2020 CSCRL Fall Forum

Past Event:

Demand Driven Supply Chains

Virtual Event | November 13, 2020

For the first time ever, the Fall Forum will be held virtually! The CSCRL Fall Forum is an opportunity to learn and discuss new insights from industry and academic experts related to the overall theme of Demand Driven Supply Chains. In addition, there will be presentations that discuss the specific impact of new and innovative supply chain concepts such as data mining, AI machine learning and cyber security. What are some factors that enable supply chains to adapt to ever changing demand?  These live zoom sessions will have plenty of time to ask questions to gain greater understanding and applicability to your own company.  

In addition we will also have specific topic breakout rooms for a small number of participants to gather and discuss topics of their own interest. There will not be a presenter but rather a facilitator to enable a good discussion of the topic.

Registration for our Fall Forum has been $350 in the past but we realize many of our industry partners are struggling and we want to do our part to help so we have waived all registration fees. However, we have always used funds from our conference to subsidize our SCM student activities. If you are interested in helping our SCM students, when you register please select the Donate button.


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM 
Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM | Session 1
"Supply Chain Management Is On The Way Out! 
The World Needs Demand Driven Product Flow Networks!"

Keith Launchbury, President, Keith Launchbury & Associates

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Session 2
"The Use of Customer Analytics to Inform a Retail Turnaround"
Mark Chrystal, Chief Analytics Officer, rue21, Inc.

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM | Coffee Break or Special Topics
Breakout Room 1 – Demand Driven Supply Chains; 
Breakout Room 2 – Covid Impact on Transportation; 
Breakout Room 3 – Sharing Platforms; 
Breakout Room 4 – No Fixed Topic

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | Session 3
"A Journey of Digital Supply Chain Transformation"
Gregg Geschwindt, Sr. Manager Supply Planning and Inventory Optimization, East Penn Manufacturing Co. and
Vinay Govande, President, ESPI

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | Session 4
"Using AI & Machine Learning Strategies to Forecast Future Demand"
Jeff Kanterman, Vice President Transportation Management, NFI Industries

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Lunch/Networking Breakout Rooms
Randomly assigned; Automatically rotate every 10 minutes
Networking Breakout Rooms: 1-10

12:15 PM -1:00 PM | Session 5
“Leveraging Publicly-Available Data to Uncover Foreign Influence in Supply Chains”
Amanda Bresler Chief Strategy Officer, PW Communications
Alex Bresler Chief Data Officer, PW Communications

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM | Session 6
“Working From Home May Decrease Your Company’s Overhead,
But Cost Your Company Everything If Cybersecurity Is Overlooked”

Bonnie Stith, ACC President, Stith Associate

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM | Coffee Break or Special Topics
Breakout Room 1 – Foreign Influence in the Supply Chain;  
Breakout Room 2 – Improving Resilience in the Supply Chain;
Breakout Room 3 – Digital Supply Chain Transformation; 
Breakout Room 4 – No Fixed Topic

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM | Session 7
"Uber Might Buy Me a Mercedes Benz: How Sharing Platforms Really Work"
Jing Gong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Business, Lehigh University

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM | Session 8
"Improving Resilience with Demand Driven Supply Chains"
Markus Geutler, Partner, Camelot Management Consultants Inc.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Closing Comments and Wrap-up
Zach Zacharia, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, CSCRL