Upcoming Events

MARCH 15, 2019

Jim Miller /AREVO Labs, Professor Jyoti Mazumder/ Mechanical Engineering, John Nanry/ Fast Radius, Scoot Borduin/ Autodesk, Andy Storm/ Eckhart, Stratsys, Cummins, General Motors

The Ecosystem of Additive Manufacturing and Strategies for Scale Up

In the last two-and-half decades additive manufacturing has made great strides with 3D printing evolving as a viable option to design and produce quality products efficiently across multiple industries. Examples range from custom prosthetics, jet engine fuel nozzles, musical instruments, to custom houses. In 2018, the additive manufacturing market had reached $7 billion and is estimated to be growing over 20% annually. The advances in generative design and additive technologies to produce them has certainly pushed this technology beyond prototype and concept testing stage to an ecosystem to deliver products to be deployed efficiently in the field at scale. This ecosystem comprises of rapidly expanding equipment manufacturers, software vendors for product and process design, makers of printing materials, firm that deliver 3D printing as a solution and finally users ranging from small business to large enterprises. Are we now at an inflection point in the economics of manufacturing technology? Widespread adoption and scaling of this technology will entail careful consideration of the comparative tradeoffs in different options that are linked to preparing the organization for this change, management of the technology, adapting business processes and managing the expectations of customers and the employees.

In this half-day symposium, we have assembled speakers & panelists to discuss the current and future state of the technology and provide multiple stakeholder perspectives on the opportunities and challenges in this journey.

Confirmed Speakers / Panelists Include: Jim Miller, Strategic Advisor, AREVO Labs; Prof. Jyoti Mazumder, Robert H. Lurie Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering; John Nanry, Chief Product Officer, Fast Radius; Scott Borduin, Chief Technology Officer, Autodesk; Andy Storm, President & CEO, Eckhart;  Kevin Quinn, Director of Additive Design & Manufacturing, General Motors, Matt Wise, CEO, Fisher Unitech, Representation from Stratasys, Ford, Cummins, etc. to be confirmed.

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Previous Events

FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Michigan Ross Datathon​

After a successful first year, the Michigan Ross Datathon is returning on February 22, 2019. The event, organized by the Center for Value Chain Innovation (CVCI), is a live competition for business students with strong data science skills. In this day-long event, teams of students collaborate and compete to develop statistical analyses and predictive models around an interesting a social or business problem. The event is being hosted in collaboration with Correlation One, a pioneer in hosting Datathon events.

The event is open to ALL ROSS STUDENTS regardless of field of study. Students selected through a screening test will form teams of four. Teams will be given a problem statement and several datasets at the start of the competition. Teams are expected to pose a creative and relevant question to analyze, and then develop solutions to their question through a variety of Data Science methods, build their solutions including data exploration and transformation, data visualization, building predictive models as necessary and integrating their data analysis with the business context to generate actionable business insights and specific action plans. The competition is purposefully structured to measure both qualitative understanding of Data Science applications and quantitative ability in Data Science methods.

Solutions and presentations by student teams will be judged by an expert panel of faculty and industry leaders. Prizes will be awarded to top three teams. Corporate sponsors will have access to student resume book, screening test performance, as well competition performance.

A networking reception with select corporate sponsors will be held on the evening of February 21. More information is available on Michigan Ross Datathon Website.

October 1, 2018

Daniella Ballou-Aares, Dalberg Partner

Data Innovation for global problem solving: promise and peril

Can data innovations transform how we respond to the globe’s biggest social, economic and environmental challenges? Can it even bring nations, companies, and citizens together in common cause?   Or is the ability of data to influence decision-makers on the wane, and the impact of the extraordinary innovations in data unable to address our most significant development challenges? Daniella Ballou-Aares will discuss how data became an integral part of the global negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals, how it is transforming problem-solving at a local and global level, and the risks posed by the credibility challenge that data now faces.

Co-sponsored by the William Davidson Institute and Center for Value Chain Innovation

 
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

IoT Workshop

The Center for Wireless Intergrated MicroSensing and Systems (WIMS2) at the College of Engineering and the Center for Value Chain Innovation (CVCI) at the Ross School of Business are pleased to announce the Fall 2018 IoT Workshop “Exploring IoT​ Technologies in Value Chains of Connected Vehicles”. The event will feature speakers from industry (Ford, IBM, Motus Ventures, and Fleetilla) and academic, followed by a panel discussion.
 
 
APRIL 13, 2018

Michigan Ross Datathon​

The Center for Value Chain Innovation (CVCI) announces its inaugural Datathon, a new type of live competition for business students with strong data science skills. In this day-long event, teams of students collaborate and compete to develop statistical analyses and predictive models around an interesting a social or business problem. The event is being hosted in collaboration with Correlation One, a pioneer in hosting Datathon events.

The event is open to ALL ROSS STUDENTS regardless of field of study. Students selected through a screening test will form teams of four. Teams will be given a problem statement and several datasets at the start of the competition. Teams are expected to pose a creative and relevant question to analyze, and then develop solutions to their question through a variety of Data Science methods, build their solutions including data exploration and transformation, data visualization, building predictive models as necessary and integrating their data analysis with the business context to generate actionable business insights and specific action plans. The competition is purposefully structured to measure both qualitative understanding of Data Science applications and quantitative ability in Data Science methods.

Solutions and presentations by student teams will be judged by an expert panel of faculty and industry leaders. Prizes will be awarded to top three teams. Corporate sponsors will have access to student resume book, screening test performance, as well competition performance.

A networking reception with select corporate sponsors will be held on the evening of April 12, 2018.

 
January 25, 2018

Sriram Srinivasan Founder/CEO, Skuchain

Blockchains: ushering in a new world of collaborative commerce

The manufacturing and distribution of goods relies on a number of players from buyers, sellers, carriers, banks and others working together. Siloed databases, ERP systems and point to point EDI connectivity have been the workhorses of these transactions. Blockchain technology uses advanced cryptography to allow all parties to securely share and work of the same set of data. This creates an unprecedented opportunity for participants to share sensitive data selectively with each other. This Zero Knowledge Collaboration allows supply chain participants to respond to real-time customer demand signals emanating from their smart phones and reduce their COGS whilst lowering their inventory holding costs.

 

November 29, 2017

Kevin O’Marah Head of Research, SCM World

Future of Supply Chain: 2020 and Beyond

Supply chain management has experienced more change than any other core function of business over the past generation. Technology, globalization, and accountability for social and environmental impact have transformed the once cost-obsessed support roles of purchasing, production and logistics into the value creating, risk mitigating super-function we see on the horizon. The change vectors of technology, globalization and accountability each mean different things to the work of supply chain, but all demand a new level of strategic thinking. This session will use survey data, case studies and technology research to look ahead at the future of our profession well into the 21st century.

 

 

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