S&Blockchain in the Supply Chain - APICS-Chicago's Executive Night

Executive Night

 APICS-Chicago's Executive Night* Program



Thursday, May 17, 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Networking & Registration will start at 5:30pm



Marriott Suites Deerfield



$35.00 members, $45.00 non-members



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Please Join Us for Executive Night* -
   May's Professional Development Meeting:
      Blockchain in the Supply Chain
An update of the presentation made at the APICS
International Conference

In managing complex, multinational supply chains a top line priority for the Supply Chain sector is the ability to have a stable, secure, streamlined, and relatively inexpensive means to provide multiple parties the ability to view shared-in-common transfers, transactions, and (complex) processes. Blockchain offers an elegant, streamlined solution: a single transaction flow, with different players (e.g., suppliers, manufacturers, logistics providers, retailers, and even, where desirable, consumers) given permission to view different aspects of the transaction, through a shared ledger. Will you need to be conversant with Blockchain technology in the future? Could your company benefit from an approach that leveraged Blockchain technology right now? Join us for this timely, coherent, informative, and straightforward examination of what Blockchain is, what Blockchain does, to understand if Blockchain makes sense for your business, and to gain insight into the specifics as to how Blockchain can support your Supply Chain Management processes.

Quentin Samelson's focus, as a senior supply chain consultant in the Electronics Center of Competence of IBM’s Global Business Services, specializing in Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management and Procurement technologies, extends beyond Blockchain into a range of technology solutions, such as the crossroads of hyper-complex production and cognitive computing, that will be essential to activating the next generation of production success. Mr. Samelson has over twenty-five years of domestic and international operations experience. Mr. Samelson has led numerous Supply Chain process and technology improvement initiatives (including requirements gathering and analysis, solution development, and implementation of large-scale supply chain automation, order automation, ERP, SRM and Business Process Management solutions) to improve operational performance and achieve significant cost savings for large multinational organizations.

IBM - What do you think of when you hear IBM?. We're a new IBM, and possibly not like you imagined. Yes, really. Our leaders wear jeans. We apply Design Thinking, and have the Post-Its to prove it. We've embraced open source, and we're contributing back. We built a platform for the world's ideas, enabled start-ups to grow, and our technology wins game shows. We're transforming healthcare and fighting disease. We're reinventing education and teaching robots to understand emotions... in Japanese - and enabling them to see. We're helping guide dogs guide. We're transforming retail. We're changing the game for sports and making cars go faster. We're bringing Blockchain to business. We're making fashion cognitive. Disrupting financial services. We're transforming media, reinventing travel, and we're predicting the weather. We're leading innovation in automotive. We're defining the cognitive era... and we're just getting started. Please go to www.ibm.com/us-en/ for more information on IBM

*May 17th is Executive Night. Take the boss to dinner on APICS-Chicago - Bring your supervisor/manager to this event, present each of your business cards at the door, and that person will be admitted at no charge. Or, call or email Kim Petit, Chapter Administrator, for details or to register you and your 'boss' - phone: (630) 338-7158 or email: communications@apics-chicago.org

Please Note: The 2018 APICS International Conference & Expo will be held September 30 - October 2, in Chicago where you’ll gain relevant knowledge, foster relationships, and explore trends. CLICK HERE for more information. This time there is no excuse - Do not let 2018 go by without attending Conference - Take advantage of the ultra value Early Bird rate that is now available.