MODEX 2016
Supply Chain Education Summit

The Summit will take place in rooms B207, B208, B211 and B212.

MODEX 2016 Supply Chain Education Summit Seminars – Free to all MODEX attendees.

MODEX is the leading venue to bring together the many voices of the supply chain. Universities, associations and other related organizations will come together at MODEX to advance supply chain education and collaboration.

The MODEX 2016 Supply Chain Education Summit features over 30 organizations and includes tabletop exhibits, three days of educational seminars, Atlanta-area facility tours, and Student Days.

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Metrics That Matter
    Georgia College
    Room B207

    How to use the CPT Production Certification to Build the Workforce Pipeline
    Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
    Room B211

    Global Trends: Value Chain, Sustainability and Social Responsibility
    Supply and Value Chain Center, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University of Chicago
    Room B212

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Telling the Story of the Supply Chain: Measuring Economic Impact
    Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at North Carolina State
    Material Handling & Logistics U.S. Roadmap
    Room B208

    Developing Sustainable Education Ecosystems Utilizing Industry Partnerships and Research
    National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education
    Room B212

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Automatic Identification: Through the Looking Glass to 2025
    University of Memphis
    Room B207

    Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon – MSU research highlights
    Michigan State University
    Room B211

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    The Supply Chain Management Talent Search – Mutually Beneficial Company & University
    Western Illinois University
    Room B208

    Engagement and Impact in Supply Chain Education
    Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University
    Room B212

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Plug & Play Technologies in Material Handling
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Room B207

    Preparing Today’s Students for Supply Chains of Tomorrow
    College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education
    Room B211

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    Certificate Training for New Entrants and Rising Stars
    North Carolina Center for Global Logistics
    Room B207

    Horizontal Collaboration Across the Automotive and 3PL Supply Chains
    MIT SCALE – Zaragoza
    Material Handling & Logistics U.S. Roadmap
    Room B211

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Innovations in Last Mile Delivery
    Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics
    Room B208

    Emerging Issues in Logistics and Distribution
    Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution
    Room B212

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    The Physical Internet Vision
    Physical Internet Center at Georgia Tech
    Room B207

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Advance Your Career with the Latest in Supply Chain Certifications
    APICS
    Room B211

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Supply Chain City – An Exploration of Atlanta’s Complete Ecosystem
    Metro Atlanta Chamber
    Room B212

  • 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Connections Conference
    Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association
    Room B208

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Next Generation Logistics Do's and Don'ts for International Companies Establishing in the U.S.
    Metro Atlanta Chamber
    Room B212

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    How Much Can My Pallet Carry?
    Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design at Virginia Tech
    Room B207

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Next Generation Logistics Challenges
    Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
    Room B212

    Supply Chain Collaboration in Action
    MHI Solutions Groups
    Room B211

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Humanitarian Supply Chains – Case Studies and a Call to Action
    American Logistics Aid Network
    Room B207

  • 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Supply Chain Collaboration in the Americas
    Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in the Americas
    Room B211


Atlanta Area Facility Tours

Tour four leading manufacturing and distribution centers in the Atlanta area. Tours will be conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Departure from the Georgia World Congress Center will be at 7 am with a return by 11 am. Seating is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Tours are $50/each.

  • Tuesday April 5 - TOTO Distribution Center (Sold Out)
  • Wednesday April 6 - KIA Motors Assembly Plant (Sold Out)
    Scanfil Contract Manufacturing Facility
  • Thursday April 7 - Hartsfield-Jackson Air Cargo Facility (Sold Out)

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Student Days – April 6 & 7

Student Days will be located in rooms B302-B304.

Student Days is a two-day event for academia and industry professionals to engage in real-world discussions about the technologies and the skill sets required for future influencers within the supply chain, material handling and logistics industry. Click here to learn more.

Register for Student Days


MODEX Supply Chain Education Summit Track

New Generation Supply Chain Workforce

This track will be located in rooms B312.

This summit track explores many issues facing a new generation supply chain workers. The U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics predict that there will be 1.4 million new jobs created in our field over the next three years. And to fill those jobs, the supply chain industry must find ways to attract demographics that, historically, haven’t comprised a significant part of its workforce. Join your peers and they delve into issues impacting these workforce dynamics during this special MODEX Supply Chain Education Summit track, free to all MODEX attendees.

  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    It’s Not Just for the Guys Anymore - Women in the Supply Chain Industry Panel
    More and more women are entering the field of supply chain but still only represent approximately 10% of supply chain leadership. This panel will delve into the challenges that come with being a female supply chain industry professional. Panelists will give their perspective on being a woman in the supply chain industry, how to support the new generation of women and how they excelled in a typically male-dominated field.

    • Moderator: Nancy Nix, Executive Director, AWESOME
    • Simone Wakefield, Executive Vice President (COO) & CFO, NERAK
    • Michelle Livingstone, Vice President - Transportation, Home Depot
    • Diane Garforth, Director, Logistics Systems, David's Bridal

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Seth Mattison – The Future of Work Today: Insights from the New World of Work
    We are entering the greatest period of business transformation the world has ever known. The rigid models we’ve come to count upon for centuries are no longer reliable and in many instances, even considered relevant. The constant state of disruption we are experiencing mandates a bold new approach to leadership. Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics and Founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    The Changing Faces in Workforce - Diversity in the Supply Chain Panel
    The faces in the supply chain industry are changing. As with all industries the supply chain workforce is becoming more diverse. This panel will examine the challenges, dynamics and trends in today’s increasingly diverse supply chain industry as well as discuss how to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

    • Moderator: Nancy Nix, Executive Director, AWESOME
    • Bobby Miller, Executive Partner, North America, ORTEC
    • Cherie Payton, Senior Director, Instant Game Services - Lottery, Scientific Games
    • Laura Davis, President and Founder, Laura A. Davis & Associates, Inc
  • 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

    Valerie Alexander – How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite having “Female Brains”)
    This session will explore the evolution of the gendered brain and the relationship between that and the structure of male-dominated enterprises. The session will discuss women’s natural tendencies that prevent them from succeeding, and will provide clear, concise steps women must take to even the playing field. Valerie Alexander is an author, speaker, filmmaker and coach. Her books include Happiness as a Second Language: a Guidebook to Achieving Lasting Permanent Happiness and How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having “Female Brains”).

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Networking Session
    Would you like to expand your network? Come join us to make important connections with other supply chain professionals.


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