Published 08/20/12

MEDIA ADVISORY: Supply chain experts will discuss global issues at annual conference Aug. 23

  • WHAT:  Reporters are invited to cover the fifth annual supply chain management conference, which draws businesses from throughout the Northeast for sessions on issues of global supply chain management. A copy of the agenda is available here.
  • WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • WHERE: Bello Center, Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield
  • WHO: Senior executives, supply chain management and operations professionals, and business owners

 Journalists: Not all sessions are open to media. To attend the summit, contact Tracie Sweeney, director of public relations, Bryant University, for credentials.

 SMITHFIELD, R.I. (Aug. 20, 2012)  — The fifth annual Northeast Supply Chain Summit ( will be held at Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.

 This year’s conference, “From My Supply Chain to Yours: A Global Perspective,” will include global supply chain experts from many of New England’s most renowned corporations, including CVS/Caremark, Raytheon, FM Global, Arrow Electronics, VIBCO Vibrators and Hope Global. The conference is sponsored by Banneker Industries.

Session topics include:

  • The Dos and Don'ts of Building Relationships with Global Suppliers and Customers
  • Introduction to ISO Certification
  • Establishing International Logistics Operations from Start to Finish
  •  How to Win Business and Meet Offsets through Your Supply Chain
  • Luncheon keynote: "Discussions from the C-Suite" moderated by Mark Murphy, editor of the Providence Business News, with Cheryl Merchant, President and CEO, Hope Global; Karl Wadensten, President, VIBCO Vibrators; David Wilkins, Vice President, Contracts and Supply Chain, Raytheon; Giovanni Feroce, CEO, Alex & Ani

Banneker Industries is a world-class provider of supply chain management solutions who for over 20 years has specialized in delivering value to their customers through innovative third-party logistics (3PL) services. Headquartered in Rhode Island and with national operations, Banneker offers a wide range of supply chain services. Banneker is consistently named among the leading privately held third-party logistics providers. For more information please visit