SCM World’s end-user and academic-led content agenda is produced and led by our content committee; Dr Hau Lee, SCM World Chairman, Fahim Afghan, Vice President of Strategy & Content and other members of the content committee.
Driving better alignment and transparency of information in healthcare
Mike Duffy, President, Medical Consumables, Cardinal Health
25 June 2013 @ 11:00 New York / 16:00 London / 17:00 Paris
Running time: 60 mins
In 2009, Mike Duffy published his article “Is supply chain a cure to rising healthcare costs?”, where he highlighted the need for the healthcare sector to take lessons from its CPG counterparts as a means of improving product availability to the customer and improving fill rates.
Four years on, Mike sees the same challenges gripping the healthcare supply chain. During this live keynote webinar, he will outline how companies can:
- Increase visibility downstream at the point of use to reduce out of stocks
- Change the enterprise view of supply chain in order to improve product availability
- Overcome any lack of trust and information sharing to improve alignment between partners
Differentiation through supply chain innovation
John Kern, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Cisco
30 July 2013 @ 11:00 New York / 16:00 London / 17:00 Paris
Running time: 60 mins
For Cisco, it is the investment the company makes across the development supply chain that drives fulfillment. By consistently innovating across strategic sourcing, aligning with engineering on commodity strategies and enabling new technologies for the New Product Introduction process, supply chain becomes an enabler to the success of the company.
During this live keynote webinar, John will highlight how Cisco has put the structure and processes in place to foster risk taking and innovation. He will highlight how the company has been ale to:
- Effectively align and connect numerous nodes and segments of the supply chain to provide real-time data for tracking performance
- Transform multi-step testing processes into efficient, single steps to significantly reduce CapEx and better protect IP
- Align with engineers and manufacturing partners to identify product faults early and resolve issues at a faster rate
The Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2013
Kevin O'Marah, Chief Content Officer & Geraint John, Senior Vice President Research, SCM World
30 September 2013 @ 11:00 New York / 16:00 London / 17:00 Paris
Running time: 60 mins
Join this live keynote webinar as SCM World unveil the findings from this year’s Chief Supply Chain Officer Report.
Led by Dr. Hau Lee, Kevin O’Marah and Geraint John, this live session will reveal the headline results and trends from this year’s study. It will detail the impact on supply chains worldwide, examining how senior supply chain, operations and procurement executives must respond to the most pressing business challenges today.
This will be a live, open and interactive discussion. Live attendees will be able to offer their thoughts and pose questions in a dialogue-driven environment.
Driving top level savings through a standardised approach to strategic sourcing
Daniel Helmig, Group Senior Vice President & Head of Supply Chain Management, ABB
29 October 2013 @ 12:00 New York / 16:00 London / 17:00 Paris
Running time: 60 mins
ABB, a $40bn+ power & automation engineering company operating in 120+ countries, manufactures a highly diverse and complex product portfolio, ranging from delivering one million products every day in one division, to building and delivering sub-stations or HVDC transformers once every year. In this highly diverse production and project environment, a standardised strategic sourcing process seems rather unlikely. Still, ABB Supply Chain Management has introduced this over the last three years with stunning success.
During this live keynote webinar, Daniel will detail how ABB has connected its diverse divisional units through a standardised sourcing approach called CIPS – ‘Continuous Improvement Process - Sourcing’.
He will highlight how the company has:
- Introduced a common process, metrics and KPIs to track performance in a highly diversified company structure
- Established a structured governance process to monitor and track progress of 300+ decentralized commodity teams in direct and indirect material
- Knowledge-mapped and trained thousands of buyers in the process
- Generated billions in savings over the last years
It’s time for life sciences supply chains to contribute more to the business
David Lowndes, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Quality, Shire Pharmaceuticals
Recorded : 03 June 2013 - Running time: 61 mins
In the consumer products and hi tech industries, supply chain is recognised as an equal contributor of business value. This is not always the case in pharmaceutical and healthcare. Why is that? And what can pharmaceutical and healthcare learn from its supply chain peers in other industries?
During this webinar, David Lowndes, SVP of Global Supply Chain and Quality at Shire joined Kevin O’Marah, Chief Content Officer of SCM World and Barry Blake, Vice President, Life Sciences Research, to discuss findings from extensive SCM World research that address these questions. This was an open discussion on how supply chain can contribute greater value to the business beyond operating cost reductions.
Impacts of EU market liberalisation and financial regulation on the energy trade
Peter Biltoft-Jensen & Peter Gylling Krusaa, DONG Energy
Recorded : 30 May 2013 - Running time: 47 mins
The energy market is growing rapidly and, subsequently, complexity and diversity are on the rise. However, with growing interconnectivity and internationalisation, regulatory and financial regulations have significantly affected energy trade. Consequently, it is vital that companies understand the impacts of these legal and financial frameworks, in both mature and maturing markets, to foresee and balance the effects on investment capability and market liquidity.
During this webinar, a panel of senior experts from DONG Energy highlighted the impact of financial regulations on the transformation of the energy sector and detailed how companies can:
- Manage the impacts from market and trade volatility to ensure a stable and secure energy supply
- Identify business risks and analyse growth potential across maturing markets to increase the trade profitability
- Adapt to changes in the regulatory and financial frameworks to fully exploit long term investments
The who, what and why of effective supplier working relations
Dr. John Henke, Professor of Marketing, School of Business Administration, Oakland University
Recorded : 28 May 2013 - Running time: 43 mins
The typical manufacturer spends 50-60% of its revenue on suppliers, while service companies spend upwards of 40% of their revenue on suppliers, indicating a heavy dependency. Such dependency can result in significant marketplace and economic benefits for manufacturers and service firms who develop and maintain collaborative working relations with their suppliers.
To provide insights into what a firm must do to achieve collaborative supplier working relations, Dr. John W. Henke, Jr. discussed the who, what, and why of supplier working relations, based on the results of PPI’s recently conducted 13th Annual North American Automotive OEM – Tier 1 Supplier Working Relations Index® Study. The Study is internationally recognised as the definitive measure of automotive supplier relations.
During the webinar, Prof. Henke discussed:
- What good supplier relations looks like in proper context
- Why effective supplier relations benefits can lead to real competitive advantage
- How to achieve and maintain true collaboration with suppliers
The oil and gas value chain: Stakeholder alignment to deliver mutual value
Dr. Robert Blackburn, President, Information Services and Supply Chain Operations, BASF Group
Recorded : 28 May 2013 - Running time: 57 mins
The oil and gas industry works in ‘microwave time’ – everything must be executed in the here and now to immediately support customers and suppliers alike. Add the challenges of operating in high-risk, volatile and highly-regulated markets and the complexities only deepen.
This interview and open discussion highlighted where supply chains can effectively align and collaborate to minimise the risk factor and create mutual value. Dr. Robert Blackburn provided expert insights as he shared his thoughts on:
- Creating an aligned definition of value creation and collaborative execution across all stakeholders
- The potential need for direct supply chain-to-supply chain interaction between partners to drive value
- Employing different strategies across different supply chain segments
Managing trade compliance risk: Key customs risks for the GCC and Africa
Dr. Igor Egorov, Director of Supply Chain Management MEA, Chrysler
Recorded : 24 May 2013 - Running time: 56 mins
The GCC (Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf) represents a region growing in strategic importance, with over 1.2m automotive sales per annum and rising. With OEMs looking at the region as both a manufacturing base and a growth opportunity, it is vital that organisations understand the key risks governing trade compliance and import/export regulations to ensure quick access to such markets. Similarly, the growing markets across Africa require equivalent attention.
In this vital webinar, Igor Egorov of Chrysler will detail:
- How to control risk in trade compliance across these regions
- Key issues across customs regulations in different countries and what to prioritise
- How to take into consideration specific licensing requirements; physical inspections; and changes to key legislation