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Conference Agenda

Pre-conference Day (June 10th):

Workshops - 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Welcome Keynotes & Reception – 5:00PM onwards

Day 1 (June 11th):

Registration – 7:00AM
Start – 8:00AM
Finish – 6:10PM

Day 2 (June 12th):

Start- 8:15AM
Finish – 3:30PM

* Times are subject to change

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Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown


Keynote sessions across the 3 days


Pre-conference Day — Monday, June 10th
Logistics-on-Demand and the rise of intelligent freight planning

Sourcing freight capacity has long been a manual and opaque process for both shippers and carriers. The traditional approach is unsustainable in today’s tight market, where it exacerbates the industry-wide capacity shortage, leading to poor visibility, limited options, and the inability to plan effectively. Find out how Uber Freight and Land O’Lakes have partnered to solve these logistics challenges.

  • Collaborate to innovate: Find out how Land O’Lakes have partnered with Uber Freight to innovate their supply chain to ensure its flexible enough to keep up with unpredictable demand
  • Streamline the booking process: Learn how to use the Digital Freight Matching platform to ensure a more efficient process of matching shippers to carriers and drivers which will reduce the time needed to plan
  • Reduce headaches and delays: Discover how with lane optimization shippers can take a hands-off approach to facilitating shipments which saves time and money

Uber Freight Bill Driegert Director Uber Freight

Land O'Lakes Yone Dewberry CSCO Land O'Lakes


Conference Day 1 — Tuesday, June 11th
Opacity to Clarity: Driving security across your value chain

In our increasingly digital world, technological innovation not only presents new opportunities, but also raises new risks and challenges that must be addressed by industry, buyers, suppliers, users, and policymakers.

  • The Power of the value chain: Uncover feasible, effective techniques to understand and effectively leverage and partner with your value chain’s third-party ecosystem while understanding the scope of security risk they bring to bear
  • Mitigating third party ecosystem security risks: Discuss practical frameworks for effectively identifying, prioritizing and mitigating the security risks and bring clarity where there is often opacity
  • Practical and flexible approach to optimize security: Discuss a methodology you can embrace to successfully deploy the right security, in the right place at the right time and, ultimately, optimize security throughout our digital lives

Cisco Edna Conway Chief Security Officer, Value Chain Cisco

Simplifying your business processes with Artificial Intelligence
  • Buzzwords and misnomers: Sift through the buzzwords and misnomers surrounding AI to get to the heart of how it can simplify business practices and ultimately drive major efficiency gains
  • Proactive: AI can be used to predict weather patterns, anticipate fluctuations in global shipment volumes, track parcels through image recognition, etc. This has the ability to shift the logistics industry from being reactive to being proactive
  • Free Up Labor: AI creates opportunities to augment human capabilities and eliminate menial tasks, allowing the logistics workforce to have more time to be innovative and generate business value

Teknowlogi Spencer Askew CEO Teknowlogi

Thriving in the age of eCommerce
  • Implement a customer-first approach: Leverage automation within your digital transformation strategy to deliver enhanced levels of service and stay competitive
  • Building the business case: The strategic rationale for deploying digital technologies to improve cost, service and the customer experience
  • A real life application: A practical perspective that considers the fine balance between technology and core operating principles

DHL Supply Chain Adrian Kumar VP Solutions Design North America DHL Supply Chain

Patagonia Todd Soller Senior Director of Global Logistics Patagonia

Nike Sergio Villalobos Global Logistics Strategy Nike

Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics


Conference Day 2 — Wednesday, June 12th
Supply Chain AI: Enabling a leap to radical efficiency

AI is transforming our companies and careers, from the factory floor to the boardroom.

  • Ai powering the future supply chain: By arming supply chain professionals with AI-enabled tools, capable of listening to every signal in our business, we can significantly improve decision-making at each level of our organizations
  • Smart(er) production and automation: There is a unique opportunity today to leverage Ai to retool businesses and global supply chains, for radical levels of improved efficiency, through optimization and automation discover, how this evolution of Ai will force us to reconsider many of the assumptions that we've held to be true

Noodle.Ai Stephen Pratt CEO Noodle.Ai

Discover how TireHub is helping Goodyear and Bridgestone say yes to every customer
  • TireHub’s Distribution Strategy: Hear how TireHub is utilizing a fully integrated distribution, warehousing, sales and delivery solution alongside their new TireHub Now portal to simplify product search, ordering, delivery tracking and payment
  • New age partnerships to thrive: Discover how the new partnership will help manage growing complexity in the tire business, driven by SKU proliferation and rapidly growing demand for customized and premium tires
  • Saying yes to every customer: Find out how TireHub is delivering incredible customer experience to dealers and retailers helping them to increase profits and streamline processes

Tire Hub Peter Gibbons CEO TireHub


Day 1 — Tuesday, June 11th


Technology Track
Stay ahead: Disrupting the disruptors
  • People, Process & Technology and the ability to deliver flawless execution: Discuss how people and processes still outweigh technologies in developing new products and services, and identify key areas for innovating
  • Digital freight forwarders and the disruptive convergence: Find out how traditional forwarders are being challenged by new rivals, and why established networks and processes are still giving them the edge
  • Ensure your innovations deliver ROI: Discover how to gain significant learnings through a valid use case, to inform further tests and investment decisions

Expeditors Phil Coughlin Chief Strategy Officer Expeditors

Utilizing Digital Freight Matching (DFM) to drive performance
  • Discuss technology transformation strategies: Hear how traditional 3PLs are developing DFM platforms to fully leverage their existing transport volumes and industry networks to stay competitive
  • Realize the full potential of your network: Find out how DFM matching tools can enable you to maximize logistics performance and allow for the smart matching of supply and demand for capacity in real-time
  • Become your carriers’ shipper of choice: Discover methods to improve your service while utilizing DFM, from on-time payments to hassle-free pickups and reduced driver dwell time during dropoffs

BNSF Logistics Dan Curtis President BNSF Logistics

Trinity Logistics Billy Banning President and CEO, Trinity Logistics

Load Smart Ricardo Salgado CEO and Founder Loadsmart

Transfix Andrew McElroy CEO/Co-Founder Transfix

Moderator: KTI Michael Kroul President KTI

Data drives the future of supply chain visibility
  • Transparency is the new visibility: Leverage automated location positioning and predictive analytics to transform real-time visibility into actionable insights across your supply chain
  • Exceed customer expectations: Send customized notifications using precise tracking data and visualization dashboards, and improve productivity across a multimodal network
  • Collaborate for success: Utilize SaaS data to work with your partners and gain longer lead times, better profit-and-loss management and end-to-end visibility
  • Carrier management: Proactive vs. Reactive - Why "real time" visibility data improves your overall customer experience and builds stronger relationships with your carriers

Uline Angelo Ventrone VP Logistics Uline

AGCO Greg Toorman Vice President, Global Materials, Logistics, & Freight Management AGCO

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

Penske Logistics Joe Carlier Senior Vice President of Sales Penske Logistics

Schneider Brian Stuelpner VP Strategy, Planning & Architecture Schneider

Henkel’s Industry 4.0 vision
  • Hear Henkel’s vision for Supply Chain 4.0: Learn how Henkel plans to utilize new technologies such as sensorics and real time connectivity to deliver a faster and more agile service to customers
  • Optimize production through digitalization: Discover applications for robotics, and how artificial intelligence can be used to generate precise predictions and real-time performance insights
  • Create a digitally connected value chain: Learn how to exchange data across functions to enable optimal resource planning and allocation

Henkel Lars Kucka SVP Supply Chain North America Henkel

What’s your digital ROI? Make sure your technology investment pays off
  • Test digital implementation strategies: Develop a technology roadmap that uses pilot projects to determine the benefits of long and short-term investments
  • Hear use cases of new technologies: Discover possible applications of tools such as robotic process automation (RPA) and machine learning to decide where you should invest
  • Who should bear the cost? Debate whether it should be retailers, manufacturers or LSPs who are responsible for paying for the technology, pilots and experiments that drive innovation
  • Embrace consumer centricity: Improve visibility; formulate a more dynamic strategy by leveraging AI and machine learning that will allow you to meet your customer’s needs in real-time

Electrolux Bjorn Vang Jensen VP Global Logistics Electrolux

Globaltranz Bob Farrell Executive Chairman Globaltranz

eCommerce Track
Case Study: Walmart’s On-Time, In-Full (OTIF)

Walmart Labs Francisco Quesada Principal Product Manager IT International Supply Chain Walmart Labs

Walmart International Michael Allen Supply Chain Director Walmart International

Transform your eCommerce network for Supply Chain 4.0
  • Redesign your network: Evaluate ways to optimize your use of stores, local warehouses, distribution centers and fulfilment centers, to reduce lead times and cut costs
  • Build an omnichannel fulfilment strategy: Discover how to utilize drop ship, ship from store and collect from store to deliver a better service to customers
  • Break down silos: Discuss how cloud-based systems can simplify communication between key decision makers, to deliver efficiencies in replenishment and fulfilment

Fun.com Dallas Clarksean COO Fun.com

Optimize your network for your omnichannel business
  • Analyze your existing network:Assess the effectiveness of your current nodes in terms of cost and speed to choose the best new processes to adopt
  • Align your fulfillment strategy with your business goals: Understand how to make best use of warehouses, DCs, FCs, flagship stores, small stores, suppliers and 3PLs
  • Unite the nodes across your network: Explore how cloud-based systems can enhance replenishment and fulfillment efficiencies by simplifying communication

Onera Sahil Gupta CEO Onera

Achieve peak performance during peak season
  • Include the whole supply chain in your demand planning strategy: Work collaboratively, both internally and with suppliers, for maximum efficiency and reduced excess inventory
  • Update your S&OP process: Become more agile by making improvements, such as using predictive analytics more effectively, to manage growing eCommerce demands and supply chain disruptions
  • Seamlessly integrate seasonal employees: Introduce a simple process to sufficiently vet, train and incentivize seasonal workers to handle orders in peak season

Institute of Business Forecasting Eric Wilson Director of Planning //Thought Leader Escalade Sports // Institute of Business Forecasting

How Collaborative Robots Can Empower Employees and Drive Efficiency
  • Enhance productivity by balancing labor and technology: Improve operations by integrating technology that supplements labor, resulting in greater order accuracy and optimized processes
  • Navigate the tightening labor market and limit seasonal onboarding: As unemployment rates reach a 10-year low, learn how collaborative robots can maximize and streamline labor productivity, as well as limit seasonal labor spikes and accelerate onboarding procedures
  • Redefine the employee experience: Discover how collaborative robots enable employees to do their jobs more easily and effectively

NFI Industries Jimmy Shafer SVP, Solution Design & Engineering NFI Industries

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

Will automation overcome the challenge of labor shortage?
  • Automate for efficiencies in eCommerce: Discover dramatic improvements in fulfilment time and costs with intelligent automation for picking, packing and sorting in the warehouse
  • Develop new order streaming capabilities: Understand the benefits of embedding high levels of automation and machine to machine learning into processes and workflows to meet the demand
  • From robots to cobots: Evaluate, design and implement robotic solutions to address the lack of labor and enable employees to fulfil orders more quickly and efficiently

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

Logistics Strategy Track
From a sideshow to the main event: Leverage your niche for transformative growth

Firms that have grown in niche applications can leverage their legacies for transformative growth

  • Harness your strengths: Hear how Forward Air leveraged insights from its niche in deferred air freight to offer a wider range of expedited LTL services
  • Apply learnings for growth:  Discover how Forward Air is transferring insights to new modes, such as intermodal, to become a leader in expedited ground transportation

Forward Air Corporation Tom Schmitt CEO Forward Air Corporation

M&A as both a “Growth” and “Exit” strategy
  • Analyze the current state of the market: Investigate which assets have sold well over the last 18 months, the key drivers and the implications for your exit strategy
  • Assess the impact of private equity buyers: Discuss what companies can expect from private equity buyers, including opportunities for sellers to re-invest and double up
  • Utilize an M&A strategy for growth: Understand why growth is imperative for organizations, and how to manage SG&A synergies, services, geographies and customer additions in M&A

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

republic_partners Rob Levin Founder & CEO Republic Partners

Harris Williams Frank Mountcastle Managing Director Harris Williams

stifel Brian Green Managing Director Stifel

BB&T Capital Markets Hugh Rabb Managing Director BB&T Capital Markets

Harris Williams Jason Bass Managing Director Harris Williams

Tackling the labor shortage in transportation logistics
  • Retain the best drivers: Offer a better lifestyle with reduced time on the road and average length-of-haul, by using developments in LTL freight and increasing your distribution centers
  • Attract the next generation of drivers and secure your long-term business strategy: Discuss ways to invest in young people’s future in the industry with degrees, qualifications and tech-driven opportunities for long term gains
  • Improve efficiencies and driver satisfaction: Help drivers avoid billions of empty miles travelled every year and the delays faced in loading and unloading, by using telematics and visibility applications
  • Become a shipper of choice: Discover methods used to improve your carriers’ impression of your operations such as on-time payments and hassle-free pickups

US Express Eric Fuller President & CEO US Express

Hanover Foods James Osborn Manager of Logistics & Process Improvement Hanover Foods

The Home Depot Shelby McMahon Sr Director of Private Fleet and Pro Delivery The Home Depot

Transforce David Broome President & CEO Transforce

The evolution of the 3PL – Shipper partnership:
  • Overcome growing supply chain complexity: Understand how 3PL and shipper collaboration is crucial for innovating, reducing costs and quickly scaling to respond to changes in demand
  • Move from transactional relationships to true partnerships: Discuss how to use integrated data networks to enable real-time decision making and proactive planning
  • Manage supply chain risk: Investigate how cloud solutions and optimization software enable secure and seamless sharing to help predict, assess and mitigate disruptions in real time

Roadrunner Curt Stoelting CEO Roadrunner

Arcbest Judy McReynolds CEO Arcbest

Transplace Frank McGuigan CEO Transplace

Customer-supplier integration: Solutions to maximize value
  • Reduce costs in transportation: Discover new strategies to limit the impact of the driver shortage and continue meeting the high demand for transportation
  • Leverage technology for network orchestration: Discuss how to reduce costs in your freight network with tools that produce instant quotes and make booking shipments seamless  
  • Make the most of your warehouse: Find out how to coordinate your on-site warehouse storage programs to overcome the lack of space while keeping costs down

chep Scott Roberts VP, Logistics CHEP North America

Supply Chain Track
Optimize your global network and transform your supply chain
  • Leverage a digitally connected network: Understand how organizations are increasingly looking to their global supply chains to find efficiencies and improve customer experience
  • Deliver a local service on a global scale: Adapt your supply chain to the needs of different regions to proactively deal with disruptions and meet specific market demands 
  • Break down silos with the cloud: Utilize cloud-based systems to simplify communication between key decision makers and improve replenishment and fulfilment efficiencies

Walmart International John Buchanan Senior Manager, International Network Design Walmart International

Enhanced supply chain visibility with IoT
  • Create a strategy to drive value: Recognize the tangible ROI of IoT to gain support and investment from internal stakeholders
  • Build a more connected supply chain: Explore how IoT can be used to intelligently connect people and processes
  • Utilize IoT for visibility: Learn how manufacturers can detect deteriorated product quality and maximum product availability early to optimize inventory levels and working capital

Arviem Stefan Reidy CEO & Founder Arviem

From Macs to marijuana: How a former Apple executive is scaling up the supply chain of America’s fastest-growing cannabis company

Explore how MedMen have set up and scaled their operations to become known as the ‘Apple Store of Weed’ in the burgeoning cannabis industry.

  • Learn from MedMen’s and Apple’s supply chains: Discover the common features between these companies, including consumer perception and special logistics requirements
  • Scale up quickly: Learn how to apply vertical integration and planning to keep up with especially high levels of demand
  • Expand for wider reach and quicker delivery: Understand how MedMen use strategic acquisitions to add new distribution nodes into their supply chain

MedMen Ben Cook COO MedMen

Create a strategy for growth: Insights from a former Walmart director in the start-up world

Find out how a new eTailer brand was able to grow rapidly by successfully scaling its supply chain and gaining the necessary capabilities to meet market demands.

  • Anticipate demand patterns: Learn how to carry out long term planning, strategic alignment and capacity and peak requirement measurements to meet changes in demand
  • Build key partnerships: Discuss the importance of working closely with suppliers and service providers to speed up your fulfilment capabilities
  • Prioritize effectively: Find out how to implement new initiatives while maintaining operational efficiencies, and balance quick wins with longer term strategic goals

Zeroodle Vaneet Khurana VP Operations & Supply Chain Zeroodle

Become truly customer-centric
  • Leverage digital technologies: Explore ways to give supply chain managers more control of the customer experience and provide unprecedented levels of transparency
  • Resolve customer issues fast: Discuss how to improve internal communication, streamline processes and utilize predictive and prescriptive analytics to promote customer loyalty
  • Meet changing demands: Understand the importance of partnering with 3PLs, couriers and tech vendors to respond rapidly to supply chain volatility and adapt to customer requirements

Johnson & Johnson Scott Chilson VP Global Customer Experience Johnson & Johnson

Ergomotion Shae Gentry Director of Supply Chain Ergomotion

Create a sustainable supply chain
  • Drive efficiencies with a digital network: Learn how to leverage supply chain digitalization to cut costs, reduce your carbon footprint and increase customer loyalty
  • Gain boardroom buy-in for your sustainability objectives: Develop a long-term strategy for transformation that meets your business goals without compromising the bottom line
  • Transition to renewable energy: Recognize the potential applications, challenges and opportunities of utilizing renewable energies such as wind and solar in your supply chain

Pitt Ohio Justine Russo Director Sustainability & Business Int Pitt Ohio

Yeezy Deborah Keiser CSCO Yeezy


Day 2 — Wednesday, June 12th


Technology Track
Digital innovation in the modern warehouse
  • Respond quickly to changing demands: Overcome the challenge of fluctuating volumes in eCommerce with innovative strategies to improve agility and operational efficiency
  • Elevate your warehouse performance: Learn how to decrease order fulfilment times using technologies such as machine learning and real-time optimization
  • Improve accuracy at scale: Hear how image recognition software can direct tasks and accurately manage large volumes of orders and SKUs

ARC Advisory Group Clint Reiser Director, Supply Chain Research ARC Advisory Group

HighJump Speaker TBA High jump

eCommerce Track
Future-proof your delivery strategy to succeed in the age of Amazon
  • Optimize your delivery strategy: Assess how to provide the perfect customer experience at a price point that attracts consumers and maintains a healthy profit margin Choose the right delivery model for your organization: Ensure that your delivery flows are optimized for the customer experience while being cost-effective for your operations
  • Realize efficiencies across your delivery ecosystem: Leverage new technology to seamlessly manage all fleets, including crowdsourced and subcontracted resources

Bringg Guy Bloch CEO Bringg

Rise to the challenge of 2-day delivery
  • Balance the costs: Develop a strategy that meets customer experience of expectations of price and quality of service, while managing the costs of fulfilment, transportation and inventory
  • Empower your customers: Find out how customer segmentation can benefit your last mile strategy by letting customers manage their delivery preferences and track shipments
  • Explore multinode solutions: Learn how Radial successfully utilized a multinode approach to customize customer experiences, and how this helped them gain long-term loyalty

Radial Matt Snyder President Operations - Fulfilment Services Radial

Deliver excellence in the last mile
  • Build valuable partnerships: Assess the technology platforms that enable you to work with multiple carriers for effective, efficient and transparent last mile fulfilment
  • Enhance your quality of service: Provide accurate updates on delivery times and flexible delivery options, by utilizing track and trace applications and route optimization software
  • Explore intermodal freight transportation: Counteract rising delivery costs by linking logistics clusters, providing click-and-collect options and consolidating parcel drop-offs

Esquire Express Steve Howard President Esquire Express

Hackbarth Delivery Service Kelly Picard CEO Hackbarth Delivery Service

PACE Runners Inc Chuck Moyer President PACE Runners Inc

Why the customer experience will define your success in eCommerce
  • Let your customers define your strategy: Find out how to turn unprecedented levels of demand into a competitive advantage that will grow your business
  • Innovate for a competitive edge: Learn how to design the ideal customer experience in order to stay ahead of your competition
  • Establish a culture of customer-centricity: Understand the crucial role your employees play in shaping the customer experience and encourage them to deliver more

Path Jonathan McKay Partner Path

Win more customers with your reverse logistics strategy
  • Increase customer loyalty by making returns simple: Deliver a returns strategy that creates a stress-free customer returns process
  • Efficiently manage your returns inventory: Discuss how to use data analytics to structure your returns strategy to reduce the time inventory spends in the warehouse
  • Create a closed supply chain loop to reduce waste: Find out how to collaborate with supply chain partners on processes that limit the costs of returned stock

Everlane Avon Ray Head of Supply Chain Everlane

Logistics Strategy Track
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant and what it means for the industry
  • Discuss key trends: Review the current 3PL landscape in North America, including the progress of the industry, market dynamics and areas of possible future focus
  • Recognize shippers’ aims and challenges: Understand the expertise and support shippers are seeking from 3PL providers as they navigate market opportunities and freight challenges

Gartner Courtney Rogerson Principal Research Analyst Gartner

Why the SME M&A market is gaining more momentum in investment
  • The outlook for 2019: Hear the latest on the SME M&A market and gain key investor insights into the companies to watch
  • The key strategic considerations for investors: Learn why the 'buy and build' model is attracting investors, especially as asset-light/non-asset organizations are easier to scale up
  • The draw of new technologies: Learn how SMEs are adding value with in-house developments such as Digital Freight Matching (DFM) and advanced visibility solutions

G2 Capital Advisors Ronald Lentz Managing Director G2 Capital Advisors

Celadon Trucking Paul Svindland CEO Celadon Trucking

Moderator: armstrong_associates Nikhil Sathe Managing Director – M&A Advisory Armstrong & Associates, Inc

Practical solutions to address the talent shortages in supply chain
  • Make supply chain sexy: Understand the career objectives of a tech savvy, socially aware generation, and explore how to recruit, develop and retain a talented, diverse workforce
  • Tap into other pools of labor: Broaden your labor pool and explore non-traditional talent areas to fill your workforce shortages
  • Build Bridges to Industry: Discuss how introducing students to the industry through internships, apprenticeships, and training programs can help colleges prepare them to become more effective employees

LA-CO Industries Inc. Tim Engstrom Head of Supply Chain & Logistics LA-CO Industries Inc.

Quality Bicycle Products Kim Brown VP Supply Chain Quality Bicycle Products

Panera Bread Sheila M. Sitzer Director of Human Resources, International Business & Global Supply Chain Panera Bread

ascent_global_logistics Bill Goodgion President Ascent Global Logistics

Get to Grips with the Complexities of the Cold Chain
Practical steps for cold chain integrity
  • Towards strategic partnerships: Embrace deeper partnerships and set common strategic goals with your logistics partners in order to ensure that your produce is transported in a safe and reliable manner
  • Adopt new technologies: Identify the right technologies to enhance various aspects of the cold chain - end-to-end visibility, regulatory compliance and condition of the product
  • Promote shared goals: Break down silos and unite employees around a common commitment to running a trusted supply chain that will protect your bottom line

Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive Lara Sowinski Editorial Director Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Edible Arrangements Paul Emmer VP Sourcing & Supply Chain Edible Arrangements

Fresh Avenue Brian Rooney Director of Supply Chain & Operations Fresh Avenue

Burris Logistics John Teixeria President, Custom Retail Distribution Burris Logistics

Be more responsive to food safety disasters with blockchain
  • The digitization of supply chain records: Learn how blockchain can help you build a library of timestamped and secure transactions that encompasses the full logistics process
  • Ensure food safety: Find out why blockchain has been mandated for leafy greens in the Walmart supply chain, and how it can reassure consumers of the quality and origins of food
  • Solve problems more quickly: Discover how to track in seconds where unsafe products are located and where along the chain the product was compromised to maintain your reputation and prevent unexpected costs

GS1 Melanie Nuce SVP, Corporate Development GS1

ripe.io Philip Harris Founder ripe.io

Primority James Flynn CTO & Founder Primority

Avery Dennison Julie Vargas Head of Technology for Grocery Avery Dennison


Get to Grips with the Complexities of the Cold Chain

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) most food-born illnesses begin or expand within the cold chain. With regular news stories discussing E. coli outbreaks, horse meat scandals and unsafe use-by dates on meat, it’s more critical than ever to have an accurate chain of custody for consumer safety and to protect your brand.

Join this informative track to immerse yourself in the latest advances in temperature-controlled logistics solutions including IoT and Blockchain that will help you improve your cold chain, as well as the partnerships that are needed to create trust.

Practical steps for cold chain integrity
  • Towards strategic partnerships: Embrace deeper partnerships and set common strategic goals with your logistics partners in order to ensure that your produce is transported in a safe and reliable manner
  • Adopt new technologies: Identify the right technologies to enhance various aspects of the cold chain - end-to-end visibility, regulatory compliance and condition of the product
  • Promote shared goals: Break down silos and unite employees around a common commitment to running a trusted supply chain that will protect your bottom line

Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive Lara Sowinski Editorial Director Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Edible Arrangements Paul Emmer VP Sourcing & Supply Chain Edible Arrangements

Fresh Avenue Brian Rooney Director of Supply Chain & Operations Fresh Avenue

Burris Logistics John Teixeria President, Custom Retail Distribution Burris Logistics

Be more responsive to food safety disasters with blockchain
  • The digitization of supply chain records: Learn how blockchain can help you build a library of timestamped and secure transactions that encompasses the full logistics process
  • Ensure food safety: Find out why blockchain has been mandated for leafy greens in the Walmart supply chain, and how it can reassure consumers of the quality and origins of food
  • Solve problems more quickly: Discover how to track in seconds where unsafe products are located and where along the chain the product was compromised to maintain your reputation and prevent unexpected costs

GS1 Melanie Nuce SVP, Corporate Development GS1

ripe.io Philip Harris Founder ripe.io

Primority James Flynn CTO & Founder Primority

Avery Dennison Julie Vargas Head of Technology for Grocery Avery Dennison

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Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown