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Pre-conference Day (5th June):

Workshops - 1pm – 5pm
Welcome Keynotes & Reception – 5pm onwards

Day 1 (6th June):

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

Day 2 (7th June) :

Start- 8:00am
Finish – 3:00pm

* Times are subject to change

June 5th 2018 — Pre-conference Day
Workshops
3:00PM - 5:00PM
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.  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 Richard Sharpe CEO Competitive Insights

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

Keynote
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Keynote: 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

6:00PM - 6:15PM
Awards and presentation of open innovation challenge winner
6:15PM
Welcome Networking Reception
June 6th 2018 — Day One
Keynote Sessions
xx:xx
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

xx:xx
Logistics expert system intelligence: what IT means & how to practically apply IT

More information coming soon…

Teknowlogi Spencer Askew CEO Teknowlogi

xx:xx
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

LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY
eCOMMERCE
SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY
LOGISTICS STRATEGY
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

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
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

Use a strong IT platform to manage your network and fulfilment across multiple sales channels
  • Redesign your network to increase operational efficiency: Find out how to utilize an IT platform, network tools and fully connected systems to optimize your operations
  • Leverage a smart distribution network: Learn how to conduct network studies to identify the best ways to align your fulfilment capabilities across multiple sales channels
  • Develop a change management program to ensure cross-company buy-in: Create a digital roadmap to show the plans, scope and impact of the new implementations

Aldo Craig Jones VP Supply Chain Aldo

Become a digital supply chain champion
  • 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

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

10:30 - 11:00
Leveraging business intelligence by creating transparency forward and backward

More information coming soon…

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

Avnet Case Study

More information coming soon…

Speaker to be announced

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 getting an accurate total landed cost online, 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

10:30 - 11:00
IBM Case Study

More information coming soon…

ibm Leo Janus Senior Offering Manager IBM Watson Supply Chain

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

Cognitive Supply Chain Advisors - How cognitive solutions help IBM's supply chain professionals do their best work ever
  • IBM's is on its journey to become a cognitive supply chain, coupling the exponential knowledge digitally available with the exponential power of new technologies. The goal is to augment each supply chain professional with a cognitive advisor at hand
  • Your supply chain impacts the quality, delivery and costs of your business’s products. Cognitive analytics can elevate your existing systems to provide greater visibility, transparency and insight into supply chain data and processes

IBM Ron Castro VP Operations and Supply Chain Execution IBM

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

10:30 - 11:00
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 Logistics Eric Williams General Manager Hassett Logistics

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

LSO Mike Boyzuick Chief Operating Officer LSO

Convey Rob Taylor Co-Founder & CEO 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

Ciena Kunal Kumar Director, Supply Chain Enablement Ciena

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

10:30 - 11:00
Give your customers the full picture

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

  • 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

It’s the last mile that counts
  • Build convenience for consumers into the last mile through technology: Provide real time tracking and accurate updates on delivery times for orders through technology platforms to enhance your quality of service
  • Let individual customer preferences define your last mile strategy: Hear how retailers are addressing customer needs and behaviours to stay ahead in a rapidly developing market

Mercury gate Monica Wooden CEO Mercury gate

Blockchain is revolutionizing the supply chain
  • Examine the potential in blockchain: Recognize the value of building greater trust in customer and trading relationships through improving visibility across the supply chain
  • Reduce cost and risk in the supply chain: Discover how blockchain technology can increase opportunities for sharing plans with suppliers and customers to produce accurate forecasts
  • Enable transparent end-to-end tracking in the supply chain:Learn how to ensure the integral traceability materials and goods by using blockchain to provide accurate source information to the customer

Schneider Electric Brian Tessier VP Supply Chain Transformation and Global Innovation Schneider Electric

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

10:30 - 11:00
How tomorrow’s revolutionary technologies provide real value today

There are a series of exciting emerging technologies that are creating new possibilities in forming a digital supply chain. In this case study, we explore the latest in real-time technology with AGCO, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of farm equipment and agricultural solutions.

  • Use new sources of data to gain greater visibility: Understand how AGCO use real-time visibility based on real-time social media and news feeds that are mapped to the company’s extended supply chain network
  • Risk management: Learn how AGCO used a new transportation management and risk management solution to dramatically improve their approach to inbound logistics and supply chain risk management
  • Solve supplier problems quickly: Use new risk management methods to encourage quick reactions to disasters and supplier problems

AGCO Greg Toornman Director, Global Materials, Logistics, and Freight Management AGCO

ARC Advisory Steve Banker Vice President, SCM ARC Advisory

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.

Companies now have a choice to make: React... and hope that works or take the offense by building a strategy that counters - and capitalizes on - the Amazon effect. 

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 that drive new profits and the success required by stakeholders.  Strategies that are differentiated.  Strategies that build your future profits

Competitive Insights Richard Sharpe CEO Competitive Insights

lharrington group LLC Lisa Harrington President lharrington group LLC

3D printing and a new model for the supply chain
  • Improve your supply chain simplicity:  Learn how 3D printing is helping organizations to keep up with demand in their supply chains to decrease the time and cost of production
  • Reduce lead times: Learn how 3D printing can decrease tooling time, speed up prototyping and enable products to be created quickly and cost effectively
  • Change the nature of manufacturing: Remove sourcing and delivery delays, by producing spares and prototypes quickly and cost-effectively with 3D printing
  • Bring the supply chain to the end customer: Discover how 3D printing can enable rapid customization to meet individual customer demands

3D Systems Chaim Huijsman VP Global Logistics 3D Systems

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 Brad Hall SVP and Chief Commercial Officer Florida East Coast Railway

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

Barrington Capital Partners, LLC Stephen Fraser Managing Director Barrington Capital Partners, LLC

10:30 - 11:00
JDA Case Study

More information coming soon…

Speaker to be announced

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

Kane is Able Mike Gardner CEO Kane is Able

Cushman & Wakefield Rich Hamilton Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield

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

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

More information coming soon…

GlobalTranz Robert Farrell CEO GlobalTranz

Transplace Tom Sanderson CEO Transplace

SEKO James Gagne President SEKO

Load Delivered Logistics Robert Nathan CEO Load Delivered Logistics

10:30 - 11:00
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

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

More information coming soon…

G2 Capital Advisors Ronald Lentz Managing Director G2 Capital Advisors

10:30 - 11:00
M&A in the Large 3PL market:
  • 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

BG Strategic Advisors Ben Gordon Managing Director BG Strategic Advisors

Redwood Logistics Mark Yeager CEO Redwood Logistics

June 7th 2018 — Day Two
Keynote Sessions
xx:xx
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

xx:xx
Keynote

Details to be announced soon…

Mattel Peter Gibbons Former EVP & CSCO Mattel

xx:xx
Cisco Keynote

Details to be announced soon…

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

LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY
eCOMMERCE
SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY
LOGISTICS STRATEGY
10:30 - 11:00
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

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

Revzilla Nic Vu CEO Revzilla

PODS Enterprises Steve Hill Vice President Logistics PODS Enterprises

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 Joe Carlier SVP of Global Sales Penske Logistics

Ascent Global Logistics Bill Goodgion President Ascent Global Logistics

10:30 - 11:00
Make sure you’re ready for blockchain…because it’s coming!

Hear case studies from manufacturers and providers who have already implemented a blockchain solution, and discover how they have proven its value.

  • Get ahead of the curve: Find out how to overcome integration issues with legacy IT infrastructure, and fears about cost, to realize the increasing potential this technology offers
  • Make our industry work together: Realize how emerging blockchain consortiums can get results faster and implement standards that will promote the whole industry going forward

Trusted IoT Alliance Zaki Manian Executive Director Trusted IoT Alliance

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

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’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

10:30 - 11:00
Industry 4.0: Convergence in the Warehouse
  • Industry 4.0 arrives in the the warehouse: Shine a light on your warehousing and learn how a comprehensive IoT network can help you resolve warehousing visibility once and for all
  • Beyond simply tracking goods in the warehouse: Leverage visibility to enable automation -don’t just look at your inventory, get it, move it and distribute it too. Learn how robotics can transform your warehouse eCommerce fulfilment
  • A new generation of innovation: Learn how to design a strategy to marry robotics and human capital to create a warehouse fit for 21st century commerce by hearing specific 3PL case-studies of the future at work

Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics

XPO Last-Mile Case Study

More information coming soon…

GoPro’s US FTZ Program – Savings, Feasibility and Computation
  • Measure the feasibility of utilizing an FTZ: Understand the practicalities of utilizing an FTZ in your supply chain network, from transportation architecture to node placement
  • Compute the potential savings: Find out how to calculate the savings an FTZ could produce for your supply chain
  • Learn how to maximize cost efficiencies: Hear how to get the most from your FTZ program, through fulfilment and negotiating with your logistics partners

GoPro Jeremiah Pomerleau Senior Manager, Transportation & Trade Compliance GoPro

Transplace + customer case study

More information coming soon…

Transplace Bob Daymon Senior Vice President Operations Transplace

10:30 - 11:00
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

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

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

Strengthen your marketing strategy
  • Refine your marketing strategy to become a more customer-centric organization; understand what your customers want and when and align your content strategy with their buying journey
  • Meet demands faster by employing marketing tools, techniques, metrics and employee incentives to build and strengthen customer relationships.
  • Get tips on how to earn C-level buy in with advice from C-Level execs who have seen the value in strengthening marketing strategies and budgets; what did they look for?

Kane is Able Mike Gardner CEO Kane is Able

10:30 - 11:00
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

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

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

10:30 - 11:00
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

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

GenPro Nikhil Sathe CFO GenPro

polaris Jon Saunders CEO Polaris Transportation Group

June 6th 2018 — Day One
Keynote Sessions
xx:xx
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

xx:xx
Logistics expert system intelligence: what IT means & how to practically apply IT

More information coming soon…

Teknowlogi Spencer Askew CEO Teknowlogi

xx:xx
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

LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY
eCOMMERCE
SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY
LOGISTICS STRATEGY
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

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
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

Use a strong IT platform to manage your network and fulfilment across multiple sales channels
  • Redesign your network to increase operational efficiency: Find out how to utilize an IT platform, network tools and fully connected systems to optimize your operations
  • Leverage a smart distribution network: Learn how to conduct network studies to identify the best ways to align your fulfilment capabilities across multiple sales channels
  • Develop a change management program to ensure cross-company buy-in: Create a digital roadmap to show the plans, scope and impact of the new implementations

Aldo Craig Jones VP Supply Chain Aldo

Become a digital supply chain champion
  • 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

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

10:30 - 11:00
Leveraging business intelligence by creating transparency forward and backward

More information coming soon…

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

Avnet Case Study

More information coming soon…

Speaker to be announced

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 getting an accurate total landed cost online, 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

10:30 - 11:00
IBM Case Study

More information coming soon…

ibm Leo Janus Senior Offering Manager IBM Watson Supply Chain

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

Cognitive Supply Chain Advisors - How cognitive solutions help IBM's supply chain professionals do their best work ever
  • IBM's is on its journey to become a cognitive supply chain, coupling the exponential knowledge digitally available with the exponential power of new technologies. The goal is to augment each supply chain professional with a cognitive advisor at hand
  • Your supply chain impacts the quality, delivery and costs of your business’s products. Cognitive analytics can elevate your existing systems to provide greater visibility, transparency and insight into supply chain data and processes

IBM Ron Castro VP Operations and Supply Chain Execution IBM

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

10:30 - 11:00
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 Logistics Eric Williams General Manager Hassett Logistics

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

LSO Mike Boyzuick Chief Operating Officer LSO

Convey Rob Taylor Co-Founder & CEO 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

Ciena Kunal Kumar Director, Supply Chain Enablement Ciena

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

10:30 - 11:00
Give your customers the full picture

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

  • 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

It’s the last mile that counts
  • Build convenience for consumers into the last mile through technology: Provide real time tracking and accurate updates on delivery times for orders through technology platforms to enhance your quality of service
  • Let individual customer preferences define your last mile strategy: Hear how retailers are addressing customer needs and behaviours to stay ahead in a rapidly developing market

Mercury gate Monica Wooden CEO Mercury gate

Blockchain is revolutionizing the supply chain
  • Examine the potential in blockchain: Recognize the value of building greater trust in customer and trading relationships through improving visibility across the supply chain
  • Reduce cost and risk in the supply chain: Discover how blockchain technology can increase opportunities for sharing plans with suppliers and customers to produce accurate forecasts
  • Enable transparent end-to-end tracking in the supply chain:Learn how to ensure the integral traceability materials and goods by using blockchain to provide accurate source information to the customer

Schneider Electric Brian Tessier VP Supply Chain Transformation and Global Innovation Schneider Electric

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

10:30 - 11:00
How tomorrow’s revolutionary technologies provide real value today

There are a series of exciting emerging technologies that are creating new possibilities in forming a digital supply chain. In this case study, we explore the latest in real-time technology with AGCO, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of farm equipment and agricultural solutions.

  • Use new sources of data to gain greater visibility: Understand how AGCO use real-time visibility based on real-time social media and news feeds that are mapped to the company’s extended supply chain network
  • Risk management: Learn how AGCO used a new transportation management and risk management solution to dramatically improve their approach to inbound logistics and supply chain risk management
  • Solve supplier problems quickly: Use new risk management methods to encourage quick reactions to disasters and supplier problems

AGCO Greg Toornman Director, Global Materials, Logistics, and Freight Management AGCO

ARC Advisory Steve Banker Vice President, SCM ARC Advisory

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.

Companies now have a choice to make: React... and hope that works or take the offense by building a strategy that counters - and capitalizes on - the Amazon effect. 

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 that drive new profits and the success required by stakeholders.  Strategies that are differentiated.  Strategies that build your future profits

Competitive Insights Richard Sharpe CEO Competitive Insights

lharrington group LLC Lisa Harrington President lharrington group LLC

3D printing and a new model for the supply chain
  • Improve your supply chain simplicity:  Learn how 3D printing is helping organizations to keep up with demand in their supply chains to decrease the time and cost of production
  • Reduce lead times: Learn how 3D printing can decrease tooling time, speed up prototyping and enable products to be created quickly and cost effectively
  • Change the nature of manufacturing: Remove sourcing and delivery delays, by producing spares and prototypes quickly and cost-effectively with 3D printing
  • Bring the supply chain to the end customer: Discover how 3D printing can enable rapid customization to meet individual customer demands

3D Systems Chaim Huijsman VP Global Logistics 3D Systems

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 Brad Hall SVP and Chief Commercial Officer Florida East Coast Railway

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

Barrington Capital Partners, LLC Stephen Fraser Managing Director Barrington Capital Partners, LLC

10:30 - 11:00
JDA Case Study

More information coming soon…

Speaker to be announced

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

Kane is Able Mike Gardner CEO Kane is Able

Cushman & Wakefield Rich Hamilton Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield

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

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

More information coming soon…

GlobalTranz Robert Farrell CEO GlobalTranz

Transplace Tom Sanderson CEO Transplace

SEKO James Gagne President SEKO

Load Delivered Logistics Robert Nathan CEO Load Delivered Logistics

10:30 - 11:00
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

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

More information coming soon…

G2 Capital Advisors Ronald Lentz Managing Director G2 Capital Advisors

10:30 - 11:00
M&A in the Large 3PL market:
  • 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

BG Strategic Advisors Ben Gordon Managing Director BG Strategic Advisors

Redwood Logistics Mark Yeager CEO Redwood Logistics

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June 7th 2018 — Day Two
Keynote Sessions
xx:xx
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

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Mattel Peter Gibbons Former EVP & CSCO Mattel

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

LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY
eCOMMERCE
SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY
LOGISTICS STRATEGY
10:30 - 11:00
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

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

Revzilla Nic Vu CEO Revzilla

PODS Enterprises Steve Hill Vice President Logistics PODS Enterprises

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 Joe Carlier SVP of Global Sales Penske Logistics

Ascent Global Logistics Bill Goodgion President Ascent Global Logistics

10:30 - 11:00
Make sure you’re ready for blockchain…because it’s coming!

Hear case studies from manufacturers and providers who have already implemented a blockchain solution, and discover how they have proven its value.

  • Get ahead of the curve: Find out how to overcome integration issues with legacy IT infrastructure, and fears about cost, to realize the increasing potential this technology offers
  • Make our industry work together: Realize how emerging blockchain consortiums can get results faster and implement standards that will promote the whole industry going forward

Trusted IoT Alliance Zaki Manian Executive Director Trusted IoT Alliance

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

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’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

10:30 - 11:00
Industry 4.0: Convergence in the Warehouse
  • Industry 4.0 arrives in the the warehouse: Shine a light on your warehousing and learn how a comprehensive IoT network can help you resolve warehousing visibility once and for all
  • Beyond simply tracking goods in the warehouse: Leverage visibility to enable automation -don’t just look at your inventory, get it, move it and distribute it too. Learn how robotics can transform your warehouse eCommerce fulfilment
  • A new generation of innovation: Learn how to design a strategy to marry robotics and human capital to create a warehouse fit for 21st century commerce by hearing specific 3PL case-studies of the future at work

Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics

XPO Last-Mile Case Study

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GoPro’s US FTZ Program – Savings, Feasibility and Computation
  • Measure the feasibility of utilizing an FTZ: Understand the practicalities of utilizing an FTZ in your supply chain network, from transportation architecture to node placement
  • Compute the potential savings: Find out how to calculate the savings an FTZ could produce for your supply chain
  • Learn how to maximize cost efficiencies: Hear how to get the most from your FTZ program, through fulfilment and negotiating with your logistics partners

GoPro Jeremiah Pomerleau Senior Manager, Transportation & Trade Compliance GoPro

Transplace + customer case study

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Transplace Bob Daymon Senior Vice President Operations Transplace

10:30 - 11:00
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

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

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

Strengthen your marketing strategy
  • Refine your marketing strategy to become a more customer-centric organization; understand what your customers want and when and align your content strategy with their buying journey
  • Meet demands faster by employing marketing tools, techniques, metrics and employee incentives to build and strengthen customer relationships.
  • Get tips on how to earn C-level buy in with advice from C-Level execs who have seen the value in strengthening marketing strategies and budgets; what did they look for?

Kane is Able Mike Gardner CEO Kane is Able

10:30 - 11:00
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

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

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

10:30 - 11:00
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

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

GenPro Nikhil Sathe CFO GenPro

polaris Jon Saunders CEO Polaris Transportation Group

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