Session 1: 10:30 am - 11:45 am (Palermo Room)
How to Survive Today While Planning for Tomorrow (PDF 425 KB)
The Alberta economy, true to the cyclical nature of the Oil & Gas industry that dominates the province’s economy, has gone from a period of unprecedented growth to what is technically a recession. The reaction has been predictable, with shrinking production and cancelled or suspended projects. However, as many expect, it will recover again and bring with it prosperity and hopefully growth.
In this presentation, Patrick will look at what SCM organizations need to do to support their employers weather the storm during this period of downturn while positioning themselves to be ready for the recovery and growth.
Session 2: 10:30 am - 11:45 am (Savona Room)
Category Management in Critical Spend (PDF 1.19 MB)
Across Alberta, organizations are facing the challenge of an increasingly turbulent and uncertain market, placing considerable strain on their supply chains. Adding to this complexity is the pressure to do more with less, with mandates to drive out costs (which can be 30% to 70% of the total cost base) while constantly increasing service levels. As a result, organizations are looking for answers through innovations in procurement.
While Category Management has been around for a while, what is new and trending is the fact that it has the attention of the C-Suite which is placing it front and center to the spotlight of the business. With this raised profile, success means focusing on the complex spend that is critical to the business to demonstrate value by reducing costs and risk, while harnessing supplier innovation and improving services for competitive advantage.
Session 3: 10:30 am - 11:45 am (Monaco Room)
The challenges that producers and suppliers are experiencing within the energy sector should not come as any surprise to anyone living in North America today. There is constant downward pricing pressures being placed upon everyone within the value chain, this combined with increased costing, while at the same time having to do more with less is placing significant strain on all stakeholders. With mounting challenges comes opportunity to re-engineer the way you have managed your fleet, assets and materials in the past, becoming more efficient and optimized. Learn about the latest in GPS, RFID, and analytics technology and how optimization will become the new norm in a not so normal economy.
Session 4: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (Palermo Room)
3D Printing and the Supply Chain of the Future (PDF 2.76 MB)
Many people are now hearing about 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing because objects are created in an additive process and just-in-time manufacturing, a production model in which items are created to meet demand, but both have been around for decades. What is new is that 3D printing technology has reached consumer-friendly price points and footprints and new materials and techniques are making new things possible. Although regular supply chains are here to stay, this session will explore this new world of 3D printing and how it will make the supply chain of the future more agile, less centralized and more focused on low volume/high customization products.
Session 5: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (Savona Room)
Procurement: at a Digital Tipping Point? (PDF 1.16 MB)
In this session, Brent and Kurt will share the findings of the Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) survey, covering key procurement issues such as business engagement, talent and market dynamics and focusing on the potential that emerging digital solutions can bring to the procurement value proposition. Exploring the trends in digital procurement, they will then look at supporting infrastructure like blockchain technology that will enable digital procurement and possibly transform financial services in the future.