Mr. Thomas L. Freese is Principal of Freese & Associates, Inc., and former member of both the CSCMP & WERC Governing Boards. Mr. Freese has over 25 years of experience with a wide variety of practical knowledge in logist ics and Supply Chain Management.
Before establishing F&A, Inc., Tom was a Senior Management Consultant, specializing in logistics with a major international consulting firm. Prior to that he served as Director of Distribution for Brush Wellman, Inc. and Manager of Physical Distribution for Parker Hannifin Co., and at UNOCAL (Union Oil Company of California) he held numerous line and staff distribution positions.
His experience spans the product line spectrum from hydraulic components and bulk chemicals, fresh poultry and frozen foods to consumer goods. His projects encompass work with manufacturers, wholesalers, government, retailers and e - tailers and have been conducted throughout North America, Europe (both Western and Eastern) and Asia.
Tom serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Business Logistic and the CSCMP Technology Review Committee, is the President of the Ohio WERCouncil and a member of the WERC Knowledge Committee. A well - recognized expert in supply chain management and logist ics he has written numerous articles and delivered more tha n 100 professional presentations in Brazil, China, Dubai, Europe, Korea, Malaysia, Russia and the United States.
Tom is an active member of the Association of Transportation Law, Logistics and Pol icy (ATLLP), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), International Customer Service Association (ICSA), and Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC).
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
IATA World Cargo Symposium , Istanbul, Turkey 12th -14th October 2021
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 12th -13th October 2021
China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) , Shenzhen, China 23rd -25th September 2021
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 29th -30th September 2021
43rd Annual SAPICS Virtual Conference , Online 24th -26th August 2021
3rd Virtual Retail Supply Chain ExCon , Online 22nd -23rd July 2021
ProcureCon Asia , Online 13th -15th July 2021
Global SC&Pro Influence Summit , Shanghai, China 20th -21st May 2021
Home Delivery Mena 2021 , Online 23rd March 2021
Pro Con Online Forum , Online 16th -17th March 2021