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Mega Meeting - The Music of the Supply Chain in the Delaware Valley

  • 13 Mar 2019
  • 4:45 PM - 8:45 PM
  • William Penn Inn, 1017 Dekalb Pike, Gwynedd, PA 19002 Phone: (215) 699-9272


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APICS - Philadelphia Area Network Chapter 

CSCMP - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

ISM - Institute for Supply Management

TCP - Traffic Club of Philadelphia

WERC - Warehousing Education and Research Council


You are invited to attend our 20th Mega-Meeting entitled “The Music of the Supply Chain in the Delaware Valley”, a Transportation oriented panel discussion to discuss maritime, road (truck), and infrastructure within the local area. It is sponsored by these five professional Supply Chain organizations.

The Music of  the Supply Chain in the Delaware Valley   

Supply Chains are a little like Music. They run to a rhythm. You might call it a beat, they have a daily routine, & a yearly cycle that they run through; where the content changes but the patterns, rhythms are very similar.

You can have a highly structured, top down approach, like an orchestra controlled by a conductor, under a strict set of predefined rules. But then there is jazz, in which musicians follow the same basic melody & tempo, but can improvise within that framework to deliver a better total result--or there is country music embracing many different styles all rooted in a rural folk tradition.

Within supply chain each musician (function) makes their own individual contribution to the effort – but it’s the sum of the parts that are greater than the whole – when each adds value – that music or harmony is achieved. So should our supply chains be more like an orchestra or jazz or country music or ???.

Date: Wednesday March 13, 2019

Location: William Penn Inn, 1017 DeKalb Pike, Gwynedd, PA 19002 Phone: (215) 699-9272

Take PA Turnpike to Route 309 North to Springhouse-Norristown Road Exit. Turn left onto Norristown road, go through Springhouse and past Gwynedd Mercy College (Norristown Road becomes Sumneytown Pike). The William Penn Inn is on the left side, exactly 2 1/2 miles from the Route 309/Springhouse-Norristown Road exit.


Keynote Speakers:

Sean E. Mahoney is Director of Marketing for PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia. -- An independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with management, maintenance, marketing and promotion of publically owned port facilities along the Delaware River. He has held various positions before becoming Director in April of 2000. He is a member of numerous international associations and boards having been active in the maritime community since 1987.

Topic: “Building for a Better Supply Chain:  The Port of Philadelphia” Supply chains are dependent on the developmentof ports, shipyards, and maritime-related enterprises as trade engines that contribute to growth and regional development.

Jeff Tucker is third generation CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, America’s oldest privately held freight brokerage. Jeff is immediate past chairman of the board for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (“TIA”). Jeff is a member of the NITL board - the largest shipper organization - and chairs its Highway Transportation Committee. He has co-authored TIA’s “Carrier Selection Framework” and his commentaries have appeared in Journal of Commerce, Logistics Management, and other publications.

Topic:  “Navigating the Capacity Crisis of this Generation” – What we can expect the trucking landscape to look like in the future? Discuss the contributing factors of the current capacity crisis and the effect it is having on the entire marketplace.

John Ward is Deputy Executive Director of DVRPC. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for a diverse nine-county region in two states: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey. Mr. Ward is responsible for the oversight & guidance of Planning and Transportation programs and provides guidance on Commission policy formulation & partner coordination.

Topic:  Long-Range, Regional Planning for the Delaware Valley- How can we prepare our region for a world that’s changing? DVRPC’s Long-Range Plan, Connections 2045, creates a vision for the region's growth and is a blueprint for the prioritization & funding of investments in our transportation infrastructure.                                  

Event Times:

4:45 Registration

5:00 Networking Reception & Cash Bar

6:15 Dinner    

7:30 Panel Discussion

8:30 Q&A

8:45 Closing comments

9:00 Adjourn   

Bring your business cards for the networking session. Table top displays will be set-up and staffed by each of the five professional organizations present as well as Philaport, DVRPC, and Tucker Co.

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