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.
The oil and gas value chain: Stakeholder alignment to deliver mutual value
Dr. Robert Blackburn, BASF
28 May 2013 @ 11:00 New York / 16:00 London / 17:00 Paris
Running time: 60 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.
Join this live interview and discussion to highlight where supply chains can effectively align and collaborate to minimise the risk factor and create mutual value. Participate with Dr. Robert Blackburn as he shares key insights 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
Driving better alignment and transparency of information in healthcare
Mike Duffy, Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain, 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 improve 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
24 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
A multi-level approach towards business process excellence
Michael Tausch, Head of Supply Logistics, Boehringer Ingelheim
Recorded : 24 May 2013 - Running time: 50 mins
The pharmaceutical industry is facing severe challenges. Reducing costs while improving quality is not only a strategic imperative, but also a question of corporate culture. Today, implementing a culture of continuous improvement has become a necessity. Even though lean principles and six sigma are well-known concepts, many companies still face obstacles during the initial realisation and implementation. Consequently, business process excellence needs to be understood as a dynamic long-term journey and has to involve all management levels to ensure top-down, middle-out and bottom-up execution.
During this webinar, Michael detailed how companies can:
- Design a holistic business process excellence approach to ensure commitment and participation on all operational and strategic levels
- Benchmark continuous improvement rates to link performance with key enablers
- Integrate continuous improvement as an organisational strategy to enhance productivity and improve quality in times of change
Dell’s approach to customer-driven supply chain segmentation
Bruce Raven, Dell & David Simchi-Levi, MIT
Recorded : 22 May 2013 - Running time: 59 mins
When Dell took the decision in 2008 to enter the physical retail space, it recognised that its pioneering configure-to-order model could not replicate the success of its online channels. Price sensitivity of the brick-and-mortar arena and different levels of demand uncertainty, as well as varying degrees of required forecasting accuracy, saw the company transform its operations by creating multiple supply chains, each dedicated to a different segment of the PC industry.
During this webinar, Bruce and David detailed exactly how Dell’s four supply chains have enabled greater customer service by:
- Marking different levels of demand uncertainty and customer relationship with different supply chain segments
- Creating an effective trade-off between efficiency and responsiveness
- Utilising one infrastructure for all four supply chains to ensure synergy and reduce complexity
Manufacturing footprints: getting to plant X
Dr. Hau Lee, Chairman, SCM World & Kevin O'Marah, Chief Content Officer, SCM World
Recorded : 21 May 2013 - Running time: 60 mins
The availability of outsourced manufacturing and distribution services make it possible to own a brand but never actually touch the product. However, many will argue that direct control of production offers benefits in terms of agility, risk and innovation that are lost when third parties do the work. How should supply chain strategists design and run a global manufacturing system in today’s world? What role does product or process modularity play in designing a manufacturing footprint? How much of the design question depends on manufacturing engineering know-how versus sourcing disciplines?
During this webinar, Dr Hau Lee and Kevin O’Marah revealed latest data from SCM World’s recent ‘Manufacturing footprints: Getting to plant X’ report, highlighting where manufacturing strategies will make a difference when balancing scale at low cost with agility and flexibility.
How MAN uses JIS and JIT Technologies to manage Supply Chain Complexity
Lars Eiermann, Head of Supply Chain Engineering & Strategy, MAN
Recorded : 10 May 2013 - Running time: 43 mins
High levels of complexity define the inbound supply chain at MAN, owing to a hugely diverse product portfolio, market volatility, as well as an extensive supply base. In this webinar, Lars Eiermann explained how MAN has tackled complexity through Just-In-Time (JIT)/Just-In-Sequence (JIS) delivery concepts.
He detailed how MAN has:
- Reduced inventory and transportation costs through trailer-kanban processes
- Achieved an integrated view of the entire inbound supply chain
- Gained stability of both product quality and the reordering process by using “Supply Cockpit”, an online portal
The “Internet of Energy”: An ICT-based management and distribution system
Hauke Hinrichs, Technical Director, Smartlab
Recorded : 08 May 2013 - Running time: 42 mins
Due to the increasing complexity of integrating and distributing renewable energies, the way in which traditional utilities companies transmit energy has changed significantly. The development of dynamic data management and information systems has become necessary to handle volatile supply and demand. With the information level becoming the new centrepiece in the energy industry, new IT architecture will enable all stakeholders to safely communicate with one another in real time and offer better customer service.
During this webinar, Hauke detailed how companies can:
- Optimise the value chain through the development of ICT-based energy management and distribution systems
- Ensure a stable and safe energy supply by developing new demand response and demand side management strategies
- Create further value and benefits for customers through smart home systems and dynamic pricing supply schemes