Over the past 25 years, companies in all industries have recognized the vital role that Supply Chain Management (SCM) plays in the financial health of the firm. In today’s global marketplace, intense competition and razor-thin margins have created the need for customized, instant and efficient supply chains. Managing supply chains includes the design, planning, and execution of all processes such as material, funds, services, and information, required to profitably fulfill customer needs. In this session, trace the evolution of supply chains, examine the primary processes and key drivers in managing supply chains, and highlight current best practices. This interactive session is open to the public and is ideal for anyone interested in understanding how managing the supply chain can positively improve corporate performance. Perfect for students thinking about a career in the field or professionals interested in expanding their knowledge to make informed business decisions. Bring your questions and network with others.