Supply Chain Symposium
November 2, 2012
Memorial Student Center and the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center
Texas A&M University
Join students and faculty from Mays Business School and fellow supply chain professionals for an afternoon at Texas A&M. Limit of 72 participants, including students, faculty and practitioners.
Events at the Memorial Student Center
Registration opens at 11:00 a.m.
- 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Lunch
- Supply Chain Risk
- 12:30-1:15 p.m. — David Mulder, “Pinch Hitter” CFO, “Supply Chain Tactics of Firms in Financial Stress”
- 1:15-1:35 p.m. — Round Table discussion of supply chain risks
- 1:35-2 p.m. — Round Table reports
- 2-2:15 p.m. — Coffee break
- International Supply Chains
- 2:15-2:45 p.m. — Rob Auslander, Corporate VP, AMD “Working with China”
- 2:45-3:15 p.m. — Rich Metters, Tenneco Professor, “Cultural Effects on International Supply Chains”
- 3:15-3:30 p.m. — Round Table discussion of international issues
- 3:30-3:50 p.m. — Round Table reports
- 3:50-4:15 p.m. — Coffee break
- Faculty Research
- 4:15-4:35 p.m. — Chelliah Sriskandarajah, Hugh Roy Cullen Chair in Business Administration, “Currency Supply Chains”
- 4:35-5 p.m. — Xenophon Koufteros, Jenna and Calvin R. Guest Professor of Business, “Supply Chain Security”
Event at the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center
- 5-8 p.m. — Reception (beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres)
Additional Information and Registration
- Cost: $100 before October 25, $150 after. (Students attend for free.)
- Hotel block available: Hilton College Station, (800) 445-8667. Use group code: "SCS" for $119/night rate.
- Contact: Rich Metters, (979) 845-1148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Parking and location map
Rob Auslander, Corporate Vice President, OSAT Operations, Global Logistics & Order Fulfillment, AMD
Rob Auslander is corporate vice president, OSAT Operations, Global Logistics & Order Fulfillment. He is responsible for outside assembly and test manufacturing and the global fulfillment of AMD products. His responsibilities include outside assembly and test management, transportation, import-export compliance, order fulfillment and AMD global processor in-the-box (PIB) product assembly.
Auslander joined AMD in 2005 as vice president of Global Logistics. His tenure at AMD includes a two-year assignment based in Singapore.
Prior to joining AMD, Auslander held various supply chain positions at AT&T and Dell Inc. During his tenure at AT&T, Rob managed global countertrade and procurement functions while based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. He was responsible for structuring barter financing and offset transactions in support of AT&T equipment sales in the former Soviet Union. At Dell, Rob held director level positions in materials, global logistics and import-export compliance. He also had responsibility for managing the Dell Americas logistics function which included the fulfillment of Dell products and service parts in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Auslander holds a Bachelor of Science degree in government from Florida State University, a master’s degree in international affairs and economics from George Washington University and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He resides in Austin.
David Mulder, “Pinch Hitter” CFO, Tatum
David Mulder has been an interim CFO for many firms. His 25-year career includes turnarounds, integrations, carve-outs and transitional leadership for public and private companies. He will be speaking about supply chain risks, opportunities and early warning signs in financially distressed situations.
He is a partner with Tatum. Tatum is a national professional services firm offering scalable, customized solutions from strategy and leadership through exacting project execution. Using a unique blend of interim executives, consulting, finance and technology project staffing and executive search, Tatum supports the offices of the CFO and CIO. Tatum is a subsidiary of Randstad Holding Nv, an $18.8 billion global provider of professional employment services and the second largest staffing organization in the world.