Supply Chain Management Peer Group Meeting 

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain 
August 13, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
Gain insight on how other member companies are tackling the digitization of their supply chains and how they are defining it. 
     
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Description:

It's the buzzword that has been around for more than a few years and is not going away: Digitization. But what does it mean when it comes to supply chain processes? Come join this discussion and be prepared to share what your vision of digitization is and learn how members are defining it and putting it into practice. Learn how others are leveraging their ERP system to drive efficiencies into their supply chain organizations. Of course, before all this is done, a look at your internal process is a must. We will discuss how member companies have overhauled their process to future proof their supply chains. This topic will be relevant to both procurement and logistics professionals as we will organize breakout discussions based on your area of expertise.

We have a full slate of speakers lined up for this meeting. Member company Schneider will share how they are providing full PO visibility to their customers. American Family Insurance is scheduled to speak to how they have digitized all of their contracts, utilizing Zycus, and the benefits they have seen. Madison based Swan Leap will discuss what technology is out there currently, what is hype and what is actually being used. Brent Leland of High G, and former CIO of Trek, will discuss how AI can impact the supply chain and Kristen Daihes of Opex Analytics will speak to how digitization is assisting in supply chain analytics.

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 Welcome and Introductions (webcast available)
 
9:30 AM Presentation: Brent Leland, Founder, High G Solutions (webcast available)
 
10:15 AM Presentation: Cal Nitka, Sourcing COE Manager, American Family Insurance (webcast available)
 
10:45 AM Break
 
11:00 AM Presentation: Ed Wood, Vice President Supply Chain Solutions, Schneider (webcast available)
  Co-presented by Sarah Wilder, VP Supply Chain Solutions
11:45 AM Lunch
 
12:30 PM Presentation: Brad Hollister, CEO, SwanLeap (webcast available)
 
1:15 PM Breakout Discussions (not webcast)
 
1:45 PM Presentation: Kristen Daihes, Partner, Opex Analytics (webcast available)
 
2:20 PM Breakout Discussion
 
2:50 PM Wrap-up and Adjourn (not webcast)
 
 
Location:
Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
Contact:
Events Team, 608-262-1145, UWEBCevents@wisc.edu 

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