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.
7th Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2018 , International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Varna, Bulgaria 08th -12th May 2018
Inflection Summit, Awards 2018 - Digital Manufacturing Supply Chain , Delhi, NCR 12th September 2018
IOT World Asia , Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 18th -20th September 2018
2nd LAST MILE ASEAN Conference & Expo , BITEC, Bangkok 20th -21st September 2018
2nd Baltic Ports & Shipping 2018 , Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga, Latvia 25th -27th September 2018
4th China International Internet & E-commerce Expo , Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center 11th -13th October 2018
Supply Chain and Logistics Conference , Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh 15th -16th October 2018
East Africa Utlities Expo , Kenyatta International Convention Center Nairobi, Kenya 25th -27th September 2018
3rd Annual Saudi Freight & Logistics 2018 , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 22nd -23rd October 2018
15th Trans Middle East 2018 , Intercontinental Aqaba Resort, Jordan 23rd -25th October 2018
Procurement 4.0 , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
2nd Annual Modern Warehousing , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
4th Annual Fleet Management , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
UAE-INDIA Economic Forum , Dubai, UAE 24th -25th October 2018
Global Illicit Trade , Abu Dhabi 30th October 2018
FoodEx Saudi 2018 , Jeddah Centre For Forums And Events Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 12th -15th November 2018
7th Annual Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018 Asia Pacific , Singapore 15th -16th November 2018
20th Intermodal Africa 2018 , Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana 27th -29th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World China 2018 , Beijing, China 05th -07th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World Thailand 2019 , Bangkok, Thailand 23rd -24th January 2019