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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2014 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition - Program & Speakers


o Microsoft Office Tools for Business (Track A)
o Purchasing and Material Management (Track B)
o Operations Management:  Demand Management Toolbox (Track C)
o Risk Management & Compliance (Track D)
o Logistics (Track E)
o Supplier Showcase (Track T)

Schedule Sessions Presenter Topic

5:30 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 Westerns 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
10:00 to
11:15 am
1A Mary Ellis
Sr. Trainer, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Windows 8.1 (w/Update #1) – How to make it work for you! Even if Microsoft isn't fully listening
1B Stefanie Heiter
Principal, Bridging Distance, LLC
Electronic Body LanguageTM & Meeting-itis: The Antidote
1C Carol Ptak, CFPIM, MBA
Partner, Demand Driven Institute, LLC
Smart Metrics for Today's Complex Supply Chains
1D Steven Roberge
Director of EHS, Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
Supply Chain Compliance
1E Chris Horacek
Vice President, BravoSolution
Acceleration: Gaining Competitive Advantage in a Dynamic Transportation Marketplace
1T Roy Anderson
Executive Vice President, MetaProcure
Move 'a-head' by Getting a Handle on your Tail
11:30 am to
1:15 pm
Keynote & Lunch Clark Merrill
Dale Carnegie® Global Master Trainer
The Three (F)Laws of Leadership Communication (sponsored by Ariba/SAP)
12:30 to
4:00 pm
Dessert & Snacks
across from the
Exhibit Hall
1:30 to
2:45 pm
2A Mary Ellis
Sr. Trainer, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Tips and tricks in Microsoft Office 2013 (and Office 365/Cloud) – Best Business 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
Dependent Negotiations: Seeking Advantage Through Leveraged Relationships
2C Brendan Fox, CSCP, LSSBB / TOC Jonah's Jonah
President, Synchronata
Demand Driven Blueprint for Planning and Execution in the 21st Century
2D Mickey North Rizza
Vice President Strategic Services, BravoSolution
Innovative Supply Chain Risk Management Best Practices
2E Tim Barrett
COO, Barrett Distribution Centers
Distribution Center Support of Omni-Channel Retail
2T Richard Stack, CPSM
Value Engineering Director,
Ariba, an SAP Company
How to Build a Business Case that Drives Continuous Improvement & Value in Your Spend Management Initiative
3:00 to
4:15 pm 
3A Mary Ellis
Sr. Trainer, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Using Excel Pivot Tables & Other Tools to Make Your Data Work for You (Simplified for Today's Business Environment!)
3B Adam Long
Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Sourcing Tools and Systems: Creating Sourcing Strategies through Spend Analysis
3C Mike Lilly
Delivery Performance Specialist,
Synergy Resources
Lead Time Compression & Working Capital Reduction Strategies for a Demand Driven Factory
3D Gregg Brandyberry
President, Rapid Deployment Procurement Excellence, Inc.
Taking the Risk Out of Sourcing
3E Jack T. Ampuja, CTL, C.P.M., CCSP
President & CEO, Supply Chain Optimizers
US-Canada Cross-Border Logistics
3T Simon Dadswell
Vice President, PROACTIS


Phil Robinson
Vice President North America, PROACTIS
Procurement Automation: Key Trends & Hot Topics
4:30 to
4:45 pm
Raffle & Exhibitor Drawings
in Exhibit Hall

Web: www.newenglandsupplychainconference.org
General Information: info@newenglandsupplychainconference.org
Exhibitor Services: exhibits@newenglandsupplychainconference.org