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Chicagoland Supply Chain Forum

Chicago supply chain

Learn how industry professionals are tackling today's supply chain issues at the Chicagoland Supply Chain Forum at DePaul University. Through the day-long forum, you will:

  • Engage with executives representing a range of logistics organizations through a variety of in-depth industry case studies and discussions.
  • Network with other local supply chain professionals to gut check where the local industry is going and gain insights on how the region is effected by national trends.

Join us to harness the brain power and experience of Chicagoland’s supply chain leaders.

When: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26
Where: DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson. Blvd., 8th floor
How much: $100/person; free for students, faculty and staff. All proceeds will be applied to scholarships for DePaul students studying supply chain management.

Forum Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration
8:45 am. Opening Remarks by Dan Heiser, chair, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship | Driehaus College of Business

9 a.m. Panel 1: The Joliet Intermodal Center and Chicagoland Logistics

  • Jim Blackmon

    Moderated by Jim Blackmon
    President | Carry Transit


  • Matt Mullarkey

    Matt Mullarkey
    SVP Strategic Projects & Planning | Centerpoint Properties

  • John E. Greuling

    John E. Greuling
    President & CEO | Will County Center for Economic Development

  • Adam D. Roth

    Adam D. Roth
    EVP | NAI-Hiffman

10 a.m. Coffee break

10:15 a.m. Panel 2: Traceability in Medical Supply Chains

  • Amy J. Papranec

    Moderated by Amy J. Papranec


  • Anurag Jaiswal

    Anurag Jaiswal
    Director of Business Process & Supply Chain Systems |
    University of Chicago Medicine

  • Peter I. Casady

    Peter I. Casady
    Co-founder & CEO | Champion Healthcare Technologies

  • Ricki Wilson

    Ricki Wilson
    Senior Director of Analytics Services | Vizient

11:15 a.m. Networking Lunch

12:30 p.m. Panel 3: Trucking Industry and Technology

  • Al Toliver

    Moderated by Al Toliver
    CLO | Redwood Logistics


  • Chris Pickett

    Chris Pickett
    CSO | Coyote Logistics

  • Robert Nathan

    Robert Nathan
    CEO | Load Delivered Logistics

  • Mark Yeager

    Mark Yeager
    CEO | Redwood Logistics

1:30 p.m. Coffee Break

1:45 p.m. Panel 4: A War for Talent

  • Dalip Raheja

    Moderated by Dalip Raheja
    President & CEO | The MPower Group


  • Doug Waggoner

    Doug Waggoner
    CEO | Echo Global Logistics

  • Cheryl Johnson

    Cheryl Johnson
    CHRO | Echo Global Logistics

  • Anne Kohler

    Anne Kohler
    EVP & COO | The MPower Group

2:45 p.m. Closing remarks by Nezih Altay, associate professor and faculty director of Supply Chain Management Program, Driehaus College of Business
3:15 p.m. Networking Reception


Thanks to our sponsor P.D. Mitchell, Inc. for supporting the forum.

ISM Chicago will grant one Continuing Education Hour(s) (CEH), for each hour of attendance.

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