TPA Supply Chain Conference 2016

Program & Schedule

(Subject to Change)

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  • Monday, February 22

    11:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open

    12:00 pm

    Golf Tournament
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    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
     

    JDA Flowcasting workshop
    The Workshop is structured to contrast the well-known Beer Game against the breakthrough business planning management process known as Flowcasting. This will be a unique and enlightening experience in that the Beer Game, pioneered at MIT Sloan School of Management by a group of professors, will be compared and contrasted with Flowcasting to demonstrate key principles of retail supply chain management using live computer simulations.
    Seating is limited and registration is required for this event.  You can add this workshop when you register for the conference.

     

    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
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  • Tuesday, February 23

    6:30 am – 5:30 pm Registration Open
     
    7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors
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    8:15 am – 9:30 am


     
    General Session:
    Lessons from Katrina: Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century
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    In this rousing speech, Gen. Honoré shares leadership lessons from his command of Joint Task Force-Katrina as well as the benefits of developing a culture of preparedness. The "Category V General" discusses the essential qualities that 21st century leaders need, including "decision superiority," the ability to "see first, understand first, and act first." On preparedness, Gen. Honoré believes waiting until disaster hits and then responding is dealing with problems on the "right side" of disaster, and that we should be dealing with the "left side" of disaster -- before it strikes. Bold and insightful, Honore's strategies are sure to motivate audiences to see local, national, and international leadership issues in a new light.

    Speaker
    Lt. General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.)
    Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority
     
    9:30 am – 10:00 am Break and Networking with Exhibitors
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    10:15 am – 11:15 am

    General Session
    State of The Industry from the C Suite - Tail Winds and Head Winds
    J.P. Bilbrey, CEO of The Hershey Company and Kevin Davis, CEO of Bristol Farms, Inc. will share their insights on the economic, demographic, technological and regulatory factors affecting our industry, which is changing at ever increasing rate. The key to successfully navigating these issues is to determine what is most important and how to achieve it. These two leading CEOs  will provide their perspective on the industry in terms of key issues facing manufacturers and retailers in today's rapidly changing business climate.
    Moderator
    Michael DuVall, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory LLC

    Speakers
    Kevin Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Farms, Inc.

    John P. Bilbrey, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, The Hershey Company

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    11:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
    Staying Ahead of the Ever-Changing Labor Landscape
    Is your company ready to address challenges  with the National Labor Relations Board? Begin planning your strategy with the critical information you will learn in this Supply Chain Conference tradition. Get up to date on the latest Board happenings from the new election rules to joint employer decisions and more!  
    Speakers
    Mark Schneider, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson
    Sara Kalis, Associate, Littler Mendelson


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    Beating the Bottleneck – How Retailers and CPGs Can Overcome the Mounting Transportation Squeeze
    Transportation is now the number one worry of CPG Supply Chain leaders, according to the 2015 GMA Supply Chain benchmarking.  Tackling the litany of challenges with a comprehensive suite of tactics can help CPGs come out ahead. Driver shortages and chronic capacity squeezes, along with growing congestion and delays, are threatening delivery times, inventory management, and service levels. In this interactive panel discussion, industry experts will highlight specific strategies and tactics companies can employ to increase reliability and reduce costs of freight in a challenging environment. Industry experts will share their experiences.
    Moderator
    Elfrun von Koeller, Principal, The Boston Consulting Group
    Panelists
    Trent Broberg,General Manager, Real Time Freight
    Mary Long, Vice President, Logistics and Network Planning, Domino's
    Joe Carlier, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Penske Logistics
    Chris Kozak, Senior Director of Sourcing and Procurement, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


    Farm to Fork with Teeth
    Farm to fork, a few words we hear often enough these days. They mean different things to different people in different applications. This session is about what that phrase means to our business both in terms of dollars and cents and in practical application; Farm to fork with Teeth. We will focus on real world application of technology innovations that have actually worked in the real world and can be deployed today in your business to make an immediate impact. Our focus will be on the impact of applied technologies on delivered freshness, out of stock prevention, regulatory compliance, customer engagement, and asset retention. This isn't a pie-in-the-sky future state. This is cost effective realization of what is working today. If you give your assets a voice, are you ready to hear what they have to say?

    Speaker
    Kaley Parkinson, Director, Applied Technology, Rehrig Pacific Company


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    Partnering in a Shared Supply Chain – A Case for Data Quality
    During this presentation attendees will learn the importance of quality data within every organization. In order to optimize quality data, not only should it be maintained internally, but it must also be shared with one’s trading partners. This allows faster movement of product and data through the entire supply chain. This concept will be discussed by two leaders in the grocery industry, Wegman’s and Hershey. They'll also be joined by GS1, a critical partner in data sharing along the supply chain. This session is important to anyone in attendance looking to increase collaboration with their partners.
    Speakers
    Jeff Cowan, Industry Development Director, GS1 US  
    Kathy Welch, Manager - Master Data, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
    Rob Hoffman, Manager OTC/Customer Supply Chain, The Hershey Company


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    Collaborative Planning to Improve On-Shelf Availability – An Insight to Action Report
    At the 2015 Conference, the TPA white paper highlighted potential revenue loss of 8 to 10% from Shelf Out of Stocks in an industry already challenged with rising costs to the consumer. The TPA On Shelf Availability Team is back with Retailer-Supplier case studies to advance industry learning and solutions.  This interactive session will share the progress of this initiative’s third phase to bring On Shelf Availability to a covetable 98 percent.
    Many forecasts are created by both Retailers and Manufacturers in support of major events and yet very few of these forecasts are connected. This session will demonstrate real-life examples how collaborative planning, using one demand signal in support of market-driven events, can deliver higher on-shelf availability and customer satisfaction while improving sales and reducing excess inventories.

    Speakers
    Brian Wiles, Director of Demand Planning, Delhaize America
    Tom Gagnon, Customer Supply Chain Manager, Nestlé USA

    Steve Dollase, President, Supply Chain Network, Inmar


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    12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Networking Lunch
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    1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
    Compliance is Not an Option… FSMA from the Manufacturers' Perspective
    FDA's final rules under FSMA are going to dramatically change the way food manufacturers do business and now more oversight of your supply chain, which includes imports, is required. Do you have a clear understanding of your supply chain and the food safety risks posed not only by the specific ingredients in your supply chain but also the risks from your different suppliers? Under FSMA, do you understand the requirements of a supply chain program and why the food safety professionals within your organization keep asking so many questions regarding supply chain management? Come to this informative session to gain a better understanding of FSMA from a manufacturers’ perspective and why working with the food safety professionals within your organization is critical on this journey to ensuring a compliant and justifiable supply chain program. In addition, learn about the upcoming final rule, FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, which is due to be released at the end of March 2016, and it’s possible implications on transportation providers.
    Speaker
    Kristen Spotz, Senior Manager, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Grocery Manufacturers Association


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    Same Day Delivery - Strategic Bets, Emerging Solutions and Path Forward
    Last mile home delivery is a key driver shaping the growth and trajectory of the U.S. eCommerce and Omni-channel retail economy. Service level expectations for home delivery is rising across many dimensions from lead time to new services. In this session we will explore the state of the art innovations and solutions emerging in same day delivery, examine their structural pros and cons, and discuss how retailers should consider future solutions going forward.
    Moderators                                                     
    Michael Hu, Principal, A.T. Kearney                
    Raj Kumar, Partner, A.T. Kearney  

    Speakers
    Marie Robinson, COO, Michael Kors        
    Dwight Herlong,  Senior Vice President Supply Chain, iCracked Inc.                                     
    Vishwa Chandra, Vice President Retail Accounts, Instacart

    TT Ramgopal, Director, Google Shopping/Express Operations Team
    Brian Elliott, General Manager, Google Shopping

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    Graceful Burial Benefits – How to Manage Product at the End of Its Life Cycle
    Industry experts will lead an interactive discussion on which sustainable zero waste initiatives to consider for profitability, corporate responsibility & long term corporate sustainability.  We will highlight best practices and suggestions to create a hazardous compliance program that addresses some of the toughest compliance issues for all in the industry.  Receive an actionable checklist that highlights best practices being utilized by other grocery store and supply chain industry leaders to improve profitability by streamlining the entire life-cycle of your supply chain; from purchasing to vendor contracting, from recycling programs to food donation, up-cycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, waste disposal, and product certification.
    Moderator
    Craig McPhee, Director of Warehousing, WinCo Foods, Inc.                 
    Panelists

    Diana Shapiro, CEO, Eco Tech Ventures             
    Larry Butler, Business Development - Retail, UL Information and Insights, Inc.
    Jim Ambroso, Senior Vice President Project Development & Execution, Anaergia Inc.


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    The Evolution of Collaboration - From Experimentation to Business-as-Usual
    Retailer-supplier collaboration has changed: is your company ready to benefit? Join us to explore real-life collaboration models that work today, both in the US and internationally, for all types of companies – large and small, branded and private label, retailers and suppliers.  Attendees will leave this session with a wide range of actionable opportunities – to discuss them with their trading partners and start their journey towards scalable, collaboration value.    

    Speakers
    Cedric Guyot, General Manager, Europe and Vice President, Marketing, Retail Solutions, Inc.
    Lisa VanDreumel, Demand & Supply Planning Manager, Walgreens Co.

    Peter Anthony, Manager, Supply Chain Continuous Improvement,  Ahold USA
    William Homan Jr., Manager Supply Chain Continuous Improvement, Ahold USA


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    Gaining the Advantage in the Fresh Supply Chain
    Consumers are becoming increasingly health conscious and are favoring fresh, unprocessed foods. As a result, fresh produce and minimally processed foods are among the fastest growing segments in the food and beverage industry. With shorter shelf-lives and special handling requirements, fresh supply chains need to change to ensure foods safety, quality and freshness. In this session, you will hear first-hand accounts of how two leading-edge supply chain companies have solved some of the most complex logistical challenges to ensure end-users receive the freshest product possible while you maximize profitability.
    Moderator
    Lou DeLorenzo, Supply Chain Director, Delhaize America
    Panelists
    John Haggerty, Vice President Business Development, Burris Logistics
    Andy Moses, Senior Vice President of Global Products, Penske Logistics


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    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
    The Supply Chain Visibility Opportunity: Opening the Door to Process Improvements, Customer Satisfaction, and a Safer Supply Chain
    Driven by impending government regulations and the consumer’s need for more accurate and complete product information, food industry stakeholders are committing to improved traceability using supply chain visibility. By creating a consistent and interoperable data-sharing environment, supply chain visibility enables all trading partners to be able to uniquely identify products and share key data elements at critical tracking events throughout a product’s life cycle. It is one of the most important opportunities for the entire retail grocery industry to contribute to a safer food supply chain, enhance operational efficiencies and adapt to today’s heightened emphasis on fast, trustworthy information. During this session three leading industry expert will discuss how supply chain visibility has become a priority for trading partners in both CPG and fresh foods to solve challenges such as On-Shelf Availability and lead to enhanced customer loyalty, a lift in sales, and supply chain efficiencies.
    Speakers
    Ryan Richard, Senior Director Industry Development Retail Grocery, GS1 US

    Ron Trauthwein, Group Director Customer Solutions, The Coca-Cola Company
    Debbie Bower, Director of E-Commerce, Dot Foods, Inc.


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    Leveraging Metrics, Process & Technologies to Improve On Shelf Availability – An Insight to Action Report
    At the 2015 Conference, the TPA white paper highlighted potential revenue loss of 8 to 10% from Shelf Out of Stocks in an industry already challenged with rising costs to the consumer. The TPA On Shelf Availability Team is back with Retailer-Supplier case studies to advance industry learning and solutions.  This interactive session will share the progress of this initiative’s third phase to bring On Shelf Availability to a covetable 98 percent.

    Various OOS metrics currently exist, leading to multiple views of the “shopper’s reality” and confusing leaders and decision makers upstream from store operations. This session will share the findings from joint Retailer-Supplier pilot efforts to analyze, validate and optimize OSA by leveraging various metrics and technologies to better understand the location, quantity and accuracy of promoted/non-promoted products at the SKU-Store-Shelf level, determining root causes of OSA failures and prioritized plans to improve.
    Speakers

    Lois Fruhwirth, Associate Director, Grocery Retail Supply, The Procter and Gamble Company
    Brian Sikkema, Divisional Vice President, Merchandise Planning/Inventory Management, Meijer, Inc.
    Dave Soth, Retail Supply Leader, The Procter and Gamble Company
    Chris Kelly, Senior Director, Operations Planning and Engineering, Giant Eagle, Inc.


    Reverse Logistics – Uncovering the Value in the New Age of Omni-Channel Commerce
    Changes in buying patterns are dramatically increasing the volume of products and assets flowing through our reverse logistics pipeline.     A well-planned reverse logistics strategy provides a unique opportunity to drive savings to the bottom line, as well as simultaneously grow business impacting top line sales.    With clearly defined strategies and processes, organizations can drive efficiencies to reduce costs, re-capture the value of returned items, enhance the customer service experience and make reverse logistics a profitable part of the organization.  This session will explore different approaches that retailers and consumer goods players are adopting to manage returns, maximize profitability and ensure compliance of their reverse logistics operations.
    Moderator

    Stephanie Wiles, Associate Director - Reverse Logistics, Retail & Consumer Goods, Cognizant Business Consulting, Cognizant
    Panelists
    Chuck Johnston, Director of Repair and Returns, The Home Depot, Inc.
    Norman Haberl, Vice President, Operations, Peapod, Inc.
    Al Nin,  Director, Enterprise Solutions for Supply Chain,  Retail & Consumer Goods, Cognizant Business Consulting, Cognizant


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    Unsaleables 101
    In this session, two veterans of the Reverse Logistics segment of the food, beverage and drug supply chains will provide an overview of how this part of the business got to where it is today and what some companies are doing to minimize unsaleables waste.  The fourth annual Reverse Supply Chain Improvement Progress and Benchmarks Report will be released at this session.  Come ready to dialog with trading partners and industry peers about current hot topics including the impact of toxic materials regulations and hazardous materials handling in the returned goods pipeline.
    Speakers
    Dan Raftery, President, Raftery Resource Network
    Gene Bodenheimer, Managing Director, Damage Research, Retail, GENCO, a FedEx Company


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    Data Into Dollars:  Migrating To A Contemporary Supply Chain
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    Supply Chain is the highway and demand forecasting modeling controls manages the traffic. However, many supply chains find their speed and flow impeded by unseen weakness in forecasts, trade promotions, variability, and incomplete POS data.  Demand modeling and machine learning identify these weaknesses and provide predictive insights to drive revenue, profitability, and cost benefits -  removing them as obstacles to supply chain growth.  At the heart of demand modeling and machine learning is an algorithm that "learns" from data – building ever more accurate predictors of demand to drive operations from commercial planning to supply chain planning. This game-changing topic may be the secret to reduce costs and chaos. In this session we’ll review real-world demand modeling case studies and show how it’s not complicated to extract more value from the data you already have in your hands.
    Speaker
    Pat Smith, Managing Director of ToolsGroup North America


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    4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Break and Networking with Exhibitors
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    4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

    General Session
    Leadership and Talent – Attracting and Developing Today’s and Tomorrow’s Leaders
    Join industry leaders as they share their vision and expertise on how to best attract, develop and retain supply chain talent. This session will focus on how to establish the best value proposition for your brand when recruiting, virtual learning to help your organization stay on the cutting edge, as well as introduce a new collaborative effort between CSCMP and 12 colleges to create courses for veterans, unemployed and underemployed people to work in the supply chain industry.
    Moderator
    Steve Tracey, Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Research, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University
    Panelists
    Dee Biggs, Vice President of Industry Partnerships, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

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    Melissa Murray  Bailey, President, Americas Universum
    Alan Todd, Chief Executive Officer, CorpU
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    5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Reception
  • Wednesday, February 24

    7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open
     
    7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors
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    8:15 am – 9:30 am General Session
    How the consumer is shaping supply chain strategy – Lessons from the front line
    Retailers are facing the challenge of increasing access and speed to their merchandise as the industry adapts to life in an omnichannel world.  This challenge drives the need for evaluation of alternative inventory management and product flow strategies which will change the shape of supply chains as well as relationships between trading partners.  Join us as 3 veterans from the front lines of this evolving battle share the story of how their organizations are preparing for this inevitable challenge.
    Moderator
    Jack Horst, Partner, Kurt Salmon Associates
    Speakers
    Mike Tobin, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Macy's, Inc.                                     
    Gerry Greenleaf, Vice President of Supply Chain Planning, Delhaize America          

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    Elizabeth Radke, Product Supply Director, North America, CRN Operations, The Procter & Gamble Company

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    9:45 am – 10:45 am

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
    Wasted Food- The Antithesis of Sustainability
    The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) is a cross-industry collaboration among food manufacturers, retailers and the foodservice sector focused on reducing wasted food. FWRA has created industry benchmarking and best practices to help reduce food waste by donating more good food, reducing food waste throughout the supply chain, and redirecting unavoidable food waste away from landfills and to productive use. This session will provide an overview of the urgency of this issue and highlight specific success stories on how companies are using new food waste reduction tools and solutions to save money, increase employee engagement, and build reputation.

    Speakers
    Gail Tavill, Vice President Packaging & Sustainable Productivity, ConAgra Foods
    Jason Wadsworth, Sustainability Manager, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

    Don’t Let Your Supply Chain Become a Cyber Attack Chain- Your products and your reputation are at stake!
    Panelists from Booz Allen, FBI, GMA and Industry will  provide examples of supply chain cyber attacks and the need for Supply Chain professionals to incorporate Cyber Security Risk into their Supply Chain programs.
    Speakers

    John Hoffman, Senior Research Fellow with the Food Protection and Defense Institute, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence
    Matthew Doan, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

    The Talent Supply Chain – Building and Retaining Your Team
    From the receiving dock to the corporate office, there is an industry-wide shortage of high caliber supply chain talent. Recent studies describe unprecedented labor shortages, a talent supply-demand mismatch in the managerial ranks, and widespread retention challenges. To avoid this looming crisis, companies must develop cohesive strategies to acquire, develop, and retain supply chain talent. Join our panel of experts for a candid discussion about supply chain talent management challenges, innovative practices, success stories, and how FMI/GMA Trading Partner Alliance participants can collaborate on long-term solutions.

    Moderator
    Brian Gibson, Professor, Auburn University

    Speakers
    Cheryl Sanders, Director, Customer Supply Chain, PepsiCo
    John Teixera, President, Custom Distribution, Burris Logistics

    Dispose of the Doubt – Best Practices for Retail Hazardous Waste Management
    The regulatory environment for retailers has been evolving rapidly, particularly for hazardous waste management. Retailers face many new challenges in determining how products should be characterized and managed. Federal, state and local regulatory scrutiny and reporting requirements have increased, and some retailers have incurred large fines from regulators because of compliance issues. In this session, representatives from leading retailers will share how they are meeting the challenges of hazardous waste management for their companies. Upon completion, participants will better understand the evolving hazardous waste management regulatory requirements, key regulatory risk points and proven approaches for improving the cost effective management of hazardous waste.
    Speakers

    Richard Sieg, Regulatory Counsel, Inmar
    Michael Foy, Director, Business Development, Inmar

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    Cold Chain Game – Transportation Best Practices in Action from Across the Supply Chain
    In this session, we will explore the partnerships, processes, and technology that can be leveraged to maintain the cold chain for perishable products.  Attendees will learn the importance of standard operating procedures, carrier partnerships, and real-time temperature monitoring tools to maintain product quality.  Learn from representatives of each link of the supply chain on the highly coordinated cold chain of today and the future.    
    Speakers
    Tim Murphy, Freight Category Merchant, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
    Scott Andrews, Director, Logistics, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

    Marc Beasley, Vice President Strategic Marketing & Business Development,  Sensitech Inc.
    Ken Johnson, CEO, Leonard’s Express, Inc.
    Rick Reyes, Senior Network Alignment Manager, Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc. 


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    Details Matter:  How Small Supply Chain Changes Can Power Savings and Growth
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    Do you know as much as you think you do about your supply chain? Under pressure to reduce costs? Learn to identify small changes in your supply chain that result in big savings.
    Speaker
    Skip Miller, Vice President, Customer Service and Solutions, CHEP USA

    10:45 am – 11:15 am Break and Networking with Exhibitors
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    11:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    FSMA – What a Retail Supply Chain Executive Needs to Know
    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is changing the way FDA regulates the food industry and how the food industry manages food safety. The legislation signed in 2011 brought the biggest change to the industry in over 70 years. Learn how FSMA impacts the supply chain and logistics operations of retailers and wholesalers. The regulations will be reviewed with practical information and action steps so you can work effectively with your team and know what questions to ask and know what to expect while maintaining operations at optimal efficiency.

    Speaker
    Dr. Hilary Thesmar, Ph.D., RD, CFS, Vice President, Food Safety Programs, Food Marketing Institute


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    Supply Chain LeaderSHIFT 2020 – Art & Science of Driving Transformational Change
    Join us to learn about the new normal and future state of how People, Process, Technology & Innovation come together to deliver speed to shelf and direct to consumer now. The session will feature the wisdom, insights and maybe even some secrets of leadership success from two storied supply chain executives leading the most respected and bleeding edge supply chain organizations today. We’ll learn about their LeaderShift journey and hear their advice and lessons learned that will help us lead our organizations and the consumer goods and services industry going forward. With the speed of change in our world, nothing is changing faster than the skills necessary for supply chains to deliver in the new world. Tech savvy to real-time big data, ERP to artificial intelligence, trucks to autonomous vehicles, lean to peopleless and biological supply chains.
    Speakers
    Joseph Hunt, Managing Partner, Hunt Executive Search
    Torsten Pilz, Vice President Worldwide Operations, Amazon


    Best Practices in Fresh Supply Chain
    Why is it so important to keep your cold chain intact?  What are the intricacies that make shipping fresh food even more vital? Transporting temperature sensitive cargo, especially fresh foods, adds an additional degree of complexity, urgency and responsibility for supply chains. Beyond affecting the bottom line, an improperly managed cold can lead to serious quality and safety concerns. By tailoring supply chain best practices for sensitive cold chain, shippers around the world can mitigate risk and better control the final outcome. Learn about some of the best practices in shipping fresh to traditional supermarkets, convenience, drug and club stores, and beyond.
    Speaker
    Luke Gowdy, General Manager, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

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    Less Truly Is More: Creating a Best-in-Class Unsaleables Management Program
    In this session, a panel of retailer and manufacturer representatives will discuss best practices for developing and managing unsaleables programs. They'll also highlight the mutual benefit of collaborating with trading partners and share examples of their successful management approaches, lessons learned, and future focus areas. Participants will leave with improved awareness of sources of value creation, actionable unsaleables management tactics, and approaches for engendering collaboration with trading partners.
    Speaker
    Kelly Schroeder, Senior Manager Corporate Customer Supply Chain, The Clorox Company
    Ann-Marie Daugherty, Director Inbound Logistics and Supply Chain, Giant Eagle, Inc.
    Rob Small, Senior Director, Supply Chain Performance Analytics, Inmar


    Design your Supply Chain for Growth: Lessons Learned from the Expansion of Dunkin’ Donuts
    While many manufacturers, retail grocers and food service companies are focused on growth, rapid expansion can create significant growing pains for a supply chain network that isn’t prepared to respond. National DCP (NDCP), the $2 billion supply chain management cooperative serving Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees, faced the challenge of delivering to over 400 new Dunkin’ stores each year. Learn how NDCP leveraged supply chain network modeling and strategic design (and how you can too!) to confidently make investment-grade supply chain trade-off decisions about locating facilities, evolving distribution and more.

    Speakers
    Tom Cisewski, Principal, Supply Chain Design, Chainalytics
    Gene Long, Chief Operating Officer, National DCP, LLC


    Top Reasons for Accident Causation and Recommendations to Mitigate Your Risk
    Understanding the top causes for trucking accidents will help companies avoid future disasters. Driver fatigue, distraction, and shortages, along with drug abuse, ineffective work zone safety and incompliance create great risk for companies, their employees and the public. In this session, Michael Fox a private investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board will touch on all of these key causes and offer resources and techniques to alleviate these threats.
    Speaker

    Michael Fox, Federal Accident Investigator, NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board)

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    12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
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    1:45 pm – 3:00 pm “Jazz Sessions”
    In these sessions you will be able to discuss several hot industry topics and brainstorm potential solutions with your peers to generate innovative and actionable recommendations. While the traditional discussion groups provided valuable insight, the new “Jazz Sessions” will give you the opportunity to learn practical approaches that you can leverage in your organization to address certain industry challenges in your respective companies. Each Jazz Session will be moderated by industry experts.
    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break and Networking with Exhibitors
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    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm


     

    Closing General Session:
    On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
    Sponsored by:
    Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude--along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds, and a climbing team that's counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There's simply no room for poor judgment -- one mistake or misstep can result in an "unrecoverable error." Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, Alison Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today's rigorously competitive business environments.
    Speaker
    Alison Levine
    Team Captain of the First American Women's Everest Expedition

    5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Closing Reception
  • Thursday, February 25

    8:30 am  - 3:30 pm

    GS1 US Data Quality Workshop
    In this workshop GS1 US experts will guide you through the GS1 US National Data Quality Program including the necessary steps needed to establish or enhance a data quality program for your organization within a standards-based framework. Topics include guidance for starting a data governance program, an overview of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, and a review of the pillars of an effective data quality framework. You will hear from industry experts (trading partners) throughout the workshop who will share their experience with the development and implementation of data governance programs within their organizations in preparation for the GS1 US National Data Quality Program.

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  • Keynote Speaker Bios
























     

     

     

    Lt. General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.)
    Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority  
    Prior to his command of Joint Task Force-Katrina – leading the Department of Defense response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana – General Honoré served in a variety of command and staff positions which focused on Defense Support to Civil Authorities and Homeland Defense. As Vice Director for Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., and, as the Commander, Standing Joint Force Headquarters-Homeland Security, United States Northern Command, General Honoré’s focus was Defense Support to Civil Authorities and Homeland Defense. For four of the past six hurricane seasons, he supported the Department of Defense planning and response for Hurricanes Floyd in 1999; Lilli and Isidore in 2002 (both hit the Gulf Coast); Isabel in 2003; and Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in 2004. General Honoré also planned and supported the United States military response to the devastating flooding which swept Venezuela 1999 and Mozambique in 2000. As Vice Director for Operations, he led the Defense Department’s planning and preparation for the anticipated Y2K Millennium anomaly. As Commander of SJFHQ-HLS under NORTHCOM direction, he planned and oversaw the military response to the Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy and the DC Sniper Shootings. Additionally, General Honoré participated in three TOPOFF (Top Officials) exercises as well as the United Endeavor series of Homeland Defense exercises.

     

    Alison Levine
    Team Captain of the First American Women's Everest Expedition & Author of the New York Times Bestseller On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
    Alison Levine served as the team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, scaled the highest peak on every continent, and skied to both the North and South Poles--an accomplishment known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which fewer than forty people in the world have achieved. Levine spent four years as an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. She is also an advisor to the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point and is on the board of the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at Duke University. She is the founder of the Climb High Foundation, which trains jobless women in western Uganda to work as trekking guides in the Rwenzori Mountains. Levine is one of few who have presented at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Her best-selling book, On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership, was released in January of 2014.

  • Conference Speakers and Bios

    John P. Bilbrey
    Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, The Hershey Company
    J.P. Bilbrey has more than 30 years of experience in the fast-moving consumer goods categories and has been instrumental in the growth of some of the world’s largest and best-known brands. Mr. Bilbrey joined The Hershey Company in 2003 after having held executive positions with Mission Foods and Danone Waters of North America, Inc. Previously, he spent 22 years at The Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Bilbrey serves on the Colgate-Palmolive Company Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Grocery Manufacturers Association Executive Board.
       
    Kevin Davis
    Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Farms, Inc.
    Kevin started in the food industry in 1970 as a box boy, working his way through all store level jobs through eventual promotion to Senior Vice President of Marketing at Ralphs Grocery Company in Los Angeles. He left Ralphs after 22 years to become Executive Vice President of Bristol Farms in 1996 and in 1997, was promoted to Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of the company. He is a President Emeritis of the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), Director Food Marketing Institute (F.M.I.), Past Chairman of Unified Western Grocers and Past Chairmen of the California Grocers Association (CGA). Kevin was supported by full scholarships from the Food Industry’s Western Association of Food Chains and graduated from the U.S.C. Food Industry Management Program in 1978 and later graduated as Class President of the Executive Program in the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. In 1999 Kevin was named Alumnus of the Year by the USC Food Industry Management Program and Executive of the Year in 2011. Quite active in the philanthropic world, Kevin is a Director and Past Chairman of California Hospital Medical Center Foundation Board and Past President for the Food Industry Circle at the City of Hope. He has been the annual event chair for The California Conference for Equality and Justice for over10 years and was named the Food Industry's Good Scout of the Year by the Boys and Girls Scouts of Orange County.