Normalizing Your Supply Chain in Uncertain Times

Wednesday, October 7th
@ 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
East Coast

Wednesday, October 7th
@ 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
East Coast

About the Program

Normalizing Your Supply Chain in Uncertain Times is an invitation-only, video-based virtual event limited to senior procurement and supply chain leaders across multiple industries from the East Coast, who will convene with three goals in mind:

  • Learn from insightful conversations led by our moderated panel
  • Participate in interactive breakout room video discussions
  • Build meaningful new connections with a diverse group of thinkers
07.14.20 Braze Enterprise

About the Content

COVID-19 exposed significant business continuity vulnerabilities in many organizations, which have taken a special toll on supply chain management at large. The reliance on a global supply chain driven by cost reduction has been challenged, and approaches in the new normal lean towards domestic and local suppliers with tailored specifications, despite higher costs. With supply chain management becoming more strategic and customized, intellectual property protection is now a higher priority. The challenges that have arisen from this shift have called leaders to action to address localization, business continuity planning, risk, and other supply chain concerns in an evolving landscape.

Discussion Topics

  • Enhancing your journey to business continuity planning (BCP)  in our new normal
  • Understanding the de-globalization of supply chain management
  • The evolution of procurement leadership from cost savings to strategic relationships 
  • Best practices for localizing while broadening your supply chain
  • Risk management in localizing and shortening your supply chain
  • Protection and recovery of intellectual property  within an evolving landscape
  • Balancing cost, risk, and intellectual property in supply chain management


Danny Shields
VP, Industry Relations


George Hanzal
Manager, Global Maintenance
and Technical Services
Mehran Ravanpay
Chief Supply Chain Officer
RAB Lighting

Event Details


Wednesday, October 7th 


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

Attendee Profile

Senior procurement and supply chain leaders across multiple industries from the East Coast


12:00PM     Attendees Enter Virtual Event & Welcome Remarks

12:05PM     Video Networking in Breakout Rooms

12:15PM     Panel Discussion

12:55PM     Audience Q&A

1:10PM       Breakout Networking Sessions


Attendees Enter Virtual Event

& Welcome Remarks


Video Networking in Breakout Rooms


Panel Discussion


Audience Q&A


Breakout Networking Sessions

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