Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar Series

This webinar series, “Emerging with Supply Chain Strength”, discusses the economy, the Inland Southern CA and the state of manufacturing and supply chain.

These webinars are free for our members, panelists, sponsors and business partners.


August 25, 2021 – 3:00pm PT

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
Creating Customer Advocates During Supply Chain Disruption: Pac Rim/North America Perspectives

11pm Europe UTC/GMT
3pm US Pacific/ 6pm US Eastern
8am Australia AEST (August 26th)
Duration: 1 hour

The worldwide supply chain has been severely disrupted. Knowing your supplier, and your supplier’s supplier, and your supplier’s supplier’s supplier has never been more important. However no matter how strategic you are with your supply chain, delays and longer lead times are inevitable. The question now becomes, how do you manage your customers over such an extended buying and delivery cycle? The businesses who are not communicating effectively and often with their customers are now going to lose market share in what many now predict to be the start of a decade-long boom. Now is not the time to lose customers.

Listen to our panel of experts as they discuss and debate what is required today to keep your business growing tomorrow.

About the Speakers

The panel includes expert supply chain thought leaders of The Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC). Together, we represent over 140 years of consulting experience supplementing over 150 years of management experience in Supply Chain, Operations, IT, Logistics, Sustainability, and other areas. This international group includes: Lisa Anderson (California, USA), Evan Bulmer ( South Australia, AU), Patrick Daly (Dublin, Ireland), Diane Garcia (Oregon, USA),  Dave Gardner (California, USA),  Art Koch (Florida, USA), David Ogilvie (Queensland, AU), Antonio Zrili?  (Zagreb, Croatia).

The Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) is the premier association for independent consulting professionals who subscribe to an industry code of ethics and provide significant consulting results among their clients. Founded by Million Dollar Consulting guru Alan Weiss in 2003, SAC offers a series of in-person and online programs to help consultants share best practices and learn from industry experts and thought leaders in the business world. SAC today has members in 40 countries around the world.


Past Webinars


Recorded February 19, 2021

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
Paul Granillo: The Economy, Inland Southern CA & the State of Logistics & Manufacturing

We are excited to kick off a webinar series “Emerging with Supply Chain Strength” to discuss the economy, the Inland Southern CA and the state of manufacturing and supply chain.

COVID has created vast disruption and opportunity throughout the region. Although manufacturing and supply chain were considered essential and fared better than many industries, there were many impacts with customers, suppliers, new rules and regulations with how to manage the workforce and many more changing conditions to address. E-commerce went through the roof, significantly impacting the IE and supply chain, both positively and negatively. Tune in to hear the economists talk about what’s coming, the impact on the IE, what’s happening in the region and the future of manufacturing and logistics.

About the Speaker:

Paul Granillo has served as President and CEO of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership since 2010. During that time IEEP has become one of the most recognized statewide organizations focused on galvanizing cross sector leadership in order to build a stronger regional economy through a triple bottom line framework.

IEEP has a strong policy focus and works in Washington D.C., Sacramento and locally to insure the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties issues are well represented. Paul has also put a special focus on leadership training for the regions public and private sector next generation.

Handout that accompanies the video below.

 


Recorded March 8, 2021

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
John Tulac: What’s Going on in China & Mexico

As part of our Emerging with Supply Chain Strength webinar series, we are addressing a key topic for the supply chain – what’s going on in China and Mexico. John Tulac, an international business attorney and expert in China and Mexico will be talking about what is going on internationally and specifically with China and Mexico. He’ll talk about the current trade situation, which countries to avoid or pursue for supply, what he expects in the next few years related to global trade and how its impacting the supply chain.

About the Speaker:

John W. Tulac is an international and general business and corporate attorney in private practice since 1977. He is recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys as an expert in the field of international business law and is annually listed as a leading lawyer in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire.

Mr. Tulac is active in all areas of international law, including the importing and exporting of goods, agency and distribution agreements, licensing, joint ventures and infrastructure projects. He is extensively involved in oil & gas, electric power generation, sustainable agriculture, and all aspects of business with China. He trains Chinese judges and regulators semi-annually on topics relating to international law and U.S. law. He is also regularly active in Mexico. Mr. Tulac is also an adjunct professor emeritus (retired) of international business law at Cal Poly Pomona.


Recorded March 18, 2021

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
Creating Resiliency in 2021: Pac Rim/North America Perspectives

Resiliency has emerged as a cornerstone to emerging successfully from the pandemic and essential to post-COVID success.

As executives re-evaluate supply chain collaborations and partnerships, they will be thinking about supply chain strategy and partnerships. We have assembled expert manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders from around the globe to discuss and debate these topics.

With our 140 years of consulting experience supplementing over 190 years of management experience in Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain, Technology, Sustainability, and more, our global thought leaders will explore whether the processes of reshoring and nearshoring could add value to your business and enhance your customer experience, create further disruption, and cost, or result in other challenges and opportunities and which supply chain relationships will be key in this ongoing reconfiguration.

About the Speakers

The panel includes expert supply chain thought leaders of The Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC). Together, we represent over 140 years of consulting experience supplementing over 150 years of management experience in Supply Chain, Operations, IT, Logistics, Sustainability, and other areas. This international group includes: Lisa Anderson (California, USA), Evan Bulmer ( South Australia, AU), Patrick Daly (Dublin, Ireland), Diane Garcia (Oregon, USA),  Dave Gardner (California, USA),  Art Koch (Florida, USA), David Ogilvie (Queensland, AU), Antonio Zrili?  (Zagreb, Croatia).

The Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) is the premier association for independent consulting professionals who subscribe to an industry code of ethics and provide significant consulting results among their clients. Founded by Million Dollar Consulting guru Alan Weiss in 2003, SAC offers a series of in-person and online programs to help consultants share best practices and learn from industry experts and thought leaders in the business world. SAC today has members in 40 countries around the world.


April 9, 2021 – 12:00 Noon PST

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
B.J. Patterson: What’s Going on in Logistics?

As part of our Emerging with Supply Chain Strength webinar series, B.J. Patterson will talk about the state of logistics. COVID has created volatility in the logistics industry, and has remained out of alignment. Ships are piled up at the ports, e-commerce has increased dramatically, the implementation of technology has skyrocketed and distribution continues to evolve. He’ll talk about the state of logistics, what he sees coming next and what distribution and logistics professionals should be thinking about to emerge with supply chain strength.

About the Speaker:

The Texas born CEO is a Professional Logistics Executive and Navy Veteran, working throughout the world. Mr. Patterson spent the last 25 years working in the logistics field, working in every aspect of the business from Transportation to Warehousing. Mr. Patterson sits on several industry boards and the local county Workforce Development Board.


Recorded May 14, 2021

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
Michele Nash-Hoff: Reshoring & the Resurgence of Manufacturing

As part of our Emerging with Supply Chain Strength webinar series, Michele Nash-Hoff will talk about the resurgence of manufacturing. She is an expert in the rise of American manufacturing and how to look at the true total cost of ownership of products instead of purchase cost alone. During COVID, manufacturers rose to the occasion to ramp up quickly, and the many risks of offshoring and the extended supply chain were exposed. She has written the book, “Rebuild Manufacturing: The Key to American Prosperity” and will share insights and examples of companies that have re-shored as well as what she sees for the future of manufacturing.

About the Speaker:

Michele is founder and president of ElectroFab Sales, a sales agency specializing in helping manufacturers select the right processes for their products since 1985. Michele is currently a director on the board of the American Jobs Alliance and the board of the San Diego Inventors Forum. She was Chair of the California chapter of the Coalition for a Prosperous America from 2013-2018.

Michele earned a B. A. from San Diego State University and a certificate in Total Quality Management in 1993. She is a 1994 graduate of San Diego’s leadership program (LEAD San Diego) and earned a Yellow Belt Certificate in Lean Six Sigma in 2014. She is the author of three books, the latest being Rebuild Manufacturing – the key to American Prosperity, which is a sequel to the 2012 edition of Can American Manufacturing Be Saved: Why we should and how we can. She has been a blogger for Huff Post, Industry Week, and other newslines and currently blogs for www.themadeinamericamovement.com. She is an authorized speaker for the Reshoring Initiative.


Recorded June 11, 2021

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
Ian Oxnevad: Political Risk and the Global Supply Chain

Does your business face political risks? If you worry about supply chain stability as the result of a war, pandemic, tariffs, local zoning, corruption, or political turmoil, the answer is yes.  Your company operates in a number of political and economic environments that all hold unique challenges and threats to your profitability and viability as a business. This week, Dr. Ian Oxnevad will discuss the importance of sound political risk analysis and its use in foreseeing threats to your operations.  You will learn what connotes a political risk, and some of the techniques used to detect and mitigate it. 

 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Ian Oxnevad is a political scientist and political economist who specializes in issues of geopolitical and economic overlap, such as geoeconomics, economic warfare, corporate espionage, political and economic risk, and terrorist financing, and money laundering.  As an academic, Dr. Oxnevad has extensively published research on these issues, as well as on the Middle East and other regions of the world.  He is the coauthor of Middle East Politics for the New Millennium: A Constructivist Approach (Lexington Books, 2016), and the author of the forthcoming book Making a Killing: States, Banks, and Terrorism from McGill-Queens University Press that is due out later this year.  Dr. Oxnevad is the President and CEO of Monitum Analytics, and regularly assists clients on matters of political and economic risk.


Recorded June 23, 2021

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
Supply Chain, Materials & Logistics Disruption: Pac Rim/North America Perspectives

Recent years have thrown up a series of events that have caused inbound supply disruptions for developed economies dependent on international supply chains. Some of these disruptions have been bigger while others have been smaller, some have been regional and others global, but all have had significant impacts around the world.

Over last 10 years alone, among other events, we have had:

  • The Fukushima earthquake and tsunami
  • The Icelandic volcano and ash cloud
  • US-China trade wars
  • Brexit and ensuing import and export disruptions between the UK and its European trading partners
  • The COVID pandemic causing global disruption impacting different regions at different times throughout 2020 and 2021
  • Suez Canal blockage and resulting delays and supply shortages

The disruptions resulting from the more recent of these is still ongoing throughout 2021 and while we do not know what the source of the next disruption will be, we can be certain that it will come given the volatility and unpredictability of events in our complex, interconnected supply chains.

What is concerning to us in the SAC Supply Chain Special Interest Group is that many companies appear not to be aware of how vulnerable they to this kind of disruption until it happens.

The purpose of this panel event is to help you to understand the nature and source of these vulnerabilities in your multi-layered supply chain to make known much more of what is currently unknown.

This will enable you to put in place effective prevention, mitigation and contingency measures so that you will be better prepared when disruptions arise, as they inevitably will, in the future.

Meanwhile here are some questions for you to get the juices flowing:

  • Do you know the full extent of your supply dependencies?
  • Which of these dependencies are most critical to your ability to conduct your business?
  • What prevention, mitigation or contingency plans can you put in place now to reduce your vulnerability in future – or indeed identify hidden opportunity?

About the Speakers

The panel includes expert supply chain thought leaders of The Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC). Together, we represent over 140 years of consulting experience supplementing over 150 years of management experience in Supply Chain, Operations, IT, Logistics, Sustainability, and other areas. This international group includes: Lisa Anderson (California, USA), Evan Bulmer ( South Australia, AU), Patrick Daly (Dublin, Ireland), Diane Garcia (Oregon, USA),  Dave Gardner (California, USA),  Art Koch (Florida, USA), David Ogilvie (Queensland, AU), Antonio Zrili?  (Zagreb, Croatia).

The Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) is the premier association for independent consulting professionals who subscribe to an industry code of ethics and provide significant consulting results among their clients. Founded by Million Dollar Consulting guru Alan Weiss in 2003, SAC offers a series of in-person and online programs to help consultants share best practices and learn from industry experts and thought leaders in the business world. SAC today has members in 40 countries around the world.

Recorded July 23, 2021

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
Tim Harris: E-Commerce and Customer Personalization

With the pandemic disruption, manufacturers have additional incentives to expand ecommerce capabilities. In addition to their traditional B2B customers, many manufacturers are now selling directly to consumers. The B2C segment is forcing manufacturers to focus on building a loyal customer base and be able to provide personalization of their products. We will review the trends and challenges that manufacturers face in both the B2B & B2C space. Some of these initiatives include a focus on marketing and brand awareness, leveraging insights gained from customer behavior, seamless integration to CRM & order fulfillment systems, and chatbots that enhance customer service. Above all, manufacturers are trying to present an omnichannel shopping & customer service experience, regardless of how the customer interacts with the seller.

About the Speaker:

Tim Harris is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Arbela Technologies in Newport Beach, California. He writes:

“As a leader at Arbela Technologies I create strategies for growth for our company aligned with the technology and business consulting needs of the industries and clients we serve. I believe in high touch, hyper personalization and open and honest communication.

Over my years building various consulting practices I have learned creating data driven, goal driven, and mentor focused team structures generate success and future leaders. I prefer face to face communication and relationship building for long term success with our clients, employees and partners.”

Handout that accompanies the video below.