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DAY ONE
Keynote Sessions
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Accurate Inventory Management: The Crucial Lynchpin of Omnichannel Excellence
  • Learn how technology must play a crucial role from retailers to improve inventory management operations
  • Explore how to combat the challenge of high inventory storage costs with flexible inventory planning
  • Discover how combining digital and store inventories will maximize a successful omnichannel offering to consumers

Target Gretchen McCarthy SVP, Global Inventory Management Target

TIME
Unified Commerce - What Does Your Customer Want and Who is Winning and Losing in Customer Experience

With each new piece of technology, there is an increasing variety of products and ways of getting those products into customers’ hands. With so many available options, having a great price is no longer enough. Up to date, cross-channel customer profiles, delivery times, shipping costs and availability of product strongly determine the completion of a sale by creating a truly customer-centric experience. Brands that can successfully implement cross-channel experiences, from search to order and fulfillment, are enhancing brand loyalty and ultimately winning the customer experience battle.

Envista Jim Barnes CEO Envista

TIME
Delight your customers: Optimize your logistics network for fast, affordable delivery

Leading enterprise and high-growth eCommerce retailers and brands use FLEXE to grow fast. With an on-demand warehousing and fulfillment solution for eCommerce fulfillment, retail replenishment, and inventory storage, businesses can modernize their logistics networks to meet the demands of today’s customers. In this session, you will learn:

  • How FLEXE customers and providers work together using FLEXE to create operational efficiencies across their logistics networks
  • How FLEXE enables our customers to provide added value to end consumers by shortening the last mile of delivery
  • How FLEXE warehouse providers are able to drive new revenue by listing capacity and services with FLEXE

Flexe Karl Siebrecht Co-Founder & CEO Flexe

TIME
Coffee Break
TIME
VUEALTA Workshop

Specific session details coming very soon

Vuealta Anthony Lovell VP of Solutions Vuealta

TIME
Reposition your brand as a 2020 trailblazer
  • Constant Service Evolution: Discuss how best to analyze buying patterns to keep your customer at the heart of operations and build a supply chain that delivers on their shopping, fulfilment and experience needs.
  • Embrace a Digital Mindset: Explore how committing to a transformation across your company and supply chain will help to combat digitally native retailers and resist a collapse due to technology ambivalence.
  • An End-To-End Retail Experience: Understand the importance of unifying data systems throughout the supply chain to ensure that, as eCommerce continues to grow, each individual sale and delivery experience remains connected and consistent. 

Foot Locker Todd Greener SVP Global Supply Chain Foot Locker

Orange Room
Blue Room
TIME
Get best-in-class parcel shipping rates
  • Negotiate Better Discounts: Gain techniques for negotiating better deals with shipping cost benchmarks as your starting point to avoid overpaying
  • Reduce Accessorial Charges: Discuss how to identify and minimise subtle fees such as inside delivery, waiting time, fuel surcharges and storage charges to optimize your shipping costs
  • Adapt to Fluctuating Pricing: Understand how much of your transportation spend is in accessorial charges or base rate charges and apply strategies to offset pricing changes

AFMS Mike Erickson CEO AFMS

Navigating the Last Mile: Best Practices in How To Balance Cost, Speed, and Experience

Specific session details coming very soon

Convey Rob Taylor Co-Founder & CEO Convey

TIME
Logistical Challenges of Omnichannel Excellence
  • Maximizing unique urban capabilities: Explore how to create a flexible network of multi-modal transport providers within cities to meet increasing demands and nuances of urban customers (such as increased speed, specific time slots, multiple drop-off locations).
  • Enhancing technology for improved accuracy: Learn how the use of multiple data points throughout the delivery process will improve automation potential in last mile processes for better route optimization and customer experience management.
  • Cross-border demands for eCommerce growth: Explore the key tax and customs requirements you must adhere to in cross-border practices to boost efficiency and accuracy and maximize your brands growth potential without increasing risk.

SEKO Logistics Brian Bourke Chief Growth Officer SEKO Logistics

Avalara Craig Reed SVP of Cross-Border Avalara

Micro-Fulfilment: Maximizing Space, Time and Cost
  • Keep Pace with eCommerce Demands: Learn how a combination of design and speed can rapidly increase your rate of fulfilment to match increasing online order requirements in a cost-effective manner.
  • Championing Urban Fulfilment: With space in urban areas at a premium, explore innovative ways to optimize your limited footprint with robotics and ‘complicate’ your supply chain in a controlled environment that allows for external simplification.
  • A Positive Impact on the Business: Discuss how boosting the speed of fulfilment and delivery with digitally enabled micro-fulfilment processes will allow the rest of your organization to focus on driving revenue streams, safe in the knowledge that your supply chain can effectively manage increasing demand

Moderator Supply Chain Technologies Jon McCutcheon Principal, Supply Chain Practitioner Supply Chain Technologies

Flexe Karl Siebrecht Co-Founder & CEO Flexe

TIME
Networking Lunch
TIME
Creating Seamless Customer Experiences Through Digital Transformation in Retail

Specific session details coming very soon

Google Jack Weixel Head of Global Partnerships, Android Dedicated Devices Google

Creating game-changing customer experiences through digital transformation in Supply Chain technology

In this session, T-Mobile will provide insights and case studies on how building a strong digital foundation for supply chain capabilities using Agile methodologies and principles can lead to enriched and competitive customer experience, enhancing your company’s brand promise. Attending this session will leave you with insights to key principles which you can apply wherever you are in your digital transformation.

T-Mobile Nihar Parikh Senior Delivery Director T-Mobile

T-Mobile Erik LaValle Digital Supply Chain and Customer Experience Technology Portfolio Leader T-Mobile

TIME
Unlocking Your Business's True Potential with Intelligent Logistics
  • Leverage simple, easy to implement APIs to benefit from interconnectedness allowing you to compete with against players of all sized in a crowded eCommerce market
  • Integrate flexible API technology to unearth a multitude of visibility benefits, such as the tracking of packages across the supply chain and insuring shipment with more accurate pricing
  • Replace outdated logistics architecture with digital, intelligent logistics solutions to reduce operating costs and to compete with global online market places

EasyPost Paul Vinuelas Chief Logistics Officer EasyPost

Blockchain for the Retail Industry

Specific session details coming very soon

IBM Todd Scott Blockchain Vice President, Global Trade IBM

TIME
The Power of a Robust and Agile Supply Chain for a Retail Start-up
  • Planning for Success and Growth: Discuss how to build a strong operational base for your company that is capable of scaling and shrinking to match predicted demand
  • Agility is the Differentiator: Explore how best to take advantage of your young, dynamic supply chain to gain a competitive edge by experimenting and innovating in ways that cumbersome operations can not
  • Customer Value is Key: Take lengths to build a supply chain that will deliver the optimal experience to your customer that correlates with your product and customization offerings to build loyalty, experience and strength into the brand.

Andies Swim Rachel Thaw Operations Manager Andies Swim

Fever Tree USA Josh Kaye Head of Supply Chain Fever Tree USA

The Farmer's Dog John Rozanski Director of Supply Chain The Farmer's Dog

Rockets of Awesome Peter Bogulaski Director of Operations & Logitsics Rockets of Awesome

Technology Investment Strategy: Where to Commit and Why
  • A Full Company Investment: Find out best practices to maximize the success of an investment, such as establishing company-wide buy-in and clearly conveying the process benefits as well as the technology changes.
  • Managing the Knock-on Effect: Discuss how to successfully monitor investments and implementations by assessing the impact they will have across the whole operation, not just the individual department.
  • Locating the Ideal Output of ROI: Explore the strategy benefits of judging technology ROI on fulfilment success ahead of marketing, as the delivery process has a much higher potential as a customer pain-point.

Moderator Supply Chain Technologies Jon McCutcheon Principal, Supply Chain Practitioner Supply Chain Technologies

Ashley Furniture Industries Amna Tariq VP Supply Chain Technology Ashley Furniture Industries

Google Jack Weixel Head of Global Partnerships, Android Dedicated Devices Google

Carvana Leslie O'Regan-Youn Senior Product Manager - Supply Chain, RFID & TMS Carvana

TIME
Coffee Break
TIME
Prioritizing Sustainability & Social Responsibility Within your Supply Chain

Global shipping is one of the most significant contributors to carbon emissions and the most substantial barrier to delivering aid. How can we leverage supply chain technology to tackle some of today’s greatest global challenges like climate change and humanitarian crises? In this session, Susy Schöneberg of Flexport.org and Annie Agle of Cotopaxi will share how they're working together to prioritize sustainability and social responsibility within their retail supply chain and how other companies can do the same to create a more sustainable industry.

Flexport.org Susy Schöneberg Founder & Head Flexport.org

Cotopaxi Annie Agle Director of Brand Loyalty & Impact Cotopaxi

Ready Your Supply Chain to Take Advantage of Insights from Data Analytics
  • Keep the Consumer at the Core: Utilize AI and ML to predict customer needs and make meaningful product recommendations.
  • Develop Data-First Capabilities: Explore how a dynamic, data-driven approach can illuminate successes, areas for improvement, and new market opportunities.
  • Build a Nimble Supply Chain: With more personalization comes more sourcing and manufacturing challenges. Work with supply chain partners that can help scale personalization.

ThirdLove Marcus Chung VP Manufacturing & Supply Chain ThirdLove

TIME
Adapting Your Supply Chain to the Changing Nature of Consumerism
  • New Consumers, New Supply Chain: Ensure you establish a supply chain network that is prepared to deliver on new retail demands as more commerce is intentionally driven online through incentives and increased smartphone shopping.
  • Changing Customer Motivations: Discuss how best to strengthen customer loyalty in your brand by conveying intricate supply chain information about the products they purchase (labor standards, material sourcing, end of life for products).
  • Renting Economy Models: Explore the benefits of developing a rented retail model to mirror the fast paced, waste conscious motives of many customers and improve the “re-sale” value of expected returned items.

Moderator JHL Solutions Juli Lassow Owner & Principal JHL Solutions

Boxed Joe Bobko VP Transportation Boxed

Etsy Roman Sobieri Head of Global Shipping Etsy

The Effect of Ongoing Trade Wars on Retail

A discussion centering around the implications of ongoing trade/tariff wars on the retail apparel industry and their supply chains. The talk will explore:

  • A breakdown of the most recent and impactful changes in trade legislation as well as impending regulations that will affect operations for retailers
  • How retailers may need to dramatically re-align and transform their supply chains to remain compliant with current regulations and avoid sizeable charges on importing goods from overseas
  • The ultimate effect on your consumer in terms of not only cost, but also availability and your commitment to guarantee product safety and sustainability in-line with current expectations and demands.

American Apparel & Footwear Association Nate Herman SVP Supply Chain American Apparel & Footwear Association

TIME
End of Day One
TIME
DAY TWO
TIME
Reuters Events Recap Address

Reuters Events Paddy Le Count Project Director eft by Reuters Events

TIME
Enhance Your Supply Chain with Cutting Edge, Value-focused Robotics
  • Scalability and Speed: With increased productivity and seasonal fluctuations raising demand for flexible automation, discuss how robotic capabilities can help increase speed in warehouse operations and counter-balance tightening labor shortages.
  • Data Accumulation: Explore how robots can perform repetitive tasks efficiently to absorb data and extract insights quicker such as potential stock-outs and misplaced inventory to improve visibility and optimization within your supply chain, warehouses and store
  • Optimization Everywhere: As part of your wider, strategic initiatives for supply chain efficiency, discuss how robots can maximize both cost, labor and time sensitive processes such as optimizing expensive warehouse space and removing limitations on operational hours.

Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics

Taylored Fulfilment Services Thomas McCormack CIO Taylored Fulfilment Services

TIME
Coffee Break
TIME
Importance of Sourcing Strategies for Supply Chains

Specific session details coming very soon

Away Sam Naparstek Director Product Development Away

TIME
The Place of Retail Supply Chains in the United States
  • Retail Trend Setters: With California making up 20% of the US retail economy, learn golden state lessons on how your supply chain can proactively take your company forward by adapting to and mastering environmental, diversity and sustainability challenges.
  • Supply Chains’ Role in the Bigger Picture: Hear insights on policy making processes that affects retailers and how the industry and governments must collaborate in information sharing to balance the administration and deliverability of initiatives.
  • Economic Effects on Retail Supply Chains: Learn about the latest development in tariffs, regulations and economic developments that will have an impact on how your supply chain will need to operate.

California Retailers Association Rachel Michelin President & CEO California Retailers Association

TIME
What We Learned from CHIP: How to Drive Innovation with RFID and Blockchain

Did you know that the retail supply chain today is inundated with 50 times more data than five years earlier, yet only a quarter of that data is utilized in a relevant timeframe?

Join GS1 US and the Auburn University RFID Lab to learn about new research that supports the need for more widespread data sharing in the retail supply chain and its connection to driving innovation. Attendees will:

  • Expand their knowledge of the intersections of RFID and blockchain technology;
  • Understand how technology and standards can be used to reduce claims, shrink, and counterfeit proliferation; and
  • How to become prepared for the next generation of retail supply chain best practices, where inventory management and other business processes are expedited by digital technology.

GS1 US Kevin Otto Senior Director, Community Engagement, Blockchain GS1 US

Auburn University Justin Patton RFID Lab Director Auburn University

Auburn University Matthew Russell RFID Lab Project Manager Auburn University

TIME
Networking Lunch
TIME
DAY ONE
Keynote Sessions
TIME
Accurate Inventory Management: The Crucial Lynchpin of Omnichannel Excellence
  • Learn how technology must play a crucial role from retailers to improve inventory management operations
  • Explore how to combat the challenge of high inventory storage costs with flexible inventory planning
  • Discover how combining digital and store inventories will maximize a successful omnichannel offering to consumers

Target Gretchen McCarthy SVP, Global Inventory Management Target

TIME
Unified Commerce - What Does Your Customer Want and Who is Winning and Losing in Customer Experience

With each new piece of technology, there is an increasing variety of products and ways of getting those products into customers’ hands. With so many available options, having a great price is no longer enough. Up to date, cross-channel customer profiles, delivery times, shipping costs and availability of product strongly determine the completion of a sale by creating a truly customer-centric experience. Brands that can successfully implement cross-channel experiences, from search to order and fulfillment, are enhancing brand loyalty and ultimately winning the customer experience battle.

Envista Jim Barnes CEO Envista

TIME
Delight your customers: Optimize your logistics network for fast, affordable delivery

Leading enterprise and high-growth eCommerce retailers and brands use FLEXE to grow fast. With an on-demand warehousing and fulfillment solution for eCommerce fulfillment, retail replenishment, and inventory storage, businesses can modernize their logistics networks to meet the demands of today’s customers. In this session, you will learn:

  • How FLEXE customers and providers work together using FLEXE to create operational efficiencies across their logistics networks
  • How FLEXE enables our customers to provide added value to end consumers by shortening the last mile of delivery
  • How FLEXE warehouse providers are able to drive new revenue by listing capacity and services with FLEXE

Flexe Karl Siebrecht Co-Founder & CEO Flexe

TIME
Coffee Break
TIME
VUEALTA Workshop

Specific session details coming very soon

Vuealta Anthony Lovell VP of Solutions Vuealta

TIME
Reposition your brand as a 2020 trailblazer
  • Constant Service Evolution: Discuss how best to analyze buying patterns to keep your customer at the heart of operations and build a supply chain that delivers on their shopping, fulfilment and experience needs.
  • Embrace a Digital Mindset: Explore how committing to a transformation across your company and supply chain will help to combat digitally native retailers and resist a collapse due to technology ambivalence.
  • An End-To-End Retail Experience: Understand the importance of unifying data systems throughout the supply chain to ensure that, as eCommerce continues to grow, each individual sale and delivery experience remains connected and consistent. 

Foot Locker Todd Greener SVP Global Supply Chain Foot Locker

Orange Room
Blue Room
TIME
Get best-in-class parcel shipping rates
  • Negotiate Better Discounts: Gain techniques for negotiating better deals with shipping cost benchmarks as your starting point to avoid overpaying
  • Reduce Accessorial Charges: Discuss how to identify and minimise subtle fees such as inside delivery, waiting time, fuel surcharges and storage charges to optimize your shipping costs
  • Adapt to Fluctuating Pricing: Understand how much of your transportation spend is in accessorial charges or base rate charges and apply strategies to offset pricing changes

AFMS Mike Erickson CEO AFMS

Navigating the Last Mile: Best Practices in How To Balance Cost, Speed, and Experience

Specific session details coming very soon

Convey Rob Taylor Co-Founder & CEO Convey

TIME
Logistical Challenges of Omnichannel Excellence
  • Maximizing unique urban capabilities: Explore how to create a flexible network of multi-modal transport providers within cities to meet increasing demands and nuances of urban customers (such as increased speed, specific time slots, multiple drop-off locations).
  • Enhancing technology for improved accuracy: Learn how the use of multiple data points throughout the delivery process will improve automation potential in last mile processes for better route optimization and customer experience management.
  • Cross-border demands for eCommerce growth: Explore the key tax and customs requirements you must adhere to in cross-border practices to boost efficiency and accuracy and maximize your brands growth potential without increasing risk.

SEKO Logistics Brian Bourke Chief Growth Officer SEKO Logistics

Avalara Craig Reed SVP of Cross-Border Avalara

Micro-Fulfilment: Maximizing Space, Time and Cost
  • Keep Pace with eCommerce Demands: Learn how a combination of design and speed can rapidly increase your rate of fulfilment to match increasing online order requirements in a cost-effective manner.
  • Championing Urban Fulfilment: With space in urban areas at a premium, explore innovative ways to optimize your limited footprint with robotics and ‘complicate’ your supply chain in a controlled environment that allows for external simplification.
  • A Positive Impact on the Business: Discuss how boosting the speed of fulfilment and delivery with digitally enabled micro-fulfilment processes will allow the rest of your organization to focus on driving revenue streams, safe in the knowledge that your supply chain can effectively manage increasing demand

Moderator Supply Chain Technologies Jon McCutcheon Principal, Supply Chain Practitioner Supply Chain Technologies

Flexe Karl Siebrecht Co-Founder & CEO Flexe

TIME
Networking Lunch
TIME
Creating Seamless Customer Experiences Through Digital Transformation in Retail

Specific session details coming very soon

Google Jack Weixel Head of Global Partnerships, Android Dedicated Devices Google

Creating game-changing customer experiences through digital transformation in Supply Chain technology

In this session, T-Mobile will provide insights and case studies on how building a strong digital foundation for supply chain capabilities using Agile methodologies and principles can lead to enriched and competitive customer experience, enhancing your company’s brand promise. Attending this session will leave you with insights to key principles which you can apply wherever you are in your digital transformation.

T-Mobile Nihar Parikh Senior Delivery Director T-Mobile

T-Mobile Erik LaValle Digital Supply Chain and Customer Experience Technology Portfolio Leader T-Mobile

TIME
Unlocking Your Business's True Potential with Intelligent Logistics
  • Leverage simple, easy to implement APIs to benefit from interconnectedness allowing you to compete with against players of all sized in a crowded eCommerce market
  • Integrate flexible API technology to unearth a multitude of visibility benefits, such as the tracking of packages across the supply chain and insuring shipment with more accurate pricing
  • Replace outdated logistics architecture with digital, intelligent logistics solutions to reduce operating costs and to compete with global online market places

EasyPost Paul Vinuelas Chief Logistics Officer EasyPost

Blockchain for the Retail Industry

Specific session details coming very soon

IBM Todd Scott Blockchain Vice President, Global Trade IBM

TIME
The Power of a Robust and Agile Supply Chain for a Retail Start-up
  • Planning for Success and Growth: Discuss how to build a strong operational base for your company that is capable of scaling and shrinking to match predicted demand
  • Agility is the Differentiator: Explore how best to take advantage of your young, dynamic supply chain to gain a competitive edge by experimenting and innovating in ways that cumbersome operations can not
  • Customer Value is Key: Take lengths to build a supply chain that will deliver the optimal experience to your customer that correlates with your product and customization offerings to build loyalty, experience and strength into the brand.

Andies Swim Rachel Thaw Operations Manager Andies Swim

Fever Tree USA Josh Kaye Head of Supply Chain Fever Tree USA

The Farmer's Dog John Rozanski Director of Supply Chain The Farmer's Dog

Rockets of Awesome Peter Bogulaski Director of Operations & Logitsics Rockets of Awesome

Technology Investment Strategy: Where to Commit and Why
  • A Full Company Investment: Find out best practices to maximize the success of an investment, such as establishing company-wide buy-in and clearly conveying the process benefits as well as the technology changes.
  • Managing the Knock-on Effect: Discuss how to successfully monitor investments and implementations by assessing the impact they will have across the whole operation, not just the individual department.
  • Locating the Ideal Output of ROI: Explore the strategy benefits of judging technology ROI on fulfilment success ahead of marketing, as the delivery process has a much higher potential as a customer pain-point.

Moderator Supply Chain Technologies Jon McCutcheon Principal, Supply Chain Practitioner Supply Chain Technologies

Ashley Furniture Industries Amna Tariq VP Supply Chain Technology Ashley Furniture Industries

Google Jack Weixel Head of Global Partnerships, Android Dedicated Devices Google

Carvana Leslie O'Regan-Youn Senior Product Manager - Supply Chain, RFID & TMS Carvana

TIME
Coffee Break
TIME
Prioritizing Sustainability & Social Responsibility Within your Supply Chain

Global shipping is one of the most significant contributors to carbon emissions and the most substantial barrier to delivering aid. How can we leverage supply chain technology to tackle some of today’s greatest global challenges like climate change and humanitarian crises? In this session, Susy Schöneberg of Flexport.org and Annie Agle of Cotopaxi will share how they're working together to prioritize sustainability and social responsibility within their retail supply chain and how other companies can do the same to create a more sustainable industry.

Flexport.org Susy Schöneberg Founder & Head Flexport.org

Cotopaxi Annie Agle Director of Brand Loyalty & Impact Cotopaxi

Ready Your Supply Chain to Take Advantage of Insights from Data Analytics
  • Keep the Consumer at the Core: Utilize AI and ML to predict customer needs and make meaningful product recommendations.
  • Develop Data-First Capabilities: Explore how a dynamic, data-driven approach can illuminate successes, areas for improvement, and new market opportunities.
  • Build a Nimble Supply Chain: With more personalization comes more sourcing and manufacturing challenges. Work with supply chain partners that can help scale personalization.

ThirdLove Marcus Chung VP Manufacturing & Supply Chain ThirdLove

TIME
Adapting Your Supply Chain to the Changing Nature of Consumerism
  • New Consumers, New Supply Chain: Ensure you establish a supply chain network that is prepared to deliver on new retail demands as more commerce is intentionally driven online through incentives and increased smartphone shopping.
  • Changing Customer Motivations: Discuss how best to strengthen customer loyalty in your brand by conveying intricate supply chain information about the products they purchase (labor standards, material sourcing, end of life for products).
  • Renting Economy Models: Explore the benefits of developing a rented retail model to mirror the fast paced, waste conscious motives of many customers and improve the “re-sale” value of expected returned items.

Moderator JHL Solutions Juli Lassow Owner & Principal JHL Solutions

Boxed Joe Bobko VP Transportation Boxed

Etsy Roman Sobieri Head of Global Shipping Etsy

The Effect of Ongoing Trade Wars on Retail

A discussion centering around the implications of ongoing trade/tariff wars on the retail apparel industry and their supply chains. The talk will explore:

  • A breakdown of the most recent and impactful changes in trade legislation as well as impending regulations that will affect operations for retailers
  • How retailers may need to dramatically re-align and transform their supply chains to remain compliant with current regulations and avoid sizeable charges on importing goods from overseas
  • The ultimate effect on your consumer in terms of not only cost, but also availability and your commitment to guarantee product safety and sustainability in-line with current expectations and demands.

American Apparel & Footwear Association Nate Herman SVP Supply Chain American Apparel & Footwear Association

TIME
End of Day One

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DAY TWO
TIME
Reuters Events Recap Address

Reuters Events Paddy Le Count Project Director eft by Reuters Events

TIME
Enhance Your Supply Chain with Cutting Edge, Value-focused Robotics
  • Scalability and Speed: With increased productivity and seasonal fluctuations raising demand for flexible automation, discuss how robotic capabilities can help increase speed in warehouse operations and counter-balance tightening labor shortages.
  • Data Accumulation: Explore how robots can perform repetitive tasks efficiently to absorb data and extract insights quicker such as potential stock-outs and misplaced inventory to improve visibility and optimization within your supply chain, warehouses and store
  • Optimization Everywhere: As part of your wider, strategic initiatives for supply chain efficiency, discuss how robots can maximize both cost, labor and time sensitive processes such as optimizing expensive warehouse space and removing limitations on operational hours.

Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics

Taylored Fulfilment Services Thomas McCormack CIO Taylored Fulfilment Services

TIME
Coffee Break
TIME
Importance of Sourcing Strategies for Supply Chains

Specific session details coming very soon

Away Sam Naparstek Director Product Development Away

TIME
The Place of Retail Supply Chains in the United States
  • Retail Trend Setters: With California making up 20% of the US retail economy, learn golden state lessons on how your supply chain can proactively take your company forward by adapting to and mastering environmental, diversity and sustainability challenges.
  • Supply Chains’ Role in the Bigger Picture: Hear insights on policy making processes that affects retailers and how the industry and governments must collaborate in information sharing to balance the administration and deliverability of initiatives.
  • Economic Effects on Retail Supply Chains: Learn about the latest development in tariffs, regulations and economic developments that will have an impact on how your supply chain will need to operate.

California Retailers Association Rachel Michelin President & CEO California Retailers Association

TIME
What We Learned from CHIP: How to Drive Innovation with RFID and Blockchain

Did you know that the retail supply chain today is inundated with 50 times more data than five years earlier, yet only a quarter of that data is utilized in a relevant timeframe?

Join GS1 US and the Auburn University RFID Lab to learn about new research that supports the need for more widespread data sharing in the retail supply chain and its connection to driving innovation. Attendees will:

  • Expand their knowledge of the intersections of RFID and blockchain technology;
  • Understand how technology and standards can be used to reduce claims, shrink, and counterfeit proliferation; and
  • How to become prepared for the next generation of retail supply chain best practices, where inventory management and other business processes are expedited by digital technology.

GS1 US Kevin Otto Senior Director, Community Engagement, Blockchain GS1 US

Auburn University Justin Patton RFID Lab Director Auburn University

Auburn University Matthew Russell RFID Lab Project Manager Auburn University

TIME
Networking Lunch

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