IFC Hosting Integrated Food Chain Seminar

On February 8th, 2012 the State of Georgia will hold its Fourth Annual Georgia Logistics Summit hosted by the Center of Innovation for Logistics. Rapidly growing in size every year, last year's event hosted 1,300 participants, from 587 companies, across 21 states (85% from private industry) and has become widely recognized as a valuable, unique and highly anticipated event. The 2012 Summit looks to be the biggest and best yet, and attract even more attendees from all over the USA and the World! We invite you to be one of them...

This year, themed as "Sustainable Competitiveness" the 2012 Georgia Logistics Summit will explore how logistics and logistics-enabled companies compete and grow by focusing on two important yet contrasting perspectives: What is working? and What is of concern?

On Tuesday, February 7th, the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute will host an Integrated Food Chain Pre-Summit Seminar as part of the Summit. The Integrated Food Chain (IFC) Center is an industry/academic joint initiative to identify and resolve critical integration issues across the end-to-end food chain. The focus is on designing, analyzing and continuously improving cold chains for perishable food products. The IFC Center was established by Georgia Tech's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute and Sterling Solutions LLC as a collaborative effort among academic, government and industry constituents with a vision to assure that growers, processors, retailers and logistics providers can deliver on their "quality promise" in highly efficient ways through the use of systematic and synchronized linkages throughout their supply/cold chains.

Tentative Schedule

Time Session
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Introduction and Welcome
Jaymie Forrest, Managing Director, GT Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, GT Integrated Food Chain Center
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Food Safety Modernization Act: Guidelines and Relevance
Dr. Douglas Marshall, Chief Scientific Officer, Eurofins Scientific Inc.
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. The Need for Standards in Food Chain Integration
Dr. Don Ratliff, Executive Director, GT Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Food Integration Reference Model (FIRM)
Dr. Amar Ramudhin, Director Supply Chain Management Technology, GT Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Integrated Food Chain Retail Case Study


To register, visit the Georgia Logistics Summit website (http://summit.georgialogistics.org/). Attendance to the Food Chain Workshop is included in your 2012 Summit registration.