Fusion 2018: People + Process + Technology

Stay current with the ever-changing world of supply chain management!

May 3rd and 4th at Marriott at Grand National, Opelika, AL

2nd Annual SCM Fusion Symposium

Thursday, May 3
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CDT

Join us for an information packed forum on supply chain trends and issues. Similar to our inaugural event, we are scheduling an all-star list of speakers to provide great insights on the critical issues that affect company success. It will be a thought-provoking daylong program on the links between technology adoption, talent management, and supply chain success. 13th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic

Friday, May 4
8:00 a.m. CDT shotgun start

The 13th annual ASCMA Scholarship Golf Classic is a great way to conclude the symposium. The Texas scramble format keeps it fun and allows the casual golfer to enjoy a low stress event. Event proceeds support career development opportunities for Auburn University SCM students. This year’s venue is the Lakes Course at the Robert Trent Jones Grand National complex.


Thursday, May 3

9:00 AM
9:30 AM
Welcome: Creating the Supply Chain Success Formula: People + Process + Technology
Brian Gibson, Executive Director, Center For Supply Chain Innovation, Auburn
9:45 AM
Keynote: Integrating Bricks and Clicks
Ben Cook, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Sam’s Club, Walmart
10:30 AM
Panel: Harnessing Disruptive Technologies for Supply Chain Excellence
Industry experts will share their insights
11:30 AM
Lunch: Networking Roundtable Lunch, sponsored by: P&S Transportation
Join a focused conversation on your supply chain interest area
12:45 PM
Interview: The Logistics of Game Day: A Look Inside & Outside the Stadium
Dana Marquez, Associate Athletic Director Equipment Operations, Auburn
Michael Otwell, Founder, The Tailgate Guys
1:30 PM
Keynote: Technology: Supply Chain Game Changer?
Sally Miller, Chief Information Officer, DHL Supply Chain
2:15 PM
Break: Networking and Refreshments
Sponsored by: DHL Supply Chain
2:45 PM
Panel: Understanding Supply Chain Talent Dynamics
Industry experts will share their insights
3:45 PM
Keynote: Thinking Forward: Supply Chain Macro Trends
Kelly Hodges, Vice President Enterprise Account Sales, UPS
4:30 PM
Conclusion: Putting the Fusion 2018 Insights into Practice
4:45 PM
Reception: Networking Reception with Event Speakers and Attendees
Sponsored by: Buddy Moore Trucking Company, Green Mountain Technology, & Burris Logistics

Date: May 3 - 4, 2018
Event Schedule: Fusion 2018 Program [PDF]

Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National
3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail
Opelika, Alabama 36801 Reserve your room

$300 – Symposium and Golf
$200 – Symposium only
$150 – Golf only
Use Promo Code ATAC at checkout for a 10% discount.


For more information about this course Contact:

Brian Gibson; 334.844.2460; brian.gibson@auburn.eduu