How a Manufacturer Deals w/the Supply Chain Issues that‎ Impact You & Tries to Make Your Life Easier

When:  Mar 29, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00 (CT)

How a Manufacturer Deals with the Supply Chain Issues that‎ Impact You and Tries to Make Your Life Easier

A system integrator and manufacturer panel discussion. 

“We can’t deliver the project if we can’t get the parts!”

Disruption has been a recurring theme over the past few years, and if you are a part of the industrial automation project delivery ecosystem, the global supply chain has likely caused some disruption for you. 

Material scarcity, port congestion, shipping delays, increased freight costs, and demand peaks have become common conversational topics. 

But disruption isn’t always a bad thing – digital transformation is disruptive too! 

And in the midst of the challenges that 2022 brought, Schneider Electric climbed from #4 to #2 on Gartner’s Global Supply Chain Top 25 and was the winner of the award for Process or Technology Innovation, based on its “self-healing” supply chain platform.

Join key leaders from Schneider Electric (SE) to hear how digital transformation helped them respond to the disruptive challenges – and how these challenges and responses affect your business. 

(You might even get some ideas on solutions to help your customers be more adaptive or increase their efficiency!) 

In this session, you will:‎

  • Hear about the factors that impact manufacturer supply and how SE managed them.
  • Learn how to most effectively interact with a global manufacturer on supply chain issues. 
  • Discover ways to pursue projects when product is scarce. 

There will be time for Q&A, so bring your questions!


Know someone who would be interested in attending this session? Invite them! This session is open to all.

(“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change,” Stephen Hawking)

About the Speakers

Approaching two decades of experience in supply chain operations, including work as a manufacturing plant manager, supply chain manager, and lean program director; Gabriel de Tissot is currently the Vice President of Engineered to Order for Schneider Electric, North America. His responsibilities have included production, quality, purchasing, warehousing, after-sales service, and more.

Melissa Pressnail is Schneider Electric’s Director of Offer Management for Industrial Automation, NAM. Her previous experience includes roles as a post-merger integration project manager (Schneider Electric / Invensys), Sales Excellence Leader, Director of Strategy Execution, and Director of Commercial Transformation.

Steve March is the U.S. Ecosystem Sales Leader for Schneider Electric, a global company driving digital transformation by integrating leading edge energy technologies and real-time automation solutions.  Steve joined Schneider Electric after 15 years managing marketing, sales and business development efforts for engineering design and control system integration firms, He currently leads the Schneider Electric program and strategy in the U.S. for industrial automation partners.

Doug Brunsting is the Vice President of Supply Chain at Interstates and oversees a team of 16 who support the National Construction, Regional Offices and Professional Services lines (annual spend of approx. $140M+). Doug began the Purchasing Department at Interstates in 1986. In 2007, he left the organization to work as a Supply Chain Manager for a national ethanol company and then became the VP of Supply Chain for a global candy company. Doug returned to Interstates in 2014 as Vice President of Regional Offices where he oversaw the growth and management of the regional offices across the United States. Most recently, Doug transitioned into his current position as VP of Supply Chain.

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