Organizing Supply Chain Operations to Counter Risk & Security Threats

Often Supply Chain Managers relegate cyber to the IT departments and leave it to the technologists to sort it out.  The days of easy compartmentalization are over.  Do you think about cyber risks before signing up a new supplier overseas or consigning your cargo to a carrier you have never used before?  Do you run a background check on a potential customer before you do a drop shipment to Southwest Asia?  As terrorist threats spread across the world, what steps are you taking in your supply chain to protect your interests?

In this one-day small group symposium, we will examine cyber threats in the context of supply chain operations, interweaving IT issues with operating issues to develop insights into countering cyber threats in the current environment.

Details

Dates and Times:

June 29, 2017; 8:30 am - 4:00 pm ET

Location:

College of William & Mary Washington Center | 1779 Massachusetts Ave NS, Suite 705, Washington, DC 20036

Cost:

$50/person to include conference registration, materials, working lunch, and beverage service (non-alcoholic) throughout the day

Registration:

Advanced registration is required.  Seating is limited due to the interactive approach of small group discussions.

Parking:

Atlantic Parking: 1776 Massachusetts Ave., Open Monday - Friday, 7 am - 7 pm

24-Hour Parking: 11 Dupont Circle, Entrance is off of New Hampshire Ave.

DC Metro (Rail & Bus): On the Metro Rail system, the closest stop to the Washington Center is the Dupont Circle Station located on the Red Line. The closest stop to the 450K is the Gallery Place/Chinatown (located on the Red, Green, and Yellow Lines). On weekdays the Metro Rail operates from 5 am - 12 am.

Schedule/Content

8:30 am                       Welcome Comments

8:45 - 9:00 am             Setting the Stage for the Day: Steve Geary and Dr. Chon Abraham

9:00 – 9:30  am           Keynote Address:  MG Cedric George, Deputy Director of Resource Integration and Logistics Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

9:30 – 10:00 am          Kristen K. French, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Logistics and Material Readiness:  Perspectives on Supply Chain Risk Management

10:00 – 10:15 am        Break

10:15 – 11:15 am        Roundtable Discussion Examples:

  • Provide an example of a risk and how you addressed it in the framework of your Risk Management Process.
  • What is your greatest challenge in SCRM?  (Not necessarily looking for a specific risk/vulnerability but the process.)
  • If you could change one thing about your SCRM process what would it be?
  • Topic 1:  Is Cyber Security a subset of Supply Chain Risk Management or is it the other way around?  Pros and cons of either approach.  How do you define the topic?
  • Topic 2:  How do we organize and train in Cyber and Supply Chain Risk Management?  What is your management and review process?
  • Topic 3:  What are the communities of interest, organizations, and resources appropriate and available to the community?  Who funds, and how do you fund, Cyber and Supply Chain Risk Management?

11:15  – 12:00 pm       Roundtable Outbriefs

12:00 – 12:45 pm        Lunch (box lunches in room and outbriefs continued)

12:45 – 1:15 pm          Kevin Esser, Executive Vice President G2 Ops, Inc.:  Cyber Security from a Commercial Perspective

1:15 – 1:45 pm            Michael Muckin, Lockheed Martin:  Staying Secure in a Multi-Echelon Supply Chain Defense Network.

1:45 – 2:15 pm            Steve Block, Lead, Amazon Public Policy team

2:15 – 2:30 pm            Break

2:30 – 3:15 pm            Roundtable Discussions

  • Topic 1:  Who is accountable for mitigating cyber threats and overseeing supply chain risk management?  How do you measure success?  What are your metrics?
  • Topic 2:  Provide an example of a risk and how you addressed it in the framework of your Risk Management Process.
  • Topic 3:  What is your greatest challenge in SCRM?  (Not necessarily looking for a specific risk/vulnerability but the process.)  If you could change one thing about your SCRM process what would it be?

3:15 – 3:45 pm              Roundtable Outbriefs

3:45 – 4:00 pm              Next Steps & Q&A: Dr. Chon Abraham and Steve Geary

4:00 pm                         Closing comments and adjourn

Who Should Attend

Executive and Senior leaders in supply chain and IT business operations.  

Faculty

This one-day program is a collaborative effort between Supply Chain Visions and the Center for Corporate Education at the College of William & Mary. Speakers during the day are noted on the agenda and include representatives from the U.S. Air Force, OSD, G2Ops, Lockheed Martin, Amazon, William & Mary, and Supply Chain Visions.

Have Questions?

Phone: 757-221-2291 | Email: cce@mason.wm.edu

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