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Designing Flexibility to Address Uncertainty in the Supply Chain with AI

Designing Flexibility to Address Uncertainty in the Supply Chain with AI

Identifying different sources of uncertainty is critical to designing flexibility in supply chains and are central to the use of modern AI techniques in machine learning and sequential decision analytics. Adaptable inventory staging, substitutable suppliers, modular product designs and flexible processes are all mechanisms that contribute to the resilience of a supply chain.  In addition to identifying mechanisms for flexibility, we need to understand the different sources of uncertainty and the types of exogenous inputs that can affect the performance of the system. At this conference, leaders from industry and academia will help to identify sources of uncertainty and the methods for improving flexibility.

Event details

Date: June 29, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT)
Location: Loyola University, Lewis Towers, Beane Hall, 111 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL

This event is by invite only and limited to 75 guests. 

Speakers

Scott Friesen Scott Friesen
EVP Strategic Analytics
Echo Global Logistics
Derek Gaskins Derek Gaskins
Chief Marketing Officer
Yesway 
Mike Hewitt
Professor, Faculty Director
Supply Chain and Sustainability Center 
Michael Joyce Michael Joyce
SVP Supply Chain Strategy, Inventory and Demand Management
Dollar General
Andy Kettlewell Andy Kettlewell
Group VP Inventory and Analytics
Walgreens
Rajiv Malik Rajiv Malik
EVP Sourcing and Product Services
Kohl’s Corporation
John McCarville John McCarville
Former Senior VP, Global Supply Chain and IT
Griffith Foods Worldwide
Ray Nair Ray Nair
VP, Supply Chain
CDW
Maciek Nowak Maciek Nowak
Interim Dean and Professor
Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
Warren Powell Warren Powell
Co-founder and Chief Analytics Officer, Optimal Dynamics
Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
Cerag Pince Cerag Pince
Associate Professor
Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
Solomon Ray Solomon Ray
Director, Innovation
Iterate.ai 
Brian Reed Brian Reed
Supply Chain Leader, Global and Strategic Accounts
Amazon Web Services
Wesley Rhodes Wesley Rhodes
VP Technology Transformation & Research and Development
Kroger
Brook Ruckinski Brook Rucinski
Sr. Director, Inventory Management
W.W. Grainger 
Krishna Chaitanya Sanka Krishna Chaitanya Sanka
Lead Data and Applied Scientist
Microsoft
Federico Sciammarella  Federico M. Sciammarella
President and CTO
M×D
Thomas Siegmund Tom Siegmund
Founder and Chairman
Harvest Sporting Group
James Sutton James Sutton
Co-Founder and CTO
Elevate 
Annie Valkova Annie Valkova
Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company 
Brooke Wagner Brooke Wagner
SVP Merchandise Planning and Allocation
Designer Brands 

Agenda

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Conference Intro
8:50 a.m. How Sequential Decision Analytics Builds Flexibility in Supply Chains
9:30 a.m. Panel: Retail Supply Chain
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Panel: Distributor Supply Chain
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Panel: Inventory Demand Planning
1:45 p.m. Panel: Manufacturing Supply Chain
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Panel: AI Solutions
3:45 p.m. Closing Summary & Remarks
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Registration

This event is by invite only and limited to 75 guests. For information about attending this event, please contact Steven Keith Platt, Director of Analytics and Lecturer of Analytics and AI, and member of the Ai Business Consortium's advisory board.

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Research Partner

Special thanks to our Research Partner, MxD.

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Trade Association Partner

Special thanks to our Trade Association Partner, the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED).

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Media Partners

Special thanks to our Media Partners at The AI Journal and CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly.

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This event is co-hosted by Loyola's Risk Management and Insurance Center, the Supply Chain and Sustainability Center, and the A.I. Business Consortium.