Arising Issues in Supply Chain Management: What Lies Ahead in 2016 & Beyond
Moving further into 2016, we can see several trends driving the future of supply chains. Among the key players, technological innovation receives a great deal of focus so as to aid industry operations overcome critical challenges. It has stirred productivity towards digitization of key financial and business processes and enabled collaboration across the organization. However, businesses cannot unlock the full potential of digital supply chain by simply adding digital technology into their operations. Companies will need to reinvent their supply chain strategy and reimagine a supply chain as a digital supply network (DSN) that connects people, data and finance as well as materials, products and supplies. Moreover, it is important to keep an eye on the fundamentals of the business operations. Having the most efficient process and right people in place that can be scaled with technology and automation will keep a business in pace with today's fast-rate environment.
Vital issues including unpredictable economies, labor issues, risk allocation and increasingly complex global markets are continuously challenging the use of supply chains. However, emerging trends are opening opportunities which may help businesses in reducing costs, avoiding or shifting risk and enabling more efficient customer service at the same time. Companies need to implement a sound strategic plan to cope with these opportunities.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion on the arising issues in Supply Chain Management. Speakers will provide the audience with the best practices to win through the pressing challenges and keep up with the current trends impacting the future of the Supply Chain industry.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- 2016 Supply Chain Trends
- Key Challenges and Opportunities
- Supply Chain Management in Global Context
- Risk Identification and Management
- Planning and Solutions
- Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Take Advantage of Opportunities
Gary Allen, Vice President of Supply Chain Excellence
Ryder System, Inc.
- Disruptive trends today’s supply chains face
- Overcoming challenges through supply chain design
- Preparing your supply chain for the complexities of future disruptors
- Implementing solutions to create end-to-end visibility and a smooth supply chain operation
Michelle Schulz, Co-Chair, International Trade and International Practice Groups
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
- Managing trade compliance risks in a global supply chain: common pitfalls
- Vetting your business partners
- Implementation of technical solutions to mitigate risk exposure
- Planning ahead with duty savings programs
Daniel E. Tranen, Partner
- The supply chain audit is a key component to supply chain management and the audit should include not only direct suppliers but also either confirmation that suppliers are auditing their suppliers up the supply chain or direct audits up the supply chain.
- Supply chain audits should include a review risk shifting provisions in quality agreements and other documentation up the supply chain.
- Supply chain audits should include an evaluation of insurance coverage up the supply chain.
Who Should Attend:
- Supply Chain Professionals
- Risk Analysts/Managers
- In-house Counsel
- Insurance brokers
- Distributors and Retailers
- Manufacturers/component parts manufacturers
- Business Analysts
- Business Managers
- Industry Watchers
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Gary Allen is Vice President of Supply Chain Excellence for Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions company. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing the Supply Chain Solutions Engineering team, including Solution Design, Quality Management, Program Management, Continuous Improvement, and Product Development, to support business development and existing operations for the overall Supply Chain Solutions organization.
Mr. Allen has more than 24 years of experience in supply chain services. Prior to his position at Ryder, he led Ernst & Young LLP’s logistics consulting practice. He also spent seven years with Exel and 10 years with FedEx, where he had various leadership roles in product development, solution design, operational excellence, sustainability, business development, operations, and partner innovation.
Mr. Allen helped launch and co-author the “Annual Third Party Logistics Study” with Dr. John Langley from Pennsylvania State University, and has been recognized throughout the industry in both publications and public speaking engagements.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University.
Gary Allen is Vice President of Supply Chain Excellence for Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management and …
Michelle Schulz is a founder and co-chair of Gardere’s International Trade Group. As a leading authority in the international trade and compliance arena, Michelle represents a variety of corporations in matters relating to compliance with U.S. and international regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, and the various sanctions and embargo programs administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Under the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Michelle serves on the President’s Export Council Subcommittee for Export Administration, a senior-level advisory body to the U.S. Department of Commerce and, in particular, its Bureau of Industry and Security. She holds a secret level security clearance. For over 15 years, Michelle has guided clients through the establishment of effective export and import compliance programs. She has extensive experience in Customs fines, penalties, and forfeitures; export investigations; export license applications and agreements; and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and other aspects of international trade. Michelle speaks German and French.
Michelle Schulz is a founder and co-chair of Gardere’s International Trade Group. As a leading authority in the international trade …
Daniel Tranen is a partner in Wilson Elser’s Edwardsville, IL, office. He is an accomplished litigator who has handled matters across the litigation spectrum throughout the United States during his 18-year legal career. His practice ranges from the defense of entities in mass tort and single-claim product liability matters, class actions and insurance coverage matters to employment, transportation, environmental, toxic torts and commercial litigation disputes. In addition, Daniel has frequently defended individuals and entities in professional liability and securities claims as well as bar ethics complaints. He is a recurrent speaker and author on many of these topics. Daniel, a former associate and partner at Wilson Elser (2002–2010) in Chicago and Boston, returned to the firm in 2015 after moving back to his hometown of St. Louis, MO. He is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Illinois, Missouri, Georgia and Massachusetts.
Daniel Tranen is a partner in Wilson Elser’s Edwardsville, IL, office. He is an accomplished litigator who has handled matters …
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About Ryder System, Inc.
Ryder is a $6.6 billion, FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Founded in 1933, Ryder operates behind the scenes managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day.
About Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Founded in 1909, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is an Am Law 200 firm and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms – with more than 230 attorneys serving clients from three of the largest cities in Texas, as well as Colorado and Mexico, and covering more than 40 different areas of practice. Gardere’s International Trade Group focuses on international trade compliance and proven legal strategies to advance the growth of our clients’ businesses worldwide. With offices in the U.S. and Mexico, we have extensive experience decoding complex international trade regulations and preventing millions of dollars in potential fines and penalties. Gardere’s multidisciplinary approach to trade compliance leverages the capabilities of the Firm’s multiple practice groups to ensure our clients’ global trade operations are legally structured to maximize efficiency and profitability from end-to-end.
About Wilson Elser
Wilson Elser, a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm (www.wilsonelser.com), serves its clients with nearly 800 attorneys in 30 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, it ranks among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and is included in the top 50 of The National Law Journal's survey of the nation’s largest law firms. Wilson Elser serves a growing, loyal base of clients with innovative thinking and an in-depth understanding of their respective businesses.