Joint Industry Supply Chain Conference 2014

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Retailers and manufacturers share one supply chain.
Shouldn’t they share one supply chain conference?

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) are pleased to announce the fifth annual Supply Chain Conference, jointly hosted by the FMI-GMA Trading Partner Alliance (TPA)*. FMI and GMA have created this unique forum for retailers and manufacturers to come together to establish collaborations that foster supply chain efficiency, reduce costs and improve your bottom line.

At this conference, attendees will gain real-world strategies through interactive discussions and content-rich sessions addressing the latest supply chain issues. Learn to master the latest technologies, ensure your team has the right talent for success and fine-tune fundamental supply chain processes and strategies by focusing on topics such as:

  • Enablement of Omni Channel Commerce
  • Talent Management
  • Waste Reduction and Reverse Logistics
  • Improving scheduling through sharing of data
  • Mitigating workflow interruptions
  • Discovering the latest developments in product traceability
  • Exploring better contingency plans
  • Using shopper trends data to drive inventory levels
  • Optimizing direct store deliveries (DSD)
  • And more

Conference Benefits

Maximize your conference experience and take home actionable items that will help you build stronger relationships throughout your supply chain for more effective collaboration execution, discuss new ideas and challenges with your peers through informal discussions, and learn model practices that are saving companies time and money.

Who Should Attend?

Designed by retailer and manufacturer supply chain executives for retailer and manufacturer supply chain executives, this is a can't-miss event for vice presidents, directors, regional managers and managers of:

  • Logistics
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • Direct Store Delivery
  • Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Technology
  • Customer Service/Logistics
  • Strategic Development


Program content: please contact Jeanne Iglesias at 202.295.3949 / or Meredith Bombella /

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities: please contact Jonathan Downey at 202.295.3945 /

Registration: please contact Evie Kasper at 202.639.5918 /

*The Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) is a joint industry affairs-industry relations leadership group that was formed by GMA and FMI in January 2009. The TPA exists to develop a shared retailer-manufacturer agenda on supply chain efficiency issues, the application of information technology, the adoption of environmentally-friendly business practices and other issues. This common agenda is executed jointly by the FMI and GMA staffs and is overseen by the boards of directors of both organizations.