Denver is experiencing two great transformations today: one, it is becoming a growing and critical supply chain hub in the U.S. due to a growing population and commercial base. Second, the supply chain system itself is rapidly transforming due to factors such as its digitization, Amazon, Smart Cities, technology, and the need for greater sustainability. Both of these transformations are driving significant change to the Denver Metro area in expected and unexpected ways, both good and bad. In this discussion, the topic of supply chain management will be demystified in its relevance to the dynamics of Denver across many industries, such as healthcare, transportation, high-tech, and consumer products, and how we as business professionals can leverage these changes for the betterment of our companies, organizations and communities.
Jack Buffington, professor of supply chain management at the University of Denver, and supply chain leader at MillerCoors is developing a 21st century supply chain management program at DU to link students, industry and community together in a common networked community. In this presentation, Jack will be discussing how the 19th and early 20th century supply chain system of local and regional operations morphed into a global supply chain system of today, but is changing into something very different in the near future.
Jack has held various supply chain, operations, information technology, consulting, and finance leadership roles at MillerCoors, KPMG, and other companies. Buffington obtained a Ph.D. in Industrial Marketing and Supply Chain in 2010 at Lulea University of Technology in Lulea, Sweden, focused on Supply Chain and Material Science, and a post-doctoral at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Jack has published numerous journal articles in various topics related to supply chain, sustainability and innovation, and published six books including his most recent title, “Peak Plastic: The Rise or Fall of our Synthetic World” that is focused on the major environmental and economic issue of a growing use of plastic across the planet.
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