Supply-Chain World North America brings together the people who deliver and create value in the supply chain — especially those accountable for supply chain results — to learn the latest trends and research, network, and discover game-changing strategies for supply–chain management. This year attendees will learn how some of the world's leading businesses — including Boeing, Alcon Labs, Hewlett Packard, US Transportation Command, Dow Chemical, Motorola, Charter Steel, Goodrich and others — have tipped the playing field to their advantage with innovative supply–chain strategies. In lively sessions, experts from these and other leading companies will explore how they have reduced supply–chain costs by tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, substantially accelerated cycle times, and dramatically increased market share by boosting customer satisfaction– especially through implementations of the Supply–Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR). Attendees include forward–looking business leaders and managers, such as C–level executives, presidents, vice presidents, and supply chain specialists, as well as representatives from academia, analyst organizations, and government. Supply Chain World North America is sponsored by the Supply–Chain Council, an independent member–supported organization dedicated to improving supply chain management practices within and between interested parties across the extended supply chain.