SCLA Forum Schedule (Supply Chain Leaders in Action)

Overview

During the SCLA in-depth program, participants from the corporate and academic world explore critical supply chain issues and best practices. Participants learn from each other and find better ways to improve their performance. 

 

2017 Conference Theme - Innovation: Journey to Excellence

Super Session 1
Customer-Centric Supply Chains: Looking to the End-Customer for Purpose, Opportunity and Profit

 

 
Super Session 2
Resiliency: Decoding Disruption and Mitigating Risk

 

 
Super Session 3
Transformational Leadership

 

 

 

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SCLA Forum Schedule

  1. Monday
  2. Tuesday
  3. Wednesday

Monday - June 5th

1:00PM - 6:30PM

Registration
(Royal Palm Foyer)

2:00PM - 3:00PM

First Timers' Reception
(Vista Ballroom)

4:00PM - 5:45PM

Keynote – Leadership’s Secret Weapon: High Impact Communication
(Sponsored by the Supply Chain Women in Action Committee)
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Opening Remarks: Amy Thorn, Executive Director, DBM Association
Introduction: Renee Ure, VP Global Operations, Sales Transaction Support, IBM;
2017 SCLA Supply Chain Women in Action Committee Chair
Keynote Speaker: Olivia Schofield, international speaker, trainer and coach
Panelists: Ana Lucia Alonzo, Director Beverage/Behind the Bar Value Chain Planning, Starbucks Coffee Company
Barb Kubicki, Procurement Executive, Bank of America
Amy McDermott, Director Marketing & Communications, The Raymond Corporation
Anita Torrano, Director Center of Excellence CS&L, Mondelez International
Lisa Wheldon, Director National Accounts & Containerized Cargo Sales, Jacksonville Port Authority

6:00PM - 6:45PM

Peer Groups Meet and Greet
(Locations Vary)

6:45PM - 8:00PM

Welcome Reception
(Mangrove Pool [WB: Vista Ballroom])

8:15PM - 9:00PM

Mandatory Speaker Meeting
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Tuesday - June 6th

7:00AM - 5:00PM

Registration
(Royal Palm Foyer)

7:00AM - 7:45AM

Breakfast
(Royal Palm Foyer)

7:45AM - 8:15AM

Welcome, Introduction and Opening Remarks, Program Overview
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Welcome Amy Thorn, Executive Director, DBM Association
Introduction and Opening Remarks: Ken McDowell, VP Supply Chain Management, Airgas;
2017 Executive Committee Chair
Program Overview: Rick Sather, VP of Supply Chain Operations, Links Snacks;
2017 Education Committee Chair

8:15AM - 9:15AM

Keynote – Charting the Course Through Demographic Change
(Royal Palm 1-5)

John Maketa, demographer, futurist and author

9:15AM - 9:30AM

Break

9:30AM - 11:00AM

Peer Groups
(Locations Vary)

11:00AM - 11:15AM

Break

11:15AM - 12:45PM

Super Session 1 Customer-Centric Supply Chains: Looking to the End-Customer for Purpose, Opportunity and Profit
(Orchid 2-4)

Super session chairs:
Ignacio Arranz, Director Product Supply – NA Physical Distribution & Customer Service Operations, P&G
Tom Goldsby, PhD, Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor in Business and Professor of Logistics, Ohio State University


Case Studies & Panel Discussion

Ignacio Arranz, Director Product Supply – NA Physical Distribution & Customer Service Operations, P&G
David Lande, AVP Logistics, CarMax
Benjamin Massie, Executive Director Global Customer Fulfillment, Lenovo
Mike Parsley, SVP Distribution, Tailored Brands
Pat Visintainer, SVP Materials & Services, Airgas


Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

11:15AM - 12:45PM

Super Session 2 Resiliency: Decoding Disruption and Mitigating Risk
(Royal Palm 6-8)

Super session chair:
Steve Holic, Sr. Director Physical Distribution Excellence, Philips


Presenters & Interactive Workshop

Ron Marotta, VP, Yusen Logistics
Ian McCulloch, Managing Director Supply Chain Strategy, Duke Energy
Jeff Metersky, VP Solutions Strategy, LLamasoft


Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

12:45PM - 2:00PM

Lunch
(Sunset Veranda [WB: Royal Palm & Orchid Foyers])

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Supply Chain Women in Action Committee Meeting & Lunch
(Acacia 7)

2:00PM - 3:15PM

Hot Topic 1 Supplier Paradigm Shift: Getting More Innovation Through your Suppliers
(Orchid 2-4)

Karoline Dygas, vp Global Supply Chain, Starbucks
Mary Iazzetta, Director Global Strategic Sourcing, Verizon
Barb Kubicki, Procurement Executive, Bank of America
Marcus Olsen, VP Procurement, Leggett & Platt
Rich Young, PhD, Professor of Supply Chain, Management, Pennsylvania State University

2:00PM - 3:15PM

Hot Topic 2 Better Forecasts = Better Supply Chain
(Royal Palm 6-8)

Ana Lucia Alonzo, Director Beverage/Behind the Bar Value Chain Planning, Starbucks
Tom Frese, SVP Fleet, Procurement and PMO, Hertz Corporation
Heidi Hastert, Manger Demand Planning, Robert Bosch
John Lash, VP Product Marketing, e2open
Jonathan Pridmore, Senior Director CS&L CoE, Mondelez International
Chris Smith, SVP Distribution, McKesson

2:00PM - 3:15PM

Hot Topic 3 Executive Presence: Balancing Authenticity and Authority
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Allison Shapira, CEO and Founder, Global Public Speaking

3:15PM - 3:30PM

Break

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hot Topic 4 Effectiveness in Warehousing & Logistics
(Orchid 2-4)

Dan Avila, SVP Customer Solutions, LeanCor
Frank Baur, VP Supply Chain Management, Robert Bosch
Brian Devine, SVP, EmployBridge
Jim Harger, CMO, Clean Energy
Paul Lomas, VP, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
Colby Tanner, AVP Economic Development, BNSF Railway
Tony Topencik, Director Manufacturing Operations, The Raymond Corporation

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hot Topic 5 You're Being Sold: Dependable Leadership During Acquisition Uncertainty
(Royal Palm 6-8)

Tonya Jackson, SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Lexmark International

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hot Topic 6 Positive Learnings & Actions from the Amazon Culture
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Neil Ackerman, Global Executive Director eCommerce, Technology and Supply Chain Innovation, Mondelez International

4:30PM - 5:00PM

Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Ken McDowell, VP Supply Chain Management, Airgas;
2017 SCLA Executive Committee Chair
Rick Sather, VP of Supply Chain Operations, Links Snacks;
2017 SCLA Education Committee Chair

6:30PM - 9:30PM

Cocktail Reception followed by Circle of Excellence & Distinguished Service Awards Dinner
(Vista Ballroom)

Wednesday - June 7th

7:00AM - 5:00PM

Registration
(Royal Palm Foyer)

7:00AM - 7:45AM

Education Committee Meeting & Breakfast
(Acacia 7)

7:00AM - 7:45AM

Breakfast
(Royal Palm Foyer)

7:45AM - 8:00AM

Opening Remarks
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Ken McDowell, VP Supply Chain Management, Airgas;
2017 Executive Committee Chair
Rick Sather, VP of Supply Chain Operations, Links Snacks;
2017 Education Committee Chair

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Keynote: What If?
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Mike Rayburn, international speaker and author

9:00AM - 9:15AM

Break

9:15AM - 10:45AM

Super Session 1 Customer-Centric Supply Chains: Looking to the End-Customer for Purpose, Opportunity and Profit
(Orchid 2-4)

Super session chairs:
Ignacio Arranz, Director Product Supply – NA Physical Distribution & Customer Service Operations, P&G
Tom Goldsby, PhD, Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor in Business and Professor of Logistics, Ohio State University


Case Studies & Panel Discussion

Ignacio Arranz, Director Product Supply – NA Physical Distribution & Customer Service Operations, P&G
David Lande, AVP Logistics, CarMax
Benjamin Massie, Executive Director Global Customer Fulfillment, Lenovo
Mike Parsley, SVP Distribution, Tailored Brands
Pat Visintainer, SVP Materials & Services, Airgas


Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

9:15AM - 10:45AM

Super Session 2 Resiliency: Decoding Disruption and Mitigating Risk
(Royal Palm 6-8)

Super session chair:
Steve Holic, Sr. Director Physical Distribution Excellence, Philips


Presenters & Interactive Workshop

Ron Marotta, VP, Yusen Logistics
Ian McCulloch, Managing Director Supply Chain Strategy, Duke Energy
Jeff Metersky, VP Solutions Strategy, LLamasoft


Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

10:45AM - 11:00AM

Break

11:00AM - 12:15PM

Peer Groups
(Locations Vary)

12:15PM - 1:15PM

Circle of Excellence Award Keynote Luncheon
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Opening Remarks: Jack Thorn, PhD, Chairman, DBM Association
Introduction: Omar Keith Helferich, Ph.D., Professor of Supply Chain Management and Sustainability, Central Michigan University
Accepting: TBD, IBM
Speaking: TBD, IBM

1:15PM - 1:30PM

Break

1:30PM - 2:45PM

Hot Topic 7 Transforming Traditional Networks Through the Use of Collaborative Environments
(Orchid 2-4)

Phil Carr, Director Supply Management, Darden
Kurt Cavano, Founder & President, GT Nexus an Infor Company
Tom Lamb, Global VP Enterprise Solutions, Packsize David Lande, AVP Logistics, CarMax
David Marsh, Chief Highway Solutions Officer, Hub Group Matt Parry, SVP Logistics, Werner Enterprises
Mike Parsley, SVP Distribution, Tailored Brands
Zach Zacharia, PhD, Associate Professor and Director Center for Global Supply Chain Research, Lehigh University

1:30PM - 2:45PM

Hot Topic 8 Innovation Excellence: Leveraging Data to Drive Excellence in Supply Chain
(Royal Palm 6-8)

Chris Jones, EVP Marketing & Services, Descartes
Barbora Paulovich Deckerova, STS Europe & MEA Operations Director, IBM
Mary Rollman, Managing Director, Accenture
Andrew Smith, Director of Finance, Customer Supply Chain & Global GTM, PepsiCo

1:30PM - 2:45PM

Hot Topic 9 Next Generation Strategies for Leveraging Ecommerce for Growth and Profitability
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Neil Ackerman, Global Executive Director eCommerce, Technology and Supply Chain Innovation, Mondelez International

2:45PM - 3:00PM

Break

3:00PM - 4:30PM

Super Session 3 Transformational Leadership: Generation Us
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Super session chairs:
Mark Heinrich, General Manager Microsoft Cloud Supply Chain, Microsoft
Rick Sather, VP of Supply Chain Operations, Links Snacks


Opening Remarks & Introduction

Mark Heinrich, General Manager Microsoft Cloud Supply Chain, Microsoft


Case Studies, Panel Discussion, Interactive Workshop

Jamie Bragg, EVP – Chief Supply Chain Officer, Tailored Brands
Gordon Campbell, VP and CPO, Brink’s Company
Brian Devine, SVP, EmployBridge
Rick Sather, VP of Supply Chain Operations, Links Snacks


Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

4:30PM - 5:00PM

Wrap-Up & Closing Ceremony
(Royal Palm 1-5)

Ken McDowell, VP Supply Chain Management, Airgas;
2017 SCLA Executive Committee Chair
Rick Sather, VP of Supply Chain Operations, Links Snacks;
2017 SCLA Education Committee Chair

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Chairmen’s Reception
(Sunset Veranda [WB: Vista Ballroom])
Hosted by:

Ken McDowell, VP Supply Chain Management, Airgas;
2017 SCLA Executive Committee Chair
Rick Sather, VP of Supply Chain Operations, Links Snacks;
2017 SCLA Education Committee Chair

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