Supply Chain Management Peer Group Meeting 

Risk Mitigation and Management 
October 03, 2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
Learn how member companies are assessing and addressing risk in their supply chains. 

Today's supply chains are increasingly complex and even those that are vertically integrated are susceptible to forces that can disrupt product and service delivery. In this meeting, we will look at how member companies are addressing risk from multiple angles. Whether it is suppliers of raw material, finished goods, services, those that are global in nature or you are the one delivering, a plan needs to be in place when the inevitable service disruption happens. Disruptions come in many forms - on-time performance, quality issues, currency fluctuations, geo-political, weather, strikes and policy changes - learn how member companies have reacted to these in the past and how they plan to mitigate them in the future.

Ryan Veleke, Supply Chain Systems Director for Plexus, will discuss their new risk mitigation process. Plexus proactively manages potential risks but also has reactive plans and processes in place when the unforeseen happens. Ryan will lead an interactive discussion on what Plexus has put in place and how other member companies benchmark against that. Dave Crow, VP North America from Risk Methods will discuss how companies are using software and data to identify, assess and eliminate risk across the supply chain.

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.

Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
Betsy Golomski, 608-262-1145, 

Annual Conference

Join the UW E-Business Consortium for our 19th annual Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference on September 14, 2017 at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.

The conference features inspiring keynotes from T.K. Rengarajan, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, and Carey Lohrenz, first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy.

The event includes four concurrent tracks in Customer Service, Information Technology, Marketing and Supply Chain Management with tailored content from industry leaders and subject-matter experts.

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