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This event is open for all professionals interested or currently working in Starups in Hanoi, or supply chai professionals in Hanoi, or who are interested in looking for business collaboration for U.S. market through meeting with a delegation of Baylor University (U.S.), Executive Master Program.



Ferguson Global is seeking a Sourcing / Business Development Manager to assist in our Southeast Asia sourcing expansion. This position will report directly to our Regional Manager based in Taiwan and work closely with our staff at Ferguson Enterprises, LLC headquarters in Newport News, VA, USA.


The Project Manager (PMO) is a highly visible role that is responsible for driving the transformation activities for Singapore Replenishment Center (SRC) and 3rd party service providers’ warehouses migration from current location to a new location. This leader will lead cross-functional internal and external resources and has overall accountability of the execution and performance of projects and transformation initiatives.


Manage DC daily operation activities at warehouse facility. To ensure strict execution of the SOP and meet KPIs.

Vietnam supply chain congress 2011 - Source. Make. Deliver

Tue - 26/7/2011 @ 07:30


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One Stop Event for Supply Chain in Vietnam: Insights - Solutions - Trends
17, 18, 19 October 2011, HCMC
Only join the day(s) most interesting to you
Fee (exc. VAT)
MON 17

Vietnam Sourcing Conference

USD 200/non-member
USD 120/member
Networking Buffet Lunch

Vietnam Sourcing & Outsourcing Conference

Supply Chain Show & Mixer
pay for what you order
TUE 18
Vietnam Manufacturing Conference
USD 200/non-member
USD 120/member
Networking Buffet Lunch
Vietnam Manufacturing Conference
Indaba Dinner
USD 80/pax
WED 19

Vietnam Distribution-Retail Conference

USD 200/non-member
USD 120/member
Networking Buffet Lunch

Vietnam Distribution-Retail Conference

18:00 Supply Chain Show & Mixer pay for what you order
THU 20
Factory Tour
USD 35/pax

1. During the Congress, VSC will help with Private Business Meetings. Please send request in advance for arrangement.
2. Vietnam Source-Make-Deliver Expo is available for visiting during the Congress.
3. Special offer: Only USD 450/non-member & USD 300/member if registering for the whole 03 days.
Group registration: discount 20% for group 3+

Non-members: USD 500/desk
Members: USD 300/desk
Congress features
  • In-depth presentations providing you with the most update insight and best practices in sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, retail disciplines
  • Case studies from experts detailing practical advice and real-life examples
  • One-to-one meetings, maximising your networking opportunities with all solution providers
  • Discussion tables, including lively debate and interaction with your sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, retail peers
  • Workshops, with interactive participation, specialist advice and Q&A sessions
  • Exhibition where you can discover the latest technologies, solutions to support your business operations
 Key Topics
MON 17

Vietnam Sourcing & Outsourcing Conference

1.Vietnam Sourcing - Big Picture
- Sector Overview
- Government view and Policies
2.Vietnam Sourcing - Case Studies
3.Partner Selection and Management
- Sources and Ways to find suitable Sourcing Partner
- How to manage and improve relation - based on Case Studies
4.Vietnam Sourcing Infrastructure
- IZ
- Logistics and Transportation
5.Financial and Taxation
- Transfer Pricing
- Company Establishment and Legal Matters
6.Panel Discussion
- What moves from China to Vietnam and what moves from Vietnam somewhere

 TUE 18

Vietnam Manufacturing Conference

1.Vietnam Manufacturing – Big Picture
- Vietnam Industry review: by sector, area, …
- Government policy to support industrial dev.
- Cambodia and Laos overview 
Best Practices
-  Productivity vs Flexibility
- Quality & Service
- Cash/ Inventory
- Planning
- HR & Labor strategy
- IT
Sustainable production
- Traceability & Waste treatment  
Case Studies
- Garment / Footwear
- Assembly
- Building Material
Panel Discussion
- Challenges & Opportunities in Manufacturing in Vietnam  

WED 19

Vietnam Distribution-Retail Conference

1. Vietnam R & D Big Picture
- Sector Overview: what products, figures and statistics 
- Government view and Policies - Legal Situation and Licensing and how to get around 
2. Vietnam R & D - Modern Trade - Case Studies and Channel Overview- Whole Sale 
- Supermarket
- Convenience Stores
- Category Killer
- Big Box Shopping Center and Department Stores 
3. Traditional Trade
- Distribution Channel Development for TT
- Management of Distribution Partners in TT
4. Retail Logistics
- Challenges of Managing Retail Logistics
- Solution for Retail Logistics
5. Panel Discussion
- Retail Vietnam 2015
- Successful Strategies for Retail Market Vietnam


1/ Building high performing supply chain
The speaker shall discuss how companies are learning from key global trends and building supply chain powered by innovation, sustainability, outsourcing, latest technology and high potential leaders.

Shashi Shekhar, Founder & President, Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG)Shashi as well served as a regional advisor Asia, Africa, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand for Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals USA. He is an active member of many professional bodies and has delivered key note speeches in several conferences held in USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Shashi graduated with Masters of Technology in Industrial Engineering and has contributed to delivery of leadership, strategic and tactical values to numerous business disciplines including but not limited to project management, product development, business development, productivity & quality development, logistics & supply chain network development, process & enterprise restructuring and development of innovative sales channels for multi-billion manufacturing and aviation organizations in senior management roles. He is currently President & CEO for innovaXL, a knowledge and technology solution company.

2/ Transforming Vietnam Logistics - Future needs
Chris Catto Smith

3/ Regulations on Transfer Pricing in Vietnam
This presentation will cover:

                      Legal framework of transfer pricing regulations
                      Business transactions between related parties
                      Principle of arm’s length pricing
                      Compliance regulations
                      Risks and challenges
                      Practical tip

Ronald Parks, Tax Partner, Grant Thorton Vietnam
Ronald Parks heads the Tax Division at Grant Thornton Vietnam. His expertise is focused mainly in the areas of international tax, transfer pricing, and cross-border transactions. He has spent nearly 12 years in big four accounting firms in the US, Vietnam and the region. During this time, he advised numerous companies in Vietnam and the region on market entry, M&A and tax efficient cross-border operations. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Ron was the Regional Head of Transfer Pricing in a big four accounting firm. He has published works and speaks frequently on international tax, transfer pricing, project finance and tax and legal issues related to the oil and gas industry.

4/ The Evolution of Vietnamese Retailing
The presentation will provide information across all retailing formats in Vietnam.  Macro economic and demographic data will be analyzed to demonstrate the trend and potential of the various retail sub sectors across the country. Property perspectives from demand, supply and performance will all be explored to provide valuable insight across the industry.The topic will consider the evolution of retailing through benchmarking regional peer groups as well as international consumer research.  Contemporary case studies and analysis techniques such as Geographic Information Systems will be used to provide both owner and tenants perspectives on how to maximize returns.   

Troy Griffiths, National Director Vietnam, Research and Valuation, Savills
Troy has in excess of 25 years property experience across all asset classes having previously practiced in Australia, NZ and the Pacific. He has a valuation background and specializes in Strategic Property Consultancy particularly favoring Development Advisory. Troy has responsibility for all Advisory Services throughout Vietnam and the region including Research, Valuation and Consulting. He has advised most major local and foreign investors in the Vietnamese property market and regularly appears as a commentator across all media in Vietnam.

5/ Quality, and quality issues in Vietnam.
While Vietnam has managed to built a reputation of higher quality than China, it still is a major hurdle for many producers as their productivity is low (slow) and the rejection rate too high.Most Vietnamese companies do not yet realize the importance to invest in certain fields that can improve the quality. The main reason is that they wrongly believe that investing in quality will reduce the productivity. The fact is
that when you improve quality, you reduce rejection and productivity increases exponentially!
The essential ingredients for to manufacture a quality product are:
1) quality components:
2) appropriate equipment:
3) proper training:
4) simple and effective quality control systems:
5) proper planning facilitates good quality:
6) poor communication, lack of transparency and the lack of "hands on" management are 3 factors quite specific to the Vietnamese industry that cause degradation of quality.

Frank VOSSEN, Advisor
Frank is a Belgian national born in Congo, after growing up in Congo, Chile and Belgium, moved Pakistan to set up a textile and garment factory.Now 30 years experience in garment manufacturing, quality control, global sourcing and management: 2 years in Pakistan, 3 years in India, 2 years in Thailand, 2 years in Europe, 10 years in Singapore and now over 11 years in Vietnam.Started working with Vietnam in 1989 to produce garments for the European market.Fluent in English, French and Dutch; good in Spanish, Italian and German; with some basic knowledge of Hindi and Vietnamese.Now mostly involved with consulting: setting up companies & factories in Vietnam for foreign investors as well improve quality and sourcing systems for local industries.

6/ Supermarkets in the USA: Daily Operations Overview and Opening New Stores
The US retail industry is the largest in the world, home to cutting edge technologies, intense competition, and demanding consumers. Learn how large companies in the industry operate on a daily basis, how their supply chain functions support overall corporate strategy, and learn about forecasting and logistics challenges companies face when opening new store locations in new regions.

Zach Golden, New Store Analyst, Tesco
Zach Golden brings experience and knowledge in supply chain from his various roles working at both Amway Global and Tesco. His industry experience is in consumer goods and retail supermarkets. While with Amway, Zach worked in supply chain planning handling global inventory management and raw material management and also worked in manufacturing as the plant scheduler and lead continuous improvement projects on the plant floor. Now with Tesco, Zach is in charge of opening new retail locations which includes getting all inventory and materials to the store, forecasting sales, inventory management, cross-department communications, and all other operational aspects of each new store launch. Zach is also currently finishing his MBA master’s degree at the University of California Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. Zach’s focus in graduate school is on Corporate Strategy and he also has a passion for international business.

7/ Choosing Wisely: The Importance of Site Selection

The wrong site selection decision can be costly. A successful site selection incorporates extensive primary research, a deep understanding of local conditions, and an evaluation of risk factors. 

Dennis Meseroll,Director, Tractus Asia
He helped found the company in 1995 and has since then been responsible for the firm’s business development and corporate strategy advisory practice in Asia. During his 16 years with Tractus, Mr. Meseroll has worked with clients in the real estate, electronics, consumer goods, automotive and heavy manufacturing industries, as well as advised investment promotion agencies across Asia. His work has spanned the areas of corporate strategy, strategy implementation, site selection, partner screening, mergers and acquisitions, negotiations support, and project management. Dennis has his BA in geology from Rutgers University and an MA in applied/mineral economics from Pennsylvania State University.

Speakers, Panelists, Moderators


Chad Ovel, AA Corporation, Vietnam
Christophe Lefebvre, ARENA, Vietnam
Floyd Bennit, Bennit, Vietnam
Rukman De Silva, British American Tobacco, Vietnam
Paul Bradley, Caprica International, Singapore
Arjan Dominicius, Damco, Vietnam
Bill A. Mansion, Design Build Export, Vietnam
Janwillem Winkelhuijzen, DHL Supply Chain, Vietnam
Nitin Jain, Ernst & Young, Vietnam
Phat Nguyen Tan, Ernst & Young, Vietnam
Thinh Than Xuan, Ernst & Young, Vietnam
Chris Catto-Smith, FreshPort, Thailand
Paul Hayes, Geocycle (Holcim), Vietnam
Jonas Franceschina, Global Silver, Vietnam
Ronald Parks, Grant Thorton, Vietnam
Barry Elliot, INSLO, Australia
CT Lim, Intel, Malaysia
Pyong Gyu Hong, Lotte Mart, Vietnam
Mark Millar, M Power Associates, Hong Kong
Chris Catto-Smith, Metro Cash & Carry, Vietnam
Mark Wrice, MLW, Vietnam
Trung Dinh, Phu An Thanh IZ, Vietnam
Troy Griffiths, Savills, Vietnam
Shashi Shekhar, SCLG, UAE
Frank Vossen, SEDITEK, Vietnam
Paul Lim, Supply Chain Asia, Singapore
Zach Golden, Tesco, US
Yoann Painbeni, The Nielsen, Vietnam
Jessica Lu, Towers Watson, Vietnam
Dennis Meseroll, Tractus Asia, Thailand
Tony Wines, Turnkey Consulting, Hong Kong
August Wingardh, UMA, Vietnam
Florian Beranek, UNIDO CSR Project Office
Jim Winkler, USAID/Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative, Vietnam

Call for Speakers
You have a specific subject, experience, insights to share?
Please email us to Ms. Quyen Nguyen at
info@vietnamsupplychain.com before 30 May 2011

 What's in it for me?
- Gain insight of Vietnam industrial environment and market opportunities
- Learn practical ways of reducing costs and improving your bottom line
- Network with peers from all over Vietnam and the region
- Discover new and innovative ideas to boost your supply chain competitiveness

Ms. Quyen Nguyen,
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 20% discount by 30 July 2011
Deadline for Congress Registration: 30 Sept 2011 

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