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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2015 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition - Program & Speakers


o Microsoft Office Tools & Other Best Technologies for Business (Track A)
o Purchasing and Supply Management (Track B)
o Operations Management: ERP & Demand Management (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 10 & Office 2016 – Best Business Features in Windows 10, Outlook E-Mail, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
1B Helen M. Pohlig, J.D. Intellectual Property: A Hot Issue for Today's Supply Contracts
1C Andy Pratico
International Business Development Manager, Synergy Resources
Cut Through the Hype – A Fresh Approach to ERP Selection
1D Steven Roberge
Director of EHS, Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
Supply Chain Compliance (Updates for 2015!)
1E Judith Taylor, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP
Instructor & Supply Chain Professional
International Trade Compliance
1T Michael McLaughlin
Senior Enterprise Software Account Executive, SciQuest
The Value of a Full Source to Settle Strategy
11:30 am to
1:15 pm
Keynote & Lunch Roy Anderson
Executive Vice President, MetaProcure
Innovation Drives Supply Chain Performance (sponsored by MetaProcure)
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
Using Excel Pivot Tables & Other Tools to Make Your Data Work for You (Simplified for Today's Business Environment!)
2B Jonathan Hughes
Partner, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice Leader, Vantage Partners
"Extreme" Negotiations with Difficult Suppliers
2C Terence T. Burton
President/CEO, The Center for Excellence in Operations
Accelerated Value Stream Mapping: Reducing Supply Chain Complexity Quickly
2D David Simchi-Levi, Ph.D.
Professor at MIT, Chairman OPS Rules
Think Differently About Supply Chain Risk – REI (Risk Exposure Index)
2E Chris Caplice, Ph.D.
Executive Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL)
Seeking the Holy Grail: Exploring the Connection between Level of Service and Transportation Rates
2T Jeff Hebert, CCWP
AVP, Workforce Management, MetaProcure
Why the SOW Has Been Impervious to Spend Management: How to Slay the Dragon in a Way Everyone Can Appreciate!
3:00 to
4:15 pm 
3A Arthur Harvey, CPIM, C.P.M.
Senior Buyer, Amazon Robotics
Corporate Espionage & How to Protect Your Company (tools) in the 21st Century
3B James Cooke
Principal Analyst, Nucleus Research
Where are Supply Chains Headed in 2016 and Beyond?
3C Mark Chockalingam, MBA, Ph.D.
President, Demand Planning LLC
Demand Planning Success Stories From The Real World
3D Rose Kelly-Falls, MSM, CPSM
Senior VP and Head of Supplier Risk, Rapid Ratings International Inc.
Assessing Supply Risk: There's no need to run in the other direction!
3E Francois Charvet, Ph.D., CSCP, CAP
Knowledge Expert, Supply Chain & Operations Analytics, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Data-Driven Logistics: Leveraging Business Analytics In Your Logistics Organization
3T Ryan Scott
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt,
District Manager, Fastenal Company
Lean Inventory Initiatives and Utilization of Automated Supply
4:30 to
4:45 pm
Raffle & Exhibitor Drawings
in Exhibit Hall

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