No matter what your role is in the supply chain, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) guarantees that its annual conference will have an educational session just right for you. The Annual Conference, which takes place from September 25 through September 28 in Orlando, Florida, bills itself as providing end-to-end supply chain solutions.
Its 16 session tracks cover topics such as demand planning, government and regulations, manufacturing and service operations, order fulfillment and customer service, procurement and supply management, transportation and logistics, and warehousing. The seminars include analysis of current research and surveys, panel discussions with industry thought leaders, and case studies from such big-name companies as Airbus, Dell, Intel, and Nike. These 30-plus hours of educational sessions promise to investigate not only the latest supply chain technology trends, data analytics, and economic analysis but also real-world strategies for process improvement, profit maximization, budget oversight, and talent development and retention.?
The last day of the conference will feature three in-depth "mega-sessions" looking at hot topics in supply chain management. In "Is Your Business Intelligence Really All That Smart?" presenters will focus on how companies can harness big data and analytics to improve supply chain efficiency and productivity. For the second session, a panel of experts, including supply chain executives from L'Oreal, Mars, and Michael Kors, will investigate innovations in the supply chain and how to lead change within your organization. Finally, in "Inside Track: Real-Life Solutions that Work for Supply Chains," panelists will share stories about their greatest hits and misses in transportation, logistics, and customer service.
In addition to the educational sessions, the conference also includes the Supply Chain Exchange, an exhibition of leading supply chain products and services. At the Exchange, attendees will have the opportunity to view demonstrations, equipment, systems, and technologies that provide cutting-edge solutions to a wide range of supply chain challenges. You'll also get an in-depth look at the parts that make up a top-performing supply chain.
For more information, visit the CSCMP Annual Conference website.