The last day of RILA’s 2011 Logistics Conference opened with a panel discussion about the state of the retail supply chain, focusing on key aspects from the study of the same name conducted by Auburn University’s Brian Gibson and RILA. Steve Szilagy of Lowe’s, Eric Morley of Best Buy and Accenture’s Parag Jategaonkar commented on leveraging supply chain strategies to boost competitiveness and overcome challenges to be in a better position for success when the economy bounces back.
Closing Logistics 2011 was a riveting session from former Nightline anchorman Ted Koppel, who shared stories from his 25 years covering every major news story.
But the fun doesn’t stop here for many attendees. Following the conference, a select number of supply chain executives, led by RILA’s Casy Chroust, begin a field trip to the Panama Canal. The three-day expedition to see the evolving gateway to Latin America will tour the different elements including the Canal, e.g. the ports, railroad, and the Colon Free Zone and logistics parks.
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