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2018 Conference Agenda

Pre-conference Day (5th June):

Workshops - 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Welcome Keynotes & Reception – 5pm onwards

Day 1 (6th June):

Registration – 7:00am
Start – 8: 00am
Finish – 6:00pm

Day 2 (7th June) :

Start- 8:30am
Finish – 3:15pm

* Times are subject to change

June 5th 2018 — Pre-conference Day
Green Room
Blue Room
Purple Room
Yellow Room
Orange Room
14:30 - 16:30
Workshop One: Using blockchain to improve the supply chain

The blockchain “Second Internet Revolution” will have significant implications on not just financial transactions, but many areas of business operations.  The supply chain is an especially powerful area to apply the advantages of a highly secure data ledger and the “smart contract” features of the Ethereum public and Hyperledger private blockchains. 

Blockchain-driven supply chains offer one combined, transparent database of information, far more secure from hacking, protection against counterfeit goods, far more trust, disintermediation of some middlemen, and, overall, faster and lower cost deliveries.

Blockchain has been in use for some applications for years, and IBM and Maersk will be rolling out their proven blockchain application for international ocean shipping in early 2018.  Many other large companies are using blockchain for a variety of supply chain applications, and companies of all size, in all parts of the supply chain (from manufacturers to retailers) need to be looking at how they can exploit blockchain to improve business efficiency and lower costs.

This workshop will provide:

  • An explanation of how blockchain technology works
  • The major advantages of blockchain in supply chain application
  • A case study of a client we have worked with to add blockchain to their supply chain automation system
  • Examples of supply chain systems currently using blockchain
  • A forecast of how blockchain systems are likely to impact the supply chain

Blockchain Business Consultants Dr. Drew Miller Managing Director Blockchain Business Consultants

Workshop Two: Smartly Managing Transportation Capacity/Cost Increases

Every company is feeling significant financial pressure regarding the impact of the current transportation capacity and cost issues driven by rapidly changing customer expectations. Expectations that are being set by Amazon and other E-Commerce companies. Stronger working relationships between shippers and carriers is key but more can be done. Standard transportation planning and execution decisions focus on minimizing costs while meeting customer service and regulatory requirements. But are all customers and their delivery locations equal to your bottom line? Are some delivery locations significantly more important as it relates to the continued generation of healthy operating profits while others are marginal or worse?

This interactive Workshop will focus on key considerations to proactively manage through these transportation issues. These considerations are based on segmentation strategies that are tied to the actual profit performance of every delivery location in addition to the measure of service and productivity performances. The result is transportation planning and execution decisions that do not treat all delivery locations the same. Instead, service levels are defined and managed to selectively absorb higher transportation costs across all customer delivery locations.

Competitive Insights Ivan Saavedra Director, Professional Services Competitive Insights

Palmer Consulting Gary Palmer Principal Palmer Consulting

Workshop Three: Self-driving trucks are rapidly developing as an option for long haul trucking.  How can you leverage the technology to lower costs in your supply chain?

The near-term objective is to make it possible for long-haul trips to be managed by fewer drivers, eliminating the need for team driving.  One company, Embark, recently completed a coast-to-coast trip from L.A. to Jacksonville, Florida, driving 2,400 miles. The goal of self-driving trucks is to drive highway miles between transfer hubs, where human drivers will take over for the last miles through urban and industrial parks.  Uber predicts that between 500,000 and 1.5 million self-driving trucks will be on the road by 2028.  It is widely expected self-driving trucks will be used far more efficiently and drive down the cost of freight and stimulate demand.

During breakout groups we will:

  • Evaluate self-driving trucks’ effect on TL, LTL, brokerage, asset and non-asset based transportation service providers, dedicated contract carriage, backhaul, rail, and air
  • Understand how it may affect network design and warehouse locations
  • How will the new ELD mandate will drive faster adaptation of the technology

Tompkins International Lisa Kennedy Project Manager Tompkins International

Workshop Four: The E-Commerce Hangover – Returns and Reverse Logistics. How can you improve customer satisfaction and reduce returns in the growing E-Commerce and the Internet of Things (IoT) age?

The growth of e-commerce at 15% per year or more is coupled with returns rates at 3-5 times that of brick and mortar stores, up to 40% or more for some categories such as apparel and shoes. In addition, the growth of IoT into all types of products introduces inter-connectivity and ease of use issues that significantly increase returns. The Reverse Logistics Association works with members from manufacturing, retailing and the 3rd party solutions providers to develop best in class initiatives to make customers happy and to stop the increased flow of returns for products that are not defective (estimated at 80-90% of all returns), and increase profitability for all companies.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Review the current returns issues and the size of the reverse logistics market, along with today’s answers to mitigate losses
  • Discuss the retail landscape and consumer expectations, marketplace winners and losers, and the new business models incorporating reverse logistics solutions as part of the sales process
  • Focus on new opportunities for improved customer experience and increase “brand” loyalty – to the manufacturer and retailer via partnerships with best in class delivery options by carriers
  • Explore future technologies to reduce returns, increase the yield at point of returns processing, options for remarketing, and analyse highest recovery channels

The Reverse Logistics Association Tony Sciarrotta Executive Director The Reverse Logistics Association

Workshop Five: The Right Business Model for the right Supply Chain Partnership

The business battlefield of this century will be based on harnessing the latent power of Sourcing Business Models. Attendees will leave with a fresh perspective and a new lens for thinking about shipper/carrier relationships, as well as a link to download an open source Business Model Mapping resource they can use immediately to turn theory into practice

Outcomes:

  • Why some of the worlds’ most popular procurement strategies are incomplete for today’s supply chain challenges
  • Why and when it is essential to make the shift from “buying” to “architecting” strategic business relationships
  • How to apply Sourcing Business Model theory for Supply Chain and Logistics

The Reverse Logistics Association Emmanuel Cambresy Founder & Managing Director Wezard | Collaboration Catalysts

EFESO Consulting Hugh Williams Vice-President, Value Chain EFESO Consulting

Keynote
17:00 - 17:30
Multichannel and omnichannel are dead, it is onto unichannel

The modern digital supply network model is powered by advanced analytics. Discover ways to improve visibility, operational efficiency and decision making across whole operations.

  • What’s the new retail reality? Why old retail is about Bricks vs. Clicks and new retail is about Bricks and Clicks, old retail is about merchandising and new retail is about Supply Chain
  • Reinventing your company: Whether you’re a 3PL or a CSCO, find out why you must reinvent your supply chain to get your fair share of future growth and make major contributions to your firm’s success
  • Where should you focus your attention? Why you must look at DTC, BOPIS, multi-tenant 3PLs, collaborative logistics, local automated fulfilment and crossborder

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

17:30 - 18:00
Outsourcing the Last Mile for a Consistent Customer Experience
  • Explore your definition of “customer experience” and use it as a guiding compass to rise above the noise and focus on what matters most – your customer.
  • Combat unpredictable Omni-channel consumer behavior with a predictable, consistent last mile delivery experience.
  • Learn how partnering with the right last mile delivery provider can serve as a crucial differentiator to your brand and generate increased customer loyalty.

Ryder System, Inc. Jeff Abeson Chief Commercial Officer Ryder System, Inc.

WILLIAMS-SONOMA, Inc. Steve Anderson Executive Vice President, Regional Operations WILLIAMS-SONOMA, Inc.

18:00 - 19:30
Welcome Networking Reception
19:30 Onwards
Off-site Welcome Party with eft & Lanetix @ The Hard Rock Cafe

Lanetix

June 6th 2018 — Day One
08:00 - 08:10
eft Opening Remarks

eyefortransport (EFT) Sarah Reynolds Project Director eyefortransport

eyefortransport (EFT) Danielle Horsnell Research Director eyefortransport

Keynote Sessions
08:10 - 08:40
Keynote: Leverage the upstream to provide fast, convenient and efficient delivery in home improvement
  • Translate ‘whenever, wherever, however’ into a concerted delivery strategy with an impactful end-to-end retail customer experience
  • See the whole supply chain in a single view of inventory to maximize ‘fast, convenient and efficient’ without disrupting your margins
  • Learn how to work with your upstream supply chain partners to expand the opportunities for efficient, cost-effective fulfilment

Home Depot Mark Holifield EVP Supply Chain & Product Development Home Depot

08:40 - 09:10
Logistics expert system intelligence: what IT means & how to practically apply IT

More information coming soon…

Teknowlogi Spencer Askew CEO Teknowlogi

09:10 - 10:00
Coffee
LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY
eCOMMERCE
SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY
LOGISTICS STRATEGY
10:00 - 10:30
The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Deliver and Win in the Age of the Customer
  • Identify common inefficiencies in the transportation and logistics industry including reams of paperwork, manual transactions, non-value-added activities, and poor collaboration to avoid errors and delays in your organisation
  • Learn how you can impact revenue and transform your business by leveraging the Salesforce platform.
  • Understand how you can close technology gaps faster, increase productivity, drive transparency, improve collaboration in multi modal freight transport, and seamlessly connect cargo to customers and innovation on the last-mile with will result in a whole new customer experience

Salesforce Taimur Khan Vice President, GM Travel, Transportation, Hospitality Solutions Team Salesforce

The morphing of B2B, B2C, retail, wholesale, brands, clicks and bricks into COMMERCE

With B2B eCommerce on course to expand to twice the size of B2C by 2020, as they both merge to become ‘commerce’, discover why retail is no longer about merchandising: in the new era of retail it is all about the supply chain.

  • Bricks and Clicks: Ride the bricks and clicks wave into winning the B2B battleground as everyone expects to ‘work like they live’
  • Become a partner on the B2B eCommerce journey: Ensure revenue growth and cost savings by being among the first to collaborate fully with B2B customers
  • Focus on emerging trends: Recognize the importance of DTC, Buy Online Pickup In store (BOPIS), multi-tenant 3PLs, collaborative logistics, local automated fulfilment and cross-border to remaining competitive

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

A Practical Guide to Illuminating your Supply Chain to Unlock Value
  • Establishing a digital connection down and across all supply chain tiers significantly reduces risk and costs, while giving you a decisive competitive advantage.  I’ll provide an overview of how we use our technology and processes, and the tangible benefits.
  • Digital products overload: practical filters to eliminate products that won’t work for you; and make the products fit your business model and processes, not the other way around.
  • Data overload: The digital connection (“illuminating”) can lead to data overload, so you need a process to turn data into actionable information.  Examples of how we use data to reduce risk and cost, and assess potential supply chain partners.
  • Sustaining a digital edge over your competition. Getting the technology and processes in place before your competition is just the start.  Practical examples of how we intend to stay ahead.

Raytheon David Wilkins Vice President of Contracts and Supply Chain Raytheon

Global Risk, Geopolitical Strategy & American Leadership 2020

John Sitilides delivers geopolitical intelligence and shares valuable insights into U.S. management of real-time political risk and disruption challenges to global supply chain management. His clear-eyed, dynamic & forward-looking presentation focuses on the world’s most powerful political leaders in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, their decision-making processes, and the long-term political and economic ambitions that ultimately shape the international security agenda. He will also explore how these strategic challenges impact international trade and global supply chain management involving shipping through critical chokepoints, so that corporate logistics executives can better understand and mitigate risk, and withstand global disruption.

Trilogy Advisors, Washington D.C. John Sitilides Geopolitical Strategist Trilogy Advisors, Washington D.C.

10:30 - 11:00
How YRCW’s Dual Transformation Strategy is helping it take control of its future
  • Reposition your business for resilience: Learn how the country’s largest LTL company leveraged a comprehensive digital strategy to make a 90-year-old portfolio relevant in the digital age
  • Create tomorrow’s growth engine: Realize why you don’t need to be a Bay Area start-up to stay agile and ready to respond to future disruption
  • Balance your present and future digital needs: Find out how to create a comprehensive supply chain strategy to put you on the offensive while maintaining a defensive position

YRCW Justin Hall Chief Customer Officer YRCW

YRC Freight TJ O’Connor President YRC Freight

Tactics for minimizing shipping expense and still meeting customer expectations in eCommerce
  • Keeping your eyes on the right metrics to drive costs down and service issues
  • Using last mile effectively and keeping customers happy
  • Utilizing specialized labor to uncover opportunity
  • Reducing cost through proper cartonization and packaging
  • Do 3PL’s allow you to do this effectively

Fun dot com Dallas Clarksean COO Fun.com

Evolving strategies and technology needed in today’s supply chain to maintain service
  • Spend more time driving profits: Find out how a network that utilizes data, automation and robots can give executives greater insights to drive business value while requiring less time for daily processes
  • Use digitalization to put the customer first: Find out how to strengthen existing relationships and improve efficiencies in onboarding new customers through technology
  • Leverage a connected and integrated ecosystem: Enable suppliers to apply customer- or seller-generated data to plan production scheduling and quantity accurately and respond to demand signals

Land O'Lakes Yone Dewberry CSCO Land O'Lakes

Truckload strategies that outperform

To lead or lag, that is the question. Recent research from MIT offers insights for truckload shipper strategies. Challenge your thoughts on what the right mix of suppliers get the best performance. Audience engagement is encouraged.

C.H. Robinson Steve Raetz Research Director C.H. Robinson

11:00 - 11:30
Nothing Else Matters if You Don’t Get Paid

Learn how a Top 5 Global Logistics & Freight Forwarding company used innovative solutions to drive concrete results in cost reduction and working capital cash conversion

Quantifying the ROI of technological innovation on a moderate budget (this is not your grandparent’s multi-million dollar ERP system)

  • The true cost of technical debt
  • Why focus on Working Capital Conversion

Learn how modern technology was used to prevent profit erosion

  • How to identify missed charges on invoices
  • Use technology to streamline the work of shared services and collections departments

Discover strategies for on-time payment, even for customers with complex billing requirements

  • Converting “Tribal Knowledge” of customer into system knowledge
  • Drive compliance in a decentralized operation

Learn Strategies for developing a win-win relationship with Freight Audit Companies

  • Strategies for optimizing electronic communication with Freight Audit companies
  • Strategies for working with multiple Freight Audit exception notice platforms

Panalpina Victor Valencia Regional Head of NWC & Treasury Panalpina

Doubling e-Commerce Fulfillment Productivity with Robotics: A Case Study

How did a global 3PL double ecommerce fulfillment productivity for a major women’s clothing company? Join Bruce Welty, Chairman of Locus Robotics and Mike Honious, COO of GEODIS as they discuss how GEODIS is using Autonomous Mobile Robots from Locus to deliver a 2X productivity improvement, seamless integration and scalability, and a fast ROI.

locus Bruce Welty Chairman Locus Robotics

GEODIS Mike Honious Chief Operating Officer Americas GEODIS

Artificial Intelligence – Illuminating Dark Data and Mitigating Disruptions
  • We’re often blind to potential disruptions because we don’t have the level of detailed visibility required to see them, or to predict them.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a game-changer – it can provide organizations the capacity to collect, correlate and understand vast amounts of unstructured and structured data from across your systems, your partners’ systems and from almost any outside data source.
  • AI is already being deployed by smart companies to proactively predict, prevent and mitigate disruptions. Companies leveraging AI have seen up to 90% reduction in time required to mitigate disruptions.

In this session, we’ll examine:

  • How companies can deploy AI to elevate their existing systems and performance
  • How AI can prioritize, predict and help mitigate disruptions, including using smart alerts to cut through data overload
  • How an AI platform can easily integrate with transportation systems that use IOT devices to track shipment locations in real time

ibm Leo Janus Senior Offering Manager IBM Watson Supply Chain

Driving customer experience in Logistics

In the era where Amazon is driving expectations in customer experience, it is becoming the new normal to expect everything, and if not satisfied customers can change vendors with a push of the button. When expectations are being set so high, it becomes critical that your Logistics and SCM become a key driver to enhancing / transforming, and completely fulfilling customer experience. This session will explore how different processes from being able to make choices on delivery and or return, having near real time visibility of your shipments and self-service options throughout the transaction lifecycle require current and flexible Logistics and SCM process and technology alignment.

Tech Mahindra Greg Smith Enterprise Consultant Tech Mahindra

11:30 - 12:00
The New Generation of Digital Supply Chain Orchestration

Every person, process and movement now leaves a digital footprint in the supply chain. The data from these digital footprints is the fuel powering the new generation of supply chain solutions. Tomorrow’s best supply chains will consume and metabolize data in a much faster and much smarter manner.  This will drive exponentially better supply chain performance with improved customer experience to match.  Creating a world beyond the imaginable.  Tomorrow’s supply chains will be interconnected with the digital ecosystems and instrumented by machine-learning and AI to intelligently create answers to questions or problems in real-time while learning itself. Listen to Glen Ceniza, GVP of Solutions Strategy at JDA Software as he reveals the new generation of supply chain orchestration solution that will change the way we think about logistics in the future.

JDA Software Glen Ceniza RVP, Solutions JDA Software

A digital & strategic advantage in leveraging a TMS
  • Powering your Business effectively with integration to bring clearer and accurate operational views with real-time data
  • Power your customer relationship through the use of a TMS to help reduce inventory, improve warehouse efficiency and provide new delivery capabilities
  • Automate and integrate seamlessly to stay ahead, innovate and exceed customer expectations

Mercury Gate Monica Wooden CEO Mercury Gate

Celestica Ryan Bloor Logistics Director Celestica

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics charts the evolution of the top logistics providers as they develop their ability to become a global preferred provider for their customers.

2018’s global update will give you insight into:

  • Trends driven by customers: Understand why large multinational manufacturers, distributors and retailers are consolidating their 3PL portfolios to include a set they designate as Global Preferred Providers.
  • Hear what shippers want from providers; from a broad, integrated portfolio of logistics services that are consistently and reliably available across a multitude established and emerging markets, specialization of services and competencies by industry
  • Increased ownership: as outsourcing continues to expand, hear the ways in which 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
  • How the 3PL market will mature: Chart the progress of the 3PL provider industry along a maturity spectrum to supply these customer preferences and requirements through a combination of acquisition and organic growth strategies

Gartner Greg Aimi Director of Supply Chain Research Gartner

12:00 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 14:00
Do LSPs have the resources, capacity and talent to compete with tech logistics?
  • Can incumbents keep pace with the start-ups? Debate the abilities of established logistics companies to develop a strategy, culture and team capable of developing technology at the rate of a ground-up tech-logistics company
  • Stay technologically agile as the question of build or buy shifts: in-house tech talent is no longer optional, but you might need to buy to keep costs down and stay cutting edge
  • Are we losing the human touch? Discuss the pros and cons of tech-driven and people-driven businesses, and recognize how this question is shaping the future of logistics
  • Who will lead the digital transformation? Question whether it will be the incumbents, with their benefit of size, or the start-ups with greater agility, who stand to win the tech race

DHL Supply Chain Jim Monkmeyer President, Transportation DHL Supply Chain

Hub Group Vava Dimond Chief Information Officer Hub Group

Hassett Express, LLC Traci Richard VP Technology & Strategic Planning Hassett Express, LLC

Hubtran Matt Bernstein CEO and co-founder HubTran

Moderator: KTI Michael Kroul President KTI

Take advantage of disruptions in the last mile
  • Understand the impact of change: Hear from start-ups who are disrupting the last mile with new technologies and urban delivery, and recognize how this is transforming the industry
  • Find affordable ways to build loyalty: Discuss personalized, on-demand, same-day AM/PM, scheduled and white glove delivery as sustainable ways to meet consumer expectations
  • Provide real time visibility: Utilize new track and trace technologies, route optimization software and user-friendly app interfaces for a more flexible, cost-effective last mile
  • Take on the major players: How local and regional carriers can compete with UPS and FedEx on price, speed and service through offering last mile options with urban agility, warehousing and regional specialization

deliv Daphne Carmeli CEO Deliv

NIKE Sergio Villalobos Global 3PL Strategy Nike

Convey Chris Richter VP Revenue Convey

Unleash the power of a digital supply chain to drive performance
  • Share data with your partners: Discuss how to implement a data sharing system across your network that empowers you and your partners to make actionable decisions in real time
  • Synchronize operations across your business: Find out how introducing new digital tools, such as visibility platforms, can improve internal communications at your company
  • Integrate data across your network: Synchronize and automate upstream operations and production, to optimize freight and inventory management and reduce delivery lead times
  • Leverage advanced analytics to deliver a smarter supply chain: Utilize new tools and technologies to identify inefficiencies in your network and capture cost savings

Electrolux Bjorn Vang Jensen VP Global Logistics Electrolux

Raytheon David Wilkins Vice President of Contracts and Supply Chain Raytheon

ibm Leo Janus Senior Offering Manager IBM Watson Supply Chain

Johnson & Johnson Gerry Collins VP, Supply Chain Strategy Team Johnson & Johnson

Tackling the capacity crunch
  • With natural disasters, the ELD mandate and truck and driver shortages adding pressure, discuss how to tackle tightened capacity for your shipper customers and save them time, resources and money
  • Modal diversification to offset risk: Explore how modal diversification can prove to be a competitive financial option and absorb the volume of loss of market capacity without causing issues for your shipments
  • The role of TMS and becoming a strategic planning partner to your customers: invest in necessary technologies and leverage regional and national carrier networks to aid route optimization to streamline the entire freight process

Hub Group John Vesco President of Hub Group Trucking Hub Group

Florida East Coast Railway Julie Luna CCO Florida East Coast Railway

J.B. Hunt Nick Gowen Sr. Vice President of Transportation J.B. Hunt

NFI David Broering President, Non-Asset Solutions NFI

Moderator: Transport and Logistics Advisors Lee Clair Managing Partner Transport and Logistics Advisors

14:00 - 14:30
Leveraging business intelligence by creating transparency forward and backward
  • BI is not for the faint of heart: How to prepare yourself and leadership
  • The importance to progress what you already have while seeking the perfect (or while seeking your perfection)
  • Taking BI from vision to beta to practice

CHEP Scott Roberts Vice President, Logistics CHEP

Why final mile delivery is not for the faint-hearted

Having won acclaim for their innovative residential moving service U-Pack, find out how ArcBest are continuing to use the insights they’ve gained to capture greater opportunities in final mile delivery.

  • Recognize your business’ unique perspective: Learn how to pinpoint your current expertise areas and understand how you can translate them into value in the last mile
  • Grow through the last mile: As eCommerce-driven residential delivery shipments grow by 35-40% in 2017 alone, hear how ArcBest have adapted
  • Offset challenges to drive revenue: Discover how ArcBest manage time-consuming and costly deliveries to ensure that they continue to realize the growth potential in the last mile

ArcBest Judy McReynolds President and CEO ArcBest

Make cobots part of your fulfilment strategy
  • Understand the “unsolvable puzzle”: Learn how changing consumer expectations and increasing labor scarcity are putting stress on the supply chain
  • Leverage automation to stay ahead of the game: Build a diversified automation portfolio to future-proof your supply chain
  • Solve fulfillment challenges with cobots:Hear how XPO and 6 River Systems have partnered to increase productivity and employee happiness – all with minimal investment

6 River Systems Jerome Dubois Co-founder & Co-CEO 6 River Systems

 XPO Logistics Erik Caldwell Chief Operating Officer - Supply Chain XPO Logistics

How to Reduce Small Parcel & LTL Transportation Costs in a Challenging Economy - Learn the inside secrets from former UPS & FedEx pricing Managers

Gain valuable information to negotiate best-in-class pricing and reduce overall shipping costs by 15-25%.

  • Explore ways to negotiate better discounts and establish shipping costs benchmarks prior to beginning any carrier negotiations
  • Understand procedures to reduce the impact of accessorial charges and other not so obvious contract fee's
  • Discuss how auditing your shipping to make additional savings and explore other techniques to decrease expenditure on your shipments

AFMS Mike Erickson CEO AFMS

14:30 - 15:15
Give your customers the full picture
  • Provide end-to-end visibility: Identify the continued barriers to complete visibility and respond to your customers’ complex demands by providing the key data that they need
  • Create a connected view: Hear how 3PLs are changing the definition of visibility by incorporating SNEW data and pushing for cross-industry openness.
  • Take advantage of new technologies: Do you know what you can’t see? As the definition of visibility shifts, learn from leading providers on what data is now reliably being fed into the supply chain by delivering ROI

Dachser Frank Guenzerodt President & CEO USA Dachser

Echo Global Logistics A. Ilhan Kolko Vice President, Product Echo Global Logistics

Salesforce Amihai Zeltzer Director Travel, Transportation, Hospitality Industries Salesforce

Trucker Tools Prasad Gollapalli Founder & CEO Trucker Tools

Tackling the “Amazon effect” – an offense strategy

Amazon is the elephant in the room. Not just for retailers - for everyone. Amazon is disrupting the operating norms for manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers/distributors and third-party logistics service providers (3PLs). Customer service expectations, and every supply chain activity supporting them, will never be the same.

Winning against - and with - Amazon takes intelligence and insight. Find out how to use both - not just to mitigate the impact of Amazon on your business, but to create offensive strategies. Strategies that are differentiated. Strategies that can be used even in the non-profit environment that drive success required by stakeholders.

Competitive Insights Richard Sharpe CEO Competitive Insights

lharrington group LLC Lisa Harrington President lharrington group LLC

Atlanta Community Food Bank Rob Johnson Former COO Atlanta Community Food Bank

How tomorrow’s revolutionary technologies provide real value today

AGCO Corporation will share insight in how it was able to develop and implement its Smart Logistics initiative, an innovative approach to inbound supply chain management on a global scale.

AGCO has been able to achieve net inbound freight cost reduction of 20%+, drive network wide performance improvement of 15%+, integrate a sophisticated approach to network wide risk management, implement a globally standardized & integrated transportation management system, implement a globally standardized & integrated supplier collaboration system, and develop and implement a globally integrated cross functional supplier performance process.

AGCO was awarded the coveted German BVL award for supply chain innovation in 2016 and the European Logistics Associations 2017 gold medal for supply chain innovation with its “Smart Logistics” initiative. Learn how AGCO was able to develop the strategy, define the roadmap, gain company wide support, and implement with great success across its global network of its sites and its global 3,000+ direct material supplier sites and over 180+ freight carriers.

AGCO Greg Toornman Global Vice President, Materials, Logistics, and Freight Management AGCO

SCM ARC Advisory Steve Banker Vice President, SCM ARC Advisory

M&A integration – transformational, business builder or disruptor?

More information coming soon…

SunteckTTS Ken Forster CEO SunteckTTS

1st Choice Delivery Chuck Fattore CEO 1st Choice Delivery

Transplace Tom Sanderson CEO Transplace

Moderator: G2 Capital Advisors Ronald Lentz Managing Director G2 Capital Advisors

15:15 - 16:00
Coffee
16:00 - 16:15
Robotic Process Automation in Logistics

Attendees will be able to get a sneak preview into HCL’s unique 3-lever BPM methodology to identify use cases for RPA implementation (and as importantly, processes that should not be picked for RPA). Additionally, role of AI / ML in conjunction with RPA and how this helps to further reduce the need for manual intervention will be demonstrated. With over 200+ use cases of identified processes across domains, Bhavdeep will talk about what is in it for the Logistics Service Providers to gain from embracing RPA.

HCL Bhavdeep Singh Sethi Associate Vice President and Practice Head, RPA & AI HCL

Connecting the Dots. Leveraging your supply chain data.

When it comes to data - we don't have a scarcity problem.  We have more data than we can handle. Learn the necessary steps to turn these silos of data into actionable insights!

  • Create a Data Strategy.  Identify the key elements to creating a data strategy which is results focused and not just informative.
  • Connecting Data Silos.  Many organizations are skipping this critical step.  Find out how to ensure you’re looking at the right data.
  • Avoiding Technology Pitfalls:  Who are the main providers of technology in the supply chain analytics space?  How can you identify the right partner/technology for your organization?
  • Bringing it all together:  Learn why a technology platform may not be enough and who you will need to help execute on your data strategy.

enveyo John Errebo Co-Founder, CTO Enveyo

Power your RFP with Bid Automation Technology
  • Learn how technology can drive value for your organization during your next bid event!
  • Whether conducting an RFP with the intent to manage transportation spend or increase provider options, a professional bid application will add structure and automation to your process resulting in improved process efficiency, reduced risk of errors, and quicker bid turnaround times.
  • SMC3 has seen logistics professionals successfully achieve their supply chain management goals when managing their RFP with Bid$ense, even in the tight capacity environment that currently exists.

SMC3 Brian Thompson Chief Commercial Officer SMC3

Innovating in the Margins: Lessons from the Innovation Battlefield

Learn how organizations, regardless of size can innovate above their weight and drastically change their product offerings, even when facing resource limitations

  • Hear tips from the front line of managing and maximizing a high performance development and innovation organization
  • Hear an exclusive case study focusing on a project that changes the landscape of dimensioning with commodity innovation to draw synergies to apply to your digital transformation strategy
  • Learn some of the non-technical strategies you can deploy to run a high performance project

Clever Tech Michael Hagler President Clever Tech

16:15 - 17:00
Blockchain & its practical uses in the logistics industry
  • Practical use of technology in the logistics industry
  • The importance of standardization in using blockchain in the logistics industry.
  • What progress has been made in defining standards and promoting adoption?
  • Where will blockchain technology be 5 years from now specific to transportation and logistics?

G2 Capital Advisors Chris Burruss President BiTA

G2 Capital Advisors Scott Friesen VP of Strategic Analytics Echo Global Logistics

Moderator: GlobalTranz Darwish Adi Sr. Director of Business Systems GlobalTranz

Evolve your eCommerce distribution network according to your labor needs

Hear from 3PLs that are making decisions about where to place new eCommerce operations, based on their requirements for specialized labor.

  • Explore the opportunities in automation: Debate how to meet consumer expectations through employing automation across a variety of applications, compared with adding labor
  • Attract and retain the right people for your operations: Recognize the causes of the current labor shortage and hear how 3PLs are identifying new solutions to overcome it
  • Consult labor analytics to meet your business needs: Understand the density of the labor market for the specific positions, skills and education you require for your network

Geodis Mike Honious Chief Operating Officer Americas Geodis

nGroup Bob Duron COO nGroup

NorthPoint Development Andy Mace Vice President, Client Advisory & Industrial Development NorthPoint Development

Moderator: Cushman & Wakefield Rich Hamilton Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield

Supply chain visibility, powered by data, AI and analytics

The modern digital supply network model is powered by advanced analytics. Discover ways to improve visibility, operational efficiency and decision making across whole operations.

  • Utilize machine learning in demand forecasting: Improve your organization’s forecasting capability with dynamic models that are automatically updated, to streamline network flows, reduce costs to serve and improve supply chain flexibility.
  • Turn data into insights with AI and analytics: Collaborate with multiple tiers of suppliers to manage non-linear and external supply chains, reduce inventory levels, increase fill rates, and improve team productivity
  • Hear how to leverage AI to drive supply chain visibility: Discuss how end-to-end visibility aligns with your business goals, and how far AI can enable smart decisions and operational efficiency

Ciena Kunal Kumar Director, Supply Chain Enablement Ciena

Gap Kevin Releford Senior Director Gap

Newell Brands Jonathan Bruser Director, Planning and Supply Chain Strategy Newell Brands

Bloomberg Sougata Dasgupta VP Supply Chain Transformation Bloomberg

Leaders in logistics: today's challenges, tomorrow’s trends and how to navigate successfully

This panel discussion will explore the challenges facing the logistics industry today, the trends that shaping the industry and what leaders in the space are doing to position themselves now and in the future.  The panelists will cover:

  • Ever-increasing sophistication and strategic value in logistics
  • Convergence of multi-modal, multi-vendors solutions
  • Changing buyer behaviors and the impact on logistics
  • Evolution of the carrier landscape and relationships with 3PL’s
  • Consolidation of the fragmented 3PL market and differentiation of the leaders
  • Trade agreements and their impact on 3PL’s
  • Data driven technology
  • The real story behind integration and the evolution of legacy technology to new paradigms
  • Recession planning
  • What logistics leaders do differently

Moderator: GlobalTranz Robert Farrell CEO GlobalTranz

Transplace Tom Sanderson CEO Transplace

SEKO James Gagne President SEKO

Load Delivered Logistics Robert Nathan CEO Load Delivered Logistics

J.B. Hunt Eric McGee Executive Vice President, Highway Services J.B. Hunt

17:00 - 17:30
Is true “customization” for complex supply chains really possible?
  • Fight complexity: How to develop the right work flows and processes in complex supply chains and ensure you have the expertise to deal with the challenges and nuances of a supply chain are managed
  • Make good on promises: Learn how to deliver the promise of customization to your customers by understanding the resources and expertise needed for it
  • Balance people and technology: Understand the inherent challenges of supply chain efficiency and how the marriage of advanced IT and old-fashioned logistics expertise provide the key to supply chain optimization

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

Session Details TBC

More information coming soon…

The Next Level of Collaboration: How P&G, a technology startup, and their suppliers partnered to implement a shared Supply Chain Control Tower
  • Practical ways to approach data sharing and collaboration
    Learn more about the way that greater openness can change supplier relationships, both practically and strategically.
  • Building a single source of truth to synchronize organizations and teams
    Some team members will need to take a global view, others will maximize locally. We’ll talk about how to make sure that everyone is working off of the same playbook, while still getting what they need to make the best decisions
  • A look into our future state
    What will our world look like when we’re on the other side of this digital transformation? How will processes, KPIs, and outcomes change?

Alloy Joel Beal CEO & Co-Founder Alloy

P&G Benjamin Zhou Director of Global Innovation – Haircare P&G

M&A in the SME market
  • Discuss how to approach M&A activity as a small-scale carrier considering whether or when to sell
  • Hear about the influence of technological advances, and how the drive among the major players to provide comprehensive services and expand global networks is affecting this end of the market

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Nikhil Sathe Managing Director, M & A Advisory Practice Leader Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

polaris Jon Saunders CEO Polaris Transportation Group

Axial Capital Partners Joah Sapphire Managing Partner Axial Capital Partners

Raymond James Paul Jones Managing Director Raymond James

Closing Keynote Session
17:35 - 18:05
Keynote: The future of freight forwarding: connection, disruption, and combination
  • Connection: the ability to connect the global dots and create new ones to construct a new customer experience.
  • Disruption: Disruption is a bad thing if somebody does it to you. It’s a very good thing if you do it to yourself.
  • Combination: Partnership is a word thrown around often in the business world. Everybody wants it. Nobody disagrees with it. Most of us underestimate what it takes to truly achieve it.

UPS Cindy Miller President, Freight Forwarding UPS

Networking Drinks
June 7th 2018 — Day Two
Keynote Sessions
08:30 - 09:00
Keynote: Using the Vested Way to improve your outsourcing
  • Improve your outsourcing relationships: Learn how following five simple rules can help you collaborate more effectively with your partners, benefitting you, them and your customers
  • Be inspired by the art of the possible: Find out how extensive research started in 2010 at the University of Tennessee has led to the development of a brand-new methodology for successful outsourcing in just 8 years
  • Hear how Vested is being piloted in the 3PL sector: Discover how organizations like Intel, Dell, DHL, FedEx Supply Chain, and NuSkin are improving their operations through Vested

University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business Kate Vitasek Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business

09:00 - 09:30
Keynote: Bring maximum Impact to your team and customers
  • Become more integrated with your customers: Leverage thought leadership, best practices and technology to add more value to customer relationship
  • Collaborate to innovate: Learn how to successfully incorporate your suppliers and customers into your innovation process to explore new technology and processes and bring new concepts to market
  • Who bears the cost of innovation? Hear case studies on how to make innovation work, how to share the cost and benefits and learn how you can take steps to un-blur the lines of innovation costing with your customer

Schenker AG Tom Schmitt Member of the Board of Management, Chief Commercial Officer and Contract Logistics Schenker AG

09:30 - 10:00
The digital supply chain: the face of the future

Advancements in technology have led to an explosion of capabilities which enable businesses to optimize their performance.  Yet many companies have not maximized innovation within their Supply Chains.  In today’s hyper-competitive environment, the failure to maximize your company’s potential no longer only means that you fall behind your competition.  It can ultimately impact the viability of a company.  As a result, “Innovate or Die” has become the rallying cry heard across corporations today. 

Join Jack Allen, Senior Director of Cisco’s Global Logistics and Supply Chain Operations, as he discusses the practical application of current and emerging technological advancements like Digitization, IoT, Analytics, Collaboration, and the wealth of capabilities they enable to transform your business.  During his presentation, Jack will address: 

  • The urgency of Digitization and the transition to a Digital Supply Chain
  • The benefits of collaborative Innovation on Manufacturing & Logistics, across the supply chain, and to your customers
  • Leveraging Logistics as a Service to evolve the customer experience
  • Sustainability, the Circular Economy, and their impact on scarcity & profitability 

Gain both inspirational and transformational knowledge, as well as practical details on how to move your supply chain into the digital future.

cisco Jack Allen Sr Director, Global Logistics, Supply Chain Operations Cisco

10:00 - 10:45
Coffee
LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY
eCOMMERCE
SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY
LOGISTICS STRATEGY
10:45 - 11:15
I want it now and on my phone: how consumer expectations are changing supply chain services
  • How consumers expectations are changing supply chains
  • Practical advice on how to adapt to a changing world – and a few lessons from our experience
  • Potential impacts of autonomous vehicles on North American trucking

C.H. Robinson Chris O'Brien CCO C.H. Robinson

Transforming the retail supply chain - from multichannel to unified commerce
  • Retail leaders must transform their supply chain design strategy from multichannel execution to a unified commerce engine
  • To achieve success, organizations should take steps to replace existing, siloed channels with a unified experience that strategically links any consumer across any channel at any time
  • This presentation identifies what this trend means for retail operations and recommends key steps supply chain leaders must take to support a unified commerce supply chain strategy

Gartner Courtney Rogerson Principal Research Analyst Gartner

The Power of Artificial Intelligence for the Supply Chain
  • Learn how IBM leveraged artificial intelligence (AI) to gain unprecedented visibility, mitigate disruptions and support its supply chain professionals in making informed decisions and doing their best work
  • Discover how AI and analytics can elevate existing systems and sources of data, including dark or unstructured data, to provide greater transparency and insight across the supply chain
  • Understand the power of providing a ‘cognitive advisor’ to augment each supply chain professional and sort through data overload to provide smart-alerts

IBM Ron Castro CSCO IBM

M&A's not the only way to grow

M&A is often touted as the most reliable way to grow. In this case study, hear how Pegasus Logistics doubled in size in 3 years in the fragmented US forwarder market.

Hear their recipe for success:

  • Tight relationships with legacy business; how cultivating a tenured fortune 500 client base helped grow openly through referrals us to other potential opportunities, fueling new business growth
  • Create a defined focus on what business they pursue; sticking to specific industry and services and not attempting to be everything to everyone
  • Creating a learning culture; how investment in people, from customized online training programs to leadership development for all Next Level Leaders has tied directly to Pegasus’ stakeholder model and gained significant results

Pegasus Logistics Hiram Hartnett Executive VP of Sales Pegasus Logistics

Pegasus Logistics Ken Beam CEO Pegasus Logistics

11:15 - 11:45
How driverless vehicles will impact supply chains
  • Current state of development of automated trucks
  • Impact of automated technology on trucking

Embark Mike Reid COO Embark

Excel in cross-border commerce

Create a truly international business that enables your customers to reach new consumers in booming markets.

  • Become part of one of the fastest growing segments of eCommerce: How to Gain new customers among emerging small retailers and strengthen existing relationships with a global offering
  • Maintain the brand element for your customers’ last mile: Create a fulfilment and distribution strategy to deliver the brand experience your customers expect, internationally
  • Recognize the potential roadblocks to cross-border shipping: Find solutions overcome obstacles such as regulatory issues and taxation to allow cross-border eCommerce to function as efficiently and seamlessly as it does at a domestic level

SEKO James Gagne President SEKO

How to avoid the common pitfalls of supply chain planning

Accurate supply chain planning is more difficult to achieve than ever before. The pace of change in products, seasons, and consumer taste is unprecedented. The omnichannel age has brought a new level of complexity to patterns of demand. Manufacturers, retailers, and distributors are finding it increasingly difficult to draw on data from multiple sources and turn it into accurate forecasts.

So how do we derive order from this chaos of information? How do we align all parts of the supply chain to create customer-focused organizations that can quickly adapt to shifting demand? 

In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • Common pain points and pitfalls for supply chain planners
  • How the lines between planning and execution are beginning to blur
  • The benefits of integrating supply chain planning across the organization (integrating units like finance and sales)
  • How disruptive technologies will shape the supply chain of the future

Tata Consultancy Services Limited Rich Sherman Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Why the employee experience is your only competitive advantage
  • Delve into the current labor landscape; use the latest figures in truck driver employment (an expected increase by 6% by 2026), hourly rates ($43.31) and reasons for leaving a job (75% cite low salary) to frame your strategy moving forward
  • Learn about employee experience – how to measure and improve; how to map and integrate the employee experience and align with customer expectations, use performance based, incremental incentives to provide quicker closed loop incentives and apply clarity and collaboration to drive productivity and increase engagement
  • Discuss specific examples of competitive advantage through powerful employee experiences; case studies on compensation, on-boarding and building team performance

PATH Jonathon McKay Partner PATH

11:45 - 12:30
Choose the technologies that will bring real ROI
  • Learn from the early adopters: Gauge which technologies offer the best ROI opportunities, efficiencies, pilot results and customer responses, from people who’ve put them to the test
  • Rethink ROI in the digital supply chain: Discuss how far you need to spend money to make money to see the biggest returns from the new wave of technological transformation
  • Hear from the technology makers: Find out directly from the tech creators how they are enabling the transformation from linear to dynamic digital supply networks

DHL Supply Chain Kalyan Sakthi VP IT DHL Supply Chain

Kenco Innovation Labs Trever Ehrlich Creative Solutions Manager Kenco Innovation Labs

Loadsmart Erik Malin Head of Operations Loadsmart

BCG Logistics Group Allan Smith President & CEO BCG Logistics Group

How next-level inventory optimization can achieve successful omnichannel fulfilment
  • Open new paths to profitability: Learn how to access complete stock visibility throughout your network and control the way you move stock with an efficient inventory strategy
  • Understand the benefits of inventory optimization: Free up working capital in times of growth, improve turns, reduce inventory holding costs and enjoy greater customer satisfaction
  • Prepare accurately for demand: Introduce scalable order processes and auto-replenishment tools to automate optimal stock during promotions and meet shifting seasonal demands
  • Coordinate your order management strategy: Find out how to align dynamic order routing with your replenishment strategy for successful inventory distribution

Target Tim Hotze SVP Network Planning & Global Intelligence Target

True Value Company Abhinav Shukla COO True Value Company

Walmart Ray Ernenwein Director of Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics Walmart

Onera Sahil Gupta CEO & Co-Founder Onera

Create a customer-centric network architecture strategy
  • Deliver a powerful vision: Weigh the pros and cons of common network strategies in striking the right balance between overarching business objectives and customer needs
  • Design your network for your customers: Discuss how you can use a customer centric approach to design your network architecture to respond quicker to market changes and increase customer satisfaction
  • Deliver a connected, versatile supply chain network: Build a network-oriented ecosystem to enhance decision making, increase agility and create an excellent customer experience
  • Keeping your customer at the heart of your strategy: Debate the prioritization of customer-centric features of your network strategy from the benefits of reducing product lead times vs. investing in personalization capabilities.

KeHE Distributors, LLC Chris Sieburg EVP Transportation & Customer Services KeHE Distributors, LLC

Horizon Group Nancy Marino COO Horizon Group

RentACenter Jonathan Parks Vice President Global Logistics & Distribution RentACenter

Drive innovation through customer relationships:
  • Hear real-life examples that show the benefits for LSPs of working with their customers to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes and whether a focus on customer service over technology is the key to driving relationships
  • Driving cost-effective innovation: debate the onus put on the provider to pay for innovation for their customers and discover work-arounds that fairly share costs – examples of how shippers and providers can drive innovation through data sharing and collaboration
  • Going the extra mile for customers: how moving away from transactional relationships and getting involved in a customer’s supply chain upstream vs. downstream allows you to help them to design a better supply chain.

Penske Logistics Shaun Hodges Vice President Sales Penske Logistics

Kroger Matt Graser Assistant Supply Chain Manager Kroger

Ascent Global Logistics Bill Goodgion President Ascent Global Logistics

Buiced Ray Doustdar Founder & Juicer Buiced

12:30 - 13:45
Lunch
13:45 - 14:30
Don't lose talent to Google, Amazon and Apple… Logistics is sexy too!
  • Define your talent strategy: Explore the new skill set requirements of logistics talent in the digital revolution, and find out how to embed talent into your wider strategic direction
  • Put your people first: Encourage your staff to constantly maintain personal customer relationships, drive innovation and remain a vital differentiator in your operations
  • Attract the top tech talent: Discuss how initiatives to provide desirable working conditions and exciting projects can help you draw the most qualified workers, and keep them

Pegasus Logistics Candice Gouge Director of Talent Engagement Pegasus Logistics

Echo Global Logistics Miles English CIO Echo Global Logistics

Hassett Express, LLC Traci Richard VP Technology & Strategic Planning Hassett Express, LLC

3SIXTY Management Service Rocco Romanella Founder and Senior Partner 3SIXTY Management Service

Enable your customers to go direct-to-consumer (D2C)

Increase your revenue share of the emerging trend for manufacturers selling direct-to-consumer, and strengthen your customer relationships by providing the services that will support their goals.

  • Empower your customers to go D2C: Find out what manufacturers’ needs are, from extra fulfilment locations to employing smarter visibility tools and network remodelling services
  • Choose the right technology partners: Hear from 3PLs on the tools and partnerships they needed to achieve D2C success for their customers
  • Specialize to manage complexities: Hear how 3PLs are meeting challenges in D2C such as temperature controlled distribution, visibility, delivery confirmation and routing

Burris Logistics John Teixera President, Custom Distribution Burris Logistics

Gebrüder Weiss Michael Crandall Vice President of Sales Gebrüder Weiss

LSO Dick Metzler CEO LSO

Strategies to reduce supply chain complexity and enable growth

In today’s world of constant change and aggressive competition, many organizations struggle with the burden that complexity places on their business. Left unmanaged, complexity creeps in slowly over time but can take a huge toll on almost every aspect of the organization.

  • Because of our broad array of brands and industries, we are constantly fighting off complexity in our portfolio, processes and operations.
  • Our goal in this presentation is to arm you with some tools to help you:
    • Clarify priorities and chose where to focus your efforts to create value for your business, while ignoring areas that won’t
    • Clean up and optimize your product portfolio
    • Create guardrails to ensure future success and prevent “complexity creep”
    • Empower your teams to make quicker, better decisions
    • Save executive leaders valuable time and resources

Newell Brands Jonathan Bruser Director, Planning and Supply Chain Strategy Newell Brands

M+A in logistics: what are the biggest trends, deals, and opportunities?
  • Find out about the current state of M&A the changes that are driving activity and where opportunities lie for major 3PLs
  • Explore new angles in this booming market, such as technology-driven M&A and buying into the last mile
  • Consider the possible outcomes of consolidation, including how to manage an acquisition and how to prepare an exit strategy

Redwood Logistics Mark Yeager CEO Redwood Logistics

Greenbriar Equity Group John Anderson Operating Partner Greenbriar Equity Group

GlobalTranz Robert Farrell CEO GlobalTranz

Moderator: BG Strategic Advisors Ben Gordon Managing Director BG Strategic Advisors

Keynote Session
14:30 - 15:15
Robot wars: NextGen Supply Chain Automation

In this ultimate robot battle we look at key differentiators between leading robotics companies and what will separate the major players at a time when robotic technology is rapidly becoming more readily available

  • Hear them battle it out and discuss why robots and automation are changing the game in order fulfilment processes and warehouse operations
  • Find out the ROI their customers have had since investing in the new technology and how increases in mobility and efficiency are providing a competitive advantage in the industry
  • Discus how robotics will close the supply chain talent gap and how automation will be the key to re-shaping the supply chain operating models of the future—enabling growth by allowing scarce supply chain talent to focus on adding value instead of executing routines

6 river systems Jerome Dubois Co-founder & Co-CEO 6 river systems

Fetch Robotics Melonee Wise CEO Fetch Robotics

InVia LIOR ELAZARY CEO inVia Robotics inc

NextShift Robotics Mary Ellen Sparrow Co-founder & CEO NextShift Robotics

IDC John Santagate Research Director IDC

15:30 - 16:00
Coffee
June 6th 2018 — Day One
08:00 - 08:10
eft Opening Remarks

eyefortransport (EFT) Sarah Reynolds Project Director eyefortransport

eyefortransport (EFT) Danielle Horsnell Research Director eyefortransport

Keynote Sessions
08:10 - 08:40
Keynote: Leverage the upstream to provide fast, convenient and efficient delivery in home improvement
  • Translate ‘whenever, wherever, however’ into a concerted delivery strategy with an impactful end-to-end retail customer experience
  • See the whole supply chain in a single view of inventory to maximize ‘fast, convenient and efficient’ without disrupting your margins
  • Learn how to work with your upstream supply chain partners to expand the opportunities for efficient, cost-effective fulfilment

Home Depot Mark Holifield EVP Supply Chain & Product Development Home Depot

08:40 - 09:10
Logistics expert system intelligence: what IT means & how to practically apply IT

More information coming soon…

Teknowlogi Spencer Askew CEO Teknowlogi

09:10 - 10:00
Coffee
LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY
eCOMMERCE
SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY
LOGISTICS STRATEGY
10:00 - 10:30
The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Deliver and Win in the Age of the Customer
  • Identify common inefficiencies in the transportation and logistics industry including reams of paperwork, manual transactions, non-value-added activities, and poor collaboration to avoid errors and delays in your organisation
  • Learn how you can impact revenue and transform your business by leveraging the Salesforce platform.
  • Understand how you can close technology gaps faster, increase productivity, drive transparency, improve collaboration in multi modal freight transport, and seamlessly connect cargo to customers and innovation on the last-mile with will result in a whole new customer experience

Salesforce Taimur Khan Vice President, GM Travel, Transportation, Hospitality Solutions Team Salesforce

The morphing of B2B, B2C, retail, wholesale, brands, clicks and bricks into COMMERCE

With B2B eCommerce on course to expand to twice the size of B2C by 2020, as they both merge to become ‘commerce’, discover why retail is no longer about merchandising: in the new era of retail it is all about the supply chain.

  • Bricks and Clicks: Ride the bricks and clicks wave into winning the B2B battleground as everyone expects to ‘work like they live’
  • Become a partner on the B2B eCommerce journey: Ensure revenue growth and cost savings by being among the first to collaborate fully with B2B customers
  • Focus on emerging trends: Recognize the importance of DTC, Buy Online Pickup In store (BOPIS), multi-tenant 3PLs, collaborative logistics, local automated fulfilment and cross-border to remaining competitive

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

A Practical Guide to Illuminating your Supply Chain to Unlock Value
  • Establishing a digital connection down and across all supply chain tiers significantly reduces risk and costs, while giving you a decisive competitive advantage.  I’ll provide an overview of how we use our technology and processes, and the tangible benefits.
  • Digital products overload: practical filters to eliminate products that won’t work for you; and make the products fit your business model and processes, not the other way around.
  • Data overload: The digital connection (“illuminating”) can lead to data overload, so you need a process to turn data into actionable information.  Examples of how we use data to reduce risk and cost, and assess potential supply chain partners.
  • Sustaining a digital edge over your competition. Getting the technology and processes in place before your competition is just the start.  Practical examples of how we intend to stay ahead.

Raytheon David Wilkins Vice President of Contracts and Supply Chain Raytheon

Global Risk, Geopolitical Strategy & American Leadership 2020

John Sitilides delivers geopolitical intelligence and shares valuable insights into U.S. management of real-time political risk and disruption challenges to global supply chain management. His clear-eyed, dynamic & forward-looking presentation focuses on the world’s most powerful political leaders in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, their decision-making processes, and the long-term political and economic ambitions that ultimately shape the international security agenda. He will also explore how these strategic challenges impact international trade and global supply chain management involving shipping through critical chokepoints, so that corporate logistics executives can better understand and mitigate risk, and withstand global disruption.

Trilogy Advisors, Washington D.C. John Sitilides Geopolitical Strategist Trilogy Advisors, Washington D.C.

10:30 - 11:00
How YRCW’s Dual Transformation Strategy is helping it take control of its future
  • Reposition your business for resilience: Learn how the country’s largest LTL company leveraged a comprehensive digital strategy to make a 90-year-old portfolio relevant in the digital age
  • Create tomorrow’s growth engine: Realize why you don’t need to be a Bay Area start-up to stay agile and ready to respond to future disruption
  • Balance your present and future digital needs: Find out how to create a comprehensive supply chain strategy to put you on the offensive while maintaining a defensive position

YRCW Justin Hall Chief Customer Officer YRCW

YRC Freight TJ O’Connor President YRC Freight

Tactics for minimizing shipping expense and still meeting customer expectations in eCommerce
  • Keeping your eyes on the right metrics to drive costs down and service issues
  • Using last mile effectively and keeping customers happy
  • Utilizing specialized labor to uncover opportunity
  • Reducing cost through proper cartonization and packaging
  • Do 3PL’s allow you to do this effectively

Fun dot com Dallas Clarksean COO Fun.com

Evolving strategies and technology needed in today’s supply chain to maintain service
  • Spend more time driving profits: Find out how a network that utilizes data, automation and robots can give executives greater insights to drive business value while requiring less time for daily processes
  • Use digitalization to put the customer first: Find out how to strengthen existing relationships and improve efficiencies in onboarding new customers through technology
  • Leverage a connected and integrated ecosystem: Enable suppliers to apply customer- or seller-generated data to plan production scheduling and quantity accurately and respond to demand signals

Land O'Lakes Yone Dewberry CSCO Land O'Lakes

Truckload strategies that outperform

To lead or lag, that is the question. Recent research from MIT offers insights for truckload shipper strategies. Challenge your thoughts on what the right mix of suppliers get the best performance. Audience engagement is encouraged.

C.H. Robinson Steve Raetz Research Director C.H. Robinson

11:00 - 11:30
Nothing Else Matters if You Don’t Get Paid

Learn how a Top 5 Global Logistics & Freight Forwarding company used innovative solutions to drive concrete results in cost reduction and working capital cash conversion

Quantifying the ROI of technological innovation on a moderate budget (this is not your grandparent’s multi-million dollar ERP system)

  • The true cost of technical debt
  • Why focus on Working Capital Conversion

Learn how modern technology was used to prevent profit erosion

  • How to identify missed charges on invoices
  • Use technology to streamline the work of shared services and collections departments

Discover strategies for on-time payment, even for customers with complex billing requirements

  • Converting “Tribal Knowledge” of customer into system knowledge
  • Drive compliance in a decentralized operation

Learn Strategies for developing a win-win relationship with Freight Audit Companies

  • Strategies for optimizing electronic communication with Freight Audit companies
  • Strategies for working with multiple Freight Audit exception notice platforms

Panalpina Victor Valencia Regional Head of NWC & Treasury Panalpina

Doubling e-Commerce Fulfillment Productivity with Robotics: A Case Study

How did a global 3PL double ecommerce fulfillment productivity for a major women’s clothing company? Join Bruce Welty, Chairman of Locus Robotics and Mike Honious, COO of GEODIS as they discuss how GEODIS is using Autonomous Mobile Robots from Locus to deliver a 2X productivity improvement, seamless integration and scalability, and a fast ROI.

locus Bruce Welty Chairman Locus Robotics

GEODIS Mike Honious Chief Operating Officer Americas GEODIS

Artificial Intelligence – Illuminating Dark Data and Mitigating Disruptions
  • We’re often blind to potential disruptions because we don’t have the level of detailed visibility required to see them, or to predict them.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a game-changer – it can provide organizations the capacity to collect, correlate and understand vast amounts of unstructured and structured data from across your systems, your partners’ systems and from almost any outside data source.
  • AI is already being deployed by smart companies to proactively predict, prevent and mitigate disruptions. Companies leveraging AI have seen up to 90% reduction in time required to mitigate disruptions.

In this session, we’ll examine:

  • How companies can deploy AI to elevate their existing systems and performance
  • How AI can prioritize, predict and help mitigate disruptions, including using smart alerts to cut through data overload
  • How an AI platform can easily integrate with transportation systems that use IOT devices to track shipment locations in real time

ibm Leo Janus Senior Offering Manager IBM Watson Supply Chain

Driving customer experience in Logistics

In the era where Amazon is driving expectations in customer experience, it is becoming the new normal to expect everything, and if not satisfied customers can change vendors with a push of the button. When expectations are being set so high, it becomes critical that your Logistics and SCM become a key driver to enhancing / transforming, and completely fulfilling customer experience. This session will explore how different processes from being able to make choices on delivery and or return, having near real time visibility of your shipments and self-service options throughout the transaction lifecycle require current and flexible Logistics and SCM process and technology alignment.

Tech Mahindra Greg Smith Enterprise Consultant Tech Mahindra

11:30 - 12:00
The New Generation of Digital Supply Chain Orchestration

Every person, process and movement now leaves a digital footprint in the supply chain. The data from these digital footprints is the fuel powering the new generation of supply chain solutions. Tomorrow’s best supply chains will consume and metabolize data in a much faster and much smarter manner.  This will drive exponentially better supply chain performance with improved customer experience to match.  Creating a world beyond the imaginable.  Tomorrow’s supply chains will be interconnected with the digital ecosystems and instrumented by machine-learning and AI to intelligently create answers to questions or problems in real-time while learning itself. Listen to Glen Ceniza, GVP of Solutions Strategy at JDA Software as he reveals the new generation of supply chain orchestration solution that will change the way we think about logistics in the future.

JDA Software Glen Ceniza RVP, Solutions JDA Software

A digital & strategic advantage in leveraging a TMS
  • Powering your Business effectively with integration to bring clearer and accurate operational views with real-time data
  • Power your customer relationship through the use of a TMS to help reduce inventory, improve warehouse efficiency and provide new delivery capabilities
  • Automate and integrate seamlessly to stay ahead, innovate and exceed customer expectations

Mercury Gate Monica Wooden CEO Mercury Gate

Celestica Ryan Bloor Logistics Director Celestica

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics charts the evolution of the top logistics providers as they develop their ability to become a global preferred provider for their customers.

2018’s global update will give you insight into:

  • Trends driven by customers: Understand why large multinational manufacturers, distributors and retailers are consolidating their 3PL portfolios to include a set they designate as Global Preferred Providers.
  • Hear what shippers want from providers; from a broad, integrated portfolio of logistics services that are consistently and reliably available across a multitude established and emerging markets, specialization of services and competencies by industry
  • Increased ownership: as outsourcing continues to expand, hear the ways in which 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
  • How the 3PL market will mature: Chart the progress of the 3PL provider industry along a maturity spectrum to supply these customer preferences and requirements through a combination of acquisition and organic growth strategies

Gartner Greg Aimi Director of Supply Chain Research Gartner

12:00 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 14:00
Do LSPs have the resources, capacity and talent to compete with tech logistics?
  • Can incumbents keep pace with the start-ups? Debate the abilities of established logistics companies to develop a strategy, culture and team capable of developing technology at the rate of a ground-up tech-logistics company
  • Stay technologically agile as the question of build or buy shifts: in-house tech talent is no longer optional, but you might need to buy to keep costs down and stay cutting edge
  • Are we losing the human touch? Discuss the pros and cons of tech-driven and people-driven businesses, and recognize how this question is shaping the future of logistics
  • Who will lead the digital transformation? Question whether it will be the incumbents, with their benefit of size, or the start-ups with greater agility, who stand to win the tech race

DHL Supply Chain Jim Monkmeyer President, Transportation DHL Supply Chain

Hub Group Vava Dimond Chief Information Officer Hub Group

Hassett Express, LLC Traci Richard VP Technology & Strategic Planning Hassett Express, LLC

Hubtran Matt Bernstein CEO and co-founder HubTran

Moderator: KTI Michael Kroul President KTI

Take advantage of disruptions in the last mile
  • Understand the impact of change: Hear from start-ups who are disrupting the last mile with new technologies and urban delivery, and recognize how this is transforming the industry
  • Find affordable ways to build loyalty: Discuss personalized, on-demand, same-day AM/PM, scheduled and white glove delivery as sustainable ways to meet consumer expectations
  • Provide real time visibility: Utilize new track and trace technologies, route optimization software and user-friendly app interfaces for a more flexible, cost-effective last mile
  • Take on the major players: How local and regional carriers can compete with UPS and FedEx on price, speed and service through offering last mile options with urban agility, warehousing and regional specialization

deliv Daphne Carmeli CEO Deliv

NIKE Sergio Villalobos Global 3PL Strategy Nike

Convey Chris Richter VP Revenue Convey

Unleash the power of a digital supply chain to drive performance
  • Share data with your partners: Discuss how to implement a data sharing system across your network that empowers you and your partners to make actionable decisions in real time
  • Synchronize operations across your business: Find out how introducing new digital tools, such as visibility platforms, can improve internal communications at your company
  • Integrate data across your network: Synchronize and automate upstream operations and production, to optimize freight and inventory management and reduce delivery lead times
  • Leverage advanced analytics to deliver a smarter supply chain: Utilize new tools and technologies to identify inefficiencies in your network and capture cost savings

Electrolux Bjorn Vang Jensen VP Global Logistics Electrolux

Raytheon David Wilkins Vice President of Contracts and Supply Chain Raytheon

ibm Leo Janus Senior Offering Manager IBM Watson Supply Chain

Johnson & Johnson Gerry Collins VP, Supply Chain Strategy Team Johnson & Johnson

Tackling the capacity crunch
  • With natural disasters, the ELD mandate and truck and driver shortages adding pressure, discuss how to tackle tightened capacity for your shipper customers and save them time, resources and money
  • Modal diversification to offset risk: Explore how modal diversification can prove to be a competitive financial option and absorb the volume of loss of market capacity without causing issues for your shipments
  • The role of TMS and becoming a strategic planning partner to your customers: invest in necessary technologies and leverage regional and national carrier networks to aid route optimization to streamline the entire freight process

Hub Group John Vesco President of Hub Group Trucking Hub Group

Florida East Coast Railway Julie Luna CCO Florida East Coast Railway

J.B. Hunt Nick Gowen Sr. Vice President of Transportation J.B. Hunt

NFI David Broering President, Non-Asset Solutions NFI

Moderator: Transport and Logistics Advisors Lee Clair Managing Partner Transport and Logistics Advisors

14:00 - 14:30
Leveraging business intelligence by creating transparency forward and backward
  • BI is not for the faint of heart: How to prepare yourself and leadership
  • The importance to progress what you already have while seeking the perfect (or while seeking your perfection)
  • Taking BI from vision to beta to practice

CHEP Scott Roberts Vice President, Logistics CHEP

Why final mile delivery is not for the faint-hearted

Having won acclaim for their innovative residential moving service U-Pack, find out how ArcBest are continuing to use the insights they’ve gained to capture greater opportunities in final mile delivery.

  • Recognize your business’ unique perspective: Learn how to pinpoint your current expertise areas and understand how you can translate them into value in the last mile
  • Grow through the last mile: As eCommerce-driven residential delivery shipments grow by 35-40% in 2017 alone, hear how ArcBest have adapted
  • Offset challenges to drive revenue: Discover how ArcBest manage time-consuming and costly deliveries to ensure that they continue to realize the growth potential in the last mile

ArcBest Judy McReynolds President and CEO ArcBest

Make cobots part of your fulfilment strategy
  • Understand the “unsolvable puzzle”: Learn how changing consumer expectations and increasing labor scarcity are putting stress on the supply chain
  • Leverage automation to stay ahead of the game: Build a diversified automation portfolio to future-proof your supply chain
  • Solve fulfillment challenges with cobots:Hear how XPO and 6 River Systems have partnered to increase productivity and employee happiness – all with minimal investment

6 River Systems Jerome Dubois Co-founder & Co-CEO 6 River Systems

 XPO Logistics Erik Caldwell Chief Operating Officer - Supply Chain XPO Logistics

How to Reduce Small Parcel & LTL Transportation Costs in a Challenging Economy - Learn the inside secrets from former UPS & FedEx pricing Managers

Gain valuable information to negotiate best-in-class pricing and reduce overall shipping costs by 15-25%.

  • Explore ways to negotiate better discounts and establish shipping costs benchmarks prior to beginning any carrier negotiations
  • Understand procedures to reduce the impact of accessorial charges and other not so obvious contract fee's
  • Discuss how auditing your shipping to make additional savings and explore other techniques to decrease expenditure on your shipments

AFMS Mike Erickson CEO AFMS

14:30 - 15:15
Give your customers the full picture
  • Provide end-to-end visibility: Identify the continued barriers to complete visibility and respond to your customers’ complex demands by providing the key data that they need
  • Create a connected view: Hear how 3PLs are changing the definition of visibility by incorporating SNEW data and pushing for cross-industry openness.
  • Take advantage of new technologies: Do you know what you can’t see? As the definition of visibility shifts, learn from leading providers on what data is now reliably being fed into the supply chain by delivering ROI

Dachser Frank Guenzerodt President & CEO USA Dachser

Echo Global Logistics A. Ilhan Kolko Vice President, Product Echo Global Logistics

Salesforce Amihai Zeltzer Director Travel, Transportation, Hospitality Industries Salesforce

Trucker Tools Prasad Gollapalli Founder & CEO Trucker Tools

Tackling the “Amazon effect” – an offense strategy

Amazon is the elephant in the room. Not just for retailers - for everyone. Amazon is disrupting the operating norms for manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers/distributors and third-party logistics service providers (3PLs). Customer service expectations, and every supply chain activity supporting them, will never be the same.

Winning against - and with - Amazon takes intelligence and insight. Find out how to use both - not just to mitigate the impact of Amazon on your business, but to create offensive strategies. Strategies that are differentiated. Strategies that can be used even in the non-profit environment that drive success required by stakeholders.

Competitive Insights Richard Sharpe CEO Competitive Insights

lharrington group LLC Lisa Harrington President lharrington group LLC

Atlanta Community Food Bank Rob Johnson Former COO Atlanta Community Food Bank

How tomorrow’s revolutionary technologies provide real value today

AGCO Corporation will share insight in how it was able to develop and implement its Smart Logistics initiative, an innovative approach to inbound supply chain management on a global scale.

AGCO has been able to achieve net inbound freight cost reduction of 20%+, drive network wide performance improvement of 15%+, integrate a sophisticated approach to network wide risk management, implement a globally standardized & integrated transportation management system, implement a globally standardized & integrated supplier collaboration system, and develop and implement a globally integrated cross functional supplier performance process.

AGCO was awarded the coveted German BVL award for supply chain innovation in 2016 and the European Logistics Associations 2017 gold medal for supply chain innovation with its “Smart Logistics” initiative. Learn how AGCO was able to develop the strategy, define the roadmap, gain company wide support, and implement with great success across its global network of its sites and its global 3,000+ direct material supplier sites and over 180+ freight carriers.

AGCO Greg Toornman Global Vice President, Materials, Logistics, and Freight Management AGCO

SCM ARC Advisory Steve Banker Vice President, SCM ARC Advisory

M&A integration – transformational, business builder or disruptor?

More information coming soon…

SunteckTTS Ken Forster CEO SunteckTTS

1st Choice Delivery Chuck Fattore CEO 1st Choice Delivery

Transplace Tom Sanderson CEO Transplace

Moderator: G2 Capital Advisors Ronald Lentz Managing Director G2 Capital Advisors

15:15 - 16:00
Coffee
16:00 - 16:15
Robotic Process Automation in Logistics

Attendees will be able to get a sneak preview into HCL’s unique 3-lever BPM methodology to identify use cases for RPA implementation (and as importantly, processes that should not be picked for RPA). Additionally, role of AI / ML in conjunction with RPA and how this helps to further reduce the need for manual intervention will be demonstrated. With over 200+ use cases of identified processes across domains, Bhavdeep will talk about what is in it for the Logistics Service Providers to gain from embracing RPA.

HCL Bhavdeep Singh Sethi Associate Vice President and Practice Head, RPA & AI HCL

Connecting the Dots. Leveraging your supply chain data.

When it comes to data - we don't have a scarcity problem.  We have more data than we can handle. Learn the necessary steps to turn these silos of data into actionable insights!

  • Create a Data Strategy.  Identify the key elements to creating a data strategy which is results focused and not just informative.
  • Connecting Data Silos.  Many organizations are skipping this critical step.  Find out how to ensure you’re looking at the right data.
  • Avoiding Technology Pitfalls:  Who are the main providers of technology in the supply chain analytics space?  How can you identify the right partner/technology for your organization?
  • Bringing it all together:  Learn why a technology platform may not be enough and who you will need to help execute on your data strategy.

enveyo John Errebo Co-Founder, CTO Enveyo

Power your RFP with Bid Automation Technology
  • Learn how technology can drive value for your organization during your next bid event!
  • Whether conducting an RFP with the intent to manage transportation spend or increase provider options, a professional bid application will add structure and automation to your process resulting in improved process efficiency, reduced risk of errors, and quicker bid turnaround times.
  • SMC3 has seen logistics professionals successfully achieve their supply chain management goals when managing their RFP with Bid$ense, even in the tight capacity environment that currently exists.

SMC3 Brian Thompson Chief Commercial Officer SMC3

Innovating in the Margins: Lessons from the Innovation Battlefield

Learn how organizations, regardless of size can innovate above their weight and drastically change their product offerings, even when facing resource limitations

  • Hear tips from the front line of managing and maximizing a high performance development and innovation organization
  • Hear an exclusive case study focusing on a project that changes the landscape of dimensioning with commodity innovation to draw synergies to apply to your digital transformation strategy
  • Learn some of the non-technical strategies you can deploy to run a high performance project

Clever Tech Michael Hagler President Clever Tech

16:15 - 17:00
Blockchain & its practical uses in the logistics industry
  • Practical use of technology in the logistics industry
  • The importance of standardization in using blockchain in the logistics industry.
  • What progress has been made in defining standards and promoting adoption?
  • Where will blockchain technology be 5 years from now specific to transportation and logistics?

G2 Capital Advisors Chris Burruss President BiTA

G2 Capital Advisors Scott Friesen VP of Strategic Analytics Echo Global Logistics

Moderator: GlobalTranz Darwish Adi Sr. Director of Business Systems GlobalTranz

Evolve your eCommerce distribution network according to your labor needs

Hear from 3PLs that are making decisions about where to place new eCommerce operations, based on their requirements for specialized labor.

  • Explore the opportunities in automation: Debate how to meet consumer expectations through employing automation across a variety of applications, compared with adding labor
  • Attract and retain the right people for your operations: Recognize the causes of the current labor shortage and hear how 3PLs are identifying new solutions to overcome it
  • Consult labor analytics to meet your business needs: Understand the density of the labor market for the specific positions, skills and education you require for your network

Geodis Mike Honious Chief Operating Officer Americas Geodis

nGroup Bob Duron COO nGroup

NorthPoint Development Andy Mace Vice President, Client Advisory & Industrial Development NorthPoint Development

Moderator: Cushman & Wakefield Rich Hamilton Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield

Supply chain visibility, powered by data, AI and analytics

The modern digital supply network model is powered by advanced analytics. Discover ways to improve visibility, operational efficiency and decision making across whole operations.

  • Utilize machine learning in demand forecasting: Improve your organization’s forecasting capability with dynamic models that are automatically updated, to streamline network flows, reduce costs to serve and improve supply chain flexibility.
  • Turn data into insights with AI and analytics: Collaborate with multiple tiers of suppliers to manage non-linear and external supply chains, reduce inventory levels, increase fill rates, and improve team productivity
  • Hear how to leverage AI to drive supply chain visibility: Discuss how end-to-end visibility aligns with your business goals, and how far AI can enable smart decisions and operational efficiency

Ciena Kunal Kumar Director, Supply Chain Enablement Ciena

Gap Kevin Releford Senior Director Gap

Newell Brands Jonathan Bruser Director, Planning and Supply Chain Strategy Newell Brands

Bloomberg Sougata Dasgupta VP Supply Chain Transformation Bloomberg

Leaders in logistics: today's challenges, tomorrow’s trends and how to navigate successfully

This panel discussion will explore the challenges facing the logistics industry today, the trends that shaping the industry and what leaders in the space are doing to position themselves now and in the future.  The panelists will cover:

  • Ever-increasing sophistication and strategic value in logistics
  • Convergence of multi-modal, multi-vendors solutions
  • Changing buyer behaviors and the impact on logistics
  • Evolution of the carrier landscape and relationships with 3PL’s
  • Consolidation of the fragmented 3PL market and differentiation of the leaders
  • Trade agreements and their impact on 3PL’s
  • Data driven technology
  • The real story behind integration and the evolution of legacy technology to new paradigms
  • Recession planning
  • What logistics leaders do differently

Moderator: GlobalTranz Robert Farrell CEO GlobalTranz

Transplace Tom Sanderson CEO Transplace

SEKO James Gagne President SEKO

Load Delivered Logistics Robert Nathan CEO Load Delivered Logistics

J.B. Hunt Eric McGee Executive Vice President, Highway Services J.B. Hunt

17:00 - 17:30
Is true “customization” for complex supply chains really possible?
  • Fight complexity: How to develop the right work flows and processes in complex supply chains and ensure you have the expertise to deal with the challenges and nuances of a supply chain are managed
  • Make good on promises: Learn how to deliver the promise of customization to your customers by understanding the resources and expertise needed for it
  • Balance people and technology: Understand the inherent challenges of supply chain efficiency and how the marriage of advanced IT and old-fashioned logistics expertise provide the key to supply chain optimization

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

Session Details TBC

More information coming soon…

The Next Level of Collaboration: How P&G, a technology startup, and their suppliers partnered to implement a shared Supply Chain Control Tower
  • Practical ways to approach data sharing and collaboration
    Learn more about the way that greater openness can change supplier relationships, both practically and strategically.
  • Building a single source of truth to synchronize organizations and teams
    Some team members will need to take a global view, others will maximize locally. We’ll talk about how to make sure that everyone is working off of the same playbook, while still getting what they need to make the best decisions
  • A look into our future state
    What will our world look like when we’re on the other side of this digital transformation? How will processes, KPIs, and outcomes change?

Alloy Joel Beal CEO & Co-Founder Alloy

P&G Benjamin Zhou Director of Global Innovation – Haircare P&G

M&A in the SME market
  • Discuss how to approach M&A activity as a small-scale carrier considering whether or when to sell
  • Hear about the influence of technological advances, and how the drive among the major players to provide comprehensive services and expand global networks is affecting this end of the market

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Nikhil Sathe Managing Director, M & A Advisory Practice Leader Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

polaris Jon Saunders CEO Polaris Transportation Group

Axial Capital Partners Joah Sapphire Managing Partner Axial Capital Partners

Raymond James Paul Jones Managing Director Raymond James

Closing Keynote Session
17:35 - 18:05
Keynote: The future of freight forwarding: connection, disruption, and combination
  • Connection: the ability to connect the global dots and create new ones to construct a new customer experience.
  • Disruption: Disruption is a bad thing if somebody does it to you. It’s a very good thing if you do it to yourself.
  • Combination: Partnership is a word thrown around often in the business world. Everybody wants it. Nobody disagrees with it. Most of us underestimate what it takes to truly achieve it.

UPS Cindy Miller President, Freight Forwarding UPS

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June 7th 2018 — Day Two
Keynote Sessions
08:30 - 09:00
Keynote: Using the Vested Way to improve your outsourcing
  • Improve your outsourcing relationships: Learn how following five simple rules can help you collaborate more effectively with your partners, benefitting you, them and your customers
  • Be inspired by the art of the possible: Find out how extensive research started in 2010 at the University of Tennessee has led to the development of a brand-new methodology for successful outsourcing in just 8 years
  • Hear how Vested is being piloted in the 3PL sector: Discover how organizations like Intel, Dell, DHL, FedEx Supply Chain, and NuSkin are improving their operations through Vested

University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business Kate Vitasek Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business

09:00 - 09:30
Keynote: Bring maximum Impact to your team and customers
  • Become more integrated with your customers: Leverage thought leadership, best practices and technology to add more value to customer relationship
  • Collaborate to innovate: Learn how to successfully incorporate your suppliers and customers into your innovation process to explore new technology and processes and bring new concepts to market
  • Who bears the cost of innovation? Hear case studies on how to make innovation work, how to share the cost and benefits and learn how you can take steps to un-blur the lines of innovation costing with your customer

Schenker AG Tom Schmitt Member of the Board of Management, Chief Commercial Officer and Contract Logistics Schenker AG

09:30 - 10:00
The digital supply chain: the face of the future

Advancements in technology have led to an explosion of capabilities which enable businesses to optimize their performance.  Yet many companies have not maximized innovation within their Supply Chains.  In today’s hyper-competitive environment, the failure to maximize your company’s potential no longer only means that you fall behind your competition.  It can ultimately impact the viability of a company.  As a result, “Innovate or Die” has become the rallying cry heard across corporations today. 

Join Jack Allen, Senior Director of Cisco’s Global Logistics and Supply Chain Operations, as he discusses the practical application of current and emerging technological advancements like Digitization, IoT, Analytics, Collaboration, and the wealth of capabilities they enable to transform your business.  During his presentation, Jack will address: 

  • The urgency of Digitization and the transition to a Digital Supply Chain
  • The benefits of collaborative Innovation on Manufacturing & Logistics, across the supply chain, and to your customers
  • Leveraging Logistics as a Service to evolve the customer experience
  • Sustainability, the Circular Economy, and their impact on scarcity & profitability 

Gain both inspirational and transformational knowledge, as well as practical details on how to move your supply chain into the digital future.

cisco Jack Allen Sr Director, Global Logistics, Supply Chain Operations Cisco

10:00 - 10:45
Coffee
LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY
eCOMMERCE
SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY
LOGISTICS STRATEGY
10:45 - 11:15
I want it now and on my phone: how consumer expectations are changing supply chain services
  • How consumers expectations are changing supply chains
  • Practical advice on how to adapt to a changing world – and a few lessons from our experience
  • Potential impacts of autonomous vehicles on North American trucking

C.H. Robinson Chris O'Brien CCO C.H. Robinson

Transforming the retail supply chain - from multichannel to unified commerce
  • Retail leaders must transform their supply chain design strategy from multichannel execution to a unified commerce engine
  • To achieve success, organizations should take steps to replace existing, siloed channels with a unified experience that strategically links any consumer across any channel at any time
  • This presentation identifies what this trend means for retail operations and recommends key steps supply chain leaders must take to support a unified commerce supply chain strategy

Gartner Courtney Rogerson Principal Research Analyst Gartner

The Power of Artificial Intelligence for the Supply Chain
  • Learn how IBM leveraged artificial intelligence (AI) to gain unprecedented visibility, mitigate disruptions and support its supply chain professionals in making informed decisions and doing their best work
  • Discover how AI and analytics can elevate existing systems and sources of data, including dark or unstructured data, to provide greater transparency and insight across the supply chain
  • Understand the power of providing a ‘cognitive advisor’ to augment each supply chain professional and sort through data overload to provide smart-alerts

IBM Ron Castro CSCO IBM

M&A's not the only way to grow

M&A is often touted as the most reliable way to grow. In this case study, hear how Pegasus Logistics doubled in size in 3 years in the fragmented US forwarder market.

Hear their recipe for success:

  • Tight relationships with legacy business; how cultivating a tenured fortune 500 client base helped grow openly through referrals us to other potential opportunities, fueling new business growth
  • Create a defined focus on what business they pursue; sticking to specific industry and services and not attempting to be everything to everyone
  • Creating a learning culture; how investment in people, from customized online training programs to leadership development for all Next Level Leaders has tied directly to Pegasus’ stakeholder model and gained significant results

Pegasus Logistics Hiram Hartnett Executive VP of Sales Pegasus Logistics

Pegasus Logistics Ken Beam CEO Pegasus Logistics

11:15 - 11:45
How driverless vehicles will impact supply chains
  • Current state of development of automated trucks
  • Impact of automated technology on trucking

Embark Mike Reid COO Embark

Excel in cross-border commerce

Create a truly international business that enables your customers to reach new consumers in booming markets.

  • Become part of one of the fastest growing segments of eCommerce: How to Gain new customers among emerging small retailers and strengthen existing relationships with a global offering
  • Maintain the brand element for your customers’ last mile: Create a fulfilment and distribution strategy to deliver the brand experience your customers expect, internationally
  • Recognize the potential roadblocks to cross-border shipping: Find solutions overcome obstacles such as regulatory issues and taxation to allow cross-border eCommerce to function as efficiently and seamlessly as it does at a domestic level

SEKO James Gagne President SEKO

How to avoid the common pitfalls of supply chain planning

Accurate supply chain planning is more difficult to achieve than ever before. The pace of change in products, seasons, and consumer taste is unprecedented. The omnichannel age has brought a new level of complexity to patterns of demand. Manufacturers, retailers, and distributors are finding it increasingly difficult to draw on data from multiple sources and turn it into accurate forecasts.

So how do we derive order from this chaos of information? How do we align all parts of the supply chain to create customer-focused organizations that can quickly adapt to shifting demand? 

In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • Common pain points and pitfalls for supply chain planners
  • How the lines between planning and execution are beginning to blur
  • The benefits of integrating supply chain planning across the organization (integrating units like finance and sales)
  • How disruptive technologies will shape the supply chain of the future

Tata Consultancy Services Limited Rich Sherman Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Why the employee experience is your only competitive advantage
  • Delve into the current labor landscape; use the latest figures in truck driver employment (an expected increase by 6% by 2026), hourly rates ($43.31) and reasons for leaving a job (75% cite low salary) to frame your strategy moving forward
  • Learn about employee experience – how to measure and improve; how to map and integrate the employee experience and align with customer expectations, use performance based, incremental incentives to provide quicker closed loop incentives and apply clarity and collaboration to drive productivity and increase engagement
  • Discuss specific examples of competitive advantage through powerful employee experiences; case studies on compensation, on-boarding and building team performance

PATH Jonathon McKay Partner PATH

11:45 - 12:30
Choose the technologies that will bring real ROI
  • Learn from the early adopters: Gauge which technologies offer the best ROI opportunities, efficiencies, pilot results and customer responses, from people who’ve put them to the test
  • Rethink ROI in the digital supply chain: Discuss how far you need to spend money to make money to see the biggest returns from the new wave of technological transformation
  • Hear from the technology makers: Find out directly from the tech creators how they are enabling the transformation from linear to dynamic digital supply networks

DHL Supply Chain Kalyan Sakthi VP IT DHL Supply Chain

Kenco Innovation Labs Trever Ehrlich Creative Solutions Manager Kenco Innovation Labs

Loadsmart Erik Malin Head of Operations Loadsmart

BCG Logistics Group Allan Smith President & CEO BCG Logistics Group

How next-level inventory optimization can achieve successful omnichannel fulfilment
  • Open new paths to profitability: Learn how to access complete stock visibility throughout your network and control the way you move stock with an efficient inventory strategy
  • Understand the benefits of inventory optimization: Free up working capital in times of growth, improve turns, reduce inventory holding costs and enjoy greater customer satisfaction
  • Prepare accurately for demand: Introduce scalable order processes and auto-replenishment tools to automate optimal stock during promotions and meet shifting seasonal demands
  • Coordinate your order management strategy: Find out how to align dynamic order routing with your replenishment strategy for successful inventory distribution

Target Tim Hotze SVP Network Planning & Global Intelligence Target

True Value Company Abhinav Shukla COO True Value Company

Walmart Ray Ernenwein Director of Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics Walmart

Onera Sahil Gupta CEO & Co-Founder Onera

Create a customer-centric network architecture strategy
  • Deliver a powerful vision: Weigh the pros and cons of common network strategies in striking the right balance between overarching business objectives and customer needs
  • Design your network for your customers: Discuss how you can use a customer centric approach to design your network architecture to respond quicker to market changes and increase customer satisfaction
  • Deliver a connected, versatile supply chain network: Build a network-oriented ecosystem to enhance decision making, increase agility and create an excellent customer experience
  • Keeping your customer at the heart of your strategy: Debate the prioritization of customer-centric features of your network strategy from the benefits of reducing product lead times vs. investing in personalization capabilities.

KeHE Distributors, LLC Chris Sieburg EVP Transportation & Customer Services KeHE Distributors, LLC

Horizon Group Nancy Marino COO Horizon Group

RentACenter Jonathan Parks Vice President Global Logistics & Distribution RentACenter

Drive innovation through customer relationships:
  • Hear real-life examples that show the benefits for LSPs of working with their customers to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes and whether a focus on customer service over technology is the key to driving relationships
  • Driving cost-effective innovation: debate the onus put on the provider to pay for innovation for their customers and discover work-arounds that fairly share costs – examples of how shippers and providers can drive innovation through data sharing and collaboration
  • Going the extra mile for customers: how moving away from transactional relationships and getting involved in a customer’s supply chain upstream vs. downstream allows you to help them to design a better supply chain.

Penske Logistics Shaun Hodges Vice President Sales Penske Logistics

Kroger Matt Graser Assistant Supply Chain Manager Kroger

Ascent Global Logistics Bill Goodgion President Ascent Global Logistics

Buiced Ray Doustdar Founder & Juicer Buiced

12:30 - 13:45
Lunch
13:45 - 14:30
Don't lose talent to Google, Amazon and Apple… Logistics is sexy too!
  • Define your talent strategy: Explore the new skill set requirements of logistics talent in the digital revolution, and find out how to embed talent into your wider strategic direction
  • Put your people first: Encourage your staff to constantly maintain personal customer relationships, drive innovation and remain a vital differentiator in your operations
  • Attract the top tech talent: Discuss how initiatives to provide desirable working conditions and exciting projects can help you draw the most qualified workers, and keep them

Pegasus Logistics Candice Gouge Director of Talent Engagement Pegasus Logistics

Echo Global Logistics Miles English CIO Echo Global Logistics

Hassett Express, LLC Traci Richard VP Technology & Strategic Planning Hassett Express, LLC

3SIXTY Management Service Rocco Romanella Founder and Senior Partner 3SIXTY Management Service

Enable your customers to go direct-to-consumer (D2C)

Increase your revenue share of the emerging trend for manufacturers selling direct-to-consumer, and strengthen your customer relationships by providing the services that will support their goals.

  • Empower your customers to go D2C: Find out what manufacturers’ needs are, from extra fulfilment locations to employing smarter visibility tools and network remodelling services
  • Choose the right technology partners: Hear from 3PLs on the tools and partnerships they needed to achieve D2C success for their customers
  • Specialize to manage complexities: Hear how 3PLs are meeting challenges in D2C such as temperature controlled distribution, visibility, delivery confirmation and routing

Burris Logistics John Teixera President, Custom Distribution Burris Logistics

Gebrüder Weiss Michael Crandall Vice President of Sales Gebrüder Weiss

LSO Dick Metzler CEO LSO

Strategies to reduce supply chain complexity and enable growth

In today’s world of constant change and aggressive competition, many organizations struggle with the burden that complexity places on their business. Left unmanaged, complexity creeps in slowly over time but can take a huge toll on almost every aspect of the organization.

  • Because of our broad array of brands and industries, we are constantly fighting off complexity in our portfolio, processes and operations.
  • Our goal in this presentation is to arm you with some tools to help you:
    • Clarify priorities and chose where to focus your efforts to create value for your business, while ignoring areas that won’t
    • Clean up and optimize your product portfolio
    • Create guardrails to ensure future success and prevent “complexity creep”
    • Empower your teams to make quicker, better decisions
    • Save executive leaders valuable time and resources

Newell Brands Jonathan Bruser Director, Planning and Supply Chain Strategy Newell Brands

M+A in logistics: what are the biggest trends, deals, and opportunities?
  • Find out about the current state of M&A the changes that are driving activity and where opportunities lie for major 3PLs
  • Explore new angles in this booming market, such as technology-driven M&A and buying into the last mile
  • Consider the possible outcomes of consolidation, including how to manage an acquisition and how to prepare an exit strategy

Redwood Logistics Mark Yeager CEO Redwood Logistics

Greenbriar Equity Group John Anderson Operating Partner Greenbriar Equity Group

GlobalTranz Robert Farrell CEO GlobalTranz

Moderator: BG Strategic Advisors Ben Gordon Managing Director BG Strategic Advisors

Keynote Session
14:30 - 15:15
Robot wars: NextGen Supply Chain Automation

In this ultimate robot battle we look at key differentiators between leading robotics companies and what will separate the major players at a time when robotic technology is rapidly becoming more readily available

  • Hear them battle it out and discuss why robots and automation are changing the game in order fulfilment processes and warehouse operations
  • Find out the ROI their customers have had since investing in the new technology and how increases in mobility and efficiency are providing a competitive advantage in the industry
  • Discus how robotics will close the supply chain talent gap and how automation will be the key to re-shaping the supply chain operating models of the future—enabling growth by allowing scarce supply chain talent to focus on adding value instead of executing routines

6 river systems Jerome Dubois Co-founder & Co-CEO 6 river systems

Fetch Robotics Melonee Wise CEO Fetch Robotics

InVia LIOR ELAZARY CEO inVia Robotics inc

NextShift Robotics Mary Ellen Sparrow Co-founder & CEO NextShift Robotics

IDC John Santagate Research Director IDC

15:30 - 16:00
Coffee

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