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Our conference program is refreshingly different to what you're used to seeing at regular tradeshows and conferences. Why?
  • Built Around Your Needs: We create the conference program based on research and feedback from our senior logistics & supply chain professionals, who like you are dealing with critical issues on a daily basis
  • First class speakers: Conference sessions are led by peers or industry experts, who have a clear understanding of the business obstacles inherent in controlling large logistics and supply chain departments and how they can be managed and resolved.
  • Intimate sessions: Sessions are for small groups of under 25 executives and are for senior logistics & supply chain professionals only. This environment encourages attendees to be able to share best practices, successful case studies, and receive opinions and suggestions from their colleagues.

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If you would like to participate in the program, or recommend any speakers or topics, please email Chyai Mulberg  or call her at 212-651-8736
2016 Program Development
2016 Program Development
  • The 2015 Conference Program is currently in development.

    Interested in Participating in a Logistics & Supply Chain Forum Conference?
    Richmond Events' Logistics & Supply Chain Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only business development and educational opportunity for select senior-level corporate executives.

    Senior supply chain, operations and logistics executives from F1000 companies are invited to participate as speakers, moderators or facilitators. Sessions are presented in a variety of formats and are designed to meet the needs of today's senior leaders.

    Session submittals are now being accepted. For complete information, please download the Call for Participation found on the left side of this page, or call 212-651-8736.

    If you are interested in participating in a 1-1 research call to help shape content, please call the number above.


2015 Keynote Speaker
2015 Keynote Speaker
  • How to Lead and Succeed When it Matters Most

    Jake Wood, Co-founder and President of Team Rubicon, and author of Take Command

    We live in uncertain times and are searching for firm ground. We all want to be the people who remain steady even as others lose their footing. One day at least some of us will be confronted with a situation in which the stakes are high, the risks considerable, and the options less than ideal. It might be a key business decision, a mistake we made in the past or an upset customer wanting quick answers to tough questions. Whatever the issue is, being equipped to face uncertainty is always the preferred course of action.

    Drawing from his experience in the military, with Team Rubicon, and his debut book, Take Command, Jake Wood provides the framework to thrive in high-stakes situations. This talk outlines the how, when, and why of resolute, lead-from-the-front leadership, offering a set of principles that one can draw upon in any situation


2015 Seminars & Case Studies
2015 Seminars & Case Studies
  • Effectively Managing Inbound Freight

    Jeff Brady, Director, Transportation & Logistics, Harry & David Holdings, Inc.

    A crucial part of the supply chain, a clear inbound freight management plan can reduce costs and risks while improving reliability. So why is it so often put on the back burner and why are inbound freight management plans so hard to find? As transportation costs continue to rise, now is the ...

    The Evolution of Transactional Analysis: Strategic Sourcing

    Janet Edwards, Director, Strategic Sourcing, AccentCare

    While traditional procurement is focused on finding lowest-cost suppliers, strategic sourcing aims to build long-term relationships up and down the supply chain. The sourcing cycle relates to how you approach RFPs, the market, supplier selection, contracting and supplier management.



  • Drive Efficiencies and Improvements through SC Analytics: An Alcon Case Study

    Jaideep Parekh, Head Planning Systems Support & Analytics, Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

    This session will detail how Alcon S&OP approached developing global supply chain analytics to drive optimal S&OP processes, create visibility in the supply chain and drive improvements to realize efficiencies.

    During this case study, Alcon’s Jaideep (JD) Parekh will discuss key steps...


    M&As and Systems Integration

    Gary Marion, Logistics/ Supply Chain Expert,

    Mergers and acquisitions typically happen for one reason – to increase the earnings of the newly-formed entity. In a post-merger environment, an optimized Supply Chain is crucial to achieving that goal – yet many companies don’t adequately consider Supply Chain integration and the associate...

  • Supply Chain & Operations Flexibility

    Pamela Keller, Senior VP, Supply Chain & Operations, Beachbody LLC

    Supply Chain professionals today must create a supply chain configuration that is optimized to support their customer. Customers are becoming more demanding about the service levels they expect, delivery performance and flexibility that will support their needs.

    This session presents supply...


    Effectively Addressing the Looming Talent Shortage in Supply Chain

    Eric Larson, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, Department of Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School

    Today’s supply chain workforce and talent pool is likely to be substantially different than when you first started leading others. With five generations in the workforce, global growth, and constantly changing technology; the need to recruit, develop and retain tomorrow’s leaders is more cruci...


2015 Discussion Groups
2015 Discussion Groups
  • Forecasting and Risk Management for Superior Business Performance*

    Jennifer Hughey, SVP of Product Supply, Glanbia Performance Nutrition

    “It all starts with the forecast” according to Glanbia’s Jennifer Hughey!

    Join Jennifer as she leads this open discussion looking at how to effectively forecast and plan for the unknowns. We’ll brainstorm around ways to integrate risk into both the development of - and the execution of -...


    Distribution Architectures: An Open Discussion **

    Facilitator: Mark Johnson, VP, Global Operations, Medtronic Surgical Technologies
    Participants in this discussion will share strategies, concerns and opportunities as they relate to physical distribution. We’ll discuss what distribution architecture should look like for what you are trying to achieve, and how you can get there.

  • The Internet of Things (IoT)

    Peer Facilitated Open Discussion

    The Internet of Things (IoT) - the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data - is enabling more and faster information across the supply chains for better decisions, planning and execution. But wh...


2015 Confirmed Speakers
2015 Confirmed Speakers
  • 2015 Confirmed Speakers

    November Thought Leaders
    Confirmed Speakers Include:

    Sgt. Jake Wood, Co-founder and President, Team Rubicon and Author, Take Command Lessons in Leadership: How to be a First Responder in Business

    Jeff Brady, Director, Transportation & Logistics, Harry & David Holdings, Inc.

    Janet Edwards, Director, Strategic Sourcing, AccentCare

    Jennifer Hughey, SVP of Product Supply,Glanbia Performance Nutrition

    Mark Johnson, Vice President, Global Operations Medtronic Surgical Technologies

    Pam Keller, Senior VP, Supply Chain & Operations, Beachbody

    Eric Larson, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, Department of Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School

    Gary Marion, Logistics/Supply Chain Expert,

    Jaideep Parekh, Head Planning Systems Support & Analytics, Alcon Laboratories, Inc.


Past Speakers
Past Speakers
  • Past Speakers

    Past Speakers have included:

    Alcon Laboratories, Inc., VP, Global Supply Chain
    All American Poly, Vice President, Logistics/Production Planning
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Director, Americas Transportation and Logistics Planning
    BuildDirect Technologies, Inc., Chief Operating Officer
    Dow Chemical Company, Global Leader - RFID, GPS and Auto ID

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, SVP
    Halliburton Company, VP, Global Logistics
    Invacare Corporation, VP, NA Logistics
    Lawson Products Inc., VP, Supply Management
    Office Depot, Inc., VP, Supply Chain

    P.F. CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO, Inc., Chief Procurement Officer
    Papa John’s International, Inc., Director, Global Supply Chain Management - Americas
    Pro-Build Holdings, Inc., EVP Supply Chain & Technology
    Quality Supply Chain Co-Op - Wendy's, SVP Distribution, Logistics and Program Mgmt.
    Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc., VP Supply Chain

    Regis Corporation, VP, Logistics
    Seagate Technology, Inc., VP, Supply Chain Operations & Development
    Snyder's-Lance Inc., VP, Manufacturing and Corporate Engineering
    TASER International, VP, Supply Chain Management
    Welch Foods, Inc., Director Customer Logistics


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