Upcoming Events

Thoughts of Future Supply Chains – Breaking with the Past in a Post-COVID-19 Environment 
 July 8, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

The NDIA Manufacturing Division's DoD Supply Chain Network Committee, co-hosted by the NDIA Logistics Management Division, presents its July Webinar, "Thoughts of Future Supply Chains – Breaking with the Past in a Post-COVID-19 Environment." Moderated by Irv Varkonyi (President, Supply Chain Operations Preparedness Education, LLC), this webinar will include a panel exploring the question, "What is the DoD concerned with in future supply chain networks?"

 Supply Chain Management, at the end of 2019, appeared to be running full speed ahead on all cylinders. However, within 60 days, COVID-19 peeled off the layers to reveal processes that were extremely vulnerable. It exposed deep concerns with the DoD supply chain on the reliability of current and future suppliers and vendors. While most did not see these vulnerabilities before COVID-19, two supply chain gurus did: Carol Ptak, Partner, Demand Driven Institute LLC, and Greg Schlegel, Founder, The Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium. They developed tools that optimize operational performance while minimizing operational vulnerabilities. These tools will impact DoD contractors both large and small as future supply chain networks alter the balance among optimization, risk, and resilience.

To Register for this Webinar click here


Logistics Management Division Meeting
 July 17, 2020
11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

The July Virtual Logistics Management Division Meeting, led by the Honorable Alan Estevez, will take place on Friday, July 17, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT.  This month's meeting will feature Rear Admiral John Polowczyk, USN. Polowczyk was appointed to lead the White House supply chain task force in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also serves as vice director for Logistics, J4, with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. At this month's meeting, Polowczyk will discuss the COVID Task Force Supply Chain Support and how he led the effort to provide critical supplies to the nation's COVID response. 

Learn more about the division meeting and RSVP here