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ISM’s 10th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit - Agenda

February 5-7, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception, All Summit Participants

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Opening and Welcome
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Session G1
Navigating an Uncertain and Volatile World Economy
During the past five years, the world has experienced unprecedented volatility in agricultural and industrial commodity costs. Unfortunately, extreme input cost volatility will likely continue as a financially interconnected world balances demand growth in BRIC countries amid high uncertainty driven by rapidly escalating sovereign debt in Europe, the United States and Japan. As world market participants vacillate between "risk on" and "risk off" sentiments, it will become increasingly important for manufacturing companies to understand the broader situation behind the daily emotion of the market. This presentation looks at the forces that brought us to this stage and provide insights as to where we may be headed in the next decade.

Tim Coats, Vice President, Worldwide Sourcing, General Mills
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Networking Break
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Session B1
Mergers and Acquisitions
It is not uncommon for a company to employ a growth through acquisition strategy, especially when today’s economy allows for rapid expansion at a discount price. But how does a merger or acquisition affect the supply chain of the new organization? What is supply management’s role in the financial statements and overall synergies within the separate entities of the company? Will there be divestitures? Attending this session broadens your understanding of the supply management intricacies and potential pitfalls of merged and acquired organizations. This session shows you the big picture as seen by those who have experienced it and lived to tell the tale.

Shelley Stewart, Jr., Vice President, Sourcing & Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer, DuPont
Nik Hiremath, Vice President, Supply Chain, MeadWestvaco
Arthur Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Cisco WebEx
K.O. Ansa B. Yiadom, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Global Procurement & Operations, Pfizer, Inc
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session G2
Supply Chain Management in a Global Economy
Join IBM, a multi-award-winning company and thought-leader in supply chain management, for an engaging conversation on supply chain globalization. Explore how sourcing, fulfillment operations and logistics — once fragmented entities — have seamlessly synthesized into integrated supply chain management. The discussion focuses on how talent, tools, processes and technology had to transform and globalize to ensure sustained cost savings and contribution to the bottom line. Discover strategies to successfully compete in a global economy and take supply chain management to the next level of maturity.

Angela N. Archon, Vice President, Systems & Technology Group, IBM Corporation
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Session B2
Domestic Outsourcing Clash: Should It Stay or Should It Go?
Is domestic outsourcing a sign that your organization cannot produce its own products internally? Or is it a sign of growth and adaptability? What are the overall risks and ramifications of domestic outsourcing to your organization and its employees, suppliers and clients? This engaging session covers the considerations management must have to do what is financially — and ethically — best.

Stephanie Moore, President, Ameritas Technologies
Joseph R. Richardson, Corporate Indirect Procurement, FMC Technologies, Inc.
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Session G3
Executive Roundtable Networking
An annual favorite, this session gives you the opportunity to interact with senior supply leaders. The session is structured to give you a chance to meet and interact with a selection of executives of your choosing. The session is placed at the end of the day to jump-start ongoing discussions and networking during the evening reception and dinner.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception

Thursday, February 7, 2013

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Day Two Introduction
8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Session G4
Case Competition
Teams with a maximum of five students from invited colleges will have the opportunity to develop analytical and reasoning skills in a professional setting, much like they will face in the business world. These challenging cases are provided by A.T. Kearney. The case competition brings out the best in our student attendees and prepares them for that next step.
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Session G5
Respecting Human Rights: The Role of Supply Chains
This presentation explains the new U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and how they address supply chains as part of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. Explore the potential — and limits — of addressing social issues through supply chain management using current examples in conflict minerals, child labor and human trafficking.

Adam B. Greene, Vice President, Labor Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Session B3
Analytics and Performance Measurement: The Next Great Chapter for Procurement
Although procurement has made significant strides over the past decade with strategic sourcing and Spend Cubes, the "new normal" of the global economy has shown that procurement must be more innovative, agile, and comprehensive than it was in the past. To meet this challenge, many organizations are starting to tap into advanced analytics and performance measurement. Home Depot’s Chuck Kinnebrew and A.T. Kearney’s Joe Raudabaugh will share the latest and greatest on how procurement is using these two elements to transform procurement organizations and improve long-term performance. Attendees will get a true grasp of how Home Depot has used analytics to transform its procurement organization. Additionally, Joe will share how an accurate and measurable understanding of performance is a game changer for procurement organizations, as it provides leaders with a consistent means for understanding the value procurement delivers to the enterprise and aids CPOs in communicating with their C-level peers to drive change and innovation.

Chuck Kinnebrew, Senior Director, Procurement, Home Depot
Joe Raudabaugh, Partner, A.T. Kearney
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Networking Break
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Session G6
Case Competition Winner Announcement
2:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Important Schedule Information

You are welcome to attend concurrent sessions from any of the programs, although we have developed a schedule especially for the Black Executive Supply Management Summit (you may view the other sessions online).

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