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Supply Chain Management



Hyatt Regency

  Oct. 27-28

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Our biannnual meetings bring you face-to-face with experienced colleagues and cutting edge ideas. Every contact and topic is focused on the responsibilities you handle.

Meetings address issues such as commodity buying strategies, food safety and cost management — exclusively as they apply to the restaurant industry.


Our group's member-only Listserv is an effective way to ask your colleagues questions, share news, and contribute to discussions on issues important to professionals in your field. To be eligible, you must work full-time in the field of supply chain management for a company that is a restaurant member of the National Restaurant Association. Click here to subscribe. To send questions to the listserv, email scm@lists.restaurant.org


NRA member: $199
Non-member: $299

Not a member of the National Restaurant Association? Click here to learn how membership can help you cost-effectively reach prospects nationwide, build your image and customer relationships, and instantly access restaurant industry intelligence.

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Tuesday, October 27

3:00 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 28

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Status of the Restaurant Industry
  Speaker: Hudson Riehle, Senior Vice President, Research and Knowledge, National Restaurant Association
9:15 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Producer Price Index - Practical Uses for Supply Chain Management
  Speaker: David M. Freidman, Associate Commissioner for Prices & Living Conditions, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
10:05 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. - noon Roundtable Discussions
Noon - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. State of the Distribution Industry Panel Discussion
  Speakers: Bob Goldin, Executive Vice President, Technomic; Greg Keller, President, Sygma; Joe Collier, Senior Vice President, Produce Alliance
2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Networking Break
2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Quality Assurance Best Practices
  Speakers: Bruce Perkin, Chief R&D Officer, Pizza Hut; Steve Barker, Director, Supply Integrity, Chick-Fil-A; Cristy Sinclair, Director, Food Safety and Quality, Specialty Bakery, LLC; Dr. Ali Hakimi, Director, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs, Schweid & Sons (Burger Maker, Inc.)
3:10 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Emotional Intelligence in Supply Chain Management
4:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks
6:35 p.m. Market Vision Reception

Note: Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice.

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Actionable Quality Assurance; LLC Eric Graves
Actionable Quality Assurance; LLC Kristine Graves
Actionable Quality Assurance; LLC Yuly Virviescas
American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC Colleen Phelan
American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC Lynne Wildman
American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC Mark Hampton
American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC Kenneth Riesenberg
Andre Boudin Bakeries Anne Kimball
Arby's Restaurants Kristine Miller
ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative) Caitlin Dunn
ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative) Kevin Fuss
ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative) Matt Cosson
ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative) David Cox
ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative) Rohil Shah
ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative) Keith Anderkin
ARMADA Norm Dick
ARMADA Mike Jones
ARMADA Loraine Yalch
ArrowStream Jeff Dorr
Basic American Foods Cindy Loncarich
Biaggi's  Teresa Belcher
Brinker International Sheila Edwards
Brinker International Janet Erickson
Brinker International Don Hill
Brinker International Joe Hinton
Brinker International Kyle Lindelof
Brinker International Brandon Ray
Brinker International Shelley Oenbrink
Brinker International Jim Ruede
Brinker International Robert Tijerina
Burger King/RSI Restaurant Services Steve Pattison
Cafe Rio Jeanne Mangum
CDC, LLC Bryan Gaines
CDC, LLC Mitch Rader
CEC Entertainment Dean Satchwell
CEO Partners Inc Ron Cegnar
Checkers - Rallys Hamburgers Elena Padron
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Sammy Goldstein
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Patti DuMars
Chick-fil-A, Inc. Steve Barker
Chick-fil-A, Inc. Rob Dugas
Church's Chicken Barry Barnett
Coca-Cola North America Kraig Adams
Consolidated Concepts Wade Winters
Consolidated Concepts Joni Miller
Corner Bakery Cafe Ric Scicchitano
CSCS, LLC Mark Smith
Darden Restaurants, Inc. Keith Kelly
Darden Restaurants, Inc. Norma Sica
Darden Restaurants, Inc. Jim Thomas
David R. Parsley & Associates, LLC David Parsley
Delaware North Companies, Inc. Mike Reinert
Dow AgroSciences Dave Booher
Edward Don & Company Roger Mellum
Edward Don & Company John Seefeldt
Emmi Roth USA Rand Mayo
Firehouse Subs Matthew Riddleberger
Freebirds World Burrito Brian Klein
Georgia Pacific Tracy Logan
Hard Rock International Barbara Kaiwi
HAVI Global Solutions Brian Benjamin
HAVI Global Solutions Bob Miller
HAVI Global Solutions Steve Rodgers
Hiller & Associates George Hiller
Hooters of America, Inc. Kevin Vandiver
Hooters of America, Inc. Joel Pounds
Hooters of America, Inc. Jay Ross
Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc. Karenina Walls
Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc. Murray Meikenhous
IMC Margaritaville Chris Jones
ITI & FAC Todd Williams
Jack in the Box Inc. Melissa Lucas
Jack in the Box Inc. Jon Silva
Jack in the Box Inc. Nancy Zamora
Jersey Mike's Subs Casey Rehmann
Johnson & Wales University Evan Nash
Ken's Foods, Inc. Nick Spanos
Ken's Foods, Inc. Ken Specht
Little Caesar's Enterprises, Inc. Karen Domeier
Little Caesar's Enterprises, Inc. Tom Cono
Logan's Roadhouse, Inc. Charity Anderson
Markon Steve Pinto
Markon Tim York
MBM Corporation Mark Luttrell
MBM Food Service Bill Savier
MCrowd Restaurant Group Matt Kremzar
Noodles & Company Glenn Douglas
Noodles & Company Christopher Webb
P&G  Professional James Kennedy
P&G Professional Matt Koloseike
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. Rif Wiguna
Pechanga Casino & Resort Howard Herman
Perkins Coie LLP Joyce Mazero
PF Chang's China Bistro Lisa Cole
Pieology Pizzeria Richard Pineda
Pizza Hut Bruce Perkin
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Tony Woodard
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Michael Boyer
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Michael Boyer
Potbelly Sandwich Shop Bart McClean
Procter & Gamble Professional Bruce Bykowski
PROcure Advantage Wayne Goldman
Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc. Ryan Kaercher
Quizno's Master LLC Jerry Baldwin
Red Robin Emily Deaner
Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC Joelle Johnson
Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC David Ryan
Romacorp, Inc Bob Gallagher
Rita's Italian Water Ice Co. John DiLenge
Romacorp, Inc. Monika Escobar
Romacorp, Inc. Bob Gallagher
Romacorp, Inc. Sarah Judd
Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. Kathy Smith
Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. Arne Haak
Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. Jennifer Williams
S & D Coffee & Tea Carlos Lopez
S & D Coffee & Tea Jerry Murphy
S & D Coffee & Tea Toby Tomblin
Sabert Corporation Kevin Carney
Sabert Corporation Tomia Smith
Sargento Foods, Inc. Tim Ross
SCA Tissue North America Dan Schibig
SCA Technologies Megan Meridew
SCA Technologies Samarth Sarthi
SCA Technologies Vishy Visweswaran
Shake Shack Jeffrey Amoscato
Shake Shack Lisa Kartzman
Shake Shack Hayley Schall
Sky Co-op / Skyline Chili Tom Hannon
Specialty Bakery LLC Cristy Sinclair
Stampede Meat, Inc. Ray McKiernan
Stampede Meat, Inc. Brent Miller
Supply Chain Services, SCS Pamula Ferguson
Surlean Foods Larry Lamb
Surlean Foods Robbie LaPorte
SYGMA Network John Lewis
SYSCO Corporation Scott Sonnemaker
Ted's Montana Grill Jeff Darby
TGI Friday's Inc Carl Robie
The HoneyBaked Ham Company, LLC Susan Harrison
The SYGMA Network Greg Keller
Tropical Smoothie Cafe Jamie Davis
Turano Baking Company Ken Cotuno
Turano Baking Company Giancarlo Turano
UniPro Multi-Unit Group Spencer Peterson
Very Good Eats, LLC Douglas Pearce
Wendy's Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc. Ridge Riebold
Winstop Denise Wilson
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill Gordon Klass
Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. Randy Keene
Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. William Wilbanks
Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. Dennie Sandefer

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2015 Platinum Sponsors


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Hyatt Regency Orlando
901 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 284-1234
Room Rate: $225/night plus tax. Room block ends October 5.

If you are a supply chain management professional attending the Market Vision conference, please also register for that conference and accomodation on their site. You can register for Market Vision by clicking here. Once you've registered for Market Vision, they will send you information on obtaining a room on their room block. If you have a room on our block and one on the Market Vision block, we will link them behind the scenes on your behalf.

United Airlines offers discounts off published fares to Supply Chain Executive Study Group attendees up to 10% based on booking class. To save, book online at www.united.com. Choose your flight times, enter "MCO" as the airport and access eligible discounts by inserting code ZT44408020 in the Offer Code box.

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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has created the David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management to encourage students to pursue higher education towards furthering their career in food service supply chain management. Read more about the scholarship.

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