F4SS Fall Connect 2019

F4SS Fall Connect 2019 Agenda

Sunday, September 15, 2019
1:00 p.m. Golf at Legends Golf Club
An excellent networking opportunity!
Who Should Attend: Those looking to build lasting friendships!
  Monday, September 16, 2019
12:00 p.m. Board of Directors Lunch/Meeting
Lobby Conference Room
3:00 p.m. Event Registration
Plaza 5 Foyer
4:00 p.m.

Open General Session/Welcome
Speaker: Steve Weinstein, Chair, F4SS Board of Directors
Plaza 5
4:15 p.m.

Transformative Leaders in a VUCA World
Speaker: John Pike, Associate Partner, Korn Ferry
The certainty of the world we face is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) learn how to flip the VUCA with an important paradox of leadership. 

Who should attend: Leaders who are interested in identifying new ways to transform their leadership to address root causes and not just the symptoms of the challenges they face. Learn practical skills to help you flip the VUCA and lead your teams.
Plaza 5
5:15 p.m.

Keynote Address
Keynote:
Andrea Turner, Vice President of Global Planning, Logistics and Sourcing Strategy, General Mills
Plaza 5
6:30 p.m. Opening Networking Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Who Should Attend:
All attendees! A perfect opportunity to build new friendships and partnerships and renew old acquaintances.
Plaza 6
  Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Initiative Teams Meetings
Continuous Improvement Network (CI), Integrated Replenishment (IR), Quality Performance Leadership (QPL), Sustainability (SIT), Women for Supply Chain (W4SC)
•  F4SS Initiative Teams find solutions to industry issues, standardize approaches and share best practices. Join us for stimulating conversations, advance your industry knowledge and expand your network.
Who Should Attend: Open to all attendees.
Plaza 6
8:15 a.m.
F4SS Business and BOD Elections
Speaker: Michele Cerminaro, Global Sourcing Vice President, GOJO and Don Sciolaro, Director, F4SS
Plaza 5
8:30 a.m.

How Do We Enable the Internet of Things?
• Learn practical applications and discover how to deploy standardized data to integrate your supply chain, resulting in better forecasting, reduced obsolescence and improved customer service.
Speakers:
Jo Anna Stewart, Director, Business Analysis and Program Management, Corporate Development, GS1 US and Jeanne Duckett, Manager, Technology and Printer Research, Avery Dennison
Consumer Internet of Things, or C-IoT, is about facilitating rich, ongoing experiences between a consumer, his/her products, the brand, and the retailer. Then connecting those products with data and services via the Internet, far beyond the point of sale. In the near future, this increased connectivity will facilitate unprecedented automation, visibility, and access to services. This session will explore how pilot efforts by GS1 are demonstrating the importance of a web-resolvable identity to enable the Internet of Things. During this session you will:
•  Take a deep dive into completed research on practical applications that reinforce the importance of identifying, capturing, and sharing data in a standardized fashion.
•  Discover how GS1 Digital Link, a standard for web-resolvable product identity, complements the traditional, ubiquitous GS1 barcode and is paving the way for a new frontier of connected products.
•  Learn more about bridging the physical and digital worlds of products through unique, resolvable identity.
Who Should Attend:
Supply chain professionals, leaders, business development leaders, technology professionals
Plaza 5
9:30 a.m.

Initiative Team Sponsored Breakout Sessions

Choose between:
Creating Micro Risk Standards and Assessments. Sponsored by the Quality Performance Leadership Team.
• Mitigate risk and apply proven approaches. The program was piloted and adopted by Johnson & Johnson with over 15 years of research to eliminate microbiological consumer risk.

A manufacturing plant should have a thorough understanding, practice and control of hygiene, eGMP’s and compliance within the facility. The result of reducing microbiological contamination is a reduction of products on hold, products being scrapped, plant shut-downs and potential recalls and re-work. The session will help you develop a harmonized micro assessment tool based on best practices of Johnson & Johnson and SGS Americas.
Discussion Leader: Jennifer Lott, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Personal Care Technical Director, SGS Americas
Who Should Attend: Quality, operational, supply chain professionals, regulatory managers, risk managers, CI managers who are interested in saving money by reducing risk due to scrapping products, product recalls and re-work.
Plaza 1

A New Approach to Supplier Relationships: Becoming Vested: Sponsored by the Integrated Replenishment Team.
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If you are bold and courageous, you will have an opportunity to learn how to transform your supplier or customer relationships. Explore new thinking by becoming vested and invested in a supply chain transformation.
See the benefits of creating a highly collaborative business relationship to reduce costs, improve service and spark innovation. Based upon the principals in Becoming Vested by Kate Vitasek, Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education at the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business Administration, see how P&G, McDonalds and Microsoft are redefining winning in business relationships with the Vested concept. Then complete your self-assessment to see where you stand.
Discussion Leaders: Annette Cutchens, Vice President of Customer Solutions, Coregistics and Oscar Uzcategui, Global Sourcing Senior Director, GOJO Industries
Who Should Attend: Purchasing and operations professionals, CI managers, those involved with a supply chain organization who are eager for the relationship to be mutually beneficial and successful.
Plaza 2

10:30 a.m. Break
Plaza 5 Foyer
10:45 a.m.
Digital Transformation of Supply Chains – What it Takes to be Successful
Speaker:
Nilufer Durak, Chief Operating Officer, Solvoyo

Digital transformation is in everybody’s bucket list.  But what exactly does it mean? What factors make it a success for operational backbones of companies? What are some of the traps along the way? How to make it sustainable?
Nil will share her perspectives including real life examples beyond all that hype. 

Who should attend: Leader’s, CIO’s, technical support occupations
Plaza 5

12:00 p.m. Lunch
Plaza 6
1:00 p.m.

Digital Disruption in Supply Chain
Uncover tangible business impact of digital disruptions and leverage what you learn to improve traceability, sustainability and safety.
Speakers: Omer Abdullah, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Smart Cube and Ashish Rastogi, Vice President Client Solutions, The Smart Cube
The duo from The Smart Cube will offer attendees a detailed landscape of recent digital disruptions, including big data analytics and Blockchain, across different facets of the supply chain. They’ll discuss key entities and industries that are early adopters and/or have leveraged such disruptions to leap forward in their digital agenda. Further, they will uncover tangible business impact of such disruptions for enhancing productivity and visibility. Attendees will be able to understand how such disruptions are also helping achieve agenda toward better traceability, sustainability, transparency and safety by using key best practices in deploying such digital disruptions in supply chain(s).
Who Should Attend: Business leaders, supply chain, quality and digital professionals.
Plaza 5
2:00 p.m. Depart to Tour
2:45 p.m.
Tour of Menasha Corporation
4:00 p.m. Depart to Mall of America for Networking Reception and Activity
4:30 p.m.  Networking Reception and Activity
GameWorks, Mall of America
6:30 p.m. Free Time for Dinner and Networking on Your Own
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Return to DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Bloomington
Wednesday,  September 18, 2019
7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Initiative Teams Meetings
Continuous Improvement Network (CI), Integrated Replenishment (IR), Quality Performance Leadership (QPL), Sustainability (SIT), Women for Supply Chain (W4SC)
•  F4SS Initiative Teams find solutions to industry issues, standardize approaches and share best practices. Join us for stimulating conversations, advance your industry knowledge and expand your network.
Who Should Attend: Open to all attendees.
Plaza 6
8:15 a.m.

Overview of Day
Speaker: Don Sciolaro, F4SS Director
Plaza 5
8:30 a.m.

Becoming a Transparent Supply Chain
Speaker:
Jeff Behn, Director of Sales,Transparency-One
The retail and consumer goods industry is at the forefront. Increased consumer demand for a larger, more diverse set of products has resulted in a complex and globally dispersed supply chain. The result is a rise in issues of product safety, product fraud and social responsibility.
Who Should Attend: Business leaders, supply chain, quality professionals.
Plaza 5
9:30 a.m.

Benchmarking Breakout Sessions
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Be proactive and identify risks before they cause failures in your supply chain. Why wait for a failure and spend time and money on clean up? Come develop strategies to identify and mitigate risks before they compromise your business.
Choose between:
Supply Chain Resilience
Facilitator: 
Neil Coole, Food & Retail Supply Chain Director, BSI Americas
If you’re concerned about the need to identify critical risks to minimize disruption and help protect global operational, financial and reputational exposures, you won’t want to miss this session. Learn how to cut your lead times and quality issues using risk mitigation. Who Should Attend:
Those seeking to learn more about the solutions available to proactively identify supply chain risks and mitigate impacts to your consumers, products and brands moving forward.
Plaza 1
Leadership Focus on Risk Management
Facilitator:  Jeff Witte, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, SGS Americas
Plaza 2
11:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Workforce Best Practices
Speakers: Don Jansen, Vice President, Human Resources, Menasha and Dan Solomon, Program Consultant, PIPELINE Program, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
•  Do you have enough employees in your workforce? Do you have quality people with the skills you require? Join this panel discussion and learn from the experts who have perfected recruitment and retention principals.
Menasha will share it’s pilot program where they are seeking alternate sources for employees and how they are investing in them with the goal to increase retention.
Who Should Attend: Those seeking to increase retention with skilled and qualified employees.
Plaza 5
12:00 p.m. Wrap Up | Adjourn | Lunch
Plaza 6
1:30 p.m. Depart to Amazon Fulfillment Center
2:30 p.m.

Tour of Amazon Fulfillment Center
The one-hour walking tour of the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee will take the group through the operations process of what happens after a customer clicks “Buy” on Amazon.com. 
Space is limited. First come, first served.
  • Agenda is subject to change.