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Walton College Center to Host Supply Chain Conference April 17

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March 20, 2018

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A conference on Trends in Supply Chain Management: Disruptive Innovation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development at the University of Arkansas. Professionals in logistics, manufacturing and retail industries are invited to attend.

The conference will be hosted by the Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Executive Education program at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

trends-disruptive-innovation-linkedin-15w0y65-300x161-7047144Executives from Walmart, Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., GRIT Studios and Roland Berger will discuss supply chain disruptors, artificial intelligence, changes in commerce implementation and innovative culture.

“Commerce is changing rapidly and, consequently, supply chain professionals must be constantly learning and adapting,” said Brent Williams, associate dean for executive education and outreach for Walton College. “This conference is an opportunity to hear from industry leaders and to network with other supply chain professionals.”

Speakers or panelists include:



  • Stephan Keese, senior partner, Roland Berger

  • Jeremy Verba, general manager, Vudu

  • Tim Madigan, vice president, eCommerce, Tyson Foods

  • Avery Vise, vice president, Transportation Intelligence, FTR

  • Rick Webb, cofounder, GRIT Studios

  • Greg Smith, executive vice president, Supply Chain, Walmart

  • Shelley Simpson, chief commercial officer, J.B. Hunt


To register for the conference, visit scmr.uark.edu. Pre-registration is required. Conference fees are $500 per person and include breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and parking. For additional information or to register more than five attendees, email execed@walton.uark.edu or contact Blythe Eggleston at 479-575-5871.

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