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Monday May 24, 2021

Manufacturing X.0 & Supply Chain X.0
KEYNOTE PLENARY

11.00 AM - 12.00 PM ET CONSULTANTS CLINIC hosted by IDC

Join a facilitated zoom room discussion with peers, led by IDC’s world renowed analyst. Topics to follow shortly.

12:00 PM – 12.30 PM ET Agenda Break

12.30 PM – 1.00 PM ET PEOPLE, PRODUCTS, PROCESSES: MANAGING DIGITALIZATION OF YOUR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN BEFORE, DURING & AFTER A PANDEMIC

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

How do you build a strategy that ensures end-to-end visibility, and the strength to manage operations when faced with unprecedented times? How do you then put digital at the core of your business, and build the structure, systems, and talent to gain competitive edge through technology and connectivity? How do you ensure your most precious assets in the digital world are aligned: people and data?

Join, to hear this GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE on the construction of a very agile and very digitalized supply chain, analyzing vendor performance and gaps. Explore which technologies have made the biggest impact to people, cost and risk management, sustainability and visibility and what the winning formula to managing digital transformation is going forward.

DR. DIRK HOLBACH, CSCO LAUNDRY & HOME CARE, CORPORATE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MANAGING DIRECTOR, HENKEL GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN B.V

1.00 PM – 1.30 PM ET THE DATA CONUNDRUM: SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING THE DATA PROBLEM STILL FACED BY MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

The buzz, press and marketing around ‘digital transformation’ cannot be escaped, and for good reason. Manufacturing companies who do not get to grips with managing their data, will lose out to competition. Data advances all processes, from the shop floor to the final customer sale. However, bringing a new dimension to all processes is no easy feat; infrastructure upgrades, staff development and training, new divisions, new roles, new ways of thinking, the list is endless.

Join Madhu as he really digs into what it is to manage data; what it means to coordinate approaches to your CRM, taxonomy, gaining CFO support, getting IT and OT teams working together, upskilling your supply chain, etc.

Learn how to synthesize and democratize your data and hear the war stories and results won along the way.

MADHU BANGALORE, LEADER - DATA & ANALYTICS, CELANESE

1.30 PM – 3.30 PM ET Agenda Break

3.30 PM – 4.30 PM ET MxD FUTURE FACTORY FLOOR TOUR & Q&A

Interactive Tour + Live Q&A

MxD, the nation’s digital manufacturing institute and the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, virtually welcomes Manufacturing & Supply Chain X.0 attendees back to its innovation center in Chicago with an updated tour.

New this year are deep dives into MxD’s factory floor areas devoted to educating manufacturers on cybersecurity for operational technology. MxD’s Cyber Wall and Cyber Platform cover the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) cybersecurity framework concepts – identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover – and offer practical, low- and no-cost tips for manufacturers of all sizes to improve their cyber resiliency.

TONY DEL SESTO, TECHNICAL FELLOW, MXD
ALYSSA SULLIVAN, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS, MXD


Tuesday May 25, 2021

Manufacturing X.0
DATA MANAGEMENT & RESULTS

11.00 AM – 11.30 AM ET COMPETING IN THE DATA-DRIVEN WORLD: MASTERING DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH & PURPOSE

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

“Supply chains have moved beyond efficiency to support their companies’ growth and purpose, a move accelerated by COVID-19”, as quoted by Accenture, June 2020.

However, are all supply chain leaders set up to gain the best data insights, and cleanse and qualify data in a way that gives competitive edge? Can the frequently broken links between marketing and getting the product into the customer’s hands, be fixed?

Join this supply chain ‘master’ to hear the steps needed to ensure supply chain strategies always start with the customer in mind, the technologies and architecture needed to obtain valuable data insights, plus the teams and capabilities to turn them into business advantage.

11.30 AM – 12.00 PM ET DATA-DRIVEN RESILIENCE & SUSTAINABLITY

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

2020 showed leaders more than ever the critical importance of having a resilient supply chain. Customer demands do not stop at speed and reliability though, with sustainable practices expected as standard. However, many supply chain experts still struggle to utilize data to forward organizations’ sustainable image.
Join this session to pinpoint the tools and raw materials needed to achieve sustainable practices. And unearth the best way to harvest more data to bring you even more competitive advantage and protect your organization from future unprecedented events.

12.00 PM – 1.00 PM ET PRODUCT PITCHES x 3 + 3 EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS

1.00 PM – 2.30 PM ET Agenda Break

Manufacturing X.0 & Supply Chain X.0
JOINT DISCUSSION

2.30 PM – 3.15 PM ET PANEL DISCUSSION: RESPONSE, RECOVERY & REINVIGORATION - BUSINESS PRACTICES DURING & POST-PANDEMIC

(Live Discussion + Q&A)

What new business practices has COVID-19 spurred? What changes have leaders had to make to data analysis and planning, workforce management, product strategy, supply chain efficiency, and more?

Join this panel to hear their approaches to building resilience and paving the way for improvements and future growth.

MODERATOR: JIM MORRISH, FOUNDING PARTNER, TRANSFORMA INSIGHTS JEFF CHRISTENSEN, VP OF PRODUCT, SEEGRID

CHRISTINE MOROZ, VICE PRESIDENT OF MERCHANDISING, SYSCO PRAIRIE REGION

INGRID SAMPSON, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, LOCKHEED MARTIN

3.15 PM – 3.45 PM ET Agenda Break

3.45 PM – 4.45 PM ET TOPIC TABLES: CLOSED ROOM DISCUSSION IN SMALL GROUPS

Choose a zoom room, and take part in structured, facilitated discussion to solve common business problems.

ROOM 1: MANAGING IT/OT IN THE NEW REALITY

  • How to manage implementation of digital strategies from the outset?
  • What changes have Covid-19 brought to your business, and what is the best way to respond?
  • What is the role of AI and ML in your digital transformation processes?

NITIN SETHI, GLOBAL IT DIRECTOR – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, VISTEON CORPORATION

ROOM 2: BREAKING BAD: THE JOURNEY FROM BAD, TO GOOD, TO BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE!

Intentional design to bring out the best in people for sustainable results.

Join this lively discussion led by Rachael Wooden, Senior Executive of Global Manufacturing at Nike, with 17 years of Supply Chain & Manufacturing experience across 4 industries both domestic and globally.

RACHAEL WOODEN, FOUNDER, FIND THE FIRE IN YOU, LLC | FORTUNE 100 SENIOR EXECUTIVE


Wednesday May 26, 2020

Supply Chain X.0
MODERNIZING SUPPLY CHAINS: INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY  

11.00 AM – 11.30 AM ET BUILDING TRUST & TRANSPARENCY THROUGH DATA & BLOCKCHAIN

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

With Excel, manual, and even paper-based processes still present in supply chains, traceability and transparency is still not easy, especially given other challenges also exist e.g., siloed data sources, lack of real-time tracking capabilities, etc.

What inefficiencies are being seen across supply chains, and how can data be used to address them? What is blockchain's role in transaction sharing and processing?

Join this session to break down blockchain in basic terms, and hear how to optimize your business, and supply chain through quality analytics.

RAK-JOON CHOI, VP OF BLOCKCHAIN FOR TORQATA,
AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORS

11.30 AM ET – 12.30 PM ET PANEL DISCUSSION: STANDARDIZING SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

(Live Discussion + Q&A)

Are you set up for the next big challenge? And how do you ensure a standard level of sustainability is maintained across your global supply chain? Ensuring your partners have the same response plan, sustainability and diversity criteria as your standards, is not always an easy task; compliance with standards is still a challenge, especially as supply chains expand globally.

Are you up to date on sustainability and transparency practices? How can data and technology help raise the level of insights for supply chain, compliance and procurement leaders, and lower risk?

Get a new understanding of managing supply chain sustainability, sub-tiers, working with partners, and choosing the right software to aid your efforts.

MODERATOR: MELANIE NUCE, SVP OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT, GS1 US

  • TREVOR DE MEL, SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR, CARDINAL HEALTH CANADA

  • SURESH KOLLU, SENIOR DIRECTOR - GILLETTE, VENUS & BRAUN SUPPLY CHAIN, AMA (ASIA, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA), PROCTER & GAMBLE

  • VANESSA MCKENZIE, VP, GROUP LEADER (LEGAL) - M&A, SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDOR MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION, EMERSON

12.30 PM – 12.50 PM ET PRODUCT PITCH x 1 + 1 EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAY

1.15 PM – 2.30 PM ET Agenda Break

1.30 PM – 2.00 PM ET SUSTAINABLITY: NO LONGER A ‘NICE TO HAVE’

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

Environmental responsibility is no longer an afterthought, with consumers not just demanding it, but expecting it and shunning companies that don’t deliver. Sustainability therefore needs to be front of mind for manufacturers’, and many companies are looking at the supply chain to drive sustainability. Sustainable supply chains not only have an impact on global climate change, but also cost savings.

Hear best practice in how a global manufacturer has changed its supply chain strategies for the better, to lower their carbon footprint and increase business efficiency. Discover where and how energy consumption has been cut, and the inevitable role of new technology innovation. Learn which tech you need to invest in to increase the impact of your environmental, brand and operational efforts.

2.00 PM – 2.45 PM ET PANEL DISCUSSION: BUILDING A DIGITIZED SUPPLY NETWORK THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, TRANSPARENCY & TALENT

(Live Discussion + Q&A)

How do you advance traditional supply chains into connected ones, and reap the benefits? Hear answers on questions surrounding the three key elements of a smart supply chain: technology, transparency and talent.

Technology: What are the key technologies that go into a digitized supply network? Discussing integrated planning and execution systems, logistics visibility, autonomous logistics, smart procurement and warehousing, spare parts management, and advanced analytics.

Transparency: How do you devise a communications strategy that connects the flow from marketing to the customer in an orderly fashion, ensuring that manufacturing operations, suppliers and other partners all have visibility of each other’s needs and challenges?

Talent: Which capabilities should you prioritize for teams, and how do you go about training, development and recruitment for today’s smart supply chain?

MODERATOR: JONATHAN EATON, PRINCIPAL, SUPPLY CHAIN PRACTICE LEADER, GRANT THORNTON LLP

  • QADEER PAREKH, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, DOVER

  • ERIK TROELSEN, DIRECTOR, PACKAGING DESIGN & PROCUREMENT, HP

  • JESSICA TYLER, PRESIDENT CARGO & VP AIRPORT EXCELLENCE, AMERICAN AIRLINES


2.45 PM – 3.25 PM ET PRODUCT PITCHES 2 + 2 EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS

Thursday May 27, 2020

Supply Chain X.0
PEOPLE & PLANNING

11.00 AM – 12.00 PM ET END USER HOSTED TABLES: ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE TOGETHER

Whether you are just starting to explore automation, or ready to roll-out that great new Blockchain project and need a few more pointers, we have expert peers to offer advice in these end users led breakout rooms.

Select a room, and join a discussion led by a supply chain technology adopter who will facilitate Q&A, and conversation between those who have the same role as you, and face the same struggles, but within a different company, or even industry.

ROOM 1: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN PROCUREMENT

SHUBHA CHAUDHARI, HEAD OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, NOVARTIS

ROOM 2: EXPERIENCED TECHNOLOGY ADOPTER/ USER

For those that are looking to take their digital strategy to the next level, by exploring new technologies and implementation methods.

12.00 PM & 1.00 PM ET PRODUCT PITCHES x 3 + 3 EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS

1.00 PM – 2.00 PM ET END USER EXPERT TABLES: MANAGING YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

Join a zoom room, hosted by a manufacturing leader who has lessons to share! Enjoy intimate discussion and problem solving with like-minded peers, rolling out similar strategies and facing common problems to you and/or your business.

ROOM 1: TECH BUILD VS. BUY? The famous question that can be applied to your platforms, tools, people and beyond. Do you work with third parties, or build your own platforms? What about your workforce, and data science expertise – do you need to build/ retrain a whole new department, e.g., data scientists given the advancements in AI solutions now?

YARON FLINT, DIRECTOR - INNOVATION, STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS, HEAD OF ISRAELI OPERATIONS, CO-PACE, STARTUP ORGANIZATION OF CONTINENTAL

ROOM 1: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN PROCUREMENT (45-minutes)

SHUBHA CHAUDHARI, HEAD OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, NOVARTIS

3.30 PM – 4.00 PM ET EXPLORING THE ROLE OF THE CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER (CSCO)

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

The role of an organization’s Supply Chain leader rose in prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic, as C-Suites grasped that the role of the supply chain involved much more than logistics.

We hear from an existing CSCO about the opportunities and challenges they are forecasting for the post-pandemic era, and how they are preparing to take control of them. The presenter dives into topics from how to manage data to compete with exceptional customer service, defending cyber-attacks, to planning for future unprecedented disruptions.

4.00 PM – 4.30 PM ET ENSURING USABILITY ACROSS GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

Labor management is one of the biggest costs in the supply chain, and although implementing technology brings automated benefits, it is important to ensure user design that allows your people to use it with ease, wherever they are in the world, and whatever their level of education is.

Has the supply chain industry fully grasped the improvements a UX design role can have on system transparency and decision-making? How do you plan your supply chain’s usability? Explore the importance this end user places on design thinking, the stages it involves, and the problems and solutions in your supply chain planning that it can assist with.

2.00 PM – 3.00 PM ET PRODUCT PITCHES x 3 + 3 EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS

3.00 PM – 3.30 PM ET Agenda Break

Manufacturing X.0 & Supply Chain X.0
PLENARY DISCUSSION

4.30 PM - 5.30 PM ET HAPPY HOUR & DISCUSSION

5.30 PM ET CLOSE OF SUPPLY CHAIN X.0 2021