Manufacturing Supply Chain Network July Webinar Thoughts of Future Supply Chains – Breaking with the Past in a Post-COVID-19 Environment

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  • 7/8/2020 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Virtual Meeting
  • Event Type : Webinar
    Event Code : 019B


The NDIA Manufacturing Division's DoD Supply Chain Network Committee and 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?"

During this 60-minute panel, attendees will learn about topics such as:

  • Demand-Driven Material Requirements Planning
  • Supply Chain Risk Prioritization Assessments
  • Risk Appetite Assessments

Webinar Description

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.

*Please note: This webinar is closed to the press.

Webinar Format

Attendees can expect introductory remarks, followed by a 30-minute discussion by our moderator and panelists before twenty minutes are reserved for questions at the end. More information can be found on the Agenda tab

NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.



Kimberly Williams
(703) 247-2578

Manufacturing SCN July Webinar