SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — More than 250 executives who participated in Anda’s 4th Annual Supply Chain Symposium here Thursday and Friday were treated to a keynote address from Linda Tarplin, a leading healthcare consultant and former senior White House and Department of Health and Human Services staff member.
And more than 158 golfers played 18 holes of golf on the TPC Scottsdale Stadium course with top-ranked golfing instructor Butch Harmon, who boasts Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Nick Watney and Natalie Gulbis as just a few of his students. Rounding out the guest list was NBA hall-of-famer “The Logo” Jerry West.
The event kicked off the night before with a series of one-on-ones that brought together Anda’s key customers and business partners. “The Anda Supply Chain Symposium is really designed to highlight Anda’s capabilities and bring together customers and manufacturers,” said Bill Versosky, VP sales and marketing at Anda. “We shipped to an incredible amount of locations last year, and we just want to thank all of our manufacturers and customers for coming out.”
“The symposium is a great format to exchange business ideas [and] facilitate commerce, both on and off the golf course,” added Marc Falkin, Anda VP purchasing. “We took our event to Scottsdale this year and reached a capacity of attendance I’m not sure anyone thought would take place when we first started planning.”
During the keynote address, Tarplin reviewed the impact of healthcare reform from the past year — in particular, how to control rising healthcare costs. Among the issues addressed by Tarplin:
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