Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Mexico vs. China: Where is Your Next Big Opportunity?
While NAFTA opened the doors to increased opportunities south of the U.S. boarder, the ensuing rise of China to a global economic powerhouse pulled our attention and economic focus across the Pacific. However, recent events (a rise in Chinese wages and tighter turnaround deadlines) have led U.S. businesses to reconsider Mexico, in spite of some of its own issues (violence and drug-related crimes). Given limited resources, many companies are asking themselves: Which country marks our best opportunity? This seminar will provide you with the information to answer that question for your company. Our keynote speaker, Al Zapanta, has worked in both the private and government sectors, and has held numerous Presidential appointments, as well as leading peacekeeping missions with the United Nations. Dr. Zapanta will cover the latest issues and trends for U.S. companies doing business in Mexico, as well as highlighting the latest opportunities.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Global Supply Chain Management Book Launch
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
MSU Henry Center for Executive Development
Tomas Hult, David Closs, David Frayer
Professors from Michigan State University's #1 ranked Supply Chain Management program and Eli Broad College of Business will present and discuss their new book, "Global Supply Chain Management: Leveraging Processes, Measurements, and Tools for Strategic Corporate Advantage." Participants will each receive a copy of the text. Global Supply Chain Management takes you step by step through the process of creating and managing a global supply chain strategy and aligning it with the conditions of your industry. Learn everything you need to know about developing a core strategy plus strategies for each of the critical supply chain functions: Logistics, purchasing, Operations, Market channels