Lean Executives to Share Expertise at CSCMP’s Southern California Roundtable’s 2013 Leadership Summit

CSCMP125Lombard, Illinois USA (March 11, 2013) –The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’  (CSCMP) Southern California Roundtable, in conjunction with the USC Marshall Center for Global Logistics and Supply Chain, will host its sixth annual Lean Leadership Summit, April 24-25, 2013, at the Kellogg West Conference Center at Cal Poly Pomona, California.

John Shook, chairman and chief executive officer of the Lean Enterprise Institute and author of Managing to Learn will keynote the event. Shook was the first American manager hired by Toyota in Japan and is credited with helping the company bring the lean model to North America. Other noted experts scheduled to speak include Luc Hooybergs, general manager, Nike EMEA Distribution; Ron Briskie, vice president, supply chain and operations, Avery Dennison Office & Consumer Products; Christina Saint Martin, vice president performance excellence, Stanford Hospital and Clinics; Eric Fillion, director business aircraft for Bombardier Aerospace; and Jeff Jagiela, director of transportation and logistics services at Pfizer. 

“We’re seeing an explosion of interest in lean–especially in healthcare, financial services, supply chain, product development, and other nonmanufacturing areas,” said Bob Bennett, Lean Leadership Summit program chair, retired Toyota group vice president, and president of Lean Consulting Associates, LLC. “The other trend is the recognition that improving the links and collaboration between all of the supply chain, or value stream functions, is the only way to achieve and sustain world-class performance. This requires leaders like the ones who will be presenting at our summit who have proven track records in Lean System Thinking by transforming their operations and inspiring their team members to create competitive advantage to grow their businesses.”

The summit will begin at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24 with an executive reception and scholarship fundraiser where attendees will have an opportunity to meet the speakers and network. Registration for the reception is separate from the summit, with the proceeds going to CSCMP’s Southern California Roundtable scholarships for university students enrolled in supply chain management programs.

The event officially kicks off on April 25 with a continental breakfast and networking, and features a full day of lean presentations that include time for questions and answers in each session. Shook will speak at the luncheon, and the day will conclude with a networking reception. Summit sponsors and their displays will provide additional learning opportunities throughout the event.

Seating for the summit is limited to 250 attendees. Additional details and registration information are available at http://www.leanleadershipsummit.com. For group rates, contact Bob Bennett at bob.bennett@leanconsultingassociates.com. Companies interested in event or student sponsorship should contact Phil Ramsdale at pramsdale@tsllc.com.
Discounted hotel rates are available for reservations made at the Kellogg West Conference Center Lodge before March 31, 2013.
About CSCMP 

Since 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With more than 9,000 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 62 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management. Visit http://socalcscmp.org for more information about CSCMP’s California Roundtable.

For more information, contact:


Madeleine Miller-Holodnicki, ABC

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140

Lombard, Illinois 60148-5617 USA


SOURCE: Submitted by CSCMP

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