Supply Chain and Sustainability Summit 2020

Supply Chain and Sustainability Summit 2020

Our 2020 Supply Chain and Sustainability Summit brought together a cross-section of different supply chain professionals. Attendees learned about some of today's most innovative supply chain advancements and left with a variety of new ideas and solutions to implement within their organizations.

Keynote speaker

Cheryl Harris
Chief Procurement Officer, Sourcing & Procurement Solutions

Confirmed speakers 

LaTonya Armstrong
Dean of Career Programs
Olive-Harvey College, City Colleges of Chicago 
Amy Dinkar Patel
Sr. VP and US Regional Commercial Sales Manager
BMO Harris Bank  
Dennis Donelon
Former Sr. Director, Customer Supply Chain Integration
PepsiCo - N.A. Nutrition
Kevin Fehring
Polyethylene (PE) Recycling Sourcing Manager
AZEK Company
Karen Fleshman
Co-founder and CEO
Haskins Advisory Group
Dave Foell
Return Polymers, Inc.
Ryan Hartz
Vice President of Sourcing
AZEK Company
Daniela Hendricks
Chief Compliance & Process Officer
Gebrüder Weiss USA
Katherine Jeffery
KJ Consulting
Ed Klinger
Managing Director
BMO Harris Bank
Kiki Kouris
HR Manager
Tracy Lampert
Head of Employee Experience and Culture
Pamelyn Lindsey, CSCP
President and Co-founder
L4 Services, LLC
Edward Tymick
VP, Product Operations
Diane Vlcek
Chief HR Officer
Marmon Holdings, Inc.
Liz Walker
Strategic Claims and Client Engagement Leader

Summit agenda

October 6, 2020
7:15 a.m. CDT
Log-in and Virtual Networking
8:00 a.m. CDT
Welcome and Introductions

John Caltagirone, Founding Director, Business Leadership Hub
Kevin Stevens, Dean, Quinlan School of Business
8:10 a.m. CDT
Morning Keynote: Being a Force for Good: Doing Good for Society is Good for Business
Cheryl Harris, Allstate

As “A Force for Good,” Allstate works to do good for both our business and our society. Allstate Senior VP of Sourcing and Procurement Solutions, Cheryl Harris will talk about how Allstate does good through its sustainability efforts, supplier diversity and its diversity and inclusion priorities. In 2020, the company has reinforced its concern for the environment by requesting that companies in its supply chain disclose environmental data and increase transparency around their environmental impact. Allstate is involved in many other efforts that reflect its commitment to not only supplier diversity but also to hiring and promotion diversity.
8:40 a.m. CDT
Panel Discussion: Preparing for the Next Shock

Amy Dinkar Patel, BMO Harris Bank (moderator)
Daniela Hendricks, Gebrüder Weiss USA
Ed Klinger, BMO Harris
Edward Tymick, Ciena

Explore how preparation/execution will change in the future as a result of the events of 2020. Topics will include: inventory planning, sourcing strategy, make vs. buy, and labor/automation. We’ll also delve into what changes our panelists think have staying power. 
9:40 a.m. CDT
2020 Loyola University Supply Chain Management Awards
Presented by Dr. Maciek Nowak, Associate Dean, Quinlan School of Business

The Supply Chain Management Department recognizes our top talent (both current students and alums) who have gone on to do great things. Please join us for a salute to the recipients of our Graduate Student of the Year Award, Rising Star Award, and Alumna/Alumni of the Year Award.
9:50 a.m. CDT
10:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Addressing the Employment Gap in the Supply Chain
LaTonya Armstrong, Olive-Harvey College
Dennis Donelon, PepsiCo (formerly)
Karen Fleshman, Haskins Advisory Group (moderator)
Pamelyn Lindsey, L4 Services

As businesses struggle to find and retain employees, our panel of experts will discuss how industry, academia, and associations can work together to address the shortage of labor in the area of supply chain. Panelists will review a real-life situation, where staffing shortages had the potential to negatively impact a company’s ability to move products. We will also hear how academia and industry associations are making strides to address the employment gap.
10:45 a.m. CDT
Doing the Right Thing!  How the AZEK Company is Committed to Accelerating the Use of Recycled Materials
Kevin Fehring, AZEK Company
Dave Foell, Return Polymers, Inc.
Ryan Hartz, AZEK Company
11:15 a.m. CDT
Panel Discussion: Generational Differences: Leading Well Through A Time of Crisis
Katherine Jeffery, KJ Consulting
Kiki Kouris, Duracell
Tracy Lampert, Zurich
Diane Vlcek, Marmon Holdings
Liz Walker, Marsh

Becoming a learning organization and building a culture where people feel safety, belonging, and a spirit of collaboration is essential to long-term success in today’s world. With 5 generations present in the workforce and the huge tensions that exist across these generations, developing culturally intelligent leaders who are adept at bringing out the best in their generationally diverse teams can be a challenge, but once accomplished, it will reduce this tension and allow for a more psychologically safe workplace. Regardless of the workplace sector you find yourself in, the rapid change of today’s world has left all of us needing to understand our intergenerational teams in a more comprehensive and empathetic manner. One thing we can be sure of is that all employees desire to work under managers who create a safe space for them to flourish. Are you able to ensure this for your employees on multi-generational teams? You are not alone if you are wondering how to decrease the tension across the generations and desire to build a culture where every generation can thrive. Join our panel discussion for important and practical insights on how to navigate this generational shift.
12:15 p.m. CDT
Summit Concludes
Special thanks to our sponsors