Working Alongside of Automation: Examples of Successful Projects (Webinar)




Third of Three Webinars

Working with the latest technology can be easier said than done! It requires a change in the way we traditional operate but the results can be stunning! Organizations are looking for supply chain professionals that can execute projects faster and with a quality performance.  

In this session, Dr. Dean goes into some recent case studies of professionals that were able to apply the concepts with significant cost and time reduction. He will go over how professional can learn from the mistakes of past projects in making their own projects a success!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to executive project with a reduction in cost, time and effort.
  • Learn from the mistakes of other professionals in making projects succeed
  • Learn the changes necessary to work alongside technology.

Webinar Series

ISM Webinar Series: Supply Chain Management in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Automation

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The world is fast-changing. Artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics are infiltrating every sector of the supply chain in our “information world”. Over the next 30 years, the supply chain white collar jobs are more at risk to be automated. There is a movement to increase the value of supply chain services, by increasing their efficiency and effectiveness. The workers of the future who will not be automated, are supply chain professionals who can identify and utilize expertise. These are the “Supply Chain Professionals of the Future”. They must adapt to the new age of artificial intelligence, information systems and automation.

Dr. Dean proposes that identifying and utilizing expertise to cut cost and dominantly increase performance is the only way to secure their future positions. The way to do this is called the Best Value Approach. He proposes supply chain professionals need to increase their responsibilities and minimize their workload. The “Supply Chain Professionals of the Future” is a different paradigm from the traditional supply chain professional. They will use simplicity instead of technical complexity and utilize the language of metrics to simplify. They affect the entire supply chain by bringing efficiency, simplicity, and transparency. The “Supply Chain Professionals of the Future” must learn this new paradigm, vocabulary, and actions to be successful and sustainable in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the latest on artificial intelligence and automation trends of the future.
  • Learn how to shift from a technical role to a leadership role in a company.
  • Learn how to reduce organizational costs by up to 30%, while increasing the value and quality of services received.
  • Learn how to use performance information to ensure buy-in at all levels of an organization.
  • Learn how to increase impact on your organization, by minimizing the amount of info you need to know.

*These are consecutive learning Webinars that will build upon knowledge and concepts learned from each webinar. It is important to come to each webinar to understand the concepts and gain the greatest benefit from each webinar.

Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE, IFMA Fellow,

Director, Adjunct Professor, Retired Full Professor

Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG)

Kashiwagi Solution Model, Inc. (KSM)

SKEMA Business School

CIB W117 Performance Measurement in Construction

Editor of W117 Journal “Advancement of Performance Information and Value

Contact Info: (480) 313-4488 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dr. Dean Kashiwagi is an innovator and a researcher of “cutting edge technology” in the areas of project management, risk management, procurement, and performance information. His accomplishments include:

  • Most prolific researcher that at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University (ASU) with $18M of research funding solely from the private sector.
  • Author of the Information Measurement Theory (IMT), Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS), the Best Value Approach (BVA), and the Performance Information Risk Management System (PIRMS), which has been used in 2,000 tests in 9 different countries delivering $6.6B of services in construction, services and information technology.
  • Responsible for the licensing of the Best Value Approach (BVA) intellectual property (IP) at Arizona State University (ASU), which is the most licensed IP at ASU in the history of ASU [64 licenses].
  • Owner of the Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG).
  • Performed research at ASU College of Engineering, at the SKEMA Business School Project Management dBA program, and with the CIB W117 working commission.
  • Creator of Barrett, The Honors College’s most successful and popular class, “Deductive Logic and Leadership”. The principles of the class teach students to minimize thinking, decision making and complexity to increase understanding of reality.

Dr. Dean Kashiwagi’s research area is a technology made for the future. It replaces the human cognitive process (thinking and decision making) of project/facility/supply chain managers with a simple structure of alignment rules. The BVA allows project/facility/supply chain managers to increase their responsibilities and create value, while reducing their workload and cost. 


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Event Properties

Event date: 12/16/2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date: 12/16/2020 1:00 pm
Capacity 500
Cut off date 12/15/2020
Non-member Price Free
Speaker Dean T. Kashiwagi
Credit Hours 1.0
Location Atlanta ISM Chapter
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