The Annual Spring Symposium

9th Annual Spring Symposium: 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 spring, the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) welcomes roughly 200 attendees from 80+ organizations, 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 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 to 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 to attend the Welcome Networking Reception on April 22, 2020. This event provides a great opportunity for companies to network with other industry professionals and get to know some of the University of San Diego's best and brightest undergraduate and graduate-level students.

Mark Your Calendars!

April 22, 2020: Networking Reception
5pm - 7pm

April 23, 2020: Symposium
8am - 6pm

Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Registration Opens Soon - Stay Tuned!