The call for presentations for ASCM 2020, September 13-15, 2020, New Orleans, Louisiana, is now open until
We invite you to share your best practices, project solutions, implementations, and case studies by presenting at
year’s ASCM annual conference. Your expertise and contributions make ASCM events a valuable source of education
supply chain management professionals worldwide.
Please read below for submission instructions, requirements, the abstract evaluation process, session categories,
Step 1: Enter abstract information into the form, including session name, audience level,
learning objectives, primary
keywords, and abstract text (fewer than 300 words).
Step 2: Enter presenter(s) details, including contact information, a brief biography, prior
speaking experience, and
social media links (optional).
Step 3: Review and approve the previous steps, read and sign the presenter terms and conditions,
and submit your
Each submission is reviewed and evaluated by the ASCM Conference Content Taskforce. Taskforce members seek
that address critical issues, innovative methods, emerging industry trends, and practical solutions.
Please familiarize yourself with the ASCM 2020 learning paths and potential topics of interest. All abstracts
must align with one of the following seven learning paths.
Supply and demand planning is a fundamental process that spans the entire value chain. Keys to success
balancing resources and requirements, effective project management, and business rules that measure and
productivity. Sessions in the Plan learning path will help you maximize inventory, capacity, and
for precise demand management; optimize resources; and align supply chain and financial plans for
Effectively meeting demand requires expert procurement of both raw materials and services, precise
skillful supplier management. Attend educational sessions in the Source learning path to develop
networks, agreements, and performance measures; expert inventory management; and essential quality
control. You will
learn how to address, improve, and communicate sourcing decisions to advance your company, suppliers,
The value of a product rests on critical production activities such as staging, assembly, machining, testing, packaging,
and more. Create real product value on the Make learning path by discovering how to establish and achieve outstanding
production networks, equipment, and facilities; efficient engineering changes; meaningful production goals; proper
scheduling and sequencing; and strategic short-term capacity planning.
A strong logistics, transportation, and delivery program enables supply chains to meet and exceed customer needs. The
Deliver learning path will help you provide the highest levels of order accuracy so you may truly enhance product flow.
Educational sessions will reveal valuable lessons in warehousing and finished inventories; insights into scheduling,
pick, pack, shipment, and invoicing; and proven import and export tactics.
Given the growth of omnichannel commerce and the complexity of global networks, supply chain organizations of all kinds
must be prepared to manage returns for myriad reasons. Mastering reverse-logistics processes has a direct impact on
customer service, return on investment, and the cost of doing business. The Return learning path encompasses business
rules, assets, and regulatory requirements; maintenance, repair, and overhaul; and much more.
Superior supply chains are built by professionals who possess a mastery of current industry issues as well as emerging
trends and technologies. Attend educational sessions in the Enable learning path to become a more informed, deliberate,
and effective supply chain leader. The educational sessions will illuminate new opportunities, clarify organizational
strategy, help you overcome risk with a more resilient network, and maximize team performance.
Today’s supply chains are being transformed by a new era of digitization. Automation, big data, digital twins, the internet of things and numerous other advanced technologies are accelerating the pace of change and driving exciting business outcomes. This learning path will feature educational sessions that explore connectivity; transparency; and the ability to predict, detect and respond for a truly optimized supply chain.
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