2018 Digital Supply Chain Forum
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BSA’s 2018 Digital Supply Chain Forum is co-located with BSA's Fall Meeting and ABMA’s Fall Meeting

Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois
September 17 - 18, 2018

This exclusive forum is designed for Information Technology and Supply Chain Leaders looking to drive business growth and inspire innovation in the digital future of our industry.

The 2018 BSA Digital Supply Chain Forum and Fall Meeting schedules have been developed to make it easy for BSA members and participating manufacturers to attend BOTH events without conflict.

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BSA Fall Meeting Website

The second BSA Digital Supply Chain forum will commence with afternoon presentations on Monday, September 17.  That evening, Forum attendees will join BSA and ABMA Fall Meeting Attendees for a Reception and Dinner at which the 2018 BSA Excellence Awards will be presented.

Tuesday morning's program will begin with a panel discussion of invited distributors and manufacturers to discuss strategic issues faced by authorized distribution in the age of Industry 4.0.  After a practical security presentation, BSA members and participating manufacturers who have already begun using the BSA Product Information Exchange (PIE) will share their experiences and provide guidance for others on how to implement this exciting digital resource. 

Be sure your company is well-represented for relevant programming and valuable relationship building.  See below for discounts on registering multiple attendees from your company! 

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Reserve Your Hotel Room!

You can also call the Hyatt Regency O'Hare at 847-696-1234 and reference the BSA Fall Meeting. Book today, the discounted rate of $169.00 per night is available until August 23, 2018.

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Registration

TWO BSA Events

BSA Fall Meeting
Sept 16 – 18, 2018
BSA Digital Supply Chain Forum
Sept 17 – 18, 2018

2018 Registration Fees and Discounts

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All Fees in USD per person

Category BSA Distributor Members BSA Participating Manufacturers
BSA Fall Meeting Attendee Only: Includes BSA Committee and Task Force Meeting, Monday Lunch, Monday Afternoon DSCF Session, and Monday Evening Dinner and Excellence Awards Presentation $295 $395
BSA Fall Meeting AND Digital Supply Chain Forum Attendee: Includes BSA Committee and Task Force Meeting, Monday Lunch, Monday Afternoon DSCF Session, Monday Evening Dinner and Excellence Awards Presentation, and Tuesday DSCF Sessions $540 $740
BSA Digital Supply Chain Forum Attendee Only: Monday Afternoon DSCF Session, and Monday Evening Dinner and Excellence Awards Presentation, and Tuesday DSCF Sessions $295 $395
 Spouse Attendee: Includes Monday Lunch and Dinner and Excellence Awards Presentation $100 $100
2nd Company Registrant DISCOUNT for Forum Attendees: If you are the second attendee from your company to register for the Digital Supply Chain Forum, use Promo Code 2OR4DSCF to receive $50 off your registration. $50 DISCOUNT $50 DISCOUNT
3rd Company Registrant DISCOUNT for Forum Attendees: If you are the third attendee from your company to register for the Digital Supply Chain Forum, use Promo Code 3RDFREE to receive complimentary forum registration. FREE DSCF Registration FREE DSCF Registration
4th Company Registrant DISCOUNT for Forum Attendees: If you are the fourth (or more) attendee from your company to register for the Digital Supply Chain Forum, use Promo Code 2OR4DSCF to receive $50 off your registration. $50 DISCOUNT $50 DISCOUNT

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by August 23rd, 2018 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after August 23rd, 2018. Cancellations must be in writing and sent to alin@cmservices.com.

Payment

Payment can be made online or by fax. The following credit cards are accepted by BSA: VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Payments by check can be mailed to BSA, 800 Roosevelt Road, C-312, Glen Ellyn, IL  60137.

Photography & Video Recording Consent

Photography and video recording may be used throughout BSA's Fall Meeting and Digital Supply Chain Forum and at related activities. Registration and attendance at and/or participation in the BSA Fall Meeting or Digital Supply Chain Forum or other activities constitutes an agreement and consent by each registrant or participant for BSA and/or its licensees to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the image, likeness and voice of each registrant or participant (or family members) in photographs, videotapes, printed material, electronic reproductions and audio recording that are taken or recorded at such event or related activities.

If you have any questions, please contact BSA at alin@cmservices.com or 630-858-3838.

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Schedule

Here's what's in store for the 2018 Digital Supply Chain Forum...

All times listed are Central US.

Monday, September 17

2:00pm - 3:00pm Registration
3:00pm – 5:30pm Disruptive Forces in the Supply Chain: How to Succeed with Digital IoT, Block Chain and More
presented by Dave Martyny, Guy Blissett, and Chris Hott of Deloitte
6:30pm Start         BSA/ABMA RECEPTION AND DINNER

Cocktail Reception with attendees of the BSA Committee Meetings, BSA Digital Supply Chain Forum, and ABMA Meetings. Following the cocktail reception, there will be a group dinner and presentation of the 2018 BSA Excellence Awards.

Tuesday, September 18

8:00am – 9:00am Disruptive Forces in the Supply Chain: How to Succeed and Thrive in a Changing Environment
Panel Discussion
9:00am – 10:00am Privacy and Protection: Everything you MUST know to Comply and Compete presented by Robert Glaser, Deloitte Services LP
10:30am- 11:30am   Product Information Exchange: Is your company ready?
11:30am- 12:00pm   Wrap up and final takeaways
Schedule is subject to change.
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Program

Expert presenters, relevant issues, and valuable insight for your company!

Disruptive Forces in the Supply Chain: How to Succeed with Digital, IoT, Block Chain, and More

September 17, 2018

Experts Dave Martyny, Guy Blissett and Chris Hott will join us from Deloitte for a collaborative presentation on the key imperatives your company needs to know regarding digital transformation, block chain, and RPA (Robotic Process Automation), making sense of the important pieces of the IoT puzzle.

BSA Excellence Awards

September 17, 2018

The 2018 BSA Excellence Awards will be presented on Monday evening, September 17 at the BSA/ABMA Fall Meeting Dinner. 

The Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award recognizes companies for innovation and excellence in product design or technology. The submission must be related to bearings, but may be an auxiliary item such as a mounting tool, monitoring device, etc. The BSA 2018 CBS Excellence Award recognizes BSA Distributor Companies in two categories. Awards are presented to the company with the highest percentage of its inside and outside sales force having attained Certified Bearing Specialist status and the company with the greatest percentage increase of its inside and outside sales force having attained Certified Bearing Specialist status.

Panel Discussion
Disruptive Forces in the Supply Chain: How to Succeed and Thrive in a Changing Environment

September 18, 2018

Guy Blissett of Deloitte will lead invited BSA member distributors and participating manufacturers in this panel discussion to share insight on strategic issue and action items for Bearing Industry 4.0.

Privacy and Protection- Everything you MUST know to Comply and Compete

September 18, 2018

Robert Glaser, Senior Manager of Privacy and Protection at Deloitte Services LP will provide insight into legislative trends and associated impact in the areas of IP (Intellectual Property), PI (Proprietary Information) and PII (Personally Identifiable Information).  Robert has over 30 years of experience in global Data Protection and will offer practical advice for supply chain and information technology professionals faced with compliance challenges in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Product Information Exchange: Is your company ready?

September 18, 2018

Case Study 1:  Jerry Quinn of Motion Industries and Michael Lacey of The Timken Company

Case Study 2: Steve Grzymkowski of BDI and Scott Eiss of NTN Bearing Corp. of America

PIE Task Force Chairman Scott Eiss will provide an overview of the new PIE template.  Two case studies will be presented by partnered BSA member distributors and participating manufacturers to share their experiences working together with the new PIE.  Presenters will share preparation tips, best practices and lessons learned as your company prepares to utilize this valuable resource.  

The BSA PIE (Product Information Exchange), is available here.

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Accommodations

Click here to reserve your discounted room at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare

9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, Illinois, USA, 60018
Phone: 847-696-1234

Guest rooms at The Hyatt Regency O'Hare are available at the BSA event discount of $169.00 (plus tax).  Self-parking is available for $15.00 per day.

Cancellation Policy: There is no cancellation fee for reservations that are confirmed three (3) days prior to the arrival date.

Transportation To / From O’Hare International Airport:

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle that runs every 15 minutes from 4:00am to 12:00am and every 30 minutes from 12:00am to 4:00am from the front entrance of the hotel.

The Hyatt shuttle bus will pick up at the Bus/Shuttle Center at O’Hare International Airport outside of Door 1.  

Taxicabs are easily accessible outside of the hotel. The hotel doorman will be glad to secure a cab for your trip to the airport or downtown.

Transportation To / From Midway Airport:

Airport Express - Shuttles operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Go Airport Express is a door-to-door transportation service. They offer shared ride airport shuttles, private van charters, Chicago limousine and car services and group transportation charters. Telephone: 888-284-3826.

Taxi - Service is available on a first come, first served basis outside of the baggage claim area. All taxis are metered, except for flat fare into downtown Chicago. Approximate cost of a trip from Midway to Hyatt Regency is $65.00.

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FAQ

Airports & Ground Transportation

What airport should I use?

There are two options for airports:

  • O'Hare International Airport approximately 2 miles from the Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  • Midway International Airport– approximately 30 miles from Hyatt Regency O'Hare

About Rosemont

How do I learn more about Rosemont?

For a sneak peek at what Rosemont has to offer for local entertainment and restaurants, check-out the Rosemont website online.

Days for Attending and Events

When should I arrive at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare?

The BSA Committee and Task Force Meetings will be held Sunday, September 16 and Monday, September 17 and the Board meeting will be help Tuesday, September 18.  Please review the schedule above for meeting times and to decide if you would like to arrive Saturday or Sunday Morning.  All attendees should plan on attending the Monday lunch and dinner events.