SCM2013-ProgramGuide - Summit - Aberdeen Group

SCM2013-ProgramGuide - Summit - Aberdeen Group


The Supply




Management Summit

Supply Chain Innovation — Engine for Growth

Supply Chain Management Summit

Supply Chain Innovation — Engine for Growth

April 9–10, 2013 • Swissôtel Hotel • Chicago

Strategic Insights that

Drive Results

• Innovation: Using Internal

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with Partners

• Connecting All the Dots for

Operational Excellence

• Multi-Channel Logistics

and e-Fulfillment

• Innovation and Value

Creation Through



• Customer Experience

Initiative—End to End

• Collaborative


Chain Transformation

in the Wake of

Unplanned Events

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Welcome to Aberdeen’s 2013 Supply Chain Management Summit. We are excited

to feature a powerful lineup of supply chain executives from some of the world’s

most preeminent organizations. Over the next two days, we are confident that you

will gain new insights into what industry leaders are doing with process, technology, and

human capital to build an interconnected, resilient and intelligent supply chain; one

that embraces growth opportunities, manages risk and leverages innovation to create

competitive advantage.

Aberdeen’s goal is to ensure that you leave the Summit empowered around the role of

the Chief Supply Chain Officer. Addressing global growth and complexity will require

“collaborative optimization” of both cost and service. We hope that you will enjoy networking

with your peers and other recognized supply chain leaders as we share new innovations and

key transformational initiatives being adopted to fuel growth.

We would like to thank our valued sponsors and partners for their involvement with the Summit

and for continuing to enhance visibility and insight into the supply chain transformation arena.

We trust that the Summit will serve you well and that you will receive the actionable

recommendations you need to take back to your organization. Thank you for being an

integral part of this event. We look forward to speaking with you over the next two days.

Best Regards,

Bryan Ball

Vice President and

Principal Analyst,

Supply Chain Management

Bob Heaney

Senior Research Analyst,

Supply Chain Management

Kevin Permenter

Senior Research Associate,

Supply Chain Management

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Table of Contents

Welcome from Aberdeen................................3

Aberdeen Analysts.........................................6

Keynote Speakers

Robert Gifford — Ingram Micro........................8

Kevin Wrenn — Fujitsu...................................8

Summit Presenters

Mark Baxa — Monsanto................................8

John Evarts — Mediafly..................................8

Tony Gabrielli — Bayer Healthcare, LLC ...........8

Rod Gallaway — Staples..............................11

Stacy Gleneck — Merck Consumer Care.........11

Kevin Hall — American Italian Pasta Company.12

Howard Hauser — Hiawatha Rubber..............12

Gary Hirschel — Life Fitness .........................12

Gregory Knott — Ryder ...............................12

Jon Kuerschner — Ashley Furniture

Industries, Inc.......................................12

Summit Partner and Sponsors

Diamond Summit Sponsor..............................18

Marquee Summit Sponsor..............................18

Platinum Summit Sponsors..............................19

Silver Summit Sponsors.................................20

Summit Partners...........................................21

Lunchtime Table Top Discussions

• 3PL, and Cloud Technology

• Sourcing Versatility in Change Management

• B2B Collaboration – Customers

• S&OP

• Managing 3PL Partners

• Order Fulfillment to Support Omni Channel World

• Supply Chain Visibility

Gianluigi Mason — Barilla ...........................14

Marcos Meirelles — Seagate........................14

Kristi Montgomery — Kenco Management

Services, LLC.......................................14

Shawn Reckrodt — Huhtamaki.......................14

Ray Scher — ReTrans..................................14

Ben Stewart — Inteva Products, LLC ...............14

Jon Washington — Diebold...........................15

Continue the Conversation

at the Post-Event Webinar

Mark Your Calendar

May 14

2:00PM EST

Check your email or the event website

for more information.

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Aberdeen Analysts

Bryan Ball

Vice President, Principal Analyst

Supply Chain

Bryan Ball is Vice President,

Principal Analyst for

Aberdeen’s Supply Chain

and Supplier Management

research practice,

responsible for developing Aberdeen’s

research coverage within the practice

and delivering findings via published

works, speaking engagements, on-line

events and media interaction.

With over 30 years of supply chain,

operations and materials management

experience acquired across multiple

product lines and serving several

markets, including retail, wholesale,

commercial, OEM and private brand

customers, Ball brings a high level of

knowledge and insight on the challenges

and opportunities facing supply chain

practitioners worldwide.

Prior to joining Aberdeen, Ball served

as Vice President of Supply Chain for

FuelCell Energy, a manufacturer of

stationary fuel cells for the distributed

power generation market. Before that,

he served as Vice-President, Global

Supply Chain for FluidMaster, Inc.,

responsible for all aspects of the Supply

Chain serving major customers including

retailers such as The Home Depot,

Lowes and OEM’s Kohler and American

Standard. Previously, Ball was Director

of Supply Chain for Dover Industries

Unified Brands where he directed sales

and operations planning, sourcing and

procurement across all plants. He has

also held leadership roles in Stanley

Mechanics Tools and software provider

i2 Technologies.

Bob Heaney

Senior Research Analyst,

Supply Chain Management

Bob Heaney is a seasoned

professional with over

25 years of distinguished

leadership experience

in research, analysis,

and advisory roles in Supply Chain

Engineering. Bob’s coverage area within

Aberdeen includes various elements of

Supply Chain Execution (Transportation

Management, Warehouse Management,

Distributed Order Management and

Supply Chain Visibility).

An industry insider and internal advisor

to company executives, Bob has been

active in designing, reengineering,

selling, and transforming the end-to-end

supply chain. With small and large

business units in Fortune 500 companies,

he has introduced emerging technologies

in global multi-year integrations.

Companies include Hallmark, Crayola,

Payless Cashways, Broadway

Department stores and Hughes Aircraft.

An expert in logistics and analytical

research, he has designed and deployed

solutions within Material Handling,

WMS, TMS, and Demand and Inventory

Planning and has led numerous Network

Reconfigurations/Optimizations with

single-project budgets in excess of $30


Bob was awarded an executive

fellowship with Hughes Aircraft Company

and graduated with distinction with

both a MBA and a MS in Systems

Management from the University of

Southern California. He holds a BS in

Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly San

Luis Obispo.

Kevin Permenter

Senior Research Associate,

Supply Chain Management

Kevin M. Permenter

provides editorial and

administrative support to the

Supply Chain Management

Research Practice with

two broad areas of coverage, namely

Supply Chain Planning and Supply

Chain Execution. In particular, Permenter

focuses on researching and analyzing

the enterprise processes related to plan,

make, source and deliver components

within a company.

Permenter’s research coverage has a

wide breadth which includes Sales

and Operations Planning; Inventory

Management; Supply Chain Planning;

B2B Collaboration and Integration;

Warehouse Management System and

Labor Management; Material Handling

and Automation; Integrated Domestic

and International Transportation; Third

Party Logistics Providers; Supply Chain

Visibility; Global Trade Management and

Retail Logistics.

Permenter has over eleven years of

technology market research experience,

on a product level, in automatic data

capture (AIDC) and RFID. On a market

or sector level, Permenter has experience

in retail, supply chain, healthcare,

biotechnology and manufacturing. Prior

to joining Aberdeen, Permenter was a

research analyst with primary research

responsibilities in AIDC equipment

including barcode scanners, bar code

printers and printer consumables.

Permenter has a M.S. in Technology

Commercialization from Westminster

College in Salt Lake City and

a Bachelors degree in Business

Administration from Florida A&M

University in Tallahassee, FL.

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Keynote Speakers

Robert Gifford

Executive Vice President, Global

Logistics, Ingram Micro

Robert Gifford serves as

Executive Vice President,

Global Logistics of Ingram

Micro Inc. Based at the

company’s headquarters in

Santa Ana, Calif., Gifford

has comprehensive responsibility and

oversight for all elements of the company’s

distribution centers and supply-chain

operations throughout the world, including

the Ingram Micro Logistics fee-for-service

business unit. He joined the company in

June 2010. Gifford has more than 30

years of experience in operations and

supply-chain leadership. Most recently,

he served as senior vice president,

global supply chain for Ecolab Inc., a

Fortune 500 manufacturer and distributor

serving the hospitality, institutional and

industrial markets. He led all aspects of

the company’s supply chain globally,

optimizing 37 manufacturing plants and

84 distribution sites, while integrating

dozens of acquisitions during his six-year

tenure. Prior to Ecolab, Gifford was the

vice president of worldwide logistics for

the Hewlett-Packard Company, where he

was responsible for more than $2 billion

in logistics operations encompassing

everything from contracts to compliance

to vendor selection and transportation. He

joined HP following the 2002 acquisition

of Compaq, where he spent seven

years in manufacturing and supply-chain


Kevin Wrenn

Senior Vice President, Platform

Production, Futjitsu

As senior vice president

of the Platform Product

Group, Kevin Wrenn leads

Fujitsu America’s mobile

PC business unit with

responsibility for overseeing

the industry’s largest selection of tablet PCs.

Wrenn drives the company’s mobile retail

and e-commerce sales, product marketing,

product and business planning, engineering

support, operations and customer service

for Fujitsu flagship LIFEBOOK and

STYLISTIC brands. With Fujitsu since 1998,

he has held several executive positions

at the company including Senior Vice

President, PC Business, Operations &

Quality and Vice President of Operations.

During his 25 years in the technology

industry, Wrenn has received numerous

awards including Top 25 Supply Chain

Executive and Supply Chain Management

Executive of the Year by the Council of

Supply Chain Management.

Mark Baxa

Summit Speakers

Director of Global Trade Operations

Monsanto Company

Currently, Mark is serving

as Director; Global

Trade Operations for the

Monsanto Company and

is based at the world

headquarters located in

St. Louis, Missouri. In his present capacity

Mark leads Global Trade standardization

& optimization efforts and oversees the

inclusion of Trade Compliance into the

Trade processes. Monsanto’s diverse and

technical product portfolio coupled with

a broad reaching global supply chain

model requires an agile, well prepared

and responsive supply chain that conducts

its business in compliance with trade laws

to meet the world’s demand for high quality

food. Mark manages his responsibilities

through direct staff and across global

interdependent and cross-functional global

teams to achieve success for both internal

and external customers.

John Evarts

Chief Financial Officer and Chief

Operating Officer, Mediafly

As Chief Financial Officer

and Chief Operating

Officer, John provides

strategic, financial and

operational leadership

for Mediafly. Joining the

enterprise mobility solutions company in

March 2010, John has served in the SMB

C-Suite for 10 years and speaks regularly

on dynamic discount management and

cash management strategies. John holds

an MBA from the University of Chicago

and serves Chicago Booth as Executive-in-


Tony Gabrielli

Director, Logistics Supply Chain

Systems and Services,

Bayer HealthCare, LLC

Tony Gabrielli is Director,

Logistics Supply Chain

Systems & Services for

Bayer HealthCare LLC.

He is responsible for the

strategic planning and

execution of logistics technology solutions

and change management for the U.S.

Customer Logistics Service Center. Mr.

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Gabrielli joined Bayer HealthCare LLC

in 1998 as Customer Service Team

Leader for National Accounts, and has

held positions of increasing responsibility

within Customer Logistics. He has over 25

years of experience in customer service,

forecasting and demand planning,

electronic commerce, marketing, and

finance, acquired in various industry

verticals including consumer products,

manufacturing, and healthcare. Mr.

Gabrielli holds a BSBA from Kutztown State

University in Kutztown Pennsylvania.

Rod Gallaway

Vice President, Logistics Strategy,

Global Design, Engineering & Projects


Rod is the Vice President of

Logistics Strategy, Global

Design, Engineering &

Projects for Staples, a

leading supplier of office

and business products

with over $25 billion in annual revenue

operating over 200 fulfillment and delivery

locations totaling more than 24,000,000

square feet. In his current role Rod is

responsible for the location selection &

design of existing and future locations for

the delivery network, the facility design,

material handling technology, field

engineering, process improvement and the

execution of projects. Before coming to

Staples in 1994 he was the Vice President

of Distribution Operations at FoxMeyer

Drug, a 6.5 billion pharmaceutical

wholesaler and was responsible for

national operations and delivery. He also

held the position of Vice President and

General Manager at HUMCO Labs with

total P&L responsibility for manufacturing

in the liquid and tablet business. Rod has

been married for nearly 30 years to his

wife Mary and they have two wonderful


Stacy Gleneck

Director, Customer Supply Chain and

Demand Planning

Merck Consumer Care

Stacy is Director, Customer

Supply Chain & Demand

Planning for the Consumer

Care division of Merck. In

this role, she is responsible

for Supply Chain strategic

planning and execution with our key

Retailer partners, as well as customer and

brand level Demand Planning. Stacy joined

Schering-Plough (now Merck) in 1994 as

a finance operations analyst, and held

positions of increasing responsibility in the

Finance organization for her first four years

with the company. She has worked in the

Supply Chain organization for the past

fifteen years, first as a Customer Logistics

Manager, and then taking on responsibility

for Customer Service and the overall Order

to Cash process. Stacy moved into the

Customer Supply Chain group in 2005,

and added responsibility for Demand

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Planning in 2010. Stacy holds a B.B.A. in

Accounting from the University of Wisconsin

at Oshkosh, and an M.B.A. from Christian

Brothers University in Memphis, TN.

Kevin Hall

Vice President, Supply Chain and

Continuous Improvement

American Italian Pasta Company

Kevin Hall serves as the

Vice President of Supply

Chain and Continuous

Improvement for American

Italian Pasta Company, a

CPG food company, with

branded/private label products. AIPC was

acquired by RalCorp in 2010 which was

acquired by Conagra Foods in February

2013. Hall directs the global supply

chain for the three North American and

three European manufacturing operations

and eight global Distribution Centers. His

scope of responsibilities include co-pack

and contract manufacturing operations,

commodities, purchasing, S&OP, logistics

and customer service. He also serves as

the enterprise continuous improvement

leader driving business strategy, cultural

transformation and organizational

alignment. Hall served as an executive

member of the turnaround management

team guiding AIPC through a dramatic

internal restructuring yielding a $1.2 Billion

rise in enterprise value within 4 years.

He was the architect for the company’s

nationally recognized S&OP process and

business operating system. Prior to AIPC

Hall has served 25 years in executive and

leadership roles with Arizona Chemical,

International Paper, Savage Industries,

Harris Chemical Group, Marsulex, CIL

and ICI. Hall has extensive logistics

operations experience serving as the

General Manager for short line railroads,

port terminals and trucking operations.

Hall attended the University of Tennessee

earning a BS Transportation and Logistics.

Howard Hauser

Vice President, Operations

Hiawatha Rubber

Howard Hauser is a rare

entrepreneur who can roll up

his sleeves and get it done

as well as coach and train

others how to do what he

has learned over the past

25+ years. Through his years of leading

small companies, he has developed

a unique approach to competing that

produces strategic and dramatic growth

of market share, revenue, profits and

shareholder value. Howard has held

leadership roles in over 20 companies;

mostly in manufacturing and distribution

with a few service companies thrown

in to round things out. The depth of his

experience encompasses virtually every

aspect of running and growing a business

– business model conceptualization and

design, R&D, marketing, sales, operations

and finance. His core values of helping

others, solving problems and making the

world a better place is at the heart of his

approach to both life and business. You

can’t have a conversation with Howard

without these themes emerging. At the same

time, he believes in competing to win.

Gary Hirschel

Vice President, Global Operations

Life Fitness

Mr. Hirschel is currently the

Vice President of Global

Operations for Life Fitness,

a $650M division of the

Brunswick Corporation with

distribution in more than

120 countries. His current responsibilities

cover manufacturing, supply chain, delivery

and installation, service and quality. Mr.

Hirschel has 23 years of experience

in operational roles in healthcare and

durable goods for both the commercial

and consumer market places. Mr. Hirschel

also has a strong understanding of the

various distribution models which exist

in various channels and sectors. Prior to

Life Fitness Mr. Hirschel was the Director

of Supply Chain for Baxter Healthcare

headquartered in Deerfield, IL. Mr. Hirschel

graduated for Illinois State University with

a BS in information systems and earned

his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg

Graduate School of Management. Mr.

Hirschel has hands-on responsibility for

multi-plant and multi-country facilities

and focuses on continuous improvement

utilizing lean practices and aligning the

needs of the customer with the operational

capabilities. Mr. Hirschel has a passion

for the “customer experience” and creates

competitive differentiation by improving the

customer experience through operational


Gregory Knott

Vice President and Division Chief

Information Officer, Global Supply

Chain Solutions, Ryder

Greg Knott is VP &

Division CIO of Global

Supply Chain Solutions

at Ryder System, Inc.

He is responsible for all

Information Technology

solutions provided by Ryder to help

companies optimize their supply chain

operations. Prior to joining Ryder, Mr.

Knott served as the CIO of HUMMER, the

CIO of General Motors Global Service

and Parts, and the CIO of John Deere’s

Worldwide Parts Division. He has more

than 20 years’ experience in supply chain

IT. He was Chairman of the Board of

OEConnection, an e-commerce company

serving automotive dealers, and served on

the board of GM Products and Services.

Mr. Knott was a member of President

Reagan’s Private Sector Survey of Cost

Control in the Federal Government, also

known as the Grace Commission.

Mr. Knott graduated from Iowa State

University with a BS in Computer

Science and has a MBA in Operations

Management from the University of Iowa.

Jon Kuerschner

Senior Director, Supply

Chain Systems

Ashley Furniture

Industries, Inc.

Jon Kuerschner’s current role

involves daily interaction

with the Ashley Distribution (ADS) Team

to review/implement/enhance new and

existing WMS/LMS/YMS/TMS/etc.

solutions that provide immediate ROI on the

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The vast majority of his professional career

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Gianluigi Mason

Director, Supply Chain Planning


Gigi Mason is in charge

of Supply Chain Planning

at Barilla America, having

the responsibility of supply,

production, distribution and

inventory planning in the

Americas continent. Barilla is the leader

of pasta market in the World, leader of

sauces in Europe and leader or Bakery

goods in Italy and in many other European

countries. Prior to this role, he was in

charge of International Customer Service

in Barilla Headquarters offices in Italy. His

experience also includes the role of project

leader of the SAP integration of Barilla

subsidiaries for the logistics processes, and

several other SCM roles as network design

and VMI distribution. He is also among

the founders of an Italian start-up company

operating in the field of RFID technologies

and author of several scientific papers in

the field of Industrial Engineering.

Marcos Meirelles

Vice President, Supply Base



Marcos Meirelles is the

Vice President of Supply

Base Management

at Seagate. He has

responsibility to deliver

a strategy for managing

reverse and forward logistics along with

EMS,ODM, JDM, fulfillment partners

as common resource aggregating

and consolidating spend and creating

capability for late stage postponement

and regionalized manufacturing. Marcos

has over 22 years of experience with

high-technology Procurement and Supply

Chain management with previous roles

at McAfee/Intel, Moduslink and IBM. He

has lived and worked in Brazil, France

and Japan before settling in California. He

holds a Master of Business Administration

from UC Berkeley and an EE from

Universidade de Campinas, Brazil.

Kristi Montgomery

Vice President, Information Technology

Kenco Management Services, LLC

Kristi Montgomery is the

Vice President of Information

Technology for Kenco

Management Services,

LLC, with 21 years of

experience in the IT field

specializing in logistics and supply chain

management technology as well as general

IT management. Since joining Kenco

in 1990, Kristi has served as Network

Support, IT Operations Manager, Director

of Technology Services, and most recently

as Vice President of Technology. As the

senior technology officer, she serves on

Kenco Logistic Services’ Strategic Planning

Committee and develops the vision

for technology for the Kenco Family of

Companies. Kristi delivers business value

through technical innovation for the 200+

customers that Kenco serves in North


Shawn Reckrodt

Director, Supply Chain Planning


Shawn Reckrodt is currently

the director of Supply Chain

Planning at Huhtamaki

Inc., makers of speciality

packaging for consumer

goods, food service &

retail markets including most notably

Chinet®. Prior to Huhtamaki, Shawn

held a similar position with KGP Logistics,

formally known as Embarq Logistics,

a distributor of telecommunications

products. Shawn’s career spans 20 years

& includes experience in procurement,

logistics, planning, forecasting & project

management along with various system

implementations across all areas. Shawn

has a bachelor’s degree in Transportation

& Logistics from Iowa State University &

currently resides with her family in Kansas


Ray Scher

Vice President of Customer Care


Ray Scher is the Vice

President of Customer Care

for ReTrans headquartered

in Memphis, TN. Ray

received his undergraduate

degree from the University

of Tennessee in 1993 and completed his

Executive MBA from the Owen Graduate

School of Management at Vanderbilt in

1999. Ray’s prior experience includes

work with J.M. Huber, Ryder, Dollar

General, and ArvinMeritor in various

Supply Chain Management positions

including logistics optimization, carrier

management, and production scheduling.

In addition to logistics experience, Ray

also developed and operated a restaurant

franchise in the Nashville market before

selling his interest in 2006 and performing

some independent supply chain consulting.

Since joining ReTrans 7 years ago, Ray

has worked in the areas of program

implementation, systems planning and

integration, and business development. In

his current role of VP of Customer Care,

Ray coordinates the implementation and

continuous improvement efforts for all

TLM clients in various industries including

confection, retail, and commercial building.

Ben Stewart

Enterprise Applications Director

Inteva Products, LLC

Ben Stewart serves as

Enterprise Applications

Director at Inteva Products,

LLC, a $2 billion leading

global automotive

interiors supplier. Stewart

has combined 20 years of software

development and management experience

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of the largest portfolios of reverse

logistics solutions to help streamline

the process. And with millions of

UPS access points worldwide, your

customers can easily return their

purchases to you.

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from benchmark companies like EDS,

Delphi, and State Farm with a customerfocused

approach to build straightforward

solutions solving business challenges.

Recently, he led Inteva’s replacement of

SAP with SaaS ERP solution Plex Online

in a 12-month, 14-location project

spanning four countries, completing

the project on time and under budget.

Inteva subsequently received Managing

Automation’s 2010 Progressive

Manufacturing PM100 award for Data &

Integration Mastery, based on the project’s

success. Currently, he leads Inteva’s global

team implementing an additional 20

acquired locations converting them from

QAD’s MFG/Pro to Plex Online SaaS ERP.

Stewart’s diverse background includes

time as an adjunct professor teaching

Management Information Systems at

Rochester College, where he is an alumni

and former valedictorian, as well as

insurance agency ownership, during which

he earned securities and insurance licenses

in the State of Michigan. He was also

recognized in Supply & Demand Chain

Executive magazine’s 2011 Pro’s to Know.

Jon Washington

Senior Director, Product Sourcing


Jon has over 20 years’

experience in entrepreneurial

product, process, and

service solution development.

This includes a demonstrated

record of innovations with

small start ups, mid size businesses, and

fortune 1K corporations. The portfolio

of work focuses on creating unique and

practical product and process innovations

in various industries of financial,

commercial, medical, automotive, and nonprofit

businesses. His design and process

portfolio includes design and collaboration

on 38 U.S. patents that have generated

over $1B in revenue and $300M in cost

savings. As Senior Director at Diebold

Incorporated, his focus is leadership and

collaboration in the areas of supply chain,

procurement category development, and

innovative global strategy development

and supplier partner technology matching

combined with end-to-end sourcing

management throughout the product

lifecycle. The sourcing team he leads

is responsible for approximately $600

million in Diebold product spend for the 3

primary business units of the corporation.

His education includes a mechanical and

polymer engineering degree from the

University of Akron, Masters of Business

Administration from Malone College,

and is a certified project management

professional with extensive program

management experience. Outside of his

current assignment, he enjoys spending

time with his wife, building cool stuff with

his kids, writing, and running.

What makes a

Global Supply Chain

resilient in a dynamic world?

• Having global visibility of items,

orders and shipments

• Re-allocating inventory

in transit

• Identifying & securing

alternate sourcing and

transportation lanes

Supply Chain


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Diamond Summit Sponsor

NeoGrid has been at the forefront of supply chain collaboration for more than a decade,

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the right suppliers with which to partner. Beyond just software, NeoGrid delivers secure

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Platinum Summit Sponsors

JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, is the leading provider of

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LeanLogistics is a global solutions provider of transportation management system

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Used by many Fortune 1000 companies and leading third-party logistics providers, the

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Fender Musical Instruments, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Stanley Black & Decker,

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For more information about Logility, visit

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Silver Summit Sponsors

Amber Road is a leading provider of on-demand Global Trade Management (GTM)

software and solutions. The company currently has over 15,000 global users in a

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transforms manufacturers into industry leaders. Plex Online replaces disparate, paperbased

systems with an integrated solution that enables efficiencies and improved

communications across extensive supply chains. The solution includes comprehensive

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labeling and ASNs), quality scorecards, online problem reporting and resolution, quality

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Plex Online streamlines part and process non-conformance tracking across supply chains

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Summit Partners

APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier

source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including

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SupplyChainBrain is the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management

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