4th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit - Agenda

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Next-Generation Leadership Strategies
4th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit


Wednesday, March 7, 2007

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. AA — Welcome Address / CEO Insights

Pamela Carter, President
Cummins Filtration
2:00 - 2:55 p.m. AB — Session for Executives, Part 1

Developing Supply Chain Leadership Experience
William V. Fello, Managing Director, Global Supply Chain Practice
Korn/Ferry International

Betsy Long, Senior Associate, Supply Chain Practice
Korn/Ferry International

Examine the skills and experience companies seek when determining the talent needs for supply chain leadership roles. The presentation is based on scores of executive searches conducted across many industries.
3:05 - 3:50 p.m. AC — Session for Executives, Part 2

Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent in Your Supply Chain
Bob Gladden, Managing Partner, New York Office
The Prout Group, Inc.

Betsy Bruening, Vice President
The Prout Group, Inc.

This session focuses on the growing importance of diverse talent in the supply chain. The session also explores ways to improve your ability to recruit and retain this diverse talent.
3:50 - 4:30 p.m. Audience participation to discuss issues from both presentations

Developing Supply Chain Leadership Experience
Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent in Your Supply Chain
5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Sponsored by Hilton Hotels Corporation

Thursday, March 8, 2007

6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
Executives, Managers and Students
Sponsored by Tyco International Ltd.
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. BA — Session for Executives and Managers
Corporate Ethics and Compliance at Dell
Frank L. Miller, Vice President, Dell Americas Fullfillment Operations
Dell Inc.

This session focuses on Dell’s global ethics, compliance and privacy programs and includes examples of real-time scenarios encountered in the corporate environment.
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. BB — Session for Students
Student Case Competition

Student teams present their casework as they compete for scholarships. Hear from future leaders in the profession as they bring new ideas to the table.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break
Sponsored by MeadWestvaco
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. BC — Session for Executives and Managers
Insulating the Supply Network From Corporate Social Responsibility Risk
Robyn Bew, Senior Director, Operations Practice Group
Corporate Executive Board

Navin Kunde, Ph.D., Director, Procurement Strategy Council
Corporate Executive Board

The rapid globalization of supply chains exposes companies to a myriad of opportunities, but also heightened risks — including increased exposure to corporate social responsibility (CSR) risks from the supply base. Learn how progressive supply management organizations address supplier CSR issues, especially in the areas of compliance with human rights and environmental standards.

BD — Session for Students
Navigating the Supply Chain Career Success Maze: The Inside Story
Alvin J. Williams, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing
University of Southern Mississippi

Also participating:

Byron Canady, Senior Manager
Dell, Inc.

Patricia Hairston, Director, Strategic Sourcing
Corning, Inc.

Supply chain management career opportunities are dynamic, challenging and rewarding. Astute career management in the supply chain area demands mastery of a range of skill sets, including analytical, creative and interpersonal skills. This workshop highlights the necessary skill sets for successful supply chain performance throughout your career.
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. BE — Networking Lunch/General Session

Leadership Under Fire!
Brigadier General Nick Halley (U.S. Army, Retired) and President of One Star Productions

Our leaders are currently operating in a very "hostile" leadership environment. To help you be a successful leader both today and in the future, General Halley discusses the most important leadership lessons learned from his experience at West Point, 30 years in the military, three combat commands (Vietnam, Grenada and Iraq) and his years at the vice president/general manager level at several international electronics firms, including Motorola. Leadership lessons are illustrated with compelling and entertaining military and corporate "war stories."

Yours free on a first-registered, first-served basis, a signed copy of Leadership Under Fire! — From the Battlefield to Corporate America, when you attend this program.
1:45 - 3:15 p.m. BF — General Session for Executives, Managers and Students

Executive Outlook
Shelley Stewart, Jr., Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence & Chief Procurement Officer
Tyco International (US) Inc. and Member, ISM Board of Directors

Cecil House, Vice President, Safety Operations Support and Chief Procurement Officer
Southern California Edison Company

Sidney Johnson, Vice President, Global Supply Management
Delphi Corporation

Cathy A. Martin, C.P.M., Deputy Chief Procurement Officer
City of Atlanta

Sonia I. Myles, Director of Global Marketing and Media Purchases
Procter and Gamble

Panel discussion of challenges that are facing executives in supply management, including initiatives to drive competition; staff, talent, career paths, global challenges and more.
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break
Sponsored by MeadWestvaco
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. BG — General Session
Turn Your Savings into Profit
Mary H. McDaniel, Vice President, Materiel & Corporate Sourcing

This session highlights the chain reaction of how to turn procurement savings into company profit. Discover how collaborative and cooperative business relationships can lead to savings that increase your company's bottomline while also producing significant supply chain improvements.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception — Student Case Competition Winner Announced
Executives, Managers and Students
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner/Play by TSU Drama Department
Sponsored by Pfizer

Friday, March 9, 2007

7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast/General Session

CA — Roundtable Discussions


Angela Archon, Director, Global Procurement Sourcing
IBM Corp.

Craig Reed, Vice President, Sourcing
MeadWestvaco Corp.

Paul Ashley, Director, Global Sourcing
Pfizer, Inc.

Network and share ideas with your colleagues on topics that are important to you such as issues around talent, global training, organizational structuring and more. Groups will then share in order that everyone can learn from individual table discussions.
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Break
Sponsored by MeadWestvaco
9:45 - 11:00 a.m. CB — General Session

Supply Economics: Trends from a Non-Manufacturing Perspective
Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., A.P.P., Senior Vice President, Supply Management
Hilton Hotels Corporation, and Chair, ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee

Get first-hand information and learn more about the ISM Report On Business® (ROB) from a non-manufacturing perspective. Includes highlights how to use the ROB in your business and how it provides insight into services spends.
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks

Agenda subject to change.

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