2020 CSCRL Fall Forum

Upcoming Event:

Demand Driven Supply Chains
November 12-13, 2020
Iacocca Hall Wood Dining Room

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. What are some factors that enable supply chains to adapt to ever changing demand?

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, Students and Faculty.

Pay only $200 to attend both days if you register by August 1st.



Thursday, November 12th 

Networking Reception

Friday, November 13th 

Check-in and Full Breakfast

Welcome and Opening Remarks

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

Keith Launchbury, President, Keith Launchbury & Associates

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


10:00AM-10:45AM | Session 3
"Supply Chain - The Foundation for Growth in the Foodservice Industry"
John P. Gainor, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, International Dairy Queen, Inc.; Current Director Saia, Inc. and Jack in the Box, Inc.

10:45AM-11:30AM | Session 4
"A Journey of Digital Supply Chain Transformation"
Gregg Geschwindt, Sr. Manager Supply Planning and Inventory Optimization, East Penn Manufacturing Co.
Vinay Govande, President, ESPI

11:30AM-12:15PM | Session 5
"Using AI & Machine Learning Strategies to Forecast Future Demand"
Jeff Kanterman, Vice President Transportation Management,
NFI Industries

Buffet Lunch

1:15PM-2:00PM | 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 Associates

2:00PM-2:45PM | Session 7
Markus Geutler, Partner, Camelot Management Consultants Inc.


3:00PM-3:45PM | Session 8
"Uber Might Buy Me a Mercedes Benz: How Sharing Platforms
Really Work"

Jing Gong, Assistant Professor, College of Business, Lehigh University

Closing Comments and Wrap-up
Zach Zacharia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director, CSCRL

Closing Reception