Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group Conference
The National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group's biannnual meetings bring you face-to-face with experienced colleagues and cutting edge ideas. Every contact and topic is focused on the responsibilities you deal with daily.
Conferences address issues such as distribution challenges, commodity buying strategies, evolution of supply chain departments, emergency preparedness, food safety and cost management, and more — exclusively as they apply to the restaurant industry.
Fast Casual Executive Summit: October 7-9, 2018 Seattle
This event is for restaurant executives in the fast casual restaurant business. The conference brings leaders together to discuss common issues and concerns in the industry.
Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group Orlando Conference: October 23-24, 2018
Thank you for your interest in the Supply Chain Management fall conference. Due to an overwhelming response to attend, the fall conference has officially SOLD OUT! The National Restaurant Association hopes that you will join them at the spring conference May 16-17, 2019 in Chicago. Read here for more information and see below for fall conference agenda.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
|4 p.m.||Registration Opens|
Wednesday, Oct. 24
|7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast|
|8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
|8:45 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.||
Government Affairs Affecting the Restaurant Industry
Speakers: Clark Davis, Government Relations Manager, Brinker International
Travis Doster, Senior Director, Public Relations, Texas Roadhouse
Government Relations leaders from both the operator and supplier side will discuss top policy and legislative issues that affect the restaurant industry at the federal and state levels. Topics include the impact of restaurants tariffs on pricing and product availability, as well as potential legislation regarding sustainable packaging, immigration policies and minimum wage.
|9:35 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.||
Best Practices & Winning Models of Strategic Distribution RelationshipsModerator: Brian Walker, Director, Distribution & Logistics, Panera Bread
|10:25 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.||Networking Break|
|10:55 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.||
GS1 and Blockchain Traceability Collaboration
Moderator: Mike Schwartz, Vice President, Member Value, International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA)
Angela Fernandez, Vice President, Retail Grocery and Foodservice, GS1 US
Jay Williams, Founder, CTO & Managing Partner, Williams Technology Group
Rick Buttner, Director, Quality & Supply Chain Risk, Independent Purchasing Cooperative (SUBWAY)
Matt Cosson, Senior Vice President, Distribution & Logistics, ARCOP (Arby's Supply Chain Coop)
Jay Overstreet, Director, Supply Chain, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
|12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.||Lunch|
|1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.||
Benefits of Working with Non-Governmental Organizations
Moderator: Mark Smith, Chief Procurement Officer, Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
Bill Herzig, Vice President, Global Aquaculture AllianceOther Panelists TBA
|1:50 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.||
You'll have the opportunity to visit one of the three breakout sessions below.
1. Common Supply Chain Mistakes to Avoid
2. The Journey of Leadership
3. Skills You Need to Succeed as a Category Manager
|3:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||
Keynote Presentation: Shift Your Brilliance: Leading Amidst Uncertainty
Speaker: Simon T. Bailey, Innovator, Educator & Writer
How To Meet The New Era Consumer at the Warp Speed of Business
PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN INSIGHTFUL INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP ON HOW TO REFORM YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION -- ADAPTING BEHAVIOR AND CULTURE TO DRIVE DIGITAL BUSINESS SUPPLY CHAINS.
Texas Christian University, Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center
2820 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
November 14, 2018
Free webinar: Optimize Operations by Running a Data-Driven Restaurant
Focus Brand's Retail IT Systems and Revel Systems will discuss in this free webinar offered by QSRweb how Focus uses data to drive profits. Click here to register.
Women's Foodservice Forum 2019 Annual Leadership Development Conference
March 10-13, 2019 Dallas, Texas
30th Anniversary of the Annual Leadership Development Conference!
Click here for more information and to register.
2019 NextGen Supply Chain Conference April 16-17
NextGen Supply Chain is the premier educational conference that answers the question “What’s next in supply chain management” for senior-level SCM professionals. Only NGSC is exclusively dedicated to preparing executives for the coming technologies and processes that will have the most transformative effects on their supply chains.
For this inaugural year, the conference will focus on the top three technologies that these execs need to better understand– Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Big Data.