Supply Chain Management Peer Group Meeting 

Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain 
May 08, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
Discover how supply chain professionals are considering technology to improve efficiencies. 

There are no shortages of technologies that promise to improve supply chains. At this meeting, we will be discussing how IOT (Internet of Things), Blockchain and other digitization methods are shaping the supply chain of the future and what is real currently and what are false promises.

Craig Schaefer, Director, Logistics Digital & Process Excellence at GE Healthcare will present on how they are gathering and utilizing data within their logistics network to become more streamlined. Similarly, member company Centare will be co-presenting with their partner Linqthingz, and provide a case study on how IOT is being used in real world cases in the forecasting, inventory, logistics and distribution realms. Jeremy Deuchars from Esker will outline how procurement processes are being digitized.

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 Introduction & Preliminaries (not webcast)
9:15 AM Group Discussion (not webcast)
9:30 AM Automating Supply Chain Functions (webcast available)
  Jeremy Deuchars, Esker
10:15 AM Break (not webcast)
10:30 AM Digitizing GE Healthcare’s Supply Chain (webcast)
  Craig Schaefer, GE Healthcare
11:15 AM IOT in the Supply Chain (webcast available)
  Mark Blazich, Centare, Kurt Brandt, President, Linqthinz
12:00 PM Lunch (not webcast)
12:45 PM Breakout Discussion #1 (not webcast)
1:30 PM Breakout Discussion #2 (not webcast)
2:15 PM Share Highlights, Topics for Next Meeting (not webcast)
2:30 PM Adjourn (not webcast)
Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
Jen Anderson, 608-890-1406, 

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