2011 Supply Chain Management Directors' Conference


Dear Friends/Colleagues

  • Are you responsible for developing for managing supply chain/operations programs?
  • Are you experiencing difficulties in recruiting new students?
  • Are you in the process of enhancing your supply chain curriculum?
  • Would you like to build quality relationships with industries to market your programs?
  • Would you like to improve your internship outcomes or the overall ranking of your SC/Ops programs?

If you experience these issues, then you are not alone. That is why, the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, have joined forces with the Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper school of business) and Gartner Supply Chain (formerly ARM Research) to create a unique conference/colloquium specific to program directors, assistant/associate deans and center managers who are involved in developing and managing different aspects of supply chain/operations programs and curriculum only.

This conference is unique because it is not about presenting or discussing research papers, rather the intent is to provide an environment so that participants share their experience, best practices and ideas on how to manage programs and talk about the issues you face daily in terms of marketing, enrollment, program ranking, industry relationships and so forth.

Mark your calendars for this tailored event. Experts from the leading ranking organization, top recruiting organizations and supply chain industry experts will provide insight and techniques on how to grow enrollment with decreasing budgets, how to improve the quality of your academic program and how to understand how supply chain programs are ranked.

Knowledge on these topics could save you time, effort and considerable energy. SAVE THESE DATES. Information on how to register will be available in October. If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Dr. Shawn Alborz, director of supply chain/operations management programs at (972) 883-6455.

IMPORTANT
NO registration FEE for this conference. Attendees will only pay for travel and hotel.

All SCM Directors’ Conferences
  • Organizing Committee
  • Conference Agenda
  • Dean’s Message

Organizing Committee

Shawn Alborz

Shawn Alborz, PhD
Conference Co-Chair, UT Dallas
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Email
(972) 883-6455

Conference Agenda

Schedule for Wednesday February 23, 2011
Time Program
6:00 PM Reception, Meet and Greet

DoubleTree Hotel, All attendees are invited


Schedule for Thursday February 24, 2011
Time Program
6:30 AM

Hotel Restaurant Opens for Breakfast (included with hotel stay)

7:15 AM

First Bus will depart DoubleTree Hotel for UT Dallas campus and School of Management

7:45 AM

Second Bus will depart DoubleTree Hotel for UT Dallas campus and School of Management

8:00 AM

Conference Registration, Networking, Coffee and Refreshments

8:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr Hasan Pirkul, Dean, UT Dallas School of Management

8:45 AM

Conference Overview and Agenda Review
Dr Shawn Alborz, Director of OM/SCM Programs, UT Dallas School of Management

9:00 AM

Opening Keynote Presentation – Innovations in Supply Chain
Steve Clampett, President, Sabre Airline Solutions

9:45 AM

Refreshment Break

10:30 AM

Industry Panel Discussion (Accenture, Mary Kay, Nokia, PepsiCo, Honeywell, BNSF, ATT, Fossil)
Topics: Recent Supply Chain Shifts & Changes, Changes That Need to be Reflected into Supply Chain Curriculum and Future Skill Set Required by Industry
Ajay Pol, Management Consulting Supply Chain, Accenture
Mia McCown, Director of Operations, Mary Kay
PS Subramaniam, Sr Operations Manager, Nokia
Dr Sanjay Mehta, Sr Manager, Business Information Solutions, PepsiCo
Stephen Walker, Director of Operations, Honeywell
Rick Margl, AVP Carload Equipment, BNSF
Sean Van Ausdall, AVP Network Services Contracting, AT&T
Steve Street, Sr VP Planning & Inventory Mgmt, Fossil

11:45 AM

Lunch – Executive Dining Room

1:00 PM

Managing New Students’ Expectations
Dr Monica Powell, Associate Dean, UT Dallas School of Management

1:30 PM

Panel Discussion – Innovative Methods to Grow Enrollment During Challenging Times
Dr Michele Pfund, Director, Undergraduate Program, Arizona State University
Dr Kathryn Dobie, Director, Transportation Institute, North Carolina A&T State University
Joy Dietz, Director, MS Programs, Purdue University
Dr Powell Robinson, Department Head, Texas A&M University

2:30 PM

Refreshment Break

2:45 PM

Panel Discussion – Innovative Methods in Curriculum Development, Online Programs & Assessment (AACSB)
Dr Charles Sox, Director, OM Programs, University of Alabama
Dr Anthony Ross, Director, Supply Chain Initiatives, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Dr Wendell Gilland, Director, SC Concentration, University of North – Carolina at Chapel Hill

3:45 PM

Refreshment Break

4:00 PM

Panel Discussion – Innovative Methods In Building & Managing a SC Center
Mr. Joel Sutherland, Managing Director, Center for Value Chain Research, Lehigh University
Mary Pilotte, Managing Director, Global SCM Initiatives, Purdue University
Dr Carrie Kemmer, Director, Supply & Value Chain Center, Texas Christian University
Ms Diana Busler, Manager, SCM Center of Excellence, University of Texas at Austin
Dr Lamar Johnson, Executive Director, CCIMS & Sr. Associate Director, SCM Center of Excellence, University of Texas at Austin

4:45 PM

Closure/Report Out

5:00 PM

Buses depart from UT Dallas Campus for Hotel

6:15 PM

Buses depart from Hotel for the TEXAS GALA DINNER (Western attire suitable)

6:45 PM

Dinner at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in the heart of Dallas. Relax and reconnect with colleagues at this unique reception with Texan music and entertainment

9:45 PM

Buses depart from Frontiers of Flight Museum for Hotel


Schedule for Friday February 25, 2011
Time Program
6:30 AM

Hotel Restaurant Opens for Breakfast (Note: check-out is noon)

7:45 AM

First Bus will depart DoubleTree Hotel for UT Dallas Campus (Travelers departing campus before noon to go to DFW International Airport should bring their luggage. Hotel will store luggage for those taking 2 PM bus to DFW International Airport.

8:00 AM

Second Bus will depart DoubleTree Hotel for UT Dallas Campus (Travelers departing campus before noon to go to DFW International Airport should bring their luggage. Hotel will store luggage for those taking 2 PM bus to DFW International Airport.

8:00 AM

Conference Networking, Coffee and Refreshments

8:30 AM

University and Industry Ranking
Dana Stiffler, Managing Vice President, Gartner Supply Chain (formerly AMR Research)

9:30 AM

Panel Discussion – Innovative Methods in Building Marketable Certificate Programs
Dr Vindol Lall, Professor, Minnesota State University – Moorhead
Dr Gene Tyworth, Department Chair, Supply Chain & Information Systems, Penn State University

10:30 AM

Refreshment Break

10:45 AM

Panel Discussion – Innovative Methods in Building Industry Relationships & Program Marketing
Mr Eric Olson, MSCM Program Manager, University of Michigan
Dr Anthony Ross, Director, Supply Chain Initiatives, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Dr Qing Hu, Chair and Dean’s Professor, Iowa State University

11:30 AM

Closure and Next Steps

12:00 PM

Lunch boxes available for everyone to pickup

12:15 PM

Bus will depart from UT Dallas Campus for DFW International Airport

1:15 PM

Bus will depart from UT Dallas Campus for DoubleTree Hotel

1:30 PM

Bus will depart from DoubleTree Hotel for DFW International Airport (Note: this departure time is subject to change)

Dean’s Message

Dr. Hasan Pirkul, Dean of the Naveen Jindal School of Management
Dr. Hasan Pirkul,
Dean and Caruth Chair of Management

Welcome

Dear Supply Chain and Operations Management Friends,

On behalf of the UT Dallas School of Management, Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business and Gartner Supply Chain, I would like to welcome you to Dallas and the inaugural Supply Chain/Operations Management Directors’ Conference. This unique conference is specific to SCM/OM administrators, program directors, assistant/associate deans and center directors who are involved in developing and managing different aspects of supply chain programs and curriculum. The goals are to generate new ideas, answer challenges and exchange best-practice solutions. It is a pleasure and honor to host this event, and I hope that your conference experiences will prove useful and meaningful for years to come.

Conference sessions will take place at the School of Management. The building serves 5,000 students each week, with 2,500 at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students, faculty and staff consider the School of Management a special place, and I encourage you to explore our facilities.

A Texas public university that is a member of The University of Texas System, UT Dallas recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Started in 1961 by Texas Instruments as a research center, UT Dallas offers innovative programs in fields as diverse as arts and technology, materials science and engineering, brain science and healthcare management. In its first four decades, UT Dallas has established itself as the leading institution of higher education and research in this area.

Your conference chairs, SOM Operations Management Programs Director Shawn Alborz and Associate Dean Monica Powell, have developed an agenda that is interesting and provocative yet practical, pragmatic and germane to what you do or need to do. You will hear from program directors at different universities and top keynote speakers that have been involved in developing and marketing supply chain programs.

The schedule also includes sessions on how to develop better industry relations, build communities and successfully promote SCM programs, meetings on how to improve undergraduate and graduate curriculums, and opportunities to gain and exchange useful insights and experiences.

On the networking side, the planning team has included many occasions for you to engage with one another, have fun and enjoy Dallas.

I encourage you to take full advantage of this outstanding event. I want you to leave with an invigorated and sustaining view of your efforts. I look forward to meeting many of you personally, and I wish you great success here and in the important work you do in your programs.

Best wishes,

Hasan Pirkul
Dean and Caruth Chair of Management