Supply Chain Conference to Focus on Senior Level Leadership

National Logistics & Distribution Conference Scheduled for April 11-13, 2011 is Premier Event for Supply Chain Management Executives

ATLANTA, GA – November 9, 2010 – “Leadership: Preparing Your Organization and Supply Chain for the Future” is the theme for the 7th Annual National Logistics & Distribution Conference (NLDC) scheduled for April 11-13, 2011 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  An exclusive educational forum for the advancement of senior-level, supply-chain leaders, NLDC 2011 will bring together industry executives to discuss Leadership, Operational Excellence and Transportation Innovation through presentations, real-world case studies and cutting-edge technology solutions.  NLDC attendees represent Fortune 1000 companies focused on optimizing supply chain logistics and distribution performance to improve service, productivity and profitability.

NLDC 2011 will feature two prominent keynote speakers, Fox Business Channel’s Stuart Varney and The Home Depot’s Mark Holifield.  Charismatic, articulate and candid, Varney consistently wins rave reviews from audiences and is credited with changing the way that television reports on financial and economic news worldwide.  An economist educated at the London School of Economics, he addresses the rapidly shifting domestic and global economic trends, and the implications for business, institutional investors and individuals.

As Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Holifield is responsible for The Home Depot’s retail logistics, import and domestic distribution, delivery, transportation, and inventory planning and replenishment operations.  Holifield has three decades of experience developing and leading fast-paced, high-volume retail supply chain management, transportation and logistics operations.  He will address innovations and accomplishments in the recent comprehensive transformation of The Home Depot’s global supply chain.

New this year, sponsorships have eliminated the NLDC registration fee for attendees reducing their expense to travel and hotel only.  The conference seating is limited to the first 100 end-user supply chain executive registrations accepted. Supply chain products and services provider participation is restricted to conference Sponsors only.

NLDC continues a tradition of commitment to providing an executive forum where senior level supply chain leaders can network and share knowledge and experience for the advancement of each other and for the profession of Global Supply Chain Management at large.

NLDC 2011 is hosted by Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, recognized as a leader of supply chain and logistics education. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will serve as the conference moderator. The NLDC Board of Advisors is comprised of Brent R. Beabout, Vice President, Global Network Strategy / Transportation, Office Depot; Rick D. Blasgen, President and CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; Gough Grubbs, Senior Vice President, Logistics / Distribution, Stage Stores; and C. John Langley, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Supply Chain Management, Georgia Institute of Technology. The conference is produced by Peach State Integrated Technologies known for providing comprehensive consulting and material handling systems integration services to a broad spectrum of supply chain leaders.

For the complete NLDC 2011 agenda, information and registration, visit

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