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 4040 - Supply Chain Summit 

4040 - Supply Chain Summit 


Quantifying Defense Supply Chain Economic Impact: "Strategies for Creating Value Amid Volatility"

Event Number

Event Date

 to 6/26/2014

Event Location
The Boeing Company

Event Contact
Ms. Camille Briggs at or 703-247-2570


Please join us for this strategic supply chain event. This summit will be the first of a three-part series, and will set the corporate leadership context for the two technical events to follow.  At this summit, we will discuss:
• Leadership’s role in developing and implementing an effective supply chain strategy that benefits and preserves stakeholders’ interests under volatile conditions
• The impact of supply chain management risk due political, economic and technological factors along with natural disasters on global supply chain performance.
• Quantifying the value of supply chain best practices on your bottom line

Why Attend:
• Hear leading experts connect supply chain risks to national security, and how leadership is the most important risk mitigation tool. 
• Meet other corporate executives to understand how they are approaching supply chain initiatives from the C-Suite and measuring the impact to their business bottom line.
• Understand how to build the business case for developing a comprehensive supply chain strategy, to manage risk exposure while harvesting value.
• Hear how others have experienced impact to their business operations and how the true costs (and cost avoidance) came from unexpected areas.

Who Should Attend:
• CEOs, COOs, Presidents, General Managers, Business Leaders, Strategic Planners, Operations Managers, and Purchasing Managers of companies that participate in supply chains, be it at the top, the bottom or middle.
• Corporate leaders who need to build the business case for a comprehensive supply chain strategy, quantify risk exposure, and quantify the return on investments in more effective supply chain management.
• Senior managers who need to think strategically about the needs of their customers, their suppliers, and their own operations, and who can create actionable results by sending the right supporting team members to the subsequent implementation-oriented events.

NDIA’s Supply Chain Series:
Supply chain associations focus on developing best practices that are highly beneficial to supply chain professionals.  NDIA’s supply chain series focuses particularly on the supply chain where it intersects with national security.NDIA members are concerned about reforming evolving government regulations and strengthening industrial defense supply
chains. All of these activities impact a company’s supply chain processes and practices.

NDIA’s supply chain series will clearly articulate the value of supply chain management in national security, which is enhanced by better managing supply chains across the entire defense industrial base.
This first event, Strategies for Creating Value amid Volatility, is planned to give senior leadership the high-level information needed to create an organizational supply chain strategy that benefits both their business and national security. 

The second event, Investing in Risk Management, is planned to give supply chain professionals, purchasing managers, and cost analysts insight to the types of risk found in supply chains for national defense products, how this risk impacts the value and economics of business and national security, and how this risk can be managed to deliver better performance.

The third event, Defeating the Threats, is planned to give supply chain professionals, program managers, and systems engineers an understanding of how decisions made in the early stages of a program can mitigate or avoid threats to product performance and delivery, as well as national security threats that could be embedded in their products through supply chain manipulation.


To view/print/download the full agenda, please click here.  

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday June 26, 2014
7:30am - 4:30pm     Registration Open
7:30am - 8:30am     Networking Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am     Welcome and Meeting Objective
8:45am - 9:30am     Supply Chain Management Is a Leadership Responsibility
9:30am - 10:00am   Unique Considerations of Defense Supply Chains
10:00am - 10:15am  Networking Break
10:15am -11:15am   Physical Supply Chain Panel: Creating Value While Minimizing 
                               Exposure; Connecting Value and Security
11:15am - 12:15pm  Facilitated Case Study: This Session Will Discuss Major Supply 
                               Chain Security Issues and Risk
12:15pm - 1:00pm    Networking Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm     Global Supply Chain Value from a National Defense Perspective
1:45pm - 2:30pm     Cyber Risks in Data Supply Chains - The Leader’s Role
2:30pm - 3:00pm     Networking Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm     Protecting the Digital Thread
4:15pm - 4:30pm     Wrap Up
4:30pm                   Adjourn




The Boeing Company; Arlington, VA
1200 Wilson Blvd
Ste 1
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 465-3500


Online Registration is now CLOSED!

Registration Fees



(Now - 6/13/14)

After 6/13/14

Government Employee/Allied*






Industry NDIA Member



Industry NDIA Non-Member**



Download/Print/View the Registration Form to register by mail or fax. Mail to 2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201. Fax to (703) 522-1885.

Cancellations & Substitutions
All cancellations on/before April 13 will receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $75. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after April 13. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations! Substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing to

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Camille Briggs, or (703) 247-2570.


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense