Supply Chain Special Interest Group Events

See also the Supply Chain SIG Interlinks Podcast Series.

Creating Customer Advocates During Supply Chain Disruption

August 23, 2021

Creating Customer Advocates During Supply Chain Disruption
Europe/North America Perspectives

3pm Europe UTC/GMT
7am US Pacific/ 10am US Eastern
12am Australia AEST (August 24th)
Duration: 1 hour
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Session recording will be posted below.

August 25, 2021

Creating Customer Advocates During Supply Chain Disruption
Pac Rim/North America Perspectives
11pm Europe UTC/GMT
3pm US Pacific/ 6pm US Eastern
8am Australia AEST (August 26th)
Duration: 1 hour
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Session recording will be posted below.

Session Description:
The worldwide supply chain has been severely disrupted. Knowing your supplier, and your supplier’s supplier, and your supplier’s supplier’s supplier has never been more important. However no matter how strategic you are with your supply chain, delays and longer lead times are inevitable. The question now becomes, how do you manage your customers over such an extended buying and delivery cycle? The businesses who are not communicating effectively and often with their customers are now going to lose market share in what many now predict to be the start of a decade-long boom. Now is not the time to lose customers.

Listen to our panel of experts as they discuss and debate what is required today to keep your business growing tomorrow.

Past Events


Reshoring in a Post-COVID World

Oct 28, 2020

Reshoring in a Post COVID World
Pac Rim/North America Perspectives
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Session recording below.

Nov 11, 2020

Reshoring in a Post COVID World
Europe/North America Perspectives
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Session recording below.

Session Description:
According to surveys in both North America and Europe, executives are not just talking about reshoring; they are taking action. Does that mean globalization is dead? We have assembled expert manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders from around the globe to discuss and debate these topics.

With our 140 years of consulting experience supplementing over 190 years of management experience in Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain, Technology, Sustainability, and more, these global thought leaders will explore whether reshoring could add value to your business and enhance your customer experience or create further disruption and cost. Or, are there other options? We’ll discuss a myriad of issues related to reshoring, nearshoring and regional supply chains during our Reshoring in a Post COVID-19 World series. Our first panel will discuss the Pacific Rim/ North America perspective, and our second panel will address the topic from a European/ North America point-of-view.

Supply Chain Partnerships: Creating Resiliency in 2021

March 11, 2021

Creating Resiliency in 2021
Europe/North America Perspectives
3pm Europe UTC/GMT
7am US Pacific/ 10am US Eastern
1am Australia AEST (March 12th)
Duration: 1 hour
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Session recording below.

March 18, 2021

Creating Resiliency in 2021
Pac Rim/North America Perspectives
11pm Europe UTC/GMT
3pm US Pacific/ 6pm US Eastern
9am Australia AEST (March 19th)
Duration: 1 hour
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Session recording below.

Session Description:

Resiliency has emerged as a cornerstone to emerging successfully from the pandemic and essential to post-COVID success.

As executives re-evaluate supply chain collaborations and partnerships, they will be thinking about supply chain strategy and partnerships. We have assembled expert manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders from around the globe to discuss and debate these topics.

With our 140 years of consulting experience supplementing over 190 years of management experience in Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain, Technology, Sustainability, and more, our global thought leaders will explore whether the processes of reshoring and nearshoring could add value to your business and enhance your customer experience, create further disruption, and cost, or result in other challenges and opportunities and which supply chain relationships will be key in this ongoing reconfiguration.

Supply Chain, Materials & Logistics Disruption

June 2, 2021

Supply Chain, Materials & Logistics Disruption
Europe/North America Perspectives
3pm Europe UTC/GMT
7am US Pacific/ 10am US Eastern
1am Australia AEST (March 12th)
Duration: 1 hour
See panelists

Session recording below.

June 23, 2021

Supply Chain, Materials & Logistics Disruption
Pac Rim/North America Perspectives
12pm Europe UTC/GMT
4pm US Pacific/ 7pm US Eastern
10am Australia AEST (June 17th)
Duration: 1 hour
See panelists.

Session recording below.

Session Description:
Recent years have thrown up a series of events that have caused inbound supply disruptions for developed economies dependent on international supply chains. Some of these disruptions have been bigger while others have been smaller, some have been regional and others global, but all have had significant impacts around the world.

Over last 10 years alone, among other events, we have had:

  • The Fukushima earthquake and tsunami
  • The Icelandic volcano and ash cloud
  • US-China trade wars
  • Brexit and ensuing import and export disruptions between the UK and its European trading partners
  • The COVID pandemic causing global disruption impacting different regions at different times throughout 2020 and 2021
  • Suez Canal blockage and resulting delays and supply shortages

The disruptions resulting from the more recent of these is still ongoing throughout 2021 and while we do not know what the source of the next disruption will be, we can be certain that it will come given the volatility and unpredictability of events in our complex, interconnected supply chains.

What is concerning to us in the SAC Supply Chain Special Interest Group is that many companies appear not to be aware of how vulnerable they to this kind of disruption until it happens.

The purpose of this panel event is to help you to understand the nature and source of these vulnerabilities in your multi-layered supply chain to make known much more of what is currently unknown.

This will enable you to put in place effective prevention, mitigation and contingency measures so that you will be better prepared when disruptions arise, as they inevitably will, in the future.

Meanwhile here are some questions for you to get the juices flowing:

  • Do you know the full extent of your supply dependencies?
  • Which of these dependencies are most critical to your ability to conduct your business?
  • What prevention, mitigation or contingency plans can you put in place now to reduce your vulnerability in future – or indeed identify hidden opportunity?


Pac Rim / North America Panelists

Lisa Anderson
Lisa Anderson, Moderator
Claremont, California
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Evan Bulmer, Pac Rim
Grange SA, Australia
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David Ogilvie
David Ogilvie, Pac Rim
Brisbane, Australia
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Diane Garcia
Portland, Oregon
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Karen Wilson-Starks
Karen Wilson-Starks
Colorado Springs, CO
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Europe/ North America Panelists

Patrick Daly
Patrick Daly, EU
Dublin, Ireland
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Antonio Zrilic, EU
Croatia
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Art Koch
Art Koch
Miami, Florida
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Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren
San Pedro, CA
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