Our Top 10 Takeaways from the ICON 2022 General Session Keynotes
We’re halfway through Day 2 of ICON 2022, and we just wrapped up the exciting and engaging keynotes from our featured speakers. There were so many valuable learnings from these sessions — follow our live tweeting to see them all! — and here is a roundup of our op 10 takeaways from the ICON keynotes:
1. We can turn disruptions into opportunity if we work together to rethink, reimagine and reinvent our supply chains.
— Mark Morgan, Interim CEO, Blue Yonder
2. The omni-channel customer is the most important customer we have.
— Keith Rothstein, GVP Merchandise Services & Strategy, Meijer
3. The ‘Power of Three’ brings together edge computing, cloud and AI/ML as key elements enabling manufacturers and retailers to predict and prevent supply chain disruptions, embrace e-commerce adoption, and accelerate their journey to the autonomous supply chain edge.
— Desikan Madhavanur, EVP & Chief Development Officer, Blue Yonder
4. We’re investing in people, process and technology to enable the aligned, adaptable and agile supply chain.
— Kehat Shahar, Corporate VP Global Supply Chain, Micron Technology
5. We must build more resilient supply chains. We must focus on: cycle time, geo/supplier diversity, intelligent buffering and end-to-end visibility.
— Jodi Larson, GM Cloud Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation, Microsoft
6. We finished our implementation (of Blue Yonder’s Luminate Demand Edge solution), and we are happy to report our accuracy went up and time for planners was reduced.
— Julie Dell’Aniello, President, Martin-Brower Canada
7. Consumers have massivelydetailed expectations of retailers, which is why retailers should implement an OMS solution.
— Emily Pfeiffer, Senior Analyst Commerce Technology, Forrester Research
8. Our mission isn’t simply about technology. Our mission is about empowering people, and Blue Yonder plays a foundational role in our new ecosystem of empowering others.
— JP Saini, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Sunbelt Rentals
9. During the pandemic, consumers are relying more than ever on digital tools to manage their health.
— Amaresh Siva, SVP Digital Technology, CVS Health
10. You need those failures in order to succeed, and you learn from it.
— Jon Rahm, U.S. Open Champion and top-ranked golfer
We’ll be recapping ICON each day here on the Supply Chain Nation blog, so check back often for all the updates, and follow along with the fun on social media using #BYICON2022.