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Supply Chain Management





 May 19-20, 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.

2015 Fall Presentations: Click here to access the presentations


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.

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Spring Agenda

Thursday, May 19

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration Opens
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Welcome
2:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.          Motivational Speaker - Jeff Havens: "Uncrapify Your Life!"
3:40 p.m. - 4 p.m. Networking Break
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. CMO Panel - best practices for working with CMO and R&D teams
  Moderator: David Cox, President, ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Co-op)
Rob Lynch, Brand President and Chief Marketing Officer, Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.
David Ellis, Vice President, Marketing, O'Charley's
Mark Snyder, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Church's Chicken
6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Reception
  Location: ZED451, 739 N. Clark St.
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dinner
  Location: ZED451, 739 N. Clark St.

Friday, May 20

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.       Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.               Partnering with Private Equity Restaurant Ownership
  Moderator: Sam Khoury, President, Next Stage Partners and Operating Partner, CIC Partners
Joseph Lauro, Managing Director, Kinetic Advisors
Jason Morgan, Managing Partner, Hargett Hunter Capital Partners
Mark Hampton, CSCO, American Blue Ribbon Holdings
Stan Frankenthaler, CSCO, Craftworks
9:20 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.      Global Food Supply and the Supply Chain
  Speaker: Dave Donnan, Partner, Global Consumer and Retail Products, AT Kearney
10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                           Networking Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Technology in the Supply Chain
  Moderator: Joe Schechinger, Vice President, Foods, Wendy's Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Mark Smith, Chief Procurement Officer, CSCS
Dustin Pittman, Chief Financial Officer, Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
Rick Buttner, Director of Quality and Supply Chain Risk, Independent Purchasing Cooperative
11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Emerging Issues: Food Safety and Crisis Management
Glenn Douglast, Vice President, Supply Chain, Noodles & Company
Beth Medford, Supplier Quality, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Todd Bacon, Ph.D., Vice President, Quality Assurance, The Cheesecake Factory
Mike Moomjian, Director, Quality Assurance and Food Safety, PF Changs
Todd Huetinck, Director, Supply Chain and Quality Assurance, CKE Restaurants
12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussions
  1. International Supply Chains
2. Communicating with Executives
3. Protection in a volatile Supply Chain Envrionment
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Macro/Micro Economics Panel
Macro/Micro Overview: Bill Lapp, President, Advanced Economic Solutions
Chicken/Eggs/Dairy: Knox Jones, Vice President, Advanced Exconomic Solutions
Red Meat: John Nalivka, Owner, Sterling Marketing, Inc.
Coffee, Cocoa, Vegetable Oil and Sugar: Mike Dawson, Associate, Sterling Marketing, Inc.
4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Wrap-Up

Spring Attendees

Charity Anderson American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC
Vaston Brooks American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC
Mark Hampton American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC
Lynne Wildman American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC
Julie Butner Aramark
Laura Shelley Arby's Restaurants
Kristine Miller Arby's Restaurants
Matt Cosson ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop)
Katie Booher ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop)
Stacie Sanders ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop)
Kevin Fuss ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop)
Jay Gordon ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop)
David Cox ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop)
Rohil Shah ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop)
Keith Anderkin ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop)
Les Karel ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop)
Norm Dick ARMADA
Brian Walker ARMADA
Loraine Yalch ARMADA
Jeff Dorr ArrowStream
Randy Young Basic American Foods
Owen Brady Bloomin' Brands
Fred Dudley Bloomin' Brands
Les Manis Bongards Premium Cheese
Scott Tomes Bongards Premium Cheese
Towanda Bryant Brinker International
Doris Butts Brinker International
Sheila Edwards Brinker International
Janet Erickson                Brinker International
Sharon Gibbs Brinker International
Joe Hinton Brinker International
Kyle Lindelof Brinker International
Charlie Lousignont Brinker International
Brandon Ray Brinker International
Jim Ruede Brinker International
Mike Ibis Buffalo Wild Wings
Katherine Radtke Buffalo Wild Wings
Brian Coan Buffalo Wild Wings
Steve Pattison Burger King/RSI Restaurant Services
Jeanne Mangum Cafe Rio
Jennifer VanAllen Cafe Rio
Joyce Messer Cajun Operating Company
Dan Tarter Cajun Operating Company
Scott Dattalo Cargill, Inc.
Bryan Gaines CDC, LLC
Mitch Rader CDC, LLC
Paul Daly Centerplate
Paul Allegri Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
Dan Bergen Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
Kevin Myres Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
Stephanie Perrini Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
Dustin Pittman Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
Alan Santa Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
Mark Smith Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
Ron Cegnar CEO Partners Inc.
Greg Schneider CFSI/Culvers
Timon Zander CFSI/Culvers
Nick McDuffee Checkers & Rally's Restaurants
Patti DuMars Checkers Drive-In Restaurants
Sammy Goldstein Checkers Drive-In Restaurants
Lindsay McClain Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Mike Walpole Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Brian Franklin Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Ashley Feemster Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Rob Dugas Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Steven Lyon Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Solandre Perez Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Beth Medford Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Paul Lindquist Church's Chicken
Harriet Worrell Church's Chicken
Barry Barnett Church's Chicken
Ronald Wennerberg CKE Restaurants, Inc.
Miguel Munoz-Gutierrez CMR
Kraig Adams Coca-Cola North America
Joni Miller Consolidated Concepts
Wade Winters Consolidated Concepts
Jennifer Silveira Cosi
Thomas Laabs Cousins Subs
Stan Frankenthaler CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc.
Scott Adams CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc.
Wendy Dodge Culver Franchising System, Inc.
Mark Nachreiner Culver Franchising System, Inc.
John Haugh Del Taco, Inc.
Ellen Sasada Del Taco, Inc.
Mike Reinert Delaware North Companies, Inc.
Mark Gray Denny's, Inc.
Brendan Clarke DMA (Distribution Market Advantage)
Ralph Smith DMA (Distribution Market Advantage)
Cullen Andrews Dot Foods, Inc.
Dave Booher Dow AgroSciences
Roger Mellum Edward Don & Company
John Seefeldt Edward Don & Company
David Plancon EMPAD
Pete Carantza Firehouse of America, LLC
Matthew Riddleberger Firehouse of America, LLC
Chris Eichfeld Five Guys
Brent Wight Five Guys
Brian Klein Freebirds World Burrito
Kyle Hauser Friendly's Ice Cream Corp.
Len MacPhee Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Joyce Mazero Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Steve Sugden Genpak
Tracy Logan Georgia-Pacific Professional
Rod Ward Gold Star Chili, Inc.
Telly Smith Golden Corral Corporation
Barbara Kaiwi Hard Rock International
Brian Benjamin HAVI Global Solutions
Lorie Bonham HAVI Global Solutions
Steve Rodgers HAVI Global Solutions
Will Dame Hilton Worldwide
Philip Fasano Hilton Worldwide
Rich Hannon Hilton Worldwide
Lee Barker Hilton Worldwide
Alan Udin Hilton Worldwide
Karenina Walls Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc.
Murray Meikenhous Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc.
James Milkovich Hyatt Hotels
Amar Doshi IHG
Rodney Plair IHG
Rolf Hensche IHG
Chris Jones IMC Margaritaville
Scott Muyres International Dairy Queen
Sarah Schultze-Stewart International Daily Queen
John Griffin International Traders Inc. & First American Carriers, Inc.
Greg Taylor International Traders Inc. & First American Carriers, Inc.
Todd Williams International Traders Inc. & First American Carriers, Inc.
Evan Nash Johnson & Wales University
Nick Spanos Ken's Foods, Inc.
Ken Specht Ken's Foods, Inc.
Aaron Weedy Ledo Pizza System Inc.
Tom Cono Little Caesar's Enterprises, Inc.
John Barone Market Vision, Inc.
Chris Kermode Matchbox Food Group
Mark Luttrell MBM Corporation
Bill Savier MBM Foodservice
Diana Dram McDonald's
Aaron Marshall McLane Foodservice
Susan Adzick McLane Foodservice
Alan Wollenschlaeger Nando's Restaurant Group Inc.
Richard Auskalnis Nation Pizza and Foods
Regina Chin National DCP
Shira Miller National DCP
Dessi Zaneva National DCP
Sam Khoury Next Stage Partners/CIC Partners
Mason Citarello Nordstrom Restaurant Division
Bruce Bykowski P&G Professional
Connie Mulcrone P&G Professional
James Kennedy P&G Professional
Michael Ronan Palm Restaurant Group
Deane Gionta Pals Sudden Service
Cheryl Bauman Papa John's International
Chelsey Hall Papa John's International
Steve Marks Papa John's International
Pam Park Papa John's International
Frank Velazquez Papa John's International
Howard Herman Pechanga Casino & Resort
Bart McClean Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Jim Sourek Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Jeffrey Bromwich Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Justin Birchard Pret A Manger
Joshua Dijkstra Pret A Manger
Wayne Goldman PROcure Advantage
Suzie Arnold QSCC
Amber McKenzie QSCC
Gail Venrick QSCC
Jim Flexer Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Ryan Kaercher Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Jerry Baldwin Quizno's Master LLC
Nelson Griffin Red Lobster Seafood Co.
Renee Hurley Red Lobster Seafood Co.
Matt Livesay Red Lobster Seafood Co.
Bob Coleman Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC
Joelle Johnson Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC
Kathleen O'Neal Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC
Jennifer Williams Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc.
Kathy Smith Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc.
Carlos Lopez S & D Coffee & Tea
Jerry Murphy S & D Coffee & Tea
Jim Edmonson S & D Coffee & Tea
Kevin Carney Sabert Corporation
Tomia Smith Sabert Corporation
Robert Gerlach Sbarro LLC
Dan Schibig SCA Americas
David Rizley SCA Tissue - North America
Doug O'Brien Self-employed
Todd Thompson Sensitech, Inc.
Jeffrey Amoscato Shake Shack
Lisa Kartzman Shake Shack
Hayley Schall Shake Shack
Gary Schwartz Shake Shack
Ja'nene Musselman Shari's Management Corporation
Jeff Yandian Sonic
Mark Avery SpenDifference, LLC
Brock Furlong Stampede Meat, Inc.
Ray McKiernan Stampede Meat, Inc.
Mark Reveles Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Miranda Pulliam Strategic Supply Chain Consultants
Holly Santos Strategic Supply Chain Consultants
Norb Woodhams Sugardales Foods Fresh Mark
Michael Boyer Supply Management Services Inc. - Popeye's
Michael Cannon Surlean Foods
John Krezanosky Surlean Foods
Larry Lamb Surlean Foods
Camille Fournier SWS Re-Distribution Company
John Lewis SYGMA Network
Tasha Swartwout SYGMA Network
Jeff Jeppesen SYGMA Network
Ted Suor Taco John's International, Inc.
Christine Heiser Tavistock Restaurant Collection
Kristina Hawkins TGI Friday's Inc.
Dalice Quarles TGI Friday's Inc.
Carl Robie TGI Friday's Inc.
Ellie Kim The Cheesecake Factory
Michael Chalmers The Cheesecake Factory
Curtis Chow The Melt
Lori Fulmer The Melt
Adolph Lehman The Old Spaghetti Factory
Donette Beattie Topper's Pizza Inc.
Edward Malloy Torchy's Tacos
Jamie Davis Tropical Smoothie Cafe LLC
Ken Cotuno Turano Baking Company
Giancarlo Turano Turano Baking Company
Spencer Peterson UniPro Multi-Unit Group
Yvonne Macon University of California - San Diego
Cheryl Bauer University of Notre Dame
Ian Hatley University of Oklahoma
Kate Scott Wendy's International Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Andrew Klee Wendy's Internatioinal Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Holly Poe Wendy's Internatioinal Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Patrick Brown Wendy's Internatioinal Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Krista Pohlman Wendy's Internatioinal Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Ridge Riebold Wendy's Internatioinal Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Joe Schechinger Wendy's Internatioinal Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Don Laskey Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Vanessa Hayslip White Castle System, Inc.
Denise Wilson Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
William Wilbanks Zaxby's Franchising, Inc.
Randall Keene Zaxby's Franchising, Inc.
Dennie Sandefer Zaxby's Franchising, Inc.

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Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:


Service/product providers are welcome to attend as sponsors. For information on available sponsorship opportunities, please contact John Lehmann, Director, Member Engagement Programs at jlehmann@restaurant.org


Once you register, you will receive detailed instructions on how to book your hotel room in your confirmation email. Please wait for the confirmation email to book your room to ensure you are in our discounted hotel block.

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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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