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Conference Agenda - Have sneak-peak at the key themes for 2017

The 2017 agenda will delve into 6 key areas, and promises to share with you the latest industry insights from key industry speaker’s that will help you develop your business strategies as the supply change goes through a transformation that you can’t get left behind from.

Below is a sneak-peak of the key themes for 2017. Download your brochure to receive the full agenda and speaker line-up now.

Agenda Timings

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

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

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

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DAY 1 14th June
Workshop One3:00PM - 5:00PM
Workshop Two3:00PM - 5:00PM
Workshop Three3:00PM - 5:00PM
Workshop Four3:00PM - 5:00PM
Welcome Industry Keynote5:00pm - 6:00PM
Networking & Welcome Drinks Reception6:00PM
DAY 2 15th June
Opening Plenary Keynote
The Customer TrackCustomer Centric Supply Chain
Supply Chain TrackChampioning Supply Chain Transformations
The Customer TrackOmnichannel & Consumer Centricity
Supply Chain TrackA World of Industry 4.0
Closing Plenary Keynote
Outdoor Networking Cocktails & Food
DAY 3 16th June
Opening Plenary Keynote
The Customer TrackOmnichannel & Consumer Centricity
Supply Chain TrackAccelerate Collaboration
The Customer TrackCustomer Relationships
Supply Chain TrackEffective Leadership & Talent Retention

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June 14th Workshops: 3 – 5pm
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

Speaker 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

Speaker 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"

Speaker 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

Speaker Logo Brian E. London Vice President Charter Brokerage

June 14th Keynotes
Driverless Vehicles; the Impact on Every Facet of Logistics

Speaker Logo Anthony Levandowski Co-Founder Otto

Avoiding The Supply Chain Treadmill

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

June 15th/16th Keynotes
Achieving the Perfect Order in the Customization Supply Chain

Speaker Logo Jason Tham CEO Nulogy

Practical, Relevant, and Game Changing “Better Methods”

Speaker Logo Spencer Askew CEO Techknowlogi

The Supply Chain Track
Supply Chain Market Outlook

Spotlight Presentation: Challenge and Transformation in a Disruptive World

Speaker Logo Andrew Downard Research Director Gartner

Champion Supply Chain Transformation: Plan. Execute. Standardize.

Redesign your network to support new digital demands. Hear how leading companies are developing a holistic strategy of their supply network to balance end-to-end visibility with digital connectivity and supply chain agility.

Speaker Logo Mehran Ravanpay VP Global Supply Chain Logistics Schneider Electric

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

Speaker Logo Mike Buseman Chief Global Logistics & Operations Officer Avnet

Speaker Logo Paul Nugent Logistics Director Kohler. Co

Speaker Logo Yone Dewberry SVP Supply Chain and Procurement Land O’Lakes

Speaker Logo Don Jones Director, Global Parts Strategy & Transformation Caterpillar

Industry 4.0: Enter A World of Total Automation

Find out how end-to-end digitization, machine-to-machine communication and cognitive computing are making the supply chain more efficient, agile, and customer-focused.

Speaker Logo Joanne Wright VP IBM Supply Chain IBM

Speaker Logo Intel

Speaker Logo Matt Elenjickal CEO FourKites

Speaker Logo Bob Verret CIO Dupré Logistics

Johnson & Johnson Joseph A. Sendra Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering & Technology Johnson & Johnson

Leverage Collaboration to Navigate Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

By ensuring supply chain entities work together in a smarter way, businesses will be able to benefit from more efficient and effective operations.

Speaker Logo Frank Vorrath VP Global Supply Chain Johnson Controls

Speaker Logo Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting

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

Behind Every Great Process and Technology Are the People That Run Them

Leadership must be driven from the top-management down to ensure team buy-in when executing your supply chain vision. Hear how to implement cohesive strategies to attract, develop, and retain supply chain talent.

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

Speaker Logo Orlando Dangond Vice President of Supply Chain Dealer Tire

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The Customer Track
The New Age of Customer Centric Supply Chains

The old assumptions driving supply chain design and strategy were focused on achieving the lowest possible cost and the most efficient distribution to stores. Today, it’s the customer-first instead of ‘low-cost at any cost’

Speaker Logo Kim Aaltonen Head of Delivery Operations, North America Nokia

Speaker Logo Neil Swartz VP & General Manger Toyota

Omnichannel: Tackling Order Fulfilment & Inventory Management Whilst Putting the Consumer First

The new omnichannel paradigm is not going away. How do you create a supply chain network driven by consumer expectations? Retailers and manufacturers need to establish and follow a roadmap for success, or they will run the risk of getting left behind.

Speaker Logo Deborah Winkleblack VP International Logistics & Compliance Claire’s

Speaker Logo Ryan Miller VP Global Ecommerce Strategy Rakuten

Speaker Logo Jim Hourigan COO BuildDirect

Speaker Logo Jeff Brady Director, Transportation & Logistics Harry & David

Speaker Logo Ed Feitzinger VP Global Logistics Amazon

eCommerce – Putting Logistics in the Driver Seat

This session aims to provide logistics providers with the strategies necessary to put the customer first without sacrificing the competitiveness of their business.

Speaker Logo Will Heywood VP Operational Development DHL Supply Chain

Speaker Logo Jérôme Lorrain COO Ground/Managing Director of North American Cluster CEVA Logistics 

Speaker Logo Rick Jones CEO LSO

Speaker Logo Ivan Hofmann Principal etc & associates

Speaker Logo Ed Feitzinger VP Global Logistics Amazon

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