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As the lead of VillageReach’s Drones for Health program, Olivier Defawe, Ph.D. drives exploration of the role for and impact of drones in the public health system. VillageReach is conducting field implementations in Malawi, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic, directly contributing to the global evidence generation on performance, cost and cost-effectiveness.
What does the future of supply chain management look like? How should companies prepare? Gain insights on how technologies are changing and what this means for process innovation and the design of organizational teams.
Disease knows no boundaries. By bringing treatment to the people facing the greatest inequities in access, The Max Foundation helps save tens of thousands of lives from cancer. In this session, we will discuss the unique nature of medicine delivery in low- and middle-income countries including infrastructure, logistics, technology, regulations, funding, and more.
Learn how a group of experts examined disruptions to demand and supply networks due to impacts from COVID; how these observations are being applied to prepare cross-sector support for continuity of supply chain flow following a Cascadia seismic event; and how your organization can both support and benefit from this work.
A recent study said that cross functional alignment was the top element of pain for supply chains. However, supply chain miss-alignment is not something that businesses have to live with. Come learn how to align your supply chain through core Organization Development (OD) principles. (1 PMI Leadership PDU)
Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor at JOC.com, will lead a discussion with Adam Hall, VP of Transportation and Corporate Supply Chain at L'Oréal, Eric Beckwitt, Founder and CEO of Freightera, and Lys Hardy, Director of Logistics at PMI Worldwide, around visibility and sustainability in logistics including the role of shippers, logistics providers, carriers, and technology platforms.
What can we learn about Agile software development from large military exercises? In the presentation, Nate Amidon will draw on his experience as an Air Force C-17 pilot to illustrate how multiple military services work together to accomplish a mission, and contrast them with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) including the SAFe release train, value streams, and portfolio management. Common themes emerge from both the military and SAFe which should be considered for success. (1 PMI Technical Project Management PDU)
Dr. Anne Goodchild leads the University of Washington's academic and research efforts in the area of supply chain, logistics, and freight transportation. She launched the Urban Freight Lab (UFL) in 2016 to bring together the public and private sectors to address the challenges of the urban freight system by engaging in innovative research.
With the climate crisis, coronavirus pandemic, trade tensions and the rising power of China... uncertainty may be the one certainty. In this fireside chat with Sam Kaplan, author of Challenging China, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the international business environment, and what this shifting landscape means for global supply chains, trade and world economies.
Steve Nicholas is the Senior Manager of Air Quality & Sustainable Practices at The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA). He leads the team working to eliminate air and climate pollution by 2050 at the fourth-largest cargo shipping gateway in North America. In this session, Nicholas will introduce the NWSA, the NW Ports Clean Air Strategy, and how port initiatives and technologies play a central role in carbon-free / zero-emission supply chains.
The year is 2030 and global supply chains are regenerative and profitable. This is not a farfetched idea! Businesses, governments, and other organizations are taking concrete steps to make it happen. This session explores the building blocks of circular and regenerative supply chain operations.
Supply chains are complex and dynamic. This past year delivered that message in container-ship-sized portions. To accelerate out of the pandemic and excel in the coming decade, we need better tools and processes than MRP systems developed in the 1960's. In this session, Chad Smith will introduce the demand driven method and how it allows us to sense changing customer demand and adapt planning and production, while pulling from suppliers, in real time.
This session will build on the earlier introduction and with a deep-dive into the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise and case studies by two innovative companies using the methods (9Wood and John Zink Hamworthy Combustion).