Master Supply Chain Disruption at ToolsGroup’s TG18 Global Conference

11 Jan 2018

Visionaries, industry and technical experts share advice on thriving in the face of shifting customer demands, accelerating technology and new competitors and channels

BOSTON, January 11, 2018 – ToolsGroup announced today that it will host TG18, the company’s user and innovation conference aimed at executives seeking practical information for turning supply chain disruptions into opportunities. A record number of attendees will attend TG18 to learn from companies that have adapted to thrive in the face of shifting customer demands, accelerating technology and channel proliferation.

TG18 will take place on March 27-28, 2018 in Boston at the Marriott Copley Place hotel and is free to qualified supply chain executives and press. Visit https://knowledge.toolsgroup.com/tg18-overview for more information or to register. Follow the event on Twitter at #TG18.

Day one keynote speaker Dan Ward is a bestselling author who served for more than 20 years as an engineering officer in the US Air Force, where he led high-speed, low-cost technology development projects. He holds three engineering degrees, received the Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan, and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Day two’s keynote speaker is Simon Ellis, Program VP, IDC. Simon provides research, analysis and guidance on key business and IT issues for manufacturers. He currently leads the Supply Chain Strategies practices at IDC Manufacturing Insights and supports IDC Retail Insights IT Strategies practices.

Other speakers presenting case studies, industry trends and expert knowledge include:

  • Bill Chiarelli, Senior Director, Supply Chain at BIC
  • Mark Chandler, Sr Vice President – Supply Chain at American Tire Distributors
  • Brad Householder, Founder of business incubator and advisory firm b2i inc
  • Joseph Shamir, CEO, ToolsGroup
  • Juan Dorado, Senior Director Advanced Analytics & Product Innovation,ToolsGroup

In addition, attendeees can take part in highly interactive industry and topical breakout sessions, view demos in our solution centers, meet one-to-one with business leaders and join our evening networking events. Check here for the latest event updates.

ToolsGroup North America General Manager Pat Smith commented, “There’s no question we live in extraordinary times with volatility and uncertainty directly impacting supply chains. Our customers have learned not only to adapt but thrive on this chaos.TG18 is the place to hear their stories and learn how to apply their best practices in your company.”


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