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2014 SCM Summit Agenda



5:00p.m.-7:00p.m  SCM Summit Speakers & Sponsors Networking Reception  Fisher Student Center - Papitto Room


7:15 a.m.  Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast Bello Center Grand Hall
8:00a.m.-8:30a.m.  Welcome Remarks
  • Welcome & Introductions – Teresa McCarthy & Junior Jabbie (SCM Summit Planning Committee Co-Chairs)
  • Bryant University – Ronald Machtley (President, Bryant University)
  • U.S. Senator for Rhode Island - Senator Jack Reed
Bello Center Grand Hall
8:30a.m.-9:30a.m.  Morning Keynote Address – Dr. Larry Lapide, Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics: Supply Chain 2020: When Future Uncertainty is a Certainty Bello Center Grand Hall
9:30a.m.-9:40a.m.  Coffee, Calls & Email Break  

 Collective Panel Session: “A C-Suite Perspective”  - Moderated by Mark Murphy, PBN

  • Sandra Coletta, COO, Care New England
  • George Ellis, Director of Global Logistics Procurement, Merck & Co.
  • Bryan Fournier, VP of Global Operations, A.T. Cross
Bello Center Grand Hall
10:40a.m.-11:00a.m  Coffee, Calls & Email Break  

 Breakout 1: Sessions A-D

  • Could the Biggest Threat to Your Business be INSIDE Your Company?
  • New Developments in Supply Chain Technology - What to Consider in Your Supply Chain Investment Plans
  • From the Back Room to the Board Room: Changing the Perception of Supply Chain
  • Develop and Measure a Sound Supply Chain Strategy for your Organization


Bello Center Grand Hall
12:45p.m.-1:45p.m.  Luncheon Keynote Address – Dr. Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting: Value Creation in Today’s Multi-Value Omnichannel Supply Chain Bello Center Grand Hall

 Breakout 2: Sessions A-D

  • Supply Chain Optimization (VMI)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Supply Chain
  • You want it delivered when? From where? Omnichannel strategies and solutions from a retailer, manufacturer and 3PL
  • How to Decomplexify APS Implementations

 Breakout 3: Sessions A-D

  • Supply Chain Synchronization in an Omnichannel Environment
  • Supply Chain Talent: Implementing a Global Supply Chain Learning and Development Strategy
  • Intermodal Transportation: The Evolution from an Afterthought to the Main Feature
  • What’s Next: Technology That Will Change the Way You and Your Supply Chain Operate

 Closing Ceremonies

  • Teresa McCarthy & Junior Jabbie (SCM Summit Planning Committee Co-Chairs)
Bello Center Grand Hall
4:45p.m.  Networking Reception & Raffle Bello Center Grand Hall