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Loyola's Supply Chain Leadership Conference

Date: June 8, 2017
Location: Associated - 133 North Swift Road, Addison, IL 60101
To Register For This Event: Click HERE
Admission Fee: $50 Public, $35 SVCC Member, $10 Student

Big Data Analytics, Labor, Supply Chain Trends and Warehouse Safety 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, solution applications and peer-to-peer networking opportunities this is a can’t-miss event for every supply chain leader. 


Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM 

Business Analytics - The Importance of Visualization
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Speakers Include: Phil Katz – Global Strategic Sourcing Manager, Hu-Friedy | Danelle Van der Koon – Cloud Solutions Principal, SWC Technology Partners | Michael Watson – Partner, Opex Analytics 

Visualization is an important part of the analytics movement.  Good visualization helps you tell a better story, helps people understand what the data is saying, and helps you get to better insights and actions. In other words, one of the big problems with analytics is that people have a hard time understanding the outputs, and good visualization helps with this.  
However, it is not easy to get visualization right-- it is not just about making nice charts.  This session will take you through the fundamentals of visualizations (you'll come away thinking about it in a different way), show you some of the technology for generating visualizations, and will take you through Hu-Friedy's (a Chicago company founded in 1908 and a world leader in dental instrument manufacturing) use of visualization in a supplier scorecard.  

How to Manage Work Health & Safety Risks
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Presented By: Joe DeLucia – EHS and Safety Training Manager, Magid

What messages are you sending on safety to the people of your organization?  There is no question that good safety means good business and studies show that companies with good safety practices are ultimately more profitable.  This session will discuss the benefits to having safety programs in place at your organization and how measuring and fixing the issues will make your business more profitable. This session will also provide you with Key Performance Indicators that your company can apply to measure and improve the overall safety of your environment. 

Networking Lunch
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM   
5 Things That Can Sink Your Incentive Program
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Presented By: Jeff Boudreau – Practice Director - Operational Excellence, Peach State Integrated Technologies 

According to Arc Advisory, 63% of firms using incentives reported gains of 10% - 30% in productivity—but some did not. The foundational thinking of human motivation theory has gotten more interesting since Frederick Herzberg published his groundbreaking research six decades ago. Operating executives cannot rely on systems, automation, or diligence of a few outstanding employees to deliver all the results their companies need to remain competitive, profitable, and an appealing place to work. Motivating your workforce using today’s labor management technologies is a tempting – but dangerous – approach if it isn’t structured and managed carefully. This session will cover an interesting view on leading motivation theories and how they are often surprisingly at odds with popular labor management programs.

Supply Chain Trends That Will Impact Your Business & Strategies to Address Them  
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM  

Presented by: Gary Forger – MHI Roadmap Facilitator, Contributor and Author

We live in a highly-connected world that is complex and becoming increasingly so. In the midst of this complexity, all the pieces must fit and work together to accommodate continuous and sometimes mind boggling change. To help supply chain professionals plan for the future MHI in conjunction with supply chain practitioners, academics and government officials developed their first Roadmap in 2014 to develop a roadmap for the future supply chain. The first Roadmap was called by some as the most important document to be published by the industry in more than 20 years, because it established a baseline of key disruptors faced by supply chain practitioners today and in the approaching decade. Given the success of the first Roadmap MHI went on to develop its second edition that was released in April 2017. This session will provide an overview of the trends highlighted in the MHI Roadmap and then give you the opportunity to work with your peers to discuss how the trends will impact your business and discuss ideas to address them.  

Networking Reception
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM