The 3PL Summit Agenda 2016
The 2016 agenda focussed on the most critical changes facing logistics for the coming year. See the fully timed agenda and speaker list below for more details.
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
Danny Halim, Vice President, Industry Strategy,
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
- Pat Nolan, VP - C.H. Robinson
- Chris Saynor, CEO - eft
- Jett McCandless, CEO - project44
- Allan Davis, Managing Director, Dynamo
- Claudia Knowlton-Chike, SVP Supply Chain, Emerald Performance Materials
17:00 Onwards, Welcome Drinks Reception and Disrupt Logistics Hackathon Winners Presentation
8:15am eft Opening Address
Sarah Reynolds, Event Director - 3PL Summit, eft
Sophie Farrow, Event Director - CSCO Forum, eft
Haley Garner, Head of Research and Content, eft
- 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
Tompkins InternationalLed by:
9:30-10:15am Networking Coffee
Track 1: Technology in Logistics
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, CEO, project44
Ben Braverman, CRO, Flexport
Drew McElroy, CEO and Co-Founder, Transfix
Abtin Hamidi, EVP, Cargo Chief
Travis Rhyan, President and CEO, 10-4 Systems
Moderated by: Ricardo Salgado, CEO and Founder, Loadsmart
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 disruptors. 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
Moderated by: John Golob, CEO, Lanetix
Details coming soon.
Brad Jacobs, CEO, XPO LogisticsTrack 2: Supply Chain Data
Pacific Ballroom10:15am Realizing Sustainable Value From Analytics + Data Initiatives
Companies always need to look for ways to gain competitive advantage and to drive improved financial performance. A primary focus for many organizations is to take advantage of new forms of analytics that can provide operational insights from ever increasing volumes of data, that support informed decisions and positive bottom line results.
But in truth, not all companies are having the success they anticipated and are not seeing the anticipated ROIs from their analytical investments.
This interactive session will offer different perspectives on how to tap into the power of applied analytics. Analytics that can support the creation of cross-functional solutions that deliver sustainable value.
Join this session to learn from both industry leaders as well as your peers in the audience.
Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive Insights
Steve Banker, Vice President Supply Chain Services, ARC Advisory Group
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
Frank Vorrath, VP Global Supply Chain at Johnson Controls will be discussing their ‘Supply Chain Excellence System’. He will be explaining how this future system will drive supply chain efficiences by focussing on on people, processes and technology. He will provide a comprehensive outlook on:
- Why data driven supply chains are a competitive advantage for JCI
- Their supply chain technology roadmap and its drivers
- The future of smart , secure and energy efficient homes/buildings and what this will mean in terms of IOT”
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 InsightsTrack 3: 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
Founded in 1968, Dicom Transportation Group established a strong brand position by providing expedited and time definite services in the same day, next day and overnight transportation space.
Over the past two and ½ years Dicom has experienced business growth in excess of 250% thru a focus on organic growth fueled by strategic acquisitions.
The Dicom “hybrid” growth strategy in conjunction with an entrepreneurial focus on solving transportation and logistics challenges for customers across North America, provides a powerful lesson for any organization looking for sustainable growth in a highly competitive and dynamic marketplace.
Ken Nadler, Chief Commercial Officer, Dicom Transportation Group
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
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 PackagingTrack 4: Supply Chain Strategy
Baltic/Bering10:15am 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
Mike Buseman, Senior Vice President and Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer at Avnet will present an exclusive case study on how Avnet are implementing a next generation distribution strategy looking at:
- The characteristics of customers and the marketplace that are driving new opportunities
- The technologies or equipment that are important within the four walls of the distribution center itself
- The roles that cost to serve and total cost of ownership play in supporting profitable fulfilment
- The main factors to consider when designing a future fulfilment network
Mike Buseman, Senior Vice President and Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer at Avnet
- Get the latest innovative strategies to accelerate cash flow such as next-level customer collaboration or establishing loans with contract manufacturers
- Discover the hidden treasure in supply chain by avoiding high cycle inventories, idle ‘just in case’ capacity and buffer stock
Tonet Rivera, SVP Global Supply Chain, Mead Johnson Nutrition11:45am ROI for Shippers - Where's the Value? Exploring ROI on TMS vs. Managed Transportation vs. Hybrid Models
As new hybrid solutions of using a transportation management system (TMS) vs. a 3PL to plan and execute shipments are emerging for shippers, how can LSPs respond and grow?
Explore these scenarios:
- A shipper may work with a 3PL to plan the shipments, but execute those shipments themselves locally
- Or a shipper may contract to have a 3PL implement a TMS and manage their transportation, but with the option of taking over transportation planning and execution in a few years
- Or a broker may make a TMS available to customers for free, but execute those loads through their own carrier network
Hear how new transportation solutions and 3PL business models are changing the face of shipping. This panel will include shippers who have approached the management of their freight in this newer, hybrid, arrangement. We will also quickly review some survey based-research on this topic.
Steve Banker, Vice President, Supply Chain Services, ARC Advisory Group
Bennett West, SVP Supply Chain, Filtration Group
Scott Campbell, Director Logistics & Customer Service, Mike’s Hard LemonadeTrack 5: 3PL Relationships
Tupa will provide insight into his 3PL-Customer relationship with McDonalds in Latin America and discuss how exportable this partnership is globally.
Tupa Gomes, President Latin America, Martin Brower
Join JDA’s Danny Halim and Terry Norton as they discuss the steps 3PLs can take to be relevant in today’s omnichannel world through thought leadership, innovation, solutions and sustained growth.
- The Perspective - 3PL Landscape
- The Path - To differentiation and agility
- The Plan - Recommendations on how to deliver value and sustainable growth
Danny Halim, Vice President, Industry Strategy
Terry Norton, Senior Director, 3PL Americas Business Unit, JDA Software
What’s the truth behind 3PL-customer friction? And what’s the solution to the latest issues that are disrupting relationships? A group of 3PLs and shippers talk frankly about third party relationships.
- Explore shipper agility and how to combat commoditisation: As power dynamics shift, 3PLs discuss what they’ve done to combat shippers jumping between providers and taking out shorter contracts. How much do shippers truly value their logistics relationships?
- Supply chain and logistics liability and risk allocation: Create an even liability split that allows theft, loss, supply and demand fluctuations to be handled effectively at contract stage. Which external partners could aid you in limiting the risk of your contracts?
- Balancing service vs. cost: While the consolidation of 3PLs continues, shippers complain that service levels decrease and costs are driven up by fewer global players. From TMS vs. managed transportation vs. hybrid models, what choices does a shipper have? Are 3PL service levels slipping and who’s to blame?
- The future of 4PLs: The role of 4PLs is still debated between industry experts. Discuss historic success and failure cases and debate the pros and cons of a 4PL vs. 3PL service from both a shipper and provider point of view. How much of a value-add are 4PL solutions for shippers?
John Wagner, Chief Customer Officer, Wagner Logistics
Sheila Taylor, Vice President, Sam's Club Logistics, Walmart Stores
John Burke, CEO, Armada
Bob Walters, CEO, Freight Management, Inc
Moderated by: David Sparkman, Founding Editor, ACWI Advance
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
Moderated by: Greg Aimi, Director, Supply Chain Research-Logistics, Gartner
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
Moderated by: Todd Fowler, Director, KeyBanc Capital Markets
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, GartnerTrack 5: Technology in Logistics
Shippers and LSPs alike recognize the value of data. Come to terms with some of the critical challenges set to redefine the role of data in logistics.
- Guard or Share your Logistics Data? Unravelling the Complex Issues Around your Data Strategy: Discuss the role that data plays as a valuable asset for your company. Explore whether you should look to guard it with stringent governance programs, or share it with customers to enable competitive differentiation through the provision of transparency and predictive analytics capabilities. Will commoditizing your data give you the competitive edge or leave you out to dry?
- Are you making the right decisions with your data? Learn how to turn your data into a true asset or revenue generator using it as driver of organic growth. Choosing a platform that will be able to generate true value from your data
- Bridging Strategy with Technology: Transforming Logistics with Predictive Analytics. Examine the cost-benefit of predictive analytics on your operations. How to leverage training data to build machine learning into processes and tool sets and tackle key challenges in logistics; from visibility and security to automatic stock reporting and parts replacement
Tom Sanderson, CEO, Transplace
Big data and digitalisation in supply chains have the potential to be an innovation as big as the "container" was in the 1950's. Damco is the first global logistics provider with a digital platform to co-create fit-for-purpose solutions with customers in an unbeatable time-to-market.
Henning Goldmann, CIO, Damco
The 4th Industrial Revolution powered by digital advancements has profound implications on businesses across industries and has set foundation for the 21 century enterprise – which is a blueprint for an Enterprise that is focused on creating unified customer experiences, in a world driven by rapid technology changes. This includes Robotic automation, 3D printing, Analytics and the Internet of Things that are together completely reshaping the commerce value chain. This short presentation outlines some of the critical areas within logistics industry which these digital forces will impact and provides insights into some of the critical value chain areas for senior executives to prioritize investments. Addressing the gap between hype and reality, the presentation will outline an actionable plan for executives to seize the opportunity to create sustainable competitive advantage through improved time to market and increased collaboration across the complex multi-stakeholder value chain.
Anil Nair, Vice President and Head, Travel, Transportation & Logistics at HCL Technologies2:45pm Panel: The Strategic Function of Technology in Logistics
Exploring how CIOs can drive IT forward in a strategic vs. support function sense. Discuss whether CIOs and technology leaders are now being depended on to innovate and create the value-added services and offerings that 3PL growth depends on.
Michael Fahy, President, syncreon Technology
Kristi Montgomery, VP, Innovation, Kenco Management Services
Kirk Serjeantson, CIO, Dicom Transportation
Henning Goldmann, CIO, Damco
Moderated by: Haley Garner, Head of Research & Content, eft
3:30-4:15pm Networking Coffee
In analyzing why an organization wins, retains and loses customers, cost and customer satisfaction typically are at the top of list. For over 50 years, companies have invested in and nearly perfected their supply chain processes and technologies. Yet one of their largest controllable costs - labor, has been barely addressed.
According to Logistics Management’s recent Technology Usage Study , “only 8.3 percent of logistics professionals are currently using an LMS—down from 8.4 percent the prior year. And according to Gartner, that sliver of the market that’s actually putting it to work is far from realizing the full potential.”
Labor typically accounts for 50 percent of operating costs in the logistics industry. As labor costs increase annually, the opportunity is tremendous to reduce your cost structure2. With less than 10 percent of the market focused in this area, you can change your competitive landscape.
Join us as we reveal some of the “not so well known” areas that can help drive significant cost reductions in your operations.
Led by Michael Solomon, Director - Enterprise Sales - West, KronosWorkshop 3
Caribbean/CaspianBe 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, Practice Director, Internet of Things, Teradata
Thanks to the recently passed HR 644, opportunities for duty drawback have increased significantly for both importers and exporters. Come learn how 8 digit HTS substitution can dramatically increase your duty drawback recoveries.
Led by Bobby Waid, CEO, Charter BrokerageWorkshop 5
EXPERT CarrierContract Negotiation advice, Including Auditing Ideas to reduce your shipping costs.
Shipping costs too high or 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 the carriers.
You will learn:
- Tips to negotiate better discounts from former UPS and FedEx VPs and pricing managers
- How to establish shipping costs benchmarks prior to beginning any carrier negotiations
- Ways to reduce the impact of accessorial charges and other not so obvious contract fees
- How auditing your shipping can actually save you an additional 1-4%
- We will cover Parcel (FedEx, UPS, DHL), both domestic and global, shipping solutions
We will place particular emphasis on how to gain leverage during contract negotiations, and using the right tools to your advantage. You'll also learn additional strategies to reduce delivery costs. We encourage you to attend this can't miss session, rated best in conference year after year.
Led by: Mike Erickson, President, AFMS - Global Transportation Consultants
5pm The Next Generation of Logistics and Supply Chain Talent
What single issue keeps C-level leadership of service providers, media and analytics companies and major consumer goods leaders up at night? TALENT! In the day’s final plenary session, hear from Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics, Charles Blevins, VP Supply Chain for Dart Container/Solo Cup, Sougata Sangupta, head of Procurement for Bloomberg, Maike Sievers, Director Logistics and Sales for BLG Logistics and Michelle Halkerston, CEO of Hassett Express how they view the critical needs for “next generation” supply chain talent and what they are doing to help create cultures that attract, retain and develop the right people. Moderator Michele Carroll of Carrollco Marketing Services.
Sougata Dasgupta, Global Supply Chain Operations, Bloomberg
Ann Drake, CEO, DSC Logistics
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
Moderated by: Michele Carroll, President, Carrollco Marketing Services
6pm 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
- 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, Vice President IT, DHL
Ken Piro, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, PINC Solutions
Bruce Welty, Chairman, Locus Robotics
Jay Moris, Chief Marketing Officer, Invata Intralogistics
Moderated by: Hugh Williams, MD, Hughenden Consulting
From the beginning, innovation has changed how we look at and operate supply chains. In order for the supply chain and logistics industry to continue moving forward and getting better, we must continue to drive innovation into our businesses. It’s that innovation that will change how we view our supply chains and turn them into differentiators that positively impact our business.John Wiehoff
CEO and Chairman of the Board
10-10:30am Networking Coffee
Industry Endorsements & Testimonials For 3PL Summit
"Great info and a chance to learn."- Sean Schubert, Sr Program Manager, Valspar
T & LA LLC
"The profession's best audience, interfacing with the profession's finest observers."- Bob Sabath, Director of Supply Chain Consulting, T & LA LLC
"A great meet up point to get the latest low-down on emerging tech and trends affecting supply chains."- Steve Haythorne, Founder & CEO, Mobotech
"Interesting sessions with good content especially on the 21st."- Anders Rosenkrands-Lange, Sourcing Specialist, Bloomberg