TU Supply Chain Management Forum to focus on globalization
Industry leaders from throughout region will provide insight at May 17 event
TOWSON, Md. (May 15, 2012)—Towson University’s College of Business and Economics and the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland will jointly host Supply Chain 2020, a supply chain management forum, on Thursday, May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Village Commons Ballroom C. The forum will focus on emerging opportunities and challenges of globalization of the industry.
“With the increasing complexity of today’s global supply chain, along with the expansion of new and emerging markets like China, it’s more important than ever for companies to seek ways to improve supply chain efficiency and ultimately their bottom line,” says Tobin Porterfield, TU’s supply chain management program director and conference moderator.
Topics include the impact of the expansion of the Panama Canal in 2014 and the need for specialized professionals to monitor, run and innovate supply chains. Panel members include leaders from Lion Brothers, Port of Baltimore, Baltimore Gas and Electric, UPS Chesapeake District, McCormick, TBB Global Logistics and CECOM Business Solutions.