The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged manufacturers in an extraordinary way, with particular stress on their supply chains. Shipman’s exclusive multi-session, virtual summit for manufacturers will take a deep dive into the issues at the forefront of supply chain management during the pandemic, and provide a forward-looking commentary of what the future could hold post-COVID-19. Colin Cooper, Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer, will kick off Part 1 of our virtual series with a keynote address to speak directly to the issues manufacturers face and what they can expect in the New Year. Following Colin’s keynote, we will be joined by Ed Townley former Chief Executive Officer & President, Agri-Mark, Inc. for the session: Planning for Rapid Organizational Changes. Ed will offer a discussion of how companies can reconfigure and adjust their supply chain in response to volatile supply and shifting demand. For Part 2 of our virtual series, we will be joined by in-house legal counsel to discuss emerging compliance and legal threats to manufacturers. Timing and logistics for this session will be announced in the coming weeks. All event sessions will explore examples of how the pandemic has affected small, mid-sized and large manufacturers, and how they are planning for the future. Sessions will be interactive and will allow for ample time to ask presenters your most pressing questions. There is no fee to register, and we invite you to share this event with your colleagues. Register to save your virtual seat, today. PART 1: THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAIN Wednesday, December 2, 2020: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Introduction to Virtual Series: 12:00 - 12:05 PM Jill M. O’Toole, Co-Chair of Shipman’s Business Litigation Group and member of the firm’s Manufacturing Team will introduce Shipman’s Manufacturing Virtual Series and provide information about what topics you can expect in future sessions. Views from the CMO: Keynote Address by Colin Cooper, Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer: 12:05 - 12:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Colin Cooper, Chief Manufacturing Officer Moderator: Jill M. O’Toole, Shipman Colin Cooper’s keynote address will discuss past, present and future issues affecting the manufacturing supply chain, followed by a question and answer period. Planning for Rapid Organizational Changes: 12:30 - 12:55 PM Speaker: Ed Townley, former Chief Executive Officer & President, Agri-Mark, Inc. Moderator: Alfredo Fernandez, Shipman Ed will discuss how companies can reconfigure and adjust their supply chain in response to volatile supply and shifting demand. Topics will include: Responding to inconsistent demand and price fluctuations Realigning company operations due to swings in product portfolios Coordinating across all departments (from purchasing to sales) Long-term effects on customer purchasing Final Question and Answer Period and Concluding Remarks: 12:55 - 1:00 PM If you have a topic you would like us to address in future sessions, or you would like to join us as a presenter, please provide your suggestions on our registration page here.