The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta Hosts Logistics in the Information Age Event on Sept. 8

Retail Supply Chain Leaders to Discuss Industry Challenges at Sept. 8 Event Featuring Executives From The Home Depot, Manhattan Associates and Shipwire

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta is holding a "Logistics in the Information Age: Complexities in the Retail Supply Chain" event on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. EDT. The event will be broadcast live across The MIT Enterprise Forum network of 28 worldwide chapters and is sponsored by global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Event speakers will share their insight on how technology can be used to help solve the complex supply chain challenges found in today's global markets. The featured speakers are:

  • Mark Holifield, senior vice president of supply chain of The Home Depot;
  • Brian Kinsella, senior director of product management of Manhattan Associates; and
  • Damon Schechter, chief executive officer of Shipwire.

"The innovation coming from the more than 11,000 Georgia companies focused on shaping logistics solutions puts us at the leading edge of this important technology sector," said Virginia Persons, chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta. "Leveraging technology to improve the interplay between retail demands and the global supply chain is no small task but is being tackled daily by thousands of Georgia companies large and small. This program has an impressive list of speakers designed to shed light on true innovation and spark discussions."

Mark Holifield is senior vice president of supply chain for The Home Depot. He is responsible for The Home Depot retail logistics, import and domestic distribution, delivery, transportation, and inventory planning and replenishment operations. Mark joined the company in 2006 and has more than 34 years of experience in fast-paced, high-volume retail supply chain management, transportation and logistics operations.

Damon Schechter is responsible for driving the vision and strategy of Shipwire, as well as the operations as the company's CEO. He brings more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business manager, and R&D leader. Damon is the coauthor of the bestseller Delivering the Goods: The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain.

Brian Kinsella is a senior director in Manhattan's product management organization and is focused on defining next-generation cross channel commerce enterprise solutions. In this role, Brian has sole responsibility for defining product direction for Manhattan's order management and reverse logistics management products and co-managing Manhattan's order management Professional Services organization.

The 5:30 p.m. VIP reception is open to members only. The 6 p.m. reception and networking event is open to the public. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Georgia Public Broadcasting, 260 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Click to sign up for the MIT Enterprise Forum Logistics webcast or call 404.422.0330 for more information. MediaFirst PR - Atlanta has provided publicity for this event, along with other MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta members and sponsors.

About MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship at the intersection of business and technology in the Southeast. The MIT Enterprise Forum builds connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. The MIT Enterprise Forum produces a series of educational programs about entrepreneurship through a network of 28 worldwide chapters. For more information on the Forum visit

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