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Best Practices in Supply-Chain Analytics 2018

Your Guide to Practices, Concepts, Processes and Procedures for Competitive Advantage

May 1 - 2, 2018  ·  Mississauga, Ontario
Featuring These Industry Experts

James Angold, Senior Director, Go To Market and Productivity, Foods Division, PepsiCo Canada

James Angold joined PepsiCo in 2004 and over the past 14 years has worked in roles across Supply Chain in the United Kingdom and Canada. James has a broad background in engineering, supply chain and manufacturing management and holds his Engineering degree from Cambridge University, England.

Aaron D. Burciaga, Advanced Analytics Executive, Accenture Digital

Aaron Burciaga is a Certified Analytics Professional and Analytics Executive at Accenture LLP - he leads Accenture's Advanced Analytics Applications Platform in North America and is also the Global Defense Analytics Lead. Aaron is also Reserve Marine Officer supporting the CIO Headquarters Marine Corps-Pentagon and is a combat veteran of the Iraq War (Fallujah, Operation Iraqi Freedom). His technical interests are at the crossroads of advanced analytics, global logistics, and information management. He was elected to the CAP Analytics Certification Board (ACB) in 2015 and was nominated and elected to being the ACB Vice Chair for 2017.

Hans Casteels, Practice Head, Digital Supply Chain/Procurement, IBM

Hans Casteels currently leads IBM's digital supply chain and procurement practice across all verticals, in Canada. Hans has built a career by leading transformation and innovation across organizations. Challenging the status-quo and identify emerging opportunities leveraging cutting-edge technologies in support of strategy have been true indicators of success. His current focus in centered on "Supply Chain 4.0" - leveraging of emerging technologies such as predictive analysis, blockchain, robotic process automation, IoT, Cloud and Collaboration.

Bryan Murphy, Manager, Global Supply Chain Enablement, Kinross Gold Corporation

Bryan Murphy is a seasoned professional for diverse industry leading organizations. He has been focussed on accelerating Kinross' Enablement Program, an HQ based operational support team that establishes supply-chain optimization projects for sites in the Americas, Africa, and Russia. He has been the Project Lead to centralize the governance and optimization of Kinross' Material Master Data, unlocking global value in strategic data analysis, improved planning and working capital management.

Mitchell Osak, Managing Director, Strategic Advisory Services, Grant Thornton LLP

Mitchell Osak has over 25 years of senior consulting and operating experience in a variety of organizations under diverse operating and market conditions. Mitchell is considered a North American thought leader in the areas of strategy development, organizational design, digital transformation and performance improvement. He is regularly asked to speak on topical subjects such as leveraging new technologies and business models, data analytics, disruptive innovation and organizational transformation. Mitchell has deep experience across multiple sectors and geographies with Fortune 1000 clients such as: P&G, Rogers, TD, Maple Leaf Foods, IBM, CIBC Mellon, HP, AOL/Time Warner and American Express as well as world class public sector organizations like the Hospital for Sick Children and Rotman Business School.

Tom Pauls, Managing Director, SCL Search Consultants Ltd.

Tom Pauls, CCLP, has over 15 years of experience in recruitment and executive search, and is founder and Managing Director of SCL Search Consultants Ltd; a search firm with an exclusive focus in supply chain and logistics. A key member of the logistics community, Tom served as Chair of SCL & CITA's 43rd Annual Conference in 2010, and was Chair of the CITT Toronto Area Council from 2013-2016. He is currently serving as Executive Advisor for the CITT Toronto Area Council, and is frequently called upon to speak at industry events. SCL Search Consultants Ltd. has a track record of success sourcing and placing logistics professionals across Canada, and excels in matching high-performing supply chain analytics professionals with their clients' hiring needs.

Akansha Priya, Supply Chain Analyst, Cardiovascular Group, Medtronic

Akansha Priya has over 7 years of experience in data analytics, demand planning, logistics, inventory management, project management and process improvement. She is a Six Sigma Green Belt certified professional with a Master of Science degree from University of Houston, USA and Bachelor's degree in Instrumentation Engineering. Currently, she is a Supply Chain Analyst with the Cardiovascular Group at Medtronic and has held important positions at industrial products major, Acklands Grainger and beverage giant Coca-Cola.

Jason Rude, Director, Distribution and Logistics, Plexxus

Jason Rude is an Industrial Engineer by training. Jason began his career as a Design Engineer for Caterpillar, following a Bachelor's of Science from Purdue University. After a couple of years designing large engine systems, Jason pursued a career in Supply Chain in the mid 90's, working initially for a metals distributor before moving into healthcare in the late 90's. Jason held several positions at Cardinal Health during a 14 year stint including Project Engineer, Customer Service Manager and Director of Materials Management. In 2013, Jason accepted a position at Plexxus, a shared service organization owned by member hospitals in the GTA and serves as the Director of Supply Chain Services with responsibility for Distribution Centre Operations, Central Purchasing, In-Hospital Logistics and Product Support.

Warren Sarafinchan, Consultant, Zinata Inc.; Former Vice-President, Sales and Supply Chain, Sun-Rype Products

Warren Sarafinchan joined Sun-Rype in 2011. He is a CITT-Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) and has over 20 of years experience in supply chain, logistics, operations and systems implementation and previously held senior positions at several distribution companies including Mars Canada Limited, Maple Leaf Foods, Martin Brower of Canada Limited and Labatt Breweries of Canada, Quaker Oats, and Cavendish Farms. Mr. Sarafinchan sits on the national board of directors of the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT) and received the CITT Award of Excellence in 2016.

Michael Shelton, Manager, Global Supply Chain, Innovative Steam Technologies Inc

Michael Shelton has over 25 years of rich experience in Procurement and Supply Chain within Order Processing, Master Scheduling, Production Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics including DC's and reverse Logistics, Procurement, Commodity Management and Supplier Relationship Management at a senior management level where he has developed vision and strategies for the organizations' supply chain. He has a BA in Business Administration and is certified in Project Management and Master Manager. He is a speaker at various Supply Chain Conferences and certified instructor for APICS and SCMA. He has worked in Energy Storage, Wind Power, Turbines, Oil and Gas, Transmission, Power Transformer, Telecom, Automotive and Consumer Goods industry sectors.

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Ottawa, Ontario · March 27 - 28, 2018
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Toronto, Ontario · March 27 - 28, 2018
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Public Sector Internal Controls - Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario · May 29 - 30, 2018
Strategic Policy Development for the Public Sector
Ottawa, Ontario · May 29 - 30, 2018
Big Data and Analytics for the Public Sector
Toronto, Ontario · May 29 - 30, 2018



In today's environment of heightened global competition, commodity volatility, changing demand and supplier challenges, sticking to supply-chain strategies of yesteryear will leave you in the dust. To remain competitive, you need to know how to harness and deploy vast quantities of information from multiple sources and transform this data into real-time, predictive insights that provide a solid, evidence-based foundation for decision-making. If you have not done so already, it's time to immerse yourself in the concepts, practices, processes and procedures of supply-chain analytics so you can take action sooner than later. Failure to take decisive action now, may leave you too far behind to catch up.

It is, however, no longer enough to base decision making on past demand, supply and business cycles. You need to harness and deploy the vast quantities of information you have from multiple sources and transform this data into real-time, predictive insights that are a more perfect basis for decision-making. Many organizations have jumped on board, realizing the benefits of forward looking analytics. If you and your organization have not taken the plunge, you will be left behind.

INFONEX's Supply Chain Analytics 2018 will provide in-depth practical insights on the tools, technologies and processes you need to get your supply chain functioning better, faster and cheaper for measureable bottom-line results. Our faculty of industry experts, who have been down the road you are embarking upon, will provide you with the information you require to use data analytics for competitive advantage - drawing upon and sharing the important lessons they have learned so that you can forge ahead more quickly than you would otherwise.

Attend this two-day program and you will learn how to improve accuracy and efficiency in demand forecasting, sourcing and procurement; identify new demand patterns; anticipate changes, vulnerabilities and opportunities; develop your supply-chain plan with more certainty; realize big efficiencies in warehouse and distribution operations, facilitate knowledge-sharing, transparency and information flow. The information you acquire will launch you on your way. The people you meet will become part of your resource network. Given the power of analytics to create competitive advantages, this is an investment that will pay dividends.

This is a great opportunity for you to equip yourself with the latest strategies, network with peers and share your experiences. Register today!

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