Supply Chain Challenges Make This Summit Especially Relevant

Registration opens Friday, Jan. 7, for the 2022 Supply Summit & Showcase in New Orleans. The meeting is April 6 to 8 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

The Summit promises to deliver insights you need to navigate 2022 and to connect you to the people who can help you make it happen.

Meet suppliers. Talk to peers who have found creative solutions to problems that plague the industry. Hear from experts on supply chain, the economy, leadership, and more.

Watch this publication for ongoing coverage of events in New Orleans, and register starting Friday at Today, meet the speakers.

Learning from Legacies

The Association will bring back a series in New Orleans in which members learn from executives whose companies have had extraordinary staying power in the industry.

This year, we will hear from Heather Bruce and Doug Bruce from Osmundson Manufacturing. They represent the fifth and fourth generations of leadership in a company that was founded in 1903 and joined the Association in 1977.

The father-daughter duo will share lessons learned in transitioning the family business from one generation to the next and discuss how they are navigating universal challenges in the industry.

Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century

Lt. General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.) helps organizations develop a culture of preparedness and initiates a mindset of problem-solving using strategies that create take-charge leaders.

As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, LTG Honoré became known as “The Category 5 General” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans.

Gen. Honoré also oversaw the military response to the Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy and the DC Sniper Shootings.

He is a decorated 37-year army veteran and global authority on leadership. News networks like Fox, MSNBC, and CBS consider him their go-to expert on emergency and disaster preparedness when hurricanes approach the U.S.

He brings a dose of candor with real-world leadership lessons and equips audiences with a preparedness mindset.

Economic Outlook: Finding Stability Amid Volatility

Economist and analyst Jim Meil will offer an overview of what’s at play in the economy and what may come next. Meil was vice president and chief economist with Eaton for 29 years.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics and has won recognition from both the Wall Street Journal and USA Today for top economic outlooks from their respective panels of 50 economics forecasters.

Manufacturing Outlook: Supply Chain, Technology, Labor

Baxter Saucier is operations director for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana. His professional history includes working in industries such as manufacturing and oil and gas.

He will explore strategies for strengthening your supply chain, discuss technologies that will reduce your dependence on labor, and more. Stay tuned for details on Saucier’s session.

Take a look at networking events in this story about the Supplier Board of Governors meeting next week.