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2013 GSCMI Spring Conference Agenda (April 19)

7:15am-8:00am Registration and Breakfast (Krannert Drawing Room)

8:00am-8:35am

Welcome! (Krannert Auditorium)
Opening Remark by the Center Director, Dr. George Shanthikumar
Message from the Dean, Dean Chris Earley
Award Announcements:
  • 2013 GSCMI Undergraduate Case Competition Winner presented by Associate Dean, Dr. Associate Dean, Dr. A. Charlene Sullivan
  • 2013 GSCMI Graduate Case Competition Winner presented by GSCMI Director, Dr. George Shanthikumar
  • 2013 GSCMI Student Assistant of the Year presented by Associate Dean,  Dr. G. Jordan Logan
Session 1 (Krannert Auditorium)

8:35am-9:00am

John S. Sofia, Vice President, Global Program Management
American Axle Manufacturing
"Manufacturing Does Matter”

9:00am-9:25am

Joseph B. Markun, Global Quality & Manufacturing Engineering
Caterpillar
“Global Competitiveness”

9:25am-9:50am

Srisu Subrahmanyam, Vice President, Global Engineering
Ingram Micro
“Enabling Right-Shoring Strategies in the Wireless Industry”
9:50am-10:05am Q&A
10:05am-10:35am Break (Krannert Drawing Room)
Session 2 (Krannert Auditorium)
10:35am-11:00am Rebecca (Becky) Smith, Director of Global Procurement
Amway
“Transforming Amway's Home Care Manufacturing Network”
11:00am-11:25am Marc F. Stoken, General Manager, Raw Materials, North America,
United States Steel Corporation
“Sourcing Solutions at United States Steel Corporation”

11:25am-11:50am

Craig Andrews, Director of Continuous Improvement
ConAgra Foods
“Continuous Improvement Driving Culture and Results”

11:50am-12:15pm

Randy Sergesketter, Senior VP of Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Management in Construction and Forestry Division
John Deere
“John Deere’s Global Growth Strategy: The RIGHT Manufacturing Footprint to Serve Those Linked to the Land”
12:15pm-12:30pm Q&A
12:30pm-12:35pm Closing Remark (Krannert Auditorium)
12:35pm-2:00pm Lunch (Krannert Drawing Room)
KSAA board members, Rose Kelly-Falls, Gary Naab, Mary Pat Meade, Dianne Beever, Bill Klenk and Steve Betulius, will join the lunch with conference participants.