Mike Molnar to deliver keynote at MIT forum

US chief manufacturing officer will discuss President Obama’s proposed manufacturing initiative at MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation.


The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation today announced that Mike Molnar, chief manufacturing officer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will deliver the keynote at the forum’s March 28 conference, "Global Supply Chain Strategy: Outsourcing, Re-shoring and Near-shoring."

Molnar’s keynote, “Designing the Future of US Manufacturing; Creating Sustainable Innovation Hubs,” will focus on the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and its regional components, an initiative proposed by President Obama that aims to create the “partnership space” for U.S.-based manufacturing.

This one-day executive conference, in partnership with the Fishman Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management at the Wharton School, will focus on global supply chains that are operated by multinational manufacturing companies, including original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and lower tier suppliers. The emphasis will be on issues associated with the sourcing of manufacturing.

MIT Professor David Simchi-Levi, founder of the forum, says, “We are very pleased to have the support of the Chief Manufacturing Officer and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.”

To register for the March 28 conference at the MIT Faculty Club, please visit the website of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation.

The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation is a community composed of academics and industry members whose support allows forum researchers to provide customer-focused solutions to design and manage the new supply chain. The Forum has pioneered a deeper understanding of the supply chain and its relationship to corporate strategy and has broad support from a wide cross-section of industry.

For more information, please contact:

Leslie Sheppard, Chief Strategy Officer
Email: Lsheppar@mit.edu
Tel: 617-500-5274


Topics: Supply chains, Civil and environmental engineering, Industry, Manufacturing, Special events and guest speakers

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