16th Annual TCU Supply Chain Conference
Transforming your Global Supply Chain – Visualizing the Possible
April 3-4, 2018


Tuesday, April 3
Brown-Lupton University Union, Ballroom, Third Floor
2901 Stadium Drive

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Registration and Networking
Please register and setup computers for the workshop

BLUU Ballroom


1:00 – 1:10 p.m.

Greetings and Welcome
Greetings from the Center and Welcome our Workshop Guests

BLUU Ballroom
Mr. Dave Malenfant
Dr. Morgan Swink


1:10 – 4:00 p.m.

Workshop with ESRI
During this interactive workshop, conference participants will examine how global complexity and market dynamics are putting unprecedented pressures on supply chain operations, and how intelligence helps companies to visualize and analyze supply chain strengths and weaknesses to improve business continuity and advance new supply chain capabilities

  • Visualize a global operating picture with live feeds
  • Trace products from raw materials through distribution
  • Monitor and track assets throughout the network
  • Analyze market performance and identify service gaps

Ms. Cindy Elliott
Mr. Martin Paz


4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Experiencing the Global Supply Chain First Hand
A panel discussion with some of our MBA and MS-SCM students who have traveled abroad as part of the "Experience Abroad." They will talk about their experiences and how it has changed their perspective of Supply Chain.

Mr. Dave Malenfant, Facilitator
Mr. Matthew Stratton
Mr. Everett Betts
Mr. Landon Sparks


5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

ReceptionMeet and Greet
Join us for a reception and meet the MBA and undergraduate supply chain faculty and students.
BLUU Beck/Geren

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Reception with Supply Chain Associations
A reception in collaboration with the ISM-FW, CSCMP Roundtable and GFW APICS
BLUU Beck/Geren
BLUU Ballroom C&D

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner and Introductions
Opening introductions and the start of plated dinner prior to our speaker

Mr. Steve Ballenger

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Mayor Jeff Williams
Hear from the Mayor of the 50th largest city in the United States – Arlington, Texas and growing fast.

Mr. Jeff Williams
8:00 p.m. End of Day

Wednesday, April 4
Brown-Lupton University Union, Ballroom, Third Floor
2901 Stadium Drive


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Networking

BLUU Ballroom

8:45 – 8:50 a.m.

Greetings and Welcome
Greetings from the Center for Supply Chain Innovation (CSCI)
The role of CSCI as the NEXUS for Business, Students and Faculty.

Dr. Morgan Swink


8:50 – 8:55 a.m.

A Message from the Dean
A message on what is happening at TCU and Neeley

Dr. Homer Erekson

8:55 – 9:00 a.m. Introduction of our Speaker Mr. Steve Boecking

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Beyond Border, Beyond Politics – The Future of Trade
Hear from the North American Strategy for Competitiveness on the future of trade for the US in light of the current environment. How do we continue to do business globally?

Ms. Tiffany Melvin

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break


10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Panel: Managing Trade Compliance in the Global Supply Chain.
Facilitated by Sandra Fallgatter, Senior Director Trade Compliance for JC Penney
What is happening with import and export trade? How do we ensure that we stay compliant to new trade barriers and the impact on your Global Supply Chain?

Ms. Sandra Fallgatter, JCP
Mr. Greg Malter, Expeditors
Mr. David McCanlas, CPB
Ms. Belinda Bathie, Michaels


11:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

Managing Visibility of Risk in your Global Supply Chain

The evolution of e-commerce has been accelerating exponentially over the last five years. With the ability for consumers to order anything from anywhere using a smartphone, Americans are now spending over $200 billion annually online. This is challenging retailers to keep up with the demand, and without their own transportation fleets, they must rely on third-party, supply chain providers to get merchandise to their customers.  It is now conceivable for a parcel to touch numerous companies and span multiple countries before reaching the end consumer. With each touch point in the supply chain creates a greater risk for loss. In this session, Glenn Master will examine the challenges companies now face with these ever-growing exposures and ways to mitigate these losses.

Mr. Glenn Master, Co-founder, 
International Supply Chain 
Protection Organization


11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

The Global Supply Chain – Visualize the Impact of Talent and Innovation on our Global Business
Hear how we can unlock our potential for continued economic strength and Global success through innovation, talent and technology.

Mr. Albert Shen, Senior Advisor
Toyota Mobility Foundation

12:30 –  12:45 p.m. Thank you and General Discussion
A special thanks for joining us and wrap-up. What is on your mind?

Mr. Dave Malenfant


12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Meet and Greet
Enjoy a light lunch while you meet students, faculty and business partner and learn from each other. 

BLUU Ballroom