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Public-private collaboration at center of Supply Chain Innovation Summit

Friday, August 21, 2015

Frank Provenzano

Two-day meeting Aug. 30-31 at Ford Conference Center




LANSING, Mich. – Innovation is woven into the cultural fabric of Michigan. Nowhere is the mastery of the many innovations in logistics and supply chain management more apparent than in the home of the automotive industry.

On Aug. 30-31, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation brings together the spirit of innovation with experts offering practical advice and knowledge of the ever-changing areas of logistics planning, warehousing, distribution, inventory management, production forecasting, staff optimization and data integration.

MEDC is sponsor along with Prima Civitas of the two-day gathering, “Michigan Supply Chain Innovation Summit” at the Ford Conference and Event Center in Dearborn.

“Collaboration between public and private sectors leads to better communications and more responsive economic policy,” said MEDC CEO Steve Arwood. “Specifically, industry and government working together will create a more proactive approach to global competition and challenges.”

Keynote speakers include James Blanchard, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada and former Michigan Governor; David Closs, Professor and Chair of Supply Chain Management Department, Michigan State University; and, Ermal Faulkner, Director of Purchasing, Americas, Ford Motor Company.

For more speaker information, program details and online registration, please visit MICHIGAN SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT.

Pure Michigan is a brand representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy. Currently, there are more than 94,000 jobs listed on MiTalent.org

For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit michiganbusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org.

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