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Mega Meeting - Supply Chain Management – Houston, We Have Lift Off!

  • 07 Oct 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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

Supply Chain Management – Houston, We Have Lift Off!   


Supply Chain has evolved from a “Leap of Faith” to “Lift Off”, since rescheduling this meeting due to the pandemic. Every customer makes a “Leap of Faith”, when they place an order with a company. Most consumers have some degree of concern as to whether the order will be fulfilled and delivered as desired.

In consideration of recent events since March 11th, supply chain managers have found it even more necessary than usual to innovate and transform their supply chains.  Those who benefit from the resulting improvements include customers and consumers of all types, and trading partners in ecosystems that facilitate the creation of value through meaningful and effective collaboration and alignment. 

This presentation will explore some of the factors that are responsible for the increased urgency to become involved in supply chain innovation and transformation.  Also to be highlighted are new technologies and approaches that will lead to success.  Both shippers and third-party service providers can now “Leap over the Hurdles” that have caused customers to fasten their belts in anticipation of poor service. To further guarantee this success developing future supply chain talent is a high priority for our educational institutions and participating organizations in today’s supply chains.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   October 5, 2020 by 12 noon

Zoom Conference System Information:

This Zoom meeting is being hosted by the PAN-APICS chapter on behalf of the five Mega Meeting organizations. Please register using our website WWW.PAN-APICS.ORG and click-on the supply chain organization with which you are associated. Note use this MEGA registration Link: REGISTER NOW

You will receive a confirmation receipt via email. The Zoom meeting link will be sent 24 hours in advance and a Reminder 30 minutes before the meeting starts.

In order to join via your computer or via the Zoom App, please download WWW.ZOOM.US/DOWNLOAD. Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the start of the meeting, so the Host can let you in.                   

SPEAKER: Dr. C. John Langley,  Clinical professor, Supply Chain information systems and director of development, Center for Supply Chain Research at Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University       

Dr. Langley is a Clinical professor, Supply Chain Information Systems and Director of Development, Center for Supply Chain Research® at Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. He has also worked as SCL Professor of Supply Chain Management at Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and was the Dove Distinguished Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee. In addition he is an entrepreneur being the owner of a professional Ice hockey team called the Knoxville Ice Bears located in Knoxville, TN.

For the 24th consecutive year, he has led the Annual Third Party Logistics Study that is released annually at the CSCMP national conference. Since 1996, this study has documented and measured the transformation of the third-party logistics industry. The 2019 study showed that “83% of shippers and 98% of 3PLs were in accord that 3PL usage had translated into improving customer services “to the ultimate customers.” It shows that shippers and their 3PL providers are increasingly moving toward meaningful partnerships and working together to accomplish their supply chain goals. The demand for 3PL services is expected to about double the pace of GDP growth at 5.2 percent between 2018 and 2022.   

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