Iowa Lakes Corridor Hosts Supply Chain Event

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation has partnered with the Center for Industrial Research and Service, or CIRAS, at Iowa State University to host a free supply chain event from Northwest Iowa to Clay County Regional Events Center on March 22.

“Managing Your Supply Chain During the Time of Chaos” will feature speakers from CIRAS and the ISU Ivy College of Business Supply Chain Management Department. Topics will include managing your supply chain during disruptions, building a resilient supply chain, using total cost of ownership in decision-making, finding new suppliers via supplier sourcing , supply chain risk management and an introduction to Industry 4.0, automation and new technologies.

“The series of recent disruptions to our supply chains have many companies wondering how they can get the situation under control,” said Marc Schneider, project manager at CIRAS. “While there is no magic wand that can instantly fix the situation, this event will provide attendees with a variety of tools and strategies they can use to better manage their current supply chains and build new ones. future more resilient supply chains.”

This event is free. It is funded by a grant in partnership with Northwest Iowa Planning and Development.

“As our local industries face challenges related to supply chain, labor and other economic impacts, we believe it is important for the Corridor team to deliver resources to help address these challenges to ultimately help the company achieve its growth and performance goals,” said Shannon Landauer, President and CEO of Corridor. “Iowa State University is staffed with subject matter experts who focus on technical support and supply chain with expertise in advanced manufacturing and other topics. We are excited to have the opportunity to organize this event in the Corridor region.

After the event, qualified attendees will have the opportunity to discuss CIRAS and the Ivy College of Business CyLab’s commitment to executing supply chain improvement projects within their companies.

To learn more about “Managing Your Supply Chain in Times of Chaos” and learn how to register by contacting the Iowa Lakes Corridor at 712-264-3474 or [email protected]

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The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is the regional economic development agency for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, and Emmet counties.