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  • Lora Cecere Founder & CEO,
    Supply Chain Insights

    Sunday, October 4
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: The Importance in a Market-Driven World

    Supply chain management is thirty years old, but it is still evolving. Nine out of ten companies are stuck and unable to make progress at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns. In this keynote, Lora Cecere will discuss how leading firms are achieving supply chain excellence in a market-driven world, what metrics matter and why as she details how to accelerate improvements at your company.

  • David Roberts GSP Director,
    Singularity University

    Sunday, October 4
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Understanding Disruptive Innovation

    The emergence of disruptive technologies and the potential for more rapid deployment of existing, proven technologies all hold the potential to change development models and create new markets and business opportunities for entrepreneurs and those who finance them. The presentation will include technological advancements of autonomous vehicles such as drones, trucks and cars and help define new opportunities for supply chains as well as the threats of business-as-usual complacency.

  • David Simchi-Levi Professor & Co-Director,
    Leaders for Global Operations, MIT

    Sunday, October 4
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Supply Chain Innovation: Flexibility & Risk Mitigation Strategies

    Supply chain risks are difficult to predict, quantify and manage. This session will discuss a risk exposure model that assesses the impact of a disruption originating anywhere in a supply chain allowing companies to make more informed decisions about where to focus their risk management resources. We'll discuss how Ford Motor Company applied this model to identify previously unrecognized risk exposures and develop mitigation strategies, track changes in risk exposure and respond to a disruption.

  • Patrick Murzyn Global Purchasing Director
    Caterpillar Inc.

    Sunday, October 4
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Transformation: From Supply Chains to Value Networks

    Business models are transforming. The rate of change in technology and its application are increasing at a pace which makes the question of "how to stay in business" a very real consideration for almost everyone. The concept of a long-lived supply chain no longer fits the reality of an adaptive value network that will adjust quickly to changing end customer needs and expectations. Learn how successful businesses are understanding these changes and are transforming to survive and even thrive on the change.

  • Five-Year Outlook
    for Supply Chain
    Management Systems
    Convergence
    Panel Session

    Monday, October 5
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Moderator: Dwight Klappich, Vice President, Gartner, Inc.

    Panelist: Jeff Cashman, SVP, Manhattan Associates

    Chad Collins, COO, HighJump

    David Johnston, SVP, JDA

    Maha Muzumdar, SVP, Oracle

    Hans Thalbauer SVP, SAP

  • Discover MHI Session

    Monday, October 5
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Speaker: Devon Birch, Director of Membership, MHI

  • David Butler Vice President, Innovation & Entrepreneurship,
    The Coca-Cola Company

    Monday, October 5
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Design to Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility (and How You Can Too)

    In today's world, every company is at risk of having a "Kodak Moment"-watching its industry and the competitive advantages it has developed over years, even decades, vanish overnight. The reason? An inability to adapt quickly to new business realities. Tomorrow's business winners-regardless of size or industry-will be the ones that know how to combine scale with agility. In this talk, David shares...

  • Jason Schenker President,
    Prestige Economics, LLC

    Monday, October 5
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Economic Outlook for the Material Handling, Logistics and Supply Chain Industries

    What challenges and opportunities does the U.S. and global economic outlook pose for your company? Join top-ranked economist, Jason Schenker, who will share his short-term and long-term economic forecasts. This presentation will cover the growth outlook, as well as the outlook for interest rates, foreign exchange rates, energy prices, and industrial metals prices.

  • Hal Vandiver Executive Consultant, MHI

    Monday, October 5
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Tuesday, October 6
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    MHI Market Analysis Tool Kit

    Learn how to use the new MHI Market Analysis Toolkit (MHIMat) in this interactive workshop designed to familiarize you with this value-added tool that aids in forecasting, market analysis and sales planning.

  • Leveraging the US
    Roadmap for Material
    Handling & Logistics
    Panel Session

    Monday, October 5
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Moderator: Dan Gilmore, President and Editor in Chief, Supply Chain Digest

    Panelist: Kevin Gue, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Director, Logistics and Distribution Institute, University of Louisville

    Phil Alfano, Superintendent, Patterson Joint Unified School District

    Mike Romano, President/CEO, Associated

    Jonathan Rader, Manager, Design Engineering, FedEx Smartpost

    Daniel Stanton, VP of Education and Workforce Development, MHI

  • The Evolving Nature of
    Fulfillment
    Panel Session

    Monday, October 5
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Moderator: Josh Bond, Senior Editor, Modern Materials Handling

    Panelist: Diane Garforth, Director, Logistics Systems, David's Bridal

    Kevin Vliet, Director of Material Flow Engineering, Tesla Motors, Inc.

    Charles Armstrong, Partner, Orion Advisors Group, LLC

  • 2016 US Roadmap for
    MaterialHandling &
    Logistics Workshop
    Session

    Monday, October 5
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Speaker: Gary Forger, Managing Director of Professional Development, MHI

  • Discover MHI Solutions
    Groups
    Session

    Tuesday, October 6
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM &
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Speaker: Matt Smurr, Senior Director - Groups, MHI

  • Investing in Supply
    Chain for the Future
    Panel Session

    Tuesday, October 6
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Moderator: Larry Giunipero, Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Florida State University


    Panelist: Jeff LeClair, VP Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Basin Holdings

    Erik Caldwell, SVP/General Manager, Luxottica Retail, North America

    Todd Farwell, Innovation Architect of Analytics & Innovation Division, Caterpillar, Inc.

    Patrick Roesler, President, G&D Integrated

  • Paul Dittmann Executive Director,
    The Global Supply Chain Institute, University of Tennessee (UT)

    Tuesday, October 6
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Transforming Your Supply Chain

    Based on his book, Supply Chain Transformation Paul Ditman will describe a proven process for transforming your supply chain. Discover how a simple nine-step process can help you develop a breakthrough supply chain strategy for your firm. This approach has been tested and used successfully by leading manufacturers and retailers. Learn how to start with your customers, assess your internal capabilities, evaluate your competitors and identify the new capabilities that will transform your supply chain.

  • Mike Rowe Somebody's Gotta Do It
    CNN

    Tuesday, October 6
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Why Dirty Jobs Matter

    In this talk, Mike Rowe gives an illuminating account of the true nature of skilled labor, and why it's being devalued by the media, advertising, and even the government. Why are people who do dirty jobs some of the happiest people you'll ever meet? What lessons can we learn about teamwork, determination, efficiency and our definition of success? With conviction, humor and deep humanity, Mike Rowe reminds us of the enormous but forgotten benefits of hard, honest work and how it affects everything from our national identity to our infrastructure to the economy.

  • The Future Supply Chain
    Workforce
    Panel Session

    Tuesday, October 6
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Moderator: Malcom Chapman, President, The Chapman Group

    Panelist: Gen. Kenneth Beard, AAG-S, NC National Guard

    Nancy Nix, Executive Director, AWESOME

    Mady Bricco, Dow Logistics Global Director, The Dow Chemical Company

    Angela Jenkins CTE Education Coordinator, MHI

    Tricia Mims, International Logistics Manager, Guitar Center

    Tonya Drayton, Regional Director, HR, Toys”R”Us, U.S.

  • The Impact of
    Automation on Global
    Supply Chains
    Panel Session

    Tuesday, October 6
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Moderator: Jerry Koch, Director - Corporate Marketing and Product Management, Intelligrated

    Panelist: Joel Marpe, Divisional Vice President of Northern Plains Supply Chain, Walmart Stores, Inc.

    Kevin O'Meara, SVP - Operations, Interline Brands

    Kevin Vliet, Director of Material Flow Engineering, Tesla Motors, Inc.