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Professional Development Meetings (PDMs)










 Tuesday, March 12, 2024

MODEX Event Agenda

 ASCM Atlanta Chapter's

Exclusive PDM EVENT DAY!

Seven Executive Keynote Speakers

Daytime Location

Meeting Room C-206 

(Exhibition Hall C)

Georgia World Congress Center 

MODEX 2024

 10:15 AM

Meeting Room C-206 

(Exhibition Hall C)

“ FROM PLANNING TO PERFORMANCE: Transforming Material Procurement Practices”

Thomas Beil, CEO and Founder



11:00 AM

Meeting Room C-206 

(Exhibition Hall C)

"Automation Innovation in Supply Chain Logistics"

Rahul Deshmukh, Principal - Distribution, eCommerce Fulfillment, and Warehouse


11:45 AM

Meeting Room C-206 

(Exhibition Hall C)

 “Executive Survey Results – Defining Effective Leadership”

Paul Bohr, Chief Transformation Architect


SSPG, Inc.



1:00 PM

Meeting Room C-206 

(Exhibition Hall C)

Free Training Event: “Earn Your Lean Six Sigma White Belt”

Peter Sherman, Managing Partner


 5:30 PM

Executive Networking and Dinner Event


Keynote Topic

“Transportation Market: Outlook and Trends”

Ben Cubitt

 Supply Chain Consultant

Former Uber Freight Executive

Rob Haddock 

Transportation Consultant

Former Group Director of Transportation Strategy at The Coca-Cola Company

Join us for robust review of all things North American Transportation from two industry veterans.  Both of our speakers have 30 + years managing and helping shippers plan and execute some of the largest freight networks.  They have worked with the Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, P&G, BASF, Unilever, Clorox, Target, Monsanto, USG, Tyson and many other leading corporations.  Rob lead Coca-Cola Company's planning and transportation teams for 40 years and in his last year at Uber Freight Ben's consulting team completed over 125 consulting projects with over 80 + leading shippers.


The presentation will explore how 'best in class shippers' execute strategic plans using data and metrics to drive next level performance, plus the speakers will address some of the transportation industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities.  Specifically, Ben and Rob will share their collective insights on the following major trends in the transportation industry:


  • Current market dynamics and 2024 outlook, 

  • carrier consolidations,

  • modal trends,

  • innovation and technology,  

  • and an interactive Q&A session with the audience.



Century Center Office Park

2200 Century Parkway 

Suite #0003 

Atlanta, GA 30345 




Click for Directions



5:30 PM

Registration and Networking

6 PM

Dinner (LoyalQ BBQ - Beef Brisket and Chicken)

6:30 PM

Special Presentation for Job Seekers and Career Management Advice

Dave O'Farrell, O'Farrell Career Management

7 PM

Chapter Announcements

7:05 PM

Keynote Speaker

8:15 PM

Conclude and Adjourn 


Members: $25 

Non-Members: $40  
Students: $10

Limited Seating Available!

Register Early To Reserve Your Place!

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Special Guest Speaker


Dave O'Farrell

O'Farrell Career Management


Learn How You Can Accelerate Your Career Opportunities

Dave O’Farrell helps supply chain leaders like us (among others) manage our careers. His 10K first level connections on LinkedIn include 800 supply chain and logistics professionals.


He serves as a board member, VP of Marketing, and social media manager for ASCM Atlanta. He also teaches a 25-minute career management topic at all nine PDM meetings each year.


Dave is a keynote speaker, outplacement consultant, and executive recruiter. He helps employers on both ends of the employment life cycle – when they’re hiring and when they’re firing.


On the front end, he provides executive recruiting services. On the back end, Dave helps employers soften the blow when they let employees go by offering the best outplacement services on the planet.


His services are a coveted employee severance benefit. 


In addition to O’Farrell Career Management and ASCM Atlanta, Dave volunteers as the leader of a job search ministry, he’s a local and national member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and he manages social media for another HR group in south metro Atlanta.


He’s collaborated with clients across the USA – and a few overseas.


In September 2023, one of his clients landed a dream job at his #1 target company, a company regarded as the best employer in Georgia. He earned a 90% raise.


Join us each month for our “Career Management Moment.” Learn how to:


  •  Launch your career

  •  Land a dream job

  •  Get a raise

  •  Earn a promotion

  •  Avoid the layoff list


Career Management Curriculum » 2024


January: Energize Your Career: Supercharge Your Career in the New Year


February: Crushing the Behavioral Interview: From Both Sides of the Conference Table


March: Crushing the Interview Q&A: From Both Sides of the Conference Table


April: 7 Career Management Tips for Turbulent Times » 7 Things You Must Do Before You Are Laid Off


May: 16 Ways to Make Your Message More Persuasive


Reach out to Dave by email or through his LinkedIn page.

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