Thursday, February 15

 4:00-5:00 p.m. Attendee Check-in
 5:00-6:00 p.m. Opening Keynote: Futurecasting the Supply Chain 
Brian David Johnson
Technologist, Author and Futurist | Arizona State University

Futurecasting allows organizations to develop an actionable vision for the future and then make it better.  APICS has collaborated with Brian David Johnson to use Futurecasting to construct a vision for this future of Supply Chain called The Rise, and it encompasses urbanization, Africa, the young and the elderly, women in global society, technological autonomy and intelligence, data, transparency, fully conscious consumerism, future threats and the speed of change.  Join this opening general session at the 2018 APICS Executive Summit to learn more and explore opportunities to help people adjust and thrive in this future reality.
 6:00-7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
 7:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner


Friday, February 16

 7:00-8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
 8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Peter Bolstorff CSCP, SCOR-P
Executive Vice President | APICS
 8:15-8:45 a.m. APICS Strategy
Abe Eshkenazi CPA, CAE, CSCP
 8:45-9:15 a.m. Team Discussion
 9:15-9:45 a.m. The Boston Beer Company: A Supply Chain Transformation
Quincy Troupe 
Senior Vice President Supply Chain | Boston Beer Company

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. began in 1984 and today brews more than 60 styles of Samuel Adams beer, along with portfolio of brands including Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Twisted Tea, Truly Spiked & Sparkling, as well as several other craft beer brands.  Join this session to learn more about Boston Beer’s recently launched journey around solid supply chain strategies, standards and the best practices that will guide the organization in a transformation of their end-to-end supply chain.
 9:45-10:15 a.m Team Discussion
 10:15-10:45 a.m. Networking Break
 10:45-11:15 a.m. Cognitive Supply Chain: Artificial Intelligence, Today & Tomorrow
Al Naqvi
CEO, Professor and Researcher | American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

Today we stand at a new revolution -- Professor Al Naqvi calls it the “Cognitive Supply Chain Theory” and explains that the goalpost has now moved. It is no longer part of a linear system. What forms the new goal is a complex, fast-emerging system composed of interdependent, autonomous agents pursuing divergent interests. In an environment composed of autonomous agents, advanced robots, self-driving vehicles, blockchain, and artificial intelligence – new rules of competition will define who will succeed and how.
 11:15-11:45 a.m. Team Discussion
 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch
 12:45-1:15 p.m. Choice, Convenience and Control: How eCommerce is Revolutionizing Retail
Craig Morris
Vice President Strategy and Product Management | DHL eCommerce Americas

eCommerce represents one of the fastest growing areas of the economy, and has disrupted some major players in its wake. It is also opening up opportunities for non-traditional retailers to engage with consumers and bring their products to market around the world. eCommerce, however, is also revolutionizing the supply chain. The need for speed and convenience in the eCommerce experience has created massive innovation in procurement, warehousing and fulfillment, network design, and final mile distribution. 

This session will focus on the evolving needs of an eCommerce consumer and the logistical challenges they present, along with efforts to remove distance from the last mile and driving towards a new eCommerce experience.
 1:15-1:45 p.m. Team Discussion
 1:45-2:15 p.m. Leveraging ‘Centers Of Expertise’ as part of a Supply Chain Business Transformation Strategy
Nancy Seleski
Director, Supply Chain Planning | 3M

This session will provide a high-level overview of 3M Company, followed by a more detailed look at the evolution of the company’s supply chain journey. Included in that will be a look at how Centers Of Expertise (COEs) fit a broader Business Transformation strategy and how supply chain value is being driven via these COEs.
 2:15-2:45 p.m. Team Discussion
 2:45-3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Peter Bolstorff CSCP, SCOR-P
Executive Vice President | APICS