New Challenges in Managing the Global Supply Chain
Putting the Pieces Together
Thank you Center Partners!
Global Supply Chain Management Conference & Case Competition
Tumultuous changes in demand and supply, broad swings in exchange rates, and global government interventions;
uncertainty in how to conduct, maintain and even grow business seems to be on the minds of every executive in nearly
every sector. The Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises and the Global Supply Chain
Management Initiative hopes to help put the pieces together as we share with conference participants the issues and best
practices across industries and around the world.
On February 6, 2009, industry leaders, researchers, ﬁeld practitioners and students will gather to exchange perspectives
on the conference theme, “New Challenges in Managing the Global Supply Chain.” Keynote speaker, Margaret
Bishop, will offer a unique perspective in not only managing challenges, but doing so in emerging markets and third world
countries. The event is hosted by the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative (GSCMI), an operations and supply
chain education, research and outreach Center within the Krannert School of Management, and co-hosted through support
from Purdue’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).
What pieces can the conference help me with?
• Networking with colleagues from domestic
• Gaining a deeper understanding of current industry and international industries.
practices and challenges in GSCM and the
role of emerging economies. • Discovering new and innovative ideas
that will help keep you and your supply
• Providing a platform to identify and bridge the gap chain competitive.
between industry practices and academic research
in GSCM. • Risk management -- forecasting and
mitigating the risks of disruption.
About our speakers
Charles Clowdis, Jr., Managing Director-North America Global Trade & Transportation Advisory Services, IHS Global Insight Inc.
Chuck Clowdis has nearly three decades of experience in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain arena. He has
held executive positions with motor carrier groups such as TNT USA, Inc., Sun (Oil) Carrier Group, and Transcon Lines.
His responsibilities included operations sales & marketing, pricing & research, and acquisition due diligence. He formed
his own consultancy in 1988 and also acted as Executive Consultant to Ernst & Young LLP’s National Transportation
Practice, CSC, KPMG, Gap Gemini, INDEX Consulting and others.
Abby Lilly, Operational Purchasing Executive, Rolls-Royce Corporation
Abby began her current role for Rolls-Royce Corporation in early 2008. Abby is responsible for managing a purchasing
team to deliver quality products, on-time from a diverse group of about 120 suppliers located in North America. Abby has
been with Rolls-Royce for 13 years. Abby holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Butler University, a
Bachelors of Engineering degree from Purdue University-Indianapolis, and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.
Steve Blanco, Vice President of Operations Excellence for the Electrical Group, Eaton Corporation
Steve Blanco joined Eaton as Director of Operations Excellence in the Electrical Group in December 2006, and became
Vice President, Operations Excellence for the Electrical Group in 2008. Prior to joining Eaton, Steve spent more than 18
years in the automotive industry working for Visteon Corporation and Ford Motor Company, which included 5 different
manufacturing plants, as well as corporate ﬁnance and design ofﬁces. He held professional level positions in operations,
manufacturing engineering, ﬁnance, and product design engineering. He has a bachelor’s degree from Purdue and an
MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Roger Stewart is a Professor at Krannert teaching MBA students International Finance and Fixed Income in both West Lafayette and
the Executive Master’s program in Hanover, Germany. Roger is a die-hard Purdue alum with a B.S. in Biology in 1971 and
an MSIA from Krannert in 1974. In 2004, Roger retired from Procter & Gamble, after thirty years of service, as the Vice
President of Global Treasury. P&G’s treasury organization is considered among the very best in risk and cash management.
Over his career, Roger developed the ﬁnancing in Central and Eastern Europe, right after the Berlin Wall fell. He managed
ﬁnancing and interest rate risk, through numerous Latin America crises and oversaw the ﬁnancing of P&G’s large Chinese
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 4th Annual MBA Student Case Competition
Jerry S. Rawls Hall - Second ﬂoor commons: Competing student teams only
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Student Case Competition Check In
5:00 - 11:00 p.m. Team Hospitality Suite & Student Teams
Nineteen elite teams from domestic and international business
schools tackle a ﬁctitious problem with real world consequences.
Boston University Cornell University
Friday, February 6th, 2009 Georgia Institute of Technology Hult International Business School
Entire Event: Purdue University, Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom Massachusetts Institute of Technology Michigan State University
Northwestern University Purdue University
University of Chicago University of Maryland
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast University of Michigan University of North Carolina
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening Comments, Agenda & Student teams are competing in a two phase case evaluation
Welcome utilizing the theme and a case entitled “Managing the Global
Supply Chain at COGMA.” The case, written by Center Director
8:45 - 10:30 a.m. MBA Student Case Competition Dr. Ananth Iyer, places students inside a century old automotive
Final Phase Presentations related manufacturing ﬁrm whose roots are ﬁrmly planted in the
small town of Chester, IN.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
COGMA, known for their service and quality, is faced with trying
Panel 1 Speaker Series to piece together a stable, long term strategy amidst the brunt
of global pricing pressure, wage competition to keep their best
10:45 - 11:05 a.m. Charles Clowdis, Jr., managers and employees, an unchanged supply network and
IHS Global Insight, Inc untested export opportunities abroad. The 3rd generation family
Managing Director--North America
CEO of COGMA looks for help as teams of MBA students explore
the beneﬁts of change while weighing the risks of an altered
Global Trade & Transportation Advisory Services
11:05 - 11:25 a.m. Abby Lilly The top six teams will advance from phase 1 to compete for ﬁrst,
Rolls-Royce Corporation second and third place honors, taking home a total of $8,000 in
Operational Purchasing Executive prizes thanks to the generous sponsorship of:
11:25 - 11:45 a.m. Panel 1 Discussion Summary - Q & A
11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break
Industry/Student Engagement 1st Prize: $5,000
2nd Prize: $2,000 2008 1st place
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker 3rd Prize: $1,000 MBA Case Competition
Independent Global Business Consultant
Panel 2 Speaker Series
Our keynote speaker
1:30 - 1:50 p.m. Steve C. Blanco
Eaton Corporation Margaret L. Bishop
Vice President of Operations Excellence Independent Global Business Consultant
1:50 - 2:10 p.m. Dr. Ananth Iyer Margaret was born in the Midwest and currently
DCMME/GSCMI Center Director resides on the West Coast. Margaret earned
Professor Roger Stewart her Bachelor of Science from North Carolina
Finance Faculty State University and her Master of Science in
Management from Krannert. Since completing her
2:10 - 2:30 p.m. Panel 2 Discussion Summary - Q & A education Margaret’s professional development has
brought her to a global market with work experiences from Milliken
and Company, Kimberly Clark, Nielsen Marketing Research and
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break the United States Peace Corp. Her experience includes: consulting
to individual businesses, evaluating industry supply chains, and
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Case Competition Awards & managing multi-country trade development programs in Africa,
Event Closing Remarks Asia, Central America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Are you interested in learning more about our Centers?
A key feature of our programs include an integrated approach to learning:
Recognizing the increasing need for students to be prepared to enter a global job
marketplace, the Krannert School of Management now offers an MBA degree option in
global supply chain management. Supplementing the core skills learned in the classroom
are case competitions, conferences, independent research projects, study abroad
experiences and international internships that encourage students to take a global
perspective on existing industry challenges. Similarly, the manufacturing and technology
management MBA option area allows students to apply their classroom skills to real-life
situations through benchmarking studies, independent research projects, kaizen events and
Contact us at:
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West Lafayette, IN 47907
Visit our websites at: www.gscmi.org or www.dcmme.org