Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CA
August 27- 29th

This event is co-located with:

Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CA
August 27-29th, 2017

Agenda Overview

With the help of 50 distinguished steering committee members Scope presents a 100% peer-driven educational program addressing some of the latest trends, most pressing challenges, and vast opportunities within the procurement and supply chain world. 

The SCOPE Educational Program is organized by key themes and tracks.You can choose up to 3 themes to mix and match between tracks to create your unique experience.

Key themes include:

Keynote Presentations

DISRUPTIONS, AGAIN! WHERE DO THEY COME FROM AND HOW TO RIDE THEM TO WIN

SPEAKERS

Luca Silipo
Vice President, Chief Research Officer, Geodis

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DISRUPTIONS, AGAIN! WHERE DO THEY COME FROM AND HOW TO RIDE THEM TO WIN

As many other industries, logistics is being disrupted – operationally and strategically - by an exceptional wave of innovations. In this presentation, some of them  are singled out – the shaping of a new economic order, the digitization of procurement, the digitalization of the economy and the changing patterns of democracy and politics. Examples are presented and discussed and tentative conclusions are spelled out, sketching how the supply chain industry must evolve and through what development models. 

Key Take-Aways

 

  • The growing pervasiveness of digital solutions – for businesses and individuals - is changing the world economy, forcing a secular mutation in capitalism and an adjustment in governments, households and industries.
  • For the Supply Chain, change comes in the form of demand and supply alterations.
  • From the supply side, digitalization of logistics services procurement brings advantages of optimization and the unknowns of competition and price transparency.
  • On the demand side, an increasingly non-linear articulation between consumers and producers is changing global supply chains, making them generally shorter and incredibly more complex.

 

 

The Cognitive Era for Supply Chains

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Rob Allan
Program Director, IBM

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The Cognitive Era for Supply Chains

Today's supply chains have tremendous challenges to handle all the data, disruptions and information to generate useful insights. IBM is seeing the value of developing correlations and predictive factors across structured and unstructured data sets to reveal valuable predictive and responsive insights. We will share how this progression looks in several use cases and explore how this could be applied to today's supply chains as well as a vision for the future for supply chains. 

Key Take-Aways

  • How machine learning works in supply chain
  • The potential benefits when applying cognitive applications in supply chain
  • See several use cases where cognitive is making a difference

Breakout Presentations

CREATING AN “AGILE” SOURCING/PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION UNDER A SUPPLIER RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

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Michal Sroka
Senior Vice President, Sun Trust Bank

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CREATING AN “AGILE” SOURCING/PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION UNDER A SUPPLIER RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

We all have lines of businesses that we support that need a new product or service immediately, and expect our teams to execute the contract within a couple of days.  How do you achieve executional excellence with the pressure of meeting all third party risk management mandates and business needs?

Key Take-Aways

  • Dispel the notion that everything takes too long
  • Make the business aware that you offer more than a “one size fits all model”
  • Early engagement is key
  • Identify best practices to speed completion without sacrificing value and risk
  • Create a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
  • Earn the right to be a strategic partner
A Winning Formula for Strategic Global Sourcing

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Lanny Million
Chief Supply Chain Officer, Industrial Electric Wire and Cable Inc.

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A Winning Formula for Strategic Global Sourcing

The main objective of the presentation is to convey the elements of a strategy to establish a global strategic sourcing initiative in your organization. You will also learn how to sell this strategy to internal stakeholders, and how to execute the strategy once undertaken. A number of points will presented regarding the benefits of such a strategy. We will also explore the various manufacturing capabilities and cultures from around the world.

Key Take-Aways

  • Recognizing the need for a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Determining the key requirements of a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Articulating the strategy to senior management and the Board
  • Understanding the opportunities that exist in global sourcing.
  • Detailing the execution steps of a strategic sourcing strategy
SOFT COSTS AND STRATEGIC PURCHASING

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Nick Price
Head of Purchasing, Deautz AG

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SOFT COSTS AND STRATEGIC PURCHASING

The key objective of the discussion is to create a better understanding of the “soft costs” associated with Purchasing and its impact on the Strategic Purchasing decisions. There are practical steps that can be taken by the company to reduce “soft costs” which link the Corporate Strategy directly to the supply chain management. We will examine the actual costs associated with “soft costs” and examine how clear strategy for growing and developing the supply chain strategy can reduce these costs and can benefit both the Company and the Supplier.

With ever increasing technology available and ever-increasing demands on Corporations to deliver high quality and high-performance products into the market place, Purchasing Departments are under greater pressure to ensure cost deliverables are controlled and profitability is maintained and increased. Soft cost control is one area often pushed aside as the pressure to deliver takes priority.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding of “soft costs”.
  • Understanding of how to cost “soft costs”.
  • How understanding of Soft Costs can improve and develop the Corporate Purchasing Strategy
OBSOLESCENCE, PARTS QUALITY & MITIGATING COUNTERFEIT PARTS IMPACTS IN OUR VALUE CHAIN & EQUIPMENT RELIABILITY

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Robert L. Littles
Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering, Rolls Royce

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OBSOLESCENCE, PARTS QUALITY & MITIGATING COUNTERFEIT PARTS IMPACTS IN OUR VALUE CHAIN & EQUIPMENT RELIABILITY

Parts manufacturing in a global market has become challenging to say the least. Manufacturers are changing their product lines continuously, looking to produce the same items but less expensively, potentially impacting the quality of the products. In addition, various factors such as counterfeiting is driving further impacts on manufactures with directly and indirectly.  How may companies and the Supply Chain organization identify and offset these on going challenges. 

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand what is defined as obsolete parts
  • How to minimize the impact of obsolescence challenges
  • How to identify and minimize the impact of counterfeit parts
  • How to maintain a high quality of parts
  • How to assure your Supply Chain & Procurement organization are holding their suppliers accountable for the quality of their products
SUPPLIER FOCUSED INNOVATION

SPEAKERS

Dhinakar Baskaran
Director Global Procurement, Videojet Technologies Inc., ( A Danaher Company)

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SUPPLIER FOCUSED INNOVATION

Innovation is important to survive in this competitive global environment. However, as technology continues to rapidly evolve and pressure to reduce R&D costs increase, tapping into supply base’s innovation capability through a systematic Supplier Focused Innovation process can help launch innovative new products that meets customer needs faster at lower total cost.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Sources of Innovation
  • What is Supplier Focused Innovation
  • How to implement Supplier Focused Innovation in your company through systematic process
  • IP considerations
  • Innovation workshop & Technoshare with Suppliers for Brainstorming
Strategic Sourcing: Realizing the Benefits Without An

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Troy Heibein
Vice President of Strategy, Raven Bay

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Strategic Sourcing: Realizing the Benefits Without An "All Or Nothing" Transformation

Strategic Sourcing has the proven ability to leverage spend across the enterprise and improve service delivery from suppliers. Implementing this model, however, has traditionally involved an "all or nothing" transformation of a firm's supply chain operating model with significant people, process, and technology impacts that are not always feasible from a budgetary, disruption to business, or political perspective.  This presentation explores how you can reap the benefits of these powerful concepts with minimal investment or business disruption through the utilization of Cross Functional Teams

Key Takeaways:

  • An end-to-end understanding of the Opportunity Identification, Category Planning, and Strategic Sourcing processes
  • How a holistic view can be used to identify & prioritize opportunities where Strategic Sourcing could generate a meaningful impact along with developing the business case and deciding on an implementation approach                                                
  • How your organization can get started on achieving the benefits of Strategic Sourcing without an "all or nothing" transformation, significant cost, or a major disruption to the business
TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY – MATTEL

SPEAKERS

Philippe Lambotte
SVP Global Supply Chain Management, Mattel Inc.

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TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY – MATTEL

Toy industry is a complex mix of outsourced and in-house manufacturing located in low labor markets with increasing technological components. The long  resulting lead time  combined with high demand volatility and uncertainty  in a fashion-like/impulse buy and increasingly online driven industry creates a challenging equation to drive  service up and  inventory and cost down.

To address those challenges, Mattel has started a supply chain  transformation underpinned by product design based on platforms, manufacturing automation and planning processes reengineering underpinned by new technologies. 

SPIN OFF…HOW TO SEPARATE FROM A GLOBAL CORPORATION

SPEAKERS

Swen Voss
Director of Procurement, Herc Rentals

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SPIN OFF…HOW TO SEPARATE FROM A GLOBAL CORPORATION

When Hertz Global Holdings decided to spin off its equipment rental business, at that time known as Hertz Equipment Rental, the only organizational group that the Equipment side had was the operations team. Hertz Equipment Rental, now known as Herc Rentals Inc, did not have any real back office teams, but turn the clock forward a year and Herc now has a complete and functional purchase to pay organization. This was not easy and we learned a lot during that year including many things, that if we had to do it again, we would handle differently.  Now that we have celebrated our first year as an independent publicly traded company I would like to share some of our successes and failures. I would also like to talk about the opportunities we had while building up a purchase to pay organization from scratch and within a year for a $4 Billion company. 

Key Take-Aways 

  • How to recruit and hire the right people for the job!
  • Divestitures….what it means to be ‘Remain-Co’  
  • Building a functioning Procure to Pay organization for a $4 Billion startup
  • How to separate contracts, vendor master files, ERP systems and who owns documents.
Directly Linking and Leveraging Supply Chain Agility to Advance your Company’s Mission and Strategies

SPEAKERS

Scott Komar
Group Vice President of Supply Chain, Driscoll's

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Directly Linking and Leveraging Supply Chain Agility to Advance your Company’s Mission and Strategies

Elevating the focus of supply chain agility, to having a clear connection with mission and strategies, will deliver profound and lasting benefits to your business.  There are practical steps for engaging your teams and elevating the success of your supply chain.  In this presentation, the steps to establishing clear links from strategic planning to supply chain operations, and then further the keys to promoting agility for strategic benefits will be reviewed.

Key Take-Aways

  • Aligning the supply chain with your company’s mission and strategies
  • Principles for establishing a high degree of supply chain agility
  • Linking the power of agility back to your mission and strategies
  • Promoting alignment and innovation from within your company and from key stakeholders (customers, suppliers, partners)
Building the Omni Channel Facility of the Future

SPEAKERS

Rick Bingle
Vice President Supply Chain, REI

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Building the Omni Channel Facility of the Future

When REI made the choice to build the most sustainable distribution center in the world, they also committed to sharing how it was done. The integrated design approach reflected how business is done differently at REI and stretched the imagination of what was possible. Whether challenging the energy modelling of MHE to scale the solar system to deliver Net 0 energy or challenging what employee comfort means in a desert environment REI conserving millions of gallons of water, REI and their partners overcame these obstacles and achieved the design goals. REI’s vision for their new facility in Arizona extended beyond sustainability and asked “What if technology could enable picking and order assembly in one-touch?” REI’s partners were energized by the challenge and pursued the solution. This presentation assembles REI and their partners to discuss how this vision became real. REI is committed to open sourcing of the facility design and will share how a vision became reality.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Learn about the first LEED Platinum, energy net neutral facility in the world
  • Understand how creating a sustainable DC requires a new approach to design and build
  • Experience examples that prove it is a myth that sustainable design must sacrifice leading ROIs
  • Watch how the first Omni Channel, one-touch production station operates
Work Force and Talent Management: Retention and Engagement

SPEAKERS

Kerry Pete Pietras
Senior Director Human Resources, ULTA

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Mike Bogovich
Vice President of Distribution, ULTA

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Work Force and Talent Management: Retention and Engagement

What is your ROI on employee retention? Better question. What is your ROI on employee engagement? Why do people leave? Why do people stay? What can you control? What is out of your control?

I don’t have all of the answers, but I have a few, and I am interested hearing your thoughts on the topic.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Understanding your ROI on Retention
  • Understanding why people leave
  • Understanding why people stay
  • Understanding your ROI on engagement
  • Controlling what you can control by focusing on what does not change
Supply Chain Transformation

SPEAKERS

Bruce Elliot
Vice President Supply Chain, Nissin Foods Co.

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Supply Chain Transformation

Connecting supply chain with corporate mission & values and using supply chain to gain differentiation will achieve a competitive advantage.  Prioritizing and resourcing the best initiatives to drive results and transform the operating environment .  Conducting gap analysis and creating a development & training program to drive change and build a long lasting sustaining organization. In this presentation, the transformation of a functional organization into a value chain operating system by leveraging technology, process, and people.

Key Take-Aways

  • Aligning the supply chain with your company’s mission and strategies
  • Prioritizing productivity initiatives for the best results
  • Measuring progress and change management
GREEN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN

SPEAKERS

Richard Zarski
Executive Vice President- Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Quality, Fujitsu

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GREEN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN

This presentation will highlight prominent programs and examples of how and environmentally friendly supply chain can be effective, efficient and lowest cost.

Key Take-Aways

  • Green is not ‘expensive” and likely lowest cost of ownership
  • CO2 footprint measurements will soon replace cost when selecting modes and providers
  • Is the current Omni-Channel business model environmentally sustainable?
The Digital Warehouse – From Real Time to Trends, Visual Analytics to Master Your Supply Chain

SPEAKERS

Joe Beydoun
Director Supply Chain and Business Intelligence Corporate Strategy, Lipari Foods, Inc.

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The Digital Warehouse – From Real Time to Trends, Visual Analytics to Master Your Supply Chain

This presentation will be focusing on different tools and technologies to deliver rich content at the right time to the right people who will help drive decisions in your Supply Chain.  With the ever-increasing data collection technologies, there is a critical need to create easy to use visualizations to pinpoint inefficiencies.  This presentation will also cover the different platforms to deliver content to users.

Key Take-Aways

  • Dashboards delivered to the right audience
  • Can Big Data exist in your Supply Chain?
  • No Guts! We need real data to make decisions
  • TVs, iPads, Smartphones and wearables, oh, and laptops/desktops too.  Visualizations can go anywhere anytime
Demystifying the Transportation Services Industry Puzzle to Maximize Spend Efficiency and Service Delivery

SPEAKERS

Joseph Bobko
Vice President of Transportation, Boxed

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Demystifying the Transportation Services Industry Puzzle to Maximize Spend Efficiency and Service Delivery

Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding the transportation services available today to support cost-effective customer delivery
  • How to connect different modes to deliver desired cost and customer experience results
  • Defining, managing, and influencing the expectations of internal and external customers
  • Looking into the future to see “what’s next”!
SEARS HOLDING’S REVERSE SUPPLY CHAIN REDESIGN

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John Komarony
Director of Reverse Logistics and Logistical Support, Sears Holdings Corporations

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SEARS HOLDING’S REVERSE SUPPLY CHAIN REDESIGN

This presentation will take a look at Sears Holdings Corporation’s redesign of its supply chain Return Center flow and how implementing an ongoing, technology-based liquidation program - with B-Stock Solutions - allowed Sears to support cost-reduction and efficiency goals, including the consolidation of three warehouses into one.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Why investing in strategic, ongoing liquidation is crucial to remain competitive (or survive) in today’s fickle retail environment
  • How Sears’ implemented an automated, technology-driven liquidation process to deliver a fast sales cycle and higher recovery for liquidation inventory
  • How online marketplaces are changing the way retailers approach liquidation
IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY WITH LOGISTIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

SPEAKERS

Grant Wolf
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Sensi Tech

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IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY WITH LOGISTIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Learn how low-cost tracking devices provide logistics insight, visibility, and improved supply chain performance and efficiency. Implementing a proactive solution to track, manage, and induce action – in real-time – can mitigate the risks caused by unexpected disruptions during the transportation leg of your supply chain.

Key Take-Aways

  • Recognize the value electronic tracking technology can provide without significant investments in hardware or IT integration.
  • Understand how real-time alerts can proactively prompt action to address supply chain disruptions before they negatively impact customer service.
  • Discover post-shipment compliance reporting and how to use data to improve supply chain operations and carrier performance.
Supply Chain Technology - How to turn Hype into Reality

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Louis Cheung
Head of Quality and Supply Chain Management, Bostik

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Supply Chain Technology - How to turn Hype into Reality

We are bombarded everyday by sales pitches and speculations of how process or system technologies are going to transform the supply chain.  They tell us how we can become supply chain superstars if we just invest in these technologies - RFID, IoT, Integrated  Business Planning, Network Optimization Analytics, and Block Chain, just to name a few.  To overcome the all too enticing illusion, one may want to focus on solving real problems that the company is facing.  This presentation focuses on a singular company challenge and examine a number of mature and emerging technologies that may or may not be ready to make a big difference.

TRANSFORMING YOUR CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP THROUGH TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS

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Dave Venberg
Sr. Director Transportation and Logistics, Ardent Mills

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TRANSFORMING YOUR CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP THROUGH TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS

Hear a story of how Ardent Mills, largest gain-based company, drove customer solutions by taking cost out of the supply chain, improving service, and driving new solutions. It started with developing a transportation strategy, designing key processes and metrics, aligning talent, enabling technology, collaborating with sales and carrier partners to differentiate Ardent Mills from the competition.

Key Take-Aways

  • Aligning your transportation strategy to the business strategy
  • Ensuring your processes are effective and efficient
  • Attracting the right Talent to deliver your strategy
  • Enabling process with Technology
  • Full visibility
  • Metrics and Continuous Improvement