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Leadership Series 2.0: Digital Transformation of Supply Chain

Date:   Jan 28, 2021 - Jan 28, 2021
Location:   Zoom Virtual Platform

With the advent of Industry 4.0, a lot of supply chain organizations were pivoting towards the use of cognitive technologies already. But with the current focus on Glocalization owing to the pandemic, there indeed is an increased focus on automation. Through this event we intend to bring to light case studies, success stories and challenges from organizations that have been trailblazers in the area. Hopefully, their expertise and learnings will offer you the tools as you build the digital roadmap for your organizations.

For a sneak peek into last year: Click here to view the Digital Transformation of Supply Chain event last year.


8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks 

9:00 – 10:15 AM Keynote/Leadership Panel
Future of Supply Chain: Building a Resilient Supply Chain  

  • How has the pandemic changed your views on accelerating digital transformation?
  • How is your organization embracing the ongoing change with the pandemic with a focus on people, process and technology?
  • What are the current challenges associated with digital transformation including socio-economic impacts not only on business, but also across all conserved stakeholders; customers, suppliers, people, resources etc.?
  • What are the biggest automation opportunities in supply chain?
  • How do you build resilience, agile and lean supply chain?
  • What is your talent development strategy to attract, develop and retain future supply chain leaders?

10:15– 10:30 AM Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Managing Supply Chain Complexity, Leveraging Data to Improve Performance and Deliver Outstanding Customer Service/Experience

  • How can you ensure you have the right data and technology to implement?
  • How to ensure business continuity in light of the new trends, nearshoring versus offshoring etc.?
  • How to ensure that sustainability including transparency, ethical practices, diversity are embedded as part of your supply chain strategy?
  • Transforming operations and supply chains to deliver and enrich customer experiences from the first touch to final delivery

11:30 – 11:45 AM Break

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
How to Prepare your Organization by Influencing the Current for Industry 4.0: Exploring the Transformational Benefits of Blockchain, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Smart Supply Chain Management

  • Discussing the future of supply chain and logistics in an increasingly digital future
  • What are the key drivers for designing your digital supply chain strategy including Machine Learning and Blockchain?
  • How can ML and Big Data improve supply chain predictability and logistics: sources of variability, creating increased visibility, improving S&OP and supply side forecasting
  • How to move from a reactive supply chain to a predictive supply chain with latest tools and thinking?
  • Considerations for new technology investment, managing data and upskilling team

12:45– 1:30PM Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Digital Innovation through Analytics and Procurement Transformation

  • What does the future look like for procurement, strategic supplier relationship management, risk management and sourcing?
  • How can organizational design, effective processes and performance management tools transform the procurement function from transactional to strategic organization?
  • Examining the evolution of talent and the shift from technical skills to soft skills

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 3:45 PM
Developing Strategic Supplier Relationship Management and Engagement Strategies Enablers

  • Tapping vast knowledge of suppliers to drive innovation and business competitiveness to provide maximum value and why supplier development is a must
  • How proper supplier relationship management and supplier benchmarking contribute to the success, not only to the business but the community and the economy
  • Why should suppliers be seen as strategic partners who can drive product design, long term suitability, business continuity and growth?

3:45 PM Closing Remarks


  • $149 + HST 
Non Member:
  • $199 + HST

Non Member Rate includes complimentary membership until Apr. 30, 2022. Membership offer available to only Ontario residents and membership is activated after the event.

Corporate Groups (Member or Non Member)
  • $396 + HST for 4 attendees
  • $99 per additional attendee

Please contact Nancy Tran at if you would like to register a group larger than 4.

Refund Policy

This event is non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another Leadership Series event if received in writing at least three business days before the event. Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame. 

Earn Your CPD Points

This event is eligible for 5 CPD Points

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Title Partners

The Story GroupAvetta Schulich School of Business

Session Partner

CT Global


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