MSUToday
Published: Sept. 22, 2016

Supply chain summit will focus on developing talent

Contact(s): Andy Henion Media Communications office: (517) 355-3294 cell: (517) 281-6949 Andy.Henion@cabs.msu.edu

MSU’s Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation’s 3rd annual Global Summit will feature experts from across the nation to address the growing demand for qualified talent in the supply chain industry.

The summit, “Supply Chain Talent: Demand. Development. Deployment” is Oct. 25 in Midland.

“Creating an effective value chain is key to the success of industry and absolutely necessary if we are to respond successfully to human needs,” said Katherine Franz, executive director, Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation. “Yet, businesses suffer from a serious lack of available talent for management positions. This year’s global Summit is an opportunity to bring together experts from across the country to address the challenges of developing qualified applicants.”

Speakers and panelists include:

  • Madelyn J. Bricco, director, Supply Chain Strategy – The Dow Chemical Company
  • Teresa Carroll, senior vice president and general manager, Global Talent Solutions – Kelly Services
  • David Closs, chairman, Supply Chain Management – Michigan State University
  • Cheryl Dalsin, director, Academic Outreach – APICS
  • Katherine Franz, executive director, Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation – Michigan State University
  • Judy Jacobs, director, Corporate and Student Relations, Supply Chain Management – Michigan State University
  • Wendy Leakeas, vice president, Enterprise SIOP, Materials, and Logistics – Ingersoll Rand
  • Brian McNelis, vice president, Procurement, North America – Bayer HealthCare
  • Evan Raubacher, president – MSU Supply Chain Management Association

The event is free, although space is limited. Participants can register and get more information about the summit online.

The Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation was established by MSU in 2013 as a premier research and education facility dedicated to developing effective and sustainable solutions to improve all types of public and private value chains.