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The Adaptive Supply Chain: Today’s Mandate for Profitable Growth
Keynote Speaker: James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., president and CEO, Tompkins Associates
In today’s business climate of risk, instability and rapid change, a key characteristic of success is adaptability. More than having a great plan, adaptability is about being able to move and change very quickly to stay ahead of the market. Adaptive supply chains are not only a requirement for success, but an enabler for profitable growth. In this presentation, Tompkins Associates’ CEO James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., explores eight factors to achieve adaptable supply chains and presents the seven tools for the creation of adaptive supply chains.
Small Package Supply Chain: Customers and Us - Maximizing Mutual Growth, Profits Through Innovation
James P. Metzger, special projects manager, FedEx
As a major, international transportation provider with multiple operating companies, FedEx Ground customers look to us to help them grow and/or increase profit margins. We want to grow with them. Optimizing mutual growth requires a full understanding of customers' businesses and industries, as well as our own, multi-opco network.
In this presentation, FedEx Ground Special Projects Manager Jim Metzger will use examples of situations he has faced with large, well-known shippers to discuss how he:
- Facilitates the acquisition of new customers.
- Educates cross-functional internal teams about customers' businesses and industries.
- Listens and implements innovative solutions to the unique requests of each customer.
- Anticipates future requests based on the economy and industry best practices.
Coca-Cola's Market Driven Supply Chains
Steve Buffington, vice president, supply chain development, The Coca-Cola Company
An insight into how the Coca-Cola system's supply chains are driven by consumer and customer needs, segmented based on product and customer requirements and strive for operational excellence and sustainability .
A History of Innovation – How rail is a relevant and growing part of today’s global and domestic supply chains
Kyle Hancock, vice president sales & marketing - industrial & agricultural, CSX Transportation
Kyle will briefly review the history of leading innovation from America’s railroads and their contributions to our current transportation system. But more significantly, Kyle will share relevant examples of how today’s railroads are continuing to innovate as critical components of global supply chains including how leading companies use rail to create competitive supply chain advantage.
Adapt to Compete: Designing Supply Chains That Evolve Strategically with Global Change
John Trestrail, Director of Supply Chain Design at LLamasoft
Change happens and there is no avoiding it. Leading companies know how to stay in front of global changes by designing their supply chains to adapt to those changes. This presentation will examine the best practices for designing a strategic supply chain models that can be adapted to stay competitive.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Upon request, IIE will award continuing education units (CEUs) to participants who attend the educational sessions and complete the CEU request form. The Institute of Industrial Engineers has been reviewed and approved as a certified provider of continuing education programs by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. For the day program .6 CEUs earned and Professional Development Hours (6 PDHs) are also available.