The Valentine's Day Supply Chain: Wine, Chocolate and Flowers

  • February 09, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
  • GoPro Corporate Headquarters, Bldg E, San Mateo
  • 11


  • For Members of CSCMP
  • Guest of member or non-member

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Find out from the experts how to design and execute a supply chain for a huge one-day event!

Who says supply chain doesn't have a soft, romantic side? Event Chair, Ron Westhauser (Redaptive, Inc.) has put together a program that will be both fun and informative. Enjoy the stunning nighttime view of the Bay Area from GoPro headquarters in the San Mateo hills. Join supply chain experts from the California wine, flower, and chocolate industries to learn how they get it perfect every year -- and what can go massively wrong.

Wine and chocolate for the evening generously provided by:

Bring a colleague, friend, or significant other to share and enjoy the evening.


The Wine Supply Chain

Mark Milacek
Sr. Director. Grape to Bottle
E. & J. Gallo Winery

Mark joined E. & J. Gallo Winery in 1986.  Mark spent the first 17 years in Sales, holding increasing responsibilities across the U.S.  In 2004, Mark moved to the corporate office to lead the implementation of S&OP processes and the drive to excellence in demand management.  In 2008, Mark assumed the responsibility of the supply chain planning organization and implementation of processes to increase collaboration with our strategic distributor partners.  In 2014, Mark began leading a project of driving transformational change in the Grape to Bottle value chain. Mark graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1986 with a degree in Accounting and Political Science.

The Flower Supply Chain

Jeff Border
VP, Sourcing and Supply Chain
Plated (former VP at ProFlowers)

Jeff Border is an experienced supply chain manager with more than 25 years in global logistics, operations planning and execution, and quality management. A silicon valley native, Jeff has spent many years in high tech, entrepreneurial ventures, but has worked in other industries including 10 years working in the cut flower business. Jeff has played many roles in the supply chain from executive management to fork lift operator to bouquet maker.

The Chocolate Supply Chain

John Dodge
VP, Logistics
Lindt & Sprungli NA

John started his career in 1988 in the commodity business in domestic & export grain trading and logistics for Columbia Grain. After 8 years, he joined Mars Incorporated working in cocoa crop forecasting where he had the opportunity to visit many cocoa growing countries to monitor crop conditions, coordinate operations and learn tropical farming practices. After 2 years learning manufacturing, John joined Ghirardelli Chocolate as VP of Operations adding logistics experience to his supply chain resume. After 7 years with Ghirardelli, John took on a new role serving Ghirardelli, Lindt USA and Russell Stover Chocolates as VP of Logistics for Lindt & Sprungli North America. John holds B.S. degrees in Agricultural Business Management and Agricultural Engineering Technology from Oregon State University and an MBA from Portland State University.

Event Information

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: GoPro Corporate Headquarters, 3000 Clearview Way (Building E), San Mateo


  • 5:30 p.m.: Registration and networking
  • 6:30 p.m.: Dinner seating
  • 7:00 p.m.: Speaker presentation and Q&A panel 
  • 8:30 p.m.: Event concludes

Dinner Menu

  • A delicious buffet dinner with dessert will be served
  • CSCMP Member: $55
  • Non-Member: $75
  • Guest: $55
  • Pay at door: $80
  • Student: $35
  • Full table for 8: $440
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