ISM World 2024 Detailed Agenda

 

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  • Sunday, April 28, 2024 2:00pm - 4:30pm

    Monday, April 29, 2024 8:00am - 5:30pm

    Tuesday, April 30, 2024 7:30 am - 5:00pm

    Wednesday, May 1, 2024 7:30am - 5:00pm

Tuesday April 30, 2024 - Day 2

Corporate Program Lounge

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

As a Corporate Program member you have access to an exclusive lounge where you have a quiet place to catch up on work, grab a snack or connect with your team. There are also daily happy hours taking place on Tuesday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and on Wednesday from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Audience: Corporate Members

Opening General Session

4/30/2024, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This is a power-packed session discussing the latest impacts on the supply chain including thought-provoking insights from keynote, Ian Bremmer, the President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media.

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Speaker(s):  Ian Bremmer, Tom Derry

The Missing Link: Voices and Partnerships for More Resilient Supply Chains

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

As large corporations and buyers increasingly focus on decarbonizing their supply chains, much of the burden falls on the shoulders of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the globe. While trying to accomplish these goals in the face of extreme weather events, more data requests from buyers, and shorter lead times, suppliers and their workers have their own challenges that they’re trying to solve for. Using new research from World Resources Institute, this session will discuss how innovative models of partnerships between big brands and smaller suppliers can help create more resilient supply chains. Participants will highlight different types of challenges for businesses, workers, and communities and why collaboration is key to solving them.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Grace Flynn, Evana Said, Taj Eldridge

ExecIn (Invitation only): Keynote Behind the Scenes Q&A with Ian Bremmer

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Exclusive to ExecIn attendees, get a behind-the-scenes opportunity for a question and answer session with Opening Keynote, Ian Bremmer.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Ian BremmerBob Mahlik

Single and Sole Source Suppliers - Learn Proven Strategies for Measurable Cost Savings

Sponsored by: BDO
4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For many categories, negotiating with single and sole source suppliers is an unavoidable reality – one that frequently limits the ability of even the most sophisticated supply management organizations to reach their savings targets in an increasingly competitive supply market. Learn from leading procurement practitioners and negotiation advisors how to get leverage and deliver sustainable cost savings with your most challenging single and sole source supplier relationships.  Engaging conversation and networking with peers on this valuable topic.

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Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

The Rumors of My Demise are Greatly Exaggerated - Diversity and Sustainability Programs in a Cost-Cutting World

Sponsored by: Scoutbee
4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Let's face it, the rumors of these programs' demise have been greatly exaggerated and in many companies these programs are growing and thriving. Diversity and Sustainability programs are not on the top of everyone's list in a world of cost cutting and de-risking. Hear from three industry experts on the tactics that are being used to make these programs successful in our current economy. Learn how newer challenges in the space such as forced labor are being  addressed. Come hear case studies, along with discussing your questions and concerns.

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Speaker(s): Nicole Verkindt , Roger Blumberg, Daniel Dorr

Top Trends, Tips and Tricks from ISM's Emerging Professionals Committee

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Designed by ISM's Emerging Professionals Committee, this session will highlight the top 10 trends within the profession from the young practitioner's perspective, and address tips, hacks and tricks to stategically tackle the impact of those trends. 

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Justin Hyrb, CPSM, CPSD, Eden Jacoby, Timothy Mansure

Managing Supply Chain Risk in a High Growth Environment

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Supply chain risk continues to be top of mind for most organizations. However, translating risk management from the theoretical to something implementable and scalable is a tall task. In this session, Intuitive Surgical will share its journey with supply chain risk management against the backdrop of high company growth.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Rebecca Johnson, Austin Boehrer

Trailblazer Winner-The Role of AI in Supply Chain Decarbonization

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the imperative to decarbonize supply chains has become paramount. This session delves into the transformative potential of AI in driving sustainability within procurement and supply chain operations. Drawing upon the innovative approach of Kloopify, a pioneering solution in this domain, attendees will gain insights into how AI-powered analytics can revolutionize the understanding and management of sustainability impacts across global supply chains. From leveraging AI to analyze impact data swiftly to integrating supplier-specific metrics for actionable insights, the session showcases practical strategies for achieving tangible reductions in emissions and advancing sustainable procurement practices. Through real-world examples and case studies, attendees will uncover the power of AI-driven solutions in enabling organizations to navigate the complexities of supply chain sustainability effectively. Join us to explore how AI can empower businesses to accelerate their journey towards a greener, profitable, more resilient future.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Daniela Osio

Building a Better Services SOW

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Supply chain professionals often struggle with how to ensure they get their money's worth with services spend, particularly for professional and corporate services. Fixed fee engagements can be particularly difficult to compare and/or ensure competitive pricing. This session will help you critically evaluate any supplier's Statement of Work (SOW), building in what your team should always ensure is clear - timeline, deliverables, terms and fees.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Cesar Ayala

State of the Procurement Profession Survey 2024 - Key Insights

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Procurement professionals are facing a number of challenges, including the need to reduce costs, build capabilities, and manage crises. Last year’s survey found that the most challenging performance roadblock is "people," followed by "technology," "tasks," and lastly "structure". Companies are responding to these challenges by localizing supply chains, centralizing procurement, and establishing dual and multi-sources. Sustainability is also a top priority for procurement professionals, with larger companies further ahead on their journey to reach their sustainability targets. Technology is playing an increasingly important role in procurement, with larger companies putting more emphasis on technology implementation and process automation. This session will provide an update on 2024's survey results, what's changed, what's trending and what to plan for. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Ruth Schültken, Christoph Bode, Ph.D., Marcell Vollmer, Ph.D. 

Trailblazer Winner- GSK - Sustainability Commitment

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Giulia Usai

Unleashing the Power of Supply Chain Data Analytics

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Harnessing the power of data analytics has never been more critical to identifying and mitigating customer supply chain risks and successfully navigating a dynamic global environment.

This session will pull back the curtain on how a diversified global manufacturer improves customers' costs and boosts supply chain resiliency through data-driven insights. By utilizing tools that provide accessible and actionable data, decision-makers have real-time visibility to implement cost reductions and mitigate risks early in the product lifecycle across transportation, manufacturing, and inventory spaces.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Jonathan Lee, Aurea Jimenez

ExecIn Economic Update: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Invitation Only)

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Has the Federal Reserve successfully engineered a soft landing?  Or, is the confluence of geopolitical conflict, a presidential election, rising consumer debt levels, and still high interest rates conspiring to produce economic downturn in 2024? It is difficult to know whether 2024 will be a good year – but one thing is clear – it will be a very interesting one.  This presentation (exclusive to ExecIn attendees) will supply in-depth analysis of major factors shaping economic outcomes, including interest rates, global conflict, wage dynamics, business confidence, and demographics. It will then turn toward a forecast for the coming year, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Anirban Basu, MPP, MA, JD, Ph.D.

Characteristics of a High Performing Procurement Organization - How Does Walmart Stack Up?

Sponsored by: Scoutbee
4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this lively discussion we will compare Walmart's Procurement structure and strategy to The Hackett Group's highly touted report on Top Characteristics of a High Performing Procurement Organization (from talent to account enablement) - and hearing how Walmart has been able to provide and deliver value by deploying these characteristics. This spirited exchange between Michael DeWitt from Walmart and Chris Sawchuk from The Hackett group is an open discussion and we welcome input from those attending. We will share The Hackett Report to those attending and you can see how you stack up.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Chris SawchukMichael DeWitt

Future-Proofing Your Supply Management Organization

Spnonsored by: BDO
4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Take BDO’s Supply Management Future State Organizational Readiness Assessment, then join this interactive session to review BDO’s latest benchmarking research and explore how your company compares to peers and what you should be focused on to address emerging trends and challenges for supply management in 2024 and beyond.   

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Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Implementing an EV Program: A Retrospective

Sponsored by: Element Fleet
4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This interactive session will include a diverse panel discussing key implementation considerations for implementing your EV program. We'll explore a retrospective of triumphs, critical learnings, and unexpected findings from actual client case studies. Learn from the successes, hurdles, and unpredictable decision points encountered along the journey to fleet electrification and decarbonization.

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Speaker(s): Bill Blais, Nicholas Jaksetic

The Future of the Profession: The Critical Role of Soft Skills

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

As the role of procurement functions become increasingly strategic, the skills needed for success have also evolved. Procurement and supply management leaders of the future will demonstrate mastery of behavior skills like influence, collaboration, and communication. Join this interactive session to explore how soft skills are impacting your company, your peers, and industry leaders based on BDO's deep library of benchmarking data, and walk away with tools and frameworks you can use to become a trusted advisor to the business and advance your own supply management career.    

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Ashley Hetrick

The Future of Procurement: Leveraging GenAI for Competitive Advantage

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

This session shares smart and strategic uses of GenAI in procurement based on real-world cases. You will discover how to use GenAI for tactical purposes in day-to-day buying, data analysis, and category management. We will cover how you can leverage GenAI to prepare for negotiations, gain market insights, and analyze complex data more efficiently. You will walk away with understanding the limitations and risks involved in using GenAI so that you can make informed decisions. Come join the discussion on how GenAI can future-proof your procurement function, drive competitive advantage, and optimize benefits of data analytics!

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Dagmar Laue

Using Practical Tools In Value Analytics to Yield Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationships

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

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In this session we will review the multi-step sourcing process (Strategic Sourcing Road Map) including highlighting the use of Decision Analytics (tenants of a Cost Model) and introduce an objective Supplier Common Assessment Audit process. In the session we want to help you: 
-Increase your confidence in methodically sourcing and resourcing for transitions and NPI Projects to identify, evaluate and implement better value suppliers
-Understand how gathered facts, data and analytics can be leveraged into carefully prepared negotiations

Through this presentation become passionate about the procurement profession.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Mihaly Mike Hangyas, John Silvestri

Leveraging the ISM Report On Business®

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

The ISM Report On Business® makes the news each month with its Manufacturing and Services PMI® Indexes as they have been referenced on-air for more than 40 years. The Report On Business® has been a reliable month-by-month indicator of economic conditions for more than 80 years, and the methodology for compiling the data has been adopted in dozens of countries and other industry sectors in cooperation with ISM®.

This interactive session will provide background and expert analysis on the economic data in a discussion with the chairs of the Business Survey Committee for the Manufacturing and Services PMI®. It will also focus heavily on how best to leverage the data from a procurement leader’s standpoint, as well as how to use it within your team to improve strategic decision making. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Timothy R. Fiore, Anthony Nieves

Automating Tail Spend: Lessons Learned at Boeing

Sponsored by: Fairmarkit
4/30/2024, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Boeing and Fairmarkit began a digital transformation journey in 2023 to automate a significant amount of Boeing’s tail spend leveraging integrations with SAP Ariba. During this process, both sides have learned a lot about scoping, change management, legacy systems, customizations and driving a complex AI procurement project to a successful launch. 

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Speaker(s): Erin McFarlaneTiffany Andrews

 

Fueling Profitability: S-OIL's Transformative Journey with AI

Sponsored by: Samsung SDS
4/30/2024, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

S-OIL, an Aramco company, will drill into a narrative of innovation and efficiency with their use of AI-driven sourcing and procurement. By leveraging AI in the Samsung SDS platform, S-OIL has not only streamlined procurement but has also gained invaluable insights into market dynamics, enabling proactive strategies that drive both profitability and sustainable growth. This session serves as a testament to the potential of AI in redefining traditional procurement paradigms and unlocking new routes for cost reduction. 

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Speaker(s): Dipti Gupta

Empowering Supply Chain Safety: Veriforce Worker Pass Demonstration for Enhanced Site Access Control and Cognitive Fitness Assessment"

Sponsored by: Veriforce
4/30/2024, 1:55 PM - 2:25 PM

Proactively protecting your workforce is critical to supply chain management. Join us for a product demonstration from our supply chain experts to learn more about a real-time site access control and cognitive fitness for duty assessment, to reduce risk and increase productivity.

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Speaker(s): Thomas AndresJeff Sease, Craig Scott

Trailblazer Winner-Nova Southeastern University: A Diversity Champion in the Procurement Profession

4/30/2024, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

In this case study presentation, NSU Procurement will share how they are committed to upholding the university’s core values in actively promoting the inclusion of Women/ Veteran/ Minority Owned Businesses (WVMBs) in its vendor pool and how it translates into tangible results; which, include increased vendor participation, significant contract awards to WVMBs, and enhanced community relationships.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Erin Rodriguez

R. Gene Richter Scholarship Lunch at ExecIn (Invitation Only)

4/30/2024, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Celebrate the latest class of scholarship recipients of the R. Gene Richter and Nancy D. Richter Foundation supply management scholarship award. Meet the students first-hand and hear their amazing accomplishments while also networking with peers. It's a great way to give back and invest in the future of the profession.

Simplify Procurement Processes with AI-Powered Intake Orchestration

Sponsored by: Tonkean
4/30/2024, 1:55 PM - 2:25 PM

Explore the game-changing potential of AI-powered intake orchestration to simplify and supercharge procurement processes. Attendees will learn how Tonkean's innovative, no-code intake orchestration platform enables procurement teams to create and facilitate guided buying and approval experiences that are personalized, smart, and easy to follow. 

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Speaker(s): Adam Boyle

Generative AI Explained: from Leaders at Google and Tesla

4/30/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a Gen AI 101 session, featuring insights from former leaders from Google and Tesla. Dive into Gen AI's history, current capabilities, and future potential -- separating facts from hype. This primer is for anyone curious about Gen AI, offering a clear understanding and encouraging questions in an open Q&A. Whether you're a professional or totally new, gain a foundational grasp on Gen AI's real-world applications and how to approach it within your org. This session is NOT strictly about procurement but explores the basics of Gen AI. Get ready for a fun journey into everything you've been curious about but too afraid to ask! Learn objectives:  - Basics and Evolution: Explore Generative AI’s origins, key milestones, and insights from a leading engineer formerly at Google's R&D group.

  • Current State of Gen AI: Understand its capabilities, limitations, and practical applications.
  • Future Directions: Anticipate advancements and research in Generative AI.
  • Real-World Impact: Discover Gen AI's application in solving complex problems and driving innovation.
  • Takeaways: participate in a Q&A and come away from the session with an "AI Roadmap" you can share with your peers!

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Speaker(s): Spencer Penn, Idan Mintz

Trailblazer Winner - Zimmer Biomet - Talent Management Excellence

4/30/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Howard Levy, Orlando Malone

Strategic Fleet Planning: Balancing ICE and EV Realities

Sponsored by: Holman
4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This topic examines the challenges of planning for and managing both Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and Electric Vehicle (EV) supply chains for fleets.

It emphasizes the critical need for long term strategic planning to effectively address the distinct challenges and opportunities presented by both technologies.

The discussion evaluates the advantages of strategic planning versus a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach in adapting to the evolving automotive landscape. It underscores the importance of new (non-traditional fleet) stakeholders, technological advancements, shifting market dynamics, regulatory pressures, and fleet sustainability initiatives when formulating effective vehicle supply chain strategies.  

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Speaker(s): Mike DeCesare, Jeremy Dewey

Nearshoring: The Never Ending Consolidation of the Mexican Economy

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Mexico currently ranks 7th in the world for location options for nearshoring. If you are considering or in the process of reshoring to Mexico, this session will address the following topics:

  • - Conducting appropriate spend and risk analysis when embarking on global sourcing plans and nearshoring.
  • - Weighting all involved global issues and cultural considerations when nearshoring.

Is Mexico a real nearshoring alternative or just a low cost sourcing option? What part of the analysis are we missing or underestimating? Walk away understanding the real benefits and risks of nearshoring to Mexico. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Rodrigo Alcantara Fernandez

Intelligent eProcurement and Supplier Relationship Management Using Strategic and Tactical Spend Analytics

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Spend Analysis is the process of collecting, cleansing, classifying and analyzing expenditure data from all sources within the organization (i.e. purchasing card, eProcurement systems, etc.). This valuable information can be used to make strategic decisions by first providing answers to such questions as: what was bought; when was it bought; where was it purchased; how many suppliers were used and how much was spent with each; how much was paid for the item. This session we will show step-by-step with examples and case studies of strategic purchasing and supplier relationship management (SRM) initiatives with an intelligent spend analytics system. Smart eProcurement guided by insights from aggregate spend data, benchmarks, trends, dashboards, and Pareto analysis can provide an incredible result for procurement processes and well as optimized SRM. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Sheema MirchandaniSam Adhikari

ISM International Student Case Competition

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join the final four student teams as part of the final round of the annual ISM International Student Case Competition as they present their creative and compelling solutions to this year’s case. The competition gives students an opportunity to gain real-world case solving experience within supply management while also applying their knowledge and diverse perspectives to a solution.

Of the final four teams, the top three will receive a financial reward among other benefits from ISM. Attendees will be able to view case details and vote for their top selections within the conference mobile app, and input will be compiled along with votes from a panel of judges. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 1. 

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Speaker(s): Thomas Maher

No Seat at the Table? Make One.

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Procurement wields more influence than you think – so don’t let lack of a seat at the table fool you into thinking you could end up on the menu! This fun and interactive session highlights strategies and tactics to leverage procurement’s existing influence and create your own seat to drive impactful change.

Led by ISM’s Talent and University Committees, attendees will engage with panelists who have progressed from peripheral followers to secured, respected spots as strategic decision makers. These panelists will share real-world examples of how they transitioned into starring roles by seizing a permanent seat at the leadership table (and dodging being served for dinner!).

You'll come away with lighthearted but actionable ideas to evolve procurement from a supporting player to an integral influencer with visibility into the room where it happens. Learn to maneuver procurement from the backbench to the boardroom and progress from the sidelines to center stage.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Quinones, Miguel Gonzalez, Naseem Malik, Dillon Tagle

Generative AI: Hallucinations and Real-World Applications

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

This session will provide an overview of generative AI and its capabilities in the field of procurement. Speakers will discuss the pitfalls of AI, such as hallucinations (when false or misleading information is presented as fact). Attendees will get practical examples on how AI can be integrated into existing systems and processes to solve procurement’s problems as well as insight into what the future holds.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Gregor StühlerMichael DeWittMaria Jesus Saenz

What Comes Next for Labor Intensive Outsourced Services Contracts?

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Join the GSK Facilities Management Category Management team as they share their own case study on the outsourced services that are essential to the safe and effective operation of their global portfolio of manufacturing, R&D and offices buildings. These contracts consist of direct labor inputs that makes up 85% or greater of the total supplier costs to GSK that brought their own unique challenges during the pandemic. In this session get an understanding of the key considerations in their facilities management and similar agreements for contracts with a significant component of direct labor. You'll hear their key lessons learned and GSK's forward focus as they prepare to move into our next generation of contracts.  

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Thomas Bailey

2024 Procurements Biggest Priorities

Spnonsored by: Scoutbee
4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Every year, The Hacket Group publishes their CPO agenda for the upcoming year that is based on a survey that is distributed in Q4. Please join The Hackett Group, Honeywell, and Scoutbee to discuss the results of the 2024 study and see how your priorities for 2024 stack up to the results of the study. Are cost containment, battling inflation and reducing risk in your supply chain your top three priorities? Let's discuss.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Chris Sawchuk, Roger Blumberg, Bart Reekmans

Leveraging AI to Boost Procurement Productivity

Sponsored by: BDO
4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Nearly 50% of organizations have formalized or are in the process of formalizing a policy around generative AI. Join this networking session with your peers and leading Procurement AI implementers to explore recent research by BDO and Microsoft on actual usage and ROI for GenAI tools, practical ways supply management teams are leveraging tools like ChatGPT and Microsoft Copilot to increase productivity, and strategies to help reduce risks related to generative AI use.  Learn and network with your peers on the relevant topic.

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Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Trailblazer Winner- The only safe bet in Vegas… $$$

4/30/2024, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The only safe bet in Vegas is that you will experience supply chain disruption in the future! In today's globalized economy, disruption in one part of the supply chain can have significant ripple effects, impacting businesses across sectors and regions. A vast array of interconnected risks could affect supply chains at any given time. This session works through how to leverage your team’s intel to boost your Risk Management program and make everyone in your company a risk advocate to manage supply chain risks.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Alex Porion, CPSM, CPSD

Accelerating your Procurement Digital Transformation

Sponsored by: Ivalua
4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adoption and change management are critical to the success of any digital transformation. Executive support is critical. Employees and suppliers must embrace new systems and new ways of working if expected benefits and ROI are to be achieved. In this keynote, we will discuss the innovative and effective approach taken by Leidos, looking at issues such as:

  • Building your business case and gaining buy-in
  • Strategies to maximize user and supplier adoption
  • Considerations when replacing existing systems
  • Leveraging innovative technologies such as AI to streamline change management and adoption

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Speaker(s): Alex Saric, Nick Traboulay

Establishing a Strategic Approach for Climate in Procurement

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Did you know that up to 90+% of an organization's greenhouse gas emissions typically come from its purchases? Due to this emerging data, procurement and supply chain professionals stand uniquely positioned to drive meaningful impact. But how do you get started? This session will provide an opportunity to learn the business case and basics of climate management in the context of purchasing and hear about the critical success factors for standing up your own strategic supply chain greenhouse gas emissions program.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Kris Spriano, Andrew Baer

Source to Pay Transformation on a Single System of Action with ServiceNow

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Corteva is deploying the ServiceNow Customer Service Management (CSM) solution to connect people, processes, and technologies all in one place. Learn about their journey as they continue to partner with ServiceNow in IT, HR and Source to Pay operations. In this session, gain the knowledge to define what "self-service" means to your own organization. Learn how to expand partnership with your provider to accelerate digital transformation as well as define the critical elements to unlock the full potential of digitization. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Tamra PawlowskiDean Ocampo

Reshoring: Rethinking Your Global Supply Chains

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

"Time to act," is what many companies are feeling now that global supply chain risks and vulnerabilities have been exposed by the pandemic. The supply chain continues to challenge the profession with shipment delays, freight rate volitility, ongoing trade war with China and the ebb and flow of changing market demand. Layer on economic uncertainty and geopolitical instability. Ultimately, it's time to rethink, plan, and act.

This session will discuss the strategies, planning and commitment needed to address the challenges of rebalancing a global supply chain.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Rosemary Coates

The Value of Supply Chain Stress Testing

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

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Managing risk, complexity, and disruptions are not new topics for supply chain leaders.  However, the ranges of factors, multiplicity and frequency of events that impact supply chains today offer more challenges than ever before.  Agility and flexibility to ensure the supply chain continues to deliver on its commitments requires a different approach. This session covers the value of stress testing your supply chain.  We will discuss what it is and what's different about this approach to help you leverage the insights to design resiliency into the supply chain.  Learn how you can achieve  benefits from this process like margin preservation, business continuity and competitive advantage. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Caldwell Hart

Maximizing Value from Market Intelligence Investments

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Sourcing and category management teams need outside market knowledge to support their stakeholders in making fact based decisions. In fact, research has shown high performing teams have a higher investment in market intelligence (MI). However, many sourcing organizations under-invest or under-utilize their memberships with research and MI organizations. Memberships go unused, research goes unread, and budgets get auto-renewed with incumbent providers. The best way to spend your MI budget is different for every organization and how you get value from that investment depends on both the MI provider and your own team.

In this session we’ll lay out the fundamentals sourcing teams and leaders should know to get the most value for their investment. You'll get advice on selecting the right portfolio of MI providers and the internal change management to capture value from those memberships. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Amy Fong

Automation Vs. Human - Striking the Right Balance

Sponsored by: Scoutbee
4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Let's discuss how to strike the balance between tech enablement and the human element to reach maximize performance in an organization while reducing friction in the processes - with the aim to an end-to-end supply chain. Not everything is going to be replaced by AI but many of the tactical tasks can and should be replaced if done properly - how we can have a symbiotic relationship between AI and Humans for mutual learning.

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Speaker(s): Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz, Chris Sawchuk, Bart Reekmans

Forced Labor Due Diligence - What You Need to Know

Sponsored by: BDO
4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this interactive discussion led by BDO’s ESG Supply Chain leaders, discuss the rapidly changing ESG regulatory landscape, including UFLPA, Canada’s new Forced and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act, and the EU’s proposed CSDDD, and what leading companies are doing to help reduce the risk of forced labor in their supply chain and comply with new due diligence and training requirements.

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Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Trailblazer Winner- A Collaborative and Innovative Approach to Sustainable Packaging

4/30/2024, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join this presentation to learn how DuPont Packaging team is navigating  a convulsed market environment, converting a challenging time in an opportunity to expand collaboration between internal customers, external business partners, and industry peers; all this while improving its environmental footprint, meeting regulatory requirements and creating value to its customers.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Patricia Fernández

ISM Awards Gala Opening Reception (Tickets Required)

4/30/2024, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

To kickoff the ISM Awards Gala, registered gala attendees can enjoy a networking cocktail reception.

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ISM Awards Gala (Tickets Required)

4/30/2024, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The ISM Awards Gala is a celebration of both our individual and organizational award winners. Join this year's award season winners from the ISM 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars, the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship & Award as well as the organizational winners of the ISM Supply Chain Trailblazer awards. You will be among the best of the best to network and celebrate amazing contributions to supply chain excellence.

This supply management celebration is a can’t miss event at ISM World 2024. Don’t miss your chance to network and celebrate with the best in supply chain.

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