Second Annual Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit — Agenda

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August 7-8, 2008
Washington, D.C.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast and Select Supplier Showcase
8:00 - 8:15 am Welcome
8:15 - 9:15 am General Session — TA
Trends in Low-Cost-Country Sourcing in Latin America
Ricardo Ruiz-Huidobro
Vice President
A.T. Kearney, Inc.

Maturing labor supply markets in Asia, rising costs of delivered goods and growing awareness of environmental impact are some of the factors that position Latin America as the next frontier for low-cost-country sourcing. Find out which industries are positioning themselves for success and how global buyers are taking advantage of these trends.
9:15 - 9:45 am Networking Break and Select Supplier Showcase
9:45 - 10:45 am General Session — TB
Project Management I: Overview of Project Management
Rene G. Rendon, DBA, C.P.M., CPCM, PMP
Senior Lecturer, Acquisition Management
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School Graduate School of Business and Public Policy

Look for an overview of project management with a focus on understanding the new supply management environment, the advantages of using a project management methodology in managing supply management activities and understanding basic project management concepts. Highlights include triple constraints, project life cycle, matrix organizational structures, work breakdown structures and network schedules. The Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is a framework for the knowledge areas and process groups during this session.
10:45 - 11:00 am Networking Break and Select Supplier Showcase
11:00 am - 12:15 pm General Session — TC
Project Management II: Practical Applications for Managing Supply Projects
Edgar Ceballos, MBA, PMP
Director Program Implemantations, OLPC
Brightstar Corporation

Alvin Ruiz
Senior Manager Procurement Business Process and Technology
Pfizer Inc.

Rene G. Rendon, DBA, C.P.M., CPCM, PMP
Senior Lecturer, Acquisition Management
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School Graduate School of Business and Public Policy

This session provides examples and best practices related to the art of project management and how it is used as a strategic tool to solve common problems within supply chain management. The panelists discuss their experiences, including specific scenarios in which project management methodology is used to streamline processes and procedures, cut costs and implement projects within the budget, time lines and scope provided.
12:15 - 1:45 pm Lunch and Select Supplier Showcase
1:45 - 3:00 pm General Session — TD
A Framework for Managing Supply Chain Disruptions
Gary L. Stading, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
University of Houston - Downtown

Learn how to apply supply chain management theory to mitigate the consequences of sudden or catastrophic supply disruptions. Illustrations include how operational and theoretical aspects of supply chains meld with available technology to organize relief strategies and prevent long-lasting consequences.
3:00 - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Select Supplier Showcase
3:30 - 5:00 pm General Session — TE
Peer Sharing and Coaching
Jose M. Fernandez, P.E.
Senior Director Procurement/AMSS Procurement Lead
Pfizer Inc

Anthony Santiago, C.P.M.
Former Vice President, Global Sourcing and Supplier Management
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Grace Puma
Senior Vice President Strategic Sourcing and Chief Procurement Officer
United Airlines, Inc.

Senior executives reveal valuable nuggets of information as they provide insights on their career paths. Their experiences, including hurdles and successes, offer ideas for your career and/or the paths of those you may be coaching.
5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception and Select Supplier Showcase
Select Supplier Showcase — Information Leads to Innovation

Take a break and visit our Select Supplier Showcase. Use this time to gain information. Find out what's new and start building a path toward innovation and success.

Friday, August 8, 2008

7:00 - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 9:15 am General Session — FA
Hispanic Colleague Networking and Relationship Building — Creating a Latino Leadership Council
Douglas Milanes
Vice President, BP&O
Pfizer Inc

Pfizer Inc established a Latino Leadership Council (LLC) with the following objectives:

  • Business perspective: Use the unique attributes of the Hispanic community to create more business opportunity.
  • Colleague/Career perspective: Enhance the hiring, development and retention of Hispanics.
  • Philanthropic perspective: Expand the company's commitment to the external Hispanic community.
This presentation covers Pfizer's five-year journey in the creation and support of the LLC, focusing on the impact and opportunities for Hispanic colleagues, including mentoring and relationship building.
9:15 - 9:30 am Networking Break
9:30 - 10:45 am General Session — FB
Sustainability: Challenge or Opportunity?
Christian Callieri
A.T. Kearney, Inc.

The focus is on the inherent challenges and opportunities as organizations strive to achieve sustainability. Find out how supply chain executives are overcoming obstacles and creating prospects through strong sustainability strategies.
10:45 - 11:00 am Networking Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm General Session — FC
Counterfeiting — What and Who Can You Trust?
Robin B. Gray Jr.
Executive Vice President
National Electronic Distributors Association

Are you aware of the size and scope of the counterfeit problem? Every day, a growing number of counterfeit goods enter the supply chain. This session identifies the risks to you and your company when products are sourced from unauthorized suppliers. Discover how to avoid risks and protect your job, your reputation and your employer's business.
12:00 - 12:15 pm Closing Remarks

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