India is playing an increasingly important role in the global supply chain as both a producer and a consumer. No wonder, then, that the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' India 2013 conference will bring together supply chain executives from such brand-name, global companies as Wal-Mart, Tata, Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Nokia, Starbucks, and Kraft, among others. The conference is scheduled for February 22-23 in Mumbai.
The keynote address will be given by John Phillips, senior vice president of customer supply chain and logistics for PepsiCo Inc. Phillips will share insights into the future of the consumer value chain, including the findings from the Consumer Goods Forum Future Value Chain 2020 Initiative, a study based on input gathered from senior executives of retail and consumer packaged goods companies worldwide.
Other sessions will look at supply chain efficiency and cost management, supply chain strategic planning, infrastructure and technology, sustainability, and challenges in retail logistics.