The Event

SCM World Live is the unique closed-door, cross-industry gathering, designed exclusively for current and future global supply chain leaders.

This strictly invitation-only retreat brings together senior executives from across the extended supply chain to engage in open and frank dialogue, free from solicitation and media intrusion.

Who should attend?
SVPs / VPs / Directors of:

  • • End-to-End Supply Chain
  • • Operations
  • • Procurement & Sourcing
  • • Manufacturing & Production
  • • Distribution & Logistics



Technology is driving changes in society at a rate never seen before. New markets in previously inaccessible or inhospitable parts of the world offer new customers with different needs. Seizing these opportunities depends on a future supply chain that is more aware, responsive and agile than what we know today.

New skills will dominate the supply chain profession as technologies like smart machines, 3D printing, and ubiquitous digital demand capture create new possibilities, but also new challenges. Wider cultural awareness and sensitivity will also be increasingly vital to business success as this bigger, more inclusive future supply chain takes shape. This event will explore where supply chain is headed and what tomorrow's leaders need to know about:

New technologies & digital enablement, the future of globalisation and developing tomorrow's supply chain workforce.



With its roots in trucking and manufacturing, supply chain has traditionally been viewed as inhospitable to women. And yet women often have the collaborative, communication and other skills that are vital for supply chain excellence today. While more women are entering the supply chain profession, few hold C-level positions. Analysis by SCM World shows that just 10% of top supply chain executives in Fortune Global 500 companies are female. If lasting change is to occur, more of these role models are needed to provide rising stars with a template for success, and there needs to be a greater understanding among practitioners of both genders about the barriers that women face.

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James Foster

Senior Vice President, Chief Product Supply Officer, The Clorox Company

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Frank Crespo

Vice President, Global Purchasing & Chief Procurement Officer, Caterpillar Inc.

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Alistair Hirst

Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain,
Kellogg Company

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Dan Pleshko

Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations, Lockheed Martin

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Ian McCubbin

Senior Vice President North America, Japan & Global Pharma Supply, GlaxoSmithKline

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Chris Tyas

Group Head, Supply Chain,

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Christina De Luca

Vice President, Procurement & Supply Chain, Refining & Marketing, BP

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John Kern

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Cisco

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Eva Wimmers

Senior Vice President, Group Procurement, Deutsche Telekom AG

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Rayne Waller

Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Amgen

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