DSI
Midwest Region

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MIDWEST DECISION SCIENCES INSTITUTE

 

2012 Final Agenda At-A-Glance

All sessions will be in the Eberhard Center at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Thursday, April 12, 2012

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Plant Tour – Amway Corporation, Ada, MI

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Conference Registration

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Jaideep Motwani and Paul Leidig, Co-Conference Chairs, GVSU

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Innovative Workshop:
People Side of Lean – Hoshin Kanri

Michael Reinerth, Director of People Systems, General Motors Corporation: Dr. Michael Moore, Professor of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Michigan State University; Dr. William Mothersell, Associate Professor of Management, Grand Valley State University

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions: Supply Chain, IT & Supply Chain, Global Perspective, Innovation, Panel Discussion/Workshops

 

Friday April 13, 2012

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks – Paul Plotkowski, Dean - Padnos College of Engineering & Computing, GVSU

8:15 – 9:15 AM

Opening Joint Keynote: Michael Vitek, V.P. of the North American Practice of Mercedes-Benz Technology Consulting and Dr. Sime Curkovic, WMU

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions: Supply Chain, IT & Supply Chain, Global Perspective, Innovation, Panel Discussion/Workshops

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions: Supply Chain, IT & Supply Chain, Global Perspective, Innovation, Panel Discussion/Workshops

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch and Keynote Address: John Scull, V.P. and Global Procurement Officer, Steelcase Inc.

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions: Supply Chain, IT & Supply Chain, Global Perspective, Innovation, Panel Discussion/Workshops

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Meeting room reserved for the Industry Panel Discussion Members

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Industry Panel Discussion

Randy Plekker, Executive V.P. of SCM, Gordon Food Service; Dwuan Hammond, V.P. of Finance and CFO, SYSCO; and Robert Burch, President of Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Break: Sponsored by Harvard Business Publishing

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions: Supply Chain, IT & Supply Chain, Global Perspective, Innovation, Panel Discussion/Workshops

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Reception – Gerald Ford Museum

 

Saturday April 14, 2012

8:15 – 11:30 AM

Case Competition

9:30 – 11:30 AM

MWDSI Board Meeting

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions: Supply Chain, IT & Supply Chain, Global Perspective, Innovation, Panel Discussion/Workshops

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions: Supply Chain, IT & Supply Chain, Global Perspective, Innovation, Panel Discussion/Workshops

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Award Ceremony. Lunch sponsored by GVSU School of Computing and Information Systems