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"Supply Chain Management in the Age of Information and Automation" Half-day Seminar

September 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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"Supply Chain Management in the Age of Information and Automation" Half-day Seminar

The world is fast-changing. Information systems, automation and robotics are infiltrating every sector of the supply chain in our “information world”. There is a movement to increase the value of services by increasing their efficiency and effectiveness. The supply chain professionals must adapt to the new age of information and automation. Dr. Dean proposes the only way for the “Supply Chain Professional of the Future” to do this is by identifying and utilizing expertise to cut cost and dominantly increase performance. The new way is called the Best Value Approach. He proposes that experts think less and make minimal decisions, resulting in cost and schedule savings. They can see from beginning to end, and assist those stakeholders who cannot see upfront, to see into the future which results in the minimization of risk.

The “Supply Chain Professional of the Future” is a different paradigm from the traditional supply chain professional. They affect the entire supply chain by bringing efficiency, simplicity and transparency to an organization. The Supply Chain Professional of the Future must learn the new paradigm, vocabulary and actions to adapt to the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to reduce organizational costs by up to 30%, while increasing the value and quality of services received.
  • Learn how to use performance metrics to ensure buy-in at all levels of an organization.
  • Learn the new Supply Chain paradigm and how to increase their capability.
  • earn how to increase their impact on their organization, by minimizing the amount of information that they need to know.
  • Learn how to take more of a leadership role in a company and become part of the C-suite.

Speaker Bio

Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE, IFMA Fellow Director, Adjunct Professor, Professional Engineer Adjunct Professor at SKEMA Business School
Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG) CIB W117 Performance Measurement in Construction

World renowned researcher in best value. Dr. Dean has developed a “hands off” approach to managing contractors or vendors in any industry. His concept is contrary to the traditional procurement management model. It reduces the transactions of every participant and forces a "win-win" relationship. His program educates and assists partners in becoming a more efficient organization through measurement, accountability and transparency. He is the creator of the Best Value Approach (BVA).

Dr. Kashiwagi has presented at 130+ national and international, and 100+ conference meetings. He has been in the industry for 25+ years researching and developing a project management technology that has been tested 2000+ times totaling $6.6 Billion ($4.4 Billion in construction projects and $2.2B in non- construction projects) with a 98% success rate since 1994 in 7 different countries and 32 states. It is the most licensed technology at Arizona State University with 60 licenses. Dr. Kashiwagi has published 270+ publications and journal papers on his research. His many achievements include 2012 Dutch Sourcing Award for best overall procurement effort and operational excellence, 2011 Silver Award from NASPO, and 2009 Excellence Educator Award for his numerous accomplishments in education and research (established Best Value programs at six universities around the world). He is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award due to the establishment of a state-of-the-art procurement process and project management research and practices with the people of Botswana, Africa.

Dean’s groundbreaking best value PIPS and PIRMS Model was also integrated into a graduate program at ASU. Dean was instrumental in the investment of US$100 million at ASU when they adapted the Best Value PIPS and PIRMS in their service agreements. A powerful force in the Netherlands in which impacted the way the Netherlands government buys construction and now services in their country (first tests were on 1.5B Euros infrastructure project). He continues to educate and prepare the next generation of professionals. Prior to ASU, Dean was a Project Engineer for the US Air Force during his 14 years of military service. He is married to his beautiful wife, Judy Kashiwagi, and is the father of 8 children.

Time: 8 am - 12 pm

Attendees receive 4 CEHs.


$75.00 Member

$100.00 Guest