Michigan State University’s the Axia Institute was pleased to welcome industry experts, researchers, educators and students to its 2017 Value Chain Summit: Adding Value to the Supply Chain, hosted Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Midland Country Club.
The day-long summit featured a keynote address by Dan Futter, commercial vice president, Dow Consumer Solutions; a presentation by David Frayer, assistant dean for Executive Development and Professional Programs at MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business; and an expert panel that shared insights about the competitive advantage of integrated value chains.
The summit also featured presentations of Axia-sponsored research projects by six principal investigators who shared their results and demonstrated the project’s ability to address world challenges. The projects and their principal investigators were as follows:
“This year’s summit provided an opportunity to look at cutting-edge research projects that identify new ways to add value from end-to-end, throughout the supply chain,” said Katherine A. Franz, executive director, the Axia Institute. “The summit was an excellent forum for bringing companies together with MSU to share ideas and learn about the ways we can partner together to address some of our world’s grand challenges.”
Located in downtown Midland, Michigan, MSU’s the Axia Institute sees value chains through an integrative lens, conducting applied research that companies can use to revolutionize their businesses. Axia is one of the research centers and institutes of the Eli Broad College of Business at MSU.