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As the conference days draw near, preparations for SCMAP’s Annual Conference are getting more hectic. There are seven weeks to go. The schedule is as follows:


  • Date: Sept. 13-14, 2012
  • Venue: Makati Shangri-la Hotel
  • Theme: Navigating Supply Chain’s Perfect Storm: Supply Chain Philippines
  • Fees: SCMAP, P11,760 with 12% VAT; Non-SCMAP, P14,700 with VAT


New activities, successfully introduced last year, will be repeated this year. Both are expected to become annual fixtures:


  • CEO/CSCO Forum
  • Salute to Supply Chain Excellence


The Salute to Supply Chain Excellence will have three categories this year:


  • Operational excellence
  • Third party logistics
  • Green logistics


As of this date, entries in these categories have been received. The entries have been forwarded to the panel of judges, and judging is now ongoing.


There are two keynote speakers:


  • From the government, Hon. Arsenio Balisacan, Head of NEDA
  • From the private sector, Dr. Bernardo Villegas, UA&P


The lineup of speakers is not yet finalized. Below are some of the speakers, some confirmed, some tentative:


  • Robert Batungbacal, American Chamber of Commerce, Committee Head, Country Manager, Dow Chemical Pacific
  • Ricardo Sison, St. Luke’s Medical Center, VP Supply Chain, PISM Pres
  • Paul Lim, Founder and President, Supply Chain Asia
  • Enrico Garcia, Avon Cosmetics, Past Operations Director
  • Charlie Villaseñor, Transprocure Corp., President & CEO
  • Carmen Chan, Colgate Palmolive, Customer Service & Logistics Service Director
  • Gabriel Patag, TNT Express, Operations Dev. Director
  • Gus Arguelles, Professor, Ateneo Graduate School of Business
  • Galvin Lagera, AVP, Asset Protection & Mgmt., PLDT
  • Tony Dawson, VP, Alliances Coupa


The lineup of topics is rich in exciting SCM content:


  • The State of Philippine Supply Chain: Where Are We in the Supply Chain World? How Do We Move from Where We Are?
  • The Role of Logistics Hubs and the Govt. in the Phil. Supply Chain Landscape: Translating Development Plans to Reality
  • Mastering the Techniques of Balancing Demand and Supplying a Complex Market like the Phils.
  • The Hidden Cost of Inventory in Phil. Distribution: How Do We Substitute Information for Inventory
  • Sourcing Discipline in the Logistics Arena: The Never-Ending Pendulum Swings – Cost vs. Service
  • Supply Management: The Missing Key Drivers of Profitable Growth
  • Bringing Sourcing to the Next Level: Are We Rightly Preparing the Practitioners?
  • The Challenge of Transforming Back the Phils. as the Manufacturing Center of Asia
  • Are There Prescribed Protocols to Navigating Supply Chains Successfully?
  • Are We Ready for the Next Technology in Logistics?
  • The Ups and Downs of Manufacturing Systems and Programs: From TQM to SCM to Six Sigma to Lean
  • Tracking the Evaluation of Manufacturing Systems: What’s Leaner than Lean?
  • Perfecting the Art of Warehousing and Distribution in Asia
  • Managing Transportation in Emerging Markets: The Challenge of Managing Cost and Addressing the Demands of Modern Trade
  • Unlocking the Cost Dynamics of Transportation: Why Basics is Essential Among Other Things in Transportation
  • A Warehouse-Less Distribution: Hype or Reality?
  • The Future Education in Logistics Management: Moving from Classrooms to Trucks and Forklifts
  • How Green Is Your Green Logistics? The Next Challenge to Efficiency
  • Green Logistics: It’s Not About the Why and How But Who Takes On the Cost
  • Reverse Logistics: Moving Forward Thru Understanding the Basics
  • Choosing the Right Supply Chain Enablers: Digesting and Applying the Right Protocols for Higher Success Rate


Sponsor slots are disappearing but several are still available for the following:


  • Luncheon sponsor    P250,000       1 taken           1 open
  • Special Principal Sponsor   P110,000       8 taken           0 open
  • Break Sponsor          P120,000       1 taken           2 open
  • Principal Sponsor     P90,000         4 taken           16 open
  • Regular Sponsor       P45,000         9 taken           7 open


Among the sponsors already signed up are:


  • Globe Business
  • Kaisa Consulting
  • Fast Logistics
  • SwiftStar
  • ABM Global Solutions
  • Smart Communications
  • Magsaysay Transport & Logistics
  • SSI Schaefer
  • DHL
  • 2GO
  • Handling Innovation
  • Toyota Forklifts
  • XVC Logistics
  • MHE Demag
  • Webcast Technologies
  • Lorenzo Shipping Corp.
  • Solid Shipping Lines
  • Icebox Logistics Services
  • Phil. Span Asia Carrier Corp
  • Dennis International
  • Jebsen & Jessen Communications
  • Argo International Forwarders


Address inquiries and comments to Ed Sanchez at tel. 671-8670, fax 671-4793, cell 0918-914-1689, or email scmap.org@gmail.com. Those interested in SCMAP training and other activities are requested to send their e-mail addresses. Visit SCMAP’s website at www.scmap.org

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