Why You Should Attend!



In today’s complex, customer-driven ecosystem, organizations are relying heavily on supply chain and procurement leaders to drive value and growth for their business. In addition, recent advancements in technology are driving unprecedented innovation by logistics providers and shippers alike.  Modern supply chain leaders must also continuously adapt and evolve using next generation supply chain capabilities and techniques to deliver reliability and performance. 

 Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together Chief Supply Chain Officers, Chief Procurement Officers, as well as Operations and Risk Management VPs and Directors from a variety of industry verticals for our annual 2017 Supply Chain Management and Procurement Forum taking place in New York City. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will discuss trends in supply chain amidst globalization, innovation, and digitization. Topics covered by our speaking faculty will include:

  • Catalyzing exceptional performance through end to end value chain integration
  • Creating transformational strategies that empowers the organization to exceed performance expectations
  • Controlling costs and fostering innovation within your supply chain
  • Collaborating with other business functions to support your organization’s omni-channel strategy
  • Redefining procurement, strategic sourcing, and inventory management
  • Technology reshaping modern and digital supply chain management
  • Best practices with regards to managing and preventing supply chain disruptions
  • Using innovation to maximizing sales and operations planning


Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more.

We look forward to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 supply chain and procurement executives hailing from the New York City and beyond!

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Diana Caldera at dcaldera@argyleforum.com.

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Nicholas Ammaturo Head of Global Procurement, Corporate Services
Coach, Inc
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Richard Boulware Head of Global Logistics
International Flavors & Fragrances
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James Haddow Head of Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management
Howard University
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Javette Hines Head of Supply Chain Development, Inclusion and Sustainability
Citi
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Diana Orrego-Moore Global Logistics Director
ZX-Ventures (an Anheuser-Busch InBev Co)
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Quentin Roach Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
Merck
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Kurt Scherwatzky Head of Production Services Procurement
John Wiley and Sons
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Sanjay Setty Vice President of Procurement
KIND
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Gary Smith Vice President, Division of Supply Logistics
MTA New York City Transit
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Steve Wittig Senior Vice President, CBS and Supply Chain
Colfax Corporation
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
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    Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your peers in the marketing community from a variety of industries before the morning’s content begins.

  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:15am Keynote Presentation featuring Citi
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    Javette Hines
    Head of Supply Chain Development, Inclusion and Sustainability 
    Citi

    This session will be off the record.

  • 10:15am - 10:45am Networking Break
  • 10:45am - 11:35am Panel Discussion: “Catalyzing Exceptional Performance through End to End Value Chain Integration”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • 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

    Moderator:
    Diana Orrego-Moore
    Global Logistics Director
    ZX-Ventures (an Anheuser-Busch InBev Co)

    Panelists:
    Kurt Scherwatzky
    Director, Production Services Procurement
    John Wiley and Sons
     
    Sanjay Setty
    Vice President of Procurement
    KIND
     
    Steve Wittig
    Senior Vice President, Colfax Business System and Supply Chain Strategy
    Colfax Corporation

  • 11:35am - 12:00pm Networking Break
  • 12:00pm – 12:50pm Fireside Chat: “The Future of Supply Chain in 2018 and Beyond"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How supply chain has evolved in the past 5 years
    • Examining the decision making processes that are driving your current supply chain strategy
    • 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
    • Investing in current teams to update and increase their current skill set
    • New capabilities to drive improvements within your supply chain

    Panelists:
    Nicholas Ammaturo
    Head of Global Procurement, Corporate Services
    Tapestry, Inc
     
    Richard Boulware
    Director, Global Logistics
    International Flavors & Fragrances
     
    Gary Smith
    Vice President, Division of Supply Logistics
    MTA New York City Transit

  • 12:50pm – 1:50pm Lunch
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    Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations. 

  • 1:50pm – 2:30pm Keynote Presentation featuring Howard University: “Evolution of Supply Chain Education – What Do You Expect from Future Graduates?”
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    Many University or College Supply Chain programs currently focus on core Operations, Production/Manufacturing, Procurement and Logistics undergraduate and graduate level courses.  Other elective Supply Chain courses augment these core courses to provide specialized skills critical to students and employers.  These core and elective courses provide the foundation and basic skills for future supply chain graduates and leaders to enter the Commercial, Government or Non-Profit sectors.
     
    Global supply chains are evolving at a rapid pace with new products, services, technology, processes and other concepts being introduced globally.  The introduction of concepts such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business/Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Digital Enterprise, Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, Alternative Fuels, Factory of the Future, Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability, Social Media as well as numerous other ideas have raised discussions in the Commercial, Government and Academic areas regarding the need to evolve/transform future academic programs. 
     
    Some key questions to interactively discuss and brainstorm are as follows:

    • Do we keep University/College supply chain programs focused on the core skills, processes, analysis techniques and technology?
    • Do we enhance supply chain programs by introducing new courses that focus on the evolving new supply chain concepts or incorporate these new concepts into existing courses?
    • Are there critical new concepts that supply chain students should be exposed to immediately in the respective supply chain programs and courses?
    • What additional concepts do we need to incorporate into the core and elective courses to enhance supply chain student skills and prepare them for careers in the supply chain arena?
    • What are we missing that will enhance knowledge base and skills of students and/or industry Professionals?

     
    All attendees will have the opportunity to contribute ideas, recommendations and challenges that will further enhance University/College supply chain programs. 
     
    James Haddow
    Director Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management
    Howard University

  • 2:30pm – 2:45pm Networking Break
  • 2:45pm - 3:25pm Fireside Chat featuring Merck and Howard University
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    Quentin Roach
    Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
    Merck

    Interviewed by:

    James Haddow
    Director Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management
    Howard University

  • 3:25pm – 3:30pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm 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 $425.00 per night, taxes not included. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

Venue

The Fitzpatrick Grand Central


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