May 12, 2015

Smart Supply Chain Management for Savvy Companies

Presented by:  Madison International Trade Association
Location:  Madison Marriott West   (1313 John Q Hammons Dr, Middleton)
Time: 7:30-1:30am

Is your business in control of your supply chain, or at its mercy? Supply chain disruptions can cost your company money, customers and brand reputation. Join MITA and the University of Wisconsin – Madison on a fascinating journey to creating a flexible, responsive, and controlled supply chain. Learn how companies are preparing for and managing the unexpected; developing innovative work-arounds to meet customer demands; and uncovering and mitigating hidden threats to supply chain functionality.

Our first speaker, Professor John McKeller, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, will discuss the global issues creating turmoil in worldwide supply chains with special emphasis on the macro and micro issues facing companies today. Learn strategies to deal with the unexpected. Dr. McKeller has a wealth of supply chain management experience at companies including Ralston Purina, Eli Lilly and General Dynamics prior to his teaching and consulting career.

Our second speaker, Roger Paulson, Practice Director at the UWEBC’s Supply Chain Management, Customer Service and Sales Operations, will discuss strategies companies are employing to overcome the supply chain disruptions.

Our final speaker, Harry Haney, Associate Director for Supply Chain Customer Development for Kraft Foods Group, Inc., will focus on the increasing importance of being engaged with governmental affairs and regulations as well the transportation issues that can impact supply chain.

Learn more and register.