ProcureCon Supply Chain Virtual Event

Where Sourcing Innovators Connect & Inspire                              

June 29 - 30, 2021 | Online | 12:00pm ET | 9:00am PT 

The Covid-19 pandemic exposed many holes in global supply chains, disrupting supply for essential materials and goods. In the aftermath, procurement has been tasked with strengthening supply chains, mitigating risk, and ensuring no further disruptions. 

ProcureCon Supply Chain, the newest addition to the ProcureCon event series, will guide you through 2-days of education and networking, ensuring you’re armed with tools and strategies you need to keep things moving. Through sessions on digital transformation, supplier transformation, process technology and more, this is the premiere conference for those looking to define supply chain and procurement's transformed role in 2021.

Your Procurement Visionaries:

Balaji Ramakrishnan

Balaji Ramakrishnan

Director, Procurement and Supply Chain

BP

Christophe Villain

Christophe Villain

Global Head of Supply Chain & Procurement Technology

Nestlé

Terri Roscosky

Terri Roscosky

Supply Chain Director

Intel Corporation

Ingrid Sampson

Ingrid Sampson

Director, Global Supply Chain Management

Lockheed Martin

Erini Doss

Erini Doss

Director, Global Real Estate, Facilities, & Supply Chain

DRiV

Mark Porter

Mark Porter

Global Logistics Director

DuPont

David Jones

David Jones

Group Manager – Domestic Transportation and Procurement

BASF

Ravi Dosanjh

Ravi Dosanjh

Head of Strategic Program Management- CPLSS

Intel Corp.

Karan Razdan

Karan Razdan

Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager - Indirect Procurement

Gap Inc.

Akshar Awalgaonkar

Akshar Awalgaonkar

SVP, Chief Procurement Officer

Suez Water Technologies & Solutions

Chris Schult

Chris Schult

Vice President Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations

WR Grace & Co.

Laura Hanlon

Laura Hanlon

Director of Sourcing Americas

WD-40 Company

Graham Crawshaw

Graham Crawshaw

Global Services Director

CASME

Chris Sawchuck

Chris Sawchuck

Principal & Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader

The Hackett Group

Jennifer Bisceglie

Jennifer Bisceglie

CEO and Founder

Interos

Joanna Martinez

Joanna Martinez

Founder

Supply Chain Advisors LLP

Jamie Crump

Jamie Crump

President & CEO

The Richwell Group

ProcureCon Supply Chain Virtual Event Agenda

All Session times displayed in Eastern Time

Agenda Day 1 - Tuesday, June 29, 2021

  • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    Frank Musero, Divsional Director, ProcureCon North America

  • 12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

    Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO and Founder, Interos

  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    Erini Doss, Director, Global Real Estate, Facilities, & Supply Chain, DRiV
    Karan Razdan, Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager - Indirect Procurement, Gap Inc.
    Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO and Founder, Interos

    In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain resiliency continues to be a focus of senior leadership across all industries. Are you ready? This exclusive panel of procurement experts will talk you through the key steps you need to take now to ensure you aren’t left behind. Key areas of discussion will include:


    • Making your investment count: how and where to best deploy leading technology within your supply chain processes to achieve ROI
    • Changing global structure: reassessing reliance on offshore supply and technology
    • Assessing whether you have agile processes and teams in place to be able to rapidly respond to changes and disruptions
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  • 12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

    Chris Sawchuck, Principal & Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group

    Following a volatile 2020 that included a global pandemic, economic disruption, a tense political climate, and growing calls for social justice around the world, procurement teams must refocus their agendas on stability and recovery. 


    Join an insightful session led by Chris Sawchuk of The Hackett Group to learn what procurement teams should be focusing on in 2021, including:

    • Reducing supplier risk to ensure supply chain continuity
    • Acting as a strategic advisor to the business 
    • Modernizing procurement application platforms
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  • 1:05 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:05 pm - 1:30 pm

    Terri Roscosky, Supply Chain Director, Intel Corporation
    Graham Crawshaw, Global Services Director, CASME

    Travel restrictions over the past 18 months have forced procurement executives to become more creative when working with their global suppliers, leading to unexpected positive results. More interaction, while virtual, has enabled procurement to develop deeper connections with their core suppliers, as many transactional relationships fell by the wayside. As travel restrictions begin to loosen, will this remain the norm? Join this interactive chat to learn how to collaborate more with your top suppliers, even if it means it’ll cost you a little bit more.

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  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    David Jones, Group Manager – Domestic Transportation and Procurement, BASF
    Mark Porter, Global Logistics Director, DuPont
    Ravi Dosanjh, Head of Strategic Program Management- CPLSS, Intel Corp.
    Jamie Crump, President & CEO, The Richwell Group

    Getting your transportation and logistics category strategies right is imperative to a healthy supply chain. If either of these categories goes awry, your entire supply chain breaks, and chaos can ensue. Join this panel to hear some innovative strategies for ensuring you have the right suppliers in place at the best cost.

    • Reducing costs without sacrificing quality
    • Improving carrier contract negotiations
    • Implementing technology advancements
    • Finding the right mix of price, security and dependency
    • Do reverse auctions work in the transport and logistics space?
    • Ensuring you, as a buyer, have leverage with your suppliers
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  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Erini Doss, Director, Global Real Estate, Facilities, & Supply Chain, DRiV
    Akshar Awalgaonkar, SVP, Chief Procurement Officer, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions
    Laura Hanlon, Director of Sourcing Americas, WD-40 Company
    Jamie Crump, President & CEO, The Richwell Group

    We’ve learned important lessons on disruption over the past several months, and with a historical record full of examples of the unpredictable, it’s safe to say only that we never know where our next challenge will come from. To prepare for the inevitability of the unpredictable, this session will provide you with strategic insight on how your organization can avoid relying on sole and single-source suppliers to create a supply base that is prepared to turn on a dime.

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  • 2:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    2:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Agenda Day 2 - Wednesday, June 30, 2021

  • 12:10 pm - 12:15 pm

    12:10 pm - 12:15 pm

    Frank Musero, Divsional Director, ProcureCon North America

  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    Christophe Villain, Global Head of Supply Chain & Procurement Technology, Nestlé
    Balaji Ramakrishnan, Director, Procurement and Supply Chain, BP
    Joanna Martinez, Founder, Supply Chain Advisors LLP

    Blockchain, Robotics, Cryptocurrency, Track and Trace, Internet-of-Things Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation are rapidly changing how you interact with your supply chain. Many disruptive technology deployments are still in pilot phase, but scaling is inevitable over the next 3-5 years. So what can you do now to ensure you’re not left at a competitive disadvantage? Join this interactive panel for an overview, and then break out to discuss specific disruptive technologies

    • Mapping out the digital technology and business cases that enable a digital supply chain
    • Working across the silos: How procurement, IT and supply chain should jointly own this process
    • Upgrading your infrastructure and digital operations to ensure the highest levels of agility, scalability, innovation in an increasingly complex ecosystem
    • Striking the balance of human and tech interactions to avoid over investing in digital technologies that do not add value to the customer
    • Using insights from new partnerships to understand your customers’ preferences and interested from an entirely new lens
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  • 12:45 pm - 1:10 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:10 pm

    Akshar Awalgaonkar, SVP, Chief Procurement Officer, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions
    Graham Crawshaw, Global Services Director, CASME

    In an environment of tightly controlled growth, procurement is tasked with reducing expenditure as much as possible to free up capital for R&D and growth investments for the expected boom the post-pandemic economy will bring. Let’s discuss some ‘how-to’ techniques to advance your cash flow improvement efforts. We’ll look at everything from order management automation to inventory management to deploying advanced technologies to free up your cash.

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  • 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

    1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

    Chris Schult, Vice President Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations, WR Grace & Co.
    Ingrid Sampson, Director, Global Supply Chain Management, Lockheed Martin
    Laura Hanlon, Director of Sourcing Americas, WD-40 Company
    Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO and Founder, Interos

    It’s inevitable that how you assess risk is going to change quite a bit. Hear from this panel of procurement experts who have developed strategies for looking at supplier risk in 2021, and gain insight into how to strengthen your own plan.

    • Financial risk: how do you assess your suppliers’ financial solvency? Will you have to find a whole new supply base? 
    • Criminal and political risk: How do you ensure your suppliers and your suppliers’ suppliers are following global laws and regulations relating to bribery, human rights, etc? 
    • Weather risk: Do you have enough redundancies in your supplier base to allow for supply continuity in the event of a natural disaster?
    • Supplier due diligence: How many tiers down do you need to go? 
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  • 1:40 pm - 2:05 pm

    1:40 pm - 2:05 pm

    We can all agree that no one wants another toilet paper or antibacterial wipe situation on our hands or be left with countless numbers of unsold goods. But while 2020 was unprecedented, there are still ways for you to keep your inventory under control and costs in check. This fireside chat will take you through the forecasting and planning latest tools and technologies you can use to make better buying decisions for your supply chain.

    • Developing the right capabilities, resources, skills and tools that can support a new level of supply chain maturity
    • Who should take the ownership of the process and how to manage both people and analytics?
    • What are the key success factors to drive the change?
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  • 2:05 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:05 pm - 2:45 pm

    Balaji Ramakrishnan, Director, Procurement and Supply Chain, BP

  • 2:45 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Who Should Attend?

Hear from and interact with your peers from leading companies in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, and import/export, with the following responsibility:

    • Chief Procurement Officer
    • Head of Procurement Operations
    • Heads of Supply Chain Procurement
    • Heads of Direct Procurement
    • Category managers/directors of Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain

Procurement Professionals Are Excited!

Instant ROI from Takeaways

"I’m excited to share my takeaways with my whole team!"

Crystal Khalil, Director
Procurement
 Porsche Cars North America

Procurement’s Best Community

"There’s a real sense of community here!"

Jeff Devon
Senior Director, Indirect Procurement
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's

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"I’m leaving ProcureCon inspired and energized!"

Susan Worth
Senior Sourcing Manager
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