Aligning supply chain strategy with the overall business strategy is a key issue for many organisations, and Lourens Schouwink, chief financial officer of Samsung Benelux, will be giving the CFO perspective at Extended Supply Chain 2011 – the thought-leadership conference which is attended by Europe’s most forward thinking and innovative supply chain leaders.
He will look at the relationship between Finance & Supply Chain at Samsung Electronics, integrating supply chains to enhance financial performance, understanding the cultural differences of working for an Asian enterprise and how this can proactively effect the supply chain, and emerging global trends and the consequences for the extended supply chain.
This year supply chain guru Dr John Gattorna will be running a post-conference workshop entitled: “Designing and implementing New Age supply chains”.
And there will also be a pre-conference S&OP day: The Evolution of S&OP – Aligning people, processes and business strategy.
Then conference takes place at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in Central London from 5th – 6th April 2011, and already has an enviable line-up of speakers including:
Jo Verbeek, VP supply chain, Staples
Martin Jarvis, chief executive officer, D1 Oils
Nigel Lomas, director of supply chain, News International
Rick Hamilton, VP technical services, Cisco Services
Roddy Martin, SVP global supply chain, Competitive Capabilities International
Bill Hutchinson, director of global logistics and fulfilment, Dell
Yves Kerstens, VP supply chain & information technology, Bridgestone Europe
Dave Powell, S&OP director Europe, Kimberly-Clark
David Warrick, GM manufacturing & supply chain EMEA & APAC, Microsoft
Alastair Charatan, director supply chain programme, Travis Perkins
Prof Alan Waller, visiting professor, international SCM, Cranfield School of Management.