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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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2016 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition - Program & Speakers


6 TRACKS (2016 All-Star/Legends Conference: Contains only the TOP #1 or #2 Rated Speakers from the past 12 years)
o Microsoft Office Tools, Supply Chain Risk Mgt, & Supply Chain Compliance (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

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 Roy Anderson
Executive Vice President, MetaProcure
Mitigating Supplier Risk
1B Mary Kachinsky, C.P.M., CPSM
VP of Strategic Sourcing and Operations, FORMA Therapeutics
Brian O'Connor, CPSM, C.P.M., CPIM
Global Director of Supply Chain Management, Lonza Biologics
Negotiation 101: Basic Elements for Negotiation Success
1C Carol Ptak, MBA, CFPIM, CIRM, Jonah, CDDP, CDDL
Partner, Demand Driven Institute, LLC
Precisely Wrong – The MRP Challenge In the 21st Century
1D Richard G. Weissman, C.P.M
Director of Corporate Education & The Center for Leadership, Endicott College
Project Management 101 for Supply Management Professionals
1E Bruce Arntzen, Ph.D.
Executive Director of MIT Supply Chain Management Program, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Stocks are Soaring (for now): Simple Steps to Get Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Crash!
11:30 am to
1:15 pm
Keynote & Lunch Andy Pratico
International Business Development Manager, Synergy Resources
Cut Through the Sales Hype – The BEST Approach to ERP Selection (sponsored by Synergy Resources)
12:30 to
4:00 pm
Dessert & Snacks
across from the
Exhibit Hall
1:30 to
2:45 pm
2A Steven Roberge
Director of EHS, Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
Supply Chain Compliance (Updates for 2016!)
2B Mary Kachinsky, C.P.M., CPSM
VP of Strategic Sourcing and Operations, FORMA Therapeutics
Brian O'Connor, CPSM, C.P.M., CPIM
Global Director of Supply Chain Management, Lonza Biologics
Karen Fedele, CPSM, C.P.M., MICIPS
Head of Integrated Procurement Solutions, Shire Biopharmaceuticals             

Intermediate Negotiations: Characteristics of Supply Chain Partnerships

Principal, TQM Works Consulting
Lean Six Sigma Performance Metrics
2D Daniel A. Marino, CPIM
Senior Partner, Marino Associates, LLC
Intermediate Project Management: How to Use Project Management/Project Teams to Improve Operational Excellence!
2E David Jacoby, CTL, CEP, CFPIM, CSCP, CIRM, C.P.M.
President, Boston Strategies International
The Impact of Energy Prices on Logistics & the Global Supply Chain
2T Mark Lilly
Partner, Lillyworks & Owner, Synergy Resources
What's Gone Wrong in the ERP Industry? Introducing the Next ERP Paradigm!
3:00 to
4:15 pm 
3A Mary Ellis
Senior 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 Jonathan Hughes
Partner of Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice Leader, Vantage Partners
Advanced Negotiations – Creating Leverage with Single and Sole Source Suppliers!
3C Anthony Zampello, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP
President, Zampello and Associates
Sales & Operations Planning: The Basics & Real World Challenges of Implementation
3D Alan G. Dunn, CPIM
2015 APICS Chairman of the Board of Directors, and President & Chairman of GDI Consulting & Training Company
Advanced Project Management: Integrating Behavioral Change Management Capabilities Into Your Projects
3E Judith Taylor, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP
Instructor & Supply Chain Professional
Optimizing Your Logistics for Today & Tomorrow
4:30 to
4:45 pm
Raffle & Exhibitor Drawings
in Exhibit Hall

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