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U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative Dialogue on Next Generation Supply Networks and Logistics

When: February 28-29, 2012
Where: Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
84 Fifth St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308-1031
T: 404-385-6203
Chairs: G.P. “Bud” Peterson, President, Georgia Institute of Technology
Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness

Day 1: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2:00 pm Registration and Networking

3:00 pm Welcome

3:15 pm Presentation: “MAKE: An American Manufacturing Movement”

3:35 pm Presentation: “Manufacturing’s Wake Up Call”

4:05 pm Presentation: Ensuring Productivity, Energy Efficiency & Infrastructure for U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

4:25 pm Presentation: Driving Economic Growth through Transportation

4:45 pm Presentation: Establishing Efficient, High-Capacity, Intermodal Freight Rail Systems

5:05 pm Dialogue: Achieving Manufacturing Competitiveness with Integrated Supply Chain Networks and Systems

6:00 pm Networking Reception


Day 2: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

8:00 am Networking Breakfast

8:30 am Welcome and Overview

8:40 am Presentation: Navigating the Capacity Crunch

9:00 am Presentation: Synchronizing U.S. Manufacturers with Suppliers & Customers and Improving Supply Chain Resiliency

9:20 am Dialogue: Optimizing Supplier Networks and Outbound Logistics for Strategic Advantage

9:45 am Networking Break

10:00 am Dialogue: Leveraging Regional Logistics Infrastructure & Resources for Competitive Advantage in Manufacturing

10:45 am Presentation: Combining Innovation and Flexibility Across the Entire Global Logistics Pipeline

11:05 am Presentation: Building Next Generation Air Cargo Hubs

11:25 am Dialogue: Increasing the Global Competitiveness of Manufacturing Firms through Shipping Excellence

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Dialogue: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of Developing our Nation’s Infrastructure

1:30 pm Dialogue: Educating the Best and Brightest for Full Life Cycle Production Management

2:00 am Presentation: Growing the Manufacturing Base – What Can States Do?

2:20 pm Presentation: Incorporating Supplier Networks and Manufacturing Operations through End-to-End Business Processes

2:40 pm Wrap-up & Closing Remarks,

3:00 pm Adjourn