Dbriefs
1 Nov.

Meeting the challenge of supply chain disruption

Energy, Resources & Industrials

Tuesday, 12:00 p.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will have the opportunity to gain insights on new approaches manufacturers are deploying to manage disruptions and can discover ways to add redundancy and resilience in the new optimization equation to achieve supply assurance.

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Key takeaways

Host: Paul Wellener, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Presenters: Stephen Gold, Kate Hardin, and Stephen Laaper

1 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge

The familiar formula of reducing cost and increasing efficiency will likely no longer be enough. Costs still need to be minimized, yet resilience and redundancy should be built in to assure supply. How can supply chain executives solve this new optimization problem? We’ll discuss:

  • Four components to a successful supplier management strategy
  • New approaches to navigate through disruption
  • A checklist to develop agility in supply chain

Meet the speakers

Paul Wellener

Paul Wellener

US Industrial Products & Construction Leader

Paul is a vice chair, Deloitte LLP, and the leader of the US Industrial Products & Construction practice. He has more than three decades of experience in the industrial products and automotive sectors and has focused on helping organizations address major transformations. Paul drives key sector industry initiatives to help companies adapt to an environment of rapid change and uncertainty—globalization, exponential technologies, the skills gap, and the evolution of Industry 4.0. Based in Cleveland, Paul also serves as the managing principal of Northeast Ohio.

Kate Hardin

Kate Hardin

Managing Director, Deloitte Services LP

Kate Hardin, executive director of Deloitte’s Research Center for Energy and Industrials, has worked in the energy industry for 25 years. She leads Deloitte’s research team covering the implications of the energy transition for the industrial, oil, gas, and power sectors. She has served as an alumni expert at Yale’s Center for Business and Environment, and she is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Stephen Laaper

Stephen Laaper

Principal | Smart Manufacturing Leader

Stephen is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and a manufacturing strategy and smart operations leader in Deloitte’s Supply Chain & Network Operations practice. He helped build Deloitte’s Digital Supply Networks (DSN) methodology that uses existing and “next gen” technologies to drive efficiencies in operations and across the supply chain. Stephen is leading the firm’s Smart Manufacturing services, including the 2021 opening of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, a groundbreaking, immersive learning environment for business leaders to experience smart manufacturing solutions. Stephen brings a unique mix of industry, consulting, and technology experience with a broad range of clients across the industrials, automotive, life sciences, and consumer products sectors. He serves clients in their journey to advance their manufacturing I4.0 evolution through digital technologies, including cognitive tools, advanced manufacturing, ecosystem collaboration, and Industrial applications of the Internet of Things (IIoT).

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