MHI Executive Summit
The 2015 MHI Executive Summit will kick off this year's event with a half-day of sessions focusing on innovations that are transforming traditional supply chains into next generation models. Learn how to utilize technology to transform your supply chain from visionary leaders who are leading the charge toward next generation supply chains.
During this exclusive event, you'll hear first-hand how leading supply chains are transformation for future success and have the opportunity to network and problem-solve with other leaders in your industry.
Executive Summit Keynotes
Founder and CEO, Supply Chain Insights
Sunday, October 4: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: The Importance in a Market-Driven World
Supply chain management is thirty years old, but it is still evolving. Nine out of ten companies are stuck and unable to make progress at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns. In this keynote, Lora Cecere will discuss how leading firms are achieving supply chain excellence in a market-driven world, what metrics matter and why as she details how to accelerate improvements at your company.
Celebrating the launch of her company Supply Chain Insights in February, 2012, Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO, continues to help supply chain professionals with thought-leading supply chain research. Her prior work experience includes 30 years of diverse supply chain experience. This includes nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group, 15 years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and several years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestlé).
Lora has a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She is co-author of the book Bricks Matter which now has 16 five-star reviews posted on Amazon.com. Her latest book Metrics That Matter published in December of 2014. She is also author of the 5-year old enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman with over 10,000 readers. Lora is APICS, CIRM, and CPIM certified and is past-teacher of effective marketing concepts for software executives in the Pragmatic Marketing program.
GSP Director, Singularity University
Sunday, October 4: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Understanding Disruptive Innovation
The emergence of disruptive technologies and the potential for more rapid deployment of existing, proven technologies all hold the potential to change development models and create new markets and business opportunities for entrepreneurs and those who finance them. The presentation will include technological advancements of autonomous vehicles such as drones, trucks and cars and help define new opportunities for supply chains as well as the threats of business-as-usual complacency.
David Roberts is passionate about transforming the lives of a billion suffering people in the world through disruptive technological innovation. He is an M.I.T. and Harvard educated, award-winning CEO and serial entrepreneur. He is also a former Special Agent, decorated military officer, and career officer in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. He is regarded as one of the world's top experts on disruptive innovation in government and technology entrepreneurship.
David is a faculty member at Singularity University. He was the GSP Director in 2013 and 2012, the Faculty Director for Team Projects, Advisors, and Teaching Fellows in 2011, and is a GSP alum and elected class representative from 2010.
As a serial high-tech, award-winning CEO and entrepreneur, David has started ventures backed with over $100 million of investment from Kleiner Perkins, Vinod Khosla, Cisco, Oracle, Accenture, In-Q-Tel and others. He has led pioneering start ups that span multiple industries in cloud-based software, education, healthcare, governance, risk management, and compliance.
After working briefly as an Investment Banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Goldman Sachs, New York he returned to serve the public as a government officer. David was the Distinguished Graduate of his government class and grew to Special Assistant to the Director of the largest single intelligence program in the U.S. budget.
David has led the development of some of the most complex, state-of-the art systems ever built to include space based satellite systems, unmanned air vehicle systems, and analytical fusion centers. He later led elite operational teams and continues to serve on U.S. Air Force Reserve status as a Mission Commander.
David began his government career as a military Special Agent and is the recipient of numerous awards and medals beginning early in his career with a personal citation from the Director of the FBI at age 23 for the arrest, and conviction of six international terrorists and illegal arms dealers. David holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and is a Distinguished Graduate at M.I.T. with a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering and a major in Artificial Intelligence and Bio-Computer Engineering.
Harvard, Stanford, and Berkeley's Business schools have all written and taught case studies on David's leadership, management, and decision making. He has been featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal, and in USA Today, Fortune Magazine, The New York Times, Business Week, CNN, Business 2.0, Harvard's Entrepreneurship Journal, PC World and dozens of others.
David and his startups have received dozens of awards to include Internet World's Net Rising Stars, Red Herring's Catch, top 50 Private Companies in the World, Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies in the World, USA Today's Tech Reviews Best Picks, Internet Outlook's Investors Choice Award, Enterprise Outlook Investors Choice, Best of the Web from PC World, and Apple Computer's Premier Systems Integrator Award.
Professor & Co-Director, Leaders for Global Operations, MIT
Sunday, October 4: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Supply Chain Innovation: Flexibility & Risk Mitigation Strategies
Supply chain risks are difficult to predict, quantify and manage. This session will discuss a risk exposure model that assesses the impact of a disruption originating anywhere in a supply chain allowing companies to make more informed decisions about where to focus their risk management resources. We'll discuss how Ford Motor Company applied this model to identify previously unrecognized risk exposures and develop mitigation strategies, track changes in risk exposure and respond to a disruption.
David Simchi-Levi is a professor of Engineering Systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for manufacturing and supply chains. He has published widely in professional journals on both practical and theoretical aspects of supply chain management. Recently, he initiated a large scale research program focusing on the development of new business analytics solutions to help organizations make more informed decisions, solving some of the most challenging problems faced by today's global companies.
He is the former (2006-2012) Editor-in-Chief of Operations Research, the flagship journal of INFORMS, the former (2003-2005) Editor-in-Chief of Naval Research Logistics and a member of the board for several scientific journals. His Ph.D. students have accepted positions in leading academic institutes including Berkeley, Columbia U., Duke, U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U. of Michigan, Purdue U., Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech.
Professor Simchi-Levi is the co-author (with Julien Bramel) of The Logic of Logistics, published by Springer in 1997; 2nd Edition (with X. Chen) appeared in October 2004 and third edition in 2013. His book, Designing and Managing the Supply Chain (with P. Kaminsky and E. Simchi-Levi) was published by McGraw-Hill in August 1999, 2nd Edition appeared in October 2002 and 3rd Edition in July 2007. The book received the Book-of-the-year award and the Outstanding IIE Publication award given in 2000 by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the Outstanding First Edition of the Year award given in 2000 by McGraw-Hill. The book was also selected by Business 2.0, December 2001 issue, as the best source for slashing time and cost and increasing productivity in the supply chain. The book has been translated to Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese. His third book, Managing the Supply Chain (with P. Kaminsky and E. Simchi-Levi) was published by McGraw-Hill in December 2003. His most recent book Operations Rules: Delivering Customer Value through Flexible Operations was published by MIT Press in October 2010.
Professor Simchi-Levi has taught in numerous executive education programs at Northwestern University (Kellogg), MIT (Sloan School of Management), University of Michigan Business School, and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration to name a few. He has also designed and taught executive programs for many companies.
Professor Simchi-Levi has consulted and collaborated extensively with private and public organizations. He was the founder and chairman of LogicTools, now part of IBM, which provides software solutions and professional services for supply chain planning. In 2012, Professor Simchi-Levi co-founded OPS Rules Management Consulting (www.opsrules.com), to help companies improve supply chain performance.
Global Purchasing Director for Caterpillar Inc.
Sunday, October 4: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Transformation: From Supply Chains to Value Networks
Business models are transforming. The rate of change in technology and its application are increasing at a pace which makes the question of "how to stay in business" a very real consideration for almost everyone. The concept of a long-lived supply chain no longer fits the reality of an adaptive value network that will adjust quickly to changing end customer needs and expectations. Learn how successful businesses are understanding these changes and are transforming to survive and even thrive on the change.
Patrick Murzyn is the Global Purchasing Director for Caterpillar Inc. In his role as the Director of Procurement Excellence, Pat reports directly to the Chief Procurement Officer and leads a team of 200+ professionals globally to develop, deploy and improve the capabilities supporting world class procurement and supply management.
Patrick has managed or participated in projects including Program Managing the Global Procurement and Supply Management Transformation, Supplier Portal, eSourcing, eContracting, Spend Data Warehouse, Advanced Analytics, Third Party Labor, Catalog Management, Initative Tracking and Reporting, and Supplier Performance Programs.
Prior to joining Caterpillar, Pat has held positions including Director of Global Procurement for a Fortune 500 company, supply chain consultant and adjunct professor.
Patrick's education achievements include a B.S. and Masters of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an Executive MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.