(North Smithfield, RI, May 12, 2015) – Renewing its commitment to thought leadership in the integrated logistics and supply chain services industry, the date for the 2015 Supply Chain Management Summit has been set, the company announced today.

    Banneker Industries will once again host the eighth annual Supply Chain Management Summit with long-standing partner Bryant University on Thursday August 20, 2015. The two organizations have partnered on the seven previous Supply Chain Summits, which is the brainchild of Banneker Industries Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cheryl W. Snead.

    The Supply Chain Management Summit brings together industry executives and subject matter experts to learn about leading supply chain strategies, share best practices, and network with industry experts and colleagues.

    Individuals who register for the 2015 Supply Chain Management Summit will receive a discount on the registration fee if they register for the event online before May 31, 2015. Early registrants can purchase individual ticket for $149; a $50 discount on the $199 registration fee after that date. Full tables (10 seats) can be purchased for $1,200 and half-tables (5 seats) can be purchased for $600.

    Sponsorship opportunities are also available in the following denominations: Platinum Sponsor, $7,500; Gold Sponsor, $5,000; Silver Sponsor $3,750; Bronze Sponsor, $2,500; and Badge Sponsor, $1,500.

    "The Supply Chain Management Summit has been tremendously important to all of us at Banneker since 2008," said Mrs. Snead. “Our company’s vision – sharing knowledge, igniting ideas, building tomorrow’s networks today – reflects the spirit of the Summit in which attendees from your company will learn from local, national, and global companies that will provide an intimate look into their supply chain best practices, benchmarks, innovations, and challenges.”

    The Summit includes keynote addresses, a c-suite panel of top supply chain executives from myriad industries, and multiple breakout sessions designed to encourage in-depth discussion about some of today’s most relevant supply chain challenges and solutions. 

    As an additional benefit, Supply Chain Management Summit participants also qualify for 6.0 Continuing Educational Hours for Re/Certification to ISM for Certified Professional in Supply Management (C.P.S.M.), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.). 
    About the Supply Chain Management Summit
    The Supply Chain Management Summit was established in 2008 when Banneker Industries, in partnership with Bryant University, set out to educate businesses in New England about supply chain management and its impact on their specific business and industry. Over the years, the Summit has grown and evolved into a national event focusing on a new burgeoning supply chain problems and solutions in a global business environment. To learn more visitwww.scmsummit.org

    About Banneker Industries
    Banneker offers integrated logistics and supply chain management services to a broad spectrum on governmental and commercial customers, including value-added warehousing, procurement, inspection, kitting, distribution, packaging and fulfillment, onsite services and supply chain consulting. It is one of the leading disadvantaged, minority and woman-owned small businesses in the country. For more information, visit www.banneker.com.