Walton College Center to Host Supply Chain Conference April 17

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A conference on Trends in Supply Chain Management: Disruptive Innovation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development at the University of Arkansas. Professionals in logistics, manufacturing and retail industries are invited to attend.

The conference will be hosted by the Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Executive Education program at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Executives from Walmart, Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., GRIT Studios and Roland Berger will discuss supply chain disruptors, artificial intelligence, changes in commerce implementation and innovative culture.

“Commerce is changing rapidly and, consequently, supply chain professionals must be constantly learning and adapting,” said Brent Williams, associate dean for executive education and outreach for Walton College. “This conference is an opportunity to hear from industry leaders and to network with other supply chain professionals.”

Speakers or panelists include:

  • Stephan Keese, senior partner, Roland Berger
  • Jeremy Verba, general manager, Vudu
  • Tim Madigan, vice president, eCommerce, Tyson Foods
  • Avery Vise, vice president, Transportation Intelligence, FTR
  • Rick Webb, cofounder, GRIT Studios
  • Greg Smith, executive vice president, Supply Chain, Walmart
  • Shelley Simpson, chief commercial officer, J.B. Hunt

To register for the conference, visit scmr.uark.edu. Pre-registration is required. Conference fees are $500 per person and include breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and parking. For additional information or to register more than five attendees, email execed@walton.uark.edu or contact Blythe Eggleston at 479-575-5871.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Blythe Eggleston, Associate Director, Executive Education
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-5871, beggleston@walton.uark.edu

Lori McLemore, Marketing and Communications Officer
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-5021, lmclemore@walton.uark.edu

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