March 09 - 11, 2016
Hilton Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas

Day 2

08:00 - 09:00 Networking Breakfast

09:00 - 09:10 Chairperson Opening Remarks

09:10 - 10:00 Assessing the Supply Chain to Drive Excellence!

John McCarville - SVP Global Supply Chain & IT, Griffith Foods
Today’s supply chain requires strategic thinking, prioritizing and executing locally and globally. In this case study, follow how the supply chain can be improved through systematic assessment and procedures that take into account the goals at each plant as well as on an enterprise basis. See how a metrics-based automated assessment tool, which involved input from all stakeholders led to identification, focus, and achievement of improved results.
In this session explore,
• Improving business excellence for end-to-end supply chain operations
• Identifying gaps in current programs which prevent excellence in service, costs, safety, quality, and asset management
• Establish an ongoing measurement tool to gauge progress on the journey to drive excellence


John McCarville

SVP Global Supply Chain & IT
Griffith Foods

10:00 - 10:40 Tips for Elevating Supply Chain Design from a Project to a Differentiating Business Process

Jeff Metersky - VP Solutions Strategy, Llamasoft
Many global businesses still consider supply chain design to be an event that is initiated and completed on an ad-hoc, sporadic basis, which often results in protracted project timeframes and short-sighted results. There is a strong and growing trend of businesses bringing supply chain design in-house for continuous improvement and innovation. This session is a practical collection of advice on elevating supply chain design from an ad-hoc project to a core business process, based on knowledge gained by supporting hundreds of customers’ supply chain design maturity journeys.
Attend this session to learn these points and more:
• The importance of establishing a supply chain design center of excellence (COE)
• How to prioritize modeling initiatives
• Benchmarking your supply chain design maturity and progress
• Cloud-based modeling and data technologies to speed and simplify design process


Jeff Metersky

VP Solutions Strategy

10:40 - 11:00 Networking Break

11:00 - 11:35 Business Meetings

11:35 - 12:10 Business Meetings

12:10 - 13:00 Brainweave: The Proactive Enterprise: How to Generate Actionable Insights with Predictive Analytics

Matt Baer - VP of Sales, Prevedere

By leveraging today's advanced analytics and real-time global data on consumer behavior and market conditions, Prevedere makes it possible to identify which micro- and macro-economic factors directly impact supply and demand. When these factors are combined with a company’s historical data, the quantifiable results give business leaders an accurate and complete picture of future outcomes. By empowering supply chain officers to proactively assess how constantly changing market conditions impact supply chain performance, companies can vastly improve their forecast accuracy, resulting in smarter operations and reduced risks.
In this session explore:
a. Anticipate the impact of external factors, such as weather conditions, wages and housing starts, on supply chain performance.
b. Correlate external factors with internal results to create business forecasts with unprecedented accuracy.
c. Generate better forecasts, including easy-to-read visual reports, to optimize decisions in staffing, product inventory, shipping, logistics and other supply chain processes.
Speaker: John Shap, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, Prevedere

Matt Baer

VP of Sales

13:00 - 14:20 Networking Lunch

14:20 - 15:10 Panel: Developing the Talent Ecosystem to Excel in a Connected World and Create an Innovative Culture to Drive Enterprise Growth

Doug Johnson - VP Global Supply Chain, Emerson
Shari Boston - VP Global Supply Chain, ConvaTec
Today’s global economy requires a connected and nimble supply chain. With emerging technology the workforce skills needed to excel in supply change continue to change and retention of skilled workers is also paramount. The tradition of working one’s way up the supply chain is no longer the status quo. Join this interactive panel discussion in how to recruit and keep talent needed in this dynamic, connected and collaborative world.

  • Strategic skills for managing global and virtual teams
  • Developing new sources of workers
  • Innovative training programs to develop strategic skills


Doug Johnson

VP Global Supply Chain


Shari Boston

VP Global Supply Chain

15:10 - 14:55 Master Class Leveraging Cross-Border Shopping to Generate Profit

By 2018, approximately 130 million online shoppers are expected to order goods across national borders, according to a Nielsen study reported by the Wall Street Journal. The popularity of cross-border shopping has grown as access has grown to merchandise all over the world with Internet and mobile shopping.

  • Navigating customs, policies and duty fees
  • Re-engineering shipping fee structures
  • Maintaining product integrity

14:55 - 16:00 Master Class Leveraging Generational Trends to Empower Supply Chain Flexibility to Remain Competitive

The consumer is changing. The millennial generation, which does not know life without digital technology, likes variety and experimenting with different products and changes to products. Millennials are very knowledgeable and they carefully research all aspects of a product including sustainability and transparency. They care about the ethics of who made the product and how it affects the environment. So flexibility is a must as regularly changing consumer preference affect the supply chain.

  • Balancing environmental and fiscal responsibility in sustainable solutions
  • Flexible product creation to meet generational preferences
  • Maintaining the constants of, product quality, and cost reduction and employee safety.

16:00 - 16:20 Networking Break

16:20 - 16:55 Business Meetings

16:55 - 17:30 Business Meetings

17:30 - 18:05 Business Meetings

18:05 - 19:05 Are You Enabling Your Crowd? - A discussion on how enterprises can adapt and benefit from the Enterprise Crowd Mobile Delivery Model

Sudhakar Maruvada - President & CMO, nuVizz
Neil Sharma - SVP, Sales & Marketing, nuVizz
The future of delivery and labor lies in the hands of the businesses who can quickly respond to ever-changing environments and seasonal demand while keeping costs and infrastructure manageable. The answer for this formidable challenge depends upon how quickly you can tap into your crowd.
• What does crowd enablement mean for enterprise delivery and workforce management?
• How will each part of your business - shippers, carriers, drivers - evolve?
• Leveraging crowd-sourced mobile delivery and transportation solutions puts you ahead of the curve
• Success will go hand-in-hand with how agile and dynamic your business is


Sudhakar Maruvada

President & CMO


Neil Sharma

SVP, Sales & Marketing

19:05 - 23:59 Networking Dinner