2016 Agenda for the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Event and Awards: Managing Supply Chain Risk with Information, Not Inventory

8:00-8:30 AM: Welcome Breakfast and Registration

8:30-9:00 AM: Opening remarks with Bindiya Vakil, CEO and founder, Resilinc

9:00-9:45 AM: Keynote I: Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT, author of The Resilient Enterprise and The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

The Resilient Enterprise and The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected.

This session will share the most powerful lessons learned from Yossi’s new about how SCRM industry leaders manage the unexpected with a particular emphasis on how companies leverage information to achieve a level of resiliency that provides a competitive advantage.

9:45-10:30 AM: Moderated discussion with Lisa Reisman, CEO, Spend Matters.

Supply Chain Risk moderated discussion

This will be an interactive audience-driven discussion around event expectations, the status and progress of SCRM and resiliency as a strategy and a profession, and ideas, advice, and recommended directions for the future of Resiliency programs.

10:30-10:45 AM: Break: Bose headset give-away drawing and book signing with Yossi Sheffi on his recent book The Resilient Enterprise

10:45-11:30 AM: Sponsor session with PwC: Christoph Hahn, Director, Supply Chain Resiliency; David Johnson, Director, Operations Strategy & Transformation

Abandon the Crystal Ball…Using technology, data, and analytics to improve supply chain resiliency from unknown shocks

Technology pervasiveness and capabilities are rapidly advancing across all industries.  Analytics and the supporting availability and breadth of data enables organizations not only to avoid risk paralysis by focusing on the ‘right’ risks but also to reap efficiency gains across their supply chains. Is your supply chain resiliency approach positioned for the future?

11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Academic Research Results with University of Maryland: College Park doctoral candidates John-Patrick Paraskevas and Camil Martinez.

Risk Management: The Impact of Environmental Risk and Resilience on Firm Performance

This presentation shares the results of a Resiliency Council supported study that examines the impact on firm financial performance of the recovery time of the individual production location and of three location-specific risk scores: geopolitical risk, natural disaster risk, and macroeconomic risk.

12:00 PM-1:15 PM: Lunch and Fireside Chat with Bill Hurles, Former Executive Director of Supply Chain, General Motors; Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council and Robert Bowman, Managing Editor, SupplyChainBrain. Sponsored by PwC.

Managing Major Supply Disruptions: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Improvement

In this session, Bill will relate his experiences dealing with severe events and the importance of resiliency strategies and continuous improvement in terms of organizational leadership and governance, response processes and execution, and program funding and skills development.

1:15-2:00 PM: Keynote II: Lou Ferretti, Project Executive for Product Environmental Compliance and Supply Chain Social Responsibility, IBM Integrated Supply Chain

Inventory or Information: Which “I” has it?

Which – “I” is the better, “I” for mitigating supplier/supply chain risk? Is the answer: a) Inventory, or b) Information? Either one can work in most situations. Nevertheless, one of these two options is vastly superior to the other in terms of cost, speed, and resource expenditure. This session discusses why managing with information is superior to managing with inventory.

2:00-2:30 PM: GSCRC 2016 Awards, presented by Bindiya Vakil, CEO of Resilinc, and Bill Hurles, Former Executive Director of Supply Chain, General Motors; Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council

2:30-2:45 PM: Break

2:45-3:45 PM: Risk Maturity Models and Best Practices Panel

Moderated by Gary Lynch, CEO, The Risk Project with:

  • Bill Hall, Head of Sustainability and Business Continuity, Fiat Chrysler Automotive
  • Matthew Mills, Principal Program Manager of Global Supply Chain: Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, EMC
  • Lee Young, Director of Supplier Quality, Thermo Fisher Scientific

3:45-4:15 PM: Technology Trends Discussion with Bindiya Vakil, CEO & Founder, Resilinc

New Developments in Technology and Product Roadmap
Bindiya Vakil will discuss how new technology innovation is shaping solutions for SCRM, and generating efficiency gains and accelerated ROI attainment.

4:15-5:00 PM: Fireside Chat regarding supplier quality risk due to part changes with Patricia Turney, Executive Director of Supply Chain, Amgen, and Sumit Vakil, CTO, Resilinc

Patricia Turney will discuss product quality risk associated with supplier part change notifications. She will discuss the problem and challenges for the life sciences industry and her vision for how technology can help companies to better manage supplier part changes in a scalable and accurate fashion as part of a comprehensive supply chain resiliency program.

5:00-6:30 PM onwards: Apple Watch give-away drawing followed by networking and evening reception. Sponsored by Resilinc.

With support from technical advisor Resilinc and platinum sponsor PwC