Track A - Supply Chain Management

A01: Monday, April 19, 2010 9:00:00 AM
Plan, Source, Make, Deliver: an Overview of Supply Chain Management

Presented by:
Mr. Rene Garcia, Manager of Product Planning and Customer Service, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Supply chain management covers various aspects of the product lifecycle, including strategic planning, raw materials and finished goods sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and transportation, and managing returns.  This session consists of an overview of supply chain processes, how the elements interact within and outside the organization and how to engage in cross-functional and trading partner collaboration and communication to achieve supply chain efficiency, reduce costs and time to market, and improve profit and customer relationships. 

A02: Monday, April 19, 2010 10:15:00 AM
Supply Chain Compliance Management

Presented by:
Mr. Pete Plotas, Vice President, Partners and Services, RollStream Inc.

-- In A New World Of Risk & Responsibility, Cope is Not A Strategy!

Responsibility and risk management are the new core competencies for manufacturers, major brands and public. However, supply chain executives, merchants and buyers are extremely ill equipped to manage the avalanche of information and interaction required to ensure that your supply chain is compliant and risk free. Simply coping with a ‘spreadsheet and sticky tape’ solution will no longer suffice.

In this presentation GXS/RollStream will outline the practical steps that Chief Merchants, Supply Chain Managers, Compliance Officers and CFOs can take in order to establish a world class compliance and risk management platform. 

A03: Monday, April 19, 2010 11:30:00 AM
Opportunities to Expand Your Horizons with the Global Supply Chain

Presented by:
Ms. Shanna Miller, VP Information Systems, Phoenix International

In today's global economy, a smooth flow of goods is essential to the success of your company. When import orders are placed and shipments leave the dock, businesses require visibility and control of their freight. Clearing customs and transitioning between different modes of transit can be very frustrating to track. In this session you will learn how automating and integrating of the international supply chain can help you gain control and provide visibility of your import shipments. 

A04: Monday, April 19, 2010 1:30:00 PM
New Concepts in North American Over the Road Transportation

Presented by:
Mr. Rick Goone, Midwest RDC Manager, Anvil International

EDI and other technologies are gaining momentum in an effort to streamline supply chains, reduce loss and damage, squeeze through tighter appointment windows, and save money. Often supply chain issues can be resolved with technology. Retail customers are increasingly mandating the use of EDI with carriers as well. This session will help business and technical people understand many of the transaction sets and how they work at a high level to streamline work flow, reduce costs, acquire fewer chargebacks and engage partners more efficiently. Learn how your organization could make minor changes to gain supply chain velocity, eliminate redundant processes, increase capitalization and reduce programming costs associated with implementation. 

A05: Monday, April 19, 2010 2:45:00 PM
Deduction Management and Enabling Technologies

Presented by:
Ms. Jessica Butler, Principal, Attain Consulting Group, LLC

Curious about the latest & greatest technologies companies are using for Deduction Management?  This session will give you a (non-technical) overview of various tools that are out there to help companies more efficiently manage customer deductions.  From the automatic retrieval of proofs of deliveries (PODs) using web aggregation technology, to workflow bolt-on tools designed to automate deduction routing, hear how others are using technology to Take Control of Deductions.  This session will also provide attendees with a variety of deduction management tips, best practices and benchmark information designed to help your company take its deduction management processes “to the next level”.  If your company deals with chargebacks & deductions, this session can’t be missed. 

A06: Monday, April 19, 2010 4:00:00 PM
Diminish Supply Chain Disruptions & Chargebacks by Identifying Bad Bar Codes

Presented by:
Ms. Elizabeth Montgomery, Sales Manager, Label & Verification Divisions, Stratix Corporation
Ms. Laura Redman, Verification Account Manager, Stratix Corporation

Be alerted to the key bar code issues that lead to costly retail chargebacks and delays in getting merchandise to the sales floor. By implementing appropriate quality control programs that include hardware, software, media and subject matter expertise, bar code compliance can improve and reduce supply chain disruptions so that they will be a thing of the past! 
  • Explain how to use a verifier to identify bad bar codes, and know what steps to take to eliminate these bad bar codes.
  • Understand the importance of having a subject matter expert on hand for daily operations.
  • Learn what labels and ribbons are best to use to reduce chargebacks.

    A07: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:30:00 AM
    POS Analysis and Collaboration

    Presented by:
    Ms. Dawn Febo, VP of Business Development, Edifice Information Management
    Mr. Kevin J. Quinn, V.P. Sales, IDL Tools International, LLC

    A look at how IDL Tools International uses POS data to engage their retailers in the collaborative development and execution of strategies for improving the consumer shopping experience and enhancing supply chain efficiencies. 

    A08: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:15:00 AM
    Take the Hardline on Returns

    Presented by:
    Mr. Michael Umbach, Group V.P. Marketing & Product Development, Inmar, Inc.

    The economy has conditioned us to take a hard-line on the bottom line and look for ways to reduce costs, streamline processes, manage inventory, and recover value. However, what many may be overlooking is how a returns management program can help you achieve some of those objectives in places where you never thought to look - the reverse supply chain.  This presentation will share how companies that took the time to look backwards, actually moved forward and found success by recovering value on the returned product, reducing cycle time and days-in-inventory, and decreasing time to reconcile charge backs and deductions. You will learn the keys to their success and how you too can apply these best practices to take a hard-line on your returns. 

    A09: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:15:00 PM
    Mobility in the Hardlines Supply Chain

    Presented by:
    Ms. David Norris, , Stratix Corporation

    Come hear how mobility solutions can be utilized to bring efficiencies to the hardlines supply chain.  Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor or retailer, you’ll enjoy hearing how technology is being utilized today with case studies being shared on how mobility is being used to increase productivity, increase customer satisfaction and provide overall revenue gains! 

    A10: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:30:00 PM
    Supply Chain Security – What’s really in your supply and procurement channels?

    Presented by:
    Mr. Jay S. Yanko, Managing Principal, Verizon Business

    This session will educate on security risks associated with the retail supply chain and procurement channels. The session is designed to give an overview of potential threats to supply chain information flow and the data that you and your trading partners use to conduct business. In addition this session will explore potential security issues with the products actually in the supply chain and procurement channels that have the potential to expose you and your trading partners to additional risk. From counterfeit products to pre-loaded malware and viruses the supply chain isn’t safe. In this session you will learn about some of these threats and learn some simple strategies to protect your business. 

    A11: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 3:45:00 PM
    Buyer Solutions In Action

    The Buyer Forum is now the Buyer Solutions in Action.

    This change is to meet the demands of the 21st century, remembering the past but moving forward. As the new name implies, this new "World Café" style format will give you the opportunity to work together as a community tapping into the collective wisdom of your peers. Come prepared to discuss some of those vexing issues we all face, and how you have worked to solve them. Be prepared to walk out of this session with new insight into how your peers have brought about change or solutions within their organizations.

    Bring plenty of business cards, as you will need them at our own version of your local coffee shop discussion. 

    A12: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:30:00 AM
    Transforming Your Supply Chain Through Increased Visibility

    Presented by:
    Ms. Kim Reheiser, Product Line Manager, Sterling Multi-Channel Fulfillment, Sterling Commerce

    Enhanced visibility across domestic and global supply chains helps to optimize the supply chain network and reduce the risk of disruptions resulting in lower logistics costs and increased customer satisfaction. This session will use True Value Hardware’s Supply Chain Visibility implementation to highlight the benefits of visibility in helping the company break down functional silos for improved supply chain execution, resulting in reduced safety stock levels and visibility into trading partner performance. 


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