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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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Fall Conference - Speakers


Conference Speaker Biographies - Faculty


Dr. Ananth IyerAnanth Iyer

Director – Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management

Director – DCMME and GSCMI

Krannert School of Management

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Professor 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.

 


Dr. Arnab BisiArbab Bisi

Assistant Professor of Management

Krannert School of Management

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Professor Bisi’s teaching interests include statistics, management science, stochastic modeling, multivariate analysis, and forecasting. His current research focuses on inventory control, stochastic modeling, supply chain management, and production planning. His current publications include “The Censored Newsvendor and the Optimal Acquisition of Information” with Martin L. Puterman and Xiaomei Ding, Operations Research, (2002); “Average Cost Optimality for an Unreliable Two-Machine Flowshop with Limited Internal Buffer” with Ernst Presman, Suresh P. Sethi and Hanquin Zhang, Annals of Operations Research, (2000); and “Stability of Degenerate Diffusions with State-Dependent Switching” with Gopal K. Basak and Mrinal K. Ghosh, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, (1999). Prior to Krannert, Professor Bisi was a visiting assistant professor of management science at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California (2001-02). He received the COE-MITACS Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (19992001). He is a member of INFORMS and MSOM.


Dr. Yu HuYu Hu

Assistant Professor of Management

Krannert School of Management

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Yu (Jeffrey) Hu is an assistant professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. His research studies how Internet markets differ from traditional markets and how businesses should adapt their strategies in response to the unique characteristics of Internet markets. He has also written papers that study the pricing of information goods and privacy protection regimes on the Internet. His research has been published in leading journals such as Management Science, Sloan Management Review, and Journal of Management Information Systems. His research on the "Long Tail" phenomenon on the Internet has been discussed extensively and cited by media outlets such as New York Times, InformationWeek, Wired Magazine, TIME Magazine, and INC. Magazine. He has conducted research for a number of companies including Amazon, HP, and several Internet retailing companies. He recently won a Willis Young Faculty Scholar Award at Krannert School of Management. Dr. Hu received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Information Technology from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Prior to coming to Purdue University, he worked for MIT’s Center for Digital Business. He received a B.S. degree in Finance with the honor of Outstanding Graduating Student from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and received a M.S. degree in Economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Conference Speaker Biographies – Industry


Don Foley, Jr.Don Foley

Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics

Senior Project Manager

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

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Don Foley serves as the Director of Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics and Senior Project Manager for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). He is responsible for promoting the state of Indiana and its economic development incentive programs to companies in Indiana and those looking to establish a presence in the state.

 


Tim FioreTim Fiore

Senior Vice President - Supply Management

Terex Corporation

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Timothy R. Fiore, C.P.M., Senior Vice President, Supply Management at Terex Corporation is responsible for establishing a company wide supply management and strategic sourcing process. Using a central category management and leadership team, Tim’s group leverages the spend across 48 global manufacturing sites of Terex to more effectively manage Terex’s $7.3B of direct and indirect spend. Terex is a global designer and manufacturer of construction, material handling, mining and material processing equipment.

 


Tom KentTom Kent

Director External Manufacturing

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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Tom joined Kimberly-Clark in 1992 as a Production Planner at K-C’s Beech Island South Carolina manufacturing facility. He has held several roles of increasing responsibility within Logistics including Customer Service, Planning, and Distribution. Outside of Logistics, Tom has also led an R&D team through a product improvement project on Huggies® brand diapers, and the launch of a new Huggies® brand toiletries product line. He has worked in the Family Care, Child Care, K-C Professional, and Infant Care sectors within the company in locations from Georgia to Texas and Wisconsin. In 2007, Tom was appointed Director of External Manufacturing for K-C’s Sourcing & Supply Management function. He has responsibility for implementing external manufacturing strategies and supply agreements on a global basis in support of K-C’s North Atlantic based businesses. He is supported by sourcing professionals in Neenah Wisconsin, Atlanta Georgia, Brighton U.K., and Shanghai China. Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Purdue University.


Scott BrownScott Brown

Partner-in-Charge

Manufacturing and Distribution Services Group

Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP

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Scott Brown is a partner with Katz, Sapper & Miller and has been with the firm since 1990, and in public accounting since 1987. Scott’s responsibilities include the planning, supervision and management of financial statement audits and reviews. He also advises clients in a wide variety of accounting, compliance and internal control matters. Scott provides various consulting services including those related to mergers and acquisitions and estate and succession planning. He works with clients in a variety of industries and has special expertise and education relating to real estate, nonprofits and manufacturing. He is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Manufacturing, Wholesale and Distribution Services Group.