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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.

With sessions in Strategic Supply Chain Management; New Planning Models; A Look at Future SC Talent; Transpacific Trade; Omni-Channel Distribution; and Drones, the conference is designed to help you become a more effective executive by hearing new and cutting-edge perspectives allowing you - and your company - to move forward.

Take part in the program

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 Conference Development
2016 Conference Development
  • Take Part In The Program

    The 2016 Logistics & Supply Chain Forum Conference Program is currently in development. Speaker abstracts now being accepted. Check back often for updates and more information!

    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 Thought Leaders have included:

    VP, Global Supply Chain, Alcon Laboratories
    VP, Operations, American Wholesale Book Company
    Dir., Americas Transportation & Logistics Planning, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    VP, International Logistics and Compliance, Claire's Stores, Inc.
    President and CEOCSCMP - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
    Global Leader - RFID, GPS and Auto ID, Dow Chemical Company
    North America Seeds Supply Chain Leader, Dow AgroScience
    SVP, Dr Pepper Snapple Group
    VP, Global Logistics, Getinge Infection Control AB
    VP, Global Logistics , Halliburton Company
    Head of Global Logistics, Husky Injection Molding Systems
    VP, NA Logistics, Invacare Corporation
    VP, Supply Management, Lawson Products Inc.
    VP, Supply Chain, Office Depot, Inc.
    Chief Procurement Officer, P.F. CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO, Inc.
    Director, Global Supply Chain Management, Papa John's International, Inc.
    EVP, Supply Chain & Technology, Pro-Build Holdings, Inc.
    SVP Distribution & Logistics, Quality Supply Chain Co-Op - Wendy's
    VP, Supply Chain, Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc.
    VP, Manufacturing and Corporate Engineering, Snyder's-Lance Inc.
    Chief Procurement Officer ,Valerus
    Director, Customer Logistics, Welch Foods, Inc.

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 Seminars & Case Studies
2015 Seminars & Case Studies
  • Execution Excellence: Implementing a Global SC Strategy for a Competitive Advantage

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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

    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...


    Forecasting Demand & Future Talent for Supply Chain Management

    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...


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

    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...


  • Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World: Discussion Group

    Facilitated Discussion
    One thing is certain: nothing is certain anymore. VUCA is an acronym used to describe the Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity of today’s environment. Although the military first coined the term VUCA, all leaders are living it: the new normal is constant chaos. This session will a...

    Effective Integration of Complex Business Models: Discussion Group

    Facilitated Discussion
    The integration of processes through the supply chain in order to share valuable information is crucial, but extremely difficult. This peer-facilitated discussion group will look at the challenges faced as new and more complex IT solutions are available and supply chain, logistics and operations ...

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