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03-16-2017: Supply Chain Management Conference 2017

Michigan Business Network
February 27, 2017 6:00 PM

right place.pngThe Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference is a comprehensive supply chain management education and networking event. This year's conference will include leaders from industry, consulting, and academia who will share practical experiences in:

  • Operations and Logistics
  • Growth and Innovation
  • Global Perspectives
  • Leadership and Development

Continued change in the global economy has created new opportunities for supply chain professionals. Future success will be heavily influenced by the strategies, practices, and processess that organizations put in place to facilitate innovation and operational excellence. As an individual or as an organization, you will walk away from this conference with positive energy and new ideas for the future. 

 

EVENT AGENDA:

 

8:00 - 8:30 A.M. Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 A.M. Welcome Remarks

8:45 - 9:45 A.M. OPENING KEYNOTE: The US and Midwest Economy in 2017: Implications for Supply Chain Firms Rick Mattoon, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

10:00 - 11:00 A.M. CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS - First Choice

OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS

TOP TEN KATA LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES Dan Vermeesch, Plant Manager and Lean Champion, Micron Manufacturing Richard (Rick) Fleming, Consultant and Instructor, Grand Rapids Community College

GROWTH & INNOVATION

INNOVATION DRIVES SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE Roy Anderson, Executive Vice President Procurement Services, GoProcure

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL IMPORT/EXPORT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM Sonja Johnson, Executive Director, Van Andel Global Trade Center and Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT  

THE EMERGENCE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN LEADER Steven A Melnyk, Ph.D., Professor of Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University

11:00 - 11:15 A.M. Break

11:15 - 12:15 P.M. CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Second Choice

OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE – SELF-DRIVING FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION Jeff Potts, Co-Founder, LeanLogistics

GROWTH & INNOVATION

WHAT CEOs WANT FROM PURCHASING Jeoff Burris, Founder and Principal, Advanced Purchasing Dynamics

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

OCEAN TRANSPORTATION – GLOBALIZATION, MARKET FORCES, AND THE EVER-CHANGING OPERATING ENVIRONMENT OF THE WORLD’S OCEAN TRANSPORTATION SEGEMENT Mike Barba, Director of Ocean Imports, Americas, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

CREATING A CLIMATE FOR CULTURALLY INTELLIGENT INNOVATION Kristin Ekkens, Manager, Diversity + Inclusion, Spectrum Health

12:15-1:15 P.M. Lunch + Exhibitors

1:15 - 2:15 P.M. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The Critical Importance of Supply Chains, Personal Success and Challenges for the Next Ten Years Kevin Smith, President and CEO, Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting

2:30 - 4:00 P.M. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS - Third Choice

OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS

PROCUREMENT: CRITICAL FACTORS FOR SUCCESS IN THE NEXT DECADE Dr. Jaideep Motwani, Professor of Management, Grand Valley State University Roy McCammon, President, West Michigan Transportation, LLC

GROWTH & INNOVATION

VALUE CHAIN MANAGEMENT: THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT David J. Frayer, Ph.D., Director, Executive Development Programs, The Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

MANAGING A GLOBAL SUPPLY BASE – PANEL DISCUSSION Larry Muzyk, Global Director of Procurement, Amway Derek Ludwig, Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Steelcase Abby Lilly, Vice President Supply Chain, Eaton Aerospace

 

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT 

DEWYS METHODS FOR TALENT ATTRACTION, RETENTION, AND EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS Jon DeWys, CEO, DeWys Manufacturing, Inc. Laura Elsner, Workforce Development Manager, DeWys Manufacturing, Inc.

 

REGISTER TODAY! regonline.com/SCMC2017

 

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017 
  • Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: GVSU Eberhard Center 
  •                301 Fullerton St.  W. 
  •                Grand Rapids, Mi. 49504
Fees/Admission:
$275 - Regular Registration
$225 - Group Registration (3 or more from the same company)
$35   - Student  (Students must be enrolled full-time at a university. Call
                           616.771.0327 to register)

 

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