The Global Supply Chain in a Flat World

Venue: Omni Parker Hotel

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 24, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 26, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jun 15, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: May 01, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 30, 2006
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Globalisation has led to emergence of new organization – the globally integrated organization. New markets and models are emerging. There is a wave of sustainable entrepreneurship which assesses sustainable supply chain practices. New destinations are emerging as potential sources of procurement. There is a need to assess these new opportunities for their long term viability. The conference aims to explore innovations for “end to end” flow in the world-wide supply chain. The participants can carry with themselves a “Blue Print for Global Connectivity.”

Who should attend?
The event targets both the practitioners, academics, researchers, entrepreneurs and consulting firms. The event will be a blend of both academic and corporate presentations. There would be outstanding plenary sessions delineating the supply chain practices and cutting edge academic presentations as well.

Conference Tracks

Track 1 Innovation in Supply Chain Strategies
This track would explore the sources of innovation in supply chain practices. This session assess both the practices and theoretical underpinnings. Innovations in structure, alliances, procurement and logistics could be explored, Disruptions and disruptive approaches, Innovations in free flow from end to end. Benchmarking studies in innovation are welcome.

Track 2 Measurement and benchmarking
Which models could be utilized to track performance of supply chain practices? How could business processes be improved? Case studies on turnaround management in supply chain area are welcome.

Track 3 Organization Structure and Processes
Emergence of global firms, redefining power and control relationships in supply chain practices, managing global suppliers, localization versus globalization approach, emerging structures for managing global supply chains, importance of virtual teams.

Track 4 Technology and e- procurement
Emerging technologies for global procurement, limitations and strengths, internet and challenges for supply chain practices, leveraged procurement, strategic alliances, case studies and benchmarking studies on e – procurement.Quality issues , ownership of IP.

Track 5 Emerging Challenges

Emerging models, human resource management, technology diffusion, sustainable development, emerging destinations for procurement, recycling of rejects, Role of ‘Green’ in supply chain management- Will it cause a shift? Supply chain and counterfeiting of drugs, FDA and its impact on Global Supply Chain, Biotech, GSC offshoring.

Track 5 Logistics
Challenges, Role and contribution to business performance, cases of excellence, handling of hazardous materials.

Track 6 Financial Aspects and Economic Scenario
Supply chain and financial industry, How Wall Street values global supply chain performance and valuation? Is cost really an only challenge? How foreign ownership of ports and docks affect the supply and flow of goods? Legal and taxation aspects, GSC as an entrepreneurial activity, Risk and rewards of adopting GSC.


Additional Information

Deadlines Submission of abstract May 1, 2006 Communication of acceptance of abstracts May 15, 2006 Submission of paper June 30, 2006 Communication of acceptance of paper July 15, 2006 Revised paper submission July 25, 2006 Abstracts and Papers from India and Asia, Australia , Africa, Europe could be submitted to Papers from US, Canada, South America and other countries could be submitted to Dr Sushil Bhatia at Participation Fees US and other countries $950 India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Africa $250 Early Bird Registration (before June 15, 2006) US and other countries $850 India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Africa $200