Title: Caterpillar Underground Mining Supply Chain Abstract: - Introduce to Caterpillar worldwide, in Asia and Thailand - Showing what we make/sell with detailed visuals of our products and applications to underground mining - Explain in more details your current supply chain or logistics organization in APAC/Thailand with an org chart of your team, factory/warehouse locations, etc. - Showing some of the most innovative programs or initiatives to improve/optimize your supply chain/logistics operations in Thailand. - Showing how we execute Lean procurement strategies [1. Freight shipment days of the week from overseas suppliers allowing consolidation and full container utilization], [2. Local Thailand suppliers on milk run delivery "Pull" just in time "JIT"] - Showing how we Reduce/Optimize our Caterpillar suppliers supply chain response time [The time we place an order to a supplier until the time it is received at our factory dock]. - Describe what challenges Caterpillar may face in Thailand with your supply chain and logistics operations in 2017 and beyond. Bio: Chris has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters in Business Administration degree along with APICS CSCP Certification. Chris has 11 years of experience working at Caterpillar and is the worldwide supply chain manager for the underground mining hard rock vehicle business located in Rayong, Thailand. This facility is the world source for 9 underground mining truck and loader models which are 100% export shipped outside of Thailand. Chris' responsibilities include Demand and Orders Management, Material Requirements Planning, New Product Introduction, Engineering Change Management and Facility Logistics.