Supply Chain & Productivity Conference 2012

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 third annual Supply Chain Conference, jointly hosted by the FMI-GMA Trading Partner Alliance (TPA)*. Working together, FMI and GMA have created a uniquely effective forum for retailers and manufacturers to come together to establish collaborations that foster supply chain efficiency, reduce costs and drive value.

At the conference, attendees will be given the opportunity to partici­pate in interactive discussions and best-in-class sessions to help create joint ventures such as alternative fuel sourcing, reduce costs, as well as:

  • Improve scheduling through sharing of data
  • Learn about new technologies
  • Mitigate workflow interruptions
  • Discover the latest developments in product traceability
  • Explore better contingency plans
  • Use shopper trends data to drive inventory levels
  • Optimize direct store deliveries (DSD)

Conference Benefits

  • Build stronger relationships throughout the supply chain to foster more efficient and collaborative execution
  • Learn model practices that are saving companies time and money
  • Get ahead of the curve on emerging issues 
  • Discuss new ideas and challenges with your peers in informal discussion groups

Special Note: Stay one more day and participate in ProductivityPlus, a new event designed to help distribution and logistics professionals do more with less.

 View the ProductivityPlus full program.

If you are responsible for a warehouse, a fleet or a support system in the food and consumer product distribution industry, you should attend ProductivityPlus on January 25. Your participation in the Supply Chain Conference and ProductivityPlus will provide you with a well-rounded perspective on both the strategic and tactical opportunities for improving the shared supply chain.

Attend one or both conferences!

Designed by retailer and manufacturer supply chain executives for retailer and manufacturer supply chain executives, both conferences are can't-miss events for vice presidents, directors, regional managers and managers of:

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

To download speaker biographies, please click on the "Program" tab.


Program content: please contact Jeanne Iglesias at 202.295.3949 / or Rhett Asher at 202.220.0774 /

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.