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Oklahoma State University Supply Chain Symposium provides insights into industry trends

Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Spears School of Business and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) is set to host the Supply Chain Symposium on May 4 at the Hamm Institute for American Energy in Oklahoma City.

The OSU Supply Chain Symposium will cover automations and the supply chain — future and present trends, data analytics, and Oklahoma’s supply chain initiatives while gaining insights into strategies and best practices from experts in the supply chain industry.

Speakers include:

  • David Ankenman, Penske Logistics LLC
  • Kedar Adavadkar, Oracle
  • Heather McDowell, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
  • Jennifer Springer, director of business recruitment, Dept. of Commerce
  • Dave Rowland, CEO, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

"We are excited to partner with CEAT to host the OSU Supply Chain Symposium in May,” said Dr. Ken Eastman, dean of Spears Business. “The symposium’s goal is to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of supply chain management trends, and the tools needed to address industry challenges. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for enhancing customer satisfaction, reducing costs and improving operational efficiency."

Dr. Paul Tikalsky, dean of CEAT echoed Eastman’s statement.

“Supply chain management and resilience has been recognized as the linchpin of successful businesses,” Tikalsky said. “Whether they are in manufacturing, services, energy, aerospace or health care, supply chain is the cornerstone of continuous operation.

“Partnering between Spears Business and CEAT at Oklahoma State’s Supply Chain Symposium will assist companies and managers to understand and optimize the role of engineering, economics, transportation networks and domestic production to build resilient and sustainable supply chains for your company.”

Event registration is now open and costs $200. Visit the website,, for more information and to register for the event.   

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