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2017 Summit Agenda

2017 Summit

Supply Chain Talent: Demand. Development. Deployment.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Midland Country Club

8:30 – 9:00 am. Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am. Welcome Katherine A. Franz, Executive Director, The Axia Institute, MSU Emcee – Dr. William A. Donahue, Distinguished Professor of Communication, MSU

9:15 – 9:45 am. Adding Value to the Supply Chain Dr. David J. Frayer, Assistant Dean for Executive Development and Professional Programs, Eli Broad College of Business, MSU

9:45 – 10:00 am. Research Portfolio Overview Donald Buchalski, Business Development Director, The Axia Institute, MSU

10:00 – 1030 am. Anti-Microbial Solutions for Supply Chain Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja, Professor, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, MSU

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 11:15 am. The Renaissance of Drinking Water Dr. Joan Rose, Co-Director, Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment, and Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research, MSU

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Optimized Processes for Customs Compliance Dr. Kalyanmoy Deb, Koenig Endowed Chair Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSU

11:45 – 12:15 p.m. Lunch

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Passive RFID Sensing Technology for Supply Chain Traceability Dr. Prem Chahal, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSU

12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Product Authentication and Anti-Tampering Solutions for Packaging Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja, Professor, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, MSU

1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Value Chain Index Dr. David J. Closs, John H. McConnell Chaired Professor in Business Administration, Department of Supply Chain Management, Eli Broad College of Business, MSU, and Dr. Frederick A. Rodammer, Professor of Practice and Director, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Eli Broad College of Business, MSU

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Making Business Happen Moderator: Dr. William A. Donohue, Distinguished Professor of Communication, MSU

  • Dr. David J. Closs,  John H. McConnell Chaired Professor In Business Administration, Department of Supply Chain Management, Eli Broad College of Business, MSU
  • Katherine A. Franz, Executive Director, The Axia Institute, MSU
  • Michael C. Howe, CEO, Verify Brand
  • Dr. Vallabh Sambamurthy, Professor and Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement, Eli Broad College of Business, MSU

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Keynote Address: The Power of Partnership Dan Futter, Global Commercial Vice President, Dow Consumer Solutions

3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks Katherine A. Franz, Executive Director, The Axia Institute, MSU