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    • 11 Oct 2023
    • 4:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • William Penn Inn, Gwynedd PA

    MEGA-MEETING OCTOBER 11, 2023 (Wed)

    You are invited to attend our 25th Mega-Meeting and celebrate a quarter-century of great meetings sponsored by these Six Supply Chain organizations:

    Institute for Supply Management – Philadelphia

    CSCMP-Philadelphia Roundtable
    Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Philadelphia Roundtable


    Philadelphia Chapter of ASCM Network 

    Traffic Club of Philadelphia


    Traffic Club of Lehigh Valley

    Warehousing Education and Research Council


    Date: Wednesday October 11, 2023

    Cost: $55 members; $65–Non-members; $35 – Young Professionals or Students

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

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   September 28, 2023.  No Walk-ins allowed.

    Event Times:

    4:45 Registration / 5:00 Networking Reception & Cash Bar / 6:15 Dinner / 7:30 Keynote Speech

    8:30 Q&A / 8:45 Closing Comments / 9:00 Adjourn  

    Menu: Chicken Marsala, House Salad, Key Lime Pie, Rolls, Veggies, Coffee, Tea

    Dress is Business Casual. All organizations will have information booths set-up during networking.                      

    Dr. Zach G. Zacharia, Department Chair (DATA Department), Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

    He is the Department Chair in the Decision and Technology Analytics Department and Director of the Lehigh Center for Supply Chain Research at the College of Business at Lehigh University, where he teaches Graduate and Undergraduate courses in Supply Chain Operations Management and Logistics and Transportation. Dr. Zacharia has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary, an MBA from the University of Alberta and a PhD from the University of Tennessee. His research focuses on buyer-supplier relationships, collaboration, coopetition and psychological contracts. He has over 29 publications in several academic journals, including Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and International Journal of Logistics Management.

    Among the awards that Dr. Zacharia has received is the DATA Department Service Award (2023), Staub Faculty Excellence Award (2013) for the College of Business, Lehigh University, Best Paper Finalist (2010) from the Journal of Operations Management, Best Paper Award (2007) from NARTS and Best Dissertation Proposal Award (2000) from University of Arkansas. As a member of a Supply Chain Research Group at the University of Tennessee, he coauthored a book titled Supply Chain Management (Sage Publications, December 2000).

    Before joining Academia, Dr. Zacharia worked at the University of Tennessee, Center for Transportation Research for six years, eventually becoming an Associate Director and at the Department of Transportation in Alberta, Canada for ten years as an Equipment Engineer.


    The management of risk has become so “Risky” in the past few years that companies are now considering collaborating with their competitors in areas of mutual benefit while still competing head-on with them for a profit. COOpetitionis defined as collaboration between competing companies to achieve a common goal. To mitigate risk, companies are learning to combine the benefits of cooperation and competition, while minimizing the challenges to get ahead. In COOpetition between companies, Unity provides new opportunities.

    The Center for Supply Chain at Lehigh University has been publishing a Lehigh Risk Management Index (LRMI) that looks at the ten categories of Supply Chain Risk and how they have changed over the last three years. Noticing trends across different risk categories help managers become better prepared, especially during turbulent business environments. Collaboration across companies and competitors helps to reduce overall risk. This presentation will provide an overview of SC risk and how best to manage it through specific Collaboration techniques as a business strategy involving COOpetition that can be applied in any company going forward.


    1) How has supply chain risk changed over the last 3 years?

    2) What factors are critical for successful Collaboration with your Competitor?

    3) How can companies cooperate & compete with each other at the same time to reduce risk & make a profit?

    • 23 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Penn Oaks Golf Club, 150 Penn Oaks Dr, West Chester, PA 19382

    • 25 Jan 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Union League of Philadelphia

Past events

15 Jun 2023 Summer Social
18 May 2023 National Transportation Week Event - Economic Update
26 Apr 2023 Inaugural Dinner and Networking Event
15 Mar 2023 Mini Mega Meeting
26 Jan 2023 113th Annual Dinner
10 Nov 2022 Industry Night - An Evening with Saint Gobain
24 Oct 2022 Annual Golf Outing
05 Oct 2022 Mega Meeting
22 Jun 2022 Summer Social
04 May 2022 Inaugural Event
27 Apr 2022 Mini Mega Meeting
06 Oct 2021 Mega Meeting - Supply Unchained: A Look at How We Got Ourselves in This Mess and How We Will Get Out of It”.
06 Oct 2021 Mega Meeting - Going for the Gold in Supply Chain
21 Sep 2021 Annual Golf Outing
23 Jun 2021 Summer Social
20 May 2021 National Transportation Week - Celebrating the Resiliency of the Supply Chain
10 Mar 2021 Mini Mega Meeting - A Life of Abundance: 2020 to Survive, 2021 to Thrive!
03 Mar 2021 Cold Chain Discussion - Ask the experts about current issues in cold chain
07 Oct 2020 Mega Meeting - Supply Chain Management – Houston, We Have Lift Off!
01 Oct 2020 Virtual Event: Combatting the COVID-Induced Truckload Capacity Crisis
11 Aug 2020 Virtual Event with PhilaPort
23 Jan 2020 112th Annual Dinner
11 Oct 2019 Philadelphia Port Briefing
09 Oct 2019 Mini-Mega Meeting
05 Oct 2019 NJ Operation Lifesaver
09 Sep 2019 Annual Golf Outing
20 Jun 2019 Summer Social
16 May 2019 National Transportation Week - PhilaPort: The Philadelphia Region’s Gateway for Global Cargo Transportation
04 Apr 2019 City Freight Show USA
13 Mar 2019 Mega Meeting - The Music of the Supply Chain in the Delaware Valley
28 Jan 2019 Mini-Mega Meeting
24 Jan 2019 111th Annual Dinner
15 Nov 2018 CANCELLED: Industry Night - The Union Pacific Railroad’s Role in feeding America
09 Oct 2018 Mini-Mega Meeting
09 Oct 2018 Annual Golf Outing (Rescheduled)
21 Jun 2018 Summer Social
17 May 2018 National Transportation Week Lunch
12 Apr 2018 Inaugural Dinner
14 Mar 2018 Mega Meeting - Winter into Spring: A Time of Endings & New Beginnings
25 Jan 2018 110th Annual Dinner
16 Nov 2017 Industry Night - An Evening with Monroe Energy
04 Oct 2017 Mini-Mega Meeting: Mentors Meet Young Professionals in Manyunk
19 Sep 2017 Annual Golf Outing
22 Jun 2017 Summer Social
16 May 2017 National Transportation Week Lunch with Jeff Tucker
15 Mar 2017 Mega Meeting - Supply Chain Competitiveness – US State of Logistics-Costs & Trends”
26 Jan 2017 109th Annual Dinner
09 Nov 2016 Industry Night - An Evening with Philadelphia Shipyard
06 Oct 2016 Mini-Mega Networking: Mentors Meet Young Professionals
29 Aug 2016 Annual Golf Outing
02 Jun 2016 Summer Social
17 May 2016 National Transportation Week Event
02 Mar 2016 Mega Meeting
21 Jan 2016 108th Annual Dinner
10 Nov 2015 Industry Night - An Evening with Monroe Energy
28 Sep 2015 Annual Golf Outing
25 Sep 2015 Recruiting and Retention
29 Jul 2015 Members Only Lunch and Learn
10 Jun 2015 Summer Social
13 May 2015 National Transportation Week Lunch
04 Mar 2015 Mega Meeting
22 Jan 2015 107th Annual Dinner
04 Dec 2014 Holiday Gathering
18 Nov 2014 Industry Night - Crude Oil into the Delaware Valley - Facts & Fiction
06 Oct 2014 Annual Golf Outing
11 Aug 2014 Afternoon at the Phillies
15 May 2014 National Transportation Week Lunch
27 Mar 2014 Inaugural Dinner
12 Feb 2014 Mega Meeting
21 Jan 2014 106th Annual Dinner
05 Dec 2013 2013 Holiday Party
19 Nov 2013 Industry Night - The rebirth of an historical industrial landmark - The Keystone Industrial Park Complex at Fairless Hills
21 Oct 2013 Annual Golf Outing
19 Oct 2013 Breast Cancer Eradication Making Strides
19 Aug 2013 Phillies Game

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