C-Circle – Supply Chain Management – Prospering in a Time of Change, Turmoil and Geo-Political and Technical Disruption

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: 8:00am-10:00am
Location: Altran
3979 Freedom Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Supply Chain Management – Prospering in a Time of Change, Turmoil and Geo-Political and Technical Disruption

In an era of intense global competition, trade disputes, political turmoil and technical upheaval, many companies realize the importance and vulnerability of their supply chains. Well managed supply chains not only save money and protect against disruption of product delivery but also improve company performance and profitability. As a result, many companies and supply chain organizations have been taking steps to move towards implementing world class philosophies, methods, and processes to insulate against this disruption and turmoil.

Please join us for a stimulating discussion of supply chain management in a time of turmoil and change.

  • What is the market like for talented supply chain professionals?
  • How is “supplier relationship management “typically handled?
  • What is strategic sourcing?
  • How does the way a company work with its suppliers affect its cost?
  • How has the speed of technical advancement effected supply chain management?
  • How are companies adapting to the increase pace of change?
  • What has been the impact of shorter product life-cycles on supply chain management?
  • Over the past several years, what technological change has had the greatest impact on the supply chain and its management?
  • What is “logistics management” and how does this fit into the concept of “supply chain management”?
  • How do companies manage their supplier contracts?
  • Is the contract management function part of supply chain management or does it tend to reside in legal or finance?
  • What are the current trends in inventory management? Are vendors managing more of a company’s inventory?
  • How are companies managing lead times, delivery and logistics?
  • Is it typically difficult for the supply chain function to obtain timely information form the company’s ERP system?
  • How does one measure and track supplier performance?
  • What are the “key performance indicators” for any supply chain organization?
  • Have these changed over time?
  • How has recent political upheaval, violence, instability and uncertainty in government policy, such as regulatory, tax, property, or human rights law impacted global supply chains?
  • How have events such as the Brexit, European debt crisis, counterfeiting crisis in India, violence in Ukraine, dramatic political change in Brazil impacted global supply chains?
  • Although the dramatic increases in the cost of doing business in China (including labor) has caused companies to look elsewhere for manufacturing, what has been the impact of the tensions in US-China relations on the supply chain?


Guest Experts


Hannah Kain


Hannah Kain is President and CEO of ALOM, a global supply chain company she founded in 1997 headquartered in Fremont, California.

Hannah was born in Denmark and immigrated to the US in 1990. She taught at Copenhagen Business School and holds three university degrees.

Hannah has received the 2017 Woman of The Year in Manufacturing Gold Stevie Award, been named a 2017 Connected World Magazine Women of M2M / IoT honoree, and won the 2017 Silver Stevie Award for best global woman-owned business. She has been honored as a Top 25 Champion of Diversity in STEM, won the Manufacturing Institute STEP Ahead Award, the YWCA Tribute to Women Award, inducted into the Silicon Valley Capitol Club wall of fame, won the global Vistage Leadership Award, and named a WBENC Business Star in 2012.

Hannah is a Board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and former Board member at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). She serves on the Advisory Council of Heritage Bank of Commerce and The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Kain is a member of the exclusive invitation-only Committee of 200 for executive women.


Sanjay Bonde

Wintec Industries

Sanjay currently serves as CEO and a member of the Board for Wintec. He brings more than 20 years of international corporate development experience in companies from single person incubated start-ups to $20 billion organizations. He is an expert at innovation-led global Go-to-Market strategies and corporate development.

Sanjay was previously the President and CEO of Mahindra GenZe, a smart electric vehicle company based in Palo Alto, CA. Sanjay has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the US and has led several functions (notably Sales, Finance, Talent Management, Supply Chain and Procurement, IT and Strategy) on his way to his becoming CEO. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Mahindra GenZe (Electric Vehicles), Sanjay was Vice President and General Manager at Bristlecone, a Mountain View, California-based global semiconductor and high-tech supply chain consulting company. He also held the position of General Manager of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning at Mahindra & Mahindra. He has worked in several industries and in various leadership capacities for 20 +years, being instrumental in their joint ventures and M&A group and global collaborations.

Sanjay has committed his personal time to mentoring and teaching entrepreneurs. Sanjay received executive leadership training at Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics after getting his MBA/MMS from Narsee-Monjee Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Amravati University.




James C. Chapman


Jim is a partner at Rimon P.C. where he focuses his practice on securities law, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and international business transactions. He counsels publicly traded and privately held clients on public offerings, private placements, debt financings, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and related transactions. Jim also represents venture capital firms, angels, and family offices in their investments. With 30 years of experience in corporate and securities law, he has represented clients in over 300 mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions.

Although he has been involved in transactions all over the world, Jim was also an early pioneer in representing companies in cross border transactions between the US and China. These transactions include both assisting Chinese companies investing and raising capital in the U.S. and helping U.S. enterprises acquire Chinese companies, transfer technology, enter into joint ventures and operate, in China. Jim has also been involved in negotiating resolutions to some of the most high-profile disputes involving US companies operating in China.

Jim’s US-China experience extends to a wide variety of industries including media, mobile, software, semiconductor, alternative energy, nanotechnology and pharmaceuticals. He has been recognized by Finance Monthly Global Awards, ACQ5 Global Awards and Corporate Live Wire as “China Investment Attorney of the Year” for 2015, 2016 and 2017 and by Corporate Intl Legal Awards and Global Law Experts as “China Investment Attorney of the Year- California” for 2015 and 2016. Prior to joining Rimon P.C, Jim was a partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, a leading international law firm.


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