The Event

Now in its fourth year, the SCM World Leaders Forum is the annual retreat for the world’s supply chain, procurement and operations elite, bringing together the most influential C-level executives from the SCM World community and their recommended guests from across industry.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only and provides a unique opportunity for the most senior business leaders from global manufacturers and retailers to engage in open, honest and meaningful discussions, free from solicitation and away from day-to-day operations.

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Theme

INNOVATION AND COMPLEXITY: How to Win

Complexity is an elemental force in supply chain. It drives cost and slows cycle times but can also be a source of competitive advantage for those able to manage it better. Innovation in global markets, product development or service model should spur growth but, of course, all add complexity. Winning in business depends on enabling as much innovation as possible by solving the complexity problem up front; with a strategy for supply chains. This event will examine innovation and complexity in:

Global Markets, Product Development and Service Model

Speakers

Paul Polman

Chief Executive Officer,
Unilever

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Willie A. Deese

Executive Vice President & President, Merck Manufacturing Division

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Tim Harden

President, Supply Chain & Fleet Operations, AT&T

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Rob P.M. Scholte

Chief Sales (Operations) & Supply Chain Officer, Metro Cash & Carry

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John Church

Executive Vice President,
Supply Chain, General Mills

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Peter Erickson

Executive Vice President,
Innovation, Technology & Quality, General Mills

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Pier Luigi Sigismondi

Chief Supply Chain Officer,
Unilever

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Noelle Walsh

Corporate Vice President, Supply Chain, The Dow Chemical Company

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Dr Hau Lee

Chairman,
SCM World

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Kevin O’Marah

Chief Content Officer,
SCM World

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