International Executive Experiential Program

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. Join us for our flagship annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit, now in its 10th year, to explore critical issues within our rapidly evolving global landscape. 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 five days of mixed workshop instruction and site visits to advanced industry facilities in the Los Angeles area.

Summit Participants will:

Gain access to unparalleled one-on-one networking opportunities with top business leaders and your peers from Fortune 500 companies

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

Business Delegation members, along with sponsors, board members, and speakers, are invited to gather for a private VIP reception the night prior to the Summit.

This exclusive event will include a night of tapas and hors d’oeuvres in an exclusive professional lounge complete with live music – the perfect setting to network with other top executives

Event location University of Southern California Campus, from among several iconic Los Angeles venues

The Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit is designed to stimulate ideas and provoke conversation on a broad range of important topics.

You will find two-hour lectures on the agenda.

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 provides additional opportunities for networking, training, and exposure to cutting-edge supply chain innovations in the practice.

International Executive Training Schedule

Program Schedule (August 7th to August 13th, 2022)
Sunday, August 7:

Arrival of guests and check in at the USC hotel

Monday, August 8:

Supply Chain Finance and Risks Management OR Emerging Technology (Machine Learning, AI, Blockchain)

Tuesday, August 9:

Site Visits to Port of Long Beach OR Port of Los Angeles and UPS OR AMAZON

Wednesday, August 10:

Lean Supply Chain Workshop By ASQ, Evening: VIP Reception & Networking

Thursday, August 11:

Summit Day 1

Friday, August 12:

Summit Day 2

Saturday, August 13:

Check Out from Hotel/Departure Date

The International Executive Experiential 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 industrial 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

Examines ways to use technology and process to achieve and improve fill rates, visibility, risk management and efficiencies in supply chains.

Will discuss how to synthesize internal and external information at a much faster pace, and focus on modeling and predicting the future.

Will discuss how new technologies and innovations are changing the supply chain practice, exploring topics like automation, robotics, self-driving vehicles, and IoT.

Will discuss how to strategically manage your indirect spend and achieve better, more consistent supplier performance.

Site visits

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.

United Parcel Service Inc.

UPS has signed one of the largest Industrial leases in Los Angeles County, taking 525,400 square feet warehouse in a deal valued at more than $44 million.


Triples Southern California delivery hubs to get packages out faster since March 2021. The expansion has increased Amazon’s “last-mile” distribution footprint to 5.2 million square feet, nearly quadrupling its space in the region and dwarfing acquisitions by all other competing retailers and logistics firms.


The USC Marshall School of Business’s world-class faculty consists of industry leaders with decades of experience in supply chain management. Our faculty hold prominent positions in fields including lean operations, logistics, operations management, and distribution. Guest instructors from the Center’s advisory board include Fortune 500 executives and supply chain leaders with specialized functional expertise.

The program will be led by the Center’s Executive Director, Nick Vyas. He is a nationally recognized expert in Global Supply Chain and Lean Six Sigma application with practical and academic experience. He has run global supply chain operations for Fortune 500 companies with proven results and robust transformation.

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.

How To Register:

Previous Speakers

Hans Melotte

Executive Vice President,

Global Supply Chain Starbucks

Geoff Brady

Head of Global Trade & Supply Chain Finance

Bank of America

Sarah K. Matthews

America’s Supply Chain Intelligence Leader

Ernst & Young

Dr. Noel Hacegaba

Deputy Executive Director of Administration & Operations

Port of Long Beach

Lloyd Wood

Deputy Assisant Secretary for Textiles,

Consumer Goods, and Materials – U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration

Gene Seroka

Executive Director

Port of Los Angeles

André Simha

Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer

Mediterranean Shipping Company

Joel Cain

Managing Director,

West Coast Supply Chain Technology Leader

Ernst & Young

This Year Speakers

Dr. Noel Hacegaba

Deputy Executive Director/ COO

Port of Long Beach

Torsten Pilz

Senior Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer

America Honeywell

Gene Seroka

Executive Director

Port of Los Angeles

Allyson Nicholson

Vice President

Supply Chain Design


Jason Walker

Executive Vice President 

Operations Performance Team

Nick Vyas

Executive Director

Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute

USC Marshall School of Business

Geoff Gallipeau

Director Global Trade & Supply Chain Finance PSS 

Canada Bank of America

Raziel Bravo

Senior Vice President,

Strategic Management Office GEODIS

Pat Gang

Managing Director

Global Trade Product Management

Bank of America

2022 Discussion Topics

  • Achieving Excellence and Resiliency amid a Pandemic
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
  • Disruptive & Emerging Technologies
  • E-commerce, Retail & Consumer Outlook
  • Global Food Supply Chain and Food Traceability
  • Logistics, Transportation, Air, Sea, and Ground
  • Lean Supply Chain By ASQ
  • Supply Chain: Finance
  • The Global Economic Outlook
  • Women in the Supply Chain
  • Empowering Small & Mid-size Entrepreneurs/Businesses
  • NFT and Blockchain in E-Commerce
  • Trade Finance as an Asset Class

About The Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute

The USC Marshall, The Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute exists to connect the world through Global Supply Chain Management with Network, Education, and Advanced Research (NEAR).

Capitalizing upon its global network, industry experience and renowned faculty, The Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute is poised to become one of the top thought leaders in the realm of global supply chain management.

As an industry leader in cultivating top business talent, The Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute will lead the effort to streamline efficiency and supply chain in our increasingly global economy. Our state of the art resource center will work with country-specific supply chain gateways to keep our member community updated with news, trends and critical changes in the industry.

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