How to Advance Your Education at Supply Chain Conferences


If you’re a supply chain professional, a student in the field, or you just want to learn more about supply chain operations, there is a raft of benefits to be had from attending supply chain conferences. What you may not have considered though, is that there are ways and means to maximise the educational value of supply chain conferences, seminars, and similar events. I’ve put together this short guide to help you make sure every supply chain conference you attend is 100% educational. The key principal behind this guidance is to pick the right conferences to meet your learning objectives. If you get that part right, the rest is down to your ability to be attentive and choose the right conference sessions in which to participate.   First: Clarify Your Learning Objectives There is an awful lot to be learned at supply chain conferences and events. So much so, that without a bit of prior planning, it’s easy to be overwhelmed, unsure of which sessions to take part in, and to suffer from information overload. The best way to avoid these problems is to identify exactly what supply chain topics you want to learn about. The more narrowly you focus in this regard, the better. So you need to ask yourself some questions like: What topics of education will deliver the most value for you and your organisation? Will you benefit most from general supply chain conferences or those focusing on a particular aspect? What specific topics will help you solve real-world problems in your company? What disciplines do you need to sharpen in order to raise your career performance? Once you have a list of educational objectives, you can move on to the next step in planning your conference attendance wish-list.   Choose Supply Chain Conferences Wisely Now you know what you most need to learn about, you...