Is your supply chain efficient enough to keep up with the pace of disruption? Learn practical steps and tools needed to redefine productivity and performance in a digital world.
World Class Speakers
The world’s most influential business and operations executives share their insight and experiences at Live Americas Peer Forum 2019, a dynamic, closed-door setting like no other.
Former Speakers Include
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Global Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Senior Vice President, Fulfillment
Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer
Vice President, Global Customer Fulfillment, Supply Chain
Vice President, Supply Operations
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
Vice President, Supply Chain
Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Data Center Group
Executive Vice President, Operations
Supply Chain Efficiency, Revisited
Redefining productivity and performance in a digital world
Efficiency has long been a hallmark of operations. Supply Chain executives have led the charge on productivity improvements, cost reductions and waste elimination to drive better for performance for businesses and the customers served by them.
In recent years, the demands of customers have shifted strategic focus to speed, agility and customization. The opportunity for most in 2019 is how to solve for these new value attributes while controlling rising complexity. It is a challenge that requires new approaches. It is a challenge that is rooted in efficiency. And it is a challenge ripe to be solved with digital innovations.
Digital has already started to reshape the end-to-end supply chain. Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are automating the tedious, paper-based processes in Procurement while empowering organizations to shift focus to supplier innovation and value-adding negotiations. The Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and robotics are replacing manufacturing and distribution labor while creating opportunities to personalize products and services at scale. Machine Learning and big data technologies are automating analytics processes while providing planners, strategists and data scientists a new opportunity to be at the forefront of business innovation.
From your customer’s customer through to your supplier’s supplier, the time is now to revisit efficiency. This year’s Live Americas Peer Forum will concentrate on three pillars that will usher in this new era.
Global uncertainty, hyper-customization and eCommerce continue to stretch supply network capability and, in some cases, require complete redesign. The sharing economy, autonomous vehicles and print-on-demand packaging are just a few of the new capabilities that are augmenting processes and replacing old ways of running supply networks. This forum will feature next generation network design case examples and best practices that embrace digital to create more flexible, faster and more efficient supply chains.
Sustainability initiatives are no longer side projects or PR exercises. For leaders, they are fully embedded and inseparable from supply chain strategy. A next wave of sustainability is being fueled by the circular economy. Early movers have demonstrated that circular strategies can create both more efficient and more profitable use of materials. The Live Americas Peer Forum will feature the most cutting-edge practitioner approaches to sustainability, circular economy and resource management.
Elimination of work, and the jobs around that work, has already begun across all functions in the end-to-end supply chain. Simultaneously, new skills and new ways of working are needed to address a growing talent gap. Digitally-powered approaches like the gig economy, AI, virtual maintenance and remote operations will provide methods to more efficiently hire, manage and empower the people that run supply chains. The community will share creative talent approaches and technology solutions to manage the rapidly changing needs of the Supply Chain workforce.
Connect With Your Peers
Want real takeaways from senior practitioners and peers of your level to take back to the office? SCM World’s Live Americas Peer Forum is unique with its strictly closed-door policy. No press, vendor exhibition, or media allowed, so your conversations with cross-industry leaders will remain confidential and you’ll experience an environment without vendor solicitation.
Keynote sessions and panel discussions
Senior leaders share practical insights into their supply chain operations and you can question them directly to get to the heart of all the key issues.
Executive huddles and roundtables
Small, private roundtable discussions focusing on the critical issues affecting the future of the profession. As all dialogue remains strictly confidential, you can speak openly and freely without any risk of later citation.
1-2-1 peer and analyst connections
You can pre-book private face-to-face meetings with executive peers and Gartner analysts attending the forum using a private online portal running up to and during the forum. Gain real practical insights into what other companies and industries are doing to take back to your boardroom.
A host of informal and relaxed networking opportunities over the course of the forum provide plenty of opportunity to enjoy time out from the intense business discussions and reflect with peers on the key themes of the day.
Senior supply chain executives from the following companies attended SCM World Live Americas 2018.
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