LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) Southern California Roundtable, in conjunction with the USC Marshall Center for Global Logistics and Supply Chain, will host its sixth annual Lean Leadership Summit, May 21 and 22, 2014 at the Kellogg West Conference Center at Cal Poly Pomona, California.
Gary L. Convis, former Executive VP of Manufacturing USA and first non-Japanese Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation, will keynote the event. His more than four-decade career, including 20 years in plant management at General Motors and Ford, CEO of Dana Holding Corporation, and COO for Bloom Energy make him the world's leading executive expert in managing large supply chains in a collaborative Lean System Thinking manner. In his keynote, Gary will explain senior management's role and optimal approaches for driving supply chain collaboration, and share lessons learned along his career path.
Other experts scheduled to speak at the summit include Shirley H. Weber, Administrative Director, Laboratory Services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and Katie Abbott, Senior Program Manager at the hospital's South Bay Cancer Center. Also slated to present will be Jeff Koga, Associate Vice President, Call-to-Resolution Enterprise Value Stream, of the Oshkosh Corporation; Doug Formby, Vice President, Production Control, Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing North America; Brad Scroggin, Group Director, Automotive Industry Group for the Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) business segment of Ryder System, Inc.
"This event is focused on providing today's supply chain professionals with interactive learning on the most important requirements of a world-class supply chain: cross-organizational collaboration and cooperation," said Bob Bennett, Lean Leadership Summit program chair, president of Lean Consulting Associates, LLC, and retired Toyota group vice president. "That's why we have gathered together executives from key supply chain positions in highly-regarded companies to explain how they engaged all supply chain functions and partners to achieve business success, and how attendees can do the same.
The summit will begin at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 21, with an executive reception and scholarship fundraiser at which attendees will have opportunities to meet the speakers one on one. Additional details and registration information are available at http://www.leanleadershipsummit.com. For group rates, contact Kimberly Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Companies interested in event or student sponsorship should contact Kent Hindes at email@example.com.
SOURCE Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals