Penn State to host Enterprise Integration Consortium advisory meeting


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Enterprise Integration Consortium (EIC) at Penn State will hold an Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting Oct. 28-29 at the Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center.

The EIC is a multidisciplinary education and research group that focuses on issues related to enterprise integration technologies and applications, supply chain management, and enterprise resource planning systems. Penn State departments from the College of Engineering, Penn State Behrend, Penn State Great Valley, Penn State Harrisburg and Smeal College of Business are involved in the EIC. In addition, the Center for Supply Chain Research and the Penn State Behrend RFID Center of Excellence also participate.

The IAB is a select group of industry representatives who provide guidance to the EIC on academic programming, industry trends and opportunities for industry collaboration. This link between academia and industry helps the involved academic units better serve the current and future needs of industry. Companies that serve on the IAB include: Bayer, Caterpillar, CNH Industrial, Crayola, Hershey, Hewlett-Packard, Kimberly-Clark, Kodak, Northrop Grumman, Pennsylvania Turnpike, TEKsystems, Tyco Electronics and more.

Forty industry representatives, faculty members and students are expected to addend the two-day event to report on current and future research projects and initiatives that support the mission of the EIC.


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Pamela Krewson Wertz



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