Business Advisory Committee - Fall 2011 Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2011: Workshop and Lecture



2:00 - 5:00 pm

BAC Workshop: "Improving the Customer Experience in Travel and Transportation Using Information Technology"

Cocktails, Dinner, & Lecture

5:00 PM

Reception and Cocktails

6:00 PM

Dinner - Atrium Dining Room

7:30 PM

After dinner Presentation:

Inaugural Leon N. Moses Distinguished Lecture

Speaker: Robert J. Gordon, Stanley G. Harris Professor in the Social Sciences, Northwestern University

Wednesday, October 26, 2011: BAC Meeting

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Location: The Transportation Center, Chambers Hall, 600 Foster St.



7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast and Reception at the Transportation Center

8:00 AM

Call to Order & Opening Comments - BAC Chair Justin Zubrod presiding

8:10 AM

Welcome by Dean Julio Ottino

8:15 AM

Director's Report - Hani Mahmassani - followed by discussion

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8:30 AM

BAC Membership Committee Report & Discussion - led by BAC Chair 

8:45 AM

New Members Introductions

9:00 AM

Sourcing:  On-Shoring, Near-Shoring  & Managing  Disruptions Risks in the Supply-Chain

9:45 AM


10:15 AM

State of Manufacturing in the United States in the Context of Global Manufacturing

11:15 AM

Research Updates

11:30 AM

Comments by Dean of the Kellogg School of Management – Sally Blount

11:45 AM

Oil and Transportation

  • Fuel Price Management in a Volatile Environment - Jon Efken, Bank of America Global Commodities
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  • Implications of Crude Oil Price to Supply Chain Network Decisions - Michael Watson, PhD, IBM ILOG Supply Chain Applications
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12:45 AM

Closing Comments – Meeting Adjournment & Introduction of the Transportation Students

1:00 PM

Buffet Luncheon with Transportation Students