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Consider Attending This Year’s Supply Chain World North America Conference

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Each year, the Supply Chain Council (SCC), the organization that developed and continues to mature the Supply Chain Operations Framework (SCOR) model, sponsors that organization’s annual U.S. focused Supply Chain World SCWNA 2013 2 Consider Attending This Years Supply Chain World North America ConferenceNorth America Conference.  This is the SCC conference where the broader supply chain community and their teams can network and gather current thinking on supply chain direction and required capabilities.

This author has attended many previous sessions of this event both as a participant and as a speaker. Last year’s event was enjoyed by most all those attending.

The 2013 event is being held from April 8-10, 2013 in St. Louis, with the overall theme: 21st Century Supply Chain- Gateway to the Future.  The conference planning committee purposely chose the St. Louis area because of its proximity to major areas of aerospace, industrial and other manufacturing and supply chain services, as well as its location in the central part of the U.S. , which can ease travel time.  Prior to the main event, SCC has scheduled its one day SCOR User Group meeting.

This year’s Supply Chain World North America conference begins with a networking reception on the evening of Monday, April 8th.  There are two principal keynote speakers on the main agenda that begins on Tuesday.  Kenneth A. Shaw, Vice President of Supply Chain Management Global Services and Support at Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security Group will provide the opening keynote while Jason Grebe, Vice President at Intel will provide the keynote on Wednesday. Other scheduled speakers during the two days of the conference include executives from Ingersoll Rand, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, LG Display, L’Oreal USA, St. Onge and others.

Each Annual Supply Chain World North America conference customarily includes an Industry Analyst or Influencers panel discussion as the culminating closing event, to summarize the messages from the various speakers, to exchange views on compelling supply chain issues of the day, and to take questions from conference attendees. This author is pleased to be once again invited to be a participant of this panel.  Last year’s panel, which I moderated, garnered high feedback ratings.  This year, Matt Davis, Supply Chain Research Director at Gartner will moderate the panel, allowing me to be more of an active  panel participant.

Please consider joining us in St. Louis in April.

Readers can obtain more information and actually register for this upcoming premiere supply chain conference by double-clicking on the Supply Chain World North America ad located in our right-hand Conference panel.

Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor


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