EDGE hosts a highly respected educational content reflecting the end-to-end supply chain. EDGE sessions couple ever-applicable practices and standard foundational knowledge with the latest in innovations, challenges, skills and opportunities emerging in the discipline.
EDGE tracks are developed by member volunteers, known as Track Chairs. Track chairs are tasked with delivering up to six total sessions that are not only of the most interest to their peers but offer actionable takeaways and create dialogues that encourage insights, energy, and passion for attendees to bring back to their organizations.
Gain insight into the thoughts and concerns of senior executives who manage complex supply chains and their counterparts who lead logistics solutions companies. Share ideas, ask questions, compare experiences, and learn from these panel and interactive discussion sessions.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the hot-button topics, challenges, and trends impacting your supply chain operations and the supply chain at large with updates on global research and trend studies.
Due to the ever-changing dynamics of today’s global marketplace, it is vital that we examine upcoming future trends that may impact businesses. Explore topics that have emerged or will in the future.
Alex Mostofian, Sr. Global Transportation and Logistics Manager, Qorvo, Inc.
Masao Nishi, Principal, M. Nishi Strategic Advisory
Global markets are volatile and subject to rapid change. Explore the unique challenges and complexities associated with planning and executing a successful global supply chain in the face of these changes. We will address what companies have learned from facing common disruptions in the global supply chain, as well as discuss strategic, long-term supply chain issues that leading companies have identified as key to future success.
In a "Shark Tank"-like fashion, exhibitors and sponsors will be given the opportunity to present a 15-minute demonstration to market their innovations and/or technologies, followed by a 5-minute Q&A. There will be up to twelve 20-minute sessions available (Sunday through Tuesday, during open hall hours) which will take place on our centrally-located Innovation Stage.
Gina Anderson, VP, Solutions & Growth, GEODIS USA
Dana Regan, Sr. VP, Business Development, TranzAct
Supply chain is long, complex and ultimately driven by the customer. To be successful, supply chain practitioners need to manage and measure every activity from procurement of raw materials to the point of consumption. The sophisticated supply chain represents not only a flow of materials and products, but a flow of financial information that connects all the major business functions. Learn how end-to-end visibility into these processes is key to transforming a supply chain into a true competitive advantage.
Amy Proctor, Group Vice President of Logistics, Trinity Logistics
Jake Westfall, Vice President, CBRE
The ability to identify and take advantage of opportunities and develop the next generation of leaders while navigating risks and challenges is paramount. Hear first-hand how senior leaders are leading their companies and teams through complex changes. Topics will be presented by industry leaders on changes affecting our industry such as supply chain creation, digitization and automation, sales and acquisitions, and system integration.
Brent Hutto, Chief Relationship Officer, Truckstop.com
Gail Rutkowski, Executive Director, NASSTRAC
Presented by NASSTRAC, this track is focused on the efficient and effective movement of goods in domestic and international markets and educating supply chain professionals on the impact transportation has on their supply chains. Primary focus is on the transportation professional regardless of their level of expertise.
Eduardo Vargas, Regional Director, Morrison Express
Last-mile efficiencies are a team effort among wholesalers, retailers, parcel delivery companies and logistics service suppliers. Leading e-commerce players leverage the right combination of technology and customer service to accelerate fulfillment without dramatic cost increase, adding value to the supply chain last mile. Explore these successful, innovative and creative fulfillment strategies and their applications across the globe.
Steve Geary, President, Supply Chain Visions
Customers demand reduced lead times, increased agility, lower costs, with higher service levels. And now COVID-19 changes everything. This track will explore risk mitigation, supply chain resilience, and strategic adaptability in an uncertain world.
Hank Canitz, Vice President, Industry Solutions, Nulogy
Seismic forces in consumer behavior, data availability, technology advancements, workforce demographics and global disruptions are shaking up the supply chain. Optimizing planning capabilities has a powerful impact on an organization’s ability to increase agility, speed up processes, satisfy customers and drive value. The sessions in this track will provide best practices and lessons learned from companies that have optimized their demand, inventory and sales & operations capabilities.
CSCMP partners with our EDGE sponsors to offer a presentation that focuses on the world-class products and services they offer. Although the series does not follow CSCMP’s traditional non-commercial educational guidelines, these sessions will provide you with the opportunity to explore the many solutions that will be offered.
These educational sessions provide you with a 360-degree view of modern and future supply chain innovation offered by leading companies and solution providers.
Charlie Marge, Senior Business Consultant, QAD Dynasys
The ability to plan and optimize supply, manufacturing, and distribution decisions is key to the success of a supply chain in a world of constant change, whether in the short term as the latest information becomes available or looking ahead to the mid and long term. This track will feature companies that have realized benefits by putting in place solid planning processes supported by technology to optimize their supply chain decisions.
Al Belz, Director, Sourcing and Supply Chain, ITW
Toni Stark, Director, Distribution Operations, ITW
The supply management and procurement landscape is experiencing a transformation. This track will explore classic, emerging, enabling, and disruptive strategies that use technologies aiming to enhance and transform current and future supply chain operations. Supply management and procurement program results should be measurable and targeted to enhance shareholder value.
Jill Banko, Supply Chain Strategist, Fifth Season
Chelsea Howard, Manager, Transportation Support, Celtic Transportation
A great plan is nothing without great people to execute it. But how to attract and keep an all-star team? Learn best practices regarding recruiting, developing, and retaining talent amidst today's talent shortage, as well as how companies have leveraged their existing talent to implement and execute best-in-class supply chains solutions.
John Fitzgerald, Vice President Business Development, project44
The rate of innovation continues to accelerate in supply chain technology. Great ideas are everywhere. If you're trying to make sense of it all, you'll want to attend these sessions. From common tools to ‘the next big thing’, we'll explore ways to evaluate and exploit new and innovative technology for maximum advantage. Topics will include implementation best practices, integration strategies, change management, and methods for evaluating the real-world impact on the company's bottom line.
Geoff Milsom, Vice President, enVista
Jon Mosher, Export Operations Lead, Bayer Crop Science
At the heart of supply chain is the movement of goods and raw materials whether by train, plane, truck, or ship. Learn more about the trends, advances, challenges, and changes that affect the different modes of this integral part of supply chain.
Rob Doyle, President, The Shippers Group
This track will deliver on how collaboration at the warehousing level strengthens strategic partnerships and adds value to shippers and their supply chain partners. Experts representing shippers, 3PL warehouses, transportation providers, real estate brokers, contract packagers and ecommerce companies will focus on how to work together for outstanding customer service, operating efficiency, innovative technologies and KPI tracking that increase profitability.