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Defining the Future of Supply Chain

Tangible, reliable business information is like gold dust in the supply chain industry right now. As a supply chain leader, you need to be in-the-know in this fast changing, dynamic world. This agenda has been specially curated to provide you with the information you need to set the vision for your company.

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Taster Pass Keynotes


08:30 - 09:00
Fireside Chat: Consumer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy
  • Understand what customers really want, such as choice of channel and flexibility of delivery, to provide greater choice and control for each end-user
  • Move from a ‘scale and volume’ operation to one of ‘flexibility and agility’ by utilizing nimble fulfilment mechanisms to deliver for all delivery preferences, or channel choice
  • Discuss the best approaches to trigger the change towards data transparency, harmonization of processes to build delivery on customer non-negotiables like sustainability

Speaker Logo Sandra MacQuillan EVP & CSCO Mondelēz International

08:30 - 09:00
The Power of Flexibility: Making Adjustments in the Never Normal
  • Learn best practices to address new challenges and ensure a resilient & efficient peak season
  • Gain insights on how a holistic view of your operation can help better manage complexities through the pandemic and beyond
  • Learn what shifts and innovations are on the horizon for the supply chain industry in 2021

Speaker Logo Scott Sureddin CEO DHL Supply Chain North America

Moderator: Speaker Logo Lee Klaskow Senior Analyst - Transportation and Logistics Bloomberg Intelligence

08:30 - 09:00
Putting Sustainability Front and Center of the Supply Chain Agenda
  • While there are several short-term pressing concerns, understand the social and financial risks to your business of neglecting sustainability goals
  • Foster a culture that embraces a sustainability mindset which becomes embedded within the fibre of your business, starting with and championed by senior management
  • Commit to a future of carbon-neutral transportation and invest in a supply chain infrastructure that puts sustainability right at its core

Speaker Logo Peder Tuborgh CEO Arla Foods

Moderator: Logo Scott Luton Founder, CEO & Host Supply Chain Now

Moderator: Logo Greg White Principal & Host Supply Chain Now

08:30 - 09:00
Fireside Chat: Embracing Disruption in a Constantly Evolving World
  • Embrace a “digital first” mindset across your operations so that your processes are nimble and responsive in the face of a supply chain disruption
  • Foster a top-down culture of constant internal evaluation in order to remove the rigidity from process to ensure that you are responsive to changing customer demands
  • Retain the confidence of your customers during a crisis through open communication in the event of a supply chain disruption

Speaker Logo Robert Sanchez Chairman & CEO Ryder System

Moderator: Speaker Logo Rachel Premack Senior Transportation Reporter Business Insider

08:30 - 09:00
Drone Delivery: Revolutionizing Delivery through Advanced Technology

Speaker Logo Scott Price President, International UPS

Day 1: October 7th, 2020


9:25am

9:30am (CDT)
Welcome Address from Reuters Events
9:30am

9:45am (CDT)
Available on the Taster Pass Putting Sustainability Front and Center of the Supply Chain Agenda
  • While there are several short-term pressing concerns, understand the social and financial risks to your business of neglecting sustainability goals
  • Foster a culture that embraces a sustainability mindset which becomes embedded within the fibre of your business, starting with and championed by senior management
  • Commit to a future of carbon-neutral transportation and invest in a supply chain infrastructure that puts sustainability right at its core

Arla Foods Peder Tuborgh CEO Arla Foods

(Moderator) Supply Chain Now Scott Luton Founder, CEO & Host Supply Chain Now

(Moderator) Supply Chain Now Greg White Principal & Host Supply Chain Now

9:45am

10:00am (CDT)
Available on the Taster Pass Fireside Chat: Embracing Disruption in a Constantly Evolving World
  • Embrace a “digital first” mindset across your operations so that your processes are nimble and responsive in the face of a supply chain disruption
  • Foster a top-down culture of constant internal evaluation in order to remove the rigidity from process to ensure that you are responsive to changing customer demands
  • Retain the confidence of your customers during a crisis through open communication in the event of a supply chain disruption

Ryder System Robert Sanchez Chairman & CEO Ryder System

(Moderator) Business Insider Rachel Premack Senior Transportation Reporter Business Insider

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10:00am

10:15am (CDT)
Available on the Taster Pass Driving Supply Chain Efficiency Through Digital Transformation
  • Find out which technologies you can practically apply to your everyday use cases to enable supply chain continuity
  • Learn how executives can overcome the common legacy system issues that impact modern supply chains
  • Understand how driving efficiencies in your supply chain can result in large environmental efficiency gains

Tradeshift Gert Sylvest Co-Founder Tradeshift, GM Tradeshift Frontiers Tradeshift

10:15am

11:00am (CDT)
Towards a More Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Learn how despite the complexities of 2020, supply chain leaders are still championing sustainability within their businesses
  • Supply chains are vast and often have 000s of suppliers, understand how companies are catalysing a transition towards a net-zero economy across their value chains
  • Understand the importance of closing the loop on product cycle – starting in product design and ending with reuse in order to drive waste down

The Hershey Company Jason Reiman SVP, CSCO The Hershey Company

ASCM Abe Eshkenazi CEO ASCM

CHEP Laura Nador President CHEP North America & BXB Digital CHEP

Llamasoft Carlos Valderrama SVP, Global Customer Success Llamasoft

Tradeshift Gert Sylvest Co-Founder Tradeshift, GM Tradeshift Frontiers Tradeshift

Moderator ABI Research Susan Beardslee Principal Analyst ABI Research

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11:15am

11:30am (CDT)
The Pivotal Role of Reimagined Operations to a Stronger, Resilient Future

Executive attention to value-chain risk was already on the rise, but now it’s in the spotlight. Many operations teams have achieved goals that would have been considered impossible before the COVID-19 crisis. They have boosted agility, productivity, and customer connectivity while also preserving cash.

Organizations that have embraced operations technology and innovation have seen improved productivity, transparency and agility

all at once.

In this exclusive interview, Ed Barriball will discuss what real value is at stake with regards to resiliency & how you can reduce your vulnerability and exposure to shocks.

McKinsey & Company Edward Barriball Partner McKinsey & Company

11:30am

12:15pm (CDT)
Supply Chain Visibility for a Connected, Customer-Focused Business
  • Leverage real-time global visibility to effectively predict, assess and mitigate risk in your supply chain to deliver the right product at the right time
  • Break down silos and standardize data across your network to foster a fully orchestrated system that is agile and can change in real-time to meet evolving customer demands
  • Digitally visualize your entire network to identify where you can more efficiently allocate resources and labor to maximize efficiency and cost savings across your supply chain

GlobalTranz Russell Felker CTO GlobalTranz

Tractor Supply Company Colin Yankee EVP, CSCO Tractor Supply Company

Turvo Luis Pajares EVP & Chief Revenue Officer Turvo

G2 Capital Advisors Chris Hughes Managing Director, Practice Leader of Transportation & Logistics G2 Capital Advisors

McKinsey & Company Edward Barriball Partner McKinsey & Company

Moderator ARC Advisory Group Chris Cunanne Research Director, Supply Chain Management ARC Advisory Group

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12:15pm

12:30pm (CDT)
Optimize Your Operations for the Work-From-Anywhere Era
  • Foster a culture of flexibility and decentralization that places employee trust at the center in order to maximize workforce creativity and productivity in this new age of working
  • Sift through the myriad cloud tech platforms to find the right applications for your business that allows you to manage projects efficiently & communicate with your teams effectively
  • Understand the importance of having a strong IT team as the digital backbone of your organization to allow you to overcome the tech challenges that will arise in your business

Norfolk Southern Annie Adams EVP & Chief Transformation Officer Norfolk Southern

12:30pm

12:45pm (CDT)
Industry 4.Human: Bridging the knowledge gap
  • In an ever more digital supply chain world, explore the need for secure network stability and the advantage in accurate and efficient troubleshooting capabilities across operations and data focused asset management.
  • Innovate your infrastructure with the future in mind to limit tech spending in the wrong areas and have a network capable of improving processes as more technological developments continue to enter supply chain and logistics operations.
  • Understand the human element to successful digital innovations be that the individual knowledge of processes for experienced employees, the required training and development of new staff or the impact on operations, individuals and the business when processes ""go down"".

Procentec Pieter Barendrecht CEO Procentec

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12:45pm

1:00pm (CDT)
Workforce Management for the Next New Normal
  • Now more than ever, companies need the ability to change direction in an instant. Industries are facing fluctuating demand, new customer expectations, labor shortages, and supply chain disruptions — sometimes all at once
  • Having the right employee in the right place at the right time is increasingly important, but ever more challenging
  • This new world requires a new approach to workforce management. Because today, agility is everything

Blue Yonder Julie Hunt Solutions Executive Blue Yonder

Harris Teeter Chris Harmon WFM Business Analyst Harris Teeter

1:00pm

1:15pm (CDT)
How Blockchain is Delivering on the Mandates for Resilient Supply Chains

For years the word blockchain has been loosely used and tossed about with great expectation but also without much substance. Some have speculated it’s all hype. However, today we're seeing tremendous progress as businesses and industries around the world apply the technology to critical business challenges. Join IBM for a session covering the trends facing today's supply chains and the role blockchain can play to assist. We'll also provide a brief overview of a few exciting places where the technology is already working at scale.

IBM Raj Rao General Manager, Distribution IBM

1:15pm

1:30pm (CDT)
Live Q&A

Procentec Pieter Barendrecht CEO Procentec

Norfolk Southern Annie Adams EVP & Chief Transformation Officer Norfolk Southern

IBM Raj Rao General Manager, Distribution IBM

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1:30pm

1:45pm (CDT)
Customer-Centricity in a World Riddled with Uncertainty
  • Learn how ArcBest adapted operations and strategy quickly due to the complexities of 2020 whilst still maintaining customer-centricity
  • Hear how the company has expanded its digital offerings in order to open up more avenues for connections between representatives and customers
  • Understand the key lessons learnt from this year to remove operational complexity and what the plan is moving forwards, keeping customers at the centre of focus

ArcBest Judy McReynolds Chairman, President and CEO ArcBest

1:45pm

2:30pm (CDT)
The Evolution of the Last Mile
  • Understand the importance of a holistic warehouse strategy in order to get the best out of your software, hardware and people to drive speed and efficiency in fulfilment
  • Make open communication (location, timing, disruptions) with your customer central to your last mile strategy to retain the confidence in your brand & foster repeat business
  • Understand how it is critical to integrate a returns game plan into your fulfilment strategy to deliver a seamless end-to-end experience to your customer

CenterPoint Michael Murphy EVP of Development CenterPoint

Redbubble Arnaud Deshais CSCO Redbubble

XPO Logistics Erik Caldwell President, Last Mile XPO Logistics

Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics

Moderator SupplyChainBrain Bob Bowman Editor-In-Chief SupplyChainBrain

Day 2: October 8th, 2020


9:25am

9:30am (CDT)
Introduction from Reuters Events
9:30am

9:45am (CDT)
Available on the Taster Pass Fireside Chat: Consumer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy
  • Understand what customers really want, such as choice of channel and flexibility of delivery, to provide greater choice and control for each end-user
  • Move from a ‘scale and volume’ operation to one of ‘flexibility and agility’ by utilizing nimble fulfilment mechanisms to deliver for all delivery preferences, or channel choice
  • Discuss the best approaches to trigger the change towards data transparency, harmonization of processes to build delivery on customer non-negotiables like sustainability

Mondelēz International Sandra MacQuillan EVP & CSCO Mondelēz International

Moderator Industry Dive Emma Cosgrove Supply Chain Reporter Industry Dive

9:45am

10:00am (CDT)
Available on the Taster Pass The Power of Flexibility: Making Adjustments in the Never Normal
  • Learn best practices to address new challenges and ensure a resilient & efficient peak season
  • Gain insights on how a holistic view of your operation can help better manage complexities through the pandemic and beyond
  • Learn what shifts and innovations are on the horizon for the supply chain industry in 2021

DHL Supply Chain North America Scott Sureddin CEO DHL Supply Chain North America

(Moderator) Bloomberg Intelligence Lee Klaskow Senior Analyst - Transportation and Logistics Bloomberg Intelligence

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10:00am

10:15am (CDT)
Available on the Taster Pass 5 Cutting Edge Technologies Shaping the Future of Supply Chain

Reuters Events sits down for an exclusive interview with Scott Price, President, International, UPS where he tells us which technologies he has his eye on to shape the future of supply chain.

UPS Scott Price President, International UPS

10:15am

11:15am (CDT)
Pandemics, Natural Disasters… Shocks: The Need for Proactive Risk Management
  • Understand the importance of excess capacity and what-if scenario planning throughout your entire supply chain to maintain their function in the event of a disruption
  • Digitally visualize your entire network to identify the scope for prudent choices in the selection and location of suppliers to de-risk your operation
  • Analyze your global sourcing model to weigh up difficult decisions such as offshoring versus onshoring by considering expertise, material availability and transport costs

Pfizer William Falstich Vice President, Global Supply Chain - Sterile Injectable Hospital Business Pfizer

Intel Ravi Dosanjh Head of Strategic Programs Intel

Mondelēz International Sandra MacQuillan EVP & CSCO Mondelēz International

Ryder System Dave Belter VP & GM of Global Transportation Management Ryder System

Moderator Food Logistics and Supply Chain & Demand Chain Executive Marina Mayer Editor-in-chief Food Logistics and Supply Chain & Demand Chain Executive

11:15am

11:30am (CDT)
Supply Chain Talent & Future Supply Chain Predictions

Join us for an exclusive discussion with Rick Blasgen, President & CEO, CSCMP where he discusses how to attract new talent into the supply chain industry as well as predictions on what supply chain will look like in 2021 and beyond.

CSCMP Rick Blasgen President & CEO CSCMP

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11:30am

11:45am (CDT)
Fireside Chat: An Airline View – The Future of eCommerce and Last Mile Delivery

Join us for an exclusive conversation with Rob Walpole, Vice President, Cargo Operations & Logistics, Delta Air Lines where he discusses the role that airlines will play in the future of eCommerce & last mile delivery

Delta Air Lines Robert Walpole Vice President, Cargo Operations & Logistics Delta Air Lines

11:45am

12:30pm (CDT)
An eCommerce Fulfilment Strategy to Delight in the age of Direct-to-Consumer
  • Digitally visualize your current network to see if there is a need for additional nodes to increase the speed and efficiency of your delivery network
  • Leverage cloud-based systems to unite nodes and enhance replenishment & fulfilment efficiencies through greater communication in your network
  • Identify the scope for automation within your existing warehouses (robotics or otherwise) in order to improve inventory management, order cycle times and employee productivity

Godiva Chocolatier Martin L. Reid CSCO Godiva Chocolatier

IAM Robotics Tom Galluzzo Founder & CEO IAM Robotics

G2 Capital Advisors Matt Konkle Senior Managing Director, Head of Industry Teams G2 Capital Advisors

Delta Air Lines Robert Walpole Vice President, Cargo Operations & Logistics Delta Air Lines

12:30pm

12:45pm (CDT)
Build a Framework for Global Supply Chain Cybersecurity
  • Assess the state of cyber security in 2020 to get a picture of the safety net you must build to prevent vulnerability in your supply chain operations
  • Develop cybersecurity frameworks to set expectations of minimum standards within your business, systemizing security & closing gaps where vulnerabilities appear
  • Understand why regulatory focus ‘on country of origin’ misses the mark in a global supply chain ecosystem, where competitors overlap on suppliers, technology partners and carriers

Huawei Tim Danks VP, Risk Management & Partner Relations Huawei

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12:45pm

1:00pm (CDT)
Empowering Entrepreneurs to Stay at the Forefront of Logistics
  • Understand how to empower independent freight agents through flexible working hours, load security and a reliable stream of customers to ensure long-term success
  • Learn that freight matching (digital or otherwise) requires a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding your customer’s needs & the industry dynamics to be successfully
  • While tech. continues to impact, understand how relationships (e.g. with owner-operators and brokers) retain their critical important for the long-term viability of your business

Landstar Joe Beacom Chief Safety & Operations Officer Landstar

1:00pm

1:15pm (CDT)
Fireside Chat: Data Drives the Future of Connected Logistics
  • Learn how predictive analytics can be utilized to track goods in transit in order to reduce costs and maximize customer services
  • Build and implement agile software architectures that are easier to deploy and cheaper to use for your customers
  • Overcome the challenge of fluctuating volumes with innovative strategies to driver operational efficiency and consumer satisfaction

Lineage Logistics Greg Lehmkuhl President & CEO Lineage Logistics

(Moderator) Industry Dive Emma Cosgrove Supply Chain Reporter Industry Dive

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1:15pm

2:00pm (CDT)
Unlock Efficiencies through Targeted Automation
  • 55% of logistics is still manual, build an implementable integration strategy that will allow you to connect your physical supply chain with your digital supply chain
  • Sift through the myriad technologies in the market including RPA to find the technologies that can transform your supply chain & drive efficiencies in your operations
  • Improve the customer experience and manage your employee’s workload through automation that achieves quick wins in terms of efficacy and accuracy of data entry

Kaptura Mark Singh Co-Founder & CEO Kaptura

ABBYY Andrew Pery Process Intelligence Expert ABBYY

Coyote Logistics Jamie Weldon Sr. Vice President - IT Development Coyote Logistics

Lineage Logistics Sudarsan Thattai CIO Lineage Logistics

Moderator ABI Research Susan Beardslee Principal Analyst ABI Research

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