VEDP Webinar: Supply Chain Disruption in Virginia

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Supply Chain Disruption in Virginia

Join the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) on September 14th(2:00-3:30 pm EDT) for a virtual panel discussion to hear how industry experts address these challenges and learn some creative solutions to global supply chain management.

As global supply chain disruptions continue, resilience and preparation are essential to streamlining the supply chain process. With 86% of Virginia industries depending on the importation of intermediate goods, innovative and proactive strategies are key to mitigating risk and optimizing supply chain operations.

Topics will include:

  • Supply chain risk mitigation
  • Benefits of foreign trade zones
  • Supplier diversification
  • Creative strategies for supply chain optimization


  • Professor Jeff Shockley, VCU Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management & Analytics
  • Mike Allocca, President, Allocca Enterprises
  • Katie Carney, Director US Brokerage Foreign Trade Zones, Livingston International
  • Holly Pearce, Director of Logistics, C&D Technologies

During the event, VEDP will share information about their new Supply Chain Optimization Program, which will assist Virginia companies to manage their supply chains more efficiently and effectively. Administered by VEDP, with the expertise and support of the GENEDGE Alliance, this year-long program will offer participants $10,000 for reimbursable expenses, access to supply chain experts, and supply chain optimization trainings.

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Cost: There is no cost to participate
How to register: Click here to register for this event

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Below is the presentation of the 09.14.21 webinar in PDF

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Supply Chain Optimization Program

The VEDP's Supply Chain Optimization Program is designed to help Virginia companies evaluate and streamline their supply chain management and import processes. This program provides counseling, strategy development, and resources to improve performance and reduce costs. If you are interested in learning more ahead of the 9/14 webinar, or applying now, please contact:

Monica Sadie, VEDP Supply Chain Program Manager
(804) 545-5763

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