Supply Chain Forum

Nov. 13-15, 2018

Holiday Inn World's Fair Park

Knoxville, TN

Twice a year, more than 200 professionals from 60 top companies meet for a day and a half of keynote presentations, breakout sessions networking receptions and recruiting opportunities.

Our agenda is developed with input from the senior executives who comprise our executive board and come from supply chain leaders including Walmart, Amazon.com, Lockheed Martin and Dell. To further ensure relevancy, supply chain managers are surveyed on the supply chain issues that keep them up at night. This feedback is used to recruit expert speakers and develop case studies and panel discussions. The result is a twice-per-year meeting that addresses the real-world issues our members are facing in optimizing their supply chains.

The agenda and registration will be posted approximately one month before the next event.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Speed Networking Registration

Tennessee Ballroom

For more information and to pre-register, contact Cole Burns at burns@utk.edu

 

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Speed Networking Sessions

Tennessee Ballroom

This session is a lively and interactive event with Supply Chain Management Scholars of Distinction, a select group of rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, eager to meet you and gain firsthand knowledge about SCM job fields and career paths. 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

OPENING RECEPTION

Park Level Atrium 

Please join colleagues and faculty for refreshments and stimulating conversation before the Forum begins. This is an opportunity to meet with a group of top undergraduates who have earned the SCM Scholar of Distinction designation. 

Wednesday, Nov. 14

7:30am - 8:00am

Supply Chain Forum Registration & Continental Breakfast

Park Level Atrium

 

8:00am - 8:30am

Welcome & Agenda Review

Medallion/Carriage

Chad Autry, Chairman of the Department of Supply Chain Management, UT
Ted Stank, Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business and Executive Director, Supply Chain Forum, UT
Shay Scott, Executive Director, The Global Supply Chain Institute, UT

8:30am - 9:30am

KEYNOTE

Medallion/Carriage

A senior Executive's View of Supply Chain Challenges

 

9:30am - 9:45am

Break

Pavilion Pre-Function

9:45am - 11:00am

Where is the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain? What Your CEO and Board of Directors need to Understand about SCM

Medallion/Carriage

11:00am - 11:15am

Break

Pavilion Pre-Function

11:15am - 12:15pm

Panel: Talent in the Supply Chain: What Skills will be Required at All Levels of the Supply Chain Organization?

Medallion/Carriage

Facilitator:
Tim Munyon, Ray & Joan Myatt Faculty Research Fellow, Associate Professor, UT

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Lunch Distinguished Service Award: Dave Clark

Tennessee Ballroom

*Optional: Special Interest Roundtable Discusions - First Come, First Serve!
Topic/Facilitator:

  • Logistics Operations - Lloyd Rinehart
  • Transportation - Mary Holcomb
  • S&OP - Mark Moon
  • Sustainability - Diane Mollenkopf
  • Network Optimization - John Bell

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Breakout Hot Topics: Breakout One

Crystal Ballroom
White Paper Topic: Supply Chain Integration Strategy and Best Practices
Maine Pointe
Facilitator:
    Mike Burnette, Associate Director, Global Supply Chain Institute, UT

Parlor 2
Supply Chain Analytics. Big Data, Cognitive Analytics
Guy Courtin, Vice President of Industry Solutions, Infor
Facilitator:
  Randy Bradley, Assistant Professor of Information Systems & SCM, UT

Parlor 4
Digital Innovation in the Supply Chain: The Internet of Things
Facilitator:
    Chad Autry, Chairman of the Department of Supply Chain Mangement, UT

Parlor 6
Talent Mangement in the Supply Chain
Facilitator:
    Shay Scott, Executive Director, The Global Supply Chain Institute, UT

 

2:00pm - 2:15pm

Break

Pavilion Pre-Function

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Leading a Supply Chain Organization

Medallion/Carriage

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Break

Pavilion Pre-Function

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Breakout Hot Topics: Breakout Two

Crystal Ballroom
White Paper Topic: Supply Chain Integration Strategy and Best Practices
Maine Pointe
Facilitator:
    Mike Burnette, Associate Director, Global Supply Chain Institute, UT

Parlor 2
Supply Chain Analytics. Big Data, Cognitive Analytics
Guy Courtin, Vice President of Industry Solutions, Infor
Facilitator:
  Randy Bradley, Assistant Professor of Information Systems & SCM, UT

Parlor 4
Digital Innovation in the Supply Chain: The Internet of Things
Facilitator:
    Chad Autry, Chairman of the Department of Supply Chain Mangement, UT

Parlor 6
Talent Mangement in the Supply Chain
Facilitator:
    Shay Scott, Executive Director, The Global Supply Chain Institute, UT

4:45pm - 5:45pm

Nexxus Reception Outstanding Women in Supply Chain Presentation:

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Networking Evening Reception

Maple Hall
Departing: 5:45pm
Returning: 7:30 & 8:00pm

Meet in main lobby area for shuttles to event

Thursday, Nov. 15

7:30am - 8:45am

Buffet Breakfast and Business Meeting - All attendees are invited

Tenessee Ballroom

  • Topic Survey
  • Center for Graduate and Executive Education Update - Shay Scott
  • Ph.D. Research
  • Nexxus Update - Diane Mollenkopf
  • White Paper Update - Mike Burnette
  • Development Update - Seth Reagan
  • Communications Update - Katie Williams
  • Professional Sales Forum - Tom Van Dorselaer

8:45am - 10:00am

The Challenges of the Global Supply Chain

Medallion/Carriage

10:00am - 10:15am

Break

Pavilion Pre-Function

10:15am - 11:45am

Transportation Management: Panel

Medallion/Crystal

Facilitator: Mary Holcomb, Gerald T. Niedert Professor of SCM, UT

11:45am - 12:00pm

Closing

12:00pm - 1:15pm

Lunch

Tennessee Ballroom

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