Executive Delegation



Program Schedule

Monday August 3 Supply Chain Finance, Integration, Business Acumen,& Leadership or Emerging Technology (Machine Learning, AI,      Blockchain)
Tuesday August 4

Day: Site Visit
Evening: VIP Reception & Networking

Wednesday August 5

Summit Day 1

Thursday August 6 Summit Day 2



  • Port of Los Angeles/Port of Long Beach
    • Largest port facility in the U.S., moving more than $1.2 billion in goods every day and 9.3 million Twenty – Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in 2017.
  • Walmart
    • World’s largest retailer State-of-the-art one million+ square ft distribution center foot distribution center.
  • PUMA
    • Features the largest robotic auto store system in the U.S.
  • Performance Team
    • Large (4 million+ square foot) distribution center with best in class ware-house management system




Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit

August 3-6, 2019


Who should attend?


Our training program is designed for international executives and managers leading procurement, sourcing, manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and retail sectors of the global supply chain.

You will find no two-hour lectures on the agenda. Instead, you will find concise, engaging TED-style talks; thought-provoking panels with experts in vertical markets and supply chain competencies; and high-impact, straight-to-the-point presentations on the most crucial issues facing our profession. The Summit is supplemented by programs before and after the main event, which provide additional opportunities for networking, training, and exposure to cutting-edge supply chain innovations in the practice.



The supply chains of North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America meet in Los Angeles. And every year, the leading professionals in supply chain management converge at Southern California’s most prestigious research university to network, exchange ideas, and experience this extraordinary event. Don’t miss these high-level discussions on managing supply chains amidst globalization, innovation and digitalization.

In addition to the Summit, Business Delegations will have an opportunity to participate in a VIP reception and our International Executive Training Program, including four days of mixed workshop instruction and site visits to advanced industry facilities in the Los Angeles area.

Summit Participants will:

  • Learn how to manage high-performing supply chains through insights developed from industry experience and applied research

  • Recruit top supply chain management talent in a relaxed and engaging setting at the INC reception after the conference

  • Showcase your company as a sponsor to our 80,000+ and growing USC Marshall global network and 400+ attendees

  • Recognize industry best practices through supply chain excellence awards

  • Experience all of the above in an enjoyable environment through:

    – Networking breakfasts, lunches, and cocktail hour

    – Entertainment

    – Technology demonstrations

    – Trade exhibits



The International Executive Training program is designed for international executives and managers who want to explore key issues in global supply chain management in intensive, focused group settings. Participants will work through case studies and interactive learning modules in small group sessions. Workshops will be held in conjunction with a luncheon featuring notable speakers, and site visits to industry facilities in the Los Angeles area, showcasing best practices in supply chain management.

As part of the program, participants will have the opportunity to network at the private VIP

Reception along with speakers, sponsors, and board members the night prior to the 2 day Summit.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from USC Marshall for the International Executive Training Program.

Training Modules 

  • Lean Supply Chain
    • Examines ways to use technology and process to achieve and improve fill rates, visibility, risk management and efficiencies in supply chains.
  • Disruptive Technology and its impact on the Supply Chain
    • Will discuss how to strategically manage your indirect spend and achieve better, more consistent supplier performance
  • Procurement/Indirect Procurement
    • Will discuss how new technologies and innovations are changing the supply chain practice, exploring topics like automation, robotics, self-driving vehicles, and IoT.                                                            
  •  Supply Chain Analytics
    • Will discuss how to synthesize internal and external information at a much faster pace, and focus on modeling and predicting the future.