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Hitachi Supply Chain Conference Draws International Crowd

Supply chain professionals gather for Hitachi conference at EKU's Center for the

More than 450 global supply chain professionals were in attendance at the recent Hitachi Automotive Supply Chain Conference. Supported by EKU's Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program, the event brought together industry experts and suppliers from multiple countries. EKU GSCM students helped with event coordination and attended various sessions.

College of Business and Technology Dean Dr. Tom Erekson brought greetings on behalf of the University. Presentations included a business update from Hitachi Automotive CEO Paul Carroll plus additional sessions on sales, quality production control, logistics, and procurement. Supplier awards capped off the day along with a reception.

According to EKU GSCM Executive-in-Residence James Kirby Easterling, "This was a phenomenal event and our GSCM students were appreciative of the opportunity to hear a ‘real world’ business update as well as engage with Hitachi’s leaders and suppliers. We greatly appreciate our partnership with the Hitachi Automotive group. This relationship is very special to me as my first job out of college was with Hitachi—and now to be in my current position where I’m working with Hitachi leaders on filling key SCM positions—is personally very rewarding."

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Published on May 24, 2016

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