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2012 GSCMI Spring Conference


Entire Event: Purdue University, * Krannert Auditorium *


7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Krannert- Mezzanine level (Main floor)
Check-in & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Krannert Auditorium
Welcome, Opening Comments, & Agenda

Dr. J. George Shanthikumar

Richard E. Dauch Chain in Manufacturing and Operations Management
Director, Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises & Flobal Supply Chain Management Initiative

Industry Panel 1

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Krannert Auditorium

Caterpillar, Gary Smith

Supply Chain Manager for Large Engine Facility
"Flexibility to Meet the Needs of Customers in an Expanding Global Environment"

Wipro Technologies, Chris Gordon

Lead Partner - Supply Chain Management
"Benefiting from Business Flexibility by Enabling Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility in Real Time"

Coca-Cola Refreshments, Sean Maroney

Vice President Field Operations
"Flexibility in the Direct Store Delivery Supply Chain"



10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

Workforce/Education Panel

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Krannert Auditorium

P. Christopher Earley

Dean & James Brooke Henderson Professor of Management Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

Conexus Indiana, David Holt

Vice President of Operations and Business Development
"Preparing Indiana's Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Workforce"

ArcelorMittal, John Gerrard

Division Manager, Talent Acquisition
"The Total Package"

GencoATC, Ed Rounsaville

General Manager
"Flexibility in Distribution Operations (Cross function talent- key to success)"

Caterpillar, Gary Bear

Procurement Manager
"People Philosophy at CAT"

Networking Luncheon

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics

Enjoy this informal luncheon as you engage our guest speakers, meet our energetic pool of operations, manufacturing, and supply chain management focused students and meet other firm representatives attending the event!


Industry Panel 2

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Krannert Auditorium

Boeing, Jenette Ramos

Vice President Supply Chain Management Supplier Management
"Managing a Dynamic Global Supply Chain"

Conexus Indiana, David Holt

Vice President of Operations and Business Development
"Phase I: A Plan for Indiana's Logistics Future"

2:30 p.m.

Dr. Shanthikumar Closing Remarks