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Professional Development Meetings (PDMs)

Virtual Executive PDM

Tuesday, November 15th, 7pm




Gary Smith



Supply Chain Thought Leader, Speaker, Author and Mentor

The Roaring 2020s In Supply Chain Management

Three Trends That Will Challenge Supply Chains In The Coming Decade”



PDM Synopsis

You are probably familiar with the curse, "May you live in interesting times."  As the world continues to fight the effects of Covid-19 and its variants, the coming decade will bring its own unique, interesting, and complex challenges.  Although I am not a futurist, I believe that three compelling trends will affect and impact supply chains in the coming decade.  How we deal with them will significantly affect the way of life and standard of living for ourselves and future generations. 

These trends are: 

1) The retirement of the Baby Boom Generation

2) The continued and rapid pace of disruptions and change

3) The impact of climate change.  

This presentation will discuss the origins of these trends, why they are important, and ways to address them.  The presenter will discuss the importance of historical perspective, mentoring, and the knowledge transfer process.  He will discuss change how to make a paradigm shift so that transformational change in an organization is welcomed instead of feared.  Finally, we will discuss how supply chain professionals can impact climate change by learning the sources of greenhouse gases (GHG's) and what we can do to reduce your organization's carbon footprint.



Tuesday, November 15, 2022



7pm -8pm (EST)


FREE Virtual PDM Via Zoom 



7:00pm (EST) – Keynote Speaker Presentation


8:00pm (EST) – Conclusion of Event



Gary A. Smith, CPIM-F, CSCP-F, CLTD-F is a Supply Chain Thought Leader, Speaker, Author and Mentor.  His forty-plus year career includes leadership positions in warehouse operations and management consulting in a variety of industries and in both private and public sectors.  He recently retired from New York City Transit, where he held the positions of Vice President of Supply Logistics and Chief, EAM / SCM.  Gary and his wife Liz are now residents of St. Simons Island, GA where he continues to consult, write about supply chain topics, and ride his bicycle.


Gary is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds Fellow-level status in all three APICS Certifications.  He is also Chair of the CLTD Certification Subcommittee for ASCM.

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