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Supply Chain Technology Seminar

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Name: Supply Chain Technology Seminar
Date: September 6, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join CIRAS (Center for Industrial Research & Service at Iowa State University) and the Greater Des Moines Partnership on September 6, 2023 for our Supply Chain Technology Seminar. During this seminar we will present information on how current and developing technologies can be deployed to improve your company’s supply chain. Our Keynote Speaker will be the Interim Chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management at Iowa State University, Dr. Haozhe Chen who will introduce the concept of the Digital Supply Chain. Additional topics we will cover include deploying RFID in your operation, cybersecurity in the supply chain, what may be some of the impacts of AI (artificial intelligence) on your supply chain; Industry 4.0 including supply chain and warehouse automation, and technology impacts on transportation. There will also be opportunities to network with your peers and participate in a debate with our manufacturers panel and how technology is impacting supply chains. Join us to be prepared for how technology is changing how we manage and drive supply chain improvements.


8:30 AM    Arrival & Coffee
9:00 AM    Welcome & Program Introduction
                        Ryan Carroll, Senior Director of Regional Business
                        Greater Des Moines Partnership
9:10 AM    Supply Chain Technology Ice Breaker
                        Marc Schneider, Logistics & Supply Chain
                        Iowa State University CIRAS
                        Melissa Burant, Supply chain & Supplier Scouting
                        Iowa State University CIRAS
9:25 AM    Keynote: The Digital Supply Chain 
                        Dr. Haozhe Chen, Interim Chair Dept. of Supply Chain
                        Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University
10:15 AM    Morning Break & Networking
10:25 AM    Cyber Security & Your Supply Chain
                        Melissa Burant, Supply Chain & Supplier Scouting
                        Iowa State UniversityCIRAS
10:45 AM    Introduction to RFID
                        Satyam Sharma
                        Iowa State University CIRAS
                        Jeremiah Lehr, Product Manager
                        Van Meter Inc.

11:15 PM    Technology Challenges & Opportunities
                        OEM Panel
12:00 PM    Lunch & Networking
12:45 PM    Supply Chain AI – Group Discussion
                        Mike O'Donnell, Director - Manufacturing Extension
                        Iowa State University CIRAS
1:15 PM    Warehouse Automation & Industry 4.0
                        Pat O'Brien, VP, Systems Automation and Execution
                        RMH Systems, Inc.
1:45 PM    Technology & Transportation
                        Marc Schneider, Logistics & Supply Chain
                        Iowa State University CIRAS
2:05 PM    Wrap-Up & Opportunities
                        Marc Schneider, Logistics & Supply Chain
                        Iowa State University CIRAS
2:15 PM    End of Program Networking
                        All (optional)
2:45 PM    Conclusion
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Conference Center
700 Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309
Date/Time Information:
September 6, 2023
8:30 - 2:45pm
Contact Information:
Melissa Moyer