2007 NCLC Annual Conference

June 10 – 12, 2007

“Using Business Intelligence Tools”

Gary Schafer
Vice President, Sales and Marketing for InterDyn – LANAC Technology

An 18-year veteran of the technology industry, Gary Schafer is responsible for all of InterDyn LANAC Technology’s sales and marketing activities. He also manages LANAC’s relationships with local Microsoft® Corporation teams as well as any new business ventures across the company.
Schafer began his career in 1989 at Great Plains Software, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2001. From 2001 to 2006, Gary was the general manager of inside sales for Microsoft’s Small, Mid-market Solutions & Partner organization in the United States. Previous to that role, he served as vice president of customer business at Great Plains. He has had leadership positions across a variety of areas including product support, product testing, sales and marketing, and customer research.

Schafer holds a bachelor of science in computer information systems from Valley City (North Dakota) State University, with a minor in Physics. Gary also holds a master of business management from the University of Mary, Fargo, North Dakota. He and his wife Joanne and their three children live in Aurora, Illinois.

“Seven Deadly Sins of Logistics Security”

Barry Brandman
President, Danbee Investigations

Barry Brandman is President of Danbee Investigations, a company that provides investigative auditing and security consulting services to hundreds of companies throughout the country, including many of the top names in the candy, grocery and tobacco industry.

Recognized as one of the nation’s foremost security experts, Barry has appeared on network television and been a keynote speaker at dozens of domestic and international business conferences. Barry’s articles have been featured in publications such as Distribution Channels, Food Logistics, US Distribution Journal and Food Distributor and he has also authored two top selling loss prevention manuals.

Barry will discuss the Seven Deadly Sins of Logistics Security, which will be a revealing look into how manufacturers, distributors and carriers are victimized by dishonest employees and vendors. You’ll learn their devious “tricks of the trade”, and why most security “safeguards” fail to protect companies from fraud and collusion. You’ll also hear about actual cases where hundreds of thousands of inventory vanished without management suspecting anything… until they received inventory results or shortage claim reports.

This promises to be an extremely unique and informative seminar, complete with tried and proven techniques that will show you how to effectively protect your bottom line

“Implementing the Lean Supply Chain”

Robert O. Martichenko
President, LeanCor LLC

Robert Martichenko is President of LeanCor LLC. Headquartered in Florence Kentucky, LeanCor delivers Third Party Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Educational services to organizations embracing Lean and Six Sigma in order to eliminate organizational waste.

Robert has fifteen years of transportation, consulting and third party logistics experience. This experience includes multiple Lean Logistics implementations, supporting successful organizations including Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Maytag Appliances.

Robert is a student and teacher of Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Lean and Six Sigma. He is currently an active instructor for global programs offered by the Lean Enterprise Institute and Saint Louis University – John Cook School of Business.

In addition to authoring the leadership book “Success in 60 Seconds”; Robert has recently co-authored the logistics management book titled “Lean Six Sigma Logistics” published by J. Ross Publishing. As well, Robert currently sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of “Logistics Quarterly” magazine.

Robert complements his years of logistics experience with a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics from the University of Windsor, an MBA in Finance from Baker College and is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt.

Past President of the Cincinnati Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Roundtable, Robert now serves as an advisor on the CSCMP Educational Strategies Committee.

Born in Timmins Ontario Canada, Robert resides in Kentucky and enjoys family time with his wife Corinne, two wonderful daughters and assorted pets.