“Supply Chain Digital Transformation” to be Addressed at USC Forum

This event is a result of a joint effort by US Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and USC to create a platform for collaboration.

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The rise in globalization over the last quarter century has paved the way for impressive improvements of physical product flow in worldwide value chains, observes Nick Vyas, Executive Director of the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management.

“On a parallel path, technology ecosystems have rapidly evolved with the help of speed, storage and communication channels,” he adds. “Unfortunately, these two paths have not intersected gracefully to embrace information flow at the scale of physical network complexities. Industry leaders are expressing prominent and common concerns, ranging from data visibility and integration to enterprise security.”

In an effort to address these concerns, The USC Center for GSCM will be staging “Supply Chain Digital Transformation” (SCDT) next month. This is a forum for stakeholders from industry, public policy, academia and innovators to step out of their respective silos to work together on digitizing the supply chain.

This event is a result of a joint effort by US Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and to create a platform for collaboration.

A one-day symposium on November 18 will feature keynote speaker presentations, panel sessions, networking activities and exhibition. The conference will include a networking breakfast, luncheon and a closing reception.

SCDT will hold a 24-hour hackathon on November 19-20 for teams of start-up and student developers to create new applications and solutions. Cash prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded at the end of the competition.

For more details: Visit the event page here


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Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson

Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor specializing in international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He is based in San Francisco, where he provides a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. He may be reached at his downtown office: [email protected].

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