Upcoming Events

Oct 7

Virtual Mega Meeting

Supply chain managers have found it even more necessary than usual to innovate and transform their supply chains.


Virtual Mega Meeting

October 07, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Virtual Zoom Meeting


You are invited to join our 21st Mega-Meeting sponsored by these five Supply Chain organizations.

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, Part of the ASCM Network 
TCP The Traffic Club of Philadelphia
WERC Warehousing Education and Research Council

Supply Chain Management – Houston, We Have Lift Off!   

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.

Keynote Speaker:

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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   October 5, 2020 by 12 noon

Zoom Conference System Information:

The zoom meeting is being hosted by the PAN-APICS chapter on behalf of the five Mega Meeting organizations. 

You will receive a confirmation receipt via email. The zoom meeting link will be sent 24 hours in advance and a reminder 30 minutes before the meeting starts.

In order to join via your computer or via the Zoom App, please download WWW.ZOOM.US/DOWNLOAD. Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the start of the meeting, so the host can let you in. 


$0.00 Member Registration

$0.00 Non-Member Registration