers’ success?
  • Seeking ways to define and quantify what is expected of you as a supplier
  • Creating a system of external monitoring and feedback on KPIs that triggers corrective action in your own business processes to drive positive outcomes for your business partner

Donald 'Dee' Biggs
Director of Customer Logistics
Welch Foods Inc.


“Single Button Solve” – How to Integrate Planning from the Store to the Truck

Based upon real-world examples drawn from retail and CPG companies, this session will:

  • Illustrate the challenges faced by store planners, warehouse planners, and transportation planners who in seeking to optimize their own processes inadvertently generate inefficiencies up and down the supply chain
  • Prove the utility of using store demand patterns as a common basis for planning
  • Demonstrate how to create an enterprise-wide framework that optimizes costs and performance across silos
  • Offer lessons learned and best practices to date, and discussing next steps

Quantifiable results include a 3-7% increase in revenue, a 5-15% reduction in inventory costs, and a 10-20% reduction in shipping costs


Rahul Tyagi
Associate Director, Supply Chain Center of Excellence
Tata Consultancy Services


Homeland Security: Federal Efforts to Enhance the Security of the Maritime Supply Chain


  • Evaluating new and emerging technologies to secure, monitor, and track maritime cargo containers 
  • Highlighting the importance of communication infrastructure and a risk-based approach to improve maritime supply chain security 
  • Discussing recent and ongoing federal efforts to implement maritime security improvements and seek international support
  • Reviewing the status of efforts to scan 100% of US-bound cargo containers

Alana Finley
Senior Analyst
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Christopher Conrad
Assistant Director, Maritime Security Issues
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Analytics Driven Approach to Improve Planning Effectiveness and Customer Service

Based upon a real-world example drawn from a global transportation major with a complex and highly decentralized supply chain network, this session will:

  • Walkthrough the challenges of on-hand inventory planning --compounded by insufficient visibility—that result in high costs and low customer service
  • Demonstrate how an inventory optimization program combined with in-depth analytical expertise:
    • Benchmarked processes and outcomes
    • Developed an overarching inventory strategy driven by inventory segmentation 
    • Established a robust forecasting mechanism o Ensured adequate visibility 
    • Deployed Genpact’s propriety “Inventory Optimizer”

Quantifiable results include an 85% reduction in stock-outs and a 30% reduction in aged inventory/ordering costs

Akhil Pratap Dabas
Assistant Vice President

Sponsored by: GENPACT



Intelligent Hub for Managed File Transfer

Sponsored by: AXWAY

Using a Supply Chain Control Tower to Become Your Own 4PL

Sponsored by: AMBER ROAD

Supply Chain Collaboration: The Importance of Collaboration with All Partners to Help Improve the Supply Chain



Sponsored by: CORBUS



Sponsored by: CYNAX

"Strategies for Market/Consumer Demand Volatility"

Sponsored by: DAMCO

Emerging Trends in Contract Logistics and International Transportation (Air / Ocean)

Sponsored by: DB SCHENKER




Collaborative Logistics and Mobility

Sponsored by: FORTIGO

Small Parcel Spend Management: Do You Know What the 2013 Rate Increase is Going to Cost You?


Being Prepared When Disaster Strikes


Sustainability in the 21st Century Warehouse



Store of the Future and Creating a 1:1 Retailing Environment -- Personalized Experiences Across Channels

Sponsored by: KURT SALMON

The Smartest Route Between Two Points: Let NNR Make Your Shipping Pains Disappear

Sponsored by: NNR LOGISTICS

Modern Internal Logistics: The Key For Your Success

Sponsored by: STÖCKLIN


Supply Chain Transformation: Building and Executing an Integrated Supply Chain Strategy

Based on his new book, Supply Chain Transformation, this session will describe a proactive approach for developing and implementing breakthrough customer-driven integrated supply chain strategies designed to generate best-in-class operating and financial performance.

  • Creating and maintaining a customized supply chain system that:
    • Drives revenue
    • Maximizes profitability
    • Improves efficiency
    • Increases shareholder value
  • Prioritizing initiatives based on scope, cost, and impact
  • Building and maintaining a cumulative effect of positive change driving further beneficial programming


J. Paul Dittmann
Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Institute
University of Tennessee

Cloud-Native Supply Chain Solutions- Beyond Supply Chains, Software Applications & SaaS

  • Why are supply chain trading partners seeking new operations strategies to compete in changing markets and to meet new customer demands?
  • Illustrating how cloud-native systems are revolutionizing supply chain ecosystems in response to real-time demand signals
  • Demonstrating how trading partner communities are moving beyond SaaS and traditional software applications to collaboratively plan, execute, monitor and synchronize all of the physical and logical events that take place throughout their extended supply chain ecosystems
  • Discussing the advantages and limitations of the SaaS model and  how trends such as social networking and cloud computing are enhancing the supply network performance throughout supply networks
  • Offering best practices and processes to leverage the capabilities of a cloud-native system

Gene Tyndall
Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain Services
Tompkins International

Richard Dean
Chief Marketing Officer
One Network Enterprises



Lenovo's Quest to Build a World-Class Customer-Centric Supply Chain

  • Describing how Lenovo is transforming its global operations in order to:
    • Deliver a superior customer experience through an agile and flexible supply chain
    • Respond to changing customer needs in order to perfect flawless order delivery
    • Redefine how the company looks at order fulfillment
    • Integrate and optimize end-to-end processes on a new wave of projects

Roger E. Morgan
VP Global Supply Chain


Supporting Shortened Product Lifecycles in a Customer-Centric Supply Chain

  • Illustrating how electronics companies have shortened the lifecycles of their product portfolio
  • Highlighting the growing role supply chain management plays in transferring technology and scaling production from prototyping up to mass production
  • Building supply chain capacity in anticipation of a product launch while simultaneously supporting the retooling manufacturing plants for the next generation’s launch
  • What does the future hold for this trend?