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VIRTUAL MEGA-MEETING “Supply Chain Management – Houston, We Have Lift Off!”

October 07, 2020
7:00 PM EDT - 8:45 PM EDT

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MEGA Supply Chain Societies of Delaware Valley

Wednesday October 7, 2020   7:00pm-830pm

Topic:  “Supply Chain Management – Houston, We Have Lift Off!

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. C. John Langley Jr., Ph.D.

Supply Chain ManagementPenn State University  


Supply Chain has evolved from a “Leap of Faith” to “Lift Off”, since rescheduling this meeting due to the pandemic. Every customer makes a “Leap of Faith” when they place an order with a company. Most consumers have some degree of concern as to whether the order will be fulfilled and delivered as desired.

In consideration of recent events since March 11th, supply chain managers have found it even more necessary than usual to innovate and transform their supply chains.  Those who benefit from the resulting improvements include customers and consumers of all types, and trading partners in ecosystems that facilitate the creation of value through meaningful and effective collaboration and alignment. 

This presentation will explore some of the factors that are responsible for the increased urgency to become involved in supply chain innovation and transformation. Also to be highlighted are new technologies and approaches that will lead to success.  Both shippers and third-party service providers can now “Leap over the Hurdles” that have caused customers to fasten their belts in anticipation of poor service. To further guarantee this success developing future supply chain talent is a high priority for our educational institutions and participating organizations in today’s supply chains.


SPONSORED BY: MEGA Supply Chain Societies of Delaware Valley

ISM-PhiladelphiaInstitute for Supply Management – Philadelphia

CSCMP-Philadelphia RoundtableCouncil of Supply Chain Management Professionals Philadelphia Roundtable

PAN-APICSPhiladelphia Area Network Chapter of APICS, Part of the ASCM Network 

TCPThe Traffic Club of Philadelphia

WERCWarehousing Education and Research Council

Keynote Speaker

Dr. C. John Langley Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Langley is Clinical professor, Supply Chain Management and Director of Development, Center for Supply Chain Research® at Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. He also has served as SCL Professor of Supply Chain Management at Georgia Institute of Technology and was the Dove Distinguished Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee. In addition he is an entrepreneur being the owner of a professional Ice hockey team called the Knoxville Ice Bears located in Knoxville, TN.

For the 25th consecutive year, he has led the Annual Third Party Logistics Study that is released annually at the CSCMP EDGE Conference. Since 1996, this study has documented and measured the transformation of the third-party logistics industry. The 2021 study reports that “88% of shippers and 98% of 3PLs were in accord that 3PL usage had translated into improving customer services “to the ultimate customers.” It shows that shippers and their 3PL providers are increasingly moving toward meaningful partnerships and working together to accomplish their supply chain goals. The demand for 3PL services is expected to about double the pace of GDP growth at 5.2 percent between 2018 and 2022.


Pre-registration is required by, Tuesday October 5, 2020 @12:00PM

Event Times: Please arrive in 10-15 min. in advance of the start of the meeting so the Host can let you in. 

Cost: Free on Zoom

  • 7:00 PM Welcome & Announcements
  • 7:10 PM Announcements from Each Organization
  • 7:20 PM Speaker Introduction 
  • 7:25 PM Keynote Speech
  • 8:15 PM Questions via Chat Box
  • 8:30 PM Closing Statement


TICKETS: Make sure you click-on the supply chain organization with which you are associated.



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