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Registration Continues for UK's 9th Annual Supply Chain Forum

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2019) Registration is continuing for the ninth annual Supply Chain Forum on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Woodford Reserve Club at University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field. The forum itself runs from 1 to 5:30 p.m., with additional special events happening until 7 p.m.

The forum features keynote speakers Larry Grischow and Corby Ward, both of Abercrombie & Fitch. Grischow is the company’s senior vice president for supply chain and procurement, while Ward serves as director of inventory management. Their theme will be “Abercrombie’s Journey: Transforming in a New World.”

An effective supply chain is a key component to business success, ensuring a product or service moves efficiently from supplier to customer.

"With evolving technology and changing customer expectations, the supply chain industry is more critical, and more challenging, than ever,” said Lorna Patches, director of the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center, which is hosting the forum, and UK's director of the UK-UofL Executive MBA program. “Companies are constantly striving to innovate and enhance their supply chain processes to not only improve customer service, but return on investment.”

Both the center and Executive MBA are housed within UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Interactive panel discussions featuring top business executives and academic leaders in supply chain will take place throughout the afternoon, as well as Project Connect discussions. Project Connect is a vital connection which matches students in UK’s MBA programs with local and regional companies.

At 5:30 p.m., a ceremony honoring the winner of the 2019 Commonwealth Supply Chain Innovation Award, will be held. This will be followed by a networking reception.

You can register here. For any questions regarding the upcoming Supply Chain Forum, contact Lucy Tepper, conference coordinator, at 859-257-8746 or email

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