2024 Agenda

Stream One Chair

Daniel Myers

Daniel Myers

Sr. Fellow at Haslam School of Business University of Tennessee Retired EVP of Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelez International

Stream Two Co-Chair

René Buck

René Buck

CEO

BCI Global

4:10pm - 4:55pm

Panel Discussion – Navigating the Path to Sustainable Supply Chains: Insights from Industry Leaders

Roland Lechner

Roland Lechner

Managing Director, International Supply Chain

ALDI

Sami Naffakh

Sami Naffakh

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Former Reckitt

Silke Sorger

Silke Sorger

SVP, Procurement

Infineon Technologies

  • Implementing Circular Economy Principles: Discussing strategies and best practices for integrating circular economy principles into supply chain management to reduce waste and promote sustainability
  • Collaborative Partnerships for Ethical Sourcing: Exploring the importance of building transparent and ethical partnerships across the supply chain to ensure responsible sourcing practices and fair labor standards
  • Leveraging Technology for Green Logistics: Examining the role of technology, such as blockchain and AI, in optimizing supply chain processes to minimize environmental impact, enhance efficiency, and improve sustainability outcomes
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Panel Discussion: The ROI on Women and Diversity in Operational Leadership

Elena Camarasa

Elena Camarasa

Senior Director Supply Chain Digital Transformation

Kellanova

Flavia Sebastiani

Flavia Sebastiani

Vice President, Global Planning

Kenvue

Eliza Simeonova

Eliza Simeonova

CSCO Mars Pet Nutrition

Mars Inc

Rachael Legg

Rachael Legg

Interim Chief Procurement Officer

Rolls Royce

Monica Souza

Monica Souza

VP Procurement & Sustainability Europe and Pacific Developed Markets

The KraftHeinz Company

  • Creating a purpose-driven strategy that makes an impact as our organizations grow and nurtures a diverse workforce
  • Understanding the leader’s role as a force to shape and demonstrate corporate culture
  • Illustrating the importance of today’s leaders building up and supporting the next generation our organizations will need for the future.
  • Offering examples of strong and effective mentorship programs in onboarding, cross-training, job shadowing, and continuing education that make the difference
6:00pm

7:30am - 8:15am

8:15am - 8:20am

Opening Remarks and Important Announcements

8:20am - 8:30am

Chair’s Welcome Address

Daniel Myers

Daniel Myers

Sr. Fellow at Haslam School of Business University of Tennessee Retired EVP of Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelez International

8:30am - 9:05am

AI-Powered Resilience and Agility in Action Across the Supply Chain

Ewan Andrew

Ewan Andrew

President, Global Supply & Procurement & Chief Sustainability Officer

Diageo

  • Utilizing AI to understand the impact of accelerated consumer trends and how supply chains can proactively respond
  • How Diageo’s Supply Chain & Procurement organization is leveraging AI to accelerate its value chain transformation for enhanced resilience and agility
  • Exploring how AI supports Diageo’s specific ambitions to drive business growth and positively impact the world, across operations and beyond
9:05am - 9:40am

Positioning Your Supply Chain as a Driving Force for Change and Success

Stefano Perego

Stefano Perego

VP, Global Operations

Amazon

  • Removing fragility from your supply chain by looking to reduce complexity and increase flexibility in your operations
  • Strengthening your resilience to future supply chain impacts while supporting the changing demands of the wider business
  • Data: Exploring strategies for the collection, management, and visualization of supply chain data
  • Maximizing ongoing digital transformation
9:45am - 10:20am

Forward Thinking: Transforming Supply Chain Operations to Fuel Exponential Growth

  • Addressing manual and inefficient processes being used to run global supply chains
  • How to help your strategic sourcing and logistics teams continue to make impactful strategic decisions as business expands and data collection and analysis volumes increase
  • Leveraging the right technology to revolutionize processes, transform them into highly visible, collaborative, and insightful operations
  • Why a supply chain network platform is the essential foundation for sustainable growth to enable high performance at scale, improve supplier relationships, meet ESG performance targets, and streamline daily operations
9:45am - 10:20am

Improving Performance through Work Culture Transformation

Executive to be Announced

Performance Solutions by Milliken

  • Aligning performance-improvement efforts with manager- and employee-development
  • How can we drive up productivity while facing revenue shortfalls, inflationary pressures, and geopolitical impacts?
  • Exploring proven methods organizations are employing that can reassure leaders and keep productivity on track
  • Showing you how organizations survive during crises and thrive on new opportunities by sharing insights and lessons
10:25am - 12:05pm
  • 10:30 am – 10:50 am: Meeting Slot 1/Networking
  • 10:55 am – 11:15 am: Meeting Slot 2/Networking
  • 11:20 am – 11:40 am: Meeting Slot 3/Networking
  • 11:45 am – 12:05 pm: Meeting Slot 4/Networking

These mutually agreed-upon conversations are arranged and facilitated by Executive Platforms staff to ensure attendees have valuable discussions about their top-of-mind questions, challenges, and opportunities.

12:10am - 12:45pm

Strategies for Becoming Faster, Stronger, and Better

Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell

SVP, Supply Chain Europe

PepsiCo

  • Empowering a culture of positive change by ensuring that learning and development remains central
  • Maximizing your sustainability endeavours by engaging your suppliers with your vision and targets
  • Innovating across supply chain operations and processes to deliver tangible and timely results that contribute to industry critical demands and deadlines
12:10pm - 12:45pm

Fireside Chat: The Evolution of Resilient AI-Driven Supply Chains

Sheena Behn

Sheena Behn

VP Global Supply Chain and Strategy

AstraZeneca

  • Discussing what supply chain challenges persist, and how AI can mitigate them in a post-pandemic world
  • Exploring AI technologies that enhance digital transformation to build more resilient supply chains
  • How AI-driven tools increase visibility and improve collaboration and predictive capabilities in supply chains
  • Sharing AI-driven best practices for identifying and mitigating supply chain vulnerabilities
  • Understanding how AI can assess and adapt to current and future effects of climate change and economic fluctuations on supply chains
  • Identifying the supply chain competencies and skills needed to thrive in an AI-enhanced future
12:45pm - 1:45pm

Explore this year’s themed lunch discussions led by industry leaders, where executives engage in focused conversations over a meal, discussing topics they’re passionate about alongside their peers.

Overcoming Challenges to Supplier Diversity

Sinéad Sheridan

Sinéad Sheridan

Procurement Director

Cloetta AB

Resilience and Sustainability in Green Energy Procurement

Nanda Kishore

Nanda Kishore

VP Sourcing

Evoy

The (Geo)Political Impacts on Supply Chain

Karina Janusz

Supply Chain & Production Planning Director

FIBRAIN Sp. z o.o.

How Do We Harness the Power of Inclusion and Diversity in Supply Chain

Ena Ryan

Ena Ryan

Director, Quality & Sourcing

Munters Europe AB

Supply Chain Talent: Challenges to Attract, Retain and Unleash Potential in our Teams

Alejandro González

Alejandro González

Director, Supply Chain

Sanofi

Topic to be Announced

Casper Spithoven

Casper Spithoven

Director Supply Chain & Logistics Europe

ZOLL Medical

1:45pm - 2:20pm

Going Back to the Basics for Successful Digital Transformation

Fares Sayegh

Fares Sayegh

SVP, Product Supply, Fabric Care, Global Supply Network Operations and Manufacturing Discipline

Procter & Gamble

  • Focusing on eliminating defects and waste in operations first to create robust standard processes
  • Lessons on achieving sustainable business outcomes and return on investment
  • Using digital solutions to amplify and build on improvements to take performance to the next level
  • Transforming operations into growth and profitability engines
2:25pm - 3:00pm

New Role of Generative AI in Achieving Supply Chain Orchestration

Executive to be Announced

C.H. Robinson | TMC

  • Insights on how to deliver on growing pressures to reduce costs, emissions, and resources
  • Navigating increased expectations, economic headwinds, and complexities across your supply chain
  • Utilizing and testing AGI to automate outputs of the connected supply chain ecosystem
2:25pm - 3:00pm

Planning Processes and Control Towers: Mastering Supply Chain Velocity

  • Increasing speed across your supply chain to cut down lead times improve customer service
  • Optimizing your control towers to streamline processes throughout your organization
  • How can we focus on enabling clarity and collaboration across supply chain operations?
3:05pm - 4:15pm
  • 3:05 pm – 3:25 pm: Meeting Slot 5/Networking
  • 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm: Meeting Slot 6/Networking
  • 3:55 pm – 4:15 pm: Meeting Slot 7/Networking

These mutually agreed-upon conversations are arranged and facilitated by Executive Platforms staff to ensure attendees have valuable discussions about their top-of-mind questions, challenges, and opportunities.

4:20pm - 4:55pm

The Importance of Resilient Global Supply Chains

Erika Linton

Erika Linton

Global Head Supply Chain Strategy & Design

H&M

  • Focusing on building diverse and interconnected supply chains to achieve supply chain excellence
  • Designing and implementing solutions that enable us to leverage global resources in the best way possible
  • Best practices to ensure safe, timely, and cost-effective patient and consumer access
  • Exploring key principles for public policies on resilient supply chains, including open borders, diversified sourcing, strong forecasting
4:20pm - 4:55pm

How to Win with SC Data/Time Automation- Step by Step Guide

Luciano Miranda

Luciano Miranda

Vice President - GOSC Data Analytics and Insights

Medtronic

  • Leadership Vision: Medtronic aims to be a global leader in healthcare technology, transforming over 70 medical conditions with data-driven insights​​
  • Strategic Analytics: Centralized data strategy with a decentralized feel enhances operational efficiency and decision-making across the supply chain by driving one best way​​
  • Embracing Progress: The company prioritizes practical progress over perfection, focusing on standardization and advanced analytics​​
  • Tangible Results: Analytics have led to a 45-fold increase in engagement and significant operational improvements, including automation of 240,000 hours of work​​
  • Cultural Shift: Medtronic’s data-centric culture drives better service, quality, and competitive advantage​​
4:55pm - 5:30pm

Anticipating Change and Shaping the Future with Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Scott Coutts

Senior Vice President Operations

Philip Morris International

  • Discussing which digital developments and applications of data will enable your business to drive synchronized decision making and successes across the entire value chain
  • Exploring the core pillars for establishing a robust supply chain operation that enables resilience
  • Improving response time to shocks and speed to adapt to what the future holds for operations and consumer demands
  • Sharing strategies for using your supply chain as a key performance enabler for the business
5:30pm - 5:35pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Daniel Myers

Daniel Myers

Sr. Fellow at Haslam School of Business University of Tennessee Retired EVP of Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelez International

5:35pm

7:30am - 8:20am

7:45am - 8:20am

De-Risking Ocean Freight Through Port Logistics Optimization

  • Understanding how enhanced ports can balance intersecting infrastructure to deliver a flexible and agile service from ocean to rail, road and warehouse.
  • Realise the crucial role ports are playing in decarbonising your value chain, from electrification to alternative fuels.
  • Discover the direction ports are taking towards logistics hubs, catering for your intermodal needs and facilitating a more flexible supply chain
8:25am - 8:35am

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Daniel Myers

Daniel Myers

Sr. Fellow at Haslam School of Business University of Tennessee Retired EVP of Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelez International

8:35am - 9:10am

#WeUnlockPotential

Maria Pia De Caro

Maria Pia De Caro

EVP, Operations

Pernod Ricard

  • Highlighting the ever-growing need for transformation
  • Embracing technology and advancing digital AI tools to navigate supply chain turbulence
  • Discussing the synergy between people and technology to foster continuous learning and excitement which is crucial for organizational growth
  • Harmonizing processes with technology to enhance human capabilities and deliver tangible business benefits
  • Increasing digitization leading to more human-centered and sustainable supply chains, preparing us for future challenges
9:10am - 9:45am

Building Sustainability into Our Supply Chain Network Planning Processes and Strategies

Stephane Piat

Stephane Piat

Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain Strategy & Performance

Schneider Electric

  • What does making Sustainability a fundamental and integral part of our network planning look like in real terms?
  • Highlighting the importance of buy-in from all levels of the supply chain organization to shift mindsets from environmental performance being a ‘nice to have’ added to the end of projects rather than a ‘must have’ built in from the very beginning
  • Demonstrating the difference “Elevating Sustainability” thinking can bring to Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 results to prove proactive works better, costs less, and moves faster than reactive ESG strategies
  • Offering best practices and lessons learned to other companies looking to reshape their own network planning philosophies and policies based on our real-world experience
9:50am - 10:25am

AI-Driven Enhancements in the Omnichannel Experience through Optimized Logistics

Jamal Chamariq

Jamal Chamariq

SVP, Global Supply Chain

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

  • Emphasizing the transformative role of AI in improving the omnichannel experience and optimizing logistics processes
  • How AI aligns legacy systems with modern solutions to meet customers’ needs across all channels
  • Using AI to navigate disruptions and adapt to shifting customer demands, while strengthening partnerships for improved performance
  • Leveraging AI to deliver with predictability, manage volatility, and foster collaboration for sustainable logistics solutions
9:50am - 10:25am

E2E Supply Chain: The Balancing Act of Supply Chain Optimization

Alexandre Turolla

Alexandre Turolla

SVP, Chief Procurement Officer

IFF Inc.

  • What are the current implications of different customer requirements on a reliable E2E supply chain?
  • Key strategies to establish a fast, stable, and flexible network that is reliable when it comes to fulfilling customer expectations
  • Using intelligent processes and systems to drive real time and transparent supply chain communications
10:25am - 11:15am
  • 10:30 am – 10:50am: Meeting Slot 8/Networking
  • 10:55am – 11:15am: Meeting Slot 9/Networking

These mutually agreed-upon conversations are arranged and facilitated by Executive Platforms staff to ensure attendees have valuable discussions about their top-of-mind questions, challenges, and opportunities.

11:20am - 11:55am

The Future of Decisions. Now.

Executive to be Announced

Aera Technology

Decision Intelligence lies at the intersection of AI, BI and automation. How does it fit into your business strategy? Exploring how Decision Intelligence delivers decision-making agility and scale to perform in an increasingly digital world Sharing examples of how to digitize, augment, and automate millions of decisions, resulting in significant performance gains

11:20am - 11:55am

Strategies for Assessing and Prioritizing Circular Economy Opportunities

  • Providing a process and framework to assess opportunities in the supply chain
  • Aligning business and stakeholder needs to impact and prioritize opportunities for execution
  • Identifying opportunities in your industry and how to capitalize on new avenues for revenue
12:00pm - 12:35pm

The Future of CPG Supply Chains

Aksel Eroglu

Aksel Eroglu

Group Head of Operations Strategies & Supply Networks

Nestlé

  • Exploring the latest supply chain trends in sustainable sourcing
  • The good and the bad of Artificial Intelligence and what we can expect in the next 5 years
  • Discovering innovative strategies and insights for optimizing operations through digital solutions
12:35pm - 1:35pm

Explore this year’s themed lunch discussions led by industry leaders, where executives engage in focused conversations over a meal, discussing topics they’re passionate about alongside their peers.

Building an Efficient, Cross-Functional Supplier Quality Management Program

Proactive Sustainability Strategies to Get Ahead of Regulation

Automating and Optimizing Scheduling with the Power of AI

Bringing New Resiliency and Agility to Long-Established Supply Chains

1:35pm - 2:10pm

Harnessing AI to Nurture Talent and Shape the Next Generation of Supply Chain Leaders

Namrata Patel

Namrata Patel

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Haleon

  • Leveraging AI to develop talent and collaborate with partners, ensuring the right skills for a transforming supply chain landscape
  • Using AI to emphasize strategic thinking and tactical fundamentals in identifying individuals who can enhance teams and exceed organizational needs
  • Implementing AI-driven programs to attract young talent, collaborate with academia, promote STEM initiatives, inspire female role models, and facilitate career-long learning opportunities
2:10pm - 2:45pm

Creating a Carbon-Conscious Supply Chain

Arne Flemming

Arne Flemming

SVP, Corporate Supply Chain and Global Logistics

Bosch

  • Discussing innovative approaches to decarbonising supply-chains in a space where options are limited
  • Leveraging digital technologies such as monitoring carbon hotspots and remote supply-chain operations through satellite imagery to aid in your decarbonisation journey
  • Embracing sustainability in logistics and understanding how it influences operational performance
2:45pm - 2:50pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Daniel Myers

Daniel Myers

Sr. Fellow at Haslam School of Business University of Tennessee Retired EVP of Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelez International

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