CVCR Fall 2011 Symposium

Supply Chain Game Changers


November 2-3, 2011

Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Co-Sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

For information on previous CVCR symposiums, please visit the Symposium Archives.

Wednesday, November 2 (Attire for reception is business casual)
Time Event
5:30 – 7:30 pm Student Networking Reception, Hotel Bethlehem
Sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle
Thursday, November 3 (Attire for all sessions is business casual)
Time Event
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome, Introductions and Update on CVCR Activities
Bob Trent & Larry Snyder, Co-Directors—CVCR
9:00 – 10:00 am Session 1: What Got You Here Won't Get You There: Pfizer's Supply Chain Transformation

In this session you will learn about the supply chain transformation that began at Pfizer in 2010. The major components of this transformation are: 1) a shift from regional management of their manufacturing networks to a centralized global management model, 2) a shift in their markets from a logistics focus to an end-to-end supply chain focus including product forecasting and local commercial interfaces, and 3) a decision to adopt SAP as their corporate IT platform. All of this is coming at a time when Pfizer is facing the most significant Loss of Exclusivity in the history of the Pharmaceutical industry and is significantly expanding its portfolio via aggressive in-licensing and launching of products from new partners.

Allen Jacques, Vice President of Network Supply Planning - Global Logistics and Supply, Pfizer Global Supply
10:00 – 10:20 am Break
10:20 – 11:10 am Session 2: Using Materials Management to Transform the Supply Chain

Most supply chains are complex, with multiple products serving different customers and a vast array of suppliers. As a result, companies struggle to deliver high levels of service while managing a reasonable amount of inventory. Honeywell ACS is taking a new look at Materials Management while using existing methods and practices. By developing a plan for every part, teams can optimize their inventory and develop the correct replenishment methods. Beyond that, however, the approach drives focus and continued improvement on responsiveness and reliability in the supply chain.

John Hellriegel, Global Director of SIOP - Automation Control Solutions, Honeywell
11:10 - 12:00 pm Session 3: Dynamic Sourcing in Network Design

The speaker will identify the benefits and challenges of using dynamic sourcing logic in daily execution, network design, and acquisition integration. Learn how this leading consumer packaged goods company is applying these techniques and processes to significantly improve supply chain performance and gain competitive advantage.

Ken Colbert, Vice President Logistics, Church & Dwight
12:00 – 1:20 pm

Sponsored by 4SIGHT

1:00 – 1:50 pm Session 4: Chiquita Banana Power - Sustainability Game Changer (slides not available)

This presentation will highlight game changing sustainability initiatives at Chiquita. The presentation will provide a look back over the last several years where Chiquita implemented a strategy to convert "Waste 2 Energy". The transformation will illustrate how big global companies enable sustainable supply chains that are relevant today and into the future. The focus will be on a set of strategies that has made it a reality to produce the first kilowatt of power produced from the peels of a banana and what lies ahead to become one of the first plants in the world to be 100% totally energy independent while selling back to the grid.

Deverl Maserang, VP North American Product Supply and Global GM, Chiquita
1:50 – 3:20 pm Session 5: Breakout Sessions

Share your experiences and learn what others are doing to identify supply chain game changers. There will be four breakout sessions; all facilitated by Lehigh University faculty.

  1. Innovation Sourcing as a Game Changer: Robert Trent
  2. Re-engineering Your Supply Chain for a Changing World: Larry Snyder
  3. The Challenge of Meeting Sustainability Requirements: Nada Sanders
  4. Leveraging Concentrated Supply Chain Relationships: Zach Zacharia
3:20 – 3:40 pm Break
3:40 – 4:30 pm Session 6: Differentiation Through Operational Excellence (slides not available)
Operating in the consumer products sector brings high expectations from all business stakeholders. Customer performance metrics require consistent growth, exemplary service, an environmental sustainability message, and newness in product offerings. Consumers expect to be delighted by innovative products that have consistent quality performance at a fair price. Shareholders demand sustainable, profitable growth, tightly managed assets, and improved cash flows. Succeeding in this environment, amidst volatile commodity and currency movements, evolving product safety regulations, and an unpredictable consumer dynamic, brings challenges to supply chain leadership. This talk will provide insights into the recent successes and challenges as Crayola's leadership has embraced Operational Excellence as a major component of the company's strategy and supply chain game changer.
Pete Ruggiero, EVP Global Operations, Crayola
4:30 – 5:00 pm Closing comments and wrap-up


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