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Operational Excellence Seminars

“Managers gain valuable insights to address critical issues and challenges, and are exposed to novel problem-solving strategies.” – Susan Lang, Founder & CEO, HooPayz (former VP Supply Chain, Express Scripts)

Listen to supply chain leaders’ personal accounts of their companies' problems, challenges, and success stories. Speakers focus on how their organizations achieve operational excellence, outlining management best practices on not just success stories, but how to get there.

The casual format of each evening seminar allows time to network before sharing an honest exchange of insights and engaging in conversations with other participants. Hosted multiple times a year, these seminars are free and open to business executives, supply chain decision-makers, and the general public.

Recent speakers include Bill Schnettgoecke, vice president of operations for Boeing Defense, Space & Security; Carlton Adams, senior vice president, global supply chain management, Peabody Energy; Dan Key, vice president and chief supply chain officer, Sigma Aldrich; and Steven Wagner, vice president global supply chain and operations, B/E Aerospace.

2013-14 EVENTS

Topic Speaker Name/Title Company
A New Era in Manufacturing Management: Manufacturing Closer to Home Markets
John Stroup, CEO Belden

2013-14 EVENTS

Organizing Your Global Supply Chain Dan Key, VP and Chief Supply Chain Officer Sigma Aldrich
Park Home Analysis Steven Wagner, VP/Global Supply Chain & Operations B/E Aerospace
Life Empowered: Supply Chain Management at Peabody Energy Carlton Adams
SVP/Global Management