Keynote speakers

John Church

John Church,SVP, Supply Chain, General Mills

As Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, John Church has responsibility for worldwide sourcing, product logistics, manufacturing and global engineering. He assumed this position in 2008. John joined General Mills in 1988 as a product developer in the Big G cereal division. He led several new product initiatives including the development and commercialisation of MultiGrain Cheerios[ read more ]

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Andreas Backhaus

Andreas Backhaus,SVP Global Supply Chain & Process Innovation, BASF

As Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain & Process Innovation, Andreas is in charge for BASF’s Global Supply Chain unit covering Supply Chain (SC) strategy, development of SC processes and change management activities in close cooperation with BASF’s business units and regional SC platforms. He holds a diploma in mechanical engineering and a PhD[ read more ]

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Kevin O’Marah

Kevin O’Marah,Head of Faculty, SCM World

Having started work as a 17 year-old shipper/receiver for a small retail chain, Kevin is a life-long student of supply chain. Kevin most recently served as Group Vice President for Supply Chain at Gartner following the 2009 acquisition of AMR Research where he was Chief Strategy Officer. Kevin’s 10 year career at AMR included creation[ read more ]

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Arpad Hevizi

Arpad Hevizi,VP Advanced Customer Solutions, Celestica

Arpad brings a unique blend of Supply Chain and IT executive leadership and strategic business transformation and operations experience. He has spent the last 16 years helping high-tech companies enhance their supply chain performance and successfully deliver global transformation initiatives. He managed operations, implemented global enterprise solutions, developed IT and business strategies for emerging market[ read more ]

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Robb Lillibridge

Robb Lillibridge,Vice President, Fulfillment, Pinnacle Foods

Robb Lillibridge holds the position of Vice President of Fulfillment for Pinnacle Foods and is based in Pinnacle’s Parsippany, New Jersey headquarters office. As VP Fulfillment, Robb oversees Pinnacle’s product planning, customer service, warehousing, transportation and continuous improvement functions. Prior to taking on his current role in 2011, he was responsible for the Enterprise Planning[ read more ]

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Grant Perrin

Grant Perrin,Global Product Director, Teleplan

Grant Perrin joined Teleplan as Global Product Director in September 2012. Grant brings more than 20 years of experience in global After-Market services and customer service in the electronics industry. Previously Grant was Senior Director & Head of Customer Support at Nokia. Prior to this he held several leadership positions at Peoples Phone Ltd., Mitsubishi[ read more ]

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Ed Sands

Ed Sands,Global Logistics Practice Lead , Procurian

Ed brings over 28 years of transportation and logistics experience to the practice since joining as the global leader in May, 2010. Most recently, he spent 6 years at Director of Global Transportation roles with leading retailers Williams-Sonoma and Urban Outfitters. Prior to that, he spent 3 years with Descartes Systems Group in their Ocean/[ read more ]

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“Supply chain standing up to the test”

Senior supply chain executives overwhelmingly worry about talent management and leadership development in their organisations. The test is using best practice, newly abundant field data and leading edge strategies to design supply chains that are agile enough to handle demand volatility – without relying on costly buffers of inventory, capacity and time. Talent in this context is more a matter of creative problem solving than mastery of established operational skills. The agenda will focus on how business leaders are meeting these challenges with innovations in process and information technology and shed light on strategies for logistics, sourcing, and demand management within complex global manufacturing & retail supply chains.

Who should attend?

Executives responsible for designing and executing supply chain, procurement, operations and information systems and technology strategy for global manufacturers and retailers. The CSCO Summit is a must attend virtual event if you are working in:

Industry Sector

  • Hi-Tech
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Healthcare & Pharma
  • Retail & Consumer Products
Job Function

  • Planning
  • Sourcing
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics