What we're about

The mission of The Charleston Supply Chain Meetup (#TCHSSCM) is to nurture and grow the world’s foremost open, global, and multidisciplinary community of people devoted to building the supply chain networks of the future.

We started in NYC, and now have active sister chapters in Bangalore - launched in November 2018, Charleston, SC - launching in March 2019, and Chicago launching in Q2 2019, with others in the process of developing in Athens, Singapore, Jakarta, Vancouver and Mumbai.

Each community is part of The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation (#TWSCF). You can read our manifesto here: The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation - Our Manifesto (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pP_6lzJqen0BRYuwcCpajEvgbQrXEHLv). Learn more about our parent organization at: www.theworldisasupplychain.com (http://www.theworldisasupplychain.com/).

The group is open to anyone interested in the future of global supply chains who is based in Charleston, SC. We hold monthly gatherings to discuss Supply Chain, Technology, and Innovation.


The mission of The Charleston Supply Chain Meetup is to nurture and grow the world’s foremost open, global, multidisciplinary community of people devoted to building the supply chain networks of the future.

The Leadership Team develops, curates, and organizes a series of events that seek, encourage, and include a wide range of views on the most significant problems related to global supply chain networks, as well as the innovations and technologies that may be deployed to solve them. Diversity of ideas and perspectives from our members, our audience, and the speakers we invite to share their work with us is critical.

To achieve our mission we must provide a respectful environment for our speakers and audience, one that is conducive to multidisciplinary and collaborative problem-solving.

By joining us at any of our events, you agree to maintain a respectful environment during all parts of the program.

By registering for any of The Charleston Supply Chain Meetup’s events, you acknowledge that you may receive promotional messages from our sponsor(s). You also acknowledge that you may be photographed during any of our events, and that such photographs may be used in promotional media related to that event, or future events.


Our events are dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual, orientation disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment or disrespect towards event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, related workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of The Charleston Supply Chain Meetup's leadership team and banned from future events. While we do not discourage the presence and participation of professional services providers in our community, we strictly prohibit sales solicitations of #TCHSSCM members immediately before, during, and immediately after any meetup.

If you have any questions, please contact G. Michael Rentz, Jr. ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/gmichaelrentzjr/ ), The Charleston Supply Chain Meetup Founding-Organizer, or anyone else on the leadership team.

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#TCHSSCM01 - Launch: Supply Chain & Innovation in SC

200 Ports Authority Dr

What we'll do #TCHSSCM01 will feature a Keynote Presentation, followed by two panel discussions. The theme: Supply Chain, Innovation, and Disruption in South Carolina. Keynote Speaker: Jim Newsome - President and CEO of The South Carolina Ports Authority Agenda: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Pre-event Networking 5:30 PM - 5:35 PM Welcome Remarks from G. Michael Rentz Jr. 5:35 PM - 5:40 PM Brief remarks by Brian L. Aoaeh (#TWSCF) 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM Keynote Address 6:35 PM - 7:20 PM Panel 1 7:25 PM - 8:10 PM Panel 2 8:15 PM Closing Remarks from G. Michael Rentz Jr. 8:20 PM - 9:00 PM Post-event Networking Moderator - Tim Simpson - Brand and Creative Disruptor, Supply Chain Enthusiast, experience with Maritz, Maersk, NYSHEX, and TradeLens. Panel 1 - Intro to Supply Chain. Where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. - Micah Mallace - Director Strategic Projects at The South Carolina Ports Authority - Kenneth Duncan - Head of Lifestyle and Apparel Sales, North America at Maersk - Member of the CofC Supply Chain Department. - TBD Panel 2 - Intro to Innovation and Disruption in South Carolina. - Eric Thome - Director Venture South Charleston - Jim Stritzinger - Founder, President, & CEO of Revolution D, Inc - Laura Corder - Managing Director South Carolina Department of Commerce, Office of Innovation - Brian Aoaeh - Co-founder of The New York Supply Chain Meetup, The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation, and REFASHIOND Ventures Notes: • What to bring Security at this location requires picture ID which should match attendees' event registration. • Important to know; By attending this event you - Freely allow The Charleston Supply Chain Meetup (#TCHSSCM) and the event sponsor(s) to use your likeness in photographs and/or video that may be shared publicly, - Agree to respect others’ reserved space that may adjoin the area in which this event is held, - Assume full responsibility for your personal belongings, and neither The Charleston Supply Chain Meetup, The Host Venue(s), or any affiliates of the host venue(s) can be held liable for theft or damage to your personal property, - Agree to respect The Host Venue(s)' security policies and The Host Venue(s)' right to enforce said security policies at its/their sole discretion, and - Affirm that you have read and agree to abide by #TCHSSCM's Terms, and Code of Conduct.

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