Benchmarking Partners Events
September 14, 2011
Benchmarking Partners facilitates a best practices plenary session on social media and small business jobs growth for the National Defense Transportation Association Forum. The talk caps presentations by General Duncan McNabb and Dr. Eric Haseltine, and features Miles Smith Farm owner, Carole Soule. Small businesses count. According the the U.S. Small business Administration, small businesses make up 99.7% of the 30 million enterprises in the U.S. and Canada employing just over half of all private sector employees and generating 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years. Most small businesses missed the upside from Web 1.0 Internet commerce, and now feel like they might miss the Web 2.0 social media upside as well. Will small businesses simply miss out on this Web 2.0 revolution? Or will location-based participation in social media be a catalyst for unprecedented success for small businesses? The talk describes how leading community enterprises from the Miles Smith Farm to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway use Big Ten social media channels to grow their businesses by listening to and engaging with their customers. Small businesses like these aim to lead the next generation of Internet commerce through localized and specialized social media promotion of their products and services.
April 13-14, 2010
Benchmarking Partners Joint Mobilization Roundtable
I. Overview: The Joint Mobilization Roundtable focuses on how the public and private sector can expand capabilities to prevent, prepare for, or respond to catastrophic incidents. Participants are senior executives from the private sector and the public sector. The agenda covers mobilization best practices based on lessons learned from Haiti, Chile, Katrina, and other recent wake-up calls. This is a private sector-driven initiative coordinated by Benchmarking Partners and serves as a follow up to the 2006 Benchmarking sessions at Walmart and in Washington, D.C. with the DHS, DoD, DNI, and the private sector.
II. Goals: To exchange best practices for simple public/private information sharing and collaboration that will improve emergency prevention, preparedness, and response.
Core questions we will address are:
March 22, 2007
Benchmarking Partners leads an Executive Roundtable for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada on Global Value Chain Competitiveness through Information Sharing and Collaboration.
November 3, 2006
Benchmarking Partners presents on multinational best
practices at the Wharton’s
September 26, 2006
Benchmarking Partners co-presents on a three-way panel with Lieutenant General Robert Dail, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, and Major General Butch Pair, Acquisition Executive for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
September 25, 2006
Benchmarking Partners co-leads two biometric identification best practices roundtables with Daryl Deel, CEO of R&R Trucking, a leading carrier of arms, ammunitions, and explosives. The sessions included a wide range of military and civilian government supply chain professions and focused on the supply and demand chain impact of emerging international biometric identification requirements.
September 12, 2006
Benchmarking Partners holds its 13th Annual Executive
Roundtable at the Cosmos Club,
May 3-4, 2006
Joint Mobilization Roundtable
The Joint Mobilization Roundtable focuses on how the public sector and the private sector can expand capabilities to prevent, prepare for, or respond to catastrophic incidents. Participants are senior executives from the private sector and the public sector.
This Roundtable gathers public and private sector executives concerned with mobilization best practices in light of what was learned from the Hurricane Katrina experience and other recent “wake-up calls”. This is a private sector-driven initiative sponsored by Benchmarking Partners and the National Defense Transportation Association’s Security Best Practice Committee for which Benchmarking Partners serves as the chair. The Roundtable builds on three prior Benchmarking Partners and NDTA Security Best Practices Committee sessions for leaders from government and industry: the first one kicked off by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs on joint public/private mobilization for security and efficiency; the second convened with the DHS Deputy Secretary on critical infrastructure protection; and the third bringing together members of the Intelligence Community with private sector executives on more proactive prevention, preparation, and response to incidents of national significance.
This May 3-4 Roundtable aims to improve prevention of, preparedness for, and response to catastrophic incidents--either man-made or natural. Roundtable participants will share the executive agenda for joint mobilization based on lessons from Katrina, existing programs, and emerging initiatives.
The key questions we will address are:
· What lessons did the participating leaders learn during their Hurricane Katrina experience?
· What exercises and initiatives will strengthen joint prevention, preparedness, and response?
Noon-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3rd
Public Sector executives will meet ahead of the overall participants for lunch and walk-through at one of the Wal-Mart Distribution Centers.
3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.: Initial Roundtable
--Comments by Process Owners on their Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Efforts
7:00 p.m.: Dinner will allow participants to informally exchange views.
7:30 a.m.-8:30a.m. on Thursday, May 4th: Breakfast in the Roundtable Room
8:30 a.m.-12:00p.m.: Roundtable Second Day: Applications of Lessons Learned
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Working Lunch
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: Tour of Wal-Mart’s
 The Roundtable’s goal is to exchange views on combining security and effectiveness/efficiency, not to create an industry consensus. The Roundtable includes invited public officials, but it was not established by them and will not be utilized by them or their government agencies. As such, it does not fall under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
JOINT MOBILIZATION ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS
May 3-4, 2006
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Logistics CVS
Vice President, International Supply Chain The Home Depot
Director of Supply Chain The Home Depot
Executive Vice President, Logistics Transportation Wal-Mart
Senior Vice President, Transportation Wal-Mart
Senior Vice President Global Security, Aviation & Travel Wal-Mart
Vice President Global Supply Chain Wal-Mart
Director of Emergency Management, Global Security Wal-Mart
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Roundtable Coordination, Global Supply Chain Wal-Mart
Executive Vice President, Chapter and International Operations American Red Cross
Executive Director, Operations Response American Red Cross
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Asst. Secretary for the Private Sector Office Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Senior Business Analyst DHS
Deputy Director of Logistics Federal Emergency Management Agency
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Director, Logistics and Engineering (J4) North American Aerospace Command/
Northern Command (NORAD/NORTHCOM)
Director, Strategy, Plans, Policy and Program USTRANSCOM
Director, Operations USTRANSCOM
Director, Logistics Operations (J3) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Defense Business Systems Acquisitions Executive Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Chairman and CEO Benchmarking Partners
Partner Benchmarking Partners
Benchmark Practitioner Benchmarking Partners
Former VP Corp. Security, FedEx
Senior Analyst Benchmarking Partners
Roundtable Coordination, Practice Manager Benchmarking Partners
Roundtable Coordination, Executive Assistant Benchmarking Partners
September 10 -14, 2005
Joint Security Best Practice Roundtable
The Roundtable focused on resolving a high-priority vulnerability issue: SDDC commercial carriers of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E) who already have their security clearance, but currently carry only company-issued identification. The discussion centered on the pragmatic and voluntary application of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) by SDDC's commercial AA&E carriers as a way to fill the gap for an authenticated, common credential.
The context for the discussion was an overall Joint CONOPS for Transportation Security by the global public and private sector. The Roundtable goal was to achieve executive alignment on the AA&E TWIC Initiative as precursor to a business case, information sharing agreement, and mobilization as the next step of the Joint CONOPS.
Since the session, a working group has begun addressing these business case and test pilots on the way to full mobilization. Participants represent SDDC, TRANSCOM, DHS, and the AA&E commercial carriers.
Roundtable members included:
Major General Butch
Pair, Chief of Staff for the
· Major General Charles Fletcher, Commander, SDDC (Surface Deployment and Distribution Command)
· Ms. Patricia Young, SDDC Deputy to the Commander
· Mr. Edward Brown, SDDC Chief of Domestic Surface Division
· Mr. J.G. Somavilla, SDDC Chief of Security and Intel
· Mr. Marc Boyle, CEO, Boyle Transportation
· Mr. John Collins, Vice President of Operations, Landstar
· Mr. Rick Nelson, Vice President, R&R Trucking
· Mr. Justin Oberman, Assistant Administrator, DHS Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC)
· Mr. Ted Rybeck, Chairman of the NDTA Security Best Practices Committee and CEO of Benchmarking Partners
November 10, 2005
November 8, 2005
October 6, 2005
October 5-6, 2005
September 20, 2005
September 14, 2005
May 17, 2004
March 29, 2004
Intelligence-Related Supply Chain Security Best Practices Briefing
Transportation Security Administration
Security Best Practices Panel
Scott Airforce Base, IL
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