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June 14th: Start time 3pm | End time 7pm

June 15th: Start time 8am | End time 7pm

June 16th: Start time 8am | End time 2pm

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Workshops: 3:00- 5:00pm
Red Room
Blue Room
Purple Room
Orange Room
Workshop One: Stop wasting time and money; get the explosive results you need and your customers want

Big data, block chain, co-bots, autonomous vehicles, digital supply chains, AI, agile, digital platforms, and on and on. The supply chain landscape is changing at breakneck speed. You know you have to adapt to remain competitive, but how will you choose the technologies and practices that will propel you forward from the confusing array of new technologies? And how do you know you’ve chosen correctly with the market changing rapidly and the uncertainty over trade increasing? It’s enough to make any leader nervous considering more than 70% of change initiatives fail. Challenge and change the odds with 3 essential building blocks.

Join us in this 2-hour interactive workshop as we:

  • Evaluate different state-of-the-art technologies you need to know
  • Judge the fit of various technologies for your needs in team exercises
  • Create solution sets to expand on for implementation
  • Predict your success by aligning executives through operations to your customers with powerful performance metrics

Company_Logo Cynthia Kalina-Kaminsky President Process & Strategy Solutions

Workshop Two: Revolutionize your supply chain; understanding the impact of new transportation technologies

Drones, crowd-sourcing, and driverless trucks are all being tested in today’s markets. How will the development of these technologies affect your business? What is the likely winning technology? How will they impact your supply chain? Some analysts believe the global market for driverless vehicles will be $51 billion by 2020. As companies such as Uber, Google, and Tesla continue to test and invest in driverless technology, this reality of self- vehicles will be sooner than original predictions. In this workshop we will examine the range of outcomes.

During two breakout groups we will:

  • Develop strengths and weaknesses for each possible outcome and the likelihood it will become mainstream
  • Discuss the potential impact on TMS, LTL, TL, Brokerage
  • Understand how the different technologies will affect each other

Company_Logo Lisa Kennedy Project Manager Tompkins International

Workshop Three: Driving Profitable Growth Through Effective Segmentation Strategies

Companies are realizing that relying on a “One Size Fits All” supply chain strategy by operating channel (e.g. E-Commerce) simply does not work in today’s rapidly changing business environment.  However, tailoring supply chain strategies using traditional grouping or segmentation criteria (revenue contributions, order quantities over time, etc.) are ineffective in addressing this problem.  What is needed is accurate, precise and specific insights regarding profit contributions by customer, product and channel.  Having this information can be the basis for developing “disruptive” supply chain strategies that can provide significant competitive advantage and dramatic financial performance improvements.

In this workshop we will:

  • Discuss the fundamentals required to gain specific and accurate profit performance information
  • Define how using these types of insights can be used to develop disruptive operating strategies
  • Review the importance of having this information on a recurring basis versus treating the need as a "special project"

Company_Logo Richard Sharpe CEO Competitive Insights

Workshop Four: Duty Drawback 2.0 –How to turn your IM/EX data into cash!

Last February Congress enacted major changes to the laws governing Duty Drawback that greatly expand the amount of duties and taxes recoverable and allow for up to five years of claims to be filed in 2018. The changes also include simplification of the matching of imports and exports, new time frames for filing duty drawback, new tax recoveries, new recovery calculations, new electronic filing process and changes to liquidation liabilities. Learn how these changes can meaningfully enhance your company’s profitability while improving your company’s compliance capabilities. Learn how to benefit from the new duty drawback laws even if you are only an importer or an exporter.

Join us in our interactive workshop as we:

  • Discuss the key changes and impacts of the new duty drawback law
  • Learn how to quickly identify duty drawback opportunities within your organization
  • Review strategies to maximize your annual duty drawback recovery

Company_Logo Brian E. London Vice President Charter Brokerage


Green Room
3:45
PM
Disrupt Logistics Hackathon Judging
5:00
PM
KEYNOTE: Avoiding the Supply Chain Treadmill
  • The pace and magnitude of change in today’s supply chain is overwhelming, and not something that any supply chain executive has time for. This keynote will discuss the tools needed to respond to the challenges and opportunities of today’s reality
  • A must hear presentation for supply chain leaders eager to go beyond today’s supply chain treadmill and deliver profi table growth

Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting Jim Tompkins Chairman & CEO Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting

5:30
PM
KEYNOTE: Driverless Vehicles; the Impact on Every Facet of Logistics
  • Reimagining transportation network: Hear how Uber Advanced Technologies Group’s self-driving technology will help transform our transportation system creating a more sustainable, productive and a safer transportation future.
  • The impact on logistics: How driverless vehicles will impact supply chain
  • Last-mile delivery: Will autonomous driving applications transform and improve last-mile delivery?

Uber Advanced Technologies Group Alden Woodrow Senior Product Manager, Self-Driving Trucks Uber Advanced Technologies Group

6:00
PM
Hackathon Winner Announcement: Hackathon Supported by Maersk
6:15
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7:00
PM
Welcome Drinks Reception: Sponsored by Teknowlogi
07:00
AM
WELCOME COFFEE AND SNACKS: Sponsored by G2 Capital Advisors
Keynotes: Green Room
07:45
AM
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Hughenden Consulting Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting

08:00
AM
PRESENTATION: Practical, Relevant, and Game Changing “Better Methods”

The Logistics Industry is primed to adopt and adapt better methods and more automated processes like other industries have i.e. drive to a store vs. shop online.

Practical (fit for action), Relevant (increasing the likelihood of accomplishing business and IT goals), and Game-Changing better methods and solutions are available and easy to consume. In this session, Teknowlogi will share insights and takeaways on:

  • Big Data Management; Big Data is manageable
  • Big Data Visibility; Visibility is available
  • Business Process; Management; BPM is easy

Teknowlogi Spencer Askew CEO Teknowlogi

08:30
AM
PRESENTATION: Achieving Profitable Growth and Efficiency Gains
  • How Schenker have achieved profitable growth and efficiency gains through a combination of mind-set and strategy, plus their market growth expectations for the next 5 years
  • The qualities you need as a leader – balancing left/right brain attributes and how the people aspect of the business has improved profitability
  • How collaboration with some of the best global companies has allowed Schenker to add value, innovate and replicate their success to other customers

Schenker AG Thomas Schmitt CCO / Member of the Board of Management Contract Logistics Schenker AG

Track 1 - Green Room
09:10
AM
PRESENTATION: Challenge and Transformation in a Disruptive World

Disruptions large and small confront today’s supply chains on a daily basis.

  • Organizational survival depends on the ability to anticipate, adapt and transform supply chains to deliver reliability and performance.
  • Supply chain leaders need to respond to developments such as the rise of digital business, the growth of the Internet of Things, and the emergence of algorithmic planning.
  • Andrew will share predictions and evolving trends that should be on your supply chain radar in 2017.

Gartner Andrew Downard Research Director Gartner

09:40
AM
PRESENTATION: Leading Transformation in the Global Supply Chain

Across the globe, continued margin pressures, compounded by a heightened focus on the balance sheet and accelerated time to market are forcing companies to adapt their supply chain models. At the same time, new markets such as IoT and the maker market, along with the need for a strong digital presence to create a true omnichannel experience is further impacting distribution strategy. This presentation will focus on the increasing complexity across the global supply chain and the importance of developing a consistent, scalable, sustainable and transportable supply chain ecosystem to offset market complexities, increase agility and enhance margins. Key takeaways include:

  • An overview of the factors impacting the global supply chain
  • How companies can modify their supply networks to adapt to new markets
  • Best practices for engaging a distribution partner to accelerate time to market and increase margins

Avnet David Paulson Vice President, Supply Chain Services Avnet

10:10
AM
PRESENTATION: It’s an evolution not a revolution: Transforming into a customer-centric supply chain
  • Link the supply chain vision to the business strategy. The journey starts with the vision. Alignment with your business strategy keeps the focus on priorities, while ensuring internal collaboration
  • Develop your supply chain strategy based on outside-in thinking. Most supply chain solutions can be found by leveraging and adapting existing solutions. Find them, pilot them, learn, then adapt them, or move on
  • Put the right people in the right seats. As supply chain challenges become more complex, the demands on your talent grows. Deploying the right talent to the right challenge is the key to success

Land O'Lakes Yone Dewberry CSCO Land O'Lakes

10:40
AM
Coffee Break
11:10
AM
PRESENTATION: The next wave – where disruption and supply chain innovation converge

Over regulation, talent shortages, shifting consumer behavior, and changing technology are some of the disruptors that keep CEOs up at night. But is disruption always bad? Disruption forces us to change the way we think or behave or even do business, because it makes us look at things in a whole new way, often turning challenges into opportunities - and business disruption into businesses that disrupt.

In this presentation, we will look at some of the disruptors that supply chains are facing today – digitally savvy customers with increasing demands, talent shortages, regulatory changes, and technology – and show how innovation is turning the tide for small and large companies alike.

Ryder Gary Allen VP of Supply Chain Excellence Ryder

11:40
AM
PRESENTATION: Join the block chain party

With the excitement about block chain, enterprises are exploring how to join the merry gang on adoption of block chain technology. Most of current block chain implementations are using the technology to replace databases. In this session, HCL will share it journey in creating a block chain platform and it’s opinion on what will shape the industry adoption of the much talked about technology

HCL Technologies Ananth Subramanya Head of Digital Solutions HCL Technologies

11:55
AM
DEBATE: A Town Hall Debate with Brad Jacobs

XPO is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. Brad Jacobs is the charismatic CEO who has led the company to exist in 34 countries, with over 86,000 employees, 1,425 locations and revenues of $15 billion

This is your chance to ask Brad Jacobs anything! Nothing is off limits in this interactive town hall debate.

XPO Brad Jacobs CEO XPO

12:40
PM
Lunch
1:40
PM
PRESENTATION: Driving the innovation engine in supply chain transformation

Pressure is getting higher in terms of getting bigger and better ideas faster to the market place. These dynamics require a totally integrated approach on innovation management and supply chain. “What is the right supply chain for your innovation?”

  • Innovation management: Shift supply chain from enabler to collaborator in product innovation within your organization to ensure cost and efficiencies are directly designed into new offerings
  • Be a champion for innovation: Innovation is not a functional responsibility; it is a continuous process of the supply chain to ensure improvement at every stage of new and existing projects
  • Model and predict: Picking the right supply chain solution considering the nature of your product, it’s life cycle, market you are operating and geography you are supplying.

Mondelēz International Orhan Bazna Sr. Director Global Supply Chain Gum&Candy Category Mondelēz International

2:10
PM
PRESENTATION: Delivering best in class process planning and implementation for new age digital supply chains
  • An example of the path for an IBP implementation.
  • What to expect and how to prepare the launch.
  • The Strategy and the Process.
  • The Governance

AkzoNobel Hassan Lakhani ALPS Plan Expert Process Planning AkzoNobel

2:40
PM
PRESENTATION: Optimizing Customer Value Creation at Nokia
  • Be a true business partner: Learn how Nokia drives its customer-centric strategy by prioritizing the business partnership and customised services.
  • The importance of customer segmentation: Take a closer look at how segmentation can be utilized to optimize service delivery and the advantages of early customer involvement results in “first time right”
  • Transform your supply chain: Discover how Nokia are effectively using digitalization, artificial intelligence and standardization to enable supply chain transformation.

Nokia Kim Aaltonen Head of Delivery Operations Nokia

3:10
PM
PRESENTATION: Defining Toyota’s Customer Centric Supply Chain Strategy
  • Enhance customer centric operations: Hear how Toyota embedded customer centric processes such as eCommerce to transform their supply chain and drive customer value creation
  • Shaping customer experience from design to delivery: Learn how Toyota captures real-time data on demand by monitoring internal and external sources to keep pace with customer behaviour and tailor service offerings
  • Align your organisation around your most asset, the customer: Take advantage of supply chain process redesign methodologies and tighter collaboration to deliver extra value adding services to your customers such as next day delivery

Toyota Neil Swartz VP & General Manager Toyota

3:40
PM
Coffee Break
4:25
PM
PRESENTATION: Why you can’t wait for Robotics Process Automation

Robotics is no longer a thing of the future – it is the here and now. Find out how EXL can help you improve the speed, precision and fluidity of your business processes NOW so you are not left behind in the future. In this session we will look at:

  • Why RPA must be adopted NOW
  • Key Strategy - Center of Excellence
  • Considerations for Successful RPA

EXL Cody Reinhart VP Consulting RPA EXL

4:40
PM
PRESENTATION: The Rise of Innovation

Innovation has become an overused word - not just in business - but in almost every walk of life. Matt will walk you through the hype surrounding the word, offer some definitions and clarity, describe how his company formally approaches innovation, discuss a few of their prototypes, share a few thoughts on building a culture of innovation, and give some ideas on how you can influence innovative thought without your own organization – regardless of the position in your own organization.

Kenco Innovation Labs Matt McLelland Innovation Research Manager Kenco Innovation Labs

5:10
PM
PRESENTATION: Panama: The Logistics Hub of the Americas

Session description TBC

Republic of Panama Augusto Arosemena Moreno Minister of Commerce and Industry Republic of Panama

Track 2 - Blue Room
09:10
AM
PRESENTATION: Reacting to and riding the wave of the ‘Amazonification’ of the industry
  • Amazon’s impact on the logistics industry: Discuss how Amazon has altered the economics of supply chain and debate the strategies you can implement to maintain margins and market share
  • To be earth’s most customer-centric company: Why every company should take this type of thinking on board to remain competitive in the age of consumer-centrism

Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting Jim Tompkins Chairman and CEO Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting

09:25
AM
PRESENTATION: The Digital Evolution of the Logistics Industry
  • Innovation should live in your company’s genetic code: The global marketplace is dynamic - it takes innovation to create, expand, improve, and adapt the solutions and services that can keep up
  • A “fail fast, succeed faster” mentality is important in innovation: Innovation rarely arises from safe, sterile ideas; some of the best ideas—in the supply chain industry and beyond—are the result of a pivot from some kind of failure

C.H. Robinson Andrew Clarke CFO C.H. Robinson

09:55
AM
PANEL: Keeping the customer by web, brick, truck and drone: creating a seamless loop to close the retail ecosystem

How to employ software, stores, online presence and supply chain to keep the customer engaged, purchasing, and coming back again. Create a loop between the front end (customer facing) and the back end (supply chain operations).

  • The race to close the loop: Discuss what big retail attempts to close the loop mean for the rest of the industry. From Amazon who are closing out the back end by buying assets, building drones, and launching a logistics company, to Walmart’s large acquisition of Jet.com to build out a larger online presence, and Target’s hiring of unique supply chain talent to take on all competitors…does anyone else stand a chance?
  • The role of software: How software providers are providing the tools for big, medium, and small retailers to increase online market share to effectively manage and close the loop between the customer and the services being offered
  • How LSPs and ASPs are diversifying to gain market share: Hear how 3PLs and asset-based service providers are assisting these companies in both getting into front-end, customer-facing eCommerce activities, as well as helping get the products to and from those customers.

Amazon Ed Feitzinger VP Global Logistics Amazon

KTI, Inc. Michael Kroul , President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer KTI, Inc.

project44 Tommy Barnes President project44

C.H. Robinson Andrew Clarke CFO C.H. Robinson

Convey Matt Howitt VP Product Convey

10:40
AM
Coffee
11:10
AM
Panel: Supply chain transformation – Every element counts
  • Redesign, restructure, reorganise: Hear how to effectively restructure your supply chain architecture to better balance speed, risk, cost and people allowing for a quicker time to market and increased customer satisfaction
  • Find your competitive edge: Discover practical methods and approaches to recalibrate your supply chain strategies and capabilities with the overarching corporate vision.
  • Build innovation capabilities: Discuss the creation of an innovation strategy such that your process becomes a platform for driving innovation rather than starting from scratch every time

Land O'Lakes Yone Dewberry CSCO Land O'Lakes

Caterpillar Don Jones Director, Global Parts Strategy & Transformation Caterpillar

Schneider Electric Richard Morrissey Vice President Logistics Systems & Tools Global Supply Chain Schneider Electric

Moderator Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Rich Sherman Senior Fellow, Global Supply Chain Practice & Centre of Excellence Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

12:00
PM
PRESENTATION: Developing future ready supply chains: The digital revolution

New Digital technologies are necessitating companies to re-imagine their supply chain capabilities, processes, and information systems to effectively operate today while transforming to compete differently in the future.

  • Digital re-imagination of supply chains is real: Learn why a Digital Strategy for your company is a competitive mandate
  • Digital Enterprise Architecture: Learn how a new approach to your organizational model can enable you overcome functional silos and develop a Digital Enterprise Architecture to enable digital collaboration.
  • Designing and operating a Smart Digital Supply Network; that leverages the capabilities of your market ecosystem (customers, suppliers, service partners, supporting enablers, and technologies) to connect for competitive advantage.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Rich Sherman Senior Fellow, Global Supply Chain Practice & Centre of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

12:40
PM
Lunch
1:40
PM
The Technology Driven Transportation Economy

This session explores the current, emerging and future state of the technology-driven transportation economy.

Learn about:

  • Industry trends in web-based APIs and other communication tools
  • What to look for when choosing a partner and solution based on your specific needs and operating environment
  • Real-life use cases where companies have optimized transportation visibility and spend

SMC3 Kevin Springer Vice President of Sales SMC3

FourKites Priya Rajagopalan Chief Product Officer FourKites

1:55
PM
PANEL: What's the difference between a transportation management system (TMS) and a tech-enabled 3PL?
  • Comparing ROI: A look at TMS solutions versus the Managed Transportation Services (MTS) offerings of venture capital-backed, tech enabled 3PLs. Do niche players with advanced cloud-based systems have the same capabilities as established TMS, and what does this mean for those TMS providers?
  • Customer Insight: Hear from customers on what drives their decision to utilize either solution and the benefits achieved from either decision
  • The future of the tech-enabled transportation management solution and TMS: Which is going to win over the industry?

This panel will be moderated by Steve Banker of ARC Advisory Services.  ARC has conducted extensive research in these areas and some of ARC’s research will also be shared with the audience.

Lennox industries Keith Nash VP, Process & Technology Lennox industries

Weston Foods Limited Yves Bélanger Vice President, Supply Chain Weston Foods Limited

Penske Logistics Bob Daymon Vice President – Freight Management Penske Logistics

Walgreens Sean Barbour Senior Director of Transportation Logistics Walgreens

Moderator ARC Advisory Steve Banker Vice President, SCM ARC Advisory

2:40
PM
PRESENTATION: What you cannot miss in your journey towards Digital Logistics & Supply Chain

Whether you are a Shipper, asset-based or non-asset LSP, there are many use cases and different directions that Organizations take to their journey towards Digital. This includes adoption of Saas solutions, building mobile apps, grappling with data to create insights, moving applications to cloud, leveraging APIs for collaboration and many more.

This session would share guiding principles and what you cannot miss in the journey towards Digital, thereby driving business growth, differentiation and operational efficiency

Tech Mahindra Greg Smith Enterprise Consultant Tech Mahindra

2:55
PM
PANEL: Redefining the 3PL customer experience in an age of disruption.
  • How have customers' expectations changed from five years ago to today?
  • What role if any does analytics play in reshaping customer experience?
  • Do you expect more or less from your colleagues in IT, in light of this changing dynamic?
  • What tangible steps can customer-facing commercial leaders take to create a culture of innovation?
  • How have hiring profiles changed when you think about the front line of customer-facing team members? Are there different tactics for sourcing and motivating talent?

AB/InBev Pat McGauley SVP of Innovation AB/InBev

Echo Global Ilhan Kolko Product Strategy and Innovation Echo Global

Toll Global Forwarding Dan Ludwig Chief Financial Officer Toll Global Forwarding

Havi Global Solutions Ken Shearer SVP of Sales and Business Development Havi Global Solutions

Moderator Lanetix John Golob CEO and Co-Founder Lanetix

3:40
PM
Coffee Break
4:25
PM
PRESENTATION: “How much cost and capital is tied up in your supply chain?”

This presentation will address the challenges that companies face as a result of having excessive cash tied up in inventory. Key discussion points will include:

  • The increasing challenges that many companies are facing as a result of global customer demand
  • The implications on procurement, inventory management, working capital availability, storage and fulfilment
  • How partnering with proven industry experts can dramatically reduce supply chain cost, capital deployment and complexity
  • The bottom line benefits for companies which include lower total cost of ownership (TCO), improved working capital availability, increased flexibility, more time and resources available for business growth

Exertis Supply Chain Services Dermot Connolly Head of European Business Development Exertis Supply Chain Services

4:40
PM
PANEL: Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Tomorrow?

As businesses grow and change, so do their supply chains. That means their technology solutions also need to evolve. This panel will feature the best practices of companies that are on the move and provide information about how they leverage advanced Transportation Management System (TMS) solutions to support their ongoing innovation

MercuryGate Monica Wooden CEO & Co-Founder MercuryGate

syncreon Dan Bombrys Vice President, Business Development Technology Americas syncreon

DLS Worldwide Thomas Griffin President DLS Worldwide

Logistics Services of Celestica Inc. Ryan Bloor Director Logistics Services of Celestica Inc.

5:10
PM
INTERACTIVE SESSION: “We need to be more innovative!” Supplier –“You don’t give us enough margin to be innovative!”

Session description TBC

Hughenden Consulting Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting

Track 3 - Purple Room
09:10
AM
PANEL: What defines a logistics business in the 21st century?

How do you re-define a 21st century 3PL? A panel of experts debate the nature of a modern logistics business and determine how to maintain relevance in the age of digitalization; from commoditization-driven automation to customer value creation. Panellists look at:

  • Metrics: What metrics should you look at to gauge a 3PL’s success?
  • Investment: What have the key areas of 3PL investment been for our panel?
  • Margins: How have margins been impacted by technology shifts in the past few years and how are they expected to continue to be impacted?
  • A 3PL’s core: Where does your company fall on the people/process/technology balance? Has this weighting shifted recently?
  • Technology: How does technology impact strategic direction and customer relationships? How does technology impact your financial structuring?
  • Automation: Will automation dictate who survives in the 3PL industry?
  • Diversification of core business: In what ways are the panel expanding their core competencies? E.g. VAS, improved tech platforms, data-driven solutions
  • Customer requirements: What metrics do customers use for vetting logistics providers? Beyond cost, where do specialization, customer service and technology sit?
  • Talent Requirements: How is technology tech-driven altering the skill-set requirements of logistics talent?

Ascent Global Logistics Bill Goodgion President Ascent Global Logistics

YRCW Justin Hall Chief Customer Officer YRCW

Transfix Drew McElroy CEO Transfix

project44 Jett McCandless CEO and Co-Founder project44

Moderator Load Delivered Logistics Robby Nathan CEO Load Delivered Logistics

09:55
AM
PANEL: Technology-Driven Innovation; From Tech-user to Tech-Innovator
  • From buzzword to bust, innovation to implementation: Hear examples of companies leveraging cutting-edge technologies for differentiation, value creation and automation to see where you should be investing
  • Building a successful innovation roadmap: Learn how to build your own specialist innovation structure and translate innovation investment strategies into ROI and a competitive advantage
  • Improving customer-driven innovation through collaboration: Hear from successful Customer/LSP collaborations on how they adopted new technologies and developed their own innovation processes for greater gains
  • Are start-ups better innovators? Explore how closely start-up technology is aligned with customer expectations. Do incumbents still have the upper hand here, or do faster decision-making processes allow start-ups to understand the customer and innovate better?

Dachser Frank Guenzerodt President & CEO USA Dachser

Freightos Zvi Schreiber CEO Freightos

Redwood Eric Rempel Chief Innovation Officer Redwood

MacroPoint Dan Cicerchi COO MacroPoint

Moderator LoadSmart Ricardo Salgado Founder & CEO LoadSmart

10:40
AM
Coffee Break
11:10
AM
PRESENTATION: Amazon Has Changed the Rules: Transform Now or Get Left Behind
  • Why customer-centric operations are the new strategic imperative for all retailers
  • Three key steps to creating the ultimate last mile experience for your entire ecosystem
  • Operational efficiency + customer satisfaction = an unbeatable competitive advantage

Bringg Raanan Cohen CEO Bringg

11:40
AM
PRESENTATION: Dimensional weight and the effect on parcel shipping for fulfilment and 3PL
  • What is dimensional weight and why is it important to the fulfillment and 3PL industries?
  • How has it evolved and what is coming next?
  • How can 3PL's and fulfillment companies prepare for the future to maximize efficiency and profit, as well as enhance the end customer experience.

ShipStation Krish Iyer Director of Strategic Alliances ShipStation

11:55
AM
PANEL: Achieving best in class omnichannel fulfilment & Inventory Management
  • Develop a robust omnichannel fulfilment network: Learn how to analyze each of your distribution nodes’ fulfilment potential to redesign and optimize your network for omnichannel
  • Rethink your fulfilment strategy: Discover new fulfilment strategies retailers are leveraging to achieve a seamless customer experience without spiralling costs: FC vs. drop-ship, in-store fulfilment vs. store to store fulfilment etc
  • Unlock the tools necessary for achieving your fulfilment strategy: Debate which technologies are critical to action efficient order fulfilment across your network redesign and within your omnichannel strategy
  • Achieving actual end-to-end, real-time inventory visibility: Discover how to create a single-view of inventory across channels and throughout your network to ensure omnichannel agility and avoid overstock.

BuildDirect Larry Ellis Director, Warehouse and Delivery Services BuildDirect

HomeDepot Erik Sandin Senior Manager Delivery Support Home Depot

American Shipper Eric Johnson Research Director & IT Editor American Shipper

12:40
PM
Lunch
1:40
PM
PRESENTATION + PANEL: Last-mile logistics - consumers might drive eCommerce but logistics enables it
  • Save on last-mile costs while serving the customer: How to reduce costs through planning efficiencies, innovating on last-mile delivery mechanisms, app development and more
  • Consumer insight to better your service: Learn how to engage with consumers and customers and discover the tools needed to help make your retail customers competitive
  • Tackling major costs of last-mile: A look at the viability of implementing drones, home delivery, in-store pick-up, lockers, and crowd-sourced delivery as a USP for your company
  • Quantifying customer-centricity: How to utilize customer behaviour data to ready capacity for future demand and avoid failed deliveries and overcapacity during peaks seasons without adding cost

Flexe Karl Siebrecht CEO FLEXE

LSO Ivan Rick Jones CEO LSO Ivan

J.B. Hunt Shawn Graves Vice President, Transportation J.B. Hunt

Moderator etc & associates Ivan Hofmann Principal etc & associates

2:40
PM
PRESENTATION: Last Mile Service: The New Customer Experience

Frontier Last mile service is arguably the most critical phase of the entire supply chain. It’s at this point that customers are either satisfied, or they’re not.

This presentation will shed light on current customer final mile expectations and how businesses need to keep up, or risk losing customers to retailers who have invested in exceptional last mile execution. In addition, the presentation will highlight predictive trends for last mile service going forward.

  • Understanding your Customers’ Expectations: becoming a vital part of the overall customer experience by providing increasingly customized and flexible options for the customers’ customers. How free shipping, 24/7 tracking, notifi cations and re-routing play into optimal consumer experience
  • Meeting Expectations without Busting the Budget: exploring the importance of technology, rethinking inventory, warehouse strategy, fulfillment, investment in communication and returns
  • The Crystal Ball – What’s next in Final Mile Services? how same-day or instant delivery will change the face of the last-mile, analysis on the rise of autonomous vehicles and the impact of new players such as Uber and Amazon

Purolator International John Costanzo President Purolator International

3:10
PM
PRESENTATION + PANEL: Building a More Dynamic Supply Chain through On-demand Warehousing

Learn how Ace Hardware is leveraging a dynamic warehouse network to redefine supply chain logistics and better meet customer demands.

  • Approach logistics with agility: create a dynamic warehouse and fulfillment network with on-demand warehousing that supports high growth and variable demands throughout the year
  • Avoid fixed costs: manage seasonal peaks without signing long-term leases and tying up additional capital
  • Access a flexible network: work with trusted, professional service providers across North America while maintaining control of your operations with a single platform

FLEXE Karl Siebrecht CEO FLEXE

Iron Mountain Brett Spector Director, North America Channel Sales Iron Mountain

Ace Hardware Keven Kryscio Director Supply Chain Distribution and Logistics Ace Hardware

3:40
PM
Coffee Break
4:25
PM
PRESENTATION: Industry 4.0 and the E-commerce warehouse: What happens after the click?

E-commerce is a $350 billion market in the US alone and is growing at more than 10% each year, increasing the competition between online and omnichannel retailers. How do retailers and 3PL providers deliver highly customized, ever-faster, cost-effective, and accurate product fulfillment services? It all happens in today’s “smart” fulfillment warehouse.

Join Karen Leavitt, Chief Marketing Officer of Locus Robotics, and discover the “magic” of what happens after the click. Learn how autonomous collaborative robots are now working alongside warehouse workers and forever changing the way e-commerce fulfillment gets done.

Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics

4:55
PM
PANEL: Industrial real estate marketplace in the age of eCommerce
  • The impact of the explosion of eCommerce on the industrial real estate marketplace: Explore the challenges associated with the availability of warehouse space, labor and truck capacity during peak periods and how companies are working to address the infrastructure needs that need to be in place to meet customer expectations
  • Maximize your warehouse assets: Learn how to get the most from your warehouse assets through new technologies, automation and strategic planning and ensure you’re an eCommerce driver, not a bottleneck. What can automation solve and how have our panel weighed up the cost-benefit?
  • Warehousing location: How you can position yourself close to consumer demand centers when warehouse space in these areas is at a premium. Find more of the right space and make it work for your network

Cushman & Wakefield Rich Hamilton Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield

Geodis John Grubor SVP of Operations Geodis

Cushman & Wakefield Ben Conwell Sr. Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield

Tompkins International, Inc. Gene Tyndall Executive Vice-President Tompkins International, Inc.

Track 4 - Orange Room
10:10
AM
PRESENTATION + PANEL: The Journey to a Fully Collaborative (Vested) Logistics Partnership

The journey to a fully collaborative partnership starts with identifying a provider with the right culture, mindset and a willingness to jointly develop an outcome-based lead logistics solution. It requires trust and commitment, founded on a win-win economic model that shares both risks and rewards. This presentation will examine the journey that Nu Skin embarked upon, ultimately selecting XPO Logistics as their lead logistics partner in this business-critical initiative. Supported by a jointly-crafted, flexible agreement that promotes innovation, shares governance and defines mutually beneficial outcomes, Nu Skin and XPO continue the journey as vested partners in transforming Nu Skin’s global supply chain to help the company achieve record revenue growth.

Nu Skin Brad Morris VP of Global Logistics & Fulfillment Nu Skin

XPO Logistics David Pollard Executive Director Lead Logistics Solutions, XPO Logistics

The Forefront Group Steve Symmes Senior Consultant The Forefront Group

The Forefront Group Bonnie Keith President The Forefront Group

10:40
AM
Coffee Break
11:10
AM
PRESENTATION + PANEL: The Journey to a Fully Collaborative (Vested) Logistics Partnership (cont’d)

The journey to a fully collaborative partnership starts with identifying a provider with the right culture, mindset and a willingness to jointly develop an outcome-based lead logistics solution. It requires trust and commitment, founded on a win-win economic model that shares both risks and rewards. This presentation will examine the journey that Nu Skin embarked upon, ultimately selecting XPO Logistics as their lead logistics partner in this business-critical initiative. Supported by a jointly-crafted, flexible agreement that promotes innovation, shares governance and defines mutually beneficial outcomes, Nu Skin and XPO continue the journey as vested partners in transforming Nu Skin’s global supply chain to help the company achieve record revenue growth.

Nu Skin Brad Morris VP of Global Logistics & Fulfillment Nu Skin

XPO Logistics David Pollard Executive Director Lead Logistics Solutions, XPO Logistics

The Forefront Group Steve Symmes Senior Consultant The Forefront Group

The Forefront Group Bonnie Keith President The Forefront Group

11:55
AM
PRESENTATION: The Plug-and-Play Supply Chain: Beyond Efficiency To Growth

Years of growth, merger and acquisition activity, changing customer markets and globalization have taken their toll on supply chains, creating highly complex, extended supply chains. However, companies are realizing that operating with this complex web of one-off supply chains is unsustainable - high cost, full of waste, cumbersome and risky.

Enter the plug-and-play supply chain – a new business model driven by big data, powerful analytics, smart segmentation and operational standardization. The session will define the plug-and-play concept, explain how it works, and show how it goes way beyond just cutting supply chain costs – to drive sustainable growth.

Competitive Insights Richard Sharpe CEO Competitive Insights

lharrington group LLC Lisa Harrington President lharrington group LLC

12:40
PM
Lunch
1:40
PM
PRESENTATION: Untapped potential: optimize inventory – improve cash flow

When thinking about supply chain optimization, inventory is often overlooked. However, inventory represents a significant source of untapped potential and cash in the supply chain. Hear about the importance of inventory in the supply chain, Neovia’s approach to optimizing inventory for our customers and a look ahead at the impact of evolving technology on the supply chain.

NEOVIA Kit Boyd Chief Operations Officer NEOVIA

NEOVIA Dann Kemmann VP of Inventory Management NEOVIA

2:10
PM
PANEL: Innovation in Transportation Software: Where Will Technology Take You Next?

Uber for freight. Internet of Things. Blockchain. Supply Chain APIs. The amount of investment, attention and focus on technology for logistics continues to accelerate. Shippers want to be able to improve visibility, reduce freight costs and increase reliability. 3PLs are looking to grow strategic relationships and buying power. Investors are looking for the 'Next Big Thing'. Join this panel of industry experts to discuss these topics and to learn how the latest innovations can benefit your operations.

Company_Logo Jim Brownell COO American Freight Furniture and Mattress

Konexial Ken Evans CEO Konexial

Intelligent Audit Scott Langley President Intelligent Audit

Moderator Cloud Logistics Mark Nix Founder and CEO Cloud Logistics

3:00
PM
PRESENTATION: Customers Want More: From LTL to total logistics partner, transforming a legacy freight carrier into full-scale logistics provider ArcBest
  • ArcBest research and customer feedback shows a clear preference for total supply chain solutions
  • From its 90+ year legacy as a less-than-truckload carrier, ArcBest has transformed in response to these customer needs

ArcBest Judy McReynolds Chairman, President and Chief Executive OfficerPresident and CEO ArcBest

3:40
PM
Coffee Break
4:25
PM
PRESENTATION: In-Depth Analysis: Gartner’s Market Outlook of Logistics

Gartner’s magic quadrant: Gain the latest research and insight of the top North American 3PLs - who the ones to watch are and why?

Provider and customer research: Gartner’s research uncovers top trends including the impact of M&A, customer segmentation and business alignment, new selection criteria priorities and new implications of technology on the provider-customer relationship

Market drivers impacting logistics decisions: What’s the prognosis for the next 12 months? Explore cost pressures, ocean capacity, the heavy truck market in turmoil, the driver shortage, decreasing volumes and shipper hesitation to spend

Gartner Greg Aimi Director of Supply Chain Research Gartner

4:55
PM
PANEL: Are you a consolidator or are you going to be consolidated?

Since deregulation the Transportation / Logistics industry has evolved and turned into one of the largest market segments in business today. As this industry has matured there continues to be tremendous expansion and consolidation going on at lightning speed. One of the largest US based 3PL’s – XPO Logistics did not even exist 5 years ago.

Hear from a panel of industry leaders that have taken different paths to get to where they are today. We will examine three distinct viewpoints: 1) The consolidator platform model 2) A recently acquired player and 3) The independent player and their strategy for remaining standalone and relevant

As a business entrepreneur you have several options on how to take your business to the next level.

  • Do you remain status quo?
  • Do you grow through acquisition?
  • Do you recapitalize your business through debt today?
  • Do you recapitalize your business through an equity investor?
  • Do you sell and if so when is the right time to sell?

We will seek to address the following critical strategic questions:

  1. What is the long-term viability of your business model?
  2. Is the market too frothy for you to jump in to the acquisition market today on the buy-side?
  3. With higher enterprise values can you still gain synergies in acquisitions today?
  4. Is it time to sell and take advantage of the current up-cycle?

SunteckTTS Ken Forster CEO SunteckTTS

Livingston International Michael Meierkort President Livingston International

Legacy Supply Chain Solutions Mike Glodziak CEO / President Legacy Supply Chain Solutions

Moderator: G2 Capital Advisors Ron Lentz Transportation and Logistics Practice Leader G2 Capital Advisors

Track 5 - Red Room
11:10
AM
PRESENTATION: Big Data and the Digital Future of Supply Chain

More information coming soon...

10-4 Systems Travis Rhyan CEO 10-4 Systems

11:40
AM
PRESENTATION: The 'Digital' Revolution: Unlocking Business Value for the Logistics Industry

If Data is the ‘Big Oil’ of the 21st century, digital technologies are the pipelines for its distribution. Technologies in robotics, analytics, social media and mobile are changing the way ‘Big Oil’ data is analyzed, stored and exchanged at a scorching pace.

In this session, we focus on some of these technologies and related use cases from across industries to highlight the potential of:

  • Social media analytics: Integrating social media into the business value chain and analyzing its effectiveness is an essential component for preparing today’s logistics enterprise for the millennial business world
  • Robotic process automation: Standardized data input, combined with rules-based process definitions, makes intelligent automation an exciting possibility. From much higher accuracy and productivity to enhanced working capital efficiencies, RPA holds great long term promise in helping businesses improve their top lines in areas such as F&A, order management and compliance
  • Intelligent analytics: The explosion in the availability of digital data provides tremendous opportunities to leverage Big Data technologies. Embedded analytics on both buy and sell side processes such as inventory management, demand planning and forecasting, milestone tracking and tracing, and customized reporting can deliver valuable insights to aid optimization, risk management and innovation strategies

WNS North America Yogendra Goyal Executive Vice President WNS North America

12:10
PM
PRESENTATION: Striking the balance within the extended supply chain

Without visibility, companies must choose between two bad options 1). High inventory cost or 2). Risks of stock outs. However, it’s been proven that companies that have visibility into their supply chain gain the following benefits:

  • Eliminate risk from their supply chain
  • Improve customer service levels
  • Reduce inventory levels
  • Gain predictive insight into supply chain
  • Gain real time insight to supplier performance

Are you faced with visibility issues? Is your supply chain not aligned with the company strategy? Join our session to discuss these topics and more.

SAP Ariba Greg Mekjian VP Direct Materials & Supply Chain SAP Ariba

12:40
PM
Lunch
1:40
PM
PRESENTATION: Demand More from Your Data: Using the Right Data in the Right Way

Data is being produced at an unprecedented rate from every aspect of our lives. As Logistics professionals, do we need it all? Can we even use it? In this session, we will discuss: common gaps in existing analytics strategies, how to determine which data to collect and how to use it, and what to look for in an analytics solution to find the one that will provide you the best chance of achieving your objectives.

Longbow Advantage Alex Wakefield Chief Commercial Officer Longbow Advantage

2:10
PM
PRESENTATION: Driving Industry 4.0 Efficiencies Through the Digital Supply Chain.

Case: Real Time Visibility to provide Just-In-Sequence Logistics to Magna’s Smart Factories

GateHouse Logistics Jesper Bennike CEO GateHouse Logistics

2:40
PM
PRESENTATION: Global Weather Intelligence for the Modern Supply Chain

With shortening transit times, the need for better ETAs, and the timeline compression occurring in the overall end-to-end supply chain – Weather is a much bigger factor on the modern supply chain. Data science coupled with Machine Learning is transforming the weather industry beyond traditional products of the past. Get a glimpse of some of the new products being offered today:

  • Weather Driven Transportation Costs – 14 Years of global analysis data combined with your historical cost data in our DeepStorm Analytics Platform can predict your future daily transportation costs out to 30 days!
  • Road Weather Risks – Know the current and future state of the road conditions, along with alerting for criteria such as; Hydroplaning, Low Visibilities, High Winds, and Weather impacts that allow rerouting and increased safety
  • Road Weather Delays – How is weather impacting the delay in each route? Avoid where the major weather delays are happening now, and later in the day.

Weather should no longer be the weakest link in your digital supply chain.

StormGeo Mr. David VandenHeuvel Commercial Manager StormGeo

3:10
PM
INTERACTIVE SESSION: How to Overcome Supply Chain Obstacles by Managing Multi-Modal Transportation?

In this session there will be a discussion of how to execute successful just in time deliveries, the complexity of navigating port disruptions, vessel delays, and issues related to weather. The aforementioned can affect order fulfillment and halt assembly lines. We will discuss how to successfully divert cargo to meet supply chain deadlines.

  • Vessel Tracking
  • Port Availability
  • Recovering the Container
  • Successful and Expeditious Trans-loading
  • Executing Final Delivery

Cornerstone Logistics Brian Kempisty Vice President Cornerstone Logistics

3:40
PM
Coffee Break
4:25
PM
PRESENTATION: How to reduce small parcel & LTL transportation costs in a challenging economy: Learn the inside secrets from former UPS & FedEx Pricing Managers and VPs

Are shipping costs too high, or do you want to make sure you have the best possible pricing? Then you cannot afford to miss this workshop! Led by AFMS, one of the top consulting companies in the industry and an Inc. 500 company. Gain valuable information to negotiate best-in-class pricing and reduce overall shipping costs by 15-25%. You will walk away from this informative session with a new perspective on how to negotiate with carriers.

AFMS Brittany Beecroft VP Regional Sales AFMS

5:10
PM
PRESENTATION: Shipping Visibility, Redefined.

Improving Customer Service In Your Supply Chain.

Dupré Logistics Bob Verret Chief Information Officer Dupré Logistics

FourKites Mathew Elenjickal Founder and Chief Executive Officer FourKites

Keynote: Green Room
5:45
PM
PRESENTATION: Achieving the Perfect Order in the Customization Supply Chain
  • In this joint keynote with a CPG customer, Nulogy will discuss how you can leverage advancements in technology to achieve the perfect order in the last mile of the supply chain
  • Learn how to make the perfect order more achievable by measuring results, and electronically collaborating with customers
  • Understand how connecting suppliers within a perfect order network will help you fulfil orders on time, in full, defect free and properly documented without sacrificing speed to market, supplier agility, and transparency

Nulogy Jason Tham CEO Nulogy

6:15
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7:15
PM
Networking Reception
Keynotes: Green Room
07:45
AM
What’s keeping you up at night?

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08:00
AM
DTC Transformation: Growing Retail in a Digital world
  • Adidas transformation in totality
  • Supply chain's critical path to success
  • Innovation and culture

Adidas Nic Vu GM and SVP of North America Adidas

08:30
AM
IBM Watson, Blockchain and IOT: Disruptive technologies that will transform your supply chain

IBM will discuss client use cases and our POV on the impact new technologies will have on the supply chain:

  • IBM Watson - leveraging cognitive computing to minimize and mitigate supply chain disruptions
  • Blockchain - enabling shared ledger visibility across your extended supply chain
  • IOT - how devices and access to a world of data will bring insight for better decisions

C.H. Robinson Shari Diaz Ecosystem and Innovation Leader, Watson Supply Chain IBM Watson Customer Engagement

Track 1 - Green Room
09:05
AM
PRESENTATION: Winning with your supply chain; strategies to keep your supply chain relevant for the long-term
  • Driving a supply chain transformation; aligning the organization, people and processes to help execute your vision
  • Mastering the art of excellent leadership: How to set clear objectives and goals across teams in line with your supply chain objectives for improved execution of business priorities.
  • Create your talent playbook: Get first hand insight into a supply chain leader’s approach to winning with people and delivering a culture of innovation

La-Z-Boy Darrell Edwards Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer La-Z-Boy

09:40
AM
PANEL: Distinctive approaches to talent - innovation, and the effect of the digital evolution on the supply chain
  • You’re only as strong as your weakest link’: How to drive cultural transformation; break organizational silos and foster company-wide goals to help execute your supply chain vision
  • Increase employee engagement: Use collaboration, mentorship and continuous feedback to create an agile workforce
  • Enhance an innovation culture: Learn how employee ownership, time, resources and the elimination of red tape can foster out-of-the-box thinking
  • The gig economy: Learn the ways in which the gig economy is altering the dynamics of work in logistics; use millennial habits to your advantage to minimize labor shortage disruptions in your warehouses, stores and trucks

La-Z-Boy Darrell Edwards Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer La-Z-Boy

Dealer Tire Orlando Dangond Vice President of Supply Chain Dealer Tire

Dart Container Corporation Charles Blevins Vice President, Supply Chain Dart Container Corporation

Shiftgig Eddie Lou CEO Shiftgig

DHL Kalyan Sakthi Vice President – IT DHL

Dicom Transportation Group Kirk Serjeantson Chief Information Officer Dicom Transportation Group

10:35
AM
Coffee Break
11:15
AM
PRESENTATION: Gaining Greater Visibility with Watson - an IBM Case Study

The most successful leaders know that a modern supply chain- with full visibility and extended collaboration - is required to keep pace with changing expectations of clients, IBM is no exception.

This session will detail how IBM supply chain leaders leveraged cognitive features of Watson Supply Chain to improve visibility into data and processes, extend collaboration not only across the organization but with suppliers & partners and drive value in their own supply chain

IBM Joanne Wright VP IBM Supply Chain IBM

11:45
AM
PRESENTATION: Solving the Black Box: How Freight can be the Competitive Advantage for Smart Supply Chains

This session highlights how shippers are demanding more visibility from freight operations and are investing in end-to-end supply chain visibility.

  • Freight operations are frequently the missing strategic puzzle piece between procurement systems and inventory / fulfilment systems, meaning there are many opportunities to drive efficiencies.

Flexport Ben Braverman CRO Flexport

12:05
PM
PANEL: Enter A World of Total Automation
  • Digital supply chain strategy: Hear how to build a digital roadmap to become a truly integrated and fully connected supply chain network resulting in a smarter, more efficient, resilient and responsive supply chain
  • Industry 4.0 and the final frontier for supply chain automation, infrastructure & operations – discuss what it means for your supply chain
  • Robotics and automation as a strategic advantage: Take advantage of industry innovation to allow for executives to reinvest their time from day-to-day processes to driving strategic initiatives and value for the entire business
  • The data is where the value lies: Leverage IoT, visibility tools and tech platforms to identify deficiencies within the supply chain to quickly to prevent delays and slowdowns and provide end-to-end visibility

IBM Joanne Wright VP IBM Supply Chain IBM

Flexport Ben Braverman CRO Flexport

Inttra Dave Mincey Vice President of Sales for the Americas Inttra

12:40
PM
PRESENTATION: Blockchain Clinic – Harnessing the Power Can’t get your head around the application of blockchain technology to logistics yet?
  • Fear not – we have experts in the field who will give you the insight you need to ensure you’re ahead of your competitors when blockchain comes into play. Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain and your business so come to this clinic to find out how.
  • The fundamentals: Understand the fundamentals of blockchain, the technology behind it, the difference between public and private blockchains - and why this matters to your business
  • The possibilities: Explore possible applications to supply chain; from smart, automated contracts to CSR, quality control and maintenance reporting so that you know when to invest to take advantage
  • Question time. Ask anything! We know that this is a nascent technology and there will be questions galore. Our experts are on hand to answer anything and guide you through the first steps of implementation

Strategy& (Part of the PwC network) Andrew Schmahl Partner Strategy& (Part of the PwC network)

1:15
PM
Closing remarks

eft Sarah Reynolds Event Director, eft

eft Danielle Horsnell Event Director, eft

1:15
PM
Conference End & Lunch
Track 2 - Blue Room
09:05
AM
PRESENTATION + PANEL: Moving from Single mode to Multimodal Supply Chains: Modes and Technologies

Today the move is to seamless transactions between shippers and carriers. Tremendous progress has been made in developing and deploying the transportation management systems that automate and optimize the transport transactions. But what about when the best solution is not an optimized single transaction, but involves a single shipment moving across multiple modes and carriers?

In rail intermodal the truck-rail-truck move has been seamlessly optimized by the IMC’s and truck lines offering a single integrated service – one that can be input into a TMS. But what about other multi-modal moves. Several leading 3PLs and technology providers will discuss how multi-modal supply chains are emerging across commodity types and modes. For from planning to execution, how can a shipper even know what could be done, or how to get it done in today’s changing supply chain world.

SEKO Logistics James Gagne President SEKO Logistics

NGL John LaBrie CEO NGL

Transplace Tom Sanderson President & CEO Transplace

MODERATOR Transport and Logistics Advisors Lee Clair Managing Partner Transport and Logistics Advisors

09:55
AM
PANEL: M&A: The view from the larger 3PLs

Gain insight into the M+A climate of 2017 to learn how the industry will continue to evolve so that you can brace yourself for any seismic shifts

  • Can consolidation continue? We discuss: are assets still off the dealsheet?
  • Will there be more technology-driven M+A? How will a cash infl ux from new types of investors affect business strategy?
  • Buying and selling! Positioning your business to sell + navigating the sellers’ market: Find out what prospective buyers are looking for and learn how to identify acquisition targets with matched synergies to ensure ROI

Echo Doug Waggoner CEO Echo

Greenbriar Equity Group John Anderson Advisory Director Greenbriar Equity Group

Worldwide Express Tom Madine CEO/President Worldwide Express

Moderator BG Strategic Advisors Ben Gordon Managing Director BG Strategic Advisors

10:35
AM
Coffee Break
11:15
AM
PANEL: How 3PL CEOs are responding to market challenges
  • Where to find growth in 2017 - innovation or emerging markets? Find out where logistics leaders are finding growth to ensure you’re ready to seize the next opportunity
  • Hear what some 3PL CEOs are doing ensure growth and innovation in their business: How leadership changes and a focus on verticals and technology investment can help 3PLs forge ahead
  • Anti-globalization – boom or bust for logistics? Debate the rise in anti-globalization sentiment throughout the world and find out what impact this will have on global and domestic logistics providers to ensure you’re positioned to benefit

GlobalTranz Robert J Farrell CEO GlobalTranz

Transplace Tom Sanderson CEO Transplace

Polaris Jon Saunders CEO Polaris

Total Quality Logistics Kerry Byrne President Total Quality Logistics

12:00
PM
PRESENTATION: SeaLand’s Journey to Social Responsibility, Community & Employee Engagement
  • Get an introduction to SeaLand’s transformative community involvement program – the 3 areas of focus for SeaLand’s community program, what they set out to do and their alignment with UN sustainable development goals
  • A focus on empowerment and engagement – using employees as a driving force and creating a relationship between community, company culture and service delivery
  • What’s good for community is good for business: exploring community projects underway in the Americas, development opportunities for employees/role of employees and why this initiative has been good for business - business impact results to date

SeaLand Thiago Covre Chief Line Officer SeaLand

1:15
PM
Closing remarks

eft Sarah Reynolds Event Director, eft

eft Danielle Horsnell Event Director, eft

1:15
PM
Conference End & Lunch
Track 3 - Purple Room
09:05
AM
PANEL: Innovation in Logistics Outsourcing Relationships: Investigating the Form and Function of Innovation Alignment

In the modern business environment, characterized by demand customers, tough competition, and uncertainty, innovation is cited as a major contributor to firm success and growth.

This session provides an update of an on-going study into how 3PLs can overcome obstacles to innovation by seeing innovation alignment – the cooperation with clients to achieve similar vision, objectives, planning and commitment and to achieve equitable risk and benefit sharing. Innovation alignment allows 3PLs to strengthen their relationships with existing clients and to fuel business growth by replicating innovation success with new clients.

Attendee Benefits:

  • An industry snapshot of common 3PL/client innovation strategies and attributes is provided
  • PLs and their clients will learn about the influence of capabilities, culture and alignment on innovation success and financial performance
  • Key mechanisms for ensuring innovation alignment are described
  • An opportunity to engage with the researchers in order to gain a tailored company-specific analysis is described

Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University Michael Knemeyer Fisher Distinguished Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University

PATH Jonathon McKay Partner PATH

09:35
AM
PRESENTATION: Using co-creation to drive service offering
  • FedEx case study: Explore how you can use a closer relationship with your key accounts to achieve collaborative product development and innovation which you can roll out across your customer base
  • A step-by-step guide on co-creation with customers: How to allow your customers behind the scenes to turn your clients into involved partners - integrate their insights and build their trust to generate more value in the future

FedEx Corporate Services Mike Rude Managing Director of Marketing FedEx Corporate Services

10:05
AM
PRESENTATION: The benefits of taking the long view in shipper-service provider relationships

In today’s fast-paced world, too many companies perceive their products as merely commodities, their logistics provider as just an added cost, and their customers as simply a revenue channel. But these companies are missing the bigger picture and the greater rewards.

This presentation will explore:

  • What building a shipper- logistics provider alliance can deliver to your business
  • How long-term relationships with logistics providers is critical to customer service

CEVA Logistics Jérôme Lorrain COO, Global Ground and Managing Director, North America CEVA Logistics

10:35
AM
Coffee Break
11:15
AM
PANEL: Thinking strategically about customer partnerships
  • Creating a robust customer based strategy: Learn how to approach your customer base strategically by balancing transactional with collaborative to help you maintain margins while avoiding unprofitable relationships
  • The cost/benefit of the value added service: Debate which services have become expected by customers versus ones that truly add to your bottom line to help you cost-effectively plan your service offering
  • Perfect your alignment with customer needs - creating transparency: Hear how to open up your IT capabilities and share data to create greater visibility and greater long term benefits

Pilot Freight Services Richard Phillips Chief Executive Officer Pilot Freight Services

ARMADA John Burke CEO ARMADA

Universal Mike Bautch President VAS Universal

BCG Logistics Allan Smith President & CEO BCG Logistics

The SYGMA Network Timothy M. Egan Vice President, Logistics The SYGMA Network

1:15
PM
Closing remarks

eft Sarah Reynolds Event Director, eft

eft Danielle Horsnell Event Director, eft

1:15
PM
Conference End & Lunch
Track 4 - Orange Room
9:35
AM
PRESENTATION: Maximize the Use of Current Technologies, for Better Supply Chain Planning and Logistics Optimization

If, like many organizations, you need to determine the best path forward in light of the rapid evolution of technology and pace of change, then this session is for you. Get practical advice, tangible tools, and proven strategies to guide your investment decisions and timing. Learn how to reduce cost, and increase efficiencies across the organization. You will: 

  • Understand the reasons that organizations fall behind on the technology evolution path, the resulting risks, and what can be done now to close the gap
  • Learn a framework for moving forward with a combination of education, simplification, optimization and transformational change leadership
  • Get techniques to drive optimization to maximize the use of available technologies and kick start with “enterprise evolution” methodology

The End-to-End supply chain is evolving, are you in the lead or just trying to keep up?

KPIT Rodney Dawson Practice Director KPIT

10:05
AM
PANEL: Innovation & Transformation in the SME Market
  • Hear from market leaders and emerging technology companies that are making waves in innovation
  • Super trends in logistics and transportation: Gain insight on how to innovate as an SME
  • Innovation for greater gains: How innovation will drive productivity, save costs and maximize customer visibility for your company

Cargo Chief Abtin Hamidi Co-Founder, Board Member, EVP Cargo Chief

Load Delivered Logistics Robert Nathan CEO Load Delivered Logistics

Isaacs & Co., Barristers & Solicitors Heather Devine Partner Isaacs & Co., Barristers & Solicitors

Moderaror GenPro Nikhil Sathe CFO GenPro

10:35
AM
Coffee Break
11:15
AM
PANEL: M&A in the mid-market segment
  • SME consolidation: Hear which industry trends are impacting the consolidation of the SME market
  • Explore valuation dynamic in asset and non-asset based 3PL: Evaluate how technology, the drive to fill gaps in service areas and a desire to expand global networks are affecting the SME market
  • New logistics investor cash influx and the impact on SME business strategy: Find out whether this fi nancial change will impact the creation centers of innovation in smaller companies

BB&T Capital Markets Hugh Rabb Managing Director and Co-Head Logistics & Transportation Group BB&T Capital Markets

G2 Capital Advisors Ronald Lentz Managing Director G2 Capital Advisors

Greenbriar Equity Group John Anderson Advisory Director Greenbriar Equity Group

Moderator GenPro Nikhil Sathe CFO GenPro

12:00
PM
PANEL: Risk Management & Compliance in the SME Market

Hear from a group of high profi le attorneys who have deep domain expertise in transportation and logistics

  • Legislative and compliance landscape: Gain key insight on the fast-evolving legislative and compliance landscape in logistics and transportation
  • Managing risk: Understand how to best manage, mitigate, surrogate and transfer risk in our highly volatile industry environment

Benesch Eric Zalud Partner Benesch

Fernandes Hearn Gordon Hearn Partner Fernandes Hearn

Riker Danzig Ron Leibman Partner Riker Danzig

Moderaror Gen Pro Nikhil Sathe CFO GenPro

1:15
PM
Closing remarks

eft Sarah Reynolds Event Director, eft

eft Danielle Horsnell Event Director, eft

1:15
PM
Conference End & Lunch

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