Meeting/Event Information

Top Management Night- Topic: Emergence of the Strategic Supply Chain Leader

April 19, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043

On-line Registration is now closed. If you are still interested in attending, please contact the office at 648-0972 and we will do our best to accommodate.

About the Topic:

The strategic supply chain requires a new kind of leader; one with skills and orientations not currently found in many supply chain managers. Here’s what we need to complete that change, and the steps to get there.

Supply chain management is on the cusp of a metamorphosis. For as long as the term has been in use, supply chain practitioners have been tacticians. They focused on making sure that the production lines rolled and orders were filled in the most cost efficient and timely manner. Execution and firefighting were highly valued skills. The profession even had its own language and metrics, apart from those used at the C-level.

Whether those same skills will serve tomorrow’s supply chain manager is very much up in the air. That is especially true as supply chains are transforming from tactical to strategic. In this new model, the key challenge is to harness the supply chain to deliver on a business’ go-to-market strategy by focusing on a broader set of outcomes—outcomes such as responsiveness, innovation and sustainability. Indeed, many supply chain managers are questioning whether they or their organizations will have what it takes to make this change

Who should attend?

  • Individuals who want to make a difference
  • Managers who suspect a gap in their company performance
  • Leaders who seek a competitive advantage
  • Those with a Vision to be “The Best”
  • Team Leaders driving transformation
  • Supply Chain Professionals and Life Long Learners

About the Speaker:

Steven A Melnyk, Ph.D.
Dept. of Supply Chain Management, Eli Broad College of Business Michigan State University

Dr. Steven A. Melnyk is professor of Operations Management for the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management specializing in operations management. He received his Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1981. Also, he holds a MA from the same university.
From 1995-1999, he was chosen as one of the 10 Best MBA faculty at MSU the Broad School by Business Week. In addition, he has won many grants including Research Grant Award from Manufacturing Research Consortium in 1994 and National Science foundation Grant in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing from 1995-1997.

About the Event:

5:00-6:00pm.....Registration, Cash Bar, Networking
6:00-8:15pm......Dinner,Presentation & Announcements

About the  Meal:

We are pleased to offer the Salvatore's Country Club Buffet.

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Notes: Reservations requested by April 14 but will be accepted later pending space availability.

APICS- Buffalo Cancellation Policy:
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