Exploring Supply's Future: Megatrends, Volatility and the Economy

August 4-5, 2011
Chicago, IL

August's forum is a must attend event for senior supply executives struggling with:

  • Macro-economic trends and predictions
  • Volatile commodity availability
  • Business planning through 2020
  • Mega-trends and impacts on the future of supply

Explore how predictions and insights will influence supply management. Discuss with peers what must be done to ensure your supply organization is prepared for the future. You will leave this forum with knowledge to make decisions and plan for the future success of your company and your career.

Forum Location

A.T. Kearney Headquarter Office
222 W. Adams
Chicago, Illinois

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Hotel Chicago*
151 West Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603

* This is the CSSL recommended hotel; however we do not have a room block available.

Forum Sessions

Session Title/Description Speaker
Setting the Stage Joe Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Director, A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership at ISM, and ISM Professor of Supply Chain Management, Thunderbird - Graduate School of Global Management
Be the future you want to create — an approach for progressive leaders

This session will share a short case study on how Procter & Gamble took a ten year view to ready itself for 2020 and will use that case study to help leaders understand key technological, social, and economic trends that will affect their employees, their suppliers, their partners, and their customers. Participants will interact first hand with these trends through an interactive discussion to help them prepare their companies for 2020.
Susan Vanell-Charpentier
Purchasing Group Manager, Corporate Functions
Procter and Gamble
Catalyst for Change

"Catalysts for Change" is a presentation of some of the most fundamental forces for change creating the future of business, the United States, and the world, together with a deeper look at some less appreciated implications of those forces, and their sometimes unexpected interactions. Presented by Patrick Marren, Principal, the Futures Strategy Group LLC. Mr. Marren has worked as a consultant in strategic planning for the past two decades with clients such as IBM, United Airlines, Pfizer, Monsanto, PSEG, the Options Clearing Corporation, Longs Drugs, the Panama Canal Commission, the Department of Defense, the U.S. intelligence community, the U.S. Coast Guard, the State Department, and numerous other federal agencies. The presentation will be followed by a spirited discussion of the implications of these forces for change on supply management.
Patrick Marren
The Futures Strategy Group, LLC
Macro Economic Trends: Future Business Environments

Question: What kind of domestic and global economy do you get when you combine the following: real estate and credit bubbles bursting; multiple infinite foreign wars and federal deficit spending, a global inter-generational struggle over political power, national wealth, and natural resources, a double-dip recession and a growing surplus of human labor; an insolvent European Union overleveraged west, global affluence shifting from west to east, climate change business interruptions, real and cyber-terrorist threats, regional migration and political unrest, and the slow realization that the world now consists of seven billion individual un-tethering economies?

Answer: The U.S. and global economies of 2012.

Monsoon Wealth Management offers affluent individuals and business owners' wealth management, economic, and market advice throughout America. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Monsoon's major task is employing a macroeconomic top-down research and analysis approach to formulate a relative value investment thesis across debt, equity, and commodity asset classes. We provide an actionable roadmap during this extraordinary period as geo-political and economic change accelerates.

This illuminating session will be followed by a vigorous question and answer opportunity uncovering the possible implications of these changing factors for supply management.
Marvin R. Clark
Managing Principal
Chief Economist and Strategist
Monsoon Wealth Management
Global Macro Trends and Scenarios for the Future

Now more than ever, global challenges require firms to imagine the future, prepare for complexity, and consider alternative strategies. The session will address key global macro trends that are reshaping the global business environment and use scenario planning to envision future trajectories and implications for business.
Johan Gott
Manager, Global Business Policy Council
A.T. Kearney
Going Forward & Wrap-Up Joe Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Director, A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership at ISM, and ISM Professor of Supply Chain Management, Thunderbird - Graduate School of Global Management

Contact Information

For more information regarding the program or company membership:

Scott R. Sturzl, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.
Vice President
A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership at ISM
480/752-6276, x3105

Cecilia Mendoza
A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership at ISM
480/752-6276, x3092

For registration information:

Margie Petersen
Senior Associate
A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership at ISM
480/752-6276, x3005

For general information regarding the Center:

A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership at ISM
PO Box 22160
Tempe, AZ 85285-2160

The Center

The A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership at the Institute for Supply Management, a non-profit organization, is an exclusive thought-leader and development forum of senior supply leaders, who drive some of the most influential companies from a cross-section of industries. The Center focuses on synthesizing the outlook for the next two to four years with an eye toward helping executives identify changes that require attention today to create competitive advantage for tomorrow, while providing unique executive development and networking opportunities.

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