Introducing GOALS
The Global Operations and Leadership Summit (GOALS) is an all virtual, week-long intensive certificate program designed for executives in operations and supply chain management.

This virtual certificate program will feature live and interactive instruction from experts in the industry. Learn alongside fellow executives as we discuss the remarkable complexities of navigating regional, national and global operations with an emphasis on leadership.

"The best supply chains are prepared and have the resources to compete."

Our global industry experts and faculty will cover key subjects that are top of mind with today's supply chain leaders continually seeking to lead and develop operational capability and competency. Join us August 3-6, 2020 for one unique leader-to-leader, powerful and timely personal development opportunity when we launch our inaugural program, GOALS.

Session topics will include: Leading change, agility, leadership shift, hidden risk detection, geo-political landscape impacts across the EU/UK/Russia/China and the USMCA, critical global sourcing decision making, competitive logistics strategies, ethics & trade compliance, supply chain security, supplier relationships, organizational structure & operations, and more. COVID-19 will be invoked throughout the program from a human and a supply chain perspective as we tackle the here and well as our foreseeable future.
Online Live Zoom Instruction
*Full and partial scholarships available
August 3 - August 6, 2020
Are you currently laid off or furloughed?
Ask about our full and partial scholarships!
Session Overview
August 3
Leading Change and the Agile Leader
Bill Marrin, World 50
Global Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies & Leadership Shift
Rick Blasgen, CSCMP
Paul Bingham, IHS Market
Logistics Competency and Supplier Relationship Management
Dr. Tom Goldsby, University of Tennessee
Lee Beard, Nike
Talent Strategies: Achieving Success Smartly as you Attract, Develop and Retain Talent
Brian Gibson, Auburn University
Day 1 Panel Discussion
Mark Baxa and Day 1 Session Leaders
August 4
Succeeding in the EU/UK: Policy and the Supply Chain Execution Advantage
Peter Bulters, CATTS Consulting - Amsterdam NL
Global Finance, Policy & Economics
Paul Christopher, Wells Fargo
Thought Leadership in the Age of Global Supply Chain Competitiveness
Dan Gardner, Trade Facilitators
Executive Insights into Export Controls and Leadership Competency
Megan Barnhill, Bryan Cave LLP
Day 2 Panel Discussion
Mark Baxa and Day 2 Session Leaders
August 5
Optimal Service Time Windows: Managing Convenience and Reliability
Dr. Justin Goodson, Saint Louis University
Mexico Global Supply Chain Operations: Leadership Dynamics & Situational Analysis
Fernanda Guarro, 3M (Santa Fe, Mexico)
Supply Chain Strategy and Global Sourcing Execution
Dr. Remko van Hoek, Arkansas University and former CPO, The Walt Disney Company
Dr. Donna Palumbo-Miele, formerly of Bloomberg, Johnson & Johnson and The Walt Disney Company
Executive Insights into Import Controls and Leadership Competency
George R. Tuttle III, Law Offices of George R. Tuttle, A.P.C. 
Day 3 Panel Discussion
Mark Baxa and Day 3 Session Leaders
August 6
Advancing Global Trade Technology and Innovation Application
Ty Bordner, Amber Road / E2Open
Positioning IT Technology as Part of the Executive Deliverables
Ron Link, Axidio
Global Supply Chain Security, CTPAT and Leading Your Company to the Promised Land
Tammy Hetrick and Ania Wierzbowska-Fuller, A.N. Deringer, Inc.
Global Organizational Design for Competitive Advantage
Mark Baxa, FerniaCreek Global Supply Chain Consulting Group
Global Trade Policy, Security and Supply Chain Leadership
Kevin Wolf, Former US Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP International Trade Policy and Practice
Day 4 Panel Discussion & Wrap Up
Mark Baxa and Day 4 Session Leaders
Meet our Session Leaders
President & CEO
FerniaCreek Global Supply Chain Consulting
Senior Director, Global Transportation
President & CEO
Senior Consultant & Former Executive
Amber Road / E2Open
CATTS Consulting
Managing Director, Head of Global Market Strategy
Wells Fargo Investment Institute
Trade Facilitators, Inc.
Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation
Auburn University
Haslam Chair in Logistics Supply Chain Management
Haslam School of Business
University of Tennessee
Associate Professor
Supply Chain Management
Chaifetz School of Business
Saint Louis University
Supply Chain Director
3M, Santa Fe (MEX)
Licensed Customs Broker & Senior Trade Advisor
A.N. Deringer, Inc.
President & CEO
Axidio Corportation
Executive Advisor / Former Executive Director
The Marrin Advisory
Network, LLC / World 50
Executive Director, Economics & Country Risk
IHS Markit
President & CEO / Former Executive
Concordia Supply Chain Group / The Walt Disney Company, Johnson & Johnson, & Bloomberg
Bryan Cave Leighton
Paisner LLP
Trade Attorney
Tuttle Law Offices
Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas
Director of Consulting
A.N. Deringer, Inc.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Immediate Past US Assistant Secretary of Commerce
 Join us August 3-6
Lead your company into the new normal of supply chain management.
Contact Us
Do you have questions about the Global Operations and Leadership Summit?

Feel free to drop us a line using the following form, or simply email one of the contacts below.

Jess Turner
Program Manager
Center for Supply Chain Excellence
Saint Louis University

Cindy Mebruer
Center for Supply Chain Excellence
Saint Louis University 

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