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We created The Logistics and Supply Chain Forum's conference program after extensive research and feedback from our delegates - senior logistics and supply chain executives who, like you, are dealing with critical issues on a daily basis.

The conference is designed to help you become a more effective executive by opening doors to new perspectives and points of view allowing you - and your company - to move forward. 


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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.
2015 Keynote Address
2015 Keynote Address
  • Trends and Challenges in Today’s Global Supply Chains

    Rick Blasgen, President and CEO, CSCMP

    We the companies we serve - with ideas and efforts that efficiently and effectively lower costs, and contribute to revenue growth and an expanded market share. We matter... to the countries and continents we connect - with our impact on their economies, their infrastructure, and their competitiveness.

    We matter ... to the customers and consumers we reach globally - by assuring products are available in almost every size, shape, color, and quantity - goods we all need to live, survive, and even prosper. We matter to the world because when disaster strikes, they call us, the risk managers, who know how to mitigate the impacts of natural and man-made supply disruptions on global markets and the global community.

    Even in tough times, supply chains must operate, and this is good news for our profession. Our discipline will, in fact, continue to contribute in significant ways. Global trends and challenges are driving significant change, and that very change produces huge opportunities for individuals and supply chain organizations alike. However, we must communicate effectively – we cannot rely solely on technology to create relationships and get the job done, we have to build trust and ensure a long-lasting sustainable community of supply chain professionals with whom to work.

    Opportunities for supply chain executives have exploded worldwide and talent in our profession is fast becoming a premium. Today’s supply chain leaders must possess extraordinary interpersonal and consensus-building skills, while steadfastly remaining ambassadors of customer service. Join Rick as he discussed the cutting-edge of your industry!

2015 Confirmed Speakers
2015 Confirmed Speakers
  • 2015 Confirmed Speakers

    2015 Thought Leaders:

    Rick Blasgen, Keynote, President and CEO, CSCMP - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

    Eric Allard, Head of Global Logistics
    Husky Injection Molding Systems

    Brian Conrad, Executive Administrator
    Transpacific Stabilization Agreement

    Susan Gentry, North America Seeds Supply Chain Leader
    Dow AgroScience

    Dwight Herlong, Head of Global Operations Innovation

    Michael Richardson, VP, Wholesale Planning
    Perry Ellis International, Inc.

    Matt Tabisz, Senior Director, Logistics
    Lenovo Inc.

    Deborah Winkleblack, VP, International Logistics and Compliance
    Claire's Stores, Inc.

    Jeff Zyskowski, VP, Supply Chain,
    Ardent Mills


2015 Seminars & Case Studies
2015 Seminars & Case Studies
  • Execution Excellence: A Case Study

    Eric Allard, Head of Global Logistics, Husky Injection Molding Systems

    This session will look at the strategy behind Husky Injection Molding’s change from a manufacturer who “pushes” product to the customer, to one who employs a “pull” method, designed to improve customer relationships and tie in to the company’s core values.


    Preparing for the Second Half: Industry Update on the Transpacific Trade

    Brian Conrad, Executive Administrator, Transpacific Stabilization Agreement

    This session will cover crucial information you need to know about the Asia-U.S. trade,  from the ocean carriers’ standpoint. Brian will discuss both the importing and exporting side of Transpacific trade, and provide an overview, insights and trends covering the results of the...

  • Incorporating New Models of Planning to Improve Profitability: A Dow AgroSciences Case Study

    Susan Gentry, North America Seeds Supply Chain Leader, Dow AgroScience

    In the agricultural industry, we have to think differently about how we plan production. We plant our product for expected demand that is a year away, and “Mother Nature” is a significant factor in the production yield of our “factory”. In most parts of the world, ...

    Omni channel Now: Transforming Your Businesses to Meet Customer Demands

    Dwight Herlong, Head of Global Operations Innovation, Google

    Research indicates that over 60% of transactions start online, even if only 10% are ultimately completed over the internet. Hear what Google is doing to meet shifting and rapidly-changing customer demands. In this session, Dwight Herlong will detail how - by focusing on visibility, flexib...

  • Sustainability: A Lenovo case Study

    Matt Tabisz, Senior Director, Logistics, Lenovo Inc.

    Session info coming soon...

    Matt Tabisz is the Senior Director of Logistics at Lenovo Inc., a position he has had for almost two years. Prior to that, Matt held logistics positions at Microsoft, Samsung Communications, UPS and The United States Navy.

    Forecasting Demand & Future Talent for Supply Chain Management

    Michael Richardson, Vice President, Wholesale Planning, Perry Ellis International, Inc.

    Join Michael Richardson, CSCP, CPIM, Vice President Wholesale Planning for Perry Ellis International for an informative conversation centering on Forecasting Demand and Future Talent for Supply Chain Management. Based on the speaker’s unique background in retail store management, field s...


  • Starting from Scratch: A Case Study on Developing Culture and Trust

    Jeff Zyskowski, Vice President, Supply Chain, Ardent Mills

    On May 29, 2014, Ardent Mills opened for business. An independent joint venture formed from the milling assets of Cargill, ConAgra Foods and CHS, Ardent Mills was created to better serve bakery and food company customers. Today’s customers are looking for a partner that can help them dev...


2015 Discussion Groups
2015 Discussion Groups
  • Drones, Drones, Drones

    Deborah Winkleblack, VP International Logistics and Compliance, Claire's Stores, Inc.

    Search the headlines and it’s easy to see that drones are the next disruption to be dealt with. They are no longer even outliers, as they become more sophisticated and accessible.  A recent internet search came back quickly with: “Google’s Secret Drone-Based Delivery Sys...


2015 Conference Development
2015 Conference Development
  • Take Part In The Program

    The 2015 Logistics & Supply Chain Forum Conference Program is currently in development. Check back often for more information!

    Click here
    for the 2015 Logistics & Supply Chain Forum Call For Participation with complete information on speaker submittal guidelines.

    If you would like to participate in the program, recommend any speakers or topics, or take part in a 1-1 research call, please contact Chyai Mulberg at 212-651-8736 or via email.


Past Speakers
Past Speakers
  • Past Speakers

    Past Speakers have included:

    Alcon Laboratories, Inc., VP, Global Supply Chain
    All American Poly, VP, Logistics/Production Planning
    American Wholesale Book Company, VP, Operations
    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
    Getinge Infection Control AB, VP, Global Logistics
    Halliburton Company, VP, Global Logistics
    HID Global Corporation, VP, Global Supply Chain
    InComm, VP, Global Warehousing & Logistics
    Invacare Corporation, VP, NA Logistics
    Lawson Products Inc., VP, Supply Management
    Macy's Logistics and Operations, VP
    Microsoft, EPG Industry Mgr, Manufacturing & Supply Chain
    Office Depot, Inc., VP, Supply Chain
    Omya Inc., Vice President, Supply Chain
    P.F. CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO, Inc., Chief Procurement Officer
    Papa John’s International, Inc., Director, Global Supply Chain Management
    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
    University of San Diego, Managing Director, Supply Chain Mgmt.
    Valerus, Chief Procurement Officer
    Welch Foods, Inc., Director, Customer Logistics

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