The Endless Search for Advantage: Supply Chain in Emerging Markets
As companies around the world increasingly turn to emerging economies for investment and growth, the impact on supply chain planning and management has been significant. These countries including China and India and – increasingly – Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, provide both low cost labour and the expectation of growing consumer markets. The evolving dynamics of shifting economic advantage have increased the volatility and uncertainty of supply chains, requiring greater flexibility and forecasting capability, a sophisticated understanding of market dynamics and the ability to assess and manage both risks and opportunities.
This two-part KnowlEdge Series program will examine current issues related from the perspective of companies experiencing the pressures of expansion in these countries, including:
- The relative advantage and risks of different markets
- Barriers to entry and growth
- Supply chain integration in emerging markets
- Operational challenges and supply chain excellence
- The efficiency/flexibility trade-off and achieving the right balance to achieve resiliency
- Managing and mitigating risk.
Audience: This Knowledge Series is designed to discuss these issues in a forum setting with practitioners, advisers, and supply chain participants. The Series is targeted at global operations and supply chain executives, including sourcing, planning and general management.
PART 1… view details
27 October, 2010 11:00 AM EST [11:00] | (1 hr)
PART 2… view details
03 November, 2010 11:00 AM EST [11:00] | (1 hr)
The Conference Board
Shared Services International Inc.
Vipin Suri has served as Managing Director of Shared Services International since its establishment in July 2003. As a consulting alliance partner of The Amherst Group Limited he has successfully assisted a number of companies in the Asia-Pacific ... Full Bio
CITT, Supply Chain Director
Mars Canada, Inc.
Warren Sarafinchan has nearly 20 years experience managing supply chain operations with a focus in the consumer packaged food and beverage industry. He is currently the Supply Chain Director for Mars Canada Inc., located in Bolton Ontario. Mr. Sar... Full Bio
Former SVP, Logistics
Over his career, Pat Ressa has been able to successfully find ways to leverage the power of an integrated supply chain to improve the bottom line in several companies. He has held several senior roles at Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada’s lar... Full Bio