Chief and Senior Executive Networks

Senior Level Supply Chain/Purchasing Executives Group (10SC) - Dallas - 2018

December 06 - December 07, 2018
Dallas, TX


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Thursday, December 6th, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
SEN Executive Briefing: Andrew Rush, Vice President, Carpedia International Corp

Performance and Cultural Alignment
Andrew will discuss key strategic levers related to performance and cultural alignment including (but not limited to): creating proactive and problem-solving leaders, creating core values that succeed in driving the culture of the business, improving your organizations planning tools and improved KPI’s related to cultural alignment.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
SEN Executive Briefing: Jan Rutherford - Keynote Speaker | Advisor | Author

Secrets of High Performing Teams
Jan is a former Green Beret who teaches and coaches executives, and leads expeditions with execs and special operations veterans all over the world. Jan has been a student of how adversity strengthens character to help leaders and teams realize truly heroic aspirations. He has been recognized as one of “The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018” in Inc.

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
SEN Roundtable Discussions (members vote on which topics they would like to discuss):

Supply Chain & Logistics in the Next 2-5 Years
  • Discussion of multiple forecasts related to SC & Purchasing: Material & Import Costs, Exchange Rates, E-Commerce, etc. 
  • Are there any "accurate" economic indicators we can check for economic forecasting that reflect supply chain management? Is there a lead or lag we can apply?
  • How can I help to support business agility through foresight? 

Supplier Reviews – What is Your Company Doing?
  • How does your company weigh/emphasize “quality” when doing a supplier review vs delivery times, total cost, service etc.?
  • To what extent do you ask folks outside the functional team (SC/Purchasing) to give their input on supplier reviews? 
  • How regularly are you communicating your company’s goals and objectives to your suppliers to ensure they can service both your short and long term goals and to create a mutual benefit?
  • How are you using technology to gain better visibility into your supplier relations? 

Overseas Markets
  • As CEOs increasingly look to supply chain & purchasing to understand overseas market dynamics – what can I do to become a more strategic partner to the CEO? 
  • How do you expect global resource scarcity and climate change to affect your business? Raw material prices, commodity price volatility, disruption due to natural disasters, etc. 

Collaboration Efforts Between Supply Chain, Finance & Sales
  • How are you collaborating with finance to improve risk prediction and management? 
  • How are you using real time data from sales & finance (demand & historical trends) to allow for more dynamic decision-making? 

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
SEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - In this session, each member is allowed to describe one key issue in which they would like input/advice from the group.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception/Dinner

Friday, December 7th, 2018

7:15 – 7:40 a.m.
Working Breakfast

7:40 – 10:45 a.m.
SEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - Continued

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Best Practices Report
In this brief wrap up session each member will summarize their key takeaways from the meeting as a whole.

11:00 a.m.

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