2017 CSCRL Fall Forum

Real World Supply Chain Solutions for Long Term Competitive Advantage

NOVEMBER 9-10, 2017

The Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh (CSCRL) Fall Forum is an opportunity to learn from academic and industry experts about improving your supply chain for long-term competitive advantage.  There will be keynote presentations to illustrate new and innovative solutions to common supply chain issues. There will also be interactive workshops where participants will be provided opportunities to ask questions and learn from each other.  Finally 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.




6:00-8:00 PM
Networking Reception


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

8:05-8:15 AM

8:15-9:00 AM
Session 1: The Road to Optimization

Jkac Levis, Senior Director, Industrial Engineering, UPS

9:00-9:45 AM
Session 2: Blockchain and Its Impact on Supply Chains, Now and In the Future

Yorke Rhodes, Global Business Strategist, Blockchain & Identity, Microsoft

9:45-10:00 AM

10:00-10:45 AM
Session 3: The Healthcare Supply Chain: An Urgently Evolving Model

Terrance Talbot, Vice President and General Manager, Siemens Healthiness, U.S.

10:45-11:30 AM
Session 4: Parallels for the Health Care Supply Chain Today

Cayce Roy, President, RC5 Advisors and CEO, Standvast Healthcare Fulfillment

 11:30-12:30 PM
Buffet Lunch

12:30-1:15 PM
Session 5: Predictive Analytics/BIG DATA: How Manufacturers Are Leveraging PA/BIG DATA to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Mitigate Risk?

Gregory L. Schlegel, CPIM, CSP, Jonah Founder, Vice President and Principal, Shertrack, LLC

1:15-2:00 PM
Session 6: Information Technology as a Production Input - A Substitute or a Complement?
Dr. David Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management, Lehigh University College of Business

2:00-2:15 PM

2:15-3:00 PM
Session 7: Lean Six Sigma Implementation in Crayola

Gary Wapinski, Vice President Manufacturing, Crayola, LLC

3:00-3:45 PM
Session 8: Panel Session - Stages of Omni-Channel Retailing
Kim Jacobsen, Managing Director, JLL

4:00-4:15 PM
Closing Comments and Wrap-Up

4:15-5:30 PM
Closing Reception