› Supply Chain Management
Welcome & Introduction
Joel Sutherland (USD Supply Chain Management Institute)
Session 1: Risk Management Across the Firm
David Pyke (USD School of Business Administration)
Many CEOs and Directors rely on functional leaders to understand and manage risk in their areas. Supply chain leaders handle supply chain risk, finance leaders manage currency exchange risk, and marketing leaders are responsible for brand risk. But who is responsible for the complete picture across the enterprise? The answer is always either the CEO, the Audit Committee of the Board, or the entire Board. But when one talks with these individuals, it is evident that they often simply aggregate the reports from functional leaders. Rarely do they understand the integrated nature of risk. And even more rarely are they aware of opportunities to trade off one risk for another in an optimal way. This session will outline the challenges of truly integrated enterprise risk management and will provide examples of firms that are taking steps to manage risk in an integrated way.
Session 2: Preserving the Future of Musical Tonewood
Charlie Redden (Taylor Guitars)
In this session, you will learn how Taylor Guitars has created a innovative on-the-ground approach to working in partnership with land owners, forestry stewards, and environmental organizations. These efforts reduce risk in the supply chain on the use of diminishing natural resources and make Taylor Guitars a leader in responsible forestry management and social reinvestment in many areas of the world.
Session 3: Strategic Bi-National Value Chains - Partnering to Reduce Supply Chain Risk and Increase Global Competitiveness
Flavio Olivieri (Tijuana Economic Development Center)
The US-Mexico border offers unique complimentary capabilities for designing strategic value chain programs that leverage the best of both countries. This session will provide a review of these capabilities and explore ways that increased bi-national partnerships can mitigate supply chain risk while increasing productivity and global competitiveness. Over 1,000 manufacturing companies from around the world are taking advantage of the workforce skills, logistics capabilities and supplier base located in this region. The “CALIBAJA Bi-National Mega-Region” is considered an ideal location for high-mix / low volume operations, tapping in to vast engineering and design resources as well as the most competitive manufacturing platform in the world. This session will provide valuable insights into why aerospace, medical devices, auto parts and electronics are among the fastest growing sectors in the region.
Session 4: Do You Feel Secure in Putting Your Supply Chain to Bed at Night?
This panel of industry experts will share best practices and lessons-learned as they manage risk within their firms’ complex supply chains. Learn what these experts are doing in such areas as: global strategies; outsourcing/insourcing; planning for and dealing with supply chain disruptions; investing in new technologies; development of sustainable supply chains; talent acquisition and management; and much more.
- Peter Heavey (Solar Turbines)
- Roderick Hudson (U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
- Jane Ryskamp (Amylin Pharmaceuticals)
Moderator: Carrie Ericson (A.T. Kearney)
Session 5: Breakout Sessions
Share your experiences, express your opinions, ask questions, and learn from your colleagues when you participate in one of these interactive breakout sessions. Facilitated by subject matter experts, each session will have a limited number of participants who will have the opportunity to actively contribute their insights and experiences on topics of wide interest.
- Sourcing & Procurement
Simon Croom, Ph.D., Professor, University of San Diego
- Network Design
John Hanson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of San Diego
Michael Shoemaker, Associate, MALK Sustainability Partners
Rosemary Coates, President, Blue Silk Consulting
Session 6: Managing Cost and Continuity of Supply Risk in Consumer Products over Time
James Hill (Targus Group International)
Low labor costs, a skilled workforce, reliable logistics routes, and other favorable conditions have provided low cost production of generally good quality consumer products in eastern China over the past 20 years. As costs rise and China domestic consumption increases, supply chain strategy needs to evolve from a broad-based China strategy to a more deliberate and integrated global operations strategy. This includes a better understanding of total cost, what is within the enterprise’s scope of control, risk of moving production elsewhere, enablers for making changes – and how those conditions are expected to change over the coming few years.
Session 7: Supply Risk - Fishing for Solutions
Tim Fischer (Bumble Bee Foods)
When your raw materials are sourced from every major ocean on the planet, you know you’ve got a truly global supply chain. Managing the risk of this global supply chain is essential for the survival of Bumble Bee Foods. In this session, you will learn the various strategies and tactics used to minimize costs while addressing supply chain risks ranging from natural disruptions such as hurricanes, to political unrest, piracy, terrorism, and much more.