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MEGA Meeting: March 13, 2019, Theme: The Music of the Supply Chain in the Delaware Valley

March 13, 2019
4:45 PM EDT - 8:45 PM EDT

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William Penn Inn
1017 DeKalb Pike
Gwynedd, PA 19002
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Sponsored By The:

MEGA Supply Chain Societies of Delaware Valley

ISM-Philadelphia
Institute for Supply Management – Philadelphia

CSCMP-Philadelphia Roundtable
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Philadelphia Roundtable

PAN-APICS 

Philadelphia Area Network Chapter of APICS  

TCP
The Traffic Club of Philadelphia

WERC
Warehousing Education and Research Council

 


Theme: The Music of the Supply Chain in the Delaware Valley

Supply Chains run to a rhythm, you might call it a beat, they have a daily routine, a weekly routine a monthly and a yearly cycle that they run through; where the content changes but the patterns rhythms are very similar. An orchestra has a number of sections, that may play together, woodwind, brass strings etc., they are kept together by the conductor or leader who starts them together and helps them to stay together.

Music is “vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion”.

Supply chain is a little like music too. You can try to have a highly structured, top down approach, like band or orchestra tightly controlled by conductor, under a strict set of predefined rules. But the results may be too predictable, and not flexible enough. On the other end, musicians each playing their own tune, uncoordinated (functional silos?) results in music (and supply chain performance) that is simply discordant. But then there is jazz, in which musicians follow the same basic melody and tempo, but can improvise within that framework to deliver a better total result…

Within supply chain each function or musician makes their own individual contribution to the effort – but it’s when the realization comes that it’s the sum of the parts that are greater than the whole – when each adds value – that music or harmony is achieved. So should our supply chains be more like a jazz band or an orchestra or maybe something else?


Keynote Speakers:

Maritime

Sean E. Mahoney, Director of Marketing for PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia.

Sean E. Mahoney, Director of Marketing for PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia.

PhilaPort is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with management, maintenance, marketing and promotion of publically owned port facilities along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Since joining the PhilaPort in 1991, he has held various positions before becoming Director in April of 2000. He has been active in the maritime community since 1987 and is an active member of numerous international associations and boards.

Road

Jeff Tucker, CEO, Tucker Company Worldwide, Inn

Jeff Tucker, CEO, Tucker Company Worldwide, Inc

Tucker Co. is America’s oldest privately held freight brokerage. Jeff is immediate past chairman of the board for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (“TIA”). He has testified before Congress, and has advised on national highway safety matters, at the request of the FMCSA Administrator. Jeff is a member of the NITL board and chairs its Highway Transportation Committee. He has co-authored TIA’s “Carrier Selection Framework” and his commentaries appear in Journal of Commerce, Logistics Management, Transport Topics, American Journal of Transportation, Logistics Journal and The Wall Street Journal.

Infrastructure

John Ward, Deputy Executive Director of DVRPC

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for a diverse nine-county region in two states: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey. Mr. Ward is responsible for the oversight & guidance of the Planning and Transportation Planning programs as well as providing guidance on the Commission’s policy formulation and partner coordination,


 

Date: Wednesday March 13, 2019

Cost: $50 Members, $65 Non-Members, $35 student/Young Professional, Walk-in $65

Please check out our $5.00 early bird discount.

Location: William Penn Inn, 1017 DeKalb Pike, Gwynedd, PA 19002 Phone: (215) 699-9272

Take PA Turnpike to Route 309 North to Springhouse-Norristown Road Exit. Turn left onto Norristown road, go through Springhouse and past Gwynedd Mercy College (Norristown Road becomes Sumneytown Pike). The William Penn Inn is on the left side, exactly 2 1/2 miles from the Route 309/Springhouse-Norristown Road exit.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   March 6, 201

Event Times:

  • 4:45 Registration
  • 5:00 Networking Reception & Cash Bar
  • 6:15 Dinner    
  • 7:30 Panel Discussion
  • 8:30 Q&A
  • 8:45 closing comments

       8:55 Adjourn   

Bring your business cards for the networking session. This event is an excellent opportunity to network with a diverse group of professionals that are involved with the many different components of the supply chain. Don't miss it! 

Table top displays will be set-up and staffed by each of the five professional organizations present as well as Philaport, DVRPC, and Tucker Co.

 

 

Tickets

$50.00 PAN-APICS Plus Chapter Members
$55.00 after 5:00 pm March 6
$45.00 Earlybird rate before February 6

$50.00 APICS Plus Member from other Chapters with ID #
$55.00 after 5:00 pm March 6
$45.00 Earlybird rate before February 6

$35.00 APICS Student Members with ID #
$25.00 Earlybird rate before February 6

$65.00 APICS Core, Non-Members or Guests
$60.00 Earlybird rate before February 6

$65.00 All Walk-In Attendees

Documents

MEGA Meeting Flyer March 13, 2019

 


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