Registration Open for UK's 10th Annual Supply Chain Forum

Posted: January 22, 2020

Updated: January 31, 2020

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Supply Chain Forum presented by the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics. The event will be held from 12:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Woodford Reserve Club at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field. 

This forum’s theme is "Converging Digital and Physical Supply Chains” and the event will feature a keynote presentation on Digitizing the Supply Chain - A Consumer Products Industry Case Study by Francisco Fraga, CTIO, Campbell Soup Company. Other session topics will include Digitizing the Supply Chain, How to Secure Manufacturing Internationally; Seven Digital Transformation Pitfalls to Avoid; and The Role of Predictive Analytics in Supply Chain. 

“Our 10th Annual Supply Chain Forum is a bridge between industry and academia to help business leaders explore how digital can create value when merged with the physical worlds,” said Simon Sheather, dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics. “I’m personally looking forward to speaking about predictive analytics within the world of supply chain.”

The Forum brings together national-caliber supply chain leaders who are practitioners, academics and consultants, and has two main purposes: to allow regional businesses to share their supply chain initiatives with each other to promote inter-organizational learning, and to engage with University of Kentucky MBA students working on supply chain improvement projects. These projects will be on display during registration from 12:30-1:00 p.m., and throughout the entire event. Students will be on hand to explain their posters, and solicit input and advice from attending professionals.

“Best in class partnerships and collaborations are critical for organizations seeking to achieve operational excellence in the rapidly changing supply chain field,” said Lorna Patches, director of the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center, which is hosting the forum, and UK's director of the UK-UofL Executive MBA program. “By showcasing a wide variety of industries and specialties at this year’s forum, there is truly going to be something for everyone operating in this area.”

The agenda will culminate in the awarding of the 6th Annual Supply Chain Innovation Award, followed immediately by a networking reception. Past award honorees include Lexmark International, TempurSealy Inc., RJ Corman, and Toyota Motor North America.

The event is open to the public with pre-registration here.
For any questions regarding the upcoming Supply Chain Forum, contact Lucy Tepper, program coordinator, at 859.257.8746 or lucy.tepper@uky.edu.