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Industry leaders discuss supply chain risk at global conference

Monday, February 26, 2018

Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management brought industry leaders to campus Feb. 23 for the spring 2018 Global Supply Chain Management Initiative (GSCMI) Conference in the Purdue Memorial Union.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Supply Chain Risk — Business Continuity Planning.” Attendees included industry leaders, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students.

“Supply chain risk due to weather, supplier conditions and quality issues is a key feature of global supply chains with material consequences,” said Ananth Iyer, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management and director of GSCMI. “This conference helped us learn about best practices across industries and benefits industry, students and faculty.”

The keynote speakers were:

* Tom Sanger, director of supply chain transformation, Intel.

* Maria Crowe, former president of manufacturing operations, Eli Lilly.

* Sriram (Srisu) Subrahmanyam, senior vice president of business transformation, KAR Auction Services.

* Sergio Barbarino, research fellow, Procter & Gamble; and chair, Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe.

* Cindy Farrer, vice president of global supply chain management, Allegion.

* Timothy McDonnell, director of global supply chain management and risk management, Allegion.

* John Sweeney, vice president of supply chain, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages.

* Gary Henriott, chair, Henriott Group.


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