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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.

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.
Keynote Address
Keynote Address
  • Leading through Turbulence

    Cultural Anthropologist, Global Explorer, Mountaineer and Author

    Join Dr. Jeff Salz as he addresses timeless certainties for today's mercurial times. Through his decades of travel and expeditions, Jeff has attained a unique perspective of the secret keys linking ancient wisdom to the success of today's rapidly changing world.

    During this stirring presentation, he'll detail why some organizations thrive in times of adversity - sustaining success while others perish - and introduce you to his concept of “Leadership from the Inside Out.”

    An expert in the field of Cultural Anthropology and a modern-day Indiana Jones, Jeff has traveled to the furthest corners of the globe - from Patagonia to the Amazon, Outer Mongolia to Eastern Siberia, the Himalayas to the Andes and more, seeking the answers to life's biggest questions. His passion for learning led him to study the folklore, legends and myths of individuals and civilizations, granting him a comprehensive perspective into the secrets of the rise and fall of cultures world-wide.

    Join Jeff as he details how, for the last 15 years, he has been safely guiding organizations through the turbulent seas of change and facilitating enhanced teamwork by helping companies build a “culture of authenticity.”


Seminars & Case Studies
Seminars & Case Studies
  • Strategic Procurement to Reduce COGS


    Going beyond strategic negotiations and is necessary to improve earnings performance. In this seminar, we will look at how direct procurement spend can be managed to develop global competencies. Discussion will center on the issues of reducing costs for all players across the value chain a...

    Measures to Retain Leaders & Improve Your Bottom Line

    Gough Grubbs, SVP Distribution and Logistics, Stage Stores, Inc.

    In this case study, Gough Grubbs will share his successes at changing corporate culture in Stage Stores DCs - and measuring what that means in terms of retention, engagement, succession planning and leadership development. You’ll learn from his decade of work and is passion for leadership ...

  • Forecasting and Risk, the Realities of Planning through Uncertainty


    Implementing new models of planning and forecasting can improve profitability and better manage risk. Learn how the use of more sophisticated tools can give you and your company the best opportunity to make money. We’ll detail methods to determine potential variation in production yield, s...

    Visibility to Optimize Inventory Costs and Efficiencies


    Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) is the ability to track orders, product, and information easily - at any stage in the value chain. To achieve this, collaboration and transparencies must become ingrained in the culture of your business, suppliers, customers and stakeholders. Effective SCV impro...

  • The Science behind 3PL Relationships


    This session will explore third-party spend management and look at the dynamics of managing 3PL relationships; especially as they relate to shipping, warehousing and distribution. As the use of logistics service providers grows, companies are relying on them to manage customer relationships ...

    M&As: Taking a look at Integrating Different ERP Systems & Procedures

    Case Study

    Successful senior supply chain executives have always had to be experts in creating and leading rapid-responding and continuously evolving organizations - especially in today’s increasingly hyper-paced environment.

    However, the realities of today’s marketplace necessitate leaders have...


  • Issues with Less than Truckload / Small Freight

    Case Study

    Less than Truckload freight (LTL) ranges between 100 and 20,000 lbs. and can often create efficiencies and increase productivity if managed in a strategic way. When you are working with a network thousands of suppliers and potentially hundred of thousand skus, transportation efficiencies...

    Transportation Management: Issues of capacity, Driver Shortages


    Driver turnover remains consistently high - over 80% - and increased driver shortages are projected to continue. Yet, self-driving vehicles are still decades away from being effective and common place. As such, the question remains: what can we do no?

    We’ll look at issues of capacity, ...


  • Blueprint for Adventure: Creating Your Plan

    Dr. Jeff Salz, Cultural Anthropologist, Global Explorer, Mountaineer and Author

    After providing participants with a deepened understanding of how to lead through turbulent times, Jeff Salz will lead this hands-on, interactive session to help attendees identify - and gain - the requisite skills necessary for professional and business success in today’s unpredictable env...

2016 Discussion Groups
2016 Discussion Groups
  • Supply Chain Agility and Flexibility

    Facilitator: Pat Flynn-Cherenzia, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Director, Microsoft Corporation

    In today's constantly changing environment, global reach and uncertain economy, the need to reduce logistics costs is a needed - and often required - initiative in any organization. Agile supply chains are situated to immediately respond to changing circumstances and minimize loss.



    Automation and Robotics

    Peer-to-peer open discussion group

    Successful use of automation allows companies to deliver economic and operational advantages. Outcomes include improved safety, reduced travel costs, enhanced data for inventory management, labor efficiencies and better fulfillment and distribution processes.

    But, what does it take t...


  • Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

    Peer-to-peer open discussion

    Lean inventory management techniques have been shown to reduce costs, improve flexibility and allow companies to focus on their customers, and on growth. Lean supply chain and inventory management strategies allow businesses to embrace transparency and individual responsibility, while enabli...

  • Confirmed Speakers

    We are pleased to announce our 2016 speakers.*

    2016 Speakers Confirmed to date:

    Pat Flynn-Cherenzia, Sr. Director, Global Logistics, Microsoft Corporation

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

    Gough Grubbs, SVP Distribution and Logistics, Stage Stores, Inc.

    Troy Witt, Team Leader, Strategic Customer Supply Chain & Global Policy, Clorox Company

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

    Please email if you are interested in speaking or participating in a conference development research call.

    * as of January 28, 2016. Program under development and subject to change without notice.


    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.

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