• April 24-26, 2024 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Mance Adams


BDTC Logistics Manager and 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, 21 April

  • 02:45pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 21/apr/2023 07:45 pm - 21/apr/2023 08:30 pm

    A Brave New World Ahead: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

    After two years of an almost unrecognizable, pandemic-driven shipping market defined by unprecedented congestion, busted liner schedules, and a surge of spillover cargo that sopped up breakbulk and project cargo capacity in an unprecedented way, the breakbulk supply chain is now navigating much calmer seas. However, business assumptions taken for granted in the past — an ever-available pool of spot MPV tonnage, for example, or consistently reliable liner shipping — must be revisited in today’s brave new world of shipping. Shippers must rethink global sourcing; MPV/heavy-lift carriers warn of a looming capacity shortage; geopolitical and governmental policies and the global push toward sustainability are influencing decision-making in ways that simply didn’t exist a handful of years ago. This closing session, moderated by Peter Tirschwell, vice president of S&P Global Market Intelligence will explore what supply chain decision-making looks like in 2023; the top-of-mind issues for breakbulk and project cargo stakeholders; and the industry changes on the horizon.