March 22, 2016
UPS Senior Vice President Mark Wallace will keynote the 2016 Southern California Logistics & Supply Chain Summit on April 28 in Pomona at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center.
Wallace will join more than 500 attendees and over 20 industry experts in providing information on the state of the logistics and supply chain industry, the economic engine of Southern California.
UPS is the major sponsor of this year’s Logistics & Supply Chain Summit, an annual event co-hosted by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP), the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Drucker School of Management Center for Supply Chain & Logistics at Claremont Graduate University.
The Summit will bring together experts and professionals in the field from across six Southern California counties to discuss the issues that face one of the region’s signature industries. The movement of goods, from the ports and rails to the hundreds of distribution centers in the Inland Empire and throughout Southern
California, has become one of the area’s defining industries. In the Inland Empire, logistics provides a living for about one in every 10 workers.
As Sr. Vice President for Global Engineering and Sustainability, Mark Wallace is responsible for the optimized and efficient operations of the company’s facilities, drivers and package flow technologies. He is also responsible for driving UPS’s broad spectrum of industry-leading sustainability programs and initiatives in the 220 countries and territories it serves. He is a member of the UPS Management Committee, a group of senior executives responsible for the company’s strategic direction.
Wallace was previously president of UPS Supply Chain Solutions. In this role he led the company’s global contract logistics operations, helping customers in numerous industry segments optimize supply chain planning, warehousing and distribution services.
He also served as vice president for Industrial Engineering, where he was responsible for capacity planning, package and hub operations, methods and work measurement, technology support and daily network and contingency planning. Prior to this position, Wallace directed international engineering to support UPS’s global expansion, operations support and network planning.
Wallace began his UPS career in 1986 in Arizona as an engineering specialist and driver. During his career, he has held various engineering and operations leadership positions in the West, Southwest and North Central parts of the U.S.
There will be numerous presentations of interest to people in the industry, including points of supply chain congestion, workforce development, ecommerce impacts, and the efficient use of geographic mapping software. More topics and speakers will be added in the coming weeks.
More information, including registration and sponsorship information, is available on the summit website, http://socalsupplychainsummit.com.
Inland Empire Economic Partnership