Supply Chain Collaboration-Advantages of Aligning sponsored by SAP
Monday, September 19, 2022 | 9:45 am - 11:00 am
The lack of resiliency in supply chains is one of the most persistent exposures in business operations uncovered by the COVID-19 pandemic. And, with widespread recognition of how sophisticated and geographically broad global supply chains are now at the top of the C-Suite agenda.
Businesses tend to focus on risk management when in moments of disruption, but there’s another factor to consider: supply chain collaboration. Companies who collaborate effectively across the supply chain have enjoyed dramatic improvements including reductions in inventories and costs, together with improvements in service levels, and customer satisfaction. The opportunity to cultivate supply chain stakeholder relationships that are more collaborative is critical to leveraging the supply chain as a strategic advantage.
Join this year’s Women Leaders Forum as we discuss supply chain collaboration strategies that produce results.
Darcy MacClaren (Moderator)
Senior Vice President, Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Darcy has been with SAP for almost ten years in various leadership role. With an emphasis on customer success, she is responsible for driving Digital Supply Chain sales including the go-to-market strategy, and overseeing core operations in pipeline development, demand management, and revenue growth. She is a strategic global leader who has spent 30 years growing, differentiating, and improving businesses through technology transformation with a focus on supply chain. Darcy is committed to guiding organizations in how to transform their companies through innovative technology and next generation business processes . She is passionate about collaborating with and empowering companies to elevate the strategic value delivered to their ecosystem focused on helping companies to build resilient and agile supply chains. She is the founder of Women in Supply Chain Network with is dedicated to improved diversity in the supply field and since its inception in 2020 grown to over 500 members. Before joining SAP, held several senior supply chain leadership positions at companies such as Blue Yonder, Infor, G-Log, (acquired by Oracle), and Hewlett Packard. Darcy graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, with a bachelor’s of arts degree. She has an MBA from SUNY at Buffalo.
Senior Vice President of People
JB Hunt Transport, Inc.
Senior Vice President of People at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Jessica graduated from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and was named 2021 Top Women to Watch in Transportation.
Vice President, Procurement, NA
Dawn is the North America Procurement Vice President for Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and digital automation. She leads a team of highly dynamic and experienced professionals, responsible for $2 billion of annual spend in the North America region. Her focus includes raw materials, fabricated components, and electronics across 42 factories.
In harmony with the Schneider Electric Diversity and Inclusion policy, their Supplier Diversity program strives to identify, include and engage qualified diverse suppliers to support our goals and provide a level of excellence to all stakeholders.
VIce President, Innovation, research and Development
Innovation without execution is of no value. I am dynamic explorer of strategic innovation that drives revolutionary change. With 30+ years of logistics and supply chain experience, leading innovation in the industry is a passionate pursuit. I drive customer and vendor collaboration to deliver real solutions and real results for Kenco. I enable thinking “inside” the supply chain box and design unique solutions that drive real value. Executing on the innovation promise compels me to be a transformational agent of change. The results of this execution are over $40M in savings identified for our customers and $12M+ realized and patent-pending inventions that provide unique value and strategic advantages across the supply chain.
Chief Executive Officer
Hannah Testani became the Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Audit in March of 2020. Prior to this role, Hannah spent the last 12 years as Chief Operating Officer, and under her management, Intelligent Audit has seen explosive growth year over year, where she is responsible for adding to Intelligent Audit's increasingly impressive customer list.
Vice President, Inventory Operations
Sara was born in South Korea, and raised in the Twin Cities. She attended Hamline University in St. Paul with an undergraduate degree in Business Management. She has been with Target for 18+ years, spanning roles in Stores, Financial Retail Services, and Supply Chain. Her most recent roles include leading the transportation product portfolio, serving as Chief of Staff to Arthur Valdez, CSCO.
Target works hand-in-hand with their suppliers every step of the way, from the programs they host to explore potential partnerships to the products they offer their guests. Target stores feature assortments of beloved brands personalized for their neighborhoods, and they curate special assortments to celebrate cultural moments and milestones, too.
Chief Executive Officer
For more than ten years Tucker has grown and led teams across a variety of business models and industries. In her role as director of Vista Consulting Group’s go-to-market, she worked closely with portfolio companies to implement more effective and sustainable growth strategies and specialized in pushing customer teams to over 90% net-retention through superior support and contracts that incentivized long-term partnerships.
Tucker graduated with a degree in international studies from the University of Chicago and spent her early career at Gallup and CEB (now Gartner), working in research and moving up to product marketing and sales leadership, scaling teams and closing deals with companies like BMW and Chanel. Tucker also served as SVP of audience and platforms at Axios, a political news organization.