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LLamasoft Hosts Fourth Annual SummerCon Supply Chain Design Conference

February 5, 2014

Keynotes include Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Authors Lora Cecere and Rebecca Costa

Ann Arbor, Mich. (Feb. 5, 2014)LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software solutions, will host its fourth annual SummerCon supply chain design conference June 25-27 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The three-day event with two days of pre-conference training is expected to draw an international audience of more than 300 attendees gathering to learn and network among the best and brightest in supply chain design.

Supply chain design thought-leaders, practitioners and industry influencers will discuss trends and strategies for network optimization, transportation route optimization, inventory optimization, supply chain risk mitigation, cost-to-serve, and other modeling solutions impacting real-world supply chain challenges.

”As adoption of supply chain design as a strategic, ongoing business process grows, SummerCon draws an increasing number of global customers and industry influencers. SummerCon is an opportunity for attendees to collaborate, benchmark and share best practices to provide immediate impact and value in their businesses,” said Don Hicks, Founder, President and CEO of LLamasoft.

Featured keynote speakers include:

Bill Nye “The Science Guy”

Bill Nye has spent most of his life making science and technology entertaining and accessible. Combining his talents as a scientist, inventor, comedian, and author, he has attracted adults and children to the wonders of science. Nye’s wit and enthusiasm have helped to garner 18 Emmy awards for his PBS/syndicated series Disney Presents Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere is the founder of Supply Chain Insights LLC and the author of popular enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman. It is currently read by 4,000 supply chain professionals. Her book, “Bricks Matter, is now on the second printing, published in December, 2012. She is now writing her second book, “Metrics that Matter”, that takes a critical view of industry performance driving supply chain excellence.

Rebecca Costa

The author of, “The Watchman’s Rattle”, Rebecca Costa shows her audiences how our brains can be trained to develop and sharpen “insight on demand” to solve the dangerous and complex problems now facing us at home, in our businesses, and around the world. A riveting and entertaining speaker, she offers powerful takeaways on how to make corporations and organizations—whether medical, technical, financial, or educational—better and faster adapters able to thrive in high-failure environments.

Media Contact
LLamasoft, Inc.
Lisa Hajra
lisa.hajra@llamasoft.com
734-418-3119 ext 1400