2022 SCLA Annual Executive Business Forum
Reinvent. Reimagine. Reinvigorate

Monday, June 13th – Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 Eastern

Welcome to the SCLA

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Why You Should Attend?

This program is condensed into three intense days of personalized executive education that increases management’s supply chain knowledge and addresses the key concerns of corporate operations and management. Each member company receives personalized attention. The program is designed to significantly increase supply chain efficiency, enabling fast, reliable responses to pressing issues as well as establishing skill sets for solving problems.

The Program consists of the following unique elements:

Super Sessions

These sessions are designed to give the member attendees a more intense program than ordinary conference sessions provide. These sessions are interactive and give the attendees an opportunity for hands-on learning and industry benchmarking experience. A senior corporate executive and industry expert work hand-in-hand with the university faculty utilizing actual technology or services that pertain to the specific session. These take away tools help member attendees find best practices and solutions that they can utilize within their companies.

Keynote Sessions and Panels

Specialized keynote sessions and panels are given each day of the program. These sessions and panels are specifically chosen each year based on the needs of the SCLA member companies. They are designed not only to inform but also to engage the audience in the discussion. Interaction within all sessions is integral to this exceptional learning experience.

Peer Group Sessions

Within the 50 member companies of the SCLA program you will find some of the greatest forward thinkers in supply chain. Daily peer group discussions give member attendees a chance to share and exchange ideas and strategies in a non-competitive environment. This sharing of ideas across industry platforms allows for improved supply chain performance for all companies. This forum of collaboration and benchmarking is truly unique to this program.

Breakout Sessions

The SCLA program also includes specialized breakout sessions and panels which include various issues as determined by the needs of the SCLA group in general. Industries in vertical markets often face many of the same supply chain issues. The sessions address these issues in tracks that cover industry hot topics, best practices and future trends. If it’s innovative, proven, and/or a pressing issue you will find it addressed within these sessions.

Agenda

June 13, 2022 01:00 pm

Registration

1:00 PM to 8:30 PM

June 13, 2022 07:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Palms Pool Deck

June 13, 2022 08:30 pm

Mandatory Speaker Meeting

Everglades Ballroom A/B

June 14, 2022 07:00 am

Breakfast

Everglades Ballroom A/B

7 AM to 8 AM EST

June 14, 2022 07:00 am

Registration

 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

June 14, 2022 08:00 am

Welcome, Introduction and Opening Remarks, Program Overview

Amy Thorn
CEO, DBM Association
Todd Steffen
VP Supply Chain Logistics, Colliers International, 2022 Education Committee Chair

Everglades Ballroom A/B

June 14, 2022 08:15 am

Keynote: Leading Through The Power Of Personality

Amy Thorn
CEO, DBM Association 
Mary Rollman
Principal, KPMG & 2022 Supply Chain Women in Action Committee Chair
Kelly Swanson
Keynote Speaker

Everglades Ballroom A/B

According to Gallup poll, 73% of employees are disengaged at work. And if nothing changes, that number is predicted to rise to 86%. Can you imagine a world where 86% of your people have checked out, they just haven’t left yet?


Leadership is not about telling people what to do, but inspiring them to want to do it. True leaders create fans, and Kelly will teach you how to create employees who subscribe to your vision. In this high-energy program, you’ll learn how to become a more effective leader by going from dictating to motivating, from communicating to connecting, and from telling people what to do to making them want to do it.

Key takeaways will be: 

  • The importance of emotional connection.
  • Six ways to connect with those you serve.
  • How to use story to create buy-in.
  • What is story and how does it work.
June 14, 2022 09:15 am

Break

9:15 AM to 9:30 AM

June 14, 2022 10:45 am

Peer Groups

Multiple locations

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM

June 14, 2022 12:00 pm

Networking Lunch/ Supply Chain Women in Action Luncheon

Networking Lunch – Everglades Ballroom A/B

Supply Chain Women in Action Luncheon -Everglades Ballroom C

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

June 14, 2022 12:00 pm

Supply Chain women lunch is now being held in with other lunch in Everglades Ballroom

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

June 14, 2022 01:30 pm

Super Session 2 Leading from the front, building great teams and culture in our remote COVID world

Michael Jacobs
SVP, Supply Chain, Ferguson 
Mark Heinrich
Partner, Oakleaf
Chris Tine
Moderator - SVP & Chief Product Officer, Richardson Performance
Marcus Oslen
VP Procurement, Leggett & Platt

Sneak Peak

Everglades Ballroom A/B

As the world begins the long and arduous process of working through the reopening of business, companies are looking to their leaders on how best to navigate these unsettled times. While many firms have struggled to reopen with remote workers, others have flourished. Many companies see this as a chance to start over, compelled to improve team engagement, performance, and vision with fresh ideas and innovation.
Teams thrive when they feel connected, engaged, and valued. These factors will be critical to effectively recruit, hire, and retain top talent. In this session, our C-level SCLA leaders
will explore:

  • The need to provide clear and consistent vision and communication in a remoteboperating environment.
  • Developing genuine connections and forging bonds with team members, colleagues, and external partners.
  • Investing in the development of associate success coupled with clear methods of recognizing employee accomplishments.
  • Conducting regular team meetings to build trust and create a unified culture.
  • Continuing to build a company culture of high performance, agility, and success
June 14, 2022 02:30 pm

Break

2:30 to 2:45 PM

June 14, 2022 03:00 pm

Hot Topic 1: Your Supply Chain: Rebooting By Right-Shoring

George Vidonish
Vice President – Head of Integrated Supply Chain Strategy, Philips
Ben Massie
Vice President of Data Global Supply Chain, Lenovo
Fotini Petroula
Vice President, Supply Chain Global Manufacturing & Execution for IBM Systems and Software Offerings, IBM
Madhav Durbha
Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa.
Alan Amling, Ph.D
Moderator - University of Tennessee

Sneak Peak

Everglades BallroomA/B

The practicality of the just-in-time global supply chains developed by most multinational
companies over the past 20-plus years has been challenged. The design of future supply
chain networks must solve for an emerging set of new requirements beyond our traditional
total cost of ownership models. These requirements include, but are not limited to:
Geopolitical risk, environmental agendas, changing customer needs and go-to-market
approach, and growing continuity danger. We’ll discuss all of these in detail.
These risks are driving leading supply chain organizations to reconsider their end-to-end
network design principles. The answer is not necessary to jump resourcing of previously
off-sourced capabilities. New methods to solve this ever-changing problem require a “right-
-shoring” strategy.


Items we will cover:

  •  What risks are you designing your supply chain to handle?
  • How do you measure success beyond TCO elements to quantify these risks?
  • How aware/interested is your company leadership in investments that address these risks?
  • Overall, how has your strategy changed and what actions are you taking now?
    The panel will discuss and share real-life examples as well as input data from SCLA leadership on their experiences.               

Key takeaways will be: 

  • Just-in-time supply chain designs are being challenged.
  • Design for the supply chain network of the future is a multivariable equation that includes TCO, plus the management of geopolitical risks, environmental agendas, changing customer needs, and growing continuity dangers.
  • New methods to solve this ever-changing equation are required to develop a “right-shoring” strategy.
June 14, 2022 09:30 am

Super Session 1: Global Strategic Sourcing Now and In The Future

Steve Mensch
Toshiba - SVP - Global Supply Chain 
Ron Marotta
EVP, Yusen Logistics 
Tim Taylor
SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Jockey International
Walter Kemmsies
Managing Partner, The Kemmsies Group
Don Klock, Ph.D
Moderator - Professor-Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School

Sneak Peak

Everglades Ballroom A/B

This session will give you real-life examples of what’s worked and areas for improvement
when considering strategic sourcing changes. Plus, a discussion of which countries will be
tomorrow’s global players.

Key takeaways will be: 

  • Learning the latest trends on where global companies are sourcing from and why.
  • What factors should one consider when considering moving from one country to
    another and/or considering near-sourcing or reshoring?
June 14, 2022 03:00 pm

Hot Topic 2: The Next Generation of Consumer Centric Supply Chain

Todd Steffen
Moderator - VP, Supply Chain Logistics, Colliers International
Bill Blair
VP Integrated Supply Chain Planning, Ferguson
Chris Caplice
Senior Research Scientist, MIT and Chief Scientist at DAT Solutions
Tom Goldsby, Ph.D
Dee & Jimmy Haslam Chair in Logistics, University of Tennessee
Rachael Burke
Director of Replenishment Planning, Starbucks
Chris Jones
EVP, Solutions & Services, Descartes

Sneak Peak

Caloosa Ballroom

Based on dynamic and unprecedented consumer expectations over the past year, companies have made some of the most sweeping changes to ever occur in the structure and operations of supply chains.
Come and listen to industry experts offer perspectives that will help you prepare for changes in consumer expectations and how your supply chains may need to adapt to meet those expectations.

Key takeaways will be:

  • The new consumer expectations and how they’re affecting supply chains, including sustainability, ESG, CSR, performance, and transparency.
  • Examples of data-centric supply chains delivering a new consumer interface, delivery experience, and heightened levels of visibility.
  • How to apply this knowledge in the B2B world.
  • How physical distribution networks are rapidly changing to adjust to today’s supply chain-demand patterns.
June 14, 2022 04:05 pm

Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

Amy Thorn
CEO, DBM Association
Todd Steffen
VP Supply Chain Logistics, Colliers International, 2022 Education Committee Chair

Everglades Ballroom A/B

June 14, 2022 06:00 pm

Cocktail Reception followed by Circle of Excellence and Distinguished Service Awards, Dinner

Everglades Verandah & Everglades Ballroom A/B

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

June 15, 2022 07:00 am

Registration

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

June 15, 2022 07:30 am

Education Committee Meeting - Breakfast

Caloosa Ballroom

7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

June 15, 2022 07:30 am

Breakfast

Everglades Ballroom A/B

7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

June 15, 2022 09:00 am

Keynote: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

Morris Morrison
CEO Storymaker Brands

Everglades Ballroom A/B

In our closing Keynote Program at SCLA 2022, we are excited to welcome back an audience favorite,
former SCLA Keynote Speaker Morris Morrison as he delivers a Closing Keynote Program that will
position audience members to re-imagine the opportunity of Covid-19, to help us grow personally
and professional as a result. Morris Morrison will help you to pivot, lead and adapt to doing
business in uncertain times, and embrace the opportunities that come with change.

 
Key takeaways will be: 

  • To purposefully abandon COMFORT and create new DISCIPLINES. 
  • To Pivot better by connecting ACCOUNTABILITY & RESILIENCY. 
  • To Re-Prioritize RELATIONSHIPS & CONNECTION during uncertain times. 
  • Ways to personally LEAD better and DRIVE exceptional organizational results.
June 15, 2022 10:30 am

Peer Groups

Multiple locations

June 15, 2022 11:30 am

Circle of Excellence Award Keynote Luncheon

Everglades Ballroom A/B

June 15, 2022 01:00 pm

Super Session 3: The Future of Supply Chain Belongs to The Hybrid Workforce

Ken Kwasniewski
Director Global Markets CS&L & IBP Operational Process Owner, Rich's
Mary Rollman
Partner, KPMG
Gigi Brienza 
Vice President of Operations, Pearson 
David Shar, Ph.D
Illuminate PMC
Mike Knemeyer, Ph.D.
Moderator - Ohio State University

Sneak Peak

Everglades Ballroom A/B

As businesses evolve post-pandemic, many workers within the supply chain are moving toward a hybrid office model and remote work. This is changing how people engage and collaborate, how we hire, and how the overall supply operates. We continue to see the benefits and the challenges of these models and will explore how this new way of working is changing our professional world.
We will cover:

  • Why do people work and what do they want out of work?
  • How is this new hybrid model changing what people want out of an employer?
  • How are company leaders changing their approach to managing the supply chain?
  • How are company leaders managing the balance between hybrid and non-hybrid employees?

We will share real-life examples as well as data from SCLA leadership on their experiences.
And we’ll ask an industrial psychologist for his perspective on why people prefer working at home or the office environment.

Key takeaways will be: 

  • Changes in how leaders structure their teams.
  • A better understanding of why people prefer different environments.
  • Changes in hiring and management practice
June 15, 2022 02:00 pm

Break

2 PM to 2:15 PM

June 15, 2022 02:15 pm

Hot Topic 3: The Future Supply Chain: Why Automation will be critical and how it will impact operations

Stephen Jones
Moderator - Vice President Supply Chain & R&D IT Services, Campbell’s
Nick Banich
CRO, Miebach
Shayne Wahlmeier
Vice President, US Innovation & Automation, Walmart
Samjay Kohli
CEO, Grey Orange
Chris Jones
EVP, Solutions & Services, Descartes

Sneak Peak

Everglades Ballroom A/B

 A shrinking workforce, the need to ably address changing market conditions, and a number of other factors will make the automation of supply chain processes essential for future success. From robotic process-automation to physical robots and self-service applications, automation will make warehouse and transportation operations and supply chain knowledge-workers more productive and nimble. It will also allow workers to focus on higher-value activities.

The session will look into the reasons why automation needs to play a key part in supply chain executives’ strategies, and we’ll review advanced automation examples with guidance for its adoption.

Key takeaways will be: 

  • Why automation will be critical for supply chain success in the future. 
  • How automation will evolve and help transform warehouse and transportation operations and knowledge-workers. 
  • Examples of how automation is being deployed. 
  • How to evaluate supply chain automation opportunities.
June 15, 2022 02:15 pm

Hot Topic 4: Enabling your work force for next generation supply chains: Driving continuous improvement

Steve Holic 
CEO Holic Supply Chain Solutions, LLC
Debi Gann
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Armanda
Keith Ingels
RLM Manager of Solutions & Support Centers, Raymond
Chip White, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
Moderator
Shon Clements
Director, eCommerce Supply Chain, Ferguson

Sneak Peak

Caloosa Ballroom

  • The omnipresent and ongoing supply chain challenges of the Covid era has raised
    the discipline of logistics to the C-Suite. However, the current talent shortage limits
    how much we can do to solve these problems even if we have solutions in hand.
  • The growing demand for supply chain professionals with new and evolving skills is a need and a challenge.
  • In this session we will consider strategies to drive improvement by becoming a continuously improving, learning, lean, adaptive organization.
  • Focus on strategy to develop and continuously improve both the supply chain processes and the people leading the functions.
    o Continuous improvement tool kit (agile, lean thinking)
    o Driving operational excellence

  • Daily management, issue tracking, 3C

  • Root Cause Analysis/5Why
    o Leading change and building principal-driven culture

Key takeaways will be:

  • Strategies to determine what supply chain gaps need to be closed.
  • Learning to build a continuous-improvement mindset.
  • Lean tools to drive operational excellence.
  • Strategies to lead change and celebrate success.
June 15, 2022 03:15 pm

Pitch Tank

Renee Ure
VP, Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Solutions, Lenovo
Michael Jacobs
SVP, Supply Chain, Ferguson
Pat Martin
VP-Corporate Sales & Strategic Planning, Estes Express
Shayne Wahlmeier
VP, US Innovation & Automation, Walmart
Karoline Dygas
VP, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement-CPO, Nordstrom
John Bode
COO, Readerlink

Everglades Ballroom A/B

June 15, 2022 04:30 pm

Wrap-Up and Closing Ceremony

Amy Thorn
Executive Director, DBM Association 
Todd Steffen
VP, Supply Chain Logistics, Colliers International, 2022 Education Committee Chair

Everglades Ballroom A/B

June 15, 2022 04:45 pm

Closing Reception

Everglades Verandah

4:45 to 6:00 PM

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