Tomorrow I’m off to Houston to attend the Executive Supply Chain Summit being sponsored by the Supply Chain Council.  The theme of this year’s summit reflects a rather timely topic: Boom and Bust- The New Realities of Supply Chain Excellence. The two-day agenda includes many interesting topics as well as time for panel discussions addressing key topics.

Interesting topics in this year’s summit include supply chain management in the new global economy, managing through the recovery, a discussion on supply chain risk management and sustainability in supply chain.  Speakers will include executives from Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola, DuPont, Emerson Electric, Kraft Foods and Sunoco Products, among others. I’m also looking forward to hearing Dr. Steven Melnyk of Michigan State speak on outcome-driven supply chains.

Supply Chain Matters will be providing live blog coverage on Thursday and Friday so stay tuned for commentary related to what’s on the mind of supply chain executives.