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AWESOME announces leaders serving as panelists in CSCMP sessions

Panelists for two sessions at the CSCMP conference Sept. 24-27 involving leading women in supply chain have been announced. In the Mega Session powered by AWESOME at 8:30 am on Sept. 27 — Innovation in the Supply Chain: Perspectives from Leading Executives — panel members will include Wendy Herrick, Vice President Supply Chain GTM US, Unilever; Michelle Livingstone, Vice President, Transportation, for The Home Depot; and Barbara Schwarzentraub, Director Global Supply Chain and Operations, Caterpillar. Additional panelists may be announced soon. REGISTER now for the conference using AWESOME’s promotion code EDGE17-AWS.*

Heather Sheehan, AWESOME’s Director of Member Engagement and Sponsorships, will serve as moderator for the Mega Session discussion. Find more details about AWESOME events.

Panelists also have been announced for the Women at Work session sponsored by Penn State Executive programs from 3:15-5:30 on September 24. The interactive discussion focusing on managing conflict in work situations will feature panelists Stephanie Miles, Senior Vice President, Commercial Services, Amber Road, and Donna Palumbo, Senior Manager, Innovation Sourcing, Johnson& Johnson. Donna previously served as a panelist at the 2015 AWESOME Symposium.

Moderator of the interactive Women at Work session is Elizabeth “Ellie” Weldon, Professor of Management, Executive Education with Impact, Penn State University.

Description of the Mega Session: “Learn from successful senior executives about building and leading innovative, agile supply chains. Technology disruptors, rapidly-changing customer preferences, social media, and other forces create challenges and opportunities requiring companies to adapt their production and supply chain capabilities. This session will answer questions such as: How are organizations transforming their supply chains for innovation and agility? What major technology and other disruptors are forcing changes in supply chain strategies? How can supply chain leaders be catalysts for innovation and improved top-line and bottom-line performance?”

Description of the Women at Work session: “Organizations are becoming ever more flat and networked, making the ability to manage social relationships a vital skill for successful leaders. With so many stakeholders, particularly in the supply chain organization, conflict is common, but does not need to impede progress. Analyzing a potential conflict in advance will help you deal with it more effectively. Hot buttons that often provoke unanticipated conflict can learn to be managed. This workshop-style event will provide ways to anticipate, plan, and react more effectively to unforeseen conflicts in every day work situations.” 

CSCMP Conference discount for AWESOME

The CSCMP early bird registration discount has expired, but the AWESOME discount is still valid. As a member or friend of AWESOME, register before August 31 and use this promotion code: EDGE17-AWS. You’ll receive $300 off the regular conference rate.*

* Special AWESOME promotion expires August 31, 2017. Offer excludes Student, Young Professional, Educator, Corporate, Official EDGE Speakers, and Supply Chain Exchange registration types. Offer cannot be used to register for the Academic Research Symposium. Offer limited to one per customer and account. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers. Offer is nontransferable and may not be resold.

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