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January 12, 2018

Best Supply Chain Shows To Attend In 2018

ARC’s Clint Reiser put out his list of the best supply chain and logistics shows to attend in 2018. Here is his list:

Industry Association Events and Trade Shows (in chronological order)

Retail Supply Chain Conference 2018 (RILA); February 25-28; Phoenix

International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) Convention & Expo; March 11-13; Tampa

LogiMAT 2018; March 13-15; Stuttgart

SITL Europe; March 20-23; Paris

MODEX; April 9-12; Atlanta

Warehousing Education and Resource Council (WERC); May 6-9; Charlotte

ISM2018; May 6-9; Nashville

3PL & Supply Chain Summit; June 5-7; Atlanta

S&OP Innovation Summit; September 27-28; Boston

CSCMP EDGE; September 30 – October 3; Nashville

APICS 2018; September 30 – October 2; Chicago

Supply Chain Software Conferences (Alphabetical)

3Gtms Innovate; May 1-3; Dallas

BluJay Solutions SOAR; May 14-17; Orlando

Descartes Evolution; March 6-8; West Palm Beach

HighJump Elevate; March 11-14; Dallas

JDA Focus; May 6-9; Orlando

LLamasoft SummerCon; June 13-15; Atlanta

Manhattan Momentum; May 21-24; Hollywood, FL

Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience; January 28-31; San Jose

Transplace Shipper Symposium; May 8-10; Frisco, TX

This is a good list.

There are a variety of reasons to go to a show: to learn, to network, to find out about technology and service providers’ capabilities, and to combine business and pleasure by having a good vacation location.

From a learning perspective, stories of companies transforming their supply chain are what I find most educational. Last year, the best story I heard was at SAP’s Leonardo Live. Leonardo Live has not been scheduled yet.

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