Leverage the Unexpected
July 25-26, 2013
|7:00 - 8:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast
|8:00 - 8:10 a.m.||Opening Remarks and Welcome
|8:10 - 9:20 a.m.||General Session G1
Financial Market and Economic Risks: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The focus of this session will be on economic and financial market expectations — and risks. The presentation will include a discussion of drivers behind foreign exchange rates, interest rates, energy prices, industrial metals prices, and agricultural commodity prices. There will be a significant focus on risks across markets, and the implications for supply chain, procurement, and materials management. A discussion of longer-term secular risks to the economy, corporations, and individual investors will also be covered. Jason Schenker is a top-ranked forecaster of foreign exchange rates, economic indicators, metals prices, and energy prices.
Jason Schenker, ChFC®, ERP®, CFP®, President, Prestige Economics, LLC
|9:20 - 9:35 a.m.||Networking Break
|9:35 - 10:45 a.m.||General Session G2
Predictive Risk Modeling
Hardly an industry exists where predictive modeling cannot be used to increase efficiency, aid in long-term planning and, of course, minimize risk. Though the process can be complex, the benefits can far outweigh any initial difficulties. See how global giant Deere & Co. puts this science to work.
Bob Smola, Manager of Supply Chain Risk, Deere & Co.
|10:45 - 11:00 a.m.||Networking Break
|11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Concurrent Session C1
Mitigating Risk Every Step of the Way: Purchasing, Manufacturing and Logistics
Today's supply chain managers grapple with risk and uncertainty. In this session, Moir Donelson will draw from his 20 years of experience and share key examples to help mitigating risk from a multiple industry perspective. You will have a better understanding of how to anticipate the unexpected in the various steps in the supply chain management process.
Moir Donelson, President, Devro, Inc.
|11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Concurrent Session C2
Supply Chain — Understanding the Risk Factors
The session will focus on the current real life challenges facing organizations in managing supply chain risk. We will cover a wide range of topics including: 1) contractual rights of companies to assess supply chain risks within the supply chain, 2) who is "officially" responsible for supply chain risk management, 3) sources of real time risk information, 4) current risk metrics, 5) cyber attacks and prevention on the supply chain 6) current best practices in supply chain risk management and 7) why the current view of supply chain risk management in many companies is insufficient to mitigate real world supply chain disruptions.
Joseph Yacura, Supply Chain Management Practice Leader, ISG
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m.||Concurrent Session C3
How Risk Management Can Stimulate, Rather than Deter, Innovation
For most people risk management isn't synonymous with innovation however that may not be the case for long, if Alex Parilli and BP America have anything to do with it. Hear examples of this credo at work in an industry where innovation is not only sought but demanded in order to survive.
Alex Parilli, Sourcing and Contracting Team Lead, BP America Inc.
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m.||Concurrent Session C4
What Would We Do If the Internet Crashed?
What percentage of your business is reliant on the Internet? 50%? 75%? More? In this session we'll discuss what to do should the unthinkable happen — steps to take, scenario planning and more. We'll also cover programs malfunctions, software crashes and other tech tragedies that could make you long for the pre-digital days.
James L. Patterson, Ph.D., C.P.M., A.P.P., Assistant Dean, Western Illinois University - Quad Cities
|2:00 - 2:15 p.m.||Networking Break
|2:15 - 3:15 p.m.||Concurrent Session C5
Build a Resilient Multi-Tier Supply Chain
Learn how to approach and put a global multi-tier supply chain resiliency program into practice. The speakers will discuss specific examples on a comprehensive approach including organizational challenges, goals and metrics, and specific business processes required. The speakers will also discuss the program benefits and insights gained to date.
Matthew Mills, Senior Program Manager, Global Supply Chain Management, EMC Corporation
|2:15 - 3:15 p.m.||Concurrent Session C6
Every day, criminals are invading countless homes and offices across the nation-not by breaking down windows and doors, but by breaking into laptops, personal computers, and wireless devices via hacks and bits of malicious code. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, billions of dollars are lost every year repairing systems hit by bots, worms, viruses, spyware, malware or hacking. Is your company doing enough to combat this ever-growing threat?
Timothy Hall, President, AZORCA Cyber Security
|3:15 - 4:30 p.m.||Roundtables G3
Addressing Critical Issues
Chances are, some of the critical issues you're facing now have already been faced, and conquered, by other conference attendees. Roundtable sessions provide an opportunity to interact with your peers, ask focused questions and share success stories. Join us for this informal session — you never know who you'll meet or what you'll learn.
|5:00 - 6:30 p.m.||Reception|
|7:00 - 8:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast
|8:00 - 8:05 a.m.||Welcome Back
|8:05 - 9:20 a.m.||General Session G4
Global Crisis and Its Impact on the Procurement Function
The 2012 North American Drought. Political unrest in the Middle East. The Japan earthquake and tsunami. Each year, somewhere in the world, a disaster — either natural or manmade — occurs. How well-equipped is your procurement function to evaluate and understand the implications of a global crisis on your procurement activities? This session will help senior executives understand how sourcing efforts are being impacted in this age of interdependency and global collaboration, and present a framework with which to view and evaluate macro events from a sourcing practitioner's point of view.
Mark Bjedov, Managing Director, The Smart Cube
|9:20 - 9:25 a.m.||Networking Break
|9:25 - 10:45 a.m.||General Session G5
Putting the "Pro" in Proactive SCRM
While it's impossible to avoid all disruptions in the supply chain, savvy supply management practitioners know that you can — and should — be better prepared when that day comes. Natural disasters are just the tip of the iceberg in potential problems. A sound, proactive risk strategy is essential to not just surviving, but thriving. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind session presented by an executive from Eli Lilly with more than 20 years if supply chain experience.
Cathy Herr, Senior Director, Global Manufacturing Procurement, Eli Lilly & Co.
|10:45 - 10:50 a.m.||Networking Break
|10:50 - 12:00 a.m.||General Session G6
Great — Now you now know how important risk management is and how failing to prepare for the worst can keep you from doing your best. But how do you advance this train of thought within your company? How do you prepare and present a business case to convince your C-suite?
Jason Busch, Founder and Executive Editor, Spend Matters
|12:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks|