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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 - Speakers


MARGARET L. BISHOPMargaret Bishop

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Independent Global Business ConsultantMargaret Bishop was born and raised in the Midwest. She moved to San Francisco in the mid 1980s, and launched her international career from there. Upon earning her bachelor’s degree in Textile Technology from North Carolina State University's College of Textiles, she joined American textile manufacturer Milliken and Company as a fast-track management trainee. Milliken and Company is a world leader in the research, design, and manufacture of industrial, automotive, and household textiles. Milliken and Company spearheaded the American drive for improved quality, supply chain management, and other manufacturing disciplines that are main stream today. Margaret rose through manufacturing management to business quality control manager overseeing the automotive fabric production of two manufacturing facilities.


STEVE BLANCOSteve Blanco

Vice President, Operations Excellence

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Electrical Group, Eaton CorporationSteve Blanco joined Eaton as Director of Operations Excellence in the Electrical Group in December 2006, and became Vice President, Operations Excellence for the Electrical Group in 2008.Prior to joining Eaton, Steve spent more than 18 years in the automotive industry working for Visteon Corporation and Ford Motor Company, which included 5 different manufacturing plants, as well as corporate finance and design offices. He held professional level positions in operations, manufacturing engineering, finance, and product design engineering. He also held a number of leadership positions within manufacturing, engineering, and operations.


CHARLES CLOWDIS, JR.Charles Clowdis

Managing Director-North America Global Trade & Transportation Advisory Services
 
 
Global Insight Inc.Chuck Clowdis has nearly three decades of experience in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain arena. He has held Executive Positions with motor carrier groups such as TNT USA, Inc., Sun (Oil) Carrier Group, and Transcon Lines. His responsibilities included operations sales & marketing, pricing & research, and acquisition due diligence.He formed his own consultancy in 1988 and also acted as Executive Consultant to Ernst & Young LLP's National Transportation Practice, CSC, KPMG, Gap Gemini, INDEX Consulting and others. He also worked with major clients like Time, Inc., Kimball International, R.R. Donnelly, and more Fortune 500 companies.

VINAYAK DESHPANDEVinayak Deshpande

Professor Deshpande teaches operations management. His research interests are in the areas of supply chain coordination, service parts management, and contingency logistics systems.His other topics of study include military applications and inventory models. His current research papers include “A Threshold Rationing Policy for Service Differentiated Demand Classes,” Management Science; “Incentive Compatible Pricing Mechanisms for Service Differentiated Supply Chains,” and “An Empirical Study of Service Differentiation for Weapon System Service Parts.” Professor Deshpande is a member of INFORMS and M&SOM. He is also a member of honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu. He has refereed research papers for journals including Management Science, EJOR, and IIE Transactions.

GREG HUNDLEYGreg Hundley

Director of Purdue CIBER and Professor of Management, Krannert Graduate school of ManagementWhile earning his honors degree from the University of Western Australia, Greg Hundley trained as a journalist with WA Newspapers Ltd., and upon graduation worked as a reporter for two metropolitan dailies. Since completing his graduate studies (M.S. and PhD from the University of Minnesota), he has served on the faculties of the University of Oregon where he was Chair of the Management Department and Director of the Institute of Industrial Relations, the University of Minnesota, the University of Western Australia, and Xavier University.
 
 
 

DR. ANANTH IYERAnanth Iyer

Director – DCMME and GSCMI

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Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management 

Krannert School of ManagementProfessor Iyer was named Purdue University Faculty Scholar in 1999. His teaching and research interests are operations management and logistics. Professor Iyer’s research currently focuses on analysis of the impact of promotions on logistics systems in the grocery industry, and analysis of the impact of competitors on operational management models. His other topics of study include inventory management in the fashion industry, effect of supplier contracts, and use of data sets in operations management model building.

EMMANUEL KODZI, JR.Emmanuel Kodzi

Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Ashesi University, GhanaKodzi Emmanuel

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Dr. Emmanuel Kodzi Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Ashesi University, Ghana. His career has involved a combination of managerial and technical experience in the wood products industry, and teaching and research in academic institutions. Through these diverse experiences he has maintained a focus on manufacturing competitiveness and, more recently, how it interfaces with supply chain management. After 8 years of working in industry, he moved into academia where he has taught Contemporary Manufacturing Concepts, Operations Management, and New Product Development. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on process strategy, manufacturing competitiveness, and instructional effectiveness and presented in several conferences. His current research interests include logistics systems in emerging economies, and the interface between supply chain responsiveness and new product development.


ABBY A. LILLYAbby Lilly

Operational Purchasing ExecutiveAbby Lilly
Rolls-Royce Corporation – Indianapolis

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Abby Lilly began her role as Operational Purchasing Executive for Rolls-Royce Corporation in early 2008. Abby is responsible for managing a purchasing team to deliver quality products, on-time from a diverse group of about 120 suppliers located in North America. Abby has been with Rolls-Royce for 13 years.

Prior to her role as Operational Purchasing Executive, Abby was the Vice President of Savannah Operations in Savannah, GA. In this role Abby was responsible for the management of Rolls-Royce’s on-site support of Gulfstream Aerospace including commercial issues, warehousing, field campaign support and new product introductions for the G450 and G650.


ZHULEI TANGZhulei Tang

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Professor Tang joined the Krannert faculty in 2006. Her areas of interest include information systems, electronic commerce, telecommunication and network management, database management, IS strategy, and system analysis and design.

She received a William Larimer Mellon Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon, and a Graduate School Fellowship and Summer Fellowship at Boston College.