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NLDC is an exclusive, annual summit where invited senior supply chain executives experience leaders teaching leaders ‘best practices’, participate in candid discussions, and network with peers from various industries. The purpose of NLDC is to support global commerce through executive level, supply chain, servant leadership development. 

Why should you request an invitation to NLDC?

NLDC Executive Attendees answer that question best…

For the first time attendee I cannot be more satisfied and filled with enthusiasm!!!

All of the sessions were TERRIFIC!

Great presentations all the way around. The panel on megatrends was the highlight for me.

It was a great learning experience for me personally due to the high quality of presenters and attendees. Everyone was very accommodating.

Quality of speakers was outstanding!!

It got me re-inspired with Supply Chain. Too often we take what we do for granted. I called my son who attends UNC at Wilmington and “recommended” Supply Chain as a career path.

I loved it for the quality networking and not having people try to sell me something the whole time.

Outstanding diversity of participants and business background.

Very strong breakout sessions. Great opportunity to network.

Really enjoyed a “smaller” conference and ability to network more than I usually do. Made some good contacts. Interesting speakers and well prepared.

NLDC was one of the best conferences I have been to in a while. Very good/relevant presentations and good program flow. I look forward to next year’s event.

Thank you for the opportunity to attend NLDC. What a great conference with so many interesting topics and being able to meet and network with different people. It is nice to find out my pains and perspectives are not so different than my colleges.


Who should consider an invitation to attend NLDC?

Executives invited to NLDC are professionals that fit these general title profiles:




General Manager

Executive VP

Senior VP

VP Engineering

VP Distribution

VP Logistics

VP Manufacturing

VP Operations

VP Procurement

VP Supply Chain

VP Transportation

Past Attendees

What knowledge will be shared at NLDC?

NLDC is all about leaders teaching leaders best practices. The agenda consists of notable keynote speakers and industry practitioners presenting strategic and tactical real-world case histories.


Call for Speakers:

NLDC’s Executive Staff and Board of Advisors are looking for industry and business leaders with relevant, educational and motivational experiences to share. If you believe that you or another individual would be an appropriate Speaker at NLDC, please complete our Speaker Referral Form.


NLDC Board of Advisors:

NLDC is developed in cooperation with NLDC’s distinguished Board of Advisors. We wish to acknowledge and thank them for their contributions:

Brent Beabout
SVP, eCommerce Supply Chain & Logistics, Walmart

Rick D. Blasgen
President and CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Michelle D. Livingstone
Vice President – Transportation, The Home Depot

Mike Orr
Senior Vice President, Genuine Parts Company

NLDC Board of Advisors Members Emeritus:

Rob Dugas
Vice-President, Supply Chain, Chick-fil-A

John J. Coyle, Ph.D.
Former Director of Corporate Relations for the Center for Supply Chain Research and Professor Emeritus of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Penn State

Gough Grubbs
Senior Vice President, Logistics / Distribution, Stage Stores

C. John Langley, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management, Penn State