CGES Sponsors Supply Chain Conference and Roundtable
The University of Wisconsin–Madison European Union Center of Excellence and the La Follette School of Public Affairs sponsored a conference, “Reinventing the Industrial Heartland: Supply Chain Sustainability and the New Automotive Industry,” on October 6, 2011. The conference focused on how the Midwest could use German innovations in technology, policy and supply chain management to reinvent the Midwest’s auto and other manufacturing industries. It was followed by a research roundtable on October 7th which explore questions raised in the conference, as well as other issues about urban mobility and the automobile of the future.
At each event, speakers from Germany and university research fellows explored how the auto industry will change dramatically, triggering new approaches to roads, buildings, energy and even driving itself. Policies and practices affecting construction, development, energy, manufacturing and the workforce also were examined.
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For the Record: The New Auto Industry: Rolf Reitz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UW-Madison and Elizabeth Covington, Executive Director of the European Studies Alliance at UW-Madison discuss the future of the automobile industry and its economic effects in the United States and Germany with WISC-TV's Neil Heinen.
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