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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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Spring Conference - Schedule


Thursday, February 16, 2006
 
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             Case competition
Check-In Fowler Hall - Stewart Center
 
7:00 p.m.                                Keynote Presentation
Managing Risks in the Face of Global Competition
Fowler Hall - Stewart Center

While a global supply chain offers competitive advantages, it also brings along risks that have to be managed. These include the impact of exchange rate shifts, political risks, pandemics, natural catastrophes. Each of these requires the evolution of specific capabilities to manage their impact on the company. In addition, many state governments (Indiana) are also have organizations to assist companies to remain competitive in the world markets while playing an effective economic role within the state. His presentation will focus both on managing global risks as well as using local resources effectively. Steve Akard, Director of International Development at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), had a stellar record at State Department where worked as lead Advance Office for Secretary of State Colin Powell in addition to his experience overseas at US Consulates at Brussels, Belgium and Mumbai (India). Most recently he was a member of Governor Daniels’ trade delegation to Asian countries.
 
8:30 p.m. Reception              Faculty Lounge - Purdue Memorial Union
  
Friday, February 17, 2006
 
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Continental Breakfast
Rawls Hall (3rd Floor Commons)
 
8:00 a.m.                                 Preliminary Case Competition
Rawls Hall (Rooms 2058, 2070, 2082, 3058, 3082)
If you are interested in the best and brightest supply chain management students, both undergraduate and MBA, be sure to check in early Friday morning and observe the opening round of case presentations. The following 15 MBA schools will be represented: University of Akron, China Europe International Business School, Dartmouth University, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of North Carolina, Northwestern University, Penn State, Purdue University, Queen’s University, University of Southern California, University of Texas, Vanderbilt University
 
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.           Attendee Check-in
Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom
 
10:30 a.m.                               Supply Chain Executive Panel
Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom
 
When structuring a global supply chain, an almost intractable number of characteristics and trade-offs must be considered. An executive making high-level strategic supply chain decisions must combine detailed quantitative analysis with company strategy and geopolitical stability among other qualitative factors to design a supply chain that fits their company. Each person, company, and industry brings specific considerations that weigh heavily on their daily and long-term decision making. This session brings several of these leaders together for an in-depth discussion on how some leading companies are structuring and coordinating their global network.
 
Craig Stariha
Director of Direct Materials Purchasing, PMUSA
Jonathan Freeman
Global Director of Logistics, Delphi Automotive
Thomas Ward
VP of Integrated Supply Chain, Air Products and Chemicals
Ignacio Garcia
VP Global Purchasing & Manufacturing Support, Cummins
 
12:30 p.m.                              Lunch & Facilitated Roundtable
Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom
 
2:00 p.m.                                Intellectual Property and Risks Panel
Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom
 
Intellectual Property protection is a paramount concern for companies who are globally dispersing and outsourcing key segments of their global supply chain. Many of the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative’s partner companies have expressed a growing interest in learning more about IP Protection including: issues, country-specific policies, and most importantly strategies for preserving vital information, designs and processes. During this panel session, experienced professionals will address strategic ways to structure a supply chain when protecting intellectual property is a prime concern. Legal experts will also provide insights on how to handle situations where you suspect suppliers or other key members of your supply chain are utilizing inappropriately acquired intellectual property.
Brion St. Amour
Counsel in the Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Intellectual
Property Group
Roger Stewart
Krannert Professor (former P&G Head of Global Treasury)
Ron Cloyd
Director of New Product Introduction, Rolls Royce
Alex Zelikovsky
Former Director of Logistics for Amazon.com and Reflect.com
Eyal Barash
Counsel in the Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Intellectual
Property Group
 
5:00 p.m.                                Final Case Competition
Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom
 
MBA:
Intellectual Property Protection in the Global Supply Chain
 
MBA students will be analyzing a business case on “Intellectual Property in the Global Supply Chain” written by university faculty from Purdue and industry consultants from Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Only one team will survive from each of the 3 preliminary rooms, and the stakes are high: Purdue’s Krannert School and USC’s Marshall School of Management have contributed to the lucrative prize packages that will be awarded to the top teams.
 
1st Prize: $6,000 2nd Prize: $4,000 3rd Prize: $2,000
 
Undergraduate:
RFID Implementation in Consumer Product Manufacturing
 
The undergraduate case competition is sponsored by Kimberly Clark and is open to all undergraduate management and industrial engineering students at Purdue University. This year’s case written by Kimberly Clark in conjunction with Krannert professors will feature Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as a theme. The top undergraduate team will present their case analysis. KCC has generously sponsored prizes for the top performers.
 
1st Prize: $3,000 2nd Prize: $2,000 3rd Prize: $1,000
 
5:00 p.m.                                Cocktails
 
6:30 p.m.                                Case Competition Awards Dinner
The dinner will honor our Case Competition winners with an announcement by representatives of Kimberly Clark, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Marshall School of Business, and Krannert School of Management.