Events & Networking

Find opportunities to learn about trends and opportunities in supply chain management and network with professionals in the industry

Supply Chain Professionals interacting at the annual Supply Chain Forum at Towson University
Supply chain management professionals networking at the annul Supply Chain Forum. 

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Supply Chain Forum

Thanks to our 2016 event sponsors!

Toby and Melvin Weinman Foundation
Ports America Chesapeake
T. Rowe Price Foundation

Event Highlights

Past Event Topics and Speakers


"Building a Better Supply Chain for Global Trade"
Latest U.S. supply chain initiatives to expand trade including the Single Window/Automated Import-Export system, the Port Congestion Initiative and the regional free trade agreements with Asia and Europe

Sandor Boyson, Ph.D.
Co-director, Supply Chain Management Center
University of Maryland

Bruce Harsh
Acting Director, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services
Department of Commerce

"Digitizing the Supply Chain"
Using electronic data to more effectively plan customer buying patterns

Pamela Szymanski ('98)
Director of Customer Fulfillment and Business Planning
Stanley Black & Decker


"In Search of the Next Dominate Supply Chain Design"
Thomas J. Goldsby, Professor of Logistics, The Ohio State University

"Transforming the Pepsi Supply Chain"
Alex Baxter, Vice President of Supply Chain Planning, PepsiCo


"Adapting to the Changing Supply Chain Landscape"
Robert Novack, Associate Professor of Business Logistics, Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business

"Global Supply Chain Trends: Finding the Next Game-Changer"
John Bell, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, College of Business Administration


"Rapid Prototype Manufacturing"
Alan Guyan, Technical Design Manager-Innovation, UnderArmour

"Making Sense of Big Data"
Matt Felton, President
Datastory Consulting, a Mackenzie Company

"The Future of Sustainability in Transportation"
Michael DelBovo, President, Saddle Creek Transportation Inc.


"Emerging issues and opportunities in supply chain management"


Rosemary Turner, President, UPS – Chesapeake District

Joseph M. Greco Sr., Deputy Director of Marketing, Port of Baltimore

Samuel R. Polakoff, President, TBB Global Logistics

Kenneth W. DeFontes, Jr., President and CEO, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

Susan  J. Ganz, CEO, Lion Brothers Company Inc.

Fred Whiton, Vice President, DRS Technologies, Inc.

Denise Layfield, Vice President – Global Supply Chain Planning & Customer Fulfillment McCormick & Co