Aberdeen's Supply Chain Management Summit

April 13, 2010
San Francisco, United States

SCM Summit 2010 Overview

Aberdeen's annual Supply Chain Management Summit continues to build on its reputation as the preeminent symposium for SCM executives to learn, network, and discuss the strategies needed to drive Integrated Demand-Supply Networks. Each year, summit attendees representing a multitude of industries gather to arm themselves with the latest research and case studies demonstrating the SCM best practices that are reducing costs across the enterprise and driving business growth.

"Aberdeen is the leading fact-based research firm covering the Supply Chain space, and our Supply Chain Summit offers a great annual platform for networking and collaboration with true industry peers. The findings from the Summit help drive Aberdeen's research agenda in the SCM space throughout the rest of the year. This event also showcases the depth of intellectual capital resident within Aberdeen's supply chain research," said Nari Viswanathan, Vice President/Principal Analyst of the Supply Chain Management Practice, Aberdeen Group.

For 2010, the key theme is going to be to identify "Proactive Cost Savings and Competitive Differentiating Strategies for 2010 and Beyond."

2009 was a year of trying to survive the downturn but now in 2010 and beyond, companies need to figure out how to harness their existing supply chain, customers and logistics network to maximize the cost saving opportunities and also to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Attending the 2010 SCM summit will provide these critical insights for companies to take home.

Grand Hyatt
San Francisco
April 13, 2010

SCM Summit 2010 Agenda

At our 2010 Summit, we will continue to explore the theme of Integrated Demand-Supply Networks (IDSN). Specifically, we will be looking at the five key elements of IDSN represented in the diagram below. These designations are included in the agenda below to provide a description of the topical content of each session.

Legend: IDSN - Integrated Demand Supply Network, D - Demand Network, E - Enterprise, SN - Supply Network, LN - Logistics Network, FN - Financial Network

Key topics of discussion at the Summit include:
  • End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility.
  • Demand sensing and response: Being Close to the Customer.
  • Integrated business planning/ Sales and Operations Planning.
  • Closed-loop Supply Chain Execution and Supply Chain Planning.
  • Extended Warehouse Management.
  • Domestic and International Transportation Management.
  • Centralized Supply Chain Organization versus De-centralization.
  • Cloud-based Services: Managed Services, On-Demand, SaaS.
  • Demand Driven Lean Supply Chain.
  • Sustainability and Green Supply Chain: Expanding existing supply chain principles to consider green constraints.
  • Supply Chain Intelligence (Performance Management).
  • Retail and Consumer Supply Chains.
  • Integrated Product Costing.