39th Annual Seminar Agenda 2024

7:30 AMRegistration
7:45Breakfast and Networking
8:15WelcomeDan Vanden Brink, Decision Spot
8:30Keynote: What Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know About AIMike Watson, Northwestern University
9:30Unlocking Value Across the Supply Chain with AI, ML and Advanced AnalyticsAnand Mehta, Bridgestone

10:30Track 1 - Leveraging Machine Learning to Reduce Inventory through Lead Time PredictionsRyan Veleke, Plexus
Dan Vanden Brink, Decision Spot
Track 2 - Ensuring Supply Chain Transformation Success – Driving Alignment with a Strategy Driven Supply ChainDan Kogan, Strategy-Driven Supply Chain Institute
11:30Lunch and Networking
12:30'The Tortured Planners Department’ - How To Drive Value From A Digital Planning TransformationAndrew Byer, Procter & Gamble (retired)
1:30Track 1 - A Shippers Journey to a Modernized Global Supply ChainMelanie Hertel, Ace Hardware
Track 2 - From Data to Decisions: Creating Actionable Insights through VisualizationKyle Jurczak, Decision Spot
2:30Track 1 - Automating Your Supply Chain Management Processes With RPA and AIRyan Goodwin, Trinity Industries
Track 2 - Data-Driven Resilience: Unlocking Freight Efficiency with FreightWaves SONARRyan Grote, FreightWaves
3:30Panel Discussion: Digitization and Decision Intelligence - How to Drive Value with New TechnologiesMark Baxa, CSCMP - Moderator
• Andy Fox, Mars Wrigley
• Mario Morhy, Sam’s Club
• David Okeefe, Gurobi Optimization
• Mike Watson, Northwestern University
4:30Networking Reception