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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 Bob Houston or call him at 212-651-8766.
2016 Highlights
2016 Highlights
  • Past Speakers

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

    Effective Use of Technologies to Manage ERP Complexities
    Mark D. Green, Senior Consultant, North American Deployment Lead, Pitney Bowes

    Measures to Retain Leaders & Improve Your Bottom Line
    Gough Grubbs, SVP Distribution and Logistics, ...

Seminars & Workshops
Seminars & Workshops
  • Effective Use of Technologies to Manage ERP Complexities

    Mark D. Green, Senior Consultant, North American Deployment Lead, Pitney Bowes

    Join Six Sigma Black Belt, Mark Green, as he presents the steps for successfully implementing RFID and other technologies to reduce redundancies, manage inventory and improve operations and security - all while increasing productivity and reducing costs.

    He’ll discuss how to map ou...


    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 ...

  • More than a “Cool Tool” is Needed to Improve SC Performance

    Susan Gentry, Global Integrated Business Planning Supply Leader, Dow AgroScience

    It’s common today for people to think that the latest “cool new something” will change their life and make their work easier. The reality, however, is that unless the people and the process aspects are understood, addressed and strategically assimilated, the technology will simply fall fl...

    Blueprint for Adventure: Creating Your Plan Workshop

    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...

  • Key Factors in Successful 3PL Partnerships

    Jeff Mosher, Director of Warehousing and 3PL Operations, Isagenix International

    As the use of logistics service providers grows, companies are relying on them to manage customer relationships and call attention to potential growth strategies - and new market opportunities. The closer third-party management feels to your business, the more they will be willing to do for ...

    Managing Resources: Strategies for Driver Hiring & Retention

    John Hird, COO & SVP of Supply Chain, SpartanNash Company

    This session will look at the current state of affairs regarding driver shortages and layout effective strategies and tactics for hiring and retaining the right drivers. The lack of drivers is an issue all companies are facing - regardless of markets and industries. According to The American...

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

    Facilitators: Pat Flynn-Cherenzia, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Director, Microsoft Corp. and Sondra McCulley, Vice President, Operations, American Wholesale Book Company

    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 DIscussion Group*

    Facilitators: Steve Miller,SVP Strategic Planning, Associated Grocers, Inc. and Deborah Winkleblack, International Logistics and Customs Compliance, Claire's Stores, Inc.

    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 ...


  • Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory Discussion Group*

    Facilitator: David Popelka, Director, Business Process/Logistics, Siemens Industry

    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...

    Issues with Less than Truckload / Small Freight Discussion Group*

    Facilitator: Michael Staseff, Director, Purchasing & Distribution, Sarku Japan

    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 hundreds of thousands of SKUs, transportation efficienc...

  • 2017 Speakers

    Speaking Opportunity

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


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