2018 Supply Chain Management Directors' Conference


Welcome to Rutgers Business School, New Brunswick Campus

The 7th Annual SCM Directors’ Conference
March 21-23, 2018

No Registration Fee

  • Are you responsible for developing and managing supply chain programs?
  • Are you experiencing difficulties in recruiting new particularly, domestic students?
  • Are you in the process of developing an STEM program or 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 SCM programs?

If you experience these issues, then you are not alone. The conference hosted by Rutgers Business School, New Brunswick, and Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas to bring a unique colloquium specific to program directors, assistant/associate deans and center managers who are involved in developing and managing different aspects of supply chain management programs and curriculum.

This conference is a premier colloquium for designing, developing, and even reinventing SCM programs. We plan to encourage thought-provoking conversations, debates on the several issues confronting us, and discussions of emerging ideas to promote program success at every level from the classroom through the dean’s suite. This conference also has been selected as one of the top 50 Logistics, Warehouse and Inventory Management Conferences to attend in 2017.

Interested in Being a Speaker or Serving on a Faculty Panel?

Experts from various universities will provide insights and share innovative techniques. If you are interested in sharing your experiences as a speaker or panelist, please send an email to James King. The agenda may include:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Online Program Development
  • Developing STEM Program
  • Program Assessment (AACSB)
  • Methods to Grow Domestic Enrollment
  • University and Industry Rankings
  • Building Marketable Certificate Programs
  • Building Industry Advisory Board and Relationships
  • Organizing Committee
  • Message from Rutgers
  • Conference Agenda
  • Places to Visit
  • Travel and Hotel

Organizing Committee

If there are topics you would like to see on the program, please let us know and we would be happy to add it to the program agenda.

Lian Qis

Lian Qi, PhD
Conference Chair
Associate Professor and Department Chair, SCM

Email
(973) 353-1322

James King

Mr. James King, MBA
Conference Co-Chair
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, SCM

Email
(848) 445-4686

Shawn Alborz

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

Email
(972) 883-6455

Message from Rutgers

Lei Lei

Welcome to the Seventh SCM Directors’ Conference at Rutgers!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to the 2018 Supply Chain Management Directors’ Conference.  We are pleased to welcome you to Rutgers Business School and we hope that you enjoy your time with us.

This year’s conference will focus on a number of exciting topics, including supply chain analytics, building innovative and practical supply chain curriculum in the digital era, and the importance of strong industry engagement and partnerships for outstanding supply chain research and curriculum.  We are looking forward to this opportunity to exchange ideas with our colleagues as together we confront challenges and recognize innovations in our field.

I would like to thank the conference program committee, including Dr. Shawn Alborz at UT Dallas, and Dr. Arash Azadegan, Dr. Alok Baveja, Mr. John Impellizzeri, Mr. James King, Dr. Rudi Leuschner and Dr. Lian Qi from the department of Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School, for their time and dedication to planning and delivering this conference. I encourage you to take full advantage of our time together.I am confident you will leave with an invigorated view of the work you do in your programs.

Best wishes for a productive and enjoyable conference on the Rutgers campus.

Best wishes,
Lei Lei, PhD
Dean of Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick

Conference Agenda

The tentative schedule is noted below and will be updated periodically.

Schedule for Wednesday March 21st, 2018
Time Program
06:00 – 08:00 PM SCM Directors’ Conference Welcome Reception
J&J Powerhouse Museum & Johnson Hall
501 Gerorge Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08933

Schedule for Thursday March 22nd, 2018
Time Program
07:30 AM – 08:15AM Shuttle Bus: From Hyatt Hotel Lobby to RBS (Rutgers Business School)
08:00 – 08:30AM Registration: RBS – Livingston Campus, Rockafeller Building – South Tower, Room 1144 (all Day)
08:30 – 08:45 AM Conference Welcome: James King, Rutgers
08:45 – 09:00 AM Opening Remarks: Dean Lei, Rutgers
09:00 – 10:45 AM Keynote #1: Incorporating industry engagement into SCM curriculum
Randy Strang, VP, UPS Customer Solutions

Break out Session
Moderators:
Nick Vyas
Jeet Gupta
Xenophon Koufteros
Teresa McCarthy Byrne
Mitch Millstein
10:45 – 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15 PM Discussion #1: Supply chain center operations, industry project seeking, and revenue generation
How to turn research into (industry) project?
How to get more women in supply chain (creating diversity in our SCM industry advisory board)?

Moderators:
Alok Vaveja
Dave Malenfant
Mary Long
Shay Scott
Steve Dunlop
12:15 – 01:45 PM Lunch: Room BRR 1144
01:45 – 03:15 PM Discussion #2: How to engage with associations such as APICS, ISM, etc.
How to incorporate certifications?
How to get involved in case competition or conferences?
How to get involved in related conferences?
Student clubs and social responsibilities

Moderators:
Burak Kazaz
Gurpreet Singh
Ian Langella
Stan Fawcett
Subhro Mitra
03:15 – 04:30 PM Discussion #3: SCM programs
New teaching methods
Topics for curriculum
online programs

Moderators:
Donna Davis
Eric Williams
Mary Ann Anderson
Sergio Chayet
Yao Zhao
04:30 – 04:45 PM Wrap up: James King
05:00 – 06:00 PM Networking Session
06:00 – 08:00 PM UPS Sponsored Dinner Event
08:00 PM Shuttle to Hyatt

Schedule for Friday March 23rd, 2018
Time Program
08:00 – 08:30 AM Shuttle Bus: From Hyatt Hotel Lobby to RBS (Livingston Campus, Room 1144)
08:45 – 09:30 AM Keynote: Gartner and Supply Chain Research (Academia and Industry)
Dana Stiffler, VP Research, Gartner
09:30 – 11:00 AM Discussion #4: Emerging technologies (blackchain digitization, analytics, machine learning, IOT) that could greatly change and/or enhance SCM
Andrew Zhang, Senior Scientist, IBM
Current status of key technologies
Impact on courses and curriculum

Break out Session
Moderators:
David Huff
Rudi Leuschner
11:00 – 12:00 Noon Discussion #5: Online/Hybrid programs
Program development
Newest trends and challenges
What are the newest trends?
Success factors and interactive cases

Moderators:
Arash Azadegan
James Haddow
Kaushik Sengupta
Larry Taube
12:00 Noon Closing Remarks (Lian Qi and Shawn Alborz)
Box lunches will be provided
Shuttle Bus from RBS to Hyatt Hotel Lobby

Places to Visit

More information will be posted soon.

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Hotel Information

We have allocated a room block with the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick (see the address and amenities below). The special rate is $159 per/night single or double occupancy. Please book your room before the deadline of 03/01/2018. We have also reserved the shuttle bus to take you from Hyatt hotel to the conference and back to the hotel. There is also a special self parking rate of $13 per night for those who choose to have a car.

Book Hotel

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tel: (732) 873-1234

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary Access to 24-Hour Fitness Center & Business Center
  • Complimentary Access to Jacuzzi and Pool Facility
  • Rate includes continental breakfast for Single Occupancy

Just in case, here is another hotel nearby the Rutgers business school.

Radisson Hotel
21 Kingsbridge Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Tel: (800) 333-3333 or (732) 980-0400


Travel Information

Rutgers Business School is located at: 100 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, across the parking lot from the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC). If you’re having trouble finding our building after you’ve followed the directions below, please call the Rutgers information center at (732) 445-4636.

From New Jersey Turnpike (North or South)

  • Turn off at Exit 9, bear right after the tollbooths and follow signs for “Route 18 North – New Brunswick.” Stay to the left to continue on Route 18 North.
  • Proceed along Route 18 North, crossing the Raritan River (approximately 3.7 miles). Continue on Route 18 North.
  • Take the second exit, which is marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC.” Make a right onto Avenue E before the light.
  • Take the first left which is Hospital Road. Proceed down Hospital Road and you will see the Scarlet lot on your right. Visitors may park in the Scarlet, Green, or Yellow Lot. Both the Green and Yellow lots are on the other side of the Rutgers Athletic Center.
  • The route from the Green or Yellow Lot to 100 Rock is not very clear as there aren’t any signs posted on campus. The EASIEST thing to do is walk toward the Rutgers Athletic Center (the RAC, this is the Rutgers basketball arena). You will then see the new business school building.
  • Please give yourself enough time to park and walk as it is about a 10 minute walk to the building from the Green and Yellow parking lots.

From Garden State Parkway

Southbound (from northern points)
  • Turn off at Exit 129 for the New Jersey Turnpike and head south.
  • Turn off the Turnpike at Exit 9, continue as described above.
Northbound (from southern points)
  • Turn off at Exit 105 and follow signs for Route 18 North.
  • After approximately 24 miles, you will pass the entrance for the New Jersey Turnpike. Continue as described above.

From Route 287 (North or South)

  • Turn off at Exit 9 “River Road, Bound Brook, Highland Park.
  • Proceed East on River Road toward Highland Park.
  • Continue on River Road and you will pass under the overpass for Route 18. Make the next left onto Route 18 North.
  • Continue to the second exit marked “Metlars Lane, Livingston Campus, Rutgers RAC.”
  • Make a right onto Avenue E before the light.
  • Take the first left which is Hospital Road. Proceed down Hospital Road and you will see the Scarlet lot on your right. Visitors may park in the Scarlet, Green, or Yellow Lot. Both the Green and Yellow lots are on the other side of the Rutgers Athletic Center.
  • The route from the Green or Yellow Lot to 100 Rock is not very clear as there aren’t any signs posted on campus. The EASIEST thing to do is walk toward the Rutgers Athletic Center (the RAC, this is the Rutgers basketball arena). You will then see the new business school building.
  • Please give yourself enough time to park and walk as it is about a 10 minute walk to the building from the Green and Yellow parking lots.

All visitors to the Livingston campus are required to purchase a one day visitor’s parking permit for $5.00 per day.