Driving Profits While Building Talent

December 12-13, 2012
Atlanta, GA

Forum Focus

Lead: verb, to show the way
Aptitude: noun, capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something
Appetite: noun, a strong wish or urge.
From dictionary.com

Positioning supply chain management to achieve results and implementing creative and meaningful measures are a must for success. A strong leader identifies and anticipates change. Your focus is always on the horizon to determine how your organization will move forward. A leader has the appetite and aptitude for the unexpected and the unique. Do you have what you need to ensure tomorrow's effectiveness in supplier relationships, talent management, succession planning, the environment, and the use of social media in supply management?

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." — Charles Darwin

Forum Location

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
181 Peachtree, Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303

Call 800.241.3333 by November 20, 2012 to receive the CSSL rate of $199, refer to CSSL Executive Program.

Forum Sessions

Date/Time Session Title/Description Speaker
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Introductions and Welcome Lisa Ellram, Ph.D., CPA, C.P.M., CMA
Director, CSSL
Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, Miami University of Ohio
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Setting the Stage Lisa Ellram, Ph.D., CPA, C.P.M., CMA
Director, CSSL
Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, Miami University of Ohio
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Beyond the Personal: Operational Challenges and the Social Media Mindset

Social media principles and technologies are changing the way we do business. First embraced by marketing, it's now infiltrating all areas of the corporation to different degrees and acceptances. Cutting through the hype to understand what social media is and what it can do is critical to leveraging its power. Because of their intra- and inter-company reach, supply organizations are in an invaluable position to introduce and support strategic initiatives that can dramatically improve collaboration, responsiveness, and profits. This session will highlight trends and examples of social media uses and benefits in real world companies — beyond the consumer engagement and personal expression angles — and provide a springboard for discussion about the operational possibilities and challenges for participant organizations that adopt a social media mindset.
Liz Lynch
Networking Excellence
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Creating Value Through Advanced Supplier Relationships
  • Identifying the appropriate level of the business relationship (Krailijic matrix)
  • ASR Development - what's involved (ASR charter, Joint Business plans)
  • Sr. Management's role in the ASR (Executive Sponsorship)
  • ASR initiatives
    • Identify 'Move the Needle' items to create value (ensure access to resources)
    • Technology/Innovation (creating new value outside of the contract)
    • Issue Resolution process
    • Scenario Planning - manage pricing through market cycles and disruptions
  • Document Value Creation
Randy English
Global Process Advisor Category Management

Steve Young
Vice President - Chevron Account
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Targeting Talent Excellence: Innovative Perspectives From The Energy Industry

This session will include a presentation of talent strategies A.T. Kearney has developed and executed as well as several case studies, covering the latest ideas and thinking about the talent crisis:
1) Strategies to win in the short and long-term recruiting wars
2) Innovative techniques to accelerate the development of technical and leadership skills
3) Short-term levers (including work redesign) to address staffing shortages, particularly in remote locations or overly tight labor markets
4) Moving the average skillsets of the
Kristen Etheredge, Ph.D.
A.T. Kearney
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
3:45 - 4:45 pm
The Coca-Cola Company — People, Planet, Profit: Driving Measurements for Success

Rick Frazier, Vice President, Supply Chain will discuss the evolution of Sustainability programs at The Coca-Cola Company, from internal operational improvements to broader global and stakeholder leadership in the areas of Community, Environment, and Marketplace. Learn about the Coca-Cola Company's prominent environmental footprint performance measures.
Rick Frazier
Vice President, Supply Chain
Thursday, December 13, 2012
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Implementing Talent Management Metrics for Maximum Effect

In early 2012, the American National Standards Institute designed a staffing metric and related process as American National Standards. During this session, we will explore how to implement these standards in your organization to extract the most business value from your staffing operations. In addition to discussing how to advance your talent acquisition strategy with these standards, we will also look at the international aspects of talent management standards.
Lee Webster, JD-MBA, SPHR
Director of HR Standards
Society Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Thursday, December 13, 2012
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Predict, Plan and Propel: Evolving the Global Supply Strategy

Rising labor costs, shifting demographics and social responsibility are just a few of the many factors influencing how we manage a global supply chain. Despite these influences what is most important however is to retain a clear connection between customer value and the global supply chain strategy. We must consider not only "how" to manage, but "what" investments in resources and talent we should pursue, and "when" is the most opportune time to do so. During this session we will touch on the various influences impacting the management of a global supply chain, emerging trends that are influencing supply chain strategy development and execution, and new opportunities which may influence how supply chain strategy is developed in the future.
Shawn Casemore
Founder & President
Casemore & Co. Incorporated
Thursday, December 13, 2012
11:30 am
Going Forward & Wrap-Up Lisa Ellram, Ph.D., CPA, C.P.M., CMA
Director, CSSL
Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, Miami University of Ohio

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

Kristen Moreno
Senior Associate
800.888.6276 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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