Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time: 8:00am PT/11:00am ET
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That wasn't the case a decade or two ago, when supply chain jobs didn't require much formal training. But today's immensely complex and evolving global supply chain requires a new and unique type of multitalented employee. In many cases, it's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions? And how do you integrate these unique workers into crucial decision-making roles within your organization to position your business for continued success?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.Panelists:
Ken Bradley, President, Lytica, Inc.
Ken J. Bradley is President of Lytica Inc., a company specializing in supply chain management consulting and services. From January 2003 through January 2005, he was the Chief Executive Officer of CoreSim, an advanced systems design analysis company. Prior to CoreSim he was with Nortel Networks from 1972 to 2002, most recently as Nortel's Chief Procurement Officer. During his 30-year career at Nortel, Mr. Bradley held several national and international executive positions in supply management, operations management, and technology development, including Vice President, Supplier Strategy; Senior Managing Director, Guangdong Nortel Communications Joint Venture in China; and Vice President, China Joint Venture Program. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Radisys, SynQor, and Powerwave Technologies. He is an electrical engineer and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Gerry Fay, Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer, Avnet
Gerry Fay is Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer for Avnet Inc. He joined the company in 2005 with the acquisition of Memec and is a veteran of the electronics industry. Prior to Avnet Gerry served as a senior executive at Memec, including time spent as president of Memec Americas. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Redlands, California.
Dr. Arnold Maltz, Associate Professor, W.P. Carey Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University
Arnold Maltz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, where he teaches logistics and cost management at the undergraduate and graduate level, including extensive involvement in online programs for companies such as Chevron, John Deere, etc. Professor Maltz spent twelve years in trucking and industrial distribution prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Marketing/Logistics at the Ohio State University. Dr. Maltz has received awards for his research in logistics outsourcing and has taught and done research in Denmark, Israel, Peru, and Mexico. His current research focuses on global supply chain issues, with a particular emphasis on globalsourcing and import/export operations, especially to and from Mexico and the Americas. He is actively involved with both Arizona and Federal officials in addressing U. S.-Mexico border concerns.
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