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Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

03-29-06

Contacts:

Michael Crum, College of Business, (515) 294-8105

Dan Ryan, College of Business, (515) 294-5800

Dan Kuester, News Service, (515) 294-0704

Iowa State to host supply chain management conference

AMES, Iowa -- National leaders in supply chain management are speaking at Iowa State University as part of the 14th Voorhees Business Conference on Friday, April 7 at the Scheman Building.

ISU's College of Business hosts the conference, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and allows participants to hear from leaders in the supply chain management field.

Cost for the conference is $150. Iowa State business students can attend free of charge; the cost for non-business ISU students and students from other institutions is only $25. All participants must register. The conference costs include a full day of speakers, conference materials, and lunch.

The keynote speaker for the event is Mary Bell, chairman and president of Caterpillar Logistics Services and vice president of Caterpillar, Inc. Her speech is titled "Cat Logistics: Making Progress Possible." She will highlight how Cat Logistics delivers parts to the farthest reaches of the world, fulfills needs to help recovery from catastrophic events and gets results from industry partnerships.

Other Voorhees Conference speakers include:

  • Roger Vincent, senior vice president of supply chain at Wells' Dairy, Inc., "Radio Frequency Identification in an Extreme Environment."
  • Ann Ackerson, director of global supply management at Honeywell Building solutions, "Honeywell's Supply Chain: Technology's Impact on Success."
  • Kevin Brady, owner and president of Satellite Logistics Group, "The Collaborative Supply Chain Model."

"This conference will give logistics and supply chain professionals an insightful look at how leaders in the field are accomplishing great things," said Michael Crum, associate dean at the College of Business. "The diversity and achievements of our speakers guarantee that everyone who comes will benefit."

To register, or for information, call (515) 294-3656, e-mail business@iastate.edu or visit www.bus.iastate.edu/voorhees.

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National leaders in supply chain management will speak at the 14th Voorhees Business Conference on Friday, April 7, at the Scheman Building.