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PDM: Blockchain in the Supply Chain

January 17, 2018
5:30 PM CST - 8:30 PM CST
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Courtyard Banquets - Warrenville
3s200 State Route 59
Warrenville, IL 60555
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As presented at the APICS 2017 International Conference

Blockchain is one of the newest technologies for use in managing complex, multinational supply chains.  Blockchain technology can offer an elegant -- and relatively inexpensive -- solution to some of the complicated problems facing supply chain managers. 

This presentation will help participants understand the basics of Blockchain technology and how to implement it, while presenting examples that illustrate where it can provide a powerful mechanism to streamline complex processes. Specific examples meaningful to supply chain managers will be provided.

The presentation will discuss situations where blockchain may not be the most appropriate solution, while proposing blockchain as a solution for some of the most intractable problems (e.g. conflict minerals, counterfeit products) facing supply chain managers.


5:30pm - Networking
6:15pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Presentation
8:15pm - Announcements
8:30pm - Adjourn

Our Speaker:  Quentin Samelson, Sr Managing Consultant, IBM
Quentin specializes in Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management and Procurement with a focus on applying IT and B2B technologies to those processes. A degreed electrical engineer and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, he has over 25 years of domestic and international operations experience at several global electronics corporations, including Nokia and Motorola. He has successfully implemented a variety of advanced Supply Chain process and technology improvement initiatives to improve operational performance and save substantial amounts for large multinational organizations. He is a senior supply chain consultant at IBM Global Business Services, working in their Electronics Center of Competence.  


$30.00 Members
$25.00 Earlybird rate before January 12

$45.00 Non-Members
$40.00 Earlybird rate before January 12

$10.00 Full-Time Students
$5.00 Earlybird rate before January 12