Supply Chain Forum Fall 2018

Nov. 13-15, 2018

Holiday Inn World's Fair Park

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Tuesday, Nov. 13

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Speed Networking Registration

Tennessee Ballroom

For more information and to pre-register, contact Cole Burns.

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Speed Networking Session

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


Chad Autry, Chair of the Deparment 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



A Senior Executive's View of Supply Chain Challenges

9:30am - 9:45am


Pavilion Pre-Function

9:45am - 11:00am

Where is the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain? What Does Your CEO and Board of Directors Need to Understand About SCM?



11:00am - 11:15am


Pavilion Pre-Function

11:15am - 12:15pm

Panel: Changes and Challenges in Supply Chain Talent Development


Brad Berke, Vice Chairman, Global Supply Chain Officers, Korn Ferry
Tim Munyon, Ray & Joan Myatt Faculty Research Fellow, Associate Professor, UT
Facilitator: Mary Long, Managing Director, University of San Diego, SCM Institute & Senior Advisor, AWESOME

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Lunch Distinguished Service Award: Dave Clark

Tennessee Ballroom

Optional: Special Interest Roundtable Discussions – First Come, First Serve!
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

Crystall Ballroom
White Paper Topic: Supply Chain Integration Strategy and Best Practice
Steve Bowen, Chairman & CEO, 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, Chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management, UT

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

2:00pm - 2:15pm


Pavilion Pre-Function


2:15pm - 3:15pm

The Four Pillars of Supply Chain Excellence


Dennis Organ, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Smithfield Foods

3:15pm - 3:30pm


Pavilion Pre-Function

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Breakout Hot Topics: Breakout Two

See above for session details

4:45pm - 5:45pm

Nexxus Reception Open to all

Tennessee Ballroom

Outstanding Women in Supply Chain Presentation

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Networking Evening Reception


Join Forum colleagues high atop this World’s Fair icon overlooking the Smoky Mountains, the University of Tennessee, and downtown Knoxville. This reception is also an opportunity to meet an exclusive group of SCM graduate students.
Meet in main lobby area to be escorted to the event. 

Thursday, Nov. 15

7:30am - 8:45am

Buffet Breakfast and Business Meeting - All attendees are invited

Tennessee Ballroom

Topic Survey
Center for Graduate and Executive Education Update - Shay Scott
PhD Research
Nexxus Update - Diane Mollenkopf
White Paper Update - Mike Burnette
Development Update - Seth Reagan
Communication Update - Gerhard Schneibel
Professional Sales Forum - Tom Van Dorselaer

8:45am - 10:00am



The Challenges of the Global Supply Chain

10:00am - 10:15am


Pavilion Pre-Function 

10:15am - 11:45am

Panel: Transportation Management


Ben Sharpe, GM & Head of Heartland Division, BNSF Railway
Denis Reilly, CEO, Kenco Logistics
Gerry Niedert, CEO & Founder, Black Horse Carriers
Facilitator: Mary Holcomb, Gerald T. Niedert Professor of SCM, UT

11:45am - 12:00pm


12:00pm - 1:15pm


Tennessee Ballroom

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