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​The Annual Supply Chain Fall Forum

35th Annual SCMI Fall Forum: The Digital Supply Chain Transformation. Are You Ready?

Digital supply chain transformation is one of the most important business revolutions of our time. To adapt, firms must capitalize on the revolutionary opportunities created by physical and digital convergence to transform their supply chains. This will require leveraging digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, blockchain, robotics, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing and advanced analytics to achieve superior results.

In today's globalized and outsourced world, an organization's success depends on how effectively it can integrate a global network of supply chain partners to deliver goods and services that meet the needs of individual consumers. This requires the digital transformation of every partner along its supply chain and the digital transformation of all the processes and information flows between those different partners -- from raw material providers and manufacturing partners and suppliers to logistics and transportation providers and retail and distribution channels.

Emerging technologies are redrawing our world. Are you ready for this supply chain transformation?

Why Attend?

Each fall, the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) welcomes roughly 200 attendees from 80+ companies, as well as students and faculty. Together, we have an opportunity to learn about, and discuss, the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in the supply chain industry.

In just one virtual, value-packed day, you will hear engaging speakers from a variety of well-known and respected companies share their insights through a series of keynote presentations, panels, and interactive workshops. For this event, the SCMI has assembled some of the most progressive minds to provide visionary insights into how they are preparing supply chains to adapt and succeed in this digital revolution.

Some of the key takeaways include:

  • A visionary look into the future so you can be better prepared for the revolution
  • What and how technologies are enabling and driving supply chain transformation
  • How the digital transformation will affect human resources in the supply chain workforce
  • What distribution networks and transportation practices will look like in the future
  • How digital supply chains will become intelligent, fully transparent, and interconnected
  • Cybersecurity practices to protect your data, information technology, and networks

Make plans now to join us for this year's virtual event!

Mark Your Calendars!

Oct. 29, 2020: Forum
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Virtual, via Zoom

Registration is now open!

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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!"