Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 17, 2014
The National Logistics & Distribution Conference (NLDC) announces the appointment of Michelle Livingstone and Mike Orr to the NLDC Board of Advisors. Livingstone is Vice President - Transportation for The Home Depot in Atlanta, Georgia. She leads the team that oversees the movement of shipments into and within The Home Depot‘s multi-channel supply chain, including inbound shipments from domestic vendors, all direct imports and exports, and customer deliveries of appliances and store merchandise. Orr is Senior Vice President of Operations & Logistics for Genuine Parts Company in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the company in 2005 and has more than 25 years of experience in global operations for industrial and consumer products companies. During his time with Genuine Parts Company, Orr also served as Senior Vice President of Operations & Logistics for S.P. Richards Company, a GPC subsidiary.
"Both Michelle and Mike bring to the table high levels of experience in solving the challenges facing today's supply chain executives. They are proven leaders in their respective industries, companies and communities and continue to demonstrate their willingness to serve others by sharing their knowledge and talents. They've already demonstrated their extreme value in leading NLDC to the next level in their first NLDC Board meeting,” said Ralph Henderson, NLDC’s Executive Director.
The NLDC Board of Advisors assist in developing the annual conference’s theme and topics relative to current supply chain challenges, trends and innovations; and with reviewing and selecting speakers. Additional members of the NLDC Board of Advisors include Brent R. Beabout, SVP, International eCommerce Fulfillment for Walmart in San Francisco, California; Rick D. Blasgen, President and CEO for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in Lombard, Illinois; and Rob Dugas, Vice President, Supply Chain for Chick-fil-A in Atlanta, Georgia.
During NLDC 2014 it was announced that John J. Coyle, former Director of Corporate Relations for the Center for Supply Chain Research, and Professor Emeritus of Logistics and Supply Chain Management for Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania; and Gough Grubbs, Senior Vice President of Logistics/Distribution for Stage Stores in Houston, Texas both became NLDC Board Of Advisors Members Emeritus.
The 2015 National Logistics & Distribution Conference is scheduled for April 13-15 at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center and Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia. NLDC 2015 is hosted by Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, recognized as a leader of supply chain and logistics education. The conference is produced by Peach State Integrated Technologies known for providing comprehensive global consulting, engineering, and material handling systems integration solutions to a broad spectrum of supply chain leaders.
The National Logistics & Distribution Conference (NLDC) is an exclusive, annual summit where invited senior supply chain executives experience leaders teaching leaders “best practices,” participate in candid discussions, and network with peers from various industries. The purpose of NLDC is to support global commerce through executive level, supply chain servant leadership development. For general conference information and to submit a request for an invitation, visit http://www.nldcinfo.com.