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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: $50.00

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 

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch 

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Applying Data Analytics to Improve Your Operational Efficiency 
The use data analytics to make effective business decisions is a concept that has been used and applied for many years, however, the frequency and availability of this information increases on an almost daily basis.  For example, only a few years ago an organization would have gathered information, run analytics and uncovered information that could be used for future decisions, today that business can identify insights for immediate decisions. The ability to process and apply this information faster gives organizations a competitive edge they didn’t have before.  Nevertheless, with the continuous stream of information it can be difficult to determine what metrics are the most important and how to effectively apply them to make decisions especially in the distribution and warehousing operations in their businesses. This panel discussion will feature experts in the application of data analytics in four warehousing and distribution focus areas, transportation, labor, Order fulfillment and Asset Management.  
2:15PM – 3:15PM 
Educational/Group Breakout Session: Supply Chain Trends That Will Impact Your Business & Strategies to Address Them 
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 will be released in April 2017.  In this session, we 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.  

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Networking Reception 

All Day: Facility Tour and Solution Demonstrations