The Most Critical Challenges Facing the Logistics Industry in 2016
June 20th - Workshop Afternoon and eft Logistics Hackathon
Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy: Harnessing Sourcing Business Models in Modern Procurement
The business battlefield of this century will be based on harnessing the latent power of Sourcing Business Models. The procurement playing field is no longer one of lowest cost or best value, but one knowing when and how to apply collaborative relationships where suppliers are incentivized to drive transformation and innovation with purposeful investments designed to create value for your organization.
Attendees will leave with a fresh perspective and a new lens for how they view buyer/supplier relationships. Key takeaways include:
- Why some of the world’s most popular sourcing strategies are incomplete for today’s modern procurement challenges
- Why and when it is essential to make the shift from “buying” to “architecting” supplier/buyer relationships
- How systems thinking can optimize these relationships
- Review of 7 Distinctive Sourcing Business Models
- How to apply Sourcing Business Model theory for any spend category
- An introduction to Sourcing Business Model Management Guidelines
Attendees will also leave with a link to download an open source Business Model Mapping resource they can use immediately to turn Sourcing Business Models theory into practice.
Bonnie Keith, President, The Forefront Group
What You Need to Know About Contract Logistics: Strategies for 2016 and Beyond
The time has come when 3PLs are no longer able to squeeze the wages and benefits of warehousing associates in order to find cost savings for shippers. As we look forward, the labor market will continue to tighten, leading to higher wages for the talent and skills required to implement, manage, and run DC operations.
Furthermore, shippers continue to rank savings as a top three criteria for selection, putting pressure on 3PLs. How can you drive continuous cost improvement for your clients without impacting your ROI?
This workshop will examine leading practices and strategies to enable continued growth in third party logistics outsourcing. You’ll have the chance to discuss the opportunities and challenges of implementing new solutions.
Attendees will also learn:
- How new warehouse solutions can improve labor management and order accuracy
- How non-traditional and under-utilized workers can add value to your operations
- How technology will continue to play an important role in optimizing performance in high volume processing facilities
Valerie Bonebrake, Senior Vice President, Tompkins International
Kelly Reed, Executive Vice President, Material Handling Integration, Tompkins International
Driving Sustainable Business Value from Supply Chain Data
How do you maximize the value of your data to tackle Supply Chain strategic initiatives? Customer and product segmentation based on profit contributions, cost and working capital reductions, omni-channel operations … In facing these initiatives, Supply Chain Executives face many challenges and often have to deal with significant data issues in trying to make good decisions. This interactive workshop will focus on driving the most value from Supply Chain data and best practices in data governance.
Attendees will also learn:
- How to overcome challenges with data
- How to consider taking advantage of integrating various forms of analytics and clean data
- How advanced analytics can reveal significant financial improvement opportunities
Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive Insights, LLC
Disrupt Logistics: The first eft Logistics Hackathon
- Drew McElroy, CEO - Transfix
- Bruce Welty, CEO - Locus Robotics
- Jason Tham, CEO - Nulogy
- Chris O’Brien, CCO -CH Robinson
- Chris Saynor, CEO - eft
- Jett McCandless, CEO - project44
Click here to find out hackathon details
Hugh Williams, MD, Hughenden Consulting
- Explain why supply chain transformations often fall short of meeting future strategic requirements of business and how to achieve NextGen Supply Chains
- Show how you can use supply chain transformation to achieve breakthrough success and unquestionable value at a company level
- Highlight how you can align your organization’s supply chain strategy with your future business strategy
Track 1: Technology in Logistics
Henning Goldmann, CIO, DamcoTrack 2: Routes to Growth
- ArcBest’s history and roots in LTL with ABF Freight go back 90+ years, giving us a strong legacy and customers who seek more logistics solutions from us across the supply chain
- We are combining this legacy foundation for organic growth with newer asset-light offerings and acquisitions in areas like expanded truckload brokerage to become the full logistics provider our customers desire
- Through our relationships, our people and the actions we’ve taken to say yes to our customers’ needs, ArcBest is powerfully positioned
Judy R. McReynolds, Chairman, President and CEO, ArcBest
Moderated by Hugh Williams, MD, Hughenden ConsultingTrack 3: Supply Chain Data9:00am Smart and Intelligent Data: In Theory
Details coming soon.
Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive InsightsTrack 4: Aftermarket Services9:00am Aftermarket Services: The Cornerstone of Optimal Customer Experience
The world’s largest manufacturer of earth moving machines, Caterpillar, will provide a high-level case study examining the modernisation of aftermarket support to the heavy equipment industry.
- Find out the role of innovative technologies such as 3D printing, especially for machines in a high up-time environment
- Understand advanced supply chain engineering programs designed to improve inventory turns while maintaining best-in-class aftermarket parts availability to Caterpillar's global dealers and customers
- See how Caterpillar use their integrated global DCs and dealership network to source globally for parts in real time and ensure high levels of service even in remote job sites
Barbara Hodel, Parts Distribution Director and Don T Jones Director, Global Parts Supply, Quality and Packaging, Caterpillar
9:30-10:15am Networking Coffee
Logistics tech start-ups widely cited by the press as ‘the Uber/Airbnb of X, Y, Z…' have gained the attention of some big names - Jeff Bezos to name but one. With some of these companies now valued at $100+ million, both start-ups and 3PLs evaluate the impact of technology on traditional models and debate the potential saturation of the start-up logistics market
First, we hear from some of the challengers of the status quo who are disrupting the logistics industry. This is your chance to ask them those ‘elephant in the room’ questions.
Jett McCandless, Founder & CEO,CarrierDirect
Ben Braverman, CRO, Flexport
Drew McElroy, CEO and Co-Founder, Transfix
Abtin Hamidi, EVP, Cargo Chief
Travis Rhyan, President and CEO, 10-4 Systems
Hear from the established players and how they embrace "enabling" technology from either start-ups ...or their own IT...to ward off the threats of disrupters. Discuss the challenges of harnessing innovation, overcoming the "not invented here" syndrome, what to look for when finding an innovation partner, driving change and managing the sense of urgency in bringing in innovation.
Chris O’Brien, CCO, C.H. Robinson
Dan Ludwig, CFO ,Toll Group Americas
Tim Kutz, CIO, Echo Global
Carol Kijac, Chief Sales Officer, SEKO
Details coming soon.
Anil Nair, Vice President and Head, Travel, Transportation & Logistics at HCL Technologies
Details coming soon.
Brad Jacobs, CEO, XPO Logistics
Details coming soon.
Scott Dobak, CEO, Dicom Transportation Group
Moderated by Hugh Williams, MD, Hughenden Consulting
What's the best path to growth for your company and is it possible to achieve true organic growth? This session will explore different paths to growth and increased profit and enable you to engineer your growth strategy.
Each of the areas below will be covered by a case study and 3PL who has succeeded in the area.
- Growth through a specific specialization
- Growth with a hybrid approach of organic & in-organic growth
- Growth through vertical specialization
- Growth by providing a tech-based service
- Growth through expanding/specializing geographically
- Growth by focusing on the provision of Value-Added-Services as a key differentiator
Scott Dobak, CEO, Dicom Transportation Group
Douglas Harrison, President, VersaCold
Allan Smith, CEO, BCG Logistics
Robby Nathan, CEO, Load Delivered Logistics
Will Heywood, Vice President of Development, DHL Supply Chain
Mike Bautch, President - Value Added Services, Universal
Moderated by Hugh Williams, MD, Hughenden Consulting
Join Dave Gardner, author of of Mass Customization: An Enterprise-Wide Business Strategy as he shares his insights on personalized products, the demands from consumers, and how it affects the entire supply chain.
In this session, Dave will discuss:
- What does product personalization mean to brands and their suppliers?
- Demands placed on value added service providers and contract packagers to satisfy the needs of consumers
- Cost effective methods that don't sacrifice quality and delivery times
Dave Gardner, Management Consultant, Speaker and Author, Nulogy
Gary McCullough, Chief Executive Officer, ARI Packaging
Details coming soon.
Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive Insights
Randy Eck, Director Global Transportation and Logistics Outsourcing at Intel will provide a macro overview of the opportunities that IoT has brought to his company. Follow his educative story as he:
- Explains the historical transformation of his supply chain and what it will bring in the future
- Gives a high-level strategic view ‘From Doing Things Better to Doing a Better Thing’ with specific examples from across the industry
- Highlights what critical challenges need to be addressed to enable the future state vision ‘Fear, Greed & Compatibility’
- Provides his perspective on what needs to happen at a macro and micro level to enable the realization of the vision and what Intel are doing internally to achieve success
Randy Eck, Director Global Transportation and Logistics Outsourcing, Intel
Details coming soon.
Frank Vorrath, VP Global Supply Chain, Johnson Controls
Data security and liability are costing upward of $400 billion but do you really want to let someone else be the owners of your most valuable asset? Don’t miss this session if you want a robust defence strategy.
- Risk Management: Should you be outsourcing your customer centric data? Get the lowdown on how you can alleviate risk issues surrounding data hacking and establish who should take responsibility
- Hybrid Model - the best way forward? Debate the challenges and opportunities of outsourcing your data - cost efficiency vs knowledge specialization vs security
- Protect your business today! Find out internal initiatives, you should be implementing to mitigate the risk, such as multifactor authentication and centralised applications to protect your business
- Avoid flawed data governance programs that impact cost reduction goals by engaging senior executives and securing their sponsorship
George Moakley, Lead Architect; Connected Transportation & Logistics IOTG Transportation Solutions Division, Intel
Fred Hartung, VP SC Solutions and Global Logistics, Jabil
Moderated by Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive Insights
With supply chain a traditional physical business, what part will it play in this new digital age and what are the key ways to couple strategy with these technological advancements, such as prescriptive analytics?
- Use prescriptive analytics to simulate multiple supply chain scenarios and make transformative recommendations - from where and how to source materials to optimizing production
- Managing your Risk: Rapidly analyze multiple variables across the supply chain system with cognitive analytics. Understand how interpretation of data patterns including government agency and NGO bulletins, environmental factors and weather/event notification services, can enable a long-term mitigation strategy
- Uncover hidden value in your S&OP processes through demand contextualization and new product performance predictability delivered by machine learning
Case Study: Cracking the Bullwhip - See how Demand Variation Affects the Supply Chain
Hospital census, clinical practice, seasonality and demographics cause changes in demand, each affecting your supply chain. The outcome is costly - inadequate ordering means you don’t have the supplies you need, while excess ordering means you have inventory you don’t need, tying up financial resources. In this presentation:
- See how you can learn to predict patterns and trends in your usage, such as the common triggers for reactive replenishment, the right time to reorder and how much, the difference between common variation and special variation with the right data and analytics
- Master how you can detect and predict trends in your demand patterns
Case Study: Digital Demand Management – The New Era of Supply Chain
The digital world has necessitated new models of demand management. Companies now need to change from a sequential linear structure to a smart digital network and use end-to-end data to realize the convergence of planning and execution to synchronize the flow of goods to demand.
Richard Sherman, industry thought leader and renowned author will be discussing how you can implement your data driven demand management transformation so you can:
- See how leveraging new digital millennium technologies can increase ROIC (return on investment capital) by at least 30% and increase your cash flow
- Understand the role of real time monitoring and the IoT in supply chain descriptive analytics
- Locate opportunities to install real time monitoring capabilities that will best allow you to address issues before they present real problems using diagnostic analytics
- Establish a new demand management structure for cross-functional predictive and prescriptive analytics
Steve Thompson, Director, Strategic Solutions, Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services
Richard Sherman, industry thought leader and renowned author
From 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
- Exploring why back office operations are critical to transportation companies and how the back office impacts a company’s:
- Cost structure
- Carrier relations? Customer service
- Cash flow
- Ability to grow
- Uncover what traditional back office operations look like, the typical problems experienced in back office operations and why it has been so hard to modernize and streamline the back office
- Hear from companies who have taken new approaches towards improving the back office and what they’ve learned are best practices vis-à-vis “people, process and technology”. Understand the benefits that these companies experiencing as they move down this path
David Broering, Senior Vice President, NFI Industries
Matt Bernstein, CEO, HubTran
Steven Hausman, President/CEO, Triumph Business Capital
The role of assets is changing in logistics, as are the ones which are important. Explore how technology can play into renewing asset ROI.
- The Shifting Role of Assets in Logistics. Explore how current market conditions and technology (the ecommerce boom, warehouse automation and urban logistics congestion challenges etc.) are changing the cost-benefit equation associated with your assets. Are assets still worth avoiding?
- Re-Defining the ROI of your Assets: A look at the sharing economy, disintermediating business models and their impact on the ownership of assets
- The Impact of Automation on the Asset Conundrum: Exploring the redefinition of owner-operator models, shifting specialization and the increased revenue it could bring
Tommy Barnes, President, project44
William Wascher, President & CEO, SEKO Worldwide
Derek Leathers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Werner Enterprises
Large multinational manufacturers, distributors and retailers are consolidating their top 3PL partners into a set they designate as Global Preferred Providers.
- These companies want providers that offer a broad, integrated portfolio of logistics services that are consistently and reliably available across a multitude of countries, including established and emerging markets.
- Increasingly, companies’ logistics partner selection is influenced by providers' specialization of services and competencies by industry.
- As outsourcing continues to expand, customers are increasingly relying on their 3PL partners to provide more strategic oversight and to instantiate business process improvement rather than just execute functional logistics capabilities focused on cost reduction.
- The 3PL provider industry is progressing along a maturity spectrum to supply these customer preferences and requirements through a combination of acquisition and organic growth strategies.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide is charts the evolution of the top logistics providers as they develop their ability to become a global preferred provider for their customers.
Greg Aimi, Director, Supply Chain Research—Logistics, Gartner
3:30-4pm Networking Coffee
In the logistics industry, nearly two-thirds of your labor is directly responsible for driving revenue and delivering quality service. So how do you meet rising customer expectations while still controlling costs? You begin by understanding the impact your people truly have on your business.
Led by Michael Solomon, Director - Enterprise Sales - West, Kronos
Teradata Future Ready: IOT and Transformation thru Dynamic Disruption
Be like Bezos! Use the Internet of Things to deliver transformational growth and business results in the real world.
Imitate to Innovate? Smart players like Amazon don't reinvent the wheel, but they do reimagine good ideas and capitalize on them. So what can your company learn from Mr. Bezos and company?
Without question, Amazon was one of the biggest winners of the dotcom boom, not least because they developed analytics to understand everything they could about their customers' behavior. But they didn't stop there: they took their analytic capability and expertise and used it to design and build hyper-responsive supply chain and fulfillment systems. And then they analyzed and re-imagined their business models and sales engagement processes to maximize profitability and customer engagement.
In this work shop session, we will focus on the Amazon-like strategies being used by early stage IOT leaders for whom operational sensor data has become core to their business, and a cornerstone for transformational growth.
Attend and learn more about:
- How to restructure and accelerate fulfillment and supply chain
- How to use sensors to deliver better customer service with sensor driven analytics
- How to re-engineer commercial models to gain advantage through operations visibility and analytics
Led by Steve Matthews, Senior Industry Consultant, Teradata
Join Cloud Logistics and leading shippers to get the latest insight into the 'Three Rapids' and:
- Overcome the traditional TMS mind set and remove logistics complexity with same day TMS implementations
- See how you can leverage social and mobile technologies to maximize collaboration within your logistics network
- Save up to 10% on your freight costs with real life case studies from retailers and manufacturers.
- Understand how to ensure global visibility and achieve route optimization with a live demonstration of this real-time software.
Led by Mark Nix, CEO, Cloud Logistics and Ken Evans, Chief Logistics Officers, Spirit Aerosystems
4:45pm The Next Generation of Logistics and Supply Chain Talent
Given shifting needs in supply chain, with the development of additive manufacturing, drones, IoT, machine learning analytics and more, should you be looking for a new breed of employee?
- What are the key competencies you should be looking for in your supply chain talent? Is pure supply chain knowledge sufficient or is data analytics and tech understanding imperative? Rate the importance of compliance expertise, sourcing knowledge, planning practices in your new recruits’ repertoire
- Discover why tech savvy millennials are fundamental to your supply chain talent development and how you can attract them to your business. Hear how adopting strategies such as reverse mentoring, work-life balance guarantees and ensuring your organisation has a strong mission statement from the outset can engage this talent
- Promoting diversity in your supply chain and logistics workforce: Hear from talent diversity leader Bloomberg on the ways the company are developing diversity programmes
- Uncover the steps you can take to encourage leadership potential in the women of your workforce; two leaders from AWESOME will share how you can develop and engage women in your company in order to make them future leaders
Sougata Dasgupta, Global Supply Chain Operations, Bloomberg
Ann Drake, CEO, DSC Logsitics
Charles Blevins, VP Supply Chain, Dart Container Corporation
Maike Sievers, Director of Logistics Planning Sales and Marketing, BLG Logistics
Michelle Halkerston, President & CEO, Hassett Express
Moderator: Michele Carroll, President, Carrollco Marketing Services
5:45pm Networking Drinks
Demonstrations and Panel
Company economics don’t allow for a big expenditure on trial-and-error technology. Here's an essential guide on the latest technology game-changers.
- Advanced Robotics: Productivity - Discover how you can adopt robotic technology in your plants and warehouses to improve productivity through pick and pack, storage and auto datamation
- Drones: Efficiency - Get the latest updates on the more innovative drone uses including warehouse security, inventory management, and transporting goods between your DCs
- Cognitive Analytics: Risk Mitigation - Understand how interpretation of data patterns including government agency and NGO bulletins, environmental factors and weather/event notification services, can enable a long-term mitigation strategy
- Additive Manufacturing: Beyond Spare Parts - Uncover how you can use techniques such as fused deposition modelling and laser sintering in conventional production strategies
- Warehouse Automation: Optimization - In the age of omnichannel get the lowdown on how you can guarantee better on-shelf availability, improve returns processing and achieve faster customer fulfilment with these tools
- Driverless Trucks: Cost Advantage - Explore how the industry can work together to promote autonomous vehicles and counteract the driver shortage
Time to get the debate going! We challenge you and your peers to examine these technologies and discuss in more detail the real costs in each application and what the true ROI would be for your business.
Deborah Winkleblack, VP International Logistics & Compliance, Claire’s
Percy Stocker, Managing Director, Ubimax
Kalyan Sakthi, CIO, Honda Logistics North America
Matt Yearling, CEO, PINC Solutions
Bruce Welty, CEO, Locus Robotics
Jay Moris, Chief Marketing Officer, Invata Intralogistics
Moderated by Hugh Williams, MD, Hughenden ConsultingJohn Wiehoff
CEO and Chairman of the Board
10-10:30am Networking Coffee
Conference Ends 3:30pm
Industry Endorsements & Testimonials For 3PL Summit
"Great opportunity to open my thoughts for new ways to look at our business."- Neil Swartz, VP/GM, Toyota
"Awesome event with great access to high level decision makers. Well organized and thought out. Excited for next year."- Jeremy Bodenhamer, CEO, ShipHawk
"Good overview of current & future state of the Logisitics & Supply Chain world. Great opportunity to interface with senior leaders of many of the premier companies in the field."- Gregory Hughes, VP Sourcing & Supply Chain Latin America, General Cable Corporation
"I found the event to be very useful and well worth attending. Met a lot of interesting people and have developed many business contacts which will serve me well in the future. I will definately attend next years event."- Wally Grossi, President & CEO, 3PL Links Inc
"It was very well planned and organized forum. Great content, well planned logistics, good level of attendees, right size."- Inna Kuznetsova, President, INTTRA Marketplace, INTTRA
"This event was a great chance to have some additional perspective. Coming back energized and ready to engage things that have been just drifting along."- Harald Jablonski, Director Global Supply Chain, Flexco
"This is a premier conference for those who interested in logistics outsourcing."- Kevin McGowan, President, McGowan Corporate Real Estate Advisors
Sabath supply chain consultants, inc
"Best audience, best content of any supply chain conference"- Robert Sabath, President, Sabath supply chain consultants, inc
"Excellent forum for more progressive thinking in 3rd party logistics space than is common for our industry! Enjoyed the entire conference and made great, new connections."- Michele Carroll, President, Carrollco Marketing Services
"Excellent networking opportunities"- Bryan Davidson, Director - Procurement, UniGroup
"Fantastic opportunity to make connections within the industry. Also, good time to hear from the different perspectives of shippers, carriers, and 3PL's regarding the industry and it's future."- Greg Orlando, Logistics Manager, Best Food Service