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Technology and Business Innovation Forum- April 17, 2015

Digital Supply Chains

Ross School of Business- Room R2240

Time Topic Speaker Message
8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast   Registration and meeting will take place in R2240
8:30-9:00 Overview and Introductions
M.S. Krishnan and
Ravi Anupindi,

-Michigan Ross-
TBIF Co-Directors
Brief introduction to the agenda for the day and the company representatives in the room
9:00-9:45 Software is Eating the Value Chain
Haim Mendelson,
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professor of Electronic Business and Commerce
9:45-10:15 Digital Supply Network: The Engine for Growth
Gary Hanifan
Managing Director, Accenture Strategy North America Operations Lead
Every high-performing supply chain is now a digital supply network: connected, intelligent, scalable and rapid.
10:15-10:45 Refreshment Break   Refreshments and networking
10:45-11:15 Internet of Things (IoT) for Supply Chain Visibility
Jeff Tazelaar
-Dow Chemical-
Global Leader, RFID, GPS, AutoID, Telemetry Expertise Center
High level overview of how Dow utilizes AutoID, RFID, GPS and Telemetry to manage its vast supply chain network for real-time visibility and insight.
11:15-11:45 Siemens business strategy that can impact the supply chain
Don Vossler
VP Portfolio/
Principle Expert
Two distinct PLM customer vectors and the "human in the loop" issues with the supply chain that has to interface many silo functions.
11:45-12:05 Technology related disruptions in Supply Chain
M.S. Krishnan and
Ravi Anupindi,

-Michigan Ross-
TBIF Co-Directors
Content and assignments for small group breakouts
12:05-1:30 Lunch & Small Group Breakouts (R2246, R2248, R1128, R1248, R1238, R1236) Lunch and small group assignments
1:30-2:00 Report Out All Groups  
2:00-2:15 TBIF Map Project Report Out MAP Students Student experience of TBIF MAP projects and updates
2:15-2:35 Ecommer supply chains: challenges and insights
Amitabh Sinha
-Michigan Ross-
Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations
This talk will be based on a recent research project consisting of an in-depth investigation of ecommerce distribution models in the grocery/ CPG sector.
2:35-2:55 Refreshment Break   refreshments and networking
2:55-4:10 Member Round Table
(Forum members will describe an digitization in supply chains in their companies)
Chris Chapin
-Hewlett Packard-
Senior Services Account Manager
     Ian Watson-Jones
Associate Partner for Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics 
Michael Osment
Deliv, the crowdsourced, same day delivery service that the big mall operators support and its future in retail supply chain.
Entire Panel Interactive Q&A Session
4:10-4:25 Debrief of the meeting and discussion of opportunities for MBA projects for the 2015-2016 academic year
M.S. Krishnan and
Ravi Anupindi,
-Michigan Ross-
TBIF Co-Directors
What was most attractive about today's meeting; should we adjust the format; what topics would you like to see at future meetings?



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