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Winning Supply Chain Strategies in High-Tech Industries

February 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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With an ever increasing rate of change in technology and customer preference, high-tech companies are facing greater challenges to optimize their supply chains in competing directions of cost, speed and agility. In response, technology companies are adopting innovative strategies and advanced analytical solutions – from long term facility location and network design to tactical demand-supply planning and logistics operations.

Join Event Chair, Moin Islam, along with CSCMP-San Francisco Roundtable members and guests to learn how leading technology brands overcome supply chain challenges in this complex, fast changing, and continuously innovating market. Hear how the experts from Cisco, GoPro, Sonic Manufacturing, Walmart e-Commerce, and Western Digital have turned these challenges into competitive advantage through optimized supply chain planning and performance.

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Panel Moderator

Dr. Naren Agrawal, Benjamin and Mae Swig Professor,
Dept. of Operations Management & IS
The Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

Naren Agrawal is the Benjamin and Mae Swig Professor in the Department of Operations Management & Information Systems, and has served on the faculty since 1992.  He was founder and Faculty Director of SCU’s MS-Supply Chain Management and Analytics program, and previously served as the Associate Dean of Faculty from 2010-2015. He was a visiting professor at The Wharton School in 1999, 2000 and 2010, and at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, in 2004 and 2006.  Naren’s expertise is in the areas of supply chain management, service supply chain management, and manufacturing competitiveness.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, B.H.U., India, where he received the Prince of Wales Gold Medal; M.S. in Management Science from the University of Texas at Dallas; and an M.A. and Ph. D. in Operations and Information Management from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.


Colin Chummers, Sr. Director, Network and Partner Services
Cisco Systems

Colin Chummers is Sr Director, Network and Partner Services at Cisco Systems, and has been at Cisco Systems for 15 years.  During that period Colin has held multiple roles in planning and operations, and was previously accountable for running South China Manufacturing Operations in Hong Kong.  Colin holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder, and an M.B.A with emphasis in Supply Chain and Finance from Michigan State University.  Colin currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter, and enjoys exercising and spending time with family in his free time.


Shiva Esturi, Fellow, Supply Chain Strategy and Optimization
Western Digital Corporation

Shiva Esturi is a fellow of supply chain strategy and optimization at Western Digital Corporation. He is responsible for supply chain innovations, optimization and center of excellence for analytics, process and systems. Prior to WDC, he worked as supply chain solutions consultant. He holds Master’s in Industrial Engineering and Operation Research from National Institute of Industrial Engineering, India and certified by APICS in CPIM and CSCP.


David Ginsberg, Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Sonic Manufacturing Technologies

David Ginsberg is Vice President of Supply Chain Management for Sonic Manufacturing Technologies, an Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider to Silicon Valley OEMs. He has previously held supply chain roles across the networking industry at both startups and established OEMs. At Sonic has manages the outsourced supply chains of over 100 Silicon Valley electronics firms ranging from crowdsourced to the Top 10. Professionally he has served on the Inventory Management Committee of APICS National, as President of APICS Santa Clara Valley; and as a technical advisor to ecommerce and analytics companies. At Sonic, Mr. Ginsberg developed the self-correcting database, real-time execution systems and the data-centric supply chain model that enables the business to grow alongside increasing market demand for agility & responsiveness. He holds a B.A. in Political Science, an M.B.A.; and certifications in Production & Inventory Management (CFPIM) and Sales & Operations Planning (CS&OP). In addition to his core supply chain role, he is System Architect and programmer for many of Sonic’s integrated supply chain solutions.


Jeremiah Pomerleau, Senior Manager, Transportation and Trade Compliance,
GoPro, Inc.

Jeremiah is an autonomous logistics and trade professional possessing extensive international work experience within the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions reducing logistics and supply chain costs while streamlining distribution network operations of global manufacturers.  He harnesses cross-functional collaboration and acts an internal consultant when partnering with departmental leaders to achieve balance between supply chain efficiency and responsiveness.  Jeremiah specializes in sourcing logistics services, negotiating strategic win-win deals and mitigating global trade risk.

In Jeremiah’s latest venture with GoPro, the raddest company on the planet, he established a sustainable framework to manage the company’s global transportation commitments and trade compliance obligations. Prior to GoPro, Jeremiah led and revitalized the logistics function at Woodward, Inc. headquartered in Fort Collins, CO where he championed strategic negotiations to reduce global transportation and distribution spend by 53% and 33%, respectively.


Ray Ernenwein, Director, e-Commerce Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics
Walmart Inc.

In his current role, Ray is directing the use of advanced data science and modeling to deliver asset efficiency, network optimization and strategic operational improvements in Walmart’s omni-channel value chain. Ray has been a supply chain management professional in the high tech industry for twenty years. His industry experience includes semiconductors, consumer electronics and IT hardware. He has held roles in strategic planning, logistics, business operations and program management. Prior to his career in supply chain management, Ray earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical & aerospace engineering and a graduate business degree, both from Cornell University. He has served as a U.S. Air Force Officer in Japan. Ray has been a member, Vice President and committee chair on the Board of Directors of the APICS-Supply Chain Council – a global non-profit dedicated to promoting supply chain education, research and talent development.

Dinner Menu

A full course dinner buffet with dessert will be served


CSCMP Members – $60
CSCMP Non-Members – $80
Young Professional – $45 (must hold current CSCMP YP membership)
Student – $34 (must hold current CSCMP student membership)


February 22, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


GoPro Corporate Headquarters
3025 Clearview Way, Bldg D
San Mateo, CA 94402 United States
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