F4SS Spring Connect 2020

F4SS Spring Connect 2020 Agenda

  Monday, March 2, 2020
8:00 a.m. Golf at The Quarry Golf Course
An excellent networking opportunity!
Who Should Attend:
Those looking for a great networking opportunity.
2:00 p.m. Event Registration
Rio Grande West Foyer
3:00 p.m.

Open General Session/Welcome
Speaker: Steve Weinstein, Chair, F4SS Board of Directors
Rio Grande West
3:30 p.m.

Technology to Improve Effectiveness in Your Supply Chain
Speaker:
Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights
Lora will provide a review of technology trends that can drive your supply chain improvements and improve effectiveness.
Rio Grande West
4:30 p.m.

From CPG to Retail: Insights to Maximizing Efficiencies in Your Supply Chain
Speaker:
Josh Malin, Director of Manufacturing, H-E-B
Josh spent 20 years at General Mills before becoming the Director of Manufacturing at San Antonio based H-E-B. He will share his perspective on his transition from a major CPG company to working for a major southwest grocer and offer insights into maximizing efficiencies in your supply chain to bring value to your customers
Who Should Attend: Supply chain professionals, leaders, business development leaders, technology professionals

Rio Grande West

5:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: Customer Strategy and Innovation to Optimize Your Supply Chain
Keynote Speaker: Tony Airoso, Principal, Seven 70 Consulting
Former Senior Vice President, Walmart
During his 13 years at Walmart, Tony served as Director of Merchandising Finance before moving into Merchandising where he headed the Dairy Department eventually being promoted to VP and then SVP with responsibilities for Dairy and Strategic Supply Chain activities. He was responsible for a multi-billion dollar sales and profit plan as he had all merchandising responsibility for the Dairy Department for all US stores. In this role he had direct and matrixed responsibility for buying, planning, replenishment, pricing and modular development. Drawing on his extensive supply chain experience, Tony will take help attendees use customer strategy and innovation to optimize your supply chain.

Rio Grande West
6:45 p.m.

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Opening Networking Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Who Should Attend:
All attendees! A perfect opportunity to build new partnerships and renew old acquaintances.Garden Terrace
  Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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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.
Chula Vista
8:00a.m.
F4SS Business
Speakers: Julie Christiansen, Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing, CLA/Visual Pak
Michele Cerminaro, Global Sourcing Vice President, GOJO
Don Sciolaro, Director, F4SS

Rio Grande West
8:30 a.m.
Supply Chain Innovation
Speaker: John Thaler, Senior Director, Supply Chain Innovation & Insights, Johnson & Johnson
John has devoted much of his career in manufacturing, supply chain and supply chain innovation at Johnson & Johnson. John will share how innovation can not only enhance your supply chain but help maximize your efficiency.
Who should attend:
Leaders who are interested in identifying new ways to incorporate innovation into their supply chains. 
Rio Grande West
9:30 a.m.

 

Panel Discussion: The Efficiency Impact of Disruptive Trends Like CBD on Your Supply Chain – What We Know, Don’t Know, and Continue to Speculate Regarding the Regulation and Standards of this Supposed Panacea.

Panelists:
Neil Coole, Food & Retail Supply Chain Director, BSI Americas
Jon Gawlak, Lead Auditor, SGS
David Vaillencourt, Principal Consultant and Owner, The GMP Collective
Nicholas Wilson, President, KND Labs
Moderated by Dave Hempson, F4SS Initiative Team Liaison

Consumer demand for CBD products is skyrocketing across the United States. Yet the lack of clear, consistent and aligned national regulations for these products, and the absence of methodical testing, threshold and safety requirements brings product safety into question. Join these three regulatory executives as they help attendees make sense of the current regulations, and what we can expect for the future.

Who Should Attend: Those seeking to learn more about the manufacturing regulations surrounding CBD in consumer products.
Rio Grande West

10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Depart for Toyota Manufacturing Texas
12:00 p.m. Tour of Toyota Manufacturing Texas

Group 1

1:30 p.m. Tour of Toyota Manufacturing Texas

Group 2

 

3:00 p.m. Return to Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.

The Women for Supply Chain (W4SC) Initiative Team
Mentoring Program Overview and Speed Dating
Facilitators:
J
ulie Christiansen,Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing, CLA/Visual Pak
Molly Louthan, Managing Director, North America, State of Flux
Annette Saenger, Business Development Manager, SGS North America
Rio Grande West
5:00 p.m.

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Networking Reception

After a full day of sessions and tours, unwind and network with your peers. 
Who Should Attend: Open to all attendees.

Boudro’s Texas Bistro

6:30 p.m. Dinner on your own.
Wednesday,  March 4, 2020
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.
Chula Vista
8:30 a.m.

Overview of Day
Speaker: Don Sciolaro, F4SS Director
Rio Grande West
8:45 a.m.

 

The Fresh Connection Simulation: The Ultimate Value Chain Experience
Speaker:
Charles Nemer, Principal, The Guru of Biz

You cannot fully garner the benefits of your efficiencies on behalf of your customers if your folks don’t know your supply chain strategy.  They will work hard, and to the best of their ability, but there is a high probability they will and are making decisions that are not aligned with and in support of the strategy.  Without these two elements, you cannot fully deploy your efficiencies on behalf of customers. This session, utilizing the supply chain simulation “The Fresh Connection,” will demonstrate how most supply chains operate in this “non-efficient” way and the resulting impact on the supply chain. We’ll then brainstorm the framework for a map an organization MUST embark upon to develop an effective and efficient supply chain, responsive to the customer.
Who should attend: Leaders of supply chain in their company, co-workers who actively make daily supply chain decisions, employees who play an analyst or support role within their supply chain, professionals from supply chain functions such as distribution and transportation as well as those who collaborate with the supply chain profession such as human resources, engineering, quality and sales.
Rio Grande West
9:45 a.m.

Benchmarking Breakout Sessions
Choose between:
Sustainability Scorecard Panel Discussion
Facilitator:
Jamie Barismantov, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Supply Shift


The Future of Packaging
Facilitator: Brian Wagner, Co-Founder and Principal, PTIS

10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Technologies and Trends in Transportation, Freight and Logistics
Panelists: Gene Maher, General Manager, Visual Pak Logistics
Blake Sauls, Vice President of Business Development, Kane is Able
Moderator: Chris Taylor, CEO and Founder, Crescent Corporation

This panel discussion will address trends and technologies in all aspects of freight management: transportation, logistics, warehousing.

Rio Grande West

11:45 a.m. Wrap Up | Adjourn | Lunch
Chula Vista
  • Agenda is subject to change.