Voorhees Supply Chain Conference

The Future of Supply Chain


At the Iowa State University College of Business, we are excited to host the 25th annual Voorhees Supply Chain Conference. Learn about the future of supply chain with industry experts speaking on emerging technologies. Celebrate the anniversary of the premier Midwest supply chain conference by networking with supply chain professionals and reconnecting with Iowa State professors, students, and alumni.


Friday’s event will be held at the Sukup End Zone Club located on the south side of Jack Trice Stadium from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. An optional reception will begin immediately after the event in the Sukup End Zone and run from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.


Attend the Voorhees Supply Chain Conference and learn firsthand from industry leaders about supply chain issues in their businesses.  


We look forward to seeing you on, Friday, April 28, 2017.


Deadline to register is April 21, 2017

Limited on-site registration is available. For questions, please contact Amanda Scott at amascott@iastate.edu or 515-294-6882.


Conference Cost:

General Registration – $25

Iowa State University College of Business Students – Free

Cost Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Reception

CPE Credits

CPE credits are available for Iowa licensed accountants and CE hours are available for supply chain professionals in organizations such as APICS and ISM. A total of four credits will be available. You may register for these credits on site at the event.


  • For questions related to registration, please contact Registration Services at registrations@iastate.edu or 515-294-6222.
  • For questions related to the Voorhees Supply Chain Conference, please contact Amanda Scott at amascott@iastate.edu or 515-294-6882.

Final Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome from Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding
9:15 a.m. The Road to Optimization – Jack Levis, Senior Director of Industrial Engineering, UPS
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. The Road to Automated Trucks – Michael Cammisa, Vice President, Safety Policy and Connectivity, American Trucking Associations
12:00 p.m.  Lunch
12:15 p.m. Gameday Logistics – Chris Jorgensen, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Operations, Iowa State Athletics
1:00 p.m. Break
1:15 p.m. 3D Printing and its Impact on Future Supply Chains – Eric Johnson, Senior Staff Engineer for John Deere
2:30 p.m. Conclusion
2:30 p.m. Networking Reception


The Voorhees Supply Chain Conference was established by alumni and friends of Iowa State University to honor the career of Professor Emeritus R. Dale Voorhees and to provide industry leaders a premier conference in their field. Professor Voorhees passed away on May 24, 2009.


Professor Voorhees was an Iowa State University teacher and researcher for twenty years. As a teacher, Voorhees displayed an uncommon talent for integrating theory with practice. Industry practitioners were frequent visitors to his class, sharing their experiences, knowledge, and insights with his students.


The Voorhees Supply Chain Conference began as a supply chain executive-in-residence program, with distinguished leaders in the supply chain field visiting the College of Business to interact with students, faculty, and making a presentation to the university community. For its tenth anniversary in 2002, the program was expanded to a full conference. This format continues today.