November 2021 Meeting
November 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm| $35.00
CHANGES AND TRENDS IMPACTING SUPPLY CHAIN
Join SIMDFW on Monday, November 8th to hear Dave Malenfant. Dave currently serves as Director of Outreach and Partnerships and oversees the Advisory Board for the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Texas Christian University and will speak on Changes and Trends Impacting Supply Chain.
There is no doubt that the Supply Chain is going through major challenges, but how efficient is the supply chain? Where are we on digitizing the integrated supply chain? We will talk about the need for change and the trends that are impacting dramatic changes in the Supply Chain and business in general. We will discuss the technologies necessary for us to be successful. During COVID, we seem to be utilizing technology as the answer to our supply chain problems. Let’s discuss this and get back to basics.
Prior to this appointment, Dave served on the Advisory Board for the center from its inception in 2002. With a passion for talent development and career planning, Dave has helped develop the Executive Apprenticeship Program, judged the LINKS simulation game, and assisted students with internships and case competitions. Dave is also Executive Vice President of Industry Liaison and Talent Development for the BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance) responsible for bringing best practices across the Biotech Industry.
Prior to joining TCU, Dave spent over 35 years in a variety of industry roles. As an entrepreneur, Dave was Co-founder and President of Signature Consultants, Inc., (1973) a business, finance, and economic consulting firm that he ultimately sold in 1993. He created and operated a variety of other businesses that are still profitable in Canada today.
In 1993, Dave joined Alcon Laboratories where he steadily advanced through leadership roles such as Purchasing Manager, Materials Operation Manager, and Global Supply Chain Director before becoming the Vice President of Global Supply Chain in 2005. In this role, Dave provided strategic direction for the company’s Global Supply Chain initiatives and created global centers of excellence for Purchasing, Distribution, Transportation, Customer Service, Sales and Operations Management, Data Management, Graphic Design and Artwork Development, and Product Launches. Dave retired from Alcon in 2014.
Dave is recognized for the creative development of standardized systems and business processes, and for developing enabling technology throughout the entire supply chain. During his career, Dave has implemented over 30 different computer systems – WMS, ERP, Finite Scheduling, Product Launch, and Order Entry, among others. Dave serves on the Executive of the DFW CSCMP Roundtable and ISM-Fort Worth. He is past Chairman of the Supply Chain Council and past member of the Executive Committee of NASSTRAC.
Given his vast knowledge of the end-to-end, integrated supply chain, Dave is a frequent speaker on Global Supply Chain Trends and Digitalization. He has consistently demonstrated his passion for Supply Chain management, developing talent, and the need to advance Supply Chain theory and innovation throughout a variety of industries.
Monday, November 8
Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Dr
Farmers Branch, TX 75234