Previous Value Chain Summits 

Dan Futter

The Commercial Vice President of Dow Consumer Solutions will headline a day of Axia Institute-sponsored cutting-edge value chain research projects.

This exciting day of research collaboration and sharing will offer new perspectives to some of the industry’s greatest value chain challenges. Please plan to join us as we learn more about the breakthrough work to address these global needs.

Program Overview

Managing Disruption in Hyper Connected Value Chains

Presented by Dr. David Closs and Dr. Fred Rodammer

The Value Chain Index project aims to conceptualize an index or set of indices that could be used to measure and report global value chain activity.

Optimized Processes for Customs Compliance

Presented by Dr. Kalyanmoy Deb

This research explores automation opportunity in tariff classification and its impact on compliance management.

The Renaissance of Drinking Water

Presented by Dr. Joan Rose

This presentation shares the work of student teams who collaborated with professionals in engineering, materials science, sustainability sciences, and business to develop new and innovative designs for public drinking fountains.

Passive RFID Sensing Technology for Supply Chain Traceability

Presented by Dr. Prem Chahal

This project focuses on the use of active RFID technology to prevent product contamination, counterfeiting, piracy and loss of capital.

Anti-Microbial Solutions for Supply Chain

Presented by Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja

This research investigates the use of nanomaterials to lower the risk of food-borne illness and increase shelf life of food products without increasing the use of preservatives.

Product Authentication and Anti-Tampering Solutions for Packaging

Presented by Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja

This project aims to develop novel next-generation, anti-counterfeiting technologies that will combine the use of novel nanomaterials and DNA tags to be coupled with data-carrying devices such as smart phones.