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2013 GSCMI Spring Conference Agenda (April 19)

7:15am-8:00am Registration and Breakfast (Krannert Drawing Room)


Welcome! (Krannert Auditorium)
Opening Remark by the Center Director, Dr. George Shanthikumar
Message from the Dean, Dean Chris Earley
Award Announcements:
  • 2013 GSCMI Undergraduate Case Competition Winner presented by Associate Dean, Dr. Associate Dean, Dr. A. Charlene Sullivan
  • 2013 GSCMI Graduate Case Competition Winner presented by GSCMI Director, Dr. George Shanthikumar
  • 2013 GSCMI Student Assistant of the Year presented by Associate Dean,  Dr. G. Jordan Logan
Session 1 (Krannert Auditorium)


John S. Sofia, Vice President, Global Program Management
American Axle Manufacturing
"Manufacturing Does Matter”


Joseph B. Markun, Global Quality & Manufacturing Engineering
“Global Competitiveness”


Srisu Subrahmanyam, Vice President, Global Engineering
Ingram Micro
“Enabling Right-Shoring Strategies in the Wireless Industry”
9:50am-10:05am Q&A
10:05am-10:35am Break (Krannert Drawing Room)
Session 2 (Krannert Auditorium)
10:35am-11:00am Rebecca (Becky) Smith, Director of Global Procurement
“Transforming Amway's Home Care Manufacturing Network”
11:00am-11:25am Marc F. Stoken, General Manager, Raw Materials, North America,
United States Steel Corporation
“Sourcing Solutions at United States Steel Corporation”


Craig Andrews, Director of Continuous Improvement
ConAgra Foods
“Continuous Improvement Driving Culture and Results”


Randy Sergesketter, Senior VP of Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Management in Construction and Forestry Division
John Deere
“John Deere’s Global Growth Strategy: The RIGHT Manufacturing Footprint to Serve Those Linked to the Land”
12:15pm-12:30pm Q&A
12:30pm-12:35pm Closing Remark (Krannert Auditorium)
12:35pm-2:00pm Lunch (Krannert Drawing Room)
KSAA board members, Rose Kelly-Falls, Gary Naab, Mary Pat Meade, Dianne Beever, Bill Klenk and Steve Betulius, will join the lunch with conference participants.