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:

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Breakout Presentations

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

SPEAKERS

Michal Sroka
Group Vice President - Strategic Sourcing Supplier and Relationship Manager, 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

SPEAKERS

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
USING S&OP TO BUILD A HIGH PERFORMANCE SUPPLY CHAIN

SPEAKERS

Jeff Chaput
Director of Inventory Planning and Sourcing, The Honest Company

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USING S&OP TO BUILD A HIGH PERFORMANCE SUPPLY CHAIN

Launched as an ecommerce, direct-to-consumer business, The Honest Co. faced new challenges as it expanded into offline and indirect channels.  Learn how The Honest Co. used S&OP and simple best practices to build a high performance supply chain and become a best-in-class partner to its customers.  This presentation will focus on both strategy and tactics and provide meaningful takeaways that can be quickly deployed in any business.

Key Takeaways

  • Key elements of a successful S&OP Process in practice
  • Strategies for managing Omnichannel demand
  • Practices to improve forecast accuracy, customer service and working capital efficiency
DISRUPTIONS, AGAIN! WHERE DO THEY COME FROM AND HOW TO RIDE THEM TO WIN

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. 

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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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
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

SPEAKERS

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.