Manufacturing Supply Chain Management: Best Practices in 2016 & Beyond
As the competition among manufacturers gets arduous and demanding, business paradigms and strategies such as supply chain management are deliberately prioritized to reduce costs and augment productivity. Over the years, supply chains serve as a benchmark for consumers in assessing corporate production and distribution initiatives. With effective management of supply chains, the flow of operation will be simplified and long term sustainability will be achieved. Thus, it is essential for manufacturers, distributors and retailers to identify key factors, challenges and risks affecting supply chains.
In this two hour, LIVE Webcast a panel of professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of manufacturing supply chain management. Speakers will help the audience understand the critical issues surrounding this topic and provide them with best practices to mitigate economic and regulatory pitfalls.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Global Supply Chain Industry- An Overview
- Manufacturing Strategies & Operations
- Risk Identification and Management
- Supply Chain Planning and Solutions
- Key Factors affecting Supply Chains
- Possible Challenges and Implications on Manufacturers, Distributors and Consumers
- Supply Chain Logistic Analytics
- Legal Updates and Best Practices
Michael W. Hardgrove, Partner
DLA Piper LLP
- Design and implementation (including legal document execution and compliance management) of operations centers (aka “HubCo”) on regional/territorial basis (e.g., W.Europe, S.E.Asia, EMEA) for management of key group operational functions, significant assets and control of business/legal risks;
- Key features of operations centers include responsibility for contract manufacturers and limited risk distributors, which carry out the group services of physical assembly and customer sales, including regional trading company for products manufactured or sold outside its region or territory, both of which can be performed on the basis of purchase and sale for passing of product title (transactional model) or intercompany services model (non-transactional);
- HubCo exercises control of the key internal functions in the supply chain, including the managing procurement, inventories, demand planning, as well as oversight and financial support (but not “physical”) of assembly, warehousing and logistics for products;
- Resulting economic rewards for the group companies are set by HubCo to reflect the value of their services, with residual contribution retained by the HubCo based on control, oversight, holder of intangible property rights and bearing business/operational risks; and
- Financial rewards and incremental cash flow value can be enhanced depending upon the specific location for the HubCo, the ability to transfer certain functions, risks and assets cross border, planning around M&A transactions and post-acquisition integration models.
Thomas Madigan, Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Understanding your business, supply chain and distribution models.
- Are you a supplier of goods or a provider of services/solutions?
- Are you merely providing materials to order or performing application engineering?
- Understanding the different business and liability risks attendant to each.
- Making sure your business model meet your customer’s expectations and the reality of the marketplace.
- Do your customers expect/demand more or different services than what your business model allows?
- Are your employees (particularly sales and customer service people) performing consistent with your business model or your customers’ demands?
- Making sure sales and distribution practices, procedures and controls are consistent with your business model.
- Or change your business model to reflect the realities of the marketplace, your customer’s demands and your employee’s practices.
- The ultimate goal is to manage risk while meeting customer expectations.
- Making sure you have a sales/distribution system that fits your business model and meets your customer’s demands.
- Making sure your contracts properly allocate the risk attendant to your business model and are consistent with the demands/expectations of the marketplace.
- Properly aligning risk up and down your supply chain
Christos Linardakis, Senior Counsel
Braumiller Law Group PLLC
“Global Trade Compliance and the impact on Supply-Chain Management: avoiding illegal re-exports of your products through unauthorized distribution channels.”
- This class will focus on real-world scenarios which impact illegal activities within supply-chains operating globally.
- Cases to be discussed: ARC Electronics/Fishenko Russian Spy case and re-exports to Iran through supply-chain hubs such as Hong Kong as experienced first-hand by the speaker.
- Export violations within supply-chains, including manufacturer, distributor, SC Hubs, Foreign Resellers and End-User.
- Controls you can put into place that may avoid illegal shipments.
Who Should Attend:
- Manufacturing Lawyers
- Supply Chain Professionals
- Risk Analysts
- In-house Counsel
- Distributors and Retailers
- Business Analysts
- Business Managers
- Industry Watchers
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Michael Hardgrove has provided international consulting, structuring and intangible transaction services to numerous public and private companies with operations throughout the world.
Michael focuses his practice on international taxation, concentrating in particular on global business structuring (GBS), a process of assessing international tax and operating cost exposures and then designing strategies for management of cost efficiency and key value drivers. Primary objectives of this process are to reduce the after-tax cost of capital and to lower the effective tax rate on profits from foreign activities. This includes: Assessing the tax risks inherent in international sales, distribution or manufacturing operations, and evaluating the international structure, transaction flow, value-chain and business transition plans; Designing a strategy that can be integrated into international business functions such as trading companies, shared services centers, regional headquarters, procurement/sourcing offices, distribution centers, holding companies and/or treasury centers; Implementing principal operating models for European and APAC businesses, tax deferral structures, tax-efficient treasury management, entity restructurings, holding structures and acquisition structuring.
Michael Hardgrove has provided international consulting, structuring and intangible transaction services to numerous public and private companies with operations throughout …
Thomas J. Madigan is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. He is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Construction and Government Contracts Practice Groups. Mr. Madigan practices in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on construction-related claims. He also negotiates and drafts construction, engineering, supply and other commercial contracts, and handles general commercial litigation for large manufacturers of engineered products and systems utilized in construction.
Mr. Madigan has litigated in jurisdictions across the United States. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials, arbitration cases, and argued appeals before the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Thomas J. Madigan is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. He is a member of …
Christos Linardakis is an attorney in our Chicago office. Mr. Linardakis holds two advanced law degrees (LL.M.) in International Trade Law & International Corporate Law. He has served at Molex ($3.7BUSD), a subsidiary of Koch Industries, as Global Trade Compliance & ITAR Empowered Official, as well as trade regulatory attorney for the electronics company. He has also served in global trade positions for a Fortune 25 computer technology company ($40BUSD), as well as for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company ($2BUSD). In those positions he established corporate compliance programs for the U.S., E.U. and Asian trade laws, as well as ITAR compliance programs, including MLA/TAA for offshore ITAR manufacturing, Foreign Military Sales, as well as instituting compliance operational manuals tailored to specific departmental requirements and Value-Stream Mapping (VSM) for all material and information flow concerning ITAR manufacturing outside the U.S. In addition, he’s held primary roles in all M&A activities including the merger of Compaq Computers with HP, and others. The highlight of his career was when he had the honor of working as co-counsel with former U.S. Ambassador Richard Williamson on a Sudanese Humanitarian case personally petitioning before the Dept. of State for deployment of humanitarian equipment and services to Sudan.
Christos Linardakis is an attorney in our Chicago office. Mr. Linardakis holds two advanced law degrees (LL.M.) in International Trade …
Print and review course materials
Method of Presentation:
NASBA Field of Study:
Specialized Knowledge and Applications
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Unlock All The Knowledge and Credit You Need
Leading Provider of Online Continuing Education
It's As Easy as 1, 2, 3
Get Your 1-Year All Access Pass For Only $199
About DLA Piper LLP
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs around the world.
About Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. While our practice is remarkably diverse, we operate as a unified firm, using our size, depth of talent and the latest technology to assist our clients.
Pepper’s Construction Practice Group has an unparalleled record of resolving complex construction disputes and winning complex construction trials. Our litigation experience — and success — informs everything we do, including translating into better results in our contract drafting and project management. Our lawyers counsel clients on some of the biggest, most sophisticated construction projects in the world. With more than 25 lawyers — including 15 partners who all have multiple first-chair trial experience — and a national network of 13 offices, we have the depth and breadth to try cases of any complexity, anywhere. For more information about Pepper’s Construction Practice, visit www.constructlaw.com.
About Braumiller Law Group PLLC
With offices in the U.S. (Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toledo) as well as Mexico, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC is a highly respected law firm focused on international trade compliance and proven strategies to optimize global trade business practices. The attorneys and trade advisors of Braumiller Law Group know how to navigate the intricate maze of global trade regulations and have attained a successful track record over the years for helping clients save millions of dollars in potential compliance penalties. Clients have also benefited from leveraging the expertise and experience of the Braumiller Law Group team to ensure that their global trade operations are legally structured to maximize efficiency and profitability. Braumiller Law Group helps its clients excel beyond compliance support to generate measurable business value. Braumiller Law Group has quickly become recognized as one of the top “boutique” international trade law firms in the U.S.