9 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in 2018
Wondering where to find the leading US Logistics and Supply Chain events in the run up to 2019? The team at EazyStock has complied another list of the top 2018 Supply Chain events that you can’t afford to miss. These events are perfect for Logistics and Supply Chain specialists that want to learn more about the new tech available for SMBs or network with some of the best minds in the field. These events have what you need and will help you improve your future supply chain efficiency.
Supply Chain Insights Global Summit
September 4-7, 2018
This exciting event has everything you need to innovate your supply chain with the latest technology and independent research, including speakers, case studies and even yoga! This year’s summit features amazing speakers from Shell and Mars Global who will be sharing their insights on innovation within supply chain management. The event is aimed towards business leaders and covers the shift of new technology and the redefinition of business processes that are fuelling the Digital Revolution, allowing you to think differently about logistics and drive for success.
Procurecon Indirect West 2018
September 24-26, 2018
ProcureCon Indirect is for leaders across a spectrum of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, tech, and more who are looking to solve their biggest procurement challenges. Including networking, workshops and keynotes, ProcureCon Indirect also has some amazing keynote speakers from some interesting companies like Capital One, Kelloggs, and Microsoft to give insight into best procurement practices for strategic sourcing. You’ll also get plenty of chances to network during interactive sessions in both small and large groups.
S&OP Innovation Summit
The S&OP Innovation Summit brings together some of the most innovative and biggest brands within supply chain management and business planning. This event offers attendees the chance to discover planning methods, digital tools and new insights that will improve business processes to better combat supply chain challenges. This event brings together more than 150 senior level professionals, leaders and innovators from multiple industries to share revolutionary ideas.
September 30– October 2 , 2018
APICS acts as one of the premier supply chain conferences. This conference is held in Chicago and offers both a large expos hall and facility tours of companies so attendees not only learn about best practices and technologies for the supply chain, but also see them at work! This event brings together the latest products and the best supply chain professionals for you to network with, all within a fun and interactive environment. This is your chance to see first-hand some of the most innovative businesses practices that shape industries and the individuals behind this innovation.
September 30 – October 3, 2018
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) hosts this must-attend supply chain event that includes over 100 educational sessions across two days given by the real experts in supply chain management. Educational sessions that focus on cutting-edge concepts within both industry and academia will run for the duration of the weekend. This conference focuses on bringing logistic professionals and cutting-edge supply chain solutions together by offering you some of the best networking opportunities, industry experts and technologies.
MHI Annual Conference
October 15-17, 2018
Grande Lakes, FL
The MHI Annual Conference, held in the beautiful backdrop of Grande Lakes, is an educational platform for distribution and manufacturing companies. This event has a jam packed three days including panel sessions, meeting forums and keynotes, and these three days will give you the chance to address your goals and challenges you’re facing in your industry. Plus, last year’s event proved to be one of the most fun events by including a golf tournament, scavenger hunt, and dinner with carnival games.
Consumer Returns: The Returns Management Conference
October 22-24, 2018
Consumer Returns is a peer-led event for reverse logistics and returns management professionals focused on optimizing the reverse supply chain. Regardless of what industry you’re in, Consumer Returns has something for everyone looking to address their return strategies and reverse supply chain. This conference involves some of the biggest names from multiple industries including Best Buy, Dell and Lowe’s.
Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018
October 30-31, 2018
This summit is perfect for intermediate to advanced level logistic professionals. The Supply Chain Innovation Summit is based across two days, meaning you get plenty of time to meet and network with leading industry professionals. The Supply Chain Innovation Summit offers the best insights into the innovations and challenges of maintaining a regulated and effective supply chain and helps industry professionals discover solutions leading to increased businesses efficiency, capacity and bottom line.
November 6-7, 2018
LogiChem is now in its 18th year and is one of the top networking events for supply chain, logistics and transportation management executives within the chemical manufacturing industry. This event is designed for motivated chemical supply chain and logistics leaders who want to learn best-in-class strategies to achieve an optimized supply chain. LogiChem offers coverage of the latest chemical industry trends, with a split focus on strategic supply chain topics and logistics, transportation and distribution challenges.
For more ways to make 2018 the best year yet for your distribution operation, take a look at our post on 2018 Supply Chain Trends!