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Edge Supply Chain Conference September 30–October 3, 2018

BCI Global will play an important role during this largest supply chain event in the world with more than 2,000 attendees.

Patrick Haex, Managing Partner Supply Chain Solutions, has been chosen to lead the im-portant track on Global Supply Chains. He will moderate 6 sessions on October 1st and October 2nd.

René Buck, CEO will speak on ‘Geopolitical Changes and Related Impact on Global Supply Chains and Design’. In that same session also Colin Chummers, Senior Leader of Global Manufacturing Operations at Cisco, will address this topic.

René will also present his views on the supply chain impacts of the Brexit (i.e. the United Kingdom leaving the European Union) during the session ‘Supply Chain of a no-deal Hard Brexit’. Co-presenters in this session are Steven Jan van Hengel (Senior Business Manag-er, Port of Rotterdam) and Stan de Caluwe (Senior Supply Chain Solutions Manager, HIDC).

Also Allison Turner, VP North America at BCI Global, will be at this event in Nashville.

BCI Global has a booth at the event, together with our partner St. Onge.

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Risks, Borders & Supply Chain October 23, 2018

René Buck, CEO BCI Global will give the key note speech at this conference on the topic: How Trade Disputes and Tariffs Change Global Supply Chains. His presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Geopolitical developments: the white elephant in the board room
  • Drivers changing global business environments
  • The need to adjust manufacturing and supply chain footprints 
  • Offshoring, nearshoring or on-shoring in a trade restricted world

The Supply Chain Management Institute of the University of San Diego School of Business is a well-known supply chain research and educational institute under the leadership of Man-aging Director Mary Long. The Fall Forum is the 33rd in a row, this time focused on the topic ‘Risk, Borders & Supply Chain’. Other speakers include Rick Blasgen (CEO CSCMP), Mark Fields (CTO Thermo Fisher), Rob Church (Supply Chain Director Suja Juice), Dave Pyke (Professor Operations & Supply Chain Management, University of San Diego).

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