2019 CSCRL Spring Symposium

Past Event:

Supply Chain Risks and Opportunities in a Changing Global Environment

April 11 & 12, 2019
Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Room

The CSCRL Spring Symposium is an opportunity to learn and discuss new insights from industry and academic experts about Supply Chain Risks and Opportunities in a Changing Global Environment. There will be presentations that discuss the specific impact of tariffs on global trade and identify how different companies have managed to succeed when dealing with these new tariffs both in the US and internationally. There will also be interactive workshops where participants will have opportunities to learn from each other. Finally, there will be ample opportunities to network at the opening reception, breakfast session, lunch session and closing reception with industry peers, Lehigh University students and Lehigh University faculty.



Thursday, April 11th

6:00-8:00 PM
Networking Reception

Friday, April 12th

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

8:05 AM-8:15 AM

8:15 AM-9:00 AM

Session 1: Key Trends in the Ever Changing World of Transport and Logistics

James Hamilton, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase

9:00-9:45 AM

Session 2: The Growing Impact of Trump Administration Tariffs on U.S. Supply Chains

Daniel Griswold, Senior Research Fellow & Co-Director of the Trade and Immigration Project
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University

9:45-10:00 AM


10:00-10:45 AM

Session 3: Panel Discussion - The Implications of Omni-Channel and Drop Shipping

Peter Edlund, Chief Solutions Evangelist, DiCentral
Wendy Ruggiero, Director of Drop Ship, Qurate Retail Group 
Mitch Spaner, Director of Logistics, MCM Americas
Zach Zacharia, Ph.D., CSCRL Director and Associate Professor, Lehigh University

10:45-11:30 AM

Session 4: Supply Chain Opportunities in a Changing Global Environment

Mike Greco, Senior Vice President of Global Logistics, NFI Industries

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Buffet Lunch

12:30-1:15 PM

Session 5: Panel Discussion - Supply Chain Risks and Opportunities in a Global Environment: A Dialogue on Perspectives

 Greg Schlegel, Founder of the Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium,
Professor, Supply Chain, Lehigh University
 David Discenza, President, Discenza Business Continuity Solutions
Lesley Hume, Americas Head of Business Development, DHL Resilience360
Bob Traweek, Supply Planning Manager, B. Braun Medical

1:15-2:00 PM

Session 6: Building the Digital Supply Chain

Alana Opitz, Senior Consultant, IBM

2:00-2:15 PM


Session 7: Balancing Act: How S&OP Process Can Help a Company Manage Risks and Opportunities

Wendy Jeter, Operations Leader, Lutron Electronics

3:00-3:45 PM

Session 8: Dynamics of Team Composition and Outcomes: Research Advances, Challenges and Practices

Ozias A. Moore, Assistant Professor of Management, Lehigh University

3:00-3:45 PM

Closing Comments and Wrap-Up

4:00-5:00 PM

Closing Reception