On May 8th to May 10th, join us at the 2017 Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum (SCLF) in Durham, NC!  We have a great line up of speakers in addition to our three keynote speakers, Jim Tompkins, Tim Lowe, and Ernie Keith.  Learn from all of our speakers about the key ingredients of The Connected Supply Chain™.

Hear from a panel of 3PL experts and learn how successful companies are maximizing the value of their 3PL relationships.  As we walk through each stage of the process, from determining a need for outsourcing services through ongoing operations, we will gain insights into the journey and the mutual effort required for successful relationships.  We will also explore what happens when things go wrong, the importance of being prepared for bumps in the road and the lessons to be learned.  Experts predict continued growth in outsourcing relationships.  Learn how leaders are maximizing the value to be gained and join in the conversation as we consider the next frontier for the evolution of our 3PL relationships.

The panel of experts includes:

David Latona, Panel Moderator – Vice President for Tompkins International managing the Western US offices in Mission Viejo, CA. He has specialized in the apparel and footwear industry, having been both a systems integrator and 3PL owner/operator for over 32 years. He was formally a Partner and Senior Vice President of Vector Design, Inc. a nationwide material handling integrator based in the Los Angeles area that focused on apparel manufacturers and retailers. A recognized high-value distributor for some of the leading material handling brands in the country. Latona was also Co-founder and Managing Director of Advanced Quality Logistics, a 400,000 square foot third party logistics operator in the Port of Los Angeles; handling marquis name brands such as Kenneth Cole, EMU Australia and Earth footwear along with Perry Ellis and Rock and Republic apparel. He also co-founded Polygon Solutions a B2B model offering services to emerging apparel and footwear brands providing a hosted ERP system, data entry, auditing and customer services.

Valerie Bonebrake, Panelist – Senior Vice President for Tompkins International having more than 25 years of industry experience in logistics services.  She has worked with an array of companies and industries in North America and across the globe.  She also has been recognized by Ingram Magazine as one of the Top Ten Female Executives in Kansas, and was a 2010 recipient of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pros to Know award.  Bonebrake was Co-founder of YRC Worldwide subsidiary Meridian IQ (now MIQ Logistics), a global third party logistics company, where she served as EVP/COO.  She spent 19 years at Ryder Systems, Inc., in various leadership roles of increasing responsibility in the company’s supply chain solutions segment.  Bonebrake holds a M.S. in International Logistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Andrew Kirkwood, Panelist – Senior Vice President for JDA is responsible for Logistics and Supply Chain Execution Customers, globally.  Within this role, he is accountable for developing the go-to-market strategy, business development, sales and success of JDA’s customers utilizing JDA’s Intelligent Fulfillment Solutions.  In addition, he provides Executive Sponsorship to a number of JDA’s largest UK and Ireland customers.  Kirkwood joined the company at the end of 2012 as a result of the merger of RedPrairie with JDA.  During his 8 years at RedPrairie, he held a variety of roles and ultimately was responsible for Sales and Marketing across EMEA, driving consistent year over year growth.  Prior to this, he has held a number of roles at Manhattan Associates, Dexion, Dallas Systems, and GKN. Throughout his 25-year career, Kirkwood has worked with leading manufacturers, retailers, and distributors, specifically in the area of Supply Chain.

Georgia Wraight, Panelist – Chief Operating Officer for The Rockport Group having over 20 years of senior finance and operations experience.  She oversees all operational functions of the business including IT, supply chain, logistics, HR, legal, and customer service, as well as, all project management teams.  Most recently she has implemented 14 new IT systems, identified and transitioned all existing global warehouses to new 3PL distribution centers, and has led and overseen all global office / showroom moves on three continents.  Prior to joining The Rockport Group Wraight served in C-level positions with Highline United and Modern Shoe Company, and Ernst & Young.

Join us for a chance to hear and learn from all of our prominent speakers.

Sign-up for an unforgettable experience as we connect, share, and learn together. Be sure to email Patty Trocchio for registration information and stay tuned to learn about our new additions to this year’s SCLF.

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