As a result of the recent economic downturn, many organizations have undertaken a certain level of belt-tightening as they work towards weathering increasingly uncertain times. Throughout entire corporations, expenses are being analyzed to determine areas of unnecessary spending and opportunities to reduce costs. Naturally, executive boards have then turned all eyes to their heads of supply chain. Tasked with handling end-to-end procurement, transportation, forecasting and fulfillment, heads of supply chain are perhaps more in-tune with spending than any other team within the corporation.
This cross-industry conference will provide supply chain executives with an opportunity to have frank dialogue with peers on the state of the industry and creative solutions that can be implemented in order to streamline operating costs. For most organizations, adjusting to making more from less has been a stark reality; and even for companies flourishing during this time, understanding how to work with suppliers and buyers that are perhaps not in as strong a financial position is critical to maintaining a successful position.
Through addressing areas of concern throughout the supply chain, ranging from technology strategies through to forecasting and fulfillment, attendees will have a better understanding of methods for reducing expense and creating a leaner, more streamlined supply chain. Case studies, panel discussions and keynote presentations will all carry a common theme related to best practices in reducing costs and time to market.
Topics will include:
Examining the Future of Supply Chain in a Challenging Global Economy, Balancing Cost Efficiency with Accuracy in Supply Chain Management, Key Considerations for Supply Chain Management Executives in Navigating a Crisis, Recognizing Challenges and Opportunities in Global Supply Chain Sourcing, Cap and Trade: The Wild Card in Fossil Fuel Economics, And More...
When: May 3-4, 2010
Where: Downtown Chicago
Who: This will be an executive forum for senior level executives in charge of Supply Chain, Logistics, Planning, Procurement and Operations at their organization. Presenting companies will include: Disney Destinations LLC, The Boeing Company, Alcon Laboratories, Tyco Electrical & Metal Products, Dimensional Insight, KEOGH Consulting, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Nikon Precision, Intel Corporation, VFC Imagewear, Northrop Grumman Corporation, WhiteWave Foods Company, Samsung Telecommunications America LLC, Office Max, Brunswick Corporation, Land O'Lakes, & Stoel Rives, LLP
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