Supply Chain Innovation Workshop Will Be May 18

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Supply Chain Innovation – Beyond the Buzzword will be held May 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the First Floor Meeting Room, Mapp Building, East Eighth Avenue, UTC. The cost will be $25 and includes lunch. 

New ideas and how to implement them is the goal of Supply Chain Innovation – Beyond the Buzzword, the newest program offered by UTC’s Center for Professional Education.

The guest speaker will be Kristi Montgomery, vice president of Innovation at Kenco Logistics. She has more than 27 years of experience in logistics and the supply-chain industry. Leading Kenco Innovation Labs, she and a team of experts identify, research and implement creative ideas that can impact the supply chain in practical and positive ways. 

Ms. Montgomery said she knows that one size never fits all in logistics and innovation is only valuable when executed. The Innovation Labs create innovative solutions to more than 200 customers that Kenco serves in North America. 

Ms. Montgomery received her bachelor of science in Organizational Management from Covenant College. She is a certified specialist in Design Thinking and Innovation, a designation from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. She also chairs the Board of Directors for the Chattanooga Technology Council (ChaTech), a nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of technology, education, and joining the business and technology community.

To learn more and to register, please visit the website.  

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