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  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    1:00 – 1:15 p.m.Welcome
    Scott Melville
    President & CEO

    CHPA Women's Leadership Forum Announcements 
    Heather Parker
    Vice President, Education & Meetings
    1:15 – 1:45 p.m.The State of the OTC Industry
    Jennifer Wozniak
    Principal, Client Insights

    IRI will provide perspective on the size and recent growth drivers of the OTC industry, as well as identify leading categories, brands, manufacturers and retailers.
    1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Practical Applications in Demand Planning Using AI/Machine Learning
    Charles Chase
    Executive Industry Consultant
    SAS Global Retail

    There's been a lot of hype regarding using machine learning (ML) for demand planning, and rightfully so, given the advancements in data collection, storage, processing, and improvements in technology. There's no reason why machine learning can't be utilized as another forecasting method among the collection of forecasting methods already being utilized, as well as provide demand planners with a "digital assistant" - or maybe not.  
    2:30 – 3:00 p.m.Break
     3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Workforce Development Session #1: Energizing Today's Supply Chain of Multigenerational Talent
    Patti Ippoliti, Ph.D.
    Professor of Professional Practice
    Rutgers Business School

    Today's workforce is multigenerational, with members representing several different generations. This session will explore the values and expectations of those different generations, and discuss how organizations and leadership can leverage those differences to build a more collaborative, innovative and purposeful workplace of the future for talent.
     4:00 – 4:45 p.m.Packaging: What’s Next in Trends
    During this session, attendees will examine how consumers react and utilize packaging to make informed decisions on the purchase and use of a product. The future of packaging is here, and it is important to think about the evolution of front of pack and the impact this has on OTC products.

    Laura Bix, Ph.D.
    Assistant Dean for Teaching, Learning and Academic Analytics
    Professor, School of Packaging
    Michigan State University
    4:45 – 5:00 p.m.Break
     5:00 – 5:30 p.m.New Technologies Revolutionizing the Supply Chain
    Brad Steele
    Vision and Control Systems, LLC.

    What does the future of technology for supply chain management look like? This session will provide insights into how specific technologies are innovating for the future.
    5:30 – 7:00 p.m.Reception

    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
    8:00 – 8:45 a.m.Selling the Importance of Supply Chain within Your Organization
    Patrick Gibbons
    Emerson Logistics

    Julia Cutler
    Customer Service and Logistics Manager
    Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals

    John Herzig
    Vice President, Customer Logistics Service Center
    Bayer Consumer Health

    Keith McGinniss
    Vice President, Global Quality and Supply Chain Strategy 
    GSK Consumer Healthcare

    Supply chain management has a huge impact on business, and how you effectively collaborate and share information in real time across your organization is crucial. Join us for this panel discussion in which speakers will share best practices and case studies.
    8:45 – 9:45 a.m.Supply Chain and the Brand: How Do We Affect Your Marketing Plans?
    Patrick Gibbons
    Emerson Logistics

    Jenn Lovell
    Johnson & Johnson

    Julie Sullivan

    Jason Tyler
    Advantice Health

    Supply Chain management traditionally has focused on sourcing components, materials, and other supplies as well as distribution. This panel focuses on how marketing plays an increasingly important role in the process; it balances procurement by providing essential demand information and building the relationships that improve supply chain operations. 
    9:45 – 10:00 a.m.Break
    10:00 – 10:45 a.m.OTIF #1 Sales Forecasting: A New Approach
    Robert Stahl
    R.A. Stahl Company

    The challenge of forecasting is getting tougher and tougher as the future gets less and less predictable. Instead of just trying harder, using more data to develop more mathematical models that don’t work, it’s time to change our approach. This session will present some myths that need to be overcome to develop a viable and reliable forecasting process. This session will give you key insights into:
    1. Forecasting less, not more, yielding higher customer service and lower inventory.
    2. Teamwork, good communications, and clear accountabilities, which are more important than complex statistical forecasting models.
    3. Understanding that forecasting is a process, and as such can be improved using standard techniques for process improvement.
    4. Knowing it's more beneficial to pursue process improvement than to focus narrowly on forecast accuracy.
    10:45 – 11:45 a.m.OTIF #2: How to Meet Changing Customer Expectations
    Pat Power 
    Senior Director of Corporate Planning and Customer Service
    Combe Incorporated

    Frank Davey
    Vice President of Operations
    Emerson Logistics

    Priya Rajagopalan
    Chief Product Officer

    Alex Rhodeen
    Director of Disruptive Solutions

    There's no doubt that companies need to be constantly ready to adapt their supply chains to reflect the changing marketing conditions and customer demands. Learn from these panelists about how they have integrated flexibility and technological innovation into the core of every process. 

    11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Closing Luncheon Session
    Workforce Development Session #2- Talent Moves

    Alex Jakobson
    Senior Client Partner
    Korn Ferry

    Addressing talent shortages and how to build a community of supply chain individuals.


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