New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

APICS - The Association for Operations Management North Shore Chapter 20 and Boston Chapter 10    --   The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) New England Roundtable    --    The Northeast Supply Management Group, A Special Interest Group of ISM®

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2013 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition - Program & Speakers


o Microsoft Office Tools for Business (Track A)
o Negotiations (Track B)
o Operations Management Toolbox (Track C)
o Project Management (Track D)
o Logistics (Track E)
o Supplier Showcase (Track T)

Schedule Sessions Presenter Topic

4:00 to
7:00 pm

Registration Opens

7:00 to
9:00 pm
Sunday Night


Come early on Sunday evening at 7 pm, to network with your fellow conference attendees & colleagues, at Best Western’s indoor Courtyard (cash bar). If you plan to attend, please send email through the Contact Us page


Schedule Sessions Presenter Topic

7:30 to
8:15 am

Registration & Breakfast EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS OPEN
(7:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Please visit our exhibitors and you will not only be educated on the latest cutting edge technologies, but you will also be eligible to win some great prizes from the conference!
8:15 to
9:45 am
Welcoming &
Morning Keynote
Jeffrey B. Carr
Corporate President & Economist, EPR
Economic Outlook – A New England Perspective (special segment on the adverse effects of the recession, and the forecast for recovery)
10:00 to
11:15 am
1A Mary Ellis
Sr. Trainer, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Intro to Windows 8 (and What’s Coming in Windows 8.1) = Get Ready for More Changes!
1B Moshe Cohen, MBA
President & Founder, The Negotiating Table
Negotiations 101: Strategies, Skills, and Tips for Procurement Negotiations
1C Daniel A. Marino, CPIM
Senior Partner, Marino Associates, LLC
Demand & Supply Variability: Execution Perfection Through Process Alignment
1D Alan G. Dunn, CPIM
APICS Board of Directors, 2014 Chair-Elect/
President & Chairman, GDI Consulting & Training Company
Project Management 101: The Fundamentals
1E Judith Taylor, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP
VP, Strategic Projects at NxStage Medical
Logistics: Distribution Network Optimization - A Case Study
1T Roy Anderson
EVP, MetaProcure, a division of Metasys Technologies, Inc.
Use a Procurement Utility to Write Your Organization’s Next Success Story
11:30 am to
1:15 pm
Keynote & Lunch Rick D. Blasgen
President & Chief Executive Officer, CSCMP

Thomas W. Derry
Chief Executive Officer, ISM

Alan G. Dunn, CPIM
APICS Board of Directors, 2014 Chair-Elect

Supply Chain Associations Executive Panel Luncheon Keynote (sponsored by Oracle)
12:30 to
4:00 pm
Dessert & Snacks
across from the
Exhibit Hall
1:30 to
2:45 pm
2A Donna Papapietro
Principal, Independent Instructional Design & Educational Services
What’s New in Microsoft Office 2013 (and Office 365) – Changes & New Features in Outlook E-Mail, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
2B Richard G. Weissman, C.P.M.
Director of Corporate Education &
The Center for Leadership,
Endicott College
Intermediate Negotiations: Managing External and Internal Conflict in Negotiations
2C Michael D. Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CQA, CRE, CQ
Principal, TQM Works Consulting
How to Plan, Schedule, and Sequence for Demand-Based Manufacturing
2D Roy Anderson
EVP, MetaProcure, a division of Metasys Technologies, Inc.
Intermediate Project Management: Why Procurement Needs These Essential Skills to Optimize Solution Delivery / Project Success
2E Bill Lee
Vice President, Supply Chain Effectiveness,
Breakthrough Fuel
Energy in Transition: What Do the Massive Changes in Energy Availability Mean to The Logistics Industry
2T Elvin Atkins
Principal Consultant, Supply Chain,
Oracle USA


Mike Mohr
Strategic Procurement Practice Lead,
Enrich IT Inc.

Uncovering Savings: A Case Study in Using Oracle Spend Classification and Analytics to Drive Sourcing
3:00 to
4:15 pm 
3A Donna Papapietro
Principal, Independent Instructional Design & Educational Services
Using Excel Pivot Tables & Other Tools to Make Your Data Work for You!
3B Joe Rice, C.P.M.
Trainer, (Bob) Benedict Negotiating Seminars, Inc.
Advanced Negotiations: Negotiating With Single and Sole Source Suppliers
3C Jim Limperis, C.P.M., CFPIM
Manager, Electronic Sheetmetal Craftsmen
Partnership-Spar-tnership: You Make the Call! How YOU Can Make or Break the Buyer/Supplier Relationship!
3D Neeraj Shah, PMP, MBA
Shire Pharmaceuticals, Associate Director - Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing IT
Advanced Project Management: Project Portfolio Management - Aligning Projects with Business Objectives & Strategic Goals
3E Dr. Yossi Sheffi
Director of (and Professor at)
the MIT Center for Transportation
and Logistics (CTL)
Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value & Driving Growth
3T Don Hutcher
Account Executive, Ariba, Inc.
The New World of the Networked Business
4:30 to
4:45 pm
Raffle & Exhibitor Drawings
in Exhibit Hall

Web: www.newenglandsupplychainconference.org
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Exhibitor Services: exhibits@newenglandsupplychainconference.org