2020 SCMP Leadership Residency
MAY 3 - 6, 2020

IMPORTANT CHANGE

The growing uncertainty and risks associated with the widespread Coronavirus, COVID-19, have led us to amend our SCMP Leadership Residency. After careful consideration, we have decided to change this year’s format from an in-person event in Toronto to a fully virtual one that will deliver our exceptional faculty and curriculum directly to our candidates.

2020 SCMP Leadership Residency

The 2020 SCMP Leadership Residency™ is an intensive four days that allows candidates to build upon the knowledge and skills they gained throughout their SCMP Designation Program and prepares them for the SCMP National Exam™.

Eligible candidates will take their education to a higher, more insightful level, immersing themselves in cutting-edge topics and advanced learning in areas such as strategy, leadership, advanced analytics, design theories and the latest technological trends. They will be challenged to think innovatively, act in a way that represents an SCMP, and set the standards of excellence that others follow. Everything our candidates have worked towards has led them here

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The schedule includes

We are creating the future leaders of supply chain who will prove integral to our industry and community in the coming years. As such, our approach is unique. In its virtual format, Leadership Residency becomes a far-reaching, inclusive experience that is easily accessible by all. As our candidates learn and grow, they reach the pinnacle of supply chain together.

Agenda

The topics covered will ensure our SCMPs™ are prepared to handle the expectations and demands associated with the designation. Each day will feature four sessions focusing participants on cutting-edge topics that expand their thinking as the emerging leaders in our profession. Candidates and current SCMP holders are entitled to full days’ experiences, or to choose a customized Residency!

Please note that all times indicated are in EST.

3 May
Day 1
4 May
Day 2
5 May
Day 3
6 May
Day 4
TIME
EVENT/ACTIVITY
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Theme Setting Session
Topic
Leadership and Career Development
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speaker
Steve Gazzard, PCC, Principal, Impactive Learning Solutions Inc.,
Overview
This leadership session is focused on the following concept: Without effective leadership, the best supply chain processes and efficiencies aren't enough to ensure business and personal success. Attendees will learn about their leadership strengths and gaps and, create action plans to make an everyday impact on their stakeholders at work and home. You will take away practical leadership ideas to help engage your people, and take control over your own leadership development. The session will be highly interactive so be ready to contribute and learn with each other.
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Program Break
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Plenary Session #1
Topic
Vested Outsourcing
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speaker
Kate Vitasek, Faculty – Graduate and Executive Education, University of Tennessee
Overview
Many buyer-supplier contracts are often structured with fundamental flaws in the business model that causes friction in the relationship and even perverse incentives which lead to unintended consequences. The University of Tennessee has been researching leading companies that are challenging conventional transactional contracts as a way to help organizations transform their business with highly strategic Vested supplier relationships. Author, educator and business consultant Kate Vitasek will share the five game-changing “rules” for how organizations can rethink their most strategic, complex and dependent buyer-supplier relationships.
2:30 - 2:45 PM
Session Break
2:45 - 4:15 PM
Plenary Session #2A
Topic
Final Exam Preparation
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Session Pre-Read
TBC
Speaker
Dan Georgescu, Consultant, GloablSC Consultants
Overview
The Final Examination is the last step in attaining the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), an internationally recognized professional designation for those across the end-to-end supply chain community. This session will include reviewing the exam expectations section by section, evaluating a sample exam, discussing the exam format, and cover questions. It will assist the candidates in identifying what makes an effective case study answer in an exam situation and how the marks are allocated and determining where to focus case analysis efforts under a time constraint.
4:15 - 4:30 PM
Session Break
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Plenary Session #2B
Topic
Final Exam Preparation
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Session Pre-Read
TBC
Speaker
Dan Georgescu, Consultant, GloablSC Consultants
Overview
The Final Examination is the last step in attaining the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), an internationally recognized professional designation for those across the end-to-end supply chain community. This session will include reviewing the exam expectations section by section, evaluating a sample exam, discussing the exam format, and cover questions. It will assist the candidates in identifying what makes an effective case study answer in an exam situation and how the marks are allocated and determining where to focus case analysis efforts under a time constraint.
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Online/Virtual Help Desk
9:30 - 11:00 AM
Plenary Session #3A
Topic
Supply Disruption Management: Anticipating, Diagnosing, and Recovering from Physical Flow Interruptions
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Session Pre-Read
Unifine Richardson Case
Speaker
Dr. M. Johnny Rungtusanatham, Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, and Information Systems, Schulich School of Business, York University
Overview
The session defines what a supply disruption is, differentiates it from triggering events, presents a life-cycle framework to understand the type of activities to better manage supply disruptions, and shares some emerging research-based practical insights regarding supply disruptions. The session delivers short focused lectures to participants, engages participants in an asynchronous case analysis, and provides participates with opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing of best practices and instructor-to-participant engagement.
11:00 - 11:15 AM
Session Break
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Plenary Session #3B
Topic
Supply Disruption Management: Anticipating, Diagnosing, and Recovering from Physical Flow Interruptions
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Session Pre-Read
Unifine Richardson Case
Speaker
Dr. M. Johnny Rungtusanatham, Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, and Information Systems, Schulich School of Business, York University
Overview
The session defines what a supply disruption is, differentiates it from triggering events, presents a life-cycle framework to understand the type of activities to better manage supply disruptions, and shares some emerging research-based practical insights regarding supply disruptions. The session delivers short focused lectures to participants, engages participants in an asynchronous case analysis, and provides participates with opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing of best practices and instructor-to-participant engagement.
12:45 - 1:45 PM
Program Break
1:45 - 3:15 PM
Plenary Session #4A
Topic
Design Thinking
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speaker
Helen Kerr, Professor, Graduate Studies, OCADU
Overview
This course will provide an overview and understanding of basic design thinking techniques in particular those that have proven critical in employee engagement, market differentiation, and successful commercial innovation. The course will demonstrate the importance of design thinking to business success as participants examine the intersection of stakeholder needs assessment, human-centered research, conceptual prototyping and the implementation of services, systems and products.
3:15 - 3:30 PM
Session Break
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Plenary Session #4B
Topic
Design Thinking
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speaker
Helen Kerr, Professor, Graduate Studies, OCADU
Overview
This course will provide an overview and understanding of basic design thinking techniques in particular those that have proven critical in employee engagement, market differentiation, and successful commercial innovation. The course will demonstrate the importance of design thinking to business success as participants examine the intersection of stakeholder needs assessment, human-centered research, conceptual prototyping and the implementation of services, systems and products.
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Online/Virtual Help Desk
9:30 - 11:00 AM
Plenary Session #5A
Topic
Supply Chain Analytics
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speaker
Dr. Yossiri Adulyasak, Canada Research Chair, Supply Chain Analytics, HEC
Overview
This session focuses on recent concepts and developments of supply chain analytics. We will present building blocks of analytics tools, and through cases and success stories, explore descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics for supply chain applications in manufacturing, retail, omni-channel, transportation and disruption management. In addition, we will discuss how the modern techniques in artificial intelligence (AI) can be effectively adopted in supply chain contexts.
11:00 - 11:15 AM
Session Break
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Plenary Session #5B
Topic
Supply Chain Analytics
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speaker
Dr. Yossiri Adulyasak, Canada Research Chair, Supply Chain Analytics, HEC
Overview
This session focuses on recent concepts and developments of supply chain analytics. We will present building blocks of analytics tools, and through cases and success stories, explore descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics for supply chain applications in manufacturing, retail, omni-channel, transportation and disruption management. In addition, we will discuss how the modern techniques in artificial intelligence (AI) can be effectively adopted in supply chain contexts.
12:45 - 1:45 PM
Program Break
1:45 - 3:15 PM
Plenary Session #6A
Topic
Strategic Foresight
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speaker
Helen Kerr, Professor, Graduate Studies, OCADU
Overview
Now more than ever, effectively managing change at different scales and over different timelines requires the core competency of Foresight. Proactive and purpose-driven, medium and long-term risk assessment can ensure resilience in turbulent times. Just as reactive emergency measures are used to ensure immediate survival in times of crisis, foresight prepares organizations to thrive in the face of complex system upheaval. This course will introduce participants to methods such as horizon scanning, scenario planning and wind-tunnelling to build strategic responses to opportunities and threats.
3:15 - 3:30 PM
Session Break
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Plenary Session #6B
Topic
Strategic Foresight
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speaker
Helen Kerr, Professor, Graduate Studies, OCADU
Overview
Now more than ever, effectively managing change at different scales and over different timelines requires the core competency of Foresight. Proactive and purpose-driven, medium and long-term risk assessment can ensure resilience in turbulent times. Just as reactive emergency measures are used to ensure immediate survival in times of crisis, foresight prepares organizations to thrive in the face of complex system upheaval. This course will introduce participants to methods such as horizon scanning, scenario planning and wind-tunnelling to build strategic responses to opportunities and threats.
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Online/Virtual Help Desk
9:30 - 11:00 AM
Plenary Session #7A
Topic
New and Emerging Supply Chain Technologies
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speakers
Darcy MacClaren, SVP & Head of SAP North America Digital Supply Chain Sales
Andy HancockNorth America Regional Lead – Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing – Innovation and Industry 4.0, SAP North America
Overview
In the digital age, business leaders must stay on top of new, emerging, and future technologies or risk falling behind. But where do you start? This session will explore the latest digital trends and steps to determine which opportunities suit which business needs.
11:00 - 11:15 AM
Session Break
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Plenary Session #7B
Topic
New and Emerging Supply Chain Technologies
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speakers
Darcy MacClaren, SVP & Head of SAP North America Digital Supply Chain Sales
Andy HancockNorth America Regional Lead – Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing – Innovation and Industry 4.0, SAP North America
Overview
In the digital age, business leaders must stay on top of new, emerging, and future technologies or risk falling behind. But where do you start? This session will explore the latest digital trends and steps to determine which opportunities suit which business needs.
12:45 - 1:45 PM
Program Break
1:45 - 3:15 PM
Plenary Session #8A
Topic
Strategic Planning
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speaker
Dr. Mark Lee, Interim Director and an Associate Professor in Retail Management, Ryerson University
Overview
Customers are fundamental to strategic success. With data science becoming a forefront of developing customer insight, the session covers what type of data is useful and meaningful. The session will lead participants to critically think about balancing metrics vs. intuition. Participants will learn to identify the true needs of their customers, as well as, be able to pinpoint essential customer characteristics that guide strategic decisions. The session will also cover existing biases that customers have about supply chain processes.
3:15 - 3:30 PM
Session Break
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Plenary Session #8B
Topic
Strategic Planning
Zoom Virtual Platform Session
Speaker
Dr. Mark Lee, Interim Director and an Associate Professor in Retail Management, Ryerson University
Overview
Customers are fundamental to strategic success. With data science becoming a forefront of developing customer insight, the session covers what type of data is useful and meaningful. The session will lead participants to critically think about balancing metrics vs. intuition. Participants will learn to identify the true needs of their customers, as well as, be able to pinpoint essential customer characteristics that guide strategic decisions. The session will also cover existing biases that customers have about supply chain processes.

Faculty

Our distinguished cohort of faculty have accumulated decades of experience within the industry’s various specialisations and bring with them proven insight and unique expertise. With them, our SCMPs will have all the resources available to reach the pinnacle of supply chain.

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Dan Georgescu
Consultant, GlobalSC Consultants

Mr. Dan Georgescu is a well-known operations and supply chain management subject matter expert specializing in supplier development.

He graduated with the MBA Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in 2006, holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering, is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Professional Engineer.

Dan works for Ford Motor Company - Global Purchasing and is member of the faculty at York University Schulich MBA and MSCM Programs and Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis BBA and MBA programs. He currently serves as the Chair of SCMA Instructors Development Education Committee and teaches multiple courses and workshops in the SMT and SCMP designation program at SCMA. of the Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering Program Advisory Committee at Sheridan College. He published “Making supply chain design the rational differentiating characteristic of the OEMs” International Journal of Production Research and his research interest is in Knowledge Propagation in the Value Chain.

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Dr. Seung Hwan (Mark) Lee, Ph.D., MBA, B. A&Sc
Director and Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Retail Management, Ryerson University

Dr. Seung Hwan (Mark) Lee is the Director and Associate Professor at Ted Rogers School of Retail Management at Ryerson University. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Dr. Lee’s primary research interests are in the consumer behavior discipline, specifically focusing on the structural dynamics of consumer networks and its impact on retail. Professor Lee also contributes to the topic of branding, virtual reality, marketing education, and sensory marketing. He has published in over 30 peer-reviewed publications and 100+ conference presentations/proceedings.

Dr. Lee currently holds multiple research grant and is an award-winning researcher at the business school. He also holds two university-wide best teaching awards from Western University and Colorado State University. Recently, Dr. Lee was named as the recipient of the Axcess-Capon Distinguished Teaching Award by the Society of Marketing Advances (SMA) becoming only the second Canadian to ever receive this prestigious recognition.

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Kate Vitasek
Faculty – Graduate and Executive Education, University of Tennessee

Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships. Vitasek, a Faculty member at the University of Tennessee, has been lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the “Fabulous 50+1” most influential people impacting global commerce. Her work has led to 6 books, including: Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing, Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft Are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships and Getting to We: Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships.

Vitasek is known for her practical and research-based advice for driving transformation and innovation through highly-collaborative and strategic partnerships. She has appeared on CNN International, Bloomberg, NPR, and on Fox Business News. Her work has been featured in over 300 articles in publications like HBR, Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, CIO Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Commerce, World Trade Magazine and Outsource Magazine.

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Dr. M. Johnny Rungtusanatham, Ph.D
Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management and Information Systems, Schulich School of Business, York University

M. Rungtusanatham is Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management at the Schulich School of Business, York University; a 2017 Fellow inductee of the Decision Sciences Institute; a 2015 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award also from the Decision Sciences Institute. He is considered as one of the top-50 authors of research in supply chain management, according to Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (in 2019), and a top “individual researchers with greatest overall contribution to the field of Operations Management,” according to International Journal of Production Research (in 2015). His research is supported by grants totaling more than US$295,000 and CAD$1,400,000, with his 50+ publications related to quality management, mass customization, and supply chain disruptions and relationships having appeared in top academic and business journals. His current research focuses on supply chain disruptions – their attributes, triggering events, performance consequences, and mitigation. Rungtusanatham has also co-authored two introductory operations management textbooks and five teaching cases. He has received teaching excellence recognition and awards from four different academic institutions worldwide. He is past President of the Decision Sciences Institute and previously served as its Interim Executive Director.

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Yossiri Adulyasak
Canada Research Chair, Supply Chain Analytics, HEC

Yossiri Adulyasak is the Canada Research Chairholder in Supply Chain Analytics and an assistant professor at HEC Montréal. Prior to joining HEC, he was a postdoctoral associate at MIT and, subsequently, a data scientist at JDA where he developed several data-driven supply chain initiatives. His research has been published in top-tier journals and conferences in operations research (OR), machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). He is also a co-inventor of four patent applications in retail and supply chain analytics and has been awarded several prizes from academic and industrial organizations during his tenure. He is actively collaborating with several large Canadian companies as a consultant and researcher.

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Helen Kerr
Professor, Graduate Studies, OCADU.

For over 25 years, environmental scientist and industrial designer Helen Kerr has been an internationally recognized leader in design, foresight, strategy, and innovation. Helen is passionate about evidenced-based research and human-centered systemic analysis. Her studio uses integrated information gathering techniques, including ethnographic study and experience prototyping and, through intensive synthesis, delivers critical innovation breakthroughs in both the public and private sector.

Helen is also a professor in the Strategic Foresight and Innovation Graduate Program at OCAD University and has lectured at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business and Harvard University. Helen has been an advisor on design strategy and innovation for the city of Toronto as well as for the provincial and federal governments and has served as a juror on numerous design competitions.

In 2014 Helen was the feature of a CBC Documentary entitled “Great Minds of Design”. Accomplishments include the 2007 Business Week IDEA Gold Medal for Design Strategy; the 2006 Nightingale Award from the Center for Health Design; Helen has been recognized as one of 100 Globally Significant Designers and in 2008, was recognized as one of Canada’s 10 most innovative designers. Helen appears on television and radio as design thinker and critic. In June 2015, Helen was named a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.

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Steve Gazzard
Principal, Impactive Learning Solutions Inc.

Steve Gazzard, PCC has been heading-up Impactive Learning Solutions Inc. since 2003 and has a unique combination of training and instructional design experience, coaching and, a strong bias towards action-focused learning.

While he has led the design and facilitation of learning programs across North America his most formidable contributions are in the realm of business and executive coaching. With hundreds of engagements under his belt, Steve has learned that four cornerstones are required for successful development initiatives.

The first is a client’s own experiences and strengths, which are used as launching pads for their growth. The second is an evidence-based approach. Assessments and stakeholder interviews are used to evaluate each client’s current state, as well as development progress. The third cornerstone is a relentless focus on action. Steve insists that his clients apply and experiment with the learning’s gained. Lastly, a client’s community (leaders, peers and reports) is actively engaged in the development process. This cornerstone ensures real-time accountability, and of course, successful outcomes.

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Darcy MacClaren
SVP & Head of SAP North America Digital Supply Chain Sales

Darcy MacClaren is the Senior Vice President of Digital Supply Chain, North America for SAP. Darcy is currently responsible for leading the North American Team driving SAP’s Customer’s business success around innovating their Supply Chain and Manufacturing processes. Since joining SAP in 2012, Darcy has also held several management and executive leadership roles. Most recently she served as a Regional VP in the Eastern US focused on consumer and process industries.

As an expert in the area of Supply Chain Management for the Process Industries, Darcy has over twenty-five years of experience working with companies in transforming their digital supply chains. Before joining SAP, Darcy held several senior supply chain leadership positions at companies such as JDA, Infor, G-Log, (acquired by Oracle), and Hewlett Packard.

Darcy graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, with a bachelor’s of arts degree. She has an MBA from SUNY at Buffalo.

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Andy Hancock
North America Regional Lead – Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing – Innovation and Industry 4.0 SAP North America

Andy Hancock is the North America Regional Lead for the Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing – Innovation and Industry 4.0 responsible for helping customers realize their digital transformation through thought leadership, subject matter expertise and demonstrating the benefits of the portfolio within the enterprise and the ever-expanding impact of intelligent insights on the workforce and business processes

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Final Examination

The SCMP National Exam is the last step in attaining the SCMP Designation.

The online examination tests candidates’ ability to apply the knowledge that is presented in the SCMP Designation Program and the skills gained through their practical experience.

The examination is a written case study response:

The outline contains background information such as the economic, political and social conditions existing in the business environment. This allows candidates to develop an understanding of the context, demonstrate critical thinking and exhibit strategic planning competency.

Registration for the SCMP Designation Program’s Final Exam

Candidates must register for the exam separately. You may pre-register before completing SCMP Leadership Residency, however, only those who have completed SCMP Leadership Residency can write the final examination.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for SCMP Leadership Residency or the final examination, please contact your local Supply Chain Canada Institute Office.

Event Dates

Start

Sunday May 3, 2020
Registration: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST.
Program Start Time: 1:00 PM EST.

End

Wednesday May 6, 2020 – 4:00 PM EST.

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