IntraPoint Participates in a Joint Supply Chain Risk Management Symposium at MIT in Boston


The Symposium hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) brought together two well-respected groups - the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council (SCRLC) and Partner Companies of MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL).

The purpose of the seminar was to share leading edge techniques for Advancing Risk Management in Supply Chains. James B. Rice, Jr., the Deputy Director of the MIT CTL and a member of the SCRLC suggested a joint meeting between these two groups at a prior SCRLC meeting. The SCRLC endorsed the notion and formed a planning committee that was led by Jim Rice and included Edward Erickson, VP of Solutions and Business Development at IntraPoint.

The agenda covered a range of topics, including ways to visualize and map a supply chain, continuity and crisis management, and emerging supply chain risks.

Some of the other attendees and speakers at the Symposium included:
  • Dr. Bruce Arntzen – Executive Director of SCM Program at MIT CTL
  • John Brown –  Director of Risk Management, Supply Chain & Technical at The Coca-Cola Company
  • Craig Babcock - Business Continuity Planning Manager; Global Fire Protection Manager at The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Nick Wildgoose - Global Product Manager, Supply Chain at Zurich Insurance Group
  • Joe Robinson – Director or Crisis Management and Business Continuity at Abbott Laboratories
  • Kirsten Provence – Avigation Security Program Manager at The Boeing Company
  • Jon Amis – Program Director, Supply Chain Assurance at Dell Inc.
  • Michelle Peters – Director of Customer Continuity at EMD Millipore
  • Michele Romano – S&OP and Inventory Manager at Johnson & Johnson
  • Bob Utz – Director or Global Supply Chain Projects at McCormick & Company
  • Chris Aye – Senior Director of Asset Protection, Global Supply Chain at Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • Jeff Anderson – Program Management at United Parcel Service
  • Kristin Caplice – VP of Compliance & Governance at Vistaprint

About CTL
The CTL is part of the Engineering Systems Division of the world-renowned MIT School of Engineering.

MIT faculty and distinguished students from disciplines that include engineering, logistics, management, urban planning, and economics work together to create partnerships with over 50 companies. These partnerships bring the worlds of academia and business together as the partners work on real issues involving transportation and logistics.

Some of the CTL partners include:
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • BNSF Railway
  • Boeing
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Caterpillar Logistics Inc.
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • DHL
  • Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • General Motors
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • The Michelin Group
  • Pepsi Beverages Company
  • The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G)
  • Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • Schlumberger Limited
  • Shell
  • Staples
  • UPS
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

The SCRLC was formed to bring leaders in the field of Supply Chain Risk Management together to propel the discipline forward. In order to do so, the SCRLC aims to create best practices, standards, and procedures for supply chain risk management that can be utilized across various industries.
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