NLDC Charts a New Course in Supply Chain Leadership Development

ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- (May 13, 2015) -- NLDC 2015 (National Logistics & Distribution Conference), held April 13-15 in Atlanta, capped an eleven-year run by laying a solid stepping stone for its future.  As an elite group of senior-level supply chain executives gathered to experience the summit's infamous peer-to-peer networking, they were immediately absorbed into an event with one of the most intriguing collections of speakers and topics ever assembled in the industry.  The culmination of their experience came as Ralph Henderson, NLDC's Executive Director, announced a new direction for the conference beginning in 2016.
"NLDC is a unique conference where leaders serve and are served by others in an environment of openly shared knowledge and talents.  Our industry, like many, is facing a global shift in the age, experience and knowledge of its workforce and leadership.  Moving forward, our summit is being re-engineered to focus not only on today's senior-level leaders, but also on the development of the next generation of leaders we need for tomorrow.  We're energized by the enthusiastic support given to this new endeavor by our Board of Advisors, leading industry associations and organizations, academia, and our dedicated NLDC executive attendees,” said Ralph Henderson.

The NLDC Board of Advisors assist in developing the annual conference’s theme and topics relative to current supply chain challenges, trends and innovations; and with reviewing and selecting speakers.  Members of the NLDC Board of Advisors include Brent R. Beabout, SVP, eCommerce Supply Chain for Walmart, San Francisco, California; Rick D. Blasgen, President and CEO for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in Lombard, Illinois; Rob Dugas, Vice President, Supply Chain for Chick-fil-A in Atlanta, Georgia; Michelle Livingstone, Vice President - Transportation for The Home Depot in Atlanta, Georgia; and Mike Orr, Senior Vice President for the Genuine Parts Company in Atlanta, Georgia.

NLDC is held annually at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center and Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  The conference is produced by Peach State Integrated Technologies known for providing comprehensive global consulting, engineering, and material handling systems integration solutions to a broad spectrum of supply chain leaders.  The purpose of NLDC is to support global commerce through executive level, supply chain servant leadership development.  For conference information, visit

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For additional information, contact:

Ralph Henderson
NLDC Executive Director