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November 13, 2019 Professional Development Meeting

November 13, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
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5:30 PM Registration/Networking
6:00 PM Hors doeuvres
6:30 PM Presentation

The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Succeeding in the Digital World:  The 5s of Success (and one requirement to be met)

The digital supply chain is upon us.  Whether it is called Industry 4.0, the cyber world or whatever, we are now in a world characterized by an emphasis on innovative, responsiveness, and customization.  Yet, for many, the digital supply chain is very much a mystery. While it promises great things, the digital supply chain does not operate in a vacuum.  This presentation identifies the elements that contribute to helping firms best take advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital supply chain.

First, there is a key requirement that every firm must first ensure that it meets -this is that of operational excellence. As the presentation will show, operation excellence is more than on-time deliveries, it involves issues such as robustness and resilience.

Next, there are the 5s on which the digital supply chain is built. These include:

  • Sensing
  • Scaling
  • Security
  • Social (i.e., people matter)
  • Strategy.

This presentation will discuss these issues, illustrating them with examples taken from industry.

STEVEN A. MELNYK (Ph.D., Western –1981) is Professor of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. He has co-authored 21 books, over 100 refereed journal articles and numerous practitioner articles. His research focus includes supply chain risk and resilience, strategic supply chain management, supply chain cyber security, and certified management standards. Dr. Melnyk sits on the editorial review board for numerous journals, including the Journal of Business Logistics, the International Journal of Production Research, and the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Melnyk was a member of the APICS Board of Directors. From 2017 to 2019, Dr. Melnyk had a joint appointment from the University of Newcastle (Australia) where he was the Newcastle Global Innovation Chair in Supply Chain Management. In 2017, the Academy of Management -  the Operations and Supply Chain Division -- recognized Dr. Melnyk as a Distinguished Scholar in the field.  Dr. Melnyk is recognized for this ability to bridge the gap between theory and practice. In 2018, Dr. Melnyk received the Withdrow Teacher-Scholar Award from the Eli Broad School of Business, Michigan State University, in recognition of his work as both a researcher and a teacher. 

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