Shari Boston, VP, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain, ConvaTec Inc., and an AWESOME Advisor, has been selected as honorary chair of the Jump Start logistics and supply chain conference hosted by SMC3 on January 23-25 in Atlanta. Shari also will participate in a discussion powered by AWESOME and moderated by AWESOME Executive Director Dr. Nancy Nix. Also participating in that session is AWESOME network member Erin Donnelly, Director of Transportation responsible for last-mile delivery with Home Depot.
Shari is being honored as conference chair because of her commitment to logistics and supply chain excellence and innovative, customer-driven thinking; supply chain collaboration, thought leadership and education. She will give opening remarks to kick off the conference on Monday, January 23 at 9:05 am.
The Jump Start conference will include more than 20 targeted sessions geared toward providing shippers, 3PLs, carriers and logistics technology providers with up-to-date information on relevant trends in the supply chain arena.
AWESOME’s session, “The Need for Speed – the Retailer’s Perspective,” is set for 11:20 am to 12 noon on the same day — Monday, January 23. The discussion will focus on retailers’ need to grow the omni-channel experience as more consumers elect for “click-to-buy” shopping, putting on pressure for faster, better service. The three supply chain leaders also will talk about the newest and biggest challenges facing supply chains as well as what opportunities exist for 3PLs, carrier and technology solutions partners.