University of Arkansas to evaluate “global supply chains in an Ayn Rand world”

The Ayn Rand Institute exists to counter the anti-capitalism, anti-freedom trends of today's culture.
By SCMR Staff
February 11, 2011 - SCMR Editorial

image The 10th Annual Supply Chain Management Research Center Spring Conference, co-hosted by the Ozark Roundtable of the CSCMP, will take place on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM at the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.  The conference is an educational outreach initiative that generates funding for student activities. 

About the Conference

In 1957 Ayn Rand wrote a fictional novel, Atlas Shrugged, where individual creativity and the pursuit of profit were being attacked by both society and government.  Now, some 50 years later, the Ayn Rand Institute exists to counter the anti-capitalism, anti-freedom trends of today’s culture.  Please join us as Dr. Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, kicks off a day of exploring how country policies, politics, trade barriers, and logistics networks both limit and espouse global free trade.

Presentations include:
• Global Supply Chains in an Ayn Rand World?Dr. Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute
• The State of International Trade Competition and Regulation?Angela Hofmann, Senior Director, Trade Strategy, Walmart Global Sourcing
• Free Trade, Globalization, and the Real Skinny Regarding NAFTA ?Dr. Stanley E. Fawcett, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Georgia Southern University, and Donald L. Staheli Professor of International Management, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University
• Panel: How to Grow in a Growing World?Panelists: Representatives from Procter & Gamble, Walmart, CHEP, and Nestle
Panel: Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA 2010)? Panelists: Chris Sultemeier, Senior Vice President, Transportation, Walmart; Craig Harper, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations, JB Hunt Transportation Services; Wes Kemp, President and Chief Executive Officer, ABF Freight System, Inc.  Moderator: Dr. John D. Ozment, Professor and Oren Harris Chair of Transportation, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas

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