Registration Open for Gatton College's Virtual Supply Chain Forum

Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Supply Chain Forum presented by the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business. The free virtual event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. daily on March 16-17. 

The 2021 Supply Chain Forum’s theme is “Thriving Through Disruption” and will feature a keynote presentation by Monique Picou at Google. Other speakers will include Haoying Sun, director of the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program at the Gatton College; Regina Lemgruber at Estee Lauder; and Karin Bursa with NIRAKIO. A panel moderated by Jake Barr, CEO of BlueWorld Supply Chain Consulting, will feature Aimee Peacock of FLEXcon, Tim Engstrom of Essendant and Billy Spears of Lexmark.

“Beyond the recent focus on global supply chain disruptions, more large and small businesses are making strategic supply chain investments to innovate and stay competitive,” said Simon Sheather, dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics. “There has never been a better time to thrive as supply chain professionals than right now."
Hosted by the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center at the Gatton College, the 2021 forum brings together national-caliber supply chain leaders who are practitioners, academics and consultants. It has two main purposes: to allow 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 discussed during a session featuring Project Connect Teams.

The program will include the presentation of the 7th Annual Commonwealth Supply Chain Innovation Award Sponsored by SAS Institute, Inc. This award honors organizations that have demonstrated operational excellence in supply chain management and this year will feature a supply chain hero. Past honorees include Escalade Sports, Lexmark International, TempurSealy Inc., RJ Corman, and Toyota Motor North America.
The virtual program is free and open to the public. Registration is required by March 14 and can be completed online
For more information, see the program agenda or contact Lorna Patches, executive director of the Gatton College Professional Resource Center, at