Loyola’s 2nd Annual Supply Chain Leadership Conference
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Location: Associated, 133 North Swift Road, Addison, IL 60101
Automation, The Labor Crisis, Lean, Globalization and Sustainability are probably just a few of the topics that have been weighing on your mind lately, but what do they all mean and how do they relate to your supply chain?
In today’s rapidly changing world it is more important than ever to stay ahead of the trends and be able to better predict, respond and adapt to the changing business environment. That is why Loyola University’s Supply and Value Chain Center of the Quinlan School of Business has put together an event unlike any other in the Chicagoland area!
This one-of-a-kind event will bring together supply chain experts and professionals from a wide array of backgrounds and industries to discuss today’s hot supply chain topics. With a broad array of educational sessions, product demonstrations, solution applications and peer-to-peer networking opportunities this is a can’t-miss event for every supply chain leader.
- 10:00 AM -10:30 AM: Continental Breakfast
- 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Panel Discussion
Topic: The Practical Application of Automation
Moderator: Associated - Troy Donnelly, Director of Engineering & Design
Panelists: CAT - Matt Rocke, Manager - Logistics Engineering & Planning,
Follett - Irwin Gafen, Director Distribution, Wholesale, & EDI Systems,
Wirtz Beverage – Mike Brown, Vice President
A properly carried out warehouse automation project can be a home run that drives a company towards increased profitability. However, determining the right technology and processes to automate is vital to remaining competitive. This session will provide you with a real-world perspective on how companies in manufacturing and distribution have applied cost justified automation to increase efficiencies and productivity.
- 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch
- 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Educational Seminar
Topic: Finding the Profit in Sustainability
Presented By: Bill Shireman, President and CEO at Future 500
Sustainability is a key component of a global movement toward greening the supply chain. Business owners in every industry are paying more attention than ever to sustainability for reasons that include escalating fuel and electricity prices, sustainability initiatives, carbon footprint reduction, branding and public image. Even a small percentage reduction in energy costs can mean significant dollars, owners are looking to new technologies and methods to help them conserve. In this session we will cover how companies are creating a more sustainable environment while adding significant savings to the bottom line.
- 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Panel Discussion
Topic: Planning for America’s Supply Chain Workforce
Moderator: Gary Forger, MHI, Managing Director, Professional Development
Panelists: APICS - Sharon Rice, Vice President, Strategy,
Morton Salt - Betsey Nohe, VP of Supply Chain,
Kraft Food - Harry Haney, Associate Director Customer Development
The supply chain workforce is in enormous flux. Late last year, it was predicted that more than 50% of supply chain jobs would change by the end of 2015. With such a rapid rate of change, how does a company develop supply chain talent that will keep pace with the rate of change and enhance its competitive advantage right now and in the years to come. At the same time, how does your company retain needed talent in the first place. This session will offer not just some tips and novel ideas but ask participants to identify what they can do in the next year or two to retain and develop their supply chain talent pool.
- 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Networking Reception
- All Day: Facility Tour and Product Demonstrations
Admission Fee: Waived - Compliments of Associated ($50 Value)
Click HERE to register.