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Friday, April 18, 2014

Supply Chain Conferences Stacked With Learning Opportunities

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Savvy procurement managers might consider attending conferences in the next month or so to sharpen their skills, gain insight about trends, learn how peers deal with business challenges, and to network. Here are some of the most promising supply chain and logistics events in terms of content and learning opportunities:

  • Hi Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit, Oct. 3, San Jose, Calif. The summit addresses ways of optimizing supply chain operations and improving profitability. Companies sending speakers include Logitech, US Cellular, Infineon, Lenovo, Gartner, and Texas Instruments. To register, contact eyefortransport: 800-814-3459 x7249 (U.S.); 866-996-1235 x7249 (Canada); hgarner@eft.com
  • CSCMP Annual Global Conference, Oct. 20-23, Denver. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is examining topics geared toward business development, such as recruitment, supply chain management research, strategy, and risk mitigation. Speakers include Peter Carlsson, supply chain vice president at Tesla Motors, discussing how to build a complex supply chain from the ground up.
  •  The 30th International Supply Chain Conference, Oct. 23-25, Berlin. Almost anything relating to European logistics will be featured at this venue. Last year, 3,300 attendees from 40 nations participated, along with 190 exhibitors. BVL International, a non-profit group that specializes in logistics and supply chain management, hosts the event. Here’s a registration link.
  •  Logistics and Supply Chain Forum, Nov. 3-5, Scottsdale, Ariz. Topics pertaining to supply chain operations will be discussed. These include: defining strategic supply chain requirements to meet corporate goals; integration of complex business models; using metrics for supply chain excellence; and effective management of third-party consultants. The program is being presented by Richmond Events: 212-651-8700; general@richmondevents.com

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