What Role Can SMEs Play in Improving Supply Chain Resilience?
Annee Williams Head of North America Supply Chain for Home Cleaning, Shoe Care, Naturals, and Professional Consumer Product Divisions (Retired), SC Johnson Annee is former Head of North America Supply Chain for Home Cleaning, Shoe Care, Naturals, and Professional Consumer Product Divisions, delivering over $1.5B sales annually for a Fortune Top 50 company based in SE Wisconsin. Over her highly cross-functional 35+ year career, she directed teams managing global end-to-end supply chains, administered P&L’s and passionately developed people, processes, programs and systems that netted in historical, breakthrough results. Annee earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, Summa Cum Laude; her MBA from Loyal University in Chicago, and also holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She was a member of the Network of Executive Women, CSCMP, RILA and APICS/CPIM. Additionally, she’s committed to philanthropic work with United Way, Big Brother/Big Sisters, and currently serves on The LIFE Initiative as an Executive Board Member.
Christina Ryan Executive Vice President of Managed Services – Redwood Logistics Christina is the Executive Vice President of Managed Services at Redwood Logistics. She came to Redwood in 2015 to help establish what is now the Client Success and Operations teams for Manage Services. She has an undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management from Wright State University, and a Masters in Strategic Marketing from Northern Illinois University. With over 15 years of experience helping customers solve problems, her attention to detail, transparency in communication, and strategic supply chain expertise are strengths that she brings to Redwood clients. In 2020, Redwood’s management services unit experienced double digit growth from their customer retention program and collaboration efforts under Christina’s leadership.
Phil Weir VP Sales, SAP America Phil leads the sales team for SAP’s Consumer Products Customers based in the Midwest, which are some of SAP’s largest global customers. He oversees the expansion and adoption of all of SAP’s broadening enterprise applications portfolio. Prior to the current role at SAP, Phil held leadership roles for SAP New Customer Segment in the Midwest and Value Advisory Organization, assisting customers large and small with transformational program governance and investment strategies, as well as working in Sales and Customer leadership roles for several successful start-ups.
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Future Trends - Panel Discussion
Date: April 7, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST
The Future of Supply Chain Risk - Cyber Resilience in the Supply Chain
Sumit Vakil, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Resilinc Sumit is Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Resilinc. As CPO, Sumit is responsible for Resilinc’s product and technology vision, direction, and delivery. Sumit has 25 years of experience bringing innovative technologies to market and has served in leadership roles in Product Management and engineering at successful startups as well as at Fortune 500 companies such as Brocade and Cisco.
Dean Sabel, Director Cybersecurity, GE Healthcare
Dean Sabel has 25+ years of product development experience and has been with GE Healthcare for 17 years. Dean is currently Director of Cybersecurity focusing on developing secure GE Healthcare products, as well as continuous improvement of product, component, and OEM cybersecurity standards. Dean started his career as a development engineer, progressing in cybersecurity technical roles such as Security Architect and Product Security Leader. Dean holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Bachelor degrees in Management Computer Systems and Political Science. Dean is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive Insights
Richard Sharpe is the CEO of Competitive Insights, LLC. Competitive Insights is dedicated to providing customers with actionable Cost To Serve and Net Landed Profit analytical insights to reduce costs, increase profitable performance and reduce supply chain operating risks. As an industry leader for the last 30 years, Richard is a frequent speaker at national supply chain forums and is a founding member of American Logistics Aid Network, a non-profit consortium serving Disaster Relief Agencies. Richard writes the DC Velocity blog on Analytics and Big Data. Formerly President of CAPS Logistics, Inc., Richard lead the company in pioneering supply chain optimization solutions adopted by 15% of the Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Richard was inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame and The Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni of Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Executive Insight - Sumit Vakil, Co-founder and CPO of Resilinc
We're in This Together! Supply Chain Risk Management and Why We Should All Pay Attention!
Unprecedented shocks of Covid-19 pandemic for global supply chains are paving the way for supply chain risk management becoming a board room discussion. Practice and research shows, however, that most firms’ supply chain risk management practices are nascent and lagging behind what industry should be doing to build more resilient supply chains. In this exciting talk, Mr. Sumit Vakil, the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Resilinc, a global leader in supply chain resilience solutions, will discuss sources of supply chain risk vulnerability, types of supply chain risks, and outline promising practices in designing resilient supply chains.
Sumit Vakil is Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Resilinc. As CPO, Sumit is responsible for Resilinc’s product and technology vision, direction, and delivery. Sumit has 25 years of experience bringing innovative technologies to market and has served in leadership roles in Product Management and engineering at successful startups as well as at Fortune 500 companies such as Brocade and Cisco.