RLA Conference & Expo – Las Vegas 2018

February 6-8, 2018

This year’s conference is a must-attend event for Reverse Logistics professionals.  The presented and discussed topics are relevant to today’s reverse logistics issues and help define the future business models.

I am looking forward to once again meeting friends and making new ones.

Thanks go to Tony and his RLA team for revitalizing this critical association and putting the focus entirely on the needs of the members.



Dick is joining SCORE, Pinellas County FL as a mentor

January 19, 2018

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years.

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000 volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.

Our 300 chapters hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories, and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors.

RLA Conference & Expo – Amsterdam

October 10-12, 2017

Attending the conference as a member of the RLA staff as well as representing Concise Advice.

Day 1: Circular Economy Day, including a Keynote Address and panel discussion, and end with our Advisory Board Fireside Chat.

Day 2, 3 will include additional keynote addresses, sessions presented by RL professionals, leading academics and interactive panel discussions. A wide range of Reverse Logistics companies will be in attendance from repair/refurbishing to recycling/e-waste and transportation logistics.

Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International

Joined Toastmaster Palm Harbor Chapter

July 1, 2017

Looking forward to this journey of becoming a more competent speaker.

RLA Seminar on June 14

Organized by Reverse Logistics Association (RLA)

Seminar Title:  Service, Parts and Warranty Management for Reverse Logistics

Will be participating in the “Industry benchmarketing and best practices discussion” panel

Please come see me any time during the day or at the networking session

See the Agenda

poweredUP on May 24

Organized by Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF)

Topic:  Tampa / St Petersburg – the fastest growing Technology HUB in the US

It was very informative with emphasis on innovation, artificial intellingence and cybersecurity as well as M&A, culture and CEO  2 CEO discussions

Thanks go to Tampa Bay Technology Forum for organizing the event

Read the Tampa Bay Times Article

PTC Global Live 2015

PTC Annual User Conference 2015

Topic:  Service Lifecylce Management:  Service Network Management

I made a presentation on a Service Supply Chain product

Managing the orchestration of the service supply chain can pose many challenges to the enterprise, including a large array of partners, disparate systems, poor data quality, and an overall lack of visibility. This presentation focused on the PTC Service Network Management solution, which standardizes internal and partner onboarding and data sharing to provide comprehensive global service supply chain visibility and real-time order orchestration to improve quality and speed of decision making.

Service Network Management

Reverse Logistics Association (RLA) speaking engagements

2006 Las Vegas:  “New ways to streamline operations, drive profits, and delight customers”

2008 Las Vegas: “Reverse logistics issues in spare parts management”

2008 Amsterdam: “Reverse logistics – Extended enterprise perspective”

2009 Las Vegas: “Reverse logistics management software state of the art”