• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Mance Adams


BDTC Logistics Manager & Duty Drawback Project Manager

Mance Adams is a graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. There he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. He spent several years in supply chain as a Buyer, Consultant, Business Analyst, Logistics Category Lead, North America Trade Compliance Manager, and Senior Manager Trade Advisory Group. Among other accomplishments during this time, he was instrumental in global RFQ development and execution across all modes, technical consulting, multi-million-dollar logistics budget development, cost-benefit evaluation and multi-site implementation of Transportation Management Systems and Foreign Trade modules of Oracle and SAP products. He also led various client Export Assessments focusing on trade compliance and operations. He has been certified as CUSECO. Mance currently serves as the Logistics Manager and Duty Drawback Project Manager for the Smith BDTC Product line at SLB (formerly Schlumberger).

Sessions With Mance Adams

Friday, 26 April

  • 12:15pm - 01:15pm (CST) / 26/apr/2024 05:15 pm - 26/apr/2024 06:15 pm

    Structure and Stretch: Building the Next Generation of Breakbulk and Project Logistics Professionals

    Teaching a new generation of breakbulk and project logistics practitioners the ropes has never been more important — and yet newcomers often face a sink-or-swim, ad-hoc introduction to breakbulk and project logistics that offers little in terms of structure or a clear path forward. How can breakbulk shippers and logistics service providers attract and train a new generation into this little-known, complex, and challenging industry segment? How should veterans hand down their hard-won institutional knowledge, and how can a famously non-diverse industry demonstrate that it values diversity in newcomers? Conversely, what can the industry learn from a tech-savvy generation that values flexibility and innovation but also needs support and guidance? In this final session of the Journal of Commerce’s 2024 Breakbulk and Project Cargo Conference, breakbulk and project industry logistics executives will discuss successful efforts to attract, train, and retain newcomers eager to launch successful careers — and hear from audience members willing to share their experiences.