Dramatic world events are impacting the global economy in 2017. Where do opportunities and challenges lie in the next 2-3 years? Our panelists discuss how to manage supply chains amidst a rapidly changing global landscape, exploring the implications of Brexit, Trump, and much more. Panelists: Moderator: Richard Drobnick, Director, IBEAR MBA Program, USC Marshall School of Business Chris Christopher, Executive Director of US Macro and Global Economics services, IHS Markit Jeff McDonald, EVP, NNR Guido Gries, Managing Director Americas Air & Sea Logistics, Dachser Deven Kataria, COO, Mahindra GenZe
Panelists discuss supply chain challenges in modern manufacturing. Explore solutions from technologies such as AI and 3D printing. Panelists: Moderator: Ian Steff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce Anthony Gonzalez, Director of Engineering, North American Biscuits, Mondelez Frank Burkitt, Managing Partner, AlixPartners Morgan Malone, Principal, EY Bhawnesh Mathur, President and CEO, Creation Technologies
How is the world reshaping supply chains for omni channel retail demands? We’d like to introduce you to your new boss: your buyer. The future of commerce lies in the hands of consumers and their electronic devices of choice. Online sales are on the rise. That’s not news to us. However, consumers don’t want to abandon the brick and mortar tradition. How do businesses respond to this? The answer is the omni-channel. Take away key strategies to build omni-channel equipped supply chains. Panelists: Moderator: Clint Crawford, Vice President of Operations, MHX, LLC Laura Duke, Vice President Innovations, Walmart eCommerce Jeff Davidson, Vice President, Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions, Ingram Micro Bas Wouters, Senior Manager, Logistics Product Management, Amazon Jim Morton, Executive Director, EY
Emergency preparedness is a supply chain problem. How do cities deliver medical supplies, food, fuel and water when its citizens need it most? The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department is working to build LA’s supply chain resilience for catastrophe response. Supply chain planning now represents a major element of LA’s emergency planning efforts. Hear from Aram Sahakian, General Manager of the Emergency Management Department at the City of Los Angeles and Dr. Ken Hudnut, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction at USGS – California Institute of Technology.
Today’s supply chains have tremendous challenges to handle all the data and information to generate useful insights. We are seeing the value of developing correlations and predictive factors across structured and unstructured data sets to reveal valuable predictive and responsive insights. We will share how this progression looks in several use cases and explore how this could be applied to the logistics area as well as a vision for the future for supply chains. Speaker: Rob Allan, Global Lead, Supply Chain Analytics Offering for Watson Supply Chain, IBM
Blockchain. From concept to reality. A system that will transform supply chains. Originally developed as a general ledger for Bitcoin, Blockchain has the power to drive global supply chains to new levels of efficiency. Panelists discuss that potential in this session. Panelists: Moderator: Nick Vyas, Executive Director, USC Center for Global Supply Chain Management Aljosja Beije, Co-owner & Managing Consultant, BeSCOPE Ranga Krishnan, Vice President, Technology, Skuchain Aaron Lieber, Program Director, Blockchain Trade Offering Management, IBM Gaurav Malhotra, Digital Supply Chain & Operations Leader, EY