Programs

NESCON 2022 programs all take place on October 3, 2022 (EDT).
Click on the titles below for a brief overview of each session.

What has the last year and the pandemic/stimulus etc done to our economy? This opening keynote features world-renowned economist Jeff Carr will explore what has happened, as well as the effects on jobs, interest rates, inflation, the supply chain & shipping (as it relates to the economy), etc. Event Details

Tools and mechanisms that professionals use to manage global supply chains will continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Technology advances will change how professionals interact with their complex globalized supply chains, how they manage and optimize them, and how they transfer value to customers. Supply chain leaders must now become students of national interests that will impact the supply chains their companies depend upon. This presentation will address how to advance one’s career by learning these new enabling technologies and developing global teams to do the same.Event Details

Many leaders often have to learn the hard way how to be a good leader, and what pitfalls to avoid throughout their careers. What are the important cornerstones of becoming a great leader? In this presentation, Hannes will share ten essential lessons – based on his own experience, and verifying little-known concepts – that will ultimately help both new and experienced leaders to step up their leadership game.Event Details

Supply chain participants all deal with, on a daily basis, global commerce that is becoming exceedingly complex, more volatile, more uncertain, confusing and at times, driven by ambiguous and untrustworthy information. In global supply chains, this often leads to an explosion in lead times, resulting in many simultaneous planning uncertainties and extreme difficulties in planning resource capacities. The panel will discuss these numerous enterprise performance complications and initiatives to manage them. Event Details

The 2022 Hall of Fame Award will be presented to someone very instrumental in the supply chain profession. Event Details

Negotiating favorable deals when goods are scarce, containers are stuck in far-away ports, and prices are rising is especially difficult right now. This session offers real tools and tips you can take back to the office, with frameworks and ideas for making the best of a challenging situation, to help you attain good outcomes, while also maintaining strong relationships with your suppliers. Event Details

In these past few challenging years, some companies did not survive. Others barely survived, and some flourished. For those that flourished, it was not about what they did DURING the pandemic that contributed to their successes. It was more about what they did BEFORE the pandemic, and how those actions supported their resiliency needs during the pandemic years. In this closing keynote address, Mr. LeDoux will share how his company prepared for the unimaginable and focused on supply chain resiliency in its pre-pandemic manufacturing strategy.Event Details

We wrap up NESCON 2022 with this quick and entertaining presentation about the surprisingly complex history of beer can innovation, and how the supply chain adapted along the way. Event Details

What has the last year and the pandemic/stimulus etc done to our economy? This opening keynote features world-renowned economist Jeff Carr will explore what has happened, as well as the effects on jobs, interest rates, inflation, the supply chain & shipping (as it relates to the economy), etc. Event Details

Tools and mechanisms that professionals use to manage global supply chains will continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Technology advances will change how professionals interact with their complex globalized supply chains, how they manage and optimize them, and how they transfer value to customers. Supply chain leaders must now become students of national interests that will impact the supply chains their companies depend upon. This presentation will address how to advance one’s career by learning these new enabling technologies and developing global teams to do the same.Event Details

Many leaders often have to learn the hard way how to be a good leader, and what pitfalls to avoid throughout their careers. What are the important cornerstones of becoming a great leader? In this presentation, Hannes will share ten essential lessons – based on his own experience, and verifying little-known concepts – that will ultimately help both new and experienced leaders to step up their leadership game.Event Details

Supply chain participants all deal with, on a daily basis, global commerce that is becoming exceedingly complex, more volatile, more uncertain, confusing and at times, driven by ambiguous and untrustworthy information. In global supply chains, this often leads to an explosion in lead times, resulting in many simultaneous planning uncertainties and extreme difficulties in planning resource capacities. The panel will discuss these numerous enterprise performance complications and initiatives to manage them. Event Details

The 2022 Hall of Fame Award will be presented to someone very instrumental in the supply chain profession. Event Details

Negotiating favorable deals when goods are scarce, containers are stuck in far-away ports, and prices are rising is especially difficult right now. This session offers real tools and tips you can take back to the office, with frameworks and ideas for making the best of a challenging situation, to help you attain good outcomes, while also maintaining strong relationships with your suppliers. Event Details

In these past few challenging years, some companies did not survive. Others barely survived, and some flourished. For those that flourished, it was not about what they did DURING the pandemic that contributed to their successes. It was more about what they did BEFORE the pandemic, and how those actions supported their resiliency needs during the pandemic years. In this closing keynote address, Mr. LeDoux will share how his company prepared for the unimaginable and focused on supply chain resiliency in its pre-pandemic manufacturing strategy.Event Details

We wrap up NESCON 2022 with this quick and entertaining presentation about the surprisingly complex history of beer can innovation, and how the supply chain adapted along the way. Event Details

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