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  October 20th, 2015 | Written by

Celebrating Supply Chain Excellence and Leadership: Past, Present and Future

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  • A stellar program of great speakers is on hand for SCMI 30th annual Fall Forum, Nov. 4-5, University of San Diego.

The Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of San Diego is celebrating the Fall Forum’s 30th anniversary with special events that are expected to attract over 250 attendees, representing more than 80 organizations.

To mark the occasion, SCMI put together a stellar program of great speakers from well-known and respected companies, and have organized a variety of interactive breakout sessions, each led by subject matter experts.

The Fall Forum will take place Wednesday, November 4, 2015 to Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego.

Already committed to share their supply chain stories are: Deverl Maserang, executive vice president, global supply chain at Starbucks; Jun-Sheng Li, senior vice president of supply chain at Walmart; and Jim Barnhart, vice president of light source operations at Cymer.

The popular interactive peer workshops will focus on current supply chain issues that will impact supply chains in the near future, as well as for decades to come.

The program will also include a special luncheon to honor David Burt, SCMI’s founder and visionary leader for many years. Hear how it all started from colleagues and associates, as well as past students and faculty.

Here is what else participants can expect from SCMI’s Fall Forum: They will learn about best practices they can put to work in their organizations. They will hear presentations about solutions that are relevant to organizations’ goals and challenges. They will participate in subject-specific discussion groups. They will discover opportunities to develop new business relationships. They will learn from peers who understand the situations which with they are dealing. They will attend the pre-conference and post-conference receptions to network with like-minded professionals, as well as students and faculty from the university. They will keep knowledge and skills fresh and up-to-date. And, last but not least, going back to the office feeling energized and full of exciting ideas.

Past attendees have raved about the forum. “I found all speakers to be very informative and the sessions to be an interesting synthesis of industry perspectives,” said one past participant.

“Thanks for putting together such a great event,” said another. “I thoroughly enjoyed the depth of presenters you assembled.”

“Good mix of attendees, students, academics and industry,” said a third.

To sign up for SCMI’s Fall Forum at the University of San Diego, click here.