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June 2019 "PDM" Professional Development Meeting - TMN - Threatcasting Supply Chain Strategy
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Keynote Speaker: Shari Ruelas - PSAT Americas Operations Manager, Chevron

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: The HESS Club
5430 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas  77056
United States
Presenter: Shari Ruelas - PSAT Americas Operations Manager, Chevron
Contact: Director of Programs

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Top Management Night

June 27th, 2019

Title: "Threatcasting Supply Chain Strategy"

Topic: Threatcasting uses inputs from social science, technical research, cultural history, economics, trends, expert interviews, and science fiction storytelling to explore possible future threats to equip senior leaders in developing strategic plans. This talk will highlight threats that will impact supply chains in the next 10 year, and how organization are responding to build resilient supply chains.



What keeps you up at night? What villains are lurking out there that could threaten your business and supply chains? Unforeseen supply chain disruptions oftentimes feel straight out of a Hollywood movie. In this rapidly changing world, how can we anticipate changes on the horizon and equip our supply chains for success?

In late 2015, APICS leadership and board of directors participated in a “threatcasting” exercise  with futurist Brian David Johnson. Threatcastingis a conceptual framework used to help multidisciplinary groups envision future scenarios ten years in the future. Utilizing the threatcasting process, groups explore possible future threats and how to transform the future they desire into reality while avoiding undesired futures. Threatcasting is a continuous, multi-step process with inputs from social science, technical research, cultural history, economics, trends, expert interviews, and science fiction storytelling. These inputs inform the exploration of potential visions of the future. 

The resulting product from the APICS exercise was coined The Rise, which featured the Top 10 global forces the organization believed would have a significant impact on the supply chains of the future. This presentation will review how APICS and the Association of Supply Chain Management have utilized threatcasting and The Rise to drive the strategic planning process and how it can be applied to other organizations.

Biography: Shari Ruelas CPIM, CSCP, CLTD 

Shari Ruelas has more than 27 years of experience in the chemical, oil and gas industries in a variety of commercial, manufacturing, engineering and supply chain roles. She is currently the Americas Operations Manager for Products Supply and Trading at Chevron. Her experience includes work for Dow Chemical, Shell and Momentive. Ruelas holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from the University of Houston. She serves on the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) Board of Directors and the University of Nebraska Supply Chain Management Advisory Board. Previously, Ruelas served as president of the APICS Supply Chain Council Board of Directors and of the APICS New Orleans Chapter. She also was president of the Chevron Women’s Employee Network and a recipient of the STEP Ahead award from the Manufacturing Institute. 


Meeting Agenda 

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Check-In
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner + Presentation + Chapter Announcements
8:00 PM – Meeting Adjourns

Event Cost                                By June 23                      After June 23

Houston Chapter Members        $25.00                                $35.00
Student Chapter Members         $10.00                                $20.00
Non-Members                            $30.00                                $40.00

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