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EKU to host Hitachi Automotive conference

Scheduled for Tuesday

RICHMOND, Ky. (May 23, 2016) — Eastern Kentucky University will host Hitachi Automotive’s annual supply chain conference and awards event on Tuesday at the EKU Center for the Arts. More than 550 leaders representing more than 250 global suppliers, as well as approximately 100 global Hitachi leaders, are expected to attend the conference. A 15-minute overview of EKU’s GSCM program will be shown to all attendees.

“This has high potential to generate explosive growth in our program,” said Kirby Easterling, an EKU School of Business executive-in-residence using his 22 years of corporate supply chain leadership experience to direct the program.

The Global Supply Chain Management Program at EKU focuses on operations management, supply chain management, logistics, strategic procurement, supply chain network design and information systems analysis and design.

“There are a few reasons why Supply Chain Management has been and continues to be very hot,” Easterling said in 2015. “Globalization is a major reason, as firms are buying raw materials, manufacturing products and shipping their goods all over the world at unprecedented levels, and supply chain management is at the forefront of making that happen. A second major reason is that top executives are correctly assessing that effective supply chain management is often a quicker path to improving profitability than simply selling more product.”