Roundtable on Digital Strategies

Global Supply Chain Management: Shifting Strategies

October 15, 2009 • Frederick, MD • Hosted by Bechtel

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Bechtel Park, Frederick, MD

The Center for Digital Strategies’ U.S. and European Roundtable Chapters convened on October 15, 2009 at Bechtel’s offices in Frederick, MD. The discussion focused on Global Supply Chain Management. The following companies and agencies participated: ABB, Bechtel, BT, Eaton, Hilti, Holcim, IBM, and Nestle. Academics from the Georgetown University and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth also participated in the session.

This day long Roundtable discussed the vast array of challenges corporations face today including the ongoing pressure to cut costs against the need for reliable, high quality sourcing. Topics included:

  • Specific strategies for managing risk
  • Global sourcing and fractured supply chains
  • Building supplier relationships
  • The “green elephant in the room” – cost or risk?
  • Information Systems needed for transparency, trust, monitoring and metrics
  • M. Eric Johnson, Director, Center for Digital Strategies (center) Geir Ramleth, CIO, Bechtel Corporation (center right) Urs Bleisch, CIO, Holcim (far right)

  • Al -Noor Ramji, CEO, BT Group (left) Bill Blausey, SVP & CIO, Eaton (center)

  • David Hammerle, Principal VP, Bechtel Corporation (left) Tony Borg, VP Corporate Operations, Nestlé (center) Al-Noor Ramji, CEO BT Design, CIO, BT Group (right)

  • Geir Ramleth, CIO, Bechtel Corporation (left) Urs Bleisch, CIO, Holcim (center) Dan Carroll, Eaton

  • Martin Petry, CIO, Hilti Corporation (left) William E. McCorey, VP, Global IT Infrastructure COE, IBM (right)




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