APICS - Philadelphia Area Network Chapter
CSCMP - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
ISM - Institute for Supply Management
TCP - Traffic Club of Philadelphia
WERC - Warehousing Education and Research Council
Topic: “Supply Chain Competitiveness – US State of Logistics-Costs & Trends”
The State of Logistics Report has tracked and measured all costs associated with moving freight through the U.S. supply chain since 1988. This year’s 27th report presents an overview of the economy during the past year, the logistics industry’s key trends, and the total U.S. logistics costs for 2015. Rick will discuss the various trends & costs that are shaping our future.
1 – Learn why over the next decade the Logistics Industry will enter a new era where the fundamental rules of the game will change.
2 – Discuss what your government is doing or plans to do to help or hinder this effort.
3 – How will technology and operational constraints contribute to this change.
4 – We may not have enough truck drivers, but we have far fewer professionals entering our field. How can we ensure that our discipline is a “destination career” for young (er) professionals?
Cost: $45 Members, $50 Non-Members, $30 student/Young Professional
5:00 Networking Reception with Game & Cash Bar
6:15 Dinner (Italian themed)
8:30 Closing comments
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 professional organizations present. Learn more about upcoming events and what these groups are all about
About our Speaker:
Rick D. Blasgen is the president and chief executive officer of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) in Lombard, Illinois, USA.
Blasgen began his career with Nabisco, working in a regional customer service center in Chicago, Illinois. While at Nabisco, he held various logistics positions of increasing responsibility in inventory management, order processing, and transportation and distribution center operations management. Blasgen became vice president, supply chain, at Nabisco in June 1998, then vice president supply chain for Kraft in June 2002. He joined ConAgra Foods in August 2003 as senior vice president integrated logistics.
Blasgen has devoted much of his time to furthering a number of company’s supply chain management programs and initiatives. This experience has given him a solid foundation for his role at CSCMP where he has responsibility for the overall business operations and strategic plan of the organization. His efforts support CSCMP’s mission of leading the supply chain management profession through the development and dissemination of supply chain education and research.
Blasgen was designated by the US Department of Commerce in 2011 to serve as the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC) providing the Administration advice and counsel on issues and concerns that affect the supply chain sector. He is a member of Northwestern University’s Transportation Center Business Advisory Committee and a past chair of the Grocery Manufacturers Association Logistics Committee, and a past president of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). Blasgen is a graduate of Governors State University, earning his degree in business administration and majoring in finance.