8th Annual Supply Chain Forum

Transformation in Supply Chain


Thursday, February 22, 2018
1:00 – 5:30 pm Forum
5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception / Project Connect Discussion

Registration Fee: $225 (includes reception) 
Discounted fee for multiple of five or more together: $200 per registrant
Table of 8: $1,500 (Company name displayed at table)

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Woodford Reserve Club
UK's Kroger Field
Lexington, KY

4rd Annual Commonwealth Supply Chain Innovation Award

Announcement of 4th Annual Commonwealth Supply Chain Innovation Award Winner. Click here to find out more about the Award and to upload submissions.


12:00 - 1:00pm Project Connect Discussions
12:30 – 1:00pm Registration
1:00 – 1:15pm Welcome Remarks David W. Blackwell, Dean
1:15 – 2:15pm Keynote Presentation: Pat Murzyn, Director of Supply Excellence, Caterpillar
2:15 – 2:30pm Break
2:30 – 3:15pm Panel Discussion
3:15 – 3:30pm Break
3:30 – 4:15 p.m Topic 1: TBD
4:15 – 4:30pm Break
4:30 – 5:15pm Topic 2: TBD
3:30 – 4:15pm Topic 1: TBD
4:15 – 4:30pm Break
4:30 – 5:15pm Topic 2: TBD
5:30 – 6:00pm 4th Annual Commonwealth Supply Chain Innovation Award Winner Announcement
6:00 – 7:00pm Networking Reception/Project Connect Presentations
7:00pm Adjourn

Speaker Bios

Pat Murzyn
Director of Supply Excellence within the Global Supply Network Division, Caterpillar Inc.

Pat is responsible for transforming Caterpillar’s procurement and supply processes into world class operations that efficiently and effectively enable an uninterrupted flow of information, materials and products between Caterpillar, its suppliers and dealers. This includes developing and implementing integrated strategies that, through waste elimination, standardization, automation and outsourcing, result in a single consistent supply network for Caterpillar.

Pat joined Caterpillar in November 2010, bringing a history of developing and implementing leading-edge strategies, processes and technologies for transforming strategic sourcing and supply chain organizations into world-class performers.

Pat was an executive in a dot com company focused on eSourcing, Category Management and supplier management. He founded his own consulting and training firm specializing in developing, leading and supporting knowledge-based transformational projects. He also served as the managing executive for the Rummler-Brache Group (RBG), a consulting and training firm specializing in process-based change management. Before joining RBG, Murzyn was the director of supply strategy & capabilities development at EDS, now an HP company. Pat serves on the Board of Directors of Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC).

Pat received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Illinois and earned an executive MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

CEU Credits

3.5 CEUs from the University of Kentucky

3.5 CEUs for SCPro Level One or Two Certification

The Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center is a CSCMP SCPro-Approved Continuing Education Provider (SCProACEP), committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of SCPro designees and other supply chain management professionals through appropriate learning activities and products. As an SCPro ACEF, the Jacobs EEC at UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has agreed to abide by CSCMP-established operational and educational criteria, and is subject to random audits for quality assurance and compliance purposes.