CAPS Supply Management Virtual Summit
A New Era of Transformation
An online CAPS member-only event

June 11, 2020 | 8am PT (Arizona) / 11am ET

Registration for this event is complimentary for CAPS members

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During these turbulent times, CAPS Research realizes you may not have discretionary spend or a travel budget, so we're bringing our event to you. Please join us for our first-ever Supply Management Virtual Summit - a super dynamic meet-up designed to help you pivot, get you through current challenges, and create a winning strategy.

We'll explore the new normal and focus on best practices and key initiatives that will inspire you in your practice today and tomorrow. The Virtual Summit is:

  • Fast-paced, leading-edge content to faciilitate your supply management group now.
  • Specifically focused on the challenges you’re facing and topics that bring you value.
  • Highly strategic, emphasizing alignment to business goals.
  • Exclusive to member companies; a sales-free and consultant-free summit.

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The first-ever CAPS Supply Management Virtual Summit brings the knowledge, insights, and inspiration of our annual global roundtables to you. In this exclusive sales-free, member-only online event, we'll dive into supply chain risk, multigenerational communication challenges, and cybersecurity.

Thursday, June 11

8:00am PT / 11:00am ET


8:05am PT / 11:05am ET

Supply Chain Risk: Being Prepared…Is it Working?
Managing supplier risk has been top of mind for CPOs and their organizations. During a crisis, the visibility into our supply chain gets put to the test. Supply chain mapping efforts often vary, depending on several factors - industry, geography, size of firm, etc.

Our panelists will share how they achieve visibility into their supply networks, efforts to include 2nd and 3rd tier, supply vulnerabilities and risks that were most prevalent during the pandemic, lessons learned, and how they are adapting their programs for the future. 

Does company size make a difference?

Does industry make a difference?

  • Oil and Gas
    Katy Conrad, Supply Chain Development Manager, Shell 
  • Aerospace & Defense
    Flor Aguilar Kim, Director, SCM Strategy & Capture, General Dynamic Mission Systems

A New Supply Chain: Creating Agile, Adaptable, and Transparent Supply Networks
During this pandemic, many companies have pivoted their manufacturing capabilities. What is the impact to the supply management organization that needs to be flexible and agile in assessing, sourcing, and onboarding new suppliers?

Multigenerational Talent and a Thriving Transformative Workspace
With a multi-generational workforce, we experience unique communication styles, varying work style preferences, and different professional needs. How are supply management groups designing organizations where all employees can thrive?

CAPS has invited a cross-generational panel to discuss:
     Communication and work style preferences across generations and how to bridge the gap.
     What are some technologies used that help with any communication issues? 
     How does our “return to work” affect our future talent and org design?

A New Era of Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity evolves and shifts at a mind-boggling pace and understanding the latest trends and research is critical in supply chain. In this session, an authority in cybersecurity will debrief us on the state of cybersecurity, issues to be aware of, and what the future holds.

New Research Reveal

10:45am PT / 1:45pm ET

Roundtable Wrap-up and Adjourn

This event is designed for supply management leaders interested in exploring strategies and best practices for advancing in their organization. 

CAPS Research inspires leaders with profound discovery and executable strategies to shape the future of supply management. We are a non-profit organization sponsored by Fortune 500 member companies, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and Institute for Supply Management®.