Institute for Supply Management - New Mexico

Institute for Supply Management - New Mexico 

presents the 2018 Spring Seminar

Supply Chain Management in the Age of Information and Automation


Date: April 5, 2018

Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm


Courtyard and Marriott

5151 Journal Center Blvd NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

Cost: $199 Member / $225 Non-Members

Register: Under the PayPal Tab

Includes continental breakfast, starting at 7:30am and includes Lunch and an afternoon snack. If you have questions please contact the ISM-NM Program Chair: Daniel Arroyo:, 505-352-3617.


The world fast-changing. Information systems, automation and robotics are infiltrating every sector of the supply chain in our “information world”. There is a movement to increase the value of services by increasing their efficiency and effectiveness. The supply chain professionals must adapt to the new age of information and automation.  Dr. Dean proposes the only way for the “Supply Chain Professional of the Future” to do this is by identifying and utilizing expertise to cut cost and dominantly increase performance. The new way is called the Best Value Approach. He proposes that experts think less and make minimal decisions, resulting in cost and schedule savings. They can see from beginning to end, and assist those stakeholders who cannot see upfront, to see into the future which results in the minimization of risk. 

The “Supply Chain Professional of the Future” is a different paradigm from the traditional supply chain professional. They affect the entire supply chain by bringing efficiency, simplicity and transparency to an organization. The Supply Chain Professional of the Future must learn the new paradigm, vocabulary and actions to adapt to the future.   





Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to reduce organizational costs by up to 30%, while increasing the value and quality of services received.
  • Participants will learn how to use performance metrics to ensure buy-in at all levels of an organization.
  • Participants will learn the new Supply Chain paradigm and how to increase their capability.
  • Participants will learn how to increase their impact on their organization, by minimizing the amount of information that they need to know.

 Participants will learn how to take more of a leadership role in a company and become part of the C-suite.

Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE, IFMA Fellow

Director, Retired Professor, Professional Engineer

Kashiwagi Solution Model Inc.CIB W117 Performance Measurement in Construction Editor of W117 Journal 

World renowned thought leader and researcher in supply chain management for more than three decades. Dean has received numerous awards for the implementation of his Best Value Approach that includes how an entire country (the Netherlands government) changed their model in buying not only construction, but professional services as well.  He is credited with establishing best value programs at six different universities around the world. This includes receiving a Fulbright Scholar award to share state-of-the-art best value procurement model and project management research/practices for the people of Botswana, Africa. Dean’s groundbreaking Best Value Approach [model for the future] was integrated into a graduate program and put into practice at ASU for outsourcing food services.  The results at ASU led to an investment of $100 million first of its kind and the vendor is still surpassing their milestone goals for the University. 

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