EDGE presents a highly rated educational program spanning the end-to-end supply chain with the latest innovations, insights and perspectives shaping the industry.
C-Level Discussion Forums
This track offers attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with leaders of companies in a shared-group experience. The audience will gain insight into the thoughts and concerns of executives who manage complex supply chains and their counterparts who lead logistics solutions companies. Share ideas, ask questions, compare experiences, and learn in a casual peer-to-peer setting.
Global Supply Chain
Track Chair: Marisa Martin, Sales Director, Blume Global
There has never been a better time to be a leader in the supply chain! Join The Global Supply Chain Sessions to learn with industry leaders. We will discuss how you can harness complexity, find your competitive advantage, and explore commercial innovation. Collaboration will be a theme in all these sessions to the help power your global supply chain today and beyond.
Leadership & Talent Development presented by CSCMP’s Young Professionals Committee
Track Chair: Meagan Kidder, Project & Implementation Manager, FreightPlus
Leaders drive organizational change that moves business forward, but leaders aren't born. They are made. This track will explore new and innovative methods to attract and develop the future leaders of supply chain and to capture that talent for the betterment of your organization and the industry as a whole.
Network Planning and Optimization
Track Chair: Chris Tuttle, Director, Customer Solutions, ORTEC
This track will focus on the processes and best practices that companies utilize to design their networks and continuously evolve them for better cost, service, resilience, and sustainability. Defined as a methodical process to establish a complete view of the organization's supply chain, a company’s supply chain network can position them for the future. Organizations that thrive and succeed in today's business environment, have unlocked the power of making better and faster decisions through systemic network planning and optimization processes. Every decision around facilities, sources, partners, demand, capacity and logistics methods is a chance to stay ahead of your competitors and build a more efficient supply chain network.
Track Chair: Megan Smith, CEO, Symbia Logistics
Risk Mitigation of Resource Scarcity
Track Chair: Suzanne Richer, Director, Global Trade Academy, e2open
Changing regulations are targeting inputs that may be prohibited for use in the manufacture of products in many industries. Ensuring your firm will be viable in meeting production and sales demands, now and in the coming years, requires an advanced strategic approach to managing these challenges.
Join this track to learn how leading companies are managing the risk of resource scarcity in their global operations. Learn from experts across economic sectors, as we showcase how companies are adapting their supply chains to overcome resource scarcity with calculated strategies and innovative approaches to using technology to prepare for current and future disruptions.
The Supply Chain continues to be under tremendous stress from geopolitical conflict, labor and raw material shortages, meeting sustainability goals, and constantly changing customer demand. Optimizing supply chain planning capabilities can have a powerful impact on an organization’s ability to shrink the times to sense, analyze and respond to disruptions and opportunities. This track will shine a spotlight on key changes and innovations that are driving the “state of the possible” in Supply Chain Planning and what that means to organizations. Sessions will feature industry and technology experts discussing how they are applying modern supply chain planning processes and enabling technology to solve today’s planning problems and while laying the foundation for the future.
Co-Track Chair: Bill King Director, Solutions Management SCE, SAP
Co-Track Chair: Simone Ross, Chief Operating Officer, Setlog Corp
This track will provide insights into how companies are taking the next step in managing their sustainability efforts and provide a glimpse into future trends. As interest in sustainability grows across the globe, there are increasingly more plans to expand environmental initiatives, increase social and regulatory compliance, and improve transparency across the supply chain. While sustainability can initially look like a burden for supply chains, if managed correctly, it can provide a competitive advantage and create additional value both from a top and bottom-line perspective.
Track Chair: Greg Tucker, Vice President of Growth Marketing, FreightWaves
Co-Track Chair: Leah Clement, Market Development Manager, igility