March 2 - 3, 2016 (Welcoming Reception evening of March 1st)
Over the past 10 years, a number of events such as natural disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks, etc., exposed the vulnerabilities of the global supply chain. Today the expectation is that companies are prepared to react rapidly and effectively to these unpredictable changes. The Spring 2016 Supply Chain Leaders' Forum explores identifying sources of variability and how to reduce or eliminate it by changing the supply chain design, processes, and business practices.
Twice a year the Center for Supply Chain Research sponsors an invitation-only, issues discussion program called the Supply Chain Leaders Forum. The program is intended for mid to senior level supply chain managers and executives. Its purpose is to foster peer-to-peer discussions of current issues dealing with logistics and supply chain management and to seek commonalities in business practice. Themes from prior leader forums includes; supply chain visibility, transformation, strategy, Lean/Six Sigma, globalization, sustainability, emerging technology, integration, synchronization, talent development, and omni-channel.