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Our conference program is refreshingly different than 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 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 Sheila Brennan  or call her at 212-651-8730.
2017 Keynote
2017 Keynote
  • Draw Me the Money: Sell, Lead and Innovate with Pictures

    Dan Roam, Author, "The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures"

    For more than 25 years, bestselling author Dan Roam ("The Back of the Napkin," "Blah Blah Blah," and "Show and Tell") has lead the visual-business revolution, traveling to five continents to share with business leaders the incredible problem-solving power of pictures. From Microsoft and Google to Wells Fargo and JP Morgan, from the US Navy to the US Senate and to the White House, Dan's breakthrough understanding of how to use vision to succeed in business has captivated leading thinkers in technology, finance, science, politics, and education.

    In this fast-paced interactive presentation, Dan will share the Top-10 Visual Rules he has learned and show you exactly how to seize the power of pictures in your work:
      1. When in doubt, draw it out.
      2. Whoever draws the best picture wins.
      3. Lead with the eye and the mind will follow.
      4. First, draw a circle.
      5. To lead, draw your destination.

    These simple but insightful revelations will have you rethinking how you approach financial and technology challenges, communications, and problem-solving.

    During this session, you will:
    • See how vision drives all other modes of thought.
    • Learn how to hot-wire the visual process for faster problem-solving.
    • Understand how to use the neuromechanics of vision to explain any concept, no matter how complex.
    • Recognize the incredible power of your own visual mind -- even if you can't draw.

2017 Seminars & Workshops
2017 Seminars & Workshops
  • The Forgotten ART of Demand Planning and Forecasting

    Genevieve Caplette, Supply Chain, Michelin North America Truck

    Do high inventory levels keep you up at night? Are you concerned about product replenishment being constrained by supply? Have you had to deal with low service levels and store stock outs?

    The first step you need to take in order to address the above gaps in your supply ...

    How to Create and Sustain a Collaborative Supply Chain

    Steve Bostwick, Vice President of Supply Chain, Ping Inc.

    The goal is to keep your organization competitive. One key to achieving this success is to build a plan that generates supply chain success. This requires long term thinking that focuses on win/win relationships. Leaders must promote and embrace a collaborative community in order to rea...

  • Impacts of ‘The Amazon Effect’ on Supply Chain Service Providers: Potential Consolidation and Opportunities

    Craig Decker, Head of Investment Banking, Wolfe Capital Markets & Advisory

    Over the coming year the logistics industry can expect an increase in consolidation among service providers due, in large part, to competitive pressures resulting from Amazon’s impact on the supply chain. But with challenges come potential advantages. Will changing distribution patter...

    How to Construct, Utilize and Benefit from Cost Modeling

    Chris Sower, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Americas & W. Africa, Nalco Champion

    Information is power in supply chain operations, strategic sourcing and negotiations. This power here doesn’t relate to coercive power, but rather fact-based power to ensure that negotiated contractual agreements are competitive at the point of execution and throughout the contractual term...

  • Building the Largest Peacetime Temporary and Sustainable Supply Chain: How We Did It

    Fernando Cotrim, former Supply Chain Director for the RIO 2016 Olympic Games

    3,000 suppliers, 10,000 contracts, 30 million items, 1 million pieces of sports equipment. Those are only some of the numbers from the Rio 2016 organization. It gets even more complex when you have to start from scratch. This was a huge supply chain exercise, that encompassed all phases o...

    Social-Shaping's Influence on Supply Shain Strategy, Technology and Culture in Medium-Size Enterprises

    Stephen Kalyta, Head of National Mobile Supply Chain, Wind Mobile


    1. Social paradigms are changing the impact and influence of the customer on supply chains.
    2. To remain competitive, medium size enterprises require an Omni channel perspective that balances the individualized customization of customer experience...

  • Creating a Customer Centric Supply Chain

    Kim Shelby, Vice President of Operations, RATIONAL USA

    Struggling to keep up with customer requests on your supply chain? Many supply chain professionals feel caught juggling between the requirements of efficient supply chain operations and the demands of the customer base. This seminar will show you how to design your optimal customer cent...

    Leveraging an Enterprise Extended Warehouse Management Solution to Keep Pace with Exponential Growth

    Kathy O’Brien, Vice President Information Technology – Applications, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Inc.
    Extended Warehouse Management in Retail Environment
    Learn how Bob’s Discount Furniture, a leading Furniture Retailer, with revenues exceeding $1B is leveraging an Enterprise Extended Warehouse Management solution. Understand how the solution is enabling the company to keep pace with its ...

  • Implementing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

    Wes Whalberg, Director of Supply Chain Engineering, Best Buy
    Today’s logistics facilities are on the front lines of many organizations, and maintaining them to keep them running without failure has become critical. There are plenty of tools available for automated work order systems and computerized maintenance scheduling. But how do you go from not havi...

2017 Confirmed Speakers
2017 Confirmed Speakers
  • We are pleased to announce our 2017 speakers.

    2017 Speakers confirmed to date:

    Genevieve Caplette, Supply Chain, Michelin North America Truck

    Steve Bostwick, Director of Supply Chain, Ping

    Chris Sower, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Americas & W. Africa, Nalco Champion

    Fernando Cotrim, Former Director of Supply Chain, RIO 2016 Organizing Committee

    Stephen Kalyta, Former Head of National Mobile Supply Chain, Wind Mobile

    Kim Shelby, VP of Operations, Rational USA

    Craig Decker, Head of Investment Banking, Wolfe Capital Markets and Advisory

    Kathy O’Brien, VP Information Technology - Applications, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Inc.

    Wes Whalberg, Director of Supply Chain Engineering, Best Buy

  • 2017 Speakers

    Speaking Opportunity

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


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