Supply Chain Conference Will Address Actionable Intelligence To Drive Economic Performance

Fox News Contributor Jerry Bowyer to Deliver Keynote Talk

ATLANTA— January 30, 2012 – “Leadership: Actionable Intelligence to Drive Economic Performance” is the theme for the annual National Logistics & Distribution Conference (NLDC) scheduled for March 19-21, 2012 at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center and Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia. A premier educational event for senior-level supply chain executives, NLDC will offer three educational tracks including Supply Chain Performance: Executives Need Data and Visibility; Innovation for Changing Times: Transportation and Supply Chain; and Organizational Capacity: Supply Chains are Built and Run by People. Developed with the guidance of NLDC’s Board of Advisors, the conference topics are based on survey recommendations by past conference attendees.

Distinguished speakers secured for the 2012 NLDC include Keynote Speaker Jerry Bowyer, an economic advisor, author and broadcast personality; Business Keynote Speaker Rick Houcek, president of Soar With Eagles, Inc. and Power Planning LLC; and Celebrity Speaker Walt Coleman, referee for the National Football League and controller for Coleman Dairy.

Compiling an impressive record as a leading thinker in finance and economics, Bowyer has worked as an auditor and tax consultant, provided counsel in privatization efforts, founded the influential Allegheny Institute economic think tank, and has lectured extensively at universities, businesses and civic groups. In addition, he is a member of three investment communities, a regular commentator on Fox Business News and Fox News, and is a columnist.

Houcek is a renowned strategic planning coach, self-motivation workshop leader, keynote speaker, CEO coach and author. He is president of both Soar With Eagles Enterprises which provides strategic planning systems for business to help leaders, teams and individuals achieve extraordinary results, and Power Planning LLC, a licensor of the Power Planning™ strategic retreat model for consultants and business coaches.

As a National Football League Referee wearing the number 65, Coleman has been applauded by hundreds and booed by millions. He has a vast collection of humorous and meaningful experiences and observations to share about the game and about life. When he’s not officiating, Coleman serves as controller of the family business, Coleman Dairy. A respected businessman, he serves on numerous boards and associations.

NLDC is an “invitation only” event limited to 100 senior-level executives where peers present and discuss innovations for supply chain and logistics challenges. There are no presentations by consultants, service providers or suppliers. To submit an invitation request, visit

The 2012 National Logistics & Distribution Conference is hosted by Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, recognized as a leader of supply chain and logistics education. 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.

Sponsors for the 2012 NLDC include Colliers International, Peach State Integrated Technologies, UNARCO, Liberty Property Trust, JBT Corporation, KIVA Systems, Manhattan Associates, Voxware and BEUMER-Crisplant.

Members of the NLDC Board of Advisors are Brent R. Beabout, vice president of global network strategy/transportation for Office Depot in Boca Raton, Florida; Rick D. Blasgen, president and CEO for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in Lombard, Illinois; Dr. John Coyle, director of corporate relations for the Center for Supply Chain Research and professor emeritus of Business Administration at Penn State University; and Gough Grubbs, senior vice president of logistics/distribution for Stage Stores in Houston, Texas.

For the complete 2012 NLDC agenda, visit  

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