Neeley School Supply and Value Chain Center

Fall Executive Forum


Friday, November 2, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center
TCU Campus

Supply Chain Talent Development

Employees are one of the largest budget lines for an organization and high turnover can grow this number significantly. That, coupled with the scarcity of employees with a Supply Chain education and experience, make talent development a “Must Do” for supply chain organizations. Hear from the experts how supply chain staff are being developed into top performing individuals that contribute significantly to their organization’s bottom line.


Giguere_Mike Mr. Mike Giguere
Partner and Leader of Supply Chain, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mike is a Partner and leader of PwC’s Supply Chain and is based in Dallas. Mike has over 24 years combined industry and consulting experience, specializing in operations performance enhancement, supply chain optimization, pre-transaction due diligence, post-merger integration and divestitures. He is experienced in a broad range of operational areas including operational analysis and benchmarking, strategic sourcing, supply chain and contract management, cost management, distribution, logistics and Lean principles. Mike has completed a significant number of enterprise improvement initiatives for many global clients across multiple industry sectors as well as, completed over 175 operations and technology due diligence efforts. While in industry, he led a combined total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities while having total operational responsibility. He has helped improve the performance of companies while serving in both industry and the professional services field.



Mr. Jim Blaeser
Publisher, American Shipper

Jim Blaeser is publisher of American Shipper, the leading b-to-b media covering international transportation and logistics management. In his role he is responsible for the company’s commercial activity including sales, marketing, alliances and business development. He also authors the magazine’s monthly Shipper’s IT column and primary research studies. He joined American Shipper as publisher in January 2007. Prior to that he helped build Retail Systems Alert Group’s research practice now RSR Research. Previously he was vice president of business development at Aberdeen Group, a Boston-based research company. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on international marketing from the Zicklin School of Business at City University of New York, Baruch College. He is currently enrolled in Georgia Tech’s Executive Masters International Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy program class of 2013.


Lee Rick Mr. Rick Lee
Director, Technology Products Sourcing
IBM Integrated Supply Chain

During Rick’s 31 years with IBM, he has held Executive and Management positions over a broad range of missions, including:  Executive Leadership for each of IBM’s Software, Services and Hardware Procurement functions. 


Cost to Attend:
Basic Registration -- $35
SVCC Sponsors -- $20
TCU Students, Faculty & Staff -- Complimentary

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