Next week, this author will be featured in the webcast, The Supply Chain Control Tower, Moving Beyond Just Visibility, which is being jointly sponsored by a newest sponsor, Progress Software, and Supply Chain Management Review. In this webcast, I will speak to the prescribed capabilities of supply chain control towers that can supply-chain wide enhance decision-making, as well as how companies need to properly prepare for their roadmaps and deployments. Thus far, over 300 have registered to hear about this timely topic. The webcast occurs on May 10 at 2pm eastern time, and we welcome all of our readers to register for this complimentary webcast at the following web link.  Supply chin teams who are in the process of either evaluating or deploying supply chain control tower initiatives are welcomed to provide us your direct feedback.

On May 8 and 9, Supply Chain Matters will be attending the MIT Leaders for Global Operations hosted conference, The Future of U.S. Manufacturing in the U.S., being held on the campus of MIT. A number of panel discussions and speakers will address the topics of innovation in manufacturing, workforce needs, and barriers to success in manufacturing. U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson is expected to speak along with Bob King, President, United Auto Workers. Other speakers include senior executives representing Amgen, Boeing, Caterpillar, General Electric, General Motors, Johnson and Johnson, Spirit Aero Systems, among others. Registration is currently closed. We will provide highlights of this important and timely conference later in the week., so stay connected.

Bob Ferrari