Supply Chain BR 2021: Fuel Your Business Growth

As the Capital Region’s business community continues to rebound from the pandemic, small to mid sized manufacturers and distributors are facing unique challenges in supply chain disruptions due to a shortage of qualified workers, suppliers, and materials. We’re teaming up with International Warehouse and Logistics Association (IWLA) to launch the first-ever Supply Chain Baton Rouge (SCBR).

“Manufacturers and distributors in our region are facing critical opportunities to strengthen their supply chain, adapt to customers’ evolving expectations, and still realize bottom line gains,” said Robert Baldridge, SCBR2021 co-founding sponsor and president of Wilson Warehouse. “Managing the endless demands of supply chain operations often wastes resources and distracts focus from the core objective of growing a business. These are precisely the challenges this event aims to tackle.” 

Led by experts in warehousing, transportation, logistics and finance, SCBR2021 will arm attendees with operational and financial strategies to increase profit, optimize efficiencies, and mitigate risk. By empowering local businesses in the Baton Rouge area to focus on their core capabilities while leaning on available resources and professional support, SCBR2021 aims to accelerate economic recovery and productivity.

“As the warehousing industry’s leading voice of advocacy and education, IWLA is looking forward to playing a role in the growth of the Capital Region while helping further a better understanding of how third-party logistics can help companies grow and thrive,” said Steve W. DeHaan, SCBR2021 co-founding sponsor and IWLA president and CEO. “There are an abundance of supply chain strategies, products, and services available in Louisiana’s Capital Region, and we are excited to bring greater attention to them through the SCBR2021 event.”

The one-day event will be held on October 21, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided). For more information or to register for SCBR2021, visit