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2013 Global Supply Chain Summit. May 19-21, 2013, Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX
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Learn about the Summit's complete educational overview.

The Summit's presentations were timely, topical and provided insight which attendees could utilize right after they returned. Its unique format easily facilitates conversation and networking with peers and industry experts.

Larry Bergman
Senior Vice President, Director of Supply Chain and Operations
Boscov's Department Store, LCC

Schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, May 19, 2013
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Registration Hours
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Suite 1030
Welcome Reception
Monday, May 20, 2013
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Registration Hours
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Adolphus Hotel
Breakfast
Sponsored by:  Port Logisitics Group
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Adolphus Hotel
Grand Ballroom
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Larry Bergman
SVP, Supply Chain and Operations
Boscov's, Inc.
Jonathan Gold
VP, Supply Chain and Customs Policy
National Retail Federation
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Adolphus Hotel
Grand Ballroom
Opening Keynote Session
Retail at Crossroads

The Great Recession, online shopping, omnichannel, technology, and the supply chain have all reached a tipping point where we find ourselves at a crossroads. It is clear that having the right business strategy and achieving multichannel Supply Chain Excellence presents huge challenges for all retailers today. As retail executives face these challenges, they need to maneuver their unique mix of retail pillars of success to achieve profitable growth going forward. Leading supply chain expert Jim Tompkins will share his exclusive insight into the today’s key success factors and how to survive and succeed going beyond these crossroads.

Jim Tompkins
CEO
Tompkins International
 
 
 
 
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Adolphus Hotel
Networking Break
Sponsored by:  Virginia Port Authority
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Adolphus Hotel
Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Grand Ballroom
Luncheon Keynote Session
Creative Inventory Solutions: Utilizing the Nonprofit Supply Chain

Join us for lunch to hear about a national nonprofit that provides supply chain alternatives that can give your company’s inventory a philanthropic afterlife. Charles Johnston, Director of Repair and Liquidation Centers for The Home Depot, and Kim Baich, Chief Operating Officer at Good360, will give real-life examples of how some of the savviest U.S. companies have benefited from turnkey solutions for all types of inventory that not only help to streamline supply chain operations, but also provide enhanced tax benefits, brand lift and an effective tool for your sustainability team. Mr. Johnston will provide a peer perspective on how donating inventory helped him achieve his supply chain goals at several companies.


VP, Donor Relations
Good360
Charles Johnston
Director of Repair and Liquidation Center
The Home Depot
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Networking Break
Sponsored by:  Global Supplier Management
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Breakout Sessions
2:15 AM – 3:15 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Grand Ballroom
Keynote Session
Beating the Burden of Brick & Mortar Success for Breakthrough Omnichannel Fulfillment

Online and mobile commerce continues to outpace store channel growth, highlighting a fundamental shift in consumer preference. In response, leading brick & mortar (B&M) retailers are aggressively seeking omnichannel fulfillment capabilities to deliver against the future consumer promise of emotive product search with fast delivery across “endless shelf” assortment at low prices.

Few have unlocked this promise to date. It is the retailers’ laser focus on store operations success that is preventing them from achieving multichannel breakthrough.

Andrew Bowerman
Director, Global Commerce, Supply Chain
WalMart Stores Inc.
Sumit Chandra
Partner
A.T. Kearney
 
Partner
A.T. Kearney
 
 
 
 
Sponsored by:  GT Nexus
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Networking Break
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Grand Ballroom

Keynote Session

The New Normal for U.S. Ports - An Economist Viewpoint

As the U.S. continues to recover from the worst recession in modern history, the discussion must turn to the readiness of the U.S. economy to continue with the recovery and the readiness of the ports and other key infrastructure to handle the expected growth.

Future growth will depend on the ability of our infrastructure to not only handle the growth and changing trade trends, but the ability to do so in a cleaner, faster and more predictable manner.

Are U.S. ports preparing for the global shifts in manufacturing and resulting trade lane shifts? Will future port growth depend on the continuing urbanization around ports and distribution hubs? What will be the impact of the shift to natural gas be on the transportation industry?

Participants will not only hear about all of these issues from noted economist Walter Kemmsies, but also learn other trends impacting the global supply chain.

Walter Kemmsies
Chief Economist
Moffat & Nichol
 
 
 
 
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Adolphus Hotel
The Bistro
Reception
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Registration Hours
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Adolphus Hotel
Breakfast
Sponsored by:  Yusen Logistics
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Adolphus Hotel
Grand Ballroom
Keynote Session
The Infrastructure Report Card – Can the U.S Remain Competitive with Failing Grades?

Infrastructure is critical to the competitiveness of the global supply chain, yet the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure recently found America’s infrastructure only averaged a D+ grade nationally, which is completely unacceptable. Congested roads, power outages, freight backlogs, broken water mains, and deficient bridges that businesses and consumers currently face are having an impact on the bottom line and also the overall economy. In this session ASCE will present the Report Card results and provide recommendations for what is needed for the U.S. to raise the infrastructure grades and keep retailers competitive in the global supply chain.

Brian Pallasch
Managing Director, Government Relations & Infrastructure Initiatives
American Society of Civil Engineers
 
 
 
 
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Adolphus Hotel
Breakout Sessions
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Adolphus Hotel
Networking Break
Sponsored by:  Kewill
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Adolphus Hotel
Grand Ballroom
Closing Luncheon Keynote
A Brief History of the Future …and Where Knowing this Can Get You

John Krubski, a recognized futurist, consumer insight expert, and author, has an original view of the future. His presentation includes an actionable formula for the future; both personal and professional. According to John, the key to understanding the future is understanding change; what it is, how it happens, and how much influence you have over change.

In this entertaining, challenging, and stimulating engagement, John will give us a brief history of the future that includes a perspective on Retailing 2.0. He will also provide actionable insights into Persuasion 2.0 – a fresh and effective model for getting people to do what you want them to do. John’s insights are grounded in original research that led him to Cracking the America Code, an examination of what makes America America and Americans Americans – the subject of his recent book.

John Krubski
Practical Futurist and Strategic Planning Expert
 
 
 
 
 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Joint International Trade/Supply Chain Council Meeting

*Open to International Trade/Strategic Supply Chain Council Members Only

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