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Past Event:

Technology Today and Tomorrow:
Making Your Supply Chain More Efficient, Effective and Sustainable

April 6-7, 2017
Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Room

The Lehigh CSCR spring symposium is an opportunity to learn from academic and industry experts about improving your supply chain. As you can see in the agenda below there are some excellent topics that provide insightful uses of technology in use today and potential use of technology in the future. There will also be workshops that will start with a brief presentation to set the stage and then move to an interactive discussion where attendees will have opportunities to ask questions and share their experiences. Come prepared to actively participate and learn from your peers and subject matter experts in these interactive sessions. In addition there will be ample opportunities to network at the opening reception, lunch session and closing reception with industry peers, Lehigh University students and Lehigh University faculty.



Thursday, April 6th

6:00-8:00 PM
Networking Reception


Friday, April 7th

7:00-8:00 AM
Registration & Full Breakfast


Georgette Chapman Phillips, Kevin and Lisa Clayton Dean
Zach Zacharia, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management; Director, CSCR

Session 1: The Physical Internet: A Paradigmatic Disruptive Supply Chain Innovation Enabling Higher Efficiency, Capability and Sustainability

Benoit Montreuil, Professor, Coca-Cola Chair in Material Handling and Distribution; Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute; Director, Physical Internet Center, Georiga Institute of Technology

Session 2: Incorporating Track and Traceability Within the Internet of Things Framework

Allen Yurko, Operating Executive, AVISTA Capital Partners


Session 3: The Internet of Things (IoT) Meets Supply Chain Visibility

Guy Courtin, Vice President of Industry and Solution Strategy, Retail and Fashion, Infor Retail


11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Session 4: Interactive Peer Workshops

Workshop A: Benefits of Technology Utilization in the Supply Chain
Marsha Vacirca, Mercury Gate International
Workshop B: One Sweet Supply Chain: Distribution for Wholesale, Retail, and E-Commerce Customers from "The Lehigh Valley's Confection ConnectionTM"
Bill Donbar, Manager Inventory and Procurement, Just Born Quality Confections, Inc.
William Negron, Logistics Analyst Planner, Just Born Quality Confections, Inc.

Workshop C: The Digital Transformation for Supply Chains
Guy Courtin, Vice President of Industry and Solution Strategy, Retail and Fashion, Infor Retail

Buffet Lunch

Session 5: Interactive Peer Workshops
Workshop A: Using Online Survey Technology to Improve Supply Chain Relationships
Robert Trent, Ph.D., Professor of Management
Workshop B: Working in Groups and Teams: How to Survive and Thrive!
Ozias Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management
Workshop C: The Emerging Digital Supply Chain Layer
Joshua Ehrig, Professor of Practice in Management


Session 7: Panel Session - Leveraging Technology in Asset and Non-Asset Based Transportation

Matthew Battista, Vice President, IT Client Services, NFI
Jeff Kanterman, Vice President, Transportation Management, NFI
Gary Wapinski, Vice President, Global Logistics and Enterprise Improvement, Crayola, LLC

3:00-3:15 PM
Closing Comments and Wrap-up

Zach Zacharia, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Director, CSCR

Closing Reception


*The cost of general attendance is $345. Thursday night networking reception attendance only is $75. For group rate discounts, please contact Sarah Andrews at 610.758.3590.