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2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

REGISTRATION

9:00 AM –

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5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

INTRODUCTORY PLENARY
U.S. and Canadian Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategies:
The Challenges Ahead

What are the keys to a well working cross border supply chain? How will the next generation of supply chains compete with respect to efficiency, coordination, relationships, transparency, and innovation? What do we do? This keynote will examine the strategic outlook of supply chain management from the Canadian and the U.S. perspectives.
RICK D. BLASGEN,
President and CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
JACQUES ROY,
Professor, Department of Logistics and Operations Management, HEC Montréal. Representing SCL Canada.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

WELCOME RECEPTION
Sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Business & Supply Chain Management and the North Country Chamber of Commerce, Plattsburgh

7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

REGISTRATION

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

KEYNOTE
The Future Role of Government in Cross-border Economics
W. RALPH BASHAM, Former Commissioner of Customs
and Border Protection and former Director of the U.S. Secret Service
Mr. Basham will discuss governments influence on the future of cross-border distribution and supply chain management. He will also tell some entertaining incidences from his time as the Director of the U.S. Secret Service.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

AP – ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

CB – PANEL DISCUSSION
Facilitating Trade or Secure Cargo; Striking a Supply Chain Balance
Trade or secure cargo is a challenging tradeoff. Speakers will discuss the new Food Modernization Act, the Trusted Traveler Program, and FAST.
Moderator
ROBERT A. DeCAMP,
Director of Regulatory Affairs,
A.N. Deringer & member of COAC
Panelists
THOMAS BECHARD,
Supervisory Import Specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
SCOTT LOUGHAN, Compliance Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
ADAM SALERNO,
Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
GREG STARR,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

CB – PRESENTATION
C-TPAT and Global Supply Chain Security – Challenges of a Changing World
This session will cover some of the origins of C-TPAT, its current status, issues facing global security, terrorism and will look at some photos of seizures.
Presenter 
RONALD MAY, Director, Buffalo C-TPAT Field Office

SC – PANEL DISCUSSION
Using Lean and JIT to Integrate Logistics Across the Supply Chain
Learn techniques to help integrate logistics throughout the supply chain to reduce costs, improve responsiveness and increase flexibility. Panel discussion will include the development of KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) and the Volvo Production System.
Moderator
BRIAN NEUREUTHER, Ph.D, CSCP, Professor, Supply Chain & Operations Management, SUNY Plattsburgh
Panelists
FRANK CIESLA,
Logistics Manager, Nova Bus
JOE DION, Purchasing Manager, Schonbek-Swarovski

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

KEYNOTE & LUNCH
Coordinating Global Supply Chains

SAL CAMMISANO, Supply Chain-Manager, Transportation & Customs Compliance, Bombardier Aerospace
Mr. Cammisano will discuss how Bombardier Aerospace has taken advantage of PIP and C-TPAT in cross border distribution and will discuss how these two programs are vital to their supply chain success.

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM CB – WORKSHOP
Impact on New Security Programs    
This presentation will discuss how cross border transiting costs can be substantially reduced by integrating Supply Chain cross border activities. Topics such as Targeting, Supply Chain Economics, Security, Streaming and Expediting Known Low-Risk Outlook will be discussed with relation to the Canada/U.S. Border.
Presenter
JAMES PHILLIPS, President & CEO, Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance
SC – PANEL DISCUSSION
Getting the most out of your Improvement Efforts
Does your company conduct “Drive-by Kaizens”?  Do you participate in “Random Acts of Lean”? Are you frustrated that your Lean and Six Sigma efforts don’t seem to have any sustainable momentum? Converging the SCOR® Model, Lean Principles, and Six Sigma methodologies provides a direct linkage between strategic objectives and improvement projects. These linkages also require getting the most out of your supplier communications. To this avail, best practices in supplier communication will be presented.
Moderator
DR. KEVIN O’NEILL, Associate Professor and Chair, Business & Global Supply Chain Management, SUNY Plattsburgh
Panelists
JOHN HOGG, President, Straight Forward Consulting & former Director of Supply Chain Processes, Rich Products Corporation
JOHN KERR, Purchasing Manager, NRG Systems, Inc.
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM NETWORKING BREAK
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM CB – WORKSHOP
Duty Reduction and Elimination Strategies: First Sale & Administrative Exemptions  
This session will describe in detail how to take advantage of the First Sale rules in the U.S. that allow for a reduction in the dutiable vale of imported merchandise. It will outline the history of First Sale, its advantages and how to go about setting up a First Sale program. The session will also discuss the use of the Administrative Exemption, also known as "Section 321" to completely eliminate duties on certain classes of merchandise, primarily sold via the internet. 
Presenter
GERALD HORN, Managing Partner, Sandler, Travis & Rosenburg, New York, N.Y.
SC: WORKSHOP
Optimizing Your Supply Chain Through Packaging
The corrugated shipping container is a supply chain fundamental: its shape, size and strength impact handling, storage and transportation cost. Walmart’s goal of $10 billion in savings from a 5% packaging reduction has triggered tremendous focus on packaging. This presentation shows how any company using cardboard boxes can leverage packaging optimization to improve supply chain efficiency and reduce costs.
Presenter
JACK AMPUJA, President, Supply Chain Optimizers, Buffalo, N.Y. & Toronto, Canada
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

EVENING KEYNOTE AND DINNER
Resilience the next competitive advantage – Successful dealing with risk, incorporating sustainability and profitability with managing variability for 21st century supply chains.
PETER W. MURRAY, CIRM, EI DuPont & Nemours Company Global Supply Chain Development & Innovation Leader

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

REGISTRATION

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

CB – PANEL DISCUSSION
Critical Issues that affect Quick Response
Join this session to learn how Customs’ new computer system, Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), will have an impact on imports. You will also learn how to take advantage of the Trusted Trader Program to facilitate the movement of shipments around the world. This segment will also provide guidelines on how to use Free Trade Zones to reduce import costs. This will include a presentation on utilizing a local Free Trade Zone for import export movements between the U.S. and Canada for a major area project.
Moderator
ANN LEDUC
, Manager, Regulatory Services Department,  FedEx Trade Networks
Panelists
MICHELLE BUNBURY, Manager, Trade Management  Service Group, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Ottawa, O.N.
AMY MAGNUS
, District Manager, CBP Trade Ambassador, A.N. Deringer
JOHN SHEARER, Senior Account Executive, FedEx Trade Networks

SC – WORKSHOP
Integrating Academics and Industry: Let’s Work Together

Help develop the 21st century supply chain curriculum!  Industry professionals and faculty collaboratively address the big questions of the SCM/Industry interface in this interactive World Café session.
Presenter
DR. KEVIN O’NEILL, Associate Professor and Chair, Business & Global Supply Chain Management, SUNY Plattsburgh

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

CB – PANEL DISCUSSION
Overcoming Legal and Regulatory Speed Bumps in the Supply Chain
This segment will provide tips on how to take advantage of NAFTA for your exports and imports while ensuring your ability to pass a NAFTA audit. The increase in oversight and associated risk with Anit-Dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) will also be explored.
Moderator
THADDEUS BINGEL, Esq., Consultant and former Chief of Staff to the Commissioner of Customs
Panelists
ROBERT D. DeCAMP, Esq., Partner, Simon, Gluck and Kane, New York, N.Y.
TERESA POLINO, Esq., Partner, International Trade and Commerce Group, Thompson Coburn, Washington, D.C.
SUSANNA PILLER, Esq., Stafford, Piller, Murnane, Plimpton, Kelleher & Trombley
SC – PANEL DISCUSSION
The Transparent Supply Chain
Why good customers/suppliers are lost, how the worst customer/suppliers  can be transformed into great customers/suppliers, and what you need to know about current trends in Customer & Supplier Relationship Management and their impact on supply chain management & sustainability.
Moderator
TBA

Panelists
PAUL COMEY,
VP Environmental Affairs, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
PETER W. MURRAY, CIRM, EI DuPont & Nemours Company Global Supply Chain Development & Innovation Leader

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

GOLF OUTING / TOURS
Bluff Point Golf Resort

Plant TOUR
IBM, Essex Junction VT: Smarter Planet Tour
A smarter planet, while global by definition, happens on the industry level. It is driven by forward-thinking organizations that share a common outlook: They see change as an opportunity, and they act on possibilities, not just react to problems. Since introducing the smarter planet concept, IBM has collaborated with more than 600 organizations worldwide that each do their part in making this vision a reality.

   

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