Why You Should Attend!



Join your executive peers from other Fortune 1000 companies from the NY metro area for our Supply Chain & Procurement Summit in New York City.  We will focus on the most pressing issues that leaders are facing, with an agenda geared specifically towards Chief Supply Chain Officers, Chief Procurement Officers, as well as Operations and Risk Management VPs and Directors.  Highlights will include:

Keynote address:  Len Wierzbicki, VP Operations, Poppin

  • Tackling the challenges that supply chain executives are currently facing, and steps to overcome them.

 

Fireside Chat featuring: Connie Wendzicki, SVP Supply Chain, FreshDirect and Pooja Agarwal, VP Operations, Birchbox

  • Managing and operating supply chain at fast growing e-commerce startups.


Throughout networking breaks, you will also have the chance to expand your network and talk to supply chain executives from other leading companies.  Your colleagues from the following companies have already registered:  Bristol-Myers Squibb, Citi, L’Oreal, NYU Langone Medical Center, and more!


Our keynote addresses, fireside chats, and panel sessions will give you the perspective and actionable takeaways that only a room of the best supply chain minds can provide.

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Rhonda Le at rle@argyleforum.com.

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Pooja Agarwal Vice President, Operations
Birchbox
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Nick Ammaturo Head of Global Corporate Services Procurement
Coach, Inc.
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Doug Cutrell MSP PICS VP, Sourcing and Development
Randstad Sourceright
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Debbie Entrup Vice President, Global Brand Supply Chain
MAC Cosmetics
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Sheila Gundersen Chief Procurement Officer
Moody's
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Kanth Krishnan Vice President - Supply Chain Management Solutions
Intrigo
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Militza Manzano Vice President of Manufacturing
KIND
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Timothy Moul Assistant Vice President, Head of Shipping & Logistics, Americas
Sotheby's
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Laks Natarajan Head of GBS
Marsh & McLennan Companies
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Rodolfo Santamaria Vice President Supply Chain, Procurement and Trade Compliance – United States & Canada
ADT
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Sanjay Setty Vice President, Head of Procurement
KIND
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Connie Wendzicki Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
FreshDirect
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Len Wierzbicki Vice President, Operations
Poppin
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Steve Wittig Senior Vice President, CBS and Supply Chain
Colfax Corporation
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Tonia Woodbury Vice President Supplier Diversity Manager
Wells Fargo
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Vivian Wu Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Revlon
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  • 8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:10am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 9:10am – 9:55am Keynote Session: “Supply Chain for a Startup”
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    Everyone has great ideas.  What separates successful startup from the rest of the pack is … Customer Development.  Phase 1 of the company’s life cycle is focused on just that... The customer.  During Phase 1 companies create the value proposition, determine the customer segments, establish the sales channels and create customer relationships.  Once those are established, Phase 2 of the organization is Supply Chain Focused.  At this point, the organization should be fine tuning its cost structure, key activities, key resources, key partners and revenue streams.  Learn what to focus on during this journey and how it might compare to the larger, more established organizations out there today.

    Len Wierzbicki
    Vice President, Operations
    Poppin

  • 10:00am – 10:50am Panel Discussion: "Finding, Acquiring, and Retaining Premium Supply Chain Talent"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Developing best practices for integrating supply chain talent
    • Exploring external and internal resources for discovering top talent
    • Discussing the future of the supply chain role, and increasing current skill sets
    • Innovative approaches to introduce and integrate new talent into the organization
    • Continuing education to further develop skills of supply chain management

    Moderator:
    Timothy Moul 
    Assistant Vice President, Head of Shipping & Logistics, Americas
    Sotheby's

    Panelists:
    Doug Cutrell
    Vice President, Sourcing and Development
    Randstad Sourceright

    Sheila Gundersen
    Chief Procurement Officer
    Moody’s Corporation

    Laks Natarajan
    Head of GBS
    Marsh & McLennan Companies

    Steve Wittig
    Senior Vice President, CBS and Supply Chain
    Colfax Corporation

  • 10:50am – 11:25am Coffee Break
  • 11:25am – 11:55am Fireside Chat: "Managing and Operating Supply Chain at an E-Commerce Startup"
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    Pooja Agarwal
    Vice President, Operations
    Birchbox

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    Connie Wendzicki
    Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
    FreshDirect

    Interviewed by: 
    Militza Manzano
    Vice President of Manufacturing
    KIND

  • 12:00pm - 12:20pm Keynote Session: "Millennials by the Numbers"
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    The millennials you think you have and the millennials you need. Shifting your view on the newest generation in the workforce. 

    Nick Ammaturo
    Head of Global Corporate Services Procurement
    Coach, Inc. 

  • 12:20pm-1:20pm Lunch
  • 1:20pm - 1:25pm Session Introduction
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    Kanth Krishnan
    Vice President - Supply Chain Management Solutions
    Intrigo 

  • 1:25pm-2:15pm Panel Discussion: "Fostering Innovation Within Your Supply Chain"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Biggest pain-points within a supply chain operating model
    • Best practices for transforming a traditional supply chain to an integrated value chain
    • Significant obstacles in adapting to the modern supply chain environment
    • Re-examining supply chain operating models to digital alternatives

    Moderator:
    Tonia Woodbury
    Vice President Supplier Diversity Manager
    Wells Fargo

    Panelists: 
    Debbie Entrup
    Vice President, Global Brand Supply Chain
    MAC Cosmetics

    Rodolfo Santamaria
    Vice President Supply Chain, Procurement and Trade Compliance – United States & Canada
    ADT

    Sanjay Setty
    Vice President, Head of Procurement
    KIND 

  • 2:15pm-2:35pm Coffee Break
  • 2:35pm-3:10pm Keynote Session: "The Nuts and Bolts of Building Credibility"
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    In this session we will cover why credibility matters and a proven nuts and bolts approach to building credibility not only with internal stakeholders but also with the executive team and vendors alike.  We will discuss what the leadership role is to enhance the credibility. 

    Vivian Wu
    Global Head of Indirect Procurement
    Revlon

  • 3:10pm-3:15pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 3:15pm-4:15pm Closing Reception

Explore the most critical hot topics and challenges facing Supply Chain and Procurement executives, such as:

Catalyzing Exceptional Performance through End to End Value Chain Integration

  • Aligning supply chain strategies with the company’s broader corporate goals 
  • Key considerations when evaluating value chain integration opportunities
  • Benefits to conducting supply chain segmentation by product, customer, or other dimensions
  • Embracing cross functional collaboration with sales, marketing, and product development teams
  • Lessons learned from customer and supplier collaboration

Fostering Innovation within Your Supply Chain

  • Examining the decision making processes that are driving your current supply chain strategy
  • Exploring what supply chain innovation means for your organization
  • Discussing new capabilities to drive improvements within your supply chain
  • Identifying opportunities to innovate and the subsequent implications on the supply chain organization

Mending the Supply Chain Talent Gap: Building a Workforce for the Future

  • Skills and capabilities most critical for your supply chain 
  • Current talent gaps and how you anticipate this evolving
  • Investing in current teams to update and increase their current skill set
  • Innovative approaches to introduce and integrate new talent into the organization
  • Discussing the critical resources and HR support needed to address talent gaps 

Driving Agility Through Analytics

  • A look at how the concept of supply chain agility has evolved in the past 5 years 
  • Benchmark analytics necessary for an organization to become more agile
  • Readjusting business priorities through analytics 
  • Transforming data into actionable insights 

The Complexities of Today’s Global Supply Chain

  • Best practices with regards to establishing a global team
  • Understanding the impact of globalization
  • Key trends in terms of structure, responsiveness and flexibility
  • Steps to avoid or prepare for supply chain disruptions
  • Building and integrating resilience into your supply chain strategy

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you!

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $399.00 per night, taxes not included. 

Venue

The Fitzpatrick Grand Central


141 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (800) 367-7701
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