Supply Chain: Excellence & Innovation

In today’s highly competitive environment, companies wanting to stay at the top need to generate the perfect environment for innovation among all the functional areas to guarantee the continuous generation of value and differentiation.

On September 10th, Hult International Business School and the Global Supply Chain Council are delighted to welcome you to a breakfast seminar.

Register today! Seats are limited.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 10 – 8AM to 10AM
Hult International Business School 4/F, Jinling Hai Xin Building, 666 Fuzhou Road (Close to People’s Square)
Guest speakers
Rolando Saavedra
Chief Manufacturing Engineer at TE Connectivity
Senior Advisor at IXL-Center
Rolando will be answering the question of how to drive innovation within the company’s supply chain by introducing breakthrough processes and new technologies. His insights will help the attendees to be able to create an innovation ecosystem within their supply chain.As an ex-US Navy commander, Rolando has worked in leading companies across multiple capacities in Operations Management, Supply Chain, and Design & Manufacturing Engineering. Currently he is the Chief Manufacturing Engineer for TE Connectivity working in the hyper-competitive space of consumer electronics. Rolando also is Professor of Operations at Hult International Business School and Senior Advisor with the IXL-Center.

Xavier Cahiz
VP of Supply Chain at BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.

Xavier will be discussing the implementation of Operational Excellence in Supply Chain through the deployment of an Enterprise Management System and a series of integrated management principles with clearly defined and aligned goals utilized across the Enterprise to drive superior result. A system based on two leading business/operational excellence models, “Malcolm Baldrige Business Excellence Model“, “Shingo Operational Excellence Model“, and the “Lean enterprise principles“.

Xavier has a degree in Cellular Biology (University of Kansas), Biomedical Engineering (Temple University) and an MBA from Arthur D. Little School of Management, currently known as Hult International Business School. As the Vice President of Supply Chain Asia Pacific at Baxter Healthcare S.A. in Shanghai, Xavier has championed the reduction of total cost delivered through efficient handling of direct and indirect purchasing expenses along with initiation and deployment of various process improvement programs. He also previously served as the Director of Customer Operations & Supply Chain Europe, EMEA, as well as Director of Supply Chain Planning & Strategic Purchasing Europe (Baxter Healthcare SA, Zurich, Switzerland).

Paul Aram
Director of Supply Chain China & India
Project Manager of SAP APAC
ITT Corporation

Paul Aram will be tackling the topic of Advanced Planning Techniques and Supply Chain.

Paul is the Director of Supply Chain for ITT Corporation, a Fortune 300 company with headquarters in New York.  He has been with ITT for the last 16 years working in the UK, Germany, the US and for the last 7 years in China.  He was responsible for setting up new campus manufacturing facility in Wuxi, the first of its kind in ITT.

Paul is an expert in “Supply Chain and Materials planning”, “Business Continuity planning” and the “Development and Implementation of Innovative Lean Manufacturing and Materials planning” processes.  He has a bachelor degree in Business Management from Loughborough University-UK, a Masters in Psychology and a PhD from Nottingham Business School – UK.

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