​The Annual Supply Chain Fall Forum

34th Annual SCMI Fall Forum: Mastering the 'Supply' in Supply Chain Management

Supply chains are dependent on excelling at every step of the process, from sourcing, to making, and ultimately delivering goods and services. As with any process, the first step is often the most critical, since everything that follows is impacted by it. This is true for the supply management component of supply chain management, in particular sourcing and procurement, which continues to evolve more quickly, and with more complexity and risk, than ever before. As new enabling technologies are developed, and global trade policies change, professionals in this field need to be prepared to adapt and implement the latest ideas and solutions. Ineffective and/or inefficient sourcing and procurement strategies will have negative consequences to overall supply chain performance.

Why Attend?

Each fall, the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) welcomes roughly 200 attendees from 50+ companies, as well as students and faculty. Together, we have an opportunity to learn about, and discuss, the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in our industry. In just one day, you will hear great speakers from well-known and respected companies, while also having the opportunity to choose from a variety of interactive breakout sessions, each led by subject matter experts.

To provide your organization with the tools necessary for continued success, SCMI has assembled some of the most progressive minds in the area of sourcing and procurement, to provide visionary insights into how they are meeting their future challenges, and how they see sourcing and procurement practices evolving in the years to come.

Through a series of keynote presentations, panels, and interactive workshops, the SCMI Fall Forum will provide you with a deeper understanding of the emerging sourcing and procurement trends, and provide valuable insights and takeaways on where you should be directing your attention over the next several years.

Some of the key takeaways include:

  • Developing a strategic procurement model to solve complex business challenges.
  • Building a road map for deploying more collaborative supplier relationships with win-win results.
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of how technology will be an enabling factor in the future.
  • Grasping how blockchain is already becoming an integral part of procurement strategy.
  • Aligning sourcing and procurement practices with Corporate Social Responsibility goals.

Mark Your Calendars!

October 14, 2019: Networking Reception
5pm - 7pm

October 15, 2019: Forum
8am - 6pm

University of San Diego, Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Registration Now Open!

Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Registration: Now Open Register today for the 34th Annual Fall Forum!
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Here's what past attendees have to say.

"Congratulations for putting on a wonderful conference at the USD campus. It was a well-organized and well attended conference with valuable content and excellent networking."
"What an incredible Fall Forum you put on! I found all speakers to be very informative and the sessions to be an interesting synthesis of industry perspectives. All in all a great experience!"
"Thanks for putting together such a great event. I thoroughly enjoyed the depth of presenters you assembled."
"Your one-day event allowed me and my staff to learn more than most 2 - 3 day events... and we saved time and travel expenses. Well done!"