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Supply Chain Management



Hyatt Regency

 Oct. 25-26, 2016


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.

2016 Spring Presentations: Click here to access the presentations

Note: You will need a username & password to access the presentations. To receive a username & password, please email meetings@restaurant.org. Presentations are only open to past Supply Chain Management conference attendees.


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.

Fall Agenda

Tuesday, October 25

3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Opening Reception with Grazing Dinner

Wednesday, October 26

7 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
  • David Parsley Scholarship Update
  • Introduction of Scholarship Winners
  • New Officer Alignment
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Status of the Restaurant Industry One Year Later
  Speaker: Hudson Riehle, Senior Vice President, Knowledge & Research, National Restaurant Association
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. How to Evolve from a Regional Chain to a Large Scale Chain
10:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussions focused on Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative
  • Animal Welfare
  • Sustainable Sourcing
  • Supplier Diversification
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Best Practices Review - Distribution and Logistics Survey Results
2:05 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Developing an International Supply Chain Strategy
2:55 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Center for Food Integrity Presentation
  Speaker: Terry Fleck, Executive Director, The Center For Food Integrity
4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. Closing Remarks
6:30 p.m. Market Vision Reception


All Supply Chain Management attendee registration includes all conference sessions, meals and one nights stay at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. You must book your room yourself via the hotel link below.


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 in our block and one in the Market Vision block, we will link them behind the scenes on your behalf.


Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 284-1234
We have reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $230/night + tax for attendees.
The event begins the evening of Oct. 25.
Deadline to reserve your room: October 3, 2016


Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:



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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