Carmel company attracts top talent for supply chain summit


By Adam Aasen

A local consulting company is bringing together 75 major business leaders to Carmel for a business summit this week at the Renaissance Hotel.

The week of events is hosted by Blue Horseshoe, a fast growing firm that doesn’t always get a lot of attention. And not because their work isn’t important, but because not everyone understands what they do.

Blue Horseshoe, a privately held solution services firm with several offices nationwide, including Carmel, specializes in supply chain management, which is the management of goods from company to another.

Each company might represent another stage of production. For example, when you buy a laptop computer, there are so many different companies involved in getting you that product. The parts manufacturers, software engineers, wholesalers, distributors, retail stores. Before the age of the Internet, each company was nearly unaware what the others were doing in the process, but now – firms such as Blue Horseshoe – helps these companies communicate and interact to improve logistics.

Now, Blue Horseshoe is bringing together some great minds to discuss this process, which is of great importance to economic globalization. Attendees will discuss, “how technology is helping companies address the growing complexities around distribution and fulfillment.”

And if Carmel can position itself as the hub for this development, that’s great for the city.

“The best minds of the industry gather here in Carmel, proving that Carmel is becoming recognized as a technology hot bed,” Executive Vice President Brian Cason said. “And Indiana, as a state, continues to be a leader in Supply Chain and Distribution.”

This is the third year that Blue Horseshoe has hosted this conference and this year will be the largest one to date. In 2014, more than 75 people are expected to attend, representing over 30 companies. They come from 17 different states, including both coasts (California and Oregon to New York and New Hampshire), as well as far south as Texas, Florida, and Alabama.

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