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NLDC 2015
April 13-15, 2015
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference CenterNLDC 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…

“The content and networking opportunities are unmatched due to the size of the conference.”

“It’s the most productive conference I attend.”

“We have to plan our conferences at the beginning of each year, NLDC is always at the top of my list!”

“It was my first time at the NLDC and was my favorite conference that I have attended.”

“Very enjoyable! I love talking with the other SC Execs and getting their take on current issues and other SC opportunities.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the conference. The quality of speakers and attendants was excellent, making for a great learning and networking opportunity. I’m looking forward to future NLDCs.”


Executive Attendee Comments Why you would want to attend.
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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

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

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

Mike Orr
Senior Vice President, Genuine Parts Company

NLDC Board of Advisors Members Emeritus:

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