Supply Chain Symposium - Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Gerlach Hall | Fisher College of Business 


Session 1: Keynote - Robert Handfield
Professor, North Carolina State University; Exec. Dir., Supply Chain Resource Cooperative
'The LIVING Supply Chain: Operating in Real Time'

handfield robert living supply chain coverHandfield will share his insights on the “New Rules of Supply Chain Management”, that follow along the lines of the natural world that exists in the Serengeti Desert and in nature. Many of these rules have to do with the idea of creating a broader view of the supply chain as a LIVING network of entities, that rely on their mutual balance to remain healthy.

The emphasis of employing real-time data to sense and respond to the natural ecosystem of enterprise supply chains using analytics and cognitive computing methods will draw on Handfield’s recent research and consulting work with Flex, Nike, Lenovo, and other Fortune 200 companies.

Session 2: Mike Palackdharry, COE, Aquiire

mike palackdharry aquiire
Mike Palackdharry

As we journey further into the LIVING era of supply chain management Dr. Hanfield described, organizations are beginning to leverage real-time data to provide velocity and visibility. Palackdharry is the President and CEO of Aquiire Inc., a global leader in eProcurement software that's on the leading edge of real-time technology development. The Cincinnati based company is helping innovative organizations leverage real-time data in actionable ways to speed decision-making and proactively control supply chain risk utilizing machine learning and cloud-based technologies to transform the supplier relationship in procurement and other supply chain processes.

In this follow-up session to Dr. Handfield's keynote, Palackdharry will bring to life the major supply chain trend of the rise of real-time information, digitization and mobility. This look inside this fast-developing trend in supply chain management will feature provocative examples of how real-time visibility to supplier information is redefining the approach of large and small procurement organizations.

Session 3: Wrap-up discussion panel, featuring: 

  • Suzanne Merchant, Account Executive, Accenture
  • Jonathan Van Bodegraven, Senior Manager, Strategic Procurement, Kellogg Co.
  • Jie Xue, VP Supply Chain Operations, Cisco Systems

 

Agenda

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Networking breakfast with session attendees and Fisher graduate students
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Session 1 - Keynote presentation: 
"The Living Supply Chain: Operating in Real Time"
Robert Handfield, North Carolina State University
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Session 2 - Mike Palackdharry, CEO, Aquiire
11:15 - noon Session 3 - Panel discussion, featuring:
 
  • Suzanne Merchant, Account Executive, Accenture
  • Jonathan Van Bodegraven, Senior Manager, Strategic Procurement, Kellogg Co.
  • Jie Xue, VP Supply Chain Operations, Cisco Systems

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