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Conestoga College Supply Chain Excellence Symposium 2018

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Industry event alert! Located just a few hours outside of Metro Detroit (in Ontario, Canada), Conestoga College is hosting a Supply Chain Excellence Symposium on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Read on for more details, as a well as a special note from the director of the Magna Centre for Supply Chain Excellence at Conestoga College!

A message from Brian Watson, director, Magna Centre for Supply Chain Excellence, Conestoga College: The Magna Centre for Supply Chain Excellence (MCSCE) is excited to be holding our first Supply Chain Excellence symposium at Conestoga College. Our line up of industry experts will offer you practical, immediately implementable solutions to help you improve productivity and the delivery of value to your customers. Seating is limited so don't delay in registering for the symposium at the link provided. When you're at the symposium be sure to let me know you saw this invitation in your AIAG newsletter or social media account.  I look forward to meeting you at the symposium!

[The article below was originally posted on Conestoga College's website. Click here to view the original.]  

Event Description and Details: 

This symposium is designed for senior management and executives, but will have something for all organizational levels. It will offer attendees practical, immediately implementable knowledge to address the dynamically complex challenges facing their firms.

About the symposium:

All senior managers and executives, whether in the private sector in manufacturing, logistics, or supply chain, etc., or in the public sector in health care, education, or government, all face the same challenge; How to deliver increasing customer value and increase sales while improving productivity, operational and financial performance, and striving for long term sustainable competitiveness?

Given the current state of global social-economic uncertainty and the dynamically complex challenges your organization faces each and every day, how do you even decide on where to begin?

While investment in technology is necessary, it is not sufficient in addressing the challenges faced by your organization. Your organization, and many others just like it, may not have the human or financial capital to consider investing in such technologies. Others may invest in technology without truly understanding its impact, often resulting in unintended negative consequences. The reality is that organizations must first place their efforts and resources on improving system effectiveness in delivering ever increasing customer value and productivity. Only then should investment in technology occur. Effectiveness first, then selective investment in technology where appropriate, in a never-ending process of innovation, knowledge creation, continuous improvement and value creation. 

Doing so generates much needed financial and human capital and improves operational and financial performance, allowing the organization to leap ahead of the competition and establish sustainable competitiveness in the process. To achieve this, a transformation in thinking and behaviour is required.

Through industry experts, this symposium will outline an approach to improving system effectiveness through improved operational and financial performance, productivity, and increased customer value delivery. Topics to be covered include:

- System thinking.
- Understanding variation. 
- Value Stream Mapping project presentations.
- Organizational knowledge creation and innovation.
- Human behaviour and effective leadership.

Schedule of Events

Register Here

Last day to register Monday, October 15, 2018

Registration fees:

Early Bird Registration (Before Sept 10, 2018) - $295 
Registration (After Sept 10, 2018) - $395
Group Registration (After Sept 10, 2018 First registration is $395, each additional from your organization is $295)

Individual Academic Registration - $75

Individual Student Registration - $50 

Conestoga College
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4
Doon Campus
B Wing
Blue Room (1B18)