Supply Chain Management Peer Group Meeting 

Driving Cost out of the Supply Chain 
May 02, 2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
Learn what initiatives member companies are employing to mitigate and drive down total cost. 
     
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Description:

In this broad-ranging meeting, we bring together the supply chain functions from procurement to logistics and discuss how member companies are driving cost out of their operations. Whether it is supplier relationships, consolidating functions, re-defining processes, outsourcing or bringing operations back in-house, we will discuss what members have done and been tasked to do to decrease costs.

Shannon Vaillancourt, President at RateLinx will present how they are utilizing data to drive down cost for their customers and with minimal IT assistance. Patrick Moran will share how Rockwell Automation assessed small scale supply chain activities to make improvements in reducing cost. Brett Bauer from Evans Transportation will speak about what a supplier looks for in a successful partnership from the other side of the table and how this results in lowering total cost over the long haul.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!

Webcast Available: If you can't make it to the event in-person (or if in-person registration has reached capacity), you can still register to attend from your computer. This option allows you to view the presentations, while attending in person provides you with the opportunity to participate in break-out discussions, ask questions or take advantage of networking opportunities. To attend the webcast, click the "Register for webcast" button on this meeting's homepage. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webcast a week before the meeting.

 
Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Networking (not webcast)
 
9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions (not webcast)
 
10:00 AM Cost Savings through Data Analysis (webcast available)
  Shannon Vaillancourt, President, RateLinx
10:45 AM Break (not webcast)
 
11:00 AM Identifying Improvements in Daily Activities to Reduce Cost (webcast available)
  Pat Moran, Rockwell Automation
11:45 AM Breakout Set-up (not webcast)
 
12:00 PM Lunch (not webcast)
 
12:45 PM Group Discussion (not webcast)
 
1:20 PM Discussion Recap (not webcast)
 
1:30 PM Roundtable Discussions (not webcast)
 
2:15 PM Roundtables Recap and Wrap-up (not webcast)
 
 
Location:
Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
Contact:
Jen Anderson, 608-890-1406, jen.anderson@wisc.edu 

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