Best Logistics and Supply Chain Shows to Attend in 2018

Welcome 2018! There is a long list of supply chain and logistics events being held this year. I find that each conference has its own strengths. It would be great to attend a dozen each year to collaborate with colleagues and learn from their experiences. I’m sure your view is similar, but travel budgets and time constraints require us to make choices. To assist you with your conference planning, we have assembled the following list of conferences that my ARC supply chain colleagues and I consider to be the premier industry conferences scheduled for 2018 – many of which Steve Banker, Chris Cunnane, and I plan to attend ourselves.

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Industry Association Events and Trade Shows (in chronological order)

Retail Supply Chain Conference 2018 (RILA); February 25-28; Phoenix

LogiMAT 2018; March 13-15; Stuttgart

International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) Convention & Expo; March 11-13; Tampa

SITL Europe; March 20-23; Paris

MODEX; April 9-12; Atlanta

Warehousing Education and Resource Council (WERC); May 6-9; Charlotte

ISM2018; May 6-9; Nashville

3PL & Supply Chain Summit; June 5-7; Atlanta

S&OP Innovation Summit; September 27-28; Boston

CSCMP EDGE; September 30 – October 3; Nashville

APICS 2018; September 30 – October 2; Chicago

Supply Chain Software Conferences (Alphabetical)

3Gtms Innovate; May 1-3; Dallas

BluJay Solutions SOAR; May 14-17; Orlando

Descartes Evolution; March 6-8; West Palm Beach

HighJump Elevate; March 11-14; Dallas

JDA Focus; May 6-9; Orlando

LLamasoft SummerCon; June 13-15; Atlanta

Manhattan Momentum; May 21-24; Hollywood, FL

Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience; January 28-31; San Jose

Transplace Shipper Symposium; May 8-10; Frisco, TX


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