Project Description

Diversity, Millennials, Generation Z and The Gig Economy

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
9:45 AM- 10:45 AM


The session focuses on supplier network innovation and creating sustainable MBEs of the future. We will discuss emerging/disruptive technology megatrends, corporate barriers to supply base innovation, MBE barriers to technology development/scaling, and how awareness and teaming today can enable a roadmap to create a sustainable, diverse and innovative supplier network of the future. We will draw in experts from Ford, other automotive corporate members, MBE suppliers, and experts on supply chain innovation.


Christie W. Barrett
Mac Arthur Corporation

Frank W. Ervin III
Vice President
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

Gregory Hamel
Director Indirect Purchasing & Strategy
Ford Motor Company

Dr. Susan Helper
Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics
Case Western University