Supply Chain Forum 2022

A Strategic Reset of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Program (PDF)

Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Longship Club, Kroger Field

The Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Don & Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center are pleased to present the 12th annual Supply Chain Forum. This year's forum will bring together supply chain leaders who are practitioners, academics and consultants. The forum has three main purposes: to allow regional businesses to share their supply chain initiatives with each other to promote inter-organizational learning, to engage with University of Kentucky MBA and Masters of Supply Chain Management students working on supply chain improvement projects and to receive one on one consulting with supply chain professionals.  

  • Engage & Network with Supply Chain Professionals  
  • Network with UK MBA/Supply Chain Students (Employer/Hiring Opportunities)
  • Receive 1:1 Consulting with Supply Chain Professionals

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Speakers Include: 

Gabriel Arreaga, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, The Kroger Co.

Gabriel joined Kroger in 2020 with deep supply chain leadership experience. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of supply chain for Mondelez International, Inc. There, he led a team of more than 14,000 employees within a network of 41 internal and external factories, 49 fulfillment centers, direct-to-store branches, logistics and product development. He also served as global vice president of operations for Stanley Black and Decker and held numerous leadership roles at Unilever, including vice president of food and beverage operations. 

Mario Morhy, VP, Integrated Planning

Mario Morhy leads Sysco's overarching organizational Supply Chain Planning strategy, design programs for core areas (technologies, processes, teams), and oversees the execution of transformation activities globally. He orchestrates a complex and diverse Supply Chain (+800 K skus, +70 Distribution centers, <30 days DSO), which demands superior customer service experience and efficient inventory management. He sits at the board of the Boeing Center -- Supply Chain Innovation at the Washington University in St. Louis; at the board of the Center for Supply Chain at St. Louis University; and he leads the Supply Chain University Programs at Sysco. 

Earn 4.5 CEU Credit Hours for SCPro Level One or Two Certification! 

The Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center is a SCSMP 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 ACEP, 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.

Additional panelists and moderators will include:

2022 Sponsors

Title sponsor


Student Sponsor

Blue World Supply Chain Consulting

Reception Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Tempur Sealy

Bronze Sponsor

Gatton Business and Economics Scholarship Fund

Please consider supporting scholarships for supply chain students via a donation to the Gatton Business and Economics Scholarship Fund noting Supply Chain Scholars in the comment field.