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Winning in the Global Supply Chain Arena Virtual Conference

Save this date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 11 am - 4 pm EDT

Register Now and visit the Networking Lounge for live chats with speakers from MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics, Archstone Consulting, REL Consulting, Becton Dickinson, Capgemini, Transport Intelligence Ltd, Custom and Trade Solutions.

June 21, 2011

Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review are joining forces on this Virtual Conference designed to help companies succeed in the global marketplace. We have put together a great series of educational sessions and top-notch speakers to address critical topics like how to work more effectively with your global 3PL providers and how to accurately track shipments through the supply chain pipeline.

Our expert panelists also will provide you with practical tips on meeting trade compliance regulations in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Plus, you’ll learn about innovative approaches to supply chain financing.

Conference Sessions

Supply chain risk is everywhere today. What’s critical to business success—and even survival—is how well you manage that risk. That’s a key message of our keynote speaker, a leading authority on supply chain risk and a top researcher at MIT. Our keynoter will explain how supply chain managers should prepare for possible supply chain disruptions—and what they can do if a disruption occurs. For any company moving freight in the global supply chain today, this is a “must-hear” presentation.

Speaker: Dr. Bruce C. Arntzen, Sr Research Director at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics

How to Work with your Global 3PL Partners Third-party logistics providers are an essential component to any global supply chain operation. This session will tell how to structure, implement, and maximize the value from your 3PL relationships. Our panel of experts also will discuss major trends and developments in third-party services and why logistics and supply chain mangers need to know about them. This session features a logistics executive from a leading global company who will discuss global 3PL relationships from the “users” perspective.

Attendees will benefit from:

• An overview of the state of global 3PL services

• Practical suggestions for crafting a winning 3PL relationship

• Real-world insights from a top logistics practitioner

Cathy Roberson, Senior Analyst in North America, Transport Intelligence Ltd
Patrick Burnson, executive editor, Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazine

A leading management consultant will explain the concept of supply chain visibility and discuss its potential for successful supply chain management. A wide range of visibility issues will be examined—from creating better visibility among trading partners to implementing state-of-the-art approaches that incorporate best practices with leading-edge technology. We’ll also share case study examples of how leading supply chain organizations are using enhanced visibility to closely track their shipments around the globe. By attending this session, logistics and supply chain professionals will learn:

• The evolving definition of supply chain visibility

• How best practices and technology converge to achieve visibility

• Examples of supply chain visibility in action

Speaker: Shanton Wilcox, Principal-Supply Chain Management at Capgemini Consulting
Karin Shanahan VP, Global Operations and Business Process Pre-Analytical Systems(PAS) at Becton Dickinson

Our expert panelists will offer insights and practical ideas on how supply chain functional areas like planning, manufacturing, logistics, and fulfillment can be optimized to improve cash flow and bottom-line profitability on a global scale. They will present a framework for understanding the inter-relatedness of cash and cost actions, including how operational improvements that can reduce cost while improving working capital performance. And they’ll discuss segmentation approaches enabling differentiated levels of inventory investment that optimize cost and service levels. Attendees will have a better understanding of:

• The connection between finance and supply chain management

• Cash flow and its impact on supply chain financial performance

• Operational improvements to reduce costs and improve working capital

Speakers: John Ferguson, Principal, Archstone Consulting, a division of The Hackett Group
Michael Rellihan, Associate Principal, REL Consulting, a division of The Hackett Group
Moderator: Frank Quinn, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

In 2011, global shippers will find a tougher and more complex regulatory environment. They will see the introduction of updated Incoterms, new trade agreements, and continued demands for tighter supply chain security. In this session, our compliance expert will give a comprehensive update on evolving Customs and trade compliance issues and offer some best practices for succeeding in the new environment. To put it all into a day-to-day operations context, we’ll be joined by a global logistics manager who has applied these practices. Attendees at this session will:

• Get the latest update on ongoing Customs programs

• Learn the benefits of a compliance strategy

• Understand compliance best practices

Speaker: Suzanne Richer, President, Customs & Trade Solutions, Inc.
Moderator: Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director, Supply Chain Group

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