8 Sessions To Attend at #CSCMPEDGE 2017

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren on Sep 20, 2017 12:39:39 PM

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We are less than a week away from this year's CSCMP Edge event in Atlanta and I'm excited to attend this year's show. I will be there with Brian Hodgson and Chris Giovino from the MP Objects team (Booth #1031) to discuss supply chain orchestration with all of the supply chain leaders who will be at the event.

20170316cscmp_edge_logo.pngI'm also looking forward to the great sessions that have been scheduled during the 3 days in Atlanta. Topics around supply chain transformation, supply chain visibility, inventory optimization, multi-enterprise supply chain networks, customer centric supply chains, dynamic order fulfillment and other key supply chain trends will make the conference a treasure trove of learning at the event.

While there are plenty of great sessions and tremendous keynotes planned, here are 8 that I'm excited to attend (there is some overlap which will make for some tough decisions!):

Supply Chains to Admire: What Are the Winning Characteristics?

Time & Location: 9/25/17 10:30 am - 11:45 am, Level 1 C107

Speakers: Lora Cecere, Founder, Supply Chain Insights

Sam Borthwick, Research Associate, Supply Chain Insights

Brian Tessier, Vice President of Innovation, Schneider-Electric

Description: Learn the results from a big data analysis on the drivers of supply chain excellence on growth and value. Using Hadoop along with machine learning and pattern recognition, this study analyzes 15 years of balance sheet and income statement data identifying the characteristics of outperforming companies from 7,000 responses from quantitative data studies.

 

Benchmarking Order Fulfillment Best Practices

Time and Location: 9/25/17 10:30 am - 11:45 am, Level 2 C206

Speakers: Suzanne Richer, Director, Trade Advisory Practice, Amber Road

Tom Elliott, Sr. Director, Network Strategy & Management, Global Supply Chain, Pfizer Global Supply

Lindsay H. Gauthier, Director, Customer Logistics, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.

Geoff Boykin, Director Supply Planning, Coca Cola North America

Moderator: Miquel Serracanta, Partner Solutions & Decisions, CSCMP European Regional Advisor & Spain Roundtable President

Description: Firms have to navigate complex order fulfillment needs through globalization, multiple channels, inaccuracies, and escalating costs. We will discuss best practices for evaluating demand, visibility, case studies, and recommendations across all.

 

Omnichannel – Not Just a Retail Challenge

Time & Location: 9/25/2017 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, Level 2 C206

Speakers: Mary Long, Managing Director, University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute

Brian Gibson, Wilson Family Professor of Supply Chain Management, Auburn University

Michelle Livingstone, Vice President Transportation, The Home Depot

Description: Omnichannel is becoming boon or bane of retailer success. Product companies & service providers are also stakeholders who face omni-challenges. Join us for an interactive, thought-provoking working session on changing retail landscape & implications.

 

Changing Dynamics of Distribution Requirements

Time & Location: 9/25/17 3:45 pm - 5:00 pmLevel 2 C206

Speakers: Craig Weiss, VP Supply Chain Planning, Programs & Logistics, ConAgra Brands

Rich Wilson, Director, Fruit Planning and Contract Manufacturing Systems and Analytics, The J.M. Smucker Company

Angela Fernandez, VP, Retail Grocery and Foodservice, GS1 US

Description: Distribution requirements are changing to meet demanding channels’ needs. How do companies deal with the changing dynamic of supplying their products? What are the requirements and how are companies working together to fulfill the requirements?

 

Creating Cost Effective and Visible Fulfillment Network

Time & Location: 9/26/17 10:30 am - 11:45 am, Level 2 C206

Speakers: Mary Kaufman, Senior Director, Operations Product Innovation, Wayfair

Sean McCartney, Executive Vice President - Global Operations, Radial

Michelle Covey, Vice President, Retail Apparel and General Merchandise – Industry Engagement, GS1 US

Bill Connell, Senior Vice President, Transportation, Reverse Logistics and Collaboration, Macy's

Description: Fulfilling customer’s orders using a good network is critical to satisfy the customers. We will examine creating a cost effective fulfillment network that would deliver customer’s expectation, as well as visibilities that would enhance the network.

 

Panel, Best Practices in Building an Integrated Supply Chain

Time & Location: 9/26/17 10:30 am - 11:45 am, Level 1 C108

Speakers: Sean Willems, Ph.D., Haslam Chair in Supply Chain Analytics, Professor of Business Analytics and Statistics, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee

Brent Nagy, Vice President of Customer Strategy, CH Robinson

Robbin Haddock, Group Director Supply Planning, Coca Cola North America

Speaker: Theresa Scheingraber, Director Global Demand Planning, Vitalize

Lisa Bowie, Operations & SIOP Manager, Chempoint

Description: Building an integrated SC in today's global business environment is challenging. Panelists will share insights into their company's integrated SC development journey and share recommendations that you can use to further your company's journey.

 

The Journey to the Perfect Order

Time & Location: 9/26/17 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, Level 1 C108

Speaker: Mario Morhy, Vice President, Global Customer Service & Logistics, Monsanto

Description: In a high supply variability business, providing a perfect order requires more than good customer service processes. What is required is Supply Chain transformation including organization design, solutions, metrics and governance. In this session, Monsanto will present the strategies used in the past four years, to reach Perfect Order capabilities.

 

Disrupt or be Disrupted

Time & Location: 9/27/17 8:30 am - 9:45 am, Level 1 C108-C109

Speakers: Pablo Cussatti, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Blue Apron

Jared Mellin, Vice President of Logistics, Peloton

Sean Halligan, Vice President of North America Fulfillment, Nike

Sana Raheem, Senior Manager of Supply Chain and Logistics, Blue Apron

William Driegert, Director, Uber Freight, Uber

Description: Industry Leaders across the world's most innovative companies talk about their journey to the direct to consumer world. Join us for an opportunity to gain insight from a panel of supply chain leaders from today's top companies. The session will include topics around supply chain efficiency, customer-centric expectations, and the role of technology in omni-channel. Industry leaders will also be sharing career experiences and advice.

 

Those are the sessions we are excited about. Hope to see you there!

What are the sessions you are most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.

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