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The Next Generation of NLDC

The National Logistics & Distribution Conference is now the National Leadership Development Conference – For Supply Chain Executives.

Over the past 12 years, NLDC has become known as a unique 2 day, senior level executive conference where peers share best practices with peers and everyone learns from renowned business and academic thought leaders in a relaxing, collegial environment.  With the support of our executive attendees we have successfully created a community where lasting relationships have been developed and unique experiences shared.

In those 12 years, especially in recent times, we have seen supply chain management explode as a primary business driver in enterprises across the globe. The challenges and opportunities for supply chain executives being created by this growth are exciting and, at times, can be overwhelming, especially considering the speed with which these challenges are unfolding.  Our most requested topic from our executive attendees and from our Board of Advisors has been the critical need to develop the next generation of supply chain executive talent to address these future challenges.

As a result of this guidance, we have decided that now is the time to evolve NLDC into a true leadership development summit – for our community of executives and their teams. Our vision is for NLDC to continue its unique history by being the venue where senior level executives continue to build relationships and share their unique experiences…but to also to be the venue where they can bring other executives on their teams and younger ‘high potential’ talent to learn, develop, and grow as the next generation of leaders.  Our vision is to create an environment that also has a ‘retreat’ feel for those that want to invest time with their teams to work “ON’ their business either before or after the conference.

This undertaking to fulfill our vision for the next generation of NLDC is more than our staff could complete in a typical annual NLDC production cycle.  As a result, we have postponed a full production of NLDC 2016 in order to provide the time needed to produce an NLDC 2017 that fulfills our vision and all of our objectives.

So what happens next?

NLDC 2017 The Next Generation

Planning and preparation is underway for the full production of NLDC 2017 The Next Generation. Dates, venue and pertinent details will be announced soon.

All of us at NLDC thank you for your past participation and commitment to our conference. We trust that you will share our enthusiasm as we plan and produce NLDC 2017 and that you will be able to join us as we launch the new National Leadership Development Conference – For Supply Chain Executives.

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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