Capitalize on Supply Chain's Future: Learn from the Industry's Best

The 2016 Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum, in its 7th year, was North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics and supply chain executives. Over 650 senior supply chain and logistics executives attended, making the CSCO Forum the one event that you cannot afford to miss in 2017.

Senior supply chain executives working at a manufacturer or retailer can attend the event with a complimentary pass. Email Danielle Horsnell ( to find out more details.

Find out more about the 2017 event

2016 Speaker Highlights:

Key Topics Addressed in 2016:

A snapshot of the discussions:

  • Drones, 3D Printing, Robotics – Hear from Both the Users and the Makers: An essential guide on the latest technology game-changers
  • Smart and Intelligent Data: The Biggest Weapon in your Supply Chain: Discover the most profitable applications of IoT in your supply chain
  • Digitalizing your Supply Chain through Prescriptive Analytics and Machine Learning: With supply chain a traditional physical business, what part will it play in this new digital age and what are the key ways to couple strategy with these technological advancements, such as prescriptive analytics?
  • Data Security and Outsourcing: Risk and Reward? Do you really want to let someone else be the owners of your most valuable asset? Don’t miss this session if you want a robust defence strategy
  • The Evolution of the CSCO in the Digital World – From physical task master to number cruncher
  • S&OP – What is Holding you Back? Get top tips on engaging the board to make your S&OP vision a reality
  • Mexico – Key Cross Border Strategies for 2016 and Beyond Win or Lose: Calculate the cost-benefit of doing business in Mexico
  • Omnichannel 2.0 – Leveraging Data and Your Suppliers to Drive Profits and Boost Customer Loyalty Put yourself Ahead of the Curve and leverage warehouse technology and your suppliers’ expertise to relieve multiple pressures on your supply chain
  • The Next Generation of Supply Chain Talent Given shifting needs in supply chain, with the development of additive manufacturing, drones, IoT, machine learning analytics and more, should you be looking for a new breed of employee?
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Industry Pioneers who Shared their Knowledge in 2016:

A hand-picked selection of 80+ industry experts is set to lead you through each key topic:

Supply Chain Leaders

  • Mike Buseman, Senior Vice President and Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer, Avnet
  • Frank Vorrath, VP Global Supply Chain, Johnson Controls
  • Darrell Edwards, SVP & CSCO, La-Z-Boy
  • Tonet Rivera, SVP Global Supply Chain , Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Jaro Caban, CAN Supply Chain, Cargill
  • Bennett West, SVP Supply Chain, Filtration Group 
  • Sougata Dasgupta, Head of Global Distribution, Bloomberg
  • Fred Hartung, VP SC Solutions & Global Logistics Supply Chain, Jabil
  • Charles Blevins, VP Supply Chain, Dart Container Corporation
  • Jim Hourigan, COO, Build Direct

3PL Executives

  • John Weihoff, CEO & Chairman, C.H. Robinson
  • Bradley Jacobs, CEO, XPO Logistics 
  • Judy McReynolds, President and CEO, ArcBest
  • Tom Sanderson, CEO, Transplace
  • Doug Waggoner, CEO, Echo Global Logistics
  • Mike Bautch, President - Value Added Services, Universal
  • Scott Dobak, CEO, Dicom Transportation Group
  • Allan Smith, CEO, BCG Logistics
  • Jon Saunders, CEO, Polaris Global Logistics

Industry Experts

  • Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International
  • Michele Carroll, President, Carrollco Marketing Services
  • John Anderson, Advisory Director, Greenbriar Equity
  • Steve Banker, Vice President, Supply Chain Services, ARC Advisory Group
  • Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive Insights
  • Ben Gordon, Managing Director, BGSA

The 8th Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum is the one event you can't afford to miss

The Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum has grown over the years to become one of the leading meeting-places of the leaders in supply chain thinking to share ideas, and explore future trends, challenges and opportunities. This year's event is set to build on 2016's success, with even more executive insight from supply chain peers and even more thought-leaders in the industry providing you with actionable take-aways you can directly apply to your business. Last year's CSCO Forum plugged attendees into the discussion through:

  • Over 80 C-level & VP speakers
  • 30 + Vital Industry Topics
  • 5 Concurrent Sessions
  • 16 Hours of Dedicated Networking
  • 38 Top-Level Exhibitors
  • 650+ Total Attendees
  • 1 Disrupt Logistics Hackathon


The CSCO Summit is not your average trade show. Instead, we bring together a select group of exhibitors who deliver the highest-level solutions to the industry. Explore the exhibition hall to discover the latest solutions and benchmark your current providers against the competition.

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Industry Endorsements & Testimonials For The CSCO Forum:

  • Johnson Controls

    "Great people and great event"

    - Frank Vorrath, VP Global Supply Chain, Johnson Controls
  • Brightstar

    "The event had a good mixture of topics and presenters and adequate time for networking."

    - Laura Norris, Director Forward Logistics & Operations, Brightstar
  • CD Baby

    "Good opportunity to learn more about and share experiences in everything from operating in international markets, transportation, 3PL best practices, change management, and talent development."

    - Rob Bach, VP Operations, CD Baby
  • Gildan

    "Great experience. A wealth of good networking opportunities and the sessions organized were relevant and useful."

    - Alicia Williams, Manager 3PL Operations, Gildan Activewear SRL
  • syncreon

    "The conference was very informative in the various workshops I attended – for example, ‘Doing business in Mexico’.S"

    - Oswald Reid, President & CEO, syncreon US

Industry Endorsements & Testimonials For The CSCO Forum:

  • Sears Holdings

    "The event was well organized and the topics very relevant. Sessions we appropriately timed and full of useful content."

    - Joe Marelli, VP DC Ops, Sears Holdings
  •  Jim Hourigan, COO, BuildDirect

    "Always a great event to learn from senior supply chain executives and network within the logistics community."

    - Jim Hourigan, COO, BuildDirect
  • CCA&B, LLC

    "Excellent information - it was difficult to see all I wanted!"

    - Randy Loess, VP sourcing & supply Chain, CCA&B, LLC
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition

    "Event gave me great insight into future trends and opportunities in logistics arena."

    - Greg Wittcoff, Category Leader-Information Management and Logistics, Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • GSA

    "Fantastic forum for staying abreast of the many challenges facing the supply chain community, but also excellent way to stay on top of the multitude of technology advances in supply chain management. Can't do that anywhere else."

    - Louis Neeley, Director Office Supply Chain Management, GSA

2016 Sponsors

Charter Sponsor

  • JDA

Gold Sponsor

  • project44

Silver Sponsors

  • 10-4
  • Echo
  • HCL-sq
  • Kronos-sq
  • Nulogy
  • Sealed-Air
  • sutherland
  • syncreon

Bronze Sponsors

  • Charter
  • HubTran
  • iDashboards
  • Lanetix
  • Loadsmart
  • PINC
  • ProAct International
  • RevenovaTMS
  • ProLogistix and Select Staffing
  • TMW

Lanyard Sponsor

Agenda Sponsor

  • J B Hunt

Keycard Sponsor

  • APL

Delegate Bag Sponsor


Workshop Sponsor

  • Teradata

Pen Sponsor

  • Sphere

Welcome Letter Sponsor

  • Port of Nansha of Guangzhou Port

Exhibition & Meetings Sponsors

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Danielle Horsnell

Danielle Horsnell

Project Director
+44 (0) 207 422 4323 (Global)
+1800 814 3459 x4323 (US TF)
+1866 996 1235 ex.4323 (CAN TF)

Sarah Reynolds

Sarah Reynolds

Project Director
+1800 814 3459 x7243 (US TF)
+1866 996 1235 ex.7243 (CAN TF)
+44 (0) 207 375 7243 (Global)