SCTL Roundtable July 10-12 2013


The program information shown here is preliminary. We are still working on finalizing the sessions and exact beginning and ending times of the daytime and evening events. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Charles Corbett at

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Conference Schedule

Wednesday, July 10

all day Arrive at Palomar hotel, check in.
17:45‐20:45 Optional shuttle from Palomar hotel to UCLA Fowler Museum every 30 minutes.
18:00‐21:00 Welcome reception at UCLA Fowler Museum, all guests are welcome. Cocktails and (substantial) hors d'oeuvres will be served. Registration will also be available at the reception.
18:00‐21:00 Shuttle service from UCLA Fowler Museum to Palomar hotel approx. every 20. minutes

Thursday, July 11

7:30‐8:30 Breakfast available at Anderson in Room A202.
8:30‐8:45 Opening
8:45‐10:15 Session 1: Recent Developments in Teaching (Jan Hammond)
10:15‐11:00 Transportation to El Segundo
11:00‐11:30 Arrivals at Mattel
11:30‐12:15 Session 2: Discussion with Thomas A. Debrowski, Advisor to the CEO and formerly Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Mattel, Inc. (Chris Tang)
12:15‐13:15 Lunch and further discussion with Mattel executives
13:30‐14:15 Transportation back to UCLA Anderson
14:15‐15:30 Session 3: Regulation and Operations (Ananth Iyer, with Jan Fransoo and Hirofumi Matsuo)
15:30‐15:45 Break
15:45‐17:00 Session 4: Bringing Manufacturing Back to North America and Europe (Jan Fransoo, Aleda Roth)
17:00‐17:15 Break
17:15‐18:15 Session 5: Sustainable Operations, Working Towards Zero Footprint at Patagonia; discussion with Doug Freeman, COO; Cara Chacon, Director of Social & Environmental Responsibility, and Rachel Cantu, Sr. Director, Materials R&D and Quality (Felipe Caro)
18:15 Adjourn
18:15‐19:00 Walk to UCLA Faculty Center, cocktails
19:00‐21:00 Dinner, UCLA Faculty Center

Friday, July 12

Breakfast available at Anderson in Room A202.
8:30‐10:00 Session 6: Value Chain Innovations for Developing Economies (Hau Lee, with Ravi Anupindi, Chris Tang, Terry Taylor and Prashant Yadav)
10:15‐10:45 Transportation to The Getty Center
10:45‐12:00 Guided tour of The Getty Center
12:00‐13:00 Lunch at The Getty Center
13:00‐13:45 Session 7: The Supply Chain for Artwork, with Kevin Marshall, Head of Preparation Department, J. Paul Getty Museum
14:00‐14:30 Transportation back to UCLA Anderson
14:45‐15:45 Session 8: Substandard or Counterfeit Food, Drugs and Medical Devices in the US Supply Chain (Prashant Yadav)
15:45‐16:00 Break
16:00‐17:00 Session 9: Supply Chain and Sourcing Issues in the Entertainment Industry, with Rob Kurland, Director ‐ Category Sourcing, New Media & Technology at The Walt Disney Company and Dennis Dick, formerly Strategic Sourcing Manager, Warner Brothers (Charles Corbett)
17:00‐17:15 Closing and adjourn; return to hotel
18:30‐22:00 Cocktails (18:30) and dinner (19:30), Napa Valley Grille (close to hotel)